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Silger firing: Tribals’ demands stand unresolved, their distrust in govt deepening
Wed, May 18, 2022

Three tribals had died of bullet wounds on May 17 last year when they were part of a mob protesting against a new CRPF camp at Mokur. Police say those killed were maoists, a claim vehemently denied by the tribals and the affected families.

Up in arms against Baghel govt’s new protest rules, BJP holds ‘Jail Bharo’; 2,000 detained
Tue, May 17, 2022

The BJP has called for a state-wide agitation against the Baghel government's bid to regulate protests and demonstrations, alleging that the Congress dispensation was trying to clamp down on dissent just like it had done at the national level by imposing the Emergency in mid-1970s.

Raipur Chopper crash: Congress, BJP caught in blame game
Sun, May 15, 2022

On Friday, even as a DGCA team landed in Raipur to probe the accident, Congress spokesperson Sushil Anand Shukla said the BJP was deliberately trying to politicise the death of two pilots and defame them.

Raipur chopper crash: Blame game begins as BJP alleges negligence, Cong says helicopter was purchased by Raman Singh government
Sat, May 14, 2022

As DGCA begins probe, officials say helicopter had undergone major repairs in the past

Raipur chopper crash: Chhattisgarh govt-owned helicopter faced issues for years
Fri, May 13, 2022

The AgustaWestland helicopter, which crashed on Thursday night killing two pilots, had been facing technical problems for years. Following safety concerns over it, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had recently borrowed another chopper.

Chhattisgarh government to celebrate Mati Poojan Diwas on May 3 to promote natural farming
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

According to the circular, the event is to be celebrated as a "maha-abhiyan to promote the participation of farmers and public towards natural farming".

Chhattisgarh: Bypoll won, new district delivered, Baghel govt revs up for polls with state tours, reviews
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

The Congress party released a special manifesto for the Khairagarh bypoll and promised creation of the district within 24 hours of winning the bypoll.

Chhattisgarh: Tikait assures support to farmers, likely to meet CM today
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Farmers from 27 villages gathered for a mahapanchayat in Raipur's Kayabandha village on Wednesday. Since February, hundreds of farmers have been protesting to get a fair price for their land that was taken over by the government while setting up the new capital city, Naya Raipur.

Three years, 42 camps: Chhattisgarh takes fight to Naxal hotbeds, sparks local distrust
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

While these have served to take the government and security forces to areas hitherto controlled by the Naxals, the spread of these camps has been met with distrust among villagers, leading to protests in at least three districts.

Chhattisgarh govt issues fresh postings for 18 IAS, 29 IPS officers; 8 districts get new SPs
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

The Congress government has been shuffling officers every few months, across the state. Sources in the government believe this to be a massive shift days before the Chief Minister's planned visits to these districts in May.

The long shadow of Salwa Judum: Bhupesh Baghel govt fears tribal killing will hit rehab plan
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

Salwa Judum (meaning Peace March) was mobilised in 2005 by the late Congress leader Mahendra Karma and deployed in parts of Chhattisgarh, that was at the time ruled by the BJP.

Recordings to route maps: Chhattisgarh tightens rules for public protests, rallies
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

Organisers will now have to apply for permission in a prescribed format that requires details such as the number of people expected to attend, route maps for rallies, and information on the vehicles used.

Temples to tourist circuit: CM Bhupesh Baghel scripts a Ram katha to trounce BJP’s
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

After unveiling the revamped temple, Baghel also opened a Ramayana Interpretation Cafe, where people could study and discuss several aspects or versions of the epic.

Seat in pocket, Baghel govt races to one poll promise: 33rd dist
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

Chhattisgarh has seen six new districts since Congress came to power in 2018, party promised same in manifesto.

Chhattisgarh: Man found dead days after meeting CM, Union minister; cops suspect Maoists’ role
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

Police suspect the victim, Dudhi Ganga, originally from Arlampally village in Sukma who had fled to Andhra Pradesh nearly five years ago, could have been killed due to personal reasons.

Chhattisgarh: CM Bhupesh Baghel holds review meetings, municipal properties to become freehold
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel gave the power of sanctioning building layouts solely to municipal bodies. Earlier, applicants also had to get the approval for new building layouts from the town and country planning office.

Chhattisgarh: Maoists kill 30-year-old man, attack security camp, torch vehicles
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

The man was allegedly killed by Maoists at Kolaiguda in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. In another incident, four security personnel were injured in a Maoist attack on a camp in Bijapur.

As Congress wins, Baghel delivers promise: 33rd district in Chhattisgarh
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

This is the sixth district declared in the state since Congress came to power in 2018.

Chhattisgarh: Congress MLA’s son booked for ‘assaulting’ constable, truck driver
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

The accused and his friends allegedly assaulted the constable within a police station. No arrests have been made yet under the FIRs, a police officer said

Chhattisgarh: Maoists claim airstrike in Bastar jungles, forces deny
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

The banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Friday alleged in a two-page press note that the security forces bombed Kottam, Rasam, Eraam, Sakiler, Madapa, Duled, Kannemarka, Potemangum and Bottam areas on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

Chhattisgarh: With new district promise, Cong wins Khairagarh by margin of 20,000 votes
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

The Khairagarh bypoll, the third bypoll in three years, is also being seen as a report card for the ruling Congress before the Assembly elections in 2023.

Forest officials continue strike, elephants kill six in two days in Chhattisgarh
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

The ground staff of the state forest department has been on strike for weeks even as the state recorded over 500 forest fires between February 15 and March 31.

Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district: Meet women giving fading traditional tattoo art a bold makeover
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

According to officials, between April and December last year, these Godana artists earned Rs 10 lakh. The artists are free to accept independent orders, and earn from the training they provide. The department also pays for them to attend fairs and exhibitions.

Centre moves SC seeking perjury charges against petitioner who accused security forces of extra-judicial killings during anti-Naxal operations
Sun, Apr 10, 2022

Hearing the 2009 petition, the SC had on February 15, 2010, asked a Delhi district judge to record the statements of the petitioners.

Will welcome tribals displaced during Salwa Judum: Bhupesh Baghel
Tue, Apr 05, 2022

According to official estimates, around 55,000 tribal families were displaced and some had escaped to Andhra Pradesh, parts of which are now in Telangana.

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