CM appeals for cautious utilisation of lockdown relaxations

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has appealed to the people to cautiously reap the benefit of relaxations given during lockdown. He urged the people to strictly follow COVID Appropriate Behaviour like wearing masks, maintain social distancing and sanitisation. The Chief Minister asked the people to get vaccinated as and when their turn for vaccination comes and those who have been administered first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, should get the second dose as per prescribed time period...

‘Cong Govt shielding Minister in corruption case’

From what has come to fore from the alleged corruption in the implementation of Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojna and Ready-to-Eat Food Distribution schemes being implemented by the Women and Child Welfare department in Mahasamund district, the ruling Congress Government is trying to save the skin of one its Minister by gagging the Government officer, alleged the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday. Addressing mediapersons in a virtual joint press conference, Rajya Sabha Member Saroj Pandey, former Women ..

Dr Mahendra Chaurasia, a hero without cape!

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc in everyday life of millions in this country, the disease has laid bare the crevices of economic hardships in the society that pushes people to scramble for basic resources in their day to day lives. However, in these trying times humanity has come forward in various heroes who have stood tall in the wake of desperate times. One such Samaritan is Dr Mahendra Chaurasia based at Bhilai. Dr Chaurasia works as a Physician at Mobile Medical Unit in Charoda. But, in his free time ..

Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Personality Development conducted

Under the joint aegis of Training and Placement Cell and Commerce Department of Swami Shri Swaroopanand Saraswati Mahavidyalaya, a three-day-long workshop on Entrepreneurship and Personality Development virtually was concluded on Monday. In the second day of workshop, conference was held on topic ‘Tricks Statistics for Business’. Here as keynote speaker, Niyaz Qureshi, E-cell IBTC of IIT Kanpur addressed students via online and threw lights on important points to start business. For production, five ..

CM lays foundation stone for Arpa Rejuvenation

Asserting that the River Arpa is not only the lifeline for the people in this part of State, but also the pride of Chhattisgarh that gives it a cultural identity, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that State Government has taken several measures time to time to rejuvenate the river and in future also will continue to do so. The Chief Minister observed these views while virtually laying the foundation stone for Arpa Rejuvenation and Bank Restoration Works worth Rs 93.7 crore at Bilaspur through ..

‘State Govt failed in carrying out proper COVID inoculation drive’

Despite all kinds of assistance from the Central Government, the ruling Congress Government has failed in carrying out proper COVID-19 inoculation drive, said Bharatiya Janata Party National General Secretary and Chhattisgarh State In-charge D Purandeshwari. Asserting that from day one the State Government has been raising questions on the inoculation drive, Purandeshwari said that due to this indifference, a situation of confusion has been prevailing in State over COVID-19 vaccination. She observed ..

Two, including a woman, arrested for abduction, rape of minor girl

Taking investigation ahead in the case of a minor girl’s abduction and rape, Azad Chowk police have arrested two absconding accused, including a woman. In connection with abduction and rape of a minor girl, police have arrested two persons identified as Vridhi Sahu alias Vridhi Manwani (21), a resident of Ekta Chowk under Vidhan Sabha Police Station, and Suresh Sahu alias Baba (19), of Daldal Seoni under Pandri Police Station, informed the police sources. Police have also arrested Vridhi’s friend ..

District witnesses rise in various mental health issues in lockdown

THE lockdown in the last six weeks has resulted in the drop of cases of COVID-19 in the district, but at the same time it is also seeing an increase in the people complaining of mental health. Apart from COVID-19 recovered patients, others are also feeling the stress and at present, the district is seeing a rise in various mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress disorder and trauma caused by this dangerous virus. Dr Prashant Tiwari, a well-known psychiatrist and expert in Drug Rehabilitati..

Lockdown extended in State Capital till May 31

There is no relaxation for super market/super bazaar, Sabji Bazaar, Mall, showrooms, marriage halls, swimming pools, club, cinema hall, saloon, beauty parlour, spa, gym and other public places in entire Raipur till 6 am on May 31 as district administration has extended the period of lockdown till May 31. District Collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan on Saturday said that the entire district will be a containment zone till 6 am, May 31. Liquor lovers can place their order online as shops will remain closed ..

Roadside plants, saplings in wilted state across Steel City

Although, plants and saplings are being planted ceremoniously by Bhilai Municipal Corporation, civic authority, social organisations and other groups on a large scale occasionally, which is a noble initiative towards creating green and aesthetic environment around Steel City. Unfortunately, after getting accolades and appreciations for plantation drive; hardly anybody from concerning department comes forward for nurturing the planted saplings for ensuring their survival and growth. If environmentalist ..

JLN’s Radiology Deptt proves boon in COVID pandemic

Many departments of BSP’s Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and Research Centre (JLN Hospital & RC) have played a pivotal role in treating COVID patients during first and second COVID wave. One of the departments that played a pivotal role in COVID care is Radiology Department. There was excessive load on the Radiology Department during the second COVID wave, but members of the department stood out with their exemplary work. Their sense of service and commitment has touched many lives...

IYC launches ‘Mask Pahno Chhattisgarh’ campaign

In a bid to motivate people to wear mask to avoid coronavirus infection in State, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Chhattisgarh unit has launched ‘Mask Pahno Chhattisgarh’ campaign at State Congress party office Rajiv Bhawan on Friday. ..

BJP demands impartial enquiry into murder of Pushparaj Singh

Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has demanded impartial enquiry into the alleged murder of Constable Pushparaj Singh, posted in Sakti police station, by appointing a Judicial Commission under a retired Judge. ..

Singhdeo for tackling 3rd wave of COVID-19

Minister for Health and Family Welfare T S Singhdeo has instructed all medical colleges of State to make necessary preparations to face coronavirus infection challenges ahead of third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Minor, involved in several bike thefts, arrested

Khamtarai Police claimed to have put a curb on bike thefts under its area with the arrest of a minor bike lifter on Friday. ..

JCI provides concentrators

JCI India is providing services of oxygen concentrators for covid patients in Raipur and other cities. JCI India National Director (Management) JC Devesh Marodia informed that under leadership of National President JC Rakhi Jain, the JCI is providing oxygen concentrators for Covid-19 patients in different cities of the country. In Raipur, 20 oxygen concentrators have been arranged for the Covid patients...

Chief Conservator of Forest, Bilaspur Anil Soni dies of Covid

2000 batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer and Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Bilaspur and Field Director of Achanakmar Tiger Reserve (ATR) Anil Soni died due to Covid-19 complications at private hospital Care N Cure Super Speciallity Hospital in Bilaspur city of the state on Thursday. Soni breathed his last at around 1 pm. He was 58. He is survived by wife, son and daughter. His last rites were performed by following corona protocols at Muktidham, Devendra Nagar on Thursday. Talking ..

50 BiPAP machines arranged for treatment of Covid patients

THE district administration led by Collector Bhim Singh is leaving no stone unturned to win battle against the global pandemic. Several efforts are being made in this direction. In this sequence, a total of 50 BiPAP machines have been arranged for treatment of the Covid patients. These machines have been supplied from Hyderabad with initiative of Collector Bhim Singh. These will be provided to Covid Care Centers at various locations. The district administration is continuously making efforts for arranging ..

Making villagers aware through wall writings

DISTRICT administration is making every possible effort to create public awareness towards Covid-19. Anganwadi workers and mitnains of Makardona village under Nagari block are working together for creating awareness through wall writing. Women and Child Development Project Officer Tarkeshwari Sao said that she is herself doing wall writing to develop positive thinking among villagers towards immunization...

Chhattisgarh in dire need of fully electric crematoria

With dead bodies of Covid patients pouring in at crematoria across State, capital city Raipur in particular, municipal bodies find it tough to perform last rites in the absence of fully electric crematoria. Crematoria in the limits of big cities like Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg, Korba etc. are overcrowded with dead bodies, waiting for last rites and municipal bodies here are helpless. Using woods to burn these bodies of covid patients not only cost dearer to municipal corporations, but also consume more ..

CM directs officials to ensure availability of medicines

Taking serious note of Black Fungus infection Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has directed health officials to ensure availability of medicines for control of Black Fungus infection in all districts of State. Black fungus is a kind of fungal infection taking place in patients who were cured from Covid. Posaconazole and Amphotericin B medicines are required for treatment. As per directives of Chief Minister, Controller of Food and Drug Administration has instructed all Drug Controllers posted in different ..

Mayor discusses corona situation with corporators

Mayor of Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) Aijaz Dhebar held three virtual meetings on Wednesday to review the corona situation. Mayor Dhebar held a virtual meeting with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporators of the RMC. RMC Speaker Pramod Dubey and Leader of Opposition in RMC Meenal Choubey were also present in the virtual meeting. Mayor Dhebar discussed with the BJP corporators on different issues including use of corporator fund for vaccination, home isolation, sanitisation and status ..

FIA, Bilaspur holds webinar on evolving trend in crime

Forensic Investigation Agency (FIA), Bilaspur organised a webinar on ‘Evolving Trend in Crime: Challenges for Forensic Science’ here recently. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Bastar Range Sundarraj P was the keynote speaker in the webinar. Addressing the webinar, IGP Sundarraj P said that forensic science plays an important role in crime scene investigation. The court hears the case on the basis of the evidence, therefore it is very important to closely investigate the crime scene to help the court ..

Bhartiya Jain Sangthan starts oxygen bank at Balaghat

Lalburra/Balaghat, Bhartiya Jain Sangthan has set up oxygen bank at Balaghat to provide oxygen concentrators to the needy patients. It may be mentioned that Pune office of Bhartiya Jain Sangthan had imported oxygen concentrators from Singapore. Now members of BJS have collected funds among themselves and had arranged oxygen concentrators. Sushil Jain, State Vice President of the Sangthan informed that ten days ago, oxygen concentrator bank was set up and Mahaver International, Balaghat has also provide ..

CCOST, NESAC start drone survey for mapping Nuzul area in Sarangarh

Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology in collaboration with North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Umiam Meghalaya; Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Revenue Department, Government of Chhattisgarh has started drone survey for mapping of Sarangarh Nuzul area in Raigarh district of State. Speaking to ‘The Hitavada’, the senior scientist of the CCOST M K Beg said that the CCOST in collaboration the NESAC and ISRO has recently started generating a high precision true digital ..

Save birds, save human being: Mishra

The ‘Tritiya’ of ‘Baishakh Shukl’ is celebrated as ‘Akshay Tritiya’ (Akti) in Chhattisgarh. This festival is falling on May 14 this year and it marks the practice of donating earthen pots. The purpose of donating earthen pots is to facilitate needy to quench thirst with cold water in summer as earthen pots keep water Chhattisgarh State Power Holding Company Ltd Additional General Manager (Public Relations) Vijay Mishra ‘Amit’ has come up with new ideas to save birds. He has decided to hang used earthen ..

Two arrested for theft of motorcycle

Tikrapara police have arrested two youths in connection with theft of a motorcycle reported in the city during lockdown. The arrested accused thieves were identified as Gopi Yadav (25) and Pramod Kannojai (21), both residents of Gudhiyari. From the possession of the arrested duo, police seized a moped used in crime and a mobile handset. Another accused identified as Narendra, who had the stolen two-wheeler, is presently on run. On May 6, the accused trio had stolen a motorcycle (CG 04 NB 4739) of ..

Rudrakumar inspects Covid centre

Public Health Engineering (PHE) Minister Guru Rudrakumar on Tuesday inspected the Covid centre set up at Radha Krishna Sanskar Manch at Jamul Municipal Council in Durg District. Minister Rudrakumar praised the organisation’s office-bearers and medical team for the initiative. Minister Rudrakumar said that on the call of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, many social, voluntary organisations, industrialists and public representatives have contributed the fight against Covid-19. The success will be achieved ..

Kimsi acquitted; husband, uncle get lifer

Delivering the judgment in the murder case of Abhishek Mishra, a Sessions Court in Durg on Monday acquitted accused Kimsi Jain (Kamboj), while giving her ‘benefit of doubt’ and awarded life imprisonment to her husband Vikas Jain and uncle Ajeet Singh. Sessions Judge Rajesh Shrivatsava made it clear that both of them will have to stay in jail till their last breath. Sessions Judge also stated that the case cannot be categorised as rarest of the rare one. The judgment in the high profile case was delivered ..

‘Badhte Kadam’ taking care of animals, birds

SOCIAL organisation ‘Badhte Kadam’ popular for human services has been on the forefront for taking care of the animals and birds in Raipur. Former Vice-Presdient of the organisation and Project In-charge Premprakash Madhyani, Ajay Valecha and Yashwant Rahuja said that during summer season stalls are set-up in the city for free distribution of shallow earthen bowl, grains etc for birds to bathe, quench their thirst and food to eat in hot conditions. Since, is not possible to set-up stalls due to ..

Mayor inspects vaccination centres

Mayor Aijaz Dhebar on Monday took stock of the administrative arrangements for Covid vaccination of citizens of age group 18-44 years at Degree Girls’ College Covid Vaccination Centres. During his visit to the centre, Mayor talked to the vaccinators, doctors, senior officials and a large numbers of citizens came for vaccination about the arrangements of vaccination. Mayor directed RMC Zone-4 Commissioner Lokesh Chandrawanshi and others to ensure that no inconvenience comes to the citizens and it should ..

Health Minister reviews testing, vaccination in State

Health Minister T S Singhdeo took review meeting of senior officials of Health Department and took information on corona testing and vaccination taking place in State here on Monday. Singhdeo directed the officials to speed up the vaccination drive in all categories. He also directed the health officials to set-up vaccination centres at places convenient for the public. During review meeting organised at New Circuit House Minister Singhdeo directed the officials to make all necessary arrangements ..

CG celebrates Mother’s Day by sharing wishes, messages, memories

People in State celebrated Mother’s Day by sharing beautiful and sweet wishes, messages and quotes with their mother on Sunday. Mother’s Day celebration was low-key this time in State because of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. No mass events were held due to the Covid-19 pandemic in State on the occasion. It may be noted that mothers face all the obstacles in the world to protect their child from all the hardships of the world. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel shared a picture with his mother ..

NIT, Raipur holds two-day virtual ICRE-2021

Amidst this tough time, the Chemical Engineering Department of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur has been successful in organising a two-day virtual International Conference on Reaction Engineering (ICRE-2021) from May 7 to 8, 2021. With the sheer effort and dedication of the organising committee, 6 different sessions were held in two days which marked the presence of 2 eminent speakers from Abroad and 1 speaker from India. The Chief guest for the event was the Dean of Mechanical ..

AAP youth wing stages virtual demo against Govt’s decision of liquor sale

Aam Admi Party (AAP) youth wing members on Sunday staged virtual demonstration against State Government’s decision for online delivery of liquor and over shortage of vaccine in State. Youth Wing State President Tejendra Todekar lashed out at the State’s decision for home delivery of liquor, saying the citizens need the vaccine, first. The Government need to get vaccine to home, instead the Government is planning to supply liquor to home. As the vaccination for 18-44 age group people has started, State ..

Webinar to develop writing skills of teachers, students

For the last five years, Kilol, a magazine for children, is being published to develop creative writing skills of teachers and students, develop interest in writing in them, and placing their creative works in this magazine. The Wings2fly Society has categorised this magazine keeping in view the interest of readers of two types. The first edition is directly printed with limited content while the second edition is available online with all the materials. Meanwhile, a webinar was organised in order ..

SEML donates medical equipment for COVID-19 Isolation Centre

SHOWING serious concern for the corona pandemic at the global-level and the alarming rise in positive cases, Sarda Energy and Minerals Limited (SEML) has donated medical equipment for COVID-19 Isolation Centre ‘Sanvedna’ on Saturday...

Gram Panchayat Mudpar takes noble initiatives for controlling Covid spread

For saving their village from the danger of Covid infection, the villagers are taking initiatives. The public representatives of Gram Panchayat Mudpar have also taken one such initiative. Over a dozen of people from the village have been tested Covid positive and the public representatives for stopping the infection from spreading further have decided to provide all the facilities needed by the corona patients at their home. Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat Mudpar in order to ensure that the corona positive ..

Cong workers feed stray animals

Congress workers are feeding stray animals during the lockdown period in Raipur city. Urban District Congress Committee (UDCC) Raipur President Girish Dubey has arranged two trucks vegetables and chunni choker for the stray animals. UDCC Raipur President Girish Dubey informed that hotels and markets have been closed due to the lockdown enforced in view of spiking of coronavirus infection in Raipur city...

High Court directs State Govt to start Covid-19 vaccination immediately

  High Court of Chhattisgarh has directed the Chhattisgarh Government to start Covid vaccination, which was stopped by State Government for the age group between 18 and 45 years, immediately. A division bench of the High Court comprising of Chief Justice PR Ramachandra Menon and Justice Parth Prateem Sahu heard the Suo Moto Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on Friday. After hearing State Government government’s reply and counsels for interveners and petitioners, the division bench have ..

Jogi welcomes HC decision on COVID-19 vaccination

 Reacting to the order issued by the High Court of Chhattisgarh on Friday, Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) State President Amit Jogi said that the High Court dismissed the Chhattisgarh Government’s decision to stop the vaccination as wrong and unfair and said,“the government has to ensure that a maximum number of people are vaccinated every minute to protect the lives of the people.” The Court also issued oral instructions to Government to immediately start vaccinating people ..

PRSU exams to start from May 24

  Pt Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU), Raipur, on Friday announced the revised time-table of semester examination scheduled to be held in December-January 2020-21, but was postponed due to Covid pandemic. The university announced the dates, as per guidelines issued by the Chhattisgarh Government. The examination will start from May 24 with third semester. As per the time-table, the third semester examination of Post Graduate students will conclude on May 28. The first semester ..

Kanan Pendari Zoo authority takes preventive measures for animals

 Kanan Pendari Zoo authority in Bilaspur district has started taking several precautionary measures to protect herbivores and carnivores from SARS CoV2 virus, after eight Asiatic lions have been reported testing positive for the SARS-CoV2 virus at the Hyderabad Zoo. Speaking to The Hitavada, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Bilaspur Kumar Nishant said that the Zoo authority is taking all measures to protect the animals from the SARS-CoV2 virus. It has been made mandatory to wear Personal ..

8 die after consuming cocktail of mahua with cough syrup

Closure of liquor shops during lockdown has resulted in the death of eight alcoholics, after they consumed a spurious cocktail of country made mahua liquor with cough syrup in village Dhiripara located on the outskirts of city. Five more from the village are currently admitted in the hospital, battling for their lives. The police came to know about the incident late at night. Sirgitti Police, under whose jurisdiction the area comes, have taken possession of the bodies and sent them for autopsy. They ..

mega sanitisation drive organised at Meharsakha in Dharsiwa block

A mega sanitisation drive was organised at Meharsakha (Manohara) in Dharsiwa development block of Raipur under the aegis of IB Welfare Group. Youths of the region joined the drive under the guidance of social worker and group founder Bhavesh Baghel...

Two arrested with illegal liquor

Government Railway Police (GRP) Raipur on Thursday arrested two men with 22 bottles of English liquor worth Rs 14,900 and 49 pouches of country liquor worth Rs 2058. According to report, GRP Station In-charge R K Borjha along with Sub-Inspector B N Mishra, constables Mordhwaj Verma, Rajesh Misra, CIB RPF Inspector Madhubala Patra, Sub-Inspector BR Sahu, Head Constable PK Dubey, RNK Mahana and Staff Sub-Inspectro Rituja Bhalekar, Head Constable PK Gaurah, and Head Constable MS Patel conducted checking ..

BMC launches drive-in vaccination facility

Coming as a relief to senior citizens, the Bhilai Municipal Corporation has launched a drive-in vaccination facility for any individual who is above the age of 45 inside the parking of Surya mall in Junwani. Any individual of the given age group can drive into the parking lot between 10 am to 5 pm and get vaccinated without any appointment. To get vaccinated you do not need to register yourself online. The entire process has been made quite simple, keeping in mind the convenience of the people. With ..

Collector, SP appeal businessmen, people to help make lockdown successful

A Day before the imposition of third lockdown in Raipur district from May 6, District Collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan and Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Yadav held a joint meeting of Revenue, Police and Municipal Corporation officials in the war room here on Wednesday. The Collector and the SSP appealed the people and traders community to adhere to the containment zone rules. It is to be mentioned that the third lockdown in the district will come into effect with some relaxations, such as opening ..

Burglar opens store with stolen garments, held

Raipur Police’s Cyber Cell on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a man who allegedly committed burglaries in three separate cloth stores and started his own shop with the stolen garments. The sleuths of Cyber Cell arrested a 30-year-old man identified as Rinku Mourya (30), a resident of Birgaon under Urla police station in connection with burglaries took place in cloth stores located in separate areas of State capital, said police sources, elaborating that the accused had spent jail term in connection ..

Residents of BSP township still deprived of clean potable water

WITH lockdown-like restrictions in many states due to the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, hiring activity declined by 15 per cent sequentially in April, according to a report. According to the Naukri JobSpeak Index, there were 2,072 job postings in April compared to 2,436 job postings in March. “The disruption caused by the second wave of Covid-19 has impacted the hiring activity leading to a 15 per cent sequential decline in April...

Homeless man lying in front of MLA’s house shifted to old-age home

Social Welfare Department and Raipur Smart City Limited (RSCL) in association with NGOs Hope for Humanity and Khalsa Relief Foundation sent the homeless man lying in front of MLA Vikas Upadhyay’s home to old-age home. The Hitavada had raised the issue of homeless man identified as Mushtaq on its Tuesday City Line Edition’s front page. The Hitavada drew the attention towards the extremely poor state of man...

Food packets distributed

Under the national programme ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Rasoai’, food packets were distributed to helpless and destitute people with disabilities at Durg Railway Station by BJP Vyapar Prakost, Durg. During this second wave of the global pandemic corona ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ programme has been launched nationwide by BJP and it was decided to provide dry ration as well as cooked food to labourers and destitute, under which District Unit of BJP duly launched the programme in district...

DGP orders officials to set up isolation centre

Amidst the second wave of devastating COVID-19, Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi on Tuesday interacted with battalion commandants and Superintendents of Police (SPs) of training schools to enquire about the well-being of security personnel and their family members. On the occasion, the Police Chief collected detailed information about the health of 23,000 personnel...

‘Mitanins, health workers playing important role during Covid’

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel discussed with mitanins and health workers from Surguja and Bastar divisions about the current corona situation in their respective areas through video conference on Tuesday. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that Mitanins and health workers are playing an important role during the Covid crisis to contain the spread of coronavirus infection in rural areas of State. Baghel further said that today, the responsibility of mitanins and health workers in rural areas has increased. ..

Kind gesture of police restores faith in humanity

APART from discharging their duties, Bastar police have been distributing food to the poor and needy people during the lockdown. The police personnel fed a man who was hungry for the last two days and this gesture of the police once again restored the faith in humanity. Kotwali SHO Eman Sahu informed that while patrolling, they saw a man roaming on roads. When they enquired, they learnt that the man was hungry and was looking for food here and there. The man who identified himself as Sumaru, started ..

Thakur inspects isolation centres

UTAI, SUPERINTENDENT of Police Prashant Thakur accompanied by other officials conducted inspection at the isolation centres and took stock of situations. Many security personnel, who have returned from different states after election duty, have been quarantined...

Little Korba boy sets unparalleled example

SETTING a good example of service to humanity in this era of COVID crisis, a 12-year-old child has donated all the money he saved in his piggy bank to Chief Minister Relief Fund. Moved by the loss of numerous lives every day, the child decided to contribute his savings for treatment of COVID-19 patients. A large number of people are coming forward to help the poor and the destitute during COVID crisis. In this sequence, a 7th grade student Ayush Joshi has donated all the savings from his piggy ..

Drivers, hotel staff turn veggie vendors in lockdown

Selling vegetables and fruits has become the most-sought after trade for a number of people who have been rendered unemployed due to the total lockdown in Bhilai and Durg. The COVID-19 pandemic and its induced lockdown to check spread of virus is not only limited to impact people’s healthy life but also adversely affecting on their wealth, forcing them to change professions. There has been a spurt in the number of vendors selling fruits and vegetables, an essential item for supplying, selling and ..

PHE Rudrakumar inaugurates vaccination drive in Kanker, Kondagaon and Narayanpur

Public Health Engineering and Gramodyog Minister Guru Rudrakumar on Sunday virtually inaugurated the vaccination drive in Kanker, Kondagaon, and Narayanpur under his charge. PHE Minister Rudrakumar said according to the wish of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, health services are being expanded in the state. The third phase of vaccination will be for people in age group 18-44 with Antyoday ration card holders. He assured that there will be no shortage of fund for Covid test, treatment and health facility ..

Corona vaccination begins for 18 plus age group in Raipur

Corona vaccination of people between age group of 18 and 44 started in Raipur from Saturday. However, Antyoday card holders will be administered vaccine for now. As many as 14 centres have been set up in Raipur district. One of the vaccination centres is Medical College, Raipur where a large number of citizens got vaccinated on the first day today. Vaccination starts daily from 11:00 am. Vaccination will be done even on Sunday. Similarly, vaccination centres have been set up at District Hospital Pandri, ..

Congress MLAs raise issue of scarcity of oxygen beds, ventilators in CLP meeting

The virtual meeting of Congress Legislative Party (CLP) was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday. In the meeting, the Congress Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) have welcomed the decision of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to provide free covid vaccination to all people above 18 years of age in State. Senior Congress leader and Raipur Rural MLA Satyanarayan Sharma and other party MLAs expressed gratitude towards Chief Minister Baghel for taking the bold decision ..

Mahakoshal Kala Parishad’s online exhibition begins

The online ‘61st All India Art, Drawing, Mask, Graphic, Photographic, Computer Graphic and Collage Art Exhibition-2021’ has begun on the Facebook page of Mahakoshal Kala Parishad on Thursday. The exhibition is being organised by Mahakoshal Kala Parishad in collaboration with Kalyan Prasad Sharma Smriti Mahakoshal Lalit Kala Mahavidyalaya Raipur, Government Nagarjuna Post Graduate College of Science Raipur, Lions Club Raipur Friends, Rotary Club East and JCI Club Raipur Sanskar on its facebook page. ..

Art Expo to be inaugurated today

Mahakoshal Kala Parishad in collaboration with Kalyan Prasad Sharma Smriti Mahakoshal Lalit Kala Mahavidyalaya Raipur, Government Nagarjuna Post Graduate College of Science Raipur, Lions Club Raipur Friends, Rotary Club East and JCI Club Raipur Sanskar is going to organise ‘61st All India Art, Drawing, Mask, Graphic, Photographic, Computer Graphic and Collage Art Exhibition-2021’ online on its facebook page from April 29. Dr Vimal Kanungo will inaugurate the exhibition on Thursday morning. 277 ..

Team IGNITRR shines at SAE E BAJA 2021

Team IGNITRR of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Raipur added another feather in the cap by securing an overall 7th position and the key takeaway being the 2nd position secured in the Manufacturing event at the prestigious SAE E Baja 2021. It was conducted by Society of Automotive Engineers, India in collaboration with Mahindra & Mahindra. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event was shifted to a virtual platform and the focus of the event moved to the challenges of designing and validating ..

Gayatri Parivar helping people amid lockdown

Aiming to help people in the fight against novel coronavirus, a district-level joint coordination committee of Gayatri Pariwar has been formed under the guidance of Chhattisgarh unit of Akhil Vishwa Gayatri Pariwar. The working of the committee will be guided by the pariwar’s state unit zone convener Dilip Panigrahi. Raipur district coordinator Lachhuram Nishad informed that the disaster management unit of Gayatri Pariwar is extending help to people during this lockdown in separate districts of ..

System developed to take steam at police station

To guard against COVID-19 pandemic policemen at Chhaoni police station in Bhilai are regularly taking steam through a system, developed with the help of a pressure cooker at the police station. Gopal Vaishy, Station House Officer, Chhaoni Police Station informed that on the line of Ghaziabad police they have set up a system with the help of pipes attached to a pressure cooker on gas lit burners, generating steam for inhalation and police officials and personnel are taking steam regularly in a brake ..

C’garh still waiting for stock of vaccine ahead of drive: CM

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the covid vaccination drive for the people aged over 18 years, beginning from May 1, may get affected in Chhattisgarh, if the State is not supplied the stocks of the covid vaccine on time. Talking to mediapersons through video conference on Tuesday, Chief Minister Baghel said that State Government has prepared a road map for covid vaccination drive for the people aged over 18 years, but the State has not received stocks of covid vaccine so far. The State ..

Despite lockdown, ‘Covidiots’ throng Dumartarai market

SEEING the surge in the corona cases in the capital city and elsewhere also, the District Administration has extended the lockdown till May 6. However, the Administration permitted opening of wholesale market for loading and unloading of goods from 11 pm to 4 am so that the people are not devoid of the essential commodities. But the opening of the wholesale market after a long time resulted in huge crowd at the wholesale market violating all protocols. Biggest crowd was seen at Dumartarai market, ..

Karuna Shukla passes away

Senior Congress leader and Chairperson of Chhattisgarh Social Welfare Board Karuna Shukla, who was the niece of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, died due to coronavirus infection, at a private hospital in State capital in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. She was 70. She is survived by her husband Madhav Shukla, one son and one daughter. Director of Ramkrishna Care Hospital Raipur Dr Sandeep Dave told The Hitavada that Karuna Shukla was tested positive and was hospitalised in ..

Admn fixes tariff for pvt ambulances

Raipur Collector on Tuesday issued an order fixing the tariff for the operation of private ambulance ferrying patients and the dead body of COVID-19 positive/suspected person. According to the order, Rs 1,100 has been fixed for half day (6 hours), covering 50 kilometre for tempo travellers and other vehicles (similar to the vehicle used in 108 ambulance service) and Rs 2,000 for 100 kilometre a day. Moreover, Rs 14 per kilometre has been fixed as additional charge...

Lodhi Shweta Mascare wins Miss Classy Present of the Year

Hailing from a remote hamlet of Baigatola in Khairagarh district, Lodhi Shweta Mascare won Miss Classy Present of the Year to bring laurel to her community and Chhattisgarh. Mission Dreams Broadcasting & Media Production House Company Kolkata had organized the competition Historical Virtual of the Year 2021, in which Shweta won Miss Classy Present of the Year. After winning the title, Shweta tells that she attributes the success to his confidence, parents and blessing of Bhagwan Lodheshwar. It’s first ..

CM reviews COVID status

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday reviewed the updated status of COVID cases and preventive measures being taken in the municipal councils of Raipur and Durg division. President and Chief Municipal Officers of all the municipal councils of Raipur and Durg division participated in In the joint review meeting. While addressing the review meeting, the Chief Minister said that presently, we all are passing through a difficult phase because of this global pandemic, but we are determined to overcome ..

Chief Minister helps Lucknow hospital with oxygen tanker

Following appeal of All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has sent an oxygen tanker to Medanta Hospital in Lucknow of Uttar Pradesh in view of acute shortage of oxygen for the treatment of corona patients there. AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi telephoned Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and requested him to provide medical oxygen for treatment of corona patients in Lucknow...

BRAMH nurse shares her work experience with PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with a nurse Bhawna Dhruv of Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital (BRAMH) in Mann Ki Baat programme over telephone on Sunday. During interaction PM Modi asked about her experience working successfully with the Covid patients despite so many responsibilities of her family and multitasks, she is involved in, as the Prime Minister wanted to share it with the listeners as nurses are the one who spend a long time with patients during treatment in the hospitals...

Rlys’ ‘Meri Saheli’ ensures safe journey for women

Indian Railways have started operation ‘Meri Saheli’ to ensure safety of women passengers travelling in trains till destination station. RPF had started operation ‘Meri Saheli’ on October 15, 2020. Under Operation ‘Meri Saheli’, Indian Railways has launched a helpline number 139. Women passengers can use helpline number to register a complaint or report about a problem. RPF has taken certain steps to ensure safety of women passengers. Women RPF employees are explaining safety measures to women passengers...

BJP stages virtual demo accusing State Govt’s failure in tackling COVID

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a mega virtual demonstration on Saturday against the alleged failure of the ruling Congress Government in handing COVID-19 situation. BJP workers protested across State on Saturday in front of their house, accusing State Government of failure and negligence in fighting against corona. Staging a sit-in protest against the horrific state of corona in State, the BJP alleged that Chhattisgarh is the topmost State in the country in terms of spreading COVID-19 infection ..

C’garh receives 12 National Panchayat Awards

Chhattisgarh has received 12 National Panchayat Awards from Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India in a virtual function held on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the Chief guest in the virtual programme organised by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Narendra Tomar was also present in the programme. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Panchayat and Rural Developmen..

Six arrested for betting on IPL

Acting on a precise tip-off, Khamtarai police have arrested six persons allegedly indulged in cricket betting and recovered Rs 1.45 lakh from them. “Following an input that few persons are taking bets on a match played between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders at WRS Colony, a police team from Khamtarai swung into action and arrested ..

Despite a tool down, operations normal in BSP

THE delay in an agreement at the National Joint Committee for Steel (NJCS) meeting seems to have some ill-affects back home in Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP). A group of employees protested the delay amidst mounting COVID deaths and positive cases alleging management for being insensitive and not initiating adequate measures to guard employees against the pandemic. After information on Saturday noon, SAIL-BSP, Director I/c, Anirban Dasgupta also reached Universal Rail Mill (URM) of BSP and personally interacted ..

CM urges PM to ensure availability of Covid-19 vaccines at uniform prices

    Advocating for maintaining uniformity in the prices of COVID-19 vaccines for the Centre and State Governments, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure availability of COVID-19 vaccines to the states at the uniform prices at which is it being provided to the Central Government. Amidst severe oxygen crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting on Friday with Chief Ministers of 10 states including Chhattisgarh, having most number ..

CG registers biggest single-day spike of 17,397 fresh cases

State registered its biggest single-day spike of 17,397 fresh cases on Friday. State also recorded the highest death of 219. Record numbers of test of 57,185 were performed on the day. With this total active cases are 1,23,479 and so far total positive cases are 6,22,965. As per data supplied by the State Control and Covid Centre highest case was recorded in Raipur with 3,215 fresh cases and with this total tally of cases in Raipur reached 1,30,193 and 57 deaths were recorded so far. 4,026 ..

Centre, CG Govt, Rlys submit data to HC

   Chhattisgarh Government, the Central Government and Railways have on Friday submitted their data to the High Court of Chhattisgarh in connection with suo moto Covid-19 public interest litigation (PIL). A division bench comprising of Chief Justice of the High Court P R Ramachandra Menon and Judge of the High Court Justice Parth Prateem Sahu heard the PIL on Friday through video conference. Advocate General Satish Chandra Verma informed the Court that a meeting of the officers ..

CG receives 15,000 vials of Remdesivir

   Amidst the prevailing COVID-19 crisis looming over the country, Chhattisgarh receives its first batch of 15,000 vials of Remdesivir injection by air on Friday morning. The State had approached the Centre for help in means of antiviral drugs used for treating COVID-19 patients.In response to the demand the centre dispatched a batch of Remdesivir injection to State. The vials will be transported to the CGMSC storage centre from where the distribution to hospitals will be administered. ..

‘Dropping oxygen-level causes incurable damage to lungs’

MISCONCEPTIONS and little knowledge are contributing largely to increase in COVID deaths with second wave of pandemic in Durg district. It is learnt to be the outcome of negligence on part of patients and their attendants to delay hospital admission for any reason. The District health department officials appealed all COVID positive persons for ensuring immediate hospital admission if Oxygen level falls below 94. District administration authorities set aside rumours of dearth of oxygen beds stating ..

Man held for IPL betting

IN a major action, betting slips worth Rs 19.68 lakh were recovered from a man in Railway Colony. The accused was engaged in betting during IPL cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). The accused has been identified as Shivnand Sagar (28) and cash Rs 20,200, two mobile phones, LED tv, remotes and register containing transactions of match were recovered from him...

Ambulance catches fire, no one hurt

IN a fire mishap a speeding ambulance caught fire and it reduced to scrap at four-lane highway in Bhilai-3 on Thursday noon. At the time of mishap only the driver was on wheels and he managed to escape unhurt. Police sources informed that at about 3 pm on Thursday, a speeding ambulance all of a sudden caught fire and soon it was engulfed into flames with emission of thick smoke at highway near Purani Bhilai Police Station in Bhilai-3. After information the well equipped fire fighting squads from ..

Akbar sanctions Rs 50 lakh for prevention of corona

All possible efforts should be made to treat Covid-19 patients stressed Forest and In-charge Minister of Kabirdham Mohammed Akbar during review meeting here on Thursday. He directed the officials to make necessary arrangements for supply of Oxygen Cylinders and essential medicines. On initiative of Forest Ministers Rs 50 lakh has been sanctioned for prevention of corona and 100 additional Oxygen cylinders have been supplied. Through virtual meeting held online from his official residence Mohammed ..

Dead body of COVID-19 suspect taken on stretcher in capital

During the prevailing crisis in State because of the heavy surge in COVID-19 pandemic, a very gloomy picture of the pandemic came to fore, when the family members of a dead suspected COVID patient were seen pushing stretcher on the Jail road with the dead body in the capital due to lack of ambulance or any other vehicle for transportation of dead body. While undergoing treatment at the COVID Isolation Ward in Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in the capital, Narmada Bahahud (55), died on Monday...

Dr Singh points out lapses in COVID testing, treatment

Extending his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for smoothly running the biggest COVID-19 inoculation drive in the world, Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh welcomed the decision to raise the eligibility criteria for getting a vaccine against COVID-19 for everyone above the age of 18 years. While interacting with the media persons on Wednesday, the BJP National Vice President said that few questions are being raised regarding vaccination. Lashing out at former AICC ..

Truck driver held for selling iron illegally

A truck driver was held on charges of committing breach of trust. He allegedly attempted to sell the iron bars which were supposed to be supplied from Maa Mani Industries Private Limited situated in Chakradhar Nagar to Jai Ambe Ispat Private Limited and R S Steel Industries in Urla Raipur. The accused identified as Ramsingh Sidar has been charged under Sections 420, 407, 120 b and 34 of IPC. As much as 30 tonnes of iron bars worth Rs 14.67 lakh was recovered in action. Driving license of Sidar was ..

Massive efforts on to increase oxygen-supported beds

FOLLOWING instructions of District Collector Dr Saransh Mittar, massive efforts are being made to increase oxygen supported beds in the hospitals in district. 40 additional oxygen supported beds are being prepared at Divisional COVID Hospital Bilaspur. These beds will soon be available for the patients. Currently, there are about 100 oxygen supported beds here. Together, the number will increase to 140. ..

Constable strangulates wife to death, arrested

A constable has been arrested after he strangulated his wife to death at Shanti nagar ward under limits of Kotwali police. The constable suspecting his wife’s character strangulated her to death. The constable was identified as Pallav Budh (33), a resident of Bijapur was married to Miani Pallav in the year 2011. The couple have three children. According to the police sources, Pallav Budh suspected his wife’s character and this had led to fights often between the two. Budh wanted to get rid of his ..

Pandaria, Kukdoor in need of COVID Care Centres

WITH increase in COVID cases in the block, need of opening new COVID centres has increased in Pandaria and Kukdoor. The local businessmen and renowned people of the society have written a letter to minister and district administration to open new COVID centres at rural areas. According to information received, in last few days, there has been sudden spike in number of COVID cases in the district and there is need of COVID centres in the rural areas. As per sources, there is only one COVID centre ..

Two stores sealed for lockdown violation

Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) teams again cracked down on two grocery shops for violation of lockdown rules. The teams sealed one shop at Gole Bazaar and another at Moudhapara. The authorities have also advised the small hawkers to sell the vegetables/fruits on mobile push-cart and not from a fixed point. RMC Zone-4 Executive Engineer Lokesh Chandrawanshi said one shopkeeper was selling grocery items at Gole Bazaar from his shop...

Minister Akbar sanctions Rs 50 lakh for hospitals treating COVID patients

Forest Minister and in-charge Minister of Kabirdham, Mohammed Akbar sanctioned financial help of Rs 50 lakh for ventilators, ICU and oxygen beds installation in hospitals for treatment of Covid infected patients in Kabirdham. Minister directed the officials to provide oxygen cylinders and Remdesivir Injections to the needy patients...

‘Administrative system has virtually collapsed’

Asserting that the ruling Congress Government has passed all limits of insensitivity the Bharatiya Janata Party has alleged that the Government has failed completely in public accountability during this hour of crisis. Addressing a virtual press conference, the BJP National Vice-President and former Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said the current spike in COVID-19 positive cases is very dangerous which is not even sparing children and youths. Medicines are also becoming less effective gradually. The ..

Lockdown in Sukma

Yet another district of Chhattisgarh joined the list of total lockdown district after Sukma Collector and District Magistrate Vinit Nandanwar imposed the lockdown in the entire district from 6 pm, April 20 to 7 am May 1 in view spiraling covid cases in the state as well as in the district. During the lockdown, all boundaries of Sukma district will remain sealed. Medical shops will be allowed to open within their stipulated time. Operators of medical shops will give priority to home delivery of ..

Villages doing better in COVID care than cities

AMID spread of COVID-19 pandemic it is certainly heartening news that Ringni village Panchayat is successfully maintaining zero case while two other villages Mohandi and Nandouri are looking forward to eliminate pandemic by monitoring case and regular sanitisation across villages under Dhamdha block in Durg. It needs a mention that Sarpanchs from these villages along with Panchayat army of Anganbadi, Mitanin and Bihan Samuh members are putting in efforts to beat the pandemic. They are ensuring ..

Online painting exhibition on ‘Navratri’ theme from today

Mahakoshal Kala Parishad Raipur in association with the Government Nagarjuna Post-graduate Science College Raipur, Environment Green Society, Lions Club Raipur Friends and Rotary club Raipur West will organise an online painting exhibition on the theme of ‘Navratri’ on the Parishad’s Facebook Id. The exhibition will be commenced by Chief guest Dr Dinesh Mishra, President, Mahakoshal Kala Parishad Raipur at 8 am on April 20, 2021. The exhibition will remain online for public view for 10 days. Organized ..

75% candidates skip NDA exam due to corona fear

Despite foolproof precautionary measures ensured by the authorities at the examination centres in Raipur, 75 per cent candidates skipped entrance examination held for National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy. Fear of rising number of Covid cases in Chhattisgarh may be the reasons behind the dismal attendance of candidates in the NDA entrance examination, said Deputy Collector and Examination In-charge Poonam Sharma. “Only 25 per cent attendance was recorded in the morning and afternoon ..