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A 'Bharat Bandh' banner put up by the CPI (Maoist) in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, in April this year | Representational image | ANI

26 Maoists killed in a 10-hr operation by Maharashtra ‘crack commandos’, 16 ‘weapons recovered’

Deepak Teltumbde, suspected member of CPI (Maoist) central committee & younger brother of scholar and Bhima Koregaon accused Anand Teltumbde, is believed to be among those killed.
A church in Tamenglong, Manipur | Simrin Sirur | ThePrint

Marxist Jesuits are not for tribal welfare. India and Indian Catholics both must realise that

Marxist Catholic priests in India are no longer happy focusing on old-fashioned parish work. Instead, they want to guide tribals towards ‘revolutionary Marxism’.
Representational image of police personnel in Chhattisgarh forests | Photo: ANI

3 Naxals, including one wanted for 2015 Dantewada blast, surrender in Chhattisgarh

While two cadres, Bhima Mandavi and Joga Mandavi, surrendered in Dantewada district, another rebel, identified as Punem Rajesh, turned himself in in Bastar district, police said.
Representational image of police personnel in Chhattisgarh forests | Photo: ANI

3 new security camps in Bastar — Chhattisgarh’s ‘master plan to shrink’ Naxal stronghold

Police say security camps on the Bijapur-Jagargunda road near Telangana boarder in Sukma district will help them establish dominance over Maoist strongholds in south Bastar.
The Telangana Police arrested Maoist leader Gaddam Madhukar alias Sobroi in the forat week of June 2021 | Photo by special arrangement

Many Naxals have Covid but only seniors are getting treatment, cops claim after big arrest

As Covid takes grip on interiors of South Chhattisgarh, police claim that top Naxal leaders were discouraging proper medical treatment to lower cadres.
Representational image of police personnel in Chhattisgarh forests | Photo: ANI

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'.
File picture of Naxalites in a Bastar jungle | Representational image | By special arrangement

Top Maoist trio severely ill with Covid, say Chhattisgarh Police, fear 50 insurgents infected

Bastar police officers say Naxalite leaders are seeking online medical help and have 'managed to procure PPE kits and vaccines'.
CRPF personnel carry the coffin of a jawan who was killed in the attack by Maoists, in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, on 4 April 2021 | PTI

How India’s Maoist counter-insurgency is being undone by a flawed security strategy

The ambush of a joint CRPF and state police team in Chhattisgarh shows the training and tactics have to be better than the ragtag Maoists. Jammu and Kashmir is a good example.

CoBRA commando abducted by Naxals in Chhattisgarh ambush released

Rakeshwar Singh Manhas is part of special police unit CoBRA. Chhattisgarh govt nominated a two-member team, including one from tribal community, to secure his release.
Security personnel at the site of Naxal attack at Sukma-Bijapur border on Sunday | ANI

Missing CRPF commando in our custody, appoint interlocutors for release, say Maoists

Maoists have, however, not raised any formal demands for the release of commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas even as police are verifying the authenticity of their purported statement.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.