Chhattisgarh: News

17 Sep 2023


Chhattisgarh man murdered for raising 'Hindustan Zindabad' slogan, 4 arrested

In a shocking development in Chhattisgarh, a 32-year-old man from the state's Bhilai district was allegedly killed on Friday for raising "Hindustan Zindabad" slogans after watching the Bollywood movie Gadar 2 on his mobile phone.

18 Aug 2023

Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh: BJP pits nephew Vijay Baghel against uncle CM Baghel

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has unveiled its first list of candidates for the upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, setting the stage for a potential "nephew versus uncle" showdown in the crucial Patan constituency.

Year-end poll preps: Modi to chair BJP CEC meeting today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s national president JP Nadda will attend a meeting of the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) on Wednesday.

Heavy rainfall forecast in several states; red alert in Mumbai

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a red alert in Mumbai, Maharashtra, amid the prediction of very heavy rainfall in the city.

02 Jul 2023

Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot meets MLAs after Congress's Chhattisgarh 'solution'

Sachin Pilot, former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, has reportedly been meeting his supporters and MLAs in Jaipur since his return from Delhi last week.

26 Jun 2023


Devraj Patel, 'Dil Se Bura Lagta Hai' meme creator, dies

In a shocking development, Devraj Patel, a YouTuber from Chhattisgarh famous for the Dil Se Bura Lagta Hai meme, has reportedly passed away.

26 May 2023

Congress Party

Chhattisgarh: Officer drains 21-lakh-liter water to recover phone from dam

A government official from Chhattisgarh has been suspended for allegedly pumping out 21 lakh liter of water from a reservoir to recover his lost phone.

20 May 2023


Dantewada blast: Chhattisgarh Police detains 8 suspected Maoists, including minor 

In a significant development, the Chattisgarh Police detained eight more Maoists, including a minor boy, in the Dantewada blast case, PTI reported.

Don't create fearful atmosphere: SC to ED over threatening claims

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) not to "create an atmosphere of fear" after the Chhattisgarh government accused the central probe agency of threatening excise officials to implicate CM Bhupesh Baghel in a money laundering case, Deccan Herald reported.

Chhattisgarh: ED busts multicrore 'liquor scam'; Congress mayor's brother arrested 

In a major development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday claimed to have busted a Rs. 2,000 crore liquor trade scam in Chhattisgarh involving large-scale corruption and money laundering.

SC lifts ban on recruitment in Chhattisgarh under 58% reservation

In a major relief to the Chhattisgarh government, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted the ban on recruitment, promotions, and admissions under its 58% reservation policy.

28 Apr 2023


Maoists were signaled about DRG's presence in van: Preliminary assessment

A preliminary assessment by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) into the bomb attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on Wednesday revealed that Maoists received signals regarding the jawans' presence in the vehicle prior to the attack.

27 Apr 2023


Chhattisgarh: Intelligence agencies flagged threat letter by Naxals weeks ago

As per the news outlet The Indian Express, Maoists in Chhattisgarh issued a letter last month threatening to attack security forces as retaliation for the ongoing anti-Naxal operations.

26 Apr 2023

Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh: 10 cops, driver killed in Maoist IED blast

In a shocking incident, 10 District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel and a driver were killed in an improvised explosive devices (IED) blast in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Wednesday, reported ANI.

18 Apr 2023

Adani Group

Government allowed Adani's mine expansion despite existing mines' unextracted deposits

Fresh details have emerged in the Adani-Hasdeo Arand coal mining row, revealing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government cleared the expansion of a coal mine run by the Adani Group despite government-funded studies establishing the presence of unextracted coal in existing mines.

05 Apr 2023


Man gifts bomb as wedding gift to ex-girlfriend, kills husband

A 33-year-old man was arrested by the Chhattisgarh Police on Tuesday after he allegedly gifted a home theater "bomb" to his newly wedded ex-girlfriend, which killed her husband and brother-in-law.

Membership of banned outfit sufficient for prosecution under UAPA: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that membership in an outlawed group will constitute an offense under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.

Chhattisgarh: 5-year-old boy appointed as 'child constable' after father's death 

A five-year-old boy in Surguja, Chhattisgarh, was appointed as a "child constable" after the death of his father, reported ANI.

No election for Congress Working Committee, Kharge to nominate members

The 47-member Steering Committee of the Congress on Friday "unanimously" decided that no election will be conducted for the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's top body.

24 Feb 2023

Congress Party

Gandhis to skip Congress poll meet, give Kharge free hand

The three-day 85th Plenary Session of the Congress will begin in Chhattisgarh's Raipur on Friday with a meeting to decide on elections for the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's top body.

Chhattisgarh: ED raids Congress leaders over alleged multi-crore coal scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) reportedly conducted raids at the residences of ruling Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh in connection with the purported multi-crore coal levy scam on Monday.

24 Jan 2023


Jio 5G services launched in 50 new cities: Check list

Reliance Jio has launched its 5G services in 50 more cities across 17 states and union territories, bringing the total count to 184 cities across India.

07 Oct 2022


Chhattisgarh: Clerk suspended after Ravan effigy's all heads remain unburnt

A civic body clerk was suspended in Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh while four officials were issued show cause notices on Thursday after none of the 10 heads of the effigy of Ravan burnt on Dussehra.

30 Aug 2022


Jharkhand political crisis: Ruling alliance MLAs leave for Chhattisgarh

After a "political picnic" within the state to evade horse-trading, Jharkhand's ruling alliance MLAs reportedly left for Nava Raipur in the Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh on a chartered plane from Ranchi on Tuesday evening.

27 Aug 2022


Jharkhand ruling alliance shift MLAs to prevent horse trading

Amid clouds of disqualification looming over Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, the allies in power — Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) have shifted MLAs to Khunti district to prevent horse trading on Saturday.

03 Aug 2022

Madhya Pradesh

MP shocker: Woman raped again by accused out on bail

In a jarring incident, a woman in Madhya Pradesh was allegedly raped twice by the same man over a span of two years.

19 Jul 2022


IIM Raipur admits more girls than boys for first time

An official from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur in Chhattisgarh on Monday stated that the business school, for the first time ever, enrolled more girls than boys in its postgraduate management degree for the 2022-24 academic session.

11 Jul 2022


Third division in Class 10, now an IAS officer

Many believe that their class 10th and 12th mark sheets are going to define their future since we Indians are known to value the grading system.

SC grants interim relief to Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan

The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim relief to Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan in multiple First Information Reports (FIRs) registered against him for sharing an alleged doctored video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on a TV show.

22 Apr 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 offbeat places in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh is the perfect tourist spot for those who prefer quiet and less crowded places for their vacations.

16 Apr 2022

West Bengal

By-election results: TMC sweeps West Bengal; RJD triumphs in Bihar

The counting of votes for the recently concluded by-elections for one Lok Sabha seat and four Assembly seats took place on Saturday.

30 Dec 2021


Kalicharan Maharaj arrested for insulting Mahatma Gandhi at 'Dharma Sansad'

Religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj was arrested from Madhya Pradesh's Khajuraho on Thursday morning by the Chhattisgarh Police over his remarks against Mahatma Gandhi.

20 Nov 2021

Madhya Pradesh

Indore bags India's cleanest city title again; Chhattisgarh cleanest state

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday announced the Swachh Survekshan 2021 awards and Indore has once again been named the cleanest city in India.

4 CRPF soldiers killed after colleague opens fire in Chhattisgarh

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldier opened fire at a camp in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, killing four of his colleagues and injuring three others.

15 Oct 2021


Chhattisgarh: Speeding car rams into a religious procession

In a shocking incident, a speeding vehicle rammed into a religious procession, killing one person and injuring around 20 others in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur.

30 Sep 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Chhattisgarh: Congress MLAs reach Delhi; speculations rife over leadership change

As the suspense over the possibility of change in leadership in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh continues, the political heat appears to be once again escalating in the state after over a dozen Congress MLAs reached Delhi on Wednesday.

23 Sep 2021

Crime Against Women

Chhattisgarh: 14-year-old gangraped by 5, including 2 minors; 4 held

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by five culprits, including two minors, in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district, the police said on Thursday.

17 Sep 2021


Chhattisgarh: Three killed in elephant attacks; nine deaths in September

Three persons were killed in elephant attacks in Mahasamund, Jashpur and Balod districts of Chhattisgarh, taking the count of fatalities to nine so far this month, a forest official said.

07 Sep 2021


CM Baghel's father sent to custody over remarks against Brahmins

Congress leader and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's father, Nand Kumar Baghel, has been sent to a 15-day judicial custody by a court in Raipur for allegedly making derogatory comments about the Brahmin community, news agency ANI reported citing his lawyer.

02 Sep 2021


Chhattisgarh: Government teacher suspended for 'hurting' religious sentiments

A government school teacher has been suspended for allegedly beating up students for observing fast on the Janmashtami festival and making an objectionable comment against a Hindu god in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district, officials said on Thursday.

02 Sep 2021

Dowry Prohibition Act

Chhattisgarh: Woman accuses husband of forceful religious conversion

A 21-year-old woman in Chhattisgarh's Durg district has lodged a case against her husband, accusing him of forcibly converting her religion for marriage, indulging in unnatural sex with her, and harassing her for dowry, an official said on Thursday.

27 Aug 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Chhattisgarh Congress crisis: CM Bhupesh Baghel meets Rahul Gandhi again

Amid an ongoing power tussle in the ruling Congress in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel met Rahul Gandhi at the latter's residence on Friday for the second time this week.

25 Aug 2021


Chhattisgarh: Class 9 student stabbed to death in school

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death allegedly by two minors in a government school in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh city, police said on Wednesday.

24 Aug 2021

Rahul Gandhi

RaGa meets Baghel, Deo; 'no discussion on Chhattisgarh CM change'

After Punjab, another crisis brews for the Indian National Congress in Chhattisgarh where the party was said to have a stable government.

11 Aug 2021

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Naxal with Rs. 8L bounty held after police encounter

A 25-year-old Naxal carrying a reward of Rs. eight lakh on his head was nabbed after an encounter with the police in Madhya Pradesh's Balaghat district, state Home Minister Narottam Mishra said on Wednesday.

13 Jul 2021


Chhattisgarh: Private bus operators to go on strike from today

Private bus operators in Chhattisgarh have decided to go on an indefinite strike beginning July 13 i.e. today in support of their demands including a hike in the passenger fare, a senior leader said on Monday.

22 Jun 2021

Scheduled Castes

Seven tribals thrashed for 'stealing fish' in Chhattisgarh; 10 held

Seven tribals, including a minor boy, all belonging to Pando tribal community, were thrashed with sticks in front of villagers in the Balrampur District of Chhattisgarh after they were accused of stealing fishes from a pond, following which husband of the village sarpanch and nine others were arrested on Monday, police said.