Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Chhattisgarh

What is Chhattisgarh’s ‘PDS scam’ & why ED wants SC to allow a CBI investigation into it

Alleged PDS scam was unearthed in 2015 by Chhattisgarh's Anti-Corruption Bureau. SC will hear ED's plea to transfer the probe to CBI on 26 September.

Viral video shared by Chhattisgarh Congress of BJP MP Tejasvi Surya’s Raipur rally is edited

The Chhattisgarh Congress shared a 13-second clip showing people raising slogans of 'Bhupesh Baghel zindabad' during Surya's rally.

OBC votebank, counter to Baghel — Why BJP replaced its tribal Chhattisgarh unit chief

By appointing Arun Sao as Chhattisgarh chief, party seeks to not only counter CM Baghel's clout as prominent OBC face, but also infuse energy among cadres ahead of next year's polls.

Chhattisgarh tribals freed of 2017 Sukma attack charges return home. But home has changed

Each acquitted tribal ThePrint met in Burkapal village, the site of 2017 Sukma Maoist attack, has a story to tell. So do the police, which still doesn't consider villagers to be innocent.

SC dismisses plea seeking probe into alleged extra-judicial killings of tribals in Chhattisgarh

In its decision, the SC left it to the Chhattisgarh government to act on Centre’s appeal to prosecute petitioner for bringing false charges.

2 mining projects, 1 power battle — Chhattisgarh controversy lays bare the chaos in Congress

Two mining projects in Chhattisgarh's Hasdeo Arand forests are at the centre of a 'political power play' involving CM Bhupesh Baghel & Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo.

Newer states are a boon for bureaucracy. But a critical factor can make or break them

The hype about the ‘growth miracle’ of Telangana isn't what it seems. Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh might want to take lessons from it.

Rajasthan conclave, Gujarat roadshows: Packed schedules for top AAP leaders as party expands

In the wake of its Punjab win, AAP has appointed new office-bearers in 9 states including Chhattisgarh, Telangana & Himachal, with remit to build volunteer base and prepare for polls.

After watching ‘Kashmir Files’ with MLAs, Baghel says BJP-backed govt did nothing to stop exodus

BJP leaders have hailed ‘Kashmir Files’ for portraying ‘the truth’ about the Pandits’ exodus. Chhattisgarh CM, a Congress leader, Wednesday invited MLAs to watch the film.

EVM violates rights, ballot papers must be used for polls: CM Baghel’s father to President

Raising doubts on EVM's credibility, Chhattisgarh CM's father Nand Kumar Baghel, in his letter to Ram Nath Kovind also pleaded for 'euthanasia' if his demand cannot be fulfilled.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.