Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicBastar

Topic: Bastar

Real tribute to Danish Siddiqui is Indian journalists completing his Afghanistan stories

Marie Colvin of Sunday Times, DD’s Achyutanand Sahu, or Hindi journalist Nemichand Jain from Bastar, all died telling stories from a conflict zone.

‘Knocked door down, will enter drawing room now’ — Police & tribal leaders clash over anti-Naxal camp

Bastar officials say protests against security camp in Silger are stage-managed by Maoists. Tribal leaders & activist call the camp illegal & demand probe into 17 May firing.

With its betrayal in Bastar, Congress has abandoned adivasi cause — one that gave it power

A Congress leader who used to call security forces 'evil' told an officer involved in the Chhattisgarh police operation that killed three adivasis in Silger 'not to be deterred by deaths'.

3 killed in encounter after Naxals fire at police camp in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

Police said the camp was newly set up last week at Silger in Sukma, considered a core area of Maoists. A group of villagers was also staging a protest against the camp.

Latest war cries against Naxals are absurd. Go visit Bastar, a war is already on

Every major police casualty ignites the demand for security forces to be given a ‘free hand’. But no state govt has restrained its forces in the last 15 years.

Chhattisgarh villagers ‘ate tiger meat’, 7 cops arrested as police & forest dept probe case

The incident came to light when 14 people, including 7 policemen, were arrested for trading the remains of the tiger in the Dantewada-Jagdalpur region.

Maoists surrendered for family life, fatherhood. They now find it was snatched long ago

In 2012, I wrote about the first surrendered Naxal to undergo reverse vasectomy and 'reclaim the right to fatherhood'. Last month, I learnt he still couldn’t bear a child.

Chhattisgarh Maoists suffering from betrayal, fewer leaders and weapons, and too many roads

2020 saw a steep decline in Maoist violence with just one major, seven medium and 90 minor ambushes, making it the quietest year in two decades.

Bastar police plans course to reform jailed Maoists, ‘influence their ideology’

The course manual is currently being readied. Classes on the course will begin at Dantewada district jail where around 600 Maoists are lodged at present.

Bastar anti-malaria success encourages govt to take programme to all parts of Chhattisgarh

Bastar saw over 65% fall in malaria incidences in September compared to last year. The drive will now be taken to Surguja division before being launched statewide.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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