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Chhattisgarh official found with assets worth Rs.11 cr


August 29th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 29 (IANS) A health official in Chhattisgarh was found to have amassed assets worth Rs.11 crore, which was disproportionate to his known sources of income, a senior Anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Five killed in Chhattisgarh power plant accident


July 21st, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 21 (IANS) Five labourers were killed on the spot and many others injured Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district as a platform of an under-construction cooling tower of the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh shutdown against hiked excise duty on gold


March 30th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 30 (IANS) A daylong shutdown Friday, called by gold traders and backed by various trade bodies, against the central government's decision of hiking excise duty on gold ... Read more...

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Man throws girl out of train after failed rape attempt


February 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 6 (IANS) Police in Chhattisgarh's Korba district launched a search Monday for a man who threw out a minor girl from a running train after a failed rape ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh villagers, police clash over power project


January 7th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 7 (IANS) Villagers and police personnel clashed at Chhattisgarh's Korba district Saturday during a public hearing organised by authorities on a power project expansion plan of Lanco Group, ... Read more...

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Tribal families spend nights outside due to wild jumbos


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 3 (IANS) For the last week, about a dozen tribal families in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district have been spending their nights in the open despite the chilly weather after ... Read more...

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Human trafficker held in Chhattisgarh


November 11th, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 11 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh man, alleged to be involved in human trafficking, has been arrested with 14 tribal girls and six others from the state's poverty hit Jashpur ... Read more...

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Jumbos’ terror back to haunt Chhattisgarh tribals


September 26th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 26 (IANS) After giving sleepless nights for a week to tribals in forests of Chhattisgarh's Surguja district late last month, a herd of wild jumbos returned Monday to ... Read more...

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7,028 jumbo attacks in Chhattisgarh in 7 months


September 9th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has witnessed a record 7,028 cases of attacks by wild elephants -- on houses, standing crops and forest residents -- in the first seven months ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh opposition walks out over ‘favours to BALCO’


September 8th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 8 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress staged a walkout from the state assembly Thursday, accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of overlooking alleged illegal construction activities being ... Read more...

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Wild jumbos gatecrash school to party


August 31st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 31 (IANS) A herd of wild elephants brought down four tribal houses before gatecrashing into a government primary school and partying on foodgrain stored for mid-day meals to ... Read more...

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Anna supporters celebrate in Chhattisgarh


August 28th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 27 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in streets of Chhattisgarh capital Saturday after parliament adopted "a sense of house" that included an in-principle acceptance of three key demands ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh supports Anna, 80 court arrest (Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Students, office workers and homemakers were among the scores of people who stepped out in Chhattisgarh Tuesday, with as many as 80 of them reportedly courting ... Read more...

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Jumbo herd moves in, families flee in Chhattisgarh


July 18th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 18 (IANS) For about a week now, a herd of 16 wild elephants has made a forested hamlet of Chhattisgarh its home, running amok in the area and ... Read more...

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Explosives found in abandoned car in Chhattisgarh


July 14th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 14 (IANS) Bags filled with explosive ammonium nitrate and detonators were found in an abandoned car in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district Thursday, police said.A police patrol spotted the vehicle ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Chhattisgarh against Ramdev’s eviction


June 8th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 8 (IANS) Normal life was hit Wednesday in urban areas across Chhattisgarh with offices remaining closed and petrol vends shutting down to protest a police crackdown ... Read more...

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With Rs.35 mn in assets, forest official in dock


May 11th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 11 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh forest official illegally amassed assets worth at least Rs.35 million, officials of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) here said Wednesday after carrying out raids at ... Read more...

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Jumbos kill 26 in Chhattisgarh in one year


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 22 (IANS) As many as 26 people were trampled to death by wild elephants in the past one year in Chhattisgarh's northern forest region, the epicentre of man-elephant conflict for ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh junior official’s illegal assets - Rs.50 mn!


February 16th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 16 (IANS) A junior official posted in Chhattisgarh's Korba town has illegal assets worth a whopping Rs.50 million, officials of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) said Wednesday.EOW carried out raids ... Read more...

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Elephants demolish a dozen houses in Chhattisgarh village


January 12th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 12 (IANS) In the second such incident within a fortnight, a herd of nine wild jumbos demolished 12 houses in a village in Surguja district, forcing 50 residents to flee ... Read more...

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Congress puts off decision on Chhattisgarh coal mines


January 6th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 6 (IANS) South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), India's largest coal-producing company, was relieved Thursday as the opposition Congress put off its decision to forcibly shut down production at its major ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh lawyers, politicians silent on Sen verdict


December 25th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 25 (IANS) A day has passed since life imprisonment has been pronounced to rights activist Binayak Sen along with Maoist ideologue Narayan Sanyal and businessman Piyush Guha, but Chhattisgarh's ... Read more...

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Jumbos give Chhattisgarh villagers sleepless nights


December 20th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 20 (IANS) Over 65 families in a forested locality of Chhattisgarh are spending sleepless nights as a herd of wild elephants has been roaming in the area and has already ... Read more...

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Man-elephant conflict: Chhattisgarh plans experts’ panel


December 17th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh said Friday that it has plans to set a panel of wildlife experts to tackle cases of man-elephant conflict."A meet of the Chhattisgarh State Wildlife Board chaired ... Read more...

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Elephants killed six in Chhattisgarh in 2010


December 8th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 8 (IANS) Wild elephants trampled six people to death in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district this year, Forest Minister Vikram Usendi said Wednesday."As many as six people were killed and 527 houses ... Read more...

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NTPC adds 500 MW unit in Chhattisgarh


November 26th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 26 (IANS) The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), India's largest power producer, has added a 500 MW coal-fired unit at Korba in Chhattisgarh, a company statement said Friday."The new ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh minister on tour to tackle man-elephant conflict


November 17th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, which increasingly faces man-elephant conflict, will now take tips from two southern states on how to handle the menace. Its forest minister is on a week-long tour ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh official owns assets worth Rs.40 mn!


October 22nd, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 22 (IANS) Raids carried out Friday revealed a government engineer in Chhattisgarh has amassed assets in excess of Rs.40 million, officials said.The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) teams carried out raids at ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh villagers migrate as elephants run amok


October 8th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 8 (IANS) Dozens of families have migrated from a forested village in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district after a herd of wild elephants ran amok, killing a child and destroying several houses, ... Read more...

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Congress walks out over favouritism in Chhattisgarh’s coal mining


August 2nd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's main opposition Congress walked out of the assembly Monday accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of favouritism in the state's coal mining sector. Congress members ... Read more...

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Government hikes compensation amid elephant menace


June 29th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 29 (IANS) Amid rising cases of killings of forested residents by wild elephants, Chhattisgarh Tuesday increased the compensation amount for families in three worst man-elephant conflict districts. "The amount has been ... Read more...

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Angry villagers block road as jumbos run amok


June 28th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 28 (IANS) Dozens of villagers Monday blocked a key road in Chhattisgarh after a herd of wild jumbos trampled a woman to death, officials said. Dozens of male and female residents ... Read more...

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Wild jumbos cause panic in Chattisgarh village


March 26th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 26 (IANS) A herd of wild elephants have sneaked into the residential pockets of a forested area in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district giving sleepless nights to villagers, a forest official said ... Read more...

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Balco chimney crash: Court rejects bail of Chinese engineers


March 12th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 11 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh High Court Thursday rejected the bail pleas of three Chinese engineers, arrested for their alleged role in the chimney crash last year at the Korba-based Bharat ... Read more...

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Karnataka to chug faster on Mamata’s largesse (Lead)


February 24th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) True to her word, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday put Karnataka on the fast track by announcing three new trains, extending the run of three more and ... Read more...

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