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Irregularities in foreign welfare fund in Chhattisgarh, Raipur, Chharrisgarh

Raipur: On Thursday, the Chhattisgarh government admitted irregularities in the use of a welfare fund provided by the European Commission for purchase of school bags for tribal students in one of the state's most backward districts.

The European Commission's welfare fund of Rs 2,84,39,806 was spent for purchase of school bags for tribal students in Surguja district during the 2010-11 fiscal, tribal welfare minister Kedar Kashyap told the state assembly in a written reply.

Chhattisgarh policemen face DNA test over charges of ‘Naxal’ girl’s gangrape, murder, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur: The CID, Chhattisgarh, will soon take DNA samples of 25 policemen of Chando police station in Surguja, who were involved in an alleged encounter in July that led to the death of 16-year-old Meena Khalkho.

While the police claim she was a Naxalite and “habitual to sex”, residents of her village Karcha have accused police of killing her after gangrape and then dubbing her a Naxalite. Following an uproar, the CID was asked to probe the matter.

Obama, Sonia, Rahul photos at Maoist camp, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur: US President Barack Obama, President Pratibha Patil, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul are amongst the several leaders whose photographs were found in a deserted Maoist camp in Chhattisgarh, police officials said on Tuesday.

The photographs, also including those of Chief Minister Raman Singh and some ministers, were found pasted at a camp in a jungle area in Raipur district that was deserted by Maoists after a fierce 15-minute gun battle, officials at the police headquarters said.

Essar pays protection money to Maoists: WikiLeaks, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

The Ruias-led Essar Group, which has mining interests in Chhattisgarh, pays protection money to Maoists to safeguard its operations in the state, a leaked US diplomatic cable said.

"A senior representative from Essar, a major industrial company with large mining and steel-related facilities in Chhattisgarh, told Congenoff (Consul General Office) that the company pays the Maoists 'a significant amount' not to harm or interfere with their operations," a cable dated January 11, 2010, originating from the US consulate in Mumbai and released by WikiLeaks stated.

Teaching in the shadow of the gun in insurgency-hit Bastar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), Sep 5 (IANS) In the insurgency ridden Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, government school teachers risk losing their lives if they fail to indoctrinate young minds into joining the children’s unit of the Maoists.

‘In the entire conflict zone of Bastar, teachers impart education in the shadow of the gun,’ says Raja Toram, a government school teacher in Dantewada, the thickly forested heartland of the left-wing insurgents.

‘Naxal’ girl’s killing: Kin allege rape and murder, village points to govt job for brother, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Karcha, Chando, Surguja Meena Khalkho liked spending time in the thick, almost pristine forest surrounding her home in Karcha village of Surguja. During her countless hours there, she would give names to the birds and animals she found. Now the same jungle holds the secret to her death — was Meena a Naxal, “habitual about sex” as the police have branded her; or was she just a 16-year-old who went out to meet a friend and was raped and killed in this remote, Maoist-dominated area of Chhattisgarh, as the villagers believe?

Two Chhattisgarh cops killed in accident

Raipur, Sep 2 (IANS) Two policemen were killed and at least four other policemen were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in hit a roadside tree in Chhattisgarh Friday, police said.
The accident took place in Rajnandgaon district when policemen were on way to Khairagarh area for security of visiting Chief Minister Raman Singh.
One of the policemen died on the spot while the other succumbed to his injuries at a hospital. The condition of the four policemen injured in the accident is stated to be serious, officials here at police headquarters told IANS.

Judicial panel to probe ''fake'' encounter of Chg tribal woman

Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Aug 31 (PTI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has said the one-member judicial commission appointed to probe into the allegations of fake encounter of a tribal woman in Sarguja district will investigate the matter impartially and guilty will not be spared, sources quoting him said today."The state government has taken the matter very seriously and has already set up a one-member judicial panel headed by Anita Jha, district and sessions judge of Bilaspur.The commission will submit its report within three months.Anyone found guilty in the probe will not be spared,"

Chhattisgarh orders probe into girl’s shootout killing

Raipur, Aug 30 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Tuesday ordered a judicial probe into the killing of a teenaged girl by policemen in alleged staged shootout in July. The opposition Congress raised the issue in the state assembly and questioned the government’s intention to punish the guilty.

Meena Khalko, a tribal girl branded as a Maoist, was killed July 6 allegedly by several policemen in Surguja district under the jurisdiction of Chando police station.

Maoists destroy school building in Gaya, students urge government to rebuild them

Gaya, Aug 29 (ANI): With the aim of forcing children to join their ranks, by blocking future opportunities, Maoists destroyed a school building in Barha village of Bihar’s Gaya District.

Meanwhile, students, who are keen to advance in their career, urged government to secure their future.

Speaking to mediapersons, Luv Kumar, a student said that his school has been destroyed by the Maoists. He says all his friends are keen to study and want the state government to rebuild the school and appealed to Maoists not to destroy their future.

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