Raipur

146 corona positive patients detected across Chhattisgarh

TOTAL number of corona infected people in Chhattisgarh surged to 3,679 with detection of 146 fresh cases including 56 from Raipur and 5 from Bilaspur district on Thursday. A 75-year-old patient died during treatment in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). At present, overall COVID-19 active cases in the State are 761 and 68 were discharged...

CM interacts with senior citizens at old-age homes

Amidst prevention and control of prevention and control of novel coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday interacted with senior citizens staying in old-age homes in the state and enquired about their well-being. Through video-conferencing, the Chief Minister interacted with senior citizens staying at old-age homes in seven different districts in the state and enquired about their health, facilities being ex..

CPCC President Markam to meet Congress High Command at Delhi

Amid rumour of rift among senior Congress leaders over political appointments in boards, corporations and commissions, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) President Mohan Markam has reached Delhi on Thursday to discuss with the leaders of All India Congress Committee (AICC). CPCC President Markam has met State Congress In-charge P L Punia and discussed political appointments in boards, corporations and commissions, appointments of parliamentary secretaries and other organisational activities. ..

Ministers meet Governor over power sharing issues

Amidst reports of an ongoing tug-of-war between Raj Bhawan and State Government over power sharing, a four-member delegation of Cabinet ministers of Chhattisgarh Government met Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Thursday and urged for her signature on the pending bills including all important University Amendment Bill. The delegation comprising Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ravindra Choubey, Forest Minister Mohd Akbar, Ur..

SSP chairs meet with CAF, DF staffers

Raipur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Yadav on Wednesday chaired a review meeting of officials and staff of Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and District Force (DF) deployed in VIP security duty. Interacting with the personnel at police transit mess, the SSP directed to ensure strict compliance of security duty related Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), proper dressing, friendly behaviour with common people and not to get depress in any situation. Besides, SSP Yadav instructed officials ..

ABVP demands waiver in school fees

A delegation of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members on Wednesday met District Education Officer (DEO) G R Chandrakar at his office in Raipur and submitted a memorandum demanding action against private schools asking for fees in this crisis situation. The ABVP members complained to the DEO that some private schools repeatedly asking parents for fees. The school managements are either calling them or sending messages demanding fees...

Bamboo rakhis to make this ‘Rakshabandhan’ special

UNLIKE yesteryears, brothers on this Rakshabandhan will be able to have eco-friendly rakhis on their wrists. These environmental-friendly rakhis will be made of bamboo. Preparations have been started. As per information, women associated with various Self-Help Groups (SHG) across district Dhamtari are now-a-days engaged in making of bamboo rakhis. By doing so, they are not only promoting indigenous products, but are also empowering themselves...

This Naxal-hit village gets first road connectivity

IN A BID to ensure development in every corner of State, a network of roads is being laid. Among these, an 8.85- km road has been constructed from Bacherabhata to Naxal-infested village Khursipar Khurd via Kholarghat. The road has been constructed through hills and forest areas. For the first time, a cemented road has been constructed from Bacherabhata of Dongargarh development block to Naxal infested village Khursipar Khurd via Kholarghat. ..

NTPC bags ATD Best Awards for 4th time

NTPC Ltd, the country’s largest power generating company has been honoured with ATD best awards by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), USA. NTPC has bagged this award for a 4th time consecutively for its Human Resource Practices. For NTPC, the core of its ethos has always been about engaging with employees and stakeholders with innovative measures. The award is testimony to its contemporary HR practices...

‘Congress Govt has now started demolition of assets made for people’

Reacting sharply to the demolition of replica of Teerathgarh water-falls and Gaurav Vatika clandestinely by the ruling Congress Government, former Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Brijmohan Agrawal has stated that the ruling Congress Government which has failed to do a constructive thing since it has came to power, has now started demolition of assets made for the use of people. The former Minister while raising question on demolition of Shantinagar Irrigation Colony for commercial ..

C’garh continues top spot in minor forest produce collection

Chhattisgarh continues to hold numero uno position in the collection of minor forest produce in the country as it completes its annual collection target in six months only. The collection of minor forest produce in State has gained momentum and in the current season, State is leading in comparison to other states. Accordingly, State has crossed its annual target of collecting minor forest produce which is approximately Rs 100 crore in merely six months and has collected minor forest produce worth ..

Dr Singh flays Congress for supporting barrier system it once opposed

Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice- President Dr Raman Singh, while reacting sharply to the recent developments in State and opening of transport barriers by the ruling Congress Government, said that the primary objective behind his erstwhile Government to make Chhattisgarh a barrier free State, was to make goods movement faster in State. Answering to the queries of mediapersons, Dr Singh said that another reason for closing the transport barriers was that complaints regarding rampant corruption ..

46 fresh corona cases reported in CG

OVERALL tally of COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh has reached 3,207 with detection of 46 fresh positive cases on Sunday including maximum cases from Raipur. With this existing number of active cases in the state reached 615 while 52 patients were discharged with 14 deaths being reported in the state. Out of 46 corona cases reported, 15 cases are from Raipur, 11 from Korba, 5 from Bilaspur, 2 Raigarh, 3 Janjgir-Champa, 4 Surguja and 6 from Koriya. Meanwhile, in view of identification of an employee as ..

Delay in NEET, JEE may hit academics

The exam of JEE and NEET has been postponed once again due to COVID-19 epidemic and most of the students as well as parents got a sigh of relief. But medical experts as well as technical experts are worried about this delay and continuous postponement since it will affect the first-year study of medicine and engineering in all colleges and students have to suffer due to delay in organising entrance examinations- JEE Mains, JEE Advanced and NEET...

MGNREGA job card, saviour for migrant labourers

MAHATMA Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) turned out to be saviour for the migrant labourers, who have returned to their native villages due to COVID-19 pandemic threats. These migrant labourers are now quite happy, as they have got jobs in their respective villages under the MGNREGA. Returning empty-handed to their homes during the nation-wide lockdown was not less than a challenge for the migrant labourers. Somehow, they managed to reach their homes, but the next problem on ..

112 corona patients discharged in a day

NINETY six new positive cases of corona were reported from Chhattisgarh including 35 cases from Raipur, 9 from Bemetara, 8 from Narainpur, 7 Janjgir-Champa, 24 Bilaspur, 3 each in Raigarh and Dantewada, 2 each in Koriya, Jagdalpur and 1 from Rajnandgaon. Total positive cases are 3161, total active cases in the state are 621, total discharged cases are 2526 and 112 were discharged on Saturday. Of the positive cases found in state capital on Saturday include 5 staffs of paid quarantine hotels, 3 house ..

‘There will be no injustice with Shiksharmis, youths’

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday said that the State Government has delayed the merger of remaining hikshakarmis with the Education Department and recruitment for the posts of 15,000 teachers due to corona crisis. Talking to mediapersons at State Congress party office Rajiv Bhawan after the meeting of the Presidents of the District Congress Committees (DCCs), Chief Minister Baghel said that there will be no injustice with the Shikshakarmis and the youths...

Heavy inflow of ‘green gold’ despite corona crisis

Corona crisis may have affected nation’s economy, but it has rained ‘green gold’ in the forests of Chhattisgarh during this time. Even during lockdown, tendupatta collection went on in full swing. In the current season, 9 lakh 72 thousand 697 standard sacks of tendupatta have been collected against the target of 16 lakh 71 thousand standard sacks...

‘Political appointments in boards, corporations, commission will be a burden’

Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) Legislative Party leader Dharamjeet Singh has opposed Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel Government’s decision to appoint parliamentary secretaries and political appointments in boards, corporations and commissions, saying that these appointments would give extra financial burden on the exchequer and the people of the State during the corona crisis. Lormi MLA Dharamjeet Singh while criticising the move of the Congress Government o..

CGPA starts relay hunger strike against exorbitant fees and online classes

Standing against the arbitrary charging of fees and running online classes by the private schools, Chhattisgarh Parents’ Association has stated indefinite relay hunger strike from Friday. Since the permission sought for strike and demonstration has not been approved yet, the members of Chhattisgarh Parents’ Association demonstrated peacefully from their respective residences. ..

‘Despite adversity, PM converts challenges into opportunities’

Asserting that despite adverse conditions Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the courage to convert challenges into opportunities, Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice President Dr Raman Singh said that the vision by which he had extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana for another five months, is worth appreciable. ..

Cabinet Secy Rajiv Gauba reviews COVID-19 conditions

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba held a meeting with the States and Union Territories (UTs) through video conferencing to review the COVID-19 conditions and preparedness. Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Chhattisgarh Niharika Barik Singh and Secretary of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Dr Kamalpreet Singh participated in the meeting. ..

Armed desperadoes loot Rs 13 lakh from cash van; shoot driver, guard

IN a broad daylight incident, two armed miscreants looted Rs 13 lakh from a cash van while it was heading to replenish an ATM on Friday. The bike-borne culprits also shot at the van driver and the gunman before escaping. While the cash van driver died on the spot, the critically-injured gunman is under treatment in Fortis Jindal Hospital. ..

State Govt to withdraw Finance Deptt’s order to suspend annual increment

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced that the State Government would withdraw Finance Department’s order to suspend annual salary increment of Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Baghel held a meeting with the office-bearers of Chhattisgarh Karmachari Adhikari Federation (CKAF) at Chief Minister’s House on Thursday evening. Additional Chief Secretary of Finance Department Amitabh Jain was also present in the meeting. Convener of the CKAF Kamal Verma said that the Chief Minister, during the meeting, ..

Dr Raman Singh takes to twitter to remind Chief Minister of his promise

Former Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Thursday took to twitter to remind his successor, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, of his promise regarding appointment of 60000 government teachers and 13,000 lecturers. In a tweet message to the former All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi on November 9, 2018, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had said, “There are nearly 60,000 posts of Government teachers and nearly 13,000 posts of lecturers are lying vacant in the state...

Cong leaders finalised for political appointment in boards, corporations, commissions: Choubey

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel held a meeting with Cabinet ministers and senior Congress leaders at Chief Minister’s House on Thursday to finalise the names for political appointments in boards, corporations and commissions. The names of the Congress leaders for political appointments in boards, commissions and corporations were discussed in detail in the meeting. Besides it, discussions for the appointment of parliamentary secretary were also held in detail in the meeting. Talking to mediapersons ..

BJP again corners Govt over liquor ban issue

RAIPUR, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged that from the recent statement made by Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma on liquor, it has exposed the Congress game-plan on implementation of total liquor prohibition. Terming the recent statement by the Excise Minister that the State Government is mulling the idea of imposing complete liquor ban ahead of next Assembly elections, BJP State Spokesperson Sanjay Srivastava has stated that it is open treachery on the public who had voted the Congress to power ..

‘Offer to resign by Singhdeo, an alarm for ruling Congress’

Terming that the offer to tender resignation by Health, Family Welfare, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister T S Singhdeo, is an alarm for the ruling Congress Government, said National Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party Dr Raman Singh. By issuing a communiqué, Dr Singh said by offering to resign, the Health Minister has established that the opposition and criticism by the BJP on the issues was correct. Dr Singh said that that the offer to quit on the issue of difference in the payment ..

Employment scenario miserable in Chhattisgarh, says Pandey

EMPLOYMENT scenario in the State is grim and it is also reflecting in increasing frustration among unemployed youths, said Saroj Pandey, National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) and Rajya Sabha MP while denouncing State Government for the incident in which an unemployed youth attempted suicide by setting self ablaze in front of residence of Chief Minister in Raipur recently. She was talking to media persons in Bhilai on Wednesday...

Bus operators exempted from paying tax for June

Giving a huge respite to the passenger bus operators, the State Government has given exemption from payment of monthly tax for the month of June. Earlier, the State Government had already given similar exemption for payment of monthly tax for the months of April and May. On the directive of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the state government has given exemption for a cumulative period of three months to the passenger bus operators from paying their monthly tax. This decision of the state government ..

‘This online webinar provides awareness of tobacco cessation’

THE LIVE International webinar was organised by Rungta Dental College Bhilai, under the aegis of Sanjay Rungta Group of institutions. The center of the webinar was focused on effective tobacco cessation methodologies for higher quit rate-why, where, what &how? The webinar was attended by eminent speaker from across the globe. Approximately 500 members are participated from across the country, and approximately 20 participants from different countries...

BJYM stages vehement protest

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) members on Tuesday attempted to burn effigy of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in protest against delay in the appointment of teachers against the vacant posts and cancellation of recruitment in the Police Department. The BJYM alleged that the Chief Minister is following footsteps of leftist. The State Government had announced to appoint over 14,000 teachers and 2,200 police personnel. While there is an unnecessary delay in the appointment of teachers, cancellation ..

IPS Husen assumes charge as fulltime Director EOW

Shaikh Arif Husen, a 2005-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Chhattisgarh cadre on Tuesday assumed full-time responsibility of Director, State Anti-Corruption Bureau and Economic Offence Wing (SACBEOW). Earlier, Husen handed over the charge of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Raipur to his successor Ajay Yadav, a 2004-batch IPS officer. When Husen assumed the charge in his office, other senior officials of SACBEOW including SP EOW Sadanand Kumar, ..

Huge consignment of liquor seized; one arrested

Mahasamund Police on Tuesday caught a man with 100 boxes of liquor worth Rs 5 lakh smuggled from Madhya Pradesh. Police also seized a Fortuner SUV and one SX4 car. Superintendent of Police Prafulla Kumar Thakur had directed the subordinate officials to keep an eye out for the liquor smuggled from other states. On his direction, ASP Megha Temburkar Sahu heightened up the vigil...

Gariaband Police catch smuggler with leopard hide

Gariaband Police on Tuesday caught a smuggler and seized a leopard hide from his possession. The accused was nabbed while he was looking for a customer to dispose of the hide. Superintendent of Police (SP) Gariaband Bhojram Patel, on receiving inputs about a man at village Shuklabhata searching for customer to sell a leopard hide kept in the carrier box of his motorcycle, sent a special team to the spot. Police team consisting of Station House officer Shobha Santosh Jaiswal, Head Constable Vijay Mishra, ..

Debut book by Raipur couple becomes global bestseller

The World Belongs to Animals, a book penned by Raipur’s own Chandrakant and Veronica Bhonsle, has reached bestselling charts across the globe ever since it was first published on the 28th of May. Written in rhyme, the book is an assortment of poems introducing some of the popular animals to children. Already inducted into the British Library, the book has been ranked as #1 bestselling Children’s Poetry book by Amazon in India on Monday June 29th evening at around 2000 hrs (IST), a massive achievement ..

Youth’s bid to immolate self outside CM house

A 28-year-old unemployed youth on Monday attempted to commit suicide by setting himself on fire outside Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s official residence at Civil Lines in Raipur. “A youth identified as Hardev Sinha (27), hailing from Dhamtari district, attempted to immolate himself outside CM House this afternoon. The 28-year-old youth set himself on fire by pouring petrol on him,” said Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Pankaj Cha..

Addl precautionary measures at police stations to curb spread of COVID-19

WITH ensuring strict compliance of all precautionary measures to curb spread of COVID-19 pandemic among police officials and personnel, police are initiating additional measures as a few police constables tested positive for COVID-19. As part of additional measures police have initiated barricading such police stations’ premises to contain spread of the pandemic. According to information, as part of additional measures in the same context on Monday police opted for barricading at entrance of Supela ..

C’garh, a bridge between Himalayan & Southern Indian species of butterflies

As three new species of butterflies have been added to the butterfly fauna, Chhattisgarh has been formally established as a bridge between Southern and Himalayan butterfly populations, it is a bridge which must not be broken for sake of diversity of the gene pool in Himalayan and Southern Indian states. Positioned at the centre of Indian sub-continent, Chhattisgarh act as a bridge between the Himalayan and Southern Indian population of butterflies...

BJP’s mega virtual rally to target 10 lakh people today

THE Chhattisgarh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party will be holding a mega virtual rally on Sunday to mark the occasion of completion of one year in office by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA Government in its second term. The State BJP has targeted to reach over 3 lakh party workers and approximately 10 lakh people through this mega virtual rally, which will be addressed by BJP National Vice President and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. Addressing a joint press conference ..

NIT, Raipur students first runner-up in Idea Factory competition

Team Cloud9 has secured runner-up position in National Engineering Industries Idea Factory 2020 organised by NBC Bearings. The team comprising Aayush Bansal, Piyush Yadav and Pratik Tolambiya were among the nine finalists selected out of more than 100 teams initially participated in the competition. The competition was organised in seven rounds and out of the 9 finalists, 2 are from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur...

RPF seizes cigarette packs worth Rs 18 lakh

A joint team of Railway Protection Force (RPF) Raipur post and its detective wing on Saturday arrested a man along with huge quantities of cigarettes. According to information received from RPF officials, the joint team has seized 12,000 packets of cigarettes from the platform-1 of Raipur railway station. The estimated market value of the cigarettes seized would be around Rs 18 lakh. In this connection, RPF has arrested 30-year-old Nitin Kulkarni, a resident of Gudhiyari...

Chinese donations to RGF expose Cong: Sai

Bharatiya Janata Party has alleged that donations received from China by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF), has exposed the corrupt character of the Congress. Indulging in unrestrained babble, both Congress and Left Parties collectively are reiterating their shameless approach which they had exhibited during Uri-Pulwama episodes...

BJP’s mega virtual rally to target 10 lakh people today

THE Chhattisgarh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party will be holding a mega virtual rally on Sunday to mark the occasion of completion of one year in office by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA Government in its second term. The State BJP has targeted to reach over 3 lakh party workers and approximately 10 lakh people through this mega virtual rally, which will be addressed by BJP National Vice President and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. Addressing a joint press conference ..

NIT, Raipur students first runner-up in Idea Factory competition

Team Cloud9 has secured runner-up position in National Engineering Industries Idea Factory 2020 organised by NBC Bearings. The team comprising Aayush Bansal, Piyush Yadav and Pratik Tolambiya were among the nine finalists selected out of more than 100 teams initially participated in the competition. The competition was organised in seven rounds and out of the 9 finalists, 2 are from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur...

RPF seizes cigarette packs worth Rs 18 lakh

A joint team of Railway Protection Force (RPF) Raipur post and its detective wing on Saturday arrested a man along with huge quantities of cigarettes. According to information received from RPF officials, the joint team has seized 12,000 packets of cigarettes from the platform-1 of Raipur railway station. The estimated market value of the cigarettes seized would be around Rs 18 lakh...

Two arrested in Mandla high-profile murder case

In connection with high-profile murder of NSUI’s office-bearer at Mandla in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, two assailants were arrested from Raipur. “Raipur Police on Saturday arrested two persons allegedly involved in killing of Sonu Pachoria, NSUI’s Mandal district general secretary. ..

89 new COVID-19 cases detected

  Total 89 fresh coronavirus positive cases were detected across State on Friday. Death of a coronavirus patient from Janjgir district was also reported from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur. The deceased was suffering from Liver Abscess Rupture. However, 156 patients were discharged after successful recovery. As of now, total active cases are 47 with 13 deaths. As per information received from officials of Health Department, out of 89 new positive cases, maximum of ..

Brijmohan Agrawal demands enquiry into purchase of COVID-19 essentials

  Coming down heavily on the ruling Congress Government, former Agriculture Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Brijmohan Agrawal leveled allegation of misappropriation of funds in procurement of items like masks, sanitisers and other such materials and equipment which were purchased for control and prevention of COVID-19 pandemic. Demanding full-fledged and transparent investigation in all these purchases, Agrawal said that an enquiry should take place on its usage ..

BSNL employees stage protest over 4G spectrum, due payments

    The BSNL employees on Friday staged a protest over the delay in allotment of 4G spectrum to the BSNL at Fafadih Office. Circle Secretary R S Bhatt stated that Union Government, on October 23, 2019, had announced a revival plan of Rs 69,000 crore for BSNL, but nothing constructive has been done even after ten months. Rather, 80,000 employees were laid off on the pretext of revival, which is causing difficulties in maintaining the telecommunication services. BSNL’s present ..

Tech-savvy gang of burglars busted

  A tech-savvy gang of burglars, which was targeting separate people in Raipur, was busted by Raipur Police by arresting its four members. “A gang of its first kind here uses walkie-talkie sets while committing burglaries was busted by Raipur Police with the arrest of four of its members. To stay connected with each other during burglary, the gang-members were using walkie-talkies. The objective of using walkie-talkies was to evade being tracked by police,” said Senior Superinten..

Dry spell distressing agricultural sector

  IN A sudden twist to the ongoing rainy season, the unexpected ‘Monsoon Break’ for last two days has increased the temperature and the humidity level on Friday. Though Chhattisgarh has received 73 per cent excess rain - recording an average of 258.7mm rainfall against the normal of 149.6 mm - from June 1 to 26, the sudden 2-day break in several districts has raised concern among the agricultural sector across State. The South-West Monsoon being the peak time for the paddy ..

Four persons die of suffocation in septic tank at Marrakona village

IN a tragic incident, at least four persons died of suffocation while cleaning a septic tank at village Marrakona in Sargaon, located about 40 kilometres away from here in Mungeli district on Tuesday evening. The bodies had been sent for the autopsy. District Collector P S Elma has ordered an enquiry into the matter. State Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik have expressed their condolences in the deaths...

IAS Assn contributes one day’s salary towards CMRF

For the third time, Chhattisgarh Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Association has decided to contribute one day’s salary towards Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF) to help the state government to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman of the Chhattisgarh IAS Association C K Khetan wrote a letter Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and informed him that th..

‘Surgical options for stable Vitiligo also give satisfactory results’

On the occasion of World Vitiligo Day celebration observed on June 25 world wide, Dr Yatra Jain gave valuable suggestions on Vitiligo and its’ treatment options. Dr Yatra Jain, Consultant- Dermatologist and Cosmetologist at NH MMI Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Raipur informed that Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder characterised by single or multiple white patches with predominance over face and extremities. In this disorder body develops antibody against pigment forming cells of the body called ..

Kaushik addresses party workers via virtual rally

Continuing with the virtual rallies Bharatiya Janata Party Legislative Party Leader Dharamlal Kaushik interacted with party workers and office-bearers at Surajpur district. Addressing the party workers and office-bearers in Surajpur district, Kaushik called upon party workers and office-bearers to take the failures of ruling Congress Government in State to the people. Alleging that ‘Gundaraaj’ of the erstwhile Congress rule has returned, he sai..

Perfect 100 for Pragya Kashyap

Students often find it tough while trying to strike a balance between academics and sports, but finding the balance is essential for modern students. Class X student Pragya Kashyap, who is equally good when it comes to sports and academics, has created history by securing 600 out of 600 in the Class X Examination-2020, conducted by Chhattisgarh Board of Secondar..

National Kudo champion Prashansha stands 2nd in Class X merit list

The outstanding success of Prashansha Rajput in the CGBSE Class X Main examination 2020 has again proved that sports helps improve focus provided one stays honest in his/her efforts. Prashansha, a national medal winner in Kudo, has secured the second position in the tentative Class X top-10 list of meritorious students with 99.33 per cent marks. She has obtained aggregate 596 marks out of 600 in the Class X examination. “Sports have nothing to do with my study...

Police station sealed after cop’s relatives test COVID-19 positive

Purani Basti police station in Raipur has been sealed and declared as a containment zone after relatives of personnel posted in the station tested positive of infectious Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the relatives of a policeman was tested positive of COVID-19, Purani Basti police station has been sealed and contained for preventive measure, said Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Pankaj Chandra...

‘Rath Yatra’ loses its sheen

‘Rath Yatra’ festival was celebrated sans devotees or in the presence of a handful of devotees amid the corona crisis in Raipur city on Wednesday. The ‘Rath Yatra’ was celebrated at Jagannath Madir, Turi Hatri, however a few devotees were present at Jagannath Mandir Gayatri Nagar. The celebration at Neelkantheshwar Mandir, Trimurthy Nagar remained simple...

CGBSE Class X, XII Exam results today

Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) is all set to declare the results of High School and Higher Secondary School Certificate Examinations-2020, conducted by the CGBSE in March this year, on Tuesday at 11 am...

BJP files police complaint against CPCC President Mohan Markam

The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party has filed a complaint in Civil Lines Police Station against CPCC President Mohan Markam, Social Media Coordinator and Office Coordinator of INC Chhattisgarh for making derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the official twitter handle of INC Chhattisgarh. Requesting to lodge an FIR against the CPCC President and others, Naresh Chandra Gupta, Coordinator, BJP State Legal Cell, that he wanted that the FIR should be lodged as the twitter handle ..

Monsoon engulfs State with widespread showers

ALTHOUGH widespread monsoon showers were well anticipated by the weathermen, people all over the state on Monday woke up to a very cloudy morning, followed by torrential rains with some places witnessing heavy and some moderate showers. Raipur recorded 56.3 mm rainfall during 24 hours of showers till Monday evening. This state-wide seasonal weather phenomenon, which also brought the mercury down to coolest levels, kept most of the life across the state a bit low-profile as people preferred to stay ..

Trendy umbrellas, raincoats arrive in Steel city market

With monsoon arrived in Steel City, the residents have started buying raincoats and umbrellas for the rainy season while, the umbrella makers and shopkeepers are hoping to make some brisk business after a dull period of nearly two and half months due to lockdown. With incessant rains in Bhilai over the last couple of days, the demand for umbrellas and raincoats is rising and roadside vendors, retailers and umbrella makers seem to be ready for the monsoon sales with trendy and latest stock of umbrella ..

Two held for abducting infant from PHC Abhanpur

Raipur Police on Sunday claimed to have safely rescued a one-day-old infant, who was abducted from Primary Health Centre (PHC) Abhanpur last evening, by arresting two persons including a woman. “Two persons, including a woman, were arrested for abducting a newly born infant from PHC Abhanpur and the baby boy was rescued safely. Police have handed over the child to his parents,” said Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) Tarkeshwar Patel. ASP Patel further informed that the arrested were identified ..

CM Bhupesh Baghel’s postures inspire many on Intl Yoga Day

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel practiced various yoga aasanas in the morning at his official residence. In his message to the people, the Chief Minister extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of International Yoga Day and appealed them to include yoga in their daily routine...

BJP leaders celebrate Intl Yoga Day

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice President Dr Raman Singh, State President Vishnu Deo Sai, Legislative Party Leader Dharamlal Kaushik, former Ministers Brijmohan Agrawal, Rajesh Munat, Pawan Sai, Rajiv Agrawal and large numbers of party office-bearers and workers performed various Yoga aasanas...

Transfer Jhiram Ghati attack case to State Govt: Jitendra Mudliyar

The family members of the Jhiram Ghati martyred Congress leaders said that the Jhiram Ghati Naxal attack case should be investigated by Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the State government so that the victim families could get justice in the case. Talking to mediapersons at state Congress party office Rajiv Bhawan on Sunday, Jitendra Mudliyar, son of martyred Congress leader Uday Mudliyar, said that the Central Gov..

Rise in mental illness cases due to pandemic

The Novel Coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown led to a surge in mental health illness, according to psychiatrists. Even the Government is paying attention to this aspect and it’s evident with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issuing guidelines to save people from mental illness. According to Dr Pramod Gupta, Psychiatrist, in urban areas people especially the one already dealing with depression have started complaining of anxiety and depression...

AAP stages demo demanding befitting reply to Chinese

Day after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal showed solidarity with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on China issue, AAP Chhattisgarh president Komal Hupendi said that India should avenge the death of Indian Army jawans at LAC in Ladakh. India should not let the sacrifice of Jawans go in vain, said Hupendi. The AAP on Saturday staged a protest rally at Bidha Talab in Raipur against China...