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Raipur : Chief Minister releases CD of Jamboree to be organized from December 28 in Rajnandgaon district

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today released the CD related to the programmes to be organized under the third state-level scout-guide jamboree 2017 in village Somni of Rajnandgaon. On the occasion School Education Minister Mr. Kedar Kashyap informed that six-day jamboree will be organized from December 28, 2017 to January 2, 2018. Nearly 26 thousand 116 participants from various states and from all districts of Chhattisgarh will take part in this event. Nearly two thousand participants from other states will participate in this programme. Maximum number of participants will be from Balod district i.e. two thousand 704. On the occasion, State Chief Commissioner Mr. Gajendra Yadav gave information about the programmes to be held during each day of jamboree event to commence from December 28 in village Somni.


Three naxals killed in encounter in Rajnandgaon

Raipur: Three Naxals, carrying cash rewards, were killed in a gun-battle with security forces in a forest of Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Rajnandgaon district on Wednesday, police said. The skirmish took place at around 10 pm in the forest ofKopenkadka village under Khadgaon police station limits when a joint team of security forces was out on an anti-Maoist operation, Rajnandgaon Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal told PTI.

The composite squad of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)and District Force led by Manpur Sub Divisional Officer ofPolice Akash Girpunje had launched the operation in the interiors of Manpur, around 200 km away from the state capital, Raipur. When the patrolling team was advancing through the jungles of Kopenkadka, it came under heavy fire that led to gun-battle between the two sides, the SP said. However, ultras soon escaped into the deep forest on finding security personnel zeroing on them, he added.

During a search, bodies of three ultras along with three automatic weapons–one AK 47 rifle, one Insas rifle and oneSLR rifle–were recovered from the spot, he added. Those killed were identified as Mahesh, an area committee member (ACM), Rakesh ACM and Pallemadi LOS (local organisation squad) commander and Ranjit -Pallemadi LOS deputy commander, said the SP, adding that they were carrying rewards of Rs 5lakh, Rs 5 lakh and Rs 3 lakh respectively. They all hailed from Bastar region of the state and more details are awaited, he added.

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