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Model answers of VYAPAM exams declared

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Raipur: Chhattisgarh Vyavasayik Pariksha Mandal (VYAPAM) has declared model answers to the Pre Polytechnic Test and Pre Pharmacy Test which were held on May 22. The answers can be seen on VYAPAM’s official website.

26742 students had appeared for PPT and 6670 for PPhT this year. Dr BP Tripathi, the examination controller of VYAPAM, said that student claims for objection can be made till 5:00pm on June 13. The students will have to be present at the office with proper evidence supporting their claim to get it accepted.

Court warns Centre, Chhattisgarh against appointing SPOs

Even as the Centre and the Chhattisgarh government justified the appointment of Special Police Officers (SPOs) to tackle naxalites, the Supreme Court warned them that a dangerous situation would arise if these officers turned against the State.

During the last hearing, a Bench of Justices B. Sudershan Reddy and S.S. Nijjar disapproved of the appointment of the SPOs taking shelter under the colonial 1861 Police Act, which provides for such appointments for a short period.

Seven IAS officers transferred in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 2 (PTI) The Chhattisgarh Government today transferred seven IAS officers, including Collectors of Raigarh, Bilaspur and Durg districts. B L Agarwal, member of Bilaspur Revenue Division, has been transferred and appointed Secretary (Cooperative) with additional responsibility as Sugarcane Commissioner, official sources said. D C Mishra, a Secretary in Home Department, will replace Agarwal, they said. Among other officers, A K Agarwal, Collector of Raigarh, has been shifted and named Chief Executive Officer of Raipur Development Authority.

Chhattisgarh to shut 250 liquor shops

Chhattisgarh government has decided to close down 250 liquor shops in the state from the next financial year.

The decision, which is aimed at keeping a tab on increasing liquor consumption in the state, will cause Rs 100 crore loss to the state exchequer annually.
Chhattisgarh at present has 1054 liquor shops spread across the length and breath of the state.

"The state government has decided to close down the shop in the village that house a population of less than 2000 (according to 2001 census)", state excise minister Amar Agrawal said.

Army confirms first training base in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: Confirming TOI report on December 13 that the Army had identified land for a training base in Narayanpur district along the edges of Abhujmaad — a Maoist-controlled forest plateau straddling Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra — the Army authorities here have issued a press release describing the move as a win-win prospect for both the people of the region and the armed forces.

Slow paddy procurement in Chhattisgarh

Paddy arrival in the societies set up by the state government to procure the yield at minimum support price (MSP) is yet to take pace in Chhattisgarh.

Procurement of paddy at MSP started across the state from November 1 and will continue till January 31, 2011. The state marketing federation has set up 1587 procurement centres under 1333 primary cooperative societies.

Chhattisgarh villagers tell Vedanta to give up project

Taraimar (Chhattisgarh), Jan 31 (IANS) Villagers broke down at a public hearing held here Monday while urging the Vedanta Resources officials to 'kill us now rather than trying to acquire our land forcibly'.

The mandatory public hearing was held by authorities to get the consent of the Taraimar villagers to grant environment clearance to mine the 70.12 million tonnes coal reserves in the region.

The reserves are spread out over 1070 hectare in Taraimar area under Dharmajaygarh block in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, some 300 km from the state capital Raipur.

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