MLAs, Journos honoured for ‘excellent’ work in respective fields

Members of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly and Journalists, including Late Raja Das, former Senior Reporter and Sub-Editor of The Hitavada, were honoured for their excellent work in their respective fields during ‘Utkrishttata Alankaran Samaroh’ of Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha on the last day of the five-day Monsoon Session of the House, on Friday. Governor Anusuiya Uikey was the Chief guest of the award ceremony while Assembly Speaker Dr Charandas Mahant presided over. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel ..

Police intensify manhunt for G P Singh

Intensifying manhunt for the suspended Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Gurjinder Pal Singh, Raipur Police have dispatched separate teams to the neighbouring states. “Separate teams have been dispatched to Odisha and Delhi in search of the missing suspended IPS officer G P Singh. So far, police have not received any clue about the whereabouts of G P Singh,” said a senior police officer on condition of not being quoted. The officer further informed that police teams are also collecting ..

Bemetara DEO removed, attached with office of Jt Dir Durg divn

A call attention motion regarding irregularities in purchase of furniture and items of science laboratories for higher secondary schools was moved by Bemetara Congress MLA Ashish Kumar Chhabda on the fifth day of the monsoon session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly on Friday. Ashish Kumar Chhabda said in the House that irregularities were found in purchase of furniture for the schools...

Police recover stolen truck with furniture

July 29 Khamtarai Police on Thursday recovered a stolen truck with furniture worth total Rs 12 lakh. The truck laden with furniture imported from Noida was stolen on July 27, 2021. According to police, one Feran Singh (50), resident of Maharajpura Gwalior, had lodged a complaint that he was hauling furniture worth Rs 4,77,900 from Noida on his truck MP/07-GA/5446. In the night, he parked the truck on ring road-02 before sleeping on July 26. The next morning he hired a guide to Golden Market Bhanpuri...

Bhagavad Gita session from Aug 1

In past people were connected with their culture and they had time to read Bhagwat Geeta, Bhagwatam, Ramayan and Mahabharat. Thus they had happiness at home and peace in mind, observed eminent religious scholar Aditya Ram Das. Time passed, people got busy busier and busiest. Time changed, now people have money, they have luxuries, but side by side problems have increased, miseries have increased, relationships are weakening, families are breaking down, culture is dwindling. This all is the evil effect ..

Dr Suresh Deshmukh’s book ‘Chandaini Gonda-Ek Sanskritik Yatra’ released

ASSEMBLY Speaker Dr Charandas Mahant and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel released the book titled ‘Chandaini Gonda-Ek Sanskritik Yatra’ written by Dr Suresh Deshmukh in the chamber of the Assembly Speaker at Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha on Thursday. Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, Forest Minister Mohammad Akbar, School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam, Revenue Minister Jaisingh Agrawal, Public Works and Engineering Minister Guru Rudra Kumar along with President of Rajgami Sampada Nyas Vivek Vasnikand ..

Nova Nature Welfare Society organises anti-snare walk

Nova Nature Welfare Society on Thursday convened an anti-poaching training programme by organising anti-snare walk on the International Tiger Day. The day is observed to raise awareness about conservation of tigers among common people. Nova Nature Welfare Society has been working for the conservation of wildlife in Udanti-Sitanadi Tiger Reserve since 2004. The society members carry out estimation of tigers in hinterlands of tiger reserve, hold awareness campaign among local people and stop conflict ..

Demand for local mushroom on rise across twin cities

Markets across twin cities, Bhilai and Durg are flooded with different types of mushrooms and among them the most popular are Bhimbhora, Dhingari and Rugras. Phuttu, local mushroom which grows in abundance in the wilderness during the monsoon season, is nowadays in high demand in city markets. Even at the price of Rs 400 to 1500 Per Kg, citizens are seems to be fervent for buying these mushrooms and the sellers are making brisk business through it. The edible fungus grows extensively in the forests ..

Two arrested with leopard skin

Raipur’s Mana Police have arrested two persons allegedly indulged in smuggling of wild animals’ body parts and recovered a leopard skin from their possession. “Following an input about wildlife smugglers waiting for a customer, a police team from Mana swung into action and intercepted two persons resulting in the recovery of a leopard skin. The estimated market value of the seized skin would be around Rs 10 lakh,” said a senior police officer, elaborating that the two-wheeler (CG 04 MF 6081) used ..

Dantewada Collector fetes distt topper Akanksha Verma

School Education Department, Dantewada held a district-level meeting of block education officers, assistant block education officers, block resource co-ordinators, school principals and cluster co-ordinators at Education City Jawanga, Geedam, on Wednesday. Deputy Collector Preeti Durgam, District Education Officer Rajesh Karma, Assistant Director Ahilya Thakur, District Mission Co-ordinator S L Sori were present in the meeting. Soni apprised all the newly appointed principals about their responsibilities ..

Moderate showers expected today

INCESSANT rains and cool gusty winds brought down the temperature across State on Wednesday. With monsoon showers nearly covering the entire State, the temperatures dropped by around 5 degree Celsius amidst frequent rainfall. With the sudden shift in weather conditions and formation of multiple systems, weathermen have warned of heavy rainfall across State upto July 31. As such, the ongoing rainfall activities are expected to get further extended. Though the overall average rainfall recorded in all ..

B Voc students exhibit models based on Renewable Energy

Bachelor of Vocation students exhibited their concepts and projects at Institute of Renewable Energy Technology and Management, Pt Ravishankar Shukla Univerity, Raipur. Fifth semester students exhibited their projects and demonstrated working models especially based on Renewable Energy. The novel approach towards finding solutions to existing issues was much more appreciated by subject experts of Renewable domain. Concept and implementation of Free Energy Generation using Magnetic Engine was presented ..

Students of vocational education show skills in online competitions

Students of vocational education being run in government schools of the state exhibited their skills in a five-day online competition organised under the joint aegis of Rajya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Indus Company. The competition aimed at infusing a new energy among the students of rural areas away from their schools for two years due to Corona pandemic and to bring out their hidden talents. Students from the area like Bastar also participated enthusiastically. In which, despite not having ..

Not disabled but ‘able’ by abilities

Judging children with special needs does not define who they are. It defines who you are.It is not uncommon in this society to limit the potentials of children with special needs to a list of behaviors they are expected to perform. They are so often looked down upon, ‘sympathised’ and restricted from doing things they actually might excel in. Here is the story of Vibhu Agrawal of Raigarh, a specially-abled boy with downs syndrome,who did not let his disability obstruct him from achieving great ..

Two arrested in Rs 3 cr jewellery shop theft case

A joint team of Raipur’s Cyber Cell, Kotwali and Telibandha police arrested two persons, including a buyer of stolen valuables, in connection with theft at Nagina Jems in Raipur. The arrested were identified as Shravan Kumar Vishnoi (30) and Amichand Soni alias Omprakash (37), both natives of Rajasthan, said Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Lakhan Patle, elaborating that search for three others identified as Prakash, Bhanwarlal and Ruparam Jaat is underway. Amichand was arrested for purchasing ..

Raipur bags 18 medals in State Weightlifting C’ship

Raipur district emerged as champion in the 18th Chhattisgarh State Senior (Men/Women) Weightlifting Championship (held at Dallirajhara from July 23 to 25. ..

Minors behind Nehru Nagar burglary held

POLICE nabbed four minors and confiscated booty worth over Rs 2.67 lakh in connection with the burglary reportedly occurred at a house in Nehru Nagar (West), Bhilai. After the matter was reported Supela Police successfully tracked the minors, involved in the crime and took them into custody. ..

Assembly pays tributes to 9 former MLAs, MPs

Chhattisgarh Assembly on Monday paid tributes to nine former MLAs and MPs, who died in the period between the last and present sitting of the House. ..

Girls outshine boys in CGBSE 12th exams

With 98.06 per cent success, girls outshined the boys (96.69%) in the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination-2021, conducted by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) in the first-second week of June. The overall results of Class XII remained 97.43 per cent unlike Class X results in which students tasted 100 per cent success. It is worthwhile to mention, Class XII Examination 2021 was conducted from home. It may be recalled that in the 2020 CGBSE Class XII examination, 78.59 ..

Holy month of Sawan begins

 A view of Shri Vaidyanath Dham Mandir in Baijnathpara.  Staff Reporter : RAIPUR, The holy month of Sawan has begun on Sunday. During the month of the Sawan, there will be total of four Mondays this year. First Sawan Somvar will be on July 26 and second Savan Somvar fast will be held on August 2. Third Sawan Somvar fast will be held on August 9 and 16 respectively. The Sawan will end on August 22. Pandit H P Tiwari informed said that Lord Shiva is worshiped by Hindu devotees ..

Police raids cafe for illegally serving alcohol

Acting on a complaint of allegedly serving hookah and liquor till late night, Raipur Police conducted raids at separate cafés and lounges operational on VIP Road and Telibandha area late last night. According to police sources, the raids were conducted by Telibandha Police Station under the leadership of Civil Lines City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Nasar Siddiqui. A police team led by CSP Siddiqui raided Pendulum Sky Lounge operational on VIP Road and found the lounge allegedly serving hookah as ..

‘Talent, ingenuity are always welcomed and respected in the cinematic field’

After a long break, a new bollywood movie came out on Friday, released on OTT platform Zee5. Vikrant Massey and Kriti Kharbanda starrer 14 Phere premiered as a social comedy drama and provided something new to watch for the movie lovers. However, the movie carried something more important for the residents of power city as the screenplay of the movie has been written by a 32-year-old young man from Ramsagarpara, Korba. The boy who grew up playing in the twisting lanes of different localities of ..

CM advocates strengthening of co-operative movement in CG

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday attended the induction function of new chairman of District Co-operative Central Bank Rajnandgaon. CM Baghel stressed on strengthening the co-operative movement to make the rural economy self-reliant. CM Baghel said farmers have high hopes from co-operative bank. Expansion of co-operative bank to boost the rural economy is needed. Along with the farmers, labourers, cow breeders, and tribal people of forest regions should also be connected to co-operative banks. ..

‘Roko Toko’ campaign: Judicial officers inform about constitutional rights

Under the aegis of District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Durg, a special awareness campaign has been organized near Hindi Bhawan at Durg from July 19 to July 25. Meanwhile under the supervision of Chairman of the DLSA and District Judge, Rajesh Shrivastava, the citizens are being provided information related to law. Additional District Judges Anand Variyal and Bhanu Pratap Singh Tyagi informed the people that the law of the country is applicable on everyone. Right to freedom and equality is given ..

Webinar on Application of Remote Sensing Technology Agriculture held

A webinar on ‘Application of Remote Sensing Technology Agriculture’ was organised by Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology (CCOST) on Saturday. To develop scientific awareness in the community, webinars series is being organised by the CCOST on various topics pertaining to the Sections and Project being taken up by the Council. Director General of the CCOST Mudit Kumar Singh presided over the session of the webinar. In his opening remarks, Director General Dr Singh deliberated about the ..

Directors of network marketing company arrested for cheating

POLICE arrested two Directors of a network marketing company in connection with cheating involving lakhs of rupees in Supela, Bhilai. Police said that so far the accused cheated over one hundred people and relived them of hard earned money on pretext of hefty returns against investment and selling packages. The accused were remanded to jail from the court following their arrest. Police sources informed that the accused network marketing company directors arrested by police on cheating charges were ..

CGPEB announces dates for competitive exams

 Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CGPEB) on Friday announced the dates of various competitive examinations, including Chhattisgarh Pre-Engineering Test (PET), to be conducted in the month of September, 2021. All the examinations will be held on offline mode. According to CGPEB, CGPET (Engineering, Dairy Technology, Agriculture Technology) and Pre-Pharmacy Test (PPHT) examinations will be conducted on September 8, 2021. The timing of the examination has been scheduled as 9:00 am to ..

Court rejects G P Singh’s pleas

 In another setback to Gurjinder Pal Singh, the suspended IPS officer, Chhattisgarh High Court has denied to grant interim relief to the officer in the two cases filed against him on the charges of sedition and amassing disproportionate assets.After hearing over the applications for interim relief in the two cases, the bench of Justice Narendra Kumar Vyas had reserved the orders on July 20 which was delivered on Friday.It is to be mentioned here that the State Economic Offence Investigation and ..

Dr Alok Chakrawal is new V-C of GGCU

Professor of Department of Commerce and Business Administration, Saurashtra University Rajkot, Gujarat Dr Alok Kumar Chakrawal has been appointed as new Vice-Chancellor of Guru Ghasidas Central University (GGCU), Bilaspur. He will take charge from outgoing V-C Professor Anjila Gupta.In this regard, Under Secretary of Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India Navin Kumar has issued an order. According to the order, in exercise of powers conferred under Statutes (2) ..

Peaceful devpt in Bastar is Govt’s priority: Sahu

  Construction of roads, culverts and buildings in Bastar division to ensure peace and security is the priority of this Government, said Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, who holds Home and PWD departments. This Government has initiated many public welfare schemes along with a range of development works, Sahu said.Home Minister Sahu told The Hitavada that Gadhbo Nawa Chhattisgarh is the motto of this Government. With proper implementation of the motto under Bhupesh Baghel’s leadership, development ..

Sangeeta Masih: The definition of ‘indomitable’

“I do not have a disability, I have a gift! Others may see it as a disability, but I see it as a challenge. This challenge is a gift because I have to become stronger to get around it, and smarter to figure out how to use it. These words of Shane E Bryan has been continuously boosting my morale since childhood”, said differently- abled Sangeeta Masih of Durg, who had been excelling big time in national para sports championships since a decade, and thereby bringing laurels to Chhattisgarh. Sangeeta ..

BSP employee murder case solved

The accused has been arrested by the police in connection with the murder of the senior operator of Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP). The accused murdered Jagatram Uike inside the plant, keeping in mind that he did not have to repay the loan of Rs 1.5 lakh borrowed from the deceased. ASP City Sanjay Dhruv in a press conference informed that Rishabh lodged a missing complaint of his father Jagatram Uike (55), a resident Mother Teresa Nagar, Chhaoni Camp-1, Bhilai. According to the applicant, his father Jagatram ..

Amrapali Society President inaugurates newly-built grand entry gate of society

Amrapali Society President I N Singh on Thursday inaugurated the newly-built grand entry gate of the society. With new development works one after another, Amrapali Society has got a complete facelift. The incumbent managing committee of the society led by IN Singh has acted on development projects with group consent. The new conference hall at the society will handy for organizing any function. The society had recently repaired the boundary wall and put up barbed wire fencing besides smooth running ..

NSS Unit of CMD College donates TV to Baiga family

The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of CMD College Bilaspur organised a day long camp at Nevsa village, which has been adopted by the NSS unit, under the guidance of Programme Officer Dr P L Chandrakar and Dr K K Shukla. The NSS unit donated a television to the family of Anjori Baiga of the village with the support of Mahesh Wadhwani. The main objective of the donation was to connect the Baigas with the development taking place around them and help get aware about schemes of the state government...

Death of two newborns in District Hospital raises several eyebrows

State-run District Hospital, situated at Pandri in capital city Raipur, has come under scanner following the death of two newborns on Tuesday. Civil Surgeon Dr P K Gupta confirmed that the two newborns died due to Cerebral Hypoxia, which occurs when the brain does not get enough oxygen. Dr Gupta said that the death occurred at the District Hospital situated at Pandri despite of proper medical attention given to them. He also confirmed that District Collector Saurabh Kumar had visited the District ..

Body of missing BSP employee recovered

BODY of the missing employee was recovered under suspicious circumstances in Steel Melting Shop-II (SMS-II) in Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) on Wednesday evening. Police are clueless about circumstances in which the plant employee died and also probable cause of death. Police sources informed that at about 4 pm on Wednesday, police recovered the body of missing BSP employee Jagatram Uke, a resident of Camp-I, Bhilai. The body was found in suspicious circumstances in Caster-6 area of SMS-II in BSP. Police ..

Virtual meeting of cabinet sub-committee held

The virtual meeting of cabinet sub-committee was held under the chairmanship of Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Amarjeet Bhagat on Wednesday. The rates obtained in the auction of the surplus paddy were discussed in the meeting of the cabinet sub-committee for sale through auction of the surplus paddy procured from the farmers of the state on minimum support price (MSP). The maximum rates were approved in the meeting...

Arun Vora donates Rs 11 lakh in CMRF

Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Warehousing Corporation Arun Vora called on Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his official residence in the State capital on Wednesday. Chairman Arun Vora handed over a cheque of Rs 11 lakh to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF) to help the state government to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The Chief Minister thanked Chairman Vora for his cooperation...

Cabinet decides to reopen schools, colleges across State from Aug 2

Chhattisgarh Government has on Tuesday decided to reopen the schools, colleges, and universities across State with only 50 per cent capacity from August 2. The important decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his official residence. According to the decision, the State Government has decided to reopen universities and colleges for the academic session-2021-22 with only 50 per cent capacity from August 2. The students will attend classes ..

Saraipalli lad selected for STEP

Purushottam Sahu from Saraipalli, Chhattisgarh, has been selected for the prestigious Sandwich Training Educational Programme (STEP). STEP is the flagship of the International Centre for Theoritical Physics (ICTP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Presently, Purushottam Sahu is a PhD Scholar in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhilai. The programme aims to strengthen the capability of young scientists and researchers from developing countries to better contribute ..

BWU supports to hunger strike by dependents of BSP workers died of COVID

The office-bearers and members from BSP Workers Union (BWU) personally met the dependents of BSP workers who died due to COVID-19 pandemic, staging gradual hunger strike at Equipment Chowk in Sector-1, Bhilai. The trade union delegation assured the striking dependents of support and pursuing the issue at all levels for them. Ujjwal Dutta, president, BWU informed that while interacting with the trade union leaders the striking dependents of the deceased BSP workers alleged BSP management authorities ..

‘C’garh is marching ahead on path of devpt’

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel virtually attended the programme organised on the occasion of Dr Khubchand Baghel’s birth anniversary on Monday, from his official residence. Dr Khubchand Baghel was a freedom fighter and the first person to envision the formation of Chhattisgarh state. The programme was organised by the Department of Archeology and Culture in the auditorium of Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum. The Chief Minister paid homage to the portrait of Dr Khubchand Baghel and felicitated his family ..

Two areas in Durg declared containment zones

In view of the increasing number of COVID patients, the Durg Municipal Corporation administration has started taking precautionary steps. Under this, action is being taken to seal the area on continuous receipt of infected patients. Under this, one lane in Siddharth Nagar and two lanes of Diparapara have been sealed, declaring them as containment zones. It is noteworthy that recently, few infected patients have been identified in Diprapara and Siddharth Nagar. On Monday, DMC Commissioner Haresh Mandavi ..

Petrol prices inches away from Rs 100 mark

MOTORISTS, particularly those from the typical middle-class and salaried segment, were again in for a crude shock as fuel prices in the Raipur is again expected to take a top notch, here on Tuesday. A close analysis of the past 20 days for the month of July amply clears the picture that the oil-marketing companies (OmCs) have been gradually and slowly pushing the fuel prices towards the ‘100th digit mark’ in an alternate gap of 7 to 8 days. While the overall hike of petrol price from July 1st onwards ..

Police lay green corridor for patient to reach hospital

On being advised by the doctor to take the patient admitted in Sparsh Hospital Ram Nagar, Bhilai out for treatment as there was no improvement in the health of the patient, the family seek help from Durg Police to shift the patient Raipur. With the help of police officers and Raipur Police, ‘green corridor’ was made jointly by the staff and the ambulance was taken from Sparsh Hospital Bhilai to Ramakrishna Care Hospital, Raipur in just 36 minutes...

Rahul Gandhi urges social media volunteers to be ‘fearless’

Former Congress National President Rahul Gandhi virtually addressed the social media volunteers of the Congress party from across the country recently. The virtual meeting of All India Congress Committee’s Social Media Department was held. In the meeting, Rahul Gandhi urged the social media volunteers to be ‘fearless’ and to involve more people. Over 250 volunteers of CPCC’s IT and Social Media Department participated in the meeting. Congress National In-charge K C Venugopal, AICC’s Communication ..

Man-made forest to come up in Nandini’s vacant mines

A huge man-made heritage of environment is going to be built in Durg district. This project is being developed in an area of 885 acres in the vacant mines of Nandini that will be completely ready in 3 years. This project is being prepared at a cost of about Rs 3 crore. For this, amount has been taken from DMF and other items on the instructions of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for environmental protection...

Team of 12 IAS officers from Rajasthan on study tour to CG

A team of 12 IAS officers from Rajasthan was on a three-day visit to Chhattisgarh to study State Government’s Godhan Nyay Yojana, Gothan Yojana and Gobar-Dhan (Cow Dung) Yojana being run under the ambitious ‘Narwa, Garwa, Ghurwa and Badi’ Scheme. These schemes are aimed at boosting the rural economy of the state. The team of IAS officers from Rajasthan met with the senior administrative officials of Chhattisgarh Agriculture Department and visited villages of Dhamtari and Durg districts. The team interacted ..

Dr Shukla honoured on behalf of World Book of Records

Dr Arjun Shukla presently working with the Department of Zoology in Government Mohanlal Hargovinddas Home Science and Science College for Women has been honoured with the Certificate of Commitment by the Wilhelm Jezler, Head of Europe on behalf of World Book of Records, London. The certificate was awarded to Dr Shukla to validate his dedicated and relentless commitment for promoting safety against the COVID-19 pandemic and pledge to serve the society with honesty and sincerity for reducing the human ..

Probe ordered against Singh in separate cases

For Gurjinder Pal Singh, the suspended IPS officer of Chhattisgarh Police, ‘trouble’ seems to have decided to go ‘hand-in-hand’ with him all the way long, as he is bound for a head-on with another fresh stock of problems. The new lot of trouble has come in the form of State Government’s directives to initiate probe against the errant officer in three different matters, albeit these are pertaining with old-shut cases. The probes have been ordered in the wake of different complaints lodged with State ..

Gangster Sanjay Bihari arrested

July 17 As per the directives of the new Superintendent of Police (SP) Prashant Agrawal, actions against gangsters, history-sheeters and habitual offenders are being initiated. The police have been also taking actions against the anti-socials as per the directives of the SP. In this chain, Mohan Nagar Police nabbed the infamous goon Sanjay Bihari alias Sanjay Singh Rajput (39), son of Veer Bahadur Singh, a resident of Deepak Nagar from Four Seasons Hotel, Deepak Nagar. It is worth mentioning that ..

Newly-wed bride sends a unique message to society

Sending the cleanliness and environment conservation message to the society, a newly-wed bride planted a sapling and cleaned the premises of Sheetla Mata Mandir with a broom before entering the house. This exemplary act was seen in Bagbahara tehsil of Mahasamund district. The newly-wed bride Chandrama, daughter of Satyanarayan Padhi, a resident of Pithora, tied nuptial knot with Pramod, son of Late Sheshdev Panigrahi, a resident of Bagbahara, during a marriage function in Pithora...

Shikhar Singh selected for 21st Asian Sr Men’s Volleyball Tournament

Volleyball player, Shikhar Singh, former cadet in SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant’s Day Boarding Scheme, to train young players who later played in BSP Volleyball team, has been selected for the Indian Volleyball Team that would take part in the 21st Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Tournament in Japan between September 8 and 20 this year. This information was shared by Saheeram Jakhad, the DGM in Sports, Cultural & Civic Amenities Department of BSP. Before the Tournament, Shikhar Singh would participate in ..

Ore Handling Plant records highest dispatches in a day.

Record dispatch of 35590 Tonnes of material in a day was recorded by the Ore Handling Plant BSP on July 13 as against previous best day dispatch of 34,580 tonne recorded on January 13, 2021. Out of total dispatches on July 13, OHP-B dispatched 12250 Tonnes of material while 23340 T of material was dispatched by OHP-A. ..

Police intensify manhunt for suspended ADGP Singh

Raipur Police have intensified the manhunt for suspended Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Gurjinder Pal Singh in connection with the sedition case registered against him. “Based on the technical analysis of several numbers, police teams will be dispatched outside,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Yadav. ..

21 more Congress leaders on boards, commissions

On the recommendation of Congress National President Sonia Gandhi, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has appointed 21 more Congress leaders on boards, commissions and authorities. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has directed Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain to issue the appointment orders of the Congress leaders for vacant posts in boards, corporations, authorities and commissions. Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) Vice-President Atal Shrivastava has been appointed as Chairman of Chhattisgarh Tourism ..

Villagers united to protect land from encroachment

Denizens of a small village Chikhladih got united to protect a government land used by public for general purposes from encroachment. The villagers accumulated a fund of Rs 50,000 to erect fence around 20 acres of land to ward-off encroachment and to turn it into a green zone with plantation. ..

158 MoUs signed in past cancelled due to inaction

In the meeting of State Investment Promotion Board held on Thursday, the progress in implementation of the 55 MoUs signed in year 2001-18 and the MoUs signed for setting up industries in State during the Global Investors’ Meet in the year 2012 was reviewed. After the review, a total of 158 MoUs, including 55 MoUs of 2001-2018 and 103 MoUs signed during Global Investors’ Meet in 2012 were cancelled due to inaction. It was informed in the meeting that between year 2001 and 2018, 211 MoUs for capital ..

Police teams search official residence of ADGP Singh

Chhattisgarh Police has expedited the search of suspended Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Gurjinder Pal Singh. The joint team of State Economic Offences Investigation and Anti Corruption Bureau (SEOI-ACB) on Thursday searched the official residence of ADGP with search warrant. Highly-placed sources in Raipur Police said that teams of over half-a-dozen Station House Officers (SHOs) will cast about for Gurjinder Pal Singh in different states across the nation. Police teams will scour through ..

Bicycle rally protests rising inflation

Indian Youth Congress and District Congress Committee took out a bicycle rally to stage protest against sky-rocketing prices of essential goods. Starting from TP Nagar, the rally concluded at Ghantaghar, with Congress leaders and workers shouting slogans against central government. The prices of petrol and diesel are reaching Rs 100 per litre. Monthly budget of the middle class families has fallen apart due to sky-high prices of essential goods such as cooking oil, vegetables and other items. While ..

IMA delegation meets Dr Dahariya, submits memo

A delegation of Indian Medical Association (IMA) officials met Labour and Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Kumar Dahariya, handed over a memorandum and also discussed on high charges applied for Bio-medical waste collection by Raipur Municipal Corporation. Dr Mahesh Sinha, the President of IMA Chhattisgarh informed that Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) takes yearly charge for garbage collection from door-to-door. Commercial License tax is collected...

Raipur police reconstructs crime scene at ADGP’s residence

Taking investigation ahead in sedition case registered against suspended Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Gurjinder Pal Singh, Raipur’s Kotwali police on Wednesday visited the residence of the missing IPS officer for reconstruction of scene regarding recovery of documents by State Economic Offence Investigation and Anti-Corruption Bureau (SEOIACB). “A police team today (Wednesday) visited the residence of IPS G P Singh for recreation of scene to find out from where the documents were ..

MLAs file 717 questions for Monsoon Session

As the date for the commencement of Eleventh Session (Monsoon Session) of the Fifth Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly coming closer, the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA), both from the Treasury as well as the Opposition benches have started filing questions which will be taken up during Question Hour. According to the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, till July 8, 717 questions including 375 starred and 342 un-starred questions have been filed. More questions are likely to be filed by the Legislators..

‘Record breaking hike in fuel prices derailed economy’

NAGPUR, Record breaking hike in prices of petroleum products has derailed the economy of Indian households who have suffered double whammy due to wrong policies of Central Government. First wrong handling of COVID-19 situation on part of ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government at Centre hit hard countrymen and now the rising inflation is driving them to despair, said Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday. Continuing criticism of Central Government, Baghel said Congress Party is ..

Indrajit Ghosh from Raipur attains rare feat by skydiving from 14000 ft

Indrajit Ghose, a 25-year-old from Raipur, became the first from Chhattisgarh to attain a rare feat when he skydived from 14,000 feet by jumping out of an aircraft 25 times to attain USPA (United States Parachute Association) A License from DropzoneKrutitcy in Ryazan Oblast, Russia. The training was organised and executed by Skydive India this month. Indrajit was trained by Ex-Indian Navy officer and skydiving instructor Rajesh Kumar, Russian Military, Belarus National Team and certified USPA instructors ..

Dacoity bid foiled, 7 arrested with 2 pistols and 14 live cartridges

EFFECTING crime preventive measures with due alertness and tracking, absconding criminals in the course of special drive, while foiling dacoity bid, Durg Police apprehended seven and confiscated two automatic pistols, four magazines, 14 live cartridges and two iron rods from their possession after having carried out raid at a house in Canal Road in Khurispar, Bhilai. The police registered the offence against the accused and they were remanded to jail from the court following their arrest. ASP (City), ..

Wanted goon in extortion case nabbed in Satna, MP

WANTED goon Vinod Bihari, absconding for three months in extortion case, was nabbed in Satna, Madhya Pradesh. Police said that the goon was wanted in fresh extortion case and since the offence was registered three months ago, he was absconding along with the accomplice. The accused has been indulging in heinous offences like kidnappings and murders for last three decades. Talking to the mediapersons, ASP (City), Sanjay Kumar Dhruv informed that after the complaint lodged by victim Sandeep Kumar Shrivastava..

New IPIS display boards installed

New Integrated Passenger Information System (IPIS) are being installed in all the platforms of Raipur Railway Station and will be commissioned in August. Rakesh Singh, Station Director of Raipur Railway Station while talking to The Hitavada informed that the IPIS displays the coach numbers to guide the passengers about the exact position of coaches. The old coach display systems are out dated and they are being replaced by the new one. At present Indian Railways has introduced new coaches which ..

SP Agrawal chairs special meeting to boost up policing

SUPERINTENDENT of Police Prashant Agrawal chaired the special meeting to boost up basic policing and implementing crime control measures effectively. The gazetted officials (GOs), all Station House Officers (SHOs) and in-charge police officials attended the meeting, held at Police Control Room in Bhilai on Tuesday. According to the information, SP Agrawal with special thrust on crime control directed the officials for intensifying crime preventive measures at police station level and for rounding ..

Condolences paid to Paulose II

Moran Mor Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and primate of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, passed away at 2:35 am on Monday. His Grace Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan, along with all the priests, office-bearers and believers of the Diocese of Calcutta, office-bearers of St. Thomas Mission Bhilai and MGM Group of institutions expressed heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Holy Father. Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, in a Tweet, said “deeply grieved by the sad demise ..

Most vaccination centres to remain close from today

After the vaccination of over 4,800 beneficiaries in Raipur district, vaccines are now out of stock and most of the centre’s will remain closed from Tuesday onwards. State Vaccination Officer Dr Ashish Verma informed that through 25 vaccination centres first and second dose of vaccines were administered on Monday. First and second doses of Covaxin were administered to over 3,530 beneficiaries in 18-44 categories. Over 1,300 Covishield vaccines were administered as second doses in 18 and above categories..

Corporator nabs betting operator

Congress corporator in Raipur launched a campaign against the illegal activities on Monday and exposed a man operating satta in broad daylight. However, the police claimed to be taking the action against the satta operator based on the received complaint. As per the information received, Corporator Satnam Panag, along with supporters, intercepted a satta operator at Bhatagaon area under Purani Basti police station limits at around 1:30 pm. In a video clip buzzing around several groups of media, ..

Governor’s assurance gives hope to 7-yr-old specially abled girl

Governor Anusuiya Uikey’s assurance has come as a ray of hope for seven-year-old specially abled Shashiprabha, who belongs to a poor family in small village Karkali of Balrampur district, and is not able to speak and walk. After coming across the reports regarding the girl, who lost her father, Governor Anusuiya Uikey had communicated with the Balrampur district administration and asked to send Shashiprabha and her family members to Raj Bhawan...

Certification Committee cancels ST status of Richa Jogi

State Caste Certificate High Level Certification Scrutiny Committee has cancelled Scheduled Tribe (ST) status of Richa Jogi, daughter-in-law of former Chief Minister late Ajit Jogi. In this regard, Member Secretary of the High Level Certification Scrutiny Committee and Director of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribal Department Shammi Abidi has issued an order. According to the order, Richa Jogi failed to produce the records of her claims of being from the Gond tribe before the Scrutiny Committee. ..

88 kg cannabis worth Rs 17 lakh recovered

IN yet another major catch, huge consignment of cannabis weighing 88 kg worth over Rs 17 lakh was seized, while being smuggled from Odisha to Chhattisgarh through waterways. Tendukona police seized the consignment while being smuggled in a boat through River Jonk. However, the accused managed his escape. As per police sources, the absconding accused has been identified as Devlal Bariha (35), resident of Lilesar resident of Bundeli under Tendukona police station limits. It is worth mentioning here ..

Interstate sex-racket busted in Bhilai

POLICE busted the interstate sex-racket, being operated at a hotel in Nehru Nagar, Bhilai and arrested three including two women and a pimp on late Saturday evening. Acting in the matter police registered the offence under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) and are further investigating. Police sources informed that on Saturday late evening, while acting upon the complaints of mushrooming flesh trade racket at Rajshree Hotel by highway in Nehru Nagar, Bhilai, the police team, led by C Tirky, ..

Broken tree guards put survival of sapling at risk

DESPITE spending huge money on planting trees every year, the Forest Department has apparently failed in terms of taking proper care of the planted saplings. It is due to lack of proper maintenance only that the tree guards installed by the department have either broken or got damaged and thus not proving out to be effective in safeguarding the saplings planted. It needs to be mentioned here that several tree guards have been installed by the Forest Department by spending lakhs to keep the saplings ..

Six arrested with leopard, tiger hides

In a big move, joint anti-poaching teams of Odisha & Chhattisgarh Forest Department along with Wildlife Crime Control Bureau caught 6 suspects with four leopard hides and one suspected tiger hides among other animal pelts in two separate raids conducted on Friday. Responding to an intelligence report, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) cum Chief Wildlife Warden Rakesh Chaturvedi and PCCF Wildlife P V Narsingh Rao directed to constitute the teams comprising of officers from Udanti-Sitanadi ..

Durg Mayor inspects of basic amenities

Mayor Dheeraj Bakliwal on Saturday went to Ward-25 and Ward-26 and interacted with the denizens to become aware with problems being faced by them. The Mayor verified the availability of basic amenities in the wards and stressed on regular cleaning of drains, roads etc to make the city clean. Mayor in Council in-charges Hamid Khokhar, Satyavati Verma, Corporator Bijendra Bharadwaj and others accompanied the Mayor. Mayor directed for cleaning of the drains and asked to make proper arrangements of water ..

CG CAIT raises problems related to GST, Income Tax, banks in national meeting

CONFEDERATION of All India Traders (CAIT) convened a two-day national-level working committee meeting at Delhi from Saturday. CAIT National Vice-President Amar Parwani, State President Jitendra Doshi and CCCI Treasurer Uttam Golechha attended the national meet. CAIT National Vice-President Amar Parwani said that National President of CAIT B C Bhartia presided over the meeting and suggestions were invited on problems faced by the trading community and and its simplification...

Accused of minor’s abduction, sexual exploitation held after 3 yrs

ACCUSED of abducting minor and sexual exploitation, absconding for over three years, has been arrested in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh. While solving the pending case Bhilai Nagar police successfully track down the accused and arrested him. The police produced in the accused in the court from where he was remanded to jail. Police sources informed that the accused arrested by police was identified as Pankaj Ahirwar (25), a resident of Seoni in Madhya Pradesh state. The police said that the accused Pankaj ..

BSP Trade Unions stage protest for wage revision

  BSP TRADE union leaders and its active members staged a vehement demonstration at all five gates of Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) for fulfilment of their demands including Wage revision, Minimum Guaranteed Benefits (MGB), Perks and contribution in pension fund. Barring a few incidents of heated arguments of union members, the BSP trade unions strike on Wednesday was almost peaceful. While trade union’ leaders claimed that the strike was a sucxess as many remained absent from the production ..

Maoist attack at Jayaswal Neco site, damage pegged at Rs 5 cr

The Maoist attack at the mining site of Nagpur-based Jayaswal Neco Industries Limited (JNIL) in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district had caused damage to the equipment under Rs 5 crore. Heavily armed Maoists on July 3 had raided the mining site of the company and set the construction equipment on fire. The rebels brutally bashed Jayaswal Neco’s employee and workers that resulted in the death of a supervisor engaged by the contract company. JNIL had set-up an integrated steel plant in Siltara Growth ..

Develop anganwadis into empowered centres of health, nutrition: CM

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel while reviewing the activities of the Women and Child Development Department at his residence office here on Thursday said that special attention needs to be paid to the health and nutrition of women and children. The Chief Minister said that for Chhattisgarh to be healthy and well-nourished, it is necessary that our anganwadis should develop into empowered centres of health and nutrition for women and children. He directed to ensure implementation of the plan to develop ..

Six held for ruckus, beating doctors

SIX miscreants, all in inebriated condition, allegedly created a ruckus apart from teasing and misbehaving with on-duty lady doctors in Obstetrics Department and assaulting the male doctors at Medical College Hospital Dimrapal on Thursday. On the basis of complaints, Parpa police swung into action and arrested all the accused under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code. The accused have been identified as Bhupendra Yadav (25), Sunny Nagwani (30), Yogesh Yadav (25), Pawan Thakur (27) Deepak Kawre ..

Arora elected Vice President of Indian Kho-Kho Association

ALLONS PUBLIC SCHOOL (APS) Chairman Kamaljeet Arora has been elected as the Vice President of Indian Khokho Association. He was elected during a meeting held recently at New Delhi, the national capital. After being elected, Kamaljeet Arora stood high and proud to hold the expected responsibilities. He said, “It is not just a game for me but also a reason that keeps my spirit high. I feel my spirit hovering over the ring when I see the players giving their heart and sweat to the game...

Roka-Chheka campaign continues in Bhilai

The Bhilai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been launched the Roka-Chheka drive and caught stray cattle, roaming on city streets to ensure smooth vehicular traffic and also to curtail menace of stray animals within Steel City limits. Under Roka-Chheka drive, the demolition squad of civic authority has captured as many as 104 stray cattle’s and transport these cattle’s to gothan (cattle byre) located near at Bhilai Nagar Railway Station, Kosa Nala, Nehru Nagar. After giving warning and imposing fine ..

Keeping environment balance is important, says Dr Balkishore

Taking this resolution, a sapling plantation drive was organized in Jamul near Atal Awas under the banner of Chhattisgarh Shramjeevi Patrakaar Sangh, Block Jamul. According to information, Durg District Hospital Civil Surgeon Dr P Balkishore was the chief guest on the occasion and Jamul Municipal Council Former President Rekhram Banchhore graced the occasion as Special Guest, Hemant Devangan, Haldhar Sahu were the special guest. At the outset, Chandan Gupta, senior journalist and National Counselor ..

World Zoonoses Day observed n More than 250 participants participated

On the occasion of World Zoonoses Day-2021, a National level online Awareness Quiz on Zoonoses was organised by Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandary, Dau Shri Vasudev Cahndrakar Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya (DSVCKV), Durg under the guidance of Vice-Chancellor Dr N PDakshinkar. More than 250 participants comprises of UG and PG students, Colleges and Universities faculty members and field veterinarians from different states of India ..

Over 1.41 lakh visited by Malaria free C’garh team

Under Malaria free Chhattisgarh Campaign over 1.41 lakh houses were visited by team members of Health Department in State. Samples of 6 lakh 27 thousand 363 persons have been tested out of which 4,735 patients were found positive and treatment was started on the spot. Sources informed that in Bastar division fourth phase of the campaign started in all seven districts of state on June 15. At the same time second phase of the campaign is taking place in five districts of Surguja division. While in rest ..

State’s plan for limiting Lemru Reserve lands in controversy

The Chhattisgarh Government's proposed plan for limiting Lemru Elephant Reserve within 450 sq km has landed in controversy after Singhdeo wrote to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, objecting to the gist of the circular issued by the Forest and Climate Change department to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife). It is worth mentioning here that on June 26, 2021, the Forest and Climate Change Department had issued a circular to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), stating ..

DGP for ‘Operation Clean’ to crack whip on criminals

Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi on Tuesday chaired a crime review meeting and directed all the Superintendents of Police (SPs) to launch ‘Operation Clean’ against bootlegging, gambling and other illegal activities. Meanwhile, the police chief gave specific directives to all the SPs to take necessary steps to put an immediate ban on illegal businesses. If illegal businesses are found operational in any district then the SP will be responsible for it and action will be taken against ..

What holds in future, no one knows: Ramesh Bais

Governor Anusuiya Uikey congratulated former Tripura Governor and newly-appointed Governor of Jharkhand Ramesh Bais for his new responsibility. Bais had paid a courtesy call on Governor Uikey on Tuesday. Congratulating him for his new responsibility, Governor Uikey felicitated him with shawl and shreefal. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from the capital had represented Raipur Parliamentary Constituency seven times in the Lok Sabha and has been appointed as the new Governor of Jharkhand. ..

History-sheeter escapes unhurt in firing

IN an attempt to murder, three rounds were fired at a history sheeter following heated exchange over a trivial matter in Maroda, Bhilai during late night on Monday. Though the history sheeter escaped unhurt, police said the incident appeared to be outcome of sudden provocation following heated exchange over obstructing the passage. In view of the gun firing incident and failure to respond immediately after the crime, Bhavesh Sao, Station House Officer (SHO), Newai Police Station was line attached ..

2,32,586 get COVID jab in Durg District

With the motive to avert / delay the possible third wave of COVID-19 pandemic across Twin City, the civic authority has decided to ramp up its health infrastructure to combat spread of infection. As per information, as many as 2,32,586 residents from Bhilai got benefitted with first dose of COVID vaccination till date during the BMC run vaccination drives. In wake of the alarming uptick in COVID-19 cases across the state, with Durg district being at the centre point of the resurge, the Bhilai Municipal ..

MGNREGA revives ‘swimming school’ at Bokramuda village

Swimming is considered as one of the best exercises for physical fitness as it not only helps the body gets energised, but also the bones become strong. Children and elders in rural areas used to swim and play in ponds, rivers and canals. Sometimes, ponds and canals get dirty in the absence of proper care preventing children and elders from swimming. However, MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) has helped conservation and rejuvenation of ponds in villages...

Training Conference of Annual Survey of Unincorporated Sector Enterprises

The National Statistical Office (NSO), established by the Government of India in 1950, conducts surveys on various socio-economic subjects through scientific sampling methods. Qualified and trained officials of the National Statistical Office collect information through specially designed schedules for these surveys. In this sequence, the second round of Annual Survey of Unincorporated Sector Enterprises will be conducted from 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the survey work ..

‘Benefits of devpt work must reach all’

State Agriculture Minister and Raipur District In-charge Ravindra Choubey said that the benefits of development taking place should reach the last person. He stated this in DMF Governing Council meet on Monday. The Minister asked the officials to expedite the applications related to compassionate appointment. 734 works worth Rs 109 crore have been completed in Raipur district under DMF Fund and 129 works are in progress. Rs 124 crore has been received in district since 2016. 10 works of about Rs ..

Health Minister felicitates doctors of BRAMH

Health Minister TS Singhdeo felicitated doctors of Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital (BRAMH) during a programme organised at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Auditorium of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College here on Sunday. He appreciated sincere and dedicated efforts of doctors and their excellent service during the COVID period. Health Minister TS Singhdeo was present as the Chief guest during the programme jointly organised by the Chhattisgarh Medical Teachers Association and Junior Doctors Association ..

T S Singhdeo inspects nursing hostel, physiotherapy college in BRAMH

Health Minister T S Singhdeo inspected nursing hostel and under construction government physiotherapy college located in Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital (BRAMH) premises on Sunday. The Minister also reviewed the construction work of under-construction hostel. He met intern students of college and took information on quality of food and other facilities provided to them. Minister Singhdeo met officials, teachers and students. He also saw a presentation on college and gave necessary instructions ..