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UNGA to focus on India's child marriage ills, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

NEW DELHI: Child marriage, one India's worst social ills, is all set to get global attention.

Heavyweights like Mary Robinson, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu and Gro Brundtland are travelling to the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday to put the spotlight on this social malady.

Law University recruits 'student spies' to curb ragging

Raipur: The Hidayatullah National Law University has formed an anti-ragging squad to eliminate the menace from the campus and the hostel premises. The squad was formed in a meeting chaired by the vice-chancellor of the university on Friday.

The five-member squad will include two students. However, the names of these two students will not be disclosed so that they can keep a closer eye on the ragging in the university. They have to inform the university officials about any ragging activity that's taking place.

Naxalism cannot be tackled with guns: Binayak Sen

Human rights activist, Binayak Sen, on Saturday claimed Naxalism cannot be tackled with guns. He was speaking to media persons at a function organised by the Pune Union of Working Journalists (PUWJ).

Slamming the government’s Salwa Judum initiative of arming tribal youth to police the forest areas, Sen claimed it amounted to tribals fighting tribals. Naxalism had to be solved in a non-violent manner. He accused the government of conducting fake encounters in which tribal youth were killed and labelled as Naxals.

Two girls gangraped in police station, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur/ Raigarh: In a shocking incident revealing the face of police authorities in the state, two girls were allegedly gang-raped by the police constables at the Dharamjaigarh Police Station of Raigarh district. One of the two girls is said to be a minor. The incident reportedly took place on Tuesday night.

Local people say that the police was not even filing complain against the culprits and it was after their pressure that an FIR was lodged against all the four accused.

Sex racket busted in Raipur: Two actors arrested

Raipur: A sex racket was busted on Sunday and two women were arrested. The women have worked in Chhattisgarhi movies.

They were caught in RDA colony along with their customers. Several Chhattisgarhi actors arrived at the place when the arrests were made but most of them preferred to escape from the eyes of the police and media that had gathered there. Police have also arrested the customers.

Shivkumari Sharma alias Madhu Sharma, 33-year-old, and Kiran Pandey were found in a house that was rented by Sharma for her residence. Both women have acted in few Chhattisgarhi movies.

Sex racket busted; blue films shot in city hotels

Raipur: The city police are on their toes these days because of the reports of blue films being filmed in big hotels across the city.

The cops arrested one woman accused of running a sex racket at Awanti Vihar. A Bengal-based callgirl was also arrested by the police. They recovered two blue film CDs as well.

Police officials suspect that the movies have been shot in city hotels. The police have initiated a probe into the matter.

Maoist attack claims CRPF trooper in Chhattisgarh, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur: On Sunday, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, the police said.

Shivnath was killed when Maoists carried out a flash attack on a 60-member contingent of the CRPF's 168th Battalion at Murtanda village in Bijapur district, about 500 km south of Raipur.

According to the police headquarters in Raipur, the Maoists could have inflicted more casualties, but the CRPF men retaliated and forced the guerrillas to retreat for cover in the dense jungle.

KCP's ultra-Left turn worries Manipur, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

KOLKATA: Since the Eighties, the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) has been waging a bloody struggle for a sovereign Manipur. Of late, a faction of the outfit has embraced Maoist ideology to carry on its armed movement like the ultra-Left wing guerrillas are doing in states such as Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal.

Chhattisgarh cop killed in Maoist attack, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Sep 16 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh policeman was killed Friday by Maoist rebels in the state’s restive Bastar region, officials said.
Chhattisgarh Armed Force constable P.C. Khalko was killed when Maoists opened fire at a police camp at Pamalwaya in Bijapur district, some 500 km south of Raipur.
‘Maoists carried out a flash attack at the police camp Friday early hours. Khalko who was on duty just outside the camp, received bullet injuries and died on the spot,’ officials at the police headquarters here told IANS.

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