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Maoist killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A Maoist was killed in an encounter on Thursday in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh after the extremists attacked security personnel deployed for helipad sanitization duty, officials said. The Maoists triggered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast followed by firing on the security personnel on Orccha area of Narayanpur, the officials said. In the retaliatory firing, […]

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Maoists kill BJP MLA Bhima Mandav, 4 more in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Maoists exploded an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday evening, killing BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi, his driver and three personal security officers in a forested part of Dantewada district, officials said. The Maoists carried out “the meticulously planned attack” when Mandavi was hurrying to an election meeting just before the close of election […]

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Maoists kill 5 policemen, BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi

Raipur: Maoists exploded an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Tuesday, killing five policemen who were escorting BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi who too was killed, authorities said. The deadly explosion took place around 5.30 p.m. in Kuakonda area in Dantewada. “All the killed security personnel are from District Reserve Group,” said an official. […]

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CRPF trooper killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

Raipur: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed on Friday and another injured in a gun battle with the Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari area, the paramilitary force said. Head Constable Harish Chandra Pal, 44, a resident of Bhopal and Constable Sudhir Kumar were evacuated to a city hospital. During operation, Pal succumbed to his […]

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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’s entire cabinet multimillionaire

Raipur :  Newly-elected Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and all the 12 ministers in his cabinet are multimillionaires, while two of the ministers face criminal cases including on charges of forgery and cheating. According to an analysis by election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)released on Thursday, all the cabinet ministers are multimillionaires, with their […]

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Chhattisgarh announces Rs 6,100-cr farm loan waiver

Raipur : Within hours of being sworn-in as Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel on Monday announced to waive off farm loans amounting to Rs 6,100 crore. The new government has also decided to raise minimum support price of paddy to Rs 2,500 per quintal. The Chief Minister presided over a cabinet meeting and decided to […]