The Chhattisgarh government on Sunday ordered a judicial inquiry into Friday night’s encounter between security forces and suspected naxals near Edasmeta village in Bijapur district, in which eight villagers were killed. The locals said the encounter was fake.
Two jawans of the elite Cobra battalion of CRPF were injured in a Naxal attack in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said. A Cobra team had an encounter with suspected ultras in the same district on Friday night, in which eight villagers and a jawan were killed.
A day after eight villagers were killed in a gun battle between security forces and alleged Maoists at Bijapur in south Chhattisgarh, the state government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident. Ejaz Kaiser reports.
A Cobra jawan of the CRPF and eight tribals were killed during a fierce gun battle with the Maoists at Ekalmeta in Bijapur district of south Chhattisgarh late Friday.
Is Chhattisgarh the next Gujarat? Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi certainly thinks so. And he proclaimed it publicly on Sunday, at chief minister Raman Singh’s vikas yatra in Rajnandgaon, 73 km from Raipur. Ejaz Kaiser reports.
A security personnel was killed and another got injured in an encounter with naxalites in the Maoist-hit Sukma district of southern Chhattisgarh today.
A group of suspected Maoists killed 3 security personnel and injured one in a brazen attack on a Doordarshan office in Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur district in the wee hours today. HT
Senior BJP leader LK Advani today flagged off Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh's state-wide 'Vikas Yatra' which will cover over 6,000 km and conclude on June 20.
Ajit Jogi, former chief minister of Chhattisgarh, who has been wheelchair-bound for the last eight years, is looking forward to a special birthday treat. On April 29, Jogi hopes stand up to greet his visitors and walk to cut his birthday cake. Ejaz Kaiser
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A DNA test will be conducted to establish the 'true' identity of a woman 'Naxal', killed in an encounter on April 4, after a person claimed her to be his sister even as the body has already been handed over to another family, an official said.
A 20-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by five youths in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, police said today.
While expressing doubt at the genuineness of police encounters with Maoists in Chhattisgarh in 2009, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) expressed its inability to start prosecution against the “guilty” policemen without substantial evidence, and restricted itself to arguing for monetary relief for the victims, reports Ejaz Kaiser.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh has said the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme of the Centre will not be implemented in the state.
Thirty-five-year-old Pandu Naghesia was always a bit strange, so said the locals of Samri, a tiny hamlet in Chhattisgarh. But the horror that he would unleash one fine day was beyond their wildest imagination.
In a shocking incident, a daily wage labourer in Chhattisgarh went on a rampage killing four women and five girls at Samri village in Balrampur district some 425 km north of Raipur today.