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Chhattisgarh anniversary event starts, Jogi boycotts

Raipur, Nov 1 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt Tuesday formally inaugurated a five-day state foundation anniversary celebration here, but former chief minister Ajit Jogi kept away.

But several opposition leaders included Jogi skipped the inaugural, saying the government was spending too much money on the event.

A series of cultural programmes will be held here and in all 18 districts till Saturday.

The government will give away awards to leading personalities of the state. This would include Indian women's hockey team captain Saba Anjum.

7 more lose vision in Chhattisgarh

Raipur At least seven persons have lost vision in one eye with infection “almost incurably damaging the other” after they underwent cataract operation in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, on July 12, according to their relatives. Recently, 50 people lost their vision and three died after a cataract operation in neighbouring Durg district.

While the Durg operation was conducted in a government camp, this was undertaken by a charity institute, Udayachal Dharmarth Netra Chikitsalaya, in Rajnandgaon, the constituency of CM Raman Singh.

Pay Rs 270/quintal bonus to paddy farmers: Jogi to Raman

Raipur, Oct 28 (PTI) Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Congress leader Ajit Jogi today demanded payment of Rs 270 per quintal bonus on paddy to farmers. In a statement here, he said Chief Minister Raman Singh should fulfil his pre-Assembly election promise and declare Rs 270 per quintal bonus on paddy to Chhattisgarh farmers. Nearly 90 per cent of people in the state are dependent, directly or indirectly, on paddy cultivation and if they are not provided the promised bonus, they will not forgive the BJP Government, Jogi maintained.

CM Raman Singh Leads Chhattisgarh Delegation

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CERRITOS, Calif. – Hoping to bolster foreign investments into one of the India’s youngest governments, Chhattisgarh’s Chief Minister Raman Singh led a delegation of key officials to promote the new state to a roomful of business leaders during an Oct. 17 luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel here.

Organized by the U.S. India Business Council, the delegation introduced investment opportunities to several key businesses with the hope of helping the state become an industrial, cultural, academic and political leader within India and abroad.

No BSY effect: Advani says Bangalore visit on schedule

Raipur Contrary to speculation that he was cancelling his yatra to Bangalore in the wake of the arrest of B S Yeddyurappa, BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday said his visit to the city is on schedule.

“I have no information about my yatra in Bangalore getting cancelled,” Advani said when asked if his plans in Karnataka had changed following the arrest of former BJP chief minister Yeddyurappa. “I will go to Karnataka and also go to Bangalore.”

Ramvichar Netam on Sarguja district tour from today

PNACHAYAT and Rural Development Minister Ramvichar Netam will be on tour of Sarguja district from October 23 to 28. As per official communique, Netam will board Durg - Ambikapur Express from Raipur on Oct23 at 9pm. He will return to the capital by train on October 28 at 8:30am.

Congress to give Advani corruption chargesheet

Raipur: Chhattisgarh's main opposition Congress Friday said it would submit evidence of corruption against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to senior BJP leader L.K. Advani.

"We have collected evidence of the Raman Singh government's scandals that amounts to about Rs.20,000 crore. The party will attempt to submit details to Advani," state Congress chief Nandkumar Patel told reporters.

Raipur hosts put foot down, told Bedi can’t pay you twice for same flight

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Former IPS officer and Team Anna’s Kiran Bedi claimed today that she was only trying to “save money” to educate children when she claimed full air fare — in many cases, even Business class — from her hosts while buying Economy at 75% discount thanks to her police gallantry medal.

At least one host put its foot down.

Special Arrangements for "Jan Chetna Yatra" Raipur

L.K. Adavani  "Jan Chetna Yatra" in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Special Arrangements for "Jan Chetna Yatra"
Elaborate arrangements have bveen mad by raipur traffice police to ensure that the commoners do not suffer, when the veteran BJP leader :L.K. Adavani led 'jan Chetna Yatra' will enter raipur on saturday.

Even as the traffic police has formulated route charts for Adavani's convoy and also diversion routed to ensure smooteh vehicular movements, it is unlikely to work in the view of narrow and extermely bad shaped roads, marred with choking parking arrangments of the city.

Special Arrangements for "Jan Chetna Yatra" 22 Oct 2011

Advani’s Rath Yatra "Jan Chetna Yatra" to reach Raipur on Oct 22

Raipur: Senior BJP leader Lal Kirishna Advani’s Jan Chetana Yatra will reach Raipur on October 22. A meeting of the party’s district office bearers was held today to prepare for the event. PWD Minister Brijmohan Agarwal and Food Supply Minister Punnulal Mohale were also present in the meeting.

The procession will pass through all the major routes of the city. Advani will reach Mana Airport at around 12:00pm on October 22 and start the Rath Yatra. The procession will pass through PTS Chowk, VIP Road, Teli Bandh, Anand Nagar before reaching Shankar Nagar rest house.

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