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Chhattisgarh unveils plan to boost tourism, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh tourism department Thursday unveiled a plan to boost tourism in the state to encash its diverse natural flora and fauna, cultural treasures and centuries-old architectural wonders.
‘We are promoting our national parks, forests, ancient temples, royal palaces and caves and unique groups of indigenous people as the unique selling proposition of Chhattisgarh,’ Tourism Secretary Subrat Sahoo told reporters here.
‘Come to Chhattisgarh and discover a secret India… India the way it used to be,’ he added.

26 junior police officers lose job in Chhattisgarh, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Sep 15 (PTI) The Chhattisgarh Government has terminated the services of 26 junior level police officers after a ruling by the High Court related to appointment of Sub-Inspectors in 2007, official sources said today.These officials are of Sub-Inspector and Platoon Commander ranks.The State Professional Exam Board had conducted preliminary exams for selection of 380 Sub-Inspectors and Platoon Commanders in 2006.

Essar under scanner for paying Maoists, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: Essar Group officials in Chhattisgarh and elsewhere are under police scanner for allegedly paying "protection money" to Maoists, police said Thursday. However, the company has refuted the charge.

The police have "some credible leads" indicating direct involvement of a Chhattisgarh-based Essar general manager and two other staff members in paying huge sums to the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), a police officer said.

The development follows intense interrogation of a contractor working for Essar, B.K. Lala.