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Past articles by Gargi:

Chhattisgarh Cong joins ‘Rahul for party president’ chorus, passes resolution

If other states pass resolutions too, Rahul ji should rethink: Baghel; Rahul “may change mind”: Chidambaram → Read More

Ranchi to Raipur resort: UPA MLAs fly to ‘safe haven’ to thwart BJP’s ‘poaching bid’

An MLA who reached the resort said they have not been given any instructions on the next course of action but are expected to stay there until September 4. → Read More

Newsmaker | New Chhattisgarh BJP chief Arun Sao: First-term MP & second-gen RSS man

The party hopes Arun Sao can end CM Bhupesh Baghel and Congress’s grip on OBC votes. → Read More

Arun Sao is new BJP chief in Chhattisgarh

Inducting Arun Sao, who belongs to the Sahu community, as the BJP state unit chief is being seen as a response to Chhattisgarh Congress’s son of the soil image. → Read More

Chhattisgarh’s Godhan Nyay Yojana gets PM praise at NITI meet

Addressing the meeting, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel elaborated on the scheme and added that the state government has also started procuring cow urine to produce natural fertilizers. → Read More

My tribal vs your tribal: Chhattisgarh Congress tries to find way around the Murmu conundrum

Tribal Congress MLAs from state admit it is not easy to ignore Droupadi Murmu's candidature. → Read More

No ambulance: Tribal woman waited for hours after delivery, losing newborn

The woman, Gangi, sat with her dead newborn and husband Karma for hours, waiting for an ambulance to take them back to their village, Kankerlanka, more than 50km from Sukma. → Read More

Mother Chhattisgarh: To corner BJP, Bhupesh Baghel revives a state icon

‘Chhattisgarh Mahatari’ gained prominence from the mid-1990s as demand for a separate state grew. Now, her image will grace every government office. → Read More

Chhattisgarh: FIR against BJP leader for circulating ‘fake’ video of coal theft

On May 17, OP Chaudhary had tweeted a video in which several people were seen digging an open cast mine with pickaxes and gathering coal in sacks. → Read More

Chhattisgarh: Baghel govt puts mining in Hasdeo Aranya on hold

On Thursday, Sarguja collector Sanjeev Jha told the media that “all departmental or official processes” for the mines were put on hold indefinitely. → Read More

In Chhattisgarh, BJP, Cong spar over mining at Hasdeo Aranya forest

Chhattisgarh is an ATM for Cong, says BJP; Why doesn’t BJP protest in front of central government, asks CM Baghel → Read More

Chhattisgarh: Cong district unit joins tribals against mining project

An extension of Parsa East Kente Basan (PEKB) coal block and an adjacent coal block in Parsa are to be mined for the Rajasthan government by Adani Enterprises Ltd. → Read More

Explained: What are community forest rights, why do they matter?

The community forest resource area is the common forest land that has been traditionally protected and conserved for sustainable use by a particular community. → Read More

In a first, Chhattisgarh recognises CFR rights of village inside national park

The CFR rights of Gudiyapadar hamlet, which comprises of 403 hectares of forest area and consists of four reserved forest compartments inside the Kanger Ghati National Park, was recognised on Wednesday. → Read More

Contractors boycott state tenders in Chhattisgarh; national issue, says govt

“With the sudden inflation in prices, contractors are in heavy debt trying to complete the projects they have,” said Biresh Shukla, state president of the association. According to the contractors, there is an over 60 per cent difference in the rates. → Read More

Raipur Chopper crash: Congress, BJP caught in blame game

On Friday, even as a DGCA team landed in Raipur to probe the accident, Congress spokesperson Sushil Anand Shukla said the BJP was deliberately trying to politicise the death of two pilots and defame them. → Read More

Seeking an upper hand in politics over Ram, CM Baghel pulls out all stops to trump BJP

After unveiling the revamped temple, Baghel also opened a Ramayana Interpretation Cafe, where people could study and discuss several aspects or versions of the epic. → Read More

Chhattisgarh: Congress MLA’s son booked for assaulting constable, truck driver

The accused and his friends allegedly assaulted the constable within a police station. No arrests have been made yet under the FIRs, a police officer said → Read More

Forest officials continue strike, elephants kill six in two days in Chhattisgarh

The ground staff of the state forest department has been on strike for weeks even as the state recorded over 500 forest fires between February 15 and March 31. → Read More

‘Congress was expected to do better’: Tribal discontent simmers in Chhattisgarh

Earlier this week, an Adivasi organisation wrote to the governor, opposing the Bhupesh Baghel administration’s decision to organise Ramayana recitals → Read More