Chhattisgarh

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.

Two women among three Maoists held in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Police Thursday arrested three Maoists, including two women insurgents, from a forested pocket of violence-hit Dantewada district.

'The arrested Maoists had been actively involved in several attacks in Dantewada and Bijapur districts of restive Bastar region and police were looking for them for the past three years,' said S.R.P. Kalluri, Dantewada's district superintendent of police.

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Chhattisgarh zoo closed to mourn death of tigress

World'S Oldest Tiger

Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) A zoo in Chhattisgarh was closed Friday to mourn the death of one of the world's oldest tigresses.

The tigress died Thursday at the age of a little over 22 years and 10 months at the government-run Nandan Van zoo that is based on the outskirts of state capital Raipur.

'Shankari was ailing for a few days and had enjoyed a lot of affection of visitors and even residents of nearby villagers,' Rakesh Chaturvedi, conservator of forests (wildlife), told IANS.

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.

The young in Chattisgarh have education, but want it linked to careers

Chhattisgarh recently celebrated its 10th year of inception, a momentous landmark in the life of a young state and an old region. It is a challenging region; rich in forests, mineral wealth, home to a large tribal population representing a way of life, culture, language and customs unique in itself, the cultural ethos and socio-economic patterns needed to be factored in while charting a developmental course by the founding fathers of the state and successive governments.

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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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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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.