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Maoists condemn attack on Soni Sori in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: Strongly condemning attack on tribal rights activist and AAP Lok Sabha member Soni Sori, Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DSZC) on Tuesday issued a statement appealing public representatives and locals to...   More...
Wild elephants kill man, villagers detain forest staff
Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh): A man was killed by a herd of wild elephants in a village in Ambikapur-Wadraf Nagar area on Sunday. When a team of forest employees arrived at the spot they were detained by villagers.   More...
AIIMS starts online booking for OPD
Raipur: In a first, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur, has started a system where appointments for out patient department (OPD) can be booked online.   More...
Swine flu claims 42 live in Chhattisgarh since January this year
Raipur: Swine flu so far has claimed 42 lives in Chhattisgarh since January this year. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed H1N1 virus on swab sample of a patient who died on October 18.   More...
Congress worker commits self-immolation in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: A Congress worker and representative of Congress MLA from BiIlha committed self-immolation in front of Bilha SDM’s office on Monday afternoon.   More...
Naxalites shoot man dead in Chhattisgarh
Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh): Naxalites shot dead a man in village Chunchuna under the Samri police station in Balrampur district, about 400 km from here in north Chhattisgarh on Thursday night.   More...
Tusker tramples 50-year-old man to death in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: A 50-year-old man was trampled to death in a tusker attack at Bagicha block of tribal Jashpur district on Wednesday night.   More...
Nation’s first gold mine to be auctioned in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: For the first time in the country, Chhattisgarh government is all set to auction the state's only known gold mine, Baghmara, for mining operations much on the lines of coal block auctions.   More...
Woman, two sons killed in Chhattisgarh, bodies recovered from heap of dung
RAIPUR: In a triple murder-case, police recovered bodies of a woman along with her two sons buried deep inside a heap of dung at a village in Korba district on Wednesday morning.   More...
Raman Singh calls for ‘Healthy Chhattisgarh-Clean India’
Raipur: Emphasising that children’s health and education were top priorities of his government, Chief Minister Raman Singh said only healthy children could make a healthy Chhattisgarh.   More...
Chhattisgarh makes rules to protect investors from ponzi financial schemes
Raipur: After almost a decade of formulating the draft for the Chhattisgarh Protection of Depositors Interest (in Financial Establishment) Act 2005, the government has now finally framed and notified rules to protect depositors' interests from ponzi money collection schemes.   More...
26 children taken ill after having midday meal at Chhattisgarh school
Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh): Over two dozen children, including 16 girls, were taken ill after taking midday meal in a government middle school in a village under Pendra block, about 150km from Bilaspur district headquarters, on Monday afternoon.   More...
Chhattisgarh industrialist abducted from Durg district
Raipur: An industrialist from Chhattisgarh capital was abducted from Kumhari in Durg district from his car in the wee hours of Thursday.   More...
Women’s panel head sacked for complaining against Chhattisgarh minister
Raipur: A senior minister in Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh is in the midst of a controversy after a woman, who heads a committee against sexual harassment, was sacked by Panchayat and Rural Development Department after she complained against ...   More...
Raman Singh, Tanuja Raichuria to participate at India Social Good summit
Raipur: Chhattisgarh chief minister Dr Raman Singh and Dhamtari resident Tanuja Raichuria, who was awarded by the Prime Minister for her exemplary work during Digital India initiative, would be participating at the forthcoming India Social Good Summit 2015 to deliberate on the theme of “Technology, Social Good and the Road Ahead for India.”   More...
Is ‘Raman Ke Goth’ corresponding to Modi’s ‘Man Ki Bath’?
In a direct talk with the people of Chhattisgarh on a live radio show titled “Raman Ke Goth” on Akashvani, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said “As the head of the State, I will always be available to you to lessen your burden and wipe out your tears.”   More...
Chhattisgarh withdraws police regulation on rape victim’s medical examination
Raipur: Following scathing criticism from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the BJP-led Chhattisgarh government has finally withdrawn its controversial police regulation making it mandatory for investigating officers to seek prior permission...   More...
Over 19 pc children in Durg district suffering from goitre
Durg (Chhattisgarh): Two out of 10 children in the rural parts of Durg district of Chhattisgarh have goitre, suggesting high iodine deficiency among children in the age group of 6 to 14 years.   More...
Unprecedented spurt in Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: With 362 Maoist related incidents of violence in Chhattisgarh in the first eight months of 2015, a whopping increase of 34% over the corresponding period in 2014, the year so far has been perhaps the most violent for the state since 2010.   More...
Biometric system to be installed in Medical College Hospital
Rajnandgaon: To create the tendency of punctuality among employees, biometric system of attendance will be installed in Medical College Hospital wards. The project will be launched in some wards on trail basis and later it will be executed in other departments.   More...
Pregnant woman dies of suspected swine flu Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Indicating the revival of swine flu cases in Chhattisgarh, a 20-year-old pregnant woman died on Monday evening due to suspected H1N1 virus at Ambedkar hospital here.   More...
Martyred cops to be honoured at their schools
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh): For the first time in Chhattisgarh, as many as 20 security personnel, who laid their lives in the war against Maoists since 2000 to 2015, will be honoured at the schools, where they had their studies, on August 15.   More...
Part suspected to be of Bangladesh aircraft found from field in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: An aluminum piece, resembling to be of an aircraft was recovered by a farmer from a field in a village in Bemetra district on Saturday. It is suspected that the part believes to be of Bangladeshi airlines flight that made an emergency landing on Friday night at Raipur's...   More...
No slaughter house will be allowed in Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh
Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government is committed to protect cows and no slaughter house will be allowed to come up in the BJP-ruled State, says Chief Minister Raman Singh.   More...
Revenue officials uproot 62,500 teak plants from 60-acre land
Korba (Chhattisgarh): Making mockery of the much-hyped slogan “Save Environment and Save Planet-Earth” as well as the campaign launched to encourage people for maintaining ecological balance through plantation, the government machinery...   More...
To give better services, staff should be stress-free, says Rly CCM
Bilaspur: Chief Commercial Manager (CCM) of South East Central Railway (SECR) GD Sharma on Tuesday said that “Railway is one of the key organisations playing important role in the development of nation.   More...
Chhattisgarh: ACB raids at a dozen officers’ residences, assets worth crores unearthed
RAIPUR: In a joint operation, the Anti-Corruption Bureau and Economic Offence Wing (EOW) on Monday conducted massive raids in Raipur, Durg-Bhilai, Bilaspur, Jagdalpur at residences and offices of about a dozen officers of irrigation, forest...   More...
School director accused of exploiting meritorious tribal students in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: In a bizarre case of exploitation of children, three meritorious students from the tribal areas of Bijapur and Kanker, who were sent to Vedanta School, Devendra Nagar, Raipur, for further studies under the government’s Jawahar Utkarsh Yojana   More...
Mother, new-born suffer HIV stigma at Chhattisgarh government hospital
RAIPUR: In a case of discrimination against HIV patients, staff of Dr BR Ambedkar Hospital here put up a hand written notice of 'universal precautions' on the bedside of a HIV positive women and her newly born child, who has not been confirmed...   More...
Chhattisgarh stops kerosene subsidy to general ration card holders
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government has decided to stop distribution of subsidised Kerosene to general ration card holders through the public distribution system (PDS). The distribution would however continue for Priority and Antyodaya card holders.   More...
Top Naxal couple arrested after gun-battle in Chhattisgarh
Kondagaon (Chhattisgarh): A Naxal couple, carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh on their head, was arrested by the police after a brief gun-battle and firearms seized from them in the insurgency-hit Kondagaon district on Sunday.   More...
Elephants trample two women in Korba, Ambikapur districts
RAIPUR: In yet another incident, two tribal women were trampled to death by elephants in Ambikapur and Korba districts in Chhattisgarh on Friday.   More...
Flood threat in South Bastar as met department warns of heavy rains
RAIPUR: The near flood situation arising in South Bastar region of Chhattisgarh is likely to worsen as the meteorological department has issued a fresh warning of heavy rains in several parts of the state in the next 48 hours.   More...
Chhattisgarh’s wildlife sanctuary areas on the decline
Durg (Chhattisgarh): During the last one decade, there has been a decline of 41 per cent area of wildlife sanctuaries in Chhattisgarh indicating the adverse effect of urbanisation and rapid population explosion.   More...
Union Home Minister urges Maoists to shun violence
SUKMA: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday appealed the Maoists to shun violence and asked them not to mislead youths and let them study.   More...
CAF trooper killed as Maoists trigger pressure bomb blast
JAGDALPUR: A Chhattisgarh Armed Force trooper was killed and another severely injured on Friday in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Maoists in the insurgency-hit Sukma district.   More...
Cong MLAs on hunger strike over starvation death of kid in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Holding Raman government responsible for a five-year-old child’s death due to starvation at a forest in Sitapur in Surguja district, Congress legislator from Marwahi, Amit Jogi entered second day of fast along with two MLAs at Gandhi Chowk...   More...
In Sukma, Maoists kill one villager, others return home
Dantewada: The villagers who were taken away by the Maoists late on Friday night from Sukma village are returning home with the body of a tribal Sadaram Nag, police said on Saturday.   More...
Opposing PM Modi’s visit to Chhattisgarh, Maoists block roads
Jagdalpur: Expressing their anger after a call for boycott of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Chhattisgarh on Saturday, the activists of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) blocked roads by felling trees...   More...
Two top Maoist cadres surrender in Chhattisgarh
Kondagaon: Two top Maoist cadres, members of the outlawed movement in restive Kondagaon district, wanted in several Naxals violence cases, surrender before the police.   More...
Raman Singh reviews arrangements for PM’s Bastar trip
Jagdalpur: Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday chaired a meeting of Collectors, Superintendents of Police, Divisional and District-level Officers in Jagdalpur, the headquarters of Bastar division.   More...
Chhattisgarh SCPCR takes action against Raipur school
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) in a surprise inspection at Holy Cross Byron Bazaar School found the school conducting screen test of 100 students for admission, violating Right to Education Act on Wednesday.   More...
Baiga exorcist held for inflicting fatal burns on mentally-challenged woman
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh’s Korba police lodged an FIR against a Baiga (self-proclaimed healer) and detained him on Friday, two months after he stabbed a mentally-challenged woman in Koriya district with hot iron rod on pretext of exorcising spirits.   More...
Cong stage walk out on allowing Chhattisgarh employees to participate in RSS activities
RAIPUR: Slogans of “Jai Shree Ram” and “Bhagwakaran Nahi Chalega” (saffronisation would not be allowed) echoed in the Chhattisgarh assembly on Wednesday as the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress members indulged in a game of one-upmanship over the government's recent decision allowing its employees to participate in activities of RSS and 'shakhas'.   More...
Chhattisgarh will be home to a cow sanctuary
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government will set up the state’s first cow sanctuary at Jhalar village in Bemetara district, state agriculture minister Brijmohan Agrawal announced in Vidhan Sabha.   More...
RMC announces open theatre, free wi-fi, e-waste management in Raipur
RAIPUR: Presenting a Rs 2,222-crore Raipur municipal corporation budget in local Chhattisgarhi dialect for the first time, mayor Pramod Dubey announced introduction of open theatres in each zone in state capital, disposal plant for bio-medical waste and e-waste management in city.   More...
Cong-BJP indulge in mudslinging on coalgate, snoopgate and Smriti
RAIPUR: Controversies of 'Coalgate', 'snoopgate' and the alleged "fake" degree of union HRD minister, Smriti Irani, echoed in the Chhattisgarh assembly on Tuesday with BJP and Congress legislators indulging in a mudslinging match, as the state's food department scam once again rocked the proceedings.   More...
Congress will gherao Chhattisgarh assembly on Monday
RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh Congress would 'gherao' the state assembly on Monday to protest against the Raman Singh led BJP government's failure in fulfilling its promises of higher MSP for paddy and job creation under MNREGA.   More...
Chhattisgarh Govt dental college denied permission for MDS course
RAIPUR: The Raipur Government Dental College has yet again been denied permission to commence Post graduate course of Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) by the Dental Council of India (DCI) due to staff shortage...   More...
Chh’garh government admits 7 cases of sexual abuse in ashram schools
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government informed Assembly that cases of sexual exploitation were reported in seven government-run ashram (residential) schools in last five years.   More...
Polygamy prevails in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-hit areas
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh is no aberration and follows national trend of having more married women than men, indicating prevalence of polygamy. However areas hit by Naxalism defy this by having more married men than women. ...   More...
Chhattisgarh to start bank transfer of subsidy to PDS beneficiaries
RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh government has decided to start direct transfer of Public distribution system (PDS) subsidy from ration shops to the beneficiaries.   More...
Demanding CBI probe into CSC scam Chhattisgarh Congress stalls House proceedings
RAIPUR: Congress legislators disrupted the proceedings of Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday, the second day of the budget session, in pursuance to their demand of a CBI probe into the multi-crore rupees Civil Supplies Corporation (CSC) scam.   More...
Congress to corner BJP govt over corruption in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Congress is all set to corner the ruling BJP government in the state on issues of widespread corruption prevailing in government departments, particularly the food and civil supplies department, during the ensuing budget session of the state assembly...   More...
Chhattisgarh to witness first capital punishment after formation of state
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh will witness the first capital punishment soon, as the Supreme Court on February 10 dismissed a review petition filed in by a death row convict, Sonu Sardar of Baikunthpur district against his death sentence.   More...
Chhattisgarh under threat of swine flu and jaundice
RAIPUR: While swine flu, with three more deaths and 26 confirmed cases in Chhattisgarh, has been hogging the attention of health department and media, jaundice (Hepatitis E) outbreak in Raipur has also claimed two lives since...   More...
Four killed in road accident at Kondagaon
RAIPUR: Four persons were killed and few injured in a road accident at insurgency-hit Kondagaon district early on Monday. The accident took place on national highway-30 near village Nanjoda when 13 persons were travelling in a Bolero from Bacheli to Rajim.   More...
62 school kids in Chhattisgarh fall ill after consuming Jatrpha seeds
RAIPUR: At least 62 students of a government school fell ill after they consumed seeds of the poisonous Jatropha plant in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district.   More...
39 Christians re-converted to Hinduism in Bastar: BJP MP
BASTAR: As many as 39 tribal Christians were re-converted to Hinduism in Bastar in October this year, BJP MP Dinesh Kashyap, who claims to have attended the VHP-Bajrang Dal event in Madhota village, said on Saturday.   More...
14 new born die in one week in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: With the death of three more new-borns at Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS), Bilaspur, in the past 24 hours, the toll for such cases touched 14 in the past one-week. Incidentally, 25% (14) of the 56 new born babies   More...
Elephants give sleepless nights to tribal people in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Herds of elephants, migrating from Jharkhand and Odisha, are giving sleepless nights to villagers of over a dozen hamlets in Chhattisgarh. With elephant menace at its peak, locals from Raigarh, Jashpur and Korba districts are spending nights on trees...   More...
Minor tribal girl gang raped for nine days in Chhattisgarh, six held
RAIPUR: A minor tribal girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by seven youths for nine days in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district. Police have arrested six accused on Sunday while one was at large.   More...
VHP opposes to Santa Claus giving chocolates to kids
RAIPUR: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh has objected to several activities of the church and raised questions about use of school buses for religious functions, as well as Santa Claus distributing chocolates to schoolkids during Christmas.   More...
Maoists attack Mi-17 in Bastar, 7 Air Force personnel injured, 3 serious
RAIPUR: In yet another instance of attack on IAF chopper, the Maoists managed to hit an Mi-17 and injured an Air Force personnel onboard in Bastar region on Friday evening. The aircraft had gone to evacuate six CoBRA personnel ...   More...
Chhattisgarh sterilisations: Delhi lab confirms presence of rat poison in medicine
RAIPUR: A Delhi-based drug laboratory has confirmed the presence of rat poison, Zinc Phosphide, in the antibiotic, Ciprocin 500, which were distributed to the victims of the botched sterilisations in the state, leading to 13 deaths.   More...
After SC order, Chhattisgarh cops form special teams to trace missing children
RAIPUR: With Supreme Court directing Chhattisgarh government to trace missing children within a month, state police rushed to form special teams to find trafficked children from different parts of country.   More...
Sterilisation deaths: Chhattisgarh minister says ‘tragedies take place in health sector’
RAIUR: With thirteen women dead and 122 still in hospitals following the failed sterilizations in different government camps of Bilaspur, Health Minister Amar Agarwal said ‘tragedies do take place in health sector’.   More...
Botched sterilisations: Chhattisgarh to give Rs 2-lakh, free education to children of victims
RAIPUR: In a move to help the children of the women who have lost their lives due to the botched sterilisations, Chhattisgarh government has decided to make fixed deposit of Rs 2-lakh for each child and also assured them free education till the age of 18.   More...
ACB uncovers wealth worth Rs 10 crore of Chhattisgarh housing board official
RAIPUR: Officials of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided the residence and office of deputy commissioner, Chhattisgarh Housing Board, DK Diwan in Bhilai on Saturday morning and unearthed unaccounted wealth to the tune of Rs 10 crore...   More...
Botched sterilisation: Surgeon arrested; Chhattisgarh CM orders judicial probe
BILASPUR: Under attack over botched sterilisation surgeries at government-run medical camps which have so far claimed lives of 13 young women in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday announced a judicial probe into the incidents.   More...
Ragging: Chhattisgarh medical student commits suicide in Raigarh College
RAIPUR: A 19-year-old medical student of Raigarh Medical College committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his hostel room on Saturday. His parents alleged ragging was suicide trigger.   More...
Woman dies, 6 others hospitalised after sterilisation in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: In yet another case of alleged negligence at government run health camps, a woman died and six others were taken ill after botched up sterilisation surgeries in Takhatpur, Bilaspur on Saturday.   More...
Chhattisgarh to supply 1000 MW power to Telangana
RAIPUR: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for supply of 1000 MW power to Telangana by Chhattisgarh government was signed on Monday in the presence of the chief ministers, K Chandrasekhar Rao and Dr Raman Singh.   More...
Chhattisgarh government to declare state as plastic-free soon
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government has decided to declare state as ‘plastic carry bag free state’ from January 1, 2015. According to a notification issued by urban administration and development department, plastic bag causes environmental ...   More...
College principal forces students to donate blood in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: A college principal in Balrampur district of Chhattisgarh has been accused of allegedly forcing students to donate blood as a condition to pass in practical exams. The blood collected was allegedly later sold to a private blood bank.   More...
SC asks Chhattisgarh govt to think about those mothers whose children go missing
RAIPUR: Talking tough on the indifferent approach of Chhattisgarh government towards its missing children, the Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up its top officials for submitting a wrong affidavit in the matter. The Chief Justice HL Dattu...   More...
Security Forces arrest two Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district
RAIPUR: Two wanted Maoists were arrested during a search operation by security forces in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, police said.   More...
On suspicion of ‘witchcraft’, 12 persons strip woman and kill her in public
RAIPUR: Twelve persons have been arrested for the alleged daylight murder of a 55-year-old woman Dukulhin Bai on suspicion of practising witchcraft in Bemetra district. All the accused are relatives of the victim including her brother-in-law ...   More...
Maoists forcibly halt passenger bus, kill a policeman
RAIPUR: Maoists on Saturday morning killed a constable of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force in Sukma district. The cop, Shiv Kumar, was travelling in a passenger bus when the Maoists forced the driver to stop near Temelwada.   More...
ACB unearths unaccounted wealth worth Rs 5-crore from WRD SDO
RAIPUR: The Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths on Friday morning raided the residence, crusher plant and office of sub divisional officer, Water Resource department, Rajesh Kumar Gupta in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh and unearthed unaccounted...   More...
Income Tax sleuths raid 25 business establishments, residences in Chhattisgarh, MP
RAIPUR: The Income tax officials on Thursday raided nearly 25 premises of several business groups across Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. A senior official of Income Tax department said that searches were initiated from Jabalpur and covered ...   More...
Hardcore Naxalite carrying Rs 1 lakh reward on his head held in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: A hardcore Maoist, carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, was arrested in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kondagaon district on Tuesday, police said.   More...
Heavy rain throws normal life out of gear in cyclone hit Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Normal life was thrown out of gear in most parts of Chhattisgarh on Monday as heavy rains lashed the state with the cyclonic storm, Hudhud, reaching here. The met department has predicted heavy downpour in the next 24 hours...   More...
Twenty more Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Maoist cadres continued to surrender with 20 more rebels, some of them carrying rewards on their heads, turning themselves in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. With this, the total number of rebels laying down arms has reached ...   More...
Maoists kill panchayat secretary in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Naxalites in the Maoist-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday killed a panchayat secretary, police said here on Thursday.   More...
Chhattisgarh will have its first Bird Park at Raipur
RAIPUR: Wildlife enthusiasts, bird-watchers and ornithologists have something to rejoice upon, this National Wildlife Week beginning from October 2, with Forest department all set to develop Chhattisgarh’s first Bird Park at Raipur for bird sighting.   More...
Chhattisgarh assistant engineer amasses Rs 7 crore, Patwari 3 crore
RAIPUR: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday raided the residence of Assistant Engineer of Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) in Raipur and a Patwari in Bilaspur and unearthed unaccounted wealth of crores of rupees.   More...
Convicted of sedition, Maoist links, journalist Prafulla Jha freed after 6-years in jail
RAIPUR: After six years in jail, veteran journalist Prafulla Jha, the first journalist in Chhattisgarh to be convicted of sedition, was freed on Saturday. He was arrested in January 2008 after a bag full of weapons was recovered from his Raipur home in January 2008.   More...
Technical snag in two thermal plants hits power generation in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Technical snags at two thermal plants in Chhattisgarh have led to a shortage of 710 MGW of power in the state, leading to possibilities of cuts being imposed on the industrial sector in the evenings.   More...
School teacher, 56, arrested for raping minor daughter of domestic help
RAIPUR: A 56-year-old school teacher was arrested for allegedly raping the minor daughter of his domestic help in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said here on Monday.   More...
Two minor girls raped by neighbours in Bemetara district of Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Two minor girls were allegedly raped by their neighbours in Bemetara district of Chhattisgarh. In the first incident, a 16-year-old girl, a resident of Dhar village was raped by her neighbour, Vikram Joshi.   More...
Two naxals, police personnel killed in gun-battle in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Two Maoists and one police personnel were killed on Friday in a fierce gun-battle between security personnel and ultras in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bastar district, police said.   More...
Child Line rescues two minor girls in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Child Line officials on Wednesday evening rescued two minor girls, who were allegedly being tortured by their stepmother, and admitted them to Dr BR Ambedkar hospital with injuries. The police have detained the father of the girls ...   More...
More than 99 per cent BDS seats remain vacant in Chhattisgarh this year
RAIPUR: With only three of 350 seats for Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses being filled for the ensuing academic year, an unprecedented 99.14% vacancy exists in dental colleges in Chhattisgarh.   More...
Three missing Chhattisgarh girls rescued from Uttar Pradesh
RAIPUR: Three girls of Chhattisgarh, who went missing on September 3, have been rescued from Allahabad and the police arrested a youth who took them to dance in parties.   More...
Woman among six Maoists surrender; one arrested in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Six Maoists including a woman on Thursday surrendered and another was arrested from separate locations in the insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said.   More...
Chhattisgarh tribals in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha to get rehabilitated in Bastar
RAIPUR: A decade after the launch of controversial anti-Naxalite movement Salwa Judum in Bastar, Chhattisgarh government is now making efforts to bring back and rehabilitate thousands of tribal people, who had fled to neighbouring ...   More...
Navodaya seniors force students to polish shoes, wash clothes
RAIPUR: About 15 students of Class VI and VII alleged of severe ragging incidents and torture by seniors residing at hostel of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya located at Mana Camp on Monday. Students were forced by seniors to polish shoes...   More...
Chhattisgarh: Woman seriously injured after getting stuck in MRI machine
RAIPUR: A 34-year-old woman, Ram Kumari, was seriously injured in a freak accident that occurred in the MRI room of the Dr BR Ambedkar Hospital here on Monday morning.   More...
Raman Singh dedicates his first official website
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Raman Singh said that changing techniques of changing period should be used in this modern era for information, communication and verbalism. Using new mediums of social media like, website, blog, youtube, facebook...   More...
Chhattisgarh getting ready for national youth fest, junior world cup hockey
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh is getting ready for organising national youth festival 2015-16 and junior world cup hockey competition in 2016-17, in the state. Decision on these events has been taken at the review meeting of Sports...   More...
Mixed crop cultivation of tribal farmer inspires others in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Shivram, a tribal farmer from Kurushnar in Abujhmarh block of Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh has adopted vegetable cultivation as an additional source of income.   More...
Centre sanctions Rs 214.83-crore for Chhattisgarh tribal development
RAIPUR: The Union government has sanctioned Rs 214.83-crore for the socio-economic-educational development of tribal people of Chhattisgarh and to increase various facilities to them. This amount has been sanctioned for current...   More...
Harra will be purchased at minimum support price in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: The government has declared nationalised forest produce ‘Harra’ as non-nationalised small forest produce. The state government has made preparations for purchase of Harra in the forest areas of Chhattisgarh.   More...
Skill development training imparted to 96,000 youths in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Under the Mukhyamantri Skill Development Scheme and the Central Skill Development Initiative, 96,000 youths of Chhattisgarh have been imparted skill development training in various professions during the first four months of the current financial year.   More...
Chhattisgarh’s Crocodile Conservation Centre will soon be a major tourist attraction
RAIPUR: The only Crocodile Conservation Centre of Chhattisgarh at Kotmisonar village, 7-km away from Akaltara tehsil of Janjgir-Champa district, will soon be developed as a major tourist attraction. The Tourism Department of the state government...   More...
Baal Hriday Suraksha Yojana: 4,500 children suffering from heart diseases get new life
RAIPUR: The Mukhyamantri Baal Hriday Suraksha Yojana launched by Chhattisgarh government is not less than a boon for the children suffering from heart diseases. Today my child got new life because of this scheme. She has been operated successfully free of cost...   More...
Sorcerers molest, rape women in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Two cases of women being victimised to molestation and rape by sorcerers in separate incidents have come to the fore from Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur and Korba districts on Friday.   More...
Over 100 cops sensitised on human trafficking in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Over 100 police inspectors from the 27 districts of Chhattisgarh attended a training programme on sensitisation on human trafficking organised by the state police in collaboration with Shakti Vahini, a Delhi-based NGO.   More...
Union minister will launch Jan-Dhan Yojana in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Union Minister of State for Minerals, Steel and Labour Vishnudev Sai will launch “Pradhanmantri Jan-Dhan Yojana” for Chhattisgarh in Raipur on August 28. The inaugural function will be held at Naveen Vishram Bhawan ...   More...
Chhattisgarh’s public hearing system draws attention of Madhya Pradesh
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh is the first and only state in the country, where hearing of public problems and their disposal is being done through video conferencing system, under the leadership of chief minister Raman Singh.   More...
Chhattisgarh government gives free Haj App facility to pilgrims
RAIPUR: This year, Chhattisgarh government has given free IT-based Haj-App facility to Haj pilgrims of the state, so that they may keep contact and find location of each other during the journey.   More...
Chhattisgarh to build one lakh toilets in three months
RAIPUR: About one lakh domestic toilets will be constructed in Chhattisgarh and tap connections will be given to 87,400 houses during the next three months. Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) has prepared an action plan for it.   More...
BPL power consumers eligible for 40 free units
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government on Friday decided maximum power consumption limit for the bellow poverty line (BPL) electricity connection holders under the free electricity supply scheme. The energy department has issued order in this respect on August 20.   More...
Tourism expansion will curb naxalite menace in Chhattisgarh, says Chandrakar
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh tourism minister Ajay Chandrakar on Thursday said expansion of tourism will not only curb Maoist menace but also generate employment for tribal youths in Bastar and Sarguja region.   More...
Chhattisgarh to observe September as Child Protection Month
RAIPUR: September 2014 will be observed as Child Protection Month in Chhattisgarh. Health and Family Welfare Minister Amar Agrawal, in the departmental review meeting organised here on Wednesday, asked the officers to make preparations ...   More...
Now, Chhattisgarh government will send handicapped on pilgrimage
RAIPUR: Now, under the Chief Minister Teerathyatra Scheme, differently-abled people of Chhattisgarh will get opportunity of visiting main pilgrimages of the country. For that the Social Welfare Department of the state government...   More...
Chhattisgarh starts implementation on Modi’s priorities
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh has started implementing priorities declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first message to the nation on Independence Day.   More...
‘Police personnel should have controlled behaviour towards children’
RAIPUR: Police personnel should have controlled behaviour towards children. Innocent children should not be ill-treated. In such cases, the commission will take action after cognizance, said Shatabdi Pandey, chairperson of Chhattisgarh ...   More...
Chhattisgarh maintains strong forest-dweller relation
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh is blessed with rich forest wealth. Besides creating an excellent environment, these forests have made the state culturally rich also. The effort made by Chhattisgarh government for the management...   More...
Plot purchasers in Naya Raipur will get free freehold facility
RAIPUR: Free of cost freehold facility will be given to those purchase plot in Naya Raipur. Paying attention on their demands, incremental housing facility will be made available to government employees in Naya Raipur.   More...
Tribal girl gang-raped by cousin, friends on Rakshabandhan in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: A 19-year-old tribal girl was gangraped by her first cousin and his two friends on the sacred day of Rakshabandhan at Kunkuri block in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh.   More...
SC, ST farmers get additional grant for electrification of irrigation pumps
RAIPUR: Three special development authorities working for the socio-economic development of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe in Chhattisgarh have been providing additional grant for the electrification of unfeasible ...   More...
Now, agriculture is a profitable business in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Now, agriculture is a profitable business in Chhattisgarh. The state government, under the leadership of chief minister Dr Raman Singh, with the goal of “Khushhal Kisan-Khushhal Chhattisgarh”, has laid a firm foundation....   More...
Government efforts bring malnutrition rate down in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Persistent decrease in the malnutrition rate among children and socio-economic empowerment of women are the clear indication of bright future of Chhattisgarh. Days are not far away when Chhattisgarh will be known as a healthy...   More...
Man, daughter swept away in raging Mahanadi River in Mahasamund
RAIPUR: A man and his minor daughter were feared washed away in the raging Mahanadi River near Jok Bridge in Mahasamund on Wednesday, as flood situation worsened in districts of Mahasamund, Bilaspur, Janjgir, Raigarh and Balod...   More...
Chhattisgarh govt to launch ‘Shraddhanjali’ scheme
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government has decided to launch ‘Shraddhanjali’ scheme for performing last rites of members of any poor family of urban areas on their sudden death.   More...
Water reaches near full tank level in 42 dams in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: As a result of continuous rainfall, sufficient water has been filled in the 42 major and medium irrigation dams of Chhattisgarh. Out of these, water level in two dams – Minimata Bango and Gangrel dams - has reached 96 and 99 per cent respectively.   More...
Chhattisgarh tehsil reorganisation panel’s period extended up to December 31
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government has extended the period of the one-member Block and Tehsil Reorganisation Commission headed by former chief secretary SK Mishra up to December 31, 2014. The government has extended ...   More...
Chhattisgarh farmers have become real heroes
RAIPUR: Farmers of the ‘Rice Bowl’, Chhattisgarh, have become heroes in real sense, as far as farming is concerned. They start getting agriculture loan at ‘zero’ percent interest from financial year 2014-15, in accordance to...   More...
Anomalies in land acquisition: Two joint collectors suspended
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government on Saturday suspended two joint collectors of State Administrative Services 2008 batch with immediate effect for committing irregularities in land acquisition cases.   More...
Five labourers killed in Chhattisgarh factory blast
RAIPUR: Five labourers were killed in a massive explosion inside a factory manufacturing detonating wires at a village near here in the wee hours on Friday. The explosion occurred at around 3am in Nav Bharat Fuse Factory ...   More...
Chhattisgarh to air appeals using surrendered Naxals
RAIPUR: Security agencies involved in anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh are contemplating of using surrendered Naxals to motivate their comrades to follow suit by airing their appeals for surrender on All India Radio.   More...
Centre urged to relax medical admission rules for tribal students
RAIPUR: In view of the difficulties being faced in the admission of tribal students in the medical colleges in Chhattisgarh, Tribal Welfare minister Kedar Kashyap urged the Central government to relax admission rules.   More...
Three Maoists arrested; arms and ammunition seized in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Three naxals were arrested on Tuesday and a cache of arms, ammunition and electronic gadgets seized after security forces busted a Maoist transit camp in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, police said.   More...
Residents happy with all-round development of Chhattisgarh village
RAIPUR: Residents of Bija village under Takhatpur block are happy with the all-round development of the village. The villagers give its full credit to the activeness and awareness of the village Sarpanch and the full cooperation of villagers.   More...
New born can be saved from HIV with 27 month care, say medical scientists
RAIPUR: Medical scientists got a great success in the treatment of dreaded AIDS. They claimed that HIV (AIDS) affected expectant mothers and their children could get relief from the dreaded disease in 27 months, as a result of special care.   More...
Chhattisgarh’s 37 lakh farmers will get soil health cards in five years
RAIPUR: All the 37 lakh farmers of Chhattisgarh will get soil health cards within the next five years. The state Agriculture Department has prepared an action plan for it.   More...
Chhattisgarh floods claim three lives, 700 villages marooned
RAIPUR: With one more person being washed away in an overflowing drain in Janjgir district on Wednesday, the death toll in the raging floods in Chhattisgarh reached three. As 700 villages remain marooned in the districts...   More...
Congress stages walk out in House over cancellation of ration cards
RAIPUR: Opposition Congress on Tuesday grilled food minister Punnulal Mohle on the issue of large-scale cancellation and verification of ration cards. Unsatisfied with the reply of the minister, the opposition members walked out of the House...   More...
Child Rights panel stresses on value-based education
RAIPUR: Expressing concern over the issues of cruelty towards children and their struggle with law and on the increasing number of sexual offences against them, the Chhattisgarh State Child Rights Protection Commission gave emphasise...   More...
Maoist deputy commander, three other hard-core naxals surrenders
RAIPUR: A self-styled deputy commander of outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) and three other hard-core Maoists on Saturday surrendered before Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Kondagaon district in tribal Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.   More...
Chhattisgarh Congress conspires against assembly speaker, says BJP
RAIPUR: Refuting the charges levelled by state Congress president Bhupesh Baghel and leader of the opposition in the assembly TS Singhdeo against the Assembly speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal, BJP state vice-president and spokesperson ...   More...
Tribals threaten to halt Jashpur hydro project after rape of women in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: The alleged rape of two women by workers of an under-construction hydro power project six day ago has triggered anger among tribals in Gullu village in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh. Massive protests swept the village with...   More...
Environment forest will be established in Rajim, Shivrinarayan
RAIPUR: Environment forest will be established on the non-arable land near the rivers in the religious and cultural cities of Rajim and Shivrinarayan from Campa fund. Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, at the State Campa Working Committee ....   More...
Officials transferred to scheduled areas will be relieved within 3 days
RAIPUR: The officers and employees transferred from non-scheduled areas to scheduled areas would mandatorily be relieved within three days. The state government has taken this decision to ensure prompt compliance of transfer orders.   More...
Sanjeevni Expresses rush 7.40 lakh patients to hospitals
RAIPUR: Sanjeevni Express vehicles operating in the state have rushed about 7.40 lakh patients to the hospitals during the last three and half years. In all, 240 vehicles have been stationed in all the districts of Chhattisgarh to carry ...   More...
Country needs education teamed with good culture, moral value: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Education teemed with good culture and moral value is the biggest need of the country today. Institutions like Saraswati Shishu Mandir are doing this work brilliantly within their limited resources, said chief minister Dr Raman Singh.   More...
Nursing students allegedly molested in Chhattisgarh private hospital
RAIPUR: Two nursing students, who were admitted for treatment in Srikrishna Hospital located at Rajendra Nagar, were allegedly molested by an employee of the hospital after administering them sleeping pills.   More...
Cottages for Chhattisgarh Scouts and Guides will be constructed at Pachmarhi
RAIPUR: To provide housing facilities to Chhattisgarh Scouts and Guides during training, residential cottages will be constructed at Pachmarhi (Madhya Pradesh), the national training centre of Scouts and Guides of India.   More...
Medical Council of India declines renewal of MBBS seats in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: In a setback to the Chhattisgarh government, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has declined to renew any of the 200 MBBS seats cut by it in the four state run Medical Colleges in Chhattisgarh.   More...
Four killed, six injured in lightning strike in Chattisgarh
KORBA: Four people, including a minor, were killed and six others injured when they were struck by lightning in Chhattisgarh’s Janjgir-Champa district, police said on Sunday.   More...
Powerful inspection system will be enforced in Chhattisgarh schools
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government will enforce a powerful inspection system in schools in the state. About 38 thousand primary and 16 thousand middle schools will come under its purview.   More...
Chhattisgarh ranks 3rd in juvenile assaults on women: NCRB
RAIPUR: Even as juvenile offences have taken on a monstrous face in conflict with law, rape tops the list of serious crimes in Chhattisgarh, which retained its fifth position for third time in last four years. Madhya Pradesh came in first.   More...
Chhattisgarh implements season-based crop insurance scheme
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government has implemented season-based crop insurance scheme. The scheme will be applicable on paddy, maize, soyabean, groundnut, arhar, moong and udad crops in all districts of the state.   More...
No person in Chhattisgarh will sleep on empty stomach: Raman Singh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that Chhattisgarh government has resolved that no person in the state will sleep on empty stomach. Every poor person will get rice through public distribution system (PDS).   More...
NSS gives students opportunity to discharge social responsibilities: Pandey
RAIPUR; Higher Education, Technical Education and Manpower Planning minister Prem Prakash Pandey said that National Service Scheme provides students an opportunity to understand rural surroundings and discharge social responsibilities...   More...
Chhattisgarh residents will get passport services at Choice Centres
RAIPUR: Now the citizens will get passport related services at all Choice Centres operated in Chhattisgarh. In the presence of Regional Passport Officer CP Yadav, training in online operation of passport service...   More...
Chhattisgarh government sanctions 30% HRA to employees working in Raipur
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government has sanctioned 30 per cent house rent allowance for next five years to the employees and officers working in the offices located in Naya Raipur.   More...
Chhattisgarh govt to launch award schemes for all primary, middle schools
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government, to increase quality in education, has decided to launch award scheme for primary and middle schools in all the 146 development blocks of the state. Conform to the guidelines of chief minister Dr Raman Singh ...   More...
Fuel crisis in Raipur gives tough time to citizens
RAIPUR: Citizens had a tough time due to shortfall of petrol and diesel in capital and other parts of state with most of the pumps shut down while others mentioned a shortfall. Thursday was the third consecutive day when people were seen waiting...   More...
Chhattisgarh government aims at giving best health facilities to people: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government aims at giving people easy access to health services. It is committed to provide best health facilities to each needy family, said chief minister Dr Raman Singh.   More...
Bio farming brings another green revolution in Dantewada villages
RAIPUR: Bio farming has changed the direction and condition of 2,000-year-old traditional agricultural practices of villages like Bhusaras, Hiranaar and Surnaar of Dantewada district. With the unique way of farming, without using hybrid seeds...   More...
Work for a literate and well-educated Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: “Together we have to develop a cent percent literate and well-educated Chhattisgarh for the development of a healthy and prosperous Chhattisgarh. Ensure that no child in our family or neighbourhood is deprived of school admission,”...   More...
Raman Singh government considers Metro train for Raipur, Bhilai
RAIPUR: In view of the growing population and future needs, the Chhattisgarh government considers Metro, Mono or Light Rail Traffic (LRT) projects for Raipur, Bhilai, Durg and Rajnandgaon districts.   More...
Rewarded naxalite Gajloo Telam arrested
DANTEWADA: The district police, under the anti-naxalite operation launched in Bacheli and Bhansi areas, arrested a rewarded naxalite Gajru alias Gajloo Telam from Pujaripara forest of Dhurli area. The government had declared a reward...   More...
Raman Singh gifts one more sugar factory to Kabirdham
RAIPUR: One more sugar factory will be established in the cooperative sector in Kabirdham, the indication of which was given by chief minister Dr Raman Singh at a massive farmers’ convocation organised in Kawardha on Wednesday.   More...
Promote tourism in Chhattisgarh through films: Chandrakar
RAIPUR: In order to promote tourism in Chhattisgarh, tourism minister Ajay Chandrakar, in the departmental review meeting held here on Tuesday, asked the officers to invite eminent film producers-directors in the state...   More...
7.58 crore saplings will be planted under Green Chhattisgarh drive in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: In a meeting chaired by chief minister Dr Raman Singh here on Monday, a target was set to plant 7.58 crore saplings of different species under “Harier Chhattisgarh Abhiyan” (Green Chhattisgarh Campaign) in the state this year.   More...
Helmet is not for strictness, but to save life: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has called upon the sisters in the state and the country to take pledge from their brothers while tying Rakhi this year that they would wear helmet compulsorily. Dr Singh said that the sisters...   More...
Centre urged to adopt Chhattisgarh commercial tax system
RAIPUR: In order to increase revenue from commercial tax, Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries has urged the Union government to adopt Chhattisgarh commercial tax system as a model.   More...
Five killed, 40 injured in Bhilai Steel Plant gas leak
BHILAI: Five workers were reportedly dead and 40 others injured on Thursday in a gas leak at Chhattisgarh’s Bhilai Steel Plant. 11 people have been admitted to Intensive Care Unit, the company said.   More...
Diagnosis labs, blood banks will be established in all districts
RAIPUR: Diagnosis labs and blood banks will be established in all the districts, including the new ones, through Red Cross Society. The already established diagnosis labs and blood banks will be expanded and be given further momentum.   More...
New Land Acquisition Act implemented in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government has given instructions to the revenue officers to ensure adherence to the new land acquisition rules of the central government in the cases of private land acquisition for public purpose (development project) in the state.   More...
Soyamilk best to prevent malnutrition, says Chhattisgarh minister Agrawal
RAIPUR: In a national seminar held on Soyamilk, agriculture minister Brijmohan Agrawal said that soyamilk is best vegetable alternative to prevent malnutrition and for better health of women. He called upon the scientists came from different states...   More...
Chhattisgarh home minister says rapes happen ‘accidentally’
RAIPUR: A minister from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has said rapes happen ‘accidentally’ in the latest controversial remarks by a politician amid renewed anger over attacks against women.   More...
Eight Naxalites surrender in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Eight Naxalites, including a commander rank cadre, on Saturday surrendered in the Maoist-hit Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh.   More...
Prepare new policy to make agriculture more profitable business: Agrawal
RAIPUR: In order to make agriculture a more profitable business in the state, Agriculture minister Brijmohan Agrawal, asked the officers to prepare draft of new agriculture policy and for that to take help of remote sensing.   More...
Dillirajhara-Rajghat-Jagadalpur rail line will be constructed in two phases
RAIPUR: A 235-km Dillirajhara-Rajghat-Jagadalpur rail line will be constructed in two phases. In the first phase, 95-km Dillirajhara-Rajghat rail line will be constructed and in the second phase, 140-km Rajghat-Jagadalpur rail line.   More...
Rs 9,899-cr Chhattisgarh action plan to deal with climate change approved
RAIPUR: A Rs 9,899 crore Chhattisgarh action plan has been approved to deal with climate change challenges, at a meeting chaired by chief minister Dr Raman Singh here on Tuesday. In the action plan, a provision of Rs 9,899 crore...   More...
Nagarnar Steel Plant will be ready by next near: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Construction of steel plant by National Mining Development Corporation (NMDC) at Nagarnar in Bastar district is near completion. There is strong possibility of starting production in the plant by next year, said chief minister Dr Raman Singh.   More...
Villagers earn additional income from silk farming
RAIPUR: Silk farming is a better additional source of income for the farmers and labourers of Chhattisgarh. Taking benefit of the silk development schemes of the Gramodyog department of the state government, the villagers ...   More...
Raman Singh opens Kerala’s Shantigiri Ayurveda Kendra in Korba
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that the state government has been making every possible effort to promote Ayurveda Medical system also in Chhattisgarh. Many complicated diseases could be treated through Ayurveda...   More...
Develop interesting atmosphere for learning and teaching in colleges: Governor
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt has appealed educationists to develop interesting atmosphere for study, learning and teaching in universities and colleges, then only improvement possible in higher education sector.   More...
Govt failed to fulfil promise to probe Jheeram incident in three months: Cong
RAIPUR: The one-member commission constituted by the state government to probe into the Jheeram Valley incident has failed to complete its investigation even after one year, said state Congress president Bhupesh Baghel...   More...
Chhattisgarh CM takes stringent decisions to increase education quality in schools
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, in order to increase quality of education in schools of the state, has taken stringent decisions in larger interest of children. In the meeting of School Education, Panchayat and Tribal Development departments ...   More...
Political conspiracy cannot be ruled out in Bastar naxal attack: NIA
RAIPUR: At a time when the state is to observe the first anniversary of Bastar’s Maoist massacre that killed frontline Congress leaders on May 25 last year, a row has erupted over the current status of investigation by National Investigation Agency...   More...
Chhattisgarh to prepare anti-Maoist action plan with Centre
RAIPUR: BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh is busy preparing a detailed action plan for lobbying with soon-to-be sworn Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for framing a national policy to deal with Maoists.   More...
Chhattisgarh Rural Livelihood Mission to link 18-lakh women with SHGs
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh State Rural Livelihood Mission is planning to link one woman each from the 18 lakh families of 16 development blocks of the then undivided four districts of Rajnandgaon, Raipur, Sarguja and Bastar with self-help groups.   More...
Raipur emerges as main centre for free treatment of congenital heart diseases
RAIPUR: Naya Raipur has been emerging rapidly as a main centre in the map of the country for free treatment and operation of congenital heart diseases.   More...
Biometric machines in schools to put bridles on absentee teachers
RAIPUR: The state government, in order to ensure attendance of teachers in government schools, has been deliberating to implement biometric system. With the implementation of the system, complete records of teachers’ attendance would be made available.   More...
Illegal appointments in Chhattisgarh Civil Supplies Corporation will be cancelled
RAIPUR: Illegal appointments made in the Civil Supplies Corporation eight months ago will be cancelled. Action will be taken against the officers and employees responsible after probe and thereafter report will be sent to the government. It was decided in the recently held BoD meeting.   More...
BJP retains Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-hit Bastar and Kanker seats
RAIPUR: Despite facing a rout from the Congress in the Vidhan Sabha polls in the Naxal hit areas of the Bastar and Kanker constituencies, the BJP managed to retain both the parliamentary seats. While it’s Bastar candidate, Dinesh Kashyap, won with a comfortable...   More...
Ensure admission of poor children in 25 pc seats in private schools: Collector
RAJNANDGAON: Instructing to take necessary steps under the Right to Education Act, collector Ashok Agrawal asked the district education officer (DEO) to provide admission to children belonging to poor families in 25 per cent seats in private schools.   More...
‘Needs of every class will be included in Greater Raipur transportation plan’
RAIPUR: Needs of every class will be included in the extensive transportation plan for Greater Raipur Region, said housing and environment secretary Sanjay Shukla.   More...
Brainstorming workshop on strategies for enhancing livestock, fisheries begins
RAIPUR: Governor Shekhar Dutt, addressing the inaugural function of the national brainstorming workshop on strategies for enhancing livestock and fisheries production in Chhattisgarh held at Kamdhenu University Anjora in Durg district...   More...
Indira Gandhi Agriculture University is Centre of Excellence for medical, aromatic plants
RAIPUR: The Indira Gandhi Agriculture University has been made Centre of Excellence for medicinal, aromatic plants and non-timber forest produce.   More...
One-and-half-year old baby raped in Chhattisgarh village, two held
KANKER: A one-and-half-year-old child was allegedly raped by a man in Chilhati village, under Korar police station in the naxal-affected Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Thursday late night. The accused has been arrested.   More...
Two teachers found dead at home in Bilaspur
BILASPUR: A 30-year-old teacher killed his female colleague and later apparently committed suicide at Sarju Bageecha area in the city late on Wednesday.   More...
Illegal purchase of tribal land: Collector orders to register FIR against Patwari, DR
RAIGARH (Chhattisgarh): Collector and District Magistrate Mukesh Bansal on Wednesday asked SDM Gharghoda to register FIR against the Patwari and the Deputy Registrar concerned in a case of illegal purchase of 70-acre agriculture...   More...
Firm steps taken to prevent jaundice, other seasonal diseases
RAIPUR: For the early prevention of jaundice and other seasonal contagious diseases, administration in all the districts of Bilaspur revenue division, in accordance to the guidelines of chief minister Dr Raman Singh, has taken many firm steps.   More...
Severe water crisis in jaundice-hit areas of Chhattisgarh capital
RAIPUR: Severe water crisis has been reported from many jaundice-affected colonies of the state capital, including DD Nagar. Water tankers pressed into service by the municipal corporation are said to be insufficient.   More...
Severe water crisis in jaundice-hit areas of Chhattisgarh capital
RAIPUR: Severe water crisis has been reported from many jaundice-affected colonies of the state capital, including DD Nagar. Water tankers pressed into service by the municipal corporation are said to be insufficient.   More...
Ashram president Swami Ramanand booked for unnatural acts with minor girls
RAIGARH (Chhattisgarh): A case of unnatural act and immoral activities by the president of an Ashram School situated at Salkhiya village in Lailunga with minor girl students of the Ashram has come to the fore.   More...
Youth marry jaundice-afflicted widow in hospital
RAIPUR: A youth on Friday married a jaundice-afflicted widow in the presence of doctors and nurses in Ambedkar Hospital in the capital city of Chhattisgarh. On Akshay Tritiya, the woman took ‘Saat Phere’ (seven vows of the marriage) on a wheel chair in the hospitals woman ward.   More...
Online registration facility for labourers of unorganised sector
RAIPUR: The lakhs of labourers of the unorganised sector, work under house construction activities, will now get online registration facility for availing benefits of different schemes. The labourer need not to go to the office of the district labour officer, but can register his name online from any cyber cafe.   More...
796 candidates lost deposit in Chhattisgarh assembly election
RAIPUR: With the forfeiture of security deposit, 796 candidates lost an amount of Rs 67.40 lakh in the Assembly election held recently. Besides the winning candidates of the 90 assembly constituencies of the state, only 100 candidates could save their deposit.   More...
Naxalites kill villager at Jan Adalat in Chhattisgarh
JAGADALPR: Naxalites have kidnapped a villager and after holding Jan Adalat on Monday night killed him with sharp-edged weapon, at village Palamdagu under Polampalli police state area in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.   More...
Mother of three stripped, beaten and paraded naked for having affair
RAIPUR: A woman was paraded naked, beaten and assaulted on streets in Jashpur’s Farsabahar area on Saturday night. A 32-year-old woman, mother of three children was tortured for her alleged extra-marital affair with another married man of her village.   More...
BJP digs up 17-year-old complaint against Satyanarayan Sharma
RAIPUR: State BJP has dug up a 17-year-old complaint of corruption in the diamond and Alexandrite mining in Devbhog area against the Congress candidate Satyanarayan Sharma. The party said that after forming government at the Centre...   More...
Every single vote is valuable: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Addressing an election meeting at Udhnapur village under Manendragarh assembly constituency, chief minister Dr Raman Singh said that every single vote of the people is valuable. Only with the blessings of the people Banshilal Mahato...   More...
City under grip of jaundice, other contagious diseases
RAIPUR: Even after getting complaints of the spread of contagious diseases like jaundice from various parts of the state capital, including DD Nagar, Kankalipara, Brahmanpara, Baijnathpara, Telibandha, Shailendra Nagar and Panadri, the Municipal Corporation ...   More...
Raman government failed to give security to women: Shobha Ojha
RAIPUR: Mahila Congress national president Shobha Ojha said that women would get more power if the UPA-3 comes to power at the Centre. Bill will be passed in the Parliament’s first session. Accusing the state government...   More...
Bais faces protests in Aarang areas, returns without addressing meetings
RAIPUR: BJP candidate from Raipur Lok Sabha seat and former union minister Ramesh Bais has been facing opposition from various places. He had to return without addressing a public meeting at Bhainsa village in Aarang due to the protest from villagers.   More...
Take immediate action against provocative speakers: EC
RAIPUR: The election commission has issued instructions to the chief electoral officers of all the states to take immediate legal action against star campaigners and leaders who deliver provocative speeches in violation to the model code of conduct.   More...
People have made up their mind to bid adieu to Congress: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: While addressing public meetings organised in Kanker and Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday, chief minister Dr Raman Singh has appealed to the people to make the BJP victorious with huge margin in the Lo Sabha election...   More...
Narendra Modi will do anything to become PM, says Rahul Gandhi
JAGADALPUR: Launching a scathing attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said, he (Modi) will do anything to become PM.   More...
Fund crunch may hit poll prospects of many candidates
RAIPUR: It has become burdensome for many BJP and Congress candidates to provide election expenses. Because of the economic slowdown industrial groups have not been helping the candidates.   More...
Triangular contest in four Chhattisgarh Lok Sabha seats
RAIPUR: Only in four seats in the Lok Sabha election in Chhattisgarh, third front candidates were seen playing effective role. In other seats, there are direct fight between the BJP and the Congress candidates.   More...
Will serve people as a son, not leader: Abhishek Singh
KAWARDHA: BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Rajnandgaon Abhishek Singh has been seen in full vigour. On Friday, he started his visit from village Chhirha. He met people at different places and held discussion on the development of the area.   More...
Seven sentenced to death in child’s sacrifice case in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Seven people, including Kiran Yadav (Guru mata), who had allegedly kidnapped and murdered a two-year-old child as part of a sacrificial tantric ritual in Ruabandha village, Durg, in 2010 were sentenced to death by the district and session Judge, Durg, on Thursday.   More...
Workers from Janjgir-Champa again create ruckus in Congress Bhawan
RAIPUR: Dozens of Congress workers from Janjgir-Champa constituency once again created tumult at the Congress office in the state capital on Wednesday. Women, holding placards and party flags, opposed the party candidate and demanded ticket to Ramesh Paigwar in place of Premchand Jayasy.   More...
Police officers work in BJP’s favour, Cong complains with EC
RAIPUR: The Congress, the BJP, the BSP and other political parties on Tuesday placed some complaints and suggestions before the deputy election commissioner Sudhir Tripathi. The Congress complained about four police officers posted at the same place for a long time and accused them of working in favour of the BJP, under the protection of the chief minister.   More...
Central government’s corrupt policies hurt every class: Raman Singh
RAJNANDGAON: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, after the filing of nomination of his son Abhishek Singh, held the party’s public meeting at local Udayachal Bhawan. In the meeting, the Congress’ former district president Vinod Goswami ...   More...
Home back of half-a-dozen disgruntled BJP leaders imminent
RAIPUR: Efforts for the return of half-a-dozen leaders of Rajnandgaon district, who had deserted the BJP, have been intensified. The Lok Sabha election is being viewed as a better time to re-induct these deserted leaders.   More...
NGRI begins survey for uranium in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Directorate of Atomic Mineral Exploration and Research (AMER), GoI, with assistance from National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad, has started a survey in Chhattisgarh for mapping uranium and other minerals in state.   More...
Protest against tickets to Jogi, Karuna: Saurabh, Sahu with supporters resign from Congress
RAIPUR: All hell broke loose in the Congress after the selection of candidates. Ticket claimants from Bilaspur to Raipur and Mahasamund have been leaving the party. Ex-MLA from Akaltara Dr Saurabh Singh and chairman of Backward Class Cell Motilal Sahu...   More...
Chhattisgarh among top three states in implementation of schemes
RAIPUR: In a recently conducted national level survey, Chhattisgarh has been included among the three top states in the country where excellent implementation of schemes like protection to newborn, nutritious food programme, midday meal programme for school children, public distribution system, employment and social security pension scheme has been done.   More...
DGP asks IGs, SPs to conduct peaceful Lok Sabha polls in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Director General of Police AN Upadhyay on Saturday, while holding a meeting of all inspectors general of ranges and district superintendents of police, instructed them to conduct the Lok Sabha elections in the state in a peaceful manner.   More...
Promote traditional languages of tribal communities: Chhattisgarh Governor
BHOPAL: Governor Shekhar Dutt on Friday inaugurated a symposium on “Adivasi art-craft: A culture of ecology in Chhattisgarh”.   More...
Red terror: Official claim contradicts with facts at site
RAIPUR: Blaming the “hostile terrain” for allowing the Maoists to ambush security personnel, the Chhattisgarh Police had said the force targeted Tuesday fought “a very thick battle” but finally yielded to the “dominant position” of the rebels...   More...
Another rape in Chhattisgarh girls’ hostel; BEO, three others arrested
RAIPUR: Within days of a sexual assault on minors in a girls’ hostel in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district, police have detained, on Monday, a block education officer (BEO) and three others, on charges of trying to conceal rape by a teacher...   More...
Ashram hostels in naxal affected districts in bad shape
RAIPUR: Ashram hostels in naxal-affected districts are in a bad condition. It has been said that more than 250 ashram hostels are in a shabby state even now. The department had made funds available for the construction of these building to PWD and RES...   More...
Infighting begins in Chhattisgarh Congress over ticket distribution
RAIPUR: With the announcement of ticket fierce infighting has started in the Congress. Open and internal protest has been started against several candidates. Discontent leaders feel that in the candidate selection process, in place survey, caste equation has been given priority.   More...
Cong condemns molestation of two ashram girls in Narayanpur
RAIPUR: Condemning the molestation of two minor girls at Dhanora Ashram in Narayanpur district, the Congress state president Bhupesh Baghel and leader of the opposition TS Singhdeo said that now it has become a history of the state.   More...
Nobody from Jogi family will fight election from Bilaspur: Amit
RAIPUR: The Congress has been holding a series of meetings to take a decision on the Lok Sabha candidates. Deliberations are going on in the party forum on the candidature of former chief minister Ajit Jogi and his son Amit Jogi.   More...
BJP not to field MLAs in Lok Sabha election in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Deliberations are on in the BJP over the selection of Lok Sabha candidates. The party may field four new faces in the poll arena and senior leaders are putting their head together on the issue. It has been said that the party ...   More...
Collector orders magisterial probe into encounter with Naxalites
RAIPUR: A magisterial probe has been ordered into an alleged encounter between security forces and Maoists in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh that took place in January this year during which the forces claimed to have gunned down two suspected Naxalites.   More...
Woman killed for practicing black magic in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: A family beat a middle-aged woman to death after branding her as ‘tonhi’ and alleging that she was involved in witchcraft practices at village Tripuri of Balrampur district on Sunday night.   More...
BJP government kept paddy in open to hush up Rs 31,350 crore scam: Cong
RAIPUR: State Congress president Bhupesh Baghel said that to hush up its carelessness and corruption in the procurement, the BJP government has left lakhs of tonnes of paddy in the open, which got wet and damaged.   More...
Government committed to fulfil dream of every needy family: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government is committed to fulfil the dream of every needy family of their own house, said chief minister Dr Raman Singh.   More...
Tug-of-war in Chhattisgarh Congress over four general seats
RAIPUR: The Congress may declare its candidates for Lok Sabha seats in the state next week. However, according to informed sources, tug-of-war for four seats is still on. Besides, the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi will take decision on the Mahasamund seat.   More...
Chhattisgarh will observe Awas Diwas every year: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Tuesday night inaugurated a three-day massive Awas Mela organised by the Chhattisgarh Housing Board at Shankar Nagar.   More...
Lok Ayog recommended FIR against forest officers; govt orders DE
RAIPUR: The Lok Ayog had recommended registration of FIR against half-a-dozen forest officers in corruption cases, but the government, in spite of FIR, ordered departmental enquiry against those officers. Similarly, even after the recommendation...   More...
Rs 21,102 cr budget proposal passed for SC, ST, OBC, minorities departments
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Assembly on Monday approved Rs 21,101.70-crore budget proposal of School Education, Tribal, Scheduled Caste, Other Backward Classes and Minorities Development departments.   More...
179 couples tie nuptial knot under Kanyadan scheme
RAIPUR: Under the Mukhyamantri Kanyadan scheme, 179 couples have tied nuptial knot on the famous Bhoramdev temple premises in Kabirdham district.   More...
Congress demands formation of 8-9 new districts in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: While discussing on the grant demands of the departments of the chief minister, leader of the opposition TS Singhdeo demanded formation of 8-9 new districts in the state.   More...
Bring good changes in society, CJI Sadashivam tells law students
RAIPUR: Chief Justice of India P Sadashivam said that law students should work for bringing good changes in the society. Several hindrances always come in the way of good change. But, one should have the courage to face such hindrances and challenges.   More...
Chattisgarh gets its first bank on wheels
RAIPUR: ICICI bank launched its first branch on wheels in Raipur on Wednesday, to provide services in villages devoid of banking facilities in two districts of state.   More...
Research should be linked with economy: R Chidambaram
RAIPUR: In the 12th Young Scientist Conclave, jointly organised by Pt Ravishankar University Raipur and Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology, scientific advisor of government of India Padmavibhushan Dr R Chidambaram on Wednesday,...   More...
National Tourism Award conferred on Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: The Central government on Tuesday conferred Chhattisgarh with National Tourism Award, for the first time after the formation of the state. This award has been given to the new state for promoting tourism at national and international level.   More...
Search for unlimited possibilities latent in your brain, Governor to youths
RAIPUR: Governor Shekhar Dutt inaugurated the 12th Young Scientist Conclave, organised by Pt Ravishankar University Raipur, on Monday.   More...
Chhattisgarh will be made role model in farming: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Terming it as the most progressive state, as far as farming is concerned, Chhattisgarh chief minister Dr Raman Singh said that Punjab is a role model in the country in agriculture production. However, he said, “Like Punjab, we have ...   More...
BJYM pledges to maintain unity, integrity and peace of country
RAIPUR: The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) workers, under the ‘Rashtriya Suraksha Abhiyan’, on Saturday pledged to maintain unity, integrity and peace of the country by performing puja of Bharat Mata at Shankar Road.   More...
International meet on history, archaeology from today
RAIPUR: Noted historians from the country and abroad will gather and discuss on the research references of the history and archaeology of South Asian countries, including India, on February 15.   More...
Chhattisgarh’s social harmony is matchless: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh’s social harmony is matchless and motivational for the country and the world. People from all religions and communities live together. This unity and social harmony is the biggest strength of Chhattisgarh, said chief minister...   More...
Central government employee strike hits work in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Working in various government departments, including the Postal and Income Tax, were hit as employees, primarily group C and D, joined the two-day strike called by the Confederation of Central government Employees and Workers to demand higher...   More...
Bank employees’ strike hits Rs 1,000 crore business in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Demanding immediate implementation of 10th Pay Agreement, hundreds of officers and employees of the nationalized and rural banks of the state on Monday observed strike.   More...
Kanan Pendari spotted deer death: Congress probe team for action against guilty officers
RAIPUR: The team constituted to probe the suspicious death of 21 female spotted deer in Kanan Pendari zoo has submitted its report to leader of the opposition TS Singhdeo. In the report, it was said that the death of the spotted deer were caused not because of any disease.   More...
Accusing Centre of anti-farmer BJP Kisan Morcha halts trains
RAIPUR: The state BJP Kisan Morcha, against the alleged anti-farmer policies of the Central government, on Friday, demonstrated and shouted slogans at the railway station. In the meanwhile, the Morcha activists halted the Puri-Ajmer Express for about 15 minutes.   More...
Raman presents Rs 54,710 crore, no-tax, industry-friendly budget in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Focussing on the development sector and revival of small and medium scale industries, Chhattisgarh chief minister Dr Raman Singh on Saturday presented a Rs 5761 crore deficit budget that proposed no fresh taxes and unveiled a string of initiatives...   More...
350 hospitals in Chhattisgarh have no doctors, 1516 posts vacant
RAIPUR: Health minister Amar Agrawal informed Assembly that 1516 posts of doctors were vacant in the 12 government hospitals in the state. 350 hospitals in the state have no doctor.   More...
Embezzlement: FIR registered against 90 sarpanchs
RAIPUR: Education minister Kedar Kashyap accepted in Assembly that in Surajpur district, 4390 out of 10,020 works sanctioned under Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission remain incomplete. He said that embezzlement of money at many panchayats is one of the reasons for the non-completion of works. FIR has been registered against 90 out of 123 sarpanchs.   More...
Malnutrition rate decreases to 38 % in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: The malnutrition rate among the children in Chhattisgarh is decreasing continuously because of the large-scale malnutrition eradication campaign run by the state government since 2009.   More...
Congress demands total ban on liquor in Chhattisgarh, stage protest
RAIPUR: Hundreds of Congress workers under the leadership of District (city) Congress Committee president Vikas Upadhyay, on Monday pledged for total ban on liquor, at Gandhi Maidan. Holding effigy of liquor, the Congress workers marched ...   More...
Raman Singh gives away prizes to Half Marathon winners
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Sunday gave away prizes to the winners of Half Marathon organised at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium on Vijay Diwas. About 8,000 runners of different categories had participated in Half Marathon.   More...
Chhattisgarh bans rice import from other states
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government has banned import of rice from other states, so that the rice purchased in the state on support price could be disposed of soon.   More...
Maoist violence dips in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district
RAJNANDGAON: Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district, bordering Gadchiroli in neighbouring Maharashtra, are surrendering in large numbers due to mounting police pressure.   More...
Ten IAS officers shifted in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: In a minor administrative reshuffle after the formation of the new government in Chhattisgarh, 10 IAS officers, including five district collectors, were transferred on Wednesday.   More...
Centre will crown Chhattisgarh with three national awards on February 2
RAIPUR: Central government will crown Chhattisgarh with three national awards on the establishment day of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA), on February 2, at a function organised at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.   More...
Chhattisgarh has better health facilities: Rakesh Kumar
RAIPUR: Sufficient health facilities are available in Chhattisgarh. Better results could be achieved by proper utilization of them, said joint director of Union Health Ministry Dr Rakesh Kumar.   More...
Chhattisgarh tableau brings alive Bhumkal movement of Bastar
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh’s Republic Day tableau on tribal revolutionary Gundadhur has brought alive the memories of famous Bhumkal Movement of Bastar Region.   More...
Man beaten to death by mob for allegedly raping a minor girl
RAIPUR: A 40-year-old man was beaten to death after he allegedly raped a minor girl in the Bhilai area of Chhattisgarh’s Durg district, the police said here on Friday.   More...
Raman government declares 83 forest villages as revenue villages
RAIPUR: Campaign has been launched at a fast pace to give revenue village status to forest villages in accordance to the declaration made by the state government under the leadership of chief minister Dr Raman Singh in its 2013 manifesto to the people.   More...
Chhattisgarh gets third national award in a week
RAIPUR: With many national awards from the central government, this week has become memorable for Chhattisgarh. During the last one week, three national awards have been declared for the state. After the Krishi Karman award and national award to Durg ...   More...
Now, getting into IAS, IPS, IFS cadre an uphill task for state service officers
RAIPUR: Now the way has become uphill for the state service officers to get into IAS, IPS and IFS cadre. Now, besides examining their seniority and confidential reports, they would have to acquire good numbers in written examination and interview.   More...
Greenery essential for life, like oxygen for breath: Governor Shekhar Dutt
RAIPUR: Governor Shekhar Dutt on Sunday attended the prize distribution function of the annual fruit, flower and vegetable exhibition organised at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru garden in Raipur. The exhibition was organised under the joint aegis of Society to nature,...   More...
Chhattisgarh selected for National Krishi Karman Award
RAIPUR: One more link has been added to the chain of different national awards that the adolescent Chhattisgarh received during the last 10 years. Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has declared to honour Chhattisgarh with ....   More...
Over 97% children admitted in Chhattisgarh schools: Report
RAIPUR: School education minister Kedar Kashyap released the 9th annual report ‘Asar-2013’ related to education in the schools of rural areas of Chhattisgarh, published by voluntary organisation ‘Pratham’ at his official residence here on Saturday.   More...
Raipur lad clears first round for Mars One project
RAIPUR: Fighting all odds in his life, Aman Waheed Khan from Raipur has been able to secure a position in the list of 62 Indians who have been shortlisted for the Mars One project.   More...
22 spotted deer poisoned at Kanan Pendari Zoo
BILASPUR: In an apparent case of poisoning, as many as 22 spotted deer died in Kanan Pendari Zoo, about 12 km from Bilaspur city in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday.   More...
Central government approves 442 city buses for 21 cities in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: The Central government on Monday approved the Chhattisgarh government’s proposal and sanctioned 442 city buses for 21 premier cities in the state.   More...
Raman Singh inaugurates Sirpur dance, music festival
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Saturday evening inaugurated a three-day national dance and music festival at Sirpur, the capital of Dakshin Kosal of ancient India, on the bank of Chhattisgarh’s lifeline, the Mahanadi.   More...
Benefits of schemes should reach intended class: Agrawal
RAIPUR: Agriculture minister Brijmohan Agrawal, at a review meeting of the department held here on Friday, told the officers in clear words that all the schemes of the department have been implemented for betterment of farmers and farm labourers.   More...
NRDA allots Gramin Suvidha Kendra shops in 4 villages
RAIPUR: Now, there would not be any shortage of articles of daily use and services in Naya Raipur, as the Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) has allotted shops, kiosks and platforms of Gramin Suvidha Kendras in four villages of Naya Raipur.   More...
38 languages, including Chhattisgarhi waiting for 8th Schedule
RAIPUR: Thirty-eight languages, including Chhattisgarhi, have been entangled in the wait for the 8th Schedule. The BJP in power in the state, in its election manifesto had promised to make every effort to include Chhattisgarhi in the Schedule.   More...
Generic medicines will be distributed at all government hospitals
RAIPUR: Health and family welfare minister Amar Agrawal on Friday instructed all chief medical and health officers (CMHO) to ensure distribution of generic medicines to patients in all government hospitals. Display boards showing availability of generic medicines ...   More...
Raipur medical college golden jubilee celebrations begin
RAIPUR: Governor Shekhar Dutt, while inaugurating the golden jubilee celebrations of Raipur Medical College, said that the doctors, who studied here and have been working in the country and abroad together should make efforts in the direction of making...   More...
Raman Singh launches ‘Atal Khetihar Mazdoor Yojana’ for farm labourers
RAIPUR: Chief minister Dr Raman Singh on Wednesday, the birthday of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee “Good governance day”, launched ‘Atal Khetihar Mazdoor Yojana’ for the more than 17 lakh farm labourers.   More...
Promote use of modern technique in higher education: Governor
RAIPUR: Governor Shekhar Dutt on Tuesday held discussions with the senior officers of higher education department and vice chancellors of various universities on promoting use of modern technique and communication resources...   More...
Juvenile Justice Board orders probe against parents for selling minor in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: In the wake of rise in cases of girl trafficking in Chhattisgarh’s tribal Jashpur district, for the first time, the Juvenile Justice Board has asked police to lodge complaint against parents of a 16-year-old girl who had sold her to a placement agency in New Delhi four years back.   More...
Governor hails Jain community’s contribution to nation building
RAIPUR: Governor Shekhar Dutt said that the Jain community has contributed much to the building of the nation and today also, people of the community are working continuously on this direction.   More...
2,000 quacks identified in Raipur district
RAIPUR: About 2,000 quacks have been identified in Raipur district. A survey is being conducted to identify more such doctors. After that, by conducting raids, the treatment and medicines given in their hospitals will be checked.   More...
Jogi’s decision on LS election creates turmoil in Congress
RAIPUR: Former chief minister Ajit Jogi’s decision to not to fight the next Lok Sabha election has created a turmoil in the Congress. However, Jogi said that he wanted to give attention in the entire state, but if he fights the election, he would be centred at one place.   More...
Raman government neglected Bastar: Jogi
BILASPUR: As the BJP’s performance in Bastar was not good, chief minister Raman Singh, to punish the region, did not give proper representation to the peoples’ representatives of Bastar in his cabinet, though there were much more problems.   More...
Fire in Raipur-Dongargarh train, eight coaches gutted
RAJNANDGAON: Eight coaches, including the engine of Raipur-Dongargarh local train, were reduced to ashes in the fire that caused on Monday night at Dongargarh station. The train, which was parked at the yard, was to leave for Raipur at 5.40 am.   More...
Public administration needs to be strengthened: Governor
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh governor Shekhar Dutt on Monday held a meeting for the formation of state-level unit of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi.   More...
Congress fights it out on selection of leader of opposition
RAIPUR: After defeat in the assembly election, the Congress may decide on the leader of the opposition and state president of the party in a few days. Central observer is likely to come for the selection of the leader of the opposition by week end.   More...
Chhattisgarh’s 76 newly elected MLAs are millionaires
RAIPUR: Out of the 90 newly elected MLAs of Chhattisgarh, 76 are ‘crorepatis’ (millionaires), 36 are educated up to 12th class or less and criminal cases have been registered against 15.   More...
BJP drubbed where Rahul addressed public meets: Mahant
RAIPUR: Reacting sharply to chief minister Dr Raman Singh’s statement on the Congress national vice-president Rahul Gandhi, state Congress president Dr Charandas Mahant said Raman Singh should not forget that the BJP was wiped out...   More...
Lost in assembly polls, many candidates may claim LS tickets in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: The Congress is in search of new faces for the 10 out of 11 Lok Sabha seats of Chhattisgarh. Several leaders, who have been defeated or won the assembly election, could make efforts for LS ticket.   More...
Highest polling in Dhamtari; CEO could be rewarded
RAIPUR: Dhamtari district has been in the forefront in the whole state in using the right of voting and introducing awareness. The highest 84.30 voting percentage has been registered in Dhamtari, in comparison to other districts.   More...
Now, we will win all 11 seats in LS election: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: At a meeting held here on Monday, the Chhattisgarh Bharatiya Janata Party Legislature Party has unanimously elected chief minister Dr Raman Singh its leader in the presence of Central observer Venkaiah Naidu, Jagatprakash Nadda and Dharmendra Pradhan.   More...
Five BJP ministers, speaker, deputy speaker lose elections in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Amidst chief minister Raman Singh’s scoring a hat-trick, five ministers of his cabinet, speaker and deputy speaker got a drubbing in the hustings—indicating that the anti-incumbency factor was against the personalities and not per se against the government.   More...
Chhattisgarh: Voting percentage goes up by .32; number of voters goes down by 66,694
RAIPUR: Two days before the vote counting the office of the Chief Electoral Officer has released the final figure of polling, in which, the percentage of polling has increased, but the number of total voters has decreased by 66,694 from the number...   More...
Nine women Maoists arrested in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Nine women Maoists were arrested along with two other male Maoist cadres from Bhairamgarh region of Bijapur district in Bastar division during a combing operation on Thursday.   More...
Rahul Gandhi summons state Cong leaders to Delhi
RAIPUR: Even before the declaration of the results of the assembly election, bustle about forming government in Chhattisgarh has begun. In this regard, the Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi has summoned state leaders to Delhi.   More...
Power crisis will be greatest curse for development: Dr Anil Kakodkar
RAIPUR: India is not self-reliant in fossil fuel. Besides, fossil fuel is becoming deficient rapidly at global level also. As such, its right utilization and conservation is needed, said former director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and eminent nuclear scientist Padmavibhushan Dr Anil Kakodkar.   More...
Chhattisgarh Cong gets ready to form government ahead of poll results
RAIPUR: Though the election results are yet to be declared, but deliberations are going on in the Congress regarding forming the government and swearing-in. According to a report, the bigwigs of the Congress would remain present in the state capital on the day of vote counting.   More...
Bickering in BJP surfaces, candidates complain of sabotage
RAIPUR: Bickering in BJP rank and files have surfaced with a number of candidates including the state president complaining that they could fall victim to sabotage in their respective constituencies. Coming just a week before the counting of votes ...   More...
14 girl students fall sick after taking iron tablets
RAIPUR: Fourteen girl students of Jamruvan High School in Balod district fell ill after consuming iron tablets and admitted in the district hospital for treatment. This was the second such incident during the last two months.   More...
70,000 postal votes will decide fate of many candidates in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: The 70,000 postal votes polled in the recently concluded assembly election of the state could decide the fate of candidates win or lose with less number of votes. However, the Congress and the BJP candidates and their supporters ...   More...
More SIMI activists likely to be arrested from Raipur
RAIPUR: More than a dozen terrorists were arrested following busting of a huge SIMI network in Raipur. During interrogation, the accused in police remand have revealed some new names. The police are keeping an eye on the activities of those persons...   More...
Protecting cultural heritages is important responsibility: Governor
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt said, “We should be proud of the cultural heritages of the country and the state and protect such historical heritages. We should take the protection and conservation of the cultural heritages as an important responsibility...   More...
Who will form next govt? One question that perturbs Chhattisgarhis
RAIPUR: From the Choupals of villages to the lanes of cities, only one question is going around, who will form the next government in the state? The BJP or the Congress. Both these parties are claiming of forming government, but people have no faith on their utterances.   More...
BJP will come into power in Chhattisgarh, MP, two other states: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh chief minister Dr Raman Singh on Friday said that though Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are two different states, but are like two brothers. As neighbours, the BJP governments in both the states...   More...
Raman Singh’s secretary files defamation case against Congress leaders
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh’s secretary Aman Singh and his wife Yasmin Singh have jointly filed a civil and criminal defamation case against two office-bearers of the Congress and a local Hindi daily, following publication ...   More...
Chhattisgarh minister threatens poll observer, case not yet registered
RAIPUR: FIR has not yet been registered against the accused in the case of misbehaviour and threatening of observer of Ayurveda College situated polling booth during the assembly election, even on the second day.   More...
Neck and neck fight in Chhattisgarh; BJP, Cong claim winning over 50 seats
RAIPUR: A day before the second phase of polling, both the major parties of the state – the BJP and the Congress - have engaged in calculation of seats for forming government. Both the parties surmise of winning over 50 seats...   More...
Along with development give priority to citizens security: Sharma
RAIPUR: It was not hidden to anyone how much development the BJP has done during its 10-year rule and how much the people feel themselves secured. Now, the citizens are fear gripped, the fear that words cannot express.   More...
Rahul Gandhi dubs BJP as a party of ‘chor’, ‘lootere’
KHARSIA: The gloves came off in the battle for Chhattisgarh as AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday adopted an aggressive posture, dubbing the BJP as a party of “chor and lootere” (thieves).   More...
Raman Singh rails against Centre for inflation
KAWARDHA: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, who reached the district for electioneering in favour of BJP candidates, on the one hand railed against the Central government for inflation and impressed the common man with his policy...   More...
Chhattisgarh people want change in leadership: Bhakt Charandas
RAIPUR: National spokes person of the Congress Bhakt Charandas has said that people of the State have been demanding change in leadership this time. A good atmosphere has been created in the state in favour of the Congress.   More...
Millions defy Maoist threat, Chhattisgarh registers 67 pc voting, CRPF jawan killed
RAIPUR: Sixty-seven per cent of the electorate in Maoist-hit Bastar and Rajnandgaon districts voted in the first phase of assembly elections in Chhattisgarh on Monday. Some tribal constituencies saw 75 per cent polling as the region ...   More...
Naxals trigger blasts on eve of Chhattisgarh assembly polls, 2 jawans hurt
RAIPUR: Two Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans were injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in the Maoist-hit Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh on the eve of the first phase of Assembly elections, police said.   More...
Chhattisgarh poll: Advani’s speech revolves around Karachi and Parliament
BILASOUR: “So far, 14 prime ministers ruled the country, of which six remained on the post for a few months only, but among all the prime ministers, the period of economist prime minister Manmohan Singh was the worst.   More...
Vora, Kidwai highlight BJP’s failures, claim Cong will form govt in Chhattisgarh
RAJNANDGAON: Member of Congress Working Committee and Central Election Committee and national star campaigner of the party Mohsina Kidwai, AICC treasurer Motilal Vora and in-charge general secretary of Chhattisgarh ...   More...
Chhattisgarh Congress takes out huge road show in Nandgaon
RAIPUR: All the big leaders of the State Congress on Tuesday attended the road-show organised in favour of the Congress candidate Alka Mudaliyar in Rajnandgaon. Great multitudes attended the rally.   More...
South Bastar’s 150 polling booths to be relocated from Maoist zone to ‘safer’ areas
NEW DELHI: As intelligence input points to ‘assiduous preparations’ by Maoists to disrupt the November 11 assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, the Election Commission (EC) has agreed to relocate around 150 polling booths in the ...   More...
Two Maoists killed in encounter with security forces
RAIPUR: Two Maoists were killed while another was arrested after a fierce gunbattle with security personnel in Maoist-hit Sukma district of south Chhattisagrh on Sunday, police said.   More...
Complaint to CEO against Assembly Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik
RAIPUR: Former chairman of State Finance Commission Virendra Pandey, in a memorandum submitted to the chief electoral officer against, has made a complaint against BJP candidate from Bilha Assembly constituency Dharamlal Kaushik.   More...
Rebellion against Pandariya and Kurud BJP candidates
RAIPUR: Many BJP leaders have sounded the trumpet of rebellion against the party candidates from both the assembly constituencies of Kawardha district. Ticket claimant from Pandariya and former district Panchayat member Raghunandan Pathak ...   More...
New Chhattisgarh state a historic gift from Atal-BJP: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on the eve of Chhattisgarh State Formation Day - November 1 extended sincere congratulation and well wishes to the people of the state.   More...
BJP makes efforts to placate angry leaders deprived of party ticket
RAIPUR: Placatory work to persuade the angry leaders deprived of party ticket is going on in BJP. The party has also been decided election directors of candidates for the four seats of Raipur. Raipur North ticket claimant and state ...   More...
Pre-poll survey: Congress demands action against TV channel, BJP
RAIPUR: The Congress, in a memorandum submitted to the Election Commission of India here on Tuesday, complained against telecasting of pre-poll survey report by a TV news channel, violating the model election code of conduct...   More...
BJP fields Chopra against Hora in Dhamtari constituency
DHAMTARI: All the hindrances in the BJP over distribution of tickets are now over. The party has fielded former MLA Inder Chopra against the Congress’ Gurmukh Singh Hora, who is an old opponent.   More...
Fierce fight in Chhattisgarh Congress for Vaishali Nagar assembly ticket
Several Congress leaders, including MLA Bhajan Singh Nirankari, Mayor Nirmala Yadav, Brijmohan Singh, Neeta Lodhi, Durgesh Tamrakar, have claimed their stake for assembly ticket from Vaishali Nagar constituency.   More...
BJP submits star campaigners’ list for Chhattisgarh assembly polls to EC
RAIPUR: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) central leadership has submitted list of its star campaigners to the election commission. The BJP has released the list of 40 star campaigners at national and state level, who would address different public meetings...   More...
BJP, Congress in Chhattisgarh sweat pacifying rebels
RAIPUR: Major political parties, the BJP and the Congress in Chhattisgarh are sweating in pacifying the claimants who have been deprived of tickets in the assembly election. The plea of the party candidates to the rebel leaders to work on the party line...   More...
BJP flag should be flown in Jaijaipur: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Addressing a mammoth gathering of more than 15,000 people at the BJP workers’ conference organised on the Mandi premises at Birra village in Jaijaipur assembly constituency, chief minister Dr Raman Singh said that the BJP flag...   More...
Sitting BJP MLAs intensify lobbying for ticket
RAIPUR: The sitting MLAs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who have not been given ticket for assembly election this time, have intensified lobbying in the state. The party has so far declared 67 candidates out of the total ...   More...
Mahant betrays Chhattisgarh, presented food park to Rahul: BJP
RAIPUR: State Congress president and union state minister for agriculture and food processing Charandas Mahant, who snatched the rights of the vegetable producer farmers and 30 thousand unemployed youths of Chhattisgarh of their probable...   More...
Chhattisgarh government fails to implement more than two dozen declarations
RAIPUR: Once again, both the main political parties – the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress – is engaged in giving final touch to their respective declarations for the assembly election 2013 and in a few days they will release them.   More...
Chhattisgarh officials urge EC to shift 150 polling centres of naxal-hit areas
RAIPUR: The collectors and superintendents of police of the districts falling in Bastar division, which go to polls on November 11, urged the Election Commission of India to shift 150 polling centres located in the heavily Naxal infested areas.   More...
Manoj murder mystery unravelled, two arrested
RAJNANDGAON: Police have unravelled the Manoj Pardhi murder mystery that took place a week ago at Chhote Birejhar of Dhumka area. Manoj’s body was found near a lake in the village on September 30. The police took two youths in custody on the charges of murder.   More...
Cong MLA complains of threat to life, family; demands security
RAIPUR: Congress MLA from Korba, Jaisingh Agrawal, complaining life threat to him and family, demanded security from the Superintendant of police and district collector. He demanded complete enquiry into the incidents installing camera in front of his house and people roaming with revolvers in the city...   More...
BJP likely to declare candidates after Congress
RAIPUR: The BJP has prepared an action plan to open its cards after the Congress declares its candidates. The party observers, appointed for collecting opinions on the contestants, have submitted report in the state office.   More...
Naxalite leaders sexually exploit women members
JAGADALPUR: Some naxalites, including women, surrendered before the superintendent of police of Malkangiri in the neighbouring Odisha state on Saturday, alleged that top Maoist leaders sexually exploit girls.   More...
Congress will easily form government in Chhattisgarh, says Ajit Jogi
RAIPUR: Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi claimed on Friday that his party would get a thumping majority in the assembly elections in the state in November. “In Chhattisgarh, Congress will easily...   More...
BJP govt is sensitive towards people’s expectations: Brijmohan Agrawal
RAIPUR: Success will get definitely when march forward in unity for public interest. It takes time, but each person will get the fruit of work done selflessly with a purpose, in any form, said education minister Brijmohan Agrawal.   More...
Raman Singh inaugurates digital secretariat, state portal
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh inaugurated Digital Secretariat and State Portal and State Service Delivery Gateway at Mantralaya here on Tuesday.   More...
Now Chhattisgarh residents with get government job at 45 also
RAIPUR: The state government on Friday released order giving one-time relaxation of five years in the maximum age limit to the local residents of Chhattisgarh in appointment on the direct recruitment posts.   More...
Rahul Gandhi promises implementation of tribal bill in Chhattisgarh
JAGADALPUR: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the Congress would ensure implementation of the tribal bill when it comes to power in the state to prevent illegal acquisition of tribal land.   More...
Raman Singh dedicates data centre, call centre of power company to people
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that to provide quality services to the power consumers of the state, Chhattisgarh Power Company has been doing better utilization of information technology. He called upon...   More...
Corruption in furniture purchase: complaint made with Lok Ayog
RAIPUR: Former State Finance Commission chairman Veerendra Pandey, who is associated with Tatpar institution, has made a complaint with the Lok Ayog, accusing the School Education Department of violation of purchase   More...
Raman Singh felicitates tribal youths, social workers, farmers
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that positive results of the state government schemes could have been seen in the education sector also. He said that the children and youths of the tribal areas of the state have enkindled the name ...   More...
Chhattisgarh registers 22.61% population growth
RAIPUR: The population of Chhattisgarh state is 2,55,45,198, including 1,28,32,895 males and 1,27,12,303 females, which is 2.11 per cent of the total population of the country, as per Census 2011.   More...
Rs 6.96 cr sanctioned for inclusive education of physically challenged students
RAIPUR: Under the State Secondary Education Mission in the state Rs 129.44 crore has been sanctioned for the year 2013-14, out of which Rs 6.96 crore has been sanctioned for inclusive education of physically challenged students...   More...
All irrigation tanks in Chhattisgarh filled to full capacity
RAIPUR: Water resources minister Ramvichar Netam said here on Wednesday that all the major irrigation tanks of Chhattisgarh have been filed up to their full capacity during the current monsoon season.   More...
1.10 lakh shepherds, 15,000 kotwars will get free cycles
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, at the state labour day programme organised on the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti here on Tuesday, congratulated all the labourers of the state and extended them best wishes by gifting free cycle ...   More...
BJP Govt takes anti-youth, anti-employment decisions, says Jogi
RAIPUR: Congress working committee member and former chief minister Ajit Jogi on Monday accused the BJP’s Raman government of conspiringly sending the naïve youths of the state in special trains in the name of Yuva   More...
CM to give peaceful development gift to naxal-hit districts
RAIPUR: Chief minister Dr Raman Singh will give away the treasure of new gifts of peaceful development to the naxalite violence and terror-hit districts of Bijapur and Narayanpur on September 17.   More...
Governor presents state-level literacy awards
RAIPUR: During the conclusion of state-level literacy award ceremony and literacy week, Governor Shekhar Dutt, at a function held at Rajbhawan here on Saturday, again felicitated the office-bearers of state, district and village...   More...
‘Chhattisgarh is free from unhealthy lavatories’
RAIPUR: Secretary, public health engineering department, Ganesh Shankar Mishra on Friday said that unhealthy lavatories were not found anywhere in the state during the survey.   More...
Make innovations realizing aspirations of people: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, speaking at the inaugural session of the one-day workshop on ‘Social Innovations and Civil Society: A Dialogue’, organised by Chhattisgarh Administration Academy here on Wednesday, said that good...   More...
Chhattisgarh’s six more tribes included in ST list
RAIPUR: On the special efforts of the state government, the Central government has included six more castes of Chhattisgarh in the list of Scheduled Tribe. Many of the tribes of the state were being deprived of the constitutional benefits...   More...
Raman Singh gives away prizes to weavers
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, addressing the state-level ‘Bunkar Protsahan Puraskar Evam Samman Samaroh’ held at Rajnandgaon on Monday, said that the weavers have given a new identity to this region of the state through...   More...
Mukhyamantri Bharat Darshan scheme launched in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: In view of the 150th birth anniversary of great visionary, social reformer and source of inspiration for the youth, Swami Vivekananda and in accordance to the declaration of chief minister Dr Raman Singh...   More...
Raman Singh inaugurates Potato Research Centre at Mainpat
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Saturday inaugurated the first Potato Research Centre of the State at Mainpat in Sarguja district. This research centre will work under the Indira Gandhi Agriculture University.   More...
Linking last man to mainstream is Govt’s first priority: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Linking the remotest village in the state and the last person and family of the last line to the mainstream of development is the first priority of Chhattisgarh government, said chief minister Dr Raman Singh.   More...
12-lakh woman tendupatta collectors will get saris before Teeja fest
RAIPUR: About 12-lakh woman tendupatta collectors in Chhattisgarh will be given free saris, before the forthcoming Teeja-Pola festival, said chief minister Dr Raman Singh.   More...
Raman Singh inaugurates statewide Food and Nutrition Security Week
RAIPUR: In a simple and brief programme held here at his residence on Sunday, chief minister Dr Raman Singh inaugurated the statewide Food and Nutrition Security Week.   More...
Raman Singh dedicates longest bridge of Chhattisgarh on river Mahanadi
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, during his statewide Vikas Yatra, on Friday, dedicated to the nation the longest bridge of Chhattisgarh on river Mahanadi in Raigarh district, on the border of Odisha.   More...
Chhattisgarh deputy speaker’s brother bashes up doctor in hospital
RAIPUR: In a brazen display of political muscle power, the brother of the deputy speaker of Chhattisgarh assembly, Narayan Chandel, and his associates, mostly BJP workers, allegedly assaulted a doctor and another unidentified person...   More...
Election Commission team to visit Chhattisgarh to assess poll readiness
NEW DELHI: An Election Commission (EC) team will visit Chhattisgarh on Thursday to assess the poll preparedness of the state. It will also take stock of the Naxalite situation in the state and assess threat perception levels in at least 13 affected assembly constituencies.   More...
Judeo’s statues will be installed at Jashpur, Kunkuri
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Tuesday announced to install statue of the late Dilip Singh Judeo in Jashpur and Kunkuri. Judeo was the ‘Aan-Baan aur Shaan’ of Chhattisgarh, he added.   More...
Balco encroached forestland for its smelter plant: Jogi
RAIPUR: Former chief minister Ajit Jogi on Monday accused the Balco smelter plant of illegally using forestland before diversion under FCA 1980. Besides, the company, ignoring the green belt conditions of the environment department, chopped thousands of huge trees planted on the premises.   More...
Woman gang-graped in Bhilai, five arrested
RAIPUR: A 26-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped after being abducted by five men near a railway station in Chhattisgarh’s Durg district, police said on Sunday. Five youths have been arrested in this connection, they said.   More...
Social harmony, hard-work only way for development: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Friday said that the approach based on social harmony and hard work would be the only way for us all for the development of Chhattisgarh. Because of the hard-work and cooperation of the people...   More...
Commotion in health dept over supply of spurious filarial medicine
RAIPUR: Commotion was created in the health department after confirmation of supply of spurious medicine for filariasis in Mahasamund district. On the orders of the department, medicines from other districts were being sent to the State Medicine Corporation for testing.   More...
Many government hospitals sans generic medicines
RAIPUR: Government had launched a scheme to distribute free generic medicine in all government hospitals in the state from August 15, but this medicine could not reach in many hospitals. Wherever it reached were not in sufficient variety.   More...
Cong’s Balidani Maati Kalash Yatra begins
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh State Congress Committee on Monday started Kalash Yatras holding ‘Balidani Maati’ in the Kalash, in memory of the Congress leaders, workers and security personnel martyred in the naxalite attack at Jhiram Ghati.   More...
Chhattisgarh employees’ retirement age will be 62 years
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh won the hearts of the residents of the state by declaring a number of gifts for them in his Independence Day message meant for the development of the state and for the betterment of various sections of the society.   More...
Chhattisgarh moves further towards e-governance: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: On the eve of Independence Day, chief minister Dr Raman Singh dedicated the first State Data Centre building, constructed by Chhattisgarh Housing Board with a cost of Rs 56 crore, here on Wednesday.   More...
Chhattisgarh: Seven-year-old raped in train, given Rs 10
BILASPUR: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped on Howrah-Kurla Express near Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh by an unidentified man who gave her a Rs 10 note after committing the crime before dumping her at the railway station, police said on Sunday quoting her.   More...
Naya Raipur is developing as model of real estate: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief minister Dr Raman Singh said that the Naya Raipur and Kamal Vihar projects of Chhattisgarh government are developing fast as a model of real estate in the country and abroad.   More...
All new districts will have stadium, says Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that well-furnished stadia with all facilities for sports persons would be constructed in all new district headquarters in the state.   More...
Naya Raipur Rly stations will have metro-like facilities
RAIPUR: Naya Raipur, the first well-planned city of the new age, will get the benefits of Railway services shortly. To start this facility in between Mandir Hasaud and Kendri, process has begun to make it a ground reality...   More...
Next five years will be golden era of Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief minister Dr Raman Singh said that the state government, during the last ten years, has implemented a number of schemes for the progress of common-man along with the villages and cities of Chhattisgarh...   More...
Raman Singh assures all possible help to flood-hit families
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Saturday visited Singhdei, Mohara and Mohad villages situated on the bank of the Shivnath river in Rajnandgaon district met with families affected by heavy rain and flood.   More...
Chhattisgarh government knows the value of farmers: Sahu
RAIPUR: Agriculture minister Chandrashekhar Sahu said that the Chhattisgarh government knows the value of the hardwork of farmers.   More...
Healthy generation must to build a prosperous state: CM
RAIPUR: Ayurveda doctor chief minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh on Sunday said that Ayurveda treatment takes long time, but it gives complete cure to the patients and makes them healthy for a long time.   More...
Govt committed to all-round development of common man: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that the Chhattisgarh government is committed for the betterment of common man and development of farmers. Plan has been made by taking into consideration the interest of village, poor and farmers, he added.   More...
Govt committed to protect children’s rights: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Sunday said, “To build the future of the nation we have to build the future of children first.”   More...
Action will be taken against naxalites under SC, ST Act also
RAIPUR: Under the provisions of Scheduled Cast and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 strict legal action will be taken against the naxalites spreading violence and terror in the tribal dominated areas of the state.   More...
CM appeals to TV channels to become partner in developing Chhattisgarhi
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has urged all the television channels in the state to become partners in the development of Chhattisgarhi language and Chhattisgarhi culture, including regional dialects and regional art and culture.   More...
‘Give benefits of govt schemes to model school students also’
RAIPUR: School education minister Brijmohan Agrawal said that the students of model schools should also be given the benefits of state government schemes being given to the school children. Departmental officers should ensure action on this, the minister added.   More...
PDS will not be stopped in Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief minister Dr Raman Singh has said that bonus at Rs 270 per quintal will be given to the farmers in the coming Kharif year also on the paddy purchased under the support price policy in the cooperative societies.   More...
Learning is a continuous process in life: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Under his publicity campaign, Chief minister Dr Raman Singh on Tuesday reached Beltikri village in Rajnandgaon district and gifted Rs 22.93 lakh Gram Gaurav Path to the villagers. In order to meet face-to-face with the villagers, the chief minister arrived the village on road.   More...
Saplings from all blocks will be planted at Naya Raipur
RAIPUR: Naya Raipur is the dream city of the people of the state and the imaginations of people of all the regions of the state would be expressed through tree plantation.   More...
Press plays vital role in strengthening democracy: Amar Agrawal
RAIPUR: Health and Family Welfare minister Amar Agrawal said that whenever a crisis like situation created in the country, the role of press and media, which is the fourth pillar of the Indian Constituency, had been important.   More...
Agrawal declares opening of two HSS, one High School in Raipur
RAIPUR: School education minister Brijmohan Agrawal, in the midst of heavy rainfall, on Friday showered gifts on various schools of the state capital, at the state-level school enrolment festival programme organized on the premises of Government Naveen High School, Kushalpur.   More...
Chhattisgarh stands 2nd in increasing job opportunities
RAIPUR: Notwithstanding a new state, Chhattisgarh achieved second position in the direction of increasing opportunities for employment. It has left behind comparably more developed states like Gujarat, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, in this regard.   More...
Cong led UPA will come to power in 2014: Jogi
RAIPUR: Congress working committee member and former chief minister Ajit Jogi said that the Congress led UPA will come to power in the 2014 general election.   More...
At least 8,000 people marooned in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district
JAGDALPUR: Heavy monsoon rain since June 11 in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region have inundated dozens of villages and marooned about 8,000 people, mostly tribals, government officials said on Saturday.   More...
Kharun River Valley Civilization remains found near Raipur
RAIPUR: The Archaeology department have excavated more than 2000-year-old remains of ancient civilization from the bank of the Kharun River, near Tarighat, only 28-km from Chhattisgarh’s capital, Raipur.   More...
Pregnant MNREGA workers will get motherhood allowance
RAIPUR: Pregnant women working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA) will get motherhood allowance in the form of maternity leave. Guidelines in this regard have been issued to all district programme coordinators and collectors from Mantralaya here on Monday.   More...
No detention policy should not affect brain development of child: Agrawal
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh School Education minister Brijmohan Agrawal said that the ‘no detention policy’ (not to fail school children in any class) should not be an impediment to the brain development of the child.   More...
Rajnath, CM visit naxalite attack victims at hospital
RAIPUR: National president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Rajnath Singh and chief minister Dr Raman Singh visited the naxalite violence victim Congress workers and citizens undergoing treatment at the private Ramkrishna Care Hospital and enquired about their health...   More...
Raman Singh shares pain of Chhattisgarh’s people
RAIPUR: On the first day of the third phase of the state-wide Vikas Yatra, the chief minister, Dr Raman Singh on Wednesday address public meeting at Mohandi village in Magarlod development block of Dhamtari district.   More...
Chhattisgarh will be role model in health security also: CM
RAIPUR: Like food security, public health security scheme of Chhattisgarh would also be a role model for the country, said chief minister Dr Raman Singh. The state government has been continuously making efforts in a planned manner in this direction, he added.   More...
Chhattisgarh has made its identity as fast developing state: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that Chhattisgarh has made its identity as a fast developing state in the country as well as the world. Addressing a public meeting organized as a part of the Vikas Yatra at Sahaspur Lohra in Kabirdham district...   More...
Kanyadaan is most blessed one, says Assembly speaker Kaushik
BILASPUR: Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha speaker Dharamlal Kaushik, while addressing a mass marriage programme organised under the Mukhyamantri Kanyadaan Yojana at Patharia, said that Kanyadaan is the most blessed one.   More...
Raman Singh gives away new ration cards to 1000 families
RAIPUR: Chief minister Dr Raman Singh, during the Vikas Yatra, has laid foundation stones and dedicated 158 development works worth Rs 92.59 crore at Gundardehi, the headquarters of Balod tehsil, on Thursday night.   More...
Digvijay Singh sees wave of change in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh, accompanied by Union minister Charandas Mahant, has paid a courtesy visit to former Union minister Vidya Charan Shukla, at the latter’s house ‘Radheyshyam Bhawan’ here on Tuesday morning   More...
Life is a struggle and struggle is life: Brahmachari Mural Bhai
RAIPUR: General Secretary of Dakshineshwar Ramkrishna Aadyapeeth, Kolkata, Brahmachari Mural Bhai, in the presence of Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt, at a lecture programmed organised by the Sarvajanik Durga Puja Samiti, Mana, here on Saturday said that “Life is a struggle and struggle is life”.   More...
Chhattisgarh development: It’s just a beginning, we have to go miles: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that developments made in Chhattisgarh since past one decade was just a beginning and added that “we have yet to decide so many milestones of development”.   More...
Success comes from hard work, not just from convents and coaching: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Wednesday said that the talented children of labourers, poor and financially downtrodden families of Chhattisgarh have proved that success comes from hard work and not just by studying in convents and big coaching institutions only.   More...
Making Chhattisgarh prosperous is every one’s goal: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chief minister Dr Raman Singh on Sunday said that the state has been created, but it should be the goal of all to make the state prosperous. For achieving this goal the state government, keeping in mind the betterment of village, the poor and farmers...   More...
Raipur’s development is govt’s top priority: Agrawal
RAIPUR: Raipur is now taking the shape of a metro city. Developing necessary facilities for the local people according to the glory of the capital and the basic needs of a metro city is the responsibility and priority of the state government, said PWD minister Brijmohan Agrawal.   More...
Chhattisgarh is developing very fast in all sectors: Amar Agrawal
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh is development very fast in all sectors, including education, health, electricity, agriculture and irrigation facility, under the leadership of chief minister Dr Raman Singh, said public health and family welfare and Korea district in-charge minister Amar Agrawal.   More...
Cong men participate in Parivartan Yatra with double enthusiasm
RAIPUR: Encouraged with the tremendous success of the first phase of its Parivartan Yatra, the Congress is going to be active with double enthusiasm in the second phase of the Yatra.   More...
Ration card preparation process proved to be Pandora’s box for common man: Cong
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh State Congress president Nand Kumar Patel and the Congress Legislative Party leader Ravindra Choubey, in a joint press statement issued here on Saturday said that the process the BJP government adopted for the preparation of ration cards...   More...
Swine flu: Special alert sounded in state
RAIPUR: The state health department, on finding a serious swine flu patient in a private hospital in the state capital, on Friday sounded special alert across the state. Director health Dr Kamalpreet Singh has issued instructions to all chief medical and health officers to adopt all preventive measures ...   More...
Govt sold farmers’ priceless land to industrialists at throw away price: Cong
BHOPAL: Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CGPCC) president Nand Kumar Patel, while addressing a public meeting as a part of the party’s Parivartan Yatra at Batauli on Wednesday said that the state BJP government had sold the priceless land of farmers to the industrialists at throw away price.   More...
Cong Parivartan Yatra gets rousing welcome at villages
RAIPUR: The Parivartan Yatra Express of the state Congress on Tuesday entered the Rajpur assembly constituency from Surajpur. The villagers welcomed the Yatra with enthusiasm at various places.   More...
CM serves food, fruits to pilgrims of Bimleshwari temple
RAIPUR: Chief minister Dr Raman Singh on Sundey night served food and fruits to the thousands of devotees who visited Bimleshwari temple at Dongergarh, the famous pilgrimage of Chhattisgarh, on the occasion Chaitr Navratri.   More...
Persons linked with handicrafts should get status of artists: Governor
RAIPUR: Governor Shekhar Dutt on Saturday said that every person linked with handicrafts and Hatkardha should get the status of artists. The governor released the logo of Social Action Forum for Manav Adhikar (SAFMA) at a programme...   More...
Raman wants to flow milk rivers in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: The state government has been making every possible effort to promote dairy farming so that the river of milk and ghee could flow in Chhattisgarh, said chief minister Dr Raman Singh. For this Dairy Federation has been constituted in the state.   More...
Govt promotes corruption, allocates coal blocs to BJP leaders, alleges Jogi
RAIPUR: Former chief minister and Congress working committee member Ajit Jogi on Thursday alleged that the state BJP government has been openly promoting corruption by reducing coal royalty and illegally allocating coal fields to BJP supporter industrialists and party leaders.   More...
IMR in Chhattisgarh decreases to 48; UNICEF presents work plan for 2013-14
RAIPUR: With the joint efforts of the state government and the UNICEF the infant mortality rate (IMR) of Chhattisgarh has been brought down to 48 per thousand, which was 51 per thousand, in the year 2010.   More...
Minister Sahu dedicates school building at Abhanpur
RAIPUR: Agriculture and labour minister Chandrashekhar Sahu on Saturday dedicated a newly constructed high school building costs about Rs 50 lakh at Navagaon at Abhanpur development block to the nation.   More...
Farooq Abdullah all praise for Raman government
RAIPUR: Union New and Renewable Energy minister Dr Farooq Abdullah, while lavishing praises on the rapid development works going on in Chhattisgarh, said that a new India is taking form in this new state.   More...
Government protects black-marketers of IPL ticket: Jogi
RAIPUR: The Congress working committee member and former chief minister Ajit Jogi, on Wednesday alleged that the Raman government and the organisers of the IPL cricket matches are patronising middlemen engaged in the black-marketing of the tickets.   More...
CAG reveals Rs 72 lakh scam in WBM road construction in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: The CAG in its report has revealed a scam involving Rs 72 lakh in Chhattisgarh in which transportation of murrum and soil through motorcycle and scooter has been shown in the construction of WBM road.   More...
Private hospitals stop treatment of poor under govt schemes
RAIPUR: The state government has withdrawn the government facilities given to the 40 big private nursing homes and hospitals which have refused treatment of the poor through smart card system and have returned the mater machines.   More...
Assembly tickets will be issued on survey report’s basis: Mahant
RAIPUR: Union Minister of State for Agriculture Dr Charandas Mahant said the Congress party would not seek applications from the candidates for the distribution of tickets for assembly election in the state, but tickets would be issued three months in advance on the basis of the survey report.   More...
Complete all arrangements for IPL cricket match soon: CS
RAIPUR: Chief Secretary Sunil Kumar, at a high-level meeting held at Mantralaya on Tuesday, directed the officers to complete all necessary preparations for IPL cricket match at Martyr Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium located at village Parsada in New Raipur.   More...
Self-employment scheme brings happiness in Jaspal Kaur’s life
RAIPUR: Happiness has returned to the life of Jaspal Kaur, resident of Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh. By facing every problem of life boldly, Jaspal Kaur, through her beauty parlour at the district headquarters, has been filling the colour of beauty in the life others.   More...
Congress demands special assembly session to discuss CAG report
BHOPAL: The Congress, protesting land scams at Bharoda village in Bilaspur district, on Saturday launched three-day state-wide district-level dharna. Senior party leaders also attended the dharna, which will conclude on March 25.   More...
Governor calls for a permanent water supply source in Rajim
RAIPUR: Governor Shekhar Dutt on Friday called for a ‘permanent’ water supply source at Rajim in Chhattisgarh and said that ‘Kumbh Melas’ would not be possible if the rivers don’t have any water in the country.   More...
Hard-core Maoist arrested
NARAYANPUR: A hard-core Maoist carrying a cash reward of Rs 2,000 on his head was nabbed from Dandvan under Pharasgaon police station area of the insurgency-hit Narayanpur district on Thursday, police said.   More...
‘More than 20 nations use GM techniques for better crops’
RAIPUR: More than 20 nations across the world have now been utilising genetically modified (GM) techniques for development of crops and this is only just a beginning, says Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Agriculture University Dr SK Patil.   More...
Indravati water level receding drastically
JAGADALPUR: Water level in the Indravati River started receding drastically, threatening the once lush green belt of almost two hundred villages and Jagadalpur city, which was considered the best vegetated part of Chhattisgarh state.   More...
CREDAI praises Raman Singh for simplification of building permission rules
RAIPUR: A delegation of Chhattisgarh Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) on Wednesday night called on chief minister Dr Raman Singh at his residence and expressed gratitude for simplifying rules for construction of high rise buildings in the state.   More...
Chhattisgarh to implement Food Security Act in April: CM
RAIPUR: Time bound programmes have been prepared for the implementation of the Chhattisgarh Food Security Act 2012 in the state, said chief minister Dr Raman Singh here on Wednesday.   More...
Preserve rivers, lakes and greenery, says Governor Shekhar Dutt
RAIPUR: Governor Shekhar Dutt graced the closing ceremony of ‘Rajim Kumbh Maha Parv 2013’, organised at the confluence point of three rivers, on the occasion of Mahashivratri.   More...
58% Nagar Suraj Abhiyan applications settled, claim govt deptts
RAIPUR; The state government departments claimed to have settled 58 per cent applications received under Nagar Suraj Abhiyan with three and half months. But, according to sources, most of the applications have been rejected showing one or the other reason.   More...
Raman Singh pities on Gandhi’s critics, terms him centre of hope for crores
RAIPUR: Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi is the biggest source of inspiration of this age and the centre of hope for crores of people, says chief minister Dr Raman Singh.   More...
Overall development of SC, ST, backward classes on top priority: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Overall development of scheduled caste, tribes and backward classes is also top priority of the state government, said chief minister Dr Raman Singh.   More...
Sushma Swaraj will participate in women job fair
RAIPUR: Leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj will participate in the two-day job fair to be organised exclusively for women at Government Science College ground Raipur on March 9.   More...
Chhattisgarh committed to women empowerment: Raman Singh
RAIPUR: While extending congratulations to all the women of the state on the eve of International Women’s Day, chief minister Dr Raman Singh on Thursday said, “This day recalls us the important role of women in our family and social life...   More...
Two killed, 3 suffer injuries as car bumps into tree
RAIPUR: Two people were killed on the spot while three others suffered injuries as a rashly driven car in which they were travelling dashed a tree near Kathiya turning under Abhanpur police station limits on Thursday night. One of the injured is reportedly critical.   More...
25,000 women will get benefits of govt schemes at Rozgar Mela
RAIPUR: Over 25,000 young women will be benefited from the various peoples’ welfare programmes launched by different government departments at the two-day women’s conference and Rozgar Mela organised by the Woman and Child Development Department at Government Science College ground, Raipur from March 8.   More...
Forest department will celebrate star ceremony
BHOPAL: Setting a new tradition, the Chhattisgarh forest department will organize a star ceremony for the officers promoted to the post of forest ranger from deputy forest ranger.   More...

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Professor sells practical copies to students on higher rate
BHOPAL: Students of Jagdalpur Government Medical College in a complaint alleged that the professors of the college were selling practical copies to them on higher rate.   More...
Govt-nursing homes row: Jogi condemns ‘administrative goondaism’
RAIPUR: Former chief minister Ajit Jogi, in a press statement issued here on Wednesday condemned the alleged threat issued by the BJP government to cancel the agreement inked between the state government and the nursing homes.   More...
Govt sacrificed development of state on the alter of corruption: Jogi
BHOPAL: Member of the Congress executive committee, national president of the Congress Tribal Cell and former chief minister of Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi, in a press statement issued here on Tuesday said the BJP-led state government had sacrificed complete development works of the state on the alter of corruption.   More...
BJP govt’s pre-budget economic survey report a bundle of lies: Jogi
RAIPUR: National president of the Congress Tribal Cell and former chief minister of Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi, in a press statement issued here on Sunday said the pre-budget economic survey report submitted by the state government in the Assembly was a bundle of lies.   More...
Farmers congrats CM in traditional way
RAIPUR: Soon after the presentation of the state’s general budget for the year 2013-14 in Assembly on Saturday, a delegation of farmers met chief minister Dr Raman Singh outside his office and congratulated him in a traditional way for declaring bonus of Rs 270 on per quintal paddy for the kharif year 2012-13 and for presenting separate budget for agriculture for the second time.   More...
Chhattisgarh is mine of arts, says Governor Shekhar Dutt
RAIPUR: Governor Shekhar Dutt has said Chhattisgarh is the fortress and treasure of art. Like diamonds are extracted from the mines artists trace out arts deposited in each part of Chhattisgarh, he added.   More...
Agrawal reviews Rajim Kumbh Mela preparations
RAIPUR: Preparations for Rajim Kumbh Mela to be held at Triveni Sangam of famous Rajim pilgrim city from February 25 to March 10 are going on at a war-footing.   More...
‘Make Suryanamaskar an inseparable part of life’
Durg: In the mass Suryanamaskar programme, organised by the Swami Vivekananda Centenary Celebration Committee Durg at Pt Ravishankar Stadium, 5260 students from 40 schools and 7 colleges participated.   More...
Skill and knowledge acquired from classrooms should be used in public interest: Shekhar Dutt
Raipur: Chhattisgarh governor Shekhar Dutt on Sunday said time has come in the life of students for the excellent use of the skill and knowledge they had acquired in the classroom, campus and laboratory. Students should use their skill and knowledge in public interest, he added.   More...
Chhattisgarh is national forest sports champion
Raipur: Leaving back 33 other teams across the country, Chhattisgarh grabbed the championship in the 20th National Forest Sports competition held at Panchkula (Haryana) from February 8 to 12.   More...
‘Mother’s love and father’s affection must for better upbringing of children’
Raipur: Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Commission for Child Rights Protection, Yashwant Jain, here on Thursday, stressing on the need of permanent arrangement for the over all development of the children residing with the women prisoners, said for the establishment of a happy society, besides curbing crimes, along with better upbringing of children, the love of mother and affection of the father is necessary.   More...
375 persons will get possession of houses in Taalpuri within a week
Raipur: Chhattisgarh Housing Board will give possession of 375 houses constructed at the Taalpuri project phase 1 B-Block to the beneficiaries, who have made complete payment within a week.   More...
Chhattisgarh does not agree with Centre’s PDS subsidy distribution plan, says Raman Singh
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, on Sunday, after discussion with the members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Agriculture Cabinet, said his government does not agree with the Central government’s plan of depositing subsidy amount under public distribution system   More...
Entry of male officers and employees banned in girls’ hostels
RAIPUR: Under any circumstances, do not appoint or take services of any male officer of employees in any girls’ residential hostel, said secretary, higher education department of the state government, RC Sinha here on Tuesday.   More...
Karate best means for self-defence, says energy minister Rajendra Shukla
BHOPAL: Energy and mineral resources development minister Rajendra Shukla has said karate training has become vital in present times. He said importance of karate in self-defence cannot be denied. It is the best means for self-defence.   More...
Madhya Pradesh emerges as major sports centre
BHOPAL: With the constitution of Madhya Pradesh Youth Commission and Sports Authority, doubling of prize money for national level sports, Eklavya, Vikram, Vishwamitra and Lifetime Achievement awards, constitution of Mukhyamantri Khiladi Kalyan Kosh and framing of rules for sports associations, Madhya Pradesh emerged as a major sports centre in the country, in the year 2012.   More...
Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup: IOC, Air India enter in semifinals
BHOPAL: The teams of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and the Air India from pool-A entered semifinals of the Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup tournament on here Friday.   More...
Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup Hockey tournament from today
BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan will inaugurate the fourth international Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup-2012 tournament at Aishbagh stadium here on Wednesday at 5 pm.   More...
Court orders to hold Obaidullah Khan Hockey tournament in cooperation
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh High Court has instructed Madhya Pradesh government to hold the 66th Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup Hockey tournament in co-operation with Bhopal Hockey Association.   More...
Dau Saheb inter-school chess tourney concludes
BHOPAL: Dr Govind Narayan Singh memorial inter-school chess tournament concluded here on Sunday. In the under-14 group (boys’) individual category SM Umar stood first, Ayush Verma got second while Gaurav Shakya won the third position.   More...
Dau Saheb cricket: Heroes school humbles DPS in semis
BHOPAL: Heroes School, entered the finals of Dr Govind Narayan Singh Dau Sahab memorial inter-school tournament, defeating Delhi Public School (DPS). Aditya’s unbeaten knock of 85 runs shaped the victory of Heroes School and he was given man of the match award.   More...
Sachin has a lot of cricket left, he should continue playing tests: Ranatunga
BHOPAL: The Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar should continue to bat as everybody wants to see him hitting more centuries and more sixes on the ground and he should not hang his boot right now, said former Sri Lankan captain Arjun Ranatunga.   More...
Sagar Public School lifts St Thomas Cup
BHOPAL: Sagar Public School Bhopal won the 13th St Thomas Cup Football Tournament which concluded at St Thomas Convent Senior Secondary School, Ayodhya Nagar on Wednesday.   More...
St Thomas Cup Football tournament begins
BHOPAL: The 13th St Thomas Cup Football Tournament commenced at St Thomas Convent Senior Secondary School, Ayodhya Nagar on Monday.   More...
Mansarovar, St Montfort emerge winners in Dau Sahab cricket
BHOPAL: The teams of Mansarovar School and St Mont Fort School emerged winners in the ongoing Dr Govindnarayan Singh (Dau Sahab) inter-school cricket tournament.   More...
St Joseph’s Co-Ed, 3 other schools win cricket matches
BHOPAL: The teams of St Joseph’s Co-Ed School, Mother Teresa School, Model School and Guru Nanak School registered victory in the ongoing Dr Govindnarayan Singh Dau Sahab inter-school cricket tournament.   More...
Dau Saheb cricket: Army, Jawaharlal Nehru School win
BHOPAL: The teams of Army Public School and Jawaharlal Nehru School registered victory in the ongoing Dr Govindnarayan Singh ‘Dau Sahab’ inter-school cricket tournament on Friday.   More...
SBSE football contest: Sports help maintain balance in life, says Guv
BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, while inaugurating the SBSE Cluster-11 Football (under-19 boys) competition organised by International Public School here on Thursday, said sports develop traits of efficient management and leadership among students.   More...
Swimming contest: M’rashtra emerges camp, state ends up fourth
BHOPAL: With 15 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze medals Maharashtra emerged overall champ of the 9th National Masters’ Swimming competition at Prakash Tarun Pushkar on Tuesday.   More...
St Michael clinches Yusuf memorial cricket championship
BHOPAL: St Michael clinched the Yusuf Memorial inter-academies cricket championship by defeating Arera Club by 70 runs, on Monday.   More...
MP divers fish out 17 gold in Master Swimming Championship
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh divers bagged as many as 7 gold on the second day of the 9th National Master Swimming Championship being organised at Prakash Tarun Pushkar, on Sunday. The state divers have grabbed a total of 17 gold so far, besides silver and bronze medals.   More...
Narmadiya Cricket: Laxmikant Sharma gives away man of the match awards
BHOPAL: Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma on Saturday gave away awards to the players after viewing the matches played at Narmadiya Cricket Tournament organised at Old Campion ground.   More...
Yusuf Memorial Cricket: Young Star, Ankur Club enter next round
BHOPAL: The teams of Young Star and Ankur Club entered the next round of the Yusuf Memorial Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament here on Friday.   More...
Ranji player Raja Ali found dead on VIP road footpath
BHOPAL: Former Ranji player Raja Ali was found dead under mysterious circumstances on VIP road in Koh-e-Fiza area late on Sunday night.   More...
Volleyball: Gyan Ganga vanquishes Gyan Ganga Jabalpur
BHOPAL: Gyan Ganga International Academy, Bhopal won the CBSE Cluster XI Volley Ball Championship 2012 by defeating Gyan Ganga, Jabalpur. Gyan Ganga International Academy, won the match by 25-12, 25-17 and 25-7.   More...
Inter-Press table tennis and carom championship from Oct 16
BHOPAL: The 7th Reliance Trophy Inter-Press table tennis and carom championship will be organised at Tatya Tope Stadium between October 16 and 19.   More...
Invest on budding athletes, instead of lavishing on celebrities, says Rizvi
BHOPAL: Internationally acclaimed cyclist Shamim Rizvi on Sunday said, “It would have been better to invest in budding athletes instead of lavishing crores on the Olympic medallists.”   More...
SVD Vidya Bhawan lifts Eugene D’souza football trophy
BHOPAL: SVD Vidya Bhawan defeats Our Lady of Assumption church 2-0 in the final match of Eugene D’souza football tournament.   More...
Dau Saheb memorial football: Vikram School enters in final
BHOPAL: Vikram School entered in the final of Dr Govind Narayan Singh ‘Dau Sahab’ memorial football tournament being played at Old Campion grounds after defeating St Joseph’s Co-Ed School.   More...
Jawaharlal, Hero’s in Dau Sahab football semis
BHOPAL: The team of Hero’s School defeated People’s Public School to enter the semi-final round of Dr Govind Narayan Singh ‘Dau Sahab’ memorial football championship.   More...
Dau Sahab Memorial Football: People’s School enters quarterfinals
BHOPAL: The People’s Public School team on Sunday entered the quarterfinals of Dr Govind Narayan Singh ‘Dau Sahab’ Memorial Football Championship being played at Old Campion School grounds.   More...
Dau Saheb football: Four schools enter next round
BHOPAL: Indira Priyadarshini School, Prakash School, People’s Public School and St Joseph’s Co-ed School teams entered the third round of Dr Govind Narayan Singh memorial football tournament being played at Old Campion Grounds.   More...
Karate champs meet Sports Director
BHOPAL: The team members who won 4-4 gold, silver and 3 bronze medals as well as emerged overall champions of the competition met Shrivastava along with their coach Jaidev Sharma.   More...
Dau Saheb football: Heroes’ team defeats Bal Bhawan
BHOPAL: In a match played on Tuesday in the ongoing Dau Saheb Memorial Football Tournament on old Campion ground, the Heroes School team defeated Bal Bhawan team and cemented its place in the next level of the championship.   More...
Dau Saheb football: Four schools enter in next round
BHOPAL: The teams of Sanskar Valley, Jawahar Lal Nehru, St Joseph’s Co-Ed and Kidzee School entered in the next round of Dr Govind Narayan Singh (Dau Saheb) memorial football tournament being played at Old Campion Grounds.   More...
MP Govt will give Rs 1 cr each to Olympic silver medallists
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government will give Rs 1 crore each to the silver medallists in Olympic Games while bronze medallists would be given Rs 50 lakh each. All Olympic medal winners will be felicitated in a function in the city.   More...
Three schools enter QF of St Thomas basketball tourney
BHOPAL: The teams of St Josephs’ School, Sharda Vidya Mandir and Sanskar Valley School entered the quarter final round on the second day of the ongoing 7th St Thomas Basketball Tournament.   More...
St Thomas Basketball Tournament begins
BHOPAL: The 7th St Thomas Basketball Tournament was inaugurated on Monday by superintendent of police (South) Anshuman Singh.   More...
Budjhiri, KPRP, Mata Maria, Campion teams enter in quarterfinals
BHOPAL: Teams of Budhjhiri, KPRP, Mata Maria and Campion on Sunday entered in to quarterfinals of Eugene Soccer Cup with high points.   More...
Eugene D’Suza Soccer: SVD, KPRP win by walkover
BHOPAL: In the ongoing Eugene D’Suza Memorial Soccer Tournament organised at KPRB ground, Arera Colony, Shantinagar, Budjheri, Vidya Sadan and Holy Family won their respective matches, whereas, SVD and KPRP were declared winners in absence of their opponents on Sunday.   More...
Siblings win 1gold, 2 silver medals at National Fencing Championship
BHOPAL: The siblings Prakhar Sharma and Gauri Sharma won one gold and two silver medals in the 11-day-state-level National Fencing Championship held at Gwalior from August 4.   More...
Amit Kanerjee of Bhopal is Indian Basketball team captain
BHOPAL: Amit Kanerjee of SAI Training Centre (STC), Bhopal, has been made captain of Indian Basketball team (U-18). He will lead the 22-member team in 22nd FIBA basketball event to be held in Mongolia from August 17 to 26.   More...
Eugene D’souza Soccer Tourney begins
BHOPAL: Eugene memorial football tournament will begin in the city from August 15 at KPRP ground, Arera colony. The tournament, which has completed its tenth year in a row, is organised in the honour of the late Archbishop of Bhopal Eugene D’souza.   More...
Cabinet decision: Ace sportspersons to be hired for training state players
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Cabinet on Monday decided to avail services of experts for top-level coaching at the state’s various sports academies.   More...
New panels for selection of cricket teams formed
BHOPAL: Bhopal Divisional Cricket Association on Monday declared new panels for the selection of teams of different age groups. The selection of committees was made at a meeting of the managing committee of the association held at Motel Shiraj.   More...
Audit digs up scams in sports academies
BHOPAL: After irregularities in sports department coming to the fore, scams have unearthed in functioning of sports academies.   More...
MP’s sports budget increased to Rs 133-crore
BHOPAL: Besides promoting sports and sportspersons, special attention would be paid to infrastructure in the state, said Sports, Youth Welfare and Tourism Minister Tukojirao Puar, here on Tuesday.   More...
Committee formed to manage state sportsmen welfare fund
BHOPAL: The State Government has constituted a committee to steer funds under Mukhyamantri Khiladi Kalyan Kosh Niyam 2012. The Chief Minister will be the Chairman of the committee while Sports and Youth Welfare Minister has been appointed Vice-Chairman.   More...
Protesting Dow sponsorship, courageous tiny tots take part in mock Olympics
BHOPAL: Being physically challenged could not deter the tiny tots from participating in the mock-Olympics held in the city on Thursday to protest the London Olympics.   More...
Bhopal Special Olympics for the cause of gas victims on Thursday
BHOPAL: NGOs working for the cause of gas victims will jointly organise ‘Bhopal Special Olympics’ on July 26, a day ahead of the London Olympics to oppose sponsorship of the Olympic Games by the current owner of the Union Carbide.   More...
Railways grabs SBI inter-institutional football cup
BHOPAL: Railways won the SBI Cup inter-institutional football tournament 2012 defeating State Bank of India (SBI) in a tie-breaker by 4-3.   More...
Railways defeat BHEL, enter final of SBI football cup tourney
BHOPAL: Railways entered the finals of SBI Cup inter-institutional footbal tournament 2012 by defeating BHEL 2-0 on Thursday.   More...
No dearth of talents, funds in state for sports
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said there was no dearth of talents in the country, as well as the state. The only need is making requisite facilities available to them. There will be no fund crunch for sports and sports persons in Madhya Pradesh, he added.   More...
Medal winners of 34th national games to be honoured on July 13
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh’s players who won medals at 34th National Games-2011 in Jharkhand will be honoured at a function at Martial Arts Hall in TT Nagar Stadium at 7 pm on July 13.   More...
Hold swimming contest in an effective way: Chitnis
BHOPAL: School Education Minister Archana Chitnis has directed to organise Veer Sawarkar Memorial swimming competitions in an effective way.   More...
India ‘A’ win Twenty20 series against West Indies
Port of Spain/ Trinidad: Pacer Ashok Dinda struck when it mattered the most as India 'A' drew the two-match Twenty20 series against the West Indies 'A' by winning the second and final game in the one-over eliminator here.   More...
Yuvraj resumes fitness drills, eyes on World Twenty20
BANGALORE: Raising the possibility of a return to international cricket at the World Twenty20, dashing all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Monday resumed his fitness drills at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.   More...
ICC rating: Dhoni slips down to fifth, Kohli remains static
DUBAI: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped one spot down to fifth while his deputy Virat Kohli remained static at third in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's chart released on Sunday.   More...
Tennis: Sports Ministry will fully support its final decision: AITA chief
NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry will fully support its final decision on the men's doubles team for London Olympics, says All India Tennis Association president Anil Khanna.   More...
Saina wants to be physically fit to outwit Olympics opponents
HYDERABAD: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Tuesday said apart from being confident she would also have to be in "top shape" physically to outwit the formidable Chinese in next month's Olympics.   More...
Crisis deepens: Bopanna refuses to pair with Paes
LONDON: The crisis which has rocked the Indian tennis deepened on Monday with Rohan Bopanna officially snubbing AITA's offer to pair with Leander Paes for the men's doubles event of the London Olympics.   More...
Tennis row: Sports ministry seeks explanation from AITA
NEW DELHI: With Rohan Bopanna also refusing to pair with Leander Paes for the London Olympics, the sports ministry on Monday sought an explanation from the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on the raging controversy concerning the selection of the men's doubles pair.   More...
Saina clinches Indonesia Open title
NEW DELHI: Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal displayed nerves of steel to clinch her third Indonesia Open Super Series title after beating China's Xuerui Li in a see-saw summit clash in Jakarta on Sunday.   More...
Sri Lanka Premier League would go ahead as planned
Sri Lanka Premier League would go ahead as planned The Sri Lanka Premier League would go ahead as planned "We will go ahead with the tournament with or without Indian players," SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga told reporters,   More...
Pak to play 3 ODIs and 5 T20 against Australia
Pak to play 3 ODIs and 5 T20 against Australia Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to play a series of three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals against Australia in August-September but venues for the matches will be decided in next few days.   More...