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Bastariya Battalion to combat Naxals

Bastariya Battalion to combat Naxals

The much-awaited "Bastariya" Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) comprising recruits from naxal-hit districts in the state will be commissioned into service tomorrow, with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attending its passing out parade in Ambikapur district. Rajnath Singh today arrived in Surguja district on a two-day visit to the state.

Atmosphere of dejection prevails: Sinha

Atmosphere of dejection prevails: Sinha

An atmosphere of dejection was prevailing among the people of the country, who were feeling let down by the unfulfilled promises made by the government, former Union minister Yashwant Sinha said today.

Sinha, who quit the BJP recently alleging that there was a "threat" to democracy under the current dispensation led by the party.

Kumaraswamy hits back at Rajinikanth

Kumaraswamy hits back at Rajinikanth

Hitting back at actor Rajinikanth over his comments on release of Cauvery water by Karnataka to Tamil Nadu, HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday invited him to come to the state and see the situation for himself, after which he would change his stand. He was responding to Rajinikanth's statement asking the new govt to release to Tamil Nadu its share of Cauvery water.

Lingayat organisation demand DCM post

Lingayat organisation demand DCM post

The Veerashaiva Mahasabha has written an open letter demanding that Congress loyalist Mahasabha president Shamanur Shivshankrappa be made deputy CM to bring down the distrust in the Lingayat community and as a reassuring gesture. The demand comes a day ahead of Kumaraswamy's visit to Delhi to discuss cabinet expansion.