Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Ashutosh Bhardwaj

Special Correspondent

Under fire for encroachment, Chhattisgarh Speaker sticks to post
Wed, Jul 30, 2014

The Congress has sought a no-confidence motion against Agarwal as well as his immediate removal.

65% of Chhattisgarh medical officer appointments wrong, to be cancelled
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Director, Medical Education, Pratap Singh confirmed that the appointment of 304 doctors would be cancelled.

Tribals were cheated, so talk to them before acquiring land: Minister Oram
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

He also said “successive governments and industries have cheated tribals, that caused resentment among them.

Chhattisgarh’s test of skill
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

A year after pioneering a law that gives its youth the right to develop their skills, state crawls towards target and continues to face an employment challenge.

Rape and murder in Maoist zone: many cops probed, few punished
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Human rights panel has awarded compensation to family of a youth who died in custody.

2 yrs on, NHRC orders compensation
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

Chhattisgarh custodial death: First instance of rights panel ordering relief in Maoist case.

Govt nudge for Governors to quit: It’s unnecessary, says J B Patnaik
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Chhattisgarh Gov Dutt resigns despite good rapport with CM

Safety, the unknown in Chhattisgarh industries
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

In the dank and dark underground coal mines of north Chhattisgarh, over 60 metres below the surface, a notice on the walls asks miners to lie down in the event of a blast.

Gas continues to leak from Bhilai steel plant; three faint while detecting source
Sat, Jun 14, 2014

What is clear is that the water pipeline, which was supplying water to the gas cleaning plants for the blast furnace, had burst.

Gas source yet to be plugged, Bhilai plant continues to leak
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Gas leak in Bhilai Steel Plant continues, six deaths recorded. Plant officials to order a high-level probe.

No plans for aerial attacks on Maoists, says Raman
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

The purpose of the meeting was not to seek more battalions or choppers, but to draw the attention of policy makers to the need of an integrated plan for tackling the crisis, said Vij.

No plans for aerial attacks on Maoists: Raman Singh
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

ADG (Naxal Ops) RK Vij said that 'more choppers were asked for improving mobility of forces and response time in crisis situations, not for aerial attacks'

Target red after saffron surge
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

A look at where the offensive against Naxals stands in Chhattisgarh, which has sought more firepower.

The curious case of Chandu Lal Sahu
Sun, Jun 01, 2014

Chandu Lal Sahu, the BJP’s winning candidate from Mahasamund, was up against 10 other namesakes this election.

By the Ganga, Modi talks of ‘spiritual stream’ in himself
Sun, May 18, 2014

Urging people to clean the city, he asked them never to spoil Ganga and the streets of Kashi.

‘What will Modi do for me?’
Sun, May 18, 2014

The weaver of Benarasi saris hopes the new MP will get the city better electric supply so that his loom keeps going.

In Modi’s sweep, a ground for AAP’s alternative politics
Sat, May 17, 2014

Modi is scheduled to hold ‘Ganga Aarti’ at the ghat Saturday, a prayer he had not offered on May 8 when he held a rally in the constituency.

Chhattisgarh: Son rise, but task cut out for Raman
Sat, May 17, 2014

How the CM convinces the new PM to handle the Maoist issue with top priority would be keenly watched.

Uttar Pradesh: In Maya seats count will lie gauge for ‘wave’ strength
Thu, May 15, 2014

BJP’s UP in-charge Amit Shah has already noted that the BSP would be the second largest party, hence a lot hinges on Mayawati’s performance.

Muslims ‘pick AAP’ over Congress in Varanasi
Tue, May 13, 2014

Muslims have some 3 lakh votes in Varanasi, which were split between the Congress, SP and BSP in earlier elections.

3 brothers, 5 seats, jail: no getting away from the Ansaris of Poorvanchal
Mon, May 12, 2014

Afzal admits they cannot bank on Muslim votes, which remain divided among various parties.

Day before, talk in town: Is more surprise in store for Varanasi?
Mon, May 12, 2014

Varanasi has some 3 lakh Muslim votes, and Wood claims to have noted a paradigm shift compared to previous elections.

Day before, talk in town: Benaras may still spring a surprise
Sun, May 11, 2014

Once it seemed that Arvind Kejriwal was not a serious contender, but things changed suddenly.

End of the campaign: Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav hit roads of Varanasi ahead of voting tomorrow
Sun, May 11, 2014

In a symbolic move, relatives of shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan performed at Rahul's roadshow.

Via Kashi: This election, Varanasi has been defined by its three contestants
Sun, May 11, 2014

The BJP’s election office is the tallest multi-storey residential complex in the city.

A diversified Muslim vote, and yearning for change in Poorvanchal
Sat, May 10, 2014

Poorvanchal, voting in the last phase on May 12, is far less polarised on religious lines than western Uttar Pradesh.

In fire and brimstone of last phase, BSP elephant plods quietly
Fri, May 09, 2014

BSP is the only party in UP that has consistently increased its tally in the last six elections, except for a decrease of two seats in 1998.

DM cites Gujarat Police alert: ‘cleared 4 Modi programmes’
Fri, May 09, 2014

Barring the Beniya Bagh rally, all the other programmes were granted permission.

Narendra Modi ‘violates’ prohibitory orders to hold Varanasi roadshow, accuses poll panel of being biased against him
Fri, May 09, 2014

PM candidate effectively ‘violates’ prohibitory order, holds roadshow.

4 out of 33 in 2009, BJP has everything to play for in UP’s last 2 phases
Wed, May 07, 2014

Across the Ganga, villagers say they rarely see a BJP campaign.

Villagers say cops framed Faizan but few remember him
Mon, May 05, 2014

Some say ‘IM man’ had links with Abu Azmi .

Villagers say cops framed Faizan but few remember him
Mon, May 05, 2014

Some say ‘IM man’ had links with Abu Azmi

In Azamgarh, Maya reminds Muslims of Muzaffarnagar riots
Sun, May 04, 2014

Calls Akhilesh a ‘Lalua CM’ , says Mulayam asked hin to learn from Bihar CM.

Akhilesh a ‘Lalua CM’: Maya
Sun, May 04, 2014

In Azamgarh, seeks Muslim votes, reminds them of Muzaffarnagar riots.

SP, BSP silence stands out in push and pull for Varanasi
Fri, May 02, 2014

Varanasi is a BJP stronghold, the party having won five of the last six elections.

Brij Pradesh tutors Amar Singh
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Brij Pradesh is identified by gritty wrestlers, a trait prominently reflected in politics — the most famous being SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.