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Mineral-rich Bastar gets flight service
Raipur, Sep 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday virtually inaugurated a 72-seat regular flight linking Jagdalpur in Bastar region with Raipur and Hyderabad, which will greatly shorten the time taken by road journey.
2020-09-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Business/Economy
IIT Roorkee joins Eckovation to offer online certification programme
Roorkee, Sep 16 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) on Wednesday announced that it has inked a MoU with online learning platform Eckovation to offer online executive programmes for students.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Technology
'Chhattisgarh could see 90K Covid cases by month-end'
Raipur, Sep 4 (IANS) Between 60,000 and 90,000 coronavirus positive cases can emerge in the state in September, Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo said on Friday, adding that "now we are passing through a phase of very active infection".
2020-09-05
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Health/Medicine
Chhattisgarh's single-day Covid caseload crosses 2K
Raipur, Sep 3 (IANS) Chhattisgarh on Wednesday recorded the worst ever single-day spike in the number of Covid-19 cases with over 2,000 fresh patients and 12 fatalities, including a senior BJP leader and former Mayor.
2020-09-03
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Health/Medicine
Chhattisgarh records 6% higher GST revenue collection
Raipur, Sep 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh recorded a 6 percent higher collection of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in August this year, compared to the same month last year.
2020-09-02
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Business/Economy
Centre should take loan to compensate GST losses to states: Baghel
Raipur, Aug 31 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Monday that the Central Government should provide Rs 2,828 crore to Chhattisgarh as GST compensation for 2020-21 and added that the Centre should itself take loan from the RBI instead of asking the states to do so.
2020-08-31
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Chhattisgarh CM urges PM not to privatise Nagarnar steel plant
Raipur, Aug 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider the decision to privatise the Nagarnar steel plant in Bastar, saying the move has led to tribal discontent which Naxalites are likely to exploit.
2020-08-27
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
IIT Roorkee finds breakthrough for treatment against deadly infection
Roorkee, Aug 25 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) on Tuesday said that its researchers have demonstrated that vaccination using a fungal strain protein can protect against systemic candidiasis (C tropicalis) infection in a mice model.
2020-08-25
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Health/Medicine
Baghel urges Rahul Gandhi to take charge of Congress again
Raipur, Aug 23 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has urged former Congress President Rahul Gandhi to take charge of the party again so that it reaches new heights after overcoming the present crisis and urged dissident leaders not to go public with their disagreements.
2020-08-23
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
IAF chopper crew rescue man stuck in dam water
Raipur, Aug 17 (IANS) An IAF chopper crew on Monday morning rescued a man stuck for around 16 hours in the fast flowing water of Khutaghat dam in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district.
2020-08-17
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
IIT Roorkee joins Coursera to launch 2 AI, ML programmes
Roorkee, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee ((IIT-R) in partnership with leading online learning platform Coursera on Thursday launched two new online certificate programmes for professionals looking to build skills in data science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Technology,Education
NMDC sees sharp rise in iron ore production, sales
Raipur, Aug 4 (IANS) Mining major NMDC Ltd, India's largest iron ore producer, has recorded a sharp rise in overall production and sales in July 2020 as compared to the corresponding period in July 2019, despite the pandemic, a company statement said on Tuesday.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Business/Economy
C'garh's proposal to replace 5 coal mines accepted: Joshi
Raipur, July 31 (IANS) The Centre has accepted the Chhattisgarh government's suggestion to replace five of the nine mines put for commercial coal auction in the state, Union Minister for Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi announced on Friday.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Chhattisgarh has over 8,000 Covid-19 cases now
Raipur, July 28 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Covid-19 tally crossed the 8,000 mark on Tuesday with 277 fresh cases reported from across the state, officials said.
2020-07-28
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Health/Medicine
Chhattisgarh unveils country's first 'Godhan Nyay Yojana'
Raipur, July 20 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday launched his government's flagship programme 'Godhan Nyay Yojana', the first of its kind initiative in the country for buying cow dung from those having cattle to be turned into eco-friendly vermi-compost.
2020-07-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Chhattisgarh first state to buy cow dung from farmers
Raipur, July 20 (IANS) Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday launched the 'Godhan Nyaya Yojana' in 2,408 rural areas and 377 urban areas during the first phase of the scheme in the state.
2020-07-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Business/Economy
IIT-R develops device to disinfect personal belongings
Roorkee, July 2 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) announced on Thursday that they have developed a disinfection box that can be used for sterilising a wide variety of personal belongings to reduce the transmission risk of Covid-19.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Health/Medicine
Chhattisgarh's martyr Ganesh was set to marry
Raipur, June 17 (IANS) Ganesh Ram Kunjam (27), one of the 20 Indian soldiers killed in a clash with Chinese forces in Galwan Valley along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh region, was all set to marry during his next visit to Gidhali village in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district. His family members are in total shock but hailed his supreme sacrifice for the country.
2020-06-17
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security
NMDC Ltd faces tough time as Chhattisgarh hardens stand
Raipur, June 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has toughened its stand against public sector iron ore mining giant NMDC Ltd and served notice to the company for storing iron ore outside the lease area at its massive mining complexes at Bailadila hills in the state's Datenwada district.
2020-06-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Business/Economy,Politics
Covid kills two in Chhattisgarh, 113 fresh cases
Raipur, June 14 (IANS) Coronavirus claimed the lives of two more persons in Chhattisgarh while 113 fresh patients were detected across the state, Health Department officials said on Sunday.
2020-06-14
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Health/Medicine
Upset over economic loss, C'garh farmer destroys papaya, banana crops
Raipur, June 14 (IANS) An anguished Chhattisgarh farmer razed his standing crop of papaya and banana, spread over 50 acres, after failing to get adequate market price due to conditions created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-06-14
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Business/Economy
Ajit Jogi: Clever, confident and ever controversial (Obituary)
Raipur, May 29 (IANS) Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi (1946-2020) will always be remembered as one who could have put his immense political and administrative acumen to better use to give Chhattisgarh a head-start as its first Chief Minister.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Chhattisgarh reports first Covid death, but only 3 new cases
Raipur, May 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh officially reported the first death due to Covid-19 even as it found comfort on Wednesday after many tense days, with only three persons turning coronavirus positive.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Health/Medicine
Chhattisgarh CM objects to flights' resumption without SOP
Raipur, May 23 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday denounced the Centre's decision to resume domestic flights from May 25 allegedly without following any standard operating procedure and said that effective steps were lacking to check the spread of Covid-19.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chhattisgarh to launch Nyay scheme for farmers on May 21
Raipur, May 18 (IANS) A whopping 20 lakh farmers will benefit from the Chhattisgarh government's Kisan Nyay Yojana under which funds for paddy, maize and sugarcane (rabi) crops will be transferred to the farmers' bank accounts on the basis of the area registered in kharif year 2019.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
COVID-19: Six new cases in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, May 15 (IANS) Six more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Chhattisgarh on Friday, taking the total such cases in the state to 66, a health official said. No coronavirus death has so far been reported in the state.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Health/Medicine
Badrinath temple opens, first prayers held on Modi's behalf
Chamoli (Uttarakhand), May 15 (IANS) The gates of the Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand were opened at 4.30 a.m. on Friday and the first prayers to Lord Badri Vishal were performed on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Religion
Trooper killed in Maoist encounter in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, May 11 (IANS) A 32-year-old Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable was on Monday killed in a gun battle between a group of Maoists and a joint team of security personnel in a densely forested area in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.
2020-05-11
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Terrorism
Ajit Jogi's condition extremely serious: Son
Raipur, May 9 (IANS) Ajit Jogi, former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, has been battling for life at a private hospital, here on Saturday, following cardiac arrest, according to doctors and his family members.
2020-05-09
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Jogi has heart attack, is stable
Raipur, May 9 (IANS) Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi, the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, suffered a cardiac arrest and was hospitalised here in a critical condition on Saturday. His wife, Renu Jogi, a senior doctor, said his condition is serious but stable. He will under observation for 48 hours.
2020-05-09
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
14 returned migrants test Covid-19 positive in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, May 3 (IANS) There is a sudden spike in Covid-19 active cases in Chhattisgarh. Fourteen migrant labourers who returned to the state recently tested positive on Sunday.
2020-05-03
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Health/Medicine
Woman with UK travel history first COVID-19 case in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, March 19 (IANS) A young woman with a travel history to London has tested positive for coronavirus infection in Chhattisgarh, the first such case in the state, Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo confirmed on Thursday.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National
Three American tourists lost in Uttarakhand forests rescued
Dehra Dun, Feb 23 (IANS) Three American tourists, who were lost in the forests of the Rajaji National Park near here after an impulsive decision to see it, were rescued by the police on Sunday after an over seven-hour-long search operation, police said.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Environment/Wildlife
Woman Maoist killed in shootout in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Feb 19 (IANS) A woman Maoist was killed in a shootout between security forces and Maoists in deep forested area in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
CRPF trooper hurt in Naxal attack dies
Raipur, Feb 18 (IANS) Of the six Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers injured in the February 10 Naxalite attack in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, Ajit Kumar Singh succumbed to injuries at Narayana Hospital, here on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 girls from Chhattigarh selected for National Bravery Awards
Raipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Two girls from Chhattigarh are among the 22 children selected for the National Bravery Awards to be presented by President Ram Kovind in New Delhi on Republic Day.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National
Oppn parties boycott Chhattigarh Guv address
Raipur, Jan 16 (IANS) In an unprecedented event, the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly witnessed a boycott of the Governor's address by main opposition parties on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Rahul Gandhi kicks off tribal dance fest in Raipur
Raipur, Dec 27 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi inaugurated a 3-day National Tribal Dance Festival in Raipur on Friday.
2019-12-27
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Gandhi, cow & village - Cong's new mantra in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Oct 11 (IANS) Prioritising development of the rural economy, Chhattisgarh's Bhupesh Baghel government has linked it to the Gandhian model of 'Gram Swaraj' and the cow.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Fresh trouble for Ajit Jogi over caste status
Raipur, Aug 30 (IANS) Former Chief Minister and Chhattisgarh Janata Congress founder Ajit Jogi faced more trouble on Friday when an FIR was registered against him in Bilaspur police station following a panel report refusing to recognise him as a tribal.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Chhattisgarh couple top Public Service Commission exam
Raipur, July 27 (IANS) In possibly the first such instance, a husband-wife duo has topped the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission examination, claiming the first and second ranks.
2019-07-27
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Human Interest/Society
Drought-like situation in 20 districts of Chhattisgarh
Raipur, July 26 (IANS) Poor rains in 20 districts of Chhattisgarh has led to drought-like situation which could result in poor harvest.
2019-07-26
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Environment/Wildlife
26 child labourers rescued from Parle-G biscuit factory
Raipur, June 15 (IANS) The District Task Force (DTF) has rescued 26 children from a biscuit manufacturing unit of popular brand Parle-G, who were working there as child labourers, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Human Interest/Society
26 child labourers rescued from Parle-G biscuit factory
Raipur, June 15 (IANS) The District Task Force (DTF) has rescued 26 children from the biscuit manufacturing unit of a popular brand called Parle-G, who were working there as child labourers, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Human Interest/Society
Woman CoBRA commando from Bastar breaks stereotypes
Raipur, May 31 (IANS) A set of two striking pictures of womens groups on a recent feature on career choices catches ones eye. One picture lines up some 30 beauties vying for Miss India contest and the other shows 32 commandos recruited to protect women from Maoists who have lorded pockets of Bastar region for nearly 52 years now.
2019-05-31
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security
Defying Maoists, Bastar voters turn out in large numbers
Raipur, April 11 (IANS) Voters, mainly from insurgency-hit forested villages in Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency, on Thursday defied the Maoists' boycott call to exercise their franchise as polling ended with an estimated over 50 per cent turnout.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Maoist killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, April 11 (IANS) A Maoist was killed in an encounter on Thursday in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh after the extremists attacked security personnel deployed for helipad sanitization duty, officials said.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Defying Maoist threats, Bastar sees 10% voting
Raipur, April 11 (IANS) Defying threats by Maoists, Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency recorded 10.2 per cent voting in the first two hours of polling on Thursday -- two days after Maoists killed five people in the region.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Maoists kill 5 policemen, BJP MLA
Raipur, April 9 (IANS) Maoists exploded an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Tuesday, killing five policemen who were escorting BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi who too was killed, authorities said.
2019-04-09
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Terrorism
Look-out circular against Raman Singh's son-in-law
Raipur, April 6 (IANS) Dr Puneet Gupta, son-in-law of former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, continues to evade the police almost two weeks since he was expected to present himself before them.
2019-04-06
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident