Army plans two training grounds in Chhattisgarh

Army Training Grounds in Chhattisgarh

In the clearest indications of their plans till date, senior officers in the Army said the Chhattisgarh government and the Army were in the process of finalising two separate training grounds in the State. While one training centre shall be built in the north-eastern district of Raigarh (on the Orissa border), a second one shall be identified in the south-western district of Narayanpur (on the Maharashtra border).

Chhattisgarh cops probe unclaimed Maoist literature

Raipur, Jan 14 Chhattisgarh Police Friday began probe into unclaimed cartons of Maoist literature found at Raipur railway station's parcel godown that reportedly had vital details about key Maoist leaders.

Sources said that railway authorities reported to police Friday that two unclaimed cartons filled with vital documents belonging to outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist were lying for a long period at parcel godown.

Top government officials quizzed on cheating charges

Raipur, Jan 14 Chhattisgarh Police said Friday that they had interrogated top officials of the government-run Hindustan Prefab Limited (HPL) on a cheating complaint filed against the firm by the mayor of Raipur.

Raipur's Additional Superintendent of Police Lal Umed Singh said a police team interrogated four high-ranked HPL officials, including its chairman-cum-managing director Jaiveer Shrivastava, Thursday night on a complaint filed by mayor Kiranmoyee Nayak accusing the company of taking advance money for a housing project but deliberately delaying execution of the work.

Maoist camp busted in Bijapur

Bijapur, Jan 13: In a joint operation, the state police and the paramilitary forces busted a camp of Maoists in the Kutru region of Chhattisgarh's Bijapur District on Wednesday.

B P Rajbhanu, Additional Superintendent of Police, Bijapur said that the Maoists rebel ran away after a fierce gun battle with the security personnel for nearly 30 minutes.

"Police personnel had an encounter with the Maoists. It carried on for half an hour. But they managed to ran away. We then searched the area and recovered some item including arrows and bows," said Rajbhanu.

Chhattisgarh assembly by-poll next month

Raipur, Jan 12 (IANS) The by-poll for Chhattisgarh's Sanjari Balod assembly constituency in Durg district is to be held Feb 14, the election commission said Wednesday.

The filing of nomination papers will begin from Jan 21. The scrutiny of nomination papers will take place Jan 29, after the last date of filing of papers. The counting of votes will be held Feb 17.

The seat fell vacant after the sitting legislator of the state's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Madanlal Sahu, died following cardiac arrest in August last year. The main contest will be between the BJP and the Congress.

CSVTU Bhilai BE/MCA (Regular & Backlog) Exam Result Declared

CSVTU Diploma 2nd Year Backlog Exam 2010

The Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University (CSVTU), Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, on January 12, 2011, has declared the result Bachelor of Engineering (BE) VIII Semester (Backlog)/Master of Computer Application (MCA) IV Semester (Backlog) and MCA V Semester (Regular & Backlog) exam. To know more about the results, candidates can visit the university's official website: http://csvtu.ac.in/.

Several Maoists killed, says Chhattisgarh police

Raipur, Jan 11 Several Maoists were killed in a gun-fight between police and the rebels Tuesday afternoon in Chhattisgarh's violence-hit Bastar region but none of the dead bodies could be recovered, police said.

'We fought a fierce gun battle with Maoists throughout the afternoon period in a thickly forested area of Bijapur district and several rebels were killed but we did not recover their bodies as their comrades carried away the dead bodies of their colleagues deep into the forest,' Superintendent of Police Rajendra Das told reporters in Bijapur town, headquarters of the district.

Census in Maoist zones difficult, say Chhattisgarh officials

Raipur, Jan 11 (IANS) A headcount of people in Bijapur and Dantewada districts will be highly difficult due to the presence of Maoist rebels in the interiors of the region, Chhattisgarh officials have told the census authorities.

Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India (RGCCI) C. Chandramouli held a video-conference with top authorities in the restive Bastar region Monday about conducting the second phase of census starting Feb 9.

Elephants demolish a dozen houses in Chhattisgarh village

Raipur, Jan 12 In the second such incident within a fortnight, a herd of nine wild jumbos demolished 12 houses in a village in Surguja district, forcing 50 residents to flee in panic, officials said Wednesday.

'Wild elephants sneaked into Damali village Tuesday night and brought down 12 mud-built houses,' Ramchandra Barai, a local forest official, told IANS. He said about 50 villagers ran away around midnight despite the extreme cold to avoid being trampled.