Most schools and parents not keen to start offline classes

While Government schools and some of central schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are planning to reopen regular classes from second week of December by standard operating procedure, but private schools with CBSE affiliation are not keen on conducting offline classes till December month. In adherence to the directions of the Central Government, the Kendriya Vidyalayas and government schools of state government are in the process of ..

MeT Deptt warns of thunderstorm, lightning today, tomorrow

THE super cyclone ‘Nivar’ will have no major impact over Chhattisgarh on Thursday. Overall weather will be dry with chances of moderate to medium rainfall at isolated places in Bastar, Raipur and Durg division. In its evening inference, Meteorological Center has issued warning of thunderstorm and lightning likely at isolated places over the state on November 26 and 27...

CG’s Chitrasen appointed national ambassador for mission CLAW

Ex-Para Forces will train persons with disability to Conquer Land Air and Water and double leg amputee mountaineer and skydiver Chitrasen Sahu from Chhattisgarh has been appointed as national ambassador for the mission CLAW (Conquer Land Air Water) Operation Blue Freedom - Maldives Recce 2020. Sahu will be one of the three Ambassadors from India...

PM praises devpt works in C’garh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised development works being carried out under Self-Reliant India, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) and other schemes of the Central Government during the COVID pandemic in Chhattisgarh. Prime Minister Modi held a meeting with Chief Secretaries of states virtually on Wednesday. He discussed about the cor..

Mandal likely to be NRANVP Chairman after retirement

Chief Secretary and 1987 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Rajendra Prasad Mandal, whose retirement date is due on November 30, is likely to be appointed as next Chairman of Nava Raipur Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran (NRANVP). The State Government has sent a proposal regarding the extension of tenure of Chief Secretary R P Mandal by six months to Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. But so far, the Chhattisgarh Government has not received any communication regarding ..

Despite DM’s order, HNLU insists students to vacate hostel rooms

A fresh order issued by the Hall of Residence and Mess Committee (HRMC), Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Nava Raipur on November 23, has created a chaos among the students. The Committee has asked the students for shifting their belongings from their respective hostel rooms, on the ground the hostel would be handed over to the State Administration, if required, and also to undertake cleaning of fungus infected r..

COVID is under control in State: CM

Providing a detailed feedback about the prevention and control of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the infection is under control in State. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of all States and Union Territories on Tuesday to review the status and preparedness of COVID response and management, with special emphasis on eight high focus States. These States were Haryana, Delhi, ..

BSP mgmt appeals trade unions to cancel strike

As per the information, some of the trade unions at Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) have given a notice of strike on November 26. According to the memorandum sent by the trade unions, majority of the issues/demands are related to Central/State Government policies and Corporate Office, SAIL, New Delhi on which no decision can be taken at BSP-level. Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) has a long and glorious tradition of industrial peace and harmony. The BSP collective is destined to attain greater heights and as such ..

BJP demands White Paper on unemployment scenario in CG

At a time when Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is claiming that unemployment problem is being sortedout with great success, the contradicting statement issued by Home and PWD Minister Tamradhawaj Sahu that unemployment emerged out of COVID-19 crisis, as the root cause for increasing crime rate in State, the Bharatiya Janata Party has sought clarification from the ruling Congress Government to table a White Paper on unemployment scenario. BJP State President Vishnu Deo Sai while raking up the issue said ..

Karmchari-Adhikari Federation to observe relay strike in Dec

A delegation of Karmchari-Adhikari Federation led by State Convener Kamal Verma, on Monday, submitted a memorandum to GAD Deputy Secretary Jayshree Jain, addressing to the Chief Secretary. The memorandums read that around 3.99 lakh Government employees and officials besides nonpermanent employees and pensioners, will observe relay strike on December 1, 11 and 19 in protest against betrayal on the part of the government as far as fulfillment of pending demands of the employees are concerned...

Rainwater harvesting for self-reliant rural areas

The Narva Development Yojana under the scheme of Narva, Garva, Ghurva, Bari, forms the very basis of rural development. It is based on State Government’s ambitious Suraji Village scheme and is purely based on the watershed concept under MGNREGA’s guidelines and instructions for rainwater harvesting, irrigation and livelihood generation. A DPR has been prepared by the District Panchayat Bastar, for rainwater harvesting according to the Reads to Valley concept, under this project. Various Structures ..

Dr Arvind Neral gets Progress Global Award

Dr Arvind Neral, Professor and Head of Pathology and Microbiology department in Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College Raipur has been awarded ‘The progress Global Awards 2020’ for excellence in Educational Services recently. He has also been awarded by 8th Academic Achievement Awards 2020 by Education Expo at Mumbai recently. Shri Arvindo Yoga and College Foun..

Suposhan Abhiyan ‘Kanker Kilkari’ yields significant results in Kanker

Uttar Bastar Kanker is an extreme LWE affected district with majority of population being tribals. As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4, 49.5% of the children were underweight, 35.5% were stunted and 15.5% were wasted and almost 67.5% of women were found anaemic in the district. The dietary habits of the people ..

‘Focus on boosting immunity’

It’s always better to wait and develop the best and appropriate vaccine rather than developing a vaccine in a hurry opined, Health Minister T S Singhdeo during a video conference organised by All India Professional Congress to discuss issues like status of Covid-19 vaccine and matters related to distribution of the vaccine. Health Minister emphasised that vaccine is not the only treatment for corona, but the presence of virus within our surroundings has to be eradicated and made virus free and we ..

Anupa Das wins Rs 1 cr in KBC

ANUPA Das has brought laurels for the district by winning Rs 1 crore in Sony TV’s ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ programme. She is a just step behind the question of Rs 7 crore. Her show will be telecast on November 25, Wednesday and presently only promo is being shown on TV. A resident of Panchpath Chowk, Jagdalpur, Anupa Das has won Rs 1 crore in KBC programme. The promo in TV shows Amitabh Bachchan announcing cash reward of Rs 1 crore...

Six gamblers held with Rs 1.60 lakh

Azad Chowk police on Sunday raided a garden and arrested six gamblers along with recovery of Rs 1.60 lakh cash. According to police sources, following a tip-off about gambling ongoing at Mukut Nagar Garden, a police team from Azad Chowk swung into action and nabbed six gamblers. During the raid, police have seized Rs 1.60 lakh cash, eight mobile handsets and playing cards...

CTCs to come up at RTOs near entry points of Raipur

It is not mandatory for all to undergo antigen test at the entry points of Raipur, as the District Administration is set to set up Covid-19 Testing Centres at some entry points of the district from November 23. Initially, Covid Testing Centres (CTCs) will be set up at RTOs situated at the entrance of the district and a minimum of two teams will be deployed, said Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr Meera Baghel. “Earlier, I had sent a proposal to the Di..

Samagra Shiksha, StoryWeaver join hands to empower 90,000 teachers

Samagra Shiksha Chhattisgarh and StoryWeaver came together to conduct a training session for 90,000 teachers across State on World Children’s Day, observed annually on November 20, with a special focus this year on promoting children’s welfare. Teachers were encouraged to use StoryWeaver to access storybooks for a state-wide reading ..

Govt will provide farming status to fisheries in Chhattisgarh: CM

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced that State Government will provide farming status to fisheries in Chhattisgarh. While addressing the conference of Chhattisgarh Fishermen Community organised to mark World Fisheries Day, he said that alike agriculture, initiative of providing interest-free loans from the co-operative bank for fisheries and rebate in electricity rates to the Nishad, Kenwat and Dhimar Community people, engaged in fisheries will be taken...

3-day grand ‘Awaas Mela 2.0’ by Rishabh Builder concludes today

The three-day grand Awaas Mela 2.0 organised by Rishabh Builders at its mega project ‘Rishabh Pride’ at Rishabh Nagar behind District Court, Durg will conclude on Sunday, November 22. With attractive offers of the season, the customer’s response was extraordinary. Besides availing a massive discount of Rs 7 to 10 lakh, customers also availed the benefit of Rs 2.67 lakh discount offered under PMAY during the Awaas mela...

Chhath Vratis offer ‘Arghya’ to setting Sun God

Chhath devotees offered ‘Sandhya Arghya’ to setting Sun God on the banks of rivers and ponds across State on the third day of Chhath Puja, on Friday evening. The Chhath Puja is being celebrated following corona guidelines issued by the District Administration in State capital. Even after COVID-19 pandemic, excitement of Chhath devotees was at peak in Capital. Over 5,000 devotees reached Mahadev Ghat on Friday to celebrate Chhath Puja. However, over 20,000 had gathered last year during the Chhath celebratio..

Landmarks #GoBlue to create awareness on child rights

Major landmarks in the capital like Telibandha Talab, Budha Talab, Jaistambh Chowk, Ghadi Chowk and Bhagat Singh chowk were illuminated in blue to mark the World Children’s Day, on November 20, 2020. Dr S Bharathi Dasan, Raipur Collector said that the illumination of the landmarks across Raipur city is to create awareness on children issues and the need to protect children from the impact of COVID-19. ..

Two more ITC swindlers arrested

In another major crackdown against tax swindling, sleuths from the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI, Raipur Zonal Unit (RZU) on Friday arrested two traders from Raipur and Raigarh district respectively for evading GST liability to the tune of Rs 38 crore against facilitation of fictitious and ineligible Input Tax Credits (ITC) valued over Rs 230 crore. ..

Shanti Nagar Redevelopment Scheme gets Cabinet Sub-committee approval

The Shanti Nagar Redevelopment Scheme which has been proposed by Chhattisgarh Housing Board has got the approval of the Cabinet Sub-committee constituted by State Government for the said land development scheme. The Cabinet Sub-committee will table its final recommendation in the next Cabinet meeting for its final approval...

Raipur’s Mukul in top 5 of India’s Best Dancer

Raipur boy Mukul Gain of Chhattisgarh has been selected among top five finalists in Sony Entertainment Television’s popular show “India’s Best Dancer”. Mukul Gain along with his mentor Prateek Uttekar is performing in the show. Talking..

Tax enforcers open six lockers; four in Raipur, two in Bilaspur

A six-member team of tax enforcers from New Delhi-based Investigation Wing of Income Tax Department seems to be giving sleepless nights to many in the State Administration. For, the visiting taxmen have resumed their 9 month pending investigations, which apparently, for many had gone to ‘back burner’ ever since the multiple teams of tax sleuths had carried out 4-day extensive and intensive search operations on high-profile individuals,..

Rishabh Builders Aawas Mela 2.0 to commence from today

AFTER last year’s amazing response, Rishabh Builders is all set to launch mega three-day ‘Aawas Mela 2.0’ at Rishabh Pride, Rishab Nagar, Durg from November 20. To ease the financing process, representatives from major banks of the city along with finance experts will be present to guide on financing related issues. Rishabh Builders, the customer entrusted group of real estate builders of Chhattisgarh, is about to bring the biggest offers this time with their projects located at almost all the ..

Surguja district bags first prize for sustainability of sanitation

Surguja district bagged the first prize for its achievements in sustainability of sanitation and promoting menstrual hygiene, plastic-free gram panchayats and construction of community toilets. The first prize carries a cash incentive of Rs 1 crore and a certificate. Surguja district, in the past, had received several national awards for open-defecation free status and school sanitation. The Rajya Swachata awards are given to individuals, gram..

3 booked under NDPS Act

Continuing its crackdown against sedative drugs, Saraswati Nagar Police have arrested three youths allegedly indulged in selling psychotropic pills and syrups. “Following a tip-off about illegal selling of sedative pills and syrups at Kukurbeda areas in limits of Saraswati Nagar police station, a police team under the guidance of Azad Chowk City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Ankita Sharma rushed to the spot and intercepted three youths. During checking, police have recovered ..

District Collector reviews revenue cases Collector for disposal of demarcation cases at the earliest

District Collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan reviewed the revenue cases and various schemes during a meeting of the revenue officers of the district, on Wednesday. Collector gave strict instructions to revenue officials that now, the crop has been harvested and expeditiously dispose of the pending demarcation cases. The Collector asked to take action against those in the event that there is no regularisation or rehabilitation in encroachment cases...

Chhath: Kharna rituals to be performed today

The four-day long Chhath festival, which is celebrated for the wellbeing of sons and prosperity of family, began on Wednesday with ‘Nahay-Khaye’ and it will conclude on Saturday morning. The five-day Diwali festival came to an end with the Bhai Dooj festival on November 16. And now, preparations for the Chhath Puja have begun in city. After Diwali celebration with great enthusiasm and fanfare, the people from Steel City especially those who are belonging from Eastern UP and Bihar have started celebrating ..

CM Baghel to dedicate ‘Dai-Dadi Clinic’ today

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will be dedicating the country’s first Mobile Women Special Clinic named as ‘Dai-Dadi Clinic’, to mark the occasion of the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Late Indira Gandhi, on Thursday. This an unique initiative towards women empowerment where female doctors will be providing free medical care to female patients. This initiative will be run under the Chief Minister’s Urban Slum Health Scheme...

HM assures Chhattisgarh of every support to uproot Naxal problems

Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel of every support to overcome Naxalite problem. Baghel met Shah in New Delhi on Tuesday and discussed with him various issues prevailing in Naxal-affected Bastar region. The Chief Minister urged the Union Home Minister for creating employment opportunities for people of Bastar region to overcome Naxal issues. Both the Chief Minister and the Union Minister discu..

CG’s demand to increase kerosene quota approved

Union Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan accepted Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s demand to increase the quota of kerosene in forest region of Chhattisgarh during their meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. Baghel urged him to give permission for production of bio-ethanol from surplus paddy purchased from the farmers of State in addition to FCI...

Man commits suicide after killing mother, wife, kids

In a shocking incident, a 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after killing his mother, wife and two children in Raipur. The crime took place at village Kendri in the outskirts of Raipur under Abhanpur police station limits late last evening. “Prima-facie investigation suggests that the man might have murdered his mother, wife and two children and later, committed suicide by hanging self. Further probe in the case is under way,” said Senior Superintendent of P..

Gauri Gaura festival in Anda

ANDA, GAURA GAURI festival was celebrated in rural and urban locations amidst traditional fervor. The festival commenced with Dhanteras night. On the next day, people worshipped Gaura Chaura and third day on Diwali, marriage procession of Gauri Gaura was taken across the village...

Purandareswari is new BJP State In-charge

Bharatiya Janata Party National General Secretary Daggubati Purandareswari, a flamboyant Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Andhra Pradesh, has been appointed as the new BJP State In-charge for Chhattisgarh. She will be assisted by Nitin Nabin, a senior BJP Legislator from Bihar, as co-In-charge. BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda had appointed State In-charges for 36 states/UTs including Chhattisgarh ahead of Diwali on November 13...

Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhilai record less pollution

Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) has claimed that the air pollution level {Particulate Matter (PM-10)} during Diwali this year in the Capital has been 5.89 per cent less in comparison to what it was during last year. Similarly, it was 7.52 per cent less in Bilaspur and 9.3 per cent less in Bhilai in comparison to previous year...

Online studies particularly ineffective for children: Study

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to disruptions in all walks of life. Schools, colleges and all other academic institutions have been forced to look for alternatives to ensure continuity in learning. In the past six months, across the world, various digital or ICT-based learning options have been explored. Most of these options have proved to be sub-optimal, pedagogically unsound and inadequate substitutes of face-to-face interactions. ..

Diwali to be celebrated amid strict Covid protocols

  Diwali will be celebrated following the corona norms across State on Saturday. This year, Diwali celebrations will be a low-key affair owing to COVID-19 pandemic in State Capital. The Raipur District Administration has constituted teams for compliance of the directives and guidelines issued by National Green Tribunal (NGT) regarding burning crackers during festivals. After the directives issued by the NGT and subsequently, by Chief Secretary R P Mandal, Raipur Collector Dr S Bharati ..

Shops witness heavy rush on Diwali eve

 On the eve of Diwali, city residents thronged markets in large numbers forgetting all covid norms. Majority of markets witnessed a huge rush of shoppers, who were out to purchase gifts, sweets, crackers, flowers, cloths and other items to celebrate Diwali. People have already purchased gold and silver ornaments on Dhanteras, so much rush was seen at readymade garment shops, home appliances, lanterns, sweets, flower and firecracker shops. At the time, when people were seen rushing towards ..

‘Dark Diwali’ for hundreds of pensioners in State

  It would be a ‘Dark Diwali’ for hundreds of pensioners who haven’t received any monthly pension since their retirement, 4 to 6 months ago, as their pension cases are stuck in State Bank of India (SBI), Bhopal, whereas, over 1 lakh pensioners have been deprived of their financial benefits owing to indifference of State Governments for the past 20 years. Bharatiya Rajya Pensioners’ Mahasangh National General Secretary Virendra Namdev and Pragitsheel Pensioner Kalyan ..

CGSTCE arrests steel trader for availing wrong ITC to tune of Rs 21.30 crore

Central GST & Central Excise (CGSTCE), Raipur arrested a trader of Iron and Steel trader, Mithilesh Tiwari, here other day. The arrest took place following preliminary investigation which found that the trader’s firm M/s H K Enterprises had wrongly availed Input Tax Credit (ITC) to the tune of Rs 21.31 crore on the basis of bogus invoices issued by many firms. “During the investigation it was found that M/s H K Enterprises wrongfully availed ITC on bogus invoices issued by M/s ..

Fresh guidelines for re-opening of cinema halls, multiplexes issued

Raipur Collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for re-opening of cinema halls and multiplexes in Capital, outside Containment Zones, in compliance of the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), subsequent to the submission of memorandum by the Commercial Tax Department...

State Government gives right to MiC for changing venue of construction works

In a bid to expedite development works in urban areas of State, the State Government has given right to Mayor-in-Council (MiC) for change of place of construction works and the right to spend the money saved through tender rates. Urban Administration and Development Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Dahariya held a meeting with Mayors and Commissioners of Municipal Corporations (MCs) at Mantralaya, Nava Raipur in Atal Nagar on Wednesday...

6-year-old Nyra shines as Youngest Storyteller

The Hitavada Twinkle Club member, a six-year-old girl Nyra Rangari, hailing from Bhilai, has been recognised by India Book of Records for performing as the youngest storyteller. Nyra Rangari was the winner in the Kathakar Festival, organised during the National Book Fair-2019. She also participated in the National Book Fa..

Bajaj Colony residents stage dharna against cutting of trees

RESIDENTS of Bajaj Colony on Wednesday staged dharna demanding strict action against a family for cutting trees in New Rajendra Nagar-based Ambedkar Garden. Several trees were chopped-off citing the falling of leaves from the 20-25 year old trees falling in a residence besides the garden. The local residents opposing the unnecessary cutting of trees lodged complaint with the local police station and also staged demonstration under the banner and support of the G..

Congress wins Marwahi by-poll

Congress candidate Dr K K Dhruw defeated BJP candidate Dr Gambheer Singh by 38,197 votes in Marwahi by-poll and with this win the Congress party now has 70 seats out of 90 in the Chhattisgarh Assembly. Congress candidate Dr K K Dhruw polled 83,561 votes, while BJP candidate Dr Gambheer Singh polled 45,364 votes in a direct fight between the two candidates...

ED sleuths arrest former IAS officer in money laundering case

A four-member team of Raipur-based Sub Zonal Office of Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested former IAS officer Babulal Agrawal from his residence, in connection with a money laundering case liked with the charges of corruption, cheating, forgergy and disproportionate assets. The former bureaucrat has been granted ED custody for two days i.e. till November 12, 2020, even as earlier the officer’s Chartered accountant Sunil ..

Cong celebrates Marwahi win

Congress leaders and workers celebrated the victory of Congress candidate Dr K K Dhruw in Marwhi by-poll at state Congress party office Rajiv Bhawan on Tuesday. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has congratulated Congress candidate Dr K K Dhruw for his victory in the Marwahi by-poll. Chief Minister Baghel has credited the Congress party’s victory in Marwahi by-poll to the Congress leaders and workers. Baghel tweeted, “Marwahi’s by-ele..

‘New centre will be set up for procurement of paddy’

The meeting of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department and Cooperative Department was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary R P Mandal on Tuesday. Chief Secretary Mandal discussed with the officers regarding necessary arrangements at the paddy procurement centres before the beginning of paddy procurement in the state from December 1...

Marwahi by-poll results today

Fate of all eight candidates including Dr Gambheer Singh from Bharatiya Janata Party and Dr Krishan Kumar Dhruw from Indian National Congress, who’re in fray for by-election in Marwahi Legislative Assembly (ST) will be known on Tuesday. Amidst tight security, counting for the by-election in Marwahi Assembly Constituency will be held on Tuesday. Counting of votes for the by-election to Marwahi Assembly constituency (ST), which was a strong bastion of..

Guidelines on sale, use of firecrackers issued

In compliance with an order issued by the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi, Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh R P Mandal has come up with guidelines for sale and use of firecrackers in State. The cities with good/satisfactory/moderate Air Quality Index (AQI) are allowed to sale and use of green firecrackers for a period of two hours only. The decision has come into effect keeping in mind festive season- Diwali, Chhath Puja, Christmas, Guru Parv and New Year...

Dr Harshi secures 6th rank in Civil Judge Exams

Dr Harshi Aggarwal, has secured 6th rank in Civil Judge Exams, 2019 in her very first attempt. Daughter of Rakesh Kumar Dani and Ranjana Dani, hailing from district Durg she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy in the year 2008 with third position from Pt JNM College, Raipur...

Haldiram’s offers over 250 varieties of food items

The country’s renowned brand Haldiram’s is all set to make the upcoming festive season memorable for the customers. Adhering to the COVID-19 protocol, the company has geared up to meet the customers’ demand with a wide range of sweets, namkeens and other items. With more than 250 varieties of items, the Nagpur-based brand is also expecting good number customers’ turnout at all the company’s 14 showrooms in the city as well as other outlets spread all over...

Rs 8.97 crore paid to 77,592 cattle owners under GNY

Under the Godhan Nyay Yojana (GNY), Rs 8.97 crore were paid online to 77,592 cattle owners and villagers against cow-dung collected from them between October 20 to November 5, 2020 in various gothans across State by CM Bhupesh Baghel. Till date, an amount of Rs 47.38 crore has been paid to cattle owners and villagers against cow-dung collected from them...

BJP corners State Govt over farmers’ suicide

BJP Legislative Party Leader Dharamlal Kaushik has alleged that due to damage of standing crops after use of sub-standard fertilisers and seeds as well as spurious insecticides, farmers in many parts of State are committing suicide. It is unfortunate that State Government instead of taking strong action against the people indulged in selling such sub-standard fertilisers and seeds as well as spurious insecticides, State Government has gone to the limit of terming..

Health Minister inaugurates five Urban PHCs virtually

Health Minister T S Singhdeo inaugurated five Urban Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in three cities –two each in Raigarh and Jagdalpur, and one in Bhatapara, of the state. The health centres located at Bhanpuri, Rajatalab, Bhatagaon in Raipur districts, were upgraded and named as ‘Hamar Aspatal’. Out Patient Department (OPD) facility will be open from 8 am to 8 pm daily at these centres. Six new health centres were inaugurated in Baloda Bazaar...

Parth Dubey fights all odds to clear Civil Judge exam

The results for the Civil Judge (entry-level) Examination-2019, conducted in State, were declared on November 7, 2020 and for one of the recently selected participants, the date holds special significance. On November 7, 2014, while returning home from Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Parth Dubey, a promising prodigy met with a fatal accident that threatened to incapacitate one or several of his living functions (speech, hearing, sight, motion) permanently...

DEO chairs all party meet ahead of counting for Marwahi seat

Ahead of the counting of votes for by-election in Marwahi Assembly Constituency, an all party meeting was called by the District Electoral Officer (DEO) on preparations for counting. All preparations for the counting of votes have been completed and one-day ahead of counting, i.e., on November 9, a mock counting exercise will be conducted in the presence of representatives of all political parties and will be participated by all government officials and employees who’re part of the counting process...

Soumya Verma shines at intl-level yoga

SOUMYA Verma, a student of Columbia Global School, Raipur brought laurels to Raipur and the country by securing third place in the online International Yoga Sports Competition, Asia and Oceania Region held recently. The online competition included participants from India, Canada, Italy, USA, Sweden, Mexico, Argentina, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Australia, Belgium, Mongolia, Malaysia and many more countries. Soumya Verma, a Class 4 student performed b..

Four arrested for raping minor

Kotwali Police have arrested four persons for allegedly exploiting a minor girl sexually. “Police have arrested four persons in connection with rape of a minor girl. The arrested accused were produced in a local court from where they were sent to judicial custody,” said a senior police officer, elaborating that considering the sensitivity of the case, more details in..

Twinkle club to pick lucky ‘star’ today

The lucky draw for the members of ‘The Hitavada Twinkle Club’, India’s largest children’s club, will be held at The Hitavada office premises located near Water Tank, Sector-2, Avanti Vihar in Raipur on Sunday. The lucky draw will conducted between 4.00 pm and 5.30 pm. The first lucky winner of the draw will get TVS Jupiter and there are also many other attractive gifts. Raipur North MLA and Chairman of Chhattisgarh Housing Board Kuldeep Juneja, R..

Surgeries to resume in Distt Hospital, informs Collector

“Surgery will soon resume at District Hospital Durg. In Covid era, due to technical reasons surgeries were stopped as a precaution, but now it has to be started again. Taking all precautions regarding Covid infection, the surgery will be done, make all arrangements for this,” instructed Collector Dr Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure during the review meeting of the Health Department. ..

50 workers of Police Welfare Petrol Pumps get Diwali bonus

AS many as 50 daily wage workers of various police welfare petrol pumps were paid Diwali bonus under the ongoing ‘Spandan’ programme at a formally organised function in Bhilai. Prashant Thakur, Superintendent of Police (SP), Durg handed over bonus cheques to these daily wage workers during the programme. ..

Union Minister reviews COVID status of CG

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan reviewed the COVID status of Chhattisgarh through video conference with Health Minister T S Singhdeo here on Friday. ..

BJP is working for bringing change in System: Dr Singh

Asserting that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is working for bringing change in the system along with establishing our Country as a strong and prosperous nation, BJP National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh said that Chhattisgarh has not only been cheated, but has been duped badly by the current political dispensation in State. ..

SPs will be responsible for illegal selling of liquor in their respective distts: DGP

Giving clear cut instructions regarding bootlegging and illegal transportation of liquor, Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi on Monday stated that Superintendents of Police (SPs) will be held accountable for illegal selling..

CM Baghel addresses two election rallies in Bihar

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel addressed two election rallies in Bihar on Wednesday. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Baghel addressed a public meeting at Durga Maidan Khutauna under Laukaha Assembly constituency of Madhubani district. Baghel campaigned for Mahagathbandhan candidate B Bhushan Mandal in Laukaha assembly constituency...

Governor asks admn for proper devpt of Budheshwar temple

Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Tuesday visited Swami Vivekananda Sarovar ‘Budha Talab’ in the capital Raipur after its renovation. She also boated in the lake. Colorful lighting and fireworks were also done on the occasion. The Governor said that the historic lake is not only Raipur, but is the pride of the entire Chhattisgarh. After beautification, it was dedicated to the citizens. Raipur is a beautiful place for city dwellers to spend leisure time here along with their families...

SPC Vice-Chairman chairs virtual workshop

The State Planning Commission (SPC) organised a virtual workshop regarding the implementation of MoU with 18 institutes under the chairmanship of State Planning Commission Vice-Chairman Ajay Singh. During the workshop, these institutes requested the State Planning Commission to act as a bridge between State Government departments and academ..

Fate of 8 candidates sealed in EVMs

Approximately, 77.25 per cent voter turnout was reported till 6 pm as Marwahi by-poll went off peacefully on Tuesday. According to the officials of Chhattisgarh Election Commission, voters, including Covid-19 positive persons, were allowed with special arrangements into the polling booths and they will exercise their franchise after all others have voted. The entry to the premises was closed at 6 pm. It is expected that the voting percentage may inc..

State Government fixes water taxes

The State Government has fixed water taxes for usage of water as industrial purpose for thermal power and hydro power projects across State. The new water tax has been effective since October 21, 2020. In this regard, Water Resources Department, Government of Chhattisgarh has issued an order. For industrial purpose, dams, reservoirs, barrages, anicuts, etc. constructed from Government resources for thermal power projects have been inclu..

Shree Shivam launches Indo-western coat-suit, evening gown collections

SHREE Shivam, the popular store for all special occasion outfits at Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Nagpur, Jabalpur and Bhopal in three Central Indian states covering total area 2.5 lakh sq ft has introduced new Indo-western evening gown and coat-suit collections for the festive season. With the beginning of festive season from the month of August, the shopping activities get a boost in the major market place which also coincides with the preparations and shoppin..

CPRMA apprises Food Minister on custom milling problems

A delegation of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Rice Millers’ Association (CPRMA) apprised the Food Minister Amarjeet Bhagat on the problems related to custom milling during a courtesy meeting with Minister here at Circuit House on Tuesday. Food Secretary Kamalpreet Singh and Managing Director of MARKFED Ankit Anand were also present in the meeting...

Board toppers given laptops, tabs, cash

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday distributed electronic gadgets (tablets and laptops) and cash prize to topers of Class X and XII Examination conducted by Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE). Laptops and tablets were distributed on behalf of Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha and organisation. The Chief Minister wished the toppers for bright future...

Campaigning for Marwahi Assembly by-poll ends

Amidst allegations and counter-allegations, the campaigning for the by-poll at Marwahi Assembly Constituency ended on Sunday, where voting will be held on November 3. Now, the parties and candidates can take up a door-to-door campaign before polling on November 3. The by-election in the Marwahi (ST) Legislative Assembly is being held after Janta Congress Chhattisgarh(J) MLA and former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi died on May 29. However, the by-poll which has become a prestige issue for both Bharatiya ..

Gang of three, involved in various thefts busted

POLICE arrested a gang of three thieves and confiscated stolen valuables from their possession in Shivpuri area of Jamul, Durg on Friday noon. The gang was involved in thefts those reportedly occurred in Industrial Area of Jamul, Durg in the recent past. The accused were remanded to jail from the court following their arrest. Police sources informed that the accused were identified as Chetan Gandharwa, T Kamraju and Sharma Sona, all residents of Labour Camp, Jamul, Durg...

CGSLSA launches e-Mega Camp series

Under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) New Delhi, Chhattisgarh State Legal Services Authority (CGSLSA) in collaboration with Government of Chhattisgarh has launched the e-Mega Camp series in 23 districts and 64 talukas across State on Saturday. Executive Chairman of the CGSLSA Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra inaugurated the e-Mega Camp series. Judge of Chhattisgarh High Court and Chairman of Computeris..

5 held for betting on cricket; details worth crores seized

A joint team of Cyber Cell and Rajendra Nagar Police on Saturday busted an interstate gang indulged in cricket betting by arresting five gamblers and seized betting details worth several crores. Acting on a precise tip-off about gamblers taking bets on an IPL match played between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, the police team swung into action and nabbed five..

DMC Commr reviews sanitation arrangements

In view of the Cleanliness Survey 2021, Durg Municipal Corporation Commissioner, Indrajeet Burman chaired a meeting at data centre and evaluated the arrangements of sanitation in the city. He also instructed the Health officers, Sanitary Inspectors and Supervisors to study the criteria of cleanliness survey 2021 and complete the sanitary works as per the guidelines. DMC officers including Durgesh Gupta, Jasveer Singh Bhuval and others were present in the meeting...

Congress observes Kisan Adhikar Diwas across CG

Congress party observed the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as ‘Kisan Adhikar Diwas’ across State on Saturday. The Congress leaders held ‘Satyagraha’ and ‘Upwas’ (fasting) at all district headquarters against the anti-farmer and anti-labour laws on Saturday. In Raipur ci..

Collector issues guidelines after slackness in COVID prevention

Taking strict cognisance of the slackness in exercises for prevention and control of Novel Coronavirus as well as in sampling works by Incident Commanders and Chief Municipal Officers or Zone Commissioners, District Collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan has issued fresh guidelines and strictures for these officials. All of them have been asked to take penal action against people violating social distancing norms and for not wearing masks. ..

Govt’s major impetus to expand road network

In the last two years works on roads and bridges gathered momentum with the State Government sanctioning 4,050 works worth Rs 13,230 crore...

Weaver Silk India’s exhibition receiving good response

WEAVER Silk India is receiving good response to its grand exhibition-cum-sale organised here at Guru Teg Bahadur Bhawan, opposite Raj Bhawan, Civil Lines. The timing of exhibition is 10.30am to 9pm and as scheduled, it will conclude on November 2...

Nigerian drug peddler held

Raipur Police on Friday claimed to have broken an important link of drug supply chain active across Chhattisgarh by arresting a Nigerian...

Seven cops to be honoured with Police Shaurya Padak

On the occasion of State Foundation Day, seven police personnel from State will be decorated with Chhattisgarh Police Shaurya Padak-2020 for their exemplary services. Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu has extended his best wishes and congratulations to all the seven police personnel...

Jump Rope in e-Pathshala of Khelo India

Jump Rope players across Chhattisgarh and other parts of the Country are delighted after Ministry of Sports, Government of India, included Jump Rope in the e-Pathshala of Khelo India Programme. The decision was taken keeping in mind the fitness and interest of sports in India, said Jump Rope Association of India General Secretary Akhilesh Dubey...

SECR Raipur Division organises vigilance awareness webinar

South East Central Railway (SECR) Raipur Division organised a vigilance awareness webinar during Vigilance Awareness Week celebration and discussions on enhancement of Revenue took place. As per the information, Vigilance Awareness Week is being celebrated from October 27 to November 2, 2020 as ‘Vigilant India Prosperous India’. Discussion on Vigilant India Prosperous India took place through Google Meet by the staff of Commerce, Operating department officials..

Mayor, Councilors take stock of beautification works

Mayor Aijaz Dhebar and Mayor-in-Council members took a stroll of Budhatalab on a boat started by State Urban Administration and Development Department on Thursday. Mayor and Councilors took stock of the beautification works and tourist facilities provided by the government. Councilors observed the laser show system, Swami Vivekananda statue...

Centre selects Bilaspur, Surajpur distts for National Water Award

Chhattisgarh has achieved another major achievement under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel as the Central Government has short-listed Bilaspur district for works done for the renovation of river/drains and Surajpur district for the water conservation works. Both these districts have ranked first among the best districts in the country in their respective categories. Bilaspur district has been selected in the East Region under Revival of River category and Surajpur district, also ..

Massive crackdown against drug net; contrabands worth 52 lakh seized

Launching a massive crackdown against drug net operating from State capital, Raipur Police in a period of around four months have seized contrabands to the tune of over Rs 52 lakh and busted several gangs. By busting the active drug network and arresting peddlers, Raipur Police not just managed to protect young bloods from getting addicted to psychotropic drugs, but also exposed the alleged supplies of contrabands in high society parties and cafes. Continuing its campaign against the gangs dealing ..

110 units of timber recovered

ALTOGETHER 110 units of timber logs were recovered from three different places in an action of forest department in past three days and a man was arrested in this connection. A total of 63 logs were recovered from pickup vans and 47 wooden logs were recovered from a house in Jhadipur village. The accused has been identified as Imanuel Minj, a resident of Jhadipur village...

Corona warrior scales Mount Friendship

AMBIKAPUR, MOUNTAIN Man Rahul Gupta has come forward to support and motivate corona warriors. He helped corona warrior Suman in climbing Mount Friendship situated at height of 5,289-metres (17,353-feet) in Solang valley of Himachal Pradesh. Apart from Gupta, 20 youths from seven different states were also a part of the mission that aimed at honoring the corona warriors. The mission was organised with the special support of Chhattisgarh Tourism Board and Sports Department...

Photographic evidence of Asian Small-Clawed Otter in C’garh

In a landmark wildlife discovery, first photographic evidence of Asian Small-Clawed Otter or Panisuna (in local vernacular), (Aonyx Cinereus) has been reported from Udanti-Sitanadi Tiger Reserve of Chhattisgarh. There are 13 species of otters distributed worldwide and three species in India, but none of them were reported from Chhattisgarh until now. Otters belong to the mammalian order Carnivora and family Mustelidae. The three species of otters found in India are Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra, Smooth-coated ..

CG witnesses 13,899 road accidents, 5,003 deaths in year 2019: Report

Chhattisgarh recorded one road accident in every 25 minutes, while 6 persons killed in road accidents in every eight hours, according to ‘Road Accidents in India 2019’, a report by Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways that was released recently. In 2019, Chhattisgarh witnessed 13,899 road accidents and 5,003 deaths from it. The report revealed that in the past four years, fatal road accidents in Chhattisgarh rose by 0.7 percent. Similarly, accident fatality or severity (deaths per 100 accidents) ..

Training workshop for NSS officers begins at PRSU

The National Service Scheme (NSS) wing of Pt Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU), Raipur, is organising a training workshop for untrained NSS officials from October 27 to November 3 while complying with Covid-19 protocols. As many as 22 NSS officers from PRSU NSS wings and other universities are participating in the workshop...

3 arrested with drugs worth Rs 16 lakh

In another success to Raipur Police in campaign against illegal business of contraband, a joint team of Cyber Cell, Rajendra Nagar and Telibandha police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested three persons, including two women, along with drugs to the tune of around Rs 16 lakh. Three persons, including two women, were arrested from Rajendra Nagar area along with 12 kilogram opium and 44 kg doda powder worth Rs 16 lakh, said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Yadav...

TV artists Shivpuri, Dogra extend ‘Chhattisgarh Rajyotsav’ greetings

Every year, November 1 is celebrated as ‘Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava’, the State’s formation and foundation day. On this special occasion, TV artists Himani Shivpuri and Tanvi Dogra, applaud and send best wishes to everyone in Chhattisgarh. Himani Shivpuri (Katori Amma) says, “Chhattisgarh, located at the very heart of India, vibrates with its progressive spirit..

Cabinet ayes C’garh Agri Produce Market (Amendment) Bill

The Chhattisgarh Cabinet took several significant decisions including giving approval to the much awaited Chhattisgarh Agriculture Produce Market (Amendment) Bill-2020 (Chhattisgarh Krishi Upaj Mandi (Sanshodhan) Vidheyak). It also gave approval to the drafts of several other Amendment Bills as well. The Cabinet meeting which was chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, also decided to scrap all the Tenders/Expression of Interest (EOI) issued for the implementation of ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ initiated ..