36 MLAs suspended from Chhattisgarh Assembly

As many as 36 legislators, mostly from the opposition Congress, were today suspended from the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly after they trooped into the well of the House demanding Chief Minister Raman Singh's resignation over what they said was the deteriorating law and order situation in the State.

As soon as the proceedings began for the day, senior Congress member Nand Kumar Patel raised the issue of the deteriorating law and order situation and mentioned several criminal incidents that had taken place in Ambikapur and Raipur recently.

36 Chhattisgarh legislators suspended for stalling assembly

Raipur, Dec 7 (IANS) Thirty-six legislators, most of them from the opposition Congress, were suspended from the Chhattisgarh assembly Tuesday for stalling its proceedings over the abduction and killing of children across the state.

The suspension of 34 Congress members and two of the Bahujan Samaj Party was announced by Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik after the slogan shouting MLAs stormed into the well of the house and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Raman Singh in the wake of the recent cases of abduction and killing of children across the state.

Magistrate's wife tries to burn him alive, held

Raipur, Dec 7 (IANS) The wife of a district judicial magistrate in Chhattisgarh was arrested for attempting to set her husband on fire, a senior police officer said Tuesday.

The arrest was made late Monday from the state's industrial town Korba, some 220 km from here, after judicial magistrate K.P. Singh Bhadoria registered a complaint against his wife Mannu for dousing him with petrol and trying to set him afire.

TV Ad campaign against Naxal violence

Raipur STEPPING up its media campaign, Chhattisgarh government has launched animated television spots, highlighting the extent of damages caused due to Naxalite violence, mainly in tribal Bastar region, and pitching a message for unity to ‘protect right to life’.

The 50-second animation TV Ad begins with depiction of a land mine blast targeting a passenger bus and later throws up statistics related to Naxalite violence—killing of 1030 civilians and 720 security

Training Course on “Forest Certification” for the Indian Forest Service Officers inaugurated at Amity University

The one-week long Training Course on “Forest Certification” for the Indian Forest Service Officers organized by Amity School of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development at Amity University, Noida, Sector – 125 was inaugurated today by Dr. J.C. Kala, Ex-Director General (Forests) & Hony. Director General, AIGWES, Dr. Sunil Saran, Vice Chairman, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation and Maj. Gen. R.K. Dhawan, Senior Vice President RBEF & Director International Affairs Division, Amity University

SAIL, Jindal among nine given mining rights in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Dec 6 (IANS) Public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) and private power utility Jindal Power Ltd (JPL) were among the total of nine companies that were allotted mines in Chhattisgarh since December 2000, the state assembly was told Monday.

Four companies, including SAIL, were allotted iron ore mines in the state while five companies, including JPL, were given coal mines since December 2000, Chief Minister Raman Singh said in a written reply.

Railways owe Chhattisgarh over Rs.1,600 crore for power

Raipur, Dec 6 (IANS) Railways has to pay the Chhattisgarh government a whopping electricity bill of over Rs.1,600 crore, Chief Minister Raman Singh told the state assembly Monday.

Chhattisgarh has to recover Rs.1,617 crore from Railways, pending for nearly two years, Singh told the assembly in a written reply on the opening day of the winter session.

He said the the Railways has raised some objections about the billing method and the recovery is to be made only after addressing these objections.

Counter-insurgency school proposed in Chhattisgarh

The Centre has proposed to open the National School of Counter Insurgency Warfare in the Naxal-hit state of Chhattisgarh.

"The government has not received any proposal from the Chhattisgarh state government regarding the setting up of a defence academy in the state. The central government proposes to establish National School of Counter Insurgency Warfare (NSCIW) at Raipur in Chhattisgarh," Defence Minister AK Antony told the Lok Sabha in a written reply on Monday.

Chhattisgarh disbands 'H M's special cop squad

Amid mounting criticism from within the party, the Chhattisgarh government on Saturday disbanded the special police squad — known as ‘HM squad’ as it reports directly to state Home Minister Nankiram Kanwar — after a series of controversies involving its men.

“I have ordered disbanding of the special police squad, abiding by the directive of Chief Minister Raman Singh. It’s the Chief Minister’s wish and I follow it,” said Kanwar after his return from New Delhi.

Green nod for Jindal Power Limited

MUMBAI: The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Ministry of Environment and Forest has recommended environment clearance for the expansion of coal-based thermal power plant of Jindal Power Limited at Tamnar in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.

The Ministry had in August restored the terms of reference (ToR) for the power project after revoking it in June, recommending that the project may be appraised based on its review of the matter by following original ToR.