Ahead of the state assembly elections due this year-end, Baghel made several announcements in his address during an Independence Day function at the Police Parade ground in Raipur.
After being alerted, a police team reached the spot and the bodies were handed over to the relatives after post mortem, the official said.
According to the police, the people on the bus were going to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting in Raipur.
The decision, which will benefit around 3.80 lakh staffers, was taken during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel here, a government official here said.
The Chhattisgarh Commerce, Industries and Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma further took a swipe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying that the party will be “kicked out” in the same way as it was ousted from Karnataka.
The school education department will issue a directive in this regard, he added.
After the exchange of fire stopped, the body of an unidentified woman Naxalite clad in ‘uniform’ was found along with a .303 rifle close by, he said, adding a search operation was continuing at the site.
The incident took place around 6 pm on Sunday. All the deceased belonged to Birgaon village, a senior police officer said.
A senior forest department official lauded the initiative of tribal farmer Damodar Kashyap and said his efforts not only led to afforestation in the Sangh Karmari village, but also had a positive impact on neighbouring villages.
Under this scheme, cow dung is being purchased from rural cattle herders in Gauthans at Rs 2 per kg and cow urine is being purchased at Rs 4 per litre.
The Chief Minister expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and instructed the officers of the district administration to provide all possible help to the relatives of the deceased.
Rashmi was among four cubs – one male and three females – born to tigress Rambha in April last year at the zoo, he said.
He joined the Congress on Monday in the presence of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, party’s state chief Mohan Markam and ministers at Rajiv Bhawan, the party state headquarters.
Further details are awaited. Earlier, on Friday, four naxals surrendered under the ‘Puna Nakom Abhiyan’ of the Chhattisgarh government.
Uttar Pradesh Police on March 22 announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh against Guddu Muslim, the accused in the Umesh Pal murder case.
On Tuesday, the ED launched searches on the premises of senior IPS officer Dipanshu Kabra, prominent businessman Kamal Sarda, and others.
The tiger was injured on March 27 when it attacked and killed two men and critically injured a third near Kalamanjan Village under the Odgi block of the Surajpur District.
The deceased officer has been identified as Assistant Platoon Commander Vijay Yadav (58).
The incident took place in a forest near the village Kalamanjan under Odgi block of the district, said a forest official.