Chhattisgarh News

580 km roads built in Naxal-affected areas of Chhattisgarh in 4 yrs

A total of 580 kms of roads were constructed in the past four years in the insurgency-hit regions of Chhattisgarh, a senior officer said here.

Chhattisgarh CM directs to develop three bird conservation zone in state

Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday directed to develop three places as bird conservation zones on the outskirts of the capital here.

Wanted woman Naxal held in Chhattisgarh

A woman Naxal carrying a reward of Rs 15,000 on her head was arrested from a village here, police said.

Chhattisgarh Panchayat polls: Naxals trying to regain lost base

Shaken by Chhattisgarh Police's intensive combat operations, the Naxals are trying to rebuild their base ahead of the panchayat polls by threatening the villagers to either support their candidate or boycott the elections.

CAF jawan injured in bomb blast in Chhattisgarh

A Chhattisgarh Armed Force jawan was on Wednesday injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Murdunda forest of insurgency-hit Bijapur district.

Raman Singh seeks additional central aid, special status for Chhattisgarh

 Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has sought an additional fund from Centre for modernisation of police in the naxal-hit state and also demanded a special category status for the state.

CAF jawan injured in landmine explosion in Chhattisgarh

A Chhattisgarh Armed Force jawan was injured in a landmine explosion triggered by Naxals in the state's insurgency-hit Bijapur district on Tuesday.

CRPF official killed after service rifle goes off accidentally

A 48-year-old CRPF official died here on Monday after his service rifle allegedly went off accidentally in Chhattisgarh's Dhamtari district, police said.

Naxals publicly kill two men branding them as 'informers' in Chhattisgarh

Maoists kidnapped two villagers and killed them at a 'jan adalat' (people's court) in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Narayanpur district, police said on Monday.

Chhattisgarh: Compensation hiked for death, injury on poll duty

Chhattisgarh government has hiked the compensation for its officers and employees who die or are injured while on duty during the election period.

Jawan killed in encounter with Naxals in Sukma

A jawan of the special task force of state police was killed in an encounter with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on Saturday.

Traffic police poster with Nitin Gadkari's 'caricature' kicks row
Traffic police poster with Nitin Gadkari's 'caricature' kicks row

A Traffic Police poster here courted a controversy when it featured an alleged caricature of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari after which its copies were recalled.

World Bank to give aid for building toilets in Chhattisgarh

World Bank will extend financial aid to build toilets in tribal-dominated villages of Chhattisgarh under Centre's flagship 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

Tantrik rapes minor girl in Chhattisgarh

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a witch doctor (tantrik) at Amalibhata village in Korba district in Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday.

Naxals kill 30-yr-old man in Chhattisgarh for being 'police informer'

Naxals axed to death a 30-year-old man at a village in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district on suspicion of him being a police informer.

Jheeram attack was against democratic setup of the state: NIA

The Jheeram valley attack by naxals, which almost wiped out top Congress leadership in Chhattisgarh in 2013, was part of a tactical counter offensive campaign (TCOC) by ultras against the democratic set-up of the state government, according to the final chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Video clip showing Naxals training to gun down choppers 'probably fake'

Intelligence agencies have described as 'probably fake' a video footage that purportedly shows Naxals conducting a ‘commando-style’ training to gun down helicopters, used to ferry security personnel and VIPs in Chhattisgarh’s worst insurgency-hit Bastar region.

Women unsafe in BJP rule in Chhattisgarh: Congress

Women are not safe in the BJP government's rule in Chhattisgarh, main Opposition in the state, Congress has alleged.

Doctor suspended on rape charges in Chhattisgarh's Durg

A medical officer of a government-run hospital in Durg district of Chhattisgarh was on Saturday suspended for allegedly raping a student, senior government officials said.

One jawan martyred during Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh

One jawan was killed while four others got injured during a Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district.

Chhattisgarh Police to counter Maoist strategies to shoot down chopper

In light of videos emerging of a Maoist unit training to shoot down the choppers of security forces, the Chhattisgarh Police on Friday stated that it would study the videos and counteract the strategies of the ultras.

Video clip shows Naxals training to gun down choppers

Raipur: A rare video footage of Maoists purportedly showing the rebels conducting a 'commando-style' training to gun down helicopters, used to ferry security personnel and VIPs in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Bastar region, has been recovered by police.

Woman among five Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

 Five Naxals, four of them carrying cash rewards of up to Rs 3 lakh on their heads, have surrendered before police in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region.

Two cops, doctor held for raping college student in Chhattisgarh

A doctor working in a government hospital and two police constables were on Thursday arrested for allegedly raping a 22-year-old college student in Chhattisgarh's Durg district.

Anti-Naxal ops: 1st 'field hospital' for injured troops in Chhattisgarh

A first-of-its kind 'battle field hospital' is being set up deep inside the Naxal hotbed of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh which will provide immediate first aid to injured CRPF and other security forces officials undertaking anti-Maoist operations.

14-year-old molested by hostel superintendent in Raipur

A 14-year-old student was allegedly molested by hostel superintendent in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said on Tuesday.

14-year-old molested by hostel superintendent in Chhattisgarh

A 14-year-old student was allegedly molested by hostel superintendent in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said on Tuesday.

Bear mauls forest official in Chhattisgarh's Surjapur
Bear mauls forest official in Chhattisgarh's Surjapur

Raipur: A middle-aged man employed with the Chhattisgarh Forest Department died after he was attacked by a full-grown bear in the dense forests of Surjapur on Monday.

Congress manages to do well in Chhattisgarh civic body polls

 After suffering crushing defeats in Assembly and parliamentary polls in the past year, Congress put up a good show in the Chhattisgarh civic body elections and won four out of ten municipal seats, while the ruling BJP was reduced to from six to four.

Transgender Madhu Kinnar wins Raigarh mayoral election in Chhattisgarh

A eunuch on Sunday scripted history by winning the Mayor's election in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh Municipal Corporation, defeating his nearest rival from BJP.