Ritesh Mishra

Ritesh Mishra

Ritesh Mishra is principal correspondent and covers Chhattisgarh. He reportson Maoism , politics,crime and all major development from the state. Writes poetry and short stories . Deep interest in photography and painting.

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Bodies of the man and his son were found in the house while the bodies of the three woman were found near the house, the official added.
Bodies of the man and his son were found in the house while the bodies of the three woman were found near the house, the official added.

Five of family found dead in Chhattisgarh

By Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:27 AM IST
  • A suicide note found at the spot said they took the decision because of acute financial distress, an official said.
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More details in Chhattisgarh family's mysterious death case will be available after the post-mortem, said officials.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
More details in Chhattisgarh family's mysterious death case will be available after the post-mortem, said officials.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Chhattisgarh: 5 of family found dead in Durg; note cites financial stress

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:39 AM IST
  • The police were investigating the case from all possible angles.
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An Assistant Commandant of CRPF’s CoBRA was killed and seven others were injured in an IED blast in Chhattisgarh(PTI file photo)
An Assistant Commandant of CRPF’s CoBRA was killed and seven others were injured in an IED blast in Chhattisgarh(PTI file photo)

ITBP jawan killed in Maoist IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 08:33 AM IST
  • It was the second Maoist attack in the last two days in Chhattisgarh.
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Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel. (File photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel. (File photo)

Baghel announces force for Chhattisgarh’s Maoist insurgency-hit Bastar

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 11:20 AM IST
“Bastar Tigers special force will be formed in all [seven] districts of Bastar division...priority in recruitment will be given to local youths from remote villages,” Baghel said in his speech as he presented the 97,106 crore budget for 2021-22 in the state assembly on Monday
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Some of the selected candidates. (Photo: Vidhya Rajput)
Some of the selected candidates. (Photo: Vidhya Rajput)

In a first, Chhattisgarh police hire 13 transgenders as constables

By Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Until now, only two transgender police personnel were recruited in India — one in Tamil Nadu, another in Rajasthan.
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After the elephant attacked and killed the man, it moved southwards leaving behind the 2-year-old calf, which is still in the village. (FOREST DEPT).
After the elephant attacked and killed the man, it moved southwards leaving behind the 2-year-old calf, which is still in the village. (FOREST DEPT).

Chhattisgarh man trampled to death while trying to take selfie with an elephant

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:20 AM IST
  • The kin of the deceased have been given an instant relief amount of 25,000 and the body has been sent for post-mortem.
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The opposition BJP has demanded a probe into each case of farmer suicide and compensation to the families of the deceased farmers(Representational Photo/Getty Images)
The opposition BJP has demanded a probe into each case of farmer suicide and compensation to the families of the deceased farmers(Representational Photo/Getty Images)

141 farmers died by suicide in last 10 months, says Chhattigarh government

PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 11:48 AM IST
  • The government's statement came in response to a question by the leader of opposition in the assembly about the number of farmers who died by suicide.
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File photo of a Maoist camp.
File photo of a Maoist camp.

Maoist violence on the decline in Chhattisgarh

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 07:50 PM IST
The number of gunbattles came down to 84 last year compared to 121 in 2019, 166 in 2018, 198 in 2017, and 211 in 2016 even as officials cautioned against reading too much into the data
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Police said that she was rushed to a nearby hospital where she died during treatment.
Police said that she was rushed to a nearby hospital where she died during treatment.

Woman beaten to death by son's friend, 20, for resisting molestation: Cops

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 02:36 PM IST
The incident took place on Wednesday night in a village under Basna police station area of the district.
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Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.(File photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.(File photo)

Chhattisgarh to sell surplus paddy procured through e-auction

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:33 AM IST
  • The cabinet approved the proposal of disposal of this surplus stock of paddy through auctioning process at the cooperative society level, said an official release.
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Dantewada is currently encouraging Maoists to surrender under Lon Varatu campaign.(AP)
Dantewada is currently encouraging Maoists to surrender under Lon Varatu campaign.(AP)

Chhattisgarh: Allegations cloud alleged suicide of surrendered woman ‘Maoist’

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 01:42 PM IST
  • Dantewada SP rubbished the allegations saying the deceased surrendered in front of the media and her interrogation report and statements of other Maoists showed clearly that she was working as a CNM member.
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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel recovered 2 Improvised Explosive Devices (1 pressure cooker and 1 pipe type) placed in a series manner near Dhanora, Narayanpur on Tuesday. (ANI photo)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel recovered 2 Improvised Explosive Devices (1 pressure cooker and 1 pipe type) placed in a series manner near Dhanora, Narayanpur on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

2 security personnel killed in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur in Maoist attacks

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 11:16 PM IST
  • Both the casualties took place due to IED blasts.
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Special focus will be on passengers from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.(HT PHOTO.)
Special focus will be on passengers from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.(HT PHOTO.)

Chhattisgarh orders Covid screening and contact tracing of all visitors

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:22 AM IST
  • All the commissioners and district collectors have been directed to ensure strict adherence to the latest instructions.
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Police said the woman died by suicide inside the washroom on Tuesday afternoon.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police said the woman died by suicide inside the washroom on Tuesday afternoon.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Chhattisgarh woman Maoist surrendered last week, dies by suicide, probe sought

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:54 AM IST
  • The deceased, Kawasi, was a member of Chetna Natya Mandli or CNM, which is a cultural wing of the Maoists.
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The peace committee will start meetings soon and form district committees in each violence-affected district of the state.(FILE PHOTO.)
The peace committee will start meetings soon and form district committees in each violence-affected district of the state.(FILE PHOTO.)

Chhattisgarh: Peace panel formed for dialogue with Maoists and the state

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:57 PM IST
  • The committee will start meetings soon and will form district committees in each violence-affected district of the state.
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Junior doctors association has threatened to withdraw even from emergency services from Wednesday if their demand is not met.(Representative image)
Junior doctors association has threatened to withdraw even from emergency services from Wednesday if their demand is not met.(Representative image)

Video of jail guard assaulting Chhattisgarh doctor goes viral, doctors on strike

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 12:01 PM IST
  • The state police has registered an FIR against Rao and started investigation
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The couple during the pre-wedding shoot. (HT Photo)
The couple during the pre-wedding shoot. (HT Photo)

Couple poses with state chopper in pre-wedding shoot; 1 suspended

By Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:43 PM IST
Driver Yogeshwar Sai was suspended for violating the safety norms of state hangar and shunted to directorate of aviation Nava Raipur.
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Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said In year 2020-21, minor forest produce worth nearly <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>115 crore rupees have been procured at minimum support price so far.(HT PHOTO.)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said In year 2020-21, minor forest produce worth nearly 115 crore rupees have been procured at minimum support price so far.(HT PHOTO.)

Chhattisgarh CM sends proposals worth 234cr for tribal development to Centre

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 11:50 AM IST
  • Baghel wrote that the procurement of minor forest produce from tribals at minimum support price has played an important role in providing employment to tribals and forest dwellers during Covid-19 crisis.
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Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said that this delay in the process of lifting rice by the FCI affected paddy procurement drive. (Videograb)
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said that this delay in the process of lifting rice by the FCI affected paddy procurement drive. (Videograb)

Chhattisgarh CM requests Rajnath to expedite army cantonment set up at Bilaspur

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 12:06 PM IST
  • The CM further stated that Chhattisgarh is keen on setting up an army camp at Chakarbhata, Bilaspur from employment and security purposes.
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The man fell from the trolley after it hit a tower while descending.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The man fell from the trolley after it hit a tower while descending.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Chhattisgarh: Labourer died in a rope-way trolley accident in Rajnandgaon

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 12:15 PM IST
  • The 1,300-metre-long ropeway where the accident took place was inaugurated in March last year for ferrying devotees to the Bamleshwari Devi temple.
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Soon after the forces reached the area, the Maoists opened fire at them. In the ensuing gun battle that last for around 3 hours, a Maoist was killed. (Representative Photo)
Soon after the forces reached the area, the Maoists opened fire at them. In the ensuing gun battle that last for around 3 hours, a Maoist was killed. (Representative Photo)

Maoists in Chhattisgarh kill villager suspected of being police informer

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 05:55 PM IST
  • It was the third instance in 24 days of Maoists killing a villager after branding him a police informer.
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Chhattisgarh chief minister has written to the Union finance minister over the state's financial woes.(PTI)
Chhattisgarh chief minister has written to the Union finance minister over the state's financial woes.(PTI)

Chhattisgarh CM Baghel asks Sitharaman for financial assistance citing losses

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 08:17 AM IST
  • CM Bhupesh Baghel added that Chhattisgarh was yet to receive 3,700 crore in the GST compensation fund from the Centre in the financial year 2020-21.
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The Incresaed incidents of Maoists killing villagers are a sign of their frustration, said an official.(FIle Photo)
The Incresaed incidents of Maoists killing villagers are a sign of their frustration, said an official.(FIle Photo)

Chhattisgarh: Deputy Sarpanch killed, 2 injured by suspected Maoists in Bastar

By Ritesh Mishra, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 02:35 PM IST
  • Shatrughan Korram, 34, former deputy sarpanch of Temrugaon, was shot dead by an unknown group of people in Chalka weekly market and fled after the attack
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The state-level committee consists of specialist doctors and other members and will investigate every adversarial event after the vaccination.(Representative image/Reuters )
The state-level committee consists of specialist doctors and other members and will investigate every adversarial event after the vaccination.(Representative image/Reuters )

State-level committee to probe death of ASI who died after Covid-19 vaccination

UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 01:05 AM IST
  • The government claimed that the concerned department had administered the same batch of Covishield vaccine to nine others who are in good health.
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The former Maoists in Dantewada region had surrendered over the past year. (Sourced)
The former Maoists in Dantewada region had surrendered over the past year. (Sourced)

15 former Maoist couples marry on Valentine's Day in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 02:48 PM IST
  • The former Maoists included commanders and lower-rung cadres who were active in the region
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Journalist Ganesh Mishra said he was deeply hurt by Maoists' allegations. (Sourced Photo)
Journalist Ganesh Mishra said he was deeply hurt by Maoists' allegations. (Sourced Photo)

Chhattisgarh: Maoists ‘threaten' scribes, activists for alleged corporate links

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 01:06 PM IST
  • The note named former BBC journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary, journalists Ganesh Mishra and Leeladhar Rathi, anti-Maoists campaigners Farukh Ali and P Vijay as ‘corporate and government agents
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Representational Image. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Representational Image. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Govt must not be party to continuing Covaxin trials: Chhattisgarh minister

PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 01:42 PM IST
The comments came a day after Union health minister Harsh Vardhan dispelled the Chhattisgarh government’s concerns over India’s indigenous Covid-19 vaccine
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Three of the thirteen suspected Maoists were carrying reward on their heads.(FIle Photo)
Three of the thirteen suspected Maoists were carrying reward on their heads.(FIle Photo)

13 Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh under Lon Varratu campaign

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 08:12 AM IST
  • A state official claimed that the 'Lon Varratu' initiative aims to link surrendered cadres to some livelihood opportunities to help them earn a decent living and it has yielded very positive results.
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Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singhdeo highlighted the steps taken by his government to check the spread of coronavirus disease Covid-19.(Twitter/TS_SinghDeo)
Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singhdeo highlighted the steps taken by his government to check the spread of coronavirus disease Covid-19.(Twitter/TS_SinghDeo)

Don’t send Covaxin till trials are complete, Chhattisgarh minister tells Centre

PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singhdeo said the state government is not in position to tell the people to use Covaxin because the trials are incomplete
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The notice issued by a Chhattisgarh police officer asking some panchayat representatives to move to safer areas due to Maoist violence has raised eyebrows.(FILE PHOTO/Representational image)
The notice issued by a Chhattisgarh police officer asking some panchayat representatives to move to safer areas due to Maoist violence has raised eyebrows.(FILE PHOTO/Representational image)

Chhattisgarh: Police 'notice' to panchayat representatives to move to safer area

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 08:20 AM IST
  • Manpur is considered a severely affected Maoist area in Rajnandgaon district of the state which comes under the CPI (Maoist) designated MMC zone.
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