Chhattisgarh News

Three new ministers in Chhattisgarh

Three new faces were included in the Raman Singh-led Chhattisgarh government on Friday in the long awaited Cabinet expansion.

Three new ministers inducted in Chhattisgarh Cabinet expansion
Three new ministers inducted in Chhattisgarh Cabinet expansion

In the first expansion of the 18-month-old BJP government in Chhattisgarh after it stormed to power for third consecutive time in 2013, three new ministers were on Friday inducted into the Raman Singh-led Cabinet, taking the strength to 13.

Senior Chhattisgarh Congress leader Khunte booked for cheating

The police have registered a case of cheating against former Member of Parliament and Chhattisgarh Congress vice president PR Khunte, a police official said on Thursday.

13 private hospitals in Chhattisgarh under scanner for 'irregularities'

The Chhattisgarh government has taken action against 13 private hospitals across the state for alleged failure to provide proper facilities to patients under the health insurance schemes.

Chhattisgarh to observe 'Anti-Terrorism Day' on May 21

Chhattisgarh government would observe 'Anti-terrorism Day' in the state on May 21, which marks the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Six get lifer for killing boy in human sacrifice ritual

A local court on Monday awarded life imprisonment to six people, including a couple, for killing a four-year-old boy in a human sacrifice ritual in 2014 in the state's Janjgir-Champa district.

5 Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

Five Maoists, including two women surrendered before police, a day after three police personnel and two Naxals were killed in a gun-battle with security personnel in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district.

Rajnath Singh may soon visit Naxal-affected Sukma in Chhattisgarh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh may soon visit Sukma, one of the worst Naxal-affected districts in Chhattisgarh.

Tribal girl raped by headmaster in Chhattisgarh

A 15-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped several times over a period of three years by a government school headmaster in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district following which she became pregnant, police said on Monday.

Chhatisgarh: Two cops, Maoists killed in gunbattle in Bijapur
Chhatisgarh: Two cops, Maoists killed in gunbattle in Bijapur

 Two policemen and as many Maoists were on Sunday killed in a gunbattle between security personnel and ultras in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.

Chhattisgarh DM in hot water for wearing sunglasses while receiving PM

Chhattisgarh IAS officer Amit Kataria, who wore a blue striped shirt and sunglasses while receiving Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, has got a stern warning from the state government for violation of dress code and protocol.

Naxal involved in landmine blast held in Chhattisgarh

A Naxal, who was allegedly involved in attack on a police anti-landmine vehicle in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

Mild tremors in Chhattisgarh as strong quake jolts Nepal, India

Mild tremors were experienced in several cities of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday after a strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on Richter scale epicenter in Nepal shook several states in North and East India.

CRPF jawan deployed for anti-Naxal ops in CG kills self

A CRPF jawan deployed in the anti-Naxal operations grid in Chhattisgarh today allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself from his service rifle.

Rail officer suspended for delay in dispatching PM's vehicles

A parcel supervisor of Bilaspur division of South East Central Railway was today suspended for the delay in transportation of bullet-proof vehicles of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's convoy to New Delhi after his visit to Chhattisgarh two days ago.

Man burns children to death in Chhattisgarh after woman resists rape

Two children were allegedly burnt to death by a man after their aunt successfully managed to resist being raped by him in Chhattisgarh's Durg district on Monday, a senior police official said here.

Chhattisgarh seeks Naga battalions to take on Naxals

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has sought battalions of Nagaland armed police force personnel, experts in jungle warfare, from the Union Home Ministry to take on Naxals in his state.

Anti-Maoist campaign to be launched in Bastar from May 25

'Salwa Judum' founder Mahendra Karma's son Chhavindra Karma and several leaders of the disbanded anti-Maoist civil militia will launch an anti-Maoist campaign in Bastar from May 25.

Sukma hostage crisis: Rajnath Singh calls Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh
Sukma hostage crisis: Rajnath Singh calls Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

After one of the 250 villagers abducted by Maoists was killed in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dantewada on yesterday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday had a telephonic conversation with state Chief Minister Raman Singh over the incident.

Macabre drama of death will end: PM Modi on Naxalism

Making the first prime ministerial visit in three decades to this Maoist hotbed, Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the ultras to shed the gun and put an end to mindless deaths in favour of peace.

Maoists abduct villagers hours before PM Modi's visit, free all but one beaten to death in Chhattisgarh
Maoists abduct villagers hours before PM Modi's visit, free all but one beaten to death in Chhattisgarh

The hostage-taking incident in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district has ended. One hostage was killed, while others were set free by the Maoists after abducting nearly 250 people on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to neighbouring Dantewada.

Efforts on to rescue hostages in Chhattisgarh: Rajnath Singh

Reacting to 'hostage' situation in Chhattisgarh during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on Saturday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here said the government was fighting against naxalism and efforts were on to rescue villagers.

Naxals oppose Modi's Chhattisgarh visit, create disturbances

Naxals went on rampage in several parts of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar region, damaging rail tracks on Kirandul-Visakhapatnam route and blocking roads, as a part of their bandh call opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state today, police said.

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh confirms Maoists holding over 200 hostages
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh confirms Maoists holding over 200 hostages

A hostage situation is continuing since last night in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh where around 250 villagers were seized by Maoist rebels on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to neighbouring Dantewada.

Edu-friendly turf must to attract children to schools: Experts

 With a high number of out-of-school children in Chhattisgarh, experts say the thrust should be given to establish an education-friendly environment and ensure basic facilities to attract children to educational institutes in the tribal-dominated state.

PM urges Naxals to shun violence in Chhattisgarh: As it happened
PM urges Naxals to shun violence in Chhattisgarh: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh to take stock of socio-economic development initiatives being taken there.

Stage prepared for PM Modi's public rally in Raipur collapses, over 50 injured
Stage prepared for PM Modi's public rally in Raipur collapses, over 50 injured

At least 50 people were on Friday injured when a stage set up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Chhattisgarh's Bastar region here collapsed due to heavy thundershowers.

Maoists block road in Kanker ahead of PM Modi's visit to Chhattisgarh

A day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, Maoists today blocked a main road in insurgency-hit Kanker district by felling trees and put up banners, opposing the visit.

PM to visit Naxal-affected Dantewada in Chhattisgarh tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday to take stock of socio-economic development initiatives being taken there.

Married woman raped in Chhattisgarh, six held

A 33-year-old married woman was allegedly raped and then threatened with dire consequences in the district here following which six persons were arrested on Tuesday, police said.