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Chief Minister Raman Singh will chair the meeting of the Bastar and South Region and Surguja and North Region Tribal Development Authorities on February 22 at the new Committee Room of the Chhattisgarh Assembly, officials informed. The meeting assumes significance has NITI Aayog has recently ...
We collaborate with state agencies like the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board. For any destination to succeed as a tourist place, the perception of safety and security remains vital. The image of Bastar that is projected outside is different. But actually, things have improved," P Sunderraj, DIG, Bastar Range, said.

One of the worst Maoist-affected places in the country, Bastar in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district got its first Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centre on Sunday, with about 400 tribal youths being hired to work in it. Called Yuva, the BPO is managed by a private firm, Sixth Generation Technologies, and ...
New Delhi: Two security personnel were martyred and six others injured when Maoist rebels triggered a powerful blast and opened indiscriminate fire at a team of security men who were guarding road construction activity near Bhejji area near Chintagufa in insurgency-hit Sukma district in tribal Bastar ...
Bastar (Chhattisgarh) [India] February 17 (ANI): A woman from Chhattisgarh's Bastar donated her deceased son's body to Jagdalpur Medical College, as she had no money to transport his mortal remains back to the village or to perform the last rites. Sister-in-law of the deceased said no one came to help ...
Kujur informed that the districts of Bastar, Bijapur, South Bastar (Dantewada), North Bastar (Kanker), Kondagaon, Narayanpur, Sukma, Korba, Rajnandgaon and Mahasasamund had been chosen by the Ayog for development in the areas of education, health, agriculture and skill development.

In the Naxal heartland of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, there is a tribal community which puts no taboo on pre-marital sex. They claim that because of their age-old tradition, there is zero sex related crime among Muria sub-tribe of Gond tribal community. They have a unique tradition of sex education which is ...
Displaying his generosity, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh appreciated the Opposition for their patience during his budget speech. In fact, the Chief Minister said this in a lighter vein during an exchange of words with Congress leader Satyanarayan Sharma. As Chief Minister's Budget speech lasted for ...
Leftists insurgents allegedly set ablaze 10 vehicles engaged in road construction work in restive Bijapur district on Sunday. The incident took place in Madded area, about 400 km south of State capital Raipur. The vehicles, which were torched by the ultras included seven tractors, one water tanker and a ...
New Delhi: In a major boost towards kickstarting various development initiatives for the Naxal-infested Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, the Niti Aayog is learnt to have given an "in principle" approval to a comprehensive development initiative. Allowing access to various services like health, education, roads, ...
New Delhi: Niti Aayog has given an "in principle" approval to various proposals related to roads, telecommunication, education, LPG and banks for the overall development of Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, a press release issued today said. Bastar is one of regions of the state severely affected by Naxalite ...
Work takes Bhadauria through dense jungles and remote locations where even the security forces tread with caution. Security forces have killed 823 Maoists and lost 1,127 colleagues in gun battles across Bastar between 2011 and 2017. Over 1,580 civilians were also killed in the same period in the region ...
Raipur: Maoists hit security forces at two places in Bastar on Wednesday -- killing five police personnel and severely injuring eight in an attack in Abujmad and injuring another two in an IED blast in Bijapur. This is the biggest attack on security personnel since the back-to-back ambushes in Sukma in ...
Chhattisgarh's Bastar police, which is already fighting the Naxal menace, has now taken up the task of also providing information about the tourist destinations in the region to visitors. The aim is to create a positive perception about Bastar in the country and across the globe. As a part of the 'tourism policing' ...
In order to sensitise the police personnel deployed at various tourist destinations in Bastar with regard to police-tourist interface a three-day workshop was conducted in here from January 15 to 17. Apart from Police personnel, the local volunteers had also been trained in the workshop with various soft skills ...
RSS Supremo Mohan Bhagwat on Monday asked the Sangh Pariwar workers to enhance their reach in tribal pockets of Chhattisgarh. Bhagwat is on a 3-day tour of Raipur addressed a huge gathering at science College ground here on the topic of social harmony . The RSS supremo asked workers to go to ...
Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government has undertaken an innovative coffee plantation project in Darbha region of insurgency-hit Bastar district in a bid to ... Jagdalpur district headquarter on an experimental basis by the Jagdalpur horticulture college in collaboration with the Bastar district administration.

2 IPS officers posted in Bastar region elevated to next level ... The two officers were pinned-up promotional badges during a piping-in ceremony held at the Office of Bastar Range Inspector General of police in Jagdalpur. The promotional badges were collectively pinned-up by Bastar Range IG ...
A group of Maoists torched the only bus connecting several remote locations in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, cutting off the travel and trade lifeline of nearly 50 villages in South Bastar, police said on Sunday. The bus service in the region affected by left-wing extremism was reintroduced in May last year ...
New Delhi: In May last year, a bus rolled into a remote village in the jungles of Naxal-affected Bastar in Chhattisgarh. The moment marked the end of a 12-year-long isolation for the villagers, who had been living in isolation. However, on Friday, Naxals burned this sole connection that the villagers had with ...
On Jaunary 9, Suneeta (20) and friend, Munni Pottam (19) arrived in Delhi for the first time after a marathon 38-hour journey. They were in the city to ask for a transfer of their case against extra-judicial encounters allegedly by security forces to the Supreme Court. In the conflict-ridden villages of Bastar, life is ...
Raipur: Opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh on Monday demanded a court-monitored CBI investigation into the criminal conspiracy angle of the massacre of frontline Congress leaders in a Maoist attack in Bastar in May 2013--pointing out that BJP government had announced to handover the probe to ...
Raipur: Fourteen Naxals were arrested from two districts of the insurgency-hit Bastar division of Chhattisgarh today, police said. While nine rebels were arrested in Sukma district, five were picked up in Narayanpur district. A joint team of the Central Reserve police Force (CRPF) and the District Force of ...
Challenging the spate of encounters in Bastar's Bijapur, two young women -Suneeta Pottam and Munni Pottam, residents of Korcholi village, have filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) before the Chhattisgarh High Court in September 2016. With similar other cases from the area being added to the case, ...
Special DG D M Awasthi explained that the security forces have mounted tremendous pressure on the rebels in the state's southern Bastar region by carrying out area domination exercises and even venturing deep into the dense forests--restricting the rebels to certain pockets in the region. He said nearly ...
A Naxal was gunned down in an exchange of fire with security personnel in a dense forest in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district which comes under restive Bastar region, police said on Sunday. The gun fight took place on Saturday evening in the forest near Karigundam and Itapara villages, Sukma's Additional ...
Raipur: The Jharkhand police on Saturday recovered explosives during an anti-Maoist operation in the state, while extremists set on fire six vehicles in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh in protest against the development activities in the area. According to the police, the explosives were recovered from ...
Bastar is considered the gateway to political power in Chhattisgarh. The ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress acknowledge it. In the last Assembly elections, the BJP suffered a setback when it managed to win only four of the 12 seats in Bastar zone, even as it defeated 27 sitting Congress MLAs in the ...
NMDC Ltd will soon seek consultancy for financial due diligence of Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared for Bailadila Iron Ore Deposit 14 in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, officials informed. It may be recalled that the company is also seeking consultancy for financial due diligence of its DPR made for ...
Raipur: Accusing Sukma police of firing at an "innocent tribal woman", Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) and rights activists have alleged that police had deliberately targeted the woman who was sitting near a pond at Gumpad region of Sukma district on December 18, claiming that they had killed Maoists.
Former Bastar Inspector General S R P Kalluri confirmed to on phone that he has been transferred by the Chhattisgarh state government to police Headquarters, Chhattisgarh and he will resume his new posting soon after discussing it with his wife. "I got the transfer orders just five minutes ago," Kalluri told ...
Seven naxals were Friday arrested and three others, including a woman, surrendered in two separate incidents in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar division, reports PTI. police said that seven naxals were arrested by security forces in Sukma district while three rebels, including a woman, surrendered in ...
The Central Reserve police Force (CRPF) recovered 14 IEDs planted by Maoists with total weight of 82 kgs during its anti-insurgency operations in various districts of Bastar during the month of November this year, the latest CRPF monthly action data has informed. Chhattisgarh is among other insurgency ...
Raipur: Maoist leader Papa Rao had a narrow escape even as Chhattisgarh's security forces stormed a rebel hideout leading to a fierce encounter that left a woman ultra, his close aide, dead in the dense forests in Bijapur district in tribal Bastar region. Special director general of police (anti-Naxal ...
Daily Pioneer reported that NMDC Ltd has sought 7.116 hectares forest land diversion for its iron ore concentrate pipeline in Dantewada district of Bastar. Official said that the company will be seeking Right of Use / Right of Way permission for developing a land corridor for its Slurry Pipeline project from ...
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh will be launching 'Bijli Tihar' simultaneously from Bastar and Rajnandgaon districts on Tuesday. ... As per his schedule, the Chief Minister will leave for Bastar by helicopter and reach Mahupalbarai (Parchanpal) in Bastar district at 11.45am and dedicate two significant works ...
Starting May 2018, over 240 women combatants, who are currently undergoing training as part of the 743-strong Bastaria battalion being raised by the CRPF, will join men from the force fighting Maoists deep in the jungles of South Bastar. Their task, however, would not be limited to fighting the rebels.
The sarpanch of a village in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district was killed by Naxals at his home, the police said on Saturday. A group of armed rebels stormed the house of the sarpanch of Chhindgur village, identified as Pandru (45), and slit his throat on Friday night, Deputy Inspector-General of police (south ...
Raipur: Maoist leader Papa Rao had a narrow escape even as Chhattisgarh's security forces stormed a rebel hideout leading to a fierce encounter that left a woman ultra, his close aide, dead in the dense forests in Bijapur district in tribal Bastar region. Special director general of police (anti-Naxal ...
New Delhi: The Bastariya Battalion of CRPF is all set to be operationalized by March next year and will be deployed in the Naxal-infested Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The entire strength of the battalion has been drawn from the four districts of Bastar region and 33 per cent of the personnel are women.
NMDC Ltd's Bailadila Iron Ore Dep-13 lease in Kirandul village at Bacheli in South Bastar district of Dantewada has been registered in favour of NMDC-CMDC Ltd (NCL) on December 4, 2017 , a NMDC press release informed on Tuesday. Earlier the lease deed of Deposit-13 was executed by NMDC on ...
Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday launched the State-wide 'Bonus Tihar' from Mahupal Barai village near Bastar's district headquarters Jagdalpur. On the occasion, the Chief Minister inaugurated a 400/200 Kv power sub station constructed at a cost of Rs 633 crore.This is the State's third largest ...
Starting May 2018, over 240 women combatants, who are currently undergoing training as part of the 743-strong Bastaria battalion being raised by the CRPF, will join men from the force fighting Maoists deep in the jungles of South Bastar. Their task, however, would not be limited to fighting the rebels.
For many in Bastar all of this was new, even a novelty. The real discussions were happening outside. In the lawns outside, the stalls stood cheek-by- jowl. Each came from a different tribal district in Chhattisgarh, some from neighbouring Odisha. As local tribal farmers from Dantewada slowly walked from ...
The fight against the Naxals in Chhattisgarh has resulted in a loss of 151 human lives this year. 24 of which were civilians, 58 were the Jawans ...
On Tuesday, tribal entrepreneurs who have started small start-ups in Assam, Odisha and Jharkhand spoke to each other in an exchange of ...
It may be recalled that Chief Minister Raman Singh in August last year had stated that Bastar will be included in Chhattisagrh government's ...
The project for doubling of Railway line between Kirandul and Jagdalpurin Chhatisgarh's insurgency ridden Bastar region is expected to be ...
Raipur, Nov 17 (PTI) Ten Naxals were arrested in the Bastar region of ... district and one from Kanker district, a police official from Bastar told PTI by phone.
Raipur: At least six Maoists were killed in two encounters with security personnel in restive Abhujhmad forests of Narayanpur district as part of ...


 

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