Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicMaoists

Topic: Maoists

Maharashtra police’s idea to counter Naxal propaganda — a comic strip called ‘Gadchiroli Files’

District's top cops want to convey ‘ground reality’ & tell people how Naxals are obstructing development. They ideate & write the comic, and get a local artist to draw it.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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'.

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.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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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