State records 71% turnout amid peaceful polling

State records 71% turnout amid peaceful polling

Friday, 19 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

Chhattisgarh’s three parliamentary constituencies- Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon and Kanker, recorded nearly 71 per cent polling on Thursday in the second phase, and election officials said that figure could surge further once final voting data was compiled. Polling was largely peaceful barring an unfortunate incident in Scheduled Tribe reserved seat Kanker where an...

C’garh Govt boosting Naxals’ morale, alleges Modi’

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | KORBA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at the Congress government in Chhattisgarh for allegedly siding with Maoists and boosting their morale and urged voters to choose between landmines and pipelines (development).  “When I came here during assembly elections, I had brought the statements of Congress leaders to your attention,”...

Amit Shah to address election rallies in C’garh tomorrow

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | PNS | RAIPUR

BJP national president Amit Shah will be on a visit to Chhattisgarh on April 18. As per schedule, he will land at Raigarh airstrip at 9.45am on his way from Bhubaneswar. From there he will proceed to the Municipal Ground, Raigarh to address a public meeting. From Raigarh the BJP president will...

Journalists interact with poll officials on election processes

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

An interaction on ‘Election and Media’ was held at Raipur Press Club on Tuesday to create awareness about polling and its process among journalists. Functioning of EVM-VVPAT was displayed during the event participated by Chhattisgarh Chief Electoral Officer Subrat Sahoo, Additional CEO Dr S Bharatidasan, Commissioner and Director Public Relations Taran...

Another bike rally to create voting awareness held in Raipur

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

To create awareness for voting among the Raipur city residents, a motorcycle rally is being organised almost everyday to traverse different localities of the capital city. Raipur Lok Sabha seat will go to poll in the third phase on April 23 and through the rallies authorities are trying to convey to...

Modi government insensible towards C’garh, says Baghel

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday appealed to the voters to vote for his party, claiming if the Narendra Modi led-BJP government returned to power, all the welfare measures the state government initiated would be stalled. Baghel, who is also the Pradesh Congress president, addressing a press conference at Rajiv Bhawan,...

Antagarh tape case:  Punit, Munat, Manturam get anticipatory bail

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | BILASPUR

The Chhattisgarh High Court, Bilaspur on Tuesday grated anticipatory bail to three Antagarh tape scam case accused--Dr Punit Gupta, son-in-law of former Chief Minister Raman Singh, former minister Rajesh Munat and Manturam Pawar, the candidate of Congress in 2014 Antagarh by-election. Justice Gautam Bhaduri granted the bail to the accused. An FIR...

Rahul’s criticism of Modi not directed at entire Sahu community: Tamradhwaj

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

Chhattisgarh Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu dismissed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s argument that by calling him “thief”, Congress president Rahul Gandhi defamed the entire ‘Sahu’ community to which Modi belongs.     The minister said the guilt of one person could not be labeled to an entire community. In a statement, the powerful OBC leader...

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