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On Vyapam trail, a death now murder, and many leads MP police didn’t chase
Sun, Jul 19, 2015

Family claims she was murdered, doctors who conducted post-mortem say it wasn’t suicide.

Some in Vyapam scam list too want CBI: They were made scapegoats
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

There are some accused, who claim they were dragged into the mess for no fault of their own.

Vyapam SIT chief Chandresh Bhushan in row with govt over ‘dues’
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Chandresh Bhushan is seeking family pension as retired up-lokayukta, leave encashment; govt has denied both.

Letter from the Nirmalkars: The 90 per cent
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Ashutosh Bhardwaj finds out what it is to live on less than Rs 5,000 a month, the amount Socio Economic and Caste Census says almost all of rural households in Chhattisgarh earn

International Yoga Day: Gujarat targets 1 crore people, Rajasthan looks at 25 lakh
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Yoga events at these designated places, for 37 minutes from 7 am, will include prayer and meditation but not surya namaskar.

Poor Chhattisgarh district is now a textbook success story
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Self-Help Groups linked to government schemes see Oraon women running farms, working as contractors, driving autorickshaws in impoverished Surguja

Farming and value education in institute that impressed Manish Sisodia
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

The institute was set up in 2000 by A Nagraj, who was born in Karnataka. Today it has branches in Kanpur, Indore, Bijnor and Amarkantak, where 95-year-old Nagraj lives with some of his disciples.

Family says won’t repeat mistakes, not all convinced
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

While former Judum leader Sukhdev Tati admits some vested interests entered the Judum campaign, he denies an “industry hand”.

In Chhattisgarh’s Bastar, a front similar to Salwa Judum is taking shape
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

A decade after Mahendra Karma launched Salwa Judum, the slain Congress leader’s son Chhavindra is trying to start another movement against Maoists in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh: Capital complex that would be a smart city
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

The government calls it the dream project of CM Raman Singh, though the need for a new capital was first underlined by first chief minister Ajit Jogi.

Living in the Present
Sat, May 23, 2015

Man Booker International Prize winner László Krasznahorkai’s work is driven by a relentless intensity that captures the terrifying beauty of the here and now.

Explained: How, Why and What Next of the Maoist Story
Tue, May 19, 2015

According to Home Ministry figures, from 2008-14, 992 LWE cadres were killed, 13,657 were arrested, 2,608 surrendered.

Chhattisgarh: 3 cops, 2 Maoists killed in gunbattle
Mon, May 18, 2015

The deceased are STF constable Sitaram Kunjam and assistant constable of the district force Moti Ram (28).

District officer of Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh bans use of ‘Father’ in Christian missionary schools
Fri, May 15, 2015

The District Education Officer of Mahasamund issued a circular on May 11 to all the 14 missionary schools in his district in this regard.

PM Modi to Maoists: Embrace humanity, listen to your victims
Sun, May 10, 2015

PM Narendra Modi advised the Maoists to, ‘Put down' their guns; said violence had no future.

Maoists take away 200 villagers in Sukma district
Sat, May 09, 2015

Maoists were opposing the construction of a bridge on a local river near Marenga village.

After Kanhar, protests against Polavaram dam in Chhattisgarh
Tue, May 05, 2015

It is likely to submerge many villages of Konta block of Sukma district in south Bastar.

Days and nights in the forest: 23 days with the Maoists in Chhattisgarh
Sun, May 03, 2015

Given rare access, Indian Express reporter Ashutosh Bhardwaj spent 23 days with the Maoists in Chhattisgharh, living in their camps, sharing their food, watching films on a laptop and debating Mao.

VIP quota for Chief Justice’s ‘relative’: Magistrate admits ‘regret’ in letter to Rlys
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Chandra had earlier asked Singh to furnish by April 20 the “names and addresses of passengers who were given Sleeper berths.

Notice to Railway official: why no VIP quota ticket for Chhattisgarh Chief Justice ‘relative’?
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Officials asked to provide names of all passengers whose tickets on Bilaspur-Patna Express were confirmed through VIP quota on April 11.

VIDEO: ‘I know nothing about Naxals… Kuch nahin’, says constable at Dantewada
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

The camp doesn’t have a bathroom. Kumar and others bathe at a handpump and go inside the jungle, despite the risk, to relieve themselves.

Third attack in three days, Maoists kill six policemen in Bastar
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Four policemen were killed in the Maoist attack so far and several other are in critical condition.

Bodies of seven cops killed in Naxal attack recovered
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Amid heavy security, the bodies of the Special Task Force personnel were taken to Kankerlanka camp.

Naxals kill 7 of elite force in Sukma
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

While some of the injured have reached the nearest police camp, the bodies of the dead are yet to be evacuated.

The danger: Like CRPF, police may hold back, allow Maoists to recover
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

The CRPF has nearly 30,000 personnel posted in Chhattisgarh and provide crucial support to the state police.

PDS Scam: Bitter tussle ensues in Congress before party elections
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Sects of Congress have publicly sparred over the party’s strategy for the PDS scam and blamed each other for taking the battle decisively to the BJP government.

‘Mukhyamantri ka saala’ is a story of growth in Chhattisgarh
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Adverse orders, indictments, probe, House ridicule... nothing seems to stop Raman Singh kin Sanjay Singh.

Chhattisgarh: Stop work in Maoist areas: forest staff to CM
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Seek release of guard held in police informer’s murder case, say rebels forced him.

After rice, salt at centre of new Chhattisgarh scam
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

The ACB recently took 186 samples of Amrit Namak across the state from places like Bastar, Dhamtari and Mahasamund.

Chhattisgarh PDS rice scam: probe widens as police find a list with names, alleged bribes
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Memo found in search mentions ‘CM Madam,’ police say that refers to wife of Food Dept staff.

Rs 1,000 cr in hands of ‘Naxal-backed’ panch, officials fear misuse
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Candidates with ‘Maoist links’ sweep Bastar polls.

Notes from a Divided Land
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Ilina Sen’s memoir of her days in Chhattisgarh does not quite bring to life the interesting times she has lived through.

After AAP landslide, Sangam Vihar hopes promises will be kept
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

Asia’s largest unauthorised colony has pinned hopes on Mohaniya as it voted him back by a massive margin of 43,988 votes.

Down to the wire: Narendra Modi selfie booth vs Aam Aadmi Party late surge
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

Hastakshar was assigned the most significant of all the 70 constituencies —- Arvind Kejriwal’s New Delhi.

In AAP’s way, a Kejriwal fan and a proven winner
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Indian Express moves into Asia’s largest unauthorised colony to live there — and track the battle for the capital.

The loyalist dithers
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

AAP and BJP supporters sum one another up and wonder, what if?