TBSI organises Parichay Sammelan

The Buddhist Society of India (TBSI) Chhattisgarh unit organised ‘Buddha Yuvak-Yuvati Parichay Sammelan-2021’ at Baba Sahab Dr Ambedkar Community Building, Devendra Nagar, Raipur on Sunday. Youths from various states including Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh participated in the Yuvak-Yuvati Parichay Sammelan...

CM travels via road to take stock of devpt works in Naxal-hit Dantewada

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday travelled around 50 kilometres by road in Naxal-hit Dantewada district to observe development works being carried out in the district. Baghel took stock of various development works and innovations in Dantewada district...

Dr Amin listed among World’s top 2% most-cited scientists

International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Naya Raipur has once again made the State of Chhattisgarh proud. Dr Ruhul Amin, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering of the Institute, has been listed among the World’s top 2% most-cited scientists in a recently released list by the US-based prestigious Stanford University. The exhaustive list has 1,59,..

C’garh adjudged second position in India Justice Report-2020

the India Justice Report (IJR), a joint venture of Tata Trusts and few other social organisations. The ranking is based on quantitative measurements of budgets, human resources, infrastructure, workload, diversity, etc in Police, Judiciary, Prisons and Legal Aid in 18 large and medium sized states with a population of over 1 crore and 7 small states. Police, often the first points of entry into the criminal justice system, have in recent times assumed a much larger role. From custodians of law and ..

‘Justice will be done to deserving sportspersons’

Justice will be done with deserving sportspersons of Chhattisgarh, assured Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Umesh Patel, when asked about confusion over Excellent Sportsperson Award. “Guideline will be strictly adhered to at the time of deciding status of excellent sportspersons and those deserving will only be felicitated. The file regarding this has been received. I have not yet gone through the proposal in detail. But I can assure you that rules will be followed and justice will be done,” the ..

Hyd’s Thapa, UP’s Reenu register win

ANEEB Thapa of Hyderabad won the Men’s category of third edition of Abujhmar Peace Half Marathon-2021 organised at Basing village of Orcha block under Narayanpur district head-quarters on Saturday. He completed 21-kilometre race in 55 minutes and 19 seconds. Angariya Singh Vikram of Maharashtra was at second position completing the race in 55 minutes and 59 seconds, while Deepak Babu of Maharashtra was at third place completing the race in 59 minutes and 39 seconds. In Women’s category, Kumari Reenu ..

DIG Manhar accorded farewell

The officials and staff of Police Headquarters (PHQ) on Saturday bid emotional farewell to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) H R Manhar who achieved the age of superannuation. Besides, a Sub Inspector of Special Branch and Head Constable of Crime Investigation Department were also given farewell in the PHQ. Notably, after serving the police department for 31 years, Manhar achieved the age of superannuation on February 27...

Maghi Punni Mela commences in Rajim

Maghi Punni Mela has begun on the confluence of Pairi, Sondhur and Mahanadi at Rajim in Gariaband district on Saturday. Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Dr Charan Das Mahant inaugurated “Rajim Maghi Punni Mela” on the holy confluence of Pairi, Sondhur and Mahanadi at Rajim on Saturday. Minister for Home, Jail, Public Works Department, Religious Endowment and Tourism Tamradhwaj Sahu presided over the function...

Economic survey tabled contests State Govt’s claim of ‘All Good’

Chhattisgarh’s economy is set to shrink by 1.77 per cent while the per capita income which was Rs 1,05,089 in 2019-20 as per quick estimate, is likely to reach Rs 1,04,943, registering a decline of 0.14 percent during Financial Year 2020-21. The ‘Economic Survey 2020-21’ was tabled in the State Legislative Assembly during the ongoing Budget Session on Friday by Economics and Statistics Minister Amarjit Bhagat. The negative growth could be attributed to the devastating impact ..

Bharat Vyapar Bandh receives mixed response

MORE than 6 lakh traders, transporters and industrialists closed their establishments in Chhattisgarh and joined the nationwide Bharat Vyapar Bandh on Friday called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) against frequent arbitrary amendments in GST rules by flouting the fundamental rights of all coming under the GST. Though the Bharat Bandh received mixed response in some areas, each and every traders and others who are connected with GST opened their establishment felt that many unilateral ..

CM meets Piyush Goyal

 Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel met Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal and reiterated his demand of increasing the permitted amount of 24 lakh MT rice to be procured under the central pool in FCI to 40 lakh MT for the Kharif marketing year 2020-21. He also requested the Union Minister to reimburse pending food subsidies for the year 2019-20 and 2020-21 amounting to Rs 5214.97 crore. The Union Minister assured the Chief Minister of reimbursing food subsidies worth ..

Farmers will not be deprived of their rights at any cost :CM

 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly passed the ThanksGiving Proposal to the Governor’s Address with majority vote. Earlier, responding to the discussion held in the House, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that this country and the state belongs to ‘Annadata’ (farmers). “We will not let the farmers be deprived of their rights under any circumstances and will not allow treachery with them,” said the Chief Minister.The Chief Minister said farmers are agitating for ..

Absence of anesthetist makes pregnant women suffer for hrs

Nearly, 8 to 10 women suffered from labour pain for hours outside the maternity room at District Hospital, Durg on Thursday. All these pregnant women had to have a caesarean delivery on Thursday. But due to the absence of anesthesia specialist, they were left suffering outside the maternity room for hours...

People still breaching health safety protocols

Despite rise in COVID-19 tally and prediction over possibility of second wave of COVID-19 in twin city, many people are still breaching health safety protocols, such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing at public places or in public transports, posing threat to further spread of Covid-19 infection. Despite fear of a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the late wintry season, disregard of the city residents in becoming accustomed of COVID protocols and taking precautions to stop ..

FANS ‘Hamar Bastar Yatra’ from today

Forum for Awareness of National Security (FANS) will organise the second edition of ‘Hamar Bastar Yatra – A Trip to Bastar for Peace and Prosperity’. FANS national organisation general secretary Golok Bihari said that the three-day journey to Bastar is necessary for the prosperity in the region and it will start from Friday. Last year, there was a trip to South Bastar but this year FANS has decided to tour to North Bastar, in which historical sites, natural beauty and art of Bastar can be connected ..

Our frontline healthcare workers need to be complemented: Singhdeo

An Online Regional Workshop on Covid situation and vaccination covering 4 States (CG, Maharashtra,Goa & Diu) was organized under the joint auspices of by MoSJE (GoI) with HelpAge RRTC, CSSC & HelpAge India Friday. Speaking as the Keynote speaker, T S Singhdeo, Minister for Health (GoCG) mentioned that State Government and the respective departments worked sincerely to stop the spread of the virus...

CM directs strict measures to prevent COVID-19 infection

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has directed to strictly follow all the vigilant measures for prevention and containment of COVID-19 infection in State. Addressing a high-level meeting held at his chamber in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, the Chief Minister said that strict compliance to the guidelines for prevention of COVID-19 should be ensured...

Workshop on medico legal tips to investigating officer

Bilaspur Police and Forensic Investigation Agency jointly organized a daylong workshop on ‘Medico-Legal Tips to Investigating Officer’ in Bilaspur. According to information received, renowned forensic expert Dr D k Sathpathy was the chief guest of the programme attended by Bilaspur Superintendent of Police (SP) Prashant Agrawal, Director of Forensic Investigation Agency Dipendra Barmate and team, Dean of CIMS Dr Ullas and senior police personnel in the district...

Govt’s policies have increased attraction for farming: CM

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel while answering to the discussions on budget demand proposals for the Third Supplementary Budget worth Rs 505 crore, said due to schemes and policies being implemented by his government, attraction towards agriculture has increased. After discussions on the budget demand proposals for the Third Supplementary Budget for the financial year 2020-21 worth Rs 505 crore, it was passed with majority vote. The size of the main budget was Rs 95,650 crores. Now after the first, ..

CSPTCL energises Gerwani-Gharghoda EHT transmission line

Chhattisgarh Power Transmission Company Ltd (CSPTCL) is making high level efforts towards strengthening its infrastructure not only in urban areas but it is also strengthening the same in far flung rural areas as well. In compliance with the Power Policy of the state government and through the high level efforts made through well planned action, the newly constructed 132KV Distributed Control System (DCSS) Gerwani-Gharghoda EHT transmission line was energized by the CSPTCL successfully...

‘CG has taken Rs 36,170 cr in form of market loan’

Bank of India, Rural Infrastructure Development Fund of NABARD, GST loan through the Central Government and Asian Development / World Bank during the last two years, said Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel replying to a question asked by BJP MLA Shivratan Sharma during the Question Hour of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. MLA Sharma asked in the House about how much loan was taken by the State Government from December 2018 to January 2021 and from which agencies...

Jail guard held for assaulting doctors

Moudhapara police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested the jail guard who allegedly thrashed on-duty doctors of Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital Raipur under inebriated condition. “Infuriated by the delay in MRI scanning of a prisoner, jail guard of Dantewada District Jail Shatrughan Uraon allegedly abused and thrashed on-duty doctors of Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital. Police have arrested the accused jail guard and are probing the matter further,” said a senior police officer...

INTUC National President lashes out at Union Govt

INTUC National President G Sanjeeva Reddy on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Union Government over the alleged anti-labour laws passed recently. Reddy called new laws anti-labour and warned of shutting down work in all the factories across the nation for one month if his demand of repealing the new law isn’t met. In a press conference, Reddy said the International Labour Organization (ILO) has demanded complete rollback of the new labour law. According to ILO, any new labour law should only ..

CSKM stages protest against farm laws

Chhattisgarh Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (CSKM) on Tuesday staged a protest against the three new farm laws and one state law implemented by Chhattisgarh at Budhatalab. After the protest, the organisation’s office-bearers submitted a memorandum regarding their demands to the District Administration officials. Organisation’s Spokesman Jageshwar Prasad said Union Government should legalise the MSP. Also, Chhattisgarh Government’s ‘Sauda Patrak’ law, which favours the traders and impede the procurement of ..

Police book jail guard for thrashing hospital technician

Moudhapara Police on Monday took a Jail Guard into custody after he allegedly thrashed a technician at Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hospital. The jail guard had come to get medical examination of a prisoner. According to the reports, Jail Guard Shatrughan Rao along with a prisoner had come to Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hospital to get medical examination of an ill prisoner on Monday morning. In the hospital, he was going from one room to another for different tests, and each test was consuming a lot of time...

Neon lights of OPD non-functional for several months in BRAMH

Neon light of Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital(BRAMH) has become non functional since several months showing the laxity of the Hospital management. Fourteen letters of the hospital’s name are apparently not visible. BRAMH is one of the leading hospital of Chhattisgarh with the best cardiac treatment facility given free of cost to patients of State. The Advanced Cardiac Institute (ACI) situated under the hospital recently performed first Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) proc..

50% toll for local commercial vehicle at Durg Toll Plaza

LOCAL commercial vehicles will have to pay 50% toll while special provision has been made for private vehicles. The toll issue was sorted out in the meeting convened by district administration authorities with representatives from transport association and the contractual firm of Bafna Toll Plaza, Durg. The meeting was chaired by K Verma, SDM, District Administration, Durg...

Shanjan to be youngest author of world to publish book

‘Petals’, the vocabulary book for kids, is incredible in many ways. The first and foremost reason is that the book was authored by Shanjan Thamma when she was just 3.5 years old (now four years old). The second reason, Shanjan is world record holder and third is the book is going to set another record of her that is youngest author of the world to publish a book. Shanjan is an ambidextrous girl (who can write with both hands)...

Raigarh cops rescue 6-yr-old from J’khand

RAIGARH police have rescued the six year-old boy, who was kidnapped from Kharsia on Saturday evening, and arrested three people in this connection. Raigarh police rescued the boy from Jharkhand’s Khunti district within seven hours under the ‘Shivansh Operation’. As per police, the accused has been identified as Khilawan Das Mahant alias Nikhil (28) resident of Sarwani in Janjgir-Champa district, Amar Das Mahant (23) resident of Navapara Kharsia and Sanjay Sidar (30) resident of Navapara Kharsia. Khilawan ..

CM to table Budget proposal on Mar 1

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will be tabling the budget proposals for the financial year 2021-22 on March 1, 2021 at 12.30pm. This will be the third budget for the Chief Minister who also holds the finance portfolio. Addressing mediapersons during his customary pre-Budget Session press conference Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr Charan Das Mahant said the Budget Session will be held in compliance of the COVID-19 protocols and general public will not be allowed during the Session. He ..

Shyam Kumar Shukla honoured with Best Architect Award-2021

Eminent architect Shyam Kumar Shukla was honoured with Best Architect Award-2021 at a function held in Delhi. Shukla has brought laurels to Chhattisgarh by winning this award. He was awarded by Prachi Desai in the global award 2021 in the category of India’s best Architect. He has been providing his service to this field since 24 years. In his 24 years career, Shukla has been very versatile working in various sectors like commercial, residential and communal and have his projects in various cities ..

Sri Aurobindo Personality Development Centre inaugurated in State Capital

Raipur Rural MLA Satyanarayan Sharma inaugurated Sri Aurobindo Personality Development Centre at Kachna in the state capital on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, MLA Satyanarayan Sharma and Director General of Police (DGP) DM Awasthi hailed the works of Sri Aurobindo Society. NMDC Advisor Dinesh Shrivastava addressed the programme and said that NMDC provided financial assistance under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund for construction of building of the Centre at Kachna in Raipur city...

‘Congress Government is virtually enjoying power and doing nothing else’

Do not underestimate the Matri Shakti (women power), as it has been instrumental in creating history, Member of Parliament Saroj Pandey said that the daughters have become so much unsafe in State that today they have come together to script a protest demanding security to lead a normal lifestyle. The BJP Mahila Morcha staged a mega dharna - Matri Shakti Swabhiman Morcha on Saturday, against rising crime against women. MP Pandey said that girls and women of all age are under threat and no part of ..

Unihomes Society celebrates Basant Panchami

UNIHOMES Society celebrated ‘Basant Panchami’ with religious fervour in its Bhatagaon-based campus recently. The women members of the society organised the programme wherein all women were dressed in yellow which is the traditional colour of outfit worn during ‘Basant Panchami’ and Saraswati Puja. Religious rituals were performed by paying obeisance to Maa Saraswati followed with the cultural presentations and sports events...

Meetnisha Ads shifted to Lalpur-based Rio Complex

MEETNISHA Ads, a 28-year-old advertising agency has shifted its office from Ramsagarpara to Lalpur-based Rio Complex near fruit market in Raipur city. Director of the agency Omkar Singh said that besides print media, customers can visit the office at new premises for advertisements in radio and television, and graphics design etc. These facilities are available under single roof. The n..

Collector felicitates Corona Warriors

Total 265 Corona Warriors were on Saturday felicitated in the Collectorate hall. Collector Dr Sareveshwar Narendra Bhure on the occasion appreciated the officials and employees of the Health Department. Lauding the role of Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr Gambhir Singh Thakur, he said that his retirement is near and despite being in the high risk category, he gave his contribution in controlling the spread of Covid...

45 candidates appear in mock interview at Kalyan College

As many as 45 aspiring candidates appeared in the mock interview recently organised for the post of Assistant Professor here at Government Kalyan New PG College Bhilai. The two days long mock interview was conducted under the supervision of College Principal, Dr R K Sahu and Vice-principal, Prof Y V Patel in assistance of Placement Cell and IQAC Cell...

Arpa Super Fighters, Surguja Super Hitters win NPL finals

Arpa Super Fighters Mantralaya Suraksha team defeated Mahanadi Super Kings Mantralaya in Men’s final to lift the Nava Raipur Premier League (NPL)-2021 title. School Education Minister Dr Premsingh Sai Tekam was the Chief guest of the prize distribution function. Winning the toss, Super Kings opted to bat first and they could score 68 runs only in the stipulated 10 overs. Chasing the target, Fighters won the match by five wickets. Chintu from of Fighters team was adjudged Man of the Match Earlier, ..

Doctors take second shot of COVID vaccine

Dr Vishnu Dutt, Dean of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College and other doctors took second shot of COVID vaccine on Thursday. Dr Dutt informed that on January 20 he took first shot of COVID Vaccine and as per schedule he got vaccinated on February 18. He informed that those who took first dose of COVID Vaccine should get second dose as per schedule after 28 days...

Indian Bank announces go-live of CBS platform

Indian Bank had announced the successful go-live of the consolidated CBS Platform on February 15. This follows the merger of Allahabad Bank into Indian Bank with effect from April 1st, 2020. The CBS integration was taken up over the weekend of February 13 and 14 and completed in time. The CBS and all channels were made available for use by branches and customers by 9 am on February 15...

Health Minister Singhdeo inaugurates workshop at Govt Dental College

Health Minister T S Singhdeo inaugurated two days workshop on Prosthetic Aspect of Implantology and Implant Tri-Intigration at Government Dental College, Raipur on Wednesday. Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology department organised the workshop to give micro training on Implantology to medical students of Dental College...

‘No house will be demolished for developing drainage system’

Mayor of Raipur Municipal Corporation Aijaz Dhebar has assured the residents of Shyam Nagar during special camp ‘Tuhar Sarkar Tuhar Dwar’ that no house will be demolished for developing drainage system in Mother Teresa Ward Number 48. Mayor Aijaz Dhebar assured the residents that in lane number one no house will be demolished and the drainage will be developed with unanimous consent...

Basant Panchami celebrated at SSMHS

THE festival of Basant Panchami was celebrated with religious fervour by paying obeisance to Maa Saraswati at Saraswati Shishu Mandir High School (SSMHS), Arang on Tuesday. The students organised Saraswati Puja and also participated in the rituals on the occasion. The students were also apprised of the importance of celebration Basant Panchami and performing Saraswati Puja. Roshan Chandrakar, Vinod Gupta, Dr Tejram Jalkshatri, Niteshwari Lodhi, Kishan Pandey, Santosh Sankh, Smita Chandrakar, Anjali ..

Naxalites torch eight machines

IN fresh attempt to unleash a reign of terror, the Left-Wing Extremists allegedly torched as many as eight machines engaged in construction of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana Road from Main Road to Kachnar under Malewahi police station limits. However, no casualities occured in the incident. ASP O P Sharma said that a group of armed Naxals stormed the construction site and asked labourers to leave...

3 held in Rai murder case

In connection with murder of Congress leader’s nephew, Raipur Police on Tuesday claimed to have nabbed three persons and also recovered the scarf used to strangulate the victim dead. “After the recovery of 20-year-old Jatin Kumar Rai’s body stuffed in suitcase from a well, police launched an extensive probe and arrested three persons based on the investigation findings,” said Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Lakhan Patle. Patle further informed that the arrested were identified as Pradeep ..

Surguja on high alert as Bird flu case confirmed in Sakalo village

Surguja district is on high alert after detection of new case of H5N8 Avian Influenza (Bird flu) confirmed from the Government Poultry Breeding farm located at Sakalo village some eight kilometers away from Ambikapur headquarters on Tuesday. District Administration has been informed and necessary steps are being taken by the Rapid Response team in the area, through public information system villagers have been given necessary guidelines in the area by the officials. As per the information received ..

Baghel requests Union Minister to sanction excise duty as before

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and has requested sanction of Excise Duty to Chhattisgarh as it was provided before. He has stated in the letter that the year 2020-21 has been an extremely difficult financial year, because of the pandemic. This year, due to the adverse impact of pandemic on all the economic activities, State’s own financial sources are expected to decrease by about 30 per cent. Recently, in the Union Budget for year 2021-22, ..

Sudden twist in weather makes environment pleasant in State

IN a sudden twist to the daylong hot conditions, cool winds accompanied with dust storm brought down the mercury level and transformed the evening into pleasant environment. Though Raipur recorded 25 per cent cloud cover no rainfall was recorded. The impact of cool conditions was also visible in many areas across State with Bilaspur division recording a significant fall in temperature...

BJP raises issue of police brutality against villagers

Demanding immediate withdrawal of false cases registered against 23 villagers from village Narra under Bagbahara tehsil in Mahasamund district coming under Komakhan police station and to stop trading of illicit liquor from the area coming under the said police station, the Bharatiya Janata Party has called for strict action against concerned police officials for registering false cases and beating villagers mercilessly for raising the issue of illicit liquor sale. The BJP has also submitted a memorandum ..

Pvt school principals asked to ensure Fee Regulatory provisions

District Education Officer Ashok Narayan Banjara on Monday asked the principals to ensure the implementation of Chhattisgarh Fee Regulatory provisions in the private schools. The fees in the private schools should be decided with the mutual consent of private schools’ management committee and parents committee, said the DEO while addressing a meeting of the principals of all the schools in the district and block education officers at Government Mayaram Surjan Girls Higher Secondary School, Choubey ..

CG succeeds in providing food grains to all during pandemic

Under the efficient guidance of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh has successfully provided food security to all, during the lockdown for protection from Corona infection virus. During this period, every possible assistance have been provided to the migrant workers and individuals. To provide food to migrant workers and stranded people of other states and needy during the lockdown, the arrangements of community eateries in the districts and free dry ration were ensured in the districts with ..

Four villagers join Cong

Impressed by the development works undertaken by State Forest Minister Mohammad Akbar, four villagers of Riwapar, Atariya and Kuagaon under Development Block Pandaria of Kabirdham district have formally joined Congress party on Monday. The villagers who took entry to congress include 2 from Riwapar, 1 from Atarya and 1 from Kuagaon at function held in official residence of Minister Mohammad Akbar. Villagers had expressed their will to join congress...

Harsha Sahu display daredevil act on women safety

Different activities are being organised to sensitise people on road safety and traffic rules as part of the ongoing Road Safety Month. However, Monday had a special event unlike other days as commuters witnessed live action scene like Bollywood films. How a woman inside an auto-rickshaw can protect herself by fighting the goons was displayed by self defence export Harsha Sahu...

Second phase of COVID vaccination begins

Second phase of COVID vaccination drive started in State Capital on Saturday. Total of 833 health care workers turned up to get second dose of Covishield on the first day against the target of 2,82,890 set for the day. The percentage of vaccination in Chhattisgarh was 0.29. Dr Amar Singh Thakur, State Immunisation Officer informed that Padma Shri Dr A T Dabke took the second dose of Covishield on the first day and in Raipur total of 27 health care workers took part in the drive. He further informed ..

Eurasian Crane spotted in CG

In a significant discovery in the field of avian study, a team of birders and ornithologists captured the first photographs of a flock of Eurasian Cranes foraging for preys in and around a water body between Dongargarh and Khairagarh on Sunday. An avid birder and wildlife enthusiast SDM Dongargarh Avinash Bhoi told the team also comprising IFS Shashi Kumar, DFO Durg Dhammashil Ganvir, ornithologist Ravi Naidu spotted the Eurasian Cranes and captured the first photographic record of the Eurasian Crane ..

‘BJP will once again conquer Chhattisgarh in 2023’

Bharatiya Janata Party State In-charge D Purandeswari said people have come to realise that the expectations with which they had voted for the Congress have become a distant dream. She said there are a lot of issues as the ruling Congress Government has failed in every front. Talking to mediapersons after BJP Legislative Party Meeting at Kushabhau Thakre Parisar, Puranderswari said she had spoken to all leaders having differences of opinions and tried to sort out all differences just like what happens ..

Man held for posting content related to child pornography

Taking immediate action in case forwarded by National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) and Police Head Quarters (PHQ), Raipur Police’s Cyber Cell arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with child pornography case. According to information received, the arrested accused has been identified as Jagannath Suman (35), a native of Madhya Pradesh...

2 Naxals killed in encounter in Mandla

Two Naxalites were killed in an encounter between Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla police and Naxalites in Motinallah Police Station area of the district bordering Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Two Naxalites, including a woman, were gunned down in a fierce encounter by the police. Police have also recovered weapons from them. Both these Naxalites are said to be members of Kanha Bhoramdeo Bodla Committee. Superintendent of Police Yashpal Rajput informed that two Maoists, aged between 25 to 30 years, died ..

Schools, colleges to start from Monday

Chhattisgarh Cabinet on Saturday ayed the proposals of the School Education and Higher Education Departments for reopening of schools and colleges and as per the Cabinet decision, all schools and colleges will be reopening from Monday, February 15, 2021. However, schools will be reopened for students from Class 1X to Class XII. The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also decided upon commencing of all training programmes under Skill Development initiative in State. However, ..

Sadar Bazaar jeweller arrested in fraud case

A jewellery shop owner of Raipur was arrested by Mumbai Police and taken to Maharashtra on Saturday. The jeweller was arrested on the charges of criminal breach of trust. According to Raipur City Kotwali Police, a team of Thane Police Station had come to Raipur in search of jewellers Aakash Soni and Darshan Soni on Saturday. The duo runs a jewellery shop by the name of Sonika Jewellers at Sadar Bazaar, Raipur...

Mayor inspects various wards in distt

The facilities and demands of the people and ward corporators will be met in Budget. Meanwhile, the development works will also be carried out as per their demands. In this connection, Mayor Dheeraj Bakliwal conducted inspection at Ward-10 Shankar Nagar, Ward-11 Mohan Nagar Ward, Ward-12 ; Ward-13 Baghera and Ward-59 Katulbod Ward. He met the corporators and sought suggestions from them for the Budget. Most of the corporators informed the Mayor about the problems arising due to AMRUT Mission on ..

BJP Arang Mandal raises public issues with AMC

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arang Mandal raised several public issues like under-construction Gaurav Path, much-awaited Jhalmala discharge and incomplete Jal Awardhan Yojana with the Arang Municipal Council (AMC) on Saturday. It is to be noted that these three projects are very important for the block, but due to apathy of Government, all of them are now jeopardised by corruption...

Crucial decision on opening of schools likely today

 The Chhattisgarh Cabinet, which will be meeting on Saturday, will be taking decision on opening of schools in State. Talking to mediapersons, School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam said that proposal for opening schools will be tabled before the Cabinet for its decision. The Health Department has already ayed the proposal.Speculations are rife in State over reopening of schools, although any kind of final decision in this direction is yet to be taken. The School Education Minister ..

‘Bastar tribals apprehensive regarding Bodhghat Project’

  Governor Anusuiya Uikey said that the tribal population in the Bastar region are very apprehensive regarding the Bodhghat Multi-purpose Irrigation Project, as they think that they will be displaced due to the project. Addressing the mediapersons at a press conference here in Jagdalpur, during her two-day Bastar visit, the Governor while commenting on the dispute arising out of the Bodhghat Multi-purpose Irrigation Project said that while referring to the decisions taken during the year ..

Fraudster arrested for duping woman of lakhs

  Raipur Police on Friday arrested an interstate fraudster named Usman Ali who duped elderly people on the pretext of giving treatment to incurable diseases. According to the reports, victim Sheetla Singh, who retired from the post of teacher in 2011, lodged a complaint with the police that she has suffering of arthritis for the last 12 to 13 years and it couldn’t be cured till date. Her son Colonel Ajit Singh, who is posted in Punjab and one daughter Dr Nitu Thakur lives in Nasik ..

5 cricketers from C’garh shortlisted for IPL auction

  Five players from Chhattisgarh have made into the group of players shortlisted to be auctioned for Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday. A total of 292 cricketers, including 164 Indian players, have been shortlisted for IPL auction.According to the reports, the shortlisted players include 164 Indians, 125 foreigners, and 3 from associate nation. The Chhattisgarh players shortlisted for auction are Harpreet Singh Bhatia, who is a left-handed batsman/right arm medium pacer. He had played ..

Edn Deptt to introduce concept of ‘Sadbhavana’ schools in CG

Aiming at developing good human beings, good society and facilitating development of autonomous individual capable independent rational thought and action with compassion and humaneness, Chhattisgarh School Education Department plans to include constitutional values in its school curriculum and culture. The Department has come up with an idea of introducing concept of ‘Sadbhavana’ schools in Chhattisgarh. According to the School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam,..

Fire breaks out at tent house in Jamul

PROPERTY worth lakhs of rupees gutted, after fire broke out at a tent house in Jamul, Durg during early hours on Thursday. After information the well-equipped fire fighting squads reached the troubled location and doused the fire. The proprietor is suspecting foul play in the fire mishap. Polices sources informed that at about 3:45 am on Thursday, all of a sudden fire broke out at Shriram Tent House, located in Ravanbhata area of Jamul, Durg and soon the tent house was engulfed into flames with emission ..

Bird conservation training programme for people organised at Nagdha village

Durg Forest Division had organised training camps about the birds and wetland conservation for the local Biodiversity Management Committees of four villages in Bemetara recently. Durg Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Dhammashil Ganvir told The Hitavada that 20 people from each of the four villages were invited at the training programmes. Subject experts trained villagers on a range of topics from water conservation to bird protection...

Asstt Director takes stock of cleanliness of wards in DMC

Jayant Sinha, the Assistant Director of Urban Administration and Development Department, visited various wards of Durg Municipal Corporation (DMC) on Thursday and took stock of the arrangements regarding cleanliness. He instructed the officials to carry out the work under Star Ratings. During this time, he was accompanied by Health Officer Durgesh Gupta and Shekhar Verma and others...

Naxals target rlys project, torch 4 vehicles in Dantewada district

Suspected Left Wing Extremists of the outlawed CPI (Maoists) raided a railways construction site in Dantewada district and set four vehicles on fire. The track doubling works of Kothavalasa-Kirandul (KK) line under Waltair Railway Division of the East Coast Railway is in progress. The KK-Line has been earning 90 per cent of division’s revenue, as the country’s largest iron ore producer and exporter National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has been ferrying minerals from the section...

Sportspersons reach CGOA, seek justice for silver, bronze medalists

Hundreds of sportspersons from different corners of Chhattisgarh turned up at the office of Chhattisgarh Olympic Association (CGOA) on Wednesday to urge the office-bearers of the apex sports body of State for justice. The sportspersons informed CGOA Secretary General Gurucharan Singh Hora and other office-bearers that it will be harassment with the sportspersons, if silver and bronze medalists are not included in category of Excellent Sportspersons...

Arpa Mahotsav will give a new identity to Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district

Asserting that the Arpa Mahotsav will give a new identity to Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the beautiful way in which the foundation of the Arpa Mahotsav has been established, it will be celebrated in much more grandeur manner in future. The Chief Minister took the opportunity to announce that final of the four installments under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna, amounting to Rs 5,750 crore will be distributed online into the farmers’ accounts ahead of ..

Officials, staff of Rajnandgaon Police Training School take vaccine shots

The officials and staff of Rajnandgaon Police Training School on Wednesday received COVID vaccine shots in the unit hospital under the first phase of the nationwide inoculation drive. Superintendent of Police (Rajnandgaon Police Training School) Irfan-ul-Raheem Khan was first to receive the vaccine and later, he motivated others to take the vaccine...

Taxmen mount massive ‘consequential’ survey ops on iron and steel exporter

Following a major search and seizure action recently carried out at multiple locations in Hyderabad, Bhopal as well as other major cities in the country, a joint team of tax sleuths from Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday morning mounted a massive ‘consequential’ survey operation on two-storey commercial complex of M/s R R Industrial Corporation (India) Limited, situated at Telghani Naka, an ever-busy business hub in State Capital. The firm covered under the income tax survey is primarily..

Taxmen mount massive ‘consequential’ survey ops on iron and steel exporter

Following a major search and seizure action recently carried out at multiple locations in Hyderabad, Bhopal as well as other major cities in the country, a joint team of tax sleuths from Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday morning mounted a massive ‘consequential’ survey operation on two-storey commercial complex of M/s R R Industrial Corporation (India) Limited, situated at Telghani Naka, an ever-busy business hub in State Capital. The firm covered under the income tax survey is primarily..

Taxmen mount massive ‘consequential’ survey ops on iron and steel exporter

Following a major search and seizure action recently carried out at multiple locations in Hyderabad, Bhopal as well as other major cities in the country, a joint team of tax sleuths from Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday morning mounted a massive ‘consequential’ survey operation on two-storey commercial complex of M/s R R Industrial Corporation (India) Limited, situated at Telghani Naka, an ever-busy business hub in State Capital. The firm covered under the income tax survey is primarily..

Seminar on yog ‘Jigyasa’ concludes

State-level seminar-cum-webinar on yog christened ‘Jigyasa’ concluded on Tuesday. Yog Guru from Ahmedabad Dheeraj Vashishth replied to the questions of participants related to yog. Kendriya Vidyalaya student Abhishek Naidu performed yoga asans. Researchers presented papers. Dr Kaptan Singh, Assistant Acharya, Shri Rawatpura University presided over the proceedings...

40% I-T dispute cases to be solved under ‘Vivaad Se Vishwas’ Scheme

The Scheme of ‘Vivaad Se Vishwas’ has brought a very promising result in sorting out I-T disputes with 40 per cent of the total cases applying for resolution under the scheme. At a press conference on Monday, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh Principal Chief Income Tax Commissioner R K Paliwal said that the Government of India has introduced to reduce income tax pending litigation, generate timely revenues for the Government, help taxpayers end their tax disputes with the department by paying disputed ..

Ophthalmologists observe relay hunger strike

Ophthalmologists of State observe relay hunger strike against mixopathy under banner of Indian Medical Association (IMA) at Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College premises here on Tuesday. Dr Vikas Agrawal, President of IMA, informed that prominent among protestors were Dr Ashish Mahobia, Director SB Hospital, Ex Editor proceedings Chhattisgarh State Ophthalmological Society (CSOS) , Ex President RDOS, Dr Santosh Singh Patel, Secretary CSOS, Dr Priyangini Singh Patel, Jt Secretary Raipur ..

Governor submits report on work done in COVID to Prez

Chhattisgarh Governor Anusuiya Uikey paid a courtesy call on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday. According to information, the Governor submitted a report related to work done by her during Covid-19 pandemic. The Governor told the President that the entire world, including India, has been affected due to the Coronavirus in the year 2020. Anusuiya also informed that all sectors, including social, economy, business, industries and education, have been affected by ..

Governor Uikey calls on PM

Governor Anusuiya Uikey paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and presented him with a souvenir based on works undertaken by her during COVID-19 pandemic, titled ‘Governor’s role during COVID-19 pandemic’. During her visit to the national capital, Governor Anusuiya Uikey paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She greeted the Prime Minister with a plaque of Lord Ganesha. During the meeting the Governor discusses various significant issues pertaining to Chhattisgarh with ..

Three burglaries in 24 hours rock Capital

Poor night patrolling of Raipur Police has made the state capital an easy target and money minting machine for burglars as separate locations in the city were frequently witnessing incidents of burglary. Burglaries in the city’s three separate locations under Telibandha police station limits reported within 24-hours exposed the reality of night domination exercise by police and their alertness. Due to poor night patrolling and weak local network, prevention of burglaries is turning out to be a tough ..

365 bird species recorded in largest-ever documentation

Chhattisgarh’s biggest ‘Birds of Chhattisgarh’ report has been released and published in the noted science journal Research Gate. The comprehensive coverage of the state done with the involvement of birdwatchers documented 365 species across Chhattisgarh. A lot of work has been done earlier on Birds of Chhattisgarh, yet there was a need for a more comprehensive coverage. Hence, a dedicated project to document birds of Chhattisgarh was launched in 2017 by Bird Court India in association with Chhattisgarh ..

Air service from Bilaspur to commence from Mar 1

Bringing smiles on the faces of people from Bilaspur division in State, who’re protesting for air-connectivity from Bilaspur, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Aviation, Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, announced commencement of air-service from Bilaspur with effect from March 1, 2021. Union Minister Puri made the said announcement while addressing the mediapersons at a press conference held at Kushabhau Thakre Parisar (BJP State Hq). During intera..

Half Electricity Bill Scheme benefits lakhs of consumers

THE Half Electricity Bill Scheme being implemented by the Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited (CSPDCL) has benefited lakhs of consumers during inflation. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the State Government has provided subsidies worth Rs 1,645 crore to 38,68,462 domestic power consumers under this scheme. In other words, people have directly saved Rs 1,645 crore...

Congress will form next Govt in Assam, says Chief Minister

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel addressed two public meetings in poll-bound Assam on Sunday. Baghel is on two-day visit to Assam. Baghel accompanied by All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary for Assam and Raipur West MLA Vikas Upadhyay reached Rowroia Airport, Jorhat in Assam by a special plane on Sunday. Senior observer for Assam and senior Congress leader Baghel participated in a public meeting at Boy’s High School field, Amguri town of Sivasagar district in Assam, where he addressed ..

‘A Tourist Guide Solution Voyage Scout’ to boost tourism sector in CG

Despite the world is confronting with several adverse situations created by Covid-19 pandemic, some students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur have found an opportunity to kick-start the most suffered sector i.e. tourism by pitching an idea of ‘A Tourist Guide Solution - Voyage Scout’, venture to enhance travel experience using man force...

CG Kisan Sabha stages ‘chakka jam’

Terming the farm reform laws as anti-farmer and demanding its immediate repeal, the Chhattisgarh Kisan Sabha (CGKS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Chhattisgarh Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh, Adiwasi Ekta Mahasabha along with all organisations connected to Chhattisgarh Kisan Andolan staged ‘Chakka Jam’ and demonstration across State on Saturday. They also opposed the Union Budget for the Financial Year 2021-22, while terming it a pro-corporate budget...

CG Kisan Sabha stages ‘chakka jam’

Terming the farm reform laws as anti-farmer and demanding its immediate repeal, the Chhattisgarh Kisan Sabha (CGKS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Chhattisgarh Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh, Adiwasi Ekta Mahasabha along with all organisations connected to Chhattisgarh Kisan Andolan staged ‘Chakka Jam’ and demonstration across State on Saturday. They also opposed the Union Budget for the Financial Year 2021-22, while terming it a pro-corporate budget...

Mismanagement has become trademark of Cong: Munat

Since the ruling Congress Government has come to power in State, there is an atmosphere of despair across the State, while corruption and mismanagement has become the trademark of this Government, said former PWD Minister and Senior BJP leader Rajesh Munat while addressing mediapersons at a press conference on Saturday. Despite putting a huge burden of loans on State, all development works have come to a standstill. Forget about any new project, the incumbent State Government is unable to carry ..

Encroachment A major threat to Tatamari eco-tourism centre

Blessed with rich flora and fauna, serene Tatamari hillock nestled in the Keshkal valley is facing a serious threat on its natural resources owing to encroachment. Forest and Climate Change Department is developing Tatamari as an eco-tourism centre as it possesses diverse variety of wild flora and fauna such as rabbits, pheasants, hyena, Cheetal/Sambhar and other types of wild animals. Some of these animals are now taking shelter at Tatamari because it is secluded from population. But, some people ..

Research papers glorify Lord Ram in symposium

Several speakers presented their research papers on the second day of the ongoing national symposium on ‘Rama in Chhattisgarh: Tangible and Intangible Forms’ at the auditorium of Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum in the state capital on Saturday. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Rakesh Chaturvedi was the chief guest at the second day of the programme. Rakesh Chaturvedi delivered a lecture on ‘Rama in Chhattisgarh’. Director of Ayodhya Shodh Peeth Dr Yogendra Pratap Singh delivered a lecture ..

Minor changes in time table of eight trains passing SECR

Indian railways has made minor changes in time table of eight trains passing through South East Central Railway (SECR) due to inter point connecting work to be carried out in Khurda road and Sambalpur railway division between Angul and Kerejanga railway station from February 10 onwards...

RMC seals Rungta College for not paying due

Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) on Friday took stringent action against Rungta College by sealing the college building at Veer Sawarkar Nagar ward-1 for failing to pay taxes since 2010-11. The officials, however, reopened the seal after the College Director paid half of the due property tax and promised of paying the remaining amount within a week. ..

SCW constitutes committee to probe case of mental harassment with lady doctor

State Commission for Women (SCW) has constituted a two-member committee of doctors, namely Dr Sandeep Dave and Dr Rakesh Gupta to probe atrocities with a lady doctor posted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur. SCW Chairperson Dr Kiranmayai Nayak heard a case filed by a lady doctor of the AIIMS with the SCW. The lady doctor alleged that her subordinate doctor is mentally harassing her. ..

Major tragedy averted after truck hits LPG tanker

Tension gripped Ring Road-3 in the outskirts of Raipur on Friday, when a tanker truck containing inflammable fuel ‘Liquefied Petroleum Gas’ (LPG) met an accident and exposed passersby on the busy stretch to a major threat. A tanker truck (KA 01 AG 3170) carrying LPG was hit by a clothes-laden truck (GJ 03 BY 7212) on Ring Road-3 near Mandir Hasaud toll plaza under Mandir Hasaud police station limits at around 9 am, said police sources, elaborating that no loss of life was reported in the accident. ..

NIT, Raipur students invent low-cost sanitiser dispenser

Students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur have invented a Low-Cost Contactless Sanitiser Dispenser System to fight against COVID pandemic. The dispenser is affordable to everyone. It ensures regular and easy way of frequent hand sanitisation, useful for public places like educational institutes, offices, entry point of malls, hospitals etc. The complete system has been designed by using components readily available in the local market to promote ‘vocal for local’ initiative...

Nine youths gangrape minor girl, 3 arrested

Nine youths allegedly gang raped a minor school going girl, on Tuesday late afternoon. Three accused have been arrested, whereas, six other accused are still absconding. The action was taken by Pathalgaon Police. One of the accused arrested has been identified as Ashok Lakra, while two others are minor. According to police sources, the victim after school was returning home with her friend on motorcycle...

Massive I-T search on multiple premises of Navneet Gupta

Sleuths from Income Tax Department’s Investigation Wing on early Wednesday morning carried out a massive search operation on multiple premises of Navneet Gupta in Raipur and Durg districts of Chhattisgarh, apart from enveloping few other premises operated by his business partners in New Delhi. The swoop-in was consequential to massive search operations carried out by Delhi-based tax investigators on February 27, 2020, wherein Income Tax Department had covered a group of high-profile individuals, hawala ..