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Friday, August 14, 2020

Gargi Verma


Chhattisgarh CM Baghel: CRPF near Maoist ambush that killed 17, but stayed put
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

While 15 DRG personnel were injured, the bodies of 17 killed were retrieved a day later. All those killed belonged to Bastar and Sukma, and the encounter was seen as a severe setback for the DRG, which comprises mostly tribals and surrendered Maoists.

Bhupesh Baghel: ‘BJP trying to usurp credit for lawful process… no one has copyright on Ram’
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Ram is in our culture. We use his name as greetings. We have Kabirpanthis in the state.... Today in Chhattisgarh, every house, every village has their Ramayana recital and reading sessions, says Bhupesh Baghel.

Chhattisgarh govt to develop temple dedicated to Ram’s mother
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Work on the temple, which Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel wants to be as beautiful as "cities in mythological tales", will begin later in August. The bhoomi poojan took place on December 22.

Schools shut, children of Bastar village get lessons via loudspeakers
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

There are no teachers in front of them. They listen to a couple of voices on the loudspeaker teaching English through Halbi, the tribal language.

Chhattisgarh: Locked up in ritual, 45 cows suffocate to death
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

The incident, which comes days after the state government launched the Godhan Nyaya Yojana, has triggered strong reactions from the BJP.

Family goes to Chhattisgarh HC, says ‘Maoist’ killed by cops in Dantewada was 15
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Rishu Istam and Ramsingh Alami a.k.a Maata were killed on May 21, following an “encounter” near their village, Pidiyakot.

Chhattisgarh: Woman carried in cooking vessel across river to hospital
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Her husband – Harish Yalam – complained the stillbirth was the result of hospital staff waiting for the duty doctor to arrive for hours to look at his wife – Lakshmi Yalam. The incident took place on July 13.

Chhattisgarh: Baghel govt kicks off scheme to buy cow dung
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Amid rising Covid-19 cases, cabinet ministers and district representatives inaugurated the scheme at various Godhan collection centres in the state. Total collection of cow dung on the first day was 1,994 quintals.

Chhattisgarh: Congress govt appoints 32 leaders to boards, corporations
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

The first part of the list was released on Wednesday night and the remaining appointments were announced on Thursday.

Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel finds posts for 15 MLAs, BJP sees Jaipur effect
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

With the Congress having criticised the practice while in opposition in the state, the BJP said the party was trying to quell any chance of dissidence in the ranks, given the developments in Rajasthan.

Mocked by BJP, scheme to buy cow dung earns Bhupesh Baghel RSS praise
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Godhan Nyay Yojana, under which the state government will purchase cow dung at the rate of Rs 1.50 per kg, is to be launched on July 21.

TS Singh Deo: ‘Our health workers stood up to Covid challenge… we prepared for worse’
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

With a large number of migrants coming back to the state, we are ramping up our tests and testing facility, says TS Singh Deo.

Chhattisgarh: Villagers appeal to Maoists, get parents of DRG man released
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

The two senior citizens returned home on Tuesday evening after more than 14 hours in captivity, police said.

Chhattisgarh sets up magisterial probe after man sets self on fire outside Baghel’s house
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

Hardev Sinha is a resident of Telinsatti village in Dhamtari district, around 60 km from Raipur. After he suffered an accident last year, his wife Basanti has been the main earning member of the family.

Chhattisgarh tribals walk over 50 km to demand cash payment for tendu leaves
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

While barricades were set up on different parts of the road, the villagers pushed past them and policemen to reach the collector’s office, where a small delegation was allowed to meet the collector, DFO and other officials.

In a first, Chhattisgarh police make public list of most-wanted Maoists
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

The poster, with slightly blurry and mostly outdated images, carries all known aliases of 34 senior Maoist leaders and carries the message: “complete secrecy would be maintained for people coming forward with information.”

Cycling 10 km to get a decent cellphone signal — and the day’s lesson
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

While in Chhattisgarh the pandemic has forced a shift to virtual classrooms, like elsewhere in the country, the lack of access to data and devices that has hobbled these sessions is particularly acute in a state with the lowest percentage of households with internet facility.

Money for cow dung: Chhattisgarh launches scheme for livestock owners
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

The initiative is part of the 'Godhan Nyay Yojana', announced by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at an online press conference on Thursday. It will commence from 20 July, when 'Hareli', a local festival, is celebrated.

Chhattisgarh minister writes to Centre, seeks removal of 5 coal blocks from auction list
Mon, Jun 22, 2020

The state environment minister has written to Prakash Javadekar, the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, that the jungles around the coal blocks have been reserved for the Lemru elephant reserve and hence, the coal blocks should be taken off the auction list.

Maoist held, sent home due to Covid fear: Chhattisgarh cops
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Bastar IG P Sundarraj said Sumitra Chepa (32) will be taken into custody after a quarantine period in her village under Modakpal police station limits. “She has a cough and fever. We have taken her samples and are taking care of her medical needs,” he said.

India-China border faceoff: He said he would take leave and come home for his wedding
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

For the tribal family of paddy farmers from Gidhali village in Charama block in Kanker, there was no hesitation in sending their eldest son for a career in Army.

Chhattisgarh: Farmers find farmhands in migrant relatives, landless lose out
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

In Chhattisgarh, more than 2 lakh people have so far returned from cities after lockdown severed their livelihood, and officials expect at least 70,000 more.

Two more elephants, including a calf, found dead in Chhattisgarh
Mon, Jun 22, 2020

In Raigarh district, an adult elephant was electrocuted while in Dhamtari a calf died after being stuck in the mud.

Three elephants, one of them pregnant, found dead; Chhattisgarh orders probe
Sun, Jun 14, 2020

The body of the elephant who died on June 6 was found on June 10 after villagers noticed a foul smell in the forest in Balrampur district. On Saturday, four forest officials in Balrampur were suspended for not being able to monitor the region properly.

Three elephants, one pregnant, found dead in last three days in Chhattisgarh
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

"By 5:00 am, the herd started to thin out and we retrieved the body. Post mortem is going on, but the cause of death is not natural, as the animal was healthy. Prima facie, it looks to be a case of poisoning," APCCF Arun Pandey said.