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Chhattisgarh Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo (left) and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel | Photo credits: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint File photo | Twitter/@BhupeshBaghelCG

After Punjab change of guard, Chhattisgarh ‘CM aspirant’ T.S. Singh Deo rushes to Delhi

T.S. Singh Deo says he is in Delhi for ‘personal visit’. He has held several meetings with Congress leaders in past months, pressing for a change of guard in Chhattisgarh.
File photo of Nand Kumar Baghel | Twitter

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel’s father gets bail in anti-Brahmin remarks case

A Raipur court Friday granted bail to Nand Kumar Baghel who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly asking people to 'boycott' and evict Brahmins.
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel at ThePrint's Off The Cuff in New Delhi on 7 December

Bitterness in House of Baghels isn’t the first in politics. It’s a new-old Ramayana

In India, the optics of the 'hum-saath-saath-hain' family are part of the sanskari political photo op. But Bhupesh Baghel's father's arrest was to be expected.
File photo of Nand Kumar Baghel | Twitter

CM Baghel’s father Nand Kumar, a converted Buddhist who called for end to Raavan burning

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's father Nand Kumar, 86, was arrested from UP's Agra Tuesday for allegedly calling for a boycott of Brahmins, terming them as foreigners.
Representational image of a pregnant woman | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

‘Pent up’ demand led to 101 sterilisations, was not a camp, Chhattisgarh health officials say

Chhattisgarh district officials say Covid pandemic and lack of primary health care centre in Mainpat led to marathon sterilisations, point out that no norms were broken. State probe underway.
Children dressed up as Lord Krishna ahead of Janmashtami | Representaional image | ANI Photo

Meat and liquor shops to be shut during Janmashtami in Chhattisgarh

The restrictions are a first in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh. The instructions also said that organisers must only allow people without any symptoms of illness at the places of worship.
Rahul Gandhi with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel (file photo) | Twitter/@bhupeshbaghel

Bhupesh Baghel meets Rahul Gandhi again amid tussle over Chhattisgarh CM post

This is Baghel's second meeting with Gandhi this week. The Congress ex-chief had also separately met Chhattisgarh Health minister TS Singh Deo Tuesday.
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, state Health Minister T. S. Singh Deo with Chhattisgarh Congress in-charge P.L. Punia after a meeting with Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on 24 August 2021 | ANI

Baghel to return to Delhi as Congress works to calm party turmoil over Chhattisgarh CM post

Chhattisgarh government appears in turmoil amid speculation of a rift between CM Baghel and party leader TS Singh Deo over chief ministership. Both leaders in talks with party high command.
File photo | Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel addresses a press conference | ANI

Fight over vaccine portal, murder charges – how Baghel-vs-Deo reached Delhi

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and health minister TS Deo are in a public feud. It’s costing Congress in one of the few states it is in power.

‘Sexual activity with wife does not amount to rape, even if by force’ — Chhattisgarh HC

Justice Chandravanshi stated an exception under Sec 375 of IPC, stating "sexual intercourse/sexual act by a man with his wife, her not being under 18 years of age, is not rape."

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If anything is Angela Merkel’s legacy, it is her custodianship of the liberal world order

Whereas most other world leaders are “men of action” who go off like proverbial firecrackers when crises emerge, Merkel preferred to do her homework.

Bitcoin, Ether tumble as China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

London: Bitcoin, Ether and other digital tokens tumbled as China intensified its push to rein in crypto speculation and mining. Bitcoin fell 7.8% to $41,220 as of 7:41 a.m. in New York. The losses were more severe in other coins, with Ether, EOS, Litecoin and Dash all falling more than 7%. Crypto-related stocks also came under pressure, with Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. tumbling 6% in U.S. pre-market trading. China’s central bank said all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal, according to a Q&A statement on PBOC’s website. It’s an urgent task for China to root out crypto mining and the crackdown is important to meet carbon goals, according to the guidelines on the website of the nation’s economic planning agency. Bitcoin looks headed toward the $40,000 level or lower, Fawad Razaqzada, an analyst at ThinkMarkets, warned. China’s strict approach is part of the reason why Bitcoin prices collapsed in May and have struggled to regain previous all-time highs above $60,000. “The risks are skewed to...

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Representational image of an Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jet | PTI file photo

Behind IAF’s new deal for Mirage 2000 spares is a 40-year saga of missed opportunities

India had opportunity to manufacture Mirage 2000s twice, in 1980s and 2000s. But now, it has to buy phased-out aircraft to keep its fleet of 50 going.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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