ICAI organises seminar exclusively for women

Central India Regional Council’s Raipur, Bhilai and Bilaspur branches of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), for the first time, organised a national seminar exclusively for women at Babylon Inn, Jail Road, Raipur on Saturday. Only women-centric issues were discussed in the national seminar that witnessed around 150 women chartered accountants of the State. ..

CM Baghel reiterates his promise of Rs 2,500 MSP at Balodabazaar camp

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday repeated the commitment of Rs 2,500 MSP for paddy as he attended a convention of Chhattisgarh Manva Kurmi Kshatriya Community. In his speech, Baghel promised no matter if anyone supports them or not, but the government will keep the promise. Baghel also announced to raise the status of Suhela from Sub-Tehsil to Tehsil and named the Middle School of village Bitkuli after freedom fighter Pulas Chawre. ..

Novel ‘In Search of Heer’, authored by Manjul Bajaj, released

“Young people will relate to the book, because in our hearts we are all rebels, before we start to conform,” said author Manjul Bajaj about her latest novel ‘In Search of Heer’, during the fourth session of The Write Circle a bouquet event of the Prabha Khaitan Foundation, sponsored by Shree Cement in association with Hyatt Hotel Raipur. An environmentalist and poet Manjul Bajaj has written five other well-received books including two for children...

Baghel focuses on enhancing water resources in urban areas in Lokvani

Asserting that planned urban development and exultant atmosphere is the top priority of the State Government, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said his government is running schemes for water conservation and providing pure potable water to people in urban areas...

C’garh Muslim Samaj to donate Rs 1 lakh for construction of temple in Ayodhya

Setting a marvelous example for the whole country, the Chhattisgarh Muslim Samaj, in the wake of Supreme Court verdict on Ram Mandir issue, has decided to donate a sum of Rs 1 lakh for the construction of temple for Ram Lalla in Ayodhya. After the much awaited Supreme Court decision which came today, people and political leaders from different walks of life welcomed the decision on the Ayodhya land dispute case. In this direction, a message of communal harmony and solidarity was given by the people ..

Post verdict situation in C’garh peaceful

‘Men in Khaki’ heaved sigh of relief as situation across Chhattisgarh is normal and no untoward incident was reported post the verdict of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya on Saturday. The much-awaited verdict was welcomed by both Hindu and Muslim communities across Chhattisgarh. Security across the state was heightened ahead of Ayodhya title dispute case’s verdict and Superintendents of Police (SPs) of all the districts have been directed to put forces available with them on alert ..

Ayodhya verdict: Flag march by police to protect peace and harmony

WITH verdict delivered in the sensitive case of Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute on Saturday morning, police took out flag-march to ensure peace and harmony across the twin cities of Bhilai and Durg. The police would continue to maintain vigil in days to come for ensuring peace and law and order. The flag-march which commenced from Police Control Room, Sector-6, Bhilai, traversed through Civic Center, Risali, Maroda, Sector-4, Sector-1, Power House, Chhaoni, Housing Board, Supela and Akash ..

GOI Youth Exchange Programme: Aachal to represent Chhattisgarh in South Korea

Aachal Pandey, BA final year student of C M Dubey Post Graduate College, Bilaspur, has been selected by the Sports and Youth Welfare Ministry of Government of India under its Youth Exchange Programme and she would be visiting to South Korea. Aachal is also active in the National Service Scheme of the college which has been awarded NAAC Grade ‘A’...

Renuka Singh lashes out at CM Baghel over MSP row

Union Minister of State of Ministry of Tribal Affairs Renuka Singh has attacked the Bhupesh Baghel government on the issue of paddy procurement. She said that Congress should have properly deliberated on the issue of Minimum Support Price (MSP) before they made the announcement. Now that they have committed it, they should fulfill it. She alleged that the Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel while he was the CPCC Chief was also indulging in gimmicks and he even today continues to do so. The Union Minister ..

Air India flight makes emergency landing at SVA

THE Swami Vivekananda Airport (SVA) saw a dramatic operation on Friday evening when a Bhubaneshwar-Mumbai Air India flight with 189 people on board made an emergency landing after a fire alarm in its left engine. Personnel at Raipur took control of the situation and later found out no danger to the aircraft. All the 180 passengers and nine crew members would resume their onward journey after midnight in a relief plane. Till the fire fighter teams of Airport Authority of India (AAI) made a swift ..

Security beefed-up ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Security across Chhattisgarh has been heightened ahead of Ayodhya title dispute case’s verdict, which the Supreme Court is expected to deliver before November 17. The law enforcement agencies here have been put on alert mode to prevent any untoward incident post the Apex Court verdict. In a view of Supreme Court’s verdict, Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi on Friday gave necessary instructions to all the Range Inspectors General (IGs) and Superintendents of Police by chairing ..

Endangered Greater Spotted Eagle sighted in Patan

Here is a happening news for the nature lovers of the city as the endangered Greater Spotted Eagle was sighted at village Daimar under Tehsil Patan of district Durg. The eagle was spotted in a field feeding on a dead animal. Patan Tehsildar and a bird watcher Anubhav Sharma informed that in winter lots of migrant birds comes to India and with them comes the hunter bird’s raptors. It’s really very wonderful coincidence to see Greater Spotted Eagle in village Daimar as IUCN has kept ..

CM reiterate commitment of Rs 2,500 MSP for paddy at Samari

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel reiterated Chhattisgarh Government’s commitment of giving Rs 2,500 per quintal as Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy to the farmers, no matter the financial conditions.Dr Baghel appealed for the support of citizens and farmers to this end during his address at village Shrikot of Samari Vidhan Sabha constituency of Balrampur-Ramanujganj District on Friday.Baghel further stated it’s no crime to give farmers fair price for their crops and to purchase the paddy ..

Markam’s call for economic sanction fuels political tussle

THE political tussle between the State and Central Government on the issue of refusal of the Central Government to procure paddy into the central pool at Rs 2,500 Minimum Support Price (MSP) as extended by the State Government to the farmers of State has intensified further with the Pradesh Congress Committee President Mohan Markam’s statement that the State Government may even consider imposing a economic embargo. Expressing anger over the refusal of the Central Government to procure paddy to the ..

Union Minister Gadkari ayes flyover at Tatibandh Chowk

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari finally gave a nod to the much-delayed flyover at accident-prone Tatibandh Chowk on Thursday. Union Minister gave the clearance after meeting with Raipur MP Sunil Soni. Work on the project is expected to begin in the New Year. Tatibandh is one of the most crucial juncture on Raipur-Bhilai/Durg and Dhamtari-Bilaspur road. The convoluted design of the Tatibandh square has made it a dark-spot, causing fatal accidents regularly...

11 cows die of starvation in Abhanpur block

Eleven cows died of starvation and thirst after being locked up in the premises of National Institute of Technology’s (NIT) under-construction residential building at Bharengabhata of Abhanpur block for days on end. The cattle were captured to protect the crops. Congress Government’s flag-ship scheme of Narwa, Ghurwa, Garuwa and Badi has turned out to be a big load of ‘Hot Air’, when cattle kept at NIT started dropping dead one after another. As the news break out in the media, Administration and ..

Crop damage leads to rise in vegetable prices

As if steep rise in prices of onion was not enough, people of twin cities are now worried about an increase in the prices of other vegetables. The fact has hit people of Bhilai and Durg the most as the rise in prices is the steepest here. The district depends on vegetables from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Southern States and owing to frequent rains, the crops have been damaged...

Baghel, with 20,000 Cong men, to leave for Delhi on Nov 13

After getting no response on paddy procurement issue from the Centre, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is all set to lead the biggest ever demonstration by any State Government against the Centre on November 13, where a convoy of 600 vehicles with 20,000 Congress workers and office-bearers, will be leaving for the national capital. However, it is being anticipated considering the present condition of New Delhi, where it is on high alert over pollution issue as it is countering a strong haze in its environment ..

CM, ex-CM resort to tweets to attack each other over paddy procurement

As the issue of paddy procurement is gradually heating up in State, now Twitter wars have started between Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, former Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party. Amidst war on paddy procurement between State and centre, on Wednesday Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, while quoting famous poet Sahir Ludhiyanvi, tweeted, “Hum aman chahate hain magar julm ke khilaf agar jang lazmi hai toh phir jung he sahi”. Reacting to this tweet, BJP National Vice-President Dr Raman ..

Lucknow smart city team visits Raipur

Team of officials from Lucknow Smart City project visited Chhattisgarh on Tuesday to study various activities and projects launched by Raipur Smart City limited in Raipur. The team of officials from Lucknow arrived Raipur as per directives of Union Urban Development Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra. The team comprised of Junior Engineer Apurv Pandey and Management Consultant Vikas Soni. Team of officials visited Anand Samaj Library and took information of renovation and activities performed under Smart ..

BF-8 records highest daily production of 8,013 tonnes

The Blast Furnace - 8 of Bhilai Steel Palant has recorded its highest ever daily production of 8,013 Tonnes of Hot Metal on Tuesday, surpassing its previous best of 7,714 Tonnes on November 2. With production of 7034 T, 7,714 T, 7,555 T, 7071 T and 8,013 T recorded on the first five days of ongoing November month respectively, the BF-8 has recorded average daily production of 7,477 Tonnes...

BJP ‘boycotts’ all-party meeting called by CM

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday ‘boycotted’ the all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to discuss the issue of Centre’s ‘refusal’ to procure paddy from Chhattisgarh at MSP of Rs 2,500 per quintal. None of the BJP MPs attended the all-party meeting citing they were pre-occupied. However, sources in the BJP said that the State Government has only remembered the BJP MPs after the government was caught in a fix over the procurement of paddy. In its pre-poll promise, Congress ..

Durg SSP Yadav assumes office

AJAY Kumar Yadav, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Durg assumed the office on Tuesday. He was welcomed by Prakhar Pandey, outgoing Superintendent of Police (SP), Durg along with all gazetted police officials. Earlier, SSP Yadav was posted as DIG (Intelligence and Security), Police Headquarter (PHQ), Raipur and after the recent transfer he assumed the charge. He has served in various posts in the districts of the State including Dantewada, Bilaspur Bastar, Jagdalpur, Janjgir-Champa and Narayanpur. ..

Soaring onion prices inflate monthly budgets

ONION prices in Raipur have again shot up to Rs 60 a kg mark in the retail market for the first time in one week, as 30 per cent of the truck load is getting damaged on transportation to the city. Weather also played a major role in determining onion prices with huge stock got stuck in floods ravaged areas of onion-producing states hitting supply in Chhattisgarh and across the country. The quality of produce stored for excessively more time is already inferior and even in the case of new crop there ..

People in Raipur lack traffic sense

Road safety is still a matter for serious concern in the State Capital as people here largely lack traffic sense. Jumping traffic signal, ignoring zebra-crossing, driving on wrong side of the road, over-speeding, unnecessarily blowing horn (even in silent zone), overlooking prescribed sitting capacity of the vehicle and route assigned (to passenger vehicles), and others are some common scene in the State Capital leading to massive inconvenience to people who strictly comply traffic rule...

Record dispatch of Warship Grade Plates by BSP for Indian Navy in current FY

SAIL-BSP has been producing high strength anti-submarine warship grade plates in the Plant’s Plate Mill for use by Indian Navy. SAIL has been producing the required steels for Indian Railways, for dams, bridges and skyscrapers and for critical and important projects of national importance in defence, energy sector, space exploration and making valuable import substitution. While the Bhilai Steel Plant has been producing ship building grade plates for several decades including plates for export to ..

Agri Deptt stalls bag first prize

Stalls installed by Agriculture Department of Chhattisgarh government at Rajyotsav-2019 bagged first prize followed by Panchayat and Rural Development Department, and Urban Administration and Development Department stalls shared the second prize. Similarly, Tribal Welfare Department stalls won the third prize. In private sector, Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) stall bagged the third prize followed by Balco Korba bagged second and NTPC Korba won the third prize...

GBM of corporators turns out to be memorable

The last General Body Meeting of the incumbent Corporators turned memorable as the Speaker of Vidhan Sabha Charan Das Mahant, MP Ramesh Bais, MP Chhaya Verma and MLAs as Kuldeep Juneja, Vikas Upadhyay, and Satyanarayan Sharma showed up to grace the occasion on Monday. Chief Guest of the day, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Charan Das Mahant said he was really interested in coming to RMC despite many people suggesting him not to do so on receiving the invitation of Mayor Pramod Dubey. He further stated, Corporators ..

Youth objecting to reckless driving assaulted by two

A 28-year-old youth in Raipur was badly beaten-up by two persons for objecting to reckless driving on a busy road falling in limits of Khamtarai police station. Two youths identified as Sanjay Patel (25) and Rampujan Patel (18), both natives of Uttar Pradesh and presently residing here in Raipur, thrashed Ajay Singh Rajput (28), a resident of Shivanand Nagar locality under Khamtarai police station late on last night, said police sources...

CPCC to pressurise Centre on Rs 2,500 MSP for paddy

With an objective to create pressure on the central government for paddy procurement under Rs 2,500 per quintal Minimum Support Price (MSP), the Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) has decided to carry out demonstration in the national capital from November 15. In-between, the Congress will carry out signature campaign from November 5-12, seeking support from farmers, villagers and general public so as to pressurise the centre to allow Chhattisgarh government to procure paddy at Rs 2,500 ..

BJP takes on Congress Govt over failed promises

Strongly refuting the charges leveled by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel during a press conference on Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party remarked that it seems the Congress government has started dilly-dallying in fulfilling its promise, which it has made by taking Gangajal in hands. In a communique issued by BJP State Spokesperson Srichand Sundrani, said instead of carrying out agitation against the central government, the Congress party workers and office-bearers should agitate against its own government ..

2 dozen IPS officers get fresh postings

In a major reshuffle, State Government issued fresh posting orders of two dozen Indian Police Service (IPS) officers of Chhattisgarh Police on Sunday night, on the third day of Rajyotsav celebrations. The much-awaited and much-hyped reshuffle about which several rumours have been rife over for past more than a month on several social media platforms and forums was finally exercised and executed through an official order issued by Home Department (Police)...

Items prepared by Kamdhenu University students in high demand at Rajyotsav

Demand of Kalakand sweet, Sitaphal (custard apple) Rabri and Sava Kheer, prepared by students of Kamdhenu University, Chhattisgarh, soars high at the five-day Rajyotsav-2019 being celebrated at Government Science College Ground in Raipur from November 1 to 5. However, there is a huge gap between demand and supply of these sweet dishes. While supply is meager, demand of the customers always remain high, said final year B Tech (Dairy Technology) students of the university Ruchi Khapre and Tejaswini ..

Rajyotsav-2019 celebrations extended by two more days

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday added two more days to the celebrations of Rajyotsav-2019 making it a five-day event in place of earlier announced three-days, to complement the wish of Governor Anusuiya Uikey. Rajyotsav-2019 was to be celebrated from November 1 to 3, but now it has been extended till November 5. Addressing the gathering on the second day of the Rajyotsav on Saturday, chief guest Governor Anusuiya Uikey said, “I am delighted to see the response of public at the various stalls ..

Police crack two separate cases of burglaries

Raipur Police on Saturday claimed to have cracked two separate cases of burglaries, including at the residence of Bemetara Collector Sikha Rajput Tiwari, by arresting two thieves from Kolkata. “In connection with burglary reported at Raipur-based residence of Bemetara Collector Sikha Rajput Tiwari, a special team constituted to probe the case arrested two thieves from Kolkata. From their possession, police have recovered stolen gold and silver ornaments to the tune of around Rs 10 lakh,” said Additional ..

NCC’s ‘Combined Annual Training Camp’ begins

A 10-day long ‘Combined Annual Training Camp’ of National Cadet Corps (NCC) started in Raipur on Friday in Shri Shankracharya Institute of Technology. The training camp scheduled to be concluding on November 10 is being organised by 27CG Bn NCC Raipur and inaugurated by Camp Commandant Colonel Chetan Gurbax, CO 27CG Bn NCC Raipur. Addressing the gathering, Colonel Chetan Gurbax has highlighted the aims and objectives of NCC to cadets...

Over 1.5 lakh women worship setting sun in Bhilai

Bhilai, As many as 1.5 lakh women performed ‘Chhath Puja’ on Saturday evening, six days after ‘Diwali’ by offering ‘ark’ to the setting sun at different water bodies of Steel City Bhilai especially of pond situated at Sector 2, Sector 7, Hudco, Ramnagar, Nehru Nagar and Powerhouse. A fair-like atmosphere was witnessed at all of the water bodies in the Steel City...

State Govt to release innocent Tribals languishing in jails

Chhattisgarh Government will be releasing ‘innocent’ Tribal people languishing in jails across State against petty cases. In the first phase it would be releasing 320 tribal people. Thereafter, the State Government would review the cases of tribal people languishing in jails in Left Wing Extremism affected areas...

‘Kharna’ marks second day of Chhath festival

On the second day of Chhath festival, the people belonging from Bihari community reached city ponds and ghats as part of kharna observance. On Friday morning, people were seen gathering at various ghats and canals to collect water, which is later used for cooking prasad. The kharna rituals also comprise making ‘kheer’ and keeping it in a new earthen vessel, which is offered to the Sun God in the evening. ..

Need to create market for pottery

Like many parts of India, the ancient art of creating poetry from clay has returned to Chhattisgarh and its popularity has also increased. Unfortunately, Chhattisgarh Government has failed to create a market for the earthen pots and cookware so that it can be taken to maximum number of people in the state..

Everyday would be a good day in Chhattisgarh: CM

Taking a dig at his critics engaged in making a mockery of his government saying ‘Yeh Chaar Din Ki Chandni Kab Tak Chalegi’, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday said, ‘Chhattisgarh Mein Ab Har Raat Chandni Hogi Aur Har Din Tyohar Hoga’ (Now everyday would be a good day in Chhattisgarh). The Chief Minister stated this while addressing the opening ceremony of Rajyotsav-2019 at Government Science College Ground in Raipur. “The one-third majority achieved by Congress in Assembly elections 2018 followed ..

Rajyotsav-2019 from today

Three-day Rajyotsav-2019 to be celebrated at Government Science College Ground Raipur from November 1 to 3 is solely aimed at promoting the art and culture of Chhattisgarh. Therefore, the theme of State Foundation Day celebrations has been declared as ‘Chhattisgarhi’, said Culture Minister Amarjeet Bhagat in a press conference at New Circuit House...

Rajendra Prasad Mandal is new Chief Secy of C’garh

Chhattisgarh government on Thursday announced the appointment of Rajendra Prasad Mandal, a 1987 batch Chhattisgarh cadre Indian Administrative Service Officer, as the new Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh. The announcement came on the day of retirement of incumbent Chief Secretary Sunil Kumar Kujur. The announcement of R P Mandal as the new Chief Secretary, was welcomed by the people from all quarters as the flamboyant IAS officer is known for his straight forward and easy going nature, at the same ..

CM writes to PM over paddy procurement

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking appointment for meeting him for discussing issues pertaining to paddy procurement. The Chief Minister in a fresh letter to the Prime Minister sought time for meeting him so that both the leaders can discuss on paddy procurement under Minimum Support Price (MSP) from farmers during the ongoing Kharif Marketing Year 2019-20. In his letter the Chief Minister mentioned that the state government is soon going to start the ..

‘State Govt is unnecessarily dragging Centre into paddy procurement issue’

Asserting that the Congress government is in a dilemma over paddy procurement under Minimum Support Price, Bharatiya Janata Party Kissan leader Sandeep Sharma said instead of proceeding for paddy procurement and fulfilling its promise, the state government is unnecessarily dragging the Central government in the issue. Reacting to the letter written by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to the Prime Minister, Sharma said it is the Congress which has come to power by promising to purchase paddy against a ..

State all set for Rajyotsav-2019

Rajyotsav-2019, the 20th anniversary of State Foundation Day will be celebrated with grandeur and dignified way marked with Chhattisgarhi culture and traditions from November 1 to November 3 at Science College grounds here in the Capital. With suspense over the visit of Sonia Gandhi for the inauguration on November 1, it’s yet not clear as to who will inaugurate the Rajyotsav. Sonia Gandhi’s visit if sources are to be believed has been cancelled on health grounds however the state government is continuing ..

Four of family badly thrashed for opposing boozing at public place

Four members of a family, including a woman, were badly thrashed by boozers for opposing them from using obscene language at village Ghorbhatti in limits of Kharora police station. On October 29, a group of four boozers identified as Biselal, Dilip, Shankar and Jogadi, all residents of village Ghorbhatti, badly thrashed Vishwaprakash Verma and his family members including a woman with stick and rod, said police sources, elaborating that victim and his family members suffered multiple injuries in the ..

Mandal likely to be new Chief Secy

WITH the superannuation of Chief Secretary Sunil Kumar Kujur on Thursday, inquisitiveness as to who will be the next Chief Secretary has been high throughout the day as the state government did not announce the name of his successor till Wednesday night. However, if highly placed sources are to be believed, Rajendra Prasad Mandal, a 1987 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IAS officer, is most likely to be appointed as the next Chief Secretary...

Rural boy, Bhaskar thrives in IES of UPSC

Bhilai Bhaskar Sonebar, a civil engineering graduate and a resident of Borigarka village of Utai in Durg district stood at 117th All India Rank in Indian Engineering Service (IES) examination of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Belong to farmer family of rural area, Bhaskar did his primary education from local private school of Utai and then completed his upper primary as well as secondary education (class 6th to 12th) from residential school of CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), ..

77.4 % cast vote in Chitrakot by-polls

In the Chitrakot by-election held on Monday around 77.40% voters exercised their franchise. The fate of six candidates was sealed in 229 electronic voting machines (EVMs) for Chitrakot (ST seat) Assembly by-poll. State Chief Election officer Subrat Sahoo addressing a press conference said that the by-election was peacefully conducted amid tight security arrangements at 229 polling booths including 70 hyper sensitive booths and 93 sensitive booths. A presiding officer was replaced at polling booth ..

Jaggery distribution to begin soon in Bastar region

Food Minister and Chairman of Board of Directors, Civil Supply Corporation Amarjeet Bhagat on Monday chaired the 72nd meeting of Board of Directors at Mantralaya. During the meeting, it was stated that jaggery distribution under Universal PDS will commence in Bastar region soon where citizens will be provided jaggery at fair price from fair price shops. In the meeting, it was informed that the officials-employees of Civil Supply Corporation will be provided one-month salary as bonus along with arrears ..

Upadhyay for ban on entry of heavy vehicles at Raipura

Raipur West MLA Vikas Upadhyay handed over a memorandum to In-charge Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Raipur Ajay Yadav, demanding to ban on entry of heavy vehicles at Raipura area. Vikas Upadhyay submitted the memorandum to the Raipur SSP after a 32-year-old woman Ruchi Gour was crushed to death at Raipura yesterday. In the memorandum, it was mentioned that Raipura is a populated area where there are schools, hospitals and other institutions...

Governor pays tribute to martyrs

To mark ‘Police Commemoration Day’, Governor Anusuiya Uikey accompanied by Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu on Monday paid tribute to brave martyrs in 4th Battalion of Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) Mana. Governor said that on this day, we commemorate the sacrifices and heroic saga of security personnel who attained martyrdom in the line of duty. The legend of their bravery will continue to inspire the coming generations. I salute the parents of these brave sons.” Uikey further said that police personnel ..

Chitrakot all set for polls today under heavy security

Polling for the by-election in the Left Wing Extremism affected 87-Chitrakot (ST) Assembly constituency will be held on Monday amidst tight security. Altogether 916 polling personnel have been deployed for ensuring smooth polling through 229 polling booths including 213 booths in Bastar and 16 in Sukma districts. Dispatching of polling parties for their respective polling booths commenced on Sunday at 6.30am from Dharampura Poly-technique college, under the strict supervision of security forces. Around ..

Criminal breach of trust offence involving Rs 67 lakh, accused arrested from Bengaluru

SUPELA police team arrested a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a private gym equipments supplier company from Bengaluru, Karnataka in connection with the offence of criminal breach of trust involving Rs 67 lakh. The cheating offence was registered against the accused on basis of complaint lodged by the victim from Nehru Nagar, Bhilai. The police said that the accused has been remanded to jail after he was produced in the court here...

NCC Cadet Rahul Verma wins gold medal in firing at All India Navy Camp

NCC Cadet, Rahul Verma of Bhilai has won gold medal in firing competition at the All India Navy Camp. The All India Navy Camp was held at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh from October 2 to 13. Rahul is a student of B Sc 2nd Year in Indira Gandhi Govt. Arts and Science PG College, Vaishali Nagar Bhilai. Here it may be mentioned that around one thousand cadets from 17 Directorate Naval Unit from all over the country participated in the above camp...

Eco-friendly lamps to illuminate CM’s house on Diwali

Eco-friendly lamps made up of cow dung will illuminate Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s residence this Diwali. On returning from his Bastar tour on Saturday, the Chief Minister took some time off for Diwali shopping and visited Talibandha Talab in Raipur. Stalls of Chhattisgarh Matikala Board, Chhattisgarh Handicraft Development Board, Chhattisgarh State Rural Livelihood Mission (Bihaan) and Devbhog, a brand of milk and allied products have been set up at Parikrama path here...

‘Cong politicising administration, criminalising of politics’

Asserting that the server of the ruling Congress Government has crashed, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh said that the ruling Congress has indulged in politicisation of administration and criminalisation of politics. Addressing media persons at a press conference in Jagdalpur, the former Chief Minister alleged that it is due to Congress misrule, situation in complete Bastar region is deteriorating gradually. Since last ten months not a single new development work ..

‘Understand mystery of science’

Former Vice-Chancellor of Pt Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU) Dr S K Pandey and Dr Ninad Bodhankar from School of Studies in Geology and WRM, PRSU, delivered lecture on the last day of the 46th Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for Children – 2019, BTI Ground, Raipur, on Saturday. The exhibition carried the theme “Science and Technology for Inclusive Growth”. Dr Pandey exhorted students to understand the mystery of nature while making Science a part of life. ..

State BJP bigwigs campaign in Chitrakot

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party and Raipur (South) Legislator Brijmohan Agrawal along with former Minister Prem Prakash Pandey carried out intensive campaigning at Chitrakot Assembly constituency during the by-poll on behalf of BJP candidate Lachuram Kashyap. Attacking on the ruling Congress, Brijmohan Agrawal said that the Congress is cheating the people of Chhattisgarh. Prem Prakash Pandey in his statement said the Congress has put a financial burden of Rs 58,000 on every citizen of Chhattisgarh as ..

‘Innovate to transform young population into asset’

With a view to encourage, popularise and inculcate scientific temper among the children of the country, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has organised national level science exhibition at BTI Ground in Raipur from October 15 to 19 where children showcase their talents in science and mathematics and their applications in different areas related with our everyday life. On the second day of the 46th Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition ..

Man arrested with 1,100 litre oil worth lakhs

Khamtarai Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a 26-year-old man for illegally selling petroleum products by undertaking its packaging through automatic machine.  “Following a precise tip-off, police arrested a man identified as Ravi Barnwal (26), a resident of Urkura locality, indulged in illegal selling of petroleum oil. The accused was illegally storing oil in his house and selling it by undertaking packaging through an automatic machine,” said Khamtarai SHO Ramakant ..

Inter-state gang of burglars nabbed; cash worth Rs 3.25 lakh recovered

Raipur Police on Friday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of burglars by arresting three thieves and recovered cash worth Rs 3.24 lakh from this possession.   “A special police team, constituted to probe burglary took place at a jewellery shop in limits of Kotwali Police on July this year, busted an interstate-gang and recovered Rs 3.24 lakh from their possession. The arrested were identified as Ganesh Shankar Verma alias Golu (23), Virendra Ahirwar alias Vickky (21) ..

Tourenga Range infested by encroachers

Tourenga, the biggest and most important range of the Udanti-Sitanadi Tiger Reserve (USTR) has been encroached upon by people from Odisha. Several unregulated brick kilns have come up in the area and there is blatant illegal felling of saal trees.   Tourenga is the only range connecting Core 1 and Core 2 of the USTR and an important section between the Sunbeda Sanctuary Odisha and USTR. Close to 70 per cent of forests of this Range has been completely wiped out under the very nose of ..

Governor directs universities to improve quality of education

Governor and Chancellor of the State Universities Anusuiya Uikey said that the vice chancellors of the state universities have been directed to take all measures to improve quality of education in the state-run universities after a review meeting of eight state universities at Raj Bhavan on Friday.   Talking to media persons, after the meeting, Chancellor Anusuiya Uikey said that it is her main motto to hold review meetings of the universities so that the children of the state get quality ..

C’garh gets 5 IAS; Namrata Jain gets home cadre

Including Home Cadre, Namrata Jain IAS from Dantewada district, Chhattisgarh got five IAS in the state-wise cadre allocation by Ministry of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India here on Thursday. The cadre allocation was announced for the candidates allocated to IAS on the basis of Civil Service Examination 2018. In the cadre allocation, as many as 47 candidates were allocated home cadre and 133 candidates were allocated outside cadre among the total 180 candidates of IAS ..

State Food and Drugs Admn bans stickers on fruits, vegetables

The Chhattisgarh Food and Drugs Administration has banned sticking stickers on any kind of fruits and vegetables. It has not only asked the traders and fruit wholesalers not to put stickers on fruits but also have urged general public not to purchase fruits with stickers. In a fresh warning issued by the Food and Drugs Administration, it has been stated that if any retailer is found distributing and selling unsafe food items he will be subjected to action under Section 59 of the Food Safety and Standards ..

District Hospital, Pandri gets Echo TMT machine

Echo-Trade Mill Test (TMT) machine have been installed at District Hospital Pandri for patients suffering from heart ailment. It is expected to start functioning from October last week. Heart care Department of the Government District Hospital Pandri is soon going to start the facility of state-of-the-art Echo-Cardiography and TMT machine. Collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan has directed to mobilise the necessary resources to provide good treatment facilities to the patients in the Government hospitals ..

Over 5.38 lakh new ration cards made for APL families

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department Amarjeet Bhagat on Wednesday said that the Department has made 5.38 lakh new ration cards for above poverty line (APL) families out of the 8.18 applications received under Universal Public Distribution System (PDS)...

Advanced version of medicine ATM pulls huge crowd at exhibition for children

Taking a cue from an automatic medicine vending machine installed at an aam aadmi mohalla clinic in Todapur in Delhi recently, two Class VIII students of Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Paschim Vihar, Delhi claimed to have prepared an advanced version of the machine which is pulling a huge crowd at the 46th Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for Children (JNNSMEEC) 2019 in Raipur...