Raman Singh: News

BJP picks tribal leader Vishnu Deo Sai as Chhattisgarh CM

Prominent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Union minister Vishnu Deo Sai has reportedly been named the new chief minister of Chhattisgarh.

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.

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.

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.

11 Dec 2018


#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Congress leads in 3 states, big blow to BJP

The Hindi heartland has not brought good news for BJP as it might lose power in three important states, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

11 Dec 2018


#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Congress leads massively in Chhattisgarh

As per early trends, Congress and BJP are fighting a close battle for Chhattisgarh. The state voted for 90 assembly seats in two phases.

18 Nov 2018


Modi: Dalit leader Sitaram Kesri was 'thrown out' of Congress

Ahead of the second phase of the Chhattisgarh polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a rally in Mahasamund, alleged that Dalit leader Sitaram Kesri was "thrown out" of his post of Congress president to make way for Sonia Gandhi.

10 Nov 2018


Raman Singh has made Chhattisgarh almost Naxalism-free: Amit Shah

The Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh had made the state "almost free" of Naxalism and developed it as a hub of power and cement production, BJP president Amit Shah said while addressing a press conference in Raipur (capital of Chhattisgarh) today.

30 Oct 2018


Chhattisgarh: Maoist attack kills two cops and Doordarshan cameraman

On Tuesday, two policemen, along with a cameraman from national broadcaster Doordarshan was killed when Maoists attacked the channel's crew in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

27 Oct 2018


Chhattisgarh: Maoist attack leaves 4 CRPF jawans dead, 2 wounded

Four personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in an attack by Maoists in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Saturday.

13 Oct 2018


Chhattisgarh Congress chief quits and joins BJP ahead of elections

In what comes as a major blow to the Congress, veteran leader and working president of the Chhattisgarh Congress unit, Ramadayal Uike, has quit the Congress and joined political rivals BJP in Amit Shah's presence.

10 Oct 2018


Bhilai Steel Plant blast: Death toll rises to 11

Two employees, who were critically injured in yesterday's explosion at Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) in Chhattisgarh, succumbed to their injuries, taking the death toll in the blast to 11, an official said today.

15 Aug 2018


Chhattisgarh CM urges people to become part of 'Vision 2025'

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today urged people to become part of "Vision 2025" to make the state "smart, powerful and prosperous" by 2025 when it celebrates the silver jubilee of its formation.

12 Aug 2018


Chhattisgarh CM to be elected like Sita's 'swayamvar': Congress leader

Like Goddess Sita chose Lord Ram, the Chief Minister's face of the Congress will be elected through 'swayamvar' after the Assembly elections, Chhattisgarh Leader of Opposition TS Singh Deo said.

29 Jun 2018


On farmer deaths, Chhattisgarh's Minister says poor don't commit suicide

In what can be seen as an example of turning deaf to pressing issues, Brijmohan Agrawal, Chattisgarh's Agriculture Minister, said poor don't commit suicide, whilst he was answering questions on farmer suicides in the state.

17 Jun 2018

West Bengal

4 CMs visit AIIMS to inquire about ex-PM Vajpayee's health

Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand - Mamata Banerjee, Nitish Kumar, Raman Singh and Raghubar Das, yesterday visited the AIIMS, New Delhi where former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, is undergoing treatment.

11 Jun 2018


'Democracy impossible without opposition': Amit Shah explains meaning of 'Congress-mukt-Bharat'

Launching an attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi, BJP's Amit Shah on Monday said the phrase 'Congress-mukt Bharat' meant ridding India of the Grand Old Party's culture, and not the party itself.

12 May 2018


Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh to kick-start yatra showcasing "vikas"

Hoping to win Chhattisgarh assembly elections for the record fourth time, Chief Minister Raman Singh will kick-off his much hyped election campaign today for the upcoming assembly elections, later this year.

25 Apr 2018

Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Asaram: From building a Rs. 10,000cr empire to life imprisonment

The tale of Asaram, self-styled godman, reached a certain end today: he was convicted of raping a minor five years earlier.

18 Apr 2018


Chhattisgarh government to distribute free smartphones to over 50L people

The BJP government in poll-bound Chhattisgarh will start distributing smartphones to over 50 lakh people for free from May under Sanchar Kranti Yojana (SKY), months ahead of the assembly polls.

17 Apr 2018


Rahul Gandhi-led Congress poses no challenge to PM Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi-led Congress poses no challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will find it difficult to win even 40 or 50 seats in 2019 Parliamentary polls, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said.

09 Apr 2018


Chhattisgarh: Two jawans killed in Maoist attack before Modi's visit

Two jawans were killed and five injured when an IED explosion ripped through their bus in Jangla area of Bijapur district, Chattisgarh.

08 Apr 2018


Now, a music album to convince Naxals to shun arms

In a novel and innovative initiative, the Chhattisgarh Police is now using an audio music album comprising songs in regional languages as its latest weapon to encourage Naxals in the Bastar division of the state to shun violence.

21 Aug 2017


Raipur: Three newborns dead after drop in oxygen pressure

After the Gorakhpur fiasco, reports have emerged about infant deaths at a Chhattisgarh hospital due to drop in oxygen supply pressure.

12 May 2017


Chhattisgarh's "missing" toilets - Women seek to trace "stolen" toilets

A mother-daughter duo from Chhattisgarh's Amarpur village filed a police complaint stating two toilets from their house have gone "missing".

Rapes in Bijapur by policemen; NHRC steps in

According to National Human Rights Commission report released on January 7, 2016, 16 women were prima facie victims of rape and sexual assault at hands of policemen in Bijapur district.