President, V-P praise measures taken in CG

President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu hailed the preventive measures being taken by Chhattisgarh Government to contain coronavirus pandemic in State. President Ram Nath Kovind along with Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday held a video-conference with the Governors,..

CM requests PM for early release of MGNREGS wages

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in yet another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urged him for early release of the first three months wages worth Rs 1,016 crore, for financial year 2020-21, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) from Centre. The Chief Minister in the letter has stated that Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is an important component of rural economy...

Over 1,000 Indian Red Cross Society members helping 18,000 needy

Over 1,000 volunteers of Indian Red Cross Society have helped around 18,000 people, hit by the nationwide coronavirus outbreak in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, in the state. On the instruction of Governor Anusuiya Uikey, the volunteers are imparting their voluntary services to provide help to the needy people, affected by the lockdown. The Governor praised the works of the volunteers of the Indian Red Cross Society and she motivated them...

SECR readies over 200 quarantine beds for coronavirus patients

South East Central Railway (SECR) Raipur Railway Division has been assigned to manufacture over 200 beds in Wagon Repair Shop, to be used by medical staff in isolation and Quarantine wards developed by Railways at various places for Coronavirus infected patient’s treatment. As per information received from Pradeep Kamle, Chief Work Shop Manager of Wagon Repair Shop, all the field staffs and officials have been directed to take necessary steps to prevent outbreak of Coronavirus...

CM informs PM regarding COVID-19 measures in State

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with chief ministers of states including Chhattisgarh via video conferencing to discuss measures to combat COVID-19. Prime Minister thanked states for supporting the decision of lockdown due to which India has achieved some success in limiting the spread of COVID-19. He praised how all states have worked together as a team to check the spread of the virus. He however forewarned that the global situation remains far from satisfactory and informed ..

Sonia Gandhi reviews C’garh’s preparedness to tackle coronavirus

Congress National President Sonia Gandhi held a video conferencing with Congress chief ministers on Thursday to review measures being taken by the Congress governments to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel through video conferencing appraised the party national president about the measures being taken by his government to check the spread of the infectious virus and the welfare measures for the migrant laborers and other people during this period of crisis. ..

Dr Vishnu Dutta appointed new Dean of Pt JNMMC

Dr Vishnu Dutta has been appointed as new Dean of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College (Pt JNMMC). He will take charge from Dr Abha Singh on Friday. As per information received from official sources Deputy Secretary of Medical Education Department Surendra Singh Bandhe issued notice in this regard on Thursday...

Corona will convalesce, but will our economy?

Is the worst yet to come or is over? This is the question in the mind of every Indian right now. Is this a mere health pandemic with which time will twirl into an Economic pandemic? It has been more than three months since World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak as Public Health Emergency of international concern. Three nations among the five largest economies in the world are facing the worst-ever phase in the history due to this outbreak. In USA, China and India markets ..

Over 100 migrant labourers create uproar at Chirchari

Apr 1 Hundreds of migrant workers, who have been staying in a camp at Timber Depot Chirchari in Chhuria block of Rajnandgaon district due to the nationwide lockdown, created uproar at Chirchari on Wednesday when Rajnandgaon district administration prevented the migrant workers from moving out and asked them to stay in the camp. When the migrant labourers started leaving the camp for their homes, the district administration was forced to deploy security forces to stop the migrant workers. The labourers ..

Residents of Jashpur obeying lockdown without deployment of police

Displaying highest degree of restraint and resolve, people of Jashpur district observed total lockdown without deployment of police force and administration machinery on April 1, in response to an appeal made by District Collector Nileshkumar Kshirsagar a day before on Tuesday. “Almost all citizens of Jashpur stayed in their respective homes except a few who came out of their houses in the morning to buy vegetables and grocery goods...

Baghel thanks CMs for providing assistance to CG labourers

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has extended his gratitude to Chief Ministers of all States where labourers and workers from Chhattisgarh were stranded due to lockdown. The CMs were thanked for providing necessary assistance to the labourers and workers. In his letters to all Chief Ministers, Baghel said that he came to know about the fast assistance provided to labourers and other people from Chhattisgarh stranded in various States by respective district administrations. Extending his gratitude, he ..

Two die after taking spirit in place of liquor

Desperation for alcohol claimed lives of two in Raipur on Wednesday as they consumed medical spirit as replacement of liquor. “Two persons in Raipur’s Banstal area, under Gole Bazaar police station limits, died on Wednesday reportedly after consuming spirit as replacement for alcohol while one other is in critical condition,” said Kotwali City Superintendent of Police (CSP) D C Patel. Amid lockdown, liquor shops, bars and other sources of alcohol have been shut across Chhattisgarh till April 7...

Two more COVID-19 +ve cases found in C’garh

THE tally of patients tested positive for coronavirus reached nine on Tuesday evening in State. The two new patients are from Korba and Raipur have been admitted in AIIMS, Raipur. The boy who became the eight patient had arrived at Korba from London was tested positive and shifted to AIIMS on Monday late night. ..

SECR to develop 55 coaches as isolation ward

South East Central Railway (SECR), Raipur Division is going to develop 55 coaches into isolation wards for coronavirus infected patients. Railway staff have started the work on war footing. As per information received from Divisional Railway Manager Shyam Sunder Gupta, concerned officials have been directed to modify the coaches as per need...

Mega dip in crime graph after lockdown

The outbreak of deadly Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and nationwide lockdown enforced to contain the pandemic has resulted in significant decline in crime graph in State Capital. The police stations in State Capital, which usually record around dozen of cases everyday, have witnessed remarkable drop in number of crimes after the enforcement..

RPF serves food to over 200 poor people

Railway Protection Force (RPF) staff extended helping hands to poor and needy people living on streets by serving food to over 200 persons on Monday in Raipur, Bhatapara and Durg. As per information received as per directives of Divisional Security Commissioner Anurag Meena, over 200 persons were served food by RPF staff...

CM checks stock of essential goods

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday set out on the streets of the capital to take stock of the availability of essential commodities, food grains and evaluate the fair prices during the lockdown. The Chief Minister interacted with vegetable vendors and buyers near the inter-state bus stand in Ravanbhata and inquired about the prices and sales of vegetables. After this, the Chief Minister reviewed the control room and emergency food supply cell for supply of food grains to the needy, destitute ..

Shortage of supply, lack of staff hit retailers in Chhattisgarh

People continued to queue up for essential items in departmental stores and general grocery shops. Owing to lockdown, borders of Chhattisgarh have been sealed affecting the supply of several goods. Severalwholesalers of State are complaining of shortage of goods which generally come from Maharashtra and..

Answer sheets are safe: CGBSE Chairman

Days after Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) announced to get answer sheets of Class 10 and 12 Main Examinations-2020 evaluated at home of valuers instead of evaluation centres amid the ongoing lockdown, people are expressing their apprehensions regarding the safety and confidentiality of the answer sheets...

Drugs Deptt seizes spurious sanitiser in raid

A team of Drugs Department of Chhattisgarh Government on Monday conducted a raid at Indo German Bio Science in Dal Seoni area of Raipur on the report of manufacturing of spurious sanitiser at the factory. According to information, the company was not following the safety standard in the making of sanitisers. The company has also no licence for manufacturing sanitiser...

CM praises Centre’s efforts to curb COVID-19 outbreak

Praising the efforts and measures initiated by the Central Government towards prevention and control of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave information about the measures taken in this direction and about implementation of complete lockdown in State. ..

Three arrested for organising b’day party

POLICE arrested three for organising birthday party with considerable gathering of people in violation of directives issued for lockdown effected for checking spread of coronavirus infection. The accused were remanded to jail from the court. Police sources informed that the accused have been identified as Ratan Tandi (27) and Radheshyam Chhatreya (22), both residents of Model Town, Bhilai and Akar Sika (24), a resident of Dhamdhanaka, Durg...

Expedite process of sample testing: Singhdeo to officials

Health and Family Welfare Minister T S Singhdeo has directed officials to expedite the process of conducting tests of targeted people under the drive carried out prevention and control of Novel Coronavirus infection. Chairing a review meeting on measures taken towards prevention and control of COVID-19 infection through video conferencing with the officials from State-level Control and Command Centre from his official residence, the Health Minister sought detailed information regarding the measures ..

Special food cells set up for needy across State

To serve food to needy people stuck at different places, miles away from their homes in Chhattisgarh due to total lockdown imposed for coronavirus threat, special food cells have been set up by State Government across State under the directive of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. In this sequence, special food cell has been set up in Raipur district under the supervision of district magistrate Dr S Bharathi Dasan, SSP Sheikh Arif Husen and CEO Dr Gaurav Kumar Singh and RMC Commissioner Sourabh Kumar...

MGNREGA labourers working under coronavirus threat

Amidst much hue and cry about safety measures for the prevention of Coronavirus, MGNREGA labourers in many parts of State were spotted working under an unsafe environment. One such case was reported from different panchayats of Kanker district of Chhattisgarh where labourers, engaged in MGNREGA work, were seen sweating out without wearing masks and in the absence of arrangements for hand washing at the work site...

CM for 100-bedded hospitals in all districts

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel instructed officials to make immediate arrangements for 100-bedded hospitals for coronavirus infected patients in all districts apart from making similar arrangements in all six medical colleges in State. ..

Police seek Centre’s special insurance scheme

POLICE personnel are presently out of the special insurance scheme of Rs 50 lakh. The health insurance scheme has been announced for frontline health workers viz doctors, paramedical staffers and sanitation workers. Apart from this the police officials and personnel are also working without the safety kits as that of medical staffers. As outcome of poor awareness among populace and sudden spread of COVID-19 infection, there were instances when along with medical staffers police personnel have to ensure ..

Potential virus carriers like homeless, labourers still residing on roads

In this 21-day lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak, poors, homeless and migrant workers have turned out to be both susceptible and potential carriers of this infection. They are roaming and living in open areas without any protection. After diagnosis of one COVID-19 patient in slum area of capital Raipur, risk of this disease in very high amongst these people who can spread to other populations of urban areas across Chhattisgarh...

Utilise lockdown period to learn new things: CBSE

  Owing to outbreak of COVID-19 in all over nation including Chhattisgarh, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has not only postponed remaining exams of class 10th and 12th, but directed schools to not start new academic session of elementary classes. In this condition, to end the free time of students, CBSE has called them this crisis a golden option for all as this offered ample time for teachers, parents and students to learn and refocus on real purpose of education. In a letter ..

President, V-P extend support to Governors in fighting COVID-19

   Keeping in view the COVID-19 contagion, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday convened a meeting of all the state Governors via video conference. Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and Chhattisgarh Governor Anusuiya Uikey along with the Governors of all the states were present at the meeting. The Governors of the states with highest numbers of COVID-19 patients and deaths held detailed discussed with the President, who suggested them to maintain round the clock monitoring of situation and ..

Baghel assures proper arrangements for supply of essential commodities

  Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has assured the people that robust arrangements have been made towards supply of essential commodities in State during the ongoing 21-day lockdown period. He took the opportunity to direct all district collectors to check black-marketing and profiteering of such commodities strictly.In his message to the people, the Chief Minister expressed his gratitude towards the people for complying with the 21-day lockdown in a disciplined manner. He said that maintaining ..

Only essential units operational in BSP

  SAIL has already taken various preventive measures across all its plants and units in its fight against spread of COVID-19. BSP’s Officer Association and trade union office bearers appealed management to cut on manpower further for restricting movement and gathering at a place. Keeping vital plants and equipment like coke oven batteries, blast furnaces in running condition is essential for large integrated steel plants. Taking swift action, the Management of SAIL-Bhilai Steel ..

Corona +ve cases rise to 6 in State 7 suspected cases are under observation in AIIMS, Raipur

Total six positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in Chhattisgarh and seven patients are kept under observation at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur here on Thursday. As per information received from Dr Karan Peepre, Superintendent of AIIMS hospital, four patients found positive are undergoing treatment at AIIMS Raipur while two other patients are in Rajnandgaon and Bilaspur districts of State...

Annual Budget Demands for Grants worth Rs 1 lakh crore passed by invoking guillotine

Owing to the threat of spread of Novel Corornavirus COVID-19 infection, the Annual Budget Demands for Grants worth approximately Rs 1 lakh crore for the financial year 2020-21, were passed by invoking guillotine. It is first time that guillotine has been invoked in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly for passage of Budget demand grants. Earlier, all departmental Budget demand grants for the financial year 2020-21 was also passed by guillotine...

Vegetable vendors attack cops after asked to shut down shop

BALOD, Two police personnel were injured when a group of vegetable vendors attacked them with sharp object when the police personnel asked them to close their shops, at Daupara chowk under Arjuni police limits, on Thursday afternoon. In this matter, police arrested 6 people including an army jawan. The two police constables have been admitted in Community Health Centre, Arjuni and their condition is stable. The injured police personnel were identified as Head Constable Vikas Rajput and Constable Kamlesh ..

Vendors, daily wagers in dilemma over social distancing

In COVID-19 outbreak, poor vegetable vendor Ram Patel still roams in various colonies entire day for selling vegetables in Bhilai. He heard of COVID-19 pandemic from his customers and already apprehensive when a patient of his neighoburing colony Khursipar Zone-2 was tested positive. Patel bought a mask, but social distancing- a choice in between his life and livelihood is unthinkable to him. “If I sit at home, I will lose my earning...

Major fire incident averted at DLS

A major fire incident was averted at Diesel Loco Shed (DLS) located at Wagon Repair Shop on Wednesday. The fire was doused within half-an-hour and no loss of valuables has been reported so far. As per information received from Divisional Security Commissioner, Anurag Meena, the incident took place at Eco Friendly DLS at about 1:10 pm...

2 more +ve cases reported in CG

Two coronavirus positive cases persons have been reported in State. One case has been confirmed from Raipur and the other is from Rajnandgaon. State Health Department Secretary Niharika Barikh Singh has confirmed both the cases. With this the number of cases with coronavirus infection has gone up to 3. One person who has been tested positive is from Bhakarpara area of Rajnandgaon. District Collector Jai Prakash Maurya has also confirmed the case. The Bhakarpara, where the patient hails from has been ..

Shortage of hydroxychloroquine pills comes to fore amid COVID-19 scare

AFTER the shortage of masks and sanitisers, now the State is witnessing a shortage of hydroxychloroquine - medicine used for curing malaria and other vector-borne diseases. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended hydroxychloroquine as preventive measure only for high-risk population. However, ICMR has issued an advisory that the drug should be given to customers only after medical prescription...

Bairagi family, ‘Seva Toli’ distribute 2,000 masks

Amidst growing threat of coronavirus and scarcity of masks and hand sanitisers, a family in Fafadih area, Raipur is reaching out to people in need and distributing them home-made masks. The family has distributed around 2,000 masks as on March 24. Surendra Bairagi, who works as clerk in an Iron factory here, said that his family and ‘Seva Toli’ (service group) had earlier launched a campaign against polythene bags and stitched cloth bags and distributed these bags among people under Polythene-free ..

Raipur Police take tough stance for lockdown

Raipur Police claimed to have made blanket arrangements for enforcing complete lockdown called to contain spread of deadly Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). If required, Raipur Police will seal entry and exit point of State Capital for preventing unnecessary movement of vehicles from other states and neighbouring districts as a preventive measure, said Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Prafull Kumar Thakur. Necessary steps will be taken to ensure lockdown in proper sense, added the ASP City...

Sub-committee of Council of Ministers to regulate private school fee structure

Addressing one of the long-pending demands, Cabinet on Tuesday gave a go-ahead to a Sub Committee of Council of Ministers to regulate fee structure of private schools across the state. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel chaired the Cabinet meeting through video conferencing amid threat of coronavirus which has become..

Durg borders sealed

Following the orders of the District Magistrate (DM), the Durg Police on Tuesday sealed inter-district borders and placed stoppers in over dozen of points from where the Durg district shares border with other districts. Except for the movement of essential goods and services, the borders were completely sealed. Adequate number of police personnel from the respective police station as well as from police line have been deployed in around 15 such points from where no one is allowed to enter the Durg ..

J’khand labourers stranded at Bilaspur deported safely

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has arrangement for requisite transportation, medical and other facilities for migrant labourers stranded in Bilaspur. After learning about labourers, heading to Jharkhand from Kerala, stranded in Bilaspur railway station due to lockdown, the CM directed the administration to ensure food and medical facilities for them...

‘In a first, Naxalites used both wait, bait tactics in March 21 attack on security personnel’

After months of unusual calm, Naxalites have made their existence felt just to prove that they haven’t lost their foothold in State. This is why the Naxals carried out the deadliest attack in Sukma district on March 21, said military psychologist and defence expert Dr Varnika Sharma. For the first time, Naxalites used wait and bait ambush in their attack, said Dr Sharma adding, there was 60 per cent Wait ambush and 40 per cent Bait ambush aimed at providing extensive damage to the security personnel...

Govt eyes Corona-free State Violators of lockdown to be punished

The State Government has decided to take legal action against people unnecessarily roaming on roads without any valid reason despite complete lockdown. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has appealed to all to remain inside their houses and directed all the officials to strictly bring into compliance the advisories issued by Government of India...

Universities to keep students updated with exam information

Complying with a circular issued by the UGC, all the universities, including PRSU Raipur, have asked the colleges to to make officials concerned, teachers, employees and students aware of the circular issued by the UGC, so that students and parents are not misled regarding the change their examination dates. The universities asked the principals/superintendents of all their affiliated colleges/examination centres, HoDs/Centre Superintendents of School of Studies (SoS), and Superintendent, Central ..

CM, Ministers pay tributes to martyrs

Tearful adieu was bid to seventeen DRG and STF personnel of Chhattisgarh police who were martyred in a Maoist attack on Sunday at Korajguda hilly terrain under insurgency-hit Sukma district, at the Sukma police lines. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Home Minister Tamradhawaj Sahu along with Industries Minister Kawasi Lakhma, CPCC President Mohan Markam, Senior Security Advisor to Union Home Ministry K Vijay Kumar, DGP D M Awasthi along with senior officials from state administration, police and CRPF ..

Governor visits injured security personnel

Chhattisgarh Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Monday visited Ramkrishna Care Hospital to meet security personnel got injured in a Naxal encounter took place in Sukma district of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh on March 21. It is to be mentioned, the security personnel are undergoing treatment at Ramkrishna Care Hospital...

Successful Janata Curfew in Bhilai

Elaborate security arrangement was made during observance of ‘Janata Curfew’ in twin city of Bhilai and Durg and in rural parts of the district. The police maintained round the clock vigil to avert any eventuality on the day. During Janata Curfew police officials maintained vigil to ensure effective observance of ‘Janata Curfew’. Rohit Kumar Jha, ASP (City) informed that ‘Janata Curfew’, observed for effectively underscoring danger of corona virus, was peaceful as no untoward incident was reported ..

Awesome! Janta Curfew with no one out

THERE was an overwhelming response across the state for the ‘Janta Curfew’ call given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break the Virus chain in the fight against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). All offices in government and private sector along with shops, malls, markets, pubs, hotels, public services including the Railways came to staggering halt today during the public curfew. Over 700 minibuses along with 210 low floor city-buses, 3000 cabs and approximately 12000 autorickshaws/minidoors all ..

All urban areas to be lockdown till March 31

Along with 75 other cities in the country where positive cases of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 have been found, capital Raipur along with all other urban areas in Chhattisgarh have been locked-down till March 31. The decision was aired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in his message to the people of the state after a decision was taken in this direction during the review meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary on COVID-19 status with..

COVID-19 Impact: Sharp drop in air pollution levels

Fearing an outbreak of COVID-19 across Chhattisgarh, a positive thing is being noticed in urban parts of the state, as its air has seen a decline in pollutant levels. In all of urban areas consist of Raipur, Bhilai-Durg, Korba, Raigarh and Bilaspur, a 30% to 40% drop was seen in concentration of nitrogen oxide in second and third week of March 2020 as compared to same weeks of March 2019 as well as March 2020. A drop in concentration of PM 2.5 too was seen since restriction was imposed and preference ..

4.0 quake jolts Sukma, Chhindgarh, Malkangiri

MILD tremors measuring 4.0 on richer scale were felt in the bordering districts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha on Saturday morning. No loss of life or property has been reported so far during the three-second earthquake. Mild shocks were experienced at 11.14.44 am in Surguja and Bastar district of Chhattisgarh and Malkangiri area of Odisha...

4.0 quake jolts Sukma, Chhindgarh, Malkangiri

MILD tremors measuring 4.0 on richer scale were felt in the bordering districts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha on Saturday morning. No loss of life or property has been reported so far during the three-second earthquake. Mild shocks were experienced at 11.14.44 am in Surguja and Bastar district of Chhattisgarh and Malkangiri area of Odisha...

Raipur police take out flag march ahead of shutdown

Raipur Police took out a flag march for 48 hours to quell unrest and anxiety among people due to Janata curfew called on Sunday. On Friday night, Raipur Police, led by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shaikh Arif Husen, held a flag march in city. “With the objective to create awareness about COVID-19, Raipur Police - accompanied..

Twin cities all set for Janta curfew

WITH district police and administrative machinery all set to keep a vigil on proper implementation of Section 144 in the region, the residents of Durg, Bhilai are all set to observe Janta curfew. City residents on Saturday also came out of their houses to get necessary items like medicines and other essential commodities to stay indoors and ensure their contribution in nationwide curfew...

‘Make sure children remain at home for next 14 days’

WITH global pandemic ‘COVID-19’ breaking all boundaries, it is essential that every organisation, which has stake in facilitating health services during a crisis situation being faced by India, gears up to accomplish the ‘mission impossible.’..

84 people with foreign travel history under house isolation in Durg

TOTAL155 persons have been identified in the urban area of the Durg district who have returned from abroad and are being monitored as part of precautions to check the spread of COVID-19. As on March 20, out of the 155 passengers who have come from abroad, 26 of these people are not currently residing in the district¸ 45 citizens have completed the 14-day mandatory period of home isolation while 84 individuals are currently in home isolation/quarantine...

Condition of first positive case patient stable

The condition of the first positive case patient of Chhattisgarh is stable and under control informed officials of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). As per information received from official sources Raipur resident suffering from Coronavirus Positive in AIIMS Raipur is stable. According to Public Relations Officer SS Sharma, she is still in isolation along with her parents...

Cooperate in implementing ‘Janta Curfew’: Governor to citizens

Governor Anusuiya Uikey has appealed citizens to cooperate in implementing the ‘Janta Curfew’ called on by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 22. Governor Uikey appealed people to take utmost precautions and awareness to prevent the infection. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on people to observe Janta Curfew, ..

Radio Collaring of elephants fails to fetch desired results

Radio Collaring of elephants to mitigate the human-elephant conflicts has failed to yield the desired results as four of the five collars have fell off from the elephants, which have now become untraceable. Forest Department had set the target of 12 elephants for radio collaring, but only managed five, out of which now only one is functional. Chhattisgarh has suffered 65 human deaths, 9 elephant deaths and 29 humans sustaining injuries ..

Section 144 imposed in urban areas of

District Administration has imposed Section 144 of Indian Penal Code 1973 in urban areas of the district after a person was found coronavirus positive in Raipur on Thursday. District Magistrate Dr S Bhartidasan on Thursday said that the Section 144 has been imposed as precautionary measure as it was not possible to make all the citizens of the district aware about the preventive measures taken by the local administration while complying with the advisory issued by the state government on coronavirus...

Govt completely geared-up to combat corona: CM

In his address to the people of the state, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday assured the people that the State Government is completely alert and geared up to combat the virus. He called upon people not to panic but urged them to remain vigilant and any kind of negligence should be avoided. In his message to the people of the state, the Chief Minister said that it is evident that the whole world is fighting against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

Commissioner reviews measures to deal with coronavirus

Divisional Commissioner GR Churendra reviewed activities of various departments in the meeting with the officers while also reviewing the measures taken to deal with Corona virus. In the meeting held at Hindi Bhawan, he asked the officers to make the people aware with the preventive steps prescribed by the WHO for Corona virus’s prevention and control...

‘Healthy people need not wear masks’

A meeting of various health officers and representatives of private hospitals was organised at collectorate conference hall on Wednesday. Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Sanjay Agrawal issued necessary directives for battling against Coronavirus. ADM Agrawal instructed all hospitals to make necessary arrangements to combat against the challenge posed by Coronavirus. These include constructing isolation ward, stocking necessary medicines for disinfection, identification of infected patients and ..

Arrangements made at Raipur Railway Station to fight COVID-19

In order to prevent spread of Coronavirus South East Central Railway (SECR) has made arrangements for Help desk at Raipur Railway Station. Isolation ward have been developed at Railway Hospital. Public awareness posters have been installed at many places of railway station and colony. Railway staff has been supplied with good quality mask to avoid infection. Passengers have been made aware during journey by railway staff in Bilaspur, Nagpur and Raipur Divisions. Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Shyam ..

COVID-19: RMC Commissioner conveys meeting of CHRA

Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) Commissioner Saurabh Kumar convened a meeting of Chhattisgarh Hotel and Restaurant Association (CHRA) to aware them about the Government’s advisory regarding COVID-19 prevention on Tuesday. The Hotel Managements were directed to promptly report to the authorities in case they receive any guests from outside the State and on finding symptoms of viral infection in them so as the arrangements for their treatment could be made within the Capital city...

Met Centre warns of rainfall from today

EVEN though mercury has crossed 33 degree Celsius after brief spell of rainfall, the influence of showers still persists with temperature hovering below normal across the state. If Meteorological Centre’s fresh warning of thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and showers at isolated places from March 18 to 21 takes place, the temperature will again dip further. With Coronavirus scare looming large and repeated warning of avoiding huge gathering, rising temperature which was being termed by many ..

IGKV initiates steps to produce advance quality open pollinated seeds

Under Chhattisgarh Government’s ambitious project ‘Narwa, Garwa, Ghurwa, Badi’’, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) Raipur has initiated an important step for production of advance quality open pollinated seeds. The objected to this move is to ensure advance quality vegetable seeds to farmers across the state in reasonable price...