Maoists kill village Sarpanch’s husband, brand him ‘informer’

Maoists kill village Sarpanch’s husband, brand him ‘informer’

Friday, 15 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | RAJNANDGAON

A group of Naxalites killed the husband of a village sarpanch on suspicion of being a police spy in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday night in Pardoni village in the Manpur police station limits, a Naxalite-affected area located around 170 km from Raipur. The...

C’garh transfers tuition fee online to private schools

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

nChhattisgarh transferred tuition fee to tune of `101 crores under the Right to Education (RTE) Act to accounts of 4,473 private schools in the state on Wednesday. School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam did the transfer against the admission of 51,985 students during the Covid-19 period. Till date around 3.65 lakh...

Man held for duping woman of Rs 30L

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | JASHPUR

nChhattisgarh Police have arrested a 24-year-old man for cheating a woman of Rs 30 lakh on the pretext of providing gold biscuits in May last year. Two other accused are still at large. Jashpur Superintendent of Police Balaji Rao told The Pioneer on Wednesday that Vijay Suryavanshi alias Deepak Gupta (24),...

FlyBig’s Raipur-Indore first flight lands at Raipur

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

The inaugural flight of ‘Fly Big Airlines’ landed at the Swami Vivekananda Airport here on Wednesday. The inaugural flight touched down at 2:50 pm and was accorded a water cannon salute by the Airport Authority of India, Director of Raipur Airport Rakesh Sahay said. The passengers were received by Chief Executive Officer...

First consignment of Covid vaccine reaches C’garh

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

nThe first consignment of 3.23 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine reached Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur from Pune on Wednesday, a Health Department official said. An IndiGo flight carrying the consignment arrived at the Swami Vivekanand Airport here around 1.40 pm, an airport official said. Amid high security, boxes containing the vaccine vials were...

C’garh records 70.08 pc PLF

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

The thermal power plants under Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Co have registered a record 70.08 Plant Load Factor (PLF) against the national average of 51.59 PLF. An official communication said the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has in its December 2020 monthly report stated that the Chhattisgarh thermal power plants' PLF was...

Five-year-old boy dies during surgery, FIR against 3 doctors

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 | PNS | KORBA

A five-year-old boy died after a hernia surgery in Chhattisgarh's Korba district following which police filed a FIR against three doctors, including a government surgeon, for alleged negligence, officials said on Tuesday. No arrest has been made so far and police are conducting an investigation. The district Chief Medical and Health...

Man in custody for threatening to kill Baghel, Raman

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

A man who runs a tiffin    centre in Raipur was taken into custody on Tuesday and interrogated after he sent a message threatening to kill Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and his     predecessor Raman Singh, police said. Manish Jhabak was      interrogated at the Civil Lines Police station here after he sent...

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