Tribals gherao CM’s house, demand reservations

Raipur: Tribals from various regions across the state gheraoed the residence of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Tuesday.

The tribals were armed with arrows and bows and pressed for their 15-demands to be met soon.

As soon as the police received information on the arrival of the tribals, they arrived at the CM’s residence and tried to persuade them to leave. There was a tussle between the police and tribals each trying to push the other group out. Noone was injured in the tussle.

Chhattisgarh anniversary event starts, Jogi boycotts

Raipur, Nov 1 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt Tuesday formally inaugurated a five-day state foundation anniversary celebration here, but former chief minister Ajit Jogi kept away.

But several opposition leaders included Jogi skipped the inaugural, saying the government was spending too much money on the event.

A series of cultural programmes will be held here and in all 18 districts till Saturday.

The government will give away awards to leading personalities of the state. This would include Indian women's hockey team captain Saba Anjum.

Man kills brother over land tensions, witchcraft

Raipur, Nov 1 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh villager was arrested Tuesday after he confessed to burning to death his elder brother who he suspected was involved in witchcraft, police said.

Police believe that Ramesh Sahu, 40, who was arrested from the poverty-hit village of Sankri in Raipur district, about 60 km from here, also wanted to usurp his brother's land.

The incident took place Sunday.