Direct fight between BJP, Cong in Marwahi by-poll

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress party are leaving no stone unturned to win Marwahi by-poll, which is slated to be held on November 3. After the rejections of nomination of Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) President Amit Jogi and JCC (Jogi) leader Richa Jogi, there will be a direct fight between BJP candidate Dr Gambheer Singh and Congress candidate Dr K K Dhruw in the Marwahi by-poll. Meanwhile, eight candidates remain in fray for Marwahi by-poll. According to the political experts, ..

Cong is a puppet in hands of liquor mafia

Coming down heavily on the Congress party for promising review of liquor prohibition in its election manifesto in Bihar, BJP National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh said that from this assurance, it has become aptly clear that the Congress is a puppet in the hands of liquor mafia. Dr Singh further alleged that the Congress can stoop down to any level for its lust for power. He said the Congress which had promised complete liquor prohibition in its election manifesto during Assembly elections ..

CGBSE supplementary from Nov 28

The supplementary and second chance examinations being conducted by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Educations (CGBSE), Raipur will commence from November 28, students can apply for the same from October 24 to October 31. The Supplementary examinations for High School, Higher Secondary and Higher Secondary (professional courses) will commence from November 28, 2020. The CGBSE will also conduct final examination for D Ed first year alongside supplementary examinations from November 28 onwards.&nbs..

BARC scientists examine paddy developed via mutation breeding

Amid novel coronavirus pandemic, a programme was organised in Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur on Friday for virtual field inspection and observation of mega project based on ‘Mutation Breeding’ run by the University in association with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai. The virtual field inspection and observation marked the participation of Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy Professor K N Vyas; Director of BARC’s Mumbai Centre Dr A K Mohanty ..

Raipur Police crack abduction case within 24 hrs

In a swift move, Raipur Police cracked an abduction case with the arrest of three men, who had abducted a son of one businessman from Shankar Nagar area on Wednesday midnight. From the abduction to the arrest of abductors and recovery of the boy, Police arrested the abductors within 24 hours. Late on Wednesday night, a boy named Mohammad Yunus, son of Mohammad Hanif was kidnapped by some unidentified persons from Shankar Nagar. As the boy didn't return on expected time, his father called him up, but ..

Bhilai Municipal Corporation intensifies preparations for Swachh Survekshan-21

After crowning the title of ‘Best Self-Sustainable City’ across the country in ‘Swacch Survekshan 2020’ nationwide cleanliness battle, the Bhilai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched the groundwork to improve its score in the ensuing 2021 survey. According to the information, segregation, collection, and recycling of waste and remediation of dump yards are given top priority in the scoring parameters. While the status of water survey, stormwater drains, sewage network, and public toilets are also ..

Former Cong Minister Dhruv passes away

Former Minister and senior Congress Tribal leader Madhav Singh Dhruv breathed his last on Thursday while undergoing treatment at a city hospital in Raipur. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has condoled the death of Madhav Singh Dhruv. Madhav Singh Dhruv (67), was a four-time MLA from Dhamtari’s Sihawa seat. He was the first elected MLA on Janata Party ticket in year 1977...

Notification issued for 8th Assembly Session

After approval given by Governor Anusuiya Uikey, Chandra Shekhar Gangrade, the Principal Secretary, Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, on Wednesday issued notification for the Eighth Session (Special Session) of the Fifth Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. As per the notification, this Special Session will be having two sittings on October 27 and October 28, 2020, wherein, only government works will be executed. With the approval give..

Rising onion prices to pinch pockets of common people

Onion prices has zoomed in wholesale and retail market, going out of reach of the common people in Raipur and across State. In Raipur, onion is sold at the wholesale price of Rs 50 to 70 per kg, while the retail price in local market ranges between Rs 80 to Rs 90 per kg, recording a steep rise of 100 per cent on Wednesday. Weather played a major role in determining onion prices with damage of crops by severe rainfall in south and huge stock got stuck in floods ravaged areas of onion-producing states ..

Naxal gunned down in encounter

A male Naxal was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Pedagelur forest patches, under Basaguda police station limits. Arms, ammunitions and Naxal materials were also recovered from the spot. Two District Reserve Guard troopers were also injured in Exchange of Fire. The injured DRG personnel have been identified as Semla Dhanesh and Ramesh Bhandari...

Transporter held with 9.24 gram of MDMA

Taking investigation ahead in drugs case, Raipur Police on Wednesday arrested a transporter along with methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). “Based on inputs collected from accused arrested in connection with illegal business of drugs, police have arrested a transporter Raidon Bethelo, a native of Mumbai, along with MDMA. So far, around 15 accused, including a woman, were arrested in connection with drug peddling,”..

Pakistan-based international gang of fraudsters busted

In a major breakthrough against online forgery, Bilaspur Police on Monday claimed to have busted an international gang of fraudsters reportedly being handled by conmen from Pakistan. “An international gang indulged in online forgery and being handled by conmen from Pakistan has been busted with the arrest of its five members from separate locations in the country. The tricksters from Pakistan target people in Hindi-speaking states on the pretext of offering lottery and get money deposited in bank ..

One Tehsildar, 6 Naib Tehsildar transferred for dereliction in duty

On the directive of Forest Minister Mohammed Akbar, who is also the In-charge Minister of Rajnandgaon district, the Rajnandgaon District Administration on Monday transferred Tehsildar and six Naib Tehsildar for dereliction on duty. Rajnandgaon District Collector on Monday issued transfer orders for one Tehsildar and six Naib Tehsildar...

C’garh’s Hargotra makes it to Guinness Records

RAJDEEP Singh Hargotra, the international Jump Rope player from Chhattisgarh and popularly known as ‘Rope Master’ created a new record in Guinness Book of World Records in most rope skips on Trampoline in one minute here on Monday...

Dhaneli Nala over-bridge to be demolished today

All traffic movement would remain totally suspended for over consecutive 4-hours on the ever-busy Raipur-Bilaspur National Highway at Dhaneli. For, a 63-meters long bridge constructed over Chokra Nala will be demolished by blasting under the supervision of officials from district administration, local police and National Highway (NH) Divi..

Dr Singh, BJP leaders visit Patan to end indefinite fast of Durg MP Vijay Baghel

Senior leaders from Bharatiya Janata Party led by BJP National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh visited Patan in Durg district to support the demonstration initiated by Vijay Baghel, BJP Member of Parliament from Durg, against the prevailing political vendetta initiated by the ruling Congress government against the BJP workers across State. The senior BJP leaders including, BJP National Vice President Dr Raman Singh, MP Ramvichar Netam, former Ministers Brijmohan Agrawal, Prem Prakash Pandey, Narayan ..

ACS Renu Pillay inspects Home Isolation Control Room in Durg

Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Renu Pillay and Mission Director NRHM Co-Director Health Services Dr Priyanka Shukla inspected the Home Isolation Control Room running in the district and also took an important meeting of health officials. During inspection they interacted with the control room staff and observed the work being done by them. ACS Pillay said that after issuing the recovery certificate, keep a close watch on the post covid monitoring...

BJP clan meets Governor over rising crime, political vendetta against party workers

A delegation of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders led by BJP National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh called upon Governor Anusuiya Uikey and submitted a memorandum on deteriorating law and order situation in State and prevailing political vendetta against BJP workers. A delegation of senior BJP leaders including BJP National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh, BJP Legislative Party Leader Dharamlal Kaushik, former Ministers Brijmohan Agrawal, Ajay Chandrakar and Rajesh Munat, senior BJP leader ..

DSP (Lines) reviews security arrangement at 80 places

Complying with the directives of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Yadav, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Lines) Mani Shankar Chandra has reviewed the security arrangement at 80 places including Chief Minister’s House, other ministers and some vital installations...

‘No question of insulting Governor’

There is no such unusual conditions prevailing in State for which the opposition is lamenting about a deteriorating law and order condition, said Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, while addressing the mediapersons on Saturday at his official residence. Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu said that the Chief Minister has directed to deploy more forces, if required and improve intelligence gathering infrastructure and to make it more active in Bastar, which is being complied with. In Bastar, the LWE movement ..

Pranjal flies with AIR-90 in NEET

  Staff Reporter :  DURG,  The results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) were declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday. Pranjal Upadhyay, from the twin city have brought laurels by securing AIR-90 in the exam he secured 700 marks out of 720. While above 60 students have qualified from twin city in NEET, includes Afsha Qureshi and Priyanka Naik who secured 647 and 612 marks respectively.  They are followed by V Shruti who secured 605 marks. ..

Patwari lands in ACB net

A 29-year-old patwari in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh was arrested by a team of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday while accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000. “Acting on a complaint, a team of ACB’s Ambikapur unit today caught a patwari red-handed while accepting a bribe worth Rs 4,000. The accused patwari was produced in a Surajpur Court from where he was sent to judicial custody,” said Superintendent of Police (ACB) Pankaj Chandra...

Additional Chief Secy Subrat Sahoo among top 50 bureaucrats in country

Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Subrat Sahoo, the 1992-batch officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), has been named among top 50 bureaucrats in the country. Sahoo is the only IAS officer from Chhattisgarh named in the list of top 50 bureaucrats. The ACS has played a vital role in drafting the roadmap for development as well as proper implementation of policies and public welfare schemes. Chhattisgarh has established its unique identity in the country and overseas due to the effective results ..

CS issues directives for collectors, SPs

Chief Secretary R P Mandal has directed district collectors and Superintendents of Police (SPs) to ensure withdrawal of political cases and cases against tribals after scrutiny of these cases within time limit. Chief Secretary Mandal held a meeting with all Divisional Commissioners, Inspector General of police, collectors, Superintendent of Police, chief executive officers of Jila Panchayats and Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) through video conferencing to review the government schemes and programmes. ..

Arang’s Bhavesh Sahu shines in JEE Mains

Bhavesh Sahu, a Mathematic student of Srijan Sonkar Vidya Mandir Higher Secondary School, Arang from academic session 2019-20, has made it into the JEE Mains with 93.51 per cent marks. Bhavesh’s OBC rank is 19,558 and All India Rank is 69,951. ..

New ‘Hornet 2.0’ e-launched at G K Honda

G K Honda, the authorised seller of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited e-launched the new ‘Hornet 2.0’ motorcycle here at its Telibandha-based showroom on Friday. ..

Dr Dhruw files nomination

Congress candidate for Marwahi by-poll Dr K K Dhruw accompanied by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) President Mohan Markam has filed his nominations at Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi Collectorate on Friday. ..

DLSC suspends Richa Jogi’s ST certificate

A seven-member District-level Screening Committee (DLSC) headed by Additional District Magistrate Rajesh Nashine has suspended the Scheduled Tribe certificate of Richa Jogi, daughter-in-law of former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi. Talking to mediapersons on Thursday, Additional District Magistrate Mungeli Rajesh Nashine said that the DLSC has suspended the ST certificate of Richa Jogi. Richa Rupali Sadhu, daughter of Praveen Raj Sadhu has failed to produce her original documents before the DLSC, so ..

Cache of explosives seized; 1 arrested

Gobra-Navapara Police intercepted a huge cache of explosives from a man near Chhallani Petrol Pump at Gobra-Navapara on Thursday. Police also seized 7,000 detonators, ammonium nitrate and gun powder from him. On the direction of Senior Superintendent of Police cum Deputy Inspector General Ajay Yadav and under the guidance of Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rural Tarkeshwar Patel, a team of Gobra-Navapara Police led b..

Cow dung lamps to light in Qatar, Switzerland, London

“If you can dream it, you can do it”. This proverb has been proved true by a Women Self Help Group of Bhilai, as the lamps (diyas) made by them using cow dung in Bhilai is becoming popular not only outside State, but also abroad. The women from the SHG ‘Udaan Nai Dishayen’ of Bhilai met with Collector Dr Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure and Superintendent of Police (SP) Prashant Thakur in this context on Thursday and apprised about them it...

Bhanupratappur forest division inaugurates mini forest

Bhanupratappur Forest Division had inaugurated a mini forest developed by using Miyawaki technique on Wednesday. The Chief guest MLA Manoj Mandawi, Bhanupratappur DFO Manish Kashyap were present at the inauguration function of mini forest in Depot Campus. Divisional Forest Officer Manish Kashyap informed that around 11,000 saplings of 20 variety of trees were planted over 1.25 acres of land. Miyawaki plantation technique are different than normal plantation...

State Govt accepts resignation of Dr Dhruw

The State Government has accepted the resignation of Medical Officer of Community Health Centre, Marwahi Dr K K Dhruw. In this regard, Deputy Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Chhattisgarh Surendra Singh Baghe has issued an order on Wednesday...

‘Dereliction in duty by cops in crime against women will not be tolerated’

Asserting that any kind of dereliction in duty by police officers in crime against women will not be tolerated, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel instructed the Director General of Police (DGP) to carry continuous review and monitor to put an effective check on crimes against women. Chairing a review meeting of the Home Department on Wednesday, the Chief Minister also asked the DGP to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure and the Police Head Quarters should directly monitor and review all the serious ..

Two, including a proprietor of cafe, held for illegal business of drugs

In another success to Raipur Police in campaign against drugs, two persons, including proprietor of a popular cafe, were arrested in connection with illegal business of sedative drugs. Based on investigation’s findings and inputs gathered from people arrested in drug case recently, police on Wednesday arrested two persons identified as proprietor of VIP Road-based Mocha Cafe Harshdeep Singh Juneja (39), a resident of posh Civil Lines locality, a..

People urged to wear mask during ‘Operation Mask’

Complying with the directives of the District Collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan, Raipur Police in association with Raipur Municipal Corporation and a NGO on Wednesday launched a campaign ‘Operation Mask’ to stem the spread of Novel Coronavirus by making people compulsorily wear masks. Under this campaign, action against around 1000 persons were taken fo..

Stabbing victim dies during treatment; 2 held

A man, who was stabbed in full public glare at a traffic signal in State Capital’s Jaistambh Chowk, succumbed to his injuries, while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Raipur on Tuesday morning. Over a minor verbal duel, the accused identified as Shafiq Ali (20) and Mohsin Ali (25), both residents of Urkura under Vidhan Sabha police station, allegedly stabbed Irshad, hailing from Kondagaon district, said police sources, elaborating that the victim succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment ..

AAP flays State Govt, stage demonstration

As the graph of crime spiked in Chhattisgarh, Aam Admi Party (AAP) members staged demonstration and accused Chhattisgarh Government of failing to curb the crimes after a youth was killed in full public glare at Jaistambh Chowk, which is the heart of the Capital city. AAP Co-Convener Ashutosh Pandey lambasted the Congress party, saying it is because of public representatives in the Government, crimes are growing and people are being killed openly...

Mayor, RMC Speaker distribute vaporiser machines, dust bins

Mayor Aijaz Dhebar and RMC Speaker Pramod Dubey distributed vaporiser machines to the residents and dust bins to the sanitation workers of Mahant Laxminarayan Das Ward. Mayor and Speaker also commenced construction of platforms at two public places of the ward. On the occasion, Mayor Dhebar and Speaker Dubey distributed the vaporizers and dustbins to the ward residents in the presence of Zone-5 Chairman Mannu Yadav, social worker Jitendra Agrawal and Zone-5 Commissioner Chandan Sharma...

Cong announces candidature of Dr Dhruv from Marwahi

A day after Bharatiya Janata Party announced the name of Dr Gambheer Singh, a surgeon, as its candidate, the All India Congress Committee named the candidature of Dr Krishan Kumar Dhruv, also a doctor, for contesting by-elections from Marwahi Legislative Assembly. Amidst stiff opposition from a section of Congress in Marwahi as well as by Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi Sarpanch Sangh which had stated that if the Congress fields a helicopter drop candidate, then the candidate will be opposed. In fact the Sarpanch ..

CM for Fast Track Courts in all distts for hearing sexual offence cases

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written to Justice P R Ramachandra Menon, Chief Justice of High Court of Chhattisgarh, urging him for notifying Fast Track Courts in districts for fast hearing of all cases pertaining to sexual offences. He also assured to provide all necessary assistance to Fast Track Courts in conducting fast hearing. In his letter to the Chief Justice of the High Court of Chhattisgarh, the Chief Minister said that increasing sexual offences against women and children has become ..

Cowdung diyas getting tremendous response

DIYAS and vandanvar made from cowdung in the district are in high demand and being supplied overseas. People living miles away from their homeland are receiving diyas and other materials made from cowdung as gifts from their local relatives who feel that by illuminating these diyas they will feel connected to their culture...

Poll for National Butterfly ends, list of top 3 contenders sent to Centre

The month-long citizens’ poll to nominate National Butterfly of India has concluded. As per the polls the top three contenders emerged are ‘Krishna Peacock’ as first, ‘Common Jezebel’ as second and ‘Orange Oakleaf’ as third. The poll was conducted by National Butterfly Campaign Consortium from September 11 and concluded on October 8, 2020, at the end of the Wildlife Week. The nation already has a National Bird, National Animal, National Flower and even a National Tree, so, it was natural to have a ..

Eloped cousins poisoned; set ablaze by relatives

IN a case of apparent honour killing, a girl and a boy were poisoned and later their bodies were set on fire by the relatives on river side in Jewra Sirsa village of Durg. In this heart rendering case the accused relatives murdered and set afire the bodies with bicycle tyres after pouring petrol. Police apprehended two relatives for their involvement in the brutal killing. Police sources informed that the accused were identified as Charan Kuppal and K Ramu, both residents of Kris..

Veterinary Department carry out vaccination drive to protect cows

Veterinary Department is carrying out vaccination drive to protect the cows from infectious diseases in the Arang Development Block. The team of vets is reaching out to the home of cattle-rearers and inoculating & tagging their animals...

Gopal Dhiver unanimously nominated as President of Raipur Distt Sarpanch Sangh

Arang Block Sarpanch Association President Gopal Dhiver was unanimously nominated as the President of Raipur District Sarpanch Sangh in a meeting of Block Presidents of Sarpanch Sangh on Sunday. Annu Tarak from Abhanpur was nominated as executi..

Two more held in police drive against drug net

Making headway in investigation of the drug case, Raipur Police on Saturday arrested two more persons alleged to be the part of ‘Drug Net’ and indulged in the peddling of narcotics. “Based on information collected from the already arrested drug peddlers, investigators have arrested two more persons allegedly indulged in the illegal business,” said police sources...

Report in attack on scribes submitted to CM

A six-member high level inquiry committee of journalists headed by editor of a Hindi daily Rajesh Joshi that probed the assault on journalists Kamal Shukla and Satish Yadav handed over its report to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his official residence here on Saturday. Rajesh Joshi, Anil Dwivedi, Suresh Mahapatra, Shagufta Shirin and Rupesh Yadav were present on the occasion...

Dr Renu Jogi submits memo to Governor for intervention in social certificate issue

Terming the so called ‘Notice’ issued by the State Government to Dr Richa Jogi regarding her social status, as unlawful, Kota MLA Dr Renu Jogi submitted a memorandum to Governor Anusuiya Uikey seeking her immediate intervention and ask Mungeli Collector for necessary clarifications. In her memorandum, Dr Renu Jogi, who happens to be the Mother-in-Law of Dr Richa Jogi, stated that her family came to know about the notice issued by Mungeli Collector through media reports regarding verification of social ..

Hospital fined Rs 1 lakh for improper bio-waste disposal

Bhilai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the Hitek Private Hospital, functioning at Junwani Road Bhilai for dumping bio-waste in residential locality while posing grave health threats for nearby habitants. After noticing the heap of bio-waste materials including surgical gloves, masks, syringe, dressing bandage etc dumped besides the Junwani Road near Model Town area, the BMC staffers started segregating the bio-waste materials very carefully and found the receipt of Hitek ..

Investigation Wing unearths tax evasion of over Rs 22 crore

The unremitting efforts of Income Tax Department (Investigation Wing) in State to plug in revenue deficit by tightening its noose around tax evaders’ once again yielded rich dividends, when tax sleuths unearthed a massive tax evasion to the tune of Rs 22 crore following over 30-hours survey operations on Phil Coal Benefication Private Limited (PCBPL), a flagship company of Phil Group in Chhattisgarh. The group evaded its tax liability by diverting the unaccounted income as share premium investment ..

Fluctuation continues in COVID cases across CG

Some relief in ten previous days, the corona cases saw a sudden spurt in State with detection of 2,958 fresh cases on Friday, which is 85 cases higher than previous day. State capital again is on top with detection of 336 cases in a day, while Janjgir-Champa was in second place with 277 cases and Korba is in third place with 244 cases. With this, the tally of total positive cases reached 1,37,570. 16 deaths were recorded on the day that includes, 10 Covid-19 deaths and 6 co-morbid deaths. 527 ..

CPCC Election Committee finalises 3 names

The State Election Committee of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) has finalised three probable names as the Congress party candidate for Marwahi by-poll, which will be held on November 3. Talking to mediapersons at state Congress party office Rajiv Bhawan after the meeting, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that detail discussions were held on the names for Marwahi by-poll in the meeting and the Committee finalised a panel of three names as the probable candidates of Congress party in ..

Researchers record 38 species of butterflies in CG

  By Roshan ChachaneA group of researchers have recorded 38 species of butterflies including two species as Pointed Ciliate Blue Jamides Bochus and Dark Cerulean-Anthene Lycaenina reported first time from Chhattisgarh at the Government Nursery of Bhatagaon from May to July 2020. There are now a total of 165 species of butterflies recorded from Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh’s rich butterfly fauna with an impressive catalogue 162 species of butterflies had been documented in a review ..

Collector, CEO inspect colonies, slums to assess Covid situation

District Collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan carried out surprise inspection of several ghettos and colonies in the limits of Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) and assessed the work of surveillance teams engaged in door-to-door survey to identify people with Covid-19 symptoms. Raipur District Panchayat Chief Executive Officer and Nodal Officer Dr Gaurav Kumar Singh accompanied the District Collector on the occasion. The District Collector directed to sus..

Baghel interacts with Women Commandos who diffused IED

On the backdrop of Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday interacted with the Female Commandos of Chhattisgarh police, who risked their life to diffuse an IED bomb planted by Maoists in Dantewada. The Chief Minister interacted with the two female commandos Laksmi Kashyap and Vimla Mandavi from Dantewada DRG through video conferencing and showered praise for their bravery. The Chief Minister while boosting..

Sahu ends strike after assurance of action against sand mafias

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chhattisgarh Farmer Cell In-charge advocate Shatruhan Sahu has called off indefinite hunger strike on Thursday following assurance from Raipur District Administration that necessary action will be initiated to curb illegal sand mining. It is to be mentioned, Sahu had been observing hunger strike since October 2 at Budha Talab, Raipur, demanding action against sand mafias active in Dhamtari, Baloda Bazaar, Gariaband and other parts of State and officials of the mining department ..

RSA welcomes BIS’ decision on online Hallmark license process

RAIPUR Sarafa Association (RSA) has welcomed the decision by Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) has commenced process for making ‘Hallmark’ license and its renewal online from October 7. Prior to the commencement of online process, the sarafa traders had to visit the cities for new as well as renewal of hallmarking license...

CM dedicates devpt works of Rs 154.63 cr in Surguja

Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district has immense possibilities for development of infrastructure as well as tourism, stated Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday. “Surguja is full of mountains, forests, rivers and waterfalls. Mainpat, which is called as Shimla of Chhattisgarh, is also located in Surguja where the climate and natural beauty is very unique in itself...

Jogi carrying out extensive public contact programme

Asserting that he has the blessing of 2.5 lakh people of Marwahi, Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J) State President Amit Jogi stated that he has taken a resolution to fulfill the dreams seen by his father and first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Late Ajit Jogi and write a new chapter of development for Marwahi...

UDCC discusses oath ceremony of new aldermen with Collector

A delegation of Urban District Congress Committee (UDCC) Raipur led by its President Girish Dubey called upon Raipur Collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan at the Collectorate here on Tuesday. The Congress leaders discussed with the Collector regarding the oath ceremony of the newly-nominated aldermen of the civic bodies...

CM dedicates devpt works of Rs 154.63 cr in Surguja

Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district has immense possibilities for development of infrastructure as well as tourism, stated Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday. “Surguja is full of mountains, forests, rivers and waterfalls. Mainpat, which is called as Shimla of Chhattisgarh, is also located in Surguja where the climate and natural beauty is very unique in itself...

Jogi carrying out extensive public contact programme

Asserting that he has the blessing of 2.5 lakh people of Marwahi, Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J) State President Amit Jogi stated that he has taken a resolution to fulfill the dreams seen by his father and first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Late Ajit Jogi and write a new chapter of development for Marwahi. Amidst hectic political activities in Marwahi Legislative Assembly for the ongoing by-election, the JCC President is carrying out an extensive public contact programme in both urban and rural ..

Dr Rajesh Sinha throws light on diabetic foot

Diabetic foot is one of the most common problems worldwide. India has become the capital of diabetes now, informed Dr Rajesh Sinha, Senior Consultant, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon of NH MMI Narayana Super specialty Hospital. Dr Sinha informed that in year 2020, according to IDF, 463 million people have diabetes in the world and 77 million people in India are affected with the diabetes...

FDP on system engineering concludes at IIIT-NR

Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee International Institute of Information Technology (SPM-IIIT), Naya Raipur successfully organised five-day online Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ‘System Engineering - Recent Trends and Advances in Internet of Things’ from September 30 to October 4, sponsored by AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy. FDP got an overwhelming response across all over the India from different states and participants were from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), National Institute ..

Regular efforts is the factors behind my success: State Topper

“Enjoying study, keeping oneself cool and putting regular efforts along with time management were the contributing factors behind my success,” asserted Tanmay Dokania the state topper in JEE Advance talking to The Hitavada...

15-day Rajmistri training programme organised

IN a bid to provide employment to the youth in Naxal-infested areas, 227th Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) organised a 15-day Rajmistri (mason) training programme in Jheeramghati, Jheeramgaon, Kumakoleng, Koylabhatti and Tongpal. The training programme was organised under the CRPF’s Civic Action Programme...

Ravindra Bhediya passes away

Ravindra Bhediya, IPS, retired Inspector General of Police and husband of Women and Social Welfare Minister Anila Bhediya, breathed his last on Sunday late night, after he suffered a severe cardiac arrest. Governor Anusuiya Uikey and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel have deeply condoled the sad demise of Ravindra Bhediya. In her message, Governor Anusuiya Uikey said she’s deeply saddened by the sad demise of Ravindra Bhediya...

Baghel to dedicate ‘Mor Bijli App’ today

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will be dedicating ‘Mor Bijli App - Home Access Power Services’ on Monday. Even before its dedication, approximately 4 lakh power consumers have already downloaded this Mor Bijli App and are getting benefited from it. The Mor Bijli App has been very useful for power consumers and can be operated very easily. In compliance with the State Government’s policies for providing cheap and quality power to the consumers, the Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Ltd ..

Five arrested for killing Cheetal

MAHASAMUND, FIVE persons were arrested for killing a cheetal by electrocuting it through a live GI wire in an area under Mahasamund forest range of the district. As per the information, the accused have been identified as Basant Khadiya (30), Toran Khadiya (39), Chanduram Dhruv (50), Harichand Sahu (50) and Loku Diwan (55). All of them have been charged under Sections 9, 39(1) C, 44 (1) A, 49 (C), 50 and 51 of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act...

Two critically injured in road mishap

TWO, including a woman, were critically injured while one other sustained minor injuries when a rashly driven truck dashed them in a row in Industrial Area, Bhilai on late Saturday evening. After the mishap the accused truck driver fled the spot while leaving the truck at Chhaoni Chowk in Bhilai. Police sources informed that at about 8 pm on Saturday, Leelaram Verma, a resident of Kargil Chowk, Chhaoni, Bhilai was on way home on his motorbike while his brother Vimal Verma was sitting at the pillion ..

CM for establishment of forest produce based industries

Calling upon the industrialists to establish forest produce based industries, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has assured that State Government will extend all possible assistance to industries based on forest produce in Chhattisgarh. Chairing a meeting held on Sunday at his official residence with industrialist and office-bearers of different Indust..

Cannabis worth Rs 90 lakh seized from trailer-truck

In a major drug haul amid the pandemic, contraband worth Rs 90 lakh was seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence’s (DRI), Raipur Regional Unit (RaRU) on the city outskirts under Mandir Hasaud police stations limit on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. It was being transported in a trailer-truck from Odisha to Uttar Pradesh, via Raipur in Chhattisgarh. RaRu works under the jurisdiction of DRI (Indore) Zonal Unit. Most interestingly, none of senior officials of Raipur police had ..

Kushalpur burglary case solved; one arrested n Valuables of over Rs 17 lakh recovered

With the arrest of a 36-year-old man, Purani Basti police on Saturday claimed to have cracked a case of burglary recently reported in the city’s Kushalpur area and recovered valuables of over Rs 17 lakh. “Based on analysis of CCTV cameras installed in the areas and other technical evidence, police succeeded in arresting the accused of burglary took place in the house of a retired Section Engineer at Kushalpur locality and seized booty, including cash an..

CPSM provides free haircut to elderly, specially-abled youths

In a special initiative on the occasion of World Barber Day and International Day of Older Persons, Chhattisgarh Pragatisheel Sen Mahasabha (CPSM) provided free haircut and shaving to older persons and specially-abled youths on Saturday. The members of mahasabha provided free services during day and also pledged for free haircut and shaving every month...

One more woman arrested in Queens Club Firing case

Oct 3 Making headway in the Queens Club lockdown violation case and firing, Telibandha police on Saturday arrested a 25-year-old woman. “Police have arrested Twinkal Singh Kaur (25), hailing from Durg district, in connection with the Queens Club lockdown violation case. As of now, police have arrested 10 accused and search is on for others,” said Telibandha SHO Ramakant Sahu. The accused was produced in a local court on Saturday for judicial remand, added Sahu...

C’garh records 2,637 positive cases; tally reaches 1,18,790

Chhattisgarh recorded a total of 2,637 positive cases of Coronavirus across different districts on Friday. However, there was a relieving drop in the death toll on Friday with five fatalities including 3 victims with co-morbidities. The total cases recorded in Chhattisgarh stood at 1,18,790 on Friday. The total patients discharged were 2,586 including 603 from different hospitals & Covid centres and 1,983 from home isolation. The active cases dropped to 29693, below 30000 after a long time. ..

NIA files chargesheet in Mandavi murder case

National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed chargesheet in MLA Bhima Mandavi murder case in the designated NIA Court, Jagdalpur, against 33 accused persons on October 1, 2020. Of these, 6 have been arrested, 22 accused persons are absconding and 5 accused have already expired. ..

CG honoured with national-level award under Swachh Bharat Mission virtually

Chhattisgarh has obtained second position at national-level under Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus category of ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat Mission’. Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat gave away Swachh Bharat Awards-2020 in a virtual programme held on the occasion of 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, on Friday. ..

MPSLSA holds 20-hr online mediation porgramme

The Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority has organised a 20-hour online community mediation programme for as many as eight districts. The programme was conducted under the guidance of Justice Sanjay Yadav, Executive Chairman, MPSLSA. The online mediation programme was conducted for the districts including Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Dindori, Damoh, Chhindwada, Seoni, Sagar and Khargon. It was organised for Jain community from S..

CG overtakes Punjab to become 10th most affected State across nation

With a total of 1,13,602 cases of COVID-19 positive, Chhattisgarh has overtaken Punjab to become the tenth most affected State in the nation and in terms of recovery, Chhattisgarh stands at fifteenth position among all states. Even Uttarakhand and Jharkhand with limited health resources are showing better recovery rate of corona..

Youth arrested for taking bets on IPL

Pandari Police arrested a youth for accepting bets on Indian Premier League (IPL) match played out between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday evening. Police also seized Rs 20,000 in cash, one laptop, mobile phone, a television set, set top box and betting slips worth several lakhs from him. Pandri Police informed the accused has been identified as Nitin Sharma, a resident of Lodhipara Pandri Raipur...

CMCS demands free land from Admn to keep unsold idols safely

LOOKING at the chances of limited demand for the idols of Maa Durga this Navratri festival, Chhattisgarh Murtikar Chitrakar Sangh (CMCS) has demanded free land from State Administration to keep the unsold idols safely. The members of CMCS submitted a memorandum to the District Collector, Sub Divisional Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Janpad Panchayat Raipur stating that the local idol making artists have already made 2,000 idols of different sizes based on the advance orders placed by the samities ..

UDCC takes out candle march to protest Hathras gang rape

Urban District Congress Committee (UDCC) Raipur took out a candle march in State capital to register a protest against the Hathras gang rape incident. Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) President Mohan Markam, Mayor Aijaz Dhebar, UDCC President Girish Dubey and other leaders participated in the candle march...

Dr Alang takes charge as Vice-Chancellor of ABVV

Bilaspur Divisional Commissioner Dr Sanjay Kumar Alang assumed the office of Vice-Chancellor, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vishwavidyalaya (ABVV), Bilaspur on Wednesday. Dr Alang would look after the additional charge of V-C, till the appointment of new full-fledged Vice-Chancellor or for a period of six months, whichever comes first. An order to this effect was issued by Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Wednesday...

Anjani Reservoir develops cracks in a few yrs after construction

PANIC prevailed among the residents of Tamadand Gram Panchayat under Khadgawan block of the district, when cracks developed in Anjani Reservoir after its sluice gate damaged suddenly on Tuesday. The maintenance works are reported to be in progress. As per the information, Anjani Reservoir was constructed some 3 to 4 years ago. Damage of sluice gate and subsequent development of cracks are raising questions over the quality of its construction. It is believed that a large number of villagers may have ..

CM to unveil statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Mantralaya on Oct 2

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will unveil the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Mantralaya, Nava Raipur in Atal Nagar through video conferencing on the occasion of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2. Culture Minister Amarjeet Bhagat has conducted an inspection at the statue spot located at Mantralaya. Bhagat has directed the officers to make all necessary arrangements for the programme...

Marwahi goes to by-poll on Nov 3; result on 10th

With the announcement of date of by-poll, Model Code of Conduct has come into effect in Marwahi Assembly Constituency of Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Reena Baba Saheb Kangale on Tuesday said that notification for the by-poll will be issued on October 9 followed by last date for filing of nomination will be October 16...

Governor reviews conversion status of Gram Panchayats into Nagar ones

Governor Anusuiya Uikey held a meeting with secretary level officers at Raj Bhawan on Tuesday to review legal status regarding conversion of Gram Panchayats into Nagar Panchayats in scheduled areas of State. Governor has sought report of legal status regarding conversion of Gram Panchayats into Nagar Panchayats. The Governor..

Queens Club Firing: 2 more, including a woman, arrested

Taking investigation ahead in the case of lockdown violation by Queens Club and the firing in the high society club, Raipur Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two more accused, including a woman, and launched a search for absconders...

Chhattisgarh 2nd in nation under ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’

As many as 62 villages of Chhattisgarh have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus villages under ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by the Government of India from August 8 to 15. With it, Chhattisgarh has secured the second place in the category of declaring maximum ODF Plus villages, which is a matter of pride...

Firing in Queens Club rocks State Capital

The alleged lackadaisical approach of Raipur Police and the district administration in compliance of lockdown guidelines has once again put them in a situation of embarrassment as the state capital witness firing incident during birthday celebration at the high society club when the restriction was effective. A 53-year-old man hailing from Durg district allegedly opened fire on two youths at Queens Club located on VIP Road under Telibandha police station limits late last night over a petty issue following ..

C’garh turns into deadly electrical trap for elephants

Chhattisgarh has been turned into a deadly electrical trap for the elephants as once again an elephant was electrocuted to death by coming in contact of a sagging 11 kilovolt power line at Dhawalpur Range of Gariyaband on Monday morning. It was the second death by electricity within two days and third since September 23, taking the total tally to 165 elephant deaths including 48 by electrocution since the state’s formation. Amidst the pandemic, the year 2020 is also one of the worst times for elephants. ..

Rs 50 lakh insurance demanded for teachers on Covid-19 duty

Teachers union has warned State Government of agitation if they are not insured at the earliest. Sanyukt Shikshak Sangh Chhattisgarh on Monday alleged that yet another teacher died of Covid-19 due to insensitivity of State Government and bureaucrats. Teachers engaged in Covid-19 duties should be insured with Rs 50 lakh each, government should make provision of appointment as Assistant Teacher on compassionate ground of any of the relatives of teacher engaged in Covid-19 duty and other safety measures ..

Bike lifters arrested with 17 stolen two-wheelers

Khamtarai police on Monday claimed to have arrested two bike lifters, including a minor boy, and seven customers of the stolen vehicles. According to police sources, the arrested were identified as Om Prakash Nishad (35), Sukhdev Banjare (19), both residents Rawabhata under Khamtarai police station; Pardeshi Ram Nishad (45) of Balod district; Chintamani Sahu (34), of Kosrangi under Kharora police station; Komal Nishad (40), a resident of Paragaon under Arang police station; Shankar Nishad (40) ..

‘NDA Government is anti-farmer’

Hitting out at National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the NDA government is anti-farmer and it is only benefitting corporate houses. Addressing a press conference at State Congress office Rajiv Bhawan on Sunday, Chief Minister Baghel said that agriculture is the subject matter of State and only legislative assembly can make law on agriculture subject, but the Central Government has passed three Farm Bills,the Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion ..

Man booked for eve-teasing

Arang Police on Sunday booked a 24-year-old man on the charges of eve-teasing a 13-year-old girl at village Lakholi. Arang Police SHO Lekhdhar Diwan stated that accused Dhani Dhruv had barged into the home of victim and ma..

NSUI writes to PRSU seeking relief in fees for students

The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Sunday sent a letter to the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar of Pt Ravi Shankar Shukla University highlighting problems in online examination. NSUI Raipur District President Amit Sharma said that a letter raising the issues of around 1,80,000 students was sent to the university...

Guest lecture on Human Health and Diagnostics in Modern Erak

MATS School of Sciences organised an online guest lecture on Human Health and Diagnostics in the Modern Era on Sunday. Brijesh Sawlani, former General Manager, Biomerieux, graced the occasion as Guest Speaker. Over 50 students attended the lecture and learned about various aspects about diagnostics and its relevance in human health in the modern era. Dr Vishwaprakash Roy organised a questionnaire round where students asked several questions...

Principal Secy Dr Shukla assures teachers of justice in promotion

School Education Department Principal Secretary Dr Alok Shukla has on Friday reached Jagdalpur as part of his ongoing trip to different places of State to assess the education of students. During his visit, the Principal Secretary was given a format and memorandum of Niyayi Pati campaign undertaken by Chhattisgarh Pradesh Teachers Federation. Vidhushekhar Jha, media in-charge of the federation, informed the Principal Secretary that teachers of State have written a large number of postcards seeking ..

Distt Collector inspects dengue control drive at Pragati Nagar, Sharda Para

Collector Dr Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure inspected the work being done for dengue control at Pragati Nagar and Sharda Para in Bhilai on Saturday. During inspection he personally checked the coolers and informed the people to remain alert and not allowing water logging. He also took information from people about distribution of Temifos, fogging etc. Under the Dengue Control and Prevention Bhilai Municipal Corporation area, the team of the corporation is continuously distributing Temifas, methods of prevention ..