Raipur

Govt doc arrested for abortion of tribal

A government doctor has been arrested for alleged involvement in an abortion case of a tribal girl. The accused identified as Dr Mamta Rani Behera, a native of Raighar district (Odisha), was arrested from her maternal house in Rangpuri South West, Delhi. She was brought to Dhamtari on transit remand obtained from Patiala House court and sent on judicial remand. The incident occurred under Sihava police station limits. Confirming the incident, AJJAK DSP Sarika Vaidya said that a letter had been written ..

‘Students must learn the importance of savings’

“If you utilise and invest your pocket money and small amount of savings it will help you to lead a financially stable lifestyle”, said the Certified Investment Trainer of EBI NSI and ICICI, Dr Kapil Shrimal while addressing the students and faculties of MJ College BHilai via webinar. Recently, an online workshop cum webinar was organised by the MJ College, which was attended by as many as 62 students of Commerce and Management Department and teaching staff as well...

Police raid on six shops, Rs 9,000 fined

AS instructed by Collector Jaiprakash Maurya, continuous action is being taken against those trying to reap benefits through improper manner during lock-down and those not following Covid protocol. In the same context, a joint squad of Revenue, Food and Urban Unit raided six business establishments and imposed fine of Rs 9,000 for selling goods at inflated rates, not wearing masks during business operations and keeping the shops open even after the prescribed time-limit. According to information received, ..

Efforts of community, admn controlled COVID infection in 2 villages

With joint effort of community and local administration, the transmission of COVID-19 infection in two separate villages of Mahasamund district was contained. The efforts made by the community and the administration in containing the spread of disease at village Kutela and Toresingha under Saraipali block of the district was praised by the officials of the central team. According to information received, after people in both the villages were tested positive for COVID-19 and the areas were declared ..

ISCH turns into ‘lodge’ for Covid patients just after inauguration

In the absence of doctor, nursing staff and even medicine, the Indoor Stadium Covid Hospital (ISCH) was reduced to nothing more than a glorified lodging facility for Covid patients. The Covid Hospital was inaugurated with much fanfare and hype by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on April 12. According to the reports, the Covid hospital started receiving huge number of patients from Tuesday morning. Around 100 patients were already admitted by 6 pm and hundreds other were lined up outside the stadium...

Twin cities wear deserted look

Bhilai and Durg continue to witness bare roads and deserted public places amid total lockdown to curb increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the region. Streets and gullies across city and its suburbs wearing a deserted look in a bid to control the rise in COVID pandemic and District Administration has decided to extend the total lockdown by 5 more days till April 19 to tackle the rising cases of Covid-19 in the district. Most of the busiest stretches of roads in the city wore a largely deserted look, ..

COVID: Here authorities still dependent on wood pyres

Bodies of COVID-19 victims have been piling up in mortuaries of various hospitals and crematoriums of Bhilai and Durg, as the District Administration and Civic Authorities are struggling to deal with the sudden surge in cases of COVID-19 infection and fatalities. In the last two weeks, the number of cremations performed in different crematoriums, including Ramnagar Muktidham, Risali and Durg Muktidham has increased by 5-6 times owing to sudden spurt of COVID fatality across district. If sources are ..

Doctors strike over sub-standard PPE kits

Junior doctors observed strike to protest supply of sub standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and masks supplied to them after fifty percent of the on-duty doctors got infected with Corona virus during duty hours. Over 200 junior doctors observed strike at Hospital premises on Tuesday. Dr Indresh, president of Junior Doctors Association informed that junior doctors observed strike to call attention of hospital administration towards their demands of better PPE Kit, Masks, surgical gloves, ..

Traffic police launch vehicle checking drive

WITH lockdown effected to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the traffic police launched a vehicle checking drive at fix-points and they have challaned as many as 526 erring riders for flouting traffic regulations including 210 riders for not wearing mask. During the special checking drive the offences were registered against commuters under relevant sections of Epidemic Act for not wearing masks. According to information, with lockdown effected to check spread of the pandemic in coordination ..

Commr inspects COVID testing campaign at LBS Hospital

As many as twenty-five staff members and sanitary workers from Bhilai Municipal Corporation underwent for COVID-19 test and their swab samples were collected by district health teams at the premises of Govt LBS Hospital in Supela, Bhilai. Officials from BMC authority have said that there are several micro containment zones in the city which has some small and big veggie markets and such crowded places can potentially emerge as clusters if all precautions are not followed...

Railway Police Force seizes cannabis of Rs 3.47 lakh

Cannabis worth Rs 3.47 lakh seized by Raipur Railway Protection Force (RPF) Divisional task force from Puri-Ajmer Special train, one arrested. As per information received from official sources acting on a tip-off, as per directives of Harish Singh Papola, Divisional Security Commissioner of Raipur Division, Raipur Divisional Task Force of RPF conducted search in coach number S-7 berth number 65, of Train number 02037 Puri-Ajmer Special Express at Durg railway station on Saturday...

Indian Red Cross Society distributes fruits, masks at old age home on Uikey’s birthday

Indian Red Cross Society Chhattisgarh celebrated birthday of Governor Anusuiya Uikey also chairperson of Society in a very memorable way here on Saturday. Fruits and masks were distributed at Old age home by the members of the society to make the event memorable. Pradeep Kumar Sahu, State Secretary of Indian Red Cross Society Chhattisgarh informed that members of Society..

Food packets distributed among needy

As the city has gone into lockdown, District Administration’s special cell members are distributing food packets to homeless, vagrants and other needy people who live on the roads on the direction of Dr S Bharati Dasan. The teams of special cell are deployed on the direction of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Kumar Yadav, Raipur Municipal Corporation ..

Gang of thieves busted

NEWAI police busted a gang of thieves and took six including two minors into custody along with recovery of booty worth over Rs 3.25 lakh from their possession in Risali, Bhilai. The accused were sent to jail while juveniles were remanded to correction home after they were produced in the court. Police sources informed that the four accused arrested by police were identified as P Shekhar and Vivek Soni, both residents of Sector-6, Bhilai; Sanjay Giri, a resident of Mayanagari, Ruabandha, Bhilai and ..

Two arrested with huge cache of liquor

Mandir Hasaud police have arrested two persons along with huge quantities of foreign and country-made liquor. “Following a tip-off that a vehicle carrying huge quantities of liquor heading towards Reva-Kukra road, a police team from Mandir Hasaud swung into action and intercepted the Multi-Utility Vehicle (CG 04 H 4365) at village Reva resulting in recovery of illegally liquor...

Night curfew imposed in 18 districts of C’garh

Following heavy surge in COVID-19 positive cases coupled with high numbers of casualties due to COVID-19 infection, 18 district administrations, including capital Raipur have clamped night curfew. District administrations of Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Rajnandgaon, Surguja, Raigarh, Balodabazaar, Balod, Korba, Mahasamund, Surajpur, Jashpur, Dhamtari, Dantewada, Kondagaon, Mungeli, Koriya and Sukma have clamped night curfew in their respective districts. With the second spike of COVID-19 pandemic, ..

COVID cases swell again

   A frightful surge of 4,563 corona positive cases in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday late evening once again sent shivers down the spine of the entire Health Department machinery, thereby concurrently taking the total active case to 25,529.The total number of active cases recorded on Wednesday corresponds with the August 27, 2020 spike, when State accounted for 25,988 cases. The dreaded similarity of upsurge in the active cases is a worrisome situation, since Chhattisgarh today recorded for ..

No mask, no liquor: CMMCL

  Chhattisgarh State Marketing Corporation Limited (CMMCL) Raipur, State Government undertaking, which is responsible for the retail sale of both Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and Country-made Liquor (CML) in State, has issued guidelines for strict compliance in all IMFL/CML outlets across State. For compliance of these guidelines, the CMMCL is releasing Rs 10,000 per outlet and has directed all outlet in-charges to ensure strict compliance of these guidelines through their supervisors ..

Health Minister reviews COVID situation

  Health Minister T S Singhdeo reviewed corona test, treatment, contract tracing and progress of vaccination at State-level Covid-19 Command and Control Centre in Civil Lines on Wednesday.Keeping in mind high numbers of cases Health Minister has directed the Health Department officials to collect minimum 40,000 samples on daily basis. He asked the hospital administration to increase the number of beds with oxygen facility. He directed the health officials to motivate public of 45+ age group ..

Mad rush in markets ahead of lockdown

Amidst heavy surge of COVID-19 positive cases in the capital followed by announcement of Lockdown, which comes into force from Friday evening (6pm), mad rush and panic buying has been observed in markets and departmental stores across the capital, making the situation much more grim. Starting from grocery stores to vegetable and fruit markets/shops, liquor outlets and paan kiosks, everywhere there is mad rush and panic buying. Due to this, the sellers got an opportunity to increase the prices of all ..

CG demands one week’s vaccine in advance from PM

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has demanded one week's vaccine in advance along with reduction of GST rates on medicines and devices used in the treatment of Covid-19 patients. He also demanded that the central government should provide assistance for setting up 1,000 bedded ICUs in the state. The Chief Minister put forth these demands during the virtual meeting of Chief Ministers on COVID-19, held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chairing the meeting the Prime Minister laid ..

Over 17,000 benefitted so far since vaccination began at BSP Township

COVID vaccines are now also being administered to BSP employees in the age of 45 and above along with their spouses at the Town Services Department Building (TA building) SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant from Thursday. Director I/c SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant, Anirban Dasgupta, Executive Director (Works) Rajeev Sehgal, ED (P and A), S K Dubey and other senior officers today appealed to all employees of 45 years and above to get themselves vaccinated and take adequate precautions by following COVID appropriate ..

People find excuses to defy lockdown

Despite intense lockdown, few people were caught trying to foul play with police personnel by producing old medical files to get through the barricades installed by the police in order to restrict the unnecessary movement. Amid the total lockdown, majority of city residents have been obeying all guidelines of COVID-19 lockdown and are staying indoors to prevent spread of dreaded COVID-19 pandemic...

AAP complaints to Labour Commr on violation of law

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Women Wing registered a complaint with the Labour Commissioner regarding violation of labour law in factories. Priyanka Mishra from Women Wing of the party and Muna Bisen from the Youth Wing of party complained to Labor Commissioner on Tuesday on how the workers are kept for work in the factory without police verification...

Gariaband Distt Mahila Cong Chief Rathore dies of Covid

MAHILA Congress District President Mamta Rathore died of Covid on Tuesday. She was not well past few days and was tested positive in Antigen test at district hospital. Her last rites would be performed as per Covid protocol. Mamta was tested negative in corona check-up at Raipur Airport and on Tuesday, she was tested positive in District Hospital, Gariyaband. Mamta was also former Nagar Panchayat President...

Collector Bhure visits administration’s camp at BSP

Collector Dr Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure on Tuesday reached Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) and conducted inspection of the camp being run by the administration for vaccination. The Collector also went to JLN Hospital and apprised himself with the beds. He said that in view of the Covid, best bed management should be done so that maximum number of patients can be treated. He asked to coordinate with the District Administration officials so that solution to the problems can be found at the earliest...

Commr verifies lockdown situation

Durg Municipal Corporation (DMC) Commissioner Haresh Mandavi along with officers from the District Administration marched on the streets on the first day of lockdown on Tuesday. They verified the situation of the lockdown and also appealed the people to cooperate in the Covid induced lockdown. Sub Divisional Magistrate Vinay Poyam, Tahsildar Parvati Patel and others were also present during the inspection. It is worth mentioning that on Tuesday morning, the DMC while using the loudspeakers appealed ..

Come test your knowledge of India on World Heritage Day!

Come test your knowledge of India as India’s first Heritage Olympiad will be launched on World Heritage Day on April 18. Anjchita B Nair’s start up ‘Culture’ (#Culture/@CultureApp) is conducting the Heritage Olympiad. Culture, a heritage and culture startup, has introduced India’s first online Olympiad on all domains related to Indian arts, culture, and heritage, bringing heritage education to students and enthusiasts alike. It aims to strengthen heritage education and provide a comprehensive test ..

Raipur Mayor tables 67 lakh deficit budget

Mayor Aijaz Dhebar on Tuesday laid out an exhaustive list of works and achievements as he tabled a Budget of Rs 1477 crore with a deficit of Rs 67 lakh. The Budget was introduced to media in a press conference as the General Body Meeting couldn’t be held due to pandemic. Talking about several projects and schemes of his tenure, Mayor Dhebar said a total of 15 mobile medical vehicles are operating under the Mukhyamantri Slum Swasthya Yojana from November 1, 2020. ..

Vaccination is being done on large scale in Chhattisgarh: Singhdeo

IN a virtual meeting of the Health Ministers with the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in connection with the prevention of Corona infection and vaccination. Chhattisgarh Health Minister T S Singhdeo informed that vaccination is being done on large scale and number of corona test performed daily has been increased. Officials are strictly adhering to the guidelines issued by the Government of India for effective control of corona infection in the state. Every day 3 to 4 lakh people are being ..

No more than 50 people allowed in marriages or other functions

A crucial meeting of owners/directors of hotels, restaurants and marriage halls located in Raipur city was held on Tuesday following an instruction of District Magistrate Dr S Bharathi Dasan. Additional District Magistrate N R Sahu chaired the meeting and said that Section 144 is applicable in the district. According to the provisions of the Section 144, the presence of more than 50 people has been banned in programmes like marriage, Dasagatra and other functions. He told the owners/directors of hotel, ..

People have lost faith in Cong Government: Dr Raman Singh

Lashing out at the ruling Congress Government in its failure to contain COVID-19 pandemic in State as well as its failure to chalk out a comprehensive theory to fight against Left Wing Extremism, Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice President and former Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said “I don’t know whether the Congress will be 100 seats in Assam or not, but one this is for sure that the people have lost 100 per cent faith on the Congress Government. Dr Raman Singh while addressing a press conference ..

People have lost faith in Cong Government: Dr Raman Singh

Lashing out at the ruling Congress Government in its failure to contain COVID-19 pandemic in State as well as its failure to chalk out a comprehensive theory to fight against Left Wing Extremism, Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice President and former Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said “I don’t know whether the Congress will be 100 seats in Assam or not, but one this is for sure that the people have lost 100 per cent faith on the Congress Government. Dr Raman Singh while addressing a press conference ..

3,675 citizens take vaccine shots on Sunday

A total of 3,675 citizens above 45-years age group vaccine shots at different vaccination centers in 10 Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) Zones on Sunday. The figure also includes 48 citizens, who got their second dose of vaccines. According to the vaccination report, a total of 180 citizens got their first vaccine shots at two vaccination centers as MMU-1 180 beneficiaries and 163 beneficiaries including 4 second dose at MMU-15. A total of 216 citizens got first dose and 4 got second dose at the ..

Raigarh police honoured for success of op Shivansh

DISTRICT police received public award for successful operation of the ‘Operation Shivansh’ and rescuing the boy within 8-hours from other state. According to information, Shivansh’s grandfather Ramesh Kumar Agarwal gave cash reward of Rs 1.01 lakh while social worker Suneel Lendhra gave cash reward of Rs 1 lakh to ‘Operation Shivansh’ team. It is worth mentioning here that earlier Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi feted district police with Indradhanush Award for the success...

BJP office-bearers pay tribute to martyred security personnel

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha on Sunday evening paid rich tributes to security personnel who’re martyred on Saturday and Sunday during encounter with Maoists at Bijapur. While complying with the COVID-19 guidelines, rich tributes were paid to the martyred security personnel at Jaistambh Chowk...

BSP workers protest delay in wage revision

WHILE protesting delay in wage revision workers in various shops of Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) on Saturday morning went on tool-strike over the delay in wage revision and attitude of management towards other long pending demands. As per the plant officials the protestors were convinced to continue work after discussion with BSP’s top management. On Saturday morning, the workers from various modex units including Universal Rail Mill (URM), Bar and Rod Mill (BRM) and Blast Furnace-8 (BF-8) in BSP staged ..

Health Minister orders for testing facilities, beds in hospitals at earliest

Health and Family Welfare Minister T S Singhdeo and In-charge Minister of Raipur district Ravindra Choubey jointly chaired a meeting of senior officials of Health Department, District and Police administration and other departments concerned, to review the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Capital. Health Minister T S Singhdeo said that there has been a steep rise in the number of COVID-19 +ve cases across country, including Chhattisgarh. Last year, the department had taken all measures to overcome this ..

T S Singhdeo reviews corona situation in Durg district

For prevention and control of Covid in the district, Health Minister T S Singhdeo on Saturday reviewed the corona situation at Circuit House, Durg. PHE Minister Guru Rudra Kumar was also present in the meeting while Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu joined the meeting through video conferencing. Addressing the meeting, Minister Singhdeo stated that the meeting was called to collect feedback regarding additional resources needed in fight against corona and usage of DMF funds etc for the work...

‘Writing letters to Sonia Gandhi by MLAs, PS is outcome of factionalism in Cong’

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged that factionalism and struggle for power among the Congress Legislators and Parliamentary Secretaries has been exposed from the recent letter written by a Congress Legislator to the AICC In-charge President Sonia Gandhi and complaining against prevailing corruption in Chhattisgarh Text Book Corporation. Lashing out at the ruling Congress Government, BJP State Spokesperson stated that by writing a letter to the party high command, the Congress Legislators ..

320 persons vaccinated in camp organised by

IN order to spread the message for eligible persons to get vaccinated, Raipur Sarafa Association (RSA) organised a vaccination camp at Sadar Bazar-based Mahavir Jain Bhawan on Friday. A total of 320 persons aged between 45 and 80 got vaccinated on the occasion. ..

‘Consider journalists as corona warriors’

Indian National Congress (IYC) National Spokesman Subodh Haritwal handed over a memorandum to Minister for Health and Family Welfare T S Singhdeo at his official residence in State Capital on Friday, demanding to describe the journalists of Chhattisgarh as corona warriors and make arrangements for covid vaccination for the journalists of State. ..

MLA Sharma for action against Ashok Chaturvedi over corruption charges

Dharsiwa Congress MLA Anita Yogendra Sharma has written a letter to Congress National President Sonia Gandhi, demanding action against Panchayat and Rural Development Department officer Ashok Chaturvedi, who is allegedly facing corruption charges. ..

Durg facing shortage of oxygen beds amid rising COVID deaths

THE shortage of Oxygen beds and ventilators’ in the district amid a constant surge in COVID cases and deaths is a matter of serious concern. Owing to the shortage the health department officials are in a dilemma to manage serious patients with rising cases and deaths. ..

Chief Secretary reviews COVID situation virtually

Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain held a meeting with all Collectors and Superintendents of Police (SPs) through video conferencing from Mantralaya on Thursday to review corona situation in State. Chief Secretary Jain, during the meeting, has directed all the Collectors and SPs to expedite the corona vaccination in all districts of State. He reviewed the corona vaccination and functioning of ICUs and HDUs in all dedicated covid hospitals of State in the meeting. Jain has asked the officers to inform ..

Harshit’s ‘medishutter’ proving boon for many

Harshit Tamrakar, a youth from Bhilai thought out of the box and started his startup which is proving helpful in the times of pandemic. The app ‘medishutter’ developed by Harshit is proving boon, as people are getting medicines delivered at their doorsteps on uploading the prescriptions. At a time, when the entire world is following social distancing and people too are avoiding the rush in medical halls, Harshit’s app is proving beneficial for people. Harshit informed that he received the incubation ..

Jesus gave life as ransom to save us from sins

Good Friday for Christians is one of the most important days. Commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, Good Friday also has other names: ‘Black Friday’, ‘Holy Friday’, ‘Silent Friday’, or ‘Easter Friday.’ The ‘Good’ before Friday confuses a lot. Because it is the day of mourning. So, how can it be good or joyous when Jesus dies on that day? For Christians however, Good Friday is good since Jesus gave his life as a ransom to save us from our sins and rose to life defeating death (His ..

Youth held for molestation

A youth has been arrested on charges of coaxing a minor girl to elope with him and outraging her modesty. The accused booked under sections 363, 366 (A), 376 (3), 376 (2) (N), 294 and 506 under Indian Penal Code and sections 6 and 12 under POCSO Act has been identified as 24-year-old Ajay Gond, son of Shyam Gond, a resident under Dadhi police station limits of the district. On the basis of complaint, search was intensified under directives of Superintendent of Police Divyang Patel, Additional Superinten..

Health Minister reviews COVID situation

Health Minister T S Singhdeo reviewed corona test, treatment, contract tracing and progress of vaccination at State-level Covid-19 Command and Control Centre in Civil Lines on Wednesday. Keeping in mind high numbers of cases Health Minister has directed the Health Department officials to collect minimum 40,000 samples on daily basis. He asked the hospital administration to increase the number of beds with oxygen facility. He directed the health officials to motivate public of 45+ age group in third ..

Neha Dhakad all set to conquer Mount Everest

NAINA Singh Dhakad is all set to climb Mount Everest and will become the first from Bastar to do so. Before she left, Collector Rajat Bansal and SP Deepak Jha wished her success. Bastar will be proud as Bastar’s Naina Singh will be climbing the highest peak in the world i.e. Mount Everest. After hoisting tricolour, Naina Singh will become the first person from Bastar who has accomplished this feat. On Tuesday, Collector Rajat Bansal and SP Deepak Jha congratulated Naina Singh for the success of her ..

7th meeting of NJCS held in New Delhi

TRADE Unions are on warpath to get due wage revision as the seventh meeting of National Joint Committee for Steel (NJCS), held in New Delhi on Wednesday, remained inconclusive. Infuriated over management, coming up with same proposals, the trade unions’ representatives opted to boycott the meeting prior to lunch hours. Vansh Bahadur Singh, NJCS member and Deputy General Secretary, Steel Employees Union (INTUC) informed that in the meeting SAIL management put forth the same proposals of ten-yearly ..

Highest number of families received 100 days of employment under MNREGA in CG

Chhattisgarh sets another record under MGNREGA, wherein, the highest numbers of families were provided 100 days of employment. So far, 5.54 lakh families have got employment of 100 days this year, Chhattisgarh ranks fifth in the country for providing 100 days employment to the highest number of families. Chhattisgarh is setting new records one after the other in implementation of MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). Chhattisgarh has bagged a new record of providing 100 ..

Arakshit Varga Adhikari/Karmachari Sangh, CSEB on mass leave on Mar 30

Arakshit Varga Adhikari/ Karmachari Sangh, Chhattisgarh of Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) has announced a mass casual leave on March 20, 2021 to protest against the alleged discrimination against reservation category employees in promotion in CSEB. In a press conference, the organisation’s State President S K Thakur said the High Court, in order dated December 9, 2019, had stayed the reservation in promotion and directed that regular promotions will continue, it was further clarified ..

SSIPMT patents device design ‘Rotatable laptop base stand with screen’

SHRI Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management and Technology (SSIPMT), Raipur attained success in patenting a device design called ‘Rotatable laptop base stand with screen’. The design was devised by the institute’s faculties of Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The main feature of this patent is that a computer user can attach an additional portable monitor along with his computer screen. With the help of multipurpose design, the screen can also be seen by the person sitting ..

BMC begins disinfect drive in containment zones

With considerable rise in COVID-19 cases across Twin City in the past one week, the Bhilai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been intensified the disinfection drive in the containment zones declared by the health administration. The BMC Commissioner Rituraj Raghuwanshi has urged the city residents to not panic and act conscientiously to fight against the global pandemic, do not step out unnecessarily. He requested to follow social distancing, wear gloves and masks at all times when outdoors...

CG reports 2,665 fresh cases

  Fresh spike of 2,665 was recorded in State on Friday and the numbers continue to rise in State with Durg district continuing to register the maximum cases of 988.In Raipur, 689 cases were detected, while in Rajnandgaon 178 cases were detected and the number of deaths for the day was 22. Total active cases are 15,307 and number of positive cases reached 3,34,778 in State, out of which 3,15,423 got recovered. New guidelines have been issued by Health Department for home isolation following ..

4 of a family succumb to COVID-19 in 10 days

  FOUR coronavirus deaths of a family in Sector-4 within last ten days is irreparable loss for the family while at the same time it is an eye-opener incident for people, least bothering for abiding by Covid protocols and inviting danger for themselves and their near and dear ones. The authorities from the Health Department cautioned people for ensuring strict compliance of all directives and opting for prophylactic medication and going for test in case of anyone tested positive in contacts ..

CMKS postpones elections due to corona

Election for Chhattisgarh Mantralayin Karmachari Sangh (CMKS), which scheduled to take place on March 27, has been postponed due to the enforcement of Section 144 of CrPC in Raipur district in view of spiking corona cases in State. In this regard, Election Officer of the CMKS Preeti Dey has issued an order regarding the postponement of the CMKS elections. According to the order, Raipur Collector has clamped Section 144 of CrPC in view of spiking corona cases in Raipur district. So it was decided ..

Naxalites torch 17 vehicles engaged in road construction

NAXALS created menace at Kuyemari village under Dhanora police station limits of Keshkal sub division by torching vehicles engaged in road construction. The 20-kilometers stretch road is being constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). Two Poclanes, six Hyvas, seven tractors, one Vybro and one shifter were charred on Thursday. As per information, Amar Infrastructure is engaged in construction of road under PMGSY and 20 vehicles are deployed for work. Supervisor Tejkumar ..

Administration distributes masks in Indira Market, Hatri Bazar

As per the directives of the Collector, Dr Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure, masks were on Wednesday night distributed at Indira Market and Hatri Bazaar. Commissioner Haresh Mandavi visited both the places and distributed the masks. He also directed the officials to monitor that people follow the Covid protocols. Accompanied by the officials from the Durg Municipal Corporation (DMC), the Commissioner went to Indira Market, Phool Bazaar, Maan Hotel road, parking place and around Sharda talkies...

Padma Vibhushan Teejan Bai unveils statue of Chhattisgarh Mahtari

Padma Vibhushan Teejan Bai unveiled the statue of Chhattisgarh Mahtari at FMCG, Video World Raipur on Thursday. The statue has been prepared by Jitendra Sahu, a student of Khairagarh University. Jitendra Sahu has presented the statue of Chhattisgarh Mahtari to Mohan Sundarani. BJP leader Srichand Sundarani, Mohan Sundarani, Mohan Sundarani, Arun Banchhor, Keshar Sonkar, Radhakishan Sundarani, Neeraj Verma, Manharan Sarva, Prahlad Nishad, Sanu Rana, Jitendra Sahu, Madhu Barle, Punesh Sahu, Kamlesh ..

BSP Workers Union launches campaign early wage revision

BSP Workers Union (BWU) office bearers and members have launched an awareness campaign in the plant for ensuring respectable wage revision at the earliest. As part of the campaign the trade union delegation is meeting employees and discussing about their expectation. Ujjwal Dutta, president, BWU informed that as part of the specially launched awareness campaign the trade union delegation met employees of Blast Furnace-8 (BF-8) of BSP and apprised them regarding state of wage revision and also recorded ..

Doctors of BRAMH perform DVT treatment successfully

Adding another feather to its success cap, a team of doctors in Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital, Raipur, performed treatment of a rare health condition Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). According to the hospital’s doctors, DVT is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein located deep inside your body. Deep vein blood clots typically form in your thigh or lower leg, but they can also develop in other areas of your body and eventually turn into a fatal condition. Recently, the radiology ..

‘COOPEXCIL to help young entrepreneurs export value added products’

COOPERATIVES societies can be the instrument of rural development particularly agriculture, said Minister of State for Agriculture Parsottham Rupala said on Wednesday. He was addressing the first general body meeting of the Cooperative Sector Exports Promotion Council (COOPEXCIL). In his address, the Union Minister Psrsottham Rupala said “Numerous economic opportunities are available for the youth in the cooperative sector. But not many are coming forward...

Karm Shiromani Awards presented in BSP

UNDER ‘Shiromani Purushkar’ scheme, the employee from Oar Handling Plant (OHP) of Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) was awarded with ‘Karm Shiromani Purushkar’ at a formally organized function in BSP. B L Chandwani, Chief General Manager, OHP, BSP graced the occasion as chief guest...

Sarpanch held for forcible abortion of rape victim

A village Sarpanch was arrested for forcible abortion of the rape victim in Utai, Durg. The accused booked on rape charges in the case was arrested earlier while the accused Sarpanch was absconding for over two months. Sarpanch was identified as Paleshwar Thakur, a resident of Marra village of Utai. An offence was registered against the accused under Sections 376, 313 and 34 of IPC...

Police prevent several incidents, recover over 300 knives

By launching a massive campaign against people, who purchased knives online in 2020, Raipur Police have recovered around 318 knives. “Based on the information provided by e-commerce company Flipkart, Raipur Police have recovered 318 knives and analysis of the provided details revealed that 119 minor have also placed the order for purchase of knives. Amid incidents of knifing and other crimes, Raipur Police approached thee-commerce company to provide details about people who ordered knives online in ..

‘Corporators should inspire citizens to get vaccinated’

The District Chief Health and Medical Officer Office organised a workshop ‘Protection against Covid-19, Jaundice and Dengue’ under the National Urban Health Mission for the Corporators on Tuesday. The workshop was attended by Mayor Aijaz Dhebar, RMC Commissioner Saurabh Kumar, Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Meera Baghel, MiC members Gyanesh Sharma, Sunder Jogi, Akash Tiwari, Jitendra Agrawal, Suresh Channawar, Draupati Patel, Zone Chairman Dr Pramod Sahu, Mannu Vijeta Yadav, Ghanshyam Chhatri, ..

HC Judge Sharad Kumar Gupta tenders resignation to President

Judge of High Court of Chhattisgarh Justice Sharad Kumar Gupta has tendered his resignation to President of India Ram Nath Kovind from the post of Judge of the High Court just before one month of his retirement. In his resignation letter, Justice Sharad Kumar Gupta mentioned, “I have given my consent to the Government of Chhattisgarh for new appointment...

Explosion at Sarthak TMT: Labourer killed, 7 injured

A labourer was killed and seven others injured in an explosion took place at Sarthak TMT in Raipur’s Urla Industrial Area on Tuesday allegedly due to negligence and improper maintenance of machinery equipment. “An explosion occurred at Sarthak TMT plant at around 6 am in the morning leaving a labourer dead on the spot and seven others injured. In preliminary police investigation, it was learnt that the explosion took place in the furnace when labourers were busy in performing their routine duty,” ..

Stranded B’desh aircraft seeks nine more months for removal from SVA

The 183-seater aircraft of United Airways (Bangladesh) Limited, stranded here at Swami Vivekananda Airport (SVA) for the past 2,054 days, will not be airborne for another whole nine months or may be some time beyond this year. For reasonsof its own, the private carrier has sought the aforesaid timeframe for the purpose of selling the stranded aircraft and thereupon paying its parking fee of nearly Rs 1.63 crore to Airports Authority India (AAI). A communiqué regarding the offer of ‘aircraft for ..

Pahari Korwa family submits memo over illegal land purchase

Ruling Congress Government’s approach against the grabbing of land belonging to a family belonging to Pahari Korwa - Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG), by the son of a Minister in the Chhattisgarh Government, is raising questions. In this direction a memorandum was submitted to Governor Anusuiya Uikey by the members of victim Pahari Korwa family on Monday...

Lodhis knows farming in limited resources, says Bhupesh Baghel

AVANTIBai Lodhi contributed in freedom of country by fighting with Britishers and one who sacrifice life for country are not from any particular community or religion. Rather, they are respected in society, asserts Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel during a programme organised to mark Martyrdom Day of Avantibai Lodhi at Jogi Dalli village. Chief Minister also unveiled statue of Avantibai Lodhi. CM stated a large section of Lodhi community is present in many states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh ..

Mayor, MLA Juneja inspect Mini Mata Bus Stand

Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) Aijaz Dhebar and Raipur North MLA Kuldeep Juneja inspected the Mini Mata ]Bus Stand premises at Pandri on Monday. Mayor Dhebar and MLA Juneja were accompanied by RMC Commissioner Saurabh Kumar, Zone-2 Commissioner Vinay Mishra, Zone Executive Engineer Vinod Dewangan and other concerned officials...

CG IAS Assn extends help to late Uikey’s family

Chhattisgarh Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Association handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to Rama Uikey, wife of Chandrakant Uikey, an IAS officer, who died of cancer during service. The cheques was presented through Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at the Chief Minister’s House in State Capital on Sunday. Chhattisgarh IAS Association President C K Khaitan was also present on the occasion. The Chhattisgarh IAS Association handed over the cheque of Rs 10 lakh to Rama Uikey for higher study of son ..

523 more fined for not wearing mask

Joint teams of RMC and Traffic Police slapped a total of Rs 49,920 fines on 523 people found roaming without masks at the public places of Capital city on Sunday. As the Covid-19 cases are growing once again with Raipur as the biggest contributor, Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) along with Traffic Police Department has beefed up the Covid safety protocol enforcement...

IIM, Raipur holds FDP for GEC faculty

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur conducted a Faculty Development Programme under TEQIP III for faculty members of Government Engineering College Raipur during March 14-18. The programme was held at GEC Raipur Campus and was jointly organised by Indian Institute of Management Raipur and GEC Raipur under the guidance of Dr Sanjeev Prashar, Dean Academic, IIM Raipur and Dr Bharat Bhasker, Director, IIM Raipur, Dr R S Parihar, Principal, GEC Raipur, and Dr Yamuna Prasad Banjare, TEQIP Coordinator..

Work of railway bridge stopped to release water

The incomplete work on Railway Bridge over main Mahanadi Canal at Lakholi will only be resumed after supply water for general utilities. The Railway contractor and Irrigation Department have started removing temporary stopper built on the side of Abhanpur and near Devda Bridge for Rabi water respectively. The decision to suspend the work on bridge has been taken by Railway officials following Water Resources Minister Ravindra Choubey’s efforts...

Azad Pandey of Gorbi secures 119th position in IIT-JAM exam

 Our Correspondent : SINGRAULI, Azad Pandey of Gorbi has brought laurels to Gorbi, Singrauli district, in IIT-JAM examination by securing 119th position across India, which has led to a wave of happiness in the society. It is known that Azad had secured first position in the district with 96 per cent in class 10 Board examinations. Azad made preparations for IIT-JAM by staying at home without any coaching. On his achievement, teachers, friends and relatives have extended congratulations ..

When poverty, paucity become hurdle for a budding talent

Even with her innate potential of becoming a world-class runner, career of Bhimeshwari Thakur, a budding athlete from a rural hamlet of Balod, may end in the nascent stage owing to paucity of resources and support. Hailing from a small village of Manod, Bhimeshwari Thakur, daughter of a marginal farmer Timanlal Thakur, is the top-most runner in Chhattisgarh in 5,000 metres, 10000 metres and cross country events. In her short career of around 3 years, Bhimeshwari represented Chhattisgarh at national-level ..

R’gaon boy Mayank Parakh in lead role in telugu movie ‘Wild Dog’

Born and brought up in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, 31-year-old Mayank Parakh has proved his mettle in Telugu Film Industry. As Mayank’s first Telugu movie ‘Wild Dog’ in a lead role, alongside superstar Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao, is releasing on April 2, The Hitavada caught up with Mayank who accidentally became an actor. It is worthwhile to mention, the trailer of the movie has already hit over 10 million views. Excerpts:..

NIT, Raipur’s Vinith, Shivam & Vidhushree excel in GATE

Students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur have proven their mettle in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021, results of which were released by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on Friday. B Vinith and Shivam Kishore of NIT, Raipur have secured an AIR-1. Vinith is a resident of Bhilai and was a student of the Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Branch of the 2019 batch. Shivam is a student of Mining Engineering Branch of batch 2021. Vinith secured 87.67 ..

Fine doubled for people roaming without mask

District Administration has doubled the fine for people found roaming without mask in public places in a bid to intensify enforcement of Covid-19 safety protocols to arrest the rise of infections, in what appears to be second wave of pandemic. As the Covid-19 cases once again breached the 1,000 mark, District Administration and Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) have heaped on the efforts to enforce the rules at public places. The fine for not wearing mask has now increased to Rs 200 from Rs 100...

Prestigious ICC Social Impact Award to Sembcorp Green Infra

SEMBCORP Green Infra (SGIL), the renewable energy arm of Sembcorp Energy India has been awarded the prestigious Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Social Impact Award for the year 2021 in the Large Enterprise Category. ..

‘MAIC Outreach’ newsletter released

MAHARAJA Agrasen International College (MAIC) released first edition of the college news letter ‘MAIC Outreach’ here on Friday. ..

‘Unlike BJP, Cong Govt always worked towards uplifting poor’

Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Panchayat and Rural Development Department T S Singhdeo said that the Congress Government has always worked towards uplifting the poor. ..

Rahul Gandhi, Baghel campaign in Assam

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was welcomed by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and All India Congress Committee (AICC) Senior Observer for Assam polls Bhupesh Baghel at Dibrugarh Airport in Assam on Friday. ..

Bhagat for expediting works of film city

Culture Minister Amarjeet Bhagat held a meeting with the officers of the Culture Department at Mantralaya, Nava Raipur in Atal Nagar to review departmental works. Minister Bhagat has asked the officers to expedite the development works of the proposed film city near Purkhouti Muktangan, at Nava Raipur in Atal Nagar. The film city will be developed in 115 acres of land at Nava Raipur...

Two held for siphoning off millions of rupees

DD Nagar Police on Thursday arrested two men on the charges of breach of trust by siphoning off millions of rupees on the pretext of putting cash in ATM Machines. The accused men work at Writer Business Service Private Limited. According to the police, applicant Bhushan Gandhi, Assistant Manager at the Writer Business Service Private Limited, had lodged a report with the DD Nagar Police that accused Mukesh Singh Thakur and Dharmendra Ratre works as cash officers with the company...

New amenities inaugurated at State Police Academy

Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu and Urban Administration Minister Dr Shivkumar Dahariya on Thursday inaugurated several amenities at the State Police Academy, Chandkhuri. The Ministers structures like Academy entry gate, parking shed for four and two-wheelers, electrification, pond, conference room, swimming pool renovation, tube-well boring working, sound proofing of conference hall, open study steps and outer shower, parade ground view cutter, hostel building (DSP and PSI) repairing, road widening ..

Dairy farming changing life of many

Life of the 16 families of village Dhamni, Baloda Bazaar has improved with the growth in their income owing to Dairy farming. The families associated to Joint Forest Management Committee Dhamni will no longer require migrating to other states for work. It is important to note that State Government has been providing better opportunities of income by connecting the JFMCs to minor forest produce collection and processing. To this context, the JFMC of village Dhamni under Baloda Bazaar Forest Division ..

BMC to boost survey, testing in Bhilai

Commissioner of Bhilai Municipal Corporation Rituraj Raghuvanshi has convened an important meeting of all the zone commissioners and health officials here on Wednesday to chalk out strategy to curb COVID-19 cases across the city limits. As per information, he directed the BMC officials to once again initiate home testing facilities for suspected and city residents with travel history, which can be availed of through a helpline to accelerate the COVID-19 testing rate. He further instructed for sanitation ..

IIIT-NR’s Siddharth, Anmol selected for Research Internship in Canada

Students of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Naya Raipur continue to compete globally as two of its final semester BTech students, Siddharth Lotia and Anmol Sharma, have been selected by Mitacs Canada for the prestigious Globalink Research Internship at Universities in Canada. They were selected through a rigorous international selection process running through several months. Mitacs is a not for profit organisation affiliated to Government of Canada that promotes research ..

Five arrested with huge quantity of sedative pills

In another success to Raipur Police against the illegal business of drugs, a police team from Khamtarai on Wednesday claimed to have seized huge quantities of sedative pills by arresting five accused peddlers. “Acting on a precise tip-off about people selling sedative drugs behind Banjari Temple, a police team from Khamtarai swung into action and nabbed five persons along with recovery of sedative pills...

DMC officials raze encroachment near District Court premises

Market Department and Anti-encroachment Wing of the Durg Municipal Corporation (DMC) have removed illegal encroachments from in front of the District Court premises. They removed the encroachers which comprised of small kiosks, vendors etc. The officers initiating actions included Anti-Encroachment In-charge Sub-Engineer Shiv Sharma and Assistant Revenue Inspector, Market Officer Prakashdhar Diwan...

Sudden spurt of corona cases across State

After a halt of few months there was a sudden spurt of the corona cases in State with the number crossing the 800 mark on Tuesday. The cases had gone down to 75 in State, but once again the cases seem to be on the rise due to the negligence of the people. The protocol is nowhere in force despite the administration’s repeated appeal. Even the Administration had also gone lackadaisical in enforcing the guidelines and for last few months after the cases came down there was a feeling as if the Corona ..

Services in PSU banks paralysed on 2nd day of strike

OPERATIONS at all Public Sector Banks was totally impacted for the second day across State on Tuesday, as all the unions were on two-day strike to the nation-wide call given by its parent body United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on ‘Privatisation of Banks’. However, the functioning of private banks like HDFC, Karur Vysya Bank, Federal Bank, South Indian Bank, Karnataka Bank etc along with foreign bank, Bank of Tokyo and Grindlays Bank was normal except for the non-functioning of cheque clearance system...

CG pledges to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Chhattisgarh Health Ministry has endorsed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) call for the health sector Global Race to Zero programme. This pledges to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and Chhattisgarh becomes the first Indian health system to endorse UNFCCC’s Race to Zero Campaign. Showing leadership on climate action, Chhattisgarh’s Health Minister T S Singhdeo on Tuesday announced the State’s Health Department’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions ..

Chief Secretary reviews Govt schemes, programmes

In a bid to review government schemes and programme, Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain held a meeting with all Divisional Commissioners, Collectors, Superintendents of Police (SPs), Chief Conservators of Forest (CCFs) and Jila Panchayat Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) through video conference at Mantralaya, Nava Raipur in Atal Nagar on Tuesday. Chief Secretary Jain has directed the officers to expedite the implementation of the government schemes and programmes on priority...

Strike brings banking services to halt

BANKING transactions amounting to Rs 25,000 crore were affected in entire Chhattisgarh state on the first day of the nationwide two-day called by United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) and supported by its ancillary trade union organisations which virtually crippled the banking services and left bank customers at sea on Monday. The two-day strike on single agenda, ‘Privatisation of banks’ brought the bank employees and officers from All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA), All India Bank Employee’s ..