Acid rain in Orissa?

with the first spell of monsoon in mid-June people in Bargarh, Nuapada, Kalahandi and Sambalpur districts in Orissa experienced something they had never seen before: a grayish layer on leaves, vehicles and elsewhere. "I was surprised to see the leaves of trees in my medicinal plant nursery covered with white and grey mud-like substances," said Biswanath Hota, a retired divisional forest officer, who believed it to be acid rain.

Web designer falls to death

A freelance web designer from Chhattisgarh, Sourabh Behra (25), was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the early hours of Saturday here.

The Cubbon Park police recovered the body in front of Sheraton Grand on Church Street at 2.30 a.m. and shifted it to the Victoria Hospital mortuary.

According to the police, Behra, a native of Raipur, who shared a room with his student-friend, C. Vijaykumar, in Kumaraswamy Layout, had gone to Blue Waves Lounge Bar, on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Grand, from where he fell to his death.

Two policemen injured in Naxal firing in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Oct 31 (PTI) Two policemen were injured in a Naxal firing in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district tonight, police said. The outlaws shot two policemen who were on their way to guard a Salwa Judum camp, injuring them critically, under Konta police station, Additional Director General (Naxal operation) Ram Nivas told PTI. When other policemen came out of the police station after hearing the gun-shots, the Naxals opened fire at the police station, to which the former retaliated, Ram Nivas said. After exchanging fire for a while, the Maoists fled from the spot.

Chhattisgarh: 2 cops injured in Naxal firing

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Raipur: Two policemen were injured when Naxals opened fire in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Monday night, police said.

The outlaws shot at two policemen who were on their way to guard a Salwa Judum (armed vigilante camp), injuring them critically, under Konta police station, Additional Director General (Naxal operation) Ram Nivas said.

Army to set up counter-insurgency warfare school

New Delhi: Tasked to train paramilitary and state police forces for fighting Left-wing extremists, the Army is planning to set up a dedicated counter insurgency warfare school at Kondaigaon town in Naxal-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.

"We have received in-principle approval for setting up the National School of Counter Insurgency Warfare (NSCIW) at Kondaigaon where we will impart counter insurgency and jungle warfare techniques to the paramilitary and police troops," Army sources told a news agency here.

Power project’s expansion plan hits green hurdle

The Korba district administration has cancelled the public hearing for the Lanco group’s thermal power plant expansion plan as the company is facing massive protests for its alleged indifference to environmental concerns.

The hearing had been convened to seek environment clearance
for expanding the capacity of the company’s thermal power project by 1,320 MW from the existing 1,920 MW.

List of AICTE approved Colleges in Chhattisgarh

There are many Universities and Institutions offering courses in different fields such as engineering, pharmacy, management, architecture, etc in various cities of Chhattisgarh. The colleges provide various branches of study in each field. They provide the aspirants with various diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. Some of the known AICTE colleges in different fields in the state of Chhattisgarh are listed below.

List of Management Colleges in Chhattisgarh Approved by AICTE

ITM University, Mohaba Bazar, Dumar Talao, Raipur

‘GMR Energy to have 5,000 MW thermal capacity in 3 yrs’

RAIPUR, India: GMR Energy, owned by India’s GMR Infrastructure, plans to have nearly 5,000 megawatts (MW) of coal-based power operating capacity over the next three years, its chief executive officer told Reuters on Saturday.
GMR Energy currently has three power plants in operation, with a combined capacity of about 820 MW. None of these plants are coal-based.
The company has an “investment commitment” of about 300 billion rupees ($6.2 billion) in the energy sector, Raaj Kumar said in an interview, without giving a timeframe.

7 more lose vision in Chhattisgarh

Raipur At least seven persons have lost vision in one eye with infection “almost incurably damaging the other” after they underwent cataract operation in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, on July 12, according to their relatives. Recently, 50 people lost their vision and three died after a cataract operation in neighbouring Durg district.

While the Durg operation was conducted in a government camp, this was undertaken by a charity institute, Udayachal Dharmarth Netra Chikitsalaya, in Rajnandgaon, the constituency of CM Raman Singh.