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Chhattisgarh: Incessant rains cause flooding in Bastar division

In Sukma, officials said that 1181 people have shifted to relief camps, with the district practically cut off with primary roads under water. Officials have been visiting residents of low lying homes in Sukma and Konta, attempting to convince them to move to shelter camps.

NITI Aayog’s list: How this district in Bastar worked its way to top aspirational ranking

For outsiders, Kondagaon was a poor district, deeply affected by left-wing extremism, and cut off from the mainstream — hardly the profile one would associate with topping such parameters.


Chhattisgarh: Seven Maoists killed in Bastar encounter

The bodies are being brought to Jagdalpur for identification, police officials said. One INSAS rifle, four .303 rifles, and other muzzle-loading weapons and camping material have been recovered from the spot.

Chhattisgarh: Peaceful voting recorded at large, poll percentage crosses 70 per cent

The three seats of Kanker, Rajnandgaon, and Mahasamund that went to the polls on Thursday are all prestige battles between the BJP and the Congress, and each is currently held by the former, which won 10 of 11 seats in 2014.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Despite Naxal attempts to disrupt, 57 per cent vote in Bastar

In the evening, as a polling party took off from Orccha in Narayanpur, a small action team of Maoists attacked security personnel, the Chhattisgarh police said. In police retaliation, an alleged Maoist was killed.

Chhattisgarh's alleged police excesses against 'Maoist sympathisers' — these are the cases

Details of the terms of reference for the proposed commission are not known yet. However, the following are some prominent cases of accusations and arrests made by the Chhattisgarh Police in the past few years.


Chhattisgarh to return Bastar land acquired for Tata Steel to farmers

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is learnt to have instructed officials to begin the modalities of the process and submit an action plan before the next Cabinet meeting, which is likely to be held after the swearing-in of additional ministers on Tuesday.

Bastar votes amid IEDs and Maoist threats: ‘How many fingers can dadalog chop off?’

The man cannot be named for it is a matter of life and death. He will try not to unclasp his hands for the next two days because the colour on the tip of his index finger is also a matter of life and death. For he is the voter of Madenda.

Chhattisgarh: At Salwa Judum camp, families forgotten for 13 years, untouched by poll campaign

Gopal Ramteke struggles to find a word that describes who they are, then finally says it aloud. “Sharanarthi”. Refugee. He and 1,700 other families who remain at a Salwa Judum camp in Cherpal are refugees of a war between the state and Maoists.

Sourced from the jungles of Bastar, mahua to go mainstream under govt scheme

Besides mahua, other tribal staples such as tamarind and amla will be de-seeded and brought to the market in the form of candies and jams.

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The Big Picture: Passage through India

A journey is usually defined by the destination, but this one, along Latitude 20°15’, cutting through four states across India’s waist.

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23 Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

Bastar (Chhattisgarh), Feb 28 (ANI): Twenty-three Naxals, including two women, on Sunday surrendered in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh citing “ill-treatment” by senior cadres. The Maoists, who surrendered before senior police officials, said they were “frustrated” by the ill-treatment meted out to them. Bastar Collector Amit Kataria said that an encouragement amount of Rs 10,000 would be given to each of them, besides facilities under the surrender and rehabilitation policy.