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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”.

AAP petition in Chhattisgarh HC seeks SIT, judicial probe into Madkam Hidme encounter
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Sori has alleged that Hidme was not a Maoist and was picked from outside her home, raped and then killed.

Concern mounts as Maoists switch to remote IEDs
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

On March 22, two suspected RCIED blasts were carried out in Timapur in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, which did not cause any fatalities or injuries.

Ajit Jogi launches new party, swears by state identity
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

A seven-point resolution was passed, reiterating state identity and resolving that a new party was being created, and forms were handed out, asking people to suggest name and symbol for the new party.

SC orders demolition, Raipur’s Hanuman temple gets support from BJP — and Congress
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

Despite these directions, however, 34 of the BJP’s 49 MLAs have written to CM Raman Singh asking him to protect the temple, as it is part of the “religious sentiment” of people, even as several groups have held demonstrations in Raipur to preserve it.

Those taking decisions feel regional satraps should not be encouraged: Ajit Jogi
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

The former Chhattisgarh CM tells The Indian Express why he has decided to break away from Congress.

Ajit Jogi’s new regional party in Chhattisgarh: A worry for Congress and BJP?
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

The scope of Jogi's new political formation is matter of speculation in the state. According to him, it will have a new flag, symbol and name by June 6 after a mahasabha in Marwahi.

Ajit Jogi set to float new party, says Cong made compromises
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

‘State Cong leaders cannot speak against Raman Singh govt for fear of action’.

Chhattisgarh: Activists see Salwa Judum link, locals say ‘fed up’ of Naxals
Sun, May 29, 2016

On May 20, Nama and Sautenar’s nightly vigil became national news when a group of visiting activists from Delhi was accused of trying to persuade the villages to “support the Maoists”.

Congress accuses Chhattisgarh Governor of favouring BJP govt
Sat, May 28, 2016

Tandon was previously a BJP leader from Punjab and is known to have close ties with the RSS.

After ‘Maoist’ escaped with weapons, orders issued to all SPs
Wed, May 25, 2016

In his letter, Special DG, Anti-Naxal Operations, D M Awasthi has sought strict enforcement of police regulations with regard to weapons.

In time of drought, forest officer in trouble for building swimming pool
Tue, May 24, 2016

Rajesh Chandel has claimed that the pool is “not used for bathing” but to supply water to others in the area.

How ‘Naxal’ slipped out of custody with grenade launcher
Mon, May 23, 2016

He won the trust of police, said was open to idea of surrender, fled with AK-47, ammunition too.

ST panel wants CID to probe abuse by security forces
Thu, May 19, 2016

In its report dated April 29, the commission said the “investigation carried out by the local police is unsatisfactory”, and that the statements of all the victims and witnesses were yet to be recorded.

Bastar locals, cops spar on tribal attending funeral
Wed, May 18, 2016

Many locals and Soni Sori, tribal activist and Aam Aadmi Party leader, however, refuted the police version.

Tension in Chhattisgarh village: Husband in jail, tribal woman dies weeks after delivery
Tue, May 17, 2016

Badegure village in Chhattisgarh is on the edge after a tribal woman, whose husband was picked up by police in connection with a blast, died weeks after giving birth to a child. Activists have alleged that Hurre developed meningitis and septicemia due to lack of post-natal care as she kept travelling to Dantewada jail to […]

We are also Manjhi: A day in the life of gond tribals building a road
Sun, May 15, 2016

Tired of waiting for officials to make a path through a hill, tribals in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district carve out one for themselves

Shrapnel kills training officer in Chhattisgarh
Thu, May 12, 2016

Senior police officers said that Narendra Singh, who was from Nagaur in Rajasthan, held the rank of platoon commander in the college and used to regularly train personnel in grenades and bomb disposal.

In Chhattisgarh, a remote tribe fights drought with their will — and a well
Sun, May 08, 2016

In Pipantola, for instance, the “chhoti nadi” that sustains life is a stagnant pool of water, coated white with a pungent odour. It is here that clothes and utensils are cleaned, baths taken, water consumed.

Chhattisgarh: To counter Raman initiative, Amit Jogi to take out ‘Gram Awaaz’ campaign
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The initiative is aimed at identifying seven “common” demands of villagers across the state and holding the state government “accountable” for them.

Doubts over ‘encounter’ that killed a Naxal love story
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

He informed police, waited 6 months for them to get her out; she was ‘taken away in nightgown’.

Chhattisgarh: Anti-Maoist outfit that ‘hounded’ activists, journalists disbanded
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

The Manch has been part of several “surrender ceremonies” with top police officials.

Chhattisgarh: Journalist questioned in IED blast case
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

IED blast had killed seven jawans in the district on March 30

Chhattisgarh drought: Paddy bonus promise in BJP poll manifesto returns to haunt Raman Singh govt
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Akin to other places in the country, there have been demands to shift the 2 IPL matches scheduled to be held in Raipur, which the government has refused to do.