Raipur

Four of a family, two drivers killed in Bolero-truck collision

 Our Correspondent: SURAJPUR,  IN a tragic road mishap, six people including four of a family died and 10 others sustained critical injuries after the Bolero they were travelling collided head-on with a truck at Ghat Pendari on Ambikapur- Banaras Road on intervening night of Sunday and Monday. As per information, the spot of the mishap falls under jurisdiction of Chandora police station, some 50-kilometers away from Surajpur district headquarters. Fifteen persons were travelling in ..

C’garh sees 1,293 vehicle registrations per day

  Staff Reporter: Bhilai Although automobile industries of the nation is struggling in last few months due to decline in demand of automobiles in many states, in Chhattisgarh, the weak state of public transport is driving up sales of private vehicles at a startling rate. Private vehicles (both two wheelers and four wheelers) sales are believed to be largely liable for the jet in registration of vehicles in all major Regional Transport Offices (RTOs). As the entire State witnesses ..

DGM Sunil Agrawal sent to police remand

  Staff Reporter: Deputy General Manager of Punjab National Bank (PNB) Sunil Agrawal was sent to four days Police Custody Remand (PCR) in connection with alleged financial irregularities at the State Government’s DKS Super Specialty Hospital, Raipur.  According to police sources, the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sumit Kapoor had sent the then AGM in PNB Sunil Agrawal to PCR till 4 pm of May 23. After hearing argument from both the sides, the court has granted ..

Rajnesh Singh records statement before SEOIB

 IPS officer Rajnesh Singh entering inside EOW office to record his statement. Staff Reporter: The suspended IPS officer, now posted at Police Headquarter (PHQ), Rajnesh Singh, on Monday noon, appeared before State Economic Offences Investigation Bureau (SEOIB) to record his statement in connection with alleged phone-tapping into multi-core Food and Civil Supplies Corporation. According to EOW insiders, IPS Rajnesh Singh clarified to the officials during the recording of his statement ..

State BJP happy with Exit Poll predictions

Dr Raman Singh,  Brijmohan Agrawal,  Vikas Tiwari Staff Reporter: RAIPUR/DURG  THE mood in Bharatiya Janata Party camp in Chhattisgarh is upbeat after the Exit Polls on Sunday predicted the ruling National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more or less a clean sweep in Lok Sabha Elections – 2019. The exit poll predicts over 300 seats for the NDA in the 545 seat Lok Sabha. While in Chhattisgarh the Exit Poll has predicted 7-9 seats for ..

CSPDCL zone office to be relocated

CSPDCL zone office to be relocated ..

Steel City reels under searing heat at 440 C

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI With the mercury crossing 43 degree Celsius, the residents from Steel City are reeling under the sweltering day-time temperature over the past couple of days. Bhilians witnessed scorching heat on Sunday with mercury touching 44 degrees Celsius and residents are waiting for summer showers, which is nowhere in sight. With escalating heat, the residents of Twincity are wilting under the grip of scorching heat and they are experiencing a heat wave-like condition ..

Large quantity of carry bags, disposals, spoons seized

 Staff Reporter: Durg  In compliance of Supreme Court order imposing ban on use of plastic carry bags and disposals. On instruction of Chief Municipal Officer (CMO) Rajesh Tiwari, revenue staff led by Revenue Officer Durgesh Gupta swung in action. The staff seized large quantity of carry bags, disposals, spoons etc from business establishments.  Tiwari told that earlier also understanding was given by visiting the shops engaged in business of plastic materials. He said the action ..

Rakesh Puri is new Raipur Bar Assn’s treasurer; counting underway

 Staff Reporter; RAIPUR The counting for posts including president, senior vice-president (female), junior vice-president, secretary, joint secretary (male) and joint secretary (female) of the Bar Association were in progress whose election was held on Friday. Since the counting of votes began late even at midnight the counting of votes was in progress. Meanwhile the Returning officer announced the winners of some of the posts whose counting was completed accordingly Senior lawyer Rakesh ..

Counting for 7 Assembly segments to be held in Raipur while remaining two at Balodabazaar

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR,   Under the Lok Sabha Elections – 2019, counting will be held on May 23 for Raipur Lok Sabha at E block in Government Engineering College, Sejbahar. In this direction a significant meeting of Assistant Returning Officers and concerned departmental officials was chaired by Raipur Collector Dr Basavaraju S and issued necessary directives.  The process of counting will commence from 8am on May 23 with the counting of postal ballots. Subsequently, ..

Five including 4 minors arrested for burglary

 Staff Reporter; RAIPUR  Azad Chowk police on Saturday arrested five youths, including four minor, in connection with burglary recently took place at a general store and recovered stolen cash worth Rs 4.51 from their possession. “Acting on a precise tip-off and technical evidences, Azad Chowk police arrested Jhamman Sahu alias Vishal Sahu (18), a resident of Arjun Nagar, and four minors in connection with burglary recently took place at Laxmi Pan and General Store. From the possession ..

Museum imbibes nationalistic feelings among rurals, observe archaeologists

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Museum is a big source of knowledge and it must be utilised as an educational institution. But today, people visit museum only for entertainment purpose, observed Former Joint Director General of the ASI Dr S B Ota while addressing the inaugural session of a symposium on “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition” organised by Directorate of Culture and Archaeology, Government of Chhattisgarh and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at Mahant ..

Chhattisgarh Sub-Junior Karate C’ship concludes

Staff ReporterRaipurThe winners of the Chhattisgarh Sub-Junior Karate Championship will be representing the State in the forthcoming National Championship to be held in New Delhi from June 10 to 13. Winners of the Chhattisgarh Sub-Junior Karate Championship posing along with officials.  According to international coach Harsha Sahu, Chhattisgarh Sub-Junior Championship which was also selection of the players for the national meet was held in Bhilai from May 16 to 17. The selected players ..

Mega start to SIDI’s exhibition on material exploration ‘Koncept-2019’

Staff Reporter RAIPURSPACE Institute of Designing and Innovation’s (SIDI) annual exhibition on material exploration titled ‘Koncept-2019’ had a grand beginning here at its 1-139 Premilla Housing Society near VIP Estate campus on Friday. Students showcasing the designer collections prepared by them for the annual exhibition at SIDI, Raipur on Friday. (R) A beautiful and modern concept displayed by the students of Architect Department. The three-day exhibition commenced with ..

Power Company holds workshop on departmental enquiry

Staff Reporter RAIPURChhattisgarh State Power Company conducted a departmental enquiry which was centered on the subject ‘Departmental Enquiry’. The workshop which was conducted at Seva Bhawan, the State Power Companies HQ, was chaired by Chairman Shailendra Shukla. Giving his impression on the subject Chairman Shailendra Shukla said that Departmental Enquiry is an important act and procedure. The objective behind carrying of departmental enquiry is to provide justice to the sufferer employees ..

Centres in Naxal-hit districts see healthy attendance: PET, PPHT

 Staff Reporter  Raipur, Centres in Durg district recorded highest 86.61 per cent attendance of engineering aspirants   Examination centres at Naxal-hit districts of Chhattisgarh witnessed a healthy turnout of candidates as Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CGPEB) conducted Chhattisgarh Pre-Engineering Test (PET) and Chhattisgarh Pre-Pharmacy Test (PPHT) on Thursday. While one centre of Sukma district witnessed 38 candidates (63.33%), out of 60 enrolled, appearing ..

Steel city sees a dip of over 10 pc in CGPET students

 Staff Reporter:  Bhilai With 2,833 candidates appeared for Chhattisgarh Pre Engineering Test (CGPET) this year in twin cities of Durg as well as Bhilai, there was a dip of over 10% and one of lowest students’ appearance in this exam in last 15 years. In last year, around 3,630 students of the twin cities appeared for the examination. Every year, CGPET witnessed 10 to 12 examination centers due to large number of students’ appearance but this time due to poor registration, ..

On day-8 of strike, Revenue Inspectors demand unconditional release of Kundan Sharma

 Staff Reporter: Durg The indefinite strike launched by the Revenue Inspectors (RIs), in support of RI Kundan Sharma, who was arrested by Dhamdha Police on forgery charges, on Thursday entered the eighth day. Demanding unconditional release of their District President, Kundan Sharma, the agitating RIs continued their dharna near Manas Bhavan, Durg on Thursday. Although a delegation of the RIs also held discussions with the District Collector Ankit Anand in this regard but failed to ..

Probe demanded in two pending cases of poaching against CRPF

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Even as the Forest Department launched a probe on a National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA) supervisory visit report, incriminating Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in poaching and burning/cutting forests in Udanti-Sitanandi Tiger Reserve (USTR), two previous cases of CRPF personnel indicted in wildlife poaching remain unresolved till date. Now when the Forest Department has set the ball of investigation rolling, Environment Conservationist Nitin ..

BJP protests violence by TMC during Amit Shah’s road show in Kolkata

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR The Chhattisgarh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party carried out a Peace March in the capital in protest against the violence allegedly carried out on the behest of Trinamool Congress led government in West Bengal during the road-show of BJP National President Amit Shah in Kolkata. Large number of BJP party office-bearers and workers participated in the rally wearing black bands as a mark of protest. Later BJP National Vice President Dr Raman Singh, BJP National General ..

Attack on union leader: BSP contractor, five others held

  Staff Reporter: BHILAI Attack was not to kill the victim union leader but threaten him as he was stabbed with paper cutters  SIX including a BSP contractor and a supervisor were arrested for involvement in the armed attack on a senior leader from BSP trade union (CITU) in Bhilai a week ago. The contract criminals carried out the armed attack which was meant to threaten the victim trade union leader Yogesh Soni. The gory crime could be termed as the outcome of the conflict ..

Police seized documents from office of Sure Mart and Sure Wealth company

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR  In connection with forgery to the tune of over Rs 100 crore, New Rajendra Nagar police on Wednesday seized computer hard-disk, laptop and incriminating documents from the office of Sure Mart and Sure Wealth. “Taking the investigation ahead, a police team carried out search at the office of Sure Mart and Sure Wealth located at Ashoka Millennium. During search, police team has seized a laptop, computer hard-disks, mobile handset of accused Rajesh Mishra ..

First male dwarf of CG qualifies for national para competition

 By Dr Abhinav Mishra  KAWARDHA Actor in Chhattisgarhi cinema (Chhollywood) n Imparts training of ‘Computer Operation and Programming’ to youngsters.  Meet the zestful and versatile young boy of Kawardha named Dev Singh Ahire, who did not let his short stature come in the way of his standing tall. This boy has been suffering from dwarfism and is mere 4 feet (122 cms) in height, but his achievements have been ‘colossal’. This ‘Lilliputian heighted’..

Burglars broke into house, escape with booty of over Rs 1 lakh

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR While Raipur police were busy in praising themselves for cracking five cases of house-breakings, burglars stormed into a locked house located in city’s Basant Vihar locality under Gudhiyari police limits and escaped with booty of over Rs 1 lakh. With continuous incidents of burglaries, including daylight house-breakings, reported at various location in the city, Raipur Police are facing criticism from different walks of people including politicos.  Accordin..

‘Shiromani Puraskar’ awarded to winners in BSP

  Staff Reporter; BHILAI ‘Shiromani Puraskar’ were awarded to the winners for the months of March and April 2019 on Tuesday at the auditorium in Plate Mill of Bhilai Steel Plant in the specially organised function. Departmental head and GM M M Gadre was present on this occasion.  The main purpose of conferring this citation was to felicitate the non-executive employee with serious concern for abiding by all the safety regulations, while remaining committed and ..

Passenger Reservation Enquiry counter goes out of order

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR One and only Passenger Reservation Enquiry counter at Passenger Reservation Service (PRS) building goes out of order due to technical snag since three days.  Passengers were disappointed by non availability of service. As per information received from officials sources the fibre optic cable installed at PRS building developed some technical problem due to which the computer system installed at Enquiry counter was not connected to the main server. The enquiry ..

Riwa villagers meet to discuss issue of water crisis

 Staff Reporter: ARANG Water crisis at village Riwa is aggravating with every passing day. Amidst the growing commotion over drinking water, local youths called on a meeting, which was largely attended by women to ponder on possible solutions of the water shortage. Many suggestions were tabled to counter the water problems. After hearing the suggestions, a consensus was built on installing motor pump on bore below Naiya talab and construction of water tank near Riwa School as temporary ..

Shocking! One out of four minor girls in Chhattisgarh is child bride

 Staff Reporter: Bhilai Chhattisgarh is home to 1.02 crore children below the age of 18 years and shocking factor is that one in every four girls in the state is a child bride. Along with rural areas, this malpractice is common in urban parts of the state too and many poor families as well as well to do families with traditional outlook tie the nuptial knot of their daughters before celebrating her 18th birthday. This is despite there is a law preventing child marriage. In fact, 5 districts ..

Hyderabad based Insmart Systems grants 30 lakh to 10 students of CSVTU

 Staff Reporter  DURG, With an objective to make youth’s self-reliant, Insmart Systems, Hyderabad granted 30 lakhs to Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University (CSVTU) Bhilai for providing training to 10 students for preparing Bio Fertilizers. After training, the students will be provided further assistance to start up their own business in this field under the scheme. CSVTU Vice Chancellor, Dr MK Verma said that this is a golden opportunity for those students living ..

Directors of Sure Mart and Sure Wealth arrested in forgery case of Rs 100 crore

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR   In a major breakthrough, Raipur police arrested two directors of Sure Mart and Sure Wealth Company, who duped over 600 persons across the state to the tune of around Rs 100 crore. “On the lure of higher return, offering company’s franchisee and lifetime membership, the director duo Rajesh Mishra and Deendayal Soni cheated over 600 people in Raipur, Durg, Janjgir-Champa, Balod and Dhamtari of over Rs 100 crore. Around 26 bank accounts of the ..

Retired Judge reviews cases against Scheduled Tribes in Naxal-affected region

 Staff Reporter; RAIPUR The Supreme Court retired Justice AK Patnaik reviewed the cases against the Scheduled Tribe (ST) people in Naxal-affected areas in New Circuit House on Monday. Justice Patnaik chaired the committee constituted of senior officials of concerned departments for reviewing the cases. Officials as Advocate General Kanak Tiwari, Director General of Police DM Awasthi, DG Jail/SIB Naxal Ops Girdhari Nayak, Home Secretary Arun Dev Gautam, Secretary SC/ST Department DD ..

Dr Raman Singh visits Rajnandgaon

  Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh visited Rajnandgaon on a day-long visit. On his reaching Rajnandgaon BJP office, he was given a rousing welcome by District President Santosh Agrawal and senior BJP leader Lilaram Bhojwani. Later while meeting party workers, the BJP National Vice-President urged them to mingle with the people and identify their problems and try to remove them.  Later the former Chief Minister attended various local programmes, wherein, ..

Several schools achieving 100 pc results had students strength in single digit

   Most of these high schools (till class 10th) and higher secondary (till class 12th) are located in remote rural areas of tribal dominated districts or some are Government ones of the urban areas Many schools that are affiliated to Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) enjoyed the distinction of bagging cent percent pass result as well as those that received hassle for seeing either below 20% pass percentage or not seeing a single pass the board examination had student ..

PCCF orders probe into disappearance of 25 blackbucks

 Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Wildlife has ordered probe into the mysterious disappearance of 25 blackbucks at the blackbuck acclimatisation centre in Barnawapara Sanctuary.  Reliable sources told ‘The Hitavada’ that the department had imported 78 blackbucks nearly one-year ago. Sanctuary authorities have post-mortem report of 11 blackbucks. Around 8 fawns were also born. So, there should have been 75 blackbucks at present. However, the then PCCF Wildlife ..

Tribal students outperform urban students in CGBSE

  While Jashpur district tops both X and XII examinations with 85.22% and 90.09% results respectively, Bemetara and Janjgir-Champa remain at the bottom of the tableRaipur stands 24th in Class X Exam and 15th in Class XII Exam while Durg stands 12th in both. Bilaspur too fails to secure a berth even in the top ten list As government schools in rural Chhattisgarh, naxal-hit and tribal-dominated districts in particular, outperformed their urban counterparts of State in the Class X and XII ..

Three arrested in loot case at Naya Raipur

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Three youths allegedly involved in loot recently took place at Naya Raipur under Mandir Hasaud police limits were arrested by police on Saturday. According to police sources, the arrested were identified as Maniram Yadav (21), Raj Nishad (18), both residents of Chandi Nagar falling in limits of Telibandha police station, and Rajesh Fekar (20) of Gandhi Nagar under Pandri police limits. From the possession of arrested trio, police have recovered a mobile phone ..

Series of thefts baffles Raipur Police

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR It seems like burglars are finding Chhattisgarh’s capital an easy prey and emerging a tough challenge for Raipur police as series of house-breakings were recently reported at separate locations in the city. According to police sources, unidentified burglars recently stormed into the office of one Konark Industry located at posh Samta Colony falling in limits of Azad Chowk police station during day hour and escaped with cash worth Rs 1.10 lakh. The burglary ..

Shubhangi Apte to get ‘National Icon Human Research Award-19’

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR  Eminent social activist Shubhangi Apte, hailing from Raipur city, will be honoured with ‘National Icon Human Research Award-2019’ at Shegaon in Maharashtra on Sunday. Shubhangi Apte will receive the award at the hands of eminent Marathi film actor Mukund Wasule in the function.  Apte said that she would distribute cotton bags for environment protection in the programme. Moreover, Shubhangi Apte has been invited to participate in an international ..

SSIPMT Raipur secures AIR 5

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR   Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management and Technology Raipur has secured 5th position in the ranking recently released by Tessolve Semiconductor. In this ranking programme, engineering colleges from the across the country were registered.   Tessolve Semiconductor is a company run by Hero Group, which is leading the semiconductor chip testing in the nation. SSIPMT Raipur had signed agreement with the company in 2017. As per agreement, ..

3 arrested with Pangolin skins

Acting on a precise tip-off, Moudhapara police on late Friday evening arrested three persons along with skins of Pangolin from city-based hotel. “Taking swift action on an input, police arrested three persons including manager of Hotel Vinar from the hotel’s room and seized two skins of Pangolins from their possession. The estimated market value of seized skins according to experts would be around Rs 2.60 lakh,” said Moudhapara Station House Officer (SHO) Rahul Tiwari. SHO ..

Yogendra Verma tops CGBSE Class XII with 97.40%

Yogendra Verma, a student of Maharana Pratap Higher Secondary School, Jhaphal (Mungeli), has topped the tentative top ten student list of Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination 2019 conducted by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) in March this year. Yogendra has scored 97.40 per cent as he obtained 487 marks out of total 500 in the Class XII Examination, results of which were announced by CGBSE Chairman and School Education Principal Secretary Gaurav Dwivedi on Friday. ..

School kids to soon have lighter bags

  Staff Reporter: Bhilai From June onwards, school bags would be lighter in weight for students of all classes (primary, upper primary and secondary classes) and will not be much of a physical burden for them. The reason being the department of school education in Chhattisgarh has decided to fix the school bag weight for classes 1 to 10. As per proposed plans of the department, students of class 1 as well as 2 should have a bag weight of 1.5 kg to 2 kg. On the other hand, the weight ..

Thousands of villagers march in scorch to save Indravati river

 Our Correspondent: JAGDALPUR  A pedestrian informed that the main objective behind taking out the padyatra is to draw the attention of both Chhattisgarh and Odisha governments so that Odisha provide 45% of water to Bastar  Under the campaign to save the life-giving Indravati River of Bastar, thousands of people from the villages around took out a ‘Padyatra’ on Thursday morning. The ‘Padyatra’ was started from Maa Danteshwari temple situated at Sirhasar ..

BSP employees feted with ‘Karm Shiromani Award’

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI Five employees belonging to Power, Electrical, Utilities, Services and Instrumentation & Automation Zones of Bhilai Steel Plant were awarded with the ‘Karm Shiromani Puraskar’ for the month of April 2019 for their exemplary work performance under the ‘Shiromani Puraskar Yojana’ of Bhilai Steel Plant.  Dilbag Singh, Attendant, Raw Materials Department; Vinay Kumar Verma, Sr Technician, Instrumentation Department; R Reji Kumar, ..

Padmashri Dr Dubey felicitated in Chicago

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Padmashri Dr Surendra Dubey was felicitated by North America Chhattisgarh Association (NACHA) in Chicago for the contribution he made in the field of literature and to promote the Chhattisgarhi language internationally. The Association also hosted a Kavi Sammelan for Padmashri Dr Surendra Dubey. The event was hosted by NACHA National Executive President Ganesh Kar and Founder & Chicago President Deepali Saraogi along with Joint Secretary Chicago Sonu Joshi, ..

Parents opt for address change in Aadhaar cards for RTE seats

 Staff Reporter: Bhilai Parents are applying for change in address in Aadhaar card to get Right To Education(RTE) quota seats. The most sought after address are in some sectors of Bhilai Township, Nehru Nagar and Hudco in Bhilai and Padmanabhpur as well as civil lines in Durg. Officials have observed a spell of address changes on Aadhaar cards in these wards. These wards come under Bhilai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Durg Municipal Corporation (DMC) limits where parents are eligible ..

2 arrested in connection with forgery of Rs 1.75 cr

 The Hitavada State Bureau: SURGUJA/RAIPUR Surguja police on Wednesday arrested two tricksters, who fraudulently managed to avail compensation to the tune of around Rs 1.75 crore from South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) through forged documents. According to police sources, the arrested were identified as Arvind Beck (20) and Wahid Hussain (27), both hailing from Surajpur district. With the help of fake Aadhaar card and other forged documents, Arvind by introducing him as one of ..

Engineering student arrested in rape case

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI Engineering student was arrested on charges of rape in Bhilai-3 following the complaint. The accused was jailed from the court on judicial remand on Wednesday. Police sources informed that the accused has been identified as Ashwani Sahu (25), a resident of Sahaspur-Lohara village of Kabirdham district. The police said that in her complaint the victim college student alleged that the accused Ashwani Sahu sexually exploited her on pretext of marriage for five years. ..

Residents make nest for birds with earthern pots

 Staff Reporter; RAIPUR In a humanitarian gesture, residents from Agrasen Nagar in the capital have prepared nests for birds with earthern pots, so as to ensure that the birds do not suffer due to prevailing heat-wave conditions in the state. The inspiration behind this initiative is Vijay Mishra, Deputy General Manager, Chhattisgarh State Power Companies Ltd.  On the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, which was celebrated yesterday, the residents installed such earthern pots containing ..

Patients suffer due to water shortage at BRAMH

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR  Patients at Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital (BRAMH) are running from pillar to post for drinking water as the water cooling machine has gone out of order at a time when summer is at its peak and consumption of water has increased. Hospital administration is planning to order water tankers from Raipur Municipal Corporation. It was observed that consumption of water has increased in summer, due to which the available drinking water seems to be insufficient ..

Two unidentified assailants stab BSP union leader

Staff Reporter  BHILAI Victim leader did not name, but suspected the possibility of involvement of BSP contractors behind attack   IN an armed attack, a senior leader from BSP trade union (CITU) was repeatedly stabbed and inflicted upon serious injuries by two unidentified motorbike born assailants at Forest Avenue in Risali, Bhilai on Tuesday morning. The victim union leader was hospitalised for treatment and his condition was stated to be stable. After attacking the union leader, ..

‘Formal education is not sufficient today’

 Staff Reporter: Raipur 15-day summer camp for children inaugurated at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhawan  Governor Anandiben Patel stressed that the children should not be limited to formal education rather they should be encouraged to participate in other activities such as Music, Drama and Painting which help them in developing their personality. The Governor said that the definition of career has changed nowadays. Career is not restricted to degree or post graduate degree as students ..

Thieves target 5 homes in a night

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Sejbahar area was rocked by a string of thefts as thieves struck at five homes in a single night, making away with ornaments, cash and other valuables worth in several lakhs. Come summer and many families take off to enjoy the vacations or to attend marriage functions, leaving behind vacant homes. These homes then become easy target for the burglars.  At dead of the Monday night, thieves charged at several homes at Housing Board Colony Sejbahar along with ..

Boys outshine girls in X CBSE Board exam

 Staff Reporter: Bhilai,  Boys have outshined girls in class X Board examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)in Chhattisgarh. The results of class X of all regions in CBSE were declared on Monday noon and pass percentage of students in State which comes under CBSE Bhubaneswar region is 90.6%. There is a rise of 1.03% in pass percentage as State reported pass percentage of 89.03% at class X board examination of the CBSE.  Of all three States under ..

Accused Tomar Brothers flouted RBI guidelines

 Staff Reporter  RAIPUR In another revelation to loan sharking cum extortion case, Raipur police on Monday claimed that the brother duo of loan shark-turned-extortionist Virendra Singh Tomar and Rohit Tomar have cheated some banks by availing loans to the tune of several lakhs with the help of forged documents. “By furnishing forged documents, Virendra Singh Tomar and Rohit Tomar have cheated banks and availed loan worth several banks for purchasing four-wheelers.  The role ..

New QR codes introduced by SECR for quick tickets

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR For the purpose of promoting the passenger convenience and paperless ticketing facility, the Unreserved Tickets is being provided through UTS and Mobile App. A new technical facility has been added to the App which is Quick Response Code (QR) code, in five stations of Raipur Division. The facility is available at Raipur, Durg, Bhilai Power House, Bhatapara and Tilda Neora. New QR codes are available in the form of stickers at booking and enquiry office at railway ..

Admn makes arrangement for safe return of Cyclone Fani affected 153 Gujarat pilgrims

Pilgrims from Gujarat estranged due to Cyclone Fani, at Indoor stadium in capital.Pilgrims returning to Jamnagar by Kaviguru Express.  Staff Reporter; RAIPUR In an humanitarian initiative, the Raipur district administration on the behest of state government, made arrangement for the safe return of 153 pilgrims from Gujarat, who had visited Puri in Odisha but were estranged due to Cyclone Fani. On the directive of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, these pilgrims, who somehow managed ..

Loan shark’s younger brother Rohit Tomar apprehended

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Making headway in loan sharking and extortion case, Raipur police succeeded in apprehending Rohit Tomar, the absconding younger brother of loan shark-turned-extortionist Ruby Tomar. “Based on precise inputs, a police team arrested the accused Rohit Tomar, who had been on the run ever since his elder brother Virendra Singh Tomar alias Ruby Singh. After camping in Delhi for few days, the team succeeded in arresting Rohit,” Additional Superintendent ..

New Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court given rousing welcome

  Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Newly-appointed Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court Justice P R Ramchandra Menon was given rousing welcome on his arrival to the capital on Sunday. Governor Anandiben Patel will be administering the oath of office and secrecy to Justice P R Ramachandra Menon on Monday as the 12th Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court, at Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan.  The oath ceremony of the new Chief Justice is scheduled to begin at 11 am. Justice P R Ramchandra ..

Over 4,000 candidates appear for NEET exam in Bhilai

  Staff Reporter: Bhilai: The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the first National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) across nation on Sunday and in steel city (Bhilai), over 5,000 students of the five districts consist of Durg, Rajnandgaon, Balod, Bemetara and Kabirdham appeared for the examination. The NTA conducted NEET exam for admission to undergraduate medical as well as dental courses in the country including 7 medical colleges and 5 dental colleges of Chhattisgarh. ..

CBSE class X results likely to be announced today

   Staff Reporter: Bhilai It is indicated that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is most probably to release the results of class X board examination on Sunday. But for CBSE Bhubaneswar region (handles CBSE affiliated schools of Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Odisha) it is difficult to release results on May 5th, as recent storm Fani affected as well as damaged the entire state including capital of Odisha too.  In this position, how will authorities of CBSE ..

Member’s Day ‘Josh’ celebration today

  Business Reporter: RAIPUR BNI India is organising Member’s Day ‘Josh’ at DDU Auditorium, G E Road, Raipur on May 5. Main objective of the programme is a social bonding and enhancing each others business. Besides cultural presentations awards will be presented to the successful members. Top heads of different chapters from across the country will be especially present in the programme. The timing of the programme is 3pm to 9pm.  Sharing his views with media, ..

‘Skill Development programme for Industry 4.0’ at ITM University

  Staff Reporter: RAIPUR ITM University organised ‘Skill Development programme for Industry 4.0’ for the first time in Chhattisgarh at Hyatt, Raipur on Friday. This exclusive programme included industry meet followed by hands on practice workshop. General Manager Asia of Universal Robots Pradip Daid and Technical Officer Manish Kumar Garg were the keynote speakers.  ITM Group of Institutions has always been sensitive to the innovations and disruptive changes happening ..

Two-day exhibition begins at Mahakoshal Art Gallery

 Staff Reporter; RAIPUR Two-day 45th All India Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing and Collage Art Exhibition-2019 has begun at Mahakoshal Art Gallery on Saturday. Lion Soniya Dutta inaugurated the exhibition on Saturday. The exhibition is being organised by Mahakoshal Kala Parishad and Lions Club Raipur Friends in the remembrance of later Kalyan Prasad Sharma.  A total of 55 compositions have been displayed in the exhibition. The compositions of 50 artists have been exhibited ..

One held for duping woman of Rs 16 lakh

Staff Reporter  BHILAIONE was arrested on charges of cheating involving Rs 16 lakh in Nehru Nagar, Bhilai on Friday. The accused was remanded to jail from the court following his arrest.   The accused Kuldeep Narayan in police custody. Police sources informed that the accused was identified as Kuldeep Narayan (36), a resident of Anushka Residency, Nehru Nagar, Bhilai. In her complaint, the victim Devantin Soni, a resident of Laxmi Nagar, Risali, Bhilai alleged that since January ..

Dr Shivani Rao clears MCI examination

Staff Reporter DURGDr Shivani Rao, after obtaining MBBS degree from Russia, succeeded in cracking the exam held by Medical Council of India, which is mandatory for the degrees holders to get recruited in the country or practice as doctor. Dr Shivani Rao being awarded at the convocation ceremony.   Over 12,775 doctors appeared in the MCI exam conducted in the country of which only 1,254 students managed to clear it. Dr Shivani Rao was felicitated for her achievement in Delhi. Dr Fani ..

Indian Oil’s R&D Centre files 1,001 patents

 Staff Reporter Indian Oil Corporation’s (IndianOil) Research & Development Centre at Faridabad crossed a major milestone this week by filing its 1,001st patent, the first among Indian oil & gas PSUs to do so. The R&D Centre’s IP (Intellectual Property) portfolio comprises 794 active patents, of which 542 patents were granted abroad and 252 in India. The Centre has also registered a healthy commercialisation rate for its patents, higher than the global average.  ..

ITM holds meet, workshop on Industry 4.0

Staff Reporter RAIPURFor the very First time in Chhattisgarh, ITM University organised industry meet on ‘Skill development programme for Industrial 4.0’at Hyatt, Raipur on Friday. The programme included industry meet of Industry experts and leaders followed by hands on practice workshop in university campus on May 4. Industry 4.0 is a name given to the current trend of automation and data driven manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, Internet, cloud computing and ..

3 including groom killed as car overturns

Our Correspondent BEMETARATRAGEDY struck a marriage party after its three members, including groom, died after the car they were traveling overturned near Narainpur, Mohlai turn under Maro police out-post of Nandghat police station.  Overturned car at the spot.   Three more people were injured in the mishap that occurred on National Highway-130 on Thursday evening.the deceased has been identified as Sangeeta Sahu, groom Shivnath Yadav and driver Taleshwar Sahu. Sangeeta died on ..

‘Fani’ leaves footprints on Capital

Staff Reporter RaipurThe ‘Fani’ showed its devastating effect in Raipur also. Though the weather pundits had predicted a touch and go affect in Raipur by evening the city witnessed gusty winds of around 70kmph followed with thunderstorms. The rains lashed city for over half an hour and this resulted in the city plunging into dark.  The carcass left of a hut after cyclone. (R) A worker trying to remove the fallen tree.  As a result of the gusty winds trees were uprooted ..

CBSE XII results: Girls outshine boys

 Staff Reporter; Bhilai M Thomas Jacob of DPS Bhilai topped the State with 98.6 percentage  After two decades, the results of class XII board examination of CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) were declared first time in the first week of May and students of Chhattisgarh recorded a pass percentage of 92.1%- the highest among the three states (Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal) of CBSE Bhubaneswar region. The results of the All India Senior School Certificate Examination ..

BJYM stage protests against postponement of CGPET, PPhT

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Protesting the postponement of Chhattisgarh Pre-Engineering Test (CGPET) and Pre-Pharmacy Test (PPhT), scheduled to be held across 27 districts of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, in the final moments, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) stated that the failure on the part of Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CGPEB) in conducting the examinations has dampened the spirits of students who’re preparing for the said examinations.  The BJYM organised ..

Summer camp for bodybuilding, power lifting commences

  Sports Reporter  Raipur  A summer coaching camp for imparting free coaching on Bodybuilding, Weightlifting, Power Lifting and Wrestling was inaugurated at Sports Complex of Forest Department in Pandri. Raipur District Body Building Association and Achiever United Health are jointly organising the month-long camp from May 1 to 31. Raipur District Bodybuilding Association Secretary Manik Tamrakar said that participants between the age group of 9 and 17 are attending the coaching ..

Collector reviews arrangements for summer

  Staff Reporter Durg: Collector Ankit Anand has swung into action in view of torrid summer. In review meeting he has instructed officers of Women and Child Development to change timing of Anganbadis. Children will remain there from 8 am to 11 am only. Every Anganbadi should store ORS packets to handle any emergency situation. Upper Collector Sanjay Agrawal was also present in the meeting. Next, Collector took information of filling of ponds for sanitation purpose. Water Resource Department ..

PRSU, GGV are non performers, reveals NAAC review

   By Partha Sarathi Behera  Raipur: This latest development has come as a major setback for PRSU which is enjoying NAAC Grade ‘A’ for its overall performance  None of the universities from Chhattisgarh has been able to meet the criteria fixed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) when it comes to performance by these universities in developing human resource and faculty development. Unfortunately, two major universities of Chhattisgarh ..

Simga police bags performance shield

   The Hitavada State Bureau  BALODA BAZAAR/RAIPUR In a major feat to Raipur Range Police, particularly Baloda Bazaar, Director General of Police (DPG) D M Awasthi on Wednesday felicitated Simga police station for its excellent performance to ensure peaceful execution of Lok Sabha elections. Sigma police station in Baloda Bazaar district is the first police station of Chhattisgarh felicitated with a shield by DGP for its commendable work.  On the Raipur Range Inspector ..

Over 20% medicines at public healthcare of Chhattisgarh outdated

 Staff Reporter Bhilai:  1,590 samples were collected from retails, wholesalers and public healthcare in all parts of Chhattisgarh in time duration of 4 years (2015-2019) and 311 samples of drugs or medicines were not of standard quality and many of them crossed their expiry date too   It is really a shocking factor that 21 per cent of drug or medicine samples collected from different public healthcares consist of civil hospitals, community health centres, primary and sub-primary ..

Students of Kota Study circle excel in JEE Main

 Business Reporter: Bhilai Over 19 students of Kota Study Circle succeeded to qualify for JEE advanced examination. Abhishek Kumar scored 96.9% percentile while Nalin Verma stood in second place in the institute with scoring 94.12% in JEE Mains examination. The other successful students were Akash Sahu with 94.10 percentile, Ankit Agrawal with 93.9%, Vikas Markal with 93.7%, Abhishek Kumar with 85%, Aditi Goyal with 82.9%, Hariom Sahu with 82.7%, Namila with 82.6%, Kanchan Kumar with ..

NGT Committee should ensure compliance of norms

  Staff Reporter: RAIPUR; In the capacity of environment conservation activist Nitin Singhvi has forwarded certain suggestions to the NGT State-level Committee on issues pertaining to garbage dumping yards at Sakri and Sarona, disposal of plastic carry-bags and catering wastes as well as some other pollution related issues. Singhvi has urged the state committee to ensure complete compliance of norms mentioned under Solid Waste Management rules. On the directive of National Green ..

7 out of 11 HAMAN-36 clear JEE Main

  Staff Reporter: Raipur: Seven out of 11 HAMAN-36 students, appeared for JEE Main Examination, cleared the entrance examination for admission in the engineering colleges. Dushyant Sahu, Roshni Verma, Ishwar Sahu, Nikhil Verma, Dewashish Patel and Vijaylaxmi Sahu in OBC category and Anil Kosle in SC category qualified the JEE examination. As many as 11 Government school students of Raipur district were picked under HAMAN-36 programme initiated by the then District Education Officer ..

State gets 3 weeks’ time to reply on proposal seeking Tiger Reserve status for Bhoramdev

  Staff Reporter; RAIPUR:  Chhattisgarh Government has got three weeks to reply on National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA) proposal for declaration of Bhoramdev Sanctuary as the Tiger Reserve. NTCA submitted the reply to Chhattisgarh High Court acting Chief Judge P P Sahu, who was hearing the PIL filed by environment conservationist Nitin Singhvi on Tuesday. NTCA responded, saying the Bhoramdev Sanctuary abuts the Kanha National Park and also borders with Navegaon, ..

Youth held for impersonating as Assistant Sub-Inspector

  Staff Reporter: RAIPUR A 28-year-old youth impersonating as police officer was arrested from a private bank located in the city’s posh Anupam Nagar locality under Saraswati Nagar police station. While undertaking routine checking at a private bank located near Anupam Garden on Monday, a police team arrested Avon Bairagi (28), hailing from Mahasamund district, impersonating as an Assistant Sub- Inspector (ASI), police said. “During the course of investigation, it was ..

Depressed over death of childhood friend, youth ends life

  Staff Reporter: BHILAI “Dost Zindagi Saza Thi Tere Jane Ke Bad, Aur Ye Gunah Kar Diya Maine Apno Ke Sath” Similar to the saying, succumbing to encompassing sorrow of losing the childhood friend and with guilt towards parents and the sibling, a youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging self in his house in Sector-10, Bhilai on Tuesday morning. Police sources informed that the deceased was identified as Pushpendra Dhruv (21), son of Rajeshwar Dhruv, a resident of ..

Sex racket busted, white collar names under scanner

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Raipur police on Monday came under scanner for allegedly trying to cover-up names of high-profile persons in connection with sex racket busted in the state capital late on Sunday night. However, senior police officials denied any such involvement, and said that people involved in the crime have been arrested and investigators are likely to rescue more victims in days to come. Following a tip-off about sex racket operating at RDA Colony in Hirapur, a team-led ..

BSP employees escape unhurt as ceiling plaster collapses

  Staff Reporter BHILAI: The BSP employee couple and family members were fortunate enough as no one was injured when all of a sudden ceiling plaster of large area collapsed at their residential quarter in BSP Township on Sunday evening. During allotment of residential quarter, the BSP employee couple was not extended benefits under the Welcome Scheme and their complaint regarding complaint of necessary civil work was pending for over six months. According to information, the incident ..

BJP lashes out at Cong govt over power issues

  Staff Reporter: RAIPUR  During BJP rule, uninterrupted power supply was ensured throughout the state. Even regular power supply was ensured in far-flung villages, said Sundrani  Bharatiya Janata Party while coming down on the incumbent Congress led state government, alleged that the state government had done nothing but deceived the people of Chhattisgarh. Commenting on the poll promises made by Congress regarding loan waiver and cutting down power bills by half, the ..

Good Samaritans hands over money found to cops

  Staff Reporter Durg: Two Durg based young businessmen recently proved that honesty is the best policy when they returned Rs 33,870 to the police which they had found lying on the street just outside their house at Gandhi Chowk, Durg. The money was wrapped in a bundle of clothes and after noticing it, the youths rushed to the police station and handed it over to the police. Durg police is appreciating the youths and have now launched massive investigations to trace the owner of the ..

MLA Singh complains of chest pain; hospitalised

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Senior Congress leader and sitting MLA from Ramanujganj Assembly constituency Brihaspati Singh was on Sunday rushed to Ramkrishna Care Hospital in Raipur after he complained of chest pain. Earlier, MLA Singh was admitted to the Government Medical College Ambikapur in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday following chest pain.  Speaking to The Hitavada over telephone, Medical Superintendent of Government Medical College Ambikapur Dr R K Das confirmed ..

In C’garh, unemployment is low, so does income

  By Amlan Sinha Bhilai: UNEMPLOYMENT is a serious topic widely in discussion in the general elections, the number of people unemployed in Chhattisgarh till March 2019 amounts to just 1,95,473 informed Union Ministry of Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood. Thus Chhattisgarh has the unemployment rate of 2.4% and the State has the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the nation after Karnataka, Kerala and Delhi. It has been revealed by Centre for Monitoring ..

Choubey’s health reported to be stable

  Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Kidney dialysis done  The health condition of Ravindra Choubey, senior Congress leader and Minister for Agriculture, Water Resources Department, Parliamentary Affairs, Law and Legislative Affairs, was reported stable on Sunday. Minister Choubey is under treatment at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPIMS) Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. The SGPIMS issued a medical bulletin on the health condition of Minister Ravindra Choubey ..

Agrawal managing poll campaign of Rajnath Singh in Lucknow

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Raipur South MLA Brijmohan Agrawal has taken up the command of election campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Lucknow Rajnath Singh. Brijmohan Agrawal in accompaniment of Union Minister Maheshchandra Sharma on Sunday attended the resolution letter programme organised by the businessmen at Dilkhush Garden in Lucknow.  Senior BJP Leaders as former Minister Kurud MLA Ajay Chandrakar, Bhatapara MLA Shivratan Sharma and Janjgir MLA Narayan ..

Senior Cong leader Choubey hospitalised

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Senior Congress leader and Minister for Agriculture, Water Resources Department, Parliamentary Affairs, Law and Legislative Affairs Ravindra Choubey is undergoing treatment at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh after he suffered heart attack earlier on the day. Speaking to The Hitavada, Minister for Urban Administration and Development Dr Shiv Kumar Dahariya confirmed that Ravindra Choubey has been shifted to Sanjay ..

Everyone has right to express their ideas in democracy, says actor Vinay Pathak

   Staff Reporter Raipur: The Khosla Ka Ghosla and Bheja Fry actor, Vinay Pathak, feels in a democracy everyone has the rights to speak and whatever said by a section in the film fraternity regarding this general elections was genuine. “This is democratic country and I don’t feel anybody should be prevented from presenting his/her views even though I am not part of that episode,” said Pathak while replying to the question if he supports an appeal made by a group ..

Special arrangements for summer at Nandanvan

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Nandanvan wildlife rescue centre activated summer code of conduct as the temperature soared past the 40 degree Celsius to protect the animals from intense heat waves. Nandanvan Administration has reconfigured the diets of avian, mammals and reptilian species kept at the rescue centre. Even as the new Nandanvan Jungle Safari hogs the most limelight nowadays, there are still a sizeable numbers of exotic animals housed at the centre. While in forests, the avian ..

IIM, Bhilai Chapter organises lectures on technical aspects

  Staff Reporter BHILAI; ‘Advanced Amenities under Modex at SMS-3’ was the topic of lecture, organised under the auspices of Indian Institute of Metals, Bhilai Chapter, on April 26, 2019 at the auditorium of HRD Centre of BSP. ED (Project) A K Kabisatpathi graced the occasion as chief guest. The honourary chairman and Executive Director (Works) P K Das, ED (MM) S K Basar and ED (P&A) K K Singh were also present on this occasion as the special invitees. While sharing ..

Kidnapped Virat Saraf rescued after 6 days

After about six-days of prolonged investigations, Bilaspur Police rescued the six-year-old child Virat Saraf who was abducted while he was playing along with his friends near his house in Karbala area here in the evening on April 20, this year. He was recovered from a house in Jarhabhata area where he was kept for six-days and survived only on biscuits. Police have also arrested three accused including the kingpin involved in the crime. The incident took place in the evening on April 20, when ..

Four ultras surrender in Sukma

  FOUR ultras including three carrying cash reward of Rs 1 lakh each surrendered before Superintendent of Police D S Maravi and Additional SP Shalabh Sinha. The Naxals cited the reasons for surrender for being fed-up with hollow ideology of Maoists and harassment of top cadres. Impressed with surrender and rehabitation policy of state government, the Naxals intended to join main stream of society. According to police, the Naxals surrendered have been identified as Militia Commander in Arampalli ..

EOW raids 8 premises of former OSD in Excise deptt Samudra Singh

The sleuths of Economic Offence Wing (EOW) on Friday morning carried out simultaneous raids at around eight places ofExcise Department’s former Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Samudra Singh. According to official sources, the swoop followed after a 119-pages complaint of financial irregularities in Excise Department committed at the behest of the errant OSD was submitted by Congress leader Nitin Bhansali. The whistleblower Bhansali had directly put forth the complaint to Chief Minister ..

Burglary at State Bank of India Urla branch

 Exposing the reality of police claims about night patrolling and negligence of bank authority, unidentified burglars broke into State Bank of India (SBI) located near Urla police station.Although, the burglars failed to enter the bank’s strong-room, the accused managed to escape with Rs 1,400 and a few dairies kept in a drawer. “On intervening night of April 25 and April 26, burglars broke into SBI Urla Branch by making a hole in bank’s wall. The burglars failed to enter ..

NYAY Yatra flagged off from State Capital

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR; Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) In-charge General Secretary Girish Dewangan flagged off ‘NYAY Yatra’ publicity vehicle at state party office Rajiv Bhawan on Thursday. The ‘NYAY Yatra’ publicity vehicle departed for Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and other senior party leaders will campaign during the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. CPCC’s Communication Department Chairman Shailesh Nitin Trivedi, ..

Capacity building programme for DISCOM officials begins

  Staff Reporter Raipur; The World Bank funded Sustainable Partnership for Rooftop Acceleration in Bharat (SUPRABHA) Technical Assistance (TA) Programme was inaugurated on Thursday at Institute of Renewable Energy Technology & Management, Pt Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU). Chhattisgarh State Power Company has nominated 30 DISCOM officers for the training programme aimed at capacity building and skill development. Er. Shailendra Kumar Shukla, Chairman, Chhattisgarh State Power ..

‘Stop drainage from discharging in Kharun river’

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Solid Waste Management Rules (2016) Implementation Committee Chairman retired Justice Dhirendra Mishra has directed for better management of waste from Railway colonies and stopping the discharge of drainage effluent in river Kharun. Constituted on the direction of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), committee formed for Urban Solid Waste Management rules 2016 implementation convened a meeting under the chairmanship of retired Justice Dhirendra Mishra on Thursday. ..

DG Mukesh Gupta shows up for deposition to EOW

  RAIPUR; Suspended Director General (DG) Mukesh Gupta on Thursday gave deposition to Economic Offence Wing (EOW) in the phone tapping case. EOW had sent him notices for deposition in two separate cases following an order issued by the High Court.  Gupta came to the EOW after receiving the notices. Sources informed, DG Gupta had object the presence of Supervisory Officer, but EOW Officials unequivocally told him that the statement will be recorded in the presence of Supervisory ..

More awareness about polling in rural areas

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: It seems to be extremely ironical that in Raipur Lok Sabha, Booth No 172, covering highly affluent Avanti Vihar area has polled merely 20.19 percent while Booth No 108 – covering rural Thanaud area has polled 90.43 percent. It reveals that rural folks are more aware about their polling rights, while the affluent urban folks still suffer from voters’ apathy. This is the situation not only in the capital but in many other affluent urban areas in the ..

Strong room at GEC Sejbahar sealed; Collector thanks all for smooth polling

  Staff Reporter Raipur;  A Day after the third phase Lok Sabha elections 2019 concluded in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, Electronics Voting Machines (EVMs) from Dharsiwa, Raipur Rural, Raipur City (West), Raipur City (North), Raipur City (South), Abhanpur and Arang assembly segments were sealed in the strong room on Wednesday in the presence of general observer Keshav Kumar Pathak and Chandrashekhar, Police observer Ranjit Mishra, District Election Officer Dr Basavaraju S and representatives ..

Four arrested for assaulting contractor

  Staff Reporter: BHILAI  FOUR persons of Nagpur, Maharashtra were arrested on charges of attempt to murder in connection with brutally assaulting a contractor from Nehru Nagar, Bhilai in the road rage incident. On information, Supela police team swung into action and rounded up the accused who were remanded to jail from the court following their arrest. However, the victim contractor was immediately hospitalised but his condition was stated to be critical. Police sources ..

Facilities under one roof for cattles

  Our Correspondent BHANUPRATAPPUR: UNDER most ambitious project Narawa, Garava, Ghurva and Baadi Yojana of the State Government, village Mungval in Bhanupratappur block and village Karramadh in Durgukondal are being developed as model Gothan, where enough facilities will be made available for cattle. A Gharuva under the project is being constructed in Gothan for manufacturing organic fertilizer. Besides, provision has also been made for repairing drains.  Gothan Samiti will look ..

68.25% voters celebrate festival of democracy

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR:  Despite desperate attempt made by Maoists to disrupt polling by triggering an IED blast, voters in huge numbers were witnessed in almost all the booths n Fate of 123 candidates sealed in EVMs  Whopping 68.25 per cent polling was reported from seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Chhattisgarh, where polling was held today under the third phase of Lok Sabha Elections – 2019, till 7 pm, as reports last came in. The fate of 123 candidates, including ..

Cong party to win all 11 LS seats in C’garh: CM

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR; Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will form next Government at the centre. Talking to media persons at state party office Rajiv Bahwan just after ending of third phase Lok Sabha elections in the State, Baghel said that the people of the State are happy with the works of the Congress Government.  The Chief Minister stated that the UPA will win over 300 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. In Chhattisgarh, the party ..

Lack of arrangements make divyangs, senior citizens suffer

   Staff Reporter Bhilai: Lack of infrastructure as well as basic amenities spoiled the enthusiasm of voters across Bhilai, who came out in large numbers to use their franchise on Tuesday in third and last phase of election in State, to a great extent at several polling centres. Lack of shade and long queues further lowered their spirit. Several senior citizens and physically disabled voters complained about either not being able to access rooms and even about facilities like drinking ..

Wanted Naxal gunned down near Fulgatta

  The Hitavada State Bureau DANTEWADA/RAIPUR: A desperately wanted outlaw was gunned down during a fierce encounter between the security personnel and Naxals in restive Dantewada district on Tuesday. While the slain Naxal was carrying a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, his main task with the banned outfit was to develop intelligence on the movement of security forces accordingly which they used to plan coordinated attacks on them.  “The slain outlaw aging around 35-years ..

BJP demands strict vigil outside CM’s residences, other places

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: In a major complaint made with the Election Commission of India, the Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded institution of special vigilance teams and general observers at the official residence of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at Civil Lines, his original residence situated at Bhilai-Charoda and NIC building situated in Civil Lines along with posting of central security forces with camera recording facility. The complaint, copies of which were marked to Chief ..

Polling team member killed in accident

 Our Correspondent WADRAFNAGAR: A polling team member died and others suffered severe injuries when the vehicle in which they were travelling hit a tree on the roadside near Karamdiha Syahi turn on Monday evening. The injured have been admitted at Wadrafnagar Community Health Center.  The deceased was identified as Ganesh Kumar, a government teacher. According to police sources, polling team after receiving the poll material was on its way to respective polling booths for Lok Sabha ..

All India Cartoon Championship organised

  Staff Reporter Raipur; On the occasion of International Book Day, Cartoon Watch Magazine and India CSR jointly hosted All India Cartoon Championship in which people from national and international level participated. The initiative was taken to draw the creativities of the youth who are involved in social media net work at present. According to Cartoon Watch Magazine editor Triambak Sharma first prize was won by Manoj Chopra (Jammu and Kashmir), Manoj Kurli (New Delhi), Kaladhar Bapu ..

Innovative suggestions shared at Employees’ Communication Forum

  Staff Reporter BHILAI: Production, Planning and Control Department has recently organised a Communication Forum at Sayantra Bhavan of BSP, which was presided over by GM (PPC) G P Ojha. Assistant Manager (PPC) Ankita Mishra welcomed the participants. Soon after, Sachin Kanikdale (Statistics Department) gave the Technical Presentation.  Ojha stressed upon the challenges in future ahead of BSP. He also pointed that through such communication forums, the employees share their working ..

Three feared trapped as dryer collapses in Saint Hardas Rice Mill

Staff Reporter DURG:  The dryer along with the shed of the mill collapsed at around 11.00 am on Sunday The dryer and the shed had become dilapidated and this might be the reason behind the incident   In a ghastly incident that occurred on Sunday morning, a structure of Saint Hardas Rice Mill, situated at village Samoda on Jevra-Dhamda Road under Jevra-Sirsa Police station in Durg district collapsed and three persons are feared to be trapped in the debris. Rescue operations are in progress ..

Raipur police, CRPF stage flag march

   Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Spreading strong and clear message that there would be no mercy shown to trouble makers and mongers, two companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Raipur police on Sunday staged a flag march. The flag march, which commenced from Police Lines and traversed well in all the directions, sent a strong message that any type of nuisance in the State capital during election will not be tolerated and trouble makers will be dealt with iron hand. “Th..

DSE proposes SLA system for schools

 By Partha Sarathi Behera Raipur State-Level Achievement plan comes into effect under which students’ subject-wise performance will be assessed on state-level to design a centralised method to improve education standard  After the decision of holding simultaneous examination in the primary and middle schools was successfully executed across the State, Department of School Education (DSE), Chhattisgarh, has come up with the idea of State-Level Achievement (SLA) programme under ..

Shweta Padda of twin city to be seen in Imtiaz Ali’s next film ‘Love Aaj Kal 2’

  Staff Reporter DURG: After her lead role in ‘Mooso’, the upcoming feature film, Shweta Padda of twin city will be seen in ace filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s next venture ‘Love Aaj Kal 2’. “I am really happy to be a part of Imtiaz Ali sir project ‘Love Aaj Kal-2’. It’s a dream come true working with Imtiyaz Sir, after Mughal -e -Azam this is another break in bollywood for me,” Shweta told The Hitavada.  Working with Imtiyaz sir ..

Tax sleuths bust Hawala transaction centre run from Shailendra Nagar

 Staff Reporter Raipur:  Whopping cash to the tune of Rs 1.5 crore seized from a single storied A-7 residential building.  Cash stash recovered from three different bikers who fell in trap laid by taxmen.  Building owner identified as Sarva Nand Gehi being grilled by tax enforcers   Tax enforcers from Investigation Wing of Income Tax Department mounted another search on an abandoned A-7 residential building, situated at posh Shailendra Nagar Colony, just to bust ..

Loan shark Ruby Singh paraded by Raipur cops

   Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Sending strong message of zero tolerance towards crime, Raipur police on Saturday paraded loan shark-turned-extortionist Ruby Singh on the city’s streets. The accused Ruby Singh was produced in a local court from where he was sent to jail. “After Police Custody Remand (PCR) of Virendra Singh Tomar alias Ruby Singh ended on Saturday, police has produced the accused in a local court from where he was sent to judicial custody. Late on yesterday ..

NYAY scheme would eliminate poverty: Rahul Gandhi

  Staff Reporter BHILAI: Accelerating his election campaign in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, on Saturday, Congress President, Rahul Gandhi addressed a public meeting in support of Congress candidate from Durg Lok Sabha, Pratima Chandrakar, while slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding his assurance to deposit ‘15 lakhs’ in everybody’s bank account. Before his arrival at Bhilai, he was accorded a warm welcome by the Congress leaders and party activists.   He ..

One killed, another injured in road mishap

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: A four-wheeler recklessly driven by a girl hit a motorcycle leaving a youth dead and two others severely injured in Naya Raipur on Saturday. The fatal road accident took place at Sector-30 in Naya Raipur under Rakhi police station, police said. Police further informed that the accused girl Khusboo Tiwari, a resident of Pandri under Civil Lines police station and studying in Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur, has been arrested in connection with the ..

Alumni meet held at Dr Radha Bai Govt Naveen PG Girls’ College

Alumni of Dr Radha Bai Government Naveen PG Girls’ College from 1989 to 2019 Batches relived the golden days of their friendship at the reunion function organised on Friday. The alumni showed up with their family to relish the days of college. In a speech to her former pupils, College Principal Aruna Palta described the bond between student and teacher as unbreakable, which is beyond the constraint of time and place.   College expect the former students would share their experience ..

BSP candidate Sahu extends support to Cong candidate Dubey

 Just four days before polling, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate from Raipur Lok Sabha seat Khilesh Kumar Sahu has extended his support to Congress candidate Pramod Dubey. Talking to mediapersons at Congress state party office Rajiv Bhawan, BSP candidate Khilesh Kumar Sahu said that he has decided to extend his support to Congress candidate Pramod Dubey in the elections. Sahu said that he liked the works of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel led Congress government and so he is willing to join ..

Sidhu criticises policies of Central Govt

Criticising the policies of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Congress party’s star campaigner Navjot Singh Sidhu alleged that public sector companies and banks have suffered a massive loss in the NDA rule in the last five years due to the wrong policies of government.  Talking to mediapersons at state party office Rajiv Bhawan on Friday, Punjab Cabinet Minister Sidhu said that losses of public sector banks including State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank (PNB) crossed ..

Two youths arrested for robbery

 Two youths were arrested on Friday in connection with robbery recently took place at village Guma falling in limits of Urla police station and a mobile handset looted by the duo recovered from their possession, police said. The arrested were identified as Himanshu Verma alias Lucky (19) and Rahul Rajput (19), both residents of Birgaon under Urla police station.  According to police sources, three bike borne robbers in March this year, robbed of mobile handset and Rs 400 from a person ..

Enormous 71% voter turnout in 2nd phase

  The Hitavada State Bureau Rajnandgaon/Mahasamund/Kanker/Raipur: 60,000 security personnel, drones deployed to keep hawk’s eye  Fate of 36 candidates sealed in Kanker, Mahasamund and R’gaon  OVER 71.09 percent per cent voter turnout was recorded in the Second phase of polling being held in three Lok Sabha constituencies including Kanker, Mahasamund and Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh on Thursday. The fate of 36 candidates who are in fray from all these three ..

2 Naxals involved in Mandavi’s killing gunned down

  The Hitavada State Bureau  DANTEWADA/RAIPUR,  IN a major blow to the Left Wing Extremists (LWEs), security forces on Thursday eliminated two dreaded Naxals, who were involved in the brutal killing of Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Legislative Assembly Bhima Mandavi along with four security personnel on April 9. Both the ultras were neutralised during heavy Exchange of Fire (EoF) between the security forces and outlaws in State’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district on Thursday ..

Loan SharkS: Notorious Tomar brothers, one other booked on extortion charges

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: President of Karni Sena and three others including his younger brother, were arrested for allegedly blackmailing a jeweller by threatening to release his private video clippings. The accused Karni Sena president was also collecting massive amount from some businessmen in the city by imposing heavy interest rate on money lend to them. “The accused loan shark identified as Virendra Singh Tomar alias Ruby Singh was extorting a jeweller for past few years ..

Kanker polled highest 72.37% votes among 3 LS seats

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR:  Under the Second phase of Lok Sabha Elections – 2019 in Chhattisgarh, Kanker Lok Sabha constituency polled highest 72.37 percent votes followed by 71.76 percent in Rajnandgaon and 68.23 percent in Mahasamund as on 5 pm. The total average polling in these three Lok Sabha constituencies as on 5pm has been 71.09 percent, which is likely to increase as data from over 100 polling booths are still awaited. The polling percentage in Lok Sabha Elections ..

Will Sahu voters return to BJP?

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR:  The notion that Sahu voters are to play decisive role in the Lok Sabha elections in Chhattisgarh, gathered more wind after Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his election campaigning in Chhattisgarh, while coming down heavily on the AICC President, asked the people whether a whole community can be criticised for the sake of belittling one person. Modi said the AICC President says ‘Sabhi Modi chor hai,’ while adding that people from Sahu community ..

Tough fight between BJP, Cong in Sarguja

  By Abhishek Kumar RAIPUR: Sarguja Lok Sabha reserved seat for scheduled tribes (ST) is expected to witness a tough and straight fight between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Renuka Singh Saruta and Congress candidate Khel Sai Singh in the Lok Sabha elections-2019. The elections for Sarguja seat will be conducted under the third phase of the general elections on April 23. Sarguja Lok Sabha segment is comprising eight Assembly segments- Premnagar, Bhatgaon, Pratappur, Ramanujganj, Samri, ..

CSVTU cuts down exam centres

  Staff Reporter DURG: The April- May semester exams for Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University (CSVTU) Bhilai is commencing from May 3. Earlier, due to the Assembly Elections the dates of previous semester exam was also extended. Similarly, due to the Lok Sabha election the April-May Semester exam dates have been extended for about 15 days. For the above semester exam the University has declared the list of Examination Centres in which four exam centres have been reduced. ..

NIT Raipur’s MED elected as Intl Student Chapter for SME

  Staff Reporter Raipur: Department of Mining Engineering (MED), National Institute of Technology (NIT) Raipur, scripted history by being elected as a Student Chapter for SME and joined the list of IIT ISM, IIT BHU and IIT KGP as SME student chapters. Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) has elected NIT Raipur as an International Student Chapter on 5th April 2019.  SME is a member-driven society representing students and professionals serving the mining industry in ..

49,07,489 to decide 36 candidates’ fate tomorrow

Campaigning for Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund & Kanker constituencies ended at 5 pm on TuesdayAfter some hectic campaigning by the leaders of both BJP, Congress and BSP the electioneering for the second phase of elections to be held on April 18 came to a close on Tuesday evening. In the second phase of elections as many as 49,07,489 voters would decide the fate of 36 candidates in fray for Chhattisgarh’s three Lok Sabha seats- Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund and Kanker. According to the Election Commission ..

Employees unions oppose BSNL revival plan

By Roshan ChachaneRAIPUR, Apr 16The State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is in doldrums as the sword of proposed revival plan through VRS hangs over around 54,000 staffers, a plan which the BSNL Unions/Associations are viewing as a surreptitious roadmap for a secret invasion by the Private Telecom Operators.  The Telecom Market went through a major disruption with the introduction of low tariffs and cut-throat competition among the private players. The disruption caused BSNL bleed ..

DEF Constable shoots self with service rifle

   Staff Reporter RAIPUR; Badly distressed over family dispute, concerning antagonistic relationship with his wife, a Constable belonging to District Executive Force (DEF) of Raipur shot himself with his service INSAS rifle, here on Monday evening.  Senior officials of Raipur police including Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shaikh Arif Husen and other rushed to the scene on the receipt of incident news, the gravely injured constable under profusely bleeding condition ..

Congress releases manifesto ‘Meri Soch Mera Sankalp’ for Raipur LS segment

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR:  The manifesto promises employment for youths and women  Congress party released the manifesto titled ‘Meri Soch, Mera Sankalp’ for Raipur Lok Sabha constituency here on Monday . Talking to mediapersons, senior Congress party leader and Raipur Rural MLA Satyanarayan Sharma said that efforts would be made by Congress party candidate Pramod Dubey for Metro Railway service if he is elected from Raipur constituency.   The manifesto ..

Some long distance trains passing through Raipur division running late

 Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Some of the long distance trains passing through Raipur division were running late on Monday. As per information received from official sources train 07006 Raxaul Express was scheduled to arrive at 7:15 hours was delayed by 16:46 hours and arrived at 00:01 hours. 22620 Tirunelveli Express was scheduled to arrive at 19:30 hours was delayed by 3:54 hours and arrived at 23:24 hours.   Train 15231 Barauni-Gondia Express was scheduled to arrive at 14:45 hours ..

Bangali Samaj for action against Dr Kashyap for derogatory remarks against Bengalis

   Staff Reporter Raipur: Bangali Samaj Chhattisgarh urged Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for action against Dr Hemant Kashyap for using derogatory words against Bengalis. A delegation of the Samaj submitted a memorandum to the District Collector of Raipur, addressing to the Chief Minister, on Monday. In the memorandum, Samaj members mentioned that Dr Kashyap is running a clinic at Pamgarh in Surguja district. A Bengali man, who used to deal with ‘jadi-buti’ medicines ..

Straight fight between BJP, Congress in Raipur LS seat

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: 25 candidates are in the fray for Raipur Lok Sabha seat  Raipur Lok Sabha seat, which is held by the Bharatiya Janata Party for last 23 years, is expected to witness a straight and tough fight between BJP candidate Sunil Soni and Indian National Congress candidate Pramod Dubey in the Lok Sabha elections, slated for April 23. A total of 25 candidates are in the fray for this seat. Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Khilesh Kumar Sahu, Gondvana Gantantra ..

No road, no vote, say villagers

  Our Correspondent  JASHPUR: Apr 14 NO ROAD, NO VOTE is the slogan shouted by villagers of Darupisa for Lok Sabha polls. Darupisa village falls under Gram Panchayat Dokda where people are boycotting elections scheduled on April 23 for not getting road connectivity.  Besides, entry of any political leader has also been restricted in the village. As per information, Darupisa village is still eyeing for development. People are fed up with demanding basic amenities since their ..

Art of Living members aware people about voting

 Staff Reporter: Apr 14 An awareness campaign was launched by Art of Living members to sensitise people about their voting rights in the capital. The youth wing of Art of Living carried out ‘Vote for better India’. Informing about the campaign, Satish Gokul Panda from Art of Living, said that youths are contributing in every field today with enthusiasm.  This campaign has been launched to encourage youths to show similar enthusiasm in exercising their franchise. During the ..

‘Media should play vital role to highlight plight of transgenders’

  Staff Reporter Raipur; “Media should play a vital role to highlight plight of transgender community which is incredibly diverse. Some transgender people identify as male or female, and some identify as gender queer, non-binary, a gender or somewhere else on or outside of the spectrum of what we understand gender to be. Some of us take hormones and have surgery as part of our transition, and some don’t,” said senior journalist Ramesh Nayyar during the day long workshop ..

Commissioning of VVPAT, EVMs from today

   Staff Reporter Raipur; Commissioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) for Raipur Lok Sabha seat will be commencing from Monday. To be mentioned, Raipur Lok Sabha seat will go to poll on April 23. District Collector and Returning Officer Dr Basavaraju S, and Raipur District Panchayat CEO and Assistant Returning Officer Dr Gaurav Kumar Singh on Sunday visited BTI Ground, Dani Girls’ School and Government Engineering College ..

Cong seeks EC’s nod for constitution of Judicial panel to probe Mandavi’s killing

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR,   Chhattisgarh Government wrote to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Subrat Sahoo seeking consent of Election Commission of India for constituting Judicial Inquiry Commission in connection with the brutal killing of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi on April 9. Addressing a press conference at State party office Rajiv Bhawan, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee’s Communication Department Chairman Shailesh Nitin Trivedi said that Secretary of General Administratio..

Congress’ NYAY scheme is for poor people, says CM

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel participated in “Aay Ki Charcha” programme at BSUP Colony, Bhatagaon on Saturday. Addressing the programme, Bhupesh Baghel said that the Congress party announced the ambitious NYAY scheme for the poor people in its election manifesto.  The minimum income support scheme promises to provide Rs 72,000 annually to 20 per cent families in poorest of the poor category. Under the scheme around 25 crore people will be benefitted..

Chief Electoral Officer inspects preparations for poll

  Staff Reporter  DURG Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Chief Electoral Officer of State, Subrat Sahoo on Saturday reached Durg Lok Sabha constituency and took stock of the preparations and arrangements being done. Sahoo inspected the Strong Room at Rungta College Bhilai premises. He evaluated the constituency-wise arrangements being made for counting of votes. He also inspected the counting rooms along with strong room. Sahoo directed the District Election Officer, Police Administration ..

Ram Navami celebrated with religious fervour in Durg

   Staff Reporter DURG The festival of Ram Navami was celebrated with religious fervour in Durg city on Saturday. Devotees performed hawan and other rituals and celebrated Lord Ram’s birthday. ‘Kannya pujan’ and mass feasts were also held in various temples and houses to mark the festivity. Temples were decked up with flowers and devotional articles. Rush of devotees was witnessed at Sattichaura Durga Mandir, Chandi Mandir Mathpara, Shetala Mandir, Baiga Para ..

BJP questions political activism of Chief Minister’s 4 advisors

Bharatiya Janata Party has raised objection to the participation in active politics and carrying out campaigning for Congress by the four Advisors of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. Addressing a press conference on Friday, BJP State Spokesperson Shivratan Sharma said that all the four Advisors are government servants and cannot participate in campaigning on behalf of any political party.  The BJP has further extended a complaint to the Election Commission of India demanding action on the same. ..

25 live cartridges of INSAS rifle, Naxal uniform recovered

  AS many as 25 live cartridges of INSAS rifle and one green colour Naxal uniform were recovered in forest patches of Manjhi Kurusbodi under Durgukondal police station limits of Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district that will go for polling on Ap..

CM should order a CBI enquiry into killing of MLA Mandavi: Amit Shah

 Addressing an election rally in Chhattisgarh, three days after the brutal killing of BJP Legislator from Dantewada Bhima Mandavi by Maoists, Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah said after the demand for impartial enquiry into the killing of her husband has been made by Late Mandavi’s wife Ojaswi Mandavi, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel should immediately order an CBI enquiry, provided he has nothing to hide. Adressing a mega gathering at Gents Club grounds in Dongargaon at ..

BASTAR VOTES WITH VENGEANCE

 By Raja Das Jagdalpur/Raipur:  57 per cent voters exercise franchise n IED blast in Narayanpur fails to dampen spirit of voters n 80,000 state and paramilitary personnel deployed across Bastar to ensure peaceful polling  Defying the diktats issued by Maoists, tribal populace from Bastar came out in large numbers to celebrate the festival of democracy and exercised their franchise aggressively during the first phase of polling under Lok Sabha on Thursday in Chhattisgarh, held ..

Naxal bloodbath fails to deter Mandavi’s family

  The Hitavada State Bureau Dantewada/Raipur: The family of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi ,who was killed just two days back in an IED blast triggered by Maoists, reached the polling booth to be a part of the biggest festival of democracy. As the whole family of Late Bhima Mandavi reached their polling booth for exercising their franchise, it took the people by surprise but they were also moved by the family’s faith in the ballot. Among those who came to vote were father Linga Mandavi, ..

Taxmen in trouble during search on Pagaria Jewellers

   Staff Reporter Raipur: Tense situation prevailed here in Sadar Bazaar, the hub of precious metals and gems, after local jewellers accused team of Income Tax sleuths for their high handedness and manhandling one of their fellow businessmen, during a survey-turn-search operation on Pagaria Jewellers, situated at Halwai Lane. The tax watchdogs recovered unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs 54 lakhs from the jeweller’s premises. Soon after this news spread like a wildfire Raipur ..

People cast vote with zeal in first phase of LS polls

  Our Correspondent NARAYANPUR: BRAVING the Naxal terror, the voters here started reaching the polling centers from early in the morning to cast their votes during the first phase of Lok Sabha polls 2019 on Thursday. A great enthusiasm was seen amongst the voters of Narayanpur which is Scheduled Tribe assembly constituency. Long queues of men and women voters were seen eagerly waiting outside the polling booths to exercise their franchise and validate their faith in democracy and ballot. ..

Tributes paid to martyred BJP leader, 4 others

 The Hitavada State Bureau RAIPUR:  Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel along with Home Minister Tamradhawaj Sahu paid floral tributes to the mortal remains of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislator from Dantewada Bhima Mandavi, three police personnel including Head Constable Chhagan Kuldeep, Head Constable Ramlal Oyami, Constable Somda Kawasi and Danteshwar Maurya, the driver of the ill-fated bullet-proof vehicle in which Late Bhima Mandavi and police personnel were traveling and was ripped ..

Sand prices shoot up after Govt’s new policy

  By Abhishek Kumar RAIPUR:  Mineral Resources Department has not implemented new policy on sand mining so far  Sand is being sold at higher prices across the state after Chhattisgarh government decided to hand over the operation of sand mines to Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC). At present, sand is being sold for approx Rs 18 cubic foot (CFT) earlier the price was Rs 12 CFT. According to suppliers, the price of sand increased one and half times in local ..

Police recover GPS device from Dantewada Naxal attack spot

   Staff Reporter RAIPUR:  Police are examining the recovered GPS device to find out if the device is carrying more data about IED planted in the district  A police team undertaking investigation at the spot of the Naxal attack on Tuesday recovered a GPS device indicating that the Naxals are turning tech-savvy and using GPS device for geo-tagging of spots after planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity.  “A ..

State to witness rise in temperature: Met office

   Staff Reporter RAIPUR: SWELTERING conditions that continued unabated in the State on Wednesday made life miserable for the common man and the temprature is expected to rise according to the local Met office. With the days’ maximum temperature revolving around 41 Degree Celsius for the last one week including the highest maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius recorded at Rajnandgaon on Wednesday. The common man it seems has no respite from the soaring temperature. Denizens ..

MLA Mandavi refused to follow instruction given by SHO: DGP

 Staff Reporter RAIPUR:  DGP Awasthi denies any intelligence failure in the incident of IED blast.  Hyper-sensitive polling centres shifted, says DGP Awasthi  Director General (Naxal-ops) Girdhari Nayak on Tuesday evening denied any intelligence failure in the incident of IED blast that killed BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and four security personnel in Maoist-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. “The leader was already alerted about possible threats by police but he refused ..

Campaigning for Bastar poll ends; Voters to decide fate of 7 candidates tomorrow

  Staff Reporter Raipur: Voting in Dantewada, Konta, Bijapur and Narayanpur of Bastar Lok Sabha constituency will be held between 7am and 3pm to counter the Naxal menace while Chitrakot, Kondagaon and Jagdalpur will see polling between 7 am and 5 pm.  Direct fight likely between Dipak Baij from Congress, Baiduram Kashyap from BJP. Other candidates are Aaytu Ram Mandavi (BSP) and Ramu Ram Maurya (Communist) Panish Prasad Nag (API), Mangalaram Karma (ABSKP) and Suresh alias Sargiram ..

I-T survey on three business premises

  Staff Reporter Raipur: In their stepped-up effort to plug-in revenue deficits, sleuths from Investigation Wing of Income Tax Department on Tuesday mounted survey operations on three business premises in the capital. Unaccounted cash to the tune of lakhs were seized from both the premises by the taxmen, even as the survey operations were likely to continue for another day. According to sources, two different teams of tax enforcers from Income Tax Department on Tuesday enveloped two ..

Low cost ‘Egg Incubator’ developed

  By Sandeep Pradhan RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh will soon be witnessing easy and regular availability of protein-rich breed of chicken ‘Kadaknath’ as Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in insurgency-hit Kanker district has developed a low cost ‘Egg Incubator’ that will promote the fowl’s commercial farming. “The agriculture extension centre of Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) has successfully developed this affordable as well as efficient Egg Incubator ..

Police bust international-gang indulged in cheating women

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: With the arrest of two persons including a Nigerian national, Raipur police on Monday claimed to have busted an international-gang indulged in cheating women by befriending them on social media platform, police said. “Raipur police arrested two persons including Nigerian citizen identified as Charli Magane Franz Sin (40) and his Live In partner Linda (30), a native of Manipur, in connection with forgery of around Rs 9.33 lakh. The Nigerian with the help ..

Camel dies of negligence of C’garh Veterinary Department

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Negligence on part of the Chhattisgarh Veterinary Department resulted in the tragic death of a healthy camel brought to the State Veterinary Hospital Pandri after rescuing from Kumhari. Informing about the entire incident, People for Animal’s Kasturi Ballal stated that the camel was abandoned by vagabonds near a stop-dam on river Kumhari one month ago.  They contacted Joint Director of Medical Department over the issue, who initially tried to shrug ..

CAIT hails BJP Sankalp Patra, due importance given to traders

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR:  CONFEDERATION of All India Traders (CAIT) has welcomed announcements made in Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sankalp Patra for trading community and said that these are important steps which CAIT was demanding since a long time. The BJP Sankalp Patra has given due importance to trading community and the declarations continued in favour of traders have sent a feeling of satisfaction among trading community across the country.  The trade body further ..

National-level workshop on Solar PV Rooftop organised

 Staff Reporter Raipur: India is making strides towards becoming a global solar superpower: Shukla  Five-day National-level workshop on entrepreneurship, skill development programme on Solar PV Rooftop was organised by Institute of Renewable Energy Technology & Management along with School of Studies in Electronics and Photonics from on April 3 to 8. The valedictory function of the workshop was graced by Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Power Companies (CSPC) Engineer Shailendra ..

BJP files complaint against media leakages by SIT

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR:  BJP filed a complaint to ECI for misusing legal evidence collected in Antagarh Tape fiasco in election campaign for LS elections- 2019. BJP demanded immediate removal of officials concerned who are allegedly involved in the leakage   The Chhattisgarh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party has filed a complaint to Election Commission of India, Chief Electoral Officer Chhattisgarh as well as to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), regarding misuse/illega..

‘Only talent will help taking you to the top’

  Sports Reporter Raipur: Former Indian wicket-keeper batsman Surinder Khanna feels those questioning the selection process are hiding their own weaknesses. “I would suggest players should not complain in case they are not lucky enough to get selected in the team. They should keep trying and continue their hard work to remove the shortcomings. I would not hesitate to say that only weak people complain,” said the dashing middle order batsman of his era while talking to The ..

Governor pays obeisance at Buddha temple

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Adopting the preaching of Gautam Buddha, Tibetan people residing at Mainpat have created a unique melting pot of different cultures. Expressing her view on the natural and cultural beauty of the Mainpat, Governor Anandiben Patel addressed a cultural programme organised on the Tibetan culture in Surguja district. She remembered the Gautam Buddha’s message of world unity. Earlier, Tibetan people gave a traditional greeting to the Governor.   She ..

Inner Wheel Club installs Sanitary napkin incinerator

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR:  Inner Wheel Club of Raipur Greater successfully installed a Sanitary napkin incinerator at Central Mahila Jail Raipur on Friday. As per information received from Innerwheel over 200 ladies residing in the jail would be benefited by the installation of machine under one of the Innerwheel’s motivational move towards sanitization and women health.  It was a step towards clean jail premises, for which all jail officials as well as prisoners were ..

CM Baghel counters PM Modi’s allegations

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR:  Countering allegations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi levelled against the Congress party in an election rally in Balod district of Chhattisgarh today, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel alleged that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government failed to fulfil the promises made in the last parliamentary elections-2014 and the Government was only working to help few industrialists. Talking to mediapersons at state party office Rajiv Bhawan here on Saturday ..

IIIT’s Industry-Academia meet attracts top industry representatives

  Staff Reporter Raipur:   International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Naya Raipur hosted its second Industry-Academia Meet at its campus on Saturday. The meet witnessed a congregation of representatives from top industries of the country. Dr Pradeep K Sinha, Vice-Chancellor and Director of IIIT Naya Raipur during his welcome address drew attention to the fact that today more than 60% of the engineers produced in India are not employable by industries due to lack of ..

Preventive healthcare against modern lifestyle diseases

  By Prof Dr Arvind Neral: Health is both a resource for, as well as an outcome of sustainable development. The goals of sustainable development cannot be achieved when there is a high prevalence of debilitating illness and poverty, and the health of a population cannot be maintained without a responsive health system and a healthy environment. Environmental degradation, mismanagement of natural resources, unhealthy consumption patterns and faulty lifestyles impact health. Ill health, ..

‘Mahu Kuwara Tahu Kuwari’ to be released on April 26

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: The poster of upcoming Chhattisgarh movie ‘Mahu Kuwara Tahu Kuwari’, directed by Manoj Verma, was released at Swapnil Digital Studios, Raipur on Saturday. The movie will be released in the cinema halls of the state on April 26. Photographers Gokul Soni, Vinay Sharma, Rupesh Yadav and others were the guests in the programme.  Rocky Daswani and Neeraj Vikram are the producers of the movie. Neeraj Virma is the script writer of the movie. Maan Qureshi ..

Chief Minister pays tributes to martyred BSF troopers

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR:  Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday paid tributes to martyred Border Security Force (BSF) jawans at Fourth Battalion, Mana in Raipur. Four BSF jawasn including an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) were martyred in a fierce gun battle in forested Mahla in Pakhanjur in restive Kanker district on Thursday.  Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, Chief Secretary Sunil Kujur, Director General of Police D M Awasthi, Special Director General Girdhari Nayak, Managing ..

Naxals drop pamphlets carrying message to boycott elections

  The Hitavada State Bureau Bijapur/Raipur: As Chhattisgarh is gearing up for coming Lok Sabha elections, Naxals dropped pamphlets in one of the worst insurgency-hit districts Bijpaur have at area close to the office of District Collector and Superintendent of Police with message of boycotting the polls. According to information received, the group of Naxals late on last night reportedly entered the district headquarter and dropped large numbers of pamphlets calling for boycott of the ..

Raipur police issue LOC against Dr Puneet Gupta

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Raipur police have issued a Look Out Circular (LOC) against son-in-law of former Chief Minister Raman Singh and former Medical Superintendent of DKS Post Graduate Institute & Research Center Raipur Dr Puneet Gupta in connection with financial irregularities to the tune of around Rs 50 crore, police said. “Police have issued LOC for Dr Puneet Gupta on charges of financial irregularities of around Rs 50 crore in DKS Post Graduate Institute & Research ..

Dantewada’s Namrata scores 12th rank in UPSC

  Staff Reporter Raipur: Namrata Jain, hailing from Naxal-infested district Dantewada (Bastar), bagged 12th rank while Varnit Negi (Bilapsur) got 13th rank in the UPSC examination whose results were announced on Friday. Namarta Jain was a student of KPS Bhilai and completed her B Tech from Bhilai Institute of Technology.  This was Namrata’s second attempt for the coveted exam. Earlier (2017) in UPSC examination Namrata Jain got 99th ranking and was awarded IPS, which she ..

Who’s ‘RG’ in Agusta Westland VVIP helicopter fiasco, asks BJP

   Staff Reporter RAIPUR: After a disclosure made by Enforcement Directorate, that an abbreviation ‘RG’ has been mentioned in connection with the Agusta Westland deal, Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice President said the Congress should clarify who’s this ‘RG’. Former Chief Minister Dr Singh asked Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to find out who’s this ‘RG’ and clarify to the people of the state.  If the Chief Minister feels ..

Cong manifesto caters to all classes: Punia

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR;  CM Baghel, C’garh Congress In-charge P L Punia release Congress party’s manifesto  Chhattisgarh Congress In-charge P L Punia said that Congress party’s manifesto for Lok Sabha elections-2019 caters to all classes and the Congress government would implement minimum income guarantee scheme-‘NYAY’ if the party is voted to power. Talking to mediapersons at state party office Rajiv Bhawan here on Thursday, Punia said that ..

Vagrant Butterfly discovered in Bastar

  By Roshan Chachane RAIPUR;  Highlighting the rich biodiversity of the forests in Bastar, two Chhattisgarh-based wildlife experts have announced the discovery of Vagrant Butterfly (VAGRANS EGISTA) residing in the Kurandi Range of Kanger Valley National Park with the publishing of a report in a science journal Bionotes. A team of Biodiversity Researcher Anupam Singh Sisodia and Ornithologist Ravi Naidu had undertaken the surveys on July 24 and 25, 2018 in the Kurandi Range of Kanger ..

PM greeted at airport over brief stopover

 Staff Reporter RAIPUR,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a brief stopover at the Swami Vivekanand Airport here in Raipur before proceeding on a campaign tour of the neighbouring Odisha. The Prime Minister arrived at the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur around 10.05 am by a special aircraft and was there for a few minutes before he headed for Kalahandi in Odisha, a state BJP spokesperson said. He was welcomed by Chhattisgarh’s former Chief Minister and BJP National Vice-Presi..

Straight fight between BJP, Congress in Mahasamund

 Dhanendra Sahu, Chunnilal Sahu   Staff Reporter RAIPUR, 13 candidates are in the race for Mahasamund seat  16,32,962 votes including 8,22,158 female voters to express their franchise in Mahasamund Lok Sabha constituency on April 18  BJP trying to make winning hat-trick from Mahasamund seat  Mahasamund Lok Sabha seat is expected to witness a tough and straight fight between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Chunnilal Sahu and Congress candidate ..

DTE clears stand amidst criticism over apathy towards issuing NoC

 Special Correspondent Raipur, Department of Technical Education (DTE), Chhattisgarh government, has defended its stand amidst criticism over its alleged lackadaisical attitude towards granting No-objection Certificates (NoC) to the technical institutions of the state.  The DTE has also advised the institutions to properly study the Approval Process Handbook (APH) 2019-20 of the DTE, so that the technical institutions stop blaming the DTE without any reason. According to some technical ..

Police to soon conduct series of raids in search of Dr Puneet Gupta

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR,  Raipur Police will soon be conducting series of raids in search of son-in-law of former Chief Minister Raman Singh and former Medical Superintendent of DKS Post Graduate Institute & Research Center Raipur Dr Puneet Gupta and arrest him, said police. “Based on inputs about possible whereabouts of Dr Gupta, teams have been dispatched. Police investigators have seized large number of documents in raids recently conducts at the hospital and residence ..

PRSU to lead study on impact of carbon in atmosphere

  By Partha Sarathi Behera Raipur,  Apr 1 In a significant achievement, Pt Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU), Raipur, will be leading a major research project aimed at finding the role of black carbon and brown carbon on the atmospheric changes and the consequent effect on cloud formation and monsoon, and its impact on glaciers of Leh-Ladakh, Gangotri-Gaumukh and Karakoram mountain ranges. A team of senior professors, research scholars and young scientists led by Dr Shamsh Pervez ..

Goods worth lakhs gutted as major fire breaks inside supermarket

  Staff Reporter, RAIPUR, A major tragedy was averted on Monday morning, when a massive fire broke inside a supermarket located at posh Shankar Nagar locality falling in limits of Civil Lines police station. Though, almost major portion of the supermarket’s stock to the tune of worth several lakhs gutted in the fire, no casualty was reported in the incident.  A amily residing in the same building was rescued by patrolling team with the help of locals, said police, adding ..

Burglars storm Bajaj showroom, decamp with Rs 9 lakh from coffer

Staff Reporter,   BHILAI, Apr 1 AMIDST intensive checking and round the clock vigil ahead of Lok Sabha election, in a major burglary, some unidentified burglars - probably equipped with gas cutter and hacksaw blade, struck at Bajaj showroom and decamped with cash Rs 9 lakh from the showroom in Chhaoni, Bhilai. The police claimed to have launched intensive investigation to track down the culprits behind the burglary. According to information, during intervening night of Sunday an..

Korba: Reflection of ethnic, industrial fusion

    By Kritika Tiwari,     KORBA, Apr 1 Popularly known as the ‘Power Capital’, Korba gets its name from the Korva tribes of the district. A leading name in production of coal, electricity and Kosa, the area houses a rich diversity. From the tribal Korvas to mine/plant labourers and service class to business class- there is an entire variety sum up to form a diverse voter base which is difficult to attract by any single stroke. Korba Lok Sabha constituency, ..

CM Bhupesh Baghel to flag off ‘Nyay Yatra’ in Kirandul today

   Staff Reporter RAIPUR,  Congress to take out “Nyay Yatra” to publicise party’s minimum income guarantee scheme Chief Minister and President of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) Bhupesh Baghel will flag off ‘Nyay Yatra’ from Kirandul of Dantewada district on Sunday. Addressing a press conference at state party office Rajiv Bhawan on Saturday, CPCC’s Communication Department Chairman Shailesh Nitin Trivedi said that the Congress ..

State is heading towards bankruptcy: Dr Raman Singh

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR,  Asserting that the state is gradually heading towards bankruptcy, Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice President Dr Raman Singh said during the recently held Budget Session in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, he had warned the government regarding the same. Dr Singh further added that corruption is in the DNA of Congress. Although the Congress leaders have forgot that the UPA tenure was engulfed in several scams like 2G scam, Coalgate, CWC, there is ..

Dhamtari City Kotwali accorded title of Best Police Station

   Staff Reporter RAIPUR,  Director General of Police (DGP) DM Awasthi presented the certificate of Best Police Station to Superintendent of Police Balaji Rao and the then City Kotwali Dhamtari Station House Officers (SHO) Santosh Jain and Rakesh Kumar Mishra at Police Head Quarters (PHQ) on Saturday. Union Home Ministry had accorded Dhamtari City Kotwali with the title of Best Police Station in the Nation for year 2018 recently.  In the selection process, Union Home ..

97 villages in Raipur selected for construction of new Gouthans

 Staff Reporter RAIPUR,  Veterinary department in association with District Gram Panchayat is going to develop 97 Gouthans in villages for better care of cattle in Raipur district. As per information received from official sources, 97 villages in Raipur district have been selected for the construction of new Gouthans. The project will be carried out by the help of Gram Panchayat and District Panchayat. District Panchayat Department will work as nodal agency for the project.  As ..

NSUI meeting held to review preparations of Raipur LS polls

NSUI meeting held to review preparations of Raipur LS polls..

Dewangan makes counter complaint

Staff Reporter RAIPURChhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) In-charge General Secretary Girish Dewangan made a written complaint against fake complaints being registered by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against Congress party to Chief Electoral Officer Subrat Sahoo at his office on Friday. In the complaint, the Congress party alleged that the BJP was making fake complaints against the Congress party at the office of Chief Electoral Officer.  Shailesh Nitin Trivedi along with Kiranmayi ..

Chhattisgarh Police committed to eliminate Naxals: IG Gupta

 Staff Reporter BHILAICHHATTISGARH police are fully resolved and committed for eliminating Naxalism as many brave police officials and jawan laid down their lives while retaliating Maoists attacks and also compelling them to surrender within their terrain, asserted Himanshu Gupta, Inspector General of Police, Durg Police Range. He was addressing the media persons in aftermath of NIA Court granted bail to N Venkatrao alias Nakka, the National Coordinator of Central Committee of Maoists. NIA Court ..

128 Daal-Bhaat centres to be closed sans central food aid: CM

 Staff Reporter RAIPUR Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel termed National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government as “anti-farmers and anti-poor” after the Central government stopped allocation of food grains to 128 Daal-Bhaat Centres in Chhattisgarh under “Welfare Institutions and Hostels Scheme” from April 1st onwards.  Chief Minister and CPCC President Bhupesh Baghel talking to mediapersons at Rajiv Bhawan on Friday evening. Cabinet Minister Mohammad Akbar looks ..