Raipur Updates

Chhattisgarh holds emergency meet over rising malaria cases

Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Alarmed over reports of malaria cases coming in from various districts, a senior health official Wednesday held here an emergency meeting with chief medical officers (CMO) of all the districts through video conferencing.

Health Secretary Vikasheel asked the CMOs of all the 18 districts to urgently work out a strategy to contain malaria in rural areas and reach out to the patients. Reports suggest the state is adding hundreds of new malaria cases every day.

The young in Chattisgarh have education, but want it linked to careers

Chhattisgarh recently celebrated its 10th year of inception, a momentous landmark in the life of a young state and an old region. It is a challenging region; rich in forests, mineral wealth, home to a large tribal population representing a way of life, culture, language and customs unique in itself, the cultural ethos and socio-economic patterns needed to be factored in while charting a developmental course by the founding fathers of the state and successive governments.

Rift in Raman Singh govt over mega housing scheme

Rift in Raman Singh

Serious differences have cropped up within the Raman Singh Ministry in Chhattisgarh over a controversial mega town development scheme.

Senior BJP ministers and other party leaders have questioned various aspects, including acquisition of land, of the massive project, ‘Kamal Vihar’, proposed to come up on 14,000 acres around the state capital. The Raipur Development Authority (RDA) is executing the Rs 815.38-crore project.

World'S oldest tigress is aling and under going Treatment in central India

World'S Oldest Tiger

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SOURCE: ANI

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World's oldest tigress is ailing and under going treatment in central India.

Shankari, reportedly, world's oldest tigress is ailing at Raipur in India's central Chhattisgarh and veterinarians are presently treating the beautiful aged and striped feline.

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RAIPUR, CHHATTISGARH, INDIA (NOVEMBER 16, 2010) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC)

1. EXTERIOR OF NANDANVAN ZOO AT RAIPUR

2. A SIGN BOARD READING 'TIGER'

AIIMS in Chhattisgarh

Civil work for Package I (Medical College) of the AIIMS-like institution at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) has started on 30th May, 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in 15 months. As regards Package II (Hospital), work has started in mid-September, 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in 24 months. Construction of residential complex at the site has already been completed.

Chhattisgarh minister on tour to tackle man-elephant conflict

Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, which increasingly faces man-elephant conflict, will now take tips from two southern states on how to handle the menace. Its forest minister is on a week-long tour of Karnataka and Kerala for the purpose.

Chhattisgarh has been facing the problem for over a decade with the recent months seeing a sudden rise in such cases.

NTPC role in project rehab under scanner

Reluctance of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) management to provide jobs to the project-affected-people has come under scanner with Chhattisgarh High Court issuing notices to the company and the state government seeking explanation.

Rohit's father Bisahu Khare had given away 7.12 acres of land for NTPC's Sipat Power project in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh about 10 years ago. As per the rehabilitation policy, Rohit was supposed to get a job in the Sipat power plant which he did not.

Chhattisgarh tribals displaced due to Maoists

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The government Monday said that Chhattisgarh is the only Maoist-hit state where tribals have been displaced. Nearly 40,000 people were in relief camps in 2008 in the state.

In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Tushar A. Chaudhary quoted a National Human Rights Commission's report and said that nearly 40,000 people were in relief camps in August 2008 in Dantewada and Bijapur districts.

Chhattisgarh villagers tell Vedanta to give up project

Taraimar (Chhattisgarh), Jan 31 (IANS) Villagers broke down at a public hearing held here Monday while urging the Vedanta Resources officials to 'kill us now rather than trying to acquire our land forcibly'.

The mandatory public hearing was held by authorities to get the consent of the Taraimar villagers to grant environment clearance to mine the 70.12 million tonnes coal reserves in the region.

The reserves are spread out over 1070 hectare in Taraimar area under Dharmajaygarh block in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, some 300 km from the state capital Raipur.