Maoist attack: Congress seeks president's rule in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: The Congress Thursday sought president's rule in Chhattisgarh citing a security breakdown under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, a day after four party activists were killed and many injured in an attack by Maoists.

"The state is reeling under deadly attacks one after another. Wednesday's attack is a complete security breakdown in Chhattisgarh, the state should be placed under president's rule," Ajit Jogi, former chief minister and senior Congress leader, said in a statement.

Govt approves two highway projects worth Rs 2,330 cr

NEW DELHI: The government today gave its approval to two highway projects worth over Rs 2,330 crore covering Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Kerala, with a view to expediting the infrastructure work in these states.

This includes the project for development of four laning of 150 km long Chhattisgarh-Orissa Border - Aurang section on National Highway-6 in Chhattisgarh under NHDP.

The total project cost is estimated at Rs 1,548 crore and covers the Districts of Raipur and Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh, an official statement issued after the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure, said.

Maoists attack Chhattisgarh Congress chief's convoy

Nand kumar Patel

Raipur: Maoists attacked the convoy of Chhattisgarh Congress president Nandkumar Patel in a forested area in Raipur district Wednesday, police said. There were no casualties.

All state leaders who were accompanying Patel in the convoy in the area, some 150 km from state capital Raipur, are safe, police and party leaders said.

4-state HRD meet over school funds

RANCHI: Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) secretary Anshu Vaishya chaired the 15th project approval board meeting of the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan here on Tuesday.

Senior HRD officials of four states, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand, are participating in the two-day meet.

The focus was on Orissa and Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, while Jharkhand and Bihar will come under the glare on Wednesday.

Rains ignore Raipur on Tuesday

Raipur: On Tuesday, many parts of Chhattisgarh received rains, but Raipur remained rainless. Since the night of Monday until now, Raipur has not even received one mm of rainfall.

Although the sky was overcast many times on Tuesday, it did not rain in Raipur. The Meteorological Department has forecasted rains in the next 24 hours.

No part of Chhattisgarh received over seven mm of rainfall, which the Meteorological Department considers a sign of heavy rainfall in the coming days.

Three arrested for gang-raping minor in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Jul 20 (PTI) Three persons were today arrested for allegedly gang-raping a minor girl in Uparwara village here, police said. The accused Sanat Dhrutlahre (27), Santosh Sahu (30), Narad Saytode (25) were arrested today while hunt is on for their accomplice Kanhaiya Patel, they said. The incident had occurred on Friday last, when the 15-year-old victim had left her house for school on Friday but instead went to a secluded spot with her friend.

Model answers of PMT to be issued on Wednesday


Raipur: VYAPAM (Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board) will issue the model answers of the Pre-Medical Test (PMT) at 10 am in Wednesday morning. VYAPAM will issue the model answers on it website, Candidates have been asked to file their claims and objections by 5.30 pm, 24 July. Pradeep Chaubey, examination controller of VYAPAM, said that candidates could present their claims and objections by coming during office hours, post or on the website. After taking care of their claims and objections, the merit list of the PMT will be announced, Chaubey added.

Why is the educated adivasi woman still in darkness?

Kanker, (Chhattisgarh) July 20: The evils of society somehow seem to impact women more. This is true down the ages, in practically every society.

Women bear the brunt of regressive practices, not necessarily relating to them as women specifically but affecting society in its entirety. Superstition, age-old prejudices and even so-called 'social norms ' actually hurt them more than anyone else in society.