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Gargi Verma


Chhattisgarh expands corona testing criteria
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The state will also test people who have travelled domestically and are showing symptoms. “With the spread of the diseases in these areas, we deem it prudent to test for virus if they show symptoms,” the official said.

Coronavirus: Chhattisgarh looks abroad for PPEs, testing kits
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Seven people with foreign travel history have tested positive so far in the state.

Among those stranded, man whose mother died, group taking relative’s body home
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

The group is now stuck on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border, about 50 km from their village. After walking and hitching rides for over a 1,000 km, their patience is drawing thin.

Coronavirus: Cases in Chhattisgarh double in 24 hours
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

According to sources, two of the patients are over 60 years of age. While contact tracing and surveillance in the state has increased, health officials are facing difficulties in getting COVID-19 testing kits from the National Institute of Virology in Pune due to lockdown.

Chhattisgarh: Two more test positive for COVID-19, cases rise to 3
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

A 24-year-old man who had returned from Thailand in Rajnandgaon, and another 24-year-old woman who had returned from UK in Raipur were tested positive on Wednesday, health officials said.

After applause, docs, nurses face corona stigma in neighbourhood
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

In Kolkata, a 30-year old woman, who is part of the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) team which tests samples for coronavirus, was told by her landlord in South Kolkata to leave the place.

Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh: Paying tribute, Bhupesh Baghel vows to root out rebels
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The bodies of the 17 security personnel, including 5 from Special Task Force (STF) and 12 from District Reserve Group (DRG), were recovered by a back-up force sent on Sunday. A Platoon commander and an assistant platoon commander of the STF were also among the dead.

Coronavirus: BPL card holders to get two months of ration in advance, says Chhattisgarh CM
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The government has ordered suspension of public and private buses, auto and e-rickshaws and taxis with immediate effect.

Naxal ambush: Bodies of 17 personnel found inside Bastar forest, their weapons looted
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Chhattisgarh DGP Durgesh Awasthi said: “We have recovered all 17 bodies. All of them are from Chhattisgarh. Our men came under very heavy fire for over five hours, and they fought valiantly.”

17 security personnel killed after encounter with naxals in Chhattisgarh
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

More than 250 men from PLGA 1 controlled by the senior Maoist leader Hidma and Company 2 ambushed the men while they were returning at around 02.30 pm on Saturday, sources said.

Chhattisgarh: 15 security personnel injured in encounter with naxals
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

According to senior IPS officers, as many as 250 personnel are still inside the jungle near the areas where encounter took place.

Coronavirus: Raipur admin relaxes curbs, residents still in panic
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Police on Thursday closed roads within a 3-km radius of Samta Colony, Choubey Colony and Gudhiyar after a local resident tested positive for COVID-19.

Chhattisgarh orders shutdown after first coronavirus case
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The state has opened a hotline through which residents of the area can ask for milk, ration and medicines.

Chhattisgarh reports first coronavirus case: A woman who returned from London
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The woman had apparently traveled from London to Indore and then to Raipur on March 15. She had not been screened at the airport but had reported to AIIMS to get a routine check-up when her sample was collected, sources said.

Chattishgarh: Officer suspended for ‘misinformation’
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

The BRC of Narharpur in Kanker district, Himan Korram had allegedly forwarded a message on social media regarding a person dying due to coronavirus in the state

Dantewada: Villagers gather at memorial of girl who killed herself over harassment
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

Villagers from across the Bailadila hills trekked for more than two days to attend the event, organised by the Bandi Rihai committee and Sarwa Adiwasi Samaaj, to commemorate the day and to remember the girl, who allegedly committed suicide in December 2018.

Chhattisgarh: Probe finds gram sabha that cleared iron ore mine illegal
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

The state government has asked NCL about the iron ore deposit number 13, for which the gram sabha was held. Deposit number 13 was handed over to Adani Enterprises in 2018 and was the first iron ore mine acquired by Adani as Mine Developer and Operator.

Ex-RSS chief’s biographer appointed varsity V-C
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

Baldev Sharma is currently serving at the central university in Himachal Pradesh.

Two-month-long sit-in: Raipur cops try to evict protesters
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

More than a 100 personnel in riot gear were deployed at the spot Monday morning and police approached the protesters in the evening.

In Chhattisgarh, war breaks out: Congress vs BJP, state vs Income Tax
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

The ongoing searches have unsettled the state bureaucracy and increased tensions between the ruling Congress and the Opposition BJP, each accusing the other of corruption and vengeful politics.