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HYM to hold 'Vijay Sankalp Diwas' today

Hindu Yuva Manch (HYM) is organising 'Vijay Sankalp Diwas' on December6, Tuesday. Organiser Govindraj Naidu said, Ram Janmbhoomi controversy being created by the Government is condemnable. Shri Ram Janmabhoomi as a center of pilgrimage. It is auspicious birth place of lord Shriram,the deity of Hindu.

Institution of Engineers to participate in four-day IEC

The Institution of Engineers Chhattisgarh State Centre would participate in the four-day 26th India Engineering Congress (IEC) being organised at Bengaluru from December 15 to 18. The IEC has the theme 'Towards Prosperous India Challenges for Engineers'. The Institution of Engineers Chhattisgarh State Center chairman S N Taori while quoting IEC chairman Dr. L V Muralikrishna Reddy told this newspaper that the IEC would focus on challenges of growth and engineers would rededicate themselves towards national development.

CM releases video CDs of Short films

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh released Video CDs of two Short Films, filmed by Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) at the Secretariat on Monday. The titles of the films are 'Suraj Ke Teen Gaon' and 'Suraj Ki Kheti'.

Chhattisgarh Maoists damage rail track in

Maoists on Monday blocked a key national highway in Chhattisgarh and damaged a rail track on the second day of their 48-hour shutdown even as three rebels were held with explosives in Bastar region.

"Roads are dug up and heavy wooden logs are placed at dozen of places on a national highway in Bastar region between Sukma and Konta areas in Dantewada district," a police officer said.

He said the rebels damaged a portion of rail track at Bacheli area in Dantewada that has halted iron ore shipment by public sector mining major NMDC Ltd.

More Corrupt than Violent: Bastar Roads

Bastar in Chhattisgarh

Turning off the tourist circuit reveals a rather different picture. And the questions begin to tumble out: Why are few roads in Bastar well constructed and others are at their unbelievable worst? Why is the problem - undeveloped roads - still awaiting a solution despite the availability of ample resources, as indicated by Five-year plan budgets?

The answer seems rather evident in its simplicity: Maoist presence. Labelled the stronghold of the guerrilla force of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), the Bastar region has always had development processes lagging, with roads being the first target.

Maoist-called shutdown hits life in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Normal life in the vast forested interiors of insurgency-hit Chhattisgarh was hit as vehicles went off the roads and people remained indoors in fear as the Maoist-called two-day shutdown began on Sunday to protest the killing of their top leader Kishanji.

There is an uneasy calm in the state's sprawling 40,000 sq km mineral-rich Bastar region besides certain jungle areas of Raipur, Mahasamund and Rajnandgaon districts where residents fear violence during the shutdown despite heightened security, a police officer said.

Maoists target tribal areas to further propaganda

Maoists, who allege discrimination against tribal areas when it comes to development, have destroyed as many as 258 school buildings in the past six years in the Red Zone, with Chhattisgarh alone reporting more than half of the total destruction.

Sharing the state-wise statistics of Maoists' targets of school buildings, the government has told Parliament that the ultras' acts has even drawn the attention of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO) that had last year compiled an elaborate report on such incidents.

ABB win Rs 175 crore order from Power grid Corporation

ABB, leading power and automation technology group has won an order worth about 175 crore from Powergrid Corporation of India to supply equipment for the Champa transmission substation in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

The Champa substation will be a pooling station receiving power at 765 and 400 kilovolt (kV) and is part of Powergrid's plan to build a stronger national grid in India.

Chhattisgarh ultra mega power project , Policy issues drag

Ultra Mega Power Project, Chhattisgarh

The dream for India's power sector started with a slogan: Power for all by 2012. Now it could just remain that – a dream. Delays in clearances have marred the government campaign. Now, the Chhattisgarh ultra mega power project (UMPP) may be scrapped if all the clearances are not in place by March next year.

NDTV has learnt that, government’s nodal agency for allocating ultra mega power projects, Power Finance Corporation, has extended the last day for bidding for Chhattisgarh UMPP for the sixth time. And now the new date for Request for qualification is March 5th next year.

SC seeks Chhattisgarh reply on woman Maoist activist's

The Supreme Court today directed Chhattisgarh government to file an affidavit on allegations that pebbles were thrust into the private parts of alleged Maoist activist Soni Sori during police torture and asked the state to shift her from a jail in Dantewada to Raipur Central prison. "He has to answer. There are very serious allegations," a bench of justices Altamas Kabir and S S Nijjar said while referring to the affidavit of Sori that the alleged torture was perpetrated at the behest of Dantewada SP Amit Garg.

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