Chhattisgarh News

13,738 children go missing in Chhattisgarh in last 5 years

 As many as 13,738 children have gone missing in Chhattisgarh in about last five years prompting the government to form special police teams to trace them, state Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra said in Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.

Chhattisgarh infants death: Health minister gives clean chit to hospital, Congress demands resignation
Chhattisgarh infants death: Health minister gives clean chit to hospital, Congress demands resignation

Bilaspur: Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agrawal, who has faced Opposition's ire since the sterilisation deaths in November, has given a clean chit to a government-run hospital where at least 13 infants, most of them reportedly born premature, died last week, evoking sharp reactions from the Congress party.

Botched surgery issue rocks Chhattisgarh Assembly

The issue of sterilisation deaths in Chhattisgarh rocked the state Assembly on the opening day of Winter Session on Monday with main Opposition Congress mounting an attack on the BJP government over the tragedy and demanding resignation of Chief Minister Raman Singh.

Winter Session of Chhattisgarh Assembly begins from Monday

The Winter Session of Chhattisgarh Assembly begins tomorrow with Congress planning to corner the ruling BJP on several issues, including the botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur which claimed the lives of 13 women.

39 tribal Christians re-converted to Hinduism in Bastar: BJP MP

As many as 39 tribal Christians were re-converted to Hinduism in the Naxal-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh in October this year, a BJP MP on Saturday said.

CRPF jawan killed in landmine blast in Chhattisgarh

A CRPF jawan was killed in a landmine blast in Chhattisgarh's naxal-inflected Bijapur district on Saturday, police said.

Uniforms in garbage: CRPF finds lapses by Raipur hospital staff

An internal inquiry conducted by CRPF has found lapses on the part of hospital authorities and staff in Raipur by not following set procedures as a result of which uniforms and other belongings of martyred troops were found in a garbage dump recently in Chhattisgarh.

Three woman naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

Three women Maoists, one of them carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on her head, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said on Thursday.

Rajnath ''hurt'' on seeing blood-stained uniforms in garbage

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday said his sentiments were hurt on learning that blood-stained uniforms and boots of paramilitary personnel killed in a Maoist attack were found in a garbage dump at a government hospital in Chhattisgarh.

13 infants die at Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences

At least 13 infants, most of them reportedly born premature, died at the state government-run Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) in Bilaspur district in last week with their families alleging mismanagement and medical negligence.

Delay in sending choppers to encounter site cost lives: Cong MP

 A Congress member in Lok Sabha on Monday asked the government to explain the reported delay in rushing IAF helicopters to the site of last week's CRPF-Maoist encounter in Chhattisgarh that claimed the lives of 14 security personnel, saying the time-lag was the main reason for the fatalities.

Forces, Naxals exchange fire; laptop seized from hideout

Security forces have seized some electronic items, including a laptop and a mobile phone, from a Maoist transit hideout in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Narayanpur district after an exchange of fire with the cadres, police said on Sunday.

Chhattisgarh for change in working of plan panel

Supporting changes in the mandate and functions of the plan panel to suit the needs of states, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday said a constitutionally-formed body can replace the panel which should analyse and distribute funds to the states.

Five Naxals surrender in Chhatisgarh

Five ultras, including three women who were carrying reward on their heads, have surrendered in Naxal hit Kondagaon and Narayanpur districts of Chhatishgarh district, police said on Saturday.

Children hospitalised in Chhattisgarh after consuming mid-day meal

At least 29 children were hospitalized on Saturday after consuming mid-day meal at a school in Chhattisgarh's Korba district.

Martyrs' uniforms in garbage: Hospital authorities or cops may be at fault, says CRPF
Martyrs' uniforms in garbage: Hospital authorities or cops may be at fault, says CRPF

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday informed that a DIG-level departmental enquiry would be carried out into the recovery from a garbage dump the blood-stained uniforms of CRPF personnel who were killed in Sukma Naxal attack.

Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy: Doctor gets bail

The Bilaspur High Court on Thursday granted bail to Dr R K Gupta, an accused in the Chhattisgarh sterilisation surgery case in which 12 women lost their life in the district last month.

Sukma encounter: CRPF to increase officers in anti-Naxal ops

CRPF is mulling an increase in the number of officers in its strike teams conducting anti-Naxal operations as facts emerged in the recent encounter in Chhattisgarh that as soon as the two commanders were shot dead, Maoists pinned down the trapped troops and killed a dozen others.

Home Ministry forms committee to probe anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh
Home Ministry forms committee to probe anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh

Days after killing of 14 CRPF personnel in a Naxal attack in the Chintagufa region of South Bastar's Sukma district, the Home Ministry on Thursday set up a committee to find out what is going wrong in operations against ultras in Chhattisgarh.

Recovery of uniforms of slain CRPF men: Chhattisgarh ​govt orders probe

The Chhattisgarh government on Thursday ordered a magisterial probe into the recovery of blood stained uniforms and shoes -- of CRPF personnel killed in recent Naxal ambush in Sukma -- from a garbage dump here in a government hospital premises where their autopsies took place.

Punish those involved in insulting CRPF men: Rajnath to Chhattisgarh govt
Punish those involved in insulting CRPF men: Rajnath to Chhattisgarh govt

The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from Chhattisgarh government after blood-stained uniforms and shoes of some of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Sukma Naxal attack were on Wednesday found in a garbage bin on the hospital premises.

Govt sets up committee after Naxal attack to revisit strategy

 Government on Wednesday formed a high-level committee to review the Standard operating Procedure (SoP) to finetune the anti-Maoists strategy following the ambush early this week in which 14 CRPF personnel were killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Slain CRPF jawans' blood-stained uniforms found in dustbin
Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Slain CRPF jawans' blood-stained uniforms found in dustbin

In a shocking incident, the uniforms and shoes of the slain CRPF troopers, who were killed in a recent Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, were found in a trash bin near Dr BR Ambedkar hospital on Wednesday.

MLA Rajwade, nephew injured in mishap in Korba

Korba; An MLA and his nephew were injured when their SUV fell into a nullah while trying to avert hitting a motorcycle in Chhattisgarh's Korba district, police said.

Naxals fired on CRPF party from tree-mounted LMGs in Sukma

Naxals are suspected to have used tree-mounted light machine guns (LMGs) to spray bullets and kill 14 CRPF personnel who were passing through a village during the encounter in Sukma.

Choppers not rushed as landing area in Sukma not sanitised: IAF

 The IAF on Tuesday said it could not swiftly deploy helicopters yesterday to the area where Maoists attacked a CRPF team in Chattisgarh killing 14 personnel since there was no clarity that the landing spot in the dense forests was sanitised.

Krishna district on high alert post Chhattisgarh Naxal attack

Police were put on high alert in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh in the wake of deadly Naxal attack in neighbouring Chhattisgarh.

UP extends ex-gratia to kin of CRPF men killed in Naxal strike

Expressing heartfelt condolences towards the death of CRPF jawans in the Naxal strike in Chattishgarh yesterday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today extended an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to each of the kin of the three deceased hailing from the state.

Naxal ambush: IAF rescues injured CRPF personnel

IAF helicopters on Tuesday flew sorties and brought back the injured personnel from the encounter area in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, which left 14 CRPF jawans dead, to Jagdalpur in the state.

Maoist attack on CRPF jawans a cowardly act: RSS

A day after the Maoist attack on a CRPF team in Chhattisgarh left 14 jawans dead, RSS Tuesday condemned the incident as a "cowardly" act.