Maoists blast three bridges in Chhattisgarh

Maoist guerrillas blew up three bridges in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region on Thursday, police said. The rebels blew up the bridges in Kirandul area in Dantewada district, some 400 km from state capital Raipur. "Two of the bridges were under construction while the third one had been recently

constructed. The rebels placed explosives under the bridges and triggered the blast," an official at police headquarters in Raipur said.

Tribal students benefit from Chhattisgarh Govt.'s 'Hostel Scheme'

Raipur, Dec 20: In its endeavor to promote literacy in the State, particularly tribal children, the Chhattisgarh Government has launched a 'Hostel Scheme' in several interior villages.

The literacy rate is comparatively quite low in several villages of the State.

Education is imparted from Class 1 to 8 under this scheme, and the Government has set up around 110 hostels in Mahasamund District, where more than 5,000 students are presently enrolled.

College student held with leopard skin

Raipur, Dec 17 (IANS) A 20-year-old college student was arrested in Chhattisgarh for carrying a leopard skin, a banned item, a forest official said Friday.

The arrest was made on a tip-off by a forest department team who caught the student carrying leopard skin in a bag, in a bus Thursday in state's Kanker district, about 150 km south from capital Raipur.

PRSU Raipur MA Exam March/April 2010 Result Declared

Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU), Raipur, Chhattisgarh, on December 2, 2010, has declared the result of Master of Arts (MA) Final Geography, MA (Final) Sociology and MA (Previous & Rev) History exam. The exams were held in March/April 2010. To know more about the results, candidates can visit the university's official website:

Training Course on “Forest Certification” for the Indian Forest Service Officers inaugurated at Amity University

The one-week long Training Course on “Forest Certification” for the Indian Forest Service Officers organized by Amity School of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development at Amity University, Noida, Sector – 125 was inaugurated today by Dr. J.C. Kala, Ex-Director General (Forests) & Hony. Director General, AIGWES, Dr. Sunil Saran, Vice Chairman, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation and Maj. Gen. R.K. Dhawan, Senior Vice President RBEF & Director International Affairs Division, Amity University

Counter-insurgency school proposed in Chhattisgarh

The Centre has proposed to open the National School of Counter Insurgency Warfare in the Naxal-hit state of Chhattisgarh.

"The government has not received any proposal from the Chhattisgarh state government regarding the setting up of a defence academy in the state. The central government proposes to establish National School of Counter Insurgency Warfare (NSCIW) at Raipur in Chhattisgarh," Defence Minister AK Antony told the Lok Sabha in a written reply on Monday.

Chhattisgarh to open schools in Maoist strongholdsr

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh will open three residential schools for boys in areas worst hit by Maoist violence, a statement said Sunday.

"The government will construct three ashram (residential) schools for boys with 50-seat capacity each in Dantewada district with Rs.94.42 lakh (over $208,000) on expenditure," the statement said.

The ashram schools will come up at village Kasoli, Badepanera and Barsoor in the worst Maoist insurgency hit district of Dantewada. The public works department will construct the school buildings.

Biotic stress management institute to come up in Chhattisgarh

The Union Government has given its consent to set up National Institute of Biotic Stress Management (NIBSM) in Chhattisgarh.

“Many states were in the race to get the project and the Union Government gave its consent to set up the institute in Chhattisgarh,” state's agriculture minister Chandrashekhar Sahu said

“This will be the first institute to address the impact of biotic stresses and harness potentials of emerging tools of biotechnology in agriculture," Sahu said.

Chhattisgarh gets four proposals for pvt varsities

Chhattisgarh government has received proposals from four private universities for setting up campuses in the state. "We have received four proposals from private universities for setting up campuses in Chhattisgarh," Chairman of Chhattisgarh Private University Regulatory Commission Ashok Parekh said.

The commission had forwarded the proposals to the state government to examine whether they were at par with the parameters set for opening private university. "After considering all aspects, the state government will give recognition to the private universities," Parekh said.