CG-08, Rajnandgaon

Central and East Zone have the highest number of orphaned / abandoned children in India - SOS Children's Villages of India Study

New Delhi, Delhi, July 26, 2011 /India PRwire/ -- Central Zone, which comprises the 3 states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, houses approximately 6 million orphan children (under 18 years) and this figure will shoot up to 7.6 million by the year 2021 according to a recent study by SOS Children's Villages of India. It is closely followed by the East Zone which has approximately 5.20 million orphans, and is estimated to increase to 6 million by 2021.

Paramilitary personnel bust a Maoist camp in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel bust a Maoist camp during a joint operationin Rajnandgaon District.

The security forces seized arms, ammunitions and essential items of daily use such as hair oil, soap bars, edibles and transistors among others.

The police on Sunday said the seizure was done after a brief encounter.