Tiger kills woman in Gondia

A Sub-Adult tigress that was responsible for two human deaths in Brahmapuri forest division in March this year and was later captured, treated and released in the wild on June 12 is believed to have killed a woman in Gondia district on Thursday.

Rajolabai Sonar, 65, from Murmadi village on Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border was killed in the attack while at work in a farm.

Villagers attack police party in Chhattisgarh

Rajnandgaon: A mob of around 300 villagers allegedly attacked a police search party and tried to snatch their weapons at Ghotia village in the Naxal-hit district.

Four villagers and some of the police personnel were injured in the incident that occurred Thursday evening, a senior police official said on Friday.

The police team of 26 personnel, led by Additional Superintendent of Police (Naxal operations) Y P Singh, was attacked by the mob at Ghotia main road when it was returning after carrying out a search in the area, Rajnandgaon SP Badrinarayan Meena told reporters.

Chhattisgarh cop killed in Maoist attack

Raipur, Sep 16 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh policeman was killed Friday by Maoist rebels in the state’s restive Bastar region, officials said.
Chhattisgarh Armed Force constable P.C. Khalko was killed when Maoists opened fire at a police camp at Pamalwaya in Bijapur district, some 500 km south of Raipur.
‘Maoists carried out a flash attack at the police camp Friday early hours. Khalko who was on duty just outside the camp, received bullet injuries and died on the spot,’ officials at the police headquarters here told IANS.

Six IAF choppers to be used for anti-Naxal ops

NEW DELHI: IAF is going to deploy two more helicopters for logistical support in the ongoing anti-Naxal operations along with its two Mi-17s and two Dhruvs operating in Chhattisgarh armed with "sideward mounted machine guns" to fire back in "self-defence" if they come under attack from Maoists.

"There is a request for deploying two more helicopters at Ranchi. We will have a total of six helicopters in these operations," Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said on Friday.

Driver nabbed, Chhattisgarh MLA relieved

BHUBANESWAR: Dantewada MLA Bhima Mandavi is a relieved man. Last week, when Avinash Bhadoria fled with his vehicle and his PSO’s assault rifle, little did the MLA know that he would make news in Orissa.
�Avinash was hired by Mandavi only on August 25. “Our houses are 100 meters apart and I know his family for several years. I did not anticipate he would betray me in this fashion,” he said. Avinash belonged to Ambedkar Road of South Bastar in Dantewada.

NTPC to invest Rs 3,300 crore to expand capacity at Chhattisgarh

SIPAT, CHHATTISGARH: Country's largest power producer NTPC plans to invest about Rs 3,300 crore to expand capacity of its existing power project at Sipat in Chhattisgarh. The company is exploring possibility to set up a 660-mw power-generating unit at the site, its regional executive director for western region II SN Ganguly told reporters on Thursday.

The proposal, if implemented would increase the generation capacity of the Sipat power station to 3,640-mw. NTPC is undertaking capacity expansion at most of its power stations for optimal utilisation of land.

NMDC in striking range of buying coal mines in US, Russia

State-owned NMDC, which today struck a deal to acquire 50% in Australia's Legacy Iron Ore for AUD 18.89 million, is within the striking distance of acquiring one coking coal mine each in the US and Russia.
"It is in the final stages...We are almost there (of reaching an agreement for the two mines in US and Russia), NMDC Chairman Rana Som told reporters here.
He added that "for the mine in US, we will decide in maximum three weeks, while for the Russian mine, it would take about 3-4 weeks."

ABB secures $71m substations contract in India

Power and automation technology group ABB has secured an order worth $71m from Steel Authority of India to supply a substation package for the Bhilai Steel Plant located in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

The company will design, supply, install and commission these new high voltage substations, which will enable the additional power supply needed to support a planned increase in the steel plant's annual production capacity.

CII Chhattisgarh Delegation to Hong Kong & Singapore

New Delhi: CII Chhattisgarh delegation, led by Shri Dayal Das Baghel, Minister, Commerce & Industry, Government of Chhattisgarh and Shri Badridhar Diwan, Chairman Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation along with Shri Dinesh Shrivastava, Secretary Commerce & Industry Chhattisgarh, Shri Devendra Singh, Managing Director CSIDC, Shri O.P.Banjare, Incharge CSIDC and representative from CII Mr. Prateek Pandey, Deputy Director & Head CII visited Hong Kong & Singapore during 15-20 September 2011.

ABB bags $71 million order from SAIL

Multinational power and automation technology company ABB today said it has secured a USD 71 million order from Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) for supply of a high-voltage sub-station package to the steel major's Bhilai plant, in Chhattisgarh.
"The new high voltage sub-stations will enable the additional power supply needed to support a planned increase in the steel plant's annual production capacity from 5 million to 7 million tonnes," the Swiss entity said in a statement.