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To deal with a small team, send a small team: D M Awasthi
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

In conversation with Chhattisgarh’s new Special DG (Anti Naxal Operations).

Bhilai gangrape: Witness ‘critical’ after suicide bid
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

A witness in the case against a doctor and two policemen, who are in jail for allegedly gangraping a 20-year-old BSc student in Bhilai in June 2014, allegedly attempted suicide Monday night. The police said Sonal Mahar, a nurse at Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital in Supela, attempted suicide by slitting her wrists while she was […]

They call her Aradhana — Surrendered Maoist who did reverse vasectomy has child
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

On October 6, 2015, the two had a baby girl — becoming the first Maoist couple who opted for the procedure under a government initiative to have a child.

Bhilai gangrape: ‘If I die, nobody will call me a prostitute anymore’
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

In her suicide note, the girl says her lawyer, Kalpana Deshmukh, told her there was little hope of her getting justice, and that she would be made to run around in court.

The Chhattisgarh Tapes: Cong, BJP trade charges on Antagarh bypoll row
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

State Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel said, “When the matter of the Antagarh tapes first came out, the BJP had said this is the result of an internal battle within the Congress.

Chhattisgarh tapes: Independents, too, say they were told to pull out of byelection
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

It was two busy days and one very busy night that led to the 2014 Antagarh Assembly by-election in Chhattisgarh shrinking from a contest with 13 possible candidates, to a one-sided fight with just two. As reported by The Indian Express, purported tapes suggest Congress candidate Manturam Pawar withdrew following a possible financial deal. The […]

Arrested for Naxal links, now using art to fight malnutrition
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

The amount is 10 per cent of what the group has earned from sales to 30 gram panchayats in Kanker, but giving back is what really matters, according to Potai.

Progress not possible without harmony, says PM Modi
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

"We are a country with diversity. This is our big strength. Harmony is our strength," Narendra Modi said while addressing the National Youth Festival here via video conferencing.

Chhattisgarh tapes: Congress questions credibility of chief secy’s probe
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

“Right from the start we have maintained that the CM’s name is involved in the tapes, and therefore the Chief Secretary should not be probing this case, " Chhattisgarh PCC president Bhupesh Baghel said.

Jogis working to set up new regional front in Chhattisgarh
Sun, Jan 10, 2016

Sources said that over the next few weeks, several public meetings would be held across the state focussing on regional issues, with the announcement of a new party only likely towards the end of 2016.

Chhattisgarh Tapes: Will go to Delhi, says Ajit Jogi camp
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

At the Jogi residence, supporters including MLAs, took to the microphone and announced a plan to display their support in front of party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

After expelling Amit Jogi, Cong tells CM to act against his own
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

“The events in Antagarh are shameful for democracy in Chhattisgarh. There are three Congress leaders in the tapes, and appropriate action has been taken against them, " a Congress leader said.

Chhattisgarh Tapes: Congress expels MLA Amit Jogi for six years
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Chhattisgarh Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel said that the party has acted, now it is Bharatiya Janata Party's turn to act against the "murder of democracy in Antagarh.

Chhattisgarh tapes: Pulled out of bypoll due to infighting, says Manturam Pawar
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

Pawar claimed this was not the first time he had faced a threat from Congress supporters since the bypoll, and was “sometimes afraid for his life”.

Chhatisgarh Congress: Jogi son blackmailed me, says party mayor
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

The allegations come a day after a show of strength by former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi and his son, who flanked by five other MLAs had hit out at state Congress chief, pointing to a “conspiracy” behind the audio tapes.

The Chhattisgarh tapes: Ajit Jogi hits back, says plot against me, will sue state Cong chief
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

Baghel had, incidentally, threatened to expel Jogi’s son Amit Jogi if he did not explain the tapes.

‘Aren’t there other places with hills which have road, power?’
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

A tribe in remote Surguja hills enters 2016 with glimpse of a road, promise of transistors.

‘Abducted’ by Naxals in Chhattisgarh, 3 Pune students freed, head home
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

On Sunday, five days after being allegedly abducted by the Naxals from Bijapur’s Terem area, the students were released, reaching the Chintalnar CRPF camp in Chhattisgarh at noon

Raipur: New capital high on the ‘dirty list’
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

Experts also say that Raipur must now begin to enforce pollution certificates in vehicles stringently, and add more green cover to the city.

Stories of four teachers in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal belt of Bastar
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

A month ago, four teachers from the worst Naxal-hit areas of the Chhattisgarh were awarded by the state government for their courage and work in the most difficult of circumstances. Their stories.

Antagarh bypoll, 2014: Congress seeks ‘impartial’ probe by senior ECI official
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

The ECI has asked Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary Vivek Dhandh to file a report on the matter in seven days.

Chhattisgarh Tapes: Candidate who stayed put in Antagarh says CMO offered ‘anything’
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

The Indian Express has received tapes of several phone conversations purportedly between former chief minister Ajit Jogi, his son Amit Jogi and Raman Singh’s son-in-law Puneet Gupta.

Chhattisgarh civic polls: BJP suffers setback, Congress wins 8 of 11 urban bodies
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

The biggest setback for the BJP has come in the coveted Bhilai municipal corporation seat, where the party fielded senior leader and Vaishali Nagar MLA Vidya Ratan Bhasin.

Chhattisgarh Tapes: Jogi Junior faces expulsion, his father told to explain after Cong-BJP tapes on bypoll ‘deal’
Thu, Dec 31, 2015

The Congress asked the Governor to sack Chief Minister Raman Singh and said a Supreme Court-monitored SIT must be formed to investigate the matter.

Tracking letters from Latitude 20°15′
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

Last year, The Indian Express travelled along Latitude 20°15’ to ask four Indians about their aspirations for the year 2015. Twelve months later, an update.

Moving 2016: Conflict
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

2015 was the year of migrants. To mark 2016, The Sunday Express tracks 16 people who moved home in 2015, some of them in public glare, some just a footnote in India’s internal migrants story, to begin new lives.

‘My school uniform means everything to me’
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

A Class IX student and a yoga instructor at Gayatri Ashram, Macche feels “my home is now my school, and my village is just my village”. He has visited his village only twice in the last eight years “for fear that Naxals would harm me”.

‘She packed sweets to the brim, saying Chhattisgarh is so far’
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Posted in some of India’s most volatile places since he joined the force in the late 1990s, including Jammu and Kashmir, he was deployed here on December 19.

Chhattisgarh: Protest against journalists’ arrest, CM to meet media delegation
Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Monday’s protest came after a campaign against the arrests, with cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and several parties also supporting it.

An 87-yr-old shapes a sports revolution in Bastar’s Naxal backyard
Mon, Dec 21, 2015

The ashram has 37 such branches in 37 different villages of Bastar, some in the worst Naxalism-hit areas.

Bastar journalist in jail without chargesheet, family seek answers
Fri, Dec 11, 2015

At the hut in which Santosh lives in Darbha, his daughter Isniya runs in and out constantly as his wife and parents talk of the “trumped-up” charges against him.

Forces in Chhattisgarh count more dead Naxals than ever
Mon, Nov 30, 2015

Until November, 44 security troops have been killed in Naxalism-related incidents, as opposed to 61 in 2014.

Chhattisgarh amends surrender policy for Maoists
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The state government also increased the scope of application seeking compensation for “surrender with weapons”.

Two Naxals gunned down in Sukma encounter with police
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The operation was based on the information about the location of Maoist commander Hidma, who is the head of 1st military battalion of Naxals, in the region.

In Chhattisgarh, ex-AIIMS team mixes tech, medicine to cure poor
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

From colour-coded thermometer to water purification device with cycle and drum.

Chhattisgarh: Congress panel seeks action against police over Bijapur ‘rapes, looting’
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

An enquiry committee instituted by the Congress has demanded that action be taken against the accused.