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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.
Naxal leader Ramanna

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.
File photo of security personnel after an encounter (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Over 3,700 killed in Naxal violence since 2010, Chhattisgarh worst hit: Home Ministry

In its annual report, the MHA has listed 10 states that it says have been been affected by Left Wing Extremism in the last 9 years.

From Bihar to Andhra, how India fought, and won, its 50-yr war with Left-wing extremism

Maoists still have strength in certain regions but it’s grossly untenable to say they pose an existential threat to India as they did in late 2000s.

Maharashtra police get custody of top Gadchiroli Maoist, her husband

The duo, Narmada alias Alluri Krishna Kumari or Sujathakka, and Kiran were intercepted Monday evening at the Sironcha town along the Maharashtra-Telangana border.
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Key Maoist leader Sudhakar, wife surrender before Telangana police

The CPI (Maoist) leader carries a reward of Rs 1.25 crore on his head in Jharkhand and Rs 25 lakh in Telangana, while his wife carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on her head.
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I’m a dump of shrunken flesh & dried bones, says Delhi Univ prof in jail for Maoist links

Wife of Saibaba, a former DU professor serving a life sentence for ‘Naxal links’, has alleged ill-treatment in Nagpur jail. Authorities deny allegation.
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If I raised my head 4 inches I would be shot: DD crew member who survived Maoist attack

Lighting assistant Mormukut Sharma tells ThePrint the 3-member Doordarshan team that travelled to Dantewada were not afraid of the assignment.
Kidari Sarveswara Rao

Maoists gun down TDP MLA, ex-legislator in Andhra Pradesh

Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and his predecessor Siveri Soma were shot dead by Maoists at Dumbriguda mandal, close to the Odisha border.
Police detain activists during a protest against the arrest of activists in connection with Bhima-Koregaon violence | PTI

Shoddy solutions won’t work to tackle the new Maoist-Naxal menace

Maoist-Naxal forces have weakened in their actual areas of origin, but urban sympathisers have expanded their influence.

On Camera

File image of a sign outside the Income Tax office | Photo: Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

Govt extends deadline for filing income tax return till 31 December

Earlier in May, the govt had extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from 31 July to 30 November to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

Defence

Representational image | A flying drone

Army shoots down surveillance drone after it crosses the LoC in north Kashmir

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, fitted with cameras, was spotted by the alert troops in the Keran sector. The drone was seized and further investigation is on.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.