Jogi’s mortal remains laid to rest

Jogi’s mortal remains laid to rest

Sunday, 31 May 2020 | Staff Reporter | BILASPUR

The mortal remains of Chhattisgarh’s first Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, who died on Friday following a cardiac arrest, were laid to rest on Saturday at a Christian cemetery in the state’s Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi (GPM) district with full state honours. The interment was held around 8 pm in the graveyard at Jyotipur area...

CM wants ‘rate contract' to boost small industries

Sunday, 31 May 2020 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

In a bid to encourage marketing of goods produced by small industries in the state, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has instructed all departments to enter into a 'rate contract' with the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation (CSIDC) at the earliest. Baghel has issued directions to provide a list of items to...

Modi govt 2.0, a success: BJP

Sunday, 31 May 2020 | PNS | RAIPUR

The Chhattisgarh BJP on Saturday termed the first year of Modi 2.0 government a document of energetic success during which they said it took historical decisions and recorded many achievements. National Co-Organization General Secretary Saudan Singh, state President Vikram Usendi, all BJP leaders in the state, office bearers and many workers...

Modi Govt 2.0, a year of total failure: Markam

Sunday, 31 May 2020 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

The first year of the Narendra Modi government 2.0 is responsible for pushing 40 crore Indians under the poverty line, igniting communal fires and bringing a black law on citizenship, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee Chairman Mohan Markam said on Saturday. Markam said that while claiming it was performing well, the BJP...

Over 71,000 brought back to Chhattisgarh in Shramik train

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

The Chhattisgarh government has brought back 71,712 labourers and others belonging to the state who were stranded in other states due to the Covid-19 induced lockdown in 53 Special Shramik Trains. Labour Minister Dr Shivkumar Dahariya said the state government had till now made a payment of over Rs 3 crores...

Maoist supply team member surrenders

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | Staff Reporter | BIJAPUR

A key member of the supply team of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) has surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district after being disenchanted with Maoist ideology, police said here on Friday. Aytu Sodhi alias Ramesh (25), who was a member of the Maoist area committee supply team in Pamed/Usur...

BJP seeks more MNREGA workdays for distraught labourers

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

nThe BJP in Chhattisgarh has demanded that the number of workdays under MGNREGA should be hiked from 100 to 150 days in view of the scarcity of livelihood options for the rural population during the ongoing crisis triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. The Congress government should come to the help of...

Don't open state borders for now: Chhattisgarh CM urges Amit Shah

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | Agencies | RAIPUR

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah not to open state boundaries for now, and also stressed that states should be consulted regarding train and air services amid the Covid-19 lockdown, officials said. The telephonic conversation between Baghel and the Union Home Minister took place on...

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