Dantewada: scribes receive threats

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) : Last month, a group calling itself the “Maa Danteshwari Swabhimani Adivasi Manch” circulated a pamphlet in Dantewada district, threatening to kill anyone perceived to be a supporter of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).

The pamphlet accused Dantewada's oldest journalist N.R.K. Pillai, Anil Mishra, Chhattisgarh Correspondent for Tehelka, and Yashwant Yadav, District Secretary of the Chhattisgarh Working Journalists' Union, of working for the Maoists and threatened them with dire circumstances.

Manhunt launched after tiger killing in Chhattisgarh

After a headless tiger carcass was found in Kawardha district of Chhattisgarh, state police have formed several squads to arrest the poachers, an official said on Tuesday. The killing was reported from Amnia village, a forested zone under Kawardha, the home district of Chief Minister Raman Singh.

The forest department has suspended two local forest officers and ordered an enquiry.
The forest department has also asked its senior officer Rakesh Chaturvedi to rush to the site, about 300 km from Raipur, to investigate the tiger kiling.

Tribal students benefit from Chhattisgarh Govt.'s 'Hostel Scheme'

Raipur, Dec 20: In its endeavor to promote literacy in the State, particularly tribal children, the Chhattisgarh Government has launched a 'Hostel Scheme' in several interior villages.
The literacy rate is comparatively quite low in several villages of the State.

Education is imparted from Class 1 to 8 under this scheme, and the Government has set up around 110 hostels in Mahasamund District, where more than 5,000 students are presently enrolled.

Jumbos give Chhattisgarh villagers sleepless nights

Raipur, Dec 20 (IANS) Over 65 families in a forested locality of Chhattisgarh are spending sleepless nights as a herd of wild elephants has been roaming in the area and has already damaged seven houses, forest officials said Monday.

'Some 50 tribal families of Ketka area in Surguja district have been spending sleepless nights and they fear for life as a herd of 11 wild elephants has been making an entry into their village every night since Friday,' a senior official here at forest headquarters told IANS.

Journalist shot dead in Bilaspur

RAIPUR: Unidentified assailants shot dead Sushil Pathak, a journalist, after midnight at Bilaspur city in Chhattisgarh. Police said the incident took place when Pathak, working with Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar, was returning home after a late night shift and the assailants fired four bullets from close range, killing him on the spot. Another journalist saw Pathak and informed the police.

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Journalist shot dead in Bilaspur

Bilaspur: Unidentified assailants shot dead Sushil Pathak, a journalist, after midnight at Bilaspur city in Chhattisgarh. Police said the incident took place when Pathak, working with Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar, was returning home after a late night shift and the assailants fired four bullets from close range, killing him on the spot. Another journalist saw Pathak and informed the police.

Police still hunting for journalist's killers

Raipur, Dec 21 (IANS) Police Tuesday said they were still hunting for gunmen who killed a journalist in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur town and calmly walked away.

'We are doing our best to make a headway. A few suspects have been interrogated but (there are) no clues, no leads so far,' Bilaspur police chief Jayant Thorat told reporters.

Sushil Pathak, 35, who worked with Dainik Bhaskar newspaper, was shot dead when he was returning home early Monday after his night shift.

Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary inaugurates CII Power Conference

Chief Secretary inaugurates CII Power Conferenc

Raipur: Shri P Joy Oommen, Chief Secretary, Government of Chhattisgarh inaugurated the CII Conference on Powering Chhattisgarh – Towards Sustainable Growth organised in Raipur today. The other guests present on the occasion were, Shri Aman Kumar Singh, Secretary Energy, Shri Manoj Dey, Chairman CSERC, Mr. Narayan Agrawal Chairman, CII & Mr. Umesh Agrawal Vice Chairman, CII Chhattisgarh, Mr. G S Kalsi, MD Chhattisgarh Power Transmission Co., Mr. V K Srivastava, MD Chhattisgarh Power Trading Company.

Jumbos give Chhattisgarh villagers sleepless nights

Over 65 families in a forested locality of Chhattisgarh are spending sleepless nights as a herd of wild elephants has been roaming in the area and has already damaged seven houses, forest officials said Monday.

"Some 50 tribal families of Ketka area in Surguja district have been spending sleepless nights and they fear for life as a herd of 11 wild elephants has been making an entry into their village every night since Friday," a senior official here at forest headquarters told IANS.