Chhattisgarh News

Bilaspur sterilisation deaths: Labs confirm poisonous content in medicines

Nearly two weeks after botched sterilisation surgeries claimed 13 lives and left many critical, medical reports have confirmed the presence of poisonous substance in the medicines which were distributed to the women at the state-run tubectomy camps in Bilaspur.

Three security personnel injured in blast by Naxals: Police

Three security personnel, including a CRPF inspector, were on Friday injured in a pressure bomb blast by Naxals in Maoist-hit Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, police said.

Three security personnel injured in blast by Naxals in Chhattisgarh: Police

Three security personnel, including a CRPF inspector, were today injured in a pressure bomb blast by Naxals in Maoist-hit Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, police said.

Naxals hit IAF chopper in Chhattisgarh, ambush CRPF patrol party
Naxals hit IAF chopper in Chhattisgarh, ambush CRPF patrol party

 Naxals today ambushed a patrol party and hit an air force helicopter which was evacuating security personnel after a gunbattle in the dense jungles of Sukma in Chhattisgarh, injuring six CRPF personnel and an IAF commando.

16 Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district

 Sixteen Maoists carrying cash rewards of Rs 1 lakh each on their heads, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, taking the total number of Maoists laying down arms to around 360 so far this year.

WHO also responsible for sterilization deaths: Brinda Karat

 CPI-M leader Brinda Karat Wednesday said the World Health Organisation (WHO) was equally responsible for the botched up sterilizations in Chhattisgarh since the government programme was being funded by it.

Congress for CBI probe into botched sterilisations surgeries

 Stepping up pressure on the ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh over botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur district, Congress today sought a CBI probe into the incident which claimed the life of 13 women and left many critical.

Sterilisation tragedy: Pharma company director, son remanded to judicial custody

The director of a pharmaceutical company and his son, which allegedly supplied "poor quality" medicines administered to victims of sterilisation surgeries in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, were remanded to judicial custody today by a local court till December 2.

Sterilisation deaths: IMA seeks surgeon's release, threatens stir

The Indian Medical Association and the Chhattisgarh Medical Officers' Association on Monday came out in support of a surgeon who has been sacked from service and arrested for his alleged "dereliction of duty" while conducting sterilisation procedures in Pendari village in the state on November 8 which claimed lives of 12 women.

Two CoBRA jawans injured in face-off with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

Two jawans of CRPF's elite CoBRA unit were on Monday injured in a gun-battle between security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said.

First women commandos team deployed in jungles of Maoist inflicted areas

New Delhi: A special squad of women troops has been deployed deep inside jungles of Maoist inflicted areas to undertake operations against Naxalites.

15-year-old girl gang-raped for months in Chhattisgarh, three held

A teenage girl was allegedly threatened and gang-raped for several times over a period of eight months by three youths, including a minor in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday.

Sterilisation deaths: Children of deceased women to be 'adopted' by C'garh govt

Children of the women who died after undergoing sterilisation surgeries at the government-organised camps in Bilaspur district last week would be adopted by the state government.

Two ultras held, Naxal couple surrenders in Chhattisgarh

 Two Maoists, both carrying reward of Rs one lakh each on their heads, were arrested while a Naxal couple surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar region today, police said.

Sterilisation deaths: Digvijay Singh demands Chhattisgarh Health Minister's resignation

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said sub-standard antibiotics and equipment were to blame for the death of 13 women during a sterilisation drive in Bilaspur and demanded that Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agrawal should quit.

Sterilisation deaths: Rahul Gandhi accuses Chhattisgarh ​govt of cover-up, meets families​
Sterilisation deaths: Rahul Gandhi accuses Chhattisgarh ​govt of cover-up, meets families​

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday held the Chhattisgarh government responsible for the death of 13 women who underwent tubectomies in government sterilisation camps in Bilaspur district.

Chhattisgarh sterilisation mishap: 'Rodenticide mixed drugs could have led to deaths'

In a shocking revelation, the state health authorities on Friday said medicines contaminated with zinc phosphide, which is used as a rodenticide, could have led to the death of 13 women who underwent tubectomies in government sterilisation camps in Bilaspur district.

Women are the only target of sterilisation policy: NCW chief

In the wake of the Bilaspur tragedy, National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam said that the entire sterilisation policy has been totally "dumped" on women.

Two arrested in connection with suicide of medical student in Chhattisgarh

Two students of a medical college have been arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of a first year MBBS student last week in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, police said here on Friday.

Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy: Rahul Gandhi to visit Bilaspur on Saturday

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit Bilaspur tomorrow where botched sterilisation surgeries left 13 women dead, party sources said on Friday.

 

Four top Maoists surrender, two others held in Chhattisgarh

Four Maoists, including a people's militia commander carrying a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district Friday, where the total number of cadres who laid down their arms climbed to around 85 this year.

Two arrested in connection with suicide of medical student

Raigarh: Two students of a medical college have been arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of a first year MBBS student last week in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, police said here Friday.

Botched surgeries: Mayawati demands dismissal of Chhattisgarh health minister

Condemning the death of Dalit and tribal women during government sponsored sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh, BSP president Mayawati on Friday demanded immediate dismissal of the state health minister over the issue.

Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths: Probe panel formed; drug firm sealed, owners arrested
Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths: Probe panel formed; drug firm sealed, owners arrested

The Chhattisgarh government has constituted a probe panel chaired by a retired judge to investigate the botched sterilisation surgeries at Bilaspur's government-run medical camps which have so far claimed lives of 13 young women and left nearly 138 ill.

AIIMS doctors help Chhattisgarh doctors formulate sterilisation norms: JP Nadda

Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said on Friday that the four AIIMS doctors, who were sent to a mass sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh after 13 women died, have guided the doctors and helped set proper norms.

UN organisations call for accountability for Chhattisgarh deaths

 The UN Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have come out against "any forms of incentives" for adopting contraceptives and sought accountability for Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths.

Centre to provide assistance in Bilaspur tragedy probe: Nadda

Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Thursday said the Centre will provide all necessary assistance for the judicial inquiry initiated by Chhattisgarh Government in the sterilization tragedy that claimed the lives of 13 women in Bilaspur.

Take action against the guilty in Chhattisgarh sterilization deaths: JD(U)

Janata Dal (United) on Thursday demanded strong action against those responsible for the deaths in sterilization camp in Chhattisgarh and said the state government should take moral responsibility of the incident.

Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy: Raman Singh orders judicial probe, rules out resignation
Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy: Raman Singh orders judicial probe, rules out resignation

Under attack over botched sterilisation surgeries at government-run medical camps which have so far claimed lives of 13 young women in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday announced a judicial probe into the incidents.

Chhattisgarh doctor blames tainted drugs for deaths after sterilisation surgery
Chhattisgarh doctor blames tainted drugs for deaths after sterilisation surgery

The doctor whose sterilisation of 83 women in less than three hours ended in at least a dozen deaths said on Thursday the express operations were his moral responsibility and blamed adulterated medicines for the tragedy.