Another air tragedy averted: Chhattisgarh governor, 130 passengers escape unhurt

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Raipur: Thursday was a day of air emergencies as three major tragedies were averted in various parts of the country. While a mid-air collision was reportedly averted over Patna, an Air India Mumbai-Bhopal flight landed at Bhopal’s Raja Bhoj Airport with jammed wheels. Raipur’s Mana airport also witnessed an emergency situation with Jet Lite’s Delhi-Raipur-Delhi flight developing some technical fault.

Maoists ‘looking to expand’ in North Chhattisgarh

Recent attacks lend credibility to the insurgents' claims of expanding influence

On Wednesday, suspected cadres of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) detonated a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and killed four Congress party workers as Chhattisgarh State Congress president Nand Kumar Patel's road convoy whizzed past.

Jashpur Diocese Of Chhattisgarh Welcomes Don Bosco With Open Arms

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New Delhi, Jul. 22. "We will welcome the sacred remains of Don Bosco as a diocese. He is the saint of the Universal Church. He is our saint." said Rev. Fr. Sikander Kispotta Vicar General and the local clergy of Jashpur diocese in one voice. That is exactly what they did as the ``right hand of Don Bosco`` entered Chhattisgarh from Orissa at about 2.00 p.m. A month back when the Salesians working in three centres in Chhattisgarh mentioned to the Church authorities about the visit of the relic of St.














Naxals attack Congress leaders’ convoy near Raipur, kill 4 workers

Senior Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh had a narrow escape on Wednesday when Maoists attacked their convoy, killing four party workers and leaving five wounded near Udanti river between Mainpur and Deobhog police stations.

Chhattisgarh Congress president Nandkumar Patel and three legislators were part of a convoy of 35 to 40 vehicles that was heading back to Raipur after attending a farmers’ rally when a group of 20-25 suspected Maoists attacked the vehicles towards the tail, about 180 km from Raipur.

Maoist attack: Congress seeks president's rule in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: The Congress Thursday sought president's rule in Chhattisgarh citing a security breakdown under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, a day after four party activists were killed and many injured in an attack by Maoists.

"The state is reeling under deadly attacks one after another. Wednesday's attack is a complete security breakdown in Chhattisgarh, the state should be placed under president's rule," Ajit Jogi, former chief minister and senior Congress leader, said in a statement.

Govt approves two highway projects worth Rs 2,330 cr

NEW DELHI: The government today gave its approval to two highway projects worth over Rs 2,330 crore covering Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Kerala, with a view to expediting the infrastructure work in these states.

This includes the project for development of four laning of 150 km long Chhattisgarh-Orissa Border - Aurang section on National Highway-6 in Chhattisgarh under NHDP.

The total project cost is estimated at Rs 1,548 crore and covers the Districts of Raipur and Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh, an official statement issued after the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure, said.

Maoists attack Chhattisgarh Congress chief's convoy

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Raipur: Maoists attacked the convoy of Chhattisgarh Congress president Nandkumar Patel in a forested area in Raipur district Wednesday, police said. There were no casualties.

All state leaders who were accompanying Patel in the convoy in the area, some 150 km from state capital Raipur, are safe, police and party leaders said.

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4-state HRD meet over school funds

RANCHI: Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) secretary Anshu Vaishya chaired the 15th project approval board meeting of the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan here on Tuesday.

Senior HRD officials of four states, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand, are participating in the two-day meet.

The focus was on Orissa and Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, while Jharkhand and Bihar will come under the glare on Wednesday.

Rains ignore Raipur on Tuesday

Raipur: On Tuesday, many parts of Chhattisgarh received rains, but Raipur remained rainless. Since the night of Monday until now, Raipur has not even received one mm of rainfall.

Although the sky was overcast many times on Tuesday, it did not rain in Raipur. The Meteorological Department has forecasted rains in the next 24 hours.

No part of Chhattisgarh received over seven mm of rainfall, which the Meteorological Department considers a sign of heavy rainfall in the coming days.