Capital unlocks today

Raipur and Birgaon municipal corporation limits would unlock on Friday as 16 days of lockdown, enforced by the District Administration to break the chain of coronavirus, ended on Thursday. However, markets would be allowed to run business six days a week and in different shifts. Except dairy business (6 am to 12 noon), no other business would be allowed on Sunday...

Corona warriors braving all odds to collect samples

Corona warriors are leaving no stone unturned to fight the menace of COVID-19 pandemic in Surguja district. Even health workers in Surguja district are braving to cross the swollen river to collect samples for testing of coronavirus infections through Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). Health and Family Welfare Minister T S Singhdeo has praised the works of the health workers, who are collecting samples by crossing rivers for RT-PCR testing...

Power supply works for agriculture on priority

The Chhattisgarh State Power Company is carrying out power supply works for agriculture with utmost priority as per the policy of State Government. While reviewing the works of the power department Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had instructed to carry out power supply works for agriculture with top priority. Accordingly in order to ensure qu..

Lord Ram’s maternal home regales in Ayodhya event

People from maternal place of Lord Ram were filled with joy on Wednesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a grand temple at the site believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday...

Collectors authorised to take decision on extension of lockdown in districts

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel held a meeting with his cabinet ministers at Chief Minister’s official residence on Wednesday to review corona crisis situation in Chhattisgarh. The lockdown period will end on Thursday in several districts including Raipur where lockdown was re imposed after the spiralling of the corona cases. The corona crisis situation was discussed in detail in the meeting. Health Minister T S Singhdeo, Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, Cabinet Ministers Ravindra Choubey, Mohammad Akbar, ..

Youth held for abduction, rape

A 19-year-old youth in Raipur was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly abducting and exploiting a minor girl sexually. The accused identified as Pramod Saxena (19) allegedly abducted a 16-year-old girl and raped her, said Mandir Hasaud SHO Sonal Gwala. ..

Social worker Agrawal celebrates bhoomipujan of Ram Mandir

SOCIAL worker Basant Agrawal celebrated the auspicious occasion of bhoomipujan of Ram Janmabhoomi temple at Ayodhya by performing religious rituals and aarti of the photo of Ram Darbar at Sheetala Mandir in front of Machli Talaab, Gudhiyari here on Wednesday. Residents of the locality along with Basant Agrawal decorated the area by hoisting the Saffron (Bhagwa) flag and lighting of ‘Diyas’ in the area...

Agrawal tests +ve

Former Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Speaker and senior Bharatiya Janata Party Leader Gaurishankar Agrawal has been tested COVID-19 positive. After feeling difficulty in breathing followed by fever prompted him to get tested for COVID-19 infection, which tested positive. After being tested positive, Gaurishankar Agrawal gave the information through ..

On duty nurses of BRAMH celebrate Rakshabandhan with Covid patients

On duty nurses of Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital (BRAMH) tied rakhi on the wrists of corona patient on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, this way they fulfilled responsibility of a sister. The nursing staff performed duties as sisters, and tied silk threads as rakhis on the wrists of the brothers admitted as patients in the specialised Covid ward of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital (BRAMH) on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. All the b..

‘Chidiya Mitaan’ initiative to protect birds

Keshkal Forest Division has taken up a unique initiative ‘Chidiya Mitaan’ at Kondagaon to protect the birds by explaining the importance of the role of birds in maintaining ecological balance to the locals. The regressive practice of bird hunting has plagued the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh. Kids could be often seen with catapults shooting down birds without realising that the birds they are killing so important to nature and thus to the humans...

BJYM flays Youth Congress leader for interfering in Govt Deptt’s work

 Vijay Sharma  Staff Reporter ;  RAIPUR,  Severely criticising the forced interference of a Youth Congress leader into the affairs of Excise Department, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has termed it shamelessness and abuse of being in power. BJYM State President Vijay Sharma alleged that since Congress came to power in State, the Congress leaders have started interfering into the affairs of government departments and administration and try to run affairs as per their ..

Another spurt of 181 corona cases in State

NUMBER OF coronavirus infected people in Chhattisgarh has reached 9,608 with detection of 181 cases till Sunday. Altogether, 6,991patients have been discharged after recovery, while 2,559 are still under treatment. A total of 58 people have died due to pandemic, so far, in the State. Three deaths were reported on Sunday. Out of 181 corona patients detected on Sunday, 67 are from Raipur, 19 Durg, 18 Raigarh, 11 Rajnandgaon, 10 Balodabazaar, 9 Kondagaon, 9 Bijapur, 8 Mahasamund, 8 Janjgir-Champa, 6 ..

Twin City sees dip in sale this Rakshabandhan

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, markets and other commercial establishments in Twin City, Bhilai and Durg have recorded a considerable drop in sales of rakhi, sweets and other festive paraphernalia’s this Rakshabandha. Rakshabandhan is scheduled to be observed on Monday across the city. But, the city based shopkeepers and small vendors are in glo..

Now, relive mythology with Lord Rama’s maternal home

Lord Rama’s maternal home Chandkhuri will now be as attractive and beautiful as the cities in mythological tales. Keeping the original form intact of the ancient Kaushalya temple in Chandkhuri village located near Raipur, the outline for beautification of the entire complex has been prepared. This entire work, which is included in the Chief Minister’s ambitious Ram Van Gaman Path Development Project, will be executed at a cost of Rs 15.75 crore in Chandkhuri...

‘Social distancing will be followed strictly during monsoon session

Speaker Dr Charan Das Mahant has assured that during the forthcoming Monsoon Session, the principles of social/physical distancing will be complied with strictly. These views were observed by the Speaker while carrying out inspection of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. After inspecting the House, Speaker Dr Charan Das Mahant directed the Assembly Secretariat officials that during the Monsoon Session, the principles of social/physical distancing will be followed strictly not only in the House ..

‘Congress Govt is negligent since beginning of pandemic’

By highlighting the negligence of people during Unlock, the Bharatiya Janata Party has alleged that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is trying to put the onus of his Government’s failure in containing the heavy spike in COVID-19 cases in State, on the common people. The BJP alleged that the spike in COVID-19 cases on the contrary is increasing due to Congress leaders, Ministers and public representatives who’re moving in the public along with supporte..

CAF band pays tribute to martyrs, corona warriors

Police Parade Ground in Raipur on Friday echoed by the tune of patriotic songs played by the band of Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) during ‘Swatantrata Diwas Mahotsav’. Aiming to pay tribute to martyrs and frontline corona warriors, ‘Swatantrata Diwas Mahotsav’ is being organised by the Ministry of Defence in association with the Information and Broadcasting Ministry from August 1. Under this programme, the army and police force will be presen..

KVK making ‘rakhis’ from palm leaves

In the time of crisis emerging out of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), a Krishak Mahila Sangathan at a village in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh is associating villagers with employment-oriented activities of making beautifully crafted ‘Green Rakhis’ for this Rakshabandhan. Motivated and guided by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Dantewada, the members of Jhara Mata Nandpuram Krishak Mahila Sangathan at village Jhodiyabadam are making Green Rakhis by using palm leaves, said Principal Scientist ..

Eid-ul-Azha celebrated across C’garh

Eid-ul-Azha, also known as Bakri Eid, was celebrated amid the crona crisis across State on Saturday. No social programmes were conducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in State on the occasion. No mass Namaj-e-Did was orgnised in mosques and idgahs in the state capital in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus infections...

Collector inspects gothans of Abhanpur Development Block

Collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan and District Panchayat CEO Dr Gaurav Kumar Singh on Friday inspected the gothans of villages Parsada, Tekari, Palod and Kolar of Abhanpur Development Block and took stock of the dung procurement under State’s flagship scheme Narva, Garva, Ghurwa and Badi. ..

Monsoon Session to commence from Aug 25

Monsoon Session of Seventh Session of the Fifth Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly will commence from August 25 and will continue till August 28, 2020. A notification in this regard has been issued by Chandra Shekhar Gangrade, Principal Secretary, Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. During the Monsoon Session, financial as well as administrative matters will be taken up. ..

Testing rate of COVID in C’garh still to match WHO standards

The average rate of sample testing among 1 million (10 lakh) people for COVID-19 has risen to 45% in last three weeks across Chhattisgarh, but still State fails to match the standard of World Health Organisation (WHO) in testing rate. Along with West Bengal and Gujarat, Chhattisgarh is one of the nine states which is still unsuccessful to do over 140 COVID-19 tests per million people per day. Even small states like Mizoram, Sikkim, Goa, Nagaland, Tripura and union territories Pondicherry and Ladakh ..

‘Commercial Coal Mining to start new era of growth in State’

Asserting that the discussions on some outstanding issues with Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was held in a very cordial environment, Union Coal and Mines Minister Prahlad Joshi said that Coal Ministry has accepted the suggestion of Chhattisgarh Government to replace five mines out of nine mines put under commercial coal auctions in the State. ..

‘Lockdown cannot be avoided, if norms not followed’

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that the decision of lockdown in cities was taken to prevent spread of corona infection and requested the people to take lockdown seriously. He said that lockdown does create difficulties for people, but if people do not follow safety and prevention norms, then the lockdown situation cannot be avoided. “This is the time for us to be co..

CG Govt distributed only 6.19% of alloted rice under ANB: Danve

The Chhattisgarh Government has distributed only 6.9 per cent of the total allocation of rice under the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ (ANB) Scheme, said Raosaheb Patil Danve, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public distribution, Government of India. Accusing State Government of not focusing on the distribution of the rice given by the Central Government under the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ (ANB) scheme, Danve said, “The State Government must work t..

BJP State Prez, family members test positive for coronavirus

After common people, medical fraternity and police personnel, the COVID-19 infection has started spreading among high profile people. Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State President Vikram Usendi and his family members have been tested COVID-19 positive. From the test reports which arrived on Wednesday, the former BJP President Vikram Usendi, his wife and two sons have tested COVID-19 positive. Usendi and his family reside in MLA colony in the capital...

Patients Covid centres at Lalpur sufferdue to inadequate arrangements

Patients kept under Covid centres at Regional Leprosy Training and Research Centre in Lalpur are facing problem due to inadequate arrangements. While talking to The Hitavada, Chief Medical and Health Officer, Dr Meera Baghel informed that Regional Leprosy Training and Research Centre in Lalpur has 90 beds under Covid Centre. Arrangements have been made to keep asymptomatic patients who are found positive during test. Three doctors and a supervisor have been deployed in each shift. In three shifts ..

‘Govt’s negligence putting lives of patients in danger’

Alleging that due to prevailing mismanagement in COVID Care Centres, patients are running away from such centres, the Bharatiya Janata Party has stated that fed-up with the mismanagement the patients are approaching people for assistance through various mediums including social media. Bharatiya Janata Party State President Vishnu Deo Sai while expressing concern over the rising cases of COVID-19 infection in State, said despite the COVID-19 pandemic reaching to dangerous proportion in State, no ..

Sharma assumes office charge as Chairman of RKKP

Congress leader Surendra Sharma has assumed the charge of office as Chairman of Rajya Krishak Kalyan Parishad (RKKP) in presence of Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey at the official residence of the Minister on Wednesday. Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey has congratulated Surendra Sharma for his new responsibility and wished him for h..

Products sale by Ujala Group receives good response

THE women of Ujala Village Group received good response during the sale of indigenous products near Jawahar Bazaar, Malviya Road here on Wednesday. The group connected with Zila Panchayat received extensive support under National Rural Livelihood Mission and verities of ‘Rakhi’ was the centre of attraction among other products during the special sale...

Land lease rights changing fortunes of forest dwellers

To meet the expectations of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, efforts are being made to make forest dwellers self-reliant by granting them forest land lease rights. Farmer Mishraram Rana is turning those expectations into reality. Rana is planting vegetables, fruits and flower bugs in his garden along with paddy cultivation on the allotted forest land at village Mudiyal coming under the remote forest area of Mohala development block, Rajnandgaon district...

Normal functioning of Mantralaya, HoD offices suspended till August 6

In a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus infections, normal functioning of Mantralaya and Head of Department (HoD) offices has been suspended till August 6. In this regard, Secretary of General Administration Department (GAD), Government of Chhattisgarh D D Singh has issued an order on Tuesday...

Red, Orange, Green zones freshly classified

As the State registering a heavy spike of COVID-19 positive cases, with the numbers of active COVID-19 patients crossing 2,700 mark and numbers of positive patients crossing 8,000 mark, as on Tuesday, 127 blocks across 28 districts including capital Raipur and all major cities, have been classified into Red Zone. The State Government had to re-enforce complete lockdown till August 6, 2020, due to heavy spike in COVID-19 positive cases. With the number of blocks under Red Zone gradually increasing, ..

Husband, in-law held for killing woman

A WOMAN was brutally killed by her husband and mother-in-law in Manchandur village of Utai, Durg. The police said that after thrashing the victim brutally she was hanged in an unconscious state till her death. The accused in-laws killed the woman suspecting extramarital affair, the police said. Police sources informed that the accused were identified as Khuman Sahu (Husband) and Rohini Sahu (Mother-in-law), residents of Khopli village under Machandur Police Post of Utai, Durg...

GGCU to conduct ATKT online exams from Aug 17

Guru Ghasidas Central University (GGCU), Bilaspur will conduct ATKT online examinations for courses of Graduate and Post Graduate from August 17 to 25. Terminal semester examinations will be held from September 10 to 20. In this regard, Controller of the Examination of the GGCU has issued a notification recently. The details of the online examinations have been uploaded on the website of the university. Keeping in view of present CO..

Coronavirus grips 245 more in C’garh

THERE seems to be no let down in the number of cases reported in State since a last few days. The cases have now started coming in the bracket of 200-300 much to the concern of the government. The government in a bit to break the rally announced the lockdown but it would take more time to make a break in the number of cases being reported in Chhattisgarh and more particularly the new hotspot Raipur. Of the 245 corona positive detected on Monday, the count in State Capital Raipur alone went to 88. ..

Samples of COVID +ve ZP employees’ contacts collected

After the 12 employees including clerk, data entry operator, coordinator, peon and other employees of Durg Zila Panchayat, were detected corona positive a stir has been created in the administration and health department, as the Panchayat Officers and employees in directed contact are exposed to the danger. As a result, the Durg Zila ..

State Govt extends lockdown till Aug 6

The high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday decided to extend the complete lockdowntill August 6. Briefing mediapersons about the decision, Agriculture Minister and State Government Spokesperson Ravindra Choubey said that keeping in view the spike in COVID-19 positive cases, previously a decision was taken to enforce complete lockdown from July 22 till July 28, which now has been extended till August 6...

Students applying online for semester exams need not submit hard copy

Making an amendment in its previous notification regarding the submission of online application for Post Graduate 2nd and 4th semester examinations, Pt Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU) on Monday said that students are no more required to submit the hard copy of the online applications; they are filing for the examinations, to their respective colleges/UTDs...

‘Preparations by Govt, insufficient to control pandemic’

Bharatiya Janata Party has alleged that at a time when the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic is going out of control in State, the preparations made by the ruling Congress Government is highly in sufficient to control and prevent the spread of pandemic. Addressing mediapersons through a virtual press conference on Sunday, Bharatiya Janata Party Legislative Party Leader Dharamlal Kaushik expressed concern over the COVID-19 pandemic situation in State. He said the pandemic has gradually ..

CRPF- Peacekeepers of the nation

As we observe the 82nd Raising Day of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on July27, it is time to understand the history, ethos and charter of duties of this force. CRPF, the largest Central Armed Police Force of the Union of India, was formed on July 27,1939 at Nimach as Crown Representative Police (CRP). The primary duty of Crown Representative Police was to protect the British residents in the different States of India. After the enactment of the CRPF Act in 1949, the force was renamed as ..

Ensure payment to dung sellers within 15 days: Chief Secy to officials

Chief Secretary R P Mandal has directed officials to ensure payment to cattle breeders selling cow dung within 15 days of procurement of dung at gothans of the state. Chief Secretary Mandal held a meeting with the officials to review ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ at the office of Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society (CHiPS) here on Saturday. M..

Members of Multi-utility Centre meet Chief Minister

Members of Multi-utility Centre Bihan Chhati in Dhamtari district led by Sihawa MLA Dr Laxmi Dhruv called on Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his official residence here on Sunday. The women expressed gratitude towards Chief Minister Baghel for launching ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’. The members of the Multi-utility Centre presented products made of dung and bamboo to the Chief Minister. The women have invited the Chief Minister to visit the Multi-utility Centre, Chhatti. ..

50 cows die of suffocation at village Medhepur

ThE ambitious ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ launched by the Government to procure cow dung from the villagers proved fatal for the bovines when about 50 cows were found dead and more than a dozen struggling for life at village Medhepur, located about 30 kms away from the district headquarters in Takhatpur development block on Saturday morning...

Power supply infrastructure has been developed to supply power in LWE affected areas like Pamed village in Bijapur.

Property worth lakhs was gutted after fire broke out at a locked-shop located at a market area in Supela, Bhilai on Saturday noon. After information the fire fighting squads from Home Guard, Fire Brigade Departments of Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) and Bhilai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reached the troubled location immediately and doused off fire. According to information, at about 12 pm on Saturday, fire broke out at KGN Gas Burner Repairing Shop, located at Laxmi Market in Supela, Bhilai and the flames ..

CSPDCL successfully takes power to far flung Pamed village

With an objective to connect every household with power, the Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Ltd (CSPDCL) is carrying out works on war footing, particularly in tribal dominated areas. Progressing ahead in this direction CSPDCL has been successful in taking power to the village Pamed in LWE affected Bijapur district...

Gyan Ganga Edn Academy celebrates virtual Green Day

STUDENTS of Gyan Ganga Educational Academy celebrated Green Day with great enthusiasm and zeal in 1st period of online classes for toddlers in their respective homes. The children dressed in green attires were overwhelmed with joy to attend the class as it was their first experience to observe celebration virtually. Teachers conducting the online classes were also dressed in green...

Youth axes five of his family to death

IN a spine chilling incident, an insane youth brutally axed as many as five members of his family, including parentsand siblings to death, following a dispute at village Matiyari, some 20 kilometres away from the district headquarters on Friday. After committing the crime, the accused too committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding trailer. Sipat Police under whose jurisdiction the area comes, have taken possession of the bodies and sent them for autopsy. Police have registered an offence ..

Corona recovery rate drops to 56.4% in State

    With steady increase in the number of COVID-19 cases with every passing day in Chhattisgarh, the recovery rate of this infection has now dipped to 56.4% in State. Just few weeks ago, with 78.4% recovery rate, Chhattisgarh stood at third position after Kerala and Uttarakhand in recovery rate of COVID-19 patients. Meanwhile, the recovery rate is still better than the neighbouring states except Telangana. But drop of 22% in the rate of recovery of coronavirus patients in ..

Corona blast of 426 cases

 244 cases are from Raipur only. The single day spike of coronavirus in State reached a new high with 426 cases being reported on Friday and the number of cases in State Capital also crossed an all time high of 244 patients. Count of pandemic coronavirus infection cases in Chhattisgarh surged to 6,819 with detection of 426 fresh cases on Friday. Number of corona patients, who are being treated in various hospitals, is reported to be 2,216 at present, while 4,567 patients have been sent home after ..

ABVV, PRSU announce dates for online submission of PG semester exam forms

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vishwavidyalaya (ABVV), Bilaspur and Pt Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU), Raipur have issued notifications regarding online submission of examination forms for Post Graduate 2nd and 4th semester examinations 2020. The remaining three universities such as Surguja Vishwavidyalaya, Bastar Vishwavidyalaya and Hemchand Yadav Vishwavidyalaya are likely to issue notification within a day or two. While ABVV, Bilaspur is the first to start inviting online examination forms ..

Five deaths, highest single day spike of 371 cases rock C’garh

THE coronavirus spike once again completed its triple century in a single day in Chhattisgarh after 371 people were reported positive for the pandemic on Thursday, taking overall tally to 6,370. Total five deaths reported including 4 male and one female. Four deaths were reported from AIIMS and one from BRAMH. The State Capital continued its triple figure tally of COVID-19 patients with 205 patients getting detected on Thursday. Bhatagaon area which has been declared containment zone is being monitored ..

Durg stands still on day-1 of lockdown

The first day of the week-long lockdown with exception only for hospitals and allied health services brought Durg district to a standstill. It was a virtual curfew after 12 noon with deserted roads, bridges and intersections fully blocked by police using barricades and with the exception of police, sanitary workers and health personnel of Durg Municipal Corporation. According to the guideline, strict action was taken against the people roaming around unnecessarily. In this regard the Durg Municipal ..

RMC, police strict against ‘covidiots’

Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) Zone staffers continued to penalise the shopkeepers who kept their shops opened during the lockdown on Thursday. Zone-2 Team along with police fined Rs 500 on one shopkeeper and Rs 2,100 on 23 persons not wearing masks, Rs 200 on two men not following social distancing rules and Rs 2,300 on 23 for other violations...

Defying all odds to help expecting woman

In many remote areas of Chhattisgarh, pregnant women suffer due to lack of quick response and efficient medical facilities. Often the regions are not reachable due to poorly constructed roads and sparse connectivity. This leads to delayed treatment which can prove to be fatal to both the mother and the child. However, recently two medical staff of Mahatari ambulance service defied all odds to help a pregnant women reach the hospital safely...

Markets remain closed on 1st day of week-long lockdown

DESERTED Malviya Road with shutters down on every major showrooms and small shops, coupled with bare minimum movement of people and blaring sirens of police patrolling vehicles and public announcement asking people remain indoors, marked the day one scenario of week-long lockdown, which commenced in Capital Raipur, here on Wednesday. Similar scenes were also witnessed at all major commercial and business areas of t..

CSCDF Chairman Parmar tenders resignation amidst allegations

Rasik Parmar, Chairman, Chhattisgarh State Cooperative Dairy Federation, tendered his resignation from the post citing reasons of organised malicious propaganda against him, due to which he was unable to execute his responsibilities. In a communique issued by Rasik Parmar, who is also a Member of Board of Directors in National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India (NCDFI), it was stated that since last few months allegations that heavy losses being incurre..

Sahu pens Shah over Centre’s allocation to LWE-hit states

Raising the issue of gradual deduction in the allocation under Assistance to States for Modernisation of Police Scheme, to Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected Chhattisgarh over the years, Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah to raise the allocations keeping in view the condition in Chhattisgarh. Sahu, in his letter, stated that gradual deduction of allocation under Assistance to States for Modernization of Police Scheme had been made despite the fact that Chhattisgarh ..

COVID 19 - The new normal ‘Untouchability’

What is the point of having a civilisation, if we do not practice being civilised! One of my friend’s neighbour became COVID positive, and as per norm he is shifted to designated centre, but what happened to his quarantined households? They are now even deprived of basic needs of Milk and vegetables because other colony members are not allowing vendors or my friend to supply them even with precaution, in fear of sp..

No morning/evening walk, jogging, cycling from today

Raipur District Administration on Tuesday said that people going out for morning/evening walk, jogging and cycling have been appealed to stay home from July 22 to July 28. As the limits of Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) and Birgaon Municipal Corporation (BRMC) have been declared as containment zones, the Covid-19 advisories would be strictly implemented by the District Administration and Police Department. For the first time, grocery shops have been asked to down their shutter completely during ..

115 new corona cases justify need of lockdown

AFTER detection of 115 fresh corona cases on Tuesday, number of infected people in Chhattisgarh has now reached to 5,731. So far, a total of 4,114 patients have been discharged from various COVID hospitals after recovery. The overall number of patients under treatment is presently 1,588 after discharge of 170 cases. One death was reported taking the fatality tally to 29. Out of 115 fresh corona infection cases reported on Tuesday, 50 patients are from district Raipur, 23 Kondagaon, 8 Bilaspur, 5 each ..

Tribals in State exploited only during BJP’s rule: Akbar

Forest Minister and senior Congress leader Mohammad Akbar has on Tuesday made a scathing attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleging that the tribals of State were exploited only during its rule in the last 15 years in State. Talking to mediapersons at Rajiv Bhawan, Forest Minister Akbar said that the BJP leaders are raising baseless allegations against Chhattisgarh Congress Government and they are trying to project the Congress Government as anti-tribal. “When the BJP is out of power, it projects ..

No name for President’s Police Medal this year from CG

Chhattisgarh Police seem to be short of personnel, who meet the eligibility for President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, as only one name was reportedly proposed for the prestigious medal. But as per the protocol to recommend the name of personnel the committee required more eligible candidates since the Police Department could not place the names before the committee, the names reportedly could not be forwarded further to Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (GoI)...

Nation’s first ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ launched

‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’, the first of its kind scheme in country, commenced in Chhattisgarh from the auspicious day of Hareli on Monday. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the scheme by symbolically procuring cow dung. Under the scheme, the Government will procure cow dung at Rs 2/kg from livestock owners and use ..

RMC, BRMC limits to be sealed from mid-night

Taking a serious note of record spike of Covid-19 positive cases and cluster infection in the limits of Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) and Birgaon Municipal Corporation (BRMC) in the last few days, Raipur District Administration has added more teeth to the existing lockdown guidelines to make it severe, so that the chain of corona cases can be broken...

Dung Procurement Centre inaugurated

On the auspicious occasion of Hareli, Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) commenced Godhan Nyay Yojana with the opening of Dung Procurement Centres at RMC Zone Offices on the direction of Mayor Aijaz Dhebar on Monday...

BJP for enquiry into illegal felling of bamboo involving forest officers

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) had demanded the State Government to recognise the efforts of a forest (beat) guard and to award him for exposing the illegal cutting of trees (bamboo) being undertaken in nexus with senior forest officials. Demanding a thorough enquiry into the incident of illegal felling of bamboo plants, former Forest Minister and senior BJP leader Mahesh Gagda said that it needs to be investigated that under whose indication did the officers accused in the case, were felling bamboo ..

CAF 12th battalion’s company shifted to Capital from Bijapur

In a routine exercise in change of deployment, ‘A Company’ of Chhattisgarh Armed Force’s (CAF) 12th battalion deployed in insurgency-hit Bijapur district has been shifted to state capital. As per the directives of Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi, A company of CAF 12th battalion has been shifted to the state capital from..

Baghel gives consent to take charge as CGOA Prez

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has reportedly given his consent to take the charge of President, Chhattisgarh Olympic Association (CGOA), for the period of four years from 2020 to 2024, said sources in the CGOA. After the withdrawal of nominations on Sunday, candidates in fray for the CGOA elections, scheduled to be held on July 25, are being considered as the final for fresh four-year tenure, added the sources...

Jha is Prez of MSME Durg Industries Assn

Noted industrialist, KK Jha has been unanimously elected as the first president of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Durg District Industries Association, in the recently organized election here at Industrial Area of Bhilai...