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Shiv Sena activists stage dharna at RMC

Taking their 52-point demands on Wednesday, hundreds of Shiv Sena activists staged dharna near Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) headquarter. Police did not allowed the Shiv Sainiks to demonstrate in front of the RMC headquarter. Shiv Sainiks also had some scuffle with police on this point.Later, a 15 member delegation was allowed to enter the RMC building.
Taking up the issues of capital city, hundreds of Shiv Sainiks reached RMC Headquarter in the form of rally.

Govt gives nod for amending central list of OBCs

New Delhi: People belonging to more than four dozen castes in around 20 states will receive benefits of reservation in jobs and education with the Union Cabinet on Wednesday giving its nod to a national panel's recommendation for amending the central list of OBCs.

Sources said the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) had sent recommendations for inclusion of more than 70 castes in around 20 states and UTs including poll- bound Uttarakhand and Goa, where elections are due next year.

Cabinet clears expansion of OBC list

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The Union cabinet has approved changes to the list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs), a move that could add nearly a hundred new castes to the category nationwide and make the ongoing caste census easier.

The cabinet on Wednesday also gave its nod to a draft law to curb malpractices in higher education.

AIWCC Secy in Raipur on November 19

All India Women Congress Committee National Secretary Aseema Mahananda will arrive in State Capital on November 19th. According to Chhattisgarh Pradesh Women Congress Committee president Ambika Markam the ALWCC national secretary will hold discussion Bhawan. The meet will also feature women participation in the forthcoming Assembly Polls in year 2013.

V C Shukla on Dallirajhara tour today

Former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader Vidya Charan Shukla will undertake tour of Dallirajhara on November 16. The senior party leader will participate in the public meeting and really of Indian trade Congress. Later, he will meet the local party workers at Baloda and return back to state capital same night.

Chidambaram condemns companies for paying Maoists

Home minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday condemned the corporate sector for paying "protection money" to Maoists so that they can operate in mineral-rich areas like Chhattisgarh.

"Small contractors or traders paying 'protection money' could be understandable because of the situationprevailing in the interior areas but big corporate houses paying 'protection money' is highly condemnable,” Chidambaram remarked after presiding over a marathon meet in Raipur to review anti-Maoist strategy in the state.

IAC team from Chhattisgarh to visit Ralegan to invite Anna


Raipur: India Against Corruption team from Chhattisgarh will soon visit Ralegan to invite anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare to the state.

IAC has been trying since long to get Anna pay a visit to Chhattisgarh. The team which will visit Ralegan will have two IAC members from every district of Chhattisgarh. The team will depart for Ralegan on November 14.

CM, Yadav on Bilaspur tour today

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh would be on a day-long tour of Bilaspur district and attend carious programmes on November12. According to the official communique, the Chief Minister will leave Raipur for Takhatpur in Bilaspur district by chopper at 12 noon higher Education Minister Hemchand Yadav will also accompany chief minister during the tour. He will inaugurate a local Polytechnic College building and lay foundation stone as well dedicate different works in the area.

CBMD delegation pays Courtesy visit to CM

A Delegation from the Chhattisgarh unit of Central Board of Marketing Development(CBMD) paid courtesy visit to Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh. During the meeting with the Chief Minister they informed that CBMD is organizing 'Swadeshi Mela' at BTI ground in Raipur from December 23 to December 29.
CM Dr. Raman Singh released the brochure of the Swadeshi Mela and wished them success for their forthcoming fair. The delegation included Subat Chaki, Manager, CBMD Centre, Raipur; Dinkar Keshav Bhakre, Mohan Pawar, Sushil Malani, A Singh, G R Jagat, M Goyal, etc.

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