Maoist victims to Government: Save India, Wipe Out Naxals

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Anguished over the continuing Naxal threats, scores of persons participated in an anti-Maoist rally for the second consecutive day at the Jantar Mantar here on Monday to demand fair compensation, rehabilitation, jobs and security from the government.

Raising anti-Maoist slogans, the protestors from the Naxal-affected states of Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand and Bihar spoke at length about the sufferings they and their family members had to undergo at the hands of the ultras.

Cops keen to 'recruit' Indian dogs

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Every dog has a day, and the able ones make it to the dog squads. The sniffer dogs play a vital role in detecting Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Taking a cue from the Chhattisgarh police, which, detected 26 IEDs last year with the help of Mongrel breed dogs, the district police have given a report to the Criminal investigation Department (CID) on the advantages of 'recruiting' Mongrel dogs (Indian dogs) in dog squads.

If the CID approves the report, then the district police will forward it to the state police.

C'garh govts draw flak for 'favouring' party veteran's kin

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After the row over the appointment of the Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta, questions are now being raised over how BJP veteran Dr Murli Manohar Joshi's kin was appointed chairman of state Public Service Commissions (PSC) by the ruling BJP governments- first in Madhya Pradesh, and then in Chhattisgarh.

The issue surfaced after an NGO moved the Chhattisgarh Governor's office seeking a probe into the procedure adopted for selecting and appointing Prof. Pradeep Kumar Joshi. It had alleged that the BJP government there had not followed the due process.

SC to Chhattisgarh: Let Etv be back on air

The Supreme Court has directed the Chhattisgarh government to permit the broadcast of Etv channel, seven days after the channel was “blacked out” by the state for running a report about the alleged involvement of Chief Minister Raman Singh’s relatives in a scandal involving allocation of mines.

The order by a Bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Dipak Misra came on a petition filed by the channel’s Chhattisgarh bureau chief Shailesh Pandey, contending that their “abrupt silencing” was a violation of free speech and expression under the Constitution.

Congress accuses Chhattisgarh govt of selling state's mineral wealth

Stating what it could be a startling revelation even for the members of treasury benches and ministers, a senior Congress member on Monday reportedly “exposed” the BJP-led Chhattisgarh government for allegedly selling state’s mineral wealth.

Mohammed Akbar, a senior Congress legislator and former minister, lashed out and charged that the state government had ignored all establish norms in allotting mines. He added that the state government was also keeping its eyes closed while the corporate houses were illegally mining and selling Chhattisgarh’s valuable resources.

Chhattisgarh government defeats no-confidence motion

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Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government Tuesday defeated a no-confidence motion moved by opposition Congress.

The BJP, which is in power in the mineral-rich state since December 2003, won the motion by a margin of 48-37 votes at the end of a 23-hour-long debate in the winter session of the 90-member assembly.

This was the first no-confidence motion against the Raman Singh government in its second tenure that began Dec 12, 2008.