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CRPF assistant commandant killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur: An encounter between Maoists and security forces in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh on Saturday left a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) dead. According to reports, the assistant commandant of CRPF 168 battalion was killed in the encounter in the jungle of Putkel which falls under Basaguda Police Station limit. Bastar IG P Sundarraj was quoted...

Chhattisgarh: Hindu man accuses Muslim wife of forcibly circumcising son

Jashpur: A Hindu man in Chhattisgarh has lodged a complaint against his Muslim wife, accusing her of forcibly circumcising their minor son. He further alleged that she also changed his name to a Muslim one. The complaint has been registered as Sanna police station. While giving details of the complaint, Jashpur ASP Pratibha Pandey said...

CRPF jawan fires at colleagues, leaves 4 dead in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

Sukma: In a case of suspected fratricide, a CRPF jawan reportedly opened fire at his colleagues at their camp in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday. Four CRPF personnel were killed and three injured in the incident, according to police. The accused, constable Reetesh Ranjan, opened fire from his AK-47 rifle, as per an official,...

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel’s father arrested, sent to 15-day judicial custody for remark on Brahmins

CM Bhupesh Baghel had earlier said that no one was above law, not even his father Raipur: Nand Kumar Baghel, father of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was arrested on Tuesday and sent to judicial custody for 15 days by a Raipur Court for allegedly derogatory remarks against Brahmins. An FIR was registered against Nand...

Chhattisgarh: Mob thrashes pastor, raises slogans against religious conversions

In an unfortunate incident, a 25-year-old pastor was thrashed by a mob of nearly 100 people in Chhattisgarh’s Kabirdham district on Sunday. The mob barged into the house of the pastor raising slogans against religious conversion, beat up the pastor, vandalized his property and also manhandled his family members before leaving. According to the police,...

After Punjab, fresh problem erupts for Congress in Chhattisgarh

It seems there is no end to the problems that the Congress is facing across India. After somehow managing the crisis in Punjab due to the differences between Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Siddhu, a fresh crisis has erupted in Chhattisgarh Congress where Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and health minister TS Singh Deo are...

Centre sends teams to six states witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases

The Union government has sent high-level multi-disciplinary public health teams to six states that are reporting a surge in COVID-19 cases. The teams have been sent to Odisha, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala and Chhattisgarh to assist the state administrations in combating and containing the spread of the deadly virus. The development comes at a...

IAS officer shunted out for slapping man in Chhattisgarh, CM apologises

A Chhattisgarh-cadre IAS officer was removed by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday after a video showing the bureaucrat slapping a man for allegedly violating COVID-19 norms went viral. The bureaucrat Ranbir Sharma has been removed as the Surajpur district collector with immediate effect. In the viral video, Sharma is seen upbraiding and slapping a...

Chhattisgarh: Kidnapped CoBRA commando released by Maoists

The Chhattisgarh government on Thursday informed that the CoBRA commando who was kidnapped by Naxals during the deadly encounter between security forces and the Maoists on April 3 has been released. The commando, Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, was under Maoist captivity for over 100 hours. He was captured by them during the fierce gun battle that...

Chhattisgarh: Maoists claim missing CoBRA commando in its captivity

The CoBRA commando who went missing after the April 3 ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region is in the captivity of CPI (Maoist), the banned outfit has claimed. Notably, 22 security personnel were killed and one went missing in the incident, whereas the banned outfit claimed that four of its cadres died during the fierce gun...

Chhattisgarh: Daughter of missing CoBRA commando makes emotional appeal

The five-year-old daughter of a CoBRA commando, who has been reportedly held hostage by the Naxals in Chhattisgarh after an ambush on Saturday, has made an emotional appeal for the release of her father. In a video released by the soldier’s family, the girl could be seen pleading for the release of her father, Rakeshwar...

Govt will intensify fight against Naxals: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday paid tributes to the security personnel martyred in the encounter with Naxalites in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. The minister said that he wants to assure the martyrs’ families and the country that the sacrifices the police personnel have made for the country will not go in vain. Shah said...