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Chhattisgarh has no scholarship scheme for madrasas

Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education, Raipur (CG Board logo)

state assembly that it has no scheme in existence to provide scholarship to students enrolled in madrasas.

"There are 364 madrasas in operation in the state, the teachers of these madrasas get grant from the central government's Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM)," Education Minister Brijmohan Agrawal informed the house.

"But the state government has no scheme to provide scholarship to students studying in madrasa schools," Brijmohan said in a written reply to a Congress member who wanted to know what the government was doing for madrasa students.

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.