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15-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Strong initiatives needed to revive rural economy : Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday emphasised on taking strong initiatives for reviving the rural economy in the country.During the fifth meeting of NITI Aayog here, Baghel said that his state's newly- implemented scheme, 'Narwa, Garuwa, Ghurwa,...

09-Apr-2019 Dantewada (Chhattisgarh)

BJP MLA, 4 others killed in Maoist blast in Chhattisgarh

BJP's lone legislator from Chhattisgarh's Maoist-affected Bastar region, Bhima Mandavi, was killed along with four policemen on Tuesday evening as Maoists carried out a deadly attack on his convoy in a forested patch in Dantewada district.The brutal killing...

09-Apr-2019 Raipur

Maoists kill 5 policemen, BJP MLA

 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.The deadly explosion took place around 5.30 p.m. in Kuakonda...

17-Dec-2018 Raipur

Bhupesh Baghel sworn in as Chhattisgarh's 3rd CM

State Congress President Bhupesh Baghel, credited for powering the Congress to a landslide victory in Chhattisgarh, was on Monday sworn in as the third Chief Minister of the state, bringing to an end 15-year rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Baghel,...

16-Dec-2018 Raipur

Bhupesh Baghel is Chhattisgarh's new CM

State Congress President Bhupesh Baghel was on Sunday named the new Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and he vowed in no time to cancel within 10 days bank loans taken by farmers -- a campaign promise that led to the BJP's rout in Assembly elections.Shortly after...

11-Dec-2018 Raipur

Eight of 13 BJP Ministers lose seats in Chhattisgarh polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s rout in the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections took scalps of several party heavy weights, including eight ministers, while Chief Minister Raman Singh won by a narrow margin.The eight ministers who lost their seats are Amar...

20-Nov-2018 Raipur

Polling underway for last phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls

Polling was underway on Tuesday in the second and concluding phase in 72 seats spread across 19 districts to elect a new Chhattisgarh Assembly, with nearly 13 per cent of the over 1.5 crore electorate casting their votes in the first two hours, officials said."Till...

18-Nov-2018 Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh)

Modi says Congress looted India, asks Chhattisgarh to vote for BJP

Accusing the Congress of hindering Chhattisgarh's development and defrauding India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the people to vote the BJP to power for a fourth straight term in the state.Addressing an election rally here on the last day of campaigning...

18-Nov-2018 Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh)

Congress looted India, asks Chhattisgarh to vote for BJP : Narendra Modi

Accusing the Congress of hindering Chhattisgarhs development and defrauding India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to vote the the BJP to power for a fourth straight term in the state.Addressing an election rally here on the last day of campaigning...

17-Nov-2018 Koriya (Chhattisgarh)

Will waive-off all Chhattisgarh farmers loans : Rahul Gandhi

Charging the ruling BJP with creating two Chhattisgarhs, one of the rich and the other of the poor and the exploited, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday pledged to waive off all farm loans within 10 days of his party coming to power in the state.Campaigning...

16-Nov-2018 Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh)

Narendra Modi challenges Congress to appoint a non-Gandhi as its chief

Exploiting to the hilt Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's remarks that a "Chaiwala" (tea-seller) became Prime Minister because of Jawaharlal Nehru's  commitment to democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress challenging it to appoint...

15-Nov-2018 Raipur

Rajnath Singh jibes at Afridi's remark

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday made light of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi's comment on Kashmir, saying "what he said is right"."They (Pakistani government) are not able to manage Pakistan. How can they manage Kashmir? Kashmir was, is and...

15-Nov-2018 Raipur

Naxalism will end in next three-five years : Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday expressed confidence over eliminating naxalism in the coming three-five years and asked Maoists to join the mainstream by surrendering under the rehabilitation policy for them."Naxalism will end in next three to...

12-Nov-2018 Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh)

Narendra Modi attacks Rahul, Sonia over demonetisation

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi who questioned him on demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Congress President and his mother Sonia Gandhi were out on bail but issuing "honesty certificates" to others."The mother-son duo who are out...

12-Nov-2018 Dantewada (Chhattisgarh)

CRPF team narrowly escapes Chhattisgarh blast

Minutes before the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls began on Monday, Maoists detonated an IED here that narrowly missed a CRPF foot patrol, the authorities said.The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off just 700 metres from polling booth number...

11-Nov-2018 Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh)

Congress exploits Vajpayee's name to take on Chhattisgarh CM

The Congress, out of power in Chhattisgarh since 2003, is exploiting the name of BJP's iconic leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to take on Chief Minister Raman Singh on his home turf Rajnandgaon that goes to the polls on Monday.Raman...

10-Nov-2018 Kondagaon (Chhattisgarh)

PM Modi, CM Raman Singh corrupt, says Rahul in Chhattisgarh

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the issues of corruption and alleged that he and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh are "corrupt"."Chhattisgarh is a prosperous state, but the BJP government...

10-Nov-2018 Raipur

BJP has made Chhattisgarh nearly Maoist-free : Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said the Chhattisgarh government under Chief Minister Raman Singh has made the state nearly Maoist-free, developing it into a power hub of prospering cement, steel and aluminium industries, besides making rapid progress...

10-Nov-2018 Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh)

BJP, Congress head for photo finish in battle for Bastar

The insurgency-riddled Bastar region, which is made up of seven districts, is heading for a cliffhanger between the ruling BJP and the main opposition Congress as assembly polling begins in Chhattisgarh on Monday.The Congress had bagged eight seats in the...

31-Oct-2018 Raipur

3 killed in Chhattisgarh road accident

Three persons, including two school girls, were killed when a city bus and a school bus collided in Chhattisgarh's Atalnagar area on Wednesday, police said."The school bus was dropping off kids after the school got over when the accident happened. Two school...

30-Oct-2018 Dantewada (Chhattisgarh)

DD cameraman, two policemen killed in Maoist attack

Two weeks before the Maoist bastions of Chhattisgarh go to the polls in the first phase of Assembly elections, Maoists ambushed here a police party on Tuesday killing two policemen and Doordarshan cameraman Achyuta Nanda Sahu.A top police official said the...

27-Oct-2018 Raipur

Maoists strike in Bastar, kill four CRPF men

Maoist guerrillas on Saturday fired upon a contingent of para-military Central Reserve Police Force in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, killing four troopers on a day when Chief Minister Raman Singh kicked off the ruling BJP's election campaign for Assembly...

20-Oct-2018 Raipur

3 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh, weapons seized

Three Maoists were killed in a shootout with the police in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Saturday, police said.Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg told reporters that along with the bodies of the three Maoists, .303 rifles, two loaded guns, cartridges...

13-Oct-2018 Raipur

Congress's Ramdayal Uike joins BJP in Chhattisgarh

In a major setback for the Congress in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, the state party's Working President and a key tribal leader Ramdayal Uike joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.Uike, a four time MLA, joined the BJP in Bilaspur in presence of...

09-Oct-2018 Bhilai (Chhattisgarh)

Nine killed in SAIL factory blast

At least nine people were killed and several others injured on Tuesday in a blast at a gas supply pipeline in Bhilai Steel Plant, the flagship unit of Indias largest steel maker in public sector."It was a major incident. Nine people have died so far," Vijay...

22-Sep-2018 Janjgir Champa (Chhattisgarh)

Narendra Modi attacks Congress, says every rupee now reaching desired end

Attacking the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said unlike earlier times, there is no corruption in his government and every rupee meant for development is reaching the desired end.He said that after coming to power, the Bharatiya Janata Party...

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