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Two held for alleged Essar's cash transfer to Maoists, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: The recent WikiLeaks revelations that Essar Group was paying "protection money" to Maoists in Chhattisgarh has made the police swing into action and arrest two people for involvement in money transfer. However, human rights bodies have termed the arrest of one of the two arrested as illegal and said he was framed in the case.

"The charges against Essar are of extremely serious nature. For long, police had inputs that money was regularly going to Maoists. Now we have made some breakthrough with arrest of two people," a police officer said.

Tribal girl may have been raped, killed in 'staged' encounter: Probe, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

SARGUJA/RAIPUR (CHHATTISGARH): A 16-year-old tribal girl and alleged Maoist may have been killed in a staged encounter and sexually assaulted before her death in Chhattisgarh's Sarguja district in July, forensic evidence has revealed.

Police had claimed that Meena Khalkho was shot dead "in the encounter with Maoists" near Nawadih village. Her family has maintained that she was not a Maoist and the entire village has rallied behind. They reject Chhattisgarh police's encounter claim and say the encounter did not take place at all on July 6.

National Tribunal and Workshop on Evangelism: Impact on Faith, Culture, Economy and Life of Vanvasis, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

ARCHANA Bhagat, a 21-year old Vanvasi woman from Jashpur Nagar district of Chhattisgarh, made her way to Delhi to give her testimony before a Tribunal comprising of eminent bureaucrats, retired judges, ambassadors, academicians and journalists on September 5. Her husband was brutally assassinated by missionaries for resisting an onslaught on his Vanvasi culture two years ago, leaving Archana to fend for herself and her ten months baby.

72 per cent fail in engineering diploma at Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda varsity, Raipur, Chhattisgarh


Raipur: The engineering diploma results at Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University(CSVTU) in Bhillai have been announced. The results were declared for the third and fourth semester of the diploma courses. The result for the fourth semester has been very disappointing wherein 72 per cent students have failed in the examination.

Move to eradicate child marriage, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

KOLKATA: West Bengal ranks seventh in India when it comes to child marriage. With a prevalent rate of 53.09%, the state is ahead of Chhattisgarh. But with the government taking steps to stop this problem in partnership with organizations like Unicef, there is an increasing awareness and the past few months have seen a good number of girl children being saved from forcible marriage.