Friday, 21 January, 2022
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Topic: Maoist

Amit Shah meets CMs of 6 Maoist-affected states, reviews security & development projects

The CMs of West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala — all non-BJP-ruled states — skipped the meeting and were represented by a state minister or top officials.

‘Never anticipated this would happen’ — Bombay HC says on Stan Swamy’s death in custody

While hearing Stan Swamy's bail appeals posthumously, the high court described the Jesuit priest as 'a wonderful man' and said it has great respect for his work.

Stan Swamy, 84-yr-old Jesuit priest arrested by NIA for ‘Maoist links’, dies in hospital

The tribal rights activist had been suffering from Covid and Parkinson's disease, and was admitted to a private hospital on 29 May from the Taloja prison.

Haribhushan, the adivasi student who rose to become top Telangana Maoist leader

Top Telangana Maoist leader Yapa Narayana, better known as Haribhushan, died on 21 June after he tested Covid positive.

‘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.

13 Naxals killed in encounter with police’s C-60 commandos in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

The skirmish took place around 5.30 am in the forest at Kotmi in Etapalli, where the Naxals had gathered for a meeting, said Sandeep Patil, Deputy Inspector General of Gadchiroli.

India’s Maoist strategy needs a reset. But will Modi govt change its muscular approach?

Evidence suggests the Maoists have their back against the wall. India can take a leaf from the successful negotiation by the Columbia govt and FARC.

Why Saturday’s ambush shows that Naxals still call the shots at Sukma-Bijapur border region

Around 800 to 1,000 Maoists are still active at the Sukma-Bijapur border areas. The encounter Saturday occurred at Jonaguda village, which lies in this border region. 

Chhattisgarh NGO plans digital database of Naxal violence victims, govt sceptical of data

Around 65,000 internally displaced people from Bastar are living in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Nearly 35,000 are residing in 14-17 IDP clusters within Chhattisgarh.

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.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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