Raipur

Over 5,000 health workers vaccinated on second day in CG

Total of 5,280 Health Care Workers (HCW) were vaccinated through-out State on the second day of vaccination on Monday. During two days of vaccination total of 10,857 Health Care Workers were vaccinated in state out of expected 18,413 frontline workers. Over 9,000 HCW are going to be vaccinated on Wednesday through 97 centres in State. As per information received from official sources the vaccination process will continue all over the state as per schedule. Health Department officials have appealed ..

‘Fee committee must for pvt schools to get back recognition’

Day after the recognition of 240 private schools were revoked by District Education Office, Raipur, for the noncompliance of a State Government order regarding the formation of fee committee involving parents/guardians, School Education Department Principal Secretary Dr Alok Shukla on Tuesday said that private schools must stick to the law made by the State Government. “It is not about tormenting anybody. When the State Assembly has constituted a law, it is necessary for all to follow the same...

Rashika clinches Enigma Fashion Vogue India title

Rishika J, hailing from Bhilai, has brought laurels to the State after she has been crowned ‘Enigma Fashion Vogue India Contest-2021’. Addressing a press conference at Raipur Press Club, Rishika J said that a total of 20 participants had participated in the Enigma Fashion Vogue India Contest-2021 at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Three rounds- traditional, western dress and final rounds were conducted in the contest...

CM Baghel congratulates Indian team

Again showing his love and respect to the sports, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel extended heartfelt congratulations to Indian cricket team that clinched the four-match Test Series down under by 2-1 by winning the last Test at The Gabba. The series called Border-Gavaskar Trophy had levelled 1-1 after the third test. However, Indian team without its frontline bowlers such as Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwini, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and captain Virat Kohli defeated Kangaroos on their own soil ..

Over 60 pc health workers administered COVID vaccine

Over 60 per cent of the targeted front line Health Care Workers (HCW) were on Monday administered Covid vaccines. The highest number of vaccination (85 per cent) was done at NH MMI Narayana Superspeciality Hospital. As against the scheduled 9,278 vaccination of HCW, only 5,280 HCW were vaccinated on the second day today in State. In the first phase 2.67 lakh HCW are to be vaccinated. First Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) case was reported from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), ..

Telghani Board to be set up in State

Telghani Board will be constituted in Chhattisgarh, this was announced by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, while addressing the divisional level youth introduction conference, magazine release and felicitation ceremony of Sahu community in Mahasamund. With the formation of Telghani Board, people associated with this work will get a new identity and the initiative will generate new employment opportunities. Chief Minister Baghel said that the Sahu community is a progressive ..

Agrawal announces Rs 5 lakh grant for community building

Former Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader Brijmohan Agrawal participated in the Chhattisgarh Gadariya Dhangar Community Youth Introduction Congregation. Addressing the congregation, Raipur (South) MLA Brijmohan Agrawal said three things are significant for upliftment and development of any community...

RPF takes action against unauthorised agent

Railway Protection Force team under the leadership of Diwakar Mishra, Inspector Railway Protection Force and Sub Inspector S K Shukla, Head Constable Abhishek Kumar and MS Patel took action against unauthorised Railway Ticket book..

Mahanadi proves a big potential site for study on summer nesting

A group of researchers set out to study summer nesting avian species along Mahanadi have revealed some interesting nesting birds which previously went unnoticed and undocumented. The study led by noted Ornithologist AMK Bharos along with Jageshwar Verma, Faiz Bux and ornithologist Ravi Naidu throughout a 130-kilometre stretch of Mahanadi has revealed the nesting behaviour of two avian species as Blue-tailed Bee-eater and Small Pratincole during the summer, which was never reported from State. The ..

No adverse reaction: Dr Tiwari

The COVID-19 vaccination programme was kicked off in Durg District as per schedule at four centres, namely Durg District Hospital, PHC Nagpura, PHC Patan and SSIMS, Junwani. Vaccination was planned for 100 patients and 68 were vaccinated. The dosage of 0.5 ml of Covishield was given to every patient. The second dose shall follow after one month. A total of 10,226 vaccines have been allocated to Durg district in the first phase...

Adequate arrangements for gunny bags to be used in paddy purchase

To meet the possible shortage of gunny bags for paddy procurement by State Government, permission has been given to purchase paddy through PDS gunny bags. For reimbursement of additional gunny bags, permission has been granted to allot and distribute food grains for the month of February 2021, in January itself...

Rathi’s Bollywood film ‘Bolo Hau’ released

Young actor Ankit Rathi starrer Bollywood film ‘Bolo Hau’ has been released in 20 cities of the country on Friday. Speaking to The Hitavada over telephone on Sunday, actor Ankit Rathi, hailing from Raipur city, said that ‘Bolo Hau’ is his third Bollywood movie. ‘Bolo Hau’ is a love story of Salman and Rukhsar. Ankit Rathi was last seen in Farhan Akhtar’s movie 3 Storeys which was also his debut film. Talking about his new film, the actor said that it was initially a bit difficult for him to get ..

Commerce and Industries Department directs CMKS to conduct poll within 90 days

Commerce and Industries Department, Government of Chhattisgarh has directed Chhattisgarh Mantralayin Karmachari Sangh (CMKS) to conduct the election of the CMKS following rules within 90 days. The Commerce and Industries Department set aside the order dated on January 17, 2018, passed by Registrar of Firms and Societies Chhattisgarh and suspension order of the CMKS election dated on September 20, 2017, passed by the Deputy Registrar. ..

DSP (Lines) inspect of parade

Complying with the directives of Director General of Police (DGP) D M Awasthi and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Yadav, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Lines) Mani Shankar Chandra on Friday carried out inspection of parade at Police Parade Ground. ..

COVID vaccination from today

THE State is all set to start the COVID vaccination drive from January 16. In the first phase, indigenous vaccine ‘Covaxin’ and Covishield will be administered to priority groups. Over 1,05,27,000 people have been infected by the virus in India so far, and close to 1.52 lakh have died. In Chhattisgarh the total number of Corona positive patient stands at 2.81 lakh and the death figure is at 3,537. ..

Congress protest march expresses solidarity with agitating farmers

Congress workers on Friday held a protest march from state Congress party office Rajiv Bhawan to Raj Bhawan in the State Capital amid the ongoing farmers protest at the borders of Delhi. The Congress party observed ‘Kisan Adhikar Diwas’ (Farmers' Rights Day) in Raipur to register a protest against the Central Government over the farmers protest. Congress workers gathered at state Congress party office, Rajiv Bhawan, where a public meeting was held. ..

‘Bhoomipujan’ for construction of boys hostel performed in Durg

‘Bhoomipujan’ for construction of Boys Hostel in Government Polytechnic College, Durg has been performed. Durg (urban) MLA Arun Vora and Mayor Dheeraj Bakliwal performed the rituals for the 50-seater hostel which will be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 190.19 lakh...

Amandeep, Shourabh, Shubham selected for Syed Mushtaq Ali T-20 tournament

Amandeep Khare, Shourabh Kharwar and Shubham Singh, three players of BSP cricket team have been selected in the Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh Senior T-20 cricket team and are currently participating in the National level Syed Mushtaq Ali T-20 matches. These matches are being organised by Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) at Baroda from January 10 to 18, 2021. Amandeep Khare, son of N P Khare, Asst Mgr in Wire Rod Mill of BSP started playing professionally at the age of 13 years. He scored ..

Teens from twin cities excel in Wushu C’ship

Teens from Durg and Bhilai have excelled in Wushu championship organised in Dongargarh at Saint Pallotti School. They brought laurels by winning gold and silver medals. Those winning gold medals include Lakshmi Tiwari, Shaswat Patni, Shanvi Patni, Kajal Behera, Riddhi Adtiya, Shreyas Chandrakar, Vedika Sharma, Krishi Kanagar and Shruti Singh. Meanwhile, the children winning silver medals include Vijeta Chandrakar, Pari Purohit and Neel Adtiya...

Durg District traffic police launch new apps

UNDER Smart City-Smart Traffic campaign Traffic Police, Durg launched apps to achieve the objectives of the campaign. Vivekanand Sinha, Inspector General of Police, Durg Police Range inaugurated the apps recently at a formally organised function at Traffic Police office in Bhilai. As part of the campaign, My Smart e-Verification and My Traffic My Safety these apps were formally inaugurated by IGP, Sinha. He also reviewed the campaign and directed the officials regarding proper implementation and also ..

Finally, Covishield vaccine arrives in Chhattisgarh

IT has come as a big relief, as the first batch of Covishield vaccine arrived in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday afternoon. Total of 3.23 lakh doses have arrived, out of which 2.67 lakh doses will be administered to front line workers in first phase. Health Minister T S Singhdeo tweeted, “With immense satisfaction, I would like to inform you that today Chhattisgarh received the first batch of Covid Vaccine...

BJP stages dharna at all 90 assembly constituencies

TERMING the ruling Congress Government as anti-farmer, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday staged State-wide dharna at all 90 assembly constituencies, while commencing its drive to expose the ruling Congress Government’s failure among the people by highlighting the issues like irregularities and short-comings in paddy procurement drive, collapsed procurement system and harassment of farmers. Raising the irregularities and collapsed paddy procurement system, the BJP leaders raised issues ..

Inaugural flight of FlyBig lands at Raipur Airport

Inaugural flight of FlyBig, India’s newest friendly regional airline, which provides connectivity to destinations that were hitherto not accessible by air, landed on the tarmac of Swami Vivekananda Airport (SVA) at 2.50 pm on Wednesday. The inaugural flight (S9101), ATR 72 aircraft, arrived Raipur from Indore received a grand water cannon salute in the presence of Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials manning the airport...

Fresh postings given to 9 SPS officers

The Home Department on Wednesday issued fresh posting orders for nine State Police Servic (SPS) officers, that includes Additional Superintendents of Police posted in five districts. As per the orders issued by the Home Department, Pankaj Kumar Shukla, a 2007 SPS officer, presently posted as Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Koriya district has been posted as Additional SP in Bijapur district. Anil Soni, a 2007 batch SPS officer, presently posted as Additional SP Kabirdham has been posted ..

CM inaugurates multiple projects worth Rs 12.74 cr

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday inaugurated the new temporary office of Risali Municipal Corporation (RMC) at the old school building of Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP). From this office premises, the CM inaugurated multiple projects worth 12.74 crore rupees and also laid foundation stones for projects worth 1.59 crore rupees. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the development works in RMC is his Government’s top priority and he will release funds to construct hospitals, ..

RMC awarded for best property tax collection

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Suri on Tuesday conferred award to Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) for securing second spot in the list of cities with best property tax collection efforts based on GIS-based survey in nation. The award was presented through a video conferencing. Raipur Mayor Aijaz Dhebar accepted the national award on behalf of the RMC...

Man kills tenant over rent hike

In a shocking incident, a man allegedly thrashed his tenant to death after a dispute broke between them over an issue of increasing rent. The accused identified as (39), allegedly murdered his tenant Shiva Dhruv (50), in Raipur’s Ramkund area under Azad Chowk Police Station limits over a minor dispute, said ASP (City) Lakhan Patle. Patle further informed that within a few hours of the crime, Azad Chowk police arrested the accused near Amapara pond and produced in a local court from where he was sent ..

Parking operators facing hardship since lockdown

Operators of two-wheeler and four-wheeler parking are facing hardship due to limited numbers of special trains being operated from Raipur Railway Station. As per the information received from Sushil Patel, two-wheeler parking operator at Raipur Railway Station since lockdown was imposed, the operation of trains came to a standstill. They faced many difficulties and after the special trains were started by the initiative of Railways, very limited numbers of passengers are using their own vehicles to ..

Sahoo appointed as In-charge Chief Secretary of CG

The State Government has appointed Subrat Sahoo, a 1992 batch Indian Administrative Service officer, as the In-charge Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh. ACS Subrat Sahoo, present posted as ACS to Chief Minister, Home and Jail, Electronics and IT, Commerce and Industries (Rail track projects) Housing and Environment and Water Resources department and Chairman Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB), has been appointed as the In Charge Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh, as the incumbent Chief ..

CM to inaugurate devpt works in Durg today

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will inaugurate various development works worth more than Rs 268 crore in Durg district on January 12, including the inauguration of development works worth Rs 249.57 crore and Bhoomi Pujan of Rs 18.86 crore. Along with this the Chief Minister will inaugurate the Jamul Jal Awardhan Yojana constructed at a cost of Rs 23,46, 30, 000. Apart from this, the Chief Minister will perform Bhoomipujan in the college building to be built at a cost of Rs. 4.66 crore in Jamul...

Congress Corporator brutally thrashes man

 Corporator Kamran Ansari along with others thrashing a man.  Staff Reporter :  RAIPUR,  Bringing major embarrassment to the ruling Congress in the State Capital, the party Corporator riding high on his proximity to the power corridor brutally thrashed a man reportedly belonging to a tribal community. Kamran Ansari, Congress corporator from Lal Bahadur Shastri ward in Raipur, badly beats and abuses a man in Raipur on January 10 in a huge public glare. The violent act by Ansari ..

Grand ‘Jash Geet’ programme held at Godhi

A grand ‘Jash Geet’ programme was organised at village Godhi under Janpad Panchayat Arang on Sunday night. Thousands of devotees enjoyed the devotional songs on Hindu goddesses. The programme was organised by Matarani Jasgeet Jhanki Samiti. Chief Guest Gopal Dhiver-Sarpanch village Godhi and Rani Dhiver-Speaker Janpad Panchayat Arang graced the occasion. In her address, Rani Dhiver said such events reinforce our faith on our gods and goddesses. It also gives platform to showcase the talent...

Excise Deptt raids four illicit liquor kilns in Chandmari area

A team of Excise Department raided four kilns of country-made liquor and seized 80 litres illegal stock of country-made liquor and destroyed 3,600-kilograms raw materials at Chandmari area in Ghamapur. Excise Control Room, In-charge, GL Maravi informed that under the direction of Collector, Karmveer Sharma (IAS) excise team started a special campaign against ille..

‘Multi-lingual knowledge is beneficial for students’

Calling upon the children to learn English, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that having multi-lingual knowledge is always beneficial for the students. He added that English is a global language and everyone should learn it. Addressing the students at Swami Atmanand English Medium School in Singoditarai in Narayanpur district, the Chief Minister said that the present era is a competition era where there is competition in every field and is applicable in academics as well. Accordingly, the knowledge ..

Hidayatullah National Law University conducts fourth convocation virtually

THE fourth convocation of Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) Raipur was held, conferring degrees to nearly a thousand students from the batches of 2015-2019. Though the event was on virtual mode, yet it never diminished the joy and fervour of the special occasion. In this much awaited Convocation, two research scholars were awarded Ph.D, while 223 and 750 students got LL. M and B.A.LL.B (Hons.) degrees respectively. It was also an occasion to recognise and reward the academic achievements ..

CG Govt will not support use of COVAXIN in vaccination: Singhdeo

Chhattisgarh Health and Family Welfare Minister T S Singhdeo said that the Chhattisgarh government would not support the use of COVAXIN, India’s first indigenous COVID vaccine, in the vaccination process in Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh Health and Family Welfare Minister Singhdeo tweeted on Sunday, “We do not support the use of COVAXIN in the vaccination process in Chhattisgarh for one simple reason that COVAXIN is not safe to use, any vaccine unless it has completed the recommended testing process ..

DCC (Rural) hands over 100 quintal of paddy to Markam

District Congress Committee (Rural) Raipur President Udhoram Verma handed over collected 100 quintal of paddy and Rs 51,540 to Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) President Mohan Markam at state Congress party office Rajiv Bhawan in State capital on Sunday. The paddy and money were collected from farmers under the ‘Ek Rupee, Ek Paili Dhan Dekar Badhayein Kisano Ka Maan’ campaign. The collected paddy and money will be sent for protesting farmers in Delhi...

DGGI busts bogus ITC racket, 1 arrested

Sleuths from Raipur Zonal Unit (RZU) of Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGI), arrested an accused in an ongoing investigation against fake GST Input Tax Credit (ITC) racket. The accused was produced in a local court here on Saturday from where was sent to jail under Judicial Custody Remand (JCR). According to official sources, in the past, the officers of the same unit arrested two partners i.e. Ayush Garg and Santosh Aggarwal in February 2019, exposing the widespread ..

BMC taking steps to curb spread of COVID

The Bhilai Municipal Corporation has been gearing up to avert possibility of second wave of COVID-19 in city as twin cities, Bhilai and Durg have witnessed fresh cases of COVID-19 following New Year and other festive celebrations in the last couple of weeks. According to the information, the BMC authority in assistance with district health department to conduct regular health screening of the super-spreaders, including staffers of its various departments, sanitary workers, field employees, frontline ..

Liquor shops exposes tall claims of BMC’s sanitary measures

Although, the officials from Bhilai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have claimed that the civic authority is leaving no stone unturned to keep the city clean and plastic free and also for improving sanitary measures to bag top rank in the Swachh Survekshan-2021 and to ensure cleanliness, the enforcement officials from BMC authority has been levying a hefty penalty on polluters for scattering garbage and not installing dust bin in front of shops, eateries, showrooms etc. Unfortunately, there are numerous ..

Youth arrested for abducting, raping minor

A 22-year-old youth was arrested in Raipur for allegedly abducting and exploiting a minor girl sexually. The arrested accused identified as Bhushan Kumar Devdas alias Anurag, hailing from Mahasamund district. According to police sources, Bhushan Kumar allegedly abducted the minor from Mandir Hasaud on January 7 and took her to Mahasamund, where he exploited her sexually on the pretext of marriage...

Rumours of bird flu may hit poultry business in State

“The rumour of suspected bird flu cases in Chhattisgarh may have an adverse impact on poultry business in State and affect the ‘stable business mode’ in poultry sector after a total slump during lockdown. However, no confirmed cases of bird flu are detected in State,” stated President of Chhattisgarh Poultry Dealers’ Association Raju Brahmankar on Friday. While talking to ‘The Hitavada’, poultry farm owner and retailer of poultry products Raju Brahmankar ..

Health Secy urges CG to check spike in COVID-19 cases

The Union Health Secretary has written to Chhattisgarh, urging the State Government to take immediate steps to curb the spike in COVID-19 cases. According to information, similar letters have been shot to Maharashtra, Kerala and West Bengal as these states are reporting an upsurge in the number of daily new cases in the recent days. These four states comprise 59% of the total active cases in country. These states have been advised to maintain a ‘strict vigil’ and to take steps ..

Dr Raman Singh lashes out at Cong on paddy, infrastructure issues

GIVING further vent to the prevailing politics on paddy procurement, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice-President Dr Raman Singh, while commenting on ‘Mera Dhan Mera Abhiman’ of Congress, asked what kind of a ‘abhiyan’ are they running when the farmers are weeping because of it. Addressing the mediapersons during a media interaction, the BJP National Vice-President said that the farmers are suffering because of paddy procurement. The former Chief Minister ..

State’s first Venom Sequencing machine arrives in AIIMS

  By Sheikh Abdul KadirTrial phase of Illumina Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) also known as Venom Sequencing machine has begun in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Raipur. Testing facility is expected to begin by the end of January 2021. It is the first ever machine in state of Chhattisgarh. Professor Nitin M Nagarkar, Director of AIIMS informed that Next Generation Sequencing machine has reached Lab of AIIMS. At present it is in trial face and soon it would be ..

Sudden death of crows sounds alarm of Bird flu in State

Panic gripped the Balod district after three crows all of a sudden fell dead while in flight at village Paudi. The incident has triggered suspicion that the dreaded Bird flu has reached Chhattisgarh as well. However, whether the crows died their natural death or due to Bird flu or due to any other reason, are yet to be ascertained. But the officials are not taking any chances and have initia..

Raipur Police release annual report for 2020

The Raipur Police on Thursday released its annual report for the year 2020 claiming achievements amidst the opposition making hue and cry over deteriorating Law and Order situation claiming to be good only on paper. While addressing the mediapersons, the Raipur SSP Ajay Kumar Yadav claimed that due to the promptness and professional work execution of the Raipur Police, the crime rate in the capital has seen a dip. The Raipur police claimed that substantial dip has been registered in cases of culpable ..

Durg District Congress Committee raises paddy procurement issue

While commenting on allegations made by several noted BJP leaders in State over paddy procurement and its storage, the In-charge of Durg District Congress Committee, Lalji Chandrawanshi has replied, “the Baghel-led State Government is purchasing paddy and grains at the prescribed support price by the farmers, but the Central Government is throwing hurdles in smooth conduct of purchasing and storage of paddy” during a press meet organised here on Wednesday at Supela Bhilai...

Sanitary workers on hunger strike for demands

While being aggrieved with undue retrenchment the contractual sanitary workers of Public Health Department (PHD), Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) were staging indefinite hunger strike for three days at Hospital Square in Sector-9, Bhilai. The authorities from District Labour Department assured to look into the matter and sort out the issue at the earliest. According to the information, as many as 21 retrenched contractual sanitary workers, including fifteen women six men and a trade union office-bearer from ..

This divyang painter uses the brush to shape his imagination

The 21st Ramchandra Deshmukh Bahumat Samman, the prestigious award instituted in commemoration of Late Dau Ramchandra Deshmukh, the doyen of Chhattisgarhi folk stage art, would be conferred to visual art exponent Basant Sahu. The selection committee has selected the artist Sahu, a resident of Sarojini Chowk, village Kurud, keeping in mind the unique visual art creations of Basant Sahu despite his disability...

CEO of FlyBig Airlines visits SVA, Raipur

FlyBig Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Captain Srinivas Rao on Wednesday visited the Swami Vivekananda Airport (SVA), Raipur to scrutinise the set up for Raipur-Indore flight services. SVA Director Rakesh Ranjan Sahay greeted the FlyBig Airlines CEO Captain Srinivas Rao at the Airport. Very soon, Raipur will have direct connectivity to the commercial hub of Madhya..

Necessary amendment in Gazette of C’garh Health Services demanded

All India Pre and Para Clinical Medicos Association (AIPCMA) Chhattisgarh, Association of Medical Biochemist of India (AMBI) Chhattisgarh State Unit and other health organisations submitted memorandum to Governor, Health Minister and State Government and demanded necessary amendment in Gazette of Chhattisgarh Health Services. Dr Piyush Bhargava, State Convener of AIPCMA and IMBI informed that delegations from Chhattisgarh unit of AIPCMA, AMBI, IAPSM and Junior Doctors Association handed over memorandum ..

Four ICU beds added in Neurosurgery Ward

Four dedicated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds have been added in Neurosurgery ward of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Raipur with additional state of the art facilities. Professor Dr Nitin M Nagarkar, Director of AIIMS inaugurated the new ICU ward in the department. The capacity has been enhanced for better care of critical patient’s...

‘Re-open school instead of educating children through other mode’

A virtual meeting of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Shikshak Federation (CPSF) was held on Tuesday to discuss issues related to service benefits of teachers and present education system. State office-bearers of the federation participated in the meeting to discuss these issues...

Mayor counts achievements on completing a year in office

On completing one year at the office, Mayor Aijaz Dhebar recounted a list of his and MiC’s achievements like Budhatalab beautification, widening of several squares and relief works during Covid-19 induced lockdown and used them to take a potshot at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their failure to deliver. Talking to mediapersons, Mayor killed two birds with one stone, saying the BJPians who once opposed the Budhatalab beautification projects are now seen taking selfies at the beautiful installations..

Satnami Community demands arrest of culprits indulged in damaging Jaitkham

Revered Saints of Satnami Community Guru Baldas Saheb and Yuvaraj Guru Kushwant Saheb called on Forest Minister Mohammed Akbar and demanded immediate arrest of culprits who were involved in damaging Jaitkham through arson in villager Dharampura in Kabirdham district. The Minister assured the revered Saints that police had already been instructed to take action against these culprits...

CSVTU extends online form filling date till 7th

Technical University Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University (CSVTU) Bhilai once again extended the April-May 2020 semester exam form filling dates for three days. Now students can fill the exam form through TCS portal till January 7. Here it is noteworthy that first the last date for filling the semester exam was December 31 and it was extended till January 2. Now again giving one more chance it has extended it till January 7. As such this will be the last opportunity to fill the form ..

Charoda Govt School teacher gets ‘Jyotibha Phule’ award

Government Middle School Charoda teacher Mahendra Kumar Patel was accorded with ‘Jyotibha Phule’ award by Kosariya Patel Community in a programme held at Mahamaipara Raipur on Sunday. Patel was conferred on the accolade for his excellent work in the field of education as well as social sector. It’s to be noted that Mahendra Patel is always busy in innovative activities in the field of education and social works...

BJP Arang Mandal office-bearers inspect paddy procurement centres

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arang Mandal office-bearers and members inspected the paddy procurement centres on the demand of farmers. BJP Arang Mandal has been in touch with the farmers. BJP Arang Mandal President Abhishek Raja Tamboli said that they have raised issues regarding procurement of paddy with Government and administration. They inspected the paddy procurement centres of Gullu, Devri, and Farfod...

Raipur cops arrest youth with 10 stolen motorcycles

A motorcycle lifter, who was allegedly stealing bikes by using a master key, was arrested in Raipur along with 10 two-wheelers stolen from separate locations in the city. A team from Khamtarai police station entrusted with the task to probe vehicle lifting cases reported in its jurisdiction, on Monday arrested a thief identified as Laxman Barle (21), a resident of Hirapur area under Kabir Nagar police station limits, and recovered 10 two-wheelers from his possession, said police sources...

Muskan belittles COVID scare

“When you do common things in life in an uncommon way, you’ll command the attention of the world.”- George Washington Carver The year 2020 has been the toughest year of this century, courtesy Covid-19. Each and every creature on this planet had to face certain adversities due to this pandemic. But many brave people have overcome this difficult time like a warrior. One of the little warriors is Muskan Naik. Muskan is a 10-year-old little girl who studies in Class V. It is truly said that ‘sometimes ..

RMC serves property tax demand notices to 5,175 under Zone-8

On order of Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) Commissioner Saurabh Kumar, Revenue Department on Sunday served property tax demand notices to 5,175 tax payers in a home-to-home tax collection drive at seven wards under Zone-8 in the presence of RMC Commissioner Arun Dhruw and Zone Assistant Revenue Officer Pramod Jadhav. Zone-8 Commissioner Dhruw informed that the Zone has got a revenue collection target of Rs 13.55 crores in 2020-21, against which they have so far collected Rs 6.21 crore..

Union Cabinet re-introduces PMS for Scheduled Caste students

Addressing the mediapersons at a press conference on Sunday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Scheduled Caste (SC) Cell State President Naveen Markande said that the Union Cabinet with an objective to benefit the students from Scheduled Caste Communities, has re-introduced the Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for Scheduled Caste students with major and constructive changes...

Forest Department seizes illegal logs, planks worth Rs 6 lakh

Forest Department seized illegal logs and planks worth Rs 6 lakh in the raids on four saw mills in Dhamtari Forest Division. Forest Department is conducting incessant action on illegal chopping and transportation of woods. To this end, a team of Forest Department raided four saw mills of Dhamtari after receiving a tip-off during the night patrol on December 30...

Police arrest two peddlers with ‘Charas’ of Rs 50,000

Continuing its crackdown against the drug network in the state capital, Raipur’s D D Nagar police arrested two persons in connection with Charas peddling and recovered around 130.370 grams of drugs. ..

Governor launches ‘e-Samadhan’ website

Governor Anusuiya Uikey launched website ‘e-Samadhan’ at Raj Bhavan on Friday. The website of the e-Samadhan is https://esamadhan.cg.gov.in. Applications received from common public at the Raj Bhavan will be sent to the concerned departments through this website. ..

Office of SCW to be shifted to SEC premises

The office of State Commission for Women (SCW) located at Jal Vihar Colony will be shifted to the office of the State Election Commission (SEC) located near Shastri Chowk, Raipur soon. SCW Chairperson Kiranmayi Nayak inspected the office of the State Election Commission on Friday. ..

Chhattisgarh bags award for its ‘Mor Zameen-Mor Makan’ scheme

On the very first day of New Year 2021, Chhattisgarh state has made an important achievement. Chhattisgarh Government has been awarded by Government of India for its inclusive model of ‘Mor Zameen-Mor Makan’ under Prime Minister Housing Scheme. ..

Congress remembers Pt Ravishankar Shukla

The death anniversary of first Chief Minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh Pandit Ravishankar Shukla was observed at state Congress party office Rajiv Bhawan. The Congress leaders paid floral tributes at the portrait of Pandit Ravishankar Shukla. The contributions of Pandit Ravishankar Shukla were recalled on the occasion. Former Minister and Rajim MLA Amitesh Shukla, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) Treasurer Ramgopal Agrawal, CPCC’s Communication Department Chairman Shailesh Nitin Trivedi, ..

Former BJP MLA Rathia no more

Former BJP MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Om Prakash Rathia passed away on Wednesday. The Dharamjaigarh MLA, Rathia, was infected by Covid-19 and he was admitted to Covid Hospital in Raigarh on December 26 after he complained of breathing problem. Rathia was tested positive for Covid-19 on December 24. ..

Dr Piyush Bhargava visits T S Singhdeo, Dr R K Singh

Dr Piyush Bhargava, Secretary of Contractual Doctors Association paid courtesy visit to Health Minister T S Singhdeo and Director of Medical Education Dr R K Singh and expressed gratitude for fulfilling their long time demand of revised pay scale here on Thursday. ..

Green Care Society urges admn to save 400-yr-old banyan tree

Expressing concern over sorry state of 400-year-old banyan tree and Bastarin Mata under the tree at Bamansara village of Komakhan area in Bagbahara (Mahasamund), Green Care Society submitted a memorandum to Additional Collector Jogendra Nayak urging for immediate attention. In the memorandum, Green Care Society president Bishwanath Panigrahi said that the tree has religious significance for the people in the nearby areas. The aged tree is continuously eroding due to lack of proper care...

CM virtually inaugurates SEC building

Asserting that State Election Commission plays a significant role in conducting elections of Urban bodies and 3-tier Panchayat Raj Institutions, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the Commission is executing these responsibilities since 20 years. The CM inaugurated the new building for State Election Commission on Wednesday through video conferencing from his residential office...

Public representatives delegation call on CM

A delegation of MLAs and public representatives from Bastar division, led by Industry Minister Kawasi Lakhma, called on Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his official residenceon Tuesday evening. The delegation expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister for taking a bold decision to procure Nagarnar steel plant by the state government to protect the interests of the tribals...

CRSPF delegation meets Soni

A delegation of Chhattisgarh Rajya Sanyukta Pensioners’ Federation (CRSPF) by its President Virendra Namdeo handed over a memorandum to Raipur Lok Sabha Member Sunil Soni at his office in the state capital on Wednesday. The delegation demanded Raipur MP Sunil Soni to make efforts to revoke the Section 49 of Madhya Pradesh Re-organisation Act-2000 immediately...

ITBP truck smuggling ‘Sagon’ woods caught

Locals at village Totalbharri under Dongargarh Forest Range caught a truck of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), smuggling Sagon wood logs on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. Rajnandgaon Forest Department officials had launched probe after registering circumstantial report. According to the information, dwellers of villagers of Totalbharri got an informa..

2 more arrested in Supela honour killing case

POLICE arrested two more accused in the honour killing case, reported from Krishna Nagar, Supela, Bhilai on October 11. Police sources informed that the accused arrested by police were identified as K Ravi and Ramesh Boi, both residents of Krishna Nagar, Supela, Bhilai. The police said that after establishing the involvement of the accused K Ravi and Ramesh Boi police arrested them in connection with the honour killing case on Sunday noon. Talking to The Hitavada, D K S Sisodiya, Station House Officer, ..

Public representatives from Bijapur raises various demands with CM

Public representatives from Bijapur called on Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his official residence on Saturday. The delegation of public representatives was led by Congress MLA from Bijapur Vikram Mandavi. During interaction with the Chief Minister, the public representatives expressed their gratitude for distribution of forest rights certificates and implementation of various public welfare schemes. Interacting with the public representatives, the Chief Minister sought information regarding the ..

Massive fire at manufacturing unit of incense sticks

A massive fire broke out in the manufacturing unit of incense sticks located in the city’s Bhanpuri area under Khamtarai police station limits late last night. However, no one was reported to be hurt in the mishap, the inferno engulfed the entire manufacturing unit causing loss of several lakhs. “A major fire broke out in the factory of Lalwani incense sticks at around 1:30 am...

New strain of coronavirus looms large on Chhattisgarh

The threat of new strain of Coronavirus looms large over Chhattisgarh as four returnees from United Kingdom have been tested positive while several others have gone off-track. According to the reports, four persons, who recently returned from the UK, have been tested positive for Covid-19. These include one from Bilaspur and three from Durg. Worrying yet, the eleven UK returnees have gone off-track. The Health Department couldn't contact them as they have turned off their mobile phones...

Youth abducts, rapes girl at knife point

A 22-year-old youth was arrested for abducting a girl at knife point and committing rape in Camp-1, Bhilai on Saturday. The accused was remanded to jail from the court following his arrest. Police sources informed that the accused has been identified as Aman Bharti, a resident of Camp-I, Power House, Bhilai. The police said that in her complaint the victim girl alleged that on Friday evening, she was on way to meet her friend when the accused accosted mid way in Sector-2, Bhilai and abducted her at ..

CM meets senior Cong leaders Singh, Thakur

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel called on senior Congress leader and Premnagar MLA Khelsai Singh and Pathalgaon MLA and senior Congress leader Rampukar Singh Thakur at their residences in the State Capital on Saturday. Chief Minister Baghel inquired about the health conditions of both leaders. Political Advisor to Chief Minister Vinod Verma and Media Advisor to Chief Minister Ruchir Garg were also pre..

C’garh’s first-ever English horror short film ‘Father Wilson’ released

Chhattisgarh’s first-ever English horror short film ‘Father Wilson’ was released on YouTube in a function held in the state capital on the occasion of Christmas. This Christmas Chhattisgarh witnesses its first-ever Vintage Horror Short film ‘Father Wilson’ in English. The screening of the movie was held at The Hilers World Kota, Raipur. Director of the movie K Shiv Kumar said that the short movie ‘Father Wilson’ is a horror story, inspired by true stories. The film is based on a revenge centric abnormal ..

CG Police recover 4,317 missing children under ‘Operation Muskaan’

Bringing cheers to the faces of several families, Chhattisgarh Police have recovered as many as 4,317 missing children under ‘Operation Muskaan’ and handed them over to their respective parents. Recovery of 4,317 is a record, said police sources, elaborating that of recovered children, 3,576 are girls and rest are boys. Police sources further informed that almost all the children recovered under ‘Operation Muskaan’ have been handed over to their respective relatives. In the ..

CM consoles bereaved family of Late Balaram Sonkar

   Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel reached Khurmura on Friday and consoled the bereaved family of Late Balaram Sonkar, whose four members were brutally killed by miscreants. He assured that the State Government will be bearing the academic expenses of the four children of the deceased family.The Chief Minister after consoling the family members announced that Rs 1 lakh each will be fixed deposited in the name of four children to meet their academic expenses. Also an amount of Rs 1 lakh ..

Simba-Nero, the unsung heroes, deprived of prescribed diet

  By Roshan ChachaneEven as their role in busting many cases of poaching and homicide can’t be overlooked, Simba and Nero, the two unsung heroes of Forest Department are reported to have been deprived of their prescribed diet. Being the only squad, Nero and Simba have to travel long distances to assist forest staff or police in investigation of serious cases. Yet, the Forest Department reportedly has replaced the prescribed meat per day with a vegetarian item, which means taking ..

Registrar approves CSSKS body headed by Ramsagar Kosle

Registrar of Firms and Societies Chhattisgarh has recognised the election of the executive body of Chhattisgarh Sanchalanalyin (Vibhagadhyaksh) Shaskiya Karmachari Sangh (CSSKS) Indravati Bhawan, Nava Raipur in Atal Nagar. Assistant Registrar R R Rajbhanu heard the case of the election of CSSKS held on October 19, 2020. Former CSSKS President Dr Jitendra Singh Thakur challenged the new executive body of the CSSKS before the Registrar of Firms and Societies. Assistant Registrar R R Rajbhanu heard ..

Six, including 3 minors, arrested for thefts

Mana Police on Thursday arrested six men, including three minors, on charges of theft after breaking into the homes and shops. The accused have been caught in three separate cases of thefts. According to Mana Police, applicant Dineshwar Sahu lodged a complaint that his neighbour Kishore Patel had called him up to inform that the lock at the door of his home was broken on November 30, 2020. As he reached home, Sahu found that someone had stolen cash and silver ornaments from his a..

‘Over 18,500 people to be affected by Polavaram project’

As Deputy Speaker Manoj Singh Mandavi dedicated maximum time of Question Hour of Chhattisgarh Assembly to discuss the issue of under construction Polavaram project in the House on Thursday, State Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Ravindra Choubey admitted to the fact that nine villages of Konta development block will be affected by the backwater once the project is completed. The Minister was replying to a question asked by JCC-J MLA Dr Renu Jogi. Choubey said that a study report has been prepared...

CM releases booklet of ‘Integrated E-Category Registration System’

On special initiative of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, ‘Integrated E-Category Registration System’ has been launched to provide employment to e unemployed youth, who passed graduation, and higher secondary passed youth in scheduled areas of the State under the construction works of various government departments. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel along with Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu released ‘Unemployed Registration Booklet’ today at his office in Vidhan Sabha on Thursday...

Balco Medical Centre, Raipur Ladies Circle 90 host Christmas party for kids with cancer

BALCO Medical Centre (BMC), a premier cancer hospital at Naya Raipur along with Raipur Ladies Circle 90 organised ‘Smile 2020’, a Christmas party for kids with cancer on Thursday. The event was held at Club Parasio, Maruti Lifestyle, Raipur. The two not-for-profit organisations came together to make this evening memorable for the children with lots of programs like dance performance, magic show, story-telling and gift distribution. Singers Antara and Ankita Nandy from AR Rahman’s ‘Mission Paani Anthem’ ..

WRD orders inquiry into alleged embezzlement in canal, dam construction

Water Resources Department (WRD), Chhattisgarh Government, has directed the Chief Engineer, Hasdeo Ganga Kachhar, WRD, Raipur for an inquiry into a complaint alleging embezzlement of crores of rupees in the construction of Nakna Canal and Dam and Wear, Mainpat. The Officer on Special Duty (OSD), WRD, has written to the Chief Minister on the complaint of RTI activist Advocate D K Soni. Soni had on October 24, 2020, complained to the Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh that State Government had on October ..

5 pc of population across Durg division tested for COVID-19

Nearly, 5 per cent of population across districts of Durg Division (Durg, Balod, Bemetara, Rajnandgaon and Kabirdham) has been tested for COVID-19, as per the figures of Health Department. Out of these five districts under Durg division, maximum tests were held in Durg city, while the minimum tests were held in Kabirdham district. In comparison to Raipur Division, where around ..

Opposition stages walkout in Assembly over damage to paddy

The Opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), staged a walkout during the Question Hour of Chhattisgarh Assembly on Wednesday alleging state government’s carelessness had led to damage of paddy worth crores at the procurement and collection centres across the state. Earlier, BJP MLA Rajneesh Kumar Singh asked if paddy purchased in the previous financial year through the centres was not yet lifted for milling and wanted to know the purchase centres and quantity of paddy, millers given paddy and return ..

Rice millers should offtake paddy in time: Collector

District Collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan on Wednesday instructed to strictly follow the instructions of the government by holding a meeting of the officials concerned, regarding procurement and offtake of paddy by the rice millers. The district collector discussed various issues related to paddy procurement. The Collector enquired about the total acquired paddy in the procurement centers, supply to the millers from the procurement centers and the quantity of remaining paddy, updated status of CMR deposits...

VHP members to visit 19,000 villages

Around 19,000 villages across Chhattisgarh region will be covered by the members of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) under Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan for ensuring their participation in built of the grand temple in Shri Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, said Organisational Secretary (Central) of VHP Vinayak Rao Deshpandey. Detailing about the campaign on Wednesday in Raipur, Deshpandey said that aiming to garner the support to build the grand temple of Lord Ram, members along with saints ..

Campus placement achieves new heights at IIT, Bhilai amid pandemic

Despite the ongoing global pandemic, campus placements have achieved new heights at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhilai this year. A total of 150 students across all streams registered for placements. Till date, 46 offers have been made to our students from reputed companies like Amazon, Commvault, Paytm, Air Asia, ABB, TCS Research Innovation, L&T, Reliance Jio, and Radisys...

‘Vigyan Prasar Ramanujan Yatra 2020’ concludes

Mathematicians and science lovers pay tribute to the most gifted and extraordinary mathematical genius of all times Srinivasa Ramanujan on his 133rd birth anniversary in India on December 23, the 133rd birth anniversary of Ramanujan. India has celebrated the rich legacy of this globally renowned mathematical genius, “the man who knew infinity” through the Ramanujan Yatra on the death centenary from 22 April to 22 December 2020. Vigyan Prasar under the Department of Science & Technology, Goverment ..

KASH Foundation organises blood donation camp

Koi Apna Sa Ho (KASH) Foundation organised a blood donation camp for thalassemia-affected children at Light House, MG Road in the state capital. Public Issue Social Foundation (PISF) Chairman Nitin Bhansali was the chief guest at the programme...

Dr Mahant recalls his memories with Motilal Vora

Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Dr Charan Das Mahant paid tributes to veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh Motilal Vora, who passed away in New Delhi on Monday. Dr Mahant recalled his memories with Motilal Vora and said that he used to call him ‘Babuji’. “Motilal Vora was like my father. I always received affection like my father from him and taught the nuances of legislative assembly and Lok Sabha in politics,” Dr Mahant recalled. Motilal Vora ..