Everything you need to know about Raipur Kutchery: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Raipur Kutchery: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) Two policeman, including a station house officer, were killed in a nearly-hour-long gunfight with Maoists after a police patrol was attacked by the rebels in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district Saturday, an official said.
Raipur/ New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): At least nine Maoists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Chhattisgarh.
Raipur (Chhattisgarh), April 6 (ANI): Security forces have roped in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur, to provide treatment to villagers in Naxal-hit Bastar region in India's Chhattisgarh state.
Raipur, April 4 (IANS) A mentally unstable man carried out a bloodbath in Chhattisgarh's impoverished tribal-dominated Balrampur district Thursday, axing to death nine girls and women aged between 2-65 years, police and eyewitnesses said.
Raipur, March 24 (IANS) A Maoist camp was busted in a forest in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district and six ultras including two women and a minor arrested.
Raipur, Feb 26 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Tuesday termed the rail budget "highly disappointing" while opposition leaders called it "balanced and growth-oriented".
Raipur, Feb 20 (IANS) A two-day nationwide strike called by major trade unions Wednesday hit iron ore mining and coal production in Chhattisgarh, officials said.
Raipur, Feb 19 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Tuesday told the state assembly that 106 people were killed in industrial accidents in 13 months.
Raipur, Feb 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Chandrashekhar Sahu Wednesday demanded Rs.100 crore from the central government under the National Dairy Plan.
Raipur, Jan 21 (IANS) Maoist militants attacked a police station located alongside a key national highway in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar district early Monday but the alert cops repulsed them, police said.
Raipur, Jan 18 (IANS) An Indian Air Force helicopter had to make an emergency landing at a forested location in Chhattisgarh Friday evening after Maoist rebels opened fire on it, police said. The crew, one of whom was injured, safely reached a nearby paramilitary camp.
Raipur, Dec 25 (IANS) A CRPF trooper shot dead four of his fellow troopers and injured another at a camp in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-infested Dantewada district, police said Tuesday.
Raipur, Dec 17 (IANS) A day after 15 people were hospitalised here after botched up eye surgeries at a camp, Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agrawal Monday met the victims and assured strong action against the erring doctors.
Raipur, Dec 16 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government admitted Sunday that 15 people had developed eye infections after they were operated upon at a community health centre recently, and assured their treatment at state expense.
Raipur, Nov 26 (IANS) Ramniwas, a 1982 batch Indian Police Service officer, has been appointed he new director general of police (DGP) of Chhattisgarh which is fighting Maoist militancy, an official statement said Monday.
Raipur, Nov 4 (IANS) Two Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) constables were killed early Sunday in a gun battle with Maoist guerrillas near an iron ore mine in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said.
Raipur, Oct 20 (IANS) Three senior Maoist guerrillas were apprehended Saturday in two separate incidents in Chhattisgarh, police said.
Bhopal/Raipur, Oct.18 (ANI): A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale hit eastern Madhya Pradesh and parts of Chhattisgarh early on Thursday.
Raipur, Oct 12 (IANS) A man-eater leopard caught in Mahasamund district was brought to Raipur's Nandanvan Zoo to save it from the wrath of villagers, zoo officials said Friday.
Raipur, Oct 3 (IANS) Kondagaon district police Wednesday destroyed a Maoist camp in the forest near Sejan village and recovered a truckload of explosives and other destructive materials from the site, police officials said.
Raipur, Sep 23 (IANS) Members of over 2,000 tribal families trudged through 62 km of forest to demand the implementation of their 25-point charter of demands, including papers establishing their forest rights, at the earliest, officials said Sunday.
Raipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Ajit Jogi Wednesday sought a high-level probe into an alleged illegal diamond mining scam in a forested area of Gariaband district in the state.
Raipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region is fast turning into a hotspot for growing marijuana with Maoist guerrillas making farmers switch to the cash crop, say police officials.
Raipur, Aug 7 (IANS) Two CRPF troopers were killed after their vehicle was blown up in a blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district Tuesday, an official said.
Raipur, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has finally pushed ahead with its stalled peace agreement with Maoists reached after the abduction of collector Alex Paul Menon, clearing the way for the release of suspected guerrillas from jails, a top official said Wednesday.
Raipur, July 12 (IANS) Chhattisgarh is facing a serious shortage of Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officers, lacking 52 officers out of the sanctioned strength of 178, the state assembly was told Thursday.
Raipur, June 30 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh Saturday formed a panel to probe Friday's killing of 19 Maoist insurgents by security forces saying the presence of women and children among the dead and the "shabby way" the state government handled the issue gave rise to the suspicion they were killed in staged shootouts.
Raipur, June 29 (ANI): Sixteen Naxals were killed in a fierce encounter with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in the jungles of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh.
Raipur, June 3 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has set up special investigative teams of the police to keep vigil on top Maoist leaders as part of stepped up security in the wake of the protest week called by the rebels, an official said Sunday.
Raipur, June 2 (IANS) A policeman was killed and his five colleagues were injured, along with 19 prisoners, Saturday when a blast triggered by the Maoists ripped through their vehicle in the insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said.
Raipur, June 2 (IANS) Six policemen and 19 prisoners were injured Saturday when a blast triggered by Maoists ripped through their vehicle in the insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said.
Raipur, June 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh authorities Saturday assured the railways of providing adequate security for the 95-km-long Dalli-Rajhara-Raoghat stretch, which falls in Naxal-dominated areas, and asked it to begin work on the crucial project.
Raipur, May 14 (IANS) Dozens of miners at the public sector National Mining Development Corp (NMDC) Ltd. in Chhattisgarh skipped work Monday as more explosives were found at the mining site in Dantewada where rebels had killed six paramilitary troopers and a civilian Sunday night.
Raipur, May 13 (IANS) The Maoists Sunday night carried out a deadly attack on a patrol party of paramilitary Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district in which six jawans and a civilian driver were killed, police said.
Kanker, May 13 (IANS) A policeman was shot dead Sunday by Maoist guerrillas in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said.
Raipur, May 12 (IANS) Maoist militants Saturday gunned down a tribal man, accused of being a police informer, in insurgency-riddled Sukma district in Chhattisgarh, police said.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A day after being admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, suspected Maoist conduit Soni Sori, allegedly tortured in police custody, Friday underwent tests for her medical condition, doctors said.
Raipur, May 3 (IANS) Hours after the fireworks and celebrations began Thursday, confusion persisted over the release of Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon. Meanwhile, the rebels have called mediapersons waiting to receive Menon to Tarmetla.
Raipur, May 3 (IANS) Celebrations began at the Sukma district collector's residence Thursday afternoon as reports said that Alex Paul Menon had been released by the Maoists after 12 days of captivity.
Raipur, May 3 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh government chopper Thursday morning left Raipur for Tarmetla, where Maoist guerillas are expected to release kidnapped Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, state govermment sources said.
Raipur, May 2 (IANS) Maoist guerillas Wednesday said they would release kidnapped Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday.
Sukma/Raipur, Apr 22 (ANI): Asha Menon, the wife of abducted District Collector Alex Paul Menon, has appealed to the Maoists to release her husband at the earliest on humanitarian grounds.
Raipur, April 20 (IANS) Three men were arrested with tiger skins while they were trying to sell these in Chhattisgarh, police said here Friday.
Raipur, April 15 (IANS) Police in Chhattisgarh's Maoist insurgency-affected western region Sunday arrested four people, including two contractors, on charges of supplying explosives to rebels.
Raipur, April 14 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh travelled to leftist insurgency-hit Chhattisgarh's Bastar region Saturday where the army has a training camp in a jungle stretch, official sources said.
Raipur, March 28 (IANS) Four masked men shot dead a bank cashier in full public view in Chhattisgarh Wednesday and fled with his bag containing Rs.1 million, police said.
Raipur, March 26 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was gunned down and his colleague injured in a gunfight Monday with Maoists in a forested area in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, police said.
Raipur, June 28 (ANI): Police and paramilitary forces in Raipur have paid homage to soldiers killed in a gunbattle with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Kanker District.
Raipur, May 18 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh was on Wednesday joined by police top brass in paying homage to the seven Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who were killed in a landmine blast by Maoists
Raipur, Apr 18 (ANI): Civil rights activist Binayak Sen, who was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition by a Raipur court on December 24, is likely to be released today.
Raipur, Jan 24 (ANI): The Chhattisgarh High Court on Monday permitted a delegation of European Union observers to witness proceedings on Human Rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen's appeal against his life term in a sedition case.
Raipur, Jan 24 (ANI): The Chhattisgarh High Court today will hear a petition for the suspension of sentence and grant of bail of Human Rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen on Monday.
New Delhi, Jan 4 (ANI): Slamming the judgment of a Raipur Additional Sessions and District Court, which sentenced human rights activist Binayak Sen to life imprisonment on grounds of sedition and entering into a criminal conspiracy, his wife Ilina Sen has said her faith in the judiciary had been shattered.
Raipur, Oct 28 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has said that better relations between India and Pakistan are in the interests of both the nations and asserted that New Delhi is taking initiatives in this direction.
Raipur, Aug.9 (ANI): Setting a unique example of philanthropy, an elderly lady in Abhanpur block, located 10 kilometres from Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, has disposed off her ancestral property to build a school building for village children, especially girls.
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), Aug 4 (ANI): Four Maoists were arrested in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada region on Tuesday.
New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): The Maoists' attempt to distance themselves from Gyaneshwari Express train mishap, statements disowning the key accused Bapi Mahato, encouraging speculation about its spokesperson Azad's letter to a leading social activist hinting ultra's 'readiness' for talks, on conditions apparently not acceptable to the government, indicate some rethinking among them.
Raipur/ Kawardha, June 17 (ANI): Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti's move to travel with senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani in a special plane to Raipur on Wednesday has fuelled speculation about her possible return to the party.
Raipur, June 3 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has said that State police is being trained in counter-guerrilla strategies.
Raipur, Apr 8 (ANI): A day-long shutdown was called in Chhattisgarh by the opposition Congress Party on Thursday to protest against Tuesday's Maoist massacre that killed 76 CRPF personnel.
New Delhi / Raipur, Apr 8 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Director General of Police Vishwa Ranjan on Thursday said security agencies are considering initiating surgical strikes against Maoists.
Raipur, Mar. 2 (ANI): Security forces have seized a huge cache of arms, ammunition and communication equipment from a Maoist hideout in the Narayanpur forest of Chhattisgarh.
Raipur/Bhubaneshwar, Oct. 18 (ANI): Many voluntary and State Government organizations in Chhattisgarh and Orissa are engaged in transforming the lives of slum children and dropout kids by imparting them useful education.
Raipur, Oct 1 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh has said that Congress-led central government should work out on an "integrated action plan" to tackle the scourge of Maoists in the country.
Raipur, Sep 25 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday assured continued support to the Chhattisgarh government to fight left wing extremism.
Dantewada (Chattishgarh) June 21 (ANI): At least 11 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and eight were injured when the truck in which they were travelling hit a landmine planted by Maoist guerrillas in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.
Raipur, May 25 (IANS) Human rights activists in Chhattisgarh broke out into celebrations Monday after Binayak Sen, jailed for over two years under unproven charges of links with Maoists, was granted bail by the Supreme Court. They, however, termed it 'delayed justice'.
Raipur, May 19 (IANS) A sacked security guard of Lafarge Cement was arrested near here for stabbing the unit vice president for removing him from his job, police said Tuesday.
Raipur, May 17 (IANS) Three special police officers (SPOs) were killed in a fierce gun battle Sunday with dozens of Maoist insurgents in restive Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said.
Raipur, May 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and former central government minister Ramesh Bais recorded his sixth straight victory from the prestigious Raipur seat in Chhattisgarh Saturday.
Raipur, May 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Karuna Shukla, the niece of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, lost the polls in Chhattisgarh as did the Congress' star candidate in the state Renu Jogi, wife of former chief minister Ajit Jogi.
Raipur, May 15 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas opened fire on a police helicopter as it was about to take off in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region Friday, killing a policeman and injuring another, officials said.
Raipur, May 14 (IANS) Police arrested Chhattisgarh Congress unit president Dhanendra Sahu, leader of opposition Ravindra Choubey along with over 200 party workers Thursday when they were on way to state Chief Minister Raman Singh's official residence to stage protests.
Raipur, May 8 (IANS) The Congress party in Chhattisgarh Friday reiterated its demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into an alleged multi-million rupee scam in procurement of paddy from farmers by cooperative committees.
Raipur, May 6 (IANS) As many as 11 people were killed and two injured Wednesday in a powerful landmine blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's restive southern Bastar region, police said.
Raipur, May 6 (IANS) As many as 11 people were killed and two others injured Wednesday in a powerful landmine blast planted by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's restive southern Bastsr region, police said.
Raipur, May 6 (IANS) As many as 11 people were killed and two others injured Wednesday in a powerful landmine blast planted by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's restive southern Bastar region, police said.
Raipur (Chhattisgarh), May 6 (ANI): A landmine blast in Sirguda village, in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, claimed the lives of at least ten people on Wednesday.
Raipur, May 5 (IANS) Faced with acute water shortage and tired of awaiting their turn at the municipality tap, women in one of the slums pockets in this Chhattisgarh capital decided to dig a well and ended up digging three in a month.
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS)The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Chhattisgarh government on a bail plea by rights activist Binayak Sen, held in a Raipur jail on charges of subversion and waging war against the state.
Raipur, April 29 (IANS) At least eight people, including two women and a four-year-old boy, were killed and 18 seriously injured in Chhattisgarh's Raipur district Wednesday when the bus they were travelling in hit a tree and turned turtle, police said.
Raipur, April 19 (IANS) Bhupesh Baghel, a former minister and Congress candidate from Chhattisgarh's Raipur seat, has alleged that inadequate security was being provided for the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) kept in a college here and has begun a sit-in protest right outside the strong room.
Raipur, April 16 (IANS) At least 51 percent of Chhattisgarh's 15.4 million electorate Thursday turned out to vote in the state's 11 Lok Sabha seats amid widespread violence by Maoist guerrillas that left five polling staff and two policemen dead.
Raipur, April 15 (IANS) Over 1,000 lives have been lost in Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh since 2005 but Maoism hardly finds a mention during the poll season with both the main parties - the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress - completely ignoring the issue during campaigning.
Raipur, Apr 12 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday rapped Congress party's star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi for her age remark. Addressing reporters in Raipur, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Gandhi family sees any remark on the Congress party as a personal attack and it seems that they only constitute the party. "Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had commented on the Congress party and not on a particular person. He meant to say that the 125 year-old party has not been able to cure the ailments of the country. So, he termed it as an old party," Prasad said.
Raipur, Apr 12 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has roped in celebrity look alikes to campaign for elections.
Raipur, April 11 (IANS) As many as nine candidates in Chhattisgarh have criminals cases pending against them and seven have assets worth over Rs.1 crore (Rs.10 million), a NGO said here Saturday.
Raipur, April 11 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Chhattisgarh's Mahasamund district, a forest official said Saturday.
Raipur, April 10 (IANS) Armed Maoists ambushed a security forces patrol, killing nine Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, including an officer and injuring eight troopers, in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region Friday. Three ultras were also gunned down.
Raipur, April 10 (IANS) Armed Maoists ambushed a security forces patrol, killing a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer and injuring 10 troopers in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region Friday.
Raipur, April 10 (IANS) In the southern tip of Chhattisgarh, the 4,000-odd sq km Abujhmad forest is called by Maoists a 'liberated zone'. It is part of the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency. With Maoists calling for a poll boycott, not one candidate has dared to enter Abujhmad to campaign.
Raipur, April 7 (IANS) A 40-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly beating his parents and son to death in Chhattisgarh, police said Tuesday.
Raipur, April 6 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh police Monday said they have shot dead a woman Maoist guerrillas commander during an operation in a forest area of Bastar region.
Raipur, March 31 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was committed to poor people and worked for their welfare, unlike the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance government.
Raipur, March 31 (IANS) Several candidates for the April 16 elections in Chhattisgarh say their campaign has been hit hard by fund shortage.
Raipur, March 20 (IANS) A Class 9 student was gunned down and then stabbed by Maoist guerrillas before shocked teachers and fellow students as he came out of his school in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, police said Friday.
Raipur, March 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh police Wednesday searched several locations in the state but failed to make any breakthrough in the recovery Tuesday of a huge cache of explosives.
Raipur, March 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's existing Rs.3 per kg rice scheme for 3.7 million families was to be converted into a Rs.2 per kg scheme from April 1 but the plans have been put on hold with the model code of conduct in place for Lok Sabha polls, officials said Tuesday.
Raipur, March 17 (IANS) A truck loaded with five tonnes of explosives, including gelatine sticks, and 30,000 bullets was seized Tuesday from Chhattisgarh's Maoist stronghold of Jashpur.
Panaji, Feb 12 (ANI): A two-day National Conference on e-Governance will begin in Goa today.