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Stage set up for Modi event collapses in Raipur, 55 injured

Saturday, 09 May 2015 11:06
Raipur: A large stage erected for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public event in Naya Raipur collapsed in a sudden storm on Friday afternoon, injuring 55 people, officials said.The injured included 44 policemen.As a result of the accident, the event of…

68 percent voting in Chhattisgarh panchayat polls

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:51
Raipur: The first phase of the Chhattisgarh panchayat elections recorded 68 percent voting Wednesday.In the first of the three-phase elections, balloting was held for 54 Janpad panchayats of the state's 25 districts for the posts of sarpanch (village council head),…

Congress suspends two Chhattisgarh legislators

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:37
Raipur: The prolonged tussle within the Congress in Chhattisgarh took a fresh turn Wednesday as the party suspended two legislators -- known to be die-hard supporters of former chief minister Ajit Jogi -- for "anti-party activities".Jogi and state Congress chief…

Five killed in Chhattisgarh factory blast

Friday, 01 August 2014 20:37
Raipur: At least five labourers were burnt to death Friday in a blast in a Chhattisgarh factory, police said.The blast rocked the Navbharat Fuse Company Ltd, a manufacturer of explosives, detonators and electrical fuse, located in the Abhanpur area, about…

Two-thirds electorate cast ballot in Chhattisgarh

Thursday, 24 April 2014 21:21
Raipur: Around two-thirds of the electorate in Chhattisgarh's seven Lok Sabha constituencies cast their ballots Thursday in the third and final phase of election in the state, officials said.About 66 percent voters exercised their franchise as the polling ended, election…

Chhattisgarh votes

Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:53
Raipur: Chhattisgarh's three Lok Sabha constituencies went to the polls Thursday, officials said.A total of 4,558,873 electors, including 2,277,408 women, will elect their representatives from among 50 candidates in the fray in the second round of polling in the state.Balloting…

EC deploys six choppers for Bastar polling

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:10
Raipur: The Election Commission has deployed six helicopters for ferrying 153 polling parties to booths located in the interior pockets of Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency which has a track record of poll violence.The Bastar seat which has 1,797 polling…

Chhattisgarh observes shutdown to protest Maoist violence

Saturday, 15 March 2014 08:57
Raipur: Chhattisgarh witnessed a near-total spontaneous shutdown Friday to protest brutal killings of 15 troopers and a civilian by Maoists in an ambush March 11 in Sukma district of the violence-wracked Bastar region.The shutdown call was given by the opposition…

Maoists ambush security patrol in Chhattisgarh, kill 15

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:45
Raipur: Fifteen security men and a civilian were killed Tuesday when Maoists sprang a deadly ambush on a patrol in a thickly forested area of Chhattisgarh, a short distance from the spot where 27 people were gunned down last year.Over…

Maoists kill 15 security men in Chhattisgarh

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:10
Raipur: Fifteen security men and a civilian were killed Tuesday when Maoists sprang a deadly ambush on a patrol in a thickly forested area of Chhattisgarh, a short distance from the spot where 27 people were gunned down last year.An…