Five Polytechnic College Buildings to be constructed in State

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State Government have approved Rs 8.47 crores for construction of buildings for five government polytechnic colleges of state. Technical Education Minister Ramvichaar Netam informed today that these polytechnic colleges are situated in District Headquarters Baikunthpur of Koriya, District Headquarters Jashpur, Narainpur, Bijapur and North Bastar (Kanker).

Development of Every Citizen will Lead to Overall Progress of Chhattisgarh, Dr Raman Singh

Chief Minister visits Bhopalpatnam block in Bijapur district.

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh addressed the massive public gathering organized in Tehsil Headquarters Bhopalpatnam of leftist insurgency-affected Bijapur district, situated roughly 525 km away from capital city Raipur. In his address, Chief Minister said that State Government's schemes are made for the welfare of every family in state. State Government believes that development of every individual is the key to overall progress of state. Positive effects of these schemes are much visible in form of development in areas of Bijapur.

15 Naxals killed in Chhattisgarh encounter

The bodies of 9 Maoists guerrillas in uniform, including 5 women, 4 men, killed in the exchange of fire with the security forces

In biggest ever strike by a joint team of security forces, at least 15 Maoist guerrillas in uniform, were killed after a fierce gunfight in the dense jungles of restive Sukma District, in the wee hours of Tuesday. However, there was no report of police casualty, till the reports last came in. Post the gunfight, the joint team of security forces comprising commandos from Andhra Pradesh's anti-Maoist Grey Hound, troopers from 217 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and District Force of Bijapur and Sukma districts, recovered nine out of 15 bodies, including five women and four men.

Naxal dump of explosives found

A joint team of District Force (DF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Task Force (STF) recovered a Naxal dump in the forest of Munga during routine searching in Gangaloor area on Saturday while destroyed a naxal monument in Pedakorma village the next day. The dump was containing 250 kilograms of gelatin, ammonium nitrate, urea, cords, wires and other explosive materials. The anti-bomb squads defused the explosives on the spot.

90 Kg explosives seized from Naxal camp

In one of the major hauls, a joint strike-force team of District Force, Central Reserve Police Force (STF) recovered about 90 kilograms of explosives and other materials during raid on three hutments serving as a collective 'Maoists camp' in restive Bijapur district on Thursday. Post the raid, a huge quantity of explosives recovered from the camp situated recovered from the camp situated near Neelmadgu village under Farsegarh police station limits, were destroyed in the forest itself.

'Blackout' in Bijapur, Bastar since 3 days

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As many as528 villages in restive Bijapur and Bastar districts of so-called power surplus State, is groping with a massive 'blackout' for past 2-3 days following a major technical snag that has hit Bijapur-Bhairamgarh power station. However, the employees of Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited (CSPDCL) are calming that war-footing steps were in place to restore power supply at the earliest, even as the power failure has plunged the would district into dark and pushed people back to dark ages, in the face of left wing insurgency plaguing the entire region.

CRPF jawans seize explosives

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) logo, Chhattisgarh

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) made recovery of explosives from the restive areas of Bijapur district. The personnel of the CRPF 168 battalion were on a routine search on Monday evening when they found the explosives. The team recovered 15 kilograms landmine from an area falling between Basaguda-Murtunda villages, situated 47 km from Bijapur district head-quarter. The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of the battalion defused the bomb on the spot and averted a major mishap. Also recovered along with landmine were 2 detonators and a 200 meter electric wire.

Deadly design foiled four powerful bombs defused in Bijapur

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Foiling another deadly design of red-rebels, security forces at different clock time on Friday defused four powerful bombs planted at separate locations in restive Bijapur district. The insurgents had planted the potential explosives to target the personnel of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), but their nefarious plans were exposed before it could take its toll on precious lives.

Narayanpur, Bijapur district included in BRGF list

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Planning Commission, Government of India has accepted the proposal of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and included Narayanpur and Bijapur districts of Chhattisgarh in the list of Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) districts. An amount of Rs 10 crore each will be granted to both the district per year for carrying out development of the districts. It is to be mentioned here that Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh had written to the Planning Commission on May 29 for included Narayanpur and Bijapur districts of Chhattisgarh in the list of BRGF districts.

Jawans in Bijapur district get hoax call of Naxal ambush

It was sheer luck that a squad of security forces on Wednesday afternoon survived a deadly Naxal ambush in restive Bijapur district, when they reached to defuse a cache of nearly 20 'tiffin bombs' supposedly planted by the rebels on a forested interior road. The tip-off, however, turned out to be a mere 'hoax' because the tiffin boxes were filled with sand and nuggets. The spot is situated 8 kilometers away from Bijapur district head quarters and some 490 kilometers from the State Capital Raipur.