Goods train derails as Naxals uproot track in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

Eighteen wagons and three locomotives of a goods train derailed on the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam railway section in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada di...

‘Punjab-like’ crisis brewing in Chhattisgarh? What Cong leader says

Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singh Deo on Friday trashed rumours of a “Punjab-like” crisis in the state, as his Congress party made news for internal turmoil in its state units. Deo also expressed confidence in the decisions of the party high command, the Gandhi family. Chhattisgarh has been seeing a power-sharing tussle between chief ministe...

Chhattisgarh: 16 Cong MLAs land in Delhi, spark change-of-guard rumours

Amid raging speculations about a change of leadership in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh due to the feud between Chief Minister Bhupesh Singh Baghel and state Health Minister TS Singh Deo, around 16 Congress of MLAs reached Delhi on Wednesday (September 29), reportedly to express their support for Baghel. The MLAs, however, rubbished the speculation...

Chhattisgarh CM’s father sent to judicial custody over hate speech against Brahmins

The Sarv Brahmin Samaj filed the complaint saying Baghel had urged people to 'boycott Brahmins' and termed them 'foreigners' during an event in Uttar Pradesh

C’garh Congress in a fix: Baghel tries hard to stop Singh Deo from taking over as CM

The Congress has been in power in Chhattisgarh for two and a half years and, as per an informal arrangement worked out by the party high command then, it’s time for incumbent Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to hand over the reins to another senior party leader, T S Singh Deo. But the transfer of power, if at all it happens, may not be a smooth affair...

Two ITBP personnel killed in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur

Two Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, including an Assistant Commandant, were killed in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Friday. Sundarraj P., Inspector General of Police, Bastar range, said the incident took place around 12:10 pm, near Kademeta camp of the 45th battalion of the ITBP, under the Chhotedongar poli...

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Chhattisgarh Board Class 10 result declared via videoconference

Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education, CGBSE’s 10th result 2021 has been released. The board has released the result based on the internal assessment. Students unhappy with the marks awarded will have an option of appearing in the upgraded examination. Candidates can check: www.cgbse.nic.in. The result was declared by the state education dep...

Maoists release picture of CoBRA constable in their captivity

The Maoists have now asked the government to name interlocutors for the release of the CRPF jawan from their elite CoBRA unit, who is in their captivity, after he went missing in the aftermath of a fierce gun battle between Maoists and security personnel on Saturday on the Sukma-Bijapur border in Chhattisgarh.

Hidma: Most-wanted, faceless Naxal commander behind Bijapur attack

Hidma commands the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army’s Battalion 1 – the most heavily armed battalion of the Maoists – and is a member of the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC), which leads the operations in Chhattisgarh. Battalion 1 operates in districts of South Bastar, Bijapur, Sukuma and Dantewada - all Maoist hotbeds

Shah reviews security in Chhattisgarh after worst Maoist attack in four years

Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the security situation in Chhattisgarh on Monday, a day after a gunfight in Bastar District left 22 security personnel dead and at least two dozen injured

Shah talks of ‘befitting reply’ amid hints Maoist attack caused by intel ...

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel may have claimed that the April 3 Maoist attack was not a result of intelligence failure, but details coming out indicate the heavy casualty on the side of the security forces was indeed a result of faulty intelligence.

Recovery of 17 bodies ups toll to 22 in Chhattisgarh Naxal encounter

As many as 22 security personnel have lost their lives while several others are still missing, day after an exchange of fire ensued with Naxalites in a forest between Bijapur and Sukma districts of Chhattisgarh. Efforts are on to trace the missing personnel.

Cemetery, graveyards run out of space in Chhattisgarh’s Durg amid rising COVID ...

The cemetery and graveyards have run out of space in Durg district of Chhattisgarh amid a rise in COVID-19 fatalities, reported news agency ANI.

Chhattisgarh No 1 in providing employment under MGNREGA

The Chhattisgarh government said on Saturday the state ranks first in the country for providing employment under MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act)

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 the state. In a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the chief minister has sought financial help to end the “malaise of Naxalism” in the state by creating jobs and providing financial aid to districts in...

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

Starting Monday (September 21), the authorities in Chhattisgarh have declared a complete lockdown in 10 districts of the state following a surge in COVID-19 cases. The cases registered a sharp spike of over 20,000 in the past week. The state capital has been declared a containment zone till September 28. The number of cases in the state rose fro...

Chhattisgarh trades surplus rice for bio-ethanol, sparks food vs grain debate

After the project to produce biodiesel from jatropha failed to take off, Chhattisgarh has now turned its attention towards the production of bio-ethanol from surplus rice, sparking the food versus fuel debate. The state’s Congress government signed four memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with private enterprises earlier this week to set up one ea...

Teacher arrested for raping minor girl in Chhattisgarh’s 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

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

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

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...

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

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...

Chhattisgarh BJP leader held for supplying goods, tractor to Maoists

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

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

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.