Tag: Chhatisgarh

Inter-State Police meet in Bhubaneswar discusses election preparedness

Bhubaneswar: Police officials of Odisha and five other neighbouring states discussed the security arrangements for the upcoming general elections at the ongoing inter-state Police meet in Bhubaneswar today. Speaking to the media about the meet, Odisha Home department secretary, Asit Tripathi said “We have good cooperation with neighbouring states and it has brought us success […]

Police gear up to tackle Naxal threat ahead of 2019 polls

Koraput: Ahead of the general elections, top police officials of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Telangana met today to chalk out strategies to tackle left wing extremism (LWE) threat in Maoist-infested areas. An inter-state coordination meeting of top cops chaired by Odisha South-Western Range DIG, Himansu Lal was held at the office of the Koraput […]

Martyred Odia CRPF jawan accorded Guard of Honour

Bhubaneswar: The body of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan who was martyred in multiple IED blasts during an exchange of fire with Maoist guerrillas in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district yesterday was given Guard of Honour in Bhubaneswar today. Senior police officials and leaders cutting across party lines paid their last tributes to the para-military […]

Sukma killings: Chhattisgarh government opposes CBI probe plea

New Delhi: The Chhattisgarh government on Monday opposed in the Supreme Court a plea for a CBI inquiry into the killing of 15 alleged Maoists by security forces in Sukma district on August 6, terming it bogus. Appearing for the state, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi disputed the claims of the petitioner NGO and told the […]

Mahanadi water dispute: Odisha turns heat on Centre

Bhubaneswar: With the Union Water Resources Minister Arjun Ram Meghawal scheduled to visit 5 states, including Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the inter-state river disputes on April 16, the Odisha has turned the heat on Centre for delay in providing the Terms of reference (TOR) for Mahanadi tribunal and construction of barrages on River Maini (the […]

Mahanadi row: Special tribunal waiting for cabinet approval says Civil society body

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Supreme Court has set the ball rolling on inter-state Mahanadi water sharing dispute, Agami Odisha, a civil society forum fighting for protection of Odisha’s interests under the banner of Mahanadi Banchao Andolan said `a special tribunal on the row awaits Union Cabinet approval. Speaking to mediapersons on arrival here […]

Satyagraha on Mahanadi row from Aug 8

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha’s injunction suit on Mahanadi row already rolled in the Supreme Court and poised for hearing, Mahanadi Banchao Andolan, a regional river conservation outfit is all set to intensify stir to protect the interest of Odisha vis-à-vis river water share by organising satyagraha from August 8. “We are organising a satyagraha and stage […]

SC to hear Mahanadi river water dispute case today

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a petition moved by the Odisha government on the Mahanadi River water dispute today. A three-judge bench including Chief Justice J S Khehar will hear the case on the inter-state river water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Earlier, on July 25, the Centre and both the state governments […]

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Odisha-C’garh border sealed to curb Maoist infiltration, says DGP

Bhubaneswar: The Director General of Police (DGP) K.B. Singh on Tuesday asserted that the security forces are on high alert along the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border to prevent the influx of Maoist cadres in Odisha. An elite anti-Maoist Special Operation Group (SOG), District Voluntary Force (DVF) and jawans of the CRPF and the BSF have been deployed […]

Maoists claim responsibility for Sukma attack, cite revenge reason behind operations

Bhubaneswar: Claiming responsibility for the deadly attack killing    25 CRPF jawans in Chhatisgarh’s Sukma region on April 24, the Maoists said their main objective was to avenge death of their cadres last year. Issuing an audio recording, Nikhil, spokesperson of Dandakaranya Zonal Committee, a left wing extremist (LWE) zonal outfit said they orchestrated the ambush […]

Mahanadi water row: NGT reprimands Odisha, C'garh as they fail to depose

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) slammed four parties including Odisha and Chhattisgarh states in a case regarding the Mahanadi water row filed before it during a hearing for their failure to depose in the green court today. The NGT also warned of strict action against the four parties including Odisha and Chhattisgarh if […]

Naveen has rejected Negotiation Committee due to vested political interest: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today came down heavily on the double standards of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Mahanadi issue. Criticising the chief minister, who in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had urged him to withdraw the formation of Negotiation Committee formed by the Water Resources ministry to resolve the Mahanadi […]

Naveen rejects Centre's negotiation committee on Mahanadi issue

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi today that Odisha government has rejected the Centre’s negotiation committee on Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh. Patnaik in his letter, however, said he was open to attending a meeting at the prime minister’s level as a last chance to settle the river water dispute […]

Chhattisgarh refutes charges of blocking Mahanadi water at Kalma

Bhubaneswar: After the Odisha government alleged Chhattisgarh closed the gates of Kalma barrage severely hitting the water inflow into Hirakud reservoir, the neighbouring State today countered the allegation of State terming the statements of Odisha leaders are artificial. Water Resources minister of Chhattisgarh Brijmohan Agrawal refuted the charges that created much hue and cry in […]

State govt rejects Centre's proposal to set up committee on Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the Centre has proposed to set up an expert committee to look into the Mahanadi water issue but the state government rejected it as it did not stop construction on the river in Chhattisgarh. Two-days ago the state government received a letter from the Union Water Resources […]