Dipankar Ghose


CRPF camp killings: Constable planned attack on CRPF men, says probe team
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

According to the version of events put together by senior CRPF officers investigating the case, Yadav had a dispute with three of the five men he shot at.

CRPF camp killings: Probe hints at quarrel between constable, seniors
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Sant Ram Yadav told reporters Sunday that the victims died after firing at each other and that he did not have any role in the killings at Basaguda camp in Bijapur.

CRPF constable opens fire at camp in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur, kills 4 colleagues after altercation
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh condemned the incident and said that he stood with the families of the victims in their time of grief.

AAP alleges irregularities in IGNOU exams
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

This is a calibrated scam which is ensuring that those who have money get ahead in the exam for India’s largest university,” said Anil Singh Baghel.

Chhattisgarh bans crackers in six cities during winter
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

CECB officials said the order will be in effect in Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai, Raigarh and Korba.

Bastar tribals can teach a thing or two to Ivanka-led global summit
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Apart from obvious economic benefits, state-tribal cooperation also moderates the narrative of Maoist influence, never far away from any venture in Dantewada.

Ahead of GES, a tribal entrepreneurs’ summit in Bastar
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

On Tuesday, tribal entrepreneurs who have started small start-ups in Assam, Odisha and Jharkhand spoke to each other in an exchange of ideas at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Auditorium.

Chhattisgarh govt to protesting teachers: Return to work or lose jobs
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Representatives of the teachers’ union said they had submitted a list of nine primary demands, which they also communicated in a meeting to CM Raman Singh last week.

Maoist papers show how note ban didn’t hurt them
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

A postscript in the ‘balance sheet’, maintained by the Nelnar area janatana sarkar (“local government”), for 2017 states: “Note bandi ke dauran 2 lakh jama kiya manta (Deposited 2 lakh during note ban).”

Chhattisgarh Congress leader seeks Padmavati screening
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

"I have not seen the film, and therefore, keeping in mind the sentiments of the Kshatriya Samaj and other sections of society, this film should be broadcast only after it is screened,” Chhattisgarh Congress leader T S Singhdeo said

In response to Maoist threats, Bastar journalists to take out bike rally deep inside their territory
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

The rally will stop at Pujarikanker on the first night, Dharmaram on the second and Kondapalli on the third.

In posters, Chhattisgarh Maoists threaten to kill minister, officials, journalists
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

In a poster seemingly signed by Hidma, South Bastar zonal committee secretary, the Maoists threatened the minister, as well as the patwari and tehsildar of Usur block, accusing them of “anti-people” activities.

Sex CD row: CBI takes over journalist Vinod Verma case, defence points to gaps in Raipur police theory
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Verma was picked up from his home in Ghaziabad at 3 am on October 27, twelve hours after a BJP worker alleged in a police complaint that he received a call where he was told that there was a sex CD of his "seniors" and that if he didn't pay, they would be released.

Secular word is the biggest lie, says Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Yogi Adityanath also said “distorting history was no less a crime than sedition”, and claimed that the word “Paki” was the “biggest insult” used in Europe.

Chhattisgarh: Six maoist killed in operation prahaar
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Senior police officials said that nearly every district launched Operation Prahaar on Monday evening, with close to 2000 personnel involved. 

Six Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh operation
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Senior police officials said the operation involving nearly 2,000 security personnel was launched in nearly every district on Monday evening.

Sleaze CD row: Court denies bail to Chhattisgarh journalist Vinod Verma
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

While BJP had claimed there was evidence to prove that the CD was morphed, Congress accused the government of intimidation.

NHRC slams police, officials for ‘turning blind eye to Salwa Judum killings’
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

In the complaint, it was alleged that Salwa Judum personnel carried out mass burning of homes in Kondasawali, Kamaraguda and Karrepara villages and killed seven villagers.

Chhattisgarh police arrest journalist Vinod Verma, he says framed, has ‘sex CD’ of minister
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Vinod Verma, a freelance journalist who was earlier the Digital Editor of Amar Ujala and also worked with BBC Hindi, was a part of the fact-finding team of the Editors Guild of India which went to Chhattisgarh last year to investigate the reported intimidation of journalists.

Four malaria strains in blood, Bastar boy is a test case
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Science journal says 14-year-old Hunga Ram Kashyap of Bastar the first in India to carry all four types of parasites; a medical anomaly, he is currently healthy.

When sarkaar came to Amdeli
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

A month ago, this village deep inside Gadchiroli, in Maoist country, got electricity and a bus at its doorstep for the first time. As both remain elusive still, The Indian Express finds out all that rides on them.

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.