IGNOU to honour traditional healers for their knowledge

CHENNAI: In a bid to preserve and document knowledge in traditional medicine, the Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to honour healers with 'gram vaidya' award. In a recent study Traditional medicine practitioners with over 25 years of experience quizzed healers in rural areas of Vellore and recommended names to the university.

Elephant terror back to haunt Chhattisgarh tribal people

Elephant Terror

Raipur: After giving sleepless nights for a week to the tribal people in forests of Surguja district, Chhattisgarh, a herd of wild elephants returned on Monday to the same pocket, forcing dozens of families to migrate to safe areas.

A group of seven wild elephants entered two forest villages, Bakna and Bakdiha, in the wee hours.

About 32 poor tribal families were forced to migrate to safe areas after the tuskers devastated paddy crops in one-acre area and brought down a portion of a temple, a forest official said.

Aadhar Housing Finance opens in Raipur

Aadhar Housing Finance

Aadhar Housing Finance (P) Ltd.’inaugurated its first branch in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. This branch is located at 302-303 A, 3rd Floor, Lalganga Midas, Fafadih, Raipur. This is Aadhar’s eighth branch in the country that will reach out and enable home finance to the lower income segment.

Naya Raipur hits farmer roadblock

Price and not the project is the bone of contention between the affected farmers and state government in the Naya Raipur—the upcoming new capital city of Chhattisgarh.

Naya Raipur would be the fourth planned capital city after Gandhinagar, Chandigarh and Bhubaneshwar. It would come up in 8000 hectares of land with world-class facilities.

The project includes 41 villages out of which 27 villages form the core of the Naya Raipur.
The affected people mostly farmers have been opposing the new capital project.

Five bombs found in Chhattisgarh in Maoist insurgency hit Bastar region

RAIPUR: A search team of para-military forces and the Chhattisgarh police on Monday found five bombs on a jungle road in Maoist insurgency-hit Bastar region's Kanker district, police said.

"Tiffin bombs were kept on a jungle road in Koilibera area. The bombs were recovered by a search contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the district force," an official at the police headquarters here told IANS.

"Three bombs of about four kg and two of about two kg weight were defused immediately," the official said, adding, "these bombs would have made devastating impact if exploded."

Jumbos' terror back to haunt Chhattisgarh tribals

Raipur: After giving sleepless nights for a week to tribals in forests of Chhattisgarh's Surguja district late last month, a herd of wild jumbos returned Monday to the same pocket, forcing dozens of families to migrate to safer areas.

A group of seven wild jumbos entered two forested villages - Bakna and Bakdiha - in the wee hours.

Around 32 poor tribal families were forced to migrate to safer areas after the tuskers devastated paddy crops in one acre area and brought down a portion of a temple, a forest official said.

Navodaya-2011 organised at CSIT

Start date: 
Sun, 09/25/2011 - 05:30
Venue: 
CSIT Durg

NAVODAYA-2011 was organised by fifth semester students of Mechatronics Engineering Branch of Chhatrapati Shivaji Institute of Technology(CSIT) for 3rd semester students. The students presented variety entertainment programme. Chairman Ajay Prakash Verma expressed pleasure over the presentation and conduction of programme in a disciplined manner and congratulated them. He said such programmes play a vital role in establishing cordial relationship between the seniors and the juniors.