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Tag: Raipur

22 Security Personnel Martyred In Gunfight With Naxals In Chhattisgarh, Says Bijapur SP

Raipur: 22 security personnel have lost their lives in the Naxal attack at Sukma-Bijapur in Chhattisgarh, said SP Bijapur, Kamalochan Kashyap on Sunday. Separate joint teams of security forces, comprising…

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Bijapur Gunfight With Maoists: 7 CRPF Troops Missing, Search On

Raipur: The CRPF has launched a massive search operation from early Sunday as seven of its troops went missing during more than nine hours of gunbattle with Maoists in their…

Inter-State Ganja Trafficking Racket Busted In Koraput, 2 Peddlers From Raipur Held

Koraput: In a major breakthrough, the district Police has busted an inter-State ganja smuggling racket and seized 322 kg of the contraband from near Shiva temple in Guneipada chhak here on Tuesday. Two peddlers reportedly residents of Raipur have also been arrested in this connection. According to sources, based on information received regarding smuggling of […]

Air pollution in Odisha's Bhubaneswar, Cuttack & Rourkela higher than B'lore, Raipur & Mumbai!

Bhubaneswar: Air pollution is real in Odisha, notwithstanding the claims of State government. The State’s three top cities Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Rourkela stand more polluted than cities like Raipur (Chhattisgarh capital), Indore (MP) and Bangalore (Karnataka). Even, the air of India’s commercial capital Mumbai looks better than the silver city and Odisha’s commercial city Cuttack […]

Op-Ed: The State Must Win This War

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The menace of illegal ganja (cannabis) cultivation and smuggling is back in focus with the seizure of 170 quintals of the contraband in Koraput district two days ago. Police also arrested seven persons from Uttar Pradesh who were trying to smuggle the consignment out of Odisha. The consignment had been procured […]

IndiGo to launch six new daily domestic flights

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier IndiGo will launch six new daily flights to and from Kolkata, effective July 20. According to the airline, it will operate daily non-stop flights on Shillong-Kolkata and Raipur-Kolkata routes with its ATR-18 aircraft. Furthermore, Kolkata-Shillong-Kolkata will be IndiGo’s next route under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).

BJP axes Raman Singh's son, 4 other Chhattisgarh MPs

New Delhi: The BJP, which has already axed five of its sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh, on Sunday fielded new faces in five more constituencies, denying ticket to sitting MPs including six time Raipur MP Ramesh Bais and Abhishek Singh, son of former Chief Minister Raman Singh. According to the list, cleared by BJP Central Election […]

Raman Singh's son-in-law charged with Rs 50-cr fraud

Raipur: Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son-in-law, Puneet Gupta, has been charged with misusing his post and committing financial fraud of Rs 50 crore during his tenure as the superintendent of a state government hospital in Raipur. The police said they have been investigating the case but Gupta has not been arrested yet. According […]

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Chhattisgarh CM expands cabinet; inducts nine ministers

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday conducted the first expansion of his Cabinet by inducting nine Congress MLAs, including a woman legislator, as ministers. Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath to the new ministers at the Police Parade Ground here. The ministers took oath in Hindi. Among the ministers sworn in included Mohammed […]

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C'garh govt to waive short-term agri loans, probe Jhiram

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said his government will waive short-term agricultural loans of farmers and hike the MSP for paddy to Rs 2,500 per quintal, fulfilling promises made by the Congress ahead of the state Assembly polls. The state government will also set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the […]

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BSF personnel injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh ahead of polls

 Raipur: A BSF personnel was injured when Naxals detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Sunday, a day ahead of the first phase of Assembly elections in the state, police said. A team of the Border Security Force (BSF) was out on an area domination operation when Naxals blew up the […]

Odisha jawan among four killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

Raipur: Maoist guerrillas on Saturday fired upon a contingent of para-military Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, killing four troopers including a jawan from Odisha. The martyred jawan from Odisha has been identified as 43-year-old B M Behera. Three others have been identified as Maitur Rehman, C H Praveen and Shreenu Kumar. […]

Wedding gift blast: CB officials reconstruct crime scene with accused Punjilal

  Bolangir: In a major development in the Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, the Crime Branch (CB) officials reconstructed the crime scene along with Punjilal Meher accused in Raipur. Punjilal was taken to Raipur where he showed a live demonstration of the crime plot right from his arrival in train and subsequently how he booked […]

Punjilal to be taken for crime reconstruction

Bolangir: The Crime Branch is likely to take Punjilal Meher- main accused in the Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, to different crime scenes for reconstruction of the entire sequence of events. The investigating team will cross check if the statements that he made during the interrogation, match with what took place on the spot. Punjilal […]

Wedding gift blast: Odisha Crime Branch team leaves for Raipur

Bhubaneswar: Even though the mastermind of the ‘deadly parcel bomb’ Punjilal Meher has been arrested, the focus of Odisha police is now on collection of more physical and electronic evidence. Three special teams of Crime Branch (CB) are working on every detail for collection of more evidences required during the trial in court. A CB […]

Indian Railway recruitment for 305 Trade Apprentice posts; get details

Bhubaneswar: The South East Central Railway (SECR) has invited online application for recruitment of Trade Apprentices in Raipur division and Wagon repair shop. Applications have been sought for 255 vacancies at the Raipur division and 50 at the Wagon repair shop in Raipur Candidates can submit the application after visiting the official website www.secr.indianrailways.gov.in from […]

Rs 42L jewellery looted from Howrah-Mumbai Mail near Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: A bag containing jewellery ornaments worth Rs 42 lakh was snatched away from a Raipur-based jewellery shop staff while travelling in Howrah-Mumbai Mail near Jharsuguda today. While the jewellery shop staff, identified as Laxminarayan Sharma, was sitting beside the train gate, along with the bag, because his ticket was not confirmed, a miscreant forcibly […]

Small cities to get air connectivity by Sep

Bhubaneswar: Flight service from Odisha to several small cities will be made operational soon. The Civil Aviation Ministry held a discussion with several airlines companies in this regard on Thursday. The airline companies chosen for the service under the UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) scheme are Air Deccan and Air Odisha Private Limited. The […]

Raipur woman ‘gang-raped’ in Cuttack

Cuttack: A woman from Chhattisgarh was allegedly gang-raped by a group of unidentified men near Cuttack station on Friday night. The victim lodged a complaint in this regard at Mahila police station in the next day following which police started investigation. The 25-year old victim, identified as a resident of Gudiali area of Raipur, left […]