At least 17 passengers have died and 120 other injured after an engine and four coaches of Diva-Sawantwadi express derailed on Sunday morning near Nagothane in Raigarh. The mishap occurred at about 9.30 am between Nagothane and Roha stations just outside a tunnel.
Activist Ramesh Agrawal, 56, is among the six people who will be awarded the prestigious Goldman Environment Prize. However, two years after he was shot at immediately after he managed to stop Jindal Steel and Power Limited`s coal mining project in Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh, the police and courts have been unable to unravel the bigger conspiracy behind the attack.
Election Commission has identified six news articles having appeared in local newspapers in Raigarh Lok Sabh constituency as "paid news" and directed that costs incurred in publishing them be added to poll expenditure of BJP and Congress nominees.
The opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh has expelled four rebel party leaders from its membership for a period of six years and issued notices to nine others, including a party block president, for their alleged anti-party activities during the assembly polls.
Deputy Leader of Opposition in Chhattisgarh Assembly and Congress candidate from Patthalgaon constituency Rampukar Singh has been issued a notice for alleged violation of the model code of conduct at the time of filing of nomination.