Chhattisgarh News

CRPF exchanges fire with naxalites in Sukma
CRPF exchanges fire with naxalites in Sukma

A gun-battle took place between CoBRA forces and Naxalites in a dense forest of Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district today, police said.

Kindergarten student raped by school director

A five-year-old kindergarten student was allegedly raped by a school director in the Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh, a senior police official said here on Thursday.

Chhattisgarh: Naxalites gun down Salwa Judum member in Bijapur

A 45-year-old man who was an active member of the now-disbanded Salwa Judum was shot dead by suspected Naxalites in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said on Wednesday.

Chhattisgarh police engages Maoist cadres in gun-battle

Security forces seized a huge cache of Maoist-related materials after a gun-battle with the insurgents in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, a police official said here on Sunday.

Senior STF officer killed, one injured in naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

 A Special Task Force (STF) official was killed and a jawan injured when naxals ambushed a team of security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar district on Saturday, police said.

CRPF men help plough fields to win over tribals in Sukma

They are trained to supervise law and order operations and counter insurgency, but the CRPF personnel, in a novel initiative, are helping farmers in ploughing their fields through tractors to win the hearts of tribals in Chhattisgarh's worst Naxal-hit Sukma district.

'Loopholes' in Chhattisgarh nun-rape probe: NHRC

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday pointed out "deficiencies" into the probe of a nun's alleged rape in Chhattisgarh in June and sought action taken report from top authorities of the state government on its recommendations within six weeks.

Four Naxalites arrested in Chhattisgarh

Four Naxalites, including a couple carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh each, were on Thursday arrested from separate villages in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said.

Salwa Judum making a comeback in Bastar: Prashant Bhushan

A group of activists on Tuesday claimed that the Salwa Judum movement is "making a comeback" in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, and alleged that it was being done to drive away the tribal people from their land.

Maoist camp busted in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district

Security forces busted a Maoist camp after a fierce gun battle in Chhattisgarh's insurgency- hit Kanker district, a day ahead of Independence Day, police official said here on Friday.

Minor girl molested in school by peon in Chhattisgarh​

A Class VI student was allegedly molested by a peon at a government school in Chhattisgarh's Korba district, police said on Friday.

Modern agriculture can boost Chhattisgarh's economy: Minister

Introduction of modern day best practices of agriculture, adapted to Indian needs, has potential to boost Chhattisgarh's economy in a big way, a senior minister from the state has said.

Chhattisgarh PDS scam: Approach HC, SC tells petitioners

 The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked petitioners seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into the public distribution system (PDS) scam in Chhattisgarh to approach the high court as it was in a better position to address the issue.

Less than average rain in five Chhattisgarh districts

 With five of the 27 districts in Chhattisgarh receiving less than average rainfall so far, the state government has asked officials to ensure water supply for standing crops and allow pumping of water from rivers.

Seven Maoist cadres held in Chhattisgarh

Seven Maoist cadres were arrested from separate places in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, a police official said here on Monday.

Naxals torch 4 vehicles in Chhattisgarh

Four vehicles engaged in construction work were set ablaze allegedly by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district today.

Four naxals held in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district

Four naxals were on Friday arrested during a joint search operation in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said.

Naxalism making a huge dent into Chhattisgarh GDP: Raman

Chief Minister Raman Singh Friday admitted that the problem of Naxalism is putting a huge dent into the GDP of Chhattisgarh, as the government has to spend huge amount of money towards rebuilding infrastructure and inducting police personnel.

A village comes back to life in Chhattisgarh

The decade-long desertion of Bhejji has now come to an end as its natives, who fled the village in the aftermath of Salwa Judum militia clash, have started returning and resettling in one of the worst Naxal-hit places in Chhattisgarh.

Three Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists, carrying cash reward of Rs 1 lakh on their heads, on Wednesday surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kondagaon district, police said.

IED packed in tiffin box recovered in Chhattisgarh

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED), suspected to have planted by Maoists, was on Wednesday recovered from a road in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said.

26 Naxals held in police crackdown in Chhattisgarh

In a major crackdown on the outlawed CPI (Maoist), 26 Naxals?have been arrested from different places in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district over past three days, police said on Wednesday.

Proxy was caught giving exam in place of this Chhattisgarh minister's wife

 A dummy candidate has allegedly appeared in place of state Education Minister Kedar Kashyap's wife for a post-graduation exam conducted by an open university held in Bastar district Tuesday.


Maoists blow up bridge in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district

Maoists on Tuesday blew up a bridge over a rivulet in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, severing the road link between the district headquarters town and the strategically important Sarkeguda village, police said.

No slaughter house in Chhattisgarh till BJP is in power: CM

 The Chhattisgarh Government is committed to protection of cows and no slaughter house will be allowed to come up in the BJP-ruled State, Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday said.

Chhattisgarh: Naxals set drill machine on fire in NMDC's mine area

 Naxals stormed into a mining region of the state-run NMDC in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district and set ablaze a drill machine and a vehicle, police said today.

Sukma women march against Reds, call them 'murderers of tribals'

In a first, hundreds of women, including victims of naxal violence, have snubbed the naxals publicly and taken out a rally opposing their 'Martyrs Week' in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district.

Farmer's suicide: Senior forest officer suspended in Raipur, two shunted

 A forest range officer was suspended and two other officials were transferred after a 35-year-old farmer committed suicide allegedly due to delay in getting compensation for his crop which was destroyed by elephants last year in Chhattisgarh's Korba district.

Three Maoists killed on Odisha-Chhattishgarh border

Three Maoists, including two women, were gunned down in an encounter with security personnel at Tandiki forest area close to the Malkangiri-Chhattisgarh border on Friday, police said.

Security stepped up in Chhattisgarh's Bastar in view of Naxals' 'martyrdom week'

Security in the naxal-affected Bastar region of Chhattisgarh has been intensified in the view of a call given by maoists to observe a 'martyrdom week' from tomorrow, police said on Monday.