BSP’s Modex Units become pilgrimage for Steel World

WITH recording highest rail production and enhancing capacity with commissioning of Modex Units, Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) has become a pilgrimage for the Steel World. Without BSP the country could not even imagine to cater to requirements of rails, said Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel. He was interacting with media persons in Bhilai on Thursday. Union Minister, Pradhan categorically said that with producing quality steel BSP would largely contribute ..

New record of paddy purchase made in C’garh

After the formation of the state of Chhattisgarh, the state has set a record of highest paddy procurement this year. In the Kharif marketing year 2019-20, about 83 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured till Thursday evening on the last day of procurement at support price and paddy procurement is likely to continue till late night. In comparison to last year, Two lakh fifty thousand more farmers have sold paddy in the state. 85 lakh MT paddy procurement has been estimated in the state...

4 killed, 5 critically injured as tractor turns turtle

FOUR, including three women, died while four others sustained critical injuries after a tractor they were travelling in overturned near Kodenar market on Thursday morning under Kodenar police station limits. Approximately, a dozen people were on the tractor out of which five sustained critical injuries while others sustained minor injuries...

Contractor fined Rs 15,000 for misbehaving with Rly passenger

A railway passenger was badly manhandled by a staff at two-wheeler parking of Raipur Railway Station when the passenger brought a damage caused to his vehicle to the knowledge of operator staff on Thursday early morning, an FIR has been lodged with Government Railway Police. As per information received from Government Railway Police sources the victim Navin Chandra Chaturvedi (39), a resident of Changora Bhata kept his scooty at two wheeler stand of Raipur railway station on Wednesday morning and ..

Agitating farmers set paddy afire

Agitated over the development, farmers in village Silfili, Surajpur district, dumped paddy on the road and set it on afire. Massive resentment is brewing among farmers as the paddy procurement drive has come to total standstill before February 20, when the procurement drive was suppose to end, in several parts of State due to lack of sacks. Meanwhile, during one such demonstration by farmers on similar issue on Tuesday evening at Keshkal National Highway, several farmers were subjected to lathi charge ..

Farmers gherao Collectorate in Kawardha, demand resuming paddy procurement

Farmers from over a dozen villages laid siege of the District Collector’s office here demanding resuming of paddy procurement. Due to non-availability of sacks for paddy collection/storing, paddy procurement was reportedly suspended in many parts of the district leading to a large scale resentment among farmers. The farmers from Lalpur, Kapa, Damapur, etc., on Wednesday evening sat on dharna at both the entrances of District Collectorate for over 4 hours...

MiC recommends to increase number of zones from 8 to 10

Mayor-in-Council (MiC) of Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) has recommended increasing the number of zones of the corporation from 8 to 10 zones. The decision was taken in the first meeting of MiC held under the chairmanship of Mayor Aijaz Dhebar at the RMC office on Wednesday. RMC Commissioner Saurabh Kumar, MIC members Gyanesh Sharma, Ritesh Tripathy, Kumar Menon, Anjani Radheshyam Vibhar, Satnam Singh Panag, Nagbhushan Rao Yadav, Ajit Kukreja, Samir Akhtar, Sahdev Vyavhar, Draupati Hemant Patel, ..

‘Joint replacement surgery is safe’

Joint replacement is safe surgery and due to lack of awareness people fear for surgery, said Joint Replacement expert and Orthopaedic at NH MMI Narayana Super Speciality Hospital Dr Ankur Gupta. He informed that arthritis affects the functioning of knee joint and its treatment is easily available. Dr Gupta said that by adopting a better life style, balanced diet and regular exercise one can avoid such problems at an early stage...

CM invites investors to C’garh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel along with Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr Charan Das Mahant visited United Nations Headquarters, New York on Tuesday. Administrative Office United Nation New York Anand Pandey welcomed the Chief Minister and his delegation them on the occasion and took them on a tour to UN Headquarters, informing them about the entire procedure. Thereafter, Chief Minister Baghel attended the programme organised by Permanent Mission of India To The UNHQ New York. ..

Last breeding female wild buffalo ‘Asha’ dies

The last breeding female buffalo of Chhattisgarh ‘Asha’ breathed her last on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. After Jugadu and Shyamu, Asha is the third State Animal to have died in past one year. Asha died at a rescue centre of Udanti-Sitanadi Tiger reserve. Trackers found the dead buffalo nearly 200 meters from the main gate of the enclosure surrounded by wired fences and notified the officers. Wildlife Trust of India Veterinary Dr R P Mishra has verified the report and informed that ..

I-T swoop on 5 nursing homes in Raipur, Kawardha distts

Community of doctors and medical practitioners, in Raipur and Kawardha districts, were in for rude shock on Tuesday noon, as sleuths from Income Tax Assessment Wing conducted massive survey operations on five private-run hospitals, nursing homes and clinics. The concurrent surveys, which commenced at around 1.30 pm on Tuesday, were carried out under the supervision of A K Laskar and S K Majumdar, both Joint Commissioners of Income Tax (JCITs) from Range-2 (Raipur) and Range 1 (Bhilai) respectively, ..

Police intensify helmet drive; over 9,000 fined in 8 days

Completely ignoring the objection raised by a Congress leader, Raipur Police continue its drive against violators of traffic rules and intensify its efforts for ensuing mandatory use of life-saving helmet by two-wheelers while driving. Even as the State Capital had witnessed significant numbers of deaths in road accidents due to head injury, objection raised by a Congress MLA in Raipur came as a shocker for everyone including Raipur Police, but the ‘men-in-uniform’ carrying on its campaign and fined ..

HC continues stay on reservation in Govt jobs in CG

The Chhattisgarh High Court Division Bench on Monday directed continuance of stay on 58 per cent of reservation in government jobs in the State. The Court, in October last year had stayed the new reservation policy of the State which was seen as a severe blow to one of the most ambitious schemes since the Congress Government came to power in State. ..

Bhilai Steel Plant gets SKOCH award

THE Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) has recently won Order of Merit SKOCH award for its nomination on 30 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) during SKOCH Summit at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. On Monday, the prestigious ‘SKOCH award’ handed over to B P Singh, Executive Director (Works), BSP by A K Mandal, Chief General Manager (Utility), General Manager I/c (Water Management and Environment Department) C K Narayanan and General Manager (Water Management Department) Sanjeev Bhardwaj. ..

ABVP condemns violence at MATS

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has strongly condemned the recent violence at MATS University recently and urged the local administration for stern action against those involved in the same. ..

Speculation rife on new BJP State chief

Amidst multiple options of ST, OBC and General candidates for the post of new BJP State President in Chhattisgarh, it remains to be seen upon whom the BJP National leadership will zero in for the coveted post. Although BJP may play safe by banking on a Tribal or an OBC candidate, but given the party’s ideology, a General candidate might emerge as ultimate choice after a long gap of 17 years. ..

DGP Awasthi felicitates 48 police officials, personnel under Indradhanush scheme

AS many as 48 police officials and personnel from Durg police were felicitated under Indradhanush scheme of Chhattisgarh Police at a specially organised function for successfully solving the burglary, occurred at Parakh Jewelers, Akashganga and the triple murder case, reported from Talpuri International Colony in Bhilai. Director General of Police (DGP), Chhattisgarh D M Awasthi graced the occasion as chief guest while Inspector General of Police (IGP), Durg Police Range Vivekanand Sinha presided ..

CM’s attention drawn towards petrol pump approved in densely populated area of Raipur

A city-based organisation, engaged in fighting for the cause of common public, has shot letter to District Collector Dr S Bhartidasan raising voice of concern over approval to a petrol pump in a densely populated area of State capital allegedly in violation of rules. Copies of the complaint have also been forwarded to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Chief Secretary R P Mandal. Chhattisgarh Nagrik Sangharsh Samiti president Vishwajeet Mitra said that the Samiti has mailed the letter to the District ..

CM suggests reforms in rural economy, agricultural devpt

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today participated at the Harvard India Conference in Boston and addressed the jam packed gathering of curious listeners who were keen to learn the thought process of the leader of a tribal-dominated state. The Chief Minister not only gave various suggestions on improving the rural economy and agricultural development but also took questions from the curious researchers and scholars at the University. The administration, researchers, teachers and scholars of the prestigious ..

CBSE posts memes on social media to cheer up students before exams

Just before the board examination, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) entered a previously uncharted territory on different platforms of internet as it created its first ever set of memes. The board surprised the internet when its official handle on different platforms of social media displayed two memes related to board exams. The posts were soon racing around in all forms of social media comprising mostly academicians and were also shared on unofficial school or class groups. The senior ..

Raipur police crack armed loot case, arrest 5

THE Raipur Police claimed to have cracked the armed loot, which took place at Trimurti Nagar locality under Devendra Nagar police limits on Thursday night, by arresting five looters and recovering the looted amount on Saturday. “Raipur Police have successfully cracked the case of armed loot by arresting five looters from running train and recovered cash worth Rs 49.10 lakh looted in the offence. Police have also recovered the country-made pistol used in the crime near from Raipur railway station,” ..

C’garh Cong to give 33% representation to women leaders in party: Mohan Markam

In a bid to empower women in State, Chhattisgarh Congress will give 33 per cent representation to women in party organisation. Speaking to The Hitavada at state Congress party office Rajiv Bhawan on Saturday, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) President Mohan Markam said that the party has decided to give 33 per cent representation to woman leaders in the party organisation and at least 12 women candidates will be appointed by the party as presidents of the District Congress Committees ..

‘Don’t Break the Traffic Rule’ rally taken out

To create awareness about traffic rules, a rally ‘Don’t Break the Traffic Rule’ in the state capital was jointly hosted by Raipur Police, district administration, Raipur Smart City and social organizations on Saturday. The awareness campaign was flagged-off by Raipur Mayor Aijaz Dhebar at city’s Telibandha in the presence of Collector Dr S Bharathidasan, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shaikh Arif Husen, Commissioner of Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) Saurabh Kumar, senior traffic cops and ..

DGP dedicates ‘Samvedna Kaksh’

Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi on Saturday dedicated ‘Samvedna Kaksh’ within the campus of Azad Chowk police station in Raipur. It has been notices that women in distress hesitate to visit police station for highlighting their plights. To ensure a safe and free environment, where they could share their problems and complaints, Chhattisgarh Police started constructing ‘Samvedna Kaksh’, a room, in campus of police stations. As a part of the innovative campaign, ‘Samvedna Kaksh’, a room ..

SBI holds special financial literacy camp in Bastar region

A total of 135 such camps were organised in this zone by SBISTATE Bank of India (SBI) organised a special financial literacy camp located in the inaccessible and deep forested belt of Bastar Region.  A senior bank officials addressing the special financial literacy camp at Bande village in Kanker District on Friday.  The scheduled camp was held at Government Higher Secondary School campus in village Bande in District Kanker under the Financial Literacy Week observed from February ..

Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital observes Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day

World Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day, was celebrated in a very unique way in Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Nava Raipur Atal Nagar. A rally being taken out on World Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day.  A rally was taken out from Ganesh Temple to Navagaon Panchayat office passing through the by lanes of the village. Doctors, Nurses, staff members, patient attendants and school students took part in the rally. Breakfast was distributed to 87 students of Navagaon Primary ..

Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital observes Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day

World Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day, was celebrated in a very unique way in Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Nava Raipur Atal Nagar. A rally being taken out on World Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day.  A rally was taken out from Ganesh Temple to Navagaon Panchayat office passing through the by lanes of the village. Doctors, Nurses, staff members, patient attendants and school students took part in the rally. Breakfast was distributed to 87 students of Navagaon Primary ..

Act tough against overrating and illicit sale of liquor: Das

THE Commissioner of Excise Niranjan Das IAS on Friday took a review meeting of the Excise department at GST Bhavan and directed the officials to take stern measures against over rating and illicit sale. Niranjan Das instructed the officials to launch a campaign. This was necessitated after complaints of over rating and sale of illicit liquor in State.The illicit liquor from bordering states is being flooded into Chhattisgarh and sale has tacit support allegedly from politicians. Niranjan Das taking ..

Externed criminal nabbed for jewellery shop burglary

 Accused Shrivas was involved in 13 burglariesBHILAIPOLICE succeeded in solving the sensational burglary at Parakh Jewellers within 36 hours and arrested the accused Lokesh Shrivas, who is an externed criminal from Kabirdham from ‘Rain Basera’ in New Bus Stand, Durg during wee hours on Friday and police recovered gold jewelleries worth 2.59 crore along with cash of over Rs 1.47 lakh, informed Vivekanand Sinha, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Durg Police Range while addressing a ..

Justice Dattu for more power to NHRC

Reiterating his stand that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is still a ‘Toothless Tiger’, NHRC Chairman Justice H L Dattu said that if by any reasons the Central Government contemplates of giving appropriate powers to NHRC through amendment of Act, the NHRC will certainly become ‘Toothful Tigers’. Chairperson, NHRC Justice H L Dattu was in Capital on Thursday along with NHRC Members Jyotika Kalra and Dr D M Mulay, Secretary General Jaideep Govind and other senior officers to participate ..

All set for Valentine’s Day; rose prices shoot up

It is only roses that rule the flower market during Valentine’s Week, especially red roses. Close on the heels of roses, are orchids and liliums (lilies) that are also popular choices for bouquets during Valentine’s Day. As such the price of roses has shoot up high in twin city before Valentine’s Day. City florists opines that roses, the favorite gift on February 14, will cost at least 60 % to 70% more than an average day. Sources said that because of bad weather conditions and rainfall, production ..

Governor Uikey honours excellent scouts, guides

Governor Anusuiya Uikey honoured excellent scouts, guides, rovers and rangers of the State in a felicitation ceremony at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan on Thursday. The certificate distribution and felicitation programme was organised by Bharat Scout & Guide Chhattisgarh. Speaking on the occasion, Governor Uikey said that Bharat Scouts & Guides motivates the children for positive and constructive works and plays an important role to nurture them for national service. Uikey also recalled the contributions ..

Govind Ram Churendra assumes office

THE 2003 batch IAS Govind Ram Churendra who has been serving as Commissioner of Raipur Division and was given additional charge of Durg administrative division on Thursday assumed the office. He also conducted a review meeting with the officers and laid stress on the fact that he receives daily dairies of executive officers timely so that their works can be monitored properly. Govind Ram Churendra also asked the officials to take effective steps for redressal of public grievances, keeping in mind ..

Burglars decamp with jewellery worth over Rs 2 crore in Bhilai

IN a major burglary some unidentified burglars struck at one of the leading jewellery shops in Bhilai and ran away with sizable gold ornaments worth about Rs 2 crore in Supela, Bhilai during intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. ..

Business delegation interested to invest in Chhattisgarh

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday met selected investors including Indians from Bay Area in San Francisco of United States of America with an aim to attract more investment in Chhattisgarh. He had dinner with Trustee TiE Global and General Partner Monta Vista Capital Venktesh Shukla, who has roots in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Baghel along with his delegation discussed investment opportunities in Chhattisgarh with TiE President B J Arun and investors including Nitin Mehta, ..

Dr Raman Singh questions State Govt on multi-crore NGO scam

Former Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President Dr Raman Singh criticised Congress government for filing review petition in connection with CBI enquiry in the multi-crore NGO scam that took place in the Social Welfare Department. Dr Raman Singh questioned that why Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government filed the review petition in the case when the High Court passed an order for CBI inquiry in the multi-crore NGO scam...

BSP enters into contract with Safety Consultant

Taking yet another initiative to further strengthen safety systems at workplace, the Bhilai Steel Plant has appointed a consultant for two years. Recently, the contract was signed with M/s Swasya Solutions in presence of Surendra Singh, CGM (Safety & Fire Services) on behalf of Bhilai Steel Plant and Premanand, CEO of M/s Swasya Solutions...

NACHA to honour CM, Speaker on Feb 17

North America Chhattisgarh Association (NACHA) will honour Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Speaker of Chhattisgarh Assembly Charandas Mahant in New York on February 17. The NACHA is hosting a historical felicitation event to honour Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Charandas Mahant. Bupesh Baghel along with Dr Charandas Mahant, Chief Secretary R P Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary Subrat Sahoo, Principle Secretary Gaurav Dwivedi and other delegates from ..

Mayor inspects several wards

Raipur Mayor Aijaz Dhebar on Tuesday toured several wards and took stock of the basic amenities, local issues and projects. At Daanveer Bhamashah ward-26, Mayor expressed displeasure at the filthy pond and directed the officials to deploy special team to clean up the water body and surrounding. He also inspected the Shashibala Girls School, where he instructed for necessary repairing works of the building...

AWBI asks Forest Deptt to protect rescued vulture

Taking cognizance of a letter by wildlife conservationist, Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has asked Forest Department to take appropriate action in the case of a Himalayan Griffin Vulture rescued on February 3, 2020. Pictures of some people torturing the vulture were circulated in social media. People were showing the vulture like some exhibition, forcefully spreading the wings of the bird for a photograph. In one of the picture, a person was seen holding the vulture by neck, which was extremely ..

6 cartoonists get Life Time Achievement Award

Cartoon Watch, the only monthly cartoon magazine of India organised a Cartoon Festival in The Park Hotel, Hyderabad. Chief guest of the function was CMD of NMDC N Baijendra Kumar (IAS). Six cartoonists were honoured with life time achievement award by the magazine. Life Time Achievement Awardees of 2019 were cartoonists late Mohan (Posthumous), Mr Jayadev Babu and M S Ramakrishna. Life Time Achievement Awardees of 2020 were Narsim (cartoonist of Nava Telangana Daily), Shankar (cartoonist Sakshi Daily) ..

Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi mapped as 28th district of Chhattisgarh

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi as 28th district of Chhattisgarh in a ceremonial event held at Gurukul Sports Complex, Pendra Road, on Monday. The long pending demand of the public was fulfilled with the inauguration of the new district, exactly after five months and 25 days from the date of announcement. It is worthwhile to mention, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had made the announcement for the formation of Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district during his Independence ..

JLN&RC’s doctors win awards at All India Steel Medical Officers Conference

Team from Bhilai Steel Plant’s Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and Research Centre (JLN&RC) led by Dr S K Issar, Director In-charge, Medical & Health Services has won several awards at All India Steel Medical Officers Conference. Amongst all, team succeeded to win best team award. Dr Mala won the first prize in OHS Paper presentation while Dr Parag Gupta won the second prize in short paper presentation...

ECH LEAP - 5G Testbed set up in IIIT-Nava Raipur Lab

To promote research and innovation in this highly promising area, IIIT Atal Nagar has setup a 5G testbed in its Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Next Generation Networks. The CoE has been established in line with Govt of India’s goal to build indigenous testbeds that closely resemble real-world 5G deployments In recent times, there have been many disruptive technologies such as mobile phones, the Internet, 3D printing, Blockchain, etc. A disruptive technology brings transformational changes to our society ..

Man involved in cheating case, arrested from Madurai, TN

SUPELA police arrested one from Madurai, Tamil Nadu in connection with the cheating case, involving Rs 2 crore. In this case the victim businessman of Durg was relived of Rs 2 crore on pretext of arranging loan to the tune of Rs 200 crore through foreign funding. The two other accused involved in cheating case are still at large. Police sources informed that the accused arrested by police was identified as Perumal Raj, a resident of Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu...

CM Baghel to share his thoughts in India Conference at Harvard

As a matter of extreme pride for the state and the nation, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will be a part of the special discussion in the ‘India Conference’ at Harvard during February 15-16. He will be sharing his thoughts on Caste and Politics in Democratic India on February 15 from 01:05 PM to 01:50 PM, and his discussion will be moderated by Suraj Yengde, an award winning scholar and activist who has worked with leading international organisations in Geneva, London and New York, and is the associate ..

Freedom fighter Dr Pandey cremated with full state honour

Eminent freedom fighter Padma Shri Dr Mahadev Prasad Pandey, who passed away here on Saturday, was cremated with full state honour at Marwadi Shamshan Ghat in Raipur on Sunday. He was 93. Governor Anusuiya Uikey and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel paid tributes on the demise of freedom fighter Dr Mahadev Prasad Pandey...

Over 2,000 appear for CGPSC Prelims in Durg

Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC) conducted the civil services preliminary examination, 2020 on Sunday in Bhilai and Durg and over 2000 candidates appeared on it. The difficulty level was moderate, which means the cut-off will be higher. Total 100 questions were asked in the examination and of them, maximum 11 questions were asked from Indian History and Political Science. ‘Overall the paper was easy for those who had already attempted it earlier. Contrary to previous paper, the current ..

13-day Rajim Maghi Punni Mela begins

The 13-day Rajim Maghi Punni Mela has begun near the holy confluence of the Mahanadi, Pairi and Sondur rivers in Rajim of Gariyaband district on Sunday. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the Rajim Maghi Punnia Mela on Sunday evening. Religious Endowment Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu presided over the function. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Baghel highlighted the importance of Rajim Maghi Punni Mela...

27 divyang couples tie knot during mass marriage

Twenty-seven divyang couples tied knot during 13th state- level free handicapped mass marriage ceremony organised by Akhil Bhartiya Viklang Chetna Parishad (ABVCP), Central Marwari Yuva Manch, Kanyakubj Sabha and Board of Education and Senior Citizen welfare forum on Sunday at Ashirwad Bhawan Baron Bazaar. Satyendra Agarwal, President ABVCP and Program Coordinator Ghanshyam Poddar, informed that Satyana Narayan Sharma, MLA Raipur Rural was the chief guest during the mass marriage ceremony...

Three arrested in liquor shop burglary case

  Mana Camp Police on Friday arrested three men in the foreign liquor shop burglary case at Dumartarai on the intervening night of February 1 and 2, 2020. Burglars had stolen about Rs 27.70 lakh after breaking into the shop. In a press conference on Friday, Mana Police told the media that complainant Jaiprakash Mahant, a resident of Sector 29 in Atal Nagar, reported that some unidentified thieves had broken into the foreign liquor, where he works as a supervisor, and stole big sums of cash ..

Strategies chalked out to boost anti-Naxal operations

   Government of India Senior Security Advisor K Vijay Kumar and Chhattisgarh Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi on Friday convened a reviewer meeting of the anti-Naxal operations in State at Kabirdham.The Officials agreed running joint operations between Central Paramilitary Forces and State Police.In the meeting, the Officials had also discussed on strategy for anti-Naxal operations on the bordering districts of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Chhattisgarh’s districts ..

BJP demands extension in paddy procurement period

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took a jibe at the Congress over differences in the statementof different Ministers over paddy procurement.Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik said that Chhattisgarh Government looks to be directionless as Chief Minister and Food Minister making contradictory statements on the issue. Demanding an extension in the paddy procurement period, Dharamlal Kaushik pointed at the Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel who demanded extension of the procurement period while Food Minister ..

‘Baghel running one-man show’

 Former Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh has criticised Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel saying that there is a one man show government in State.Accusing Chief Minister Bhupesh Bhupesh Baghel led Congress Government after several Cabinet Ministers gave different statements regarding extension of date for paddy procurement in State, Dr Singh claimed that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is taking one sided decision and the opinions and suggestions ..

Mercury takes record nosedive

MERCURY took a sharp nosedive on Thursday across State after sudden rains took people by a chilling surprise, thereby prompting them to shift themselves into cosy and warm winter wears, which had gone to drawers and closets just few days ago. Quite strikingly, normal lives were pulverised, as the chilling waves shivered the capital Raipur with temperature taking a sharp dive of 11 degrees, a record weather phenomenon in the entire state recorded by the Met Department here...

83.55 per cent polling in Panchayat elections

The general election for 3-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions, 2019-20, which was conducted in three phases on January 28, 31 and February 3, recorded 83.55 per cent polling including 83.69 per cent male and 83.41 per cent female exercising their franchise. The polling percentage was 5.7 per cent more than the percentage of polling held in 2014-15. In seven Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts under Bastar region, an average polling percentage of 69.97 per cent was recorded, which was 10.51 ..

11 business establishments cough up hidden income

The 48-hour long income tax surveys mounted on 11 different business premises of Raipur and Baloda-Bazar/Bhatapara districts yielded rich dividends on Thursday as the tax enforcers’ unearthed concealed income to tune the tune of over Rs 13 crore from the evaders. It may be recalled here that different teams of taxmen under the supervision of two senior Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officials on the rank of Joint Commissioner had mounted surveys on five jewellery showrooms in Raipur; two rice mills ..

Denizens oppose isolated ward at hospital due to nearby school

Natives of Mana camp submitted a memorandum to District Collector Raipur and requested for not to develop isolated ward for patients suffering from novel coronavirus at civil hospital building located in Mana. Sanjay Yadav, President of Nagar Panchayat Mana Camp mentioned in the letter that at present the hospital has 100 beds for civilians and if 30 bed isolation ward is developed it may be dangerous for the health of children studying in a school close to the hospital...

Aryan Tiwari in Guinness Book of World Records

Young guitarist Aryan Tiwari, hailing from Raipur city, brought laurels to State after he made Guinness World Record for the Largest Indian Cinematic Music Band with 1,000 members. Talking to The Hitavada, Aryan Tiwari said that he participated in Guinness World Records for the Largest Indian Cinematic Music Band with 1,000 members. Amazon Prime Video, in association with LIVE 1,000 – a collective of artists, created a live operatic musical extravaganza with 1,000 singers and instrumentalist coming ..

Notorious thief involved in three cases nabbed

Khamtarai Police on Tuesday claimed to have cracked multiple cases of theft as well as house-breaking, including a burglary worth Rs 15 lakh took place in Bemetara district, by arresting a notorious thief. “Police have arrested a thief identified as Pradeep Tiwari (32), a resident of Transport Nagar, in connection with three separate cases of thefts/house-breaking reported in limits of Khamtarai police station and burglary worth Rs 15 lakh took place in the house of a iron trader in Bemetara district...

Shivom Vidyapeeth’s programme under ‘Road Safety Drive’

SHIVOM Vidyapeeth organised a programme related to ‘Road Safety Drive’ at its Raipura-based campus here on Tuesday. Head Constable Traffic T K Lal Bhoi was especially present to apprise students on traffic rules. The programme commenced welcoming of Director of the school Pranav Sharma and Principal Manisha Sharma with the presentation of sacred Basil (Tulsi) saplings. Head boy and head girl also welcomed Head Constable T K Lal Bhoi with bouquet...

‘Chai ke sath Charcha’ organised at SDV

SANT Dnyaneshwar Vidyalaya (SDV), a project of Maharashtra Mandal, conducted a special meeting for parents on the topic ‘Chai ke sath charcha’ here on Tuesday. Principal of the school Dr Manjiri V Bakshi discussed various issues with them related to students. Main focus was on contribution of parents in reducing stress of exams of their child. Suggestions were given on this issue...

Narrow escape for train passengers as fan falls

Passengers had a narrow escape when the ceiling fan in the passenger MEMU train fell suddenly on Monday. As per information the incident took place in a passenger MEMU train departing, Durg at 10:00 am. Sources informed that a group of women with small children were sitting in the circulating area of train in coach number 21038 in which the incident took place...

24 polling party members hurt as bus falls off bridge

As many as 24 people were injured, five of them critically, when a bus carrying a polling party from village Lehnga Sarwani and which was heading towards Sakti, district headquarter of Janjgir, met with a fatal mishap. The mishap took place, when the rashly driven bus fell-off from Usadlala Bridge, situated on National Highway-49, some 6 km from Saraswat police station in Baradwar town of the district. The errant bus driver, however, fled from the scene immediately after the mishap while leaving behind ..

CBI team in BRAMH to probe treatment of 4 Naxals in 2013

A two-member team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) reached Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital (BRAMH) to investigate a case of four suspected Naxal patients admitted in the Hospital for treatment in 2013. As per sources, CBI team interrogated the Hospital Superintendent Dr Vineet Jain in presence of Dr A Wasim and other senior doctors...

Isolation Ward in AIIMS for Coronavirus

Isolation ward has been prepared in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for Coronavirus suspected patients and adequate stock of medicines and kit has been ensured by the doctors. AIIMS has the capability to diagnose and treat Coronavirus, no patient yet but AIIMS is ready for the challenge. As per information received from officials, AIIMS has created a special isolation ward for Coronavirus patients. No case of Coronavirus infection has been reported in Raipur or anywhere in Chhattisgarh ..

530 superannuated, 1,453 non-executives of BSP to be covered under 1st phase of pension scheme

AS many as 530 superannuated executives and 1,453 non-executives of BSP would be covered under the first phase of SAIL Pension Scheme. The registration process for the pension scheme has already begun Employee Services Office in Bhilai. With announcement of pension scheme the superannuated BSP executives and non-executives on Monday visited Employee Services Office, Old Health Centre in Sector-5, Bhilai and collected and also deposited the forms with necessary formalities. The registration (in the ..

Kids in large number reach ‘The Hitavada’ office to get membership of Twinkle Club

Enthusiastic children in large numbers, accompanied by their parents and guardians, reached the office of ‘The Hitavada’, Central India’s leading English daily, located at Sector-2, Avanti Vihar here on Sunday for obtaining membership of ‘The Hitavada’ Twinkle Club which is featuring in the Limca Book of Records as largest Children’s Club of India. The children were delighted to get the membership of the Twinkle Club. A grand welcome was accorded to the children and their accompanying parents on reaching ..

Another 4-wheeler set afire Police turning blind eye to incidents of arson

Raipur Police is waiting for an untoward incident to happen as officials of Azad Chowk police station are turning blind eye to back-to-back incidents of arson witnessed in Mominpara locality reportedly as fallout of stabbing incident between two groups. According to information received, early on Sunday morning, unidentified miscreants set a four-wheeler into fire at Mominpara locality...

DSP Traffic develops technique to inculcate traffic sense among people

Soon the state capital will see strict compliance in rule of not crossing ‘Stop Line’ at traffic signal as a senior cop here with limited resources has devised unique device ‘Smart Stopping System’ for inculcating traffic sense among people. Setting an example of ‘Smart Police’, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Satish Thakur along with his engineer friend has developed a device ‘Smart Stopping System’ (S3) that will ensure motorists do not cross ‘Stop Line’ when the signal turns Red...