Dipankar Ghose

Articles By Dipankar Ghose

MSP politics: The Price of Rice

The Congress government’s paddy populism in Chhattisgarh could hit a hurdle in New Delhi.

Chhattisgarh PDS case: what it is, why now

The allegations were that kickbacks were paid by rice millers and agents to allow the distribution of substandard rice through the state’s PDS.

Happy that state govt returned land to the farmers: Rahul in Chhattisgarh

Speaking at a rally in Dhuragaon, Lohandiguda, Gandhi gave symbolic land deed certificates to farmers whose land was acquired for a Tata Steel plant.

Chhattisgarh Police drops charges against DU, JNU profs, 4 others

The chargesheet specifically mentions that no evidence was found against the six-member fact-finding team that was initially named in the FIR.

NIA not to transfer Jhiram Ghati probe to Chhattisgarh

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel raised the issue in the Chhattisgarh Assembly on Wednesday and said the NIA refusal indicated that the BJP government had something to hide.

Chhattisgarh: 15 MPs write to CM Bhupesh Baghel, seek probe against Kalluri

Kalluri, who has been accused of human rights excesses by the Congress in the past, is now an important figure as Inspector General of ACB and EOW, and more importantly, the head of SITs probing issues such as the PDS ‘scam’ that the government considers significant.

Chhattisgarh: Congress govt renames 5 schemes named after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

The BJP has has alleged that the Congress is resorting to "revenge politics" and that the ruling party is doing nothing to improve these schemes.

In letter to Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, minister alleges fake encounter

Kawasi Lakhma wrote that instances of “fake encounters” would lead to a “loss of confidence” in the government and said that if financial assistance was not given quickly, the adivasi community could lose its faith in the Congress. “

Baghel slams Jaitley for blogpost alleging Congress ‘aligned with Maoists’

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that this was an insult to the voter of Chhattisgarh, and reminded Jaitley that it was the Congress that lost most of its leadership to a Maoist attack in Jhiram Ghati in 2013.

Explained: In Chhattisgarh, can Congress’s Assembly results translate to Lok Sabha?

After thumping win in Chhattisgarh, Congress works on implementing manifesto promises. Can BJP bounce back in time?

Chowkidar alert, all parivar secrets will be out: PM Modi on Congress

Attacking the Congress, which wrested Chhattisgarh from the BJP after 15 years, Modi told a rally in Raigarh that almost every member of the party’s “parivar” was out on bail and the “chowkidar” was alert and committed to revealing “all of their secrets.”

Chhattisgarh: Budget focuses on farms, cattle, reducing waste

Baghel, who also holds the finance portfolio, said in the Assembly that in every village, three acres of land will be earmarked for cowsheds and the government will focus on production of biogas from dung in a sustainable manner.

Chhattisgarh PDS ‘scam’: Case against IPS officer; man who named him says he was pressured

A similar petition to Chhattisgarh High Court was dismissed by Justice Goutam Bhaduri, who said the court could not intervene at the moment, but added that it was “expected that the State will not pressurise any citizen to give a statement a particular way”.

In first operation after polls, 10 Naxals killed in Chhattisgarh

This is the first big encounter under the Congress government that took over in December. Data from 2016 to 2018, released by the Anti-Naxal Operations wing, show a dip in encounters from 2017 to 2018.

Raipur: Indefinite protest after BJP men assault journalist

Late on Saturday night, Agrawal and Kaushik reached the BJP headquarters in an attempt to pacify the journalists protesting there

First time, ‘Maoist pamphlet’ calls for hospitals, schools, hostels

The police, however, said it is treating it with scepticism, an official said, adding this may be "a way Maoists try and get local population on their side."

In Raipur, Rahul Gandhi’s poll promise: Vote me in, guarantee minimum income

The idea of a universal basic income has been discussed in policy circles in India since former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian highlighted it in the Economic Survey two years ago.

Chhattisgarh: Police reform panel suggests more leaves for cops in Maoist areas

During the tenure of the previous Raman Singh-led BJP government, police personnel and their families had taken to the streets and demanded improvements in emoluments given to them.

Chhattisgarh: CAG report slams previous BJP govt in NRHM audit

According to the report, the performance audit on NRHM with special focus on reproductive and child health for the 2012-2017 period -- when the Raman Singh-led BJP government was in power -- was conducted during April-July 2017 and covered seven out of 27 districts by sampling method.

Concerns within Chhattisgarh BJP over ‘serious differences’

With the general elections nearing again, following the debacle in the Assembly polls, many in the party believe that corrective measures and involvement of the central leadership are required for the party to get back on track.