An executive engineer of state Water Resources Department was arrested along with his brother, a government contractor, in connection with recovery of unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs 5 crore from them in December last year, an ACB official said here today.
Main Opposition Congress on Monday boycotted the proceedings of Chhattisgarh Assembly and walked out of the House demanding dismissal of Food and Civil Supplies Minister Punnulal Mohile over the alleged "scam" in his department and a CBI probe into it.
With an aim of countering the 'anti-developmental' propaganda of Maoists, the CRPF has devised a new strategy of putting up hoardings in local dialect to seek tribals' support in construction of a National Highway in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district.
Maoists went on a rampage in parts of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar region killing two people, including a security personnel, and damaging a part of a railway line, leading to the derailment of two engines of a goods train.
A Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) constable was on Monday killed, while another was injured when a pressure bomb went off allegedly set by Maoists in the state's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police sources said.
Around 68 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the third phase of the panchayat polls held in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, even as Naxals disrupted the poll process by looting ballot boxes in the Maoist-hit Kondagaon district.
Around 70 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the second phase of the panchayat polls held in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, even as Naxals disrupted the election process by looting ballot boxes at 24 polling booths in the strife-torn Bastar region.
Expressing disappointment over some government departments spending less than the budgeted expenditure on SC/ST sub-plans, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said the heads of concerned departments will be held responsible if the targeted expenses are not met in the ongoing fiscal.