A 22-year-old woman was trampled to death on January 15, after being hit by an elephant in the Surajpur area of Chhattisgarh. BS Bhagat, the Divisional Forest Officer identified the woman as Paan Kunwar, who was grazing her goats and collecting woods in the forest. However, an aid of Rs 25,000 was immediately provided to the kin and remaining compensation Rs 5.75 lakh will be given later.… read-more
A personnel belonging to 33 Battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was injured in a Naxal-provoked IED blast in Chattisgarh on January 14, said a police superintendent. He said that firing continued for 10 minutes after the blast at 12:55 pm near Padkalbeda village. The injured jawan was evacuated to hospital for treatment. As per police, the battalion was out for railway line protection duty.
Rapper Badshah requested his fans to pray for Sahdev Dirdo who seriously got injured in an accident in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. He further stated that he's in touch with Dirdo's family. As per sources, Dirdo received injuries to his head because the bike he was riding pillion on, skidded, while the rapper wasn't wearing a helmet. Notably, Dirdo became famous after signing 'Bachpan ka Pyaar'.
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Acting on a tip-off, Telangana and Chhattisgarh police killed six Maoists in an encounter at the South Bastar area under Sukma District, on December 27. The area falls on the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border area. It was a joint operation of both state police and took place between 6:30 am and 7:00 am, according to the Bhadradri Kothaguen district police. Reportedly, six bodies and weapons have been recovered.
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Chhatisgarh CM Bhupendra Baghel, on December 8, chaired a Cabinet meeting and took key decisions. The Cabinet approved additional ration under the Chhatisgarh Food & Nutrition Security Act at a cost of Rs 223.58 crore. It also approved land allotment for industrial establishment to ST, SCs & Tribals under Chhattisgarh Industrial Policy (2019-2024). It also allowed amendments in teacher's recruitment, hike in bus fares and Industrial… read-more
Shivram and Shivnath, famous Chhattisgarh conjoined twins with two heads, four hands, and two legs, died under unexplained circumstances. An old video also surfaced in which the two brothers expressed their dissatisfaction with their father for failing to give them money earned in their names. The death was reportedly caused by common cough and cold. The twins alleged that the police did not do "enough" to assist them in the situation.
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About 11 Maoists from the Sukma district surrendered to the police troops, on September 29, after 24 Maoists surrendered from the same district on September 27. As per government reports, the 11 Maoists were working as lower-level cadres and had warrants out for their arrest. As part of the government's surrender and rehabilitation program, police stated the Maoists will be given immediate aid and will be offered amenities.
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Nand Kumar Baghel, father of Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, got arrested on September 7 for allegedly uttering disrespectful words against the Brahmin Community at a public event. However, he obtained bail on September 10 and the court remanded him in custody for 15 days. Reportedly, Nand Kumar spent three nights behind bars. CM Bhupesh said, "nobody is above law in my government even if he's my father".
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Chhattisgarh state animal, wild buffalo is on the edge of extinction. Though several efforts were taken by the state government and forest department, they failed to take measures to save the wife buffalo. On August 25, a female buffalo of seven years old died and post mortem report stated that the reason for death was pulmonary issues, said Ayush Jain, deputy director of the tiger reserve.
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The NITI Aayog's Sustainable Development Goals index has ranked Chhattisgarh first on the child sex ratio parameter. Chhattisgarh's sex ratio was 958, followed by Kerala which recorded birth of 957 females per 1000 males. On the other hand, Uttarakhand performed worst in this regard with a sex ratio of 840. Notably, the national sex-ratio average stood at 899 with a major improvement in Punjab (890) and Haryana (843) region.
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