Baghel requests Centre for fund to end Maoism, generate jobs in Bastar

In the face of a resurgence of the Left in Bihar, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh has chosen to train his guns at Maoist activities in t...

7-day lockdown in 10 Chhattigarh districts after surge in COVID cases

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Teacher arrested for raping minor girl in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur

Raipur: A 25-year-old teacher was arrested for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl student at her home, said the police on Monday. The incident had taken place on Sunday.

Congress govt to promote Chhattisgarh as Lord Rama’s maternal home

Kolkata: The Congress government in Chhattisgarh will start the construction of a grand Kaushalya temple in Chandrakhuri, near Raipur, next month as part of its plan to promote the state as the maternal home of Rama, a major Hindu deity.

In role reversal, Congress panders to ‘cow politics’ in Chhattisgarh

Kolkata: The Congress government in Chhattisgarh on Monday took a leaf out of the BJP's Hindutva manual, launching the Godhan Nyay Yojana, under which the state will buy bovine waste from livestock owners to prepare organic fertiliser.

Chhattisgarh logs in higher GST, economy shows signs of recovery

Kolkata: Chhattisgarh appears to have beaten the COVID-19 economic blues by ensuring 22 per cent higher GST collection in June this year in comparison to the corresponding month of the last year. According to figures furnished by the state government, the GST collection jumped from ₹2,093 crore in June last year to ₹2,549 crore in June this year as the s...

Baghel slams ‘narrow-minded’ Centre as job scheme leaves out Chhattisgarh...

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday demanded that the districts of the state are included under the 'Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan', a day after the employment-cum-rural public works campaign was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Two more elephants die in Chhattisgarh; toll reaches five in one week

Raipur: Two wild elephants were found dead in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh and Dhamtari districts on Tuesday, officials said. A male elephant got electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire at a farm in Raigarh, while a calf died after getting stuck in a marshland in Dhamtari, they said. With this, five tuskers have so far died in the state in the last...


Sundar, Natarajan pick 3 each as India dismiss Aus for 369 on Day 2

Brisbane: Debutants Washington Sundar and Thangarasu Natarajan picked three wickets each as a rookie bowling line-up of India dismissed Australia for 369, bringing a lower-middle-order collapse on the second day of the fourth Test in Brisbane on Saturday (January 16).

TMC MP Satabdi Roy ends suspense with ‘I’m with Mamata’ climax

Kolkata: Ending suspense over speculations about her defection to the BJP, Birbhum MP Satabdi Roy on Friday asserted there was no question of her leaving the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and that she's with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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The Centre is conducting the second dry run for the proposed COVID vaccination programme in 737 districts across the country on Friday (January 8). The exercise is aimed at ironing out deficiencies in the process and logistics for the vaccination drive and also to fix glitches, if any, in the CoWIN app that will be used for it.

Chhattisgarh BJP leader held for supplying goods, tractor to Maoists

Dantewada: Bharatiya Janta Party's district unit vice-president Jagat Pujari and another person were arrested in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on the charges of being Maoist supporters, police said on Sunday (June 14).

Chhattisgarh’s first chief minister Ajit Jogi dies at 74; condolences pour in

Raipur: Ajit Jogi, an IAS officer-turned-politician who went on to become the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh in 2000, died at a private hospital in Raipur on Friday, doctors said.

Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi is in coma, says doctor

Raipur: Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi, who was admitted in a private hospital in Raipur after suffering a cardiac arrest, has slipped into coma, a senior doctor attending him said on Sunday.

Chhattisgarh: Gas leak at paper mill in Raigarh, 7 hospitalised

Raigarh: Seven workers fell ill, three of them seriously, after inhaling poisonous gas at a paper mill in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, police said on Thursday (May 7).

Chhattisgarh: 2 more COVID-19 patients discharged; active cases stand at 21

Raipur: Two more COVID-19 patients, including a health personnel, were discharged from a government-run hospital at Raipur in Chhattisgarh on Thursday after they recovered from the infection, officials said.

Chhattisgarh starts home delivery of liquor, but only in green zones

Raipur: Tipplers in Chhattisgarh can now get liquor home delivered. The state government has launched a web portal and a mobile app where customers can place their orders, thereby not having to step out during the COVID-19 lockdown, an official said.

12-year-old migrant worker dies after walking over 100 km to reach home

Raipur: In a tragic incident, a 12-year-old girl who walked more than 100 km to reach her home in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh died due to dehydration.

Chhattisgarh fights viral hepatitis outbreak amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the country grapples with COVID-19 pandemic, Chhattisgarh is fighting a twin battle. The state is seeing a surge in the number of people affected with viral hepatitis. As on Thursday (April 16), Raipur and Bhilai city in Chhattisgarh together reported over 250 viral hepatitis cases. Out of this, 33 patients have recovered, according to State ...

Women’s brigade spreads COVID-19 awareness in Chhattisgarh villages

Raipur: A special women's brigade called Mahila Commandos, which became popular for its long battle against alcoholism and social evils in Chhattisgarh's Balod district, is now sensitising people about social distancing and personal hygiene to contain the spread of coronavirus. Clad in maroon sarees, wearing caps and face masks, women volunteers of the ...

With no helping hands to feed, monkeys wait all day in vain

For the last few weeks, the deserted national highway in the Bastar division of Chhattisgarh has been strange to a large troop of monkeys. They had been unused to the stillness in the Keshkal valley of the Kondagaon district due to the nationwide lockdown. Generally, bus and truck drivers and tourists feed the primates while travelling the highwa...

In Raipur, a family wholeheartedly welcomes COVID and Corona

Raipur: The pandemic caused by a new coronavirus may have brought the world to its knees, but that has not deterred a couple in Chhattisgarh to name their newborn twins as Corona and Covid.

Migrant worker placed in home quarantine hangs self in Chhattisgarh

Dhamtari: A 35-year-old man placed in home quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak after he returned to his native Dhamtari district in Chhattisgarh from Tamil Nadu allegedly committed suicide on Monday (March 30), police said.

COVID lockdown in Chattisgarh’s Maoist areas increases load on security forces

Raipur: For the paramilitary and local forces deputed in the restive revenue division of Bastar and other areas of Chhattisgarh, the coronavirus lockdown has come with increased responsibility. The forces now, are not only responsible for keeping Maoist activities in check, but also have to ensure that locals get basic facilities during the lockdown period...

Chhattisgarh villagers block roads, practise strict social distancing to tackle coron...

In the last few days, hands pumps and solar pumps in villages of Kunkuri block in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh have witnessed several new white circles near them. People are limiting themselves within these circles while drawing water. Usually, the villagers rush to these pumps in the mornings and evenings — the peak hours. But now they queu...

Chhattisgarh’s tribal outreach pushes Maoists to MP’s Amarkantak

The sylvan surroundings of Madhya Pradesh’s Amarkantak region have of late become a major security concern. Its impenetrable forest is providing a perfect setting for the CPI (Maoist) cadres to set up its new base as it is making tactical retreat from its stronghold of Bastar, said sources in Chhattisgarh police.

Chhattisgarh’s law university becomes first to shut amid COVID-19 scare

Raipur: Hidayatullah National Law University in Raipur has suspended its classes till March 18 as a precautionary measure after a few of its students were found suffering from cough, cold and fever.

Chhattisgarh govt panel recommends withdrawal of 91 cases against tribals

Raipur (Chhattisgarh): The committee set up to review offences lodged against tribals in the Naxal-hit areas of Chhattisgarh has recommended the withdrawal of 91 such cases in eight districts.

Protesting congress workers try to gherao I-T officials in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Continuing the tussle between the Centre and Chhattisgarh government, the ruling Congress on Saturday (February 29) staged a protest against the Income Tax department's ongoing raids on properties linked to some state government officials.

Chhattisgarh govt locks horn with Centre over I-T raids on state officials

Raipur: The Income Tax raids on nearly 25 government premises linked to Chhattisgarh officials, on Thursday (February 27), and the consequent retaliatory action of the state dispensation, a day later, in seizing around 19 cars, reportedly hired by the I-T officials on charges of traffic rule violation, has led to charges and counter charges between the BJP and the Congress.

Bird flu outbreak in Chhattisgarh; Over 15,000 birds culled

Raipur: An outbreak of bird flu has been reported from a state-run poultry farm in Chhattisgarh's Korea district, prompting the authorities to cull over 15,000 birds and step up vigil on poultry birds within 10 km radius of the affected area, officials said on Thursday (January 9). So far, 15,426 chickens and quails have been culled and 30,000 eggs dest...