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Cancelling coal blocks impossible: Congress


September 5th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government Wednesday kept up its offensive against BJP's charges of corruption in the allocation of coal blocks, saying cancelling the ... Read more...

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Congress protest against Chhattisgarh CM turns violent


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 4 (IANS) At least 20 Congress workers were injured and some 1,000 protesters arrested and lodged in a makeshift jail following clashes with police Tuesday in Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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BJP insists on PM’s resignation, defends its chief ministers (Lead)


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/ Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) The BJP Sunday said it stood firm on its demand that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resign in the alleged coal scam but would ... Read more...

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Raman Singh slams Congress on coal block allocations


August 27th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 27 (IANS) Chief Minister Raman Singh Monday denied his role in the allocation of coal blocks in Chhattisgarh and accused the prime minister of having read only a ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to simplify caste certification process


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 22 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up a high-powered committee to suggest ways to simplify the caste certification procedure, administration sources said Wednesday.According to sources, ... Read more...

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Opposition shying from debating coal blocks: PMO minister


August 21st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday attacked the opposition for blocking parliament over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal blocks and said the opposition ... Read more...

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Bastar to get central tribal varsity


July 15th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Scheduled Tribes Advisory Council, a powerful statutory body looking after developmental aspects in tribal areas, has given the green signal for setting up a ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh short of 52 IAS officers


July 12th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
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 ... Read more...

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Congress to raise Chhattisgarh killings in assembly session


July 5th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 5 (IANS) Undeterred by union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's cold response to its initial findings in the alleged staged Korasuguda gunfight, the Congress's Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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Government defends Chattisgarh operation, activists seek independent probe (Roundup)


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) An anti-Maoist operation in Chattisgarh last week that left 17 suspected rebels killed was Monday defended by the central and the state governments, even ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh BJP wooing tribals in violence-hit Bastar


June 10th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh is making determined efforts to win back tribals to the party in the run-up to the assembly elections ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to resume hunt for Maoists


May 24th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 24 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has decided to resume Operation Green Hunt against Maoists, suspended after the rebels abducted Collector Alex Paul Menon in April, Home Minister Nankiram ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh for major offensive against Maoists


May 15th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 15 (IANS) Security forces are set to launch a major offensive against Maoists in Chhattisgarh following renewed violence by the guerrillas, official sources said Monday.Chief Minister Raman Singh ... Read more...

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Chidambaram is biggest murderer of democracy: Swami Agnivesh (Interview)


May 7th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Saying the government has "done nothing" to address the rights of poor tribals, noted social activist and former peace negotiator Swami Agnivesh blames Home ... Read more...

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Raman Singh denies any secret deal with Maoists (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Friday denied any secret agreement with Maoists in exchange for Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon and said that a ... Read more...

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Menon returns home to Sukma


May 4th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon reached home Friday morning, 13 days after he had been kidnapped by the Maoists.His wife Asha, who is ... Read more...

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Maoists finally free a fatigued Menon (Roundup)


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 3 (IANS) Maoists freed abducted District Collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday evening, ending a 13-day hostage crisis after mediators brokered a deal with the Chhattisgarh government.After three ... Read more...

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Raman Singh speaks to freed collector on phone


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 3 (IANS) A relieved Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Thursday said he had spoken on phone to Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon who was released by Maoists ... Read more...

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Sukma collector may be released soon (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 30 (IANS) The release of abducted Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon in the next 48 hours seemed likely with the Maoist interlocutors and the Chhattisgarh government-appointed mediators agreeing ... Read more...

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Mediators sum up talks as rebels hike demands, justify abduction (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) Interlocutors for the Maoists and the mediators appointed by Chhattisgarh government held talks for over five hours Friday to find a way for safe release of ... Read more...

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Maoists’ mediators sum up talks as rebels hike demands (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) Interlocutors for the Maoists and the mediators appointed by Chhattisgarh government held talks for over five hours Friday to find a way for safe release of ... Read more...

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Medicines rushed for abducted Menon amid uncertainty over talks (Second Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Emergency medicines were rushed Tuesday for abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, who is being held by Maoists in Chhattisgarh for the past ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh names two mediators for Menon’s release


April 24th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) With just a day to go for the Maoist deadline, the Chhattisgarh government Tuesday named two former chief secretaries to negotiate with the guerrillas who ... Read more...

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‘Chattisgarh clueless about collector’s whereabouts’ (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) The Chattisgarh Police is "totally clueless" about the whereabouts of Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, who has been abducted by Maoists, while the state government ... Read more...

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Abducted Chhattisgarh collector traceless


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) Chhattisgarh police were Sunday yet to find a clue about Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, a day after he was abducted from a forested area ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct Chhattisgarh collector, kill two guards (Third Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 21 (IANS) Maoist rebels Saturday abducted the Sukma district collector in Chhattisgarh and shot dead his two guards who tried to resist them, police said.Alex Paul Menon, ... Read more...

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Maoists attack Chhattisgarh MLA’s convoy, three killed (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 20 (IANS) In a deadly attack on the convoy of a legislator of Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Maoist rebels Friday triggered a powerful landmine blast ... Read more...

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Raman Singh begins rural drive from Maoist heartland


April 18th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), April 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Wednesday began a much-hyped mega rural drive, "Gram Suraj" of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, from the Maoist ... Read more...

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Congress to take Chhattisgarh’s coal mining expose to public


April 16th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 16 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress has decided to take to the public a recent report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on coal mining in order ... Read more...

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General V.K. Singh visits Maoist heartland


April 14th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
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 ... Read more...

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Raman Singh defends government in wake of CAG report


April 11th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Defending his government in the wake of a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report pointing to lapses in awarding a coal exploration contract, Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh IPS officer dies of cardiac arrest (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Apr 3 (IANS) Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer B.S. Maravi died of cardiac arrest in Chhattisgarh Tuesday, an official said.Maravi, 57, known as a dynamic police officer, was ... Read more...

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59 MoUs for power plants in Chhattisgarh


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 3 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, which has roughly one-fifth of India's total known coal reserves, has signed 59 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) since January 2007 with various power plants, ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh IPS officer dies of cardiac arrest


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 3 (IANS) A senior IPS officer, B.S. Maravi, died of cardiac arrest in Chhattisgarh Tuesday, an official said.Maravi, 57, known as a dynamic police officer, was posted as ... Read more...

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IPS official commits suicide


March 12th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 12 (IANS) An Indian Police Service (IPS) official, Rahul Sharma, Monday afternoon committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver.Sharma, an IPS official of 2002 batch, was ... Read more...

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