Dipankar Ghose


Will gouge out eyes of Kerala CPM workers: BJP leader Saroj Pandey
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Saroj Pandey also said that the Centre could dismiss the Kerala government if democracy is killed in the state.

Aarushi-Hemraj murder: Allahabad HC demolishes CBI, says witness was tutored and evidence tampered
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Aarushi murder case: The bench found that Dohre’s testimony had “material improvements” based on “subjective findings which have no place in forensic science”.

Chhattisgarh: Ajit Jogi’s party announces 11 candidates for Assembly polls
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Chhattisgarh goes to the polls late next year. Jogi and his son Amit Jogi had broken away from the Congress in 2016, making the CJC the third player in a state that has seen a two-way battle between the BJP and Congress thus far.

Chhattisgarh Police reforms: Panel suggests increase in leave, travel allowance
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

The committee also includes the Home Secretary, Finance Secretary and Raipur SP.

Farmers’ stir in Chhattisgarh: As arrests continue, police foil final protest bid in Raipur
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

The police said they arrested nine “leaders” of various parties and organisations on Thursday and almost 100 associates of these leaders. Those who were detained spoke about police excess.

Chhattisgarh: Police crack down on farmers’ stir, several held
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Under the aegis of Chhattisgarh Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh and Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan, the three-day Sankalp Yatra was to begin on Tuesday from Rajnandgaon

Our ladies of the mission
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

On July 10, for the first time in the history of the Chhattisgarh conflict, the police formed a commando unit comprising only women, meant for operations in the Bijapur forests. For the police, there were many arguments for such a move. For the women themselves, it is the first time, they say, that “they feel like policewomen”.

Chhattisgarh: 96 tehsils in 21 districts declared drought-hit
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

The government also stated they are sending a proposal to the Centre to increase the number of labour days from 100 to 200 per family under MGNREGA.

A day in the life of Ganesh Agrawal: ‘Running a gaushala is like operating a factory’
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

As Ganesh Agrawal tends to close to 300 cows, among them those that recently survived death at three Chhattisgarh gaushalas run by a BJP leader, Agrawal says, “Would you leave your mother to die”?

Paddy bonus for Chhattisgarh farmers
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

The issue of the paddy bonus and a minimum support price for farmers has been one of the primary political sticking points as these were the cornerstone policies of the BJP’s election manifesto for the agriculture sector.

Chhattisgarh: Declared errant in 2014, BJP leader’s Durg gaushala got Rs 30 lakh in 2 years
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

State government agencies had been informed about suspected irregularities in operation and finances of at least one of these shelters back in November 2014. But despite the warning, Shagun Gaushala, owned by the BJP leader in Durg district, received nearly Rs 30 lakh in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Three infants die in Raipur govt hospital
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Government officials have claimed the drop in oxygen levels in the storage unit had no effect on oxygen supply to the ward.

Cow carcasses in Chhattisgarh BJP leader’s gaushala: Congress plans protests, BJP says rival has no moral ground
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

As reported earlier by The Indian Express, Verma has blamed the Chhattisgarh Gau Seva Aayog for the cash crunch at the gaushalas. This, despite the three shelters cumulatively receiving more than Rs 1.5 crore over the past six years.

Chhattisgarh horror: In 2 more gaushalas, dozens of carcasses, starving cows
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

On Saturday, the same ghastly scenes of rotting carcasses lying next to weak, hungry cows barely clinging to their lives were seen at Mayuri Gaushala in Rano village and Phulchand Gaushala in Godmarra village, both in Durg.

Held after cows starve to death in his gaushala, BJP leader blames own government
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Rajpur residents and state officials blame Verma for the deaths of the cows over the last week. But the BJP leader claims his party’s own government let him down by not releasing annual grants for maintaining such gaushalas in a state where cow slaughter is banned.

Chhattisgarh: Minister in land grab row, CM Raman Singh meet Shah
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

On his arrival in Raipur on Sunday night, Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal told the media, “I am happy and content that the (party) national president heard me out for over an hour. After that, I thought that he was satisfied with what I was saying.”

Chhattisgarh: 2 CRPF men accused of sexual harassment of schoolkids, one held
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

One CRPF personnel was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sexually harassing students of a government school in Chhattisgarh’s Palnar on July 31. Another CRPF personnel wanted in the case went on leave two days after the incident, and a warrant has been issued against him.

Dantewada molestation case: CRPF jawans identified, one arrested
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

A warrant has been issued against the absconding CRPF personnel. Few CRPF troopers were blamed for allegedly molesting school girls during Raksha Bandhan function.

Chhattisgarh: POCSO case against CRPF members for allegedly molesting school girls
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

The alleged incident took place on July 31. A five-member district-level committee was constituted to look into the allegations, after which a case was registered on Monday. AAP tribal leader Soni Sori alleged that the district administration and the police were hushing up the matter.

Five persons run over by train in Sawai Madhopur
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

The victims were passengers of the Jaipur-Bayana Express which halted at platform no. 1. Four of the five deceased were identified as Kamal (19), Nitesh (14), Man Singh and Mukesh (both 35) police officials informed.

Chhattisgarh: Maoists gun down 2 cops in encounter
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

Bodies of the two police personnel have been brought to Rajnandgaon district headquarters from where they will be sent to their native places

Chhattisgarh: Suspension of Assembly session death of democracy, says Opposition
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

At a press meet Friday, State Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel said, “On the first day, we raised the issue of farmer suicides. On the second, we took up land dealings by a minister’s wife and no discussion was allowed."

Chhattisgarh: Amid Congress protests, House session suspended
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

While the Congress said the day signalled the death of democracy, Amit Jogi of Chhattisgarh Janata Congress and two Congress MLAs, who have declared support to him, stayed in the House in protest even as night fell.

Chhattisgarh: Minister family’s resort on forest land echoes in House
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

As Congress MLAs continued to raise slogans, demanding a discussion and arguing that no substantive conversation on serious charges had taken place, Agrawal adjourned the House for the day.

And the land grab goes on: Now, 26 hectares of land leased by govt to tribals and farmers
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Acquired for resort being built by firm of Chhattisgarh Minister’s wife, son

Besides buying forest land, Chhattisgarh minister wife also encroached on 13.9 hectares of govt land
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

According to government records, six of the 15 different tracts of land allegedly encroached in Chhattisgarh, totalling over 10 hectares, have been documented as “chhote jhaad ke jungle” and “bade jhaad ke jungle”, or jungles comprising small and big shrubs.

Chhattisgarh govt, Minister worked to upgrade village that has wife’s resort
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

On July 25, The Indian Express had first reported that Agrawal’s wife bought the land donated by farmer Vishnu Sahu to the Water Resources department in 1994 which was then transferred to the Forest department with the government’s Rs 22.90 lakh spent on it in 2003 for afforestation.

Chhattisgarh forestland ‘deal’: Will return land if anomalies in deal proved, says BJP minister
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The minister’s wife, Sarita Agrawal, had bought 4.12 hectares. The land was donated by a farmer named Vishnu Sahu to the state Water Resources Department in 1994, and it was subsequently transferred to the Forest Department. The department spent Rs 22.90 lakh on the piece of land in 2003 as part of an afforestation drive.

Wife’s land: Chhattisgarh Minister says didn’t know status, records say otherwise
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said, “I have asked the Chief Secretary for an urgent report from the Collector and other officers as to how the land was bought and what procedure was followed."

‘Kuch dalal aaye the… later, I found that mantriji bought the land’
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Farmer who sold plot had donated the same land to government under the daan scheme

Chhattisgarh minister’s wife buys state forest land to build a resort, his dept says we can do nothing
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The purchase, in September 2009, was red-flagged by several officials of the Chhattisgarh government, as recently as June 30 this year, but her husband's Ministry put down in writing that "it's not possible to take any action in the matter," an investigation by The Indian Express has revealed.

Raman Singh PS offered bribe to withdraw case against Ajit Jogi: BJP leader
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

The past two months have seen a furore about whether Jogi is a tribal or not, with a high-powered committee ruling that he was not one. The former Congress leader has now approached the High Court against the committee’s findings.

Odisha family to carry on fight to get 32-year-old out of Chhattisgarh Police custody
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Sitting at his village Telia in Odisha, Gagan Das remembers that Niranjan was picked up an year ago, on July 28, 2016.

Meira Kumar says attack on secularism in country, presidential elections a fight of ideology
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Asked about the framing of the narrative of this election as dalit versus dalit, Kumar said that she was glad the “real face of society has come in front of us”, but filled with sadness that these discussions still take place.

Chhattisgarh Police abducted two, scuttled probe: Odisha to HC
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

The affidavit also said that senior police officers of Chhattisgarh attempted to “manage the family members of the petitioners” and applied pressure on them to withdraw the case they had filed in Odisha.

Chhattisgarh farmer suicide: He crumbled under debt, and took his own life, says wife
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

In the afternoon, the families did meet Brijmohan Agrawal, the minister concerned, with him promising 25000 rupees in compensation, and to look into the widespread demands for a paddy bonus and loan waiver and education specifically for the families of the children.