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Cong stages walkout over Khalakho encounter in Chhattisgarh assembly

Chhattisgarh Assembly

The Opposition Congress staged a walkout in Chhattisgarh Assembly today alleging that tribal girl Meena Khalakho, "was killed in a staged encounter, after being gang-raped". The victim, a 16-year old tribal girl, was allegedly killed in an encounter with police on July 6 this year under Chando police station limits in Sarguja revenue district of the state. Opposition Congress alleged that she was killed by several policemen in a staged shoot-out after being gang-raped. Congress MLA T S Sinhadeo raised a question in the House about the probe into the case.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Reservation debate heats up

Chhattisgarh Assembly

Chhattisgarh Assembly was abuzz with hot exchanges of words on Thursday when the house discussed reservation in the state.

The state government has proposed 32 per cent reservation for the tribals in Chhattisgarh. Dr Raman Singh’s government also plans to cut down the current reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC) from 16 per cent to 12 per cent.

Resolution to increase paddy MSP to Rs 2, 000 passed

Chhattisgarh Assembly

The resolution tabled by Agriculture Minister increasing the Minimum Support Price for paddy was passed unanimously by the Chhattisgarh Assembly on Wednesday. As per the resolution, the State Government has demanded Minimum Support Price for coarse common category paddy to be raised to Rs 1,980 and that of fine A grade paddy to be raised to Rs 2,000.

Defeats no-confidence motion: Chhattisgarh government

Mr. Raman Singh CM

Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government Tuesday defeated a no-confidence motion moved by opposition Congress.

The BJP, which is in power in the mineral-rich state since December 2003, won the motion by a margin of 48-37 votes at the end of a 23-hour-long debate in the winter session of the 90-member assembly.

This was the first no-confidence motion against the Raman Singh government in its second tenure that began Dec 12, 2008.

Defeats no-confidence motion: Chhattisgarh government

Mr. Raman Singh CM

Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government Tuesday defeated a no-confidence motion moved by opposition Congress.

The BJP, which is in power in the mineral-rich state since December 2003, won the motion by a margin of 48-37 votes at the end of a 23-hour-long debate in the winter session of the 90-member assembly.

This was the first no-confidence motion against the Raman Singh government in its second tenure that began Dec 12, 2008.

Despite setbacks, Maoists gear up for 10th congress

Chhattisgarh Map

The leadership of the CPI (Maoist) has undertaken the uphill task of conducting the 10th congress of the party in the face of heightened onslaught from the security forces in Maoist strongholds.

The conferences of the various units of the party have been completed and the stage is set for the congress where major policy decisions will be taken. The date and venue of the congress will be a closely guarded secret till those who participated in the meeting return to their respective hideouts. It is expected that the congress will be held within a few months.

C'garh govts draw flak for 'favouring' party veteran's kin

Chhattisgarh map

After the row over the appointment of the Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta, questions are now being raised over how BJP veteran Dr Murli Manohar Joshi's kin was appointed chairman of state Public Service Commissions (PSC) by the ruling BJP governments- first in Madhya Pradesh, and then in Chhattisgarh.

The issue surfaced after an NGO moved the Chhattisgarh Governor's office seeking a probe into the procedure adopted for selecting and appointing Prof. Pradeep Kumar Joshi. It had alleged that the BJP government there had not followed the due process.

Congress accuses Chhattisgarh govt of selling state's mineral wealth

Stating what it could be a startling revelation even for the members of treasury benches and ministers, a senior Congress member on Monday reportedly “exposed” the BJP-led Chhattisgarh government for allegedly selling state’s mineral wealth.

Mohammed Akbar, a senior Congress legislator and former minister, lashed out and charged that the state government had ignored all establish norms in allotting mines. He added that the state government was also keeping its eyes closed while the corporate houses were illegally mining and selling Chhattisgarh’s valuable resources.

Chhattisgarh government defeats no-confidence motion

Chhattisgarh Assembly

Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government Tuesday defeated a no-confidence motion moved by opposition Congress.

The BJP, which is in power in the mineral-rich state since December 2003, won the motion by a margin of 48-37 votes at the end of a 23-hour-long debate in the winter session of the 90-member assembly.

This was the first no-confidence motion against the Raman Singh government in its second tenure that began Dec 12, 2008.

‘Blackmail’ twist in Raman Singh-channel war

MP chief Jagdish Qatil

It began as an expose: the story of how Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s relatives allegedly received illegal mining contracts in Madhya Pradesh. Then, a tale of arm-twisting: government officials forced cable operators to pull out the news channel, Etv MP, that aired the story. Now, the story has a twist: Allegations of a failed “paid-news” deal.

Officials claim that the channel carried the report—which Singh claims is baseless—after the government refused to budge to its demand for “paid news.”

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