Helpline numbers issued on derailment of LTT Express

East Coast Railway has issued helpline numbers for providing information on derailment of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT)- Bhubaneswar Express near Cuttack. ..

Registration of 3 sonography centres cancelled in Raipur

District Administration has rejected registration of three sonography centres of the districts while issued show cause notice to eight sonography centres for shortcomings. ..

CG Assembly ratifies Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019, was unanimously ratified by Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly during the Special Session – Fifth Session of the Fifth Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, after holding hectic discussions on the resolution for ratification. ..

Baghel Govt continuously targeting country’s federal structure: Dr Singh

Coming down heavily on the Bhupesh Baghel led Congress Government in State, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice- President Dr Raman Singh said that the duplicity in the political character of the ruling Congress Government has come to fore. Asserting that since the ruling Congress has come to power, it is continuously attacking on country’s federal structure the BJP National Vice-President said it is incessantly violating the constitutional provisions...

Cabinet approves Governor’s Address, proposal for ratification of Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill

Chhattisgarh Cabinet on Wednesday approved the resolution for ratification of the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Cabinet which was chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also approved the Governor’s Address, which the Governor will be addressing with the commencement of Special Session. Briefing about the Cabinet decisions, Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey and Forest Minister Mohammed Akbar informed the mediapersons that n Staff Reporter RAIPUR, Jan 15 ..

Anushree Agrawal’s ‘Urine the electricity generator’ selected for state-level competition

Model made by Anushree Agrawal with title ‘Urine the electricity generator’ has been selected for state- level competition. Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of India organised Inspire Award Programme in Raipur in which Anushree Agrawal, student of class IX of Gandhi English Medium School presented a model...

Pouring goodness into lives of malnourished

ANDA, The Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan is launched to tackle malnutrition and anemia in the rural areas of State. Till date, the campaign has proved a boon for the pregnant woman and newborn babies. Through this campaign, the anganbadi workers were also feeding the small children who lost their mothers during birth. According to information received, Malnutrition is a challenge for the Chhattisgarh state as well as the entire country...

CG fails to utilise Centre’s fund for Poshan Abhiyan

Despite high rate of malnutrition, Chhattisgarh utilised a mere 25.2 per cent of the funds released under the Poshan Abhiyan or the National Nutrition Mission between December 2017 and 2019 and surprisingly more than 50 per cent of the children below the age of 5 years in 18 out of total 27 districts were identified as malnourished like underweight, low birth weight and anaemic. But still Health Department as well as Woman and Child Development Department failed to use these funds in last two years ..

State Youth Festival ends on a high note

After showcasing the immense diversity and colours of the Chhattisgarh culture, three-day-long State Youth Festival came to an equally exhilarating conclusion on Tuesday. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel marked his presence at the valedictory function as the chief guest whereas Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr Charandas Mahant presided over...

Green trees in 5 acre being cut for ‘gothan’

With the connivance of Revenue officials and the Panchayat Secretary, priceless green trees are being cut down on five acre land to develop gothan. Secretary Prem Kumar Dhruv has been posted to look after three panchayats Kulhadighat, Torega and Amad. Revenue officials informed that the government has not given approval for the construction of gothan in Amad Panchayat under ambitious project ‘Narwa, Garwa, Ghurwa and Badi’, but under the guidance of Secretary and Employment Assistant, green trees ..

BJP opposes special session of CG Assembly

THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislative Party has opposed the special one-day session notified by Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, scheduled for January 16, 2020. The BJP alleged that the State Government is functioning against the parliamentary traditions. The Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly had notified a special one-day session to ratify the Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, 2019, passed by the Parliament in December 2019...

BJYM carries out signature campaign; forms ‘human chain’ in support of CAA

the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) carried out signature campaign and formed‘Human Chain’ in support of Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 (CAA). BJYM alleged that both the Left and the Congress are trying to create mayhem in the country through their violent protests against CAA. Addressing the gathering, former Minister Brijmohan Agrawal said taht the Act is being opposed by those who follow a certain ideology and want divide the country for their vested interests. He said that the country knows ..

Supriyo in twin cities today to participate in rally to create awareness on CAA

Extensive public awareness campaign has been launched on Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in State to ensure that no doubt remains among common people on the Act. In this direction, Union Ministers and Ministers of State will be visiting different districts of Chhattisgarh and will be spreading awareness on CAA. According to programme coordinator Kedarnath Gupta, Babul Supriyo, Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change will be visiting Durg-Bhilai ..

Youth Fest gives exposure to students from Naxal-infested Darbha block

A group of students from the villages of Darbha development block in Bastar district was quite excited to be a part of three-day State-level Youth Festival under way at Government Science College Ground of Raipur from January 12 to 14. The reason behind such excitement was the exposure they got through this festival and subsequently a golden opportunity to come out of the Naxal-hit Bastar and perform before a different audience in Raipur...

Youth Festival gets off to frolicking start

The three-day Youth Festival commemorating the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was off to a fun and frolicking start at Science College Ground on Sunday. Chief Guest Governor Anusuiya Uikey and Special Guest Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel lighted the lamps at the inauguration of the grand event. The Governor congratulated the Chief Minister and Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Umesh Patel, saying competitions of various rural games, folk dance, fine arts, and classical music will polish the ..

Suroshe is AAP Youth Wing Raipur President

Manish Rao Suroshe has been appointed as Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Youth Wing Raipur District president in a meeting of the party held here on Sunday. Manish was unanimously appointed as president of district youth wing on the recommendation of youth wing state president Tejender Todekar and vice president Laxman Sen, said media in-charge Azim Khan. Also present in the meeting wee State Election in-charge Munna Bisen, M M Haideri, Raipur District Organisation secretary Mukesh Dewangan, Anwar Ansari, Chitrakant ..

Bemetara receives ‘Swachhata Darpan’ Award

Bemetara Collector Shikha Rajput received the coveted Swachhata Darpan Award from Aamir Khan, Actor and Founder, Paani Foundation at a glittering function held at the national capital. Bemetara was among the top ten districts identified for the Swachhata Darpan Award 2020 at national level under Swacha Bharat Mission. The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, organized the ODF Sustainability workshop at New Delhi, with a special session by Aamir Khan. On ..

RMC’s new Mayor, Speaker, Corporators assume charge

 The newly-elected Mayor Aijaz Dhebar, Speaker Pramod Dubey and Corporators on Friday assumed charges after an oath taking ceremony. Immediately after assuming charge, Mayor Dhebar put forth a demand of Rs 500 crore for developmental projects in front of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.The programme had the presence of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel as the Chief guest, Pradesh Congress Committee President Mohan Markam, Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Dahariya, Agriculture Minister Ravindra ..

Over 4,000 people to witness Yuva Mahotsava beginning on January 12

 Preparations are in full swing to host state level ‘Yuva Mahotsava’, beginning in the state capital on January 12. Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Department Umesh Patel inspected the Science College Ground on Friday and reviewed the preparations of the Yuva Mahotsava. Secretary of Sports and Youth Welfare Department Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi, Raipur Divisional Commissioner G R Churendra, Joint Secretary of the Education Department Saurabh Kumar and other officers were ..

Rajkishore Prasad elected KMC Mayor

CONGRESS Party candidate Rajkishore Prasad was elected as new Mayor of Korba Municipal Corporation. He defeated Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Ritu Chourasiya by one vote. Korba Municipal Corporation is the 10th in State to have Congress Party Mayor.After much speculations and mutual-allegations by both the major parties, Congress Party candidate Rajkishore Prasad became the fifth Mayor of Korba Municipal Corporation. It is speculated that this result has again established the supremacy of Revenue ..

10 BJP Corporators resign as party loses president post in council despite majority

 TEN Corporators of BJP has submitted their resignation from the post of corporators from Bemetara Municipal Council. They submitted their resignation letter to District Election officer/District Collector. The BJP could not make its president in the council despite a majority. The corporators who resigned are Lakshmi Lehari from ward 1, Panchu Sahu from ward 2, Virendra Sahu from ward 5, Shatrughan Nishad from ward 6, Sajini Yadav from ward 7, Shadelal from ward 9, Nitu Kotharti from ward 11, ..

BJP to launch ‘Bhaat Pe Baat’ campaign on ‘Chher Chhera’

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken the occasion of ‘Chher Chhera Punni’ (Crop Festival celebrated in Chhattisgarh), to expose the ruling Congress Government on its failure in paddy procurement and many other issues affecting farmers. BJP will be launching ‘Bhaat Pe Baat’ campaign from Friday on the occasion of ‘Chher Chhera’ festival. Addressing mediapersons on Thursday, former Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ajay Chandrakar said that the BJP is launching the statewide ‘Bhaat Pe Baat’ ..

Congress misleading people on CAA: Agrawal

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Brijmohan Agrawal has alleged that the Congress does politics while keeping national interests at bay. He said that the Congress has become so much power hungry that they are not refraining from thrusting the country in dire situation. The senior BJP leader observed these views while addressing a seminar being held on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), in Rajgarh district in Madhya Pradesh, which also happens to be the ..

Aruna Sethi reviews works at BSP

Aruna Sethi, Chief Advisor (Cost), Ministry of Finance, Government of India arrived on a visit to Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), accompanied by P K Aggarwal, Additional Chief Advisor (Cost) and Jaybrata Bose, Advisor (Cost). On Thursday morning, Advisor Sethi and the other senior officers from Ministry of Finance interacted with Chief Executive Officer of BSP, Anirban Dasgupta and Executive Directors of the Plant at CEO Conference Hall...

‘Mor Ji Mor Bas’ selected for FTF Sessions Film Festival

DURG Abhilash Agrawal’s Chhattisgarhi Musical Film ‘Mor Ji Mor Bas’ got officially selected at the FTF Sessions Film festival to be held in the prestigious Pinewoods Studio, England. ‘Mor Ji Mor Bas’ is the first 4K UHD content from Chhattisgarh. This film conveys the understanding of the State regarding Modern Cinema and Music. The film has the Chhattisgarhi content as modern as advanced as it could be by keeping the folk feel intact, informed Abhilash Agrawal. Currently ‘Mor Ji Mor Bas’ is streaming ..

Intl conference on ‘Recent Advances in Biotechnology, Biochemistry’ begins

Two-day International conference on ‘Recent Advances in Biotechnology and Biochemistry by the Department of Biotechnology, NIT, Raipur began on Wednesday. Dr Mahaletchumy Arujanan, Executive Director, Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre, was the Chief guest and Dr A M Rawani, Director, NIT, Raipur presided over the function. The inaugural ceremony started with the lamp lighting by the dignitaries...

Bone-chilling cold throws life out of gear

IN a sudden shift in weather, the cloudy conditions and bone-chilling winds is a sign that the entire State may witness major dip in temperature. Under the influence of existing cold weather conditions and isolated showers, the weatherman has warned of dip in mercury level by 4 to 5 degrees till January 11. Senior Meteorologist of Meteorological Center, Raipur H P Chandra said that cold wave conditions will prevail over North Chhattisgarh with minimum temperature expected to shoot down by 4 to 5 degree ..

CGRDC commences repairing of Expressway

The Chhattisgarh Road Development Corporation (CGRDC) is in process to start repairing and re-building work on Fafadih-Telibandha-Atal Nagar four-lane Expressway. This express way was in news after the poor quality construction work was exposed. The Expressway Road was totally closed for traffic movements after two people travelling in a car were injured in a road accident when the car they were travelling turned turtle after the vehicle plunged into a crater formed on the Express-way in Telibandha ..

Ajay Tirkey re-elected as Ambikapur Mayor

Congress secured ninth Municipal Corporation after Congress candidate Ajay Tirkey and Ajay Agrawal have been re-elected as Mayor and Speaker of Ambikapur Municipal Corporation (AMC) respectively on Wednesday. Congress candidate Ajay Tirkey defeated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Prabodh Minj by nine votes. Ajay Tirkey polled 28 votes and Prabodh Minj polled 19 votes. One vote was invalid. Later, the election for the post of the Speaker of the AMC was held. Congress candidate Ajay Agrawal defeated ..

Sagging power lines still posing threat to jumbos

As one more elephant was electrocuted in Surajpur, the issue of sagging high-tension power distribution lines passing through jungles and electric traps used in the fields has once again come to the forefront. However even after Principal Chief Conservator (PCCF) Wildlife’s letters, there seems to be response from the Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited (CSPDCL) in rectification of sagging power lines or other technical issues causing the electrocution of animals. PCCF (Wildlife) ..

ACB raid on residence, office of Sahakari Bank CEO

Continuing its crackdown against corrupt practices, a joint team of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Economic Offence Wing (EOW) early on Tuesday morning raided the residence and office of Jila Sahakari Kendriya Bank’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and unearthed disproportionate properties worth several crores. Following a tip-off that CEO of Jila Sahakari Kendriya Bank Santosh Kumar Nivsarkar has amassed disproportionate properties through corrupt means, the joint team concurrently raided the officer’s ..

Bankers to join today’s strike

THE bank officers and employees from five associations will join the National General Strike called by 11 trade unions on January 8. Bank officers and employees took out a torch march from Budhapara Bijli Chowk on Tuesday evening. All India bank Employees Association (AIBEA), All India Bank Officers Association (AIBOA), Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI), Indian National Bank Employees Federation (INBEF) and Indian National Bank Officers Congress (INBOC), the five associations out of nine under ..

‘Court’s decision is victory for all Nirbhayas’

The court verdict on Nirbhaya case was received with cheer by youths in Raipur. The decision to hang the convicts was much in expectation and people felt that there could have been no better way to give justice to Nirbhaya. Shruti Reddy said, “Nirbhaya verdict has ultimately prevailed justice to the victim and has send a strong message to the society. Such culprits should be publicly hanged to set an example for others. Finally, Justice was delayed, but not denied.”..

Ejaz Dhebar elected Mayor; Pramod Dubey becomes Speaker

It was a smooth sailing for Congress Mayoral candidate Ejaz Dhebar as he comfortably won the Mayor’s election by 41-29 in a hectic day at Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) and with that the Capital city got its third Congress Mayor in a row on Monday. Congress grabbed the Speaker post with the election of ex-Mayor Pramod Dubey, who defeated BJP Candidate Dr Pramod Kumar Sahu by 39-31. The Speaker’s election was held in succession to the Mayor’s election on the same day. The day at RMC headquarter ..

BJP workers led by Agrawal, Rajesh gherao CG State Election Commission

Demanding cancellation of elections for the posts of Mayor and Speaker in Raipur Municipal Corporation, the Bharatiya Janata Party staged gherao of the office of State Election Commission, on Monday. The party even filed petition in the High Court of Chhattisgarh for obtaining stay into the process but the High Court rejected the same. It is worth mentioning here that BJP Corporator Suryankant Rathore had filed a writ petition in the High Court of Chhattisgarh demanding a stay into the process of ..

Dheeraj Bakliwal is new Mayor of Durg

After a gap of 20 years, Durg Municipal Corporation (DMC) has got a Congress Mayor. In the election held on Monday, Congress candidate Dheeraj Bakliwal defeated Narendra Banjare of BJP to get elected as the Mayor. The Congress that claimed to have the support of 31 Corporators got a total of 40 votes while BJP candidate got 20 votes. Surprisingly the Congress got the votes of nine rebels and Independents. After being elected as Mayor, Dheeraj Bakaliwal was greeted by Home Minister, Tamradhwaj Sahu, ..

State Govt takes control of Surguja varsity Imposes Section 52 of Chhattisgarh University Act 1973

State Government has taken the control of Sant Gahira Guru Vishwavidyalaya, Surguja Ambikapur (formerly Sarguja Vishwavidyalaya) in its hand while imposing Section 52 of Chhattisgarh University Act 1973. A gazette notification to this effect was published by G L Sankla, Deputy Secretary, Department of Higher Education, on January 3, 2020, complying with an order of the Raj Bhawan. The decision of imposing Section 52 was taken following numerous complaints of mismanagement, financial irregularities, ..

Dr Singh terms CAA, NRC protests as political sponsored movement

Amid protests by several non Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, BJP National Vice President Dr Raman Singh and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar stated that the states have to implement the legislation as it had been passed by Parliament. Commenting on the statement made by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel that he wouldn’t sign NRC form, Dr Raman Singh said giving or withdrawing citizenship ..

People’s trust biggest asset of police: CM

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday said that people’s trust on police is the biggest asset of police and thus they should work towards winning the heart of people. The Chief Minister was addressing the inaugural session of IPS Conclave at Police Headquarters, Nava Raipur in Atal Nagar on Sunday. The Chief Minister asked the police officers to work for the development, provide safety to public, win trust of people and maintain law and order in the state. Besides, the police officers must work ..

Muslim Community burns effigy of Pakistan; condemns Nankana Sahib incident

The Muslim community members from Takia Para Durg has condemned the stone pelting incident at Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan, and demanded that those involved should be arrested and punished. To express their protest they also burned the effigy of Pakistan and shouted slogans against Pakistan government. Nasir Khokhar said that “We demand Prime Minister to initiate action against this and safety should be provided to the pilgrims and the minority in Pakistan...

‘Election Commission is functioning under pressure of State Govt’

Asserting that the Chhattisgarh State Election Commission is working under the pressure of Congress government, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Minister Brijmohan Agrawal while leveling allegations against C M House, said that this is the first time in the history of the state, that it is interfering in urban bodies’ election. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Brijmohan Agrawal said that the BJP is stating from the beginning that the State Election Commission is functioning ..

Pugmarks of stray tiger found at Latabod village of Balod district

A tiger, which was for the first time spotted at Mangatta village of Rajnandgaon district on December 27 night, killed a cow at Achhoti village in Durg district on Friday. The pugmarks of the stray tiger were also found at Latabod village in Balod district on Saturday. The images of the pugmarks of the stray tiger were taken by the forest officials for examination. Forest officials from three districts- Rajnandgaon, Durg and Balod were deployed to keep a close watch to monitor the locations of the ..

Rare heart surgery of 11-yr-old performed at NH MMI Hospital

NH MMI Narayana Super Speciality Hospital successfully performed India’s first and world’s second operation on smallest child for Multiple Paravalvular Leak Closure. Dr Sumanta Shekhar Padhi, Senior Consultant, Cardiologist of NH MMI Narayana Super Speciality Hospital informed media persons that following its own ethics of giving successful treatment, this time Narayana Health has come up with another achievement of Multiple Paravalvular Leak closure with devices with certain unique complications ..

BSP hosts meeting to enhance industry-academia collaboration

A meeting was held on Saturday with B N Satpathy, Senior Consultant to Principal Scientific Officer, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India at Bhilai Niwas Board Room on ‘R&D Eco System, Resource Efficiency and Identification of Areas for Research by Academia in Iron & Steel Sector’. The meeting was attended by senior officers from BSP and led by Anirban Dasgupta, Chief Executive Officer of Bhilai Steel Plant; Anita Sawant, Regional Officer, Chhattisgarh Environment Control Board; Dr A M Rawani, ..

Chhattisgarhi movie ‘Sasural’ gets good opening response

Chhollywood star Karan Khan starrer Chhattisgarhi movie ‘Sasural’ was released in 18 cinema halls of State on Friday.  The film artists of Chhattisgarhi movie ‘Sasural’.  The premiere of Chhattisgarhi movie ‘Sasural’ was screened at Prabhat Talkies, Raipur on Friday. Producers Sagar Kesharwani, Madanlal Kahra, actor Karan Khan, Sonali Sahare, Manisha Verma, Pushpendra Singh and other artists were present on the occasion. The movie is being ..

CoE established in AIIMS, Raipur for children with SAM

RAIPURA Centre of Excellence (CoE) has been established in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur for Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). The CoE will work as State Resource Hub for providing technical support in planning, implementing and capacity building for management of malnutrition in State.  Dr Anil K Goel  As per information received from official sources with around 2.5 lakh SAM children are in State, the newly-established CoE will bridge the ..

Three suspects arrested in vendor’s shootout case

RAIPURMaking headway in murder of a coconut vendor, who was shot dead on January 2 night, Tikrapara Police have detained three suspects and claimed to crack the case soon.    “Police have detained three persons in connection with murder of Rajesh Jaiswal. Prima-facie investigation suggests that country-made firearm was used in the murder. Police investigators have collected some crucial information based on statement of Jaiswal’s wife. Police are also collecting the ..

Seven smugglers nabbed with four leopard hides

DANTEWADA/RAIPURFrail security of the protected forests in Chhattisgarh was once again exposed as a joint team of Police and Forest Department recovered four leopard hides with the arrest of 7 smugglers near village Karli of Gidam in Dantewada district on Friday. The incapability of officers’ in-charge of protected forests reflects from the facts that 20 tiger hides have been recovered in Chhattisgarh in past 10 years and 50 leopard hides from 2014 to 2018.   Chhattisgarh forests ..

C’garh shivers down to bone due to sudden showers

ALTHOUGH it was well anticipated by the weathermen, people all over State on Thursday woke up to a cloudy morning, followed by unexpected rains with some places witnessing heavy and some moderate showers. This state-wide weather phenomenon, which also brought the mercury down to shivering levels, kept most of the life across State a bit low-profile as people preferred to stay indoors even as inclement weather also coincided with optional holiday on the account of Guru Govind Singh Jayanti celebration. ..

CG Cabinet ayes nine important decisions

Chhattisgarh Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at the Chief Minister’s House on Thursday evening, has decided to give 26 acres of land at Pipraud village to Shri Balaji Swami Shri Dudhadhari Muth Raipur in exchange of Muth’s 26 acres of lands where Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) has been developed at Ravanbhatha. Talking to mediapersons after the Cabinet, Forest Minister Mohammad Akbar said that according to the memorandum, the State Government has taken a ..

SSP gives snippets of police’s success in 2019

“There is hardly any big cases not cracked in 2019 as many big cases such as infamous double-murder and recovery of burnt bodies of mother/daughter along with busting big gangs of thieves, actions on loan-sharks, helmet gang robbers, chain snatching gang were sorted out without Crime Branch,” claimed Raipur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shaikh Arif Husen as he gave figures of crimes in 2019. Addressing the press conference, SSP Shaikh Arif Husen stated that they left no stone unturned to get ..

Probe ordered in illegal tree felling at Panduka

Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF), Eco-Tourism Kaushalendra Kumar has ordered CCF Wildlife and Regional Director of Udanti-Sitanadi Tiger Reserve H L Ratre to probe the reported cases of illegal tree felling for Forest Rights titles in Panduka area as published in ‘The Hitavada’. Citing the reports published on ‘The Hitavada’ on December 17, 2019, wildlife & environment conservationist Nitin Singhvi had written to Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Wildlife Atul Shukla, apprising him with ..

Bhilaians welcome 2020 amid fun, food, music

Bursting of crackers and fireworks lit up the sky as the Twin City welcomed the New Year 2020 amid dance, fun, food and musical gala. Braving the winter chill and cold breeze, city residents on Tuesday evening gathered at party locations in large numbers to bid adieu to 2019 and welcome the New Year. City youngsters, children and senior citizens as well welcomed the New Year in a spirited way amidst bursting of crackers, relishing of cakes, gyrating and singing to the playful tunes of Hindi, Punjabi ..

RMC fines two dhaba owners for dumping waste in open

Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) on Tuesday fined Rs 5,000 each on two dhabas at Tatibandh. The dhabas were fined for dumping the waste in open. RMC Zone-8 Public Works Department and Health Department staffers inspected the restaurants, hotels and Dhabas of the Tatibandh area. Zone Sub-Engineer Abhishek Gupta informed that there was a complaint that MP Dhaba and Khana Kothi weren’t giving the waste to garbage truck; instead they dumped the waste in open...

Green Army takes initiative to clean 125 water bodies in city

Members of Green Army of Raipur, a non-government organisation dedicated to environment conservation, has undertaken the task of Budhatalab deepening, which they started from Marwari crematory Nehru Nagar on Tuesday. Swami Vivekananda Sarovar, popularly known as Budhatalab, was long being neglected. Instead of cleaning the water body, officials even try to build a Chaupati by filling up debris on large section of the pond towards Nehru Nagar, but it was stopped by the intervention of Green Army...

Snow envelopes Chilfi Valley

THE chilling cold has engulfed entire Chhattisgarh and Chilfi Valley was transformed into a valley of snow under extreme cold conditions on Monday. Among all districts, the minimum temperature of 6.8 degrees was recorded at Durg, which is seven notches below normal. With good forest cover and high altitude, Chilfi Valley which is called the Kashmir of Chhattisgarh recorded extreme cold conditions and the area witnessed sheet of snow. Similar conditions were also witnessed at Bodla and Pandaria...

Forest Deptt loses track of tiger spotted at Mangatta

Forest Department trackers have lost track of the tiger spotted at Mangatta. The tiger was last reported to have entered in Balod and could head further down south to Kanker, which is infamous for poaching. Appealing the Forest Department to intensify the search and rescue operation, Nova Nature Society member Moiz Khan has expressed serious concerns on the disappearance of tiger in Balod region as the area all the way down up to Kanker is notorious for the poaching activities...

Sea of supporters at BJP’s rally in support of CAA, NRC

A Large number of people thronged the public support rally taken out by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and NRC at Durg on Monday. During the rally, people carrying placards and banners raised slogans in support of CAA, NRC and Modi Government. The rally, led by Durg MP Vijay Baghel, commenced from Manas bhavan, situated in front of Pt. Ravishankar Stadium, and moved towards new Bus Stand...

Over 73,000 benefited under CM Urban Slum Health Scheme

Under Chief Minister Urban Slum Health Scheme, nearly 73,000 people have been provided medical treatment facility in last three months. Health Department’s Mobile Medical Teams visited total 1,369 slums in all 13 Municipal Corporations and provided free consultation, medicines and treatments. In these camps held in slum areas, facilities of medical tests for malaria, HIV, diabetes, anemia, tuberculosis, leprosy, high blood pressure, eye problems, and health checkup facility for pregnant women was ..

National Tribal Dance Fest concludes

Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha and Uttarakhand won first prize in different categories of National Tribal Dance Festival, which concluded with many enchanting performances and much fanfare at Science College Ground here on Sunday evening. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the National Tribal Dance Festival. Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr Charandas Mahant presided over the function. Speaker of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha Nanabhau Patole was present ..

Raipur Central Jail Medical Officer accused of favouring affluent inmates

A series of serious allegations of corruption has been made against the Raipur Central Jail Medical Officer (MO) Dr Ajay Khandekar, posted at 40-bedded infirmary of State’s biggest correctional institution here. Very often, Dr Khandekar has been accused of giving ‘preferential’ treatment to affluent inmates while concurrently denying timely medical attention to other jail inmates of downtrodden background. Dr Khandekar happens to be one of the three MOs appointed by the State Health Department to ..

City lad Farhan in finals of ‘Dance Ka Tadka’

Yet another dance prodigy from Steel City, Farhan Ansari braught laurel to Chhattisgarh state by securing place among Top -10 finalists of reality show “Dance Ka Tadka”, being conducted and airing on Oscar Movie channel. By conquering over thousand dancers from various parts of country in the audition round, he has made it to the mega final, semifinal and now entered in the finals of the dance reality show. It is worth mentioning that Farhan has the credit winning several state and national level ..

Rare surgery performed at SMC Heart Institute

SMC Heart Institute performed a rare surgery on a patient suffering from ruptured heart wall and heart attack. Dr Satish Suryavanshi, Director of SMC Heart Institute informed that a patient Lakhan Yadav (47) was referred to SMC heart institute from some other hospital at Raipur. Patient had suffered from heart attack. Patients electrocardiograpy showed complete blockage of heart vessel of right side and 90 percent blockage in left coronary artery. Eight hours after admission patient had fall in blood ..

Economy will rebound in near future: V-P

 Terming the current economic slowdown as cyclic, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu expressed confidence that the economy will rebound in the near future. Cautioning modern day politicians against waivers and calls for diversifying rural economy, the Vice President said the centre has launched various reforms aimed at making the economy more robust and resilient. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu expressed these views while inaugurating the 102nd Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association ..

Incidents of violence decline in C’garh after Cong came to power: Rahul Gandhi

 Lauding the works of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel led Congress government, Wayanad Lok Sabha Member Rahul Gandhi said that incidents of violence have declined in Chhattisgarh after Congress government came to power in the state indicating that the voices of people from all classes are being heard in the Congress government. He was addressing the inaugural function of the National Tribal Dance Festival at Science College Ground here on Friday. Rahul Gandhi said that Chhattisgarh government is ..

C’garh govt is committed towards preserving waning tribal culture: CM

 Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that no violent incidents took place during protests against National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state because people in Chhattisgarh believe in peace. “We believe in Indian constitution. We are united. Social, economic and cultural developments are happening because of the pro people oriented policies of the state government”, said Bhupesh Baghel. The Congress government in the state has ..

Contract workers of JLN Hospital stage dharna for pending wages payment

 CONTRACT Workers (Attendants and Wardboys), outsourced through private agencies, deployed at JLN Hospital and Research Center, Bhilai along with Hindustan Ispat Theka Shramik Union (CITU) members on Friday staged a vehement demonstration while pressing demands for immediate payment of pending wages and other dues. Since early morning the demonstration, staged at the hospital premises, was continued untill the last report came in. However the authorities from hospital administration were negotiating ..

Vice-President to inaugurate annual conference of IEA today

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu will be inaugurating the 102nd Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Auditorium, Science College Ground in the capital on Friday. Governor Anusuiya Uikey, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, President of International Economic Association Professor Kaushik Basu and Professor Mahendra Dev, President of International Economic Association, Dr G Viswanathan and Vice Chancellor of Pandit Ravi Shankar University Kesari Lal Verma will ..

Elaborate security arrangements in Raipur

Unprecedented security arrangements are being ensured by Intelligence Wing of Chhattisgarh Police simultaneously for Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, arrived here on Friday and National Tribal Dance Festival-2019 scheduled to be commencing from December 27. As a preventive measure, heavy posse of personnel including District Executive Force (DEF) and Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF), accompanied sniffer dogs, carried out extensive frisking across the city. Under this campaign, police personnel covered ..

Rahul Gandhi to inaugurate three-day ‘National Tribal Dance Festival’ today

Three-day “National Tribal Dance Festival” will begin at Science College Ground Raipur on Friday. Talking to mediapersons here on Thursday, Chhattisgarh Culture Minister Amarjeet Bhagat said that the purpose of the event is to make people empathise with the tribal culture. All arrangements for the festival which is being held for the first time in the state have been completed...