Dipankar Ghose

Articles By Dipankar Ghose

After Dantewada, Cong eyes another bypoll win in Bastar

From posters of Congress candidate Rajman Benjam, to flags on roadsides, to a stream of bikes campaigning, the Congress seems to have the headwind.

Double amputee who scaled Kilimanjaro raises bar, eyes Mount Everest next

Chitrasen Sahu has set up the state wheelchair basketball team, fought for his right to drive, and on September 23, became India’s first double amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

CRPF constable’s plea to Yogi Adityanath: Can become Paan Singh Tomar

Sources in the CRPF said that although the video was shot three days ago, it only went viral in Chhattisgarh on Monday.

Gandhi spoke of non-violence, Savarkar believed in violence: Bhupesh Baghel

Baghel said in his address to the House, “Gandhi spoke of non-violence while Savarkar believed in violence. It is clear that Gandhi did not fear death, but Savarkar was not averse to attacking someone behind their back. Gandhi is veer for us, while Savarkar is veer for you.”

Chhattisgarh to launch four schemes to mark Gandhi Jayanti

One scheme the government is pushing hard is Chhattisgarh Suposhan Abhiyaan, which aims to reduce anaemia and malnutrition.

Congress wins Dantewada bypolls, makes it 12 out of 12 in Bastar

The bypolls were necessitated due to the death of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi in a Maoist attack in April. With this defeat, the saffron party’s tally goes down to 14 seats in the Assembly.

Hamirpur, Dantewada, Badharghat bye-election results 2019 Highlights: BJP wins Hamirpur seat; Congress gets Dantewada

Hamirpur, Dantewada, Badharghat Bye-Election Results 2019 Highlights: In Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur, BJP candidate Yuvraj Singh emerged victorious in a tough race with Samajwadi Party's candidate Manoj Prajapati, with a margin of 17,000 votes.

Dantewada bypoll: No roads or bridges, 4,500 cross river in boat to vote

The river is not the only problem. Living in an area considered to be a Maoist bastion, voting is always fraught with danger.

Dantewada bypoll today: A fight between memories of two leaders killed in Maoist attacks

The Assembly bypoll in Dantewada, necessitated by the killing of Mandavi in the IED blast, is on Monday.

FIR against AAP’s Soni Sori, Bela Bhatia for violating Model Code of Conduct

The FIR, registered under IPC Section 188, which relates to disobeying instruction issued by a public servant, names Sori, Bhatia, two local leaders, and 150-200 other villagers.

Ahead of Dantewada bypoll, Cong and BJP lock horns over ex-collector

The bypoll was necessitated by the assassination of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi two days before the Lok Sabha elections were to be held in the district in April.

India skips SCO’s Eurasian Economic Forum in China

India did not register its presence at the Eurasian Economic Forum, with sources in the Indian government telling The Indian Express, “There was no participation. The organisers have been conveyed the reasons as well.”

Modi-Xi meet helped bilateral relations: top China diplomat

Says Pakistan’s efforts to fight international terror are ‘worthy of applause’

Dantewada bypoll: Congress, BJP may field wives of slain leaders

It was the attack on Mandavi’s cavalcade on April 9, two days before the Lok Sabha election in Bastar, that has necessitated the bypoll, with him being the only BJP MLA among the 12 in Bastar.

Dantewada bypoll: Congress, BJP to field widows of martyrs slain in Maoist attacks

For the Congress, sources in the party said, that the challenge is to quell dissent within the Karma household itself, with Devti Karma's son Chhavindra Karma a claimant for the seat.

FIR under SC/ST law filed against Ajit Jogi

The case was filed in Bilaspur district, under section 10 (1) of the Schedule Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, Rules 2013 which is a non-bailable section. No arrest has been made so far said Bilaspur police.

State panel says Ajit Jogi not tribal, may lose MLA seat

The decision means Jogi, who is currently an MLA from Marwahi, a seat reserved for Scheduled Tribes, will lose his seat.

Chhattisgarh: Ajit Jogi not a tribal, rules panel, likely to lose Assembly seat

Ajit Jogi, who had quit Congress to form the Chhattisgarh Janata Congress is currently an MLA from Marwahi seat. He is, however, likely to lose the seat as it is reserved for the Scheduled tribes (ST).

Chhattisgarh: Dantewada bypoll on September 23, high-stakes battle for BJP, Congress

The electoral battle has been necessitated by the killing of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi, and five other security personnel in a Maoist attack on the legislator’s convoy on April 9, two days before the Lok Sabha polls in the district.

From zero surgeries to 300 this year: How a defunct district hospital was revived in Maoist hotbed

The individual who spearheaded the modernisation drive is Ayyaj Tamboli, the 37-year-old district magistrate of Bijapur.