In what could be called as a unique feat, South Eastern railways set a new record by operating the longest freight train. The Raipur division of the South East Central Railway zone has merged five rakes of freight coaches to run a 3.5-km-long 'Vasuki' train covering 224-km between Chhatisgarh's Bhilai and Korba railway station. Lauding the authorities, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, "This will ensure greater delivery of industrial… read-more
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The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has unearthed 30 Kg of explosives during a de-mining exercise in Chattisgarh’s Dantewada district. Planted by Naxals, the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found packed in a plastic container on an under-construction road on January 19. Noticing it, the Bomb Disposal Squad neutralised the IED. Reportedly, similar explosives are oftentimes planted by Naxals targeting the security forces of the area… read-more
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Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district administration has helped a mentally ill Tamil Nadu man to reunite with his family after 10 years. Wandering in Jagdalpur city during COVID-19 lockdown, Shiva Prakash was quarantined by the health officials and was allowed to leave only after verification of his details. Reportedly, Prakash could communicate the officials that he is from Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu only after months. Interestingly, a missing… read-more
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The Police department of Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district has recognized a sniffer dog ‘Ruby’ as the 'officer of the month' for solving important cases. Along with the dog, two more police officials have been acknowledged. "Ruby, the dog has helped in solving many major cases including the 'Sarangarh Royal Palace Robbery'," said the Raigarh SP Santosh Singh. Reportedly, Ruby recovered silver plates worth six-lakh stolen from… read-more
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In a gruesome incident, a bear has attacked and killed four people, including two women in Chhattisgarh's Koriya district. Besides, three individuals have been injured and were admitted at the government hospital. Reportedly, the deceased belonged to a tribal group of Angwahi village, who were returning from the forest before the incident. Inspector-General of Police Ratanlal Dangi said, "The rescue team managed to shoo him (bear) away in the… read-more
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After a 45-year-old farmer Dhaniram Markham committed suicide due to a clerical error in paddy procurement, the patwari of Chattisgarh's Bastar division has been suspended. Due to the error, the procurement limit of Dhaniram was shown as 11 quintals, instead of 100 quintals. Reportedly, Dhaniram had committed suicide since he could not afford to pay his previous loans with the profit from selling 11 quintals of paddy.
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A CPRF assistant commandant Nitin lost his life on November 28 after two Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) that were placed by the naxals exploded in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. Ten other security officials from the 206th battalion of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) were being treated after they have been injured in the blast. Reportedly, the officials were returning from a naxal search operation during the blast.
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The Raipur district police of Chhattisgarh on November 23 said that three men allegedly raped a minor girl in a moving car on November 17. Reportedly, one of the accused, named Himanshu Gupta, was an acquaintance of the 14-year-old victim. The accused had picked the girl from her house on the pretext of a joyride. The police said a case has been registered; however, the accused are on the run.
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In a strange mode of worship, a group of priests walked on the backs of 200 married women in a traditional fair at Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district to bless them with children. While a doctor called it "inhumane", the temple authorities stated that several women have been blessed with children with this ritual. Besides, the 'Madhai Mela', organised to worship goddess Angaarmoti, witnessed thousands of devotees without adhering to the COVID-19… read-more
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To promote peace through Diwali celebrations, a social organisation has planned to gift sanitary pads and menstrual cups to women Maoists of Chhattisgarh's Bastar forest. This will be done under "New Peace Process" campaign. The organiser Shubhranshu Choudhary said women Maoists would receive a gift pack worth Rs 1000 that would consist re-useable sanitary pads and a menstrual cup. He added the funds were being raised and the offerings would… read-more
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