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Naxals blast kills 11 CRPF jawans in Gadchiroli

In a major Naxal attack, 11 CRPF personnel were on Tuesday killed and 29 others injured when the ultras triggered a landmine blast in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. A total of 40 troops were travelling in a bus from Pushtola to Gatta, about 4 kms from Gadchiroli, for an operational duty when at around 1130 hours the blast took place, CRPF officials said. Making a brief statement in Maharashtra Assembly, state Home Minister R R Patil said 12 CRPF personnel were martyred in the blast and 28 others wounded.
Of those injured, eight seriously wounded jawans were airlifted to Nagpur where they have been admitted to Wockhardt Hospital, Patil said, adding the rest were undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital in Gadchiroli. The daring daylight Naxal attack came even as CRPF chief K Vijay Kumar was on a tour of Maharashtra and was in Gadchiroli area. Shortly after the blast, Kumar spoke on telephone to Union Home Secretary R K Singh in Delhi and briefed him about the incident, CRPF officials said. Two helicopters were pressed into service for evacuating the troops to the hospitals, the officials said. A CRPF reinforcement team besides men from the Maharashtra's anti- Naxal force were rushed to the attack site.
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Maoists released one Italian hostage

One of the two Italians taken hostage by the Maoists, tourist Claudio Colangelo, was released safe and unharmed by the ultras on Sunday and handed over to mediapersons in Kandhamal district from where he was abducted on 14th March. "We have information that Colangelo was handed over to mediapersons by the Maoists in Tanjingia area near Daringbadi. They are now proceeding toward Daringbadi," Kandhamal Superintendent of Police J N Pankaj said on Sunday. Home Secretary U N Behera said 61-year-old Colangelo called him up and spoke to him soon after being released by the Naxals. "Colangelo told me that he was set free and that he was in good health and unharmed," Behera said. The other Italian, Puri-based tour operator Paolo Basusco, 54, was still being held captive by the Maoists, the home secretary said.
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Two Italian tourist kidnapped in Orissa, India

Two Italians tourists have reportedly been kidnapped by maoists near the Kandhamal-Ganjam border, Orissa on Saturday, said reports. The two were taking pictures of the tribals, an act banned by the government, when they were allegedly abducted, said reports. According to information received by an English news channel, Maoists have named the foreign tourists as Bosusco Paolo and Claudio Colangelo. An audio message received by the channel from the Odisha secretary of the CPI (Maoists), Sabyasachi Panda, said the safety of the hostages would depend on how the state government responded to the Maoists' 13-point charter of demands submitted last year after they had kidnapped Malkangiri collector R. Vineel Krishna. Kandhamal superintendent of police J.N. Pankaj said he was not aware of the development.
Last year, on February 16, Maoists had abducted Malkangiri collector R. Vineel Krishna and junior engineer Pabitra Majhi. The entire episode had brought the state government on its knees, and it had to bear the humiliation of having to accept several demands made by Maoist-chosen interlocutors. The demands included calling a halt to the state-wide operation against the Maoists. Vineel Krishna was released after 9 days of hostage
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Chhattisgarh Agriculture Budget 2012-13

Chhattisgarh Agriculture Budget 2012-13 Highlights: Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh presented a Rs 38,000-crore budge. with a agriculture separately for the first time through a separate ''Agriculture Budget'' providing Rs 6,244 crore for the sector accounting for 17 per cent of the total budget. Here is highlights of Chhattisgarh Agriculture Budget 2012-13:
* Chhattisgarh Agriculture budget includes 1,848  cr. for the irrigation sector and 1,452 cr. for food grains procurement.
* Reduction in interest rate on crop loans from 3% to 1%,
* Bonus of Rs. 50 per quintal on paddy procured during 2011-12,
* Increase in subsidy for energisation of irrigation pumps from 50,000 to 75,000 per connection.
* Hike in consumption ceiling for free electricity on 5 HP pumps from 6,000 to 7,500 units.
* Free seed and fertilizer distribution to 1 lakh forest dwellers under the Forest  Rights Act,
* State funded micro irrigation programme with provision of subsidy up to 75%
* Increase in subsidy on production and distribution of quality seeds
* Increase in state government's contribution towards premium under the National   Agricultural Insurance Scheme from 5% to 20%.
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Chhattisgarh Budget 2012-13

Chhattisgarh Budget 2012-13 Highlights: Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh presented a Rs 38,000-crore budget in the assembly today which focuses on development and greater financial inclusion projecting fiscal deficit of Rs 4,623 crore. Raman Singh, who is also the finance minister of the state, dealt with issues concerning agriculture separately for the first time through a separate ''agriculture budget'' providing Rs 6,244 crore for the sector accounting for 17 per cent of the total budget.
* For the first time, a separate budget  has been introduced for the agriculture and allied sector. With 21% quantum jump, the outlay of Rs. 6,244 cr. for this sector amounts to 17% of the total expenditure
* Dr. Singh announced many sops including complete waiver of VAT on paddy transplanter, lantern, medicine used in treatment of Thalassemia, motor vehicles made for use by the physically challenged, battery operated motor vehicles, solar energy devices and items manufactured from fly ash. Besides relief in Entry Tax has been announced for the ailing local iron steel industries
* As a major initiative, Dr. Singh proposed universalization of the National Health Insurance Scheme with funding from the state budget to cover all the families in the state. In order to provide basic health care facilities for the urban poor, "Chief Minister's Urban Health Programme" will be implemented in all the municipal corporation towns of the state.
* A new scheme "Nava Jatan" will be implemented for improving malnutrition and anemia among children and pregnant woman.
* In the education sector, free cycle distribution scheme for the high school girls will be extended to the government aided schools also. Dr. Singh believes that this will help in reducing the gender gap in enrollment. Similarly free distribution of text books scheme for the high school girls will be expanded to cover the boys as well. As part of the strategy of inclusive growth, 85 residential schools and hostels will be started for the scheduled caste/scheduled tribe and backward class students.
* A new scheme has been introduced to subsidize higher education loans at 4% interest for students belonging to economically weaker sections.
* Upgradation of rural and urban infrastructure has been given adequate importance. The newly introduced Chief Minister's Rural Roads Development Programme will cover 4000 km of rural roads in the next two years. Rs. 600 cr. assistance will be provided to the urban local bodies for upgradation of roads, drinking water supply and solid waste management. The state government proposes to undertake large scale housing programme for the economically weaker sections under the Atal Vihar Scheme.
* With an estimated growth of 16% in tax & 18% in non- tax revenue, the revenue surplus is estimated at Rs.2,959 cr. which will be used for capital expenditure. The estimated expenditure is 15% higher than the current year’s revised estimate.
* The net budget deficit stands at Rs.401 cr. and taking into account the cumulative deficit, the budget deficit for 2012-13 is estimated at Rs.2,432 cr. Gross Fiscal deficit is estimated at Rs.4,623 cr. which is 2.8% of the GSDP and well within the 3% limit set under the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act.
* With 16% increase in plan expenditure, the total plan outlay estimated at Rs.21,931.19cr. is 58% of total budget outlay. Similarly, the outlay on capital expenditure of Rs. 7,189.89 cr. is 23% higher than the current year's provision. The budget allocates 34% of the total plan expenditure for tribal sub-plan and 11% for the scheduled caste sub-plan area.
* The state plan outlay of 20,260 cr. is 18% higher than current year's allocation. 85% of state plan is funded from state's own resources.
* The outlay for the social sector constitutes 41%, economic sector 39% and general services 20% of total expenditure. Social sector outlay includes 14.5% for education, 3% for health, 10% for SC/ST welfare and 2% for drinking water.
* As a sop to the government employees Dr. Singh informed the house that the disparity in the DA rates between central and state government employees will be removed during the next fiscal.
* Dr. Singh reiterated the commitment of his government to fight naxalite violence. He informed the house that during the last eight years, the State government has increased the strength of the police force by 200% and made huge investments on their modernisation and training. Besides, the plan outlay in all the developmental schemes in the tribal dominated naxalite affected districts has been increased substantially. The police budget for 2012-13 is 21% higher as compared to that of 2011-12.
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CBI to probe IPS officer's death case

Chhattisgarh government Wednesday ordered a CBI probe into the death of IPS officer Rahul Sharma, who allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver on Monday. An announcement in this regard was made by Chief Minister Raman Singh in the state Assembly today. "It seems to be a case of suicide from whatever information has been gathered till now. A thorough investigation is needed to find out the reason and context of the incident. Keeping this in mind, we have ordered a CBI probe," Singh said. Opposition members in the state had been seeking a CBI investigation into the case.
Sharma's family had also asked for a probe by the Central agency, with the slain officer's wife and IRTS officer Jaishree Sharma alleging that her husband "was a victim of the system". The 2002-batch IPS officer who was Superintendent of Police at Bilaspur, shot himself on March 12 in the head inside the toilet of Police Officer's Mess, where he was staying.
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Rail Budget 2012-13 and Chhattisgarh

Rail Budget 2012-13 for Chhattisgarh: Union Rail Budget 2012-13 presented today by Union Railway Minister Mr Dinesh Trivedi gets mix review from people and industry. Railway budget 2012-13 is Mix for chhattisgarh state as per New Trains, Increase in frequency, New passenger trains etc.
New Express Trains for Chhattisgarh in Rail Budget 2012-13:
1. Bilaspur-Patna Express (Weekly) via Asansol, Jhajha
2. Habibganj-Indore AC Double-decker Express (Daily)
3. Visakhapatnam-Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express (Weekly) via Titlagarh, Raipur
4. Durg-Jagdalpur Express (Tri-Weekly) via Titlagarh
Extension of Trains
for Chhattisgarh in Rail Budget 2012-13:
1. 18005/18006 Howrah-Koraput Express to Jagdalpur
2. 13155/13156 Kolkata-Darbhanga Express to Sitamarhi
3. 78816/78815 Dallirajhara-Durg DEMU to Raipur
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CG PET 2012 Notification, Application Forms, Exam Date | CGPET 2012

Chhattisgarh Pre Engineering Entrance Test (CGPET) Exam 2012 is conducted by Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Committee for the selection of eligible aspirants for pursuing the engineering programs. Those who clear the written test can seek out for admission within various engineering colleges in Chhattisgarh that comes under Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Committee. The PET test is carried out every year in the month of May 2012.
Education Qualification: Candidates must have passed 10+2 of Board of Secondary Education, Chhattisgarh or any other examination recognized equivalent in Physics, Chemistry and Math, Biology with minimum 50% marks (40% marks for Reserved category) in them combined will be eligible for the entrance examination. Candidate must be a domicile of Chattisgarh.
Age: Candidate must attain 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2012. Maximum Age For eligibility is 25 years on or before 1st July 2012.
How to Apply: Application forms are available at Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board office by post, Pre-specified sales center, Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board of counters. Completed application forms should be send to official address of the Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board.
CG PET 2012 Important Dates (Tentative):
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CG PET 2012 Last date of submission of application Forms:
CG PET 2012 Exam dates:
CG PET 2012 Results: Second week of June 2012
CGPET 2012 Official Notification website Link: http://cgvyapam.gov.in/
NOTE: TILL NOW NO UPDATES ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://cgvyapam.gov.in/, Students are advised to Refer Local News Paper or CGVYAPAM Officials.
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CG PMT 2012 Notification | Chhattisgarh Pre Medical Test 2012

CG PMT 2012: Chhattisgarh Pre Medical Entrance Test(CGPMT) 2012 is for admission in MBBS course offered by medical colleges in the state of Chattisgarh. Chhattisgarh Medical Students who want to study in Medical Education Field will appear on this CGPMT 2012. Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CGVYAPAM) holds this Pre Medical Test . CG PMT 2012 Exam Dates, PMT 2012 Notifications, Dates, Brouture, Syllabus, Qualification, Apply Online.
Educational Qualifications: General category students who have done higher secondary with Physics, Chemistry and Biology and who have got minimum 50% marks in them combined will be eligible for the entrance examination. Reserved category students who have done higher secondary with Physics, Chemistry and Biology and have got minimum of 40% marks in them combined will be eligible for the entrance examination.
Age: Candidate must have completed 17 years of age before 31st December or before it. Only those candidates will be eligible to sit for the entrance exam who is a domicile of Chhattisgarh and citizen of India.
Exam Pattern: All the candidates from the general category will be selected in the merit list who get a minimum of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany combined in the entrance examination. The merit list of the candidates will be prepared according to the marks secured in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany.
CG PMT 2012 Important Dates (Tentative):
CG PMT 2012 Issue of Application forms:
CG PMT 2012 Last date of submission of application Forms:
CG PMT 2012 Exam dates:
CG PMT 2012 Results:
How to Apply: Candidate can get Application Forms from: Pre-specified sales center   or Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board of counters or by Post once Notification is issued.
CGPMT 2012 Official Notification website Link: http://cgvyapam.gov.in/
NOTE: TILL NOW NO UPDATES ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://cgvyapam.gov.in/, Students are advised to Refer Local News Paper or CGVYAPAM Officials.
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Bilaspur SP Rahul Sharma commits suicide by shooting himself

Bilaspur district Superintendent of Police (SP) Rahul Sharma committed suicide by shooting himself. Rahul Sharma, the police officer shot himself in the wash room is a mess as per report. The reason of 37-year-old Rahul sharma's suicide is unknown. Rahul sharma was 2002 batch IPS officer posted in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh is reported dead by shooting himself. As per initial report in Afternoon, he shot himself in the bathroom of mess. The other policemen arrived there to hear the sound of the shot, he saw that Rahul Sharma has shot over the head with his service revolver. Senior police officials rushed to the spot of the city of Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences and Sharma was taken where he was pronounced dead by doctors.  Earlier, he served as superintendent of police of Dantewada and Raigarh. Chief Minister Raman Singh has expressed grief on the incidence of suicide by Rahul Sharma.
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