India: Chhattisgarh govt renames 5 schemes, BJP irked

Raipur, Feb 12 (PTI) The newly-formed Congress government in Chhattisgarh has rechristened five schemes named after late Jan Sangh leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya by the previous BJP-led dispensation.

These schemes of the urban administration and development department have now been named after former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and architect of the Indian Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar.

The opposition BJP, however, expressed unhappiness, saying the step indicated "political vindictiveness".

Three Naxal terrorists held in Sukma district

Raipur, Nov 16 (PTI) Three Naxals, one of them carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, have been arrested in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.

The rebels were apprehended Thursday evening from a forest near Kongdam village under Errabor police station limits by the district police, a local police official said.

The area is around 500 km away from Raipur.

One of the arrested Naxals, Tutti Bhima (22), was a Jan Militia commander and carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, the police official said.

Two policemen, DD cameraman killed Naxal terrorists

Raipur, Oct 30 (PTI) Two policemen and a cameraperson of Doordarshan were killed and two others were injured in a Maoist attack on Tuesday in poll-bound Chhattisgarhs Dantewada district.

The incident took place at around 11 am in a forest area near Nilawaya village, around 450 kms from here, Deputy Inspector General (anti-naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.

The maoists ambushed a squad of local police which was carrying out patrolling on motor cycles from Sameli camp towards Nilawaya on Tuesday morning, he said.

Four CRPF personnel killed as Naxal terrorists blow up mine-protected vehicle

Raipur, Oct 27;PTI:  Four personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and two injured after Naxals blew up a mine-protected-vehicle (MPV) in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district Saturday, police said.

The incident occurred around 4 pm near Murdanda camp of the CRPF under Awapalli police station, when its 168th battalion was out on "area domination" operation, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg told PTI.

When the MPV carrying six personnel was around one km away from the camp, ultras triggered a powerful land mine blast, he said.

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