Sunday, 22 May, 2022
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Topic: Bastar

Maoists blame US for Covid-19, police say they are frustrated as supply network is hit

In its open letter, CPI(Maoist) also calls PM Modi ‘puppet’ of US President Donald Trump and says lockdown has upended lives of 10 cr migrants and daily wagers.

Intelligence reports show Maoists are using lockdown time to regroup in Bastar

The Maoists may have declared a ceasefire due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it has given them the perfect breather to reestablish fortresses in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar.

Maoist insurgency far from over. After Bastar, Naxals’ new laboratory is in south India

Many believed that Maoists operating in the Karnataka-Kerala-Tamil Nadu tri-junction area were just a bunch of Left radicals spreading propaganda, with no violence.

Ramanna — dreaded Naxal & ‘master strategist’ who planned killing of over 150 security men

Ramanna, the founding member of the Maoist movement in Chhattisgarh, is believed to have died of a cardiac arrest earlier this week.

Rahul Gandhi to return Tata land to Bastar tribals in bid to project pro-poor image

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district to hand over land certificates to tribal villagers.

Congress, which wanted former Bastar IGP Kalluri dismissed, now gives him plum postings

S.R.P. Kalluri has been accused of human rights abuses against adivasis in Bastar, as well as threatening activists and journalists.

Four CRPF personnel killed as Naxals blow up mine-protected vehicle in poll-bound Chhattisgarh

Naxals triggered a powerful landmine blast around 4 pm Saturday near Murdanda camp of the CRPF, when its 168th battalion was out on "area domination" operation.

CRPF’s new Bastariya battalion to tackle Naxals is more a military fix than political

In the 1990s, government raised the Rashtriya Rifles as a specialised counter-insurgency force in the Valley. Two-and-a-half decades later, the insurgency, fanned by support from Pakistan, still continues.

Old video of CRPF officer goes viral after BJP minister, spokesperson post wrong tweets

Minister V.K. Singh tweets it as Indian Army officer, BJP spokesperson posts it as Major Prafulla who was killed in a cross-border attack in J&K.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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