Chhattisgarh News

Police exchange fire with Naxals in Bastar, couple held

A gun battle took place between police and Naxals on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district in which no casualties were reported while a Naxal couple, allegedly involved in an attack on BSF post in Kanker district earlier this week was arrested.

Police exchange fire with Naxals in Bastar

Police on Saturday exchanged fire with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district, but no casualties were reported on either side.

Chhattisgarh BSF camp attack: Maoist couple nabbed

A Naxal couple, allegedly involved in the gun-battle at Chhote Baithiya BSF post in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district earlier this week, were arrested on Saturday.

Chhattisgarh demands sugarcane research institute from Centre

Chhattisgarh government has demanded from the Centre to set up a sugarcane research institute in the state to encourage sugarcane cultivation.

Chhattisgarh police STF coming up as good force: CRPF DG

The Special Task Force (STF) of Chhattisgarh police, which lost seven personnel in an ambush last week, has come in for praise from the CRPF boss for undertaking independent operations "more often" to check the Maoist menace in the state.

President on two-day visit to Chhattisgarh, Bihar from tomorrow

President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a two-day tour of Chhattisgarh and Bihar beginning tomorrow.

Tribal girl's killing: Chhattisgarh CID files murder case

The Chhattisgarh CID has registered a murder case in the killing of a minor tribal girl in an alleged fake encounter in 2011, based on the findings of a judicial inquiry into the incident.

Naxals kill abducted police constable in Chhattisgarh

The body of a police constable, who had been abducted by the Naxals last week, was today found on a road in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

Naxals kill abducted police constable in Chhattisgarh

The body of a police constable, who had been abducted by the Naxals last week, was today found on a road in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

Martyrs issue: Congress demands apology from Chhattisgarh CM

Congress on Thursday demanded an apology from Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over the state police demanding back Rs 10,000, it had spent on performing the last rites of a Special Police Officer, felled in an encounter with Naxals, from his family.

Chhattisgarh CM suspends officer for asking martyr's family to return money

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday said the official who issued a notice to the family of martyred Special Police Officer (SPO) Kishore Pandey, has been suspended.

Chhattisgarh: Officer, who asked martyred SPO's family to return money given for funeral, suspended
Chhattisgarh: Officer, who asked martyred SPO's family to return money given for funeral, suspended

Taking a strong action, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday said the official, who issued a notice to the family of martyred Special Police Officer (SPO) Kishore Pandey for return of Rs 10,000 spent on his funeral, has been suspended.

Eight IAS officers transferred in Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh government has transferred eight Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers in the state.

Dantewada landmine blast martyrs get tearful ceremonial send-off

Security personnel martyred by a landmine blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District on Monday, were given a tearful ceremonial send-off, including a guard of honour.

High alert in Maoist-hit districts post-Chhatisgarh attack

 In the wake of a series of Naxal attacks on securitymen in neighbouring Chhattisgarh, a high alert was on Tuesday sounded in Maoist-hit districts of Odisha, particularly in the southern region.

Naxals set on fire construction machine in Kanker

Naxals on Monday torched a `poclain (excavating) machine' engaged in construction work in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said.

Chhattisgarh CM strongly condemns Maoist attack in Dantewada

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh strongly condemned the Maoist attack in Dantewada district in which five security personnel were killed on Monday.

Naxals step up attacks in Chhattisgarh; 6 cops killed, 8 hurt
Naxals step up attacks in Chhattisgarh; 6 cops killed, 8 hurt

Six security personnel were killed and eight injured in back-to-back attacks by Naxals in insurgency-hit districts of Chhattisgarh, which has seen a string of strikes by the red ultras in the past three days.

BSF jawan killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Kanker, IEDs recovered
BSF jawan killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Kanker, IEDs recovered

One BSF jawan was killed in yet another daring attack by Naxals in the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh in the wee hours of Monday.

Chattisgarh Naxal attack: Bodies of seven cops killed in ambush recovered
Chattisgarh Naxal attack: Bodies of seven cops killed in ambush recovered

More than 24 hours after the attack, police on Sunday retrieved the bodies of seven STF personnel killed Saturrday in a Naxal ambush in Polampalli forests in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

Second Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh in 24 hours, 17 trucks set ablaze
Second Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh in 24 hours, 17 trucks set ablaze

In a second Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh in 24 hours, 17 trucks carrying iron ore have been set on fire.

Naxal ambush: Bad weather, hostile terrain hit evacuation task
Naxal ambush: Bad weather, hostile terrain hit evacuation task

 Bad weather and hostile terrain have hampered the evacuation operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district where armed rebels had yesterday ambushed a team of Special Task Force killing seven personnel.

Sukma Naxal attack: Chhattisgarh govt to honour martyrs

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday lauded the efforts and bravery of the jawans who were martyred in the Sukma encounter.

Chhattisgarh CM condemns Maoist attack on policemen

 Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday strongly condemned the Maoist attack on policemen in Sukma district, terming it a "cowardly" and "shameful" act of violence and directed officials to track down the rebels involved in the strike.

Sonia Gandhi concerned over continuing Maoist attacks in Chhattisgarh

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday expressed grave concern over continuing Naxal attacks in Chhatisgarh in the wake of killing of seven policemen in a fresh incident in Sukma district.

Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, seven STF jawans killed, 12 injured
Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, seven STF jawans killed, 12 injured

Seven policemen were killed and 10 injured in Naxal encounter in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday.

Nursing course included in Chhattisgarh govt scholarship programme

The Chhattisgarh Government has included nursing course in its scholarship programme for the children of tendu patta workers in the Naxal-affected region.

C'garh: 36 workers of Youth Congress detained for holding protest

 Thirty six workers of the Youth Congress and its state unit chief were today detained for holding protest to press for their various demands, police said.

Constable commits suicide in Chhattisgarh

A policeman, who was part of a minister's convoy, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in insurgency-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, an official said on Monday.

Yogendra Yadav to meet AAP volunteers in C'garh, Lucknow

Ahead of a crucial convention of rebel AAP leaders next week, dissident Yogendra Yadav is pulling out all the stops and holding meetings in Chandigarh and Lucknow to muster support among the volunteers of the party that has been rocked by differences among its top brass.