Raipur

BJP Corporator candidate, 3 others held for stabbing cop

   Staff ReporterBHILAI,    A POLICE Constable of patrolling van was attacked with lathis and sharp weapons and inflicted upon serious injuries by six, including a BJP Corporator candidate of local body election of Bhilai Mun..

Agriculture Minister inaugurates office of State Shakambhari Board in Raipur

   Staff Reporter RAIPUR,Cultivation of horticultural crops in clusters should be promoted and farming of these crops in separate areas across State based on climate as well as soil is going to be more beneficial, said Chhattisgarh’s ..

Spirited SMS-II collective puts up excellent performance

    Staff ReporterBHILAI, SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant’s Steel Melting Shop-II (SMS-II) team under the guidance of Anjani Kumar, ED (Works) and Sushil Kumar, CGM (SMS-II) put in concerted efforts to bring the Slab Casters back on..

BJYM demands unemployment allowance from Govt

  Staff Reporter Durg, Reminding the Baghel-led State Government of its promise made before the polls, the Bharataiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) members on the occasion of ‘Chher-Chhera’ asked the government to provide unemployme..

Bhilai girl Avani brings laurels to State; shines in cooking competition

Avani Patil, a Bhilaian brought laurels to the steel city as well as entire Chhattisgarh by winning gold medal in Bharat Kaushal Cooking Competition. She will represent India in upcoming World Cooking Competition. Avani is a resident of Bhilai and did her entire school education from Bhilai Steel Plant’s (BSP) run school and after completing Class 12 from Bhilai, Avani did her graduation from IHM Bhopal and now, she is a M Sc final year student of NCHMCT Noida. At first, she won the first prize in ..

Construction of CC Road at Todgaon gets approval

The State Government has approved construction of CC Road at village Panchayat Todgaon of Arang Development Block. A fund of Rs 5 lakh has been sanctioned for the project. After the approval of fund, District Panchayat Raipur speaker Anita Thansingh Sahu and Janpad Panchayat Arang president Rani Pawan Dhiver performed bhoomipujan to commence the project as chief guest and guest of honour respectively. They also took stock of the gothans. On the occasion, Todgaon Sarpanch Santosh Baswar, Panch Danveer ..

Dallirajhara old bus stand sans public toilet

WANT of a public toilet at the old Bus Stand near Shaheed Veernarayan Singh Chowk of Dallirajhara has become a major cause of concern for passengers in general, particularly girls and women who are reported to be the worst sufferers. Despite being aware of the situation, the concerned authorities are yet to take a relevant step. As per information, the old Bus Stand near Shaheed Veernarayan Singh Chowk lacks several basic facilities for the passengers including availability of a toilet. All passengers ..

Madhulika Dutta honoured with Karamveer Chakra

Madhulika Dutta, hailing from Raipur district of Chhattisgarh was honoured with Karamveer Chakra Award (White Medal) by Indian Confederation of NGOs (iCONGO) for her valuable services in the field of social works. She was selected for a Global Youth Fellow programme instituted by iCONGO in partnership with United Nations. Madhulika Dutta is the youngest Indian to receive this award for her work. It may be mentioned that the Karmaveer Chakra Award is the global..

Eminent Hindi poet Thakur honoured

Eminent Hindi poet Sanjeev Thakur was honoured in a programme at the office of the PNB MetLife Fafadih in State Capital on the occasion of World Hindi Day. National Training Manager of PNB MetLife Shadab Julfikar, Regional Manager Punit Jain, Manager Sanjay Soni, Shashank Satpathi and Aishwaraj Thakur honoured poet Sanjeev Thakur with memento in the programme...

CM discusses upcoming State Budget with ministers

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who also holds the finance portfolio, discussed the state budget proposals for the financial year 2022-23 with three cabinet ministers and officers at his official residence in the state capital on Wednesday. The Chief Minister discussed with Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Agriculture and Bio Technology, Livestock, Fishery, Water Resources and Anicut Ravindra Choubey, Minister for Twenty Points Programme, Panchayat and Rural Development, Public Health and Welfare ..

Chhattisgarh’s film ‘4 SUM’ wins award at JIFF 2022

Movie “4 SUM” received three awards in Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF)-2022, which concluded at Jaipur recently. Renowned screenplay writer Javed Siddique was the chief guest of this ceremony. He was honourred with the Lifetime Achievement award in the 14th edition of the JIFF. Movie “4 SUM” has been written and directed by Neeraj Gwal and produced by Abhishek Gwal. Along with Best Direction, Best Film, Best Music and Best Actor The film has received many awards at 16 International Film ..

IIIT-Naya Raipur conducts ‘Education for all’ campaign in Uparwara village

NATIONAL Service Scheme, Institute Social Responsibility Wing of IIIT-Naya Raipur has been running ‘Education for all’ campaign in Uparwara village with the help of institute students. The campaign was held under the leadership of Faculties of IIIT-Naya Raipur Dr Lakhinder Murmu, Dr Maifuz Ali, Dr Mithilesh Kumar Chaube, Pt RSU student Pooja Sharma and students of IIIT-NR Ajeet Ram Verma, Sudhanshu Tripathi, Himanshu Yadav, Govind Prasad, Kamal Kishore Sinha, Deepraj Choudhary, Anand Singh along with ..

RPF starts movement against unmasked passengers at various Railway Stations

In order to prevent passengers during journey and to control the spread of COVID infection through passengers Railway Protection Force (RPF) have started a movement against unmasked passengers at important stations of South East Central Railway (SECR) zone from Wednesday onwards. On the first day passengers were advised and free face masks were distributed. As per directives of Amiya Nandan Sinha, Inspector General cum Principal Chief Security Commissioner of RPF the drive has been launched by RPF ..

Adani Power provides oxygen plants to combat Covid-19 pandemic

Oxygen plants have been set up at CHC Tilda and CHC Kharora under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity of Adani Power Energy Limited. The oxygen plants will help administration battle against Covid-19. The station head Gattu Rambhav, Amit Roy Chaudhary, Prithvi Raj Lahiri, Deepak Singh, Kanak Agrawal presented the plants to the Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Meera Baghel on Wednesday...

BEC workers stage demo for pending wages

AGGRIEVED with pending wages payment over 200 workers from Bhilai Engineering Corporation (BEC) on Tuesday noon resorted to stage demonstration near the company premises. The issue was sorted out after the team from Assistant Labour Commissioner (ALC), Durg interacted with the agitating workers and convened bipartite meeting in the matter. According to information, on Tuesday noon, over 200 workers from BEC assembled near the company premises and while staging a vehement demonstration they started ..

NSS Unit of St Thomas College conducts 7-day special Camp

The National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of St. Thomas College, Bhilai conducted 7-day Special NSS Camp at Government Primary School, Village Hanoda recently by following all Covid Guidelines. The chief guest of this program was Tejram, Sarpanch of Village Hanoda. First of all, NSS Program Officer of St. Thomas College, Bhilai, Mahendra Ikhar presented a brief report of seven days activities and said that all the volunteers conducted various activities like BETI BACHAO – BETI PADHAO, Cleanliness, Covid ..

Nine notorious goons arrested, pistol revolvers, 20 live cartridges seized

NINE notorious criminals have been arrested for setting ablaze a JCB machine, firing at a person in Bichitola Manora and stealing mobile handsets in areas under City Kotwali police station limits. Police recovered three country made revolvers, one 9 mm local made pistol, 20 live cartridges and other items from the accused, who were caught while hatching a conspiracy to rob the bus passengers. Briefing to media, police officials informed that the accused had been identified as Manora, Timrala and Bartoli-ba..

Man can achieve success only with hard work: Uikey

The Governor of Chhattisgarh and chancellor of all universities, Anusuiya Uikey arrived at Bhilai on Sunday to participate in various events at Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University (CSVTU) and inspected many of its projects. At first, the governor of state, Anusuiya Uikey inspected digital evaluation system of the university and later inaugurated a High-Tech studio at the university which was developed by CSVTU with funds provided by the World Bank. After inaugurating the studio, she ..

AIPC donates Rs 1 lakh in CM Relief

A delegation of All India Professionals’ Congress (AIPC) Chhattisgarh unit led by its President Kshitij Chandrakar handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in Chief Minister Relief Fund at Chief Minister’s House Raipur recently in a bid to help the State government to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The representatives of the AIPC appreciated the effective measures being taken by the State government for the prevention of cases of Corona infection in the state...

CPCC President participates in AICC’s virtual meeting

Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) President Mohan Markam participated in the virtual meeting of All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Sunday. Addressing the meeting, Mohan Markam said that the party’s membership drive is underway in Chhattisgarh. Processes for formation of around 23,437 booth committees are underway in the state. The CPCC is making all efforts to strengthen the party organization at ground level so that the party could again ensure victory in upcoming assembly elections-2023 ..

AIPC donates Rs 1 lakh in CM Relief

A delegation of All India Professionals’ Congress (AIPC) Chhattisgarh unit led by its President Kshitij Chandrakar handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in Chief Minister Relief Fund at Chief Minister’s House Raipur recently in a bid to help the State government to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The representatives of the AIPC appreciated the effective measures being taken by the State government for the prevention of cases of Corona infection in the state...

CPCC President participates in AICC’s virtual meeting

Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) President Mohan Markam participated in the virtual meeting of All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Sunday. Addressing the meeting, Mohan Markam said that the party’s membership drive is underway in Chhattisgarh. Processes for formation of around 23,437 booth committees are underway in the state. The CPCC is making all efforts to strengthen the party organization at ground level so that the party could again ensure victory in upcoming assembly elections-2023 ..

Leaders, supporters defy COVID-19 cautions while celebrating at BMC

Despite presence of administrative machinery and law enforcers, the grand event organised as oath taking ceremony for newly-elected 70 wards corporators of Bhilai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and subsequent elections for the post of Mayor and Speaker here on Thursday, witnessed violation of Covid protocol at a large extent. Several senior political leaders, their supporters and others thronged to the main office of BMC to attend the oath taking ceremony and to celebrate their party’s victory...

Vaccines are completely safe: Collector

Cent-per-cent vaccination took place in 192 schools of Raipur District till dates as per schedule in age group of 15-18 years. The drive started on January 3. During vaccination drive District Collector Saurabh Kumar visited the schools and encouraged the students. Students were very enthusiastic towards the vaccination drive. Students were seen in long queues waiting for their turn for vaccination...

SSP fetes police personnel

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prashant Agrawal on Thursday felicitated police officials/personnel who caught criminals red-handed and averted big crimes in the district. Mandirhasoud Police Station’s Assistant SI Anil Gandharva, Bhupendra Kumar Khunte, Rakesh Sahu and Rakesh Hirwani were felicitated for catching five men red-handed attempting to break into a jewellery store behind bus stand on the intervening night of November 19-20, 2021. SSP also feted Mandirhasoud Police Station’s Head ..

Mayor completes two years in office, talks about his achievements

Amidst the challenging times of coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Aijaz Dhebar has completed two years at the office. He informed about his achievements in two years at a press conference on Thursday. Speaking to the mediapersons, Mayor said that he had assumed charge on January 6, 2020 and the Capital city faced its first wave of Covid-19 on March 13 the same year. He didn’t give excuse of pandemic, rather changed the challenge into opportunity to development works done. He also announced construction ..

Five arrested for stealing iron, wire from electric tower

FIVE miscreants have been arrested for stealing iron and wire from electric tower. The police also recovered the stolen items from the accused. Before the arrest, police had sent them a notice, seeking documents regarding the scrap. When the accused failed to produce the documents, they were arrested and the items were seized. Police got a tip-off that a scrap dealer Mohammad Salman had some electric tower angles, cable and wires in his shop and the latter was looking for customer to sell these. Police ..

Leading on path of empowerment

WITH proper implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and other ambitious schemes, women associated with self-help groups have got a permanent source of employment. Four women, who were earlier confined to the four walls, are now running a canteen and have become an inspiration for many women alike. Lives of Indrani, Urmila, Sunita and Satobai have changed completely and credit goes to MGNREGA and Chhattisgarh State Livelihood Mission (Bihaan). These women of ..

Small steps leading to big success

EVEN a small initiative can bring about a big change in one’s life. This has come true for a villager, a resident of village Kuyenar of Bijapur district. This villager has now got rid of his financial crisis and is living a happy life. He owes to the department of Fisheries, Government of Chhattisgarh, which not only provided the beneficiary with raw material but also proper training. Currently, he is making an additional income of Rs 3 lakh through Pisciculture. This success story is of farmer ..

Chief Minister launches Direct Building Permit System

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the online direct building permit system for construction of buildings on residential plots of up to 500 sq.m (5382 sq.ft) in urban areas, in a programme organised at his residence office on Monday. Under this system, building permits will be issued without human intervention. CM said that the State Government has consistently and dedicatedly worked for 3 years for the development of villages and cities of the State, and now we are adding one ..

Play active role in getting Raipur on top of Swacchta Survekshan: Mayor to bankers

Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) Mayor Aijaz Dhebar appealed bankers to play active role in getting Raipur on top of the Swacchta Survekshan-2022 ranking at meeting of Bank Association on Monday. The meeting also had RMC Health Department in-charge Nagbhushan Rao, Health Officer Vijay Pandey, and Swacch Bharat Mission Executive Engineer Raghumani Pradhan and other officers in attendance. Mayor exhorted the bankers to declare their establishments no polythene zone by joining the no polythene campaign ..

Two youths arrested for stabbing person

Raipur’s Telibandha police have arrested two youths for allegedly stabbing a person over a minor dispute recently. According to Telibandha Station House Officer (SHO) Sonal Gwala, the accused assailants identified as Shekhar Yadav alias Murli (20), Rahul Kumar Chetri (28) and Rocky Bablani, all residents of Raipur, allegedly attacked Subham Sahu with a sharp-edged weapon on January 1 over a minor dispute. In the attack, the victim suffered grievous injury on his thigh...

Dinshaw’s to conduct 5-6 Cattle Health Camps/month

Dinshaw’s is a leading village-level milk procurer in Vidarbha. It has more than 2,020 established village level collection centers. The approach to farmers doors, especially in the dairy business, starts with animals. Cattle health camps are the best platform for direct dialogue with the farmers, and they attend them in good numbers. Cattle Health Camps are one of the most effective and efficient ways to understand farmers problems and thus, Dinshaw’s will be organising 5 to 6 Cattle Health Camps ..

Anjali Sharma honoured with Sarvottam Kalayan Samman at Dance Fest

Anjali Sharma of Raipur was awarded prestigious Sarvottam Kalayan Samman at International Dance Festival 2021 ‘Ras Banaras’ in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Anjali received Sarvottam Kalayan Samman for solo Kathak Dance in senior category. Participants from across country took part in the dance festival. Programme was organised by Krishna Priya Kathak Kendra at Assi Ghat. It is worth mentioning that this year Anjali Sharma received Miss Beauty Icon of India Award. Anjali is student of Kushabhau ..

MeT Department warns of light foggy conditions in some pockets of CG today

DESPITE sun being in full glow, wintry conditions have scooped down the mercury level below at many places across State on Sunday. According to the local MeT Department officials, days have become relatively cooler and nights are experiencing chilly conditions in Raipur and across State. Following heavy snow fall in upper reaches of Northern India and north western region being under grip of frosty conditions, the mercury level has also dipped significantly in Central India including Chhattisgarh. ..

Under-construction road becomes throbbing nerve for local residents

UNDER construction road in village Umarda has become a throbbing nerve for the local residents in general, particularly commuters. The local residents have complained of technical irregularities in the road construction work. They also submitted a memorandum in this regard to the District Collector PS Alma and demanded for taking relevant steps. It needs to be mentioned here that Kurud-Magarlod-Panduka access road is being constructed at village Umarda. Some villagers informed that in the middle of ..

Green bee-eater birds spotted near rivers, streams

A large number of Green bee-eater birds have started appearing in flocks at rivers, streams and fields around Pandaria block. Because of the drop in temperature, these birds are seen sitting adjacent to each other in the form of a string in order to keep themselves safe from cold. Green bee-eaters are very attractive birds that are green in colour. Their beak is long and blue in color whereas back and head is golden in colour. Their main food is bees. They put out the sting or venom of the bee before ..

Road construction on NH-43 in Patthalgaon under scanner

Some irregularities have come to fore in the road construction being done on NH-43 in Patthalgaon. As per local residents, the road construction going on at NH-43 is reportedly not done according to the approved road map. Local residents have raised several issues and demanded a relevant step into the matter. It needs a mention here that NH 43 connecting Ranchi in Jharkhand to Katni in MP passes through Patthalgaon. Land was acquired by the Government from place to place for the construction of concrete ..

1,000 education kits given to candidates for Bastar Fighter

ALTOGETHER 1000 educational kits were distributed to the candidates involved in the free physical exercise cum coaching for Bastar Fighter conducted by district police. Collector Dharmesh Sahu, SP Girija Shankar Jaiswal and Divisional Forest Officer Shashiganandan, and ASP Neeraj Chandrakar distributed kits to the candidates during a programme organized in DRG Great Hall. Standard book for Bastar Fighter and Hindi-Gondi concise dictionary prepared by police included in the kit. During the programme, ..

Four arrested for assault on family of Ranji player

FOUR accused have been arrested in connection with the brutal assault on family members of Ranji Trophy player Amit Mishra. The arrest was made after two days of the incident occured under Sarkanda Police station limits. During interrogations, all the accused confessed to their crime. An offence has been registered against them and further investigations are in progress. It needs to be recalled here the incident took place on Monday evening when about half-a-dozen family members of Ranji Trophy cricketer ..

704 quintals of illegally stocked paddy seized

IN compliance with the instructions of Collector P S Elma, a joint team of district administration raided suspected places in the village Leelar and Chhati of the district and found a huge quantity of paddy being stocked illegally. The team seized 704 quintal paddy being stocked illegally and took necessary action under the Mandi Act. Following the instructions of Collector P S Alma, continuous actions are being taken by the district administration against illegal storage,..

‘All should take inspiration from Ramanujan’

To mark the 134th birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Centre for Basic Sciences (CBS) in Pt Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU) Raipur has organised National Mathematics Day. The two-daylong programme sponsored by Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology commenced on Wednesday and will conclude on December 30. The hybrid event started with the lightening of the traditional lamp and offering tribute to Srinivasa Ramanujan in APJ Abdul Kalam Seminar Hall of Centre for Basic Sciences. ..

Rains bring difficulties for people staging dharna

Heavy rain with hailstones and cold breeze in city has brought difficulties for the people staging dharna for their demands in state capital on Wednesday. Shivering in cold the protestors spent night with great difficulties as it rained all through the night. Four different groups of people were observing dharna under different banners. While talking to The Hitavada, Madhuri Mirge, State President of Panchayat Shikshak Anukampa Sangh informed that they had horrific experience on intervening night ..

Shooting of short film ‘Kheti Apan Seti’ ends

IN order to promote the farming community, a Chhattisgarhi short film titled ‘Kheti Apan Seti’ is being made. Shooting of the film was completed on Tuesday. The story of this short film focuses on the important issues like the new generation ignoring farm works and the farming families are also emphasizing on imparting education to their future generation for services. Thus, the serious issue it points to is who will continue with the farming activity and how will the demand for food, fruits, flowers ..

Man arrested for cheating

POLICE arrested one in connection with cheating involving over Rs 2.08 lakh in Supela, Bhilai. The accused relieved several villagers of hard earned money on pretext of lucrative returns against investment in the company schemes, the police said while citing facts recorded in the course of investigation in the matter. Police sources informed that the accused was identified as Kishan Sahu, a resident of Borsi, Durg...

NAC convention in Bhilai on March 27, 2022

DESPITE contributing towards Employees Pension Scheme 1995 during whole service time for 30/35 years, 71 lakh retired employees are being paid bare minimum pension of Rs 1,000 per month. The amount being too meager to spend dignified life in their last days, pensioners staged sit-in dharna at Jantar Mantar many times including in front of EPFO office, New Delhi. But, this long pending just demand of the retired employees still remains ignored making their life tensed with the each passing day. In ..

Panchayat polls: Training of ROs, AROs held

The preparations for the three-tier panchayat elections have gained momentum after the date of election was announced by the Chhattisgarh State Election Commission on December 24. As part of the preparations, a training of Returning Officers (ROs) and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) was conducted at Nirvachan Bhavan through video conferencing on Monday. It was informed that, nomination papers will be filed through Ono software for all the posts except Panch. Therefore, keep all the necessary ..

Dr Reshma Ansari’s poetic compilation ‘Naya Savera’ released

Naya Savera-Poetic compilation by Dr Reshma Ansari has been released during National Symposium at Nagpur recently. The national symposium was organised by State Hindi Sahitya Academy Mumbai and Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaja University Nagpur. Vice-Chancellor of Vardha Professor Rajnish Shukla, Professor Sanjay Dwivedi of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dr Sudhir Sharma and others were present on the occasion. Sarvashree Publication, New Delhi published the poetic compilation of 31 Hindi ..

3 bike-borne youths held with 17 kg cannabis

Arang Police on Monday caught three motorbike-borne youths with 17 kilograms cannabis on Odisha-Bagbahara road. The price of seized cannabis is estimated to about Rs 1.70 lakh. A joint team of Arang Police and Cyber Cell intercepted the motorcyle TVS CG-04-LN-5337 between Arang and village Chhatera with Bhuneshwar Dewangan (27), Suresh Yadav (35) and Yashwant Baghel (29). The youths were carrying a plastic bag containing cannabis, which the police seized in checking. Two of the three smugglers are ..

Traffic Police launch campaign ‘Suno Raipur’

Raipur Traffic Police on Sunday launched a campaign ‘Suno Raipur’ to create awareness among people about traffic rules and safety protocols to be followed during driving. The campaign was launched by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prashant Agrawal during a programme in Raipur, informed Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Satish Thakur. “Under this campaign, few children, who are supporting traffic police in this initiative, are going to spread the message of adhering to traffic rules ..

‘Mandala puja’ performed at Lord Ayyappa Temple

The auspicious ‘Mandala puja’ was held at Lord Ayyappa Temple, sector 2 on Sunday, marking the end of the 41-day long first leg of the pilgrimage season. The procession carrying the sacred golden attire and ornaments commenced from the Shiva Temple SNGDS Sector-4 at 9 am morning and traversing through Central Avenue, the procession reached the Ayyappa Temple at 10:30...

Congress honours Veer Naris, soldiers, family members of martyrs

Congress party honoured Veer Naris, soldiers and the family members of martyred soldiers, who participated in Bangladesh Mukti Sangram, in a function held at state Congress party office Rajiv Bhawan in the State Capital on Sunday. State Congress President Mohan Markam, All India Congress Committee’s Organising Committee of 50th anniversary of the Bangladesh Liberation War Praveen Dabar and Brigadier (Retired) Pradeep Yadu were present on the occasion. The Congress party organised the programme to ..

NSS members dig second pond in Nevsa village

National Service Scheme (NSS) wing of CMD College Bilaspur dug the second pond in the adopted village Nevsa for water conservation. Pandit Sanjay Dubey inaugurated the pond as the chief guest of the ceremony while in-charge Principal Dr Sanjay Singh presided over. Sarpanch of village Nevsa Ajit Singh Maravi, Deputy Sarpanch Gendram Yadav, senior citizen Keshav Yadav were present. The chief guest distributed 50 blankets and motor pumps for irrigation of fruit gardens to the elderly people of the village...

Smart Cinema Awards Ceremony-2021; Benaam Badshah adjudged best movie

Smart Cinema Awards Ceremony-2021 was held at the auditorium of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital Nava Raipur on the occasion of 78th birth anniversary of producer of Chhattisgarhi movie Ghar Dwar Vijay Kumar Pandey, on Thursday. Chhattisgarhi movie Benaam Badshah was adjudged the best movie. Actor Karan Khan received the Best Actor award and actress Muskan Sahu won the Best Actress award. Jaiprakash Pandey, son of late Vijay Kumar Pandey, Member of Chhattisgarh Housing Board Ajay Sahu, film producer ..

Dr Tekam releases ‘10 years of RTE in Chhattisgarh’

Effective implementation of Right To Education (RTE) Act in Chhattisgarh has boosted the student enrollment over the years with seat fill rate climbing by 14.5 per cent in three academic sessions since the inception of online MIS portal-established in 2017 for streamlining the admission process under RTE. It was revealed in a report titled ‘10 years of RTE in Chhattisgarh’ prepared by Indus Auction, a New-Delhi based NGO. The report was released by School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam ..

Dr Chandrakar expresses concern over pollution in Kharun; saplings planted

NGO Green Army of Raipur President Dr Purushottam Chandrakar expressed concerns on the pollution in river Kharun and said cleaning of lifeline of Raipur is a collective responsibility of al the citizens. Green Army of Raipur in association with Paryavaran Mitra carried out plantation & cleaning drive on the banks of river Kharun on Thursday. The green army members planted saplings of trees like Peepal, Banyan, Neem, and Arjun. Green Army members as Dinesh..

Passport making process to be simplified

Bilaspur, Korba, Raigarh and Surguja districts Staff Reporter : Raipur, The process of making a new passport or renewal of passport in the State will now become simple. Due to this, the delay and hassle due to police verification and other procedures for issuance of passports will be relieved. This entire process will be started as a pilot project in Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Korba, Raigarh and Surguja districts of the State. Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain held a meeting of Home Department at Mantralaya ..

RMC launches ‘Clean City Raipur’ for Swachh Survekshan

Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) has launched ‘Clean City Raipur’ for Swachh Survekshan-2022 on Wednesday. Talking to mediapersons here, Mayor of the RMC Aijaz Dhebar said that the Swachh Survekshan-2022 is being carried out by taking cooperation and participation from all the public representatives, common citizens, NGOs, various organisations, officers and employees. Door to door garbage collection and processing is being done by Delhi Municipal Solid Waste Solution Limited Company. For the ..

IIT celebrates National Mathematics Day

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhilai on Wednesday celebrated National Mathematics Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan for his extraordinary contribution to the field of science and mathematics. Having almost no formal training in pure mathematics, he made a substantial contribution to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. The programme was conducted in hybrid mode and..

Unique activities to educate illiterate parents in mohalla literacy class

To ensure cent per cent attendance of illiterates in the mohalla literacy class, a training of volunteer teachers and skilled trainers will be held within a week. The main objective behind it is to carry out innovative activities to educate illiterate parents. This was stated by Rajesh Singh Rana, Joint Secretary, School Education Department and Director of State Literacy Mission Authority, in the state level review meeting of the District Project Officers. Rana said that the period has been extended ..

Winners of cluster-level contests feted

A Cluster-level Hindi, English, Science, Social Science and Maths Writing, Reading, Model and Handbook Competition was organised for the students of Government Middle School at Cluster Centre, Paragaon on Wednesday. The students of schools from Ratakat, Pandhi and Paragaon participated in the competition conducted under the guidance of Cluster Principal G R Tandan. The winner of first in Hindi Reading was Yogita Yadav (Pandhi) while Nitu Nishad (Ratakat) was second...

Most deaths occur due to over speeding: Justice Sapre

“If there is a speed of 40 kmph, then there is a full chance of survival in the accident. If this speed is doubled, the chances of survival are only 20 per cent,” asserted Chairman of Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety and former Supreme Court Judge Abhay Sapre in a state-level review meeting held in the district regarding road safety. Sapre gave information about the statistics of road accidents in Chhattisgarh, India and many countries of the world and also did a comparative review...

Mayor to inaugurate ‘No Polythene’ drive on December 23

Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) Mayor Aijaz Dhebar will inaugurate ‘No Polythene’ drive with fabric bags at Shastri Market on December 23. Mayor Dhebar made the announcement while congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching of Rashtriya Swacchta Survekshan Corporators and discussed strategies for making Raipur no-1 in Swacchta Ranking-2022 with the Corporators. Mayor Dhebar said if the Corporators decide no one can throw garbage at public places. Mayor Dhebar also congratulated Prime ..

Police seize 72 knives

Aiming to prevent body offences, Raipur Police launched a massive campaign against people, who purchased knives online, and recovered around 72 knives. “The information collected from e-commerce companies revealed that 72 people have purchased knives as well as button-operated knives in the last three months. Acting on the collected inputs, police managed to recover 72 knives,” said Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Tarkeshwar Patel. Amid incidents of knifing and other crimes, Raipur Police ..

Training workshop on mental health organised

Aakanksha Lions Institute of Learning and Empowerment with support from Sense International India organised East Regional Network training workshop on Mental Health with the states of West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh coming together in Chhattisgarh over the span of three days from December 20 to 22, 2021. Participants of Deepshikha from Ranchi, Vikalp from Bihar, Aaina from Odisha, PGSS Gorakhpur, KSEDA from West Bengal are attending the training which aims to have exchange ..

Relaunch CLCSS for all MSMEs: COSIA

The Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) for Technology Upgradation, which was a very supportive and popular scheme for MSMEs ended on March 31, 2021, must be re-launched with positive modifications to extend the much needed support to the ailing MSME sector, said CA Julfesh Shah, Chairman, COSIA - Vidarbha. In a letter to the Union MSME Ministry, COSIA requested the MSME Minister Narayan Rane to restart the CLCSS scheme at earliest as MSMEs are waiting for it for the last nine months..

Sai Mahotsava concludes

Three-day-long Shri Sai Mahotsava concluded in Civil Lines, Kasaridih situated Sai Temple. On the last day of the 45th Sai Mahotsava, large number of devotees thronged the temple and took Khichdi Mahaprasad. Apart from the devotees from Durg city, people from Nagpur, Raipur, Rajnandgaon and other places also visited the temple to have glimpse of the Shri Sai Baba and sought blessings from him for their well being. Devotes started visiting the temple from the early morning hours and till the late evening ..

Unclaimed bag with cannabis worth Rs 85,000 seized

The Divisional task force of Railway Protection Force (RPF) have recovered unclaimed bags containing huge quantities of cannabis from an express train at Raipur Railway station, RPF officials said on Monday. As no one was arrested in connection with the recovery of cannabis from the train, the operation has raised several queries. However, sources in RPF here averred that an exercise has been launched to trace out the accused peddler. The personnel of RPF Raipur post seized two bags containing ..

Swayamsiddha submits memorandum for removal of banners after polls

A delegation of Swayamsiddha met with Risali Municipal Corporation Commissioner Sushil Babar and handed over a memorandum demanding to issue an official order to the candidates and parties for removing the banner and poster after corporation election is over. Dr Sonali Chakraborty, Director of Swayamsiddha said that all are aware of the work being done for the campaign in view of the elections, but after the elections these banners, posters, pamphlets, flags become useless and are abandoned...

Severe cold wave prevails over CG

AFTER reminding the harsh winter for past few days, the maximum and minimum temperature nosedived to spine chilling cold conditions across State on Monday. MeT Centre has informed that the cold wave like conditions persists in all districts under Surguja Division and in some pockets of Bilaspur, Durg and Raipur divisions on Monday. The lowest temperature -1 Degree Celsius - in the state was recorded at Agromet Filed Unit, Ambikapur. However, the overall lowest minimum temperature 4.9 degrees was also ..

ITM University celebrates Fresher’s Day with zeal

ITM University, Raipur celebrated Fresher’s Day with great enthusiasm on December 17, 2021. The event started with the speech of Vice-Chancellor Dr Vikas Singh. He exhorted the students to increase capabilities by learning skills for life and banged the event on its name “Big Bang 2021”. The event continued with “Talent Showcase” presented by students of Batch-2021 and ended with the announcement of Mr Fresher and Ms Fresher. Sambhav Goyal and Sonika Valecha from the..

International conference of IIIT-Naya Raipur inaugurated

The first international conference of IIIT-Naya Raipur on ‘Technology, Research, and Innovation for Betterment of Society (TRIBES – 2021)’ was inaugurated on December 17. The three-daylong conference was inaugurated by the chief guest professor Geetam Singh Tomar, chairman of IEEE Madhya Pradesh Section and director, Government Engineering College, Sonbhadra (UP). The conference is being conducted in hybrid mode. Several academicians and researchers participated in the inaugural session in online ..

CWA conducts workshop on suicide prevention

Keeping in mind the fact that suicidal behaviour is difficult to predict, CRPF Family Welfare Association (CWA) on Saturday organsied a workshop on ‘Prevention of Suicide’ at GC CRPF camp at Arang in Raipur. President of CWA Vinila Prakash presided over the workshop which was attended by a large number of CRPF personnel and their family members. Dr Varnika Sharma, a well-known social activist and chairperson of Chhattisgarh Initiated Peace Studies and Research Foundation was the guest speaker. On ..

Workshop on ‘Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System’ held

A 15 days workshop on ‘Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System’ was organised by Department of Geography and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Government J Yoganandam Chhattisgarh College at the college campus recently. Course Coordinator Dr Geeta Rai informed that Remote Sensing and GIS is a well established and important technique now-a-days. The course was designed to enable the participants with basic knowledge of Remote Sensing and its applications...

Students of Government Physiotherapy College on indefinite strike for demands

Students of Government Physiotherapy College, Raipur observed indefinite strike in college premises for their long pending demands. Ravi Tiwari, a physiotherapy intern informed during a press conference that their 4-point demands are hostel facility for the students, revised stipend for internees, starting Masters of Physiotherapy course and independent physiotherapy Out Patient Department for the patients. He further informed that about 20 years back Bachelor of Physiotherapy course was started in ..

AICC General Secy urges people to come forward to strengthen Gandhi’s ideology

All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and All India Qaumi Tanzeem National President Tariq Anwar participated in ‘Sadbhavana Sammelan’ at Shaheed Smarak in State capital on Wednesday. The event was organised by Chhattisgarh Pradesh Qaumi Tanzeem. Addressing the programme, former Union Minister Tariq Anwar said that communalism, whether it is of minority or majority, is harmful to the unity and integrity of the nation. AICC General Secretary Anwar urged the people to come forward to ..

With opening of underpass, rly level crossing closed in Sirsa; Bhilai-3 sans signposts

RESIDENTS of Bhilai-3 and adjoining areas are a perturbed lot owing to deplorable state of approach road to newly-constructed RUB here and the closure of Sirsa gate railway level crossing sans the sign posts. However, talking about the notification regarding the underpass provision in the location and closure of railway level crossing the authorities from Raipur Division of South Eastern Central Railway (SECR) assured about measures for sparing people of undue problems. According to the information, ..

ABPSSPC to conduct programme to mark Vijay Diwas today

Akhil Bharatiya Poorv Sainik Seva Parishad Chhattisgarh (ABPSSPC) is going to organise a programme in Raipur on December 16 to mark Vijay Diwas, a nationwide occasion that marks the resounding victory of India Army over Pakistan in 1971 War. Addressing a conference at Raipur Press Club on Wednesday, ABPSSPC’s general secretary Pavan Kumar Nishad said that to mark the Vijay Diwas, the organisation of ex-armymen, will be hosting a programme in Shaheed Smarak Bhawan on December 16...

Shrimad Bhagwat Katha Gyan Yagya organised

Swarnim Didi from Vrindavan Dham held the Shrimad Bhagwat Katha Gyan Yagya organised by Mishra family in Mandirhasoud for the second day on Monday. The family has been organising Shrimad Bhagwat Katha Gyan Yagya week from Sunday. Reciting the Shrimad Bhagwat Katha, Swarnim Didi talked about Moksha from a sorrowful and mortal world by hearing Shrimad Bhagwat Katha. It can relieve humans from the bond of circle of birth and death with devotion...

C’garh ranks 1st in making maximum Digital Health ID through Health & Wellness Centres

Chhattisgarh State has received 1st price for making maximum Digital Health ID card through Health and Wellness Centres in country. During November 16 to December 12 participation of Chhattisgarh was 35 per cent. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare of India, Dr Bharti Praveen Pawar awarded first prize to Chhattisgarh state at New Delhi. Anand Sahu, Incharge State Programme Manager of National Health Mission received the award at New Delhi on behalf of State. Through Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava ..

Health workers to go on strike

The Covid vaccination drive could hit a roadblock as health workers have decided to resort to go on a strike in a meeting of Swasthya Sanyojak Karmachari Sangh Chhattisgarh after the Government didn’t meet their demands. Organisation’s State President Tarjan Gupta and State Secretary Praveen Dhidhwanshi said health workers working relentlessly without any vacation for the past two years since the advent of Covid-19 pandemic. District officials force them to work on festivals and Government holidays ..

‘Run for CG Pride’ event today to mark completion of 3 yrs of Govt

Chhattisgarh will run on Tuesday for self-respect and pride as part of the ongoing events to mark the completion of three successful years of the State Government. It is worthwhile to mention, Congress government in the state will be completing its three years term on December 17. Various events have been planned to mark the occasion and ‘Run for CG Pride’ is one of these events on Tuesday morning. This ‘Run for CG Pride’ will be flagged off by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at 6.30 am from Gandhi ..

Shrimad Bhagwat Katha Gyan Yagya organised

Swarnim Didi from Vrindavan Dham held the Shrimad Bhagwat Katha Gyan Yagya organised by Mishra family in Mandirhasoud for the second day on Monday. The family has been organising Shrimad Bhagwat Katha Gyan Yagya week from Sunday. Reciting the Shrimad Bhagwat Katha, Swarnim Didi talked about Moksha from a sorrowful and mortal world by hearing Shrimad Bhagwat Katha. It can relieve humans from the bond of circle of birth and death with devotion. ..

Health workers to go on strike

The Covid vaccination drive could hit a roadblock as health workers have decided to resort to go on a strike in a meeting of Swasthya Sanyojak Karmachari Sangh Chhattisgarh after the Government didn’t meet their demands. Organisation’s State President Tarjan Gupta and State Secretary Praveen Dhidhwanshi said health workers working relentlessly without any vacation for the past two years since the advent of Covid-19 pandemic. District officials force them to work on festivals and Government holidays ..

C’garh ranks 1st in making maximum Digital Health ID through Health & Wellness Centres

Chhattisgarh State has received 1st price for making maximum Digital Health ID card through Health and Wellness Centres in country. During November 16 to December 12 participation of Chhattisgarh was 35 per cent. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare of India, Dr Bharti Praveen Pawar awarded first prize to Chhattisgarh state at New Delhi. Anand Sahu, Incharge State Programme Manager of National Health Mission received the award at New Delhi on behalf of State. Through Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava ..

Police announce cash reward for tip in Shivang missing case

 After failing to procure information on the engineering graduate, who went missing from Chandkhuri recently, the Durg Police have announced a reward of Rs 10,000 for information on him. The person giving any useful information will be given cash rew..

CM announces to make Sonakhan as new tehsil of Balodabazar distt

  Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced that Sonakhan would be made as a new tehsil of Balodabazar district. He was addressing a programme held at Sonakhan, the birth place of Veer Narayan Singh at Sonakhan in Balodabazar district on the occas..

Rare Leucistic crow clicked in Jagdalpur distt

The first report of the presence of an extremely rare Leucistic crow in Chhattisgarh has come from Jagdalpur. Government PG College, Jagdalpur Head of Department of Zoology Dr Sushil Dutta reported the first Leucistic crow in Chhattisgarh. Dutta said colour aberrant house crows are rare. Further studies on the occurrence of this form in other parts of Chhattisgarh as well as its genetic studies are suggested to understand the frequency and type of colour aberration. This is because it is a large species ..

Seven arrested for assaulting liquor shop employees

Vidhan Sabha Police on Thursday apprehended seven men accused of assaulting employees of Saddu Liquor Shop after an employee refused to sell them liquor after the closing time. The incident happened at shop closing time at 10 pm on Wednesday. According to the complainant Mithun Bagh, on Wednesday night when the shop was about to be closed, one Sahdev Soni forcefully barged into the shop, asking for liquor. But when the salesman refused to sell the liquor citing the shop’s closing time, Sahdev went ..

BJP Mandal demand action against illegal plotting in wards of AMC

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Raipur Rural District President Abhinesh Kashyap led a delegation of party members to submit a memorandum to District Collector Saurabh Kumar to demand stringent action against illegal plotting in Ward-1, 6 and 13 of Arang Municipal Council (AMC) on Thursday. In the memorandum, BJP leader said farmers are being lured into agreements to sell their lands under municipal council limits without getting clearance of a map. It’s causing huge loss to the government. Likewise, ..

Professor Dinesh Marothia elected President of ISAE

PROFESSOR Dinesh Marothia, a renowned agriculture and natural resources economist has been elected as the President of Indian Society of Agriculture Economics (ISAE). During the 81st Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE), the Annual General Body, which met at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra (Jammu) unanimously elected Professor Marothia as president for a period of three years. Professor Marothia is presently National Co-ordinator National Institute of Ecology, ..

Dr Jain, Dr Verma feted at convention in Bhopal

Professor Dr Kamlesh Jain and Professor Dr Nirmal Verma of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College (PtJNMMC) were felicitated during 8th Indian Association of Preventive and Social Convention of South Central Zone held at Bhopal recently. Professor Dr Nirmal Verma was given life time achievement award. The function was organised in premises of LN Medical and Research Institution Bhopal. Dr Kamlesh Jain awarded with Dr MC Mittal Award for commendable service in the field of medical. Public health ..

Rangoli competition held at ABVV

The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vishwavidyalaya (ABVV), Bilaspur organised a rangoli competition based on the theme of Covid-19 and its awareness. The students of the colleges affiliated to the university and different schools participated in the competition. PRSU Vice-Chancellor Acharya A D N Bajpai was the chief guest on the occasion. Registrar Dr Sudhir Sharma, Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Pramod Mahajan, UNICEF District Nodal Officer Reema Ganguly were ..

V-C Chakrawal honours Arunita for her feat

Arunita Mukherjee, a research student of the Department of Pure and Applied Physics under the School of Physical Sciences of Guru Ghasidas Central University (GGCU), bagged the first prize in the country for her research in the field of nuclear structure. During the 65th Symposium on Nuclear Physics, sponsored by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India held in Mumbai from November 30 to December 05, this year Arunita Mukherjee received her award ..

Symposium on ‘Importance of Biology’ held

The science council of Gurukul Mahila Mahavidyalaya (GMM) on Wednesday organised a symposium on ‘Importance of Biology’ for the students. On the occasion, assistant professor of Chhattisgarh College Parmeet Dubey addressed the symposium and highlighted the utilisation as well as future possibilities of zoology in daily routine to the students. Meanwhile, clay models highlighting details about paramecium, lifecycle of a bee as well as silkworm, DNA, heart, animal cell and others were put on display...

Dr Manya Thakur Roy honoured in UAE

Dr Manya Thakur Roy, Associate Professor in Otorhinolaryngology Department, Ear Nose Throat and Head and Neck Surgery (ENT-HNS) at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College was awarded certificate of felicitation for her outstanding oral presentation on ‘Inverted papilloma with intraorbital and intracranial extension’ at the International Conference on Otorhinolaryngology at Dubai, UAE. Scientex Conference held under the theme of scientific aspects and novelty in Otorhinolaryngology. She was ..

Green Army seats on ‘Satyagrah’

GREEN Army, an organisation creating awareness and raising the issues on conservation of environment has been embarked on Mission 2022 - Polythene Free Raipur. Main objective under the mission is to create public awareness among the public in market place, beating of traditional drums (Nagada) to attraction attention on the sensitive issue, take out rallies, pledge campaign and training programme among the school and college going students, regular meetings with the trading community and the Municipal ..

Panigrahi conferred Honorary Doctorate

Social worker and environment activists from Bagbahara Vishwanath Panigrahi, has been conferred Honorary Doctorate degree by International Internship University (IIU) for his social work in a grand programme at IICA auditorium in Gurugram. Renowned actor Raza Murad, Bhajan Samrat Padmashree Anoop Jalota, Mahabharata fame Arjun Firoz Khan and Padmashree Dr Vijay Shah were present on the occasion which is an honour for him, said Panigrahi...

Swami Atmananda School, Fafadih students shine in cultural competition

Swami Atmananda Shaheed Smarak English Medium School, Fafadih students emerged victorious at the divisional-level cultural programme competition organised on Monday. Students of Shaheed Smarak School earned the top-spot by giving an excellent performance in the categories of drama and musical instruments. School’s Yuvraj Group performed a drama on the effects and adverse effects of social media. In musical instrument category, Vaibhav Sharma mesmerised audiences with his presentation. School Administration ..

Director of a chit fund company arrested for multi-crore forgery

Raipur Police on Monday claimed to have arrested the director of a chit fund company in connection with a multi- crore forgery. “Police have arrested the director of Sai Prakash Property Development Limited Mrigendra Pandey (55), a native of Madhya Pradesh, for allegedly duping a large number of investors on the pretext of profitable return. Offences were registered against the directors of Sai Prakash Property Development Limited in Bijapur, Raigarh, Rajnandgaon, Durg, Bemetara, Janjgir-Champa, ..