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Opposition raises issue of resentment among Satnami Panth followers in House

Giroudpuri, Chhattisgarh

The issue of alleged resentment among the followers of Satnami Panth rocked the Assembly on Wednesday. Speaker Dharmlal Kaushik had to suspend the Assembly proceedings for ten minutes as the Congress Legislators created pandemonium in the House. Later when the House resumed, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh gave a statement in the House on the issue which helped to calm down the situation. The issue of preparation towards hoisting flag on the world famous Jaitkham at Giraudpuri was raised in the House.

'Electrification work in Lundra Assembly segment at snail's pace'

Chhattisgarh map

Answering the question raised by Congress MLA Ramdev Ram, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh informed the House that under the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme, work in Lundra Assembly segment in Surguja District has been allocated to Jyoti Structures, Mumbai by the implementation agency Power Grid Corporation Ltd. He said the work is undertaken at a very slow pace by the implementing agency.

Power projects of 25 companies either completed or nearing completion, Dr. Singh

Dr. Raman Singh Chief Minister in Chhattisgarh

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh informed the House on Tuesday that projects of 25 companies are either completed or nearing completion. These companies are among those with whom Memorandum of Understanding were signed by the State Government and Private companies for the establishment of Captive Power Plants. Replying to the question raised by BJ MLA Dr. Krishnamurty Bandhi, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh who also holds the power portfolio, informed the House that the two 300 MW units of Jindal Power, Raigarh and Lenko Amarkantak are working while four are under construction.

Governor condoles the sad demise of 'Thumri' singer Vidushi Purnima Choudhry

Governor Shekhar Dutt

Governor Shekhar Dutt has expressed deep condolence on sad demise of folk 'Thumri' and classical singer Vidushi Purnima Choudhry. Governor Dutt said that demise of Vidushi Purnima Choudhry is an irreparable loss to folk and Indian classical music. He prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace and also expressed sympathy to the bereaved family. It is noteworthy that famous singer Vidushi Purnima Choudhry was associated with Banaras Gharana. She had given a whole new dimension to folk music like Dadra, Kajri, Hori, Chaiti and Tappa, during her singing career.

'Action against BALCO suspended after HC stay'

Labour Minister Chandrashekhar Sahu has informed the House that action on the report on BALCO chimney collapse submitted by one member Judicial Commission headed by District Judge Sandeep Buxy has been suspended after stay was granted by Chhattisgarh High Court. He further informed that apart from pension, Rs 11 Lakh per hand has been paid to the kin of workers who were killed during the chimney collapse incident.

CM inaugurates the new building of Chhattisgarh Beverages Corporation Ltd.

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh inaugurates the new building of Chhattisgarh Beverages Corporation Ltd.

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh inaugurating the new building of Chhattisgarh Beverages Corporation Ltd.Speaker Dharmlal Kaushik, Commercial Tax Minister Amar Agrawal and other present the occasion. The new building of Chhattisgarh Beverages Corporation Ltd. Near Chokra Nala, Telibandha, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

Center wants to make women economically strong, Verma

All India Woman Congress Committee National President Anita Verma speaking at the press conference.

Praising the Union Budget-2013-14 as historic decision, All India Woman Congress Committee National President Anita Verma said that the step taken by the UPA Government will make the feminine gender economically strong and make them feel that they have their own bank in which they will be able to carry on their financial transactions. Speaking at the press conference before leaving for Ambikapur, the AIWCC President said that the women are very happy about the decision.

Show of strength by OBCs for 27% quota in State

The mammoth gathering of OBCs at Raipur.

Around 40,000 OBCs (Other Backward Classes) from various organisations, across the State participated in the mega rally organised at Outdoor Stadium in Raipur on Monday under the banner of Chhattisgarh Rajya Pichhda Varg Kalyan Manch, a platform that represents around 35 castes notified under the OBC category. The OBCs through the rally tried to draw the state government's attention towards their 21-point demands including at least 27% reservation, immediate recruitment to the backlog posts and facilities to OBC students equal to students of other communities.

Cordial Discussion held between CM and the delegation of Backward Classes

Cordial Discussion held between Chief Minister & the delegation of Backward Classes.

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Monday constituted a high-level committee to look into the demands of OBC delegation of resolving the issue through dialogues. The committee that would examine the OBCs' demands include agriculture and Labour Minister Chandrashekhar Sahu, Panchayat and Rural development minister Hemchand Yadav an Assembly deputy speaker Narayan Chandel. The committee would hold discussion with the OBC members every one-two months on their various issues, said the Chief Minister after his meeting with the OBC delegation on Monday evening.

PMGSY Funds for Chhattisgarh not withheld, Ramesh

Union Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has stated that his Ministry has not blocked any funds for works under 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana' (PMGSY) being allocated to Chhattisgarh for the construction of roads in rural areas. Talking to some local jornalists while enroute to New Delhi after visiting Kalahandi district in Odisha on Sunday evening at Swami Vivekanand Airport, Raipur, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh even denied having issued any letter to the Chhattisgarh Government threatening to withheld funds under PMGSY.

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