Bhopal, May 23 (IANS) Haryana and Jharkhand women entered the semi-finals of the Hockey India Sub-Junior Men and Women National Championship (Final) being played here at the SAI Centre Thursday. Haryana registered their third consecutive win as they defeated Jharkhand 5-1 in their Pool B match. The goal scorers for Haryana were Ritu (53 minutes), Manpreet (60), Navpreet (61), Nidhi (69) and Sonika (70) while Nisha Rani (44) scored the only goal for Jharkhand.
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), May 23 (IANS) If the efforts of the Chhattisgarh government produce results, the day is not far when wind energy would illuminate houses in the Maoist insurgency-hit Bastar district, an official said Thursday. The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has identified two villages in Bastar-Raikot in Tokapal block and Burgum in Bastanar block -- suitable for setting up a wind energy power plant, a CREDA official said. The official added that the agency's engineers have already surveyed the area in this connection, and that preparations were on to set up a wind mill farm on an experimental basis.
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 22 (IANS) The Maoists early Wednesday attacked two police camps in Chhattisgarh but there were no reports of casualty in the firing, police said. The rebels attacked Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) personnel in camps at Minpa and Burkapal in Sukma district and the intermittent firing lasted for an hour, police said. Coming under fire from the Maoists, the CAF personnel retaliated till the attackers retreated into the forest.
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Defending champions Madhya Pradesh girls defeated Chandigarh 2-1 in their opening match of Pool A of the Hockey India Sub-Junior Men's and Women's National Championship (Final) on Day 1 at the Aish Bagh Hockey Stadium here Tuesday. Madhya Pradesh scored their opening goal through Neelu in the third minute. Preeti Dubey scored another goal for Madhya Pradesh in the 19th minute while Saroj scored the only goal for Chandigarh in the 17th minute.
Nagpur, May 19 (IANS) The orange city Saturday recorded a maximum temperatures of 47 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest place in the country, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said here Sunday. An intense heat wave has been sweeping over large parts of Maharashtra's Vidarbha region even as early monsoon has arrived in Andaman and Nicobar isles, the official said
Nagpur, May 9 (IANS) In an unexpected fall-out of the ongoing traders' strike, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has reported a steep drop in cash flow by way of Local Body Tax to just around Rs.2 crore since April 1, when it (LBT) was implemented, an official said. Last year, when octroi was being collected (before it was replaced by LBT this fiscal onwards), the April revenue figure of octroi collection was Rs.40 crore, according to NMC Assistant Municipal Commissioner (LBT) Mahesh Dhamecha. However, the LBT collection for April has been just around Rs.2 crore, but the NMC administration is not alarmed
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 8 (IANS) Two policeman of the Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) were killed and two injured Wednesday in an intense gun battle in a forested stretch in the state's southern tip in Sukma district, police said.
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 7 (IANS) Chief Minister Raman Singh Tuesday said his government was working honestly for the welfare of the people.
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), May 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Monday flagged off the 6,100-km long "Vikas Yatra" of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh. Addressing a public meeting in Dantewada which is known as a Maoist stronghold for about three decades, Advani said that he was very happy to see that Chhattisgarh was taking rapid strides on the path of development under the leadership of Raman Singh
Bhopal, May 5 (IANS) The BJP Sunday said it will keep pressing for the ouster of union ministers Ashwani Kumar and Pawan Kumar Bansal which, it hoped, will eventually lead to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh quitting. Law Minister Ashwani Kumar is facing fire for vetting a CBI report on the coal block allocations scam, while the opposition is baying for the blood of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal after his nephew was arrested for taking a Rs.90 lakh bribe from a senior railway official. "We are putting forward this demand on behalf of the people of India.