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Chhattisgarh tightlipped over security forces vacating schools

Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) A day after the apex court asked the state government to remove security forces from schools, Chhattisgarh Friday chose to remain tightlipped about when it will begin the process.

'It's a very complex issue and I can't comment on it... vacating these schools needs a lot of thought,' a senior official at the police headquarters who co-ordinates anti-Maoist operation in the state, told IANS.

11 Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Nov 19, (PTI) Eleven Naxals were arrested from different places in Chhattisgarh''s Bijapur district today, police said.
Bijapur SP B P S Rajbhanu said five Naxals were held in Gangalur and three each from areas falling under Bhairamgarh and Bijapur police.
He said police teams were sent today from the three police stations for patrolling. The team that reached Potampara village found movements of five villagers suspicious. Later, they were arrested as during interrogation it was realised that they were Naxals and many cases of arson and dacoity were registered against them.

Slow paddy procurement in Chhattisgarh

Paddy arrival in the societies set up by the state government to procure the yield at minimum support price (MSP) is yet to take pace in Chhattisgarh.

Procurement of paddy at MSP started across the state from November 1 and will continue till January 31, 2011. The state marketing federation has set up 1587 procurement centres under 1333 primary cooperative societies.

CRPF personnel worst hit in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, November 17: Chhattisgarh holds the dubious distinction of having witnessed the highest number of killing of CRPF personnel for the last 3 consecutive years among all Naxal-hit states.
Even in 2010, the state topped the list. Of the 126 CRPF personnel killed at the hands of Naxals in 2010, 113 deaths were reported in Chhattisgarh.

Similarly in 2009, of the 58 CRPF personnel killed, 32 were killed in the state.

Maoist violence, poverty mar growth in decade-old Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) In 10 years of existence, Chhattisgarh has become a study in contrasts. While the state recorded a high growth rate at 11.49 percent, people contest claims of development by citing the fast spreading Maoist insurgency, lack of healthcare and poverty.

A state of 20.08 million people today, Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh Nov 1, 2000, to bring prosperity to the neglected region, particularly the tribals.

Chhattisgarh holds emergency meet over rising malaria cases

Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Alarmed over reports of malaria cases coming in from various districts, a senior health official Wednesday held here an emergency meeting with chief medical officers (CMO) of all the districts through video conferencing.

Health Secretary Vikasheel asked the CMOs of all the 18 districts to urgently work out a strategy to contain malaria in rural areas and reach out to the patients. Reports suggest the state is adding hundreds of new malaria cases every day.

Rift in Raman Singh govt over mega housing scheme

Rift in Raman Singh

Serious differences have cropped up within the Raman Singh Ministry in Chhattisgarh over a controversial mega town development scheme.

Senior BJP ministers and other party leaders have questioned various aspects, including acquisition of land, of the massive project, ‘Kamal Vihar’, proposed to come up on 14,000 acres around the state capital. The Raipur Development Authority (RDA) is executing the Rs 815.38-crore project.

World'S oldest tigress is aling and under going Treatment in central India

World'S Oldest Tiger

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SOURCE: ANI

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World's oldest tigress is ailing and under going treatment in central India.

Shankari, reportedly, world's oldest tigress is ailing at Raipur in India's central Chhattisgarh and veterinarians are presently treating the beautiful aged and striped feline.

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RAIPUR, CHHATTISGARH, INDIA (NOVEMBER 16, 2010) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC)

1. EXTERIOR OF NANDANVAN ZOO AT RAIPUR

2. A SIGN BOARD READING 'TIGER'

AIIMS in Chhattisgarh

Civil work for Package I (Medical College) of the AIIMS-like institution at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) has started on 30th May, 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in 15 months. As regards Package II (Hospital), work has started in mid-September, 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in 24 months. Construction of residential complex at the site has already been completed.

Chhattisgarh minister on tour to tackle man-elephant conflict

Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, which increasingly faces man-elephant conflict, will now take tips from two southern states on how to handle the menace. Its forest minister is on a week-long tour of Karnataka and Kerala for the purpose.

Chhattisgarh has been facing the problem for over a decade with the recent months seeing a sudden rise in such cases.