SUV stolen at gunpoint, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

GONDIA: Miscreants gagged the driver of an SUV and fled with the vehicle between Sakoli and Deori on the Mumbai-Howrah highway on Friday night. The SUV was part of a consignment of 14 SUVs on its way from Nasik to Bhubaneswar. The Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh police have sealed their borders after the incident.

‘Proposed Communal Violence Bill against states’, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday opposed the proposed Communal Violence Bill saying it was against the federal structure of the country and will directly interfere with the legitimate authority of states.

"The proposed bill has many structural loopholes. The biggest problem is that this bill is against India's federal structure. The national authority set up with the help of this bill will have the power to issue directions to any state authority for any investigation," he said during the meeting of the National Integration Council (NIC) here.

Violence as tool of protest biggest challenge: Chidambaram, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

NEW DELHI: Union home minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said the use of violence as an instrument of protest was the biggest challenge before the country.

While the old evils such as communalism, casteism and parochialism remain, there are new challenges as well, he said in his address at the National Integration Council (NIC) meeting, attended by over 100 members, including chief ministers, Union ministers and other eminent persons from different fields.

Mineral rich states are top choice for investors: DIPP, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Minerals

New Delhi: Mineral-rich states Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh have caught the fancy of investors, attracting proposals worth Rs 8.06 lakh crore last year from India Inc's nation-wide investment plans of Rs 17.40 lakh crore.

Orissa was the top choice of investors and attracted Rs 3.16 lakh crore, followed by Chhattisgarh - Rs 2.86 crore and Madhya Pradesh, Rs 2.04 lakh crore, as per the data compiled by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

In a power deficit country, electrical equipment emerged as the number one choice of investors.

CPI demands withdrawal of anti-Naxal armed force act in Chhattisgarh, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

The CPI today demanded withdrawal of a new law aimed at establishing the ‘Chhattisgarh Auxiliary Armed Force’, saying it was meant to legalise an illegal army called Salwa Judum.

The Chhattisgarh Auxiliary Armed Force Act by the state Legislature is to “legalise an illegal army”, the party’s Central Secretariat said, demanding the Centre to “advise the state government not to implement such gross undemocratic legislation”.