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How retired Arvind Khaladkar has managed to reverse the fortunes of Janata Sahakari Bank, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Arvind Khaladkar

For nearly 30 years, Arvind Khaladkar's career trudged along a well-worn path. After completing his graduation in commerce, he pursued law from the Pune University. In 1966, he joined the Income Tax Department as an inspector in Pune after clearing the state civil services exams.

Chhattisgarh ST Commission seeks tax waiver for ''Aarakshan''

Raipur, Aug 19 (PTI) Controversial film ''Aarakshan'' has received a compliment from unlikely quarters in Chhattisgarh with the state Scheduled Tribes Commission seeking a tax-free status for the Amitabh Bachchan starrer, official sources said today.
State Scheduled Castes Commission president Devlal Dugga has submitted a memorandum in this regard to Chief Minister Raman Singh, they said.
Singh has directed the concerned department to look into the demand, they added.

Maoist ambush kills nine cops

Bijapur Map

Raipur, Aug. 19: Over 120 Maoists today laid an ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region and killed nine police jawans in a landmine blast followed by heavy firing.

An hour after the 4.30pm encounter, the rebels launched a second ambush on a rescue party of 45 jawans. This time, four Maoists were gunned down.

“A team of jawans was returning to the Bhadrakali base camp after a routine operation when Maoists attacked the party,” a senior police officer said in Raipur, which is 550km north of the encounter spot in Bijapur district.

Traders, Students Join Anna's Protest in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Aug 18 (IANS): The protests in support of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare got a fillip in Chhattisgarh Thursday as traders, lawyers and even engineering and medical students joined rallies and candlelight marches.

Civil society members and others are holding protests mainly in Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg, Jagdalpur, Ambikapur besides the industrial towns of Korba, Raigarh and Bhilai since Tuesday morning when Hazare was taken into detention barely hours before he was to begin his fast for a strong Lokpal bill.

TN cops demand bribe from students joining Anna's movement

Chennai Culture

Old habits die hard and it appears to be true of our cops. Even as the anti-graft movement continues to have its sway, the city police has been accused of demanding bribe from a group of students on their way to join the protest to express solidarity with anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare.

Detained for traffic violations at a police station, the students, hailing from Bihar and Chhattisgarh pursuing engineering at a private university, were asked to cough Rs 2000.

No bus service across Chhattisgarh today

Raipur: Bus operators in Chhattisgarh have decided to stall their services on Thursday to protest against the change in permit system.

Chhattisgarh Bus Transport Federation has decided that the movement of buses will be stopped at 5:00am on Thursday and resume only after 24 hours across the state. The services will resume at 5:00am on Friday.

It might be recalled that the administration had changed the permit and complete operations of public transport vehicles in the state few days ago. The bus operators are protesting the newly introduced changes.

Protect lawyers from cops: HC to lower courts

Old High Court

The Chhattisgarh high court has asked lower courts to ensure that under-trials and their lawyers are protected from police threats. The order comes after a lawyer filed a petition alleging that police threatened to implicate him in a false case or kill him in an encounter for representing alleged Maoists.

SSL strives for patient-friendly services

VARANASI: Now, the patients visiting Sir Sunder Lal (SSL) Hospital of Banaras Hindu University will no longer need to stand in a queue for hours for depositing registration and test fees, as it has come up with central registration and cash collection building, adjacent to main OPD building of the hospital.

The oppressed people of India

In a recent attack in Chhattisgarh, Maoists killed four Congress activists and injured several others. According to the Pioneer, the present incident is an indication that the left-wing extremists feel sufficiently emboldened to carry out such stunning raids following recent judicial verdicts that have come as a blow to counterinsurgency operations of the State government.

In Orissa, BSF don new mantle

BSF

Their mandate while taking on the challenge of Maoist violence is different, Personnel of F Coy 107 battalions of the Border Security Forces, deployed in the sensitive areas of Chitrakonda are tasked with instilling a sense of security in the local tribal population, bringing about peace and order and helping to initiate development programmes.

Pitted against the armed cadre of Maoists, which includes “our own people,” the Border Security Forces (BSF) is shifting their focus to understanding the problems of the local population and the culture and traditions of tribal’s.

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