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‘Congress govt has failed us’ — Bastar villagers demand release of jailed ‘innocent tribals’

Tribal leaders allege there was police brutality ahead of a rally, organised to demand the release of those in jail, on 13 September. They are now threatening to step up their agitation.

Bastar tribals back CM Baghel’s move, oppose privatisation of NMDC steel plant

Raipur: The tribal leaders in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar are planning to join forces to protest the privatisation plans of the under-construction NMDC Iron and Steel...

No black flags by Maoists on 15 Aug ‘first time in 20 yrs’, Bastar cops call it big positive

Police officers say this is a sign Maoists are losing their hold, and security forces and the govt’s programmes are making an impact on Bastar’s villagers.

NHRC asks Chhattisgarh to pay Rs 1 lakh each to DU professor, activists 4 yrs after false FIR

The human rights panel has ruled that an FIR lodged in 2016 at Bastar caused the 13 activists, among them Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar, ‘mental harassment’. 

‘Come home for Rakhi’ — surrendered Naxals appeal to siblings to leave Maoists

Surrender of ‘hardcore Naxal’ Malla, 22, following an appeal from his sister triggers the appeals. Malla celebrated Raksha Bandhan at a police station Sunday.

‘Seekh’ mitras to Amcho Radio — How children of Bastar are learning with schools shut

The district magistrate of Bastar in Chattisgarh writes how UNICEF, volunteers, and loud speakers came together to educate the children in the tribal district during Covid crisis.

I feed a surrendered Naxal mutton, liquor, track his woman. Dantewada is not Delhi

In 'The Death Script’, Ashutosh Bharadwaj writes about the dreams and delusions of the Naxalbari movement in India.

Why food & lifestyle could be the secret behind coronavirus ‘immunity’ of Bastar tribals

Tribal Bastar region has recorded only 36 cases since Covid-19 hit India, while nearby districts in the same state have recorded cases in the hundreds.

BJP’s cozy nexus with Maoists in Chhattisgarh flourishes despite leaders’ murder, arrest

BJP leaders such as Jagat Pujari or Bhima Mandavi are small pawns on the chessboard of Bastar. They couldn’t have played their moves without the connivance of top bosses in Raipur.

Bastar has remained Covid-free. That’s because social distancing is tribal norm, experts say

Administrators and experts say the tribal way of life is built around social distancing, and people have become more vigilant about allowing outsiders in.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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