Bhupesh Baghel

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Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

24 Aug 2020

Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.

Chhattisgarh: Government extends lockdown till August 6 in worst-hit districts

27 Jul 2020

Chhattisgarh: Government extends lockdown till August 6 in worst-hit districts

As Chhattisgarh continues to witness a surge in COVID-19 cases, the state government on Monday announced that the ongoing lockdown in the worst-hit districts will be extended until August 6.

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

27 Apr 2020

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.

UP and MP will bring distressed migrant workers home

25 Apr 2020

UP and MP will bring distressed migrant workers home

The governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh announced on Friday they were working on a plan to bring migrant workers, left to fend for themselves in other states, home. Chhattisgarh is also mulling a similar idea.

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

22 Jan 2020

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.

Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

29 Dec 2019

Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

Hemant Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Sunday, days after the coalition of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) swept assembly polls.

Modi-led BJP loses 5th state in one year: Details here

24 Dec 2019

Modi-led BJP loses 5th state in one year: Details here

The Narendra Modi government at the Centre may have returned to power with a thumping victory, but there is no denying that the "Modi wave" has waned, at least as far as the regional politics is concerned.

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

14 Dec 2019

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

In stern words, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told states that implementing the Citizenship Act is not a choice, and they will have to follow the law of the land.

'Bharat Bachao' rally: Rahul, Priyanka, Sonia tear into BJP

14 Dec 2019

'Bharat Bachao' rally: Rahul, Priyanka, Sonia tear into BJP

Waking up from its slumber, Congress did something on Saturday to show the country's opposition is not dead after all.

Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi's son arrested from residence

03 Sep 2019

Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi's son arrested from residence

In a major blow to former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and founder of Janata Congress Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi, his son Amit was on Tuesday arrested from his Bilaspur residence.

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

02 Jul 2019

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

The ambiguity over Congress President Rahul Gandhi's resignation isn't nearing an end. The man, for the first time in his career, took responsibility for the poll debacle and decided to quit.

RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go

02 Jul 2019

RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go

Rahul Gandhi has committed many political blunders in his career and 2019 elections showed he just can't take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Chhattisgarh CM gets emotional while handing-over state Congress chief post

30 Jun 2019

Chhattisgarh CM gets emotional while handing-over state Congress chief post

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed tribal leader Mohan Markam as the chief of the party's Chhattisgarh unit, replacing CM Bhupesh Baghel.

Newly-sworn Chhattisgarh CM expands cabinet, inducts nine ministers

25 Dec 2018

Newly-sworn Chhattisgarh CM expands cabinet, inducts nine ministers

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today conducted the first expansion of his Cabinet by inducting nine Congress MLAs, including a woman legislator, as ministers.

Chhattisgarh: BJP's smartphone distribution scheme stopped by Congress

20 Dec 2018

Chhattisgarh: BJP's smartphone distribution scheme stopped by Congress

In Chhattisgarh, the scheme of former Chief Minister Raman Singh to distribute smartphones to five million families in the state has been stopped by his successor Bhupesh Baghel, HT reports.

Chhattisgarh: Gas leaks in coal mine, 3 workers die

17 Dec 2018

Chhattisgarh: Gas leaks in coal mine, 3 workers die

Three workers died yesterday after gas leaked in an underground coal mine of South Eastern Coalfields Limited in Chhattisgarh's Korba district.

Opposition shows strength at DMK-event, Stalin endorses RaGa as PM

17 Dec 2018

Opposition shows strength at DMK-event, Stalin endorses RaGa as PM

On Sunday, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi went to Tamil Nadu to unveil the statue of DMK patriarch Karunanidhi and the gathering turned into a show of strength of mahagathbandhan or grand alliance with Stalin endorsing Rahul Gandhi's name as PM candidate.

Bhupesh Baghel is Chhattisgarh's new Chief Minister

16 Dec 2018

Bhupesh Baghel is Chhattisgarh's new Chief Minister

On Sunday, Congress announced Bhupesh Baghel will be the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, four days after the party performed exceptionally well in the Assembly elections.

RaGa meets top Congress leaders to select next Chhattisgarh CM

15 Dec 2018

RaGa meets top Congress leaders to select next Chhattisgarh CM

After selecting chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi held hectic parleys with top party leaders today to decide on the top post for Chhattisgarh.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Who will be Chhattisgarh's new CM after Raman Singh?

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Who will be Chhattisgarh's new CM after Raman Singh?

The people of Chhattisgarh have shown Raman Singh the exit door handing a major upset to Bharatiya Janata Party, which was governing the state since the last fifteen years.

#RoadTo2019: Polling at Chattisgarh's Naxal-hotbed begins, Congress gets big blow

12 Nov 2018

#RoadTo2019: Polling at Chattisgarh's Naxal-hotbed begins, Congress gets big blow

On Monday, Maoist hit areas of Chhattisgarh, including districts of Bastar and Rajnandgaon, went to polls amid heavy security. 18 of the 90 constituencies of the state went to polls today, and the rest will vote on November 20.

FIR against journalist, Chhattisgarh Congress chief over sex CD case

28 Oct 2017

FIR against journalist, Chhattisgarh Congress chief over sex CD case

An FIR has been lodged against journalist Vinod Verma and Chhattisgarh Congress President Bhupesh Baghel for allegedly blackmailing a BJP minister over a 'fake sex CD'.

Former BBC journalist Vinod Verma arrested in extortion case

27 Oct 2017

Former BBC journalist Vinod Verma arrested in extortion case

On 27th Oct, Senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested from his Ghaziabad residence in an extortion case.