R Krishna Das

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Cong's Grand Alliance dreams in Jharkhand hits a roadblock

Cong's Grand Alliance dreams in Jharkhand hits a roadblock

Rediff.com5 Nov 2019

Many issues dog the Mahagathbandhan of the Congress, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, the most prominent of which is seat sharing.

Corporates relax as campaigning ends in Chhattisgarh

Corporates relax as campaigning ends in Chhattisgarh

Rediff.com23 Apr 2019

The high-pitched election speeches skipped corporate issues, unlike during the assembly polls about four months ago.

Jolt for BJP as Ajit Jogi's party not to contest LS poll

Jolt for BJP as Ajit Jogi's party not to contest LS poll

Rediff.com3 Apr 2019

The move could hurt the BJP as the JCC, according to political analysts, might have eaten into the Congress' votes in at least four of the 11 parliamentary constituencies in the state. R Krishna Das reports.

Controversy's child frontrunner for Chhattisgarh CM

Controversy's child frontrunner for Chhattisgarh CM

Rediff.com12 Dec 2018

Bhupesh Baghel revived the Congress in Chhattisgarh after the party's frontline leadership was wiped out in a Maoist attack in 2013.

Resentment against Raman Singh led to BJP's downfall

Resentment against Raman Singh led to BJP's downfall

Rediff.com12 Dec 2018

The CM's failure to keep his house in order coupled with the arrogance of ministers and top leaders riled BJP cadres.

Bilaspur holds the key to who will rule Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur holds the key to who will rule Chhattisgarh

Rediff.com30 Oct 2018

Setting aside a popular political dictum that Bastar holds the key to power in the state, the 24 assembly constituencies in Bilaspur division would now decide who will form the next government in Chhattisgarh. So far the BJP's Amit Shah has held two public meetings and Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed one in the division in the last one month, reports R Krishna Das.

Can Chhattisgarh maintain its lead under Ayushman Bharat?

Can Chhattisgarh maintain its lead under Ayushman Bharat?

Rediff.com18 Sep 2018

In Chhattisgarh, 40 lakh BPL smart card holders under the state's existing MSBY will be beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat.

An IAS officer changes children's lives

An IAS officer changes children's lives

Rediff.com2 Dec 2017

How Raipur's District Collector Om Prakash Choudhary ensures that poor children study at good schools.

Why did Raman Singh transfer anti-Naxal cop?

Why did Raman Singh transfer anti-Naxal cop?

Rediff.com15 Feb 2017

Before the situation in the Naxal-affected areas got out of hand, the Raman Singh government intervened to calm tempers between the police and human rights activists.

'BJP is turning into a party of capitalists'

'BJP is turning into a party of capitalists'

Rediff.com30 Jul 2016

'The party had opposed FDI when it was in the Opposition. Now, its government has allowed FDI in all sectors.' 'Modi had opposed GST when he was chief minister. Now, he is strongly advocating it.' 'The BJP must come clean and inform its supporters and the people why it is diverging from its basic agenda.'

Jharkhand has ambitious plans to woo investors

Jharkhand has ambitious plans to woo investors

Rediff.com4 Jul 2016

Political stability and a couple of big projects are pluses, but focus on medium and small industries is still missing.

In Naxal hotbed, PM initiates projects worth Rs 25,000 cr

In Naxal hotbed, PM initiates projects worth Rs 25,000 cr

Rediff.com10 May 2015

Projects include steel plant & railway line; Modi's visit first by a PM to the tribal belt in 30 yrs

Rolling bidis is child's play in this Chhattisgarh village

Rolling bidis is child's play in this Chhattisgarh village

Rediff.com22 Oct 2014

Every house in the Achota village of Dhamtari district in Chhattisgarh has children who roll bidis but are outside the scope of child labour laws.

Chhattisgarh: One state, many governors

Chhattisgarh: One state, many governors

Rediff.com23 Jun 2014

Shekhar Dutt's resignation has sparked a debate on the parameters of removing a governor.

Satnam Sena's divisive clout in Chhattisgarh

Satnam Sena's divisive clout in Chhattisgarh

Rediff.com16 Dec 2013

In Chhattisgarh, the Satnami sect voted for its own candidates in 21 constituencies, leaving the Congress trailing the Bharatiya Janata Party in its own strongholds. R Krishna Das evaluates the role the Satnami community played in the Congress loss and BJP victory in a tightly fought election.

Cong projects Hooda to counter Raman's development theory

Cong projects Hooda to counter Raman's development theory

Rediff.com18 Nov 2013

Congress has pushed Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to counter the development theory of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.