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Trapped In An Arsenic Net!, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Arsenic Trap

Hundreds of people in a central Indian village are battling cancer after their drinking water contaminated by arsenic.
Chhattisgarh of India has millions of tons of iron, bauxite and other minerals. The huge mineral deposits have, of late, attracted millions of rupees as investment from industrial groups. The government, which favors fast industrialization, has been clearing hundreds of proposals, over half of which are for thermal power projects.

Arsenic in their Glass!, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Hundreds of people in a central Indian village are battling cancer after their drinking water was contaminated by arsenic.

Chhattisgarh state of India has millions of tons of iron, bauxite and other minerals. The huge mineral deposits have, of late, attracted millions of rupees as investment from industrial groups. The government, which favors fast industrialization, has been clearing hundreds of proposals, over half of which are for thermal power projects.

National Tribunal and Workshop on Evangelism: Impact on Faith, Culture, Economy and Life of Vanvasis, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

ARCHANA Bhagat, a 21-year old Vanvasi woman from Jashpur Nagar district of Chhattisgarh, made her way to Delhi to give her testimony before a Tribunal comprising of eminent bureaucrats, retired judges, ambassadors, academicians and journalists on September 5. Her husband was brutally assassinated by missionaries for resisting an onslaught on his Vanvasi culture two years ago, leaving Archana to fend for herself and her ten months baby.

Irregularities in foreign welfare fund in Chhattisgarh, Raipur, Chharrisgarh

Raipur: On Thursday, the Chhattisgarh government admitted irregularities in the use of a welfare fund provided by the European Commission for purchase of school bags for tribal students in one of the state's most backward districts.

The European Commission's welfare fund of Rs 2,84,39,806 was spent for purchase of school bags for tribal students in Surguja district during the 2010-11 fiscal, tribal welfare minister Kedar Kashyap told the state assembly in a written reply.

Chhattisgarh govt: GMR Energy faces legal action, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR (Reuters) - GMR Energy's proposed 1,370 MW coal-fired Chhattisgarh project faces legal action for starting construction work without getting relevant permission from the state government, Chief Minister Raman Singh informed state assembly on Thursday.
Singh, who has been heading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the coal-rich state since November 2003, made the observation in written when a Congress member sought details of all power agreements made by the state since its formation in November 2000.

How retired Arvind Khaladkar has managed to reverse the fortunes of Janata Sahakari Bank, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Arvind Khaladkar

For nearly 30 years, Arvind Khaladkar's career trudged along a well-worn path. After completing his graduation in commerce, he pursued law from the Pune University. In 1966, he joined the Income Tax Department as an inspector in Pune after clearing the state civil services exams.

Chhattisgarh ST Commission seeks tax waiver for ''Aarakshan''

Raipur, Aug 19 (PTI) Controversial film ''Aarakshan'' has received a compliment from unlikely quarters in Chhattisgarh with the state Scheduled Tribes Commission seeking a tax-free status for the Amitabh Bachchan starrer, official sources said today.
State Scheduled Castes Commission president Devlal Dugga has submitted a memorandum in this regard to Chief Minister Raman Singh, they said.
Singh has directed the concerned department to look into the demand, they added.

Maoist ambush kills nine cops

Bijapur Map

Raipur, Aug. 19: Over 120 Maoists today laid an ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region and killed nine police jawans in a landmine blast followed by heavy firing.

An hour after the 4.30pm encounter, the rebels launched a second ambush on a rescue party of 45 jawans. This time, four Maoists were gunned down.

“A team of jawans was returning to the Bhadrakali base camp after a routine operation when Maoists attacked the party,” a senior police officer said in Raipur, which is 550km north of the encounter spot in Bijapur district.

Traders, Students Join Anna's Protest in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Aug 18 (IANS): The protests in support of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare got a fillip in Chhattisgarh Thursday as traders, lawyers and even engineering and medical students joined rallies and candlelight marches.

Civil society members and others are holding protests mainly in Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg, Jagdalpur, Ambikapur besides the industrial towns of Korba, Raigarh and Bhilai since Tuesday morning when Hazare was taken into detention barely hours before he was to begin his fast for a strong Lokpal bill.

TN cops demand bribe from students joining Anna's movement

Chennai Culture

Old habits die hard and it appears to be true of our cops. Even as the anti-graft movement continues to have its sway, the city police has been accused of demanding bribe from a group of students on their way to join the protest to express solidarity with anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare.

Detained for traffic violations at a police station, the students, hailing from Bihar and Chhattisgarh pursuing engineering at a private university, were asked to cough Rs 2000.

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