CSPDCL all set to take over power supply of BSP township

  Only after the process of agreement with Township Electrical Engineering Department (TEED) of BSP, the Chhattisgarh State Power Co. will undertake measures to take over the power supply of BSP Township  By Anand Jalgaonkar :  BHILAI  IN Line with Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghels commitment to provide affordable power to people in steel township, the CSPDCL/CSPTCL has initiated measures for taking over the power supply of BSP township. But the itch seems to be delay on the ..

3 Naxals killed in encounter in Sukma

 Our Correspondent :  SUKMA IN yet another blow to the Left Wing Extremists (LWEs), three Naxals were neutralised in a fierce encounter between the security forces and outlaws in a forested patch between Murkum-Talemtla under insurgency-hit Sukma district. The spot of the encounter is 2-kilometres away from the road connecting Dornapal to Jagargunda. The slain outlaws have been identified as Militia Commander Muchaki Hadma, Militia Member Muchaki Bhima and Militia Member Sodhi Deva, all ..

The Write Circle’s 3rd session held

 Congress leader Shailesh Nitin Trivedi along with others during the programme.  Staff Reporter :   RAIPUR   The third session of The Write Circle, a bouquet event of the Prabha Khaitan Foundation, was held at Hotel Hyatt, Raipur recently. Senior journalist Sandeep Bhushan was keynote speaker at the programme. The session was moderated by journalist Surabhi Singh. The session began with an introduction by Aanchal Garcha, a member of the Ehsaas Women of Raipur and a welcome ..

‘Cong’s conspiracy of Sec 164 CrPC will ensure its loss in Dantewada’

 Staff Reporter : RAIPUR Bharatiya Janata Party has alleged that the Congress led state government after indulging in the SIT conspiracy which led to its miserable loss in Lok Sabha elections this year, it has now embarked with the conspiracy of Section 164 CrPC, which will ensure its loss in Dantewada by-election. Addressing a joint press conference on Saturday at Ekatma Parisar, BJP Legislative Party Leader Dharamlal Kaushik, State President Vikram Usendi, former Ministers duo Brijmohan ..

Rescued leopard cubs fall ill at Jungle Safari

 Leopard cub recovered from smugglers.  Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  The two leopard cubs rescued three days ago from smugglers have fallen ill at Jungle Safari. Both the cubs have been put under the monitoring of veterinarians. Senior Veterinarian Dr Jai Kumar Jadia is looking after the health of leopard cubs. The condition of both the cubs was reportedly stable and the Forest Department was taking all sorts of measures for better treatment of the cubs. Progenies of any wild animal ..

15-day Pitru Paksh begins

 By Kirit Joshi : This year tithi of Dwitiya Shraddha rituals will be observed for two-days on September 15, 16 n Ekadashi, Dwadashi to fall on same day  ‘PITRU PAKSH’ the 15-day paying of obeisance by performing ‘Shraddha’ for the departed soul has commenced from September 14. Based on the ‘Nakshtra’ which is mainly related to celestial movements and ‘Adhik Mas’, Dwitiya Shraddha is on two days while Ekadashi and Dwadashi will fall ..

First double leg amputee Chitrasen from Balod to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Chitrasen Sahu, double leg amputee mountaineer from Balod District of Chhattisgarh, would be the first in India to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in South Africa, this month. He has set the target of accomplishing his mission within 8 days. Sahu, an assistant engineer in Chhattisgarh Housing Board (CGEB), would start climbing the 5895 metre (19339-ft) peak on September 20. Sharing details of his adventurous effort, 27-year-old Sahu told ‘The Hitavada’ that he would like to be known by his ..

CM meets Vice-President

 Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel during his visit to the National Capital, paid a courtesy call on Vice-President M VenkaiahNaidu and greeted him with ‘Kosa shawl’ and bell-metal memento prepared by artisans from Chhattisgarh.During the courtesy meeting, the Chief Minister informed the Vice-President about the development works being undertaken in Chhattisgarh. He informed that on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi, the State Government will be launching daily free nutritious ..

IIIT students win Dignity Cup in Youth Fest

 The students of Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Naya Raipur participated in an inter college competition ‘Youth Fest’ organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Raipur Youth Capital recently. The IIIT, Naya Raipur team won maximum number of trophies in the event and lifted the prestigious Dignity Cup.The competition was divided into three major categories - Athletics, Quiz and Dance. Teams from 8 different institutes of Raipur ..

CGBSE fetes board toppers

 As many as 167 meritorious students of class 10th and 12th board exams were honoured with citation, motivational amount and laptop by Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) in a function held at Chief Minister’s residence here on Friday. School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam was the Chief guest at the programme. Raipur West MLA Vikas Upadhyay presided over the function. MLAs Shailesh Pandey and Chandradev Prasad Rai were present as special invitees. Congratulating ..

CNSS demands road through Oxy Zone

 Ggate which CNSS is demanding to be opened for giving road to Rajatalab and Pt Ravishankar Shukla ward residents.  Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  Chhattisgarh Nagrik Sangharsh Samiti (CNSS) demanded construction of a road through the under-construction Oxy Zone for the residents of Rajatalab and Pt Ravishankar Shukla ward. CNSS office bearers Vishwajeet Mitra and Harjit Juneja stated that the construction of Oxy Zone began on their suggestion as registered in the government record. ..

Police issue traffic advisory for hassle free Ganesha procession

Route chart issued by the Traffic Police Department.   Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  Raipur Police have released traffic advisory to ensure congestion-free traffic during the Ganesha procession scheduled to be organised on the night of September 14. Ganesha Procession route starts from Rathore Chowk to MG Road, Sharda Chowk, Jaistambh Chowk, Malviya Road, Chikni Mandir, Kotwali Chowk, Sadar Bazaar, Saddani Chowk, Satti Bazaar, Kankalipara, Purani Basti, Police Station, Lakhe Nagar ..

Three held for defrauding youths in name of Govt jobs

  Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  Raipur Police arrested three men on the charges of defrauding SSC candidates by issuing forged appointment letters for the posts of waterman and sweeper on the name of a fake government agency Chhattisgarh Government, Chhattisgarh Staff Selection Commission. According to the police, complainant Vedprakash Patwa, Deputy Director at the Staff Selection Commission, told the Pandri Police that the forgers had even used old logo of Government of India, Staff ..

Mushroom farmer honoured with National Award

 Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  Chhattisgarh’s innovative Mushroom farmer Rajendra Kumar Sahu has been bestowed with the National Award for innovation in mushroom production and best utilisation of the available resources. A resident of village Patiyapali of Basna Block in Mahasamund District, Rajendra Kumar Sahu was awarded by the Directorate of Mushroom Research, Solan (Himachal Pradesh) with the ‘Progressive Mushroom Producer’ accolade.  Sahu developed a new technique ..

‘Cong should be ashamed of seeking Maoists’ help in Dantewada by-polls’

 Staff Reporter : RAIPUR  BJP National General Secretary and State In-charge Dr Anil Jain said that Congress must remember that in Jhiram massacre its entire top leadership was brutally killed by Maoists  COMING down heavily on Congress, BJP National General Secretary and State In-charge Dr Anil Jain said that Congress should be ashamed of itself for seeking support from Maoists in Dantewada by-election despite the fact that in Jhiram massacre its entire top leadership was ..

Speaker to attend 64th C’wealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda

  Dr Charan Das Mahant                                                                       Chandra Shekhar Gangrade Staff Reporter :  The theme of the conference - scheduled to take place from Sept 22 to Sept 29 - is ‘Adaptation, Engagement and Evolution of Parliaments in a rapidly changing CommonwealthR..

Surgeons of Narayana Hospital replace 2 damaged heart valves in minimally invasive surgery

Doctors of NHMMI Narayana Superspeciality Hospital with Vineet Kumar Saini (Extreame right).  Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  Cardiac Surgeons at NHMMI Narayana Superspeciality Hospital successfully replaced two damaged heart valves in a single minimally invasive surgery. While addressing media persons Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon of NHMMI Narayana Dr Nitin Kumar Rajput informed that the valves in our heart are designed in such a way that they allow the blood to flow only in one ..

SSIPMT organises one-day workshop

 A guest speaker interacting with the students on their project at the Center of Excellence. Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  SHRI Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management and Technology (SSIPMT) organised a one-day workshop in the Raipur-based institution premises on Wednesday. Innovation Head of Qualcomm India Nitin Sharma and CEO Seer Academy Hirdesh Singhal were the keynote speakers. In his interaction with students, Nitin Sharma focused on the changes in industries and ..

RMC vows to sanitise city ahead of sanitation survey

 Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  THE Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) has started preparation for the Sanitation Survey as the RMC officials, Corporators and Mayor took oath to sanitise the city. A pledge to keep Raipur clean and green with the participation of all so as to give a new identity to Raipur was taken by the Corporators and officials. Mayor Pramod Dubey asked the zone Commissioners, Zone Health Officers, and several Social Organisations to put in concerted and planned efforts. ..

BF-8 records 3 MT production of hot metal

 Staff Reporter: BHILAI Bhilai Steel Plant’s (BSP’s) Blast Furnace-8, ‘Mahamaya’ on Monday achieved the milestone of 3 Million Tonnes (MT) in cumulative production of hot metal. The feat was achieved in 585 days, which is 101 days earlier than RSP’s furnace, ‘Durga’ and 156 days prior to IISCO’s blast furnace, ‘Kalyani’, both furnaces of similar capacity as that of ‘Mahamaya’. The day brought back memories of the ..

Media misinterpreted my video: Lakhma

 Kawasi Lakhma Staff Reporter :   DAY after a video clip showing Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma asking people to ‘grab the collars of District Collectors and Superintendents of Police’ to get their work done, the Minister on Tuesday put the entire onus on misinterpretation by the media. Talking to media persons at Rajiv Bhawan on Tuesday, Lakhma, who also holds Industry portfolio, said that he struggled against social injustice at grass root level and worked for the ..

CRPF men help patient in need

  Our Correspondent:  DANTEWADA Manifesting kindness, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel came forward to help a pregnantwoman in Patelpara. The woman, wife of Aayutu, a resident of Patelpara under Alampalli police station, Jagargunda, was under severe labour pain. Since it was late night, no vehicle was available. Therefore, three-four villagers managed to take her to the Kondasavali CRPF camp. But, there were no doctors available and the patient’s condition was deterioratin..

‘BJP is aware of conspiracies being hatched by Congress ahead of polls’

 Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is tracking all the conspiracies being hatched by Congress Government ahead of Dantewada by-election and subsequent urban bodies’ elections scheduled later this year, said Amar Agarwal State Convener for Urban Bodies’ Election Committee. Agrawal while briefing media persons, said that the Congress Government has fixed certain guidelines for carrying out rationalisation of wards ahead of Urban Bodies’ Election, ..

3-day ‘International Buyers-Sellers Meet’ from 20th

 Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  IN ORDER to develop business activities and branding of produce from Chhattisgarh and creating awareness at national and international level, Chhattisgarh State Agriculture Produce Mandi Board will organise a three-day ‘International Buyers-Sellers Meet’ here at Hotel Sayaji from September 20. MoUs, agreement etc will be signed on September 20 and 21. India’s Master Chef Pankaj Bhaduria will be specially present and prepare traditional Chhattisgar..

Parents of deceased teenager accuse BRAMH staff of medical negligence

 Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  A 16-YEAR-OLD boy suffering from acute leukemia and blood cancer died at Dr Bheem Rao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital (BRAMH) during treatment on Sunday. The parents said that if the blood had been administered on time, the life of the child could have been saved. As per information received from Shiv Kumar Netam, a resident of Dhorda village in Balod district, his son Chumanlal Netam was suffering from blood cancer and parents came to know about the disease on ..

I-T notices to 50 State politicians

 Staff Reporter :  Raipur  In a major development, Income Tax Department’s Investigation Wing has slapped notices to as many as 50 politicians as part of its probe into alleged ‘widespread and well-organised’ illegal funding to the tune of several crores unearthed during the 2018 Assembly Elections. All these politicians have been summoned by the department to explain the source of massive funding into their electioneering, which grossly mismatches with the declaration ..

Students showcase talent in Literati Colloquium

Rajkumar College (RKC) Raipur had organised a literary festival called Literati Colloquium. It had many competitions like Debate, Elocution, Recitation, Storytelling, Quiz, Book Review, Translation, Creative Writing etc...

CM appeals people to contribute in attaining 100 per cent literacy in C’garh

In the second episode of his monthly radio programme -’Lokvaani’ aired on the occasion of International Literacy Day today, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel appealed to the people for contributing in attainment of the goal of 100 percent literacy in Chhattisgarh...

RSS swayamsewaks take out Silent Protest March

Raising against the violence activities against its workers and swayamsewaks in Chhattisgarh, particularly in scheduled areas, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh(RSS), with an intention to draw the attention of general public and the State Government simultaneously, took out a mega Peace-Silent Protest March, which was participated by approximately 3,000 swayamsewaks and workers from all over the State...

Assam buffalos to be kept for breeding in Barnawapara

Chhattisgarh Forest Department has built enclosures at Barnawapara to accommodate the buffaloes from Assam for breeding before releasing their offspring in the Udanti-Sitanadi Tiger Reserve (USTR) in future...

Conservationists raise concerns over wild buffaloes’ translocation

 By Roshan Chachane : RAIPUR Chhattisgarh Forest Department will begin the complex translocation of Buffaloes, an almost 1,500 kilometres long arduous journey, in October   As the Chhattisgarh Forest officials advance in their preparations to translocate the wild water buffaloes from the far-off Manas National Park of Assam to Udanti-Sitanadi-Tiger Reserve (USTR), many wildlife conservationists are skeptical of this move. Raising serious question on the survivability of buffaloes, ..

Heavy downpour leaves Steel City waterlogged

 Staff Reporter : BHILAI  Even as the humidity levels remained high, heavy sporadic rains lashed several parts of Bhilai on Saturday that led to water-logging problems in several areas in city. Sporadic downpour that continued to drench Steel City and its adjacent areas from last couple of days has left Steel City water-logged and low-lying areas inundated with rain water and also affected normal life.  Children returning from schools and their parents had to brave the rain and ..

Prominent personalities hounoured for ‘Har Head Helment’ campaign’s success

 Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR September 7, 2019 would be remembered as ‘Red Letter’ day in the annals of Chhattisgarh Police. For, the day would be remembered for Raipur Police making it to three most prestigious recognitions, in addition to conferring upon of the ‘Golden Book of World Records’ for its widely accepted and duly recognised campaign ‘Har Head Helmet.’ These awards are Asia Book of Records, India Book of Records and World Book of Records. ..

Workshop under UnnaT Bharat Abhiyan held

  Staff Reporter:  Raipur One day Regional Orientation Workshop was organised under the UnnaT Bharat Abhiyan of the Government of India at the National Institute of Technology. About 25 institutes of the state participated in the workshop. Professor Priyanka Kaushal (RCI Coordinator, IIT DELHI) and Dr Alok Jangid, Professor Dayalbagh University attended the workshop as guest.  On this occasion, Dr Ravani, Director, NIT Raipur said that in this workshop, the villagers of State ..

Retired Assistant Superintendent gets emotional after visiting BSP after 41 yrs

At the age of 84 years, a retired Assistant Superintendent Kurian Thomas visited Bhilai Steel Plant after a long time span of 41 years. Accompanied by two former colleagues at Steel Melting Shop(SMS) 1, S N Banga and H P Patel and his son Ravin T Kurian, who pursued his academics till Class 9 from BSP SSS X, Kurian spoke enthusiastically about getting the opportunity to visit the shop, where he began his career.  SMS- 1 Veteran, Kurian Thomas with other veteran staff during BSP visit.  ..

Road Safety awareness programme organised

A road safety awareness Programme was conducted by the NSS Unit of CCET Bhilai in order to create awarenessamong the Student and Faculties of CCET Bhilai regarding traffic rules and to reduce casualties in road accidents. Inspector C Dinkar, Road Traffic Officer from Raipur, delivered a guest lecture on the topic ‘Importance of Road Safety for Youth’.  NSS Coordinator administering oath to students during the programme.  He highlighted the mistakes made by the youth ..

Shweta starrer film nominated for Los Angeles Intl Film Fest

 Shweta has also received the Best Actress Award at the 5th Dehradoon International Film Festival -2019 for her film ‘KaagpanthBhilai based Shweta Padda’s upcoming film ‘Mooso’ (the Mouse) has been nominated for Los Angeles InternationalFilm Festival. Shweta plays the lead female character in the film. Adorned with Bollywood actors, the film is the only Indian film that has been selected and nominated among 50 foreign feature films at the Los Angeles International Film ..

Civil Deptt holds workshop on resource mgmt

CIVIL Department organised a two-day workshop on ‘Resource management challenges for green construction’ under the joint aegis of Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management and Technology (SSIPMT) and CSVTU, Bhilai.  The guest addressing the students.  In his address on green building code, Dr Rahul Ralegaonkar gave important information on the subject. He also focused on options for reducing power consumption. Dr V A Mahisalkar elaborated on benefits of water ..

Maoists’ death threats to MP Pandey, RSS Pracharak

 Santosh Pandey The Hitavada State Bureau :  Rajnandgaon/Raipur  In the midst of stringent plans being devised by both the Central and State Government to eliminate Left Wing Extremism (LWE), the Maoists, who’re on the verge of being fizzled out, have started targeting security personnel and public representatives. Fresh among such threats is another letter which has come to fore off-late, wherein, Maoists have allegedly threatened Rajnandgaon MP Santosh Pandey and a Pracharak ..

BJP demands to remove Dantewada Collector

 BJP delegation including Dharamlal Kaushik, Brijmohan Agrawal,Ajay Chandrakar led by State President Vikram Usendi at the office of Chief Electoral Officer, Chhattisgarh.  Staff Reporter : Collector Verma is a close relative of CM  Adequate security demanded for BJP workers and public representatives during the election in a memorandum to ECI  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has submitted a memorandum to Election Commission of India, New Delhi, pertaining to by-elections ..

DGGI swoop on 5 premises of two plywood traders

 Staff Reporter : Raipur GST evasion may run into crores as the firms have traded the goods across State In another major swoop, sleuths from Director General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) Raipur Zonal Unit once again detected a case of quantum evasion of GST in trading of plywood. “In all four teams, including GST enforcers, on Thursday conducted search operations on two residential and two business premises each of Alpit Thakkar and Jignesh Thakkar, the proprietors M/s Om ..

Two involved in petrol pump robberies held

SSP Shaikh Arif Husen addressing the press conference.  Staff Reporter:  RAIPUR  A special team of Raipur Police apprehended two men on the charges of robbing two petrol pumps at gun-point at Dharsiwa and Bemetara. Police brought the accused men to Raipur after arresting them from Pratapgarh of Uttar Pradesh (UP) on Thursday. In a press conference on Thursday, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shaikh Arif Husen told the mediapersons that on the directions of Deputy Inspector ..

This teacher donates 30% of her salary to educate divyangs

  Staff Reporter :   Raipur   In a benevolent effort, a computer teacher by profession has been donating 30 per cent of her monthly salary to serve physically challenged young boys and girls who are forced to quit their study in the midst because of financial crisis. Geetu Joshi, who is working as a computer teacher at Seva Niketan Rehabilitation cum Training Centre at Sherikheri in Raipur, has, so far, claimed to have helped over 300 physically challenged students complete ..

JCC(J) protests Amit Jogi’s arrest

  Staff Reporter :   RAIPUR   Hundreds of party workers from Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J) proceeded towards the official residence of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel from Sagaon Bangla - residence of Ajit Jogi - with an intention to gherao it, but were stopped mid-way by heavy contingent of police personnel. Large numbers of JCC (J) party workers from its Raipur urban/rural unit proceeded towards the official residence of Chief Minister at around 4 pm amidst shouting of ..

Ojaswi Mandavi files her final set of nominations

  The Hitavada State Bureau :  Dantewada/Raipur  In a massive show of strength, Bharatiya Janata Party took out a massive rally from BJP District Head Quarters to Dantewada collectorate to file nominations for the by-elections. Ojaswi Mandavi, the BJP candidate filed her final set of nomination on the last date of filing nomination on Wednesday in the presence of BJP National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh, BJP State President Vikram Usendi, Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs ..

History-sheeter Yashin Ali held, paraded on streets

 Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  absconding criminal Yashin Ali was on Wednesday arrested by Raipur Police from the city’s bus stand area. The arrested history-sheeter is friends with several law enforcers, including senior police personnel in Raipur and intellectuals including several journalists. When SSP Shaikh Arif Husen was asked about the senior police personnel having friendship with the history-sheeter on Facebook, the officer said that he will look after the matter.  “A ..

Amit Jogi arrested, gets 15 days JCR

 Amit Jogi being arrested by the Police amidst his loyalists. Jogi waving to the crowd. Our Correspondent : Jogi mentions wrong place of birth, citizenship  Blames Congress for fiasco n Police battle amidst huge crowd of workers BILASPUR In a major political drama, Amit Jogi, son of former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi was arrested by the Police from his official residence ‘Marwahi Sadan’ on Tuesday morning. He was arrested after senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ..

Widlife photographer highlights hazards of bear-human contact at temples

 Staff Reporter :  “It may be a matter of faith for general public, but the fact is that any contact between predators and humans can be very dangerous ”, a wildlife photographer Satyaprakash Pandey stated while talking about lack of safety arrangements by the Forest Department for the bears coming to the Chandi Devi Temple of Bagbahara and Mungai Mata Temple on Raipur-Saraipali road. During his visits to these temples, Satyaprakash Pandey observed a volatile interaction between ..

Raipur’s youth, selected for Garud Commando, dies during training

 Staff Reporter : A 22-year-old Ravi Kumar Bhakta from State capital, whose passion was to serve Indian Air Force (IAF), on Tuesday died after falling sick during training of Garud Commando Force, a special unit IAF. “While performing training tasks recently, Ravi fell unconscious and was rushed to IAF’s hospital in Delhi for treatment. The unconscious condition led to coma stage and team of doctors termed Ravi’s condition critical.  The youth, who was very passionate ..

Hindu-Muslim Society distribute bedsheets, blankets

  Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  Hindu-Muslim Social Society distributed bedsheets and blankets to poor people to mark the 50th birthday of Syed Shafi-ur-Rehman here on Monday. Mohammed Sharif Mirza, State President of Hindu Muslim Social Society informed that under the patronage of Samir Akhtar, Corporator the birthday celebration was organised with poor people of society.  The members of society visited different places and distributed food packets, blankets and bedsheets to ..

BJP candidate Ojaswi Mandavi files nomination for Dantewada by-poll

 Ojaswi Mandavi, the BJP candidate, along with her supporters while filing her first set of nomination papers at Dantewada collectorate.   The Hitavada State Bureau   Dantewada/Raipur   Ojaswi Mandavi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the by-election being held in Dantewada (ST)(88) Assembly constituency, filed her first set of nomination on the auspicious occasion of ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ on Monday. While the Congress had announced the candidature ..

Spot-billed Pelican sighted at Dalpat Sagar after 6 yrs

  Staff Reporter:   Raipur   sighting of Spot-billed Pelican at Dalpat Sagar in Jagdalpur of Chhattisgarh after a long gap of nearly six years has amazed naturalists and bird lovers of the region. Considered as near-threatened species according to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the bird was first spotted in the Dalpat Sagar of Jagdalpur in the year 2012-13 and it was again spotted in the month of August, 2019, informed Professor Sushil Kumar Dutta, ..

State Govt not serious about Jhiram enquiry: Kaushik

 Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR  Bharatiya Janata Party Legislative Party Leader Dharamlal Kaushik while commenting on the remark made by Judicial Commission established for carrying out detailed enquiry into the Jhiram Ghati massacre, against the State Government, said it is very serious and frightening. Kaushik stated that from the comment it becomes aptly clear that the Chief Minister is showing indifference towards the people who’re killed in the dreaded Jhiram incident and their ..

Nine including 3 minors involved in gang rape, loot, theft cases held

    Staff Reporter :   BHILAI   POLICE arrested six and also took into custody three minors in connection with the gang rape that was reported about six months ago. The police also established the involvement of the accused in motorbike and other theft and loot cases and confiscated stolen valuables including 9 two-wheelers, 9 mobile phones and batteries from their possession.   The police withheld identity details of the accused as in the course of identification ..

CG’s Srijal Chandrakar to witness landing of Chandrayaan-2 on Moon live with PM

  The Hitavada State Bureau  MAHASAMUND/RAIPUR ISRO selects 60 students from all over India through a Quiz Competition. The winners will be watching the landing of Chandrayaan-2 on Moon live along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7 at ISRO HQ in Bengaluru  CHHATTISGARH’S Srijal Chandrakar is among the 60 odd students from all over India, who will be getting a chance to watch the landing of Chandrayaan-2 on Moon live along with Prime Minister Narendra ..

When Gods, Goddesses participate in Bhangaram Yatra at Keshkal!

 Our Correspondent :  VISHRAMPURI IIT IS unbelievable if one says that Gods and Goddesses had appeared before court and those found guilty were punished. But, this ‘actually happened’ as part of an age-old tradition popular among tribal folks of Bastar region. As per the tradition, which has been continuing since time immemorial, the Gods and Goddesses participated in the Bhangaram Yatra being organised at Keshkal, under Kondagaon district. The Gods and Goddesses having the documents ..

Raipur Police launch ‘Operation Thunder’

  Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR AGAINST the backdrop of recent increase in crime and incident of police personnel manhandled by women in ‘Irani Dera’, Raipur Police on Sunday launched ‘Operation Thunder’, as a part of cosmetic exercise, and carried out action against 216 trouble-mongers.  “In an exercise to streamline law and order, Raipur Police carried out action against 216 rowdies including history-sheeters, habitual offenders, criminals with history ..

Management weakness hits tiger conservation

 By Roshan Chachane  RAIPUR  The Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) of Tigers in India 2018 report has pointed out human settlements, hunting and illegal felling among others as the major management weakness hindering the conservation efforts in the Tiger Reserves of Chhattisgarh, which resulted in downfall in the tiger population. In the recent tiger estimation report, the tiger population in Chhattisgarh slumped from 46 to 19. The radical decline in the population of the national ..

Now violating traffic norms may cost dearly, heaviest fine provisioned

 Staff Reporter : RAIPUR Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act-2019 to come into effect from Sept 1 onwards. However, punishment related sections not effective from aforesaid date since amendments upto Section 92 has only been made effective   Be aware motorists! Next time you attempt to overrule the laid down traffic norms, like signal jumping, driving without helmet, rash driving, transgression of stop line at the signals and many such flaws arising out of negligent driving, may ..

Rumour about Ganesha on social media hampers conservation efforts

 Staff Reporter:  A string of falsified reports and rumours about the wild elephant Ganesha planted in the social/online media are hampering the conservation efforts of elephants, which have been displaced, harassed and then captured or killed due to human activities such as mining and encroachments in protected forests. Wildlife Conservationist Nitin Singhvi stated that there has been no official confirmation or repudiation about the allegations so far. However, these unproven reports ..

MiC clears three agendas

 Staff Reporter :  Mayor-in-Council (MiC) on Saturday cleared three agendas while one was rejected as the Councilors held a meeting at RMC Headquarters. There are 176 gardens under the RMC limits, out of which only 47 have proper lighting arrangements. MiC accepted the proposal for installation of energy-saving LED lights in remaining gardens instead of traditional ones.  MiC sanctioned Rs 79,41,140 for the project. They also cleared the proposal for renewal of lease of Hotel Barkha ..

Ojaswi Mandavi is BJP candidate from Dantewada

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State Election Committee on Friday late evening finalized Ojaswi Mandavi, wife of slain BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi, as the party candidate for Dantewada by-elections. However, the formal announcement on the name will be done by the Central leadership tomorrow in Delhi...

Cong fields Devati Karma for Dantewada by-poll

Congress party has fielded former Dantewada MLA Devati Karma, wife of late veteran Congress leader Mahendra Karma, as Congress candidate for Dantewada by-election...

US scientist lauds IGKV’s Lined Sowing Technique

SENIOR scientist of United States of America’s Foreign Agriculture Services Dr Santosh Kumar Singh on Friday visited farmers’ field in Chhattisgarh Durg district, where Direct Lined Sowing Technique with the help of seed drill developed by Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) was being practiced...

Amit Jogi issues notice to Bilaspur Collector; asks to take back FIR

Amit Jogi issues notice to Bilaspur Collector; asks to take back FIR..

Union Minister apprised of initiatives taken by State to fight malnutrition, poverty

  Staff Reporter: Bhagat informed Ram Vilas Paswan that the state government has increased the MSP of paddy to Rs 2500 paddy per quintal and the decision has strengthened the economic status of farmers  Chhattisgarh Food and Civil Supplies Minister Amarjeet Bhagat met Union Minister of Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan in New Delhi on Thursday. Chhattisgarh Food Department Secretary Kamalpreet Singh, MARKFED Managing Director Shammi Abidi and ..

Afghan Govt signs MoU with Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Intl Centre for Child Heart Care

 Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care and The Ministry of Public Health of The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan here on Wednesday.  The MoU shall go a long way in saving little hearts from Afghanistan. Under the MoU, Senior Consultants from Sanjeevani shall be training the Medical professionals from Afghanistan in Paediatric Cardiac Sciences with an aim to establish a centre ..

Pola Mahotsav to be celebrated at village Madiapar today

 Staff Reporter :  “Village Madiapar, a centre from where the traditional festival ‘Pola’ got national recognition will be celebrating the festival this year too with the theme protection from malnutrition and water purification and conservation. This will be the 56th year of celebration to be held under the aegis of Shashtri Navyuvak Mandal (SNM) on August 30,” informed Convener of SNM Dr Sunil Sahu while addressing the mediapersons here on Wednesday.  Dr Sahu ..

Relief for GST payers as ‘Sabka Vishwas Yojana 2019’ in force from Sept 1 to Dec 31

 By Piyush Shrivastava : Taxpayers whose cases are already under consideration, pending or having one or more cases and were served show cause notices pertaining to duty as well as having inclusive demand with penalty with recovery able pending amount or want to make self declaration come under the ambit of this scheme  Good news for Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) payers having pending old tax disputes and yet to be settled, a new three months limited term scheme ‘Sabka ..

Groundwater quality database with maps of CG prepared

 By Abhishek Kumar  ‘For the first time in State, an attempt has been made by the CCOST to create ground water quality maps on 1:50,000 scale by using the ground water quality -CCOST scientist M K Beg    In a bid to provide clean and pure drinking water to the people of the State, Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology (CCOST), in collaboration with National Remote Sensing Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Hyderabad has prepared ground water ..