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Seven Maoist cadres held in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district

Seven Maoists, including two women, were on Friday arrested from Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district here.

CRPF seeks tribals' support to thwart evil designs of Maoists

With an aim of countering the 'anti-developmental' propaganda of Maoists, the CRPF has devised a new strategy of putting up hoardings in local dialect to seek tribals' support in construction of a National Highway in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district.

Chhattisgarh: Hostel superintendent, aide booked for forcing girls into obscene chats

The Superintendent of a hostel for destitute children and her associate has been booked for allegedly forcing minor girls into obscene phone chats and attempting to trade them in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, police said on Thursday.

Chhattisgarh ​govt's order allowing employees to join RSS kicks up a row

The Chhattisgarh government has kicked up a controversy with a notification that allows its employees to join RSS and attend "shakhas", evoking sharp criticism from the Congress which on Thursday demanded its immediate withdrawal.

Chhattisgarh ​govt allows staff to join apolitical activities of Sangh

Employees of the Chhattisgarh government will now be able to attend "shakhas" of RSS with the ruling BJP lifting the ban on their participation in "non political activities" of the Sangh Pariwar.

Three killed as jeep falls into pond in Chandigarh

An elderly couple and their minor granddaughter were killed and 10 others injured when the jeep they were travelling in fell into a pond in Surajpur district, police said today.

Two policemen injured in bomb blast by Naxals

Two police jawans were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district on Friday, police said.

Maoists go on rampage in parts of Bastar region, kill 2

Maoists went on a rampage in parts of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar region killing two people, including a security personnel, and damaging a part of a railway line, leading to the derailment of two engines of a goods train.

 Naxal violence close to its end in Chhattisgarh due to sacrifices of security forces: Raman Singh
Naxal violence close to its end in Chhattisgarh due to sacrifices of security forces: Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said on Thursday that due to the efforts of security forces, Naxal violence was close to its end in the state.

STF jawan killed in naxal encounter in Chhattisgarh

A Special Task Force jawan was killed in an encounter between security forces and naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district on Thursday.

BSNL to install 246 mobile towers in Naxal-affected areas

Government-run telecom major BSNL would be installing 246 mobile towers in two phases in the Naxal-affected areas of Chhattisgarh to improve phone connectivity there, an official said.

Five naxals surrender in Bijapur

Five Naxals, three of them carrying cash reward, on Wednesday surrendered in insurgency-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh citing disappointment over exploitation of lower rank cadres and women by senior leaders.

Naxals kill jawan in Chhattisgarh

A police jawan was killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said on Tuesday.

CAF constable killed, another injured in alleged Maoist blast in Sukma

A Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) constable was on Monday killed, while another was injured when a pressure bomb went off allegedly set by Maoists in the state's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police sources said.

10 persons tested positive for swine flu in Chhattisgarh

As many as 10 persons have tested positive for swine flu in Chhattisgarh in the past one-and-half month while no death has been reported so far due to the deadly H1N1 virus.

Chhattisgarh to invest Rs 10K crore in new capital city

 Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday said it would be investing Rs 10,000 crore over the next 2-3 years in Naya Raipur, the upcoming new capital city, to turn it into a smart and electronic city.

Minor girl kidnapped, gang-raped in Chhattisgarh; two held

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by four youths in Chhattisgarh's Durg district, police said on Wednesday.

Minor girl kidnapped, gang-raped in Chhattisgarh; 2 held

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by four youths in Chhattisgarh's Durg district, police said on Wednesday.

States should get flexibility to change central schemes: Raman Singh

States should get power to carry out changes in central schemes to suit regional needs, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said here on Sunday.

IED found from Naxal-hit area in Chhattisgarh

A 6 kg pressure bomb, planted by Naxals to harm security personnel was found in Maoist-hit Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Friday.

Chhattisgarh ranked first in providing domestic tap connection in 2014-15

Chhattisgarh has bagged the top position in the country for providing the highest number of domestic water tap connections in 2014-15 under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).

68% turnout in 3rd phase of Chhattisgarh panchayat polls

Around 68 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the third phase of the panchayat polls held in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, even as Naxals disrupted the poll process by looting ballot boxes in the Maoist-hit Kondagaon district.

EC recommends removal of Dantewada collector

Chhattisgarh State Election Commission on Wednesday said it has recommended the removal of collector of Dantewada district for defying its directive during the ongoing panchayat polls.

Botched cataract surgery: Trust that held eye camp to be banned in Chhattisgarh

Over two years after botched-up cataract surgeries led to 14 people losing vision in Chhattisgarh's Mahasamund district, the state health department has decided to ban the trust which had organised the eye camp from holding such activities for three years.

Four injured as Naxals target passenger bus in Chhattisgarh

Four persons, including a woman, were on Monday injured as a private passenger bus they were travelling in was hit by a landmine blast triggered by the Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district.

Chhattisgarh: Probe begins in Naxal ambush; "informant" under police lens

A probe has begun into the Maoist ambush in which two policemen, including an SHO, were killed in Kanker district as Chhattisgarh police suspect a "fake informant" possibly mislead the patrolling team into a trap.

Chhattisgarh ​Naxal ambush: SHO among two cops killed, eight hurt
Chhattisgarh ​Naxal ambush: SHO among two cops killed, eight hurt

Two policemen, including an SHO, were killed and eight others injured when Maoists ambushed a joint patrolling squad in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Monday.

Chhattisgarh panchayat polls: 70% voter turnout in 2nd phase

Around 70 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the second phase of the panchayat polls held in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, even as Naxals disrupted the election process by looting ballot boxes at 24 polling booths in the strife-torn Bastar region.

Six held for murder of newborn girl

Six persons have been arrested in connection with the killing of a newborn baby girl delivered by a 17-year-old tribal girl at a government hostel in Chhattisgarh's Koriya district, police said on Thursday.

Congress suspends two Chhattisgarh legislators

 The prolonged tussle within the Congress in Chhattisgarh took a fresh turn Wednesday as the party suspended two legislators -- known to be die-hard supporters of former chief minister Ajit Jogi -- for "anti-party activities".