Dipankar Ghose

Articles By Dipankar Ghose

Chhattisgarh: Three cops suspended, booked for harassing boy

In the video that started doing the rounds of social media on Tuesday night, a boy is seen being manhandled by three men, all of whom have been identified as police constables — one of them is in uniform in the video.

Chhattisgarh doubles OBC quota, hikes SC benefit; reservation total 22% over ceiling

Once in effect, it will mean Chhattisgarh will have a total of 72 per cent reservation, the highest in the country and far above the 50 per cent cap on quotas mandated by the Supreme Court.

Two constables among three held for Maoist-style arson, loot in Chhattisgarh

Most believed it to be a case of Maoist arson, not unusual in Bastar. The police have now arrested three men in connection with the incident while a fourth is on the run.

Chhattisgarh: Three cops suspended for allegedly molesting minor, act caught on camera

In the video, the child can be heard screaming and the three men can be seen pulling his hair, twisting his ears and laughing loudly. One of the constables is seen holding him, while the other seems to be touching his private parts.

Chhattisgarh: Brother of cop killed in Maoist attack challenges NIA Act

The petition challenges the Act on the ground that in its current form it is “beyond the legislative competence of Parliament” and that it is against the federal structure of the Constitution.

What does freedom mean to young Indians?

A new generation, aged between 12 and 18, from across the country, tell us what the ideas of freedom and patriotism mean to them.

Chhattisgarh govt to launch free food scheme to combat malnutrition, anaemia

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the state government has set themselves a target to eradicating malnutrition and anaemia within the next three years.

Chhattisgarh government to launch scheme providing free meals to those affected by anaemia, malnutrition

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel made the announcement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and said that while initial pilot projects are already in operation in Bastar, the scheme would first be launched on October 2.

Chhattisgarh rivers in spate, road access to Sukma cut off

In Sukma, officials said 1,181 people have been shifted to camps, and the district has been cut off with major roads inundated.

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.

Law and order issues leading to drop in tiger numbers: Chhattisgarh officials

Officials said in at least one tiger reserve -- Indravati - law and order in the form of Left-wing insurgency in Bijapur district of Bastar, where the reserve is located, was a big problem in habitat maintenance and data collection.

Chhattisgarh: Seven Maoists killed in new Naxal zone

With 16 alleged Maoists killed in the past week, including seven in an encounter in Bastar district last Saturday, the state police has ramped up operations in the monsoon, usually considered difficult because of the terrain.

Chhattisgarh: Its count down to less than half, state looks at Panna

Established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1975, Achanakmar in Chhattisgarh’s Mungeli district was declared a tiger reserve in 2009. In 2014, it held 11 tigers.

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.

Madhya Pradesh: Building at epicentre of Akash Vijayvargiya controversy razed

This house was declared a public safety hazard by the IMC and was scheduled to be demolished on June 26, when MLA Akash Vijayvargiya assaulted an IMC official with a bat.

Madhya Pradesh: House at centre of Akash Vijayvargiya controversy set to be demolished today

The walls have cracks, and according to the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), the entire structure is unsafe.

Madhya Pradesh: Back home, few back Vijayvargiya Jr openly, debate now on ‘action’

Modi’s remarks, made during a BJP Parliamentary Party meeting on Tuesday, was seen as a message against Akash, son of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who was released on Sunday, five days after his arrest.

Indore BJP in a huddle, High Court orders razing of building at centre of row

The High Court, in its direction, asked the IMC to make temporary arrangements for the only family still living in the building, within two days for a period of three days to “tide over the rain” — the family had moved court against the demolition.

Day after release, Kailash Vijayvargiya defends MLA-son: Did not fight for builder

Akash, 34, a first-time MLA, was arrested after assaulting Dhirendra Bayas after the IMC sought to demolish a building that has been declared hazardous.