Covid-19 kills five, 438 fresh cases detected in C’garh

Covid-19 kills five, 438 fresh cases detected in C’garh

Thursday, 13 August 2020 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

Five deaths of Covid-19 positive patients were reported from across Chhattisgarh even as 438 fresh cases were detected on Wednesday. Also, 269 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals upon their recovery, officials said. A 51-year-old man from Urla in Raipur was admitted in AIIMS Raipur on August 10. He had diabetes, high...

Brown sugar valued at Rs 1.46 cr seized

Thursday, 13 August 2020 | Staff Reporter | MAHASAMUND

nPolice in Chhattisgarh's Mahasamund district on Wednesday claimed to have busted an inter-state drug peddling racket and seized from a man brown sugar    valued at Rs 1.46 crore. An automatic pistol and two magazines were seized from the accused, Shankarlal Vaishan of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, police said. Vaishan was arrested near the...

Booklet on how to be safe from wild elephants

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

Chhattisgarh Minister of Forest, Housing and Environment Mohammed Akbar on Wednesday released a booklet, ‘Guidelines for Safety from Wild Elephants’, in a bid to educate the people on how to avoid human-animal conflict. The booklet in Hindi has been published jointly by the Forest Department and Vasundhara Prakriti Sanrakshan Samiti. The...

Covid-19 deaths cross century mark in Chhattisgarh

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

The death toll in the Covid-19 pandemic in Chhattisgarh crossed the century mark on Tuesday as five patients died in different districts. The total now stands at 104. Also, 313 fresh cases were detected and 222 patients were discharged from hospitals following their recovery on Tuesday, officials said. A 52-year-old man from...

Maoist killed in C’garh, weapons seized

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Staff Reporter | KANKER

A Naxalite was killed in a gun battle between security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, police said on Tuesday. Guns, live bullets and other items of daily use were seized from the encounter spot, a senior police official said. “We had launched an inter-district counter insurgency operation on the borders...

Two policemen suspended for violating quarantine protocol

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Staff Reporter | KAWARDHA

Two policemen have been suspended for violating the Covid-19 quarantine protocol in Chhattisgarh's Kawardha district, police said on Tuesday. “Two policemen were suspended after they were found disobeying the quarantine protocol,” Kawardha Superintendent of Police K.L. Dhruv said. According to the police, the in-charge of Podi police outpost and a head constable...

Employment Assistant sacked for irregularities

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Staff Reporter | BAIKUNTHPUR

A Village Employment Assistant in Baikunthpur in Chhattisgarh's Korea district has been sacked after he was accused of irregularities and a probe found him guilty. Janpad Panchayat Baikunthpur, Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Rai, said in a      statement that residents of village Amarpur complained that the Assistant, Rajkumar Sahu, had entered names...

Waning popularity of CM, Cong diverting issue: BJP

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | PNS

Chhattisgarh BJP President Vishnudeo Sai said the allegations against Dr Raman Singh were being raised by the Congress to divert the 20 months of governance failure and the waning popularity of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. He was reacting to the allegations raised by Congress leaders against the former Chief Minister. Sai said...

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