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Bastar teens not Maoists, killed in fake encounter: Villagers
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

The villagers said the two deceased, aged 16 and 18, were from the Barsoor region in Dantewada and had gone to a relative's village in the same district to inform them about a death in the family when they were shot dead.

Chhattisgarh: 4 cops held for ‘beating’ Dalit youth to death in Raipur
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Following his death, members of Dalit community resorted to stone-pelting in a locality dominated by upper-caste Thakurs.

Custodial death sparks off violence, brings politicians, Chhattisgarh village fears its new caste equations
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

The Thakurs have been confined to their homes ever since a 35-year-old Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death by policemen of the nearby Mulmula police station on September 17.

Tata Steel hints at pulling out from Bastar project
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

An memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Tata and the Chhattisgarh government in June 2005, with an estimated cost of Rs 19,500 crore.

Caste tensions grip Chhattisgarh village after ‘custodial death’
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Satish’s death has left the Dalit-majority village, with more than 500 homes, divided on caste lines. The village has a small population of upper-caste Thakurs, but there has always been peace among the communities.

Raipur waits for Bangladesh plane to take off — a year after emergency landing
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Faulty engine replaced after emergency landing but key certificate yet to come.

Amid slogans on progress, need to give judiciary more judges: CJI
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

"As literacy is increasing, and prosperity increases, the capacity of the people to go to courts increases,” said Thakur.

Bijapur’s doctor-collector sends SOS on social media for more doctors
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, Tamboli said that the district hospital was currently looking at a shortfall of at least 10 doctors, with 12 on the job currently.

UP troupe rescue: ‘Money thrown at us, what we could grab was ours, rest went to maalik’
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Rescued from orchestra band in UP, Chhattisgarh girls recount the abuse they went through during shows and at farmhouse where they were kept.

A love story exposes abuse and exploitation in UP orchestra bands, 32 girls rescued
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

In the third week of July finally, Sonkar surrendered to the UP Police in a case of theft. Senior police officials say a lawyer told him “that if he was arrested in one case, he could not face trial in another”.

Chhattisgarh: Doubts over claim of killing ‘dreaded Maoist’
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

On Tuesday, senior police officers had said that teams of the District Reserve Guard and the Special Task Force exchanged fire with Maoists at Chandameta village.

Dantewada: Four Maoists killed, cop injured in clash
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Senior police officers said that the operation was launched based on intelligence inputs. The team comprising DRG, STF and CRPF personnel got into an a gunfight with the Maoists in the early hours of Wednesday.

Chhattisgarh: Opposition taps Mahanadi water dispute to corner Raman Singh govt
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Raman Singh has said that all required permissions have been taken, and attacking the Odisha government, has said that their criticism is "not based on facts" and "politically motivated".

Chhattisgarh: In Maoist Ground Zero, a death brings out the Tricolour on Independence Day
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

On June 13, the Chhattisgarh police had said that Hidme, a woman Maoist according to their records, was killed in an encounter in the jungles around Gompad, in Sukma’s Konta block.

Tiranga Yatra in Chhattisgarh today
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

The march is being conducted by an umbrella body — “Bastar Bachao Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti”.

Safe haven to state of fear: Chhattisgarh sedition arrest rattles Kashmiris
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Neighbours say Taufeeq popular, taught local kids; associate says 'he was not running away, had applied for leave

Chhattisgarh: Two weeks after rape-murder of 16-year-old, family struggles for answers
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

Clear the accused should receive severe punishment, they can’t decide what would serve justice as per them.

Kashmiri held for sedition: Chhattisgarh cops probe who made ‘anti-India’ FB post
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

The police said a group of about 50 people from both VHP and the Bajrang Dal had come to the Kotwali police station to register the FIR.

Kashmiri man ‘liked, shared anti-India’ Facebook posts, arrested
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Police said that Taufiq Ahmed, who had studied in Bhilai and now worked in the city, was arrested from a train at Sagar railway station in Madhya Pradesh and sent to judicial custody.

Chhattisgarh govt and Railway ministry to collaborate on rail lines in the state
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Under the joint venture, the Centre and the State will collaborate on the building of four rail corridors.

New generation should be given chance to work: CM Raman Singh
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Singh, who recently became the longest-serving BJP chief minister, outstripping Modi’s tenure in Gujarat, said that Patel had, by giving up her position, stuck to an “adarsh” (principle).

What the river knows
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

In Naxal-hit Dantewada, where the Indravati draws an unofficial line between an area that bears the imprint of governance and the jungle that lies beyond, the rising river waters leave villagers stranded every monsoon.

Chhattisgarh: Explosives meant for Maoists seized, two held
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

The recoveries included 1,250 electronic detonators, 1,838 gelatin sticks and 150 kg of ammonium nitrate making it one of the biggest explosive recoveries in the past few years.

Ajit Jogi protests, his bandh has little effect
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

On Wednesday, the leader of the newly floated party and the state’s first CM, Ajit Jogi, had called for a statewide bandh.

Chhattisgarh launches IVF technology to boost milk production from indigenous cows
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who inaugurated the programme, praised the “scientific advancement” and said that more states should join the project.

Chhattisgarh fake encounter: ‘I tell them all… my Meena was not Naxal’
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Five years after 15-year-old Meena Khalkho was killed in an alleged fake encounter in Chhattisgarh, police have only named one accused.

Bastar CRPF tribal battalion force: Game changer or Salwa Judum by another name?
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

The unit raised by the state police, mainly with ex-Maoists, has polarised opinion in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh fake encounter: 5 years on, one accused identified
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Five years after 16-year-old Meena Khalkho was killed in Chhattisgarh, state Home Minister Ram Sevak Paikra told the Assembly Wednesday that apart from in-charge of the area’s police station, no other accused had been identified so far. The statement comes more than a year after a judicial panel probing Khalkho’s murder said she was killed […]

Euro 2016: Individuals take back seat, teams stage comeback
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

For most of footballing fandom, the conversation around the best team in the world is far shorter. Not in Euro 2016.

Chhattisgarh cops ‘held’ as Maoist raises alarm
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

While the men tried to convince their Odisha counterparts that they were police personnel too, what raised suspicion was that they were in plainclothes.

In 24 hours, Raman govt begins and then suspends Hanuman temple demolition
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

Members of the BJP, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal and VHP were among those who arrived at Mahadev Ghat, where the temple is located, early in the morning to oppose the demolition.

Form Dandakaranya Battalion in Army, suggests Raman Singh
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Senior government officials clarified that the idea was centered around the premise of increasing the number of people, especially tribals, employed in the Army, and does not suggest their deployment in the state.

Chhattisgarh: MacBooks and praise for 27 from Maoist hotbed who cracked IIT entrance
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

On stage, as the overwhelmed father spoke nervously about his son’s achievement, the Chief Minister stepped in to tell a part of his story.

In Chhattisgarh a remote tribe finally strike water
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Digging a well in drought-hit Chhattisgarh village, Baiga tribals find their payoff 40 feet down.

Exhume body of Sukma woman killed in encounter for autopsy, orders Chhattisgarh HC
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

The Chhattisgarh Police, however, has said that Hidme was a Naxal cadre, and member of the Kistaram Platoon Number 8, and was killed in an encounter in the forests near Gompad village.

Chhattisgarh Janata Congress: Ajit Jogi names his new party
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

The Congress, meanwhile, held a show of strength in the Jogi stronghold of Marwahi. Congress general secretary in charge of the state, B K Hariprasad, and other party leaders attacked Jogi for “sabotaging the Congress”.