Bhilai Niwas handed over to Indian Coffee House

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI, Bhilai Niwas, formerly known as Bhilai Hotel, has been handed over to Indian Coffee House for maintaining services, catering and other operations  Bhilai Steel Plant has handed over the services of Bhilai Niwas to Indian Coffee House. The outsourcing of services to ICH was a long drawn conclusion after the normal operation of Bhilai Niwas was severely affected since a long owing to staff crunch. Bhilai Niwas, formerly known as Bhilai Hotel, has been ..

Forest Department jails mahouts, owner of deceased elephant

 The Hitavada State Bureau: RAIGARH/SARANGARH Setting an exemplary precedent, Chhattisgarh Forest Department booked and subsequently jailed the mahout and owner of a elephant named ‘Ganga’ for meting out extremely inhumane torture on the animal for their personal gains. The elephant had recently died after being subjected to prolonged cruelty in Sarangarh.  The Forest Department had booked mahout Lalamani Gautam and owner Tarkeshwar under relevant Sections of the Wildlife ..

CG kids locked in Mah Protection Home returned home

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR  Two children from Chhattisgarh returned home after spending nearly 7 months in a child protection home in Pune of Maharashtra. The kids were released with the efforts of Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Dahariya. It was a moment of overflowing emotions when the children hugged their parents while tears of pleasures trickling down from their eyes. Parents failed to contact the Government of Maharashtra owing to their illiteracy.  So, they requested ..

BPL kids not getting full quota of RTE, alleges CPA

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Chhattisgarh Parents Association (CPA) has alleged the Schools of depriving the Below Poverty Line (BPL) children from full quota of Right the Education (RTE) Act. Association State President Christopher Pail made this accusation on private schools in a press conference on Tuesday. He even went on to say that School Education Department and Directorate of Public Instruction are also hand-in-glove with the private schools in this act.  Thousands of children ..

State Govt claims its special initiatives, achievements

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Chhattisgarh government on Monday listed out its initiatives and achievements which it had carried out in last six months since it came to power. Addressing a joint press conference while highlighting the achievements and initiatives, Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma and Women and Child Welfare Minister Anila Bhedia said the Congress Government led by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel have not only fulfilled its promises made to farmers, tribal, poor and common people, ..

Mayor Pramod Dubey counts achievements of RMC, RSCL

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Mayor Pramod Dubey gave out a laundry list of successful infrastructural projects launched or completed in Raipur in the six months after the formation of government in a press conference on the theme of ‘Nava Anjor Se Gadhbo Nava Raipur’ on Monday. Talking about the projects implemented under the RMC and Raipur Smart City Limited (RSCL), Mayor stated that project ‘Clean Kharun’ is central India’s ..

No rainfall recorded in Raipur despite overcast conditions

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR THE sudden cool conditions in the evening brought much needed delight from the day-long sizzling weather in the capital city on Monday. Though Bhilai recorded good thundershowers in the evening, no rainfall was recorded despite overcast conditions in Raipur. Apart from Bilaspur recording the state-level high of 40.7 degree, all other cities were below 40.0 degree mark. According to the Meteorological Center, Raipur, moderate rainfall was recorded at some places ..

Shrinkhala Yadav murder case, bereaved mother seeks justice

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI MAMTA Yadav, the bereaved mother of Shrinkhala Yadav, appealed police and judicial system for ensuring complete justice for her innocent daughter. While talking to the mediapersons at her residence on Monday, Mamta Yadav also raised certain points in the case and demanded sternlegal action in the matter. Mamta Yadav alleged that even after rusticated from school in mid-session, the minor involved in the heinous offence was constantly following her daughter Shrinkhala ..

Shivani clinches Femina Miss Grand India title

 Shivani Jadhav(left) along with another contestant. Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Shivani Jadhav from Chhattisgarh has brought laurels to the state by clinching Femina Miss Grand India-2019 title during the grand finale of the beauty pageant held in Mumbai. The grand finale of the beauty pageant was held at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. Shivani Jadhav secured first runner up position in the contest.  Shivani Jadhav will represent India in Miss Grand ..

Police crack Labhandi murder case, arrest 2

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR With the arrest of two persons, Telibandha police and Raipur’s Cyber Cell claimed to have cracked murder mystery of 30-year-old man reported in city’s outskirt on late Saturday evening “The joint team of Cyber Cell and Telibandha police arrested mastermind of Deepak Naidu’s murder case Arshad Khan alias Bobby Jani (22) and his accomplice Sayeed Nadeem alias Bada Monu (25), both residents of Kashiram Nagar falling in limits of Telibandha ..

CM met Adani officials in New Delhi alleges Amit Jogi

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR,  Amit Jogi also alleged that two coal blocks allocated to CSPGCL at Gidhmuri and Pituriya, for which AEL is being appointed MDO, talks were held to facilitate this  Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) State President Amit Jogi has alleged that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had allegedly held a closed door meeting with Rajesh Adani, brother of Gautam Adani, Chairman Adani Group in the presence of Vinay Prakash Goyal Vice President (Corporate) Adani ..

Sex racket busted, seven arrested

Staff Reporter  RAIPUR, With the arrest of seven persons, including two girls and a hotel manager, Raipur police on Sunday night claimed to have busted sex racket operational in city’s Ganj police limits. “Following a tip-off about sex racket, a police teams raided a hotel ‘Raipur Inn’ located near Raipur Railway Station under Ganj police station resulting in arrest of seven persons,” Kotwali City Superintendent of Police (CSP) D C Patel told The Hitavada.  CSP ..

Elephant dies during treatment

 The Hitavada State Bureau SARANGARH/RAIPUR: Conservationist Nitin Singhvi requested PCCF Rakesh Chaturvedi to take cognizance of the matter and register a case under the relevant sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960  A Captive elephant undertaken for treatment by Forest Department six days ago succumbed to internal and external wounds caused due to exploitation by the mahouts on Saturday. Having both kidneys failed and eyes impaired, the death came ..

RMC, Health Department, Epidemic Control Cell inspect jaundice affected Kushalpur

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) Health Department teamed up with Medical and Health Department, Urban Health Programme and Epidemic Control Cell have begun inspection of Kushalpur area where 9 children have been diagnosed positive for water-borne disease of jaundice. As the water samples collected from the government taps of the area have been found up to the mark, officials are suspecting the children must have consumed contaminated food or water while summer ..

JCI Raipur Medico City holds blood donation camp

 RAIPUR: A blood donation camp was organised by JCI Raipur Medico City at City Blood Bank Ashram on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day. The members of the JCI Raipur Medico City donated blood on the occasion. Around 40 unit blood was donated in the blood donation camp. The people was also motivated and made aware for blood donation.  JCI senator Dr Manish Kumar Gupta, zone officer Dr Jitendra Saraf, President D Divya Sachdev, Secretary Dr Sujit Parihar, programme director Dr Vikas ..

Tribals suspend 7-day-long agitation in NMDC Kirandul

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR, Tribals threaten administration of a much more intensive agitation if it fails to meet the demands in 15 days   Tribals who had laid a seize of the NMDC operations in Kirandul since last seven days, suspended their agitation on Thursday but gave an ultimatum of 15 days that if the assurances promised to them are not met by then, the tribals who were protesting under the banner of Sanyukt Panchayat Jan Sangharsh Samiti, will return with much more ..

Members of Tour de Raipur gather at Coffee House

 RAIPUR: Members of Tour de Raipur (TDR), Raipur’s premier Cycling Club, gathered at the Indian Coffee House to offer their best wishes to Tahseen Amber. Tahseen, who is a young woman cyclist from Raipur, is making an audacious attempt to cycle from Kanyakumari to Khardungla, a distance of almost 4000 km in about 45 days.  Tahseen will begin her epic ride from Kanyakumari on June 14 and will cycle via Salem, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Chhindwara, Narsinghpur, Mathura, Delhi, ..

Three youths of Durg district selected in Indian Yoga team

  Staff Reporter: DURG Three youths of Durg district have been selected in the Indian Yoga team that will be participating in the 4th World Yoga Alliance to be held at Bulgaria. They are Damini, Dhirendra Verma and Dhalendra Sahu. Detailing about the competition Director of Swalambi Yoga Academy, Santosh Rajput informed that this competition has been organised at Sofia the capital of Bulgaria from June 28 to 30.  For this profiles were invited by Yoga Youth Acharya Club Bengaluru ..

Villagers being duped by middlemen in Boregaon

 By Ashish Das: BOREGAON Sweating hard in the scorching heat, villagers collect sal seeds from the forest to earn their livelihood, but they are forced to sell the seeds at Rs 15-16 per kg only in the hands of middlemen, despite government has already fixed the rate at Rs 20 per kg. Forest Department officials are unaware of the fact how the innocent villagers are duped by middlemen. However, in every village Forest Management Committee has been constituted and these committees are ..

3 held for alleged involvement in acid attack on 15-year-boy

 Acting swiftly, Urla police on Wednesday arrested three youths allegedly involved in acid attack on a 15-year-old boy.“Taking the incident of acid attack very seriously, a joint team of Urla police and Cyber Cell arrested three accused involved in the crime within 14 hours. The arrested were identified as Karan Nishad (24), Satish Panriya (21) and Indra Banjare (25), all resident of Rajendra Nagar locality under Urla police station,” said Additional Superintendent of Police (City) ..

Gangster Tapan Sarkar’s aide denied anticipatory bail

 A Sessions Court here in Durg has denied anticipatory bail to extortion accused Tamradhwaj Yadav, aide of dreaded goon Tapan Sarkar. The accused had pleaded that the Chhaoni Police had falsely implicated him in the case. Anticipating his arrest, the accused had filed the anticipatory bail plea in the court of First Additional Sessions Judge, Ajit Kumar Rajbhanu, who denied bail to him and rejected his plea.  The applicant/accused has been identified as Tamradhwaj Yadav alias Monu (36), ..

CM urges PM to include forest dwellers under PMKSN

  In a letter written to Narendra Modi, Bhupesh Baghel has urged him that instead of Rs 6,000 per annum, the farmers should be allocated Rs 12,000 per annumIn a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has urged him to include forest dwelling farmers carrying out cultivation on lease lands, under Pradhan Mantri Kissan Samman Niddhi (PMKSN) and instead of Rs 6,000 per annum, they should be allocated Rs 12,000 per annum keeping in view their weak socio-economic ..

Cabinet approves food for all scheme, allots 10kg rice per month for APL

  Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel chairing the Cabinet meeting.  Chhattisgarh Cabinet met on Wednesday and approved several significant proposals including preparation of new ration cards for both BPL and APL category, allocation of rice under APL ration cards and expanding facility of free education under Right to Education Act till Class XII.IMP CABINET DECISIONSAllocation of rice under APL ration cards and expanding facility of free education under Right to Education Act till ..

Vidya Charan Shukla remembered

 Staff Reporter  RAIPUR The sixth death anniversary of veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister Vidya Charan Shukla was observed at Radheshyam Bhavan at Labhandi in Raipur city on Tuesday. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel paid tributes to former Union Minister Vidyacharan Shukla on his death anniversary. Baghel reached Radheshyam Bhavan at Labhandi and offered floral tributes on his ‘Samadhi’ and portrait of Vidya Charan Shukla.  Two-minute silence was also observed ..

Government mulls constitution of Kalakar Parishad

 Staff Reporter: Raipur Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Culture Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu held a meeting with the officials of the Archaeology, Religious, Tourism and Culture Department at Mantralaya, Atal Nagar on Tuesday. Deliberations on the constitution of a Kalakar Parishad for promotion of art and culture of the State were held in the meeting. It was decided that a theme should be finalised for the promotion of art and culture of State.  The officials were directed to prepare ..

‘Has Jhan Pagli Fas Jabe’ to be released across State on June 14

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Chhollywood actors Maan Qureshi and Anukriti Chouhan starrer ‘Has Jhan Pagli Fas Jabe’ will be released in the cinema halls of State on June 14. Satish Jain is the film director of the ‘Has Jhan Pagli Fas Jabe’. Earlier, Satish Jain had made five Chhattisgarhi movies- ‘Mor Chaiyan Bhuiyan’, ‘Jhan Bhulo Maa Baap La’, ‘Maya’, ‘Tura Rikshawala’and ‘Laila Tip Top Chhaila Angutha Chaap’ ..

Health Minister T S Singhdeo reviews departmental projects

 Staff Reporter; RAIPUR Health Minister T S Singhdeo took review meeting of officials from Health Department. He took detailed information on the project works being carried out by the department. He gave directives for improvement in the projects district wise. Health Secretary Niharika Barik, Director Health Services Shikha Rajput Tiwari and National Health Mission Director Dr Priyanka Shukla were present during the meeting. Health Minister Shinghdeo said that for effective execution ..

Anupam Sisodia’s chronicle on Mugger Man features in Sanctuary Asia

 Baba Sitaram Das. (Right) A crocodile resting outside the pond. (Pic by Anupam Kumar Sisodia)  By Roshan Chachane: RAIPUR  A vividly picturesque chronicle of State’s ‘Crocodile Man’ or Babaji as the locals lovingly call Sitaram Das, a guardian of the Crocodile Park in Kotmi Sonar of Janjgir-Champa penned down by Chhattisgarh-based wildlife researcher Anupam Singh Sisodia has been published into the June 2019 edition of ‘Sanctuary Asia’, ..

IGKV setting up 3 quality testing labs for ryots to export crops

 By Sandeep Pradhan: RAIPUR Aiming to tap massive potential of Chhattisgarh producing separate crops and open an opportunity for farmers so that they could export their crops to European countries, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) is busy in accomplishing the task of setting up three separate quality testing laboratories in the university.  These laboratories, to be operational by June-July of 2020, will have the capacity of detecting residue of heavy metals, volatile ..

No order on extending school reopening date, says PS Gaurav Dwivedi

 Staff Reporter Raipur: Earlier order to resume academic session in schools from June 18 still exists  If any change in reopening date is required, we have enough time with us to decide, said School Education Deptt Principal Secretary while rejecting a newspaper report  Amidst reports that the schools across State would reopen on June 24 due to scorching heat, School Education Department Principal Secretary Gaurav Dwivedi on Monday made it clear that the Education Department ..

C’garh Cabinet likely to meet tomorrow

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Chhattisgarh Cabinet is all likely to meet on June 12, for the first time after Lok Sabha Elections-2019. The meeting which is scheduled to be held at Mantralaya, will be deliberating upon several significant issues like new transfer policy, on preparations for Kharif crop and delay in the arrival of Monsoon. The Cabinet is also likely to discuss the situation arising out of tribal gherao at NMDC mines in Dantewada. The Cabinet meeting which would be chaired ..

Ajit Jogi writes to Rahul alleging Cong govt-AEL nexus

 The Hitavada State Bureau: Dantewada/Raipur As the stand-off between the tribals and NMDC-CMDC Ltd (NCL) management over handing over of the 10MTPA capacity Bailadila Iron-ore Deposit-13 at Kirandul in Dantewada district to Adani Enterprises Ltd as Mine Developer-Cum-Operator (MDO), continued for the fourth day today, the production at NMDC Bailadila mines remained paralysed. On the other hand, politics on the issue continued to boil under the prevailing heat wave conditions in the ..

Gherao of NMDC check-post paralyses work for third day

The Hitavada State Bureau: Dantewada/Raipur Ajit Jogi visits Nandraj Parvat and paid his obeisance to the hill which is considered deity by the tribals   Thousands of tribals continued with their agitation on the third day on Sunday, opposing handing over of the 10MTPA capacity Bailadila Iron-ore Deposit-13 at Kirandul in Dantewada district to Adani Enterprises Ltd as Mine Developer-Cum-Operator (MDO). Braving scorching heat, the tribals who are protesting under the banner of ..

Environmentalist appeals PCCF to confiscate injured elephant

 The Hitavada State Bureau: SARANGARH/RAIPUR Deeply moved by the plight of a captive elephant found helplessly lying on road at Sarangarh, local conservationist Nitin Singhvi wrote to Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Wildlife, requesting for confiscation of elephant and booking the Mahouts under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 on Sunday. On the blazing surface of road on Sarangarh crowd gathered around an elephant that just couldn’t take another step or ..

BMC accelerates pre-monsoon cleaning drive

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI The Bhilai Municipal Corporation has accelerated pre-monsoon cleaning drive while undertaking desilting of major nullah and drains in city. As per the directives issued by Bhilai Mayor, Devendra Yadav and BMC Commissioner, S K Sundrani, the BMC authority has engaged majority of BMC employees and sanitary workers for cleaning and desilting of drains.  For strengthening the drive, BMC authority is using chain-mounted excavators and sanitary workers have been ..

Women must start thinking about themselves: Dy Collector Sharma

 Staff Reporter: DURG The TEQIP-III cell of Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University (CSVTU) Bhilai organised a lecture on the subject “Women Empowerment: Issue & Challenges” (with special relevance to Chhattisgarh State) at CSVTU Auditorium on Saturday. Deputy Collector of Raipur Poonam Sharma and Deputy Collector of Durg Divya Vaishnav graced the occasion as chief speakers. Usha Jain, OSD (Academic/ Administration) CSVTU was also present.  The lecture ..

CM Baghel welcomes ‘Mansarovar Yatra’ pilgrims at his residence

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel welcomed the ‘Mansarovar Yatra’ pilgrims at Chief Minister’s official residence here on Saturday. The pilgrims were honoured with shawl and shrifal by the Chief Minister on the occasion. A group of 45 pilgrims from Chhattisgarh will go tour to ‘Mansarovar Yatra’ on 14 days from June 11.  The pilgrims will reach Mansarovar through Kathmandu, Nepalganj, Simikot and Hilsa. The pilgrims will circle ..

Tribals not backing down

  The Hitavada State Bureau: Dantewada/Raipur Ajit Jogi reaches agitation to support tribal organisation  Memorandum submitted during agitation to NMDC officials  Braving heat and heavy downpour subsequently, thousands of tribals continued with their agitation on the second day on Saturday, opposing handing over of the 10MTPA capacity Bailadila Iron-ore Deposit-13 at Kirandul in Dantewada district to Adani Enterprises Ltd as Mine Developer-Cum- Operator (MDO). The ..

Police bust inter-state gang, crack theft case

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR With the arrest of three persons, a joint team of Kotwali police and Cyber Cell claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of thieves and cracked a theft recently took place at a office in city’s Sadar Bazaar. “Three members of inter-state gang identified as Phool Singh (46), Parbat Singh (28) and Kalyan Singh (26), all natives of Rajasthan, were arrested in connection with a theft took place at the office of MAG Real Build. From the possession of ..

Absconding businessman in fraud case nabbed

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR In connection with alleged tax evasion, Civil Lines police on Saturday arrested an absconding businessman in State capital. Civil Lines police arrested proprietor of M/s Durga Trading Company Shankar Chouhan (32), a native of Bihar and currently residing here in Shri Nagar under Khamtarai police station, for allegedly evading Goods and Service Tax (GST) and causing loss of over Rs 9.91 lakh to government revenue, said police.  Police further informed that ..

CSPTCL’s re-structuring process of transmission lines under way

The Chhattisgarh State Power Transmission Companies Limited (CSPTCL) is carrying out re-structuring process of extra high-tension transmission lines and sub-stations with anobjective to strengthen the transmission lines. In this direction works over Rs 205 crore is under progress for the month of June in various parts of State. Under the same, four major projects are underway in tribal dominated Bastar region, which are under constant monitoring of CSPC Limited Chairman Shailendra Shukla and ..

RMC dumping solid waste at Sarona site despite HC order

Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) has landed in an imbroglio over the transfer of landfill site from Sarona to Sakri as the RMC still continuing to dump solid waste at Sarona despite the High Court ordering to stop the dumping from June 1, 2019. The High Court, in an order issued on May 29, 2019, even refused urgent hearing in the application seeking the 15 days extension for shifting of landfill site and forwarded the case to regular bench. In a previous hearing on April 11, 2019, the High ..

Sea of tribals blocks NMDC check-post

Opposing handing over the 10 MTPA capacity Bailadila Iron-ore Deposit-13 at Kirandul in Dantewada district to Adani Enterprises Ltd as Mine Developer-Cum-Operator (MDO), over 10,000 Tribals under the banner of Sanyukt Panchayat Jan Sangharsh Samiti, gheraoed the NMDC check-post paralysing the day’s work at NMDC Bailadila. Thousands of Tribals from almost all villages in Dantewada district and adjacent areas flocked the NMDC check-post and staged dharna and demonstration since wee hours on Friday ..

‘Govt works should be accomplished within time-frame and with quality’

 Staff Reporter: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel chairs meeting of Collectors and SPs  Strongly directing senior administrative officials, Divisional Revenue Commissioners and district Collectors that there shouldn’t be any negligence in the execution of government works, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that all government works should be accomplished timely and with quality. Expressing his resentment over hike in complaints regarding power supply, he said during his recent ..

NEET still a distant dream for many in State!

Staff Reporter: Bhilai The results of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) the gateway to undergraduate medical as well as dental courses were declared by National Testing Agency (NTA) and many students of Chhattisgarh succeeded to qualify the examination. But in comparison to other States, result of students across Chhattisgarh in this examination is still very poor and saddest part is that, many districts of the State reported zero success in this examination.  Only students ..

Every SP must consistently inspect police stations under his domain: DGP Awasthi

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR DGP also asked SPs to maintain coordination with the SPs of neighbouring distts  Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi has directed all the Inspectors General (IGs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) to set one ideal police stations (Adarsh Thana) equipped with all the essential facilities in each district. DGP Awasthi stated, these ideal police stations must have necessary infrastructures such as visitors’ room and drinking water while ..

Drawing competition at Mahakoshal Art Gallery

 Staff Reporter:  RAIPUR A drawing competition was organised by Government Nagarjuna Post Graduate College of Science, Mahakoshal Kala Parishad and Green Society at Mahakoshal Art Gallery on the occasion of World Environment Day. The compet..

MCI declares ‘zero year’ in Ambikapur Medical College

 Staff Reporter: Raipur Reduction in medical seats by nearly 200 in state medical colleges has invited criticism from various corners, students’ fraternity in particular, of the society. Alleging state government’s failure to ensure adequate facilities in the medical colleges of State, Akhil Bharatiya Vdyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members on Wednesday staged a demonstration and submitted a memorandum to the deputy collector at Raipur collectorate, addressing the Health Minister ..

JCC(J) President raises issue of typhoid-malaria

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Asserting that the potable water examination report submitted by Health Department has indicated that the main reason of spreading malaria-typhoid epidemic in Marwahi area is due to contaminated water supply, Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) President Amit Jogi has stated that the earlier potable water examination report issued by PHE department is completely a fake one. Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) President Amit Jogi has demanded from the state government ..

Cheating racket of hiring, selling tipper-truck busted in Bhilai

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI WHILE busting the cheating racket police arrested two and confiscated two Hyva tipper-trucks in Amravati, Maharashtra and Gadak district of Karnataka. The cheating racket of hiring tipper-truck and selling them for illegal gain was being operated by the gang and the police are on lookout for other gang members. Police sources informed that the accused arrested by police were identified as Nasir Khan (50), a resident of Old Hugli, Karnataka and Siraz Khan (35), ..

Grey-headed lapwings sighted for first time in C’garh

 By Roshan Chachane  RAIPUR A team of four ornithologists from Wildlife Society have gathered perhaps the first photographic evidences of Grey-headed Lapwing’s presence in some parts of Chhattisgarh, where their presence never recorded. Wildlife Society team comprising of Ameet Mandavia, Ravi Naidu and Ankit Badesha led by seasoned Ornithologist AMK Bharos came across the two grey-headed lapwings at the banks of Gangrel reservoir back waters, river Mahanadi. The birds flew away ..

Four drunken youths killed in fierce collision

 Staff Reporter; Durg Four Durg based youths died on the spot in a deadly road mishap which occurred on Pulgaon Nullah over bridge. Their over-speeding motorcycle reportedly collided head-on with an unidentified heavy vehicle killing them on the spot. The incident occurred at around 2:30 AM on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the unidentified vehicle could not be traced and the police are now verifying the CCTV footage of cameras installed in different establishments on Pulgaon road.  The deceased ..

Double murder case: Prime accused, accomplice held

 Staff Reporter; BHILAI  TWO including the victims’ closed relative were arrested in connection with the double murder case in which the victim’s body was recovered from Girhola, Nandini and his wife’s body was recovered from Berla in Bemetara district. In the course of investigation it was established that victim Vishnu Sahu (55), a resident of Tikarapara, Raipur was strangulated to death by his nephew Gokul Sahu on basis of confession of the accused and evidences. ..

‘Govt is committed to work for welfare of farmers’

 The Hitavada State Bureau: AMBIKAPUR/RAIPUR Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday said that the State government is committed to work for welfare of farmers in the state. Addressing a press conference at Circuit House in Ambikapur, Bhupesh Baghel said that the Congress government has increased the income of farmers by hiking the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy upto Rs 2500 per quintal.  The Congress government has conceptualized the “Narwa, Garwa, Ghurva, Badi” ..

Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated today

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated all over the city and across State on Wednesday. Maulana Mohammed Hamid Ali Farooqui of Madarsa Islahu Muslemin informed that tasdeeq of holy moon took place at Kondagaon and it was confirmed late night. Market on Tuesday was crowded by people for purchase of clothes for the festival. Saloons were open till late night for the customers. Namaj-e-Eid will be offered in fifty Idgaah and Masjids on the day. As per declared list at 7 ..

Show-cause notice to Naib Tehsildar, 3 others

 Staff Reporter: Raipur A Naib Tehsildar and three others, posted at Tilda sub-tehsil office of Raipur, have been issued notice for dereliction of duty. Sandeep Agrawal, Sub-Divisional Officer, Revenue, on Monday paid a surprise visit to Tilda sub-tehsil office following a recent order from District Collector Dr Basavaraju S to the tehsil offices regarding timely disposal of revenue cases and found the officials at Tilda absent from duty without permission.  Naib Tehsildar Krishna ..

Transform Skywalk into Sky Garden: Green panther

 Staff Reporter: Raipur With fate of Rs 50 crore worth of Raipur Skywalk hanging in balance, suggestions regarding the use of the under-construction infrastructure pouring in from different corners of the society. Latest to join is environment lover from Bagbahara, Vishwanath Panigrahi. While some are suggesting demolition of the structure which, according to them, has turned a white elephant and it is the only solution, some are suggesting to convert it into a ‘sky market’. ..

Trade union election in BSP on August 2

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI  16,255 BSP employees to elect recognise trade union through secret ballots  Employees posted at Resident Offices allowed voting through emails  IN BSP trade unions election through secret ballots, about 16,255 employees including trainees would exercise their franchise for electing recognised trade union. The election schedule was finalised in the specially convened meeting at HRD Centre, BSP on Monday morning. According to the information, on ..

Only 0.6% growth in employment rate across State

 Staff Reporter; Bhilai  It is really a matter of concern as only 2.3 lakh jobs were generated at entire Chhattisgarh of all genders as well as age groups in last five years. On one hand, State is witnessing a rapid growth of 2.3% in the population of people every year but on the other hand, the employment rate of age group managed to show a rise of only 0.6% every year. In this condition, unemployment is rising in State and it is also responsible for migration of people to other states ..

Now, hear music through your bones directly from inner ear

 By Partha Sarathi: Behera, Raipur,  Young engineers from Bhilai - Jaideep Tiwari and K Kartik have developed this innovative headphone product based on Bone Conduction Technology  It gives freedom from conventional headphone irritation and ear infection, maintains situational awareness, leading to higher safety for entertainment ‘On the Go’   The technology intends to venture into medical application like Hearing Aid, Defense/Security application for ..

Hooligans attack police patrolling team

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI  One constable injured while 8 accused were arrested  ONE of the police constables was injured when a police patrolling party was attacked by hooligans in Smriti Nagar, Bhilai during early hours on Sunday. In this connection police arrested eight accused and registered offence against them. Police sources informed that at about 1:30 am on Sunday, Savinder Singh along with the fellow police constable G Laxminarayan was patrolling from Smriti Nagar Police ..

RMC to shift landfill site to Sakri on June 15

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR In compliance with the order of the High Court, Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) is gearing-up to shift the landfill site from Sarona to Sakri on June 15. The High Court had directed to stop the dumping of waste at Sarona from June 1. To this end, RMC had appealed the Court for granting them the time up to June 15 for the shifting, which the Court had accepted. Sarona dwellers had suddenly blocked the garbage trucks to demand the translocation of the landfill ..

New CEO visits major operation sites in BSP

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI After assuming the office, Anirban Dasgupta, CEO of BSP visited major operation sites of vital importance in the plant and reviewed production and productivity. He was accompanied by senior officials. According to information, CEO Anirban Dasgupta along with senior officials on Sunday visited all important shops in BSP and personally inspected the production and productivity related activities. He first visited Safety Excellence Center and discussed the safety ..

AG’s removal irks Singh, Jogi; say State under constitutional crisis

 Dr Raman Singh, Ajit Jogi,  Kanak Tiwari Staff Reporter: RAIPUR By issuing a midnight order the State Government appointed Advocate Satish Chandra Verma as the new Advocate General of Chhattisgarh by replacing the incumbent Advoc..

Congress introspects bad performance in LS polls

 Staff Reporter: A meeting of Congress Legislative Party (CLP) was held in presence of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and State Congress In-charge P L Punia at Chief Minister’s official residence on Saturday evening. The party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections was discussed in the meeting. Strategies were also chalked out for better coordination between the Government and the party organisation so that the Government functions smoothly in State and win trust of the ..

Anirban Dasgupta assumes charge as CEO of BSP

  Staff Reporter: Anirban Dasgupta has taken charge as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) on Saturday. Prior to assuming his current assignment, Dasgupta was CEO, IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) with additional charge of Chief Executive Officer of Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) and Alloy Steel Plant (ASP). Under the leadership of Dasgupta, ISP progressed towards achieving rated capacities and the plant’s performance witnessed turnaround.  For the first time after ..

‘Had Senior Govt officials’ order to hold community event at Subhash Stadium’

Staff Reporter:  The sports infrastructure has mostly remained ignored in Chhattisgarh and when these infrastructures are used for activities other than sports it creates a furor among sports lovers and players. In a recent incident, the historic Netaji Subhash Stadium, located in the heart of the city, was allocated for a community programme reportedly for free of cost, raising several eyebrows. On the other hand, Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC), the managing authority, charges the organisers ..

Adprayas among top five advt cos in Chhattisgarh

Staff ReporterRAIPURVINOD Pandey, a renowned name in the advertising sector of Chhattisgarh ventured into the business with a meager Rs 3,000 and with hard work, quality services and commitment has touched the Rs 9 crore annual turnover mark. After facing tough time in initial part of life, the mental preparedness to take risk finally laid foundation for the success journey of ‘Prayas’ from Bilaspur.   In a short journey of ten years, Prayas Advertising gradually registered ..

Godawari E-mobility to launch India’s first e-rental model e-Rickshaw ‘eblu’

Business ReporterRAIPURGODAWARI E-mobility Limited, a joint venture of Hira Group, Mahendra Group and IGR Phenix Electron Private Limited to launch India’s first e-rental model e-Rickshaw ‘eblu’ at Courtyard By Marriott, Raipur on June 2. The showroom for this exclusive e-Rickshaw will be inaugurated Hira Arcade, Bus Stand, Pandri, Raipur on June 3. While focusing on launching of eblu, the next generation environment e-rickshaw powered by high performance lithium battery for greater ..

Weather fluctuation taking toll on Bhilaians’ health

Staff ReporterBHILAIUnseasonal summer showers in Bhilai for the last couple of days have been making people vulnerable of falling ill. The sudden change in weather in the past few days with vast difference in day and night temperature has adversely affected the health of Bhilaians and the fluctuation in temperature is making the residents suffering with viral fever, jaundice, diarrhea, tanning, upper respiratory tract infection and other diseases.  Patients in queue at Government LBS Hospital, ..

Koriya Forest Division all set for plantation through clay seed balls

By Tanisha SalwanRAIPURFor the first time in State, the Koriya Forest Division is geared up to transform the old traditional ways of plantation. In the new initiative, the department is all set to grow plants through clay seed balls to end the use of plastic in plantation.  Seed balls prepared in nurseries.  The Division has taken up the charge of saving environment by the new initiative. The initiative started by newly-posted Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Manish Kashyap, if ..

Renuka Singh takes oath as MoS in Modi cabinet

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Newly-elected Member of Parliament from Surguja Parliamentary constituency, Renuka Singh Saruta was sworn-in as Union Minister of State (MoS) in the cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the swearing-in ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday. Earlier, speculation was rife in the political circles of Chhattisgarh that since Renuka Singh had received a call from the Prime Minister’s Office to participate in the high tea hosted by Prime Minister ..

DGP Awasthi felicitates ERV personnel

 The Hitavada State Bureau  KORBA/RAIPUR Director General of Police (DGP) DM Awasthi on Thursday felicitated the personnel of DIAL 112 Service who saved the life of a pregnant woman by urgently rushing her to the hospital in the nick of time on May 12. On May 12, 2019, someone called up DIAL 112, informing woman was going through labour pain and need critical medical attention at Kasaniya turn at Katghora area.  An Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) dashed to the spot. As the ERV ..

Raipur-Keoti passenger connects Bastar with State Capital

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Keoti station of Bastar was connected with station capital through development of new railway line on Thursday. First train was operated from Dalli Rajhara to Keoti Railway station. Many children of Keoti saw the train for the first time in their life. As per information received from railway sources huge rush of villagers assembled near Keoti railway station to get the glimpse of first train reaching the station. Many purchased ticket and took ride of train. ..

JCC(J) raises issue of harassment of SC student in Guru Ghasidas Varsity

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Raising issues pertaining to harassment against SC/ST and poor students at the ace Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur, Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) Founder President Ajit Jogi and President Amit Jogi has stated that it is a matter of utter shame that the central university, which has been named after Guru Ghasidas, is harassing students from Satnami community. They said their party will not allow creation of another ‘Rohith Vemula’ in ..

State Govt to introduce Fee Regulatory Commission soon

 Special Correspondent: Raipur,  We would bring a proposal regarding the Fee Regulatory Commission for private schools before the Cabinet and try it is approved as early as possible Chhattisgarh government would soon establish a Regulatory Commission to provide the parents under burden of arbitrariness of private schools across the state with much-needed relief. “Unlike previous governments, we are determined to reduce the burden of the parents sending their children to ..

Husen directs officials to ensure smooth traffic movement on Expressway

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shaikh Arif Husen on Wednesday inspected Expressway and gave necessary directives to officials concerned to ensure smooth and accident-free vehicular movement on the 12 km-long newly constructed patch.  On the occasion, the SSP was accompanied by project manager of Chhattisgarh Road Development Corporation (CGRDC) Subhash Chandra and deputy project manager Jatin Singh. While inspecting the Expressway, developed between ..

Raipur police interact with masses through Facebook Live

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Raipur police under the guidance of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shaikh Arif Husen has initiated an innovative move of creating awareness on wide range of issues and simultaneously establishing direct communication with mass by utilising social media. Under this move, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Pankaj Chandra, ASP (IUCAW) Amrita Sori Dhruv, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Satish Thakur on Wednesday have interaction with common ..

Unseasonal thunderstorms hit twin cities

 Staff Reporter:  In scorching heat of summer season, thunderstorms as well as little shower at steel city on Wednesday evening, with people welcoming the respite from the hot and sultry weather. However, their joy was short-lived as strong winds briefly knocked out the power supply in most of the parts of steel city including Supela, Powerhouse, Khursipar, Bhilai Township, Nehru Nagar, Junwani and Kohka areas. The officials of weather forecasting department as well as environmentalists ..

Mainpat to become hub of ‘temperate fruits’

 Fruit-laden grape plants at Potato and Temperate Fruits Research Station, Mainpat.  By Sandeep Pradhan: RAIPUR Believe it or not, Mainpat in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district, which is known as Shimla/Swiss of the state for its scenic beauty, will soon be making its presence across the country also in terms of producing ‘Temperate Fruits’ including Grape, Peach, Pear, Apple, Plum and other. Moreover, Grapes which usually disappear from market in April and ..

When girl replaces boy to funeral rights of mother!

 Staff Reporter: Raipur Raipur city witnessed a rare sight here other day as a daughter performed the last rites of her deceased mother to smash patriarchy and religious orthodoxy with one clean sweep. The Parganihas’ have been residing in Raipur since decades. Father Chandrashekhar Pargania, who was State Government employee while Additional Collector in restive Bijapur district, retired just nine months ago. The couple had three daughters. While Archana is settled in Mowa locality ..

DM for action against people found smoking at prohibited places

 Staff Reporter: Raipur District Magistrate Dr Basavaraju S on Tuesday said that strict action would be taken against those smoking in the public place, government offices, schools and college premises. The DM directed the administration team for regular inspection of these places.  The DM stated this in the meeting of the District Tobacco Control Coordination Committee at the Collectorate on Tuesday. MLA Kuldeep Juneja was also present in the meeting. Highlighting the ill effects ..

Bamboo art providing financial wings to tribals

 By Roshan Chachane: RAIPUR Giving wings of financial freedom to the tribal women and men by tapping into their innate flair conventional arts, Koriya Forest Division has established a Bamboo Art workshop, where the women from self-help group give an intricate, yet beautiful shape to the Bamboo. Furnishing details of the Department’s initiative, Koriya Forest Division Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Manish Kashyap told The Hitavada that there are presently 20 men and women engaged ..

Students find JEE Advanced tougher than previous years

 Staff Reporter  Bhilai Over 1,200 candidates in Bhilai and around 3,000 from all over Chhattisgarh tested their luck at JEE Advanced, which held online second time on Monday. These students felt the paper, especially of Physics as well as Mathematics section, was tougher than last year. Majority of the appeared students found the paper of Chemistry easy and not difficult to solve as like of other two sections. The examination was held at Rungta Group of Colleges and Parthvi College ..

Over 60 blood banks in C’garh likely to lose license

  Staff Reporter; Bhilai Over 60% registered blood banks in 27 districts in State are failing to fill the details and information to e-rakt kosh on a daily basis  If things do not fall under the parametres of Health Department, then several blood banks of public and private healthcare centres in Chhattisgarh might lose their license for running blood banks. From June, many healthcare centres will have to shut down blood banks. Over 60% registered blood banks in 27 districts ..

Man arrested with stolen booty worth Rs 1 lakh

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR A team of Raipur police’s cyber cell arrested a 31-year-old thief, who steals valuables from dickeys of mopeds in Raipur, and recovered booty worth Rs 1 lakh from his possession. “The personnel of cyber cell arrested a thief identified Prateek Soni (31), a native of Madhya Pradesh and currently residing in Jagruti Nagar under Urla police station, in connection with thefts from two-wheelers dickeys took place at separate locations in the city.  From ..

GVKK celebrates ‘Rabindra Utsav’

  Staff Reporter: DURG A colourful cultural programme ‘Rabindra Utsav’ organised by Geet Vitan Kala Kendra marked the 158th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at Engineers Bhawan Auditorium, Bhilai on Saturday. The chief guest on the occasion was SK basar, ED (Material Management) BSP, while MAnas Biswas, ED (Mines), AK Mandol, GM (Utilities), graced the occasion as guest of honour. At the outset, the function began with the lighting of the ceremonial ..

Surat incident wakes up RMC from slumber; coaching centres inspected

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Shaken-up in the aftermath of horrific fire at a coaching centre in Surat, Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) officials ran a whirlwind inspection of the safety features of the buildings housing coaching centres. Civic authorities checked the centres for exit/entry route, fire fighting system, parking and drinking water arrangements. While some of the coaching centre operators were let off with advice and warning, some centres were also served notices.  Zone-7 ..

Now, students to play vital role in faculties’ promotion

 Staff Reporter: Bhilai Now students especially of technical education will decide the career growth of their respective faculties as All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has declared to allow students to review their teachers from the resulting academic year of 2019-20. In what is being touted as an attempt to improve the quality of engineering undergraduate, postgraduate as well as diploma courses of engineering education, the feedback-based assessment of teachers will ..

Newly-elected Congress MPs meet Speaker

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Newly-elected Congress Lok Sabha Member from Bastar Lok Sabha constituency Deepak Baij called on Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Dr Charan Das Mahant at Speaker House, Shankar Nagar here. Speaker Dr Mahant congratulated newly-elected MP Baij and wished him for his bright future.  Newly-elected Korba Congress MP Jyotsana Mahant, Cabinet Minister Jaisingh Agrawal, former MLA Gurmukh Singh Hora, Motilal Dewangan, Joint General Secretary Amit Pandey, ..

Kids charmed by ‘Zero Shadow Day’

  Staff Reporter: BHILAI,  It was not any miracle, it was just an occasion called ‘Zero Shadow Day’, which dazed Bhilaians, especially children, who were finding their shadow in sweltering noon of Sunday. It may be mentioned that ‘Zero Shadow’ defines the moment when the Sun is exactly overhead and the shadow falls directly under you and there is not even slightest of angle to the shadow.  On Sunday noon, it happened in Bhilai but depending on regions ..

Woman charred to death as fire breaks out in hut

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR A 32-year-old woman was charred to death when a fire broke out in a hut located in Raipur’s Telghaninaka locality falling in limits of Ganj police station on Saturday. While two children, watching TV in other room of the hut, were reported to be rescued safely. The deceased woman has been identified as Suniti Bai Sahu (32), was hailing from Bemetara, police said.  According to police sources, Suniti along with her husband Kirit Ram Sahu and three children ..

Youth kills friend by slitting throat, surrenders

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Sensation gripped city’s Gokul Nagar locality under Tikrapara police station on Saturday when a 28-year-old youth allegedly killed his friend by slitting his throat over a dispute of money transaction and surrendered before police. “The accused identified as Ejaj Ali (28) killed his friend Mohammad Akhil (39) over an issue of money transaction.  The accused has killed Akhil by slitting his throat with a sharp-edged weapon. After killing Akhil, ..

Alliance Air to connect Raipur, Bhubaneswar with Jharsuguda

  Staff Reporter: Raipur Just few days after the private carrier Indigo suspended its Raipur-Bangalore flight for a month period citing operational reasons, the civil aviation sector of Chhattisgarh, particularly for the air-flyers, as Alliance Air on Saturday announced to connect two state capitals – Ranchi and Raipur, in addition to Jharsuguda, the industrial belt of Odisha. Alliance Air, the subsidiary company of Air India Limited, has affirmed to start daily flight operations ..

Exhibition on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ organised

 A girl making drawing at the Gallery.  RAIPUR: An exhibition on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ was organised by Government Nagarjuna Post Graduate College of Science and Mahakoshal Kala Parishad at Mahakoshal Art Gallery on Saturday. Several compositions were exhibited in the exhibition.  Several children also made drawings on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ in the exhibition. Their drawings were displayed in the exhibition. In the drawings, the message of ‘Save ..

DGP inaugurates new modern gymnasium at police headquaters

 Aiming to motivate police officers and personnel posted at Police Headquarter at Naya Raipur, Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi on Friday inaugurated a modern gymnasium at PHQ’s ground floor. The gym with modern equipments has been started under the guidance of Special Director General (Planning and Provisions) R K Vij while the special efforts for its setup was made by Deputy Superintendent of Police (traffic) Satish Thakur, DSP (Lines) M S Chandra and Platoon Commander ..

BJP maintained lead in 67 Assembly segments

 In a major come back, the Bhartiya Janata Party has been able to maintain lead in as many as 67 out of 90 Assembly segments, in the Lok Sabha Election – 2019. It can be taken as a huge setback for the ruling Congress, which had come back to power just five months back after winning in 68 Assembly segments. It can be stated as a major comeback for the Bharatiya Janata Party within a short period of just 4-5 months after it had suffered debacle. Making a huge comeback BJP won in nine ..

Country entering into new era with BJP’s win: Dr Raman Singh

The country is entering into a new era because it is second time in the political history that a political party got the opportunity to form a government with absolute majority, said Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice President Dr Raman Singh,. Addressing media persons, Dr Singh said the golden aspect of this Lok Sabha election is that people have applied brakes on the politics of casteism and rejected dynasty politics. In Chhattisgarh, despite major setbacks which the party received in assembly ..

Fire breaks out at Naphthalene Storage of BSP, no casualties

IN a massive fire outbreak sizable stock of crude naphtha was gutted at Naphthalene Storage of Coke Oven and Coal Chemical Department (CO&CCD) of BSP on Friday morning. After about four hours the well equipped fire fighting squads of BSP could control the fast spreading fire. However, no one was injured in the fire mishap. It would have been devastating causing a huge loss if fire had further spread to Tar Distillation Unit of the department.  The trade union denounced the management for ..

Modi wave sweeps C’garh BJP wins nine out of eleven seats in Chhattisgarh

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR The Bharatiya Janata Party won nine out of the eleven parliamentary seats in Chhattisgarh making a reversal of the political fortunes. As the counting progressed by the day and after trends started pouring, it was a grand day for the Bharatiya Janata Party, as it aggressively progressed towards an unprecedented win not only in the whole country but in Chhattisgarh as well. Win in Chhattisgarh matters more as the Bharatiya Janata Party had suffered a humiliating ..

CM Baghel congratulates PM Modi for victory

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Baghel said that the party would review the poor performance of the party in the Lok Sabha elections. n BJP raised nationalism issue in the election, said Baghel  Chief Minister and President of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) Bhupesh Baghel congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections-2019.  Talking to mediapersons at state party office Rajiv Bhawan ..

BJP’s Vijay Baghel wins Durg seat

  Staff Reporter: DURG leader Vijay Baghel won from Durg parliamentary constituency defeating Pratima Chandrakar of the Congress by a record margin of 3,91,978 votes creating history of winning with highest difference of votes in Chhattisgarh. According to Election Commission, Pratima polled 4,57,396 votes while Baghel, a former Parliamentary Secretary, polled 8,49,374 votes there by securing 61 per cent of votes while Pratima managed to secure only 32.86 per cent votes.  BJP ..

Rajiv Bhawan wears deserted look

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Chhattisgarh State Congress party office Rajiv Bhawan located at Shankar Nagar wore a deserted look throughout the day on Thursday as the trends showed that the Congress candidates are trailing in nine Lok Sabha constituencies out of 11 in the state. Only few security personnel and security guards were seen strolling at the Congress State party office.  Congress party was leading only in Bastar and Korba Lok Sabha constituencies. Not a single senior party ..

Over 12,000 personnel deployed for counting

 Staff Reporter  RAIPUR, Over 12,000 government personnel, including 6,000 plus security personnel, have been deployed for the counting process in Chhattisgarh on Thursday. For 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Chhattisgarh, counting will be held in 27 counting centres, for which 5,184 counting officials and 1,500 micro-observers have been appointed. Chief Electoral Officer Chhattisgarh Subrat Sahoo said unprecedented security arrangements have been made for counting in State.  Three-level ..

Cong minister Choubey discharged

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR, Senior Congress leader and Cabinet Minister Ravindra Choubey was discharged from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPIMS) Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday where he was admitted. According to family sources, Choubey is now well and he was discharged after 26 days. Choubey will stay with his daughter and son-in-law in Delhi for few days.  Choubey is likely to remain in New Delhi for a couple of weeks. He will monitor the departmental ..

NIA begins probe into Mandavi’s killing

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR On the recommendation of Union Home Ministry, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has commenced enquiry into the brutal killing of Bharatiya Janata Party Legislator from Dantewada Bheema Mandavi by Maoists. The NIA, after formally registering a First Information Report (Case RC-11/2019/NIA/DLI) dated on May 17, 2019 at NIA Police Station Delhi, has commenced investigation into the case. The NIA has registered FIR under Sections 147, 148, 149, 302, 396, 307 ..

Central India’s biggest SCADA Centre established in Raipur

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR In a major success achieved towards providing services to its consumers, Chhattisgarh State Power Companies Limited has established and commissioned Central India’s biggest Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Centre. The center which has been established at Gudiyari in the capital under Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP), is a step ahead towards automation of power distribution process. With the establishment ..

Major fire breaks out in kitchen of Indian Coffee House

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Quick response of police and fire tender on Tuesday morning averted an untoward incident when a fire broke out inside the kitchen of Indian Coffee House (ICH) operational in Raipur’s New Circuit House building under Civil Lines police station limits. The fire was caused due to an explosion in the deep freezer kept in the kitchen of the coffee house leading to fire. Fortunately the fire was doused by fire tenders before it could spread further.  The ..

Prime accused in series of loots arrested

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR In connection with series of loots took place in the state capital and adjacent Durg district, Raipur police succeeded in nabbing a history-sheeter from Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh district followed by a gunfight. “Following a tip-off, a police team was rushed to Uttar Pradesh and nabbed Javed Ahmed (27), native of UP, and seized a country-made pistol along with two live cartridges from his possession,” said Additional Superintendent of Police ..

Youth stabbed to death in broad daylight

 Staff Reporter: Durg A 27-year-old man was stabbed to death in broad daylight at GE Road in front of the Government District Hospital on Tuesday morning. Owing to some petty dispute, the accused stabbed the victim with a sharp object (hessian bag sewing needle). Although the victim was soon rushed to the hospital but he died on the way. Meanwhile, the accused, who had escaped on his motorbike, was arrested by a police team from Nayapara area of the city.  Sources informed that ..

Bhilai dancers win Choreographic Competition ‘10 Sentidos’ title

  Staff Reporter: DURG Bhilai dancers with their excellent performance won the title of Choreographic Competition 10 Sentidos held at Valencia, Spain. They were awarded with 2,000 Euro (over 1.55 lakh rupees) and a trophy on winning the title. They won the title by defeating 10 countries participants at the competition. Dancers Purendra Meshram , Umesh Nayak, Roshan Ghadekar and Pradeep Gupta performed their ‘two men’ choreography in the Annual Matilde Salvador Valencia). ..

Four of a family, two drivers killed in Bolero-truck collision

 Our Correspondent: SURAJPUR,  IN a tragic road mishap, six people including four of a family died and 10 others sustained critical injuries after the Bolero they were travelling collided head-on with a truck at Ghat Pendari on Ambikapur- Banaras Road on intervening night of Sunday and Monday. As per information, the spot of the mishap falls under jurisdiction of Chandora police station, some 50-kilometers away from Surajpur district headquarters. Fifteen persons were travelling in ..

C’garh sees 1,293 vehicle registrations per day

  Staff Reporter: Bhilai Although automobile industries of the nation is struggling in last few months due to decline in demand of automobiles in many states, in Chhattisgarh, the weak state of public transport is driving up sales of private vehicles at a startling rate. Private vehicles (both two wheelers and four wheelers) sales are believed to be largely liable for the jet in registration of vehicles in all major Regional Transport Offices (RTOs). As the entire State witnesses ..

DGM Sunil Agrawal sent to police remand

  Staff Reporter: Deputy General Manager of Punjab National Bank (PNB) Sunil Agrawal was sent to four days Police Custody Remand (PCR) in connection with alleged financial irregularities at the State Government’s DKS Super Specialty Hospital, Raipur.  According to police sources, the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sumit Kapoor had sent the then AGM in PNB Sunil Agrawal to PCR till 4 pm of May 23. After hearing argument from both the sides, the court has granted ..

Rajnesh Singh records statement before SEOIB

 IPS officer Rajnesh Singh entering inside EOW office to record his statement. Staff Reporter: The suspended IPS officer, now posted at Police Headquarter (PHQ), Rajnesh Singh, on Monday noon, appeared before State Economic Offences Investigation Bureau (SEOIB) to record his statement in connection with alleged phone-tapping into multi-core Food and Civil Supplies Corporation. According to EOW insiders, IPS Rajnesh Singh clarified to the officials during the recording of his statement ..

State BJP happy with Exit Poll predictions

Dr Raman Singh,  Brijmohan Agrawal,  Vikas Tiwari Staff Reporter: RAIPUR/DURG  THE mood in Bharatiya Janata Party camp in Chhattisgarh is upbeat after the Exit Polls on Sunday predicted the ruling National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more or less a clean sweep in Lok Sabha Elections – 2019. The exit poll predicts over 300 seats for the NDA in the 545 seat Lok Sabha. While in Chhattisgarh the Exit Poll has predicted 7-9 seats for ..

CSPDCL zone office to be relocated

CSPDCL zone office to be relocated ..

Steel City reels under searing heat at 440 C

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI With the mercury crossing 43 degree Celsius, the residents from Steel City are reeling under the sweltering day-time temperature over the past couple of days. Bhilians witnessed scorching heat on Sunday with mercury touching 44 degrees Celsius and residents are waiting for summer showers, which is nowhere in sight. With escalating heat, the residents of Twincity are wilting under the grip of scorching heat and they are experiencing a heat wave-like condition ..

Large quantity of carry bags, disposals, spoons seized

 Staff Reporter: Durg  In compliance of Supreme Court order imposing ban on use of plastic carry bags and disposals. On instruction of Chief Municipal Officer (CMO) Rajesh Tiwari, revenue staff led by Revenue Officer Durgesh Gupta swung in action. The staff seized large quantity of carry bags, disposals, spoons etc from business establishments.  Tiwari told that earlier also understanding was given by visiting the shops engaged in business of plastic materials. He said the action ..

Rakesh Puri is new Raipur Bar Assn’s treasurer; counting underway

 Staff Reporter; RAIPUR The counting for posts including president, senior vice-president (female), junior vice-president, secretary, joint secretary (male) and joint secretary (female) of the Bar Association were in progress whose election was held on Friday. Since the counting of votes began late even at midnight the counting of votes was in progress. Meanwhile the Returning officer announced the winners of some of the posts whose counting was completed accordingly Senior lawyer Rakesh ..

Counting for 7 Assembly segments to be held in Raipur while remaining two at Balodabazaar

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR,   Under the Lok Sabha Elections – 2019, counting will be held on May 23 for Raipur Lok Sabha at E block in Government Engineering College, Sejbahar. In this direction a significant meeting of Assistant Returning Officers and concerned departmental officials was chaired by Raipur Collector Dr Basavaraju S and issued necessary directives.  The process of counting will commence from 8am on May 23 with the counting of postal ballots. Subsequently, ..

Five including 4 minors arrested for burglary

 Staff Reporter; RAIPUR  Azad Chowk police on Saturday arrested five youths, including four minor, in connection with burglary recently took place at a general store and recovered stolen cash worth Rs 4.51 from their possession. “Acting on a precise tip-off and technical evidences, Azad Chowk police arrested Jhamman Sahu alias Vishal Sahu (18), a resident of Arjun Nagar, and four minors in connection with burglary recently took place at Laxmi Pan and General Store. From the possession ..

Museum imbibes nationalistic feelings among rurals, observe archaeologists

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Museum is a big source of knowledge and it must be utilised as an educational institution. But today, people visit museum only for entertainment purpose, observed Former Joint Director General of the ASI Dr S B Ota while addressing the inaugural session of a symposium on “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition” organised by Directorate of Culture and Archaeology, Government of Chhattisgarh and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at Mahant ..

Chhattisgarh Sub-Junior Karate C’ship concludes

Staff ReporterRaipurThe winners of the Chhattisgarh Sub-Junior Karate Championship will be representing the State in the forthcoming National Championship to be held in New Delhi from June 10 to 13. Winners of the Chhattisgarh Sub-Junior Karate Championship posing along with officials.  According to international coach Harsha Sahu, Chhattisgarh Sub-Junior Championship which was also selection of the players for the national meet was held in Bhilai from May 16 to 17. The selected players ..

Mega start to SIDI’s exhibition on material exploration ‘Koncept-2019’

Staff Reporter RAIPURSPACE Institute of Designing and Innovation’s (SIDI) annual exhibition on material exploration titled ‘Koncept-2019’ had a grand beginning here at its 1-139 Premilla Housing Society near VIP Estate campus on Friday. Students showcasing the designer collections prepared by them for the annual exhibition at SIDI, Raipur on Friday. (R) A beautiful and modern concept displayed by the students of Architect Department. The three-day exhibition commenced with ..

Power Company holds workshop on departmental enquiry

Staff Reporter RAIPURChhattisgarh State Power Company conducted a departmental enquiry which was centered on the subject ‘Departmental Enquiry’. The workshop which was conducted at Seva Bhawan, the State Power Companies HQ, was chaired by Chairman Shailendra Shukla. Giving his impression on the subject Chairman Shailendra Shukla said that Departmental Enquiry is an important act and procedure. The objective behind carrying of departmental enquiry is to provide justice to the sufferer employees ..

Centres in Naxal-hit districts see healthy attendance: PET, PPHT

 Staff Reporter  Raipur, Centres in Durg district recorded highest 86.61 per cent attendance of engineering aspirants   Examination centres at Naxal-hit districts of Chhattisgarh witnessed a healthy turnout of candidates as Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CGPEB) conducted Chhattisgarh Pre-Engineering Test (PET) and Chhattisgarh Pre-Pharmacy Test (PPHT) on Thursday. While one centre of Sukma district witnessed 38 candidates (63.33%), out of 60 enrolled, appearing ..

Steel city sees a dip of over 10 pc in CGPET students

 Staff Reporter:  Bhilai With 2,833 candidates appeared for Chhattisgarh Pre Engineering Test (CGPET) this year in twin cities of Durg as well as Bhilai, there was a dip of over 10% and one of lowest students’ appearance in this exam in last 15 years. In last year, around 3,630 students of the twin cities appeared for the examination. Every year, CGPET witnessed 10 to 12 examination centers due to large number of students’ appearance but this time due to poor registration, ..

On day-8 of strike, Revenue Inspectors demand unconditional release of Kundan Sharma

 Staff Reporter: Durg The indefinite strike launched by the Revenue Inspectors (RIs), in support of RI Kundan Sharma, who was arrested by Dhamdha Police on forgery charges, on Thursday entered the eighth day. Demanding unconditional release of their District President, Kundan Sharma, the agitating RIs continued their dharna near Manas Bhavan, Durg on Thursday. Although a delegation of the RIs also held discussions with the District Collector Ankit Anand in this regard but failed to ..

Probe demanded in two pending cases of poaching against CRPF

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Even as the Forest Department launched a probe on a National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA) supervisory visit report, incriminating Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in poaching and burning/cutting forests in Udanti-Sitanandi Tiger Reserve (USTR), two previous cases of CRPF personnel indicted in wildlife poaching remain unresolved till date. Now when the Forest Department has set the ball of investigation rolling, Environment Conservationist Nitin ..

BJP protests violence by TMC during Amit Shah’s road show in Kolkata

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR The Chhattisgarh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party carried out a Peace March in the capital in protest against the violence allegedly carried out on the behest of Trinamool Congress led government in West Bengal during the road-show of BJP National President Amit Shah in Kolkata. Large number of BJP party office-bearers and workers participated in the rally wearing black bands as a mark of protest. Later BJP National Vice President Dr Raman Singh, BJP National General ..

Attack on union leader: BSP contractor, five others held

  Staff Reporter: BHILAI Attack was not to kill the victim union leader but threaten him as he was stabbed with paper cutters  SIX including a BSP contractor and a supervisor were arrested for involvement in the armed attack on a senior leader from BSP trade union (CITU) in Bhilai a week ago. The contract criminals carried out the armed attack which was meant to threaten the victim trade union leader Yogesh Soni. The gory crime could be termed as the outcome of the conflict ..

Police seized documents from office of Sure Mart and Sure Wealth company

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR  In connection with forgery to the tune of over Rs 100 crore, New Rajendra Nagar police on Wednesday seized computer hard-disk, laptop and incriminating documents from the office of Sure Mart and Sure Wealth. “Taking the investigation ahead, a police team carried out search at the office of Sure Mart and Sure Wealth located at Ashoka Millennium. During search, police team has seized a laptop, computer hard-disks, mobile handset of accused Rajesh Mishra ..

First male dwarf of CG qualifies for national para competition

 By Dr Abhinav Mishra  KAWARDHA Actor in Chhattisgarhi cinema (Chhollywood) n Imparts training of ‘Computer Operation and Programming’ to youngsters.  Meet the zestful and versatile young boy of Kawardha named Dev Singh Ahire, who did not let his short stature come in the way of his standing tall. This boy has been suffering from dwarfism and is mere 4 feet (122 cms) in height, but his achievements have been ‘colossal’. This ‘Lilliputian heighted’..

Burglars broke into house, escape with booty of over Rs 1 lakh

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR While Raipur police were busy in praising themselves for cracking five cases of house-breakings, burglars stormed into a locked house located in city’s Basant Vihar locality under Gudhiyari police limits and escaped with booty of over Rs 1 lakh. With continuous incidents of burglaries, including daylight house-breakings, reported at various location in the city, Raipur Police are facing criticism from different walks of people including politicos.  Accordin..

‘Shiromani Puraskar’ awarded to winners in BSP

  Staff Reporter; BHILAI ‘Shiromani Puraskar’ were awarded to the winners for the months of March and April 2019 on Tuesday at the auditorium in Plate Mill of Bhilai Steel Plant in the specially organised function. Departmental head and GM M M Gadre was present on this occasion.  The main purpose of conferring this citation was to felicitate the non-executive employee with serious concern for abiding by all the safety regulations, while remaining committed and ..

Passenger Reservation Enquiry counter goes out of order

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR One and only Passenger Reservation Enquiry counter at Passenger Reservation Service (PRS) building goes out of order due to technical snag since three days.  Passengers were disappointed by non availability of service. As per information received from officials sources the fibre optic cable installed at PRS building developed some technical problem due to which the computer system installed at Enquiry counter was not connected to the main server. The enquiry ..

Riwa villagers meet to discuss issue of water crisis

 Staff Reporter: ARANG Water crisis at village Riwa is aggravating with every passing day. Amidst the growing commotion over drinking water, local youths called on a meeting, which was largely attended by women to ponder on possible solutions of the water shortage. Many suggestions were tabled to counter the water problems. After hearing the suggestions, a consensus was built on installing motor pump on bore below Naiya talab and construction of water tank near Riwa School as temporary ..

Shocking! One out of four minor girls in Chhattisgarh is child bride

 Staff Reporter: Bhilai Chhattisgarh is home to 1.02 crore children below the age of 18 years and shocking factor is that one in every four girls in the state is a child bride. Along with rural areas, this malpractice is common in urban parts of the state too and many poor families as well as well to do families with traditional outlook tie the nuptial knot of their daughters before celebrating her 18th birthday. This is despite there is a law preventing child marriage. In fact, 5 districts ..

Hyderabad based Insmart Systems grants 30 lakh to 10 students of CSVTU

 Staff Reporter  DURG, With an objective to make youth’s self-reliant, Insmart Systems, Hyderabad granted 30 lakhs to Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University (CSVTU) Bhilai for providing training to 10 students for preparing Bio Fertilizers. After training, the students will be provided further assistance to start up their own business in this field under the scheme. CSVTU Vice Chancellor, Dr MK Verma said that this is a golden opportunity for those students living ..

Directors of Sure Mart and Sure Wealth arrested in forgery case of Rs 100 crore

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR   In a major breakthrough, Raipur police arrested two directors of Sure Mart and Sure Wealth Company, who duped over 600 persons across the state to the tune of around Rs 100 crore. “On the lure of higher return, offering company’s franchisee and lifetime membership, the director duo Rajesh Mishra and Deendayal Soni cheated over 600 people in Raipur, Durg, Janjgir-Champa, Balod and Dhamtari of over Rs 100 crore. Around 26 bank accounts of the ..

Retired Judge reviews cases against Scheduled Tribes in Naxal-affected region

 Staff Reporter; RAIPUR The Supreme Court retired Justice AK Patnaik reviewed the cases against the Scheduled Tribe (ST) people in Naxal-affected areas in New Circuit House on Monday. Justice Patnaik chaired the committee constituted of senior officials of concerned departments for reviewing the cases. Officials as Advocate General Kanak Tiwari, Director General of Police DM Awasthi, DG Jail/SIB Naxal Ops Girdhari Nayak, Home Secretary Arun Dev Gautam, Secretary SC/ST Department DD ..

Dr Raman Singh visits Rajnandgaon

  Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh visited Rajnandgaon on a day-long visit. On his reaching Rajnandgaon BJP office, he was given a rousing welcome by District President Santosh Agrawal and senior BJP leader Lilaram Bhojwani. Later while meeting party workers, the BJP National Vice-President urged them to mingle with the people and identify their problems and try to remove them.  Later the former Chief Minister attended various local programmes, wherein, ..

Several schools achieving 100 pc results had students strength in single digit

   Most of these high schools (till class 10th) and higher secondary (till class 12th) are located in remote rural areas of tribal dominated districts or some are Government ones of the urban areas Many schools that are affiliated to Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) enjoyed the distinction of bagging cent percent pass result as well as those that received hassle for seeing either below 20% pass percentage or not seeing a single pass the board examination had student ..

PCCF orders probe into disappearance of 25 blackbucks

 Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Wildlife has ordered probe into the mysterious disappearance of 25 blackbucks at the blackbuck acclimatisation centre in Barnawapara Sanctuary.  Reliable sources told ‘The Hitavada’ that the department had imported 78 blackbucks nearly one-year ago. Sanctuary authorities have post-mortem report of 11 blackbucks. Around 8 fawns were also born. So, there should have been 75 blackbucks at present. However, the then PCCF Wildlife ..

Tribal students outperform urban students in CGBSE

  While Jashpur district tops both X and XII examinations with 85.22% and 90.09% results respectively, Bemetara and Janjgir-Champa remain at the bottom of the tableRaipur stands 24th in Class X Exam and 15th in Class XII Exam while Durg stands 12th in both. Bilaspur too fails to secure a berth even in the top ten list As government schools in rural Chhattisgarh, naxal-hit and tribal-dominated districts in particular, outperformed their urban counterparts of State in the Class X and XII ..

Three arrested in loot case at Naya Raipur

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Three youths allegedly involved in loot recently took place at Naya Raipur under Mandir Hasaud police limits were arrested by police on Saturday. According to police sources, the arrested were identified as Maniram Yadav (21), Raj Nishad (18), both residents of Chandi Nagar falling in limits of Telibandha police station, and Rajesh Fekar (20) of Gandhi Nagar under Pandri police limits. From the possession of arrested trio, police have recovered a mobile phone ..

Series of thefts baffles Raipur Police

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR It seems like burglars are finding Chhattisgarh’s capital an easy prey and emerging a tough challenge for Raipur police as series of house-breakings were recently reported at separate locations in the city. According to police sources, unidentified burglars recently stormed into the office of one Konark Industry located at posh Samta Colony falling in limits of Azad Chowk police station during day hour and escaped with cash worth Rs 1.10 lakh. The burglary ..

Shubhangi Apte to get ‘National Icon Human Research Award-19’

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR  Eminent social activist Shubhangi Apte, hailing from Raipur city, will be honoured with ‘National Icon Human Research Award-2019’ at Shegaon in Maharashtra on Sunday. Shubhangi Apte will receive the award at the hands of eminent Marathi film actor Mukund Wasule in the function.  Apte said that she would distribute cotton bags for environment protection in the programme. Moreover, Shubhangi Apte has been invited to participate in an international ..

SSIPMT Raipur secures AIR 5

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR   Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management and Technology Raipur has secured 5th position in the ranking recently released by Tessolve Semiconductor. In this ranking programme, engineering colleges from the across the country were registered.   Tessolve Semiconductor is a company run by Hero Group, which is leading the semiconductor chip testing in the nation. SSIPMT Raipur had signed agreement with the company in 2017. As per agreement, ..

3 arrested with Pangolin skins

Acting on a precise tip-off, Moudhapara police on late Friday evening arrested three persons along with skins of Pangolin from city-based hotel. “Taking swift action on an input, police arrested three persons including manager of Hotel Vinar from the hotel’s room and seized two skins of Pangolins from their possession. The estimated market value of seized skins according to experts would be around Rs 2.60 lakh,” said Moudhapara Station House Officer (SHO) Rahul Tiwari. SHO ..

Yogendra Verma tops CGBSE Class XII with 97.40%

Yogendra Verma, a student of Maharana Pratap Higher Secondary School, Jhaphal (Mungeli), has topped the tentative top ten student list of Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination 2019 conducted by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) in March this year. Yogendra has scored 97.40 per cent as he obtained 487 marks out of total 500 in the Class XII Examination, results of which were announced by CGBSE Chairman and School Education Principal Secretary Gaurav Dwivedi on Friday. ..

School kids to soon have lighter bags

  Staff Reporter: Bhilai From June onwards, school bags would be lighter in weight for students of all classes (primary, upper primary and secondary classes) and will not be much of a physical burden for them. The reason being the department of school education in Chhattisgarh has decided to fix the school bag weight for classes 1 to 10. As per proposed plans of the department, students of class 1 as well as 2 should have a bag weight of 1.5 kg to 2 kg. On the other hand, the weight ..

Thousands of villagers march in scorch to save Indravati river

 Our Correspondent: JAGDALPUR  A pedestrian informed that the main objective behind taking out the padyatra is to draw the attention of both Chhattisgarh and Odisha governments so that Odisha provide 45% of water to Bastar  Under the campaign to save the life-giving Indravati River of Bastar, thousands of people from the villages around took out a ‘Padyatra’ on Thursday morning. The ‘Padyatra’ was started from Maa Danteshwari temple situated at Sirhasar ..

BSP employees feted with ‘Karm Shiromani Award’

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI Five employees belonging to Power, Electrical, Utilities, Services and Instrumentation & Automation Zones of Bhilai Steel Plant were awarded with the ‘Karm Shiromani Puraskar’ for the month of April 2019 for their exemplary work performance under the ‘Shiromani Puraskar Yojana’ of Bhilai Steel Plant.  Dilbag Singh, Attendant, Raw Materials Department; Vinay Kumar Verma, Sr Technician, Instrumentation Department; R Reji Kumar, ..

Padmashri Dr Dubey felicitated in Chicago

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Padmashri Dr Surendra Dubey was felicitated by North America Chhattisgarh Association (NACHA) in Chicago for the contribution he made in the field of literature and to promote the Chhattisgarhi language internationally. The Association also hosted a Kavi Sammelan for Padmashri Dr Surendra Dubey. The event was hosted by NACHA National Executive President Ganesh Kar and Founder & Chicago President Deepali Saraogi along with Joint Secretary Chicago Sonu Joshi, ..

Parents opt for address change in Aadhaar cards for RTE seats

 Staff Reporter: Bhilai Parents are applying for change in address in Aadhaar card to get Right To Education(RTE) quota seats. The most sought after address are in some sectors of Bhilai Township, Nehru Nagar and Hudco in Bhilai and Padmanabhpur as well as civil lines in Durg. Officials have observed a spell of address changes on Aadhaar cards in these wards. These wards come under Bhilai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Durg Municipal Corporation (DMC) limits where parents are eligible ..

2 arrested in connection with forgery of Rs 1.75 cr

 The Hitavada State Bureau: SURGUJA/RAIPUR Surguja police on Wednesday arrested two tricksters, who fraudulently managed to avail compensation to the tune of around Rs 1.75 crore from South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) through forged documents. According to police sources, the arrested were identified as Arvind Beck (20) and Wahid Hussain (27), both hailing from Surajpur district. With the help of fake Aadhaar card and other forged documents, Arvind by introducing him as one of ..

Engineering student arrested in rape case

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI Engineering student was arrested on charges of rape in Bhilai-3 following the complaint. The accused was jailed from the court on judicial remand on Wednesday. Police sources informed that the accused has been identified as Ashwani Sahu (25), a resident of Sahaspur-Lohara village of Kabirdham district. The police said that in her complaint the victim college student alleged that the accused Ashwani Sahu sexually exploited her on pretext of marriage for five years. ..

Residents make nest for birds with earthern pots

 Staff Reporter; RAIPUR In a humanitarian gesture, residents from Agrasen Nagar in the capital have prepared nests for birds with earthern pots, so as to ensure that the birds do not suffer due to prevailing heat-wave conditions in the state. The inspiration behind this initiative is Vijay Mishra, Deputy General Manager, Chhattisgarh State Power Companies Ltd.  On the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, which was celebrated yesterday, the residents installed such earthern pots containing ..

Patients suffer due to water shortage at BRAMH

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR  Patients at Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital (BRAMH) are running from pillar to post for drinking water as the water cooling machine has gone out of order at a time when summer is at its peak and consumption of water has increased. Hospital administration is planning to order water tankers from Raipur Municipal Corporation. It was observed that consumption of water has increased in summer, due to which the available drinking water seems to be insufficient ..

Two unidentified assailants stab BSP union leader

Staff Reporter  BHILAI Victim leader did not name, but suspected the possibility of involvement of BSP contractors behind attack   IN an armed attack, a senior leader from BSP trade union (CITU) was repeatedly stabbed and inflicted upon serious injuries by two unidentified motorbike born assailants at Forest Avenue in Risali, Bhilai on Tuesday morning. The victim union leader was hospitalised for treatment and his condition was stated to be stable. After attacking the union leader, ..

‘Formal education is not sufficient today’

 Staff Reporter: Raipur 15-day summer camp for children inaugurated at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhawan  Governor Anandiben Patel stressed that the children should not be limited to formal education rather they should be encouraged to participate in other activities such as Music, Drama and Painting which help them in developing their personality. The Governor said that the definition of career has changed nowadays. Career is not restricted to degree or post graduate degree as students ..

Thieves target 5 homes in a night

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Sejbahar area was rocked by a string of thefts as thieves struck at five homes in a single night, making away with ornaments, cash and other valuables worth in several lakhs. Come summer and many families take off to enjoy the vacations or to attend marriage functions, leaving behind vacant homes. These homes then become easy target for the burglars.  At dead of the Monday night, thieves charged at several homes at Housing Board Colony Sejbahar along with ..

Boys outshine girls in X CBSE Board exam

 Staff Reporter: Bhilai,  Boys have outshined girls in class X Board examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)in Chhattisgarh. The results of class X of all regions in CBSE were declared on Monday noon and pass percentage of students in State which comes under CBSE Bhubaneswar region is 90.6%. There is a rise of 1.03% in pass percentage as State reported pass percentage of 89.03% at class X board examination of the CBSE.  Of all three States under ..

Accused Tomar Brothers flouted RBI guidelines

 Staff Reporter  RAIPUR In another revelation to loan sharking cum extortion case, Raipur police on Monday claimed that the brother duo of loan shark-turned-extortionist Virendra Singh Tomar and Rohit Tomar have cheated some banks by availing loans to the tune of several lakhs with the help of forged documents. “By furnishing forged documents, Virendra Singh Tomar and Rohit Tomar have cheated banks and availed loan worth several banks for purchasing four-wheelers.  The role ..

New QR codes introduced by SECR for quick tickets

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR For the purpose of promoting the passenger convenience and paperless ticketing facility, the Unreserved Tickets is being provided through UTS and Mobile App. A new technical facility has been added to the App which is Quick Response Code (QR) code, in five stations of Raipur Division. The facility is available at Raipur, Durg, Bhilai Power House, Bhatapara and Tilda Neora. New QR codes are available in the form of stickers at booking and enquiry office at railway ..

Admn makes arrangement for safe return of Cyclone Fani affected 153 Gujarat pilgrims

Pilgrims from Gujarat estranged due to Cyclone Fani, at Indoor stadium in capital.Pilgrims returning to Jamnagar by Kaviguru Express.  Staff Reporter; RAIPUR In an humanitarian initiative, the Raipur district administration on the behest of state government, made arrangement for the safe return of 153 pilgrims from Gujarat, who had visited Puri in Odisha but were estranged due to Cyclone Fani. On the directive of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, these pilgrims, who somehow managed ..

Loan shark’s younger brother Rohit Tomar apprehended

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Making headway in loan sharking and extortion case, Raipur police succeeded in apprehending Rohit Tomar, the absconding younger brother of loan shark-turned-extortionist Ruby Tomar. “Based on precise inputs, a police team arrested the accused Rohit Tomar, who had been on the run ever since his elder brother Virendra Singh Tomar alias Ruby Singh. After camping in Delhi for few days, the team succeeded in arresting Rohit,” Additional Superintendent ..

New Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court given rousing welcome

  Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Newly-appointed Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court Justice P R Ramchandra Menon was given rousing welcome on his arrival to the capital on Sunday. Governor Anandiben Patel will be administering the oath of office and secrecy to Justice P R Ramachandra Menon on Monday as the 12th Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court, at Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan.  The oath ceremony of the new Chief Justice is scheduled to begin at 11 am. Justice P R Ramchandra ..

Over 4,000 candidates appear for NEET exam in Bhilai

  Staff Reporter: Bhilai: The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the first National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) across nation on Sunday and in steel city (Bhilai), over 5,000 students of the five districts consist of Durg, Rajnandgaon, Balod, Bemetara and Kabirdham appeared for the examination. The NTA conducted NEET exam for admission to undergraduate medical as well as dental courses in the country including 7 medical colleges and 5 dental colleges of Chhattisgarh. ..

CBSE class X results likely to be announced today

   Staff Reporter: Bhilai It is indicated that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is most probably to release the results of class X board examination on Sunday. But for CBSE Bhubaneswar region (handles CBSE affiliated schools of Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Odisha) it is difficult to release results on May 5th, as recent storm Fani affected as well as damaged the entire state including capital of Odisha too.  In this position, how will authorities of CBSE ..

Member’s Day ‘Josh’ celebration today

  Business Reporter: RAIPUR BNI India is organising Member’s Day ‘Josh’ at DDU Auditorium, G E Road, Raipur on May 5. Main objective of the programme is a social bonding and enhancing each others business. Besides cultural presentations awards will be presented to the successful members. Top heads of different chapters from across the country will be especially present in the programme. The timing of the programme is 3pm to 9pm.  Sharing his views with media, ..

‘Skill Development programme for Industry 4.0’ at ITM University

  Staff Reporter: RAIPUR ITM University organised ‘Skill Development programme for Industry 4.0’ for the first time in Chhattisgarh at Hyatt, Raipur on Friday. This exclusive programme included industry meet followed by hands on practice workshop. General Manager Asia of Universal Robots Pradip Daid and Technical Officer Manish Kumar Garg were the keynote speakers.  ITM Group of Institutions has always been sensitive to the innovations and disruptive changes happening ..

Two-day exhibition begins at Mahakoshal Art Gallery

 Staff Reporter; RAIPUR Two-day 45th All India Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing and Collage Art Exhibition-2019 has begun at Mahakoshal Art Gallery on Saturday. Lion Soniya Dutta inaugurated the exhibition on Saturday. The exhibition is being organised by Mahakoshal Kala Parishad and Lions Club Raipur Friends in the remembrance of later Kalyan Prasad Sharma.  A total of 55 compositions have been displayed in the exhibition. The compositions of 50 artists have been exhibited ..

One held for duping woman of Rs 16 lakh

Staff Reporter  BHILAIONE was arrested on charges of cheating involving Rs 16 lakh in Nehru Nagar, Bhilai on Friday. The accused was remanded to jail from the court following his arrest.   The accused Kuldeep Narayan in police custody. Police sources informed that the accused was identified as Kuldeep Narayan (36), a resident of Anushka Residency, Nehru Nagar, Bhilai. In her complaint, the victim Devantin Soni, a resident of Laxmi Nagar, Risali, Bhilai alleged that since January ..

Dr Shivani Rao clears MCI examination

Staff Reporter DURGDr Shivani Rao, after obtaining MBBS degree from Russia, succeeded in cracking the exam held by Medical Council of India, which is mandatory for the degrees holders to get recruited in the country or practice as doctor. Dr Shivani Rao being awarded at the convocation ceremony.   Over 12,775 doctors appeared in the MCI exam conducted in the country of which only 1,254 students managed to clear it. Dr Shivani Rao was felicitated for her achievement in Delhi. Dr Fani ..

Indian Oil’s R&D Centre files 1,001 patents

 Staff Reporter Indian Oil Corporation’s (IndianOil) Research & Development Centre at Faridabad crossed a major milestone this week by filing its 1,001st patent, the first among Indian oil & gas PSUs to do so. The R&D Centre’s IP (Intellectual Property) portfolio comprises 794 active patents, of which 542 patents were granted abroad and 252 in India. The Centre has also registered a healthy commercialisation rate for its patents, higher than the global average.  ..

ITM holds meet, workshop on Industry 4.0

Staff Reporter RAIPURFor the very First time in Chhattisgarh, ITM University organised industry meet on ‘Skill development programme for Industrial 4.0’at Hyatt, Raipur on Friday. The programme included industry meet of Industry experts and leaders followed by hands on practice workshop in university campus on May 4. Industry 4.0 is a name given to the current trend of automation and data driven manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, Internet, cloud computing and ..

3 including groom killed as car overturns

Our Correspondent BEMETARATRAGEDY struck a marriage party after its three members, including groom, died after the car they were traveling overturned near Narainpur, Mohlai turn under Maro police out-post of Nandghat police station.  Overturned car at the spot.   Three more people were injured in the mishap that occurred on National Highway-130 on Thursday evening.the deceased has been identified as Sangeeta Sahu, groom Shivnath Yadav and driver Taleshwar Sahu. Sangeeta died on ..

‘Fani’ leaves footprints on Capital

Staff Reporter RaipurThe ‘Fani’ showed its devastating effect in Raipur also. Though the weather pundits had predicted a touch and go affect in Raipur by evening the city witnessed gusty winds of around 70kmph followed with thunderstorms. The rains lashed city for over half an hour and this resulted in the city plunging into dark.  The carcass left of a hut after cyclone. (R) A worker trying to remove the fallen tree.  As a result of the gusty winds trees were uprooted ..

CBSE XII results: Girls outshine boys

 Staff Reporter; Bhilai M Thomas Jacob of DPS Bhilai topped the State with 98.6 percentage  After two decades, the results of class XII board examination of CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) were declared first time in the first week of May and students of Chhattisgarh recorded a pass percentage of 92.1%- the highest among the three states (Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal) of CBSE Bhubaneswar region. The results of the All India Senior School Certificate Examination ..

BJYM stage protests against postponement of CGPET, PPhT

 Staff Reporter: RAIPUR Protesting the postponement of Chhattisgarh Pre-Engineering Test (CGPET) and Pre-Pharmacy Test (PPhT), scheduled to be held across 27 districts of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, in the final moments, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) stated that the failure on the part of Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CGPEB) in conducting the examinations has dampened the spirits of students who’re preparing for the said examinations.  The BJYM organised ..

Summer camp for bodybuilding, power lifting commences

  Sports Reporter  Raipur  A summer coaching camp for imparting free coaching on Bodybuilding, Weightlifting, Power Lifting and Wrestling was inaugurated at Sports Complex of Forest Department in Pandri. Raipur District Body Building Association and Achiever United Health are jointly organising the month-long camp from May 1 to 31. Raipur District Bodybuilding Association Secretary Manik Tamrakar said that participants between the age group of 9 and 17 are attending the coaching ..

Collector reviews arrangements for summer

  Staff Reporter Durg: Collector Ankit Anand has swung into action in view of torrid summer. In review meeting he has instructed officers of Women and Child Development to change timing of Anganbadis. Children will remain there from 8 am to 11 am only. Every Anganbadi should store ORS packets to handle any emergency situation. Upper Collector Sanjay Agrawal was also present in the meeting. Next, Collector took information of filling of ponds for sanitation purpose. Water Resource Department ..

PRSU, GGV are non performers, reveals NAAC review

   By Partha Sarathi Behera  Raipur: This latest development has come as a major setback for PRSU which is enjoying NAAC Grade ‘A’ for its overall performance  None of the universities from Chhattisgarh has been able to meet the criteria fixed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) when it comes to performance by these universities in developing human resource and faculty development. Unfortunately, two major universities of Chhattisgarh ..

Simga police bags performance shield

   The Hitavada State Bureau  BALODA BAZAAR/RAIPUR In a major feat to Raipur Range Police, particularly Baloda Bazaar, Director General of Police (DPG) D M Awasthi on Wednesday felicitated Simga police station for its excellent performance to ensure peaceful execution of Lok Sabha elections. Sigma police station in Baloda Bazaar district is the first police station of Chhattisgarh felicitated with a shield by DGP for its commendable work.  On the Raipur Range Inspector ..

Over 20% medicines at public healthcare of Chhattisgarh outdated

 Staff Reporter Bhilai:  1,590 samples were collected from retails, wholesalers and public healthcare in all parts of Chhattisgarh in time duration of 4 years (2015-2019) and 311 samples of drugs or medicines were not of standard quality and many of them crossed their expiry date too   It is really a shocking factor that 21 per cent of drug or medicine samples collected from different public healthcares consist of civil hospitals, community health centres, primary and sub-primary ..

Students of Kota Study circle excel in JEE Main

 Business Reporter: Bhilai Over 19 students of Kota Study Circle succeeded to qualify for JEE advanced examination. Abhishek Kumar scored 96.9% percentile while Nalin Verma stood in second place in the institute with scoring 94.12% in JEE Mains examination. The other successful students were Akash Sahu with 94.10 percentile, Ankit Agrawal with 93.9%, Vikas Markal with 93.7%, Abhishek Kumar with 85%, Aditi Goyal with 82.9%, Hariom Sahu with 82.7%, Namila with 82.6%, Kanchan Kumar with ..

NGT Committee should ensure compliance of norms

  Staff Reporter: RAIPUR; In the capacity of environment conservation activist Nitin Singhvi has forwarded certain suggestions to the NGT State-level Committee on issues pertaining to garbage dumping yards at Sakri and Sarona, disposal of plastic carry-bags and catering wastes as well as some other pollution related issues. Singhvi has urged the state committee to ensure complete compliance of norms mentioned under Solid Waste Management rules. On the directive of National Green ..

7 out of 11 HAMAN-36 clear JEE Main

  Staff Reporter: Raipur: Seven out of 11 HAMAN-36 students, appeared for JEE Main Examination, cleared the entrance examination for admission in the engineering colleges. Dushyant Sahu, Roshni Verma, Ishwar Sahu, Nikhil Verma, Dewashish Patel and Vijaylaxmi Sahu in OBC category and Anil Kosle in SC category qualified the JEE examination. As many as 11 Government school students of Raipur district were picked under HAMAN-36 programme initiated by the then District Education Officer ..

State gets 3 weeks’ time to reply on proposal seeking Tiger Reserve status for Bhoramdev

  Staff Reporter; RAIPUR:  Chhattisgarh Government has got three weeks to reply on National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA) proposal for declaration of Bhoramdev Sanctuary as the Tiger Reserve. NTCA submitted the reply to Chhattisgarh High Court acting Chief Judge P P Sahu, who was hearing the PIL filed by environment conservationist Nitin Singhvi on Tuesday. NTCA responded, saying the Bhoramdev Sanctuary abuts the Kanha National Park and also borders with Navegaon, ..

Youth held for impersonating as Assistant Sub-Inspector

  Staff Reporter: RAIPUR A 28-year-old youth impersonating as police officer was arrested from a private bank located in the city’s posh Anupam Nagar locality under Saraswati Nagar police station. While undertaking routine checking at a private bank located near Anupam Garden on Monday, a police team arrested Avon Bairagi (28), hailing from Mahasamund district, impersonating as an Assistant Sub- Inspector (ASI), police said. “During the course of investigation, it was ..

Depressed over death of childhood friend, youth ends life

  Staff Reporter: BHILAI “Dost Zindagi Saza Thi Tere Jane Ke Bad, Aur Ye Gunah Kar Diya Maine Apno Ke Sath” Similar to the saying, succumbing to encompassing sorrow of losing the childhood friend and with guilt towards parents and the sibling, a youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging self in his house in Sector-10, Bhilai on Tuesday morning. Police sources informed that the deceased was identified as Pushpendra Dhruv (21), son of Rajeshwar Dhruv, a resident of ..

Sex racket busted, white collar names under scanner

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Raipur police on Monday came under scanner for allegedly trying to cover-up names of high-profile persons in connection with sex racket busted in the state capital late on Sunday night. However, senior police officials denied any such involvement, and said that people involved in the crime have been arrested and investigators are likely to rescue more victims in days to come. Following a tip-off about sex racket operating at RDA Colony in Hirapur, a team-led ..

BSP employees escape unhurt as ceiling plaster collapses

  Staff Reporter BHILAI: The BSP employee couple and family members were fortunate enough as no one was injured when all of a sudden ceiling plaster of large area collapsed at their residential quarter in BSP Township on Sunday evening. During allotment of residential quarter, the BSP employee couple was not extended benefits under the Welcome Scheme and their complaint regarding complaint of necessary civil work was pending for over six months. According to information, the incident ..

BJP lashes out at Cong govt over power issues

  Staff Reporter: RAIPUR  During BJP rule, uninterrupted power supply was ensured throughout the state. Even regular power supply was ensured in far-flung villages, said Sundrani  Bharatiya Janata Party while coming down on the incumbent Congress led state government, alleged that the state government had done nothing but deceived the people of Chhattisgarh. Commenting on the poll promises made by Congress regarding loan waiver and cutting down power bills by half, the ..

Good Samaritans hands over money found to cops

  Staff Reporter Durg: Two Durg based young businessmen recently proved that honesty is the best policy when they returned Rs 33,870 to the police which they had found lying on the street just outside their house at Gandhi Chowk, Durg. The money was wrapped in a bundle of clothes and after noticing it, the youths rushed to the police station and handed it over to the police. Durg police is appreciating the youths and have now launched massive investigations to trace the owner of the ..

MLA Singh complains of chest pain; hospitalised

  Staff Reporter RAIPUR: Senior Congress leader and sitting MLA from Ramanujganj Assembly constituency Brihaspati Singh was on Sunday rushed to Ramkrishna Care Hospital in Raipur after he complained of chest pain. Earlier, MLA Singh was admitted to the Government Medical College Ambikapur in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday following chest pain.  Speaking to The Hitavada over telephone, Medical Superintendent of Government Medical College Ambikapur Dr R K Das confirmed ..

In C’garh, unemployment is low, so does income

  By Amlan Sinha Bhilai: UNEMPLOYMENT is a serious topic widely in discussion in the general elections, the number of people unemployed in Chhattisgarh till March 2019 amounts to just 1,95,473 informed Union Ministry of Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood. Thus Chhattisgarh has the unemployment rate of 2.4% and the State has the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the nation after Karnataka, Kerala and Delhi. It has been revealed by Centre for Monitoring ..