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On Tuesday, Chhattisgarh recorded its highest-ever Covid-19 cases.(HT File Photo)

Raipur declared a containment zone, tough measures in place from April 9-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 04:56 PM IST
Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur and Durg are the two worst-affected districts. Health minister Harsh Vardhan held a meeting with officials of Chhattisgarh and other states where Covid-19 has been spreading at a rapid pace.
Covid-19 in Madhya Pradesh: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a lockdown will be enforced in isolated areas whenever needed. (File Photo)
Covid-19 in Madhya Pradesh: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a lockdown will be enforced in isolated areas whenever needed. (File Photo)

Covid-19: Madhya Pradesh to limit movement of people from Chhattisgarh

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that to curb the spread of Covid-19, movement of people from Chhattisgarh will be restricted. Only those who need to come for "necessary and unavoidable work" will be allowed.
A deserted road during the weekend lockdown in Bhopal.(PTI)
A deserted road during the weekend lockdown in Bhopal.(PTI)

Pune, Durg, Chhindwara: Fresh Covid-19 restrictions imposed in these districts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Maharashtra's Pune district has 64,599 active Covid-19 cases, the highest in the country. Chhattisgarh's Durg on Thursday reported 996 fresh infections.
Chhattisgarh, which reported 1,443 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, has barred gatherings to celebrate Holi and other public events in state capital Raipur (HT Photo/Representative image)
Chhattisgarh, which reported 1,443 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, has barred gatherings to celebrate Holi and other public events in state capital Raipur (HT Photo/Representative image)

Highest single day Covid spike in Chhattisgarh, night curfew in 22 districts

PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 12:16 PM IST
  • Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh health minister T S Singh Deo has asked officials to increase testing to 40,000 samples per day and add more oxygen supply-equipped beds.
TS Singh Deo said Covaxin will initially be administered only in medical colleges and district hospitals. (PTI FILE PHOTO)
TS Singh Deo said Covaxin will initially be administered only in medical colleges and district hospitals. (PTI FILE PHOTO)

Chhattisgarh health minister says state seriously considering allowing Covaxin

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 11:41 AM IST
  • Chhattisgarh asked the Centre earlier this year to halt the supply of Covaxin to the state, claiming its phase-3 clinical trials had not been completed and the results had not been published.
A campaign is being run by activists in Bastar alleging Hidme was forcibly picked up by the police.(Sourced Photo)
A campaign is being run by activists in Bastar alleging Hidme was forcibly picked up by the police.(Sourced Photo)

Activist or Maoist? Conflicting claims over a woman’s arrest in Chhattisgarh

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 08:54 AM IST
  • Tribal leader Soni Sori claimed that Hidme was a respected activist in the region, and her arrest on the Women's Day was a matter of shame for administration.
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
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:39 AM IST
  • The police were investigating the case from all possible angles.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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

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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has written to the Centre asking for additional paddy procurement.(File photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has written to the Centre asking for additional paddy procurement.(File photo)

Chhattisgarh seeks nod to procure additional 16 lakh metric ton rice for FCI

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 03:21 PM IST
  • Chhattisgarh CM's letter says that if the additional 40 lakh metric tonne of paddy is not allowed to be procured for the FCI, then it will cause a huge economic loss to the state.
Neeraj Shukla, vice-chairman of ADA, said the estimated construction cost of the Ram temple (covered area) was estimated to be <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15 crore on the basis of the public work department’s (PWD) schedule.
Neeraj Shukla, vice-chairman of ADA, said the estimated construction cost of the Ram temple (covered area) was estimated to be 15 crore on the basis of the public work department’s (PWD) schedule.

Chhattisgarh seeks names of authorised donation collectors from Ram Mandir trust

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 02:31 PM IST
  • A senior VHP leader in Chhattisgarh alleged the state’s Congress government was trying to mislead people through the letter.
Chhattisgarh government said Bilaspur airport was upgraded following its initiative.(HT Photo)
Chhattisgarh government said Bilaspur airport was upgraded following its initiative.(HT Photo)

Bilaspur airport in Chhattisgarh upgraded, now 72-seater aircraft can land

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 08:11 PM IST
  • The Chhattisgarh government claimed it took the initiative taking the sentiments of Bilaspur residents into account and got the approval for the airport's up-gradation from the civil aviation department.
The incident occured when the security forces were engaged in combing operations following information that a team of Maoists was moving in the forests of Chennapuram . (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
The incident occured when the security forces were engaged in combing operations following information that a team of Maoists was moving in the forests of Chennapuram . (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)

24 Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:02 PM IST
  • Lon Varratu drive was launched in June 2020, and till now, 272 Maoists, including senior cadres, have surrendered in Dantewada district.
The women are happy that they are assured of a steady income from the factory.(Sourced Photo)
The women are happy that they are assured of a steady income from the factory.(Sourced Photo)

Chhattisgarh tribals start garment factory in Maoist-hit area, name brand DANNEX

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:43 PM IST
  • Around 300 tribals, mostly women, from Bastar’s Dantewada district have started a garment factory with the help of district administration and will now stitch uniforms for paramilitary forces.
Hasdeo Arand forests are dense, biodiversity rich and inhabited by tribals. (Photo by Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Hasdeo Arand forests are dense, biodiversity rich and inhabited by tribals. (Photo by Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Ten gram sabhas object to mining in Chhattisgarh's biodiversity rich forest

By Jayashree Nandi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:42 AM IST
  • Among the major concerns of the gram sabhas with the proposed acquisition of the forest land is that it is being done without their consent and even before the land is diverted under the provisions of the forest conservation act
Paddy crop is being loaded on a truck after it has been procured. (Representative Photo/PTI)
Paddy crop is being loaded on a truck after it has been procured. (Representative Photo/PTI)

Chhattisgarh claims to have procured record paddy at MSP this season

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:45 AM IST
  • The official data also shows a big increase in the total number of registered paddy farmers, which now stands at 21.52 lakh.
With a ballerina’s poise and grace, the deformed myna braves life’s challenges. PHOTO: AMI PRABAL
With a ballerina’s poise and grace, the deformed myna braves life’s challenges. PHOTO: AMI PRABAL

Bird flu in Chhattisgarh: 45 wild mynas die in Bijapur, samples to be tested

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:57 PM IST
  • The carcasses of the birds were found on Monday and Tuesday near a CRPF camp in Naimad area in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

ITBP troops launch e-enabled school in Naxal violence affected Chhattisgarh

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:43 PM IST
ITBP troops launch e-enabled school in Naxal violence affected Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singhdeo says Covaxin should not be used untill complete results of its clinical trials are out.(Twitter/TS_SinghDeo)
Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singhdeo says Covaxin should not be used untill complete results of its clinical trials are out.(Twitter/TS_SinghDeo)

Chhattisgarh health minister opposes use of Covaxin

PTI | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 08:08 AM IST
  • Bharat Biotech received DCGI approval for phase 3 clinical trials in 26,000 participants in over 25 centres across India, according to the company website
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