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Wild tuskers rampage through Chhattisgarh villages, cause panic


June 27th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 27 (IANS) Panic has spread as at least two persons have been trampled to death and several houses damaged by herds of wild elephants rampaging in Sarguja forest ... Read more...

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Strike hits mining in Chhattisgarh


February 28th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 28 (IANS) The nationwide strike called by the country's trade unions has hit bauxite, coal and iron ore mining in mineral-rich Chhattisgarh, officials said Tuesday.Reports coming in from ... 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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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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Staged gunfights: Congress walks out of Chhattisgarh assembly


September 9th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 9 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh Friday walked out of the state assembly after charging the police with branding tribals as Maoists and killing them in staged ... 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 to set up ITIs in Maoist-hit districts


May 28th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 28 (IANS) Chhattisgarh will set up seven Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Maoist-hit districts in a bid to stop youths from joining the rebels, officials said Saturday."The central ... Read more...

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Bastar records 40 percent polling amid Maoist blasts, firing (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 8 (IANS) A by-poll ended Sunday for Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha seat amid sporadic firing and landmine blasts by the Maoists as nearly 40 percent of 11.94 ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh mulls aluminium plant in Surguja


February 5th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 5 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Saturday said his government would examine options to set up an aluminium plant in the state's poverty-hit northern region that has large ... Read more...

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Protesters halt BALCO’s bauxite shipment


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Hundreds of youths led by a Congress legislator halted shipment of bauxite Saturday to aluminium major Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (BALCO) in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district, demanding jobs for ... 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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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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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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BJP takes firm lead in Chhattisgarh by-election


October 4th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a decisive lead in the crucial Bhatgaon assembly seat by-poll as counting of votes was under way Monday. The ... Read more...

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BJP, Congress claim victory ahead of Chhattisgarh by-poll results


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 3 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress Sunday claimed victory in a crucial assembly by-poll, a day before the results are announced."The voter turnout ... Read more...

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Nearly 70 percent polling in Chhattisgarh assembly by-poll (Lead)


October 1st, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 1 (IANS) Nearly 70 percent polling was recorded Friday in the Bhatgaon assembly constituency by-election in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district, according to preliminary reports.The polling was peaceful except minor disruptions ... Read more...

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Bypoll in Chhhattisgarh begins on dull note


October 1st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 1 (IANS) Polling for Bhatgaon assembly seat in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district began on a dull note at 8 a.m. Friday but women were seen lined up in large numbers ... Read more...

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BJP names woman candidate for Chhattisgarh by-poll


September 13th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 13 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded a woman candidate, Rajni Tripathi, for the by-poll to the Bhatgaon assembly seat. The opposition Congress has picked U.S. Singhdeo ... Read more...

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Bypoll for Bhatgaon assembly seat Oct 1: EC


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Election Commission Friday announced by-election to the Bhatgaon assembly seat in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district on Oct 1. Polls are being held following the death of Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Maoist blast government office in Chhattisgarh


August 16th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Dozens of Maoist guerrillas Monday blew up a new tehsil (sub-district)office in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said. The rebels planted explosives in the building in Kuakonda area, some 450 ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh loses revenue as Maoists dominate forests


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 12 (IANS) About 55 percent of Chhattisgarh's forests are dominated by Maoists and the government suffers a revenue loss due to its inability to operate in these area, an official ... Read more...

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Half of Chhattisgarh’s diamond belt in Maoist strongholds (Lead)


August 2nd, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 2 (IANS) Diamond reserves could be present in eight belts in Chhattisgarh, half of which are in Maoist strongholds, Chief Minister Raman Singh said Monday. "A total eight belts have ... Read more...

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Half of Chhattisgarh’s diamond belt in Maoist strongholds


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 2 (IANS) Diamond reserves could be present in eight belts in Chhattisgarh, half of which according to the police are in Maoist strongholds, Chief Minister Raman Singh said Monday. "A total ... Read more...

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Drunk man enters school, hacks to death Class 1 boy


July 31st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 31 (IANS) A drunk 40-year-old man stormed into a government school brandishing a cleaver and brutally hacked to death a Class 1 student in a remote area of Chhattisgarh, police ... 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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BJP prefers Sai, Congress struggles for Rajya Sabha selection


June 1st, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 1 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to give tribal leader Nand Kumar Sai another term in the Rajya Sabha while the Congress is yet ... Read more...

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Five killed in Chhattisgarh road accident


May 21st, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 21 (IANS) Five people were killed and at least 16 others injured Friday as a bus overturned in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district, police said. "The bus overturned as the driver lost control ... Read more...

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Cop donates blood to save injured Maoist


May 12th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 12 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh policeman donated blood and saved the life of a Maoist guerilla who suffered bullet injuries in a gun battle with the security forces, sources said ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh coalmine toll rises to 11


May 12th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 12 (IANS) The toll in a blast-hit coalmine in Chhattisgarh rose to 11 Wednesday with the recovery of the bodies of two trapped miners, a senior official said. "Rescuers ... Read more...

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Miners in blast-hit Chhattisgarh coal mine untraced


May 12th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 11 (IANS) Rescuers at a blast-hit underground coal mine in Chhattisgarh have failed to make contact with two missing miners despite their best efforts for the past one week, ... Read more...

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Speeding truck crushes five to death in Chhattisgarh


March 22nd, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 22 (IANS) A speeding truck crushed to death five men returning on foot from a religious function in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district early Monday, police said. Eight people were injured in the ... Read more...

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Jumbos create havoc in Chhattisgarh village


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 2 (IANS) About 25 families in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district have not slept since Sunday when three wild elephants rampaged through a forest village, demolishing five houses and injuring one person, ... Read more...

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300,000 tonnes of bauxite deposits found in Chhattisgarh


December 9th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 9 (IANS) A new reserve of about 300,000 tonnes of bauxite ore has been found in Chhattisgarh's Maoist stronghold of Bastar, mining officials said Wednesday. "We found about 300,000 tonnes of ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh seeks central help to develop coal-rich areas


November 26th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 26 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Thursday urged the coal ministry to work in tandem with the state government for developing infrastructure in the coal-rich districts. Singh called on union ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh urges Pawar to raise paddy support price


November 26th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur/New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh met union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in New Delhi Thursday and urged him to raise the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy ... Read more...

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