Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicMaoists

Topic: Maoists

‘Hello Bastar’: Rahul Pandita’s new book is an investigative account of the Maoist movement

Published by Penguin India, ‘Hello Bastar’ will be released on 2 December on Softcover, ThePrint’s online venue to launch non-fiction books.

39% drop in Left wing extremism violence, Maoists ousted from ‘strongholds’, says MHA report

The MHA statement also said there was a 26% reduction in deaths of security personnel and 44% drop in civilian casualties due to Naxal violence between 2018 and 2020.

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'.

On Camera

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Air India brings new policy, now pilots can fly after retirement

Air India crew hide greys, follow strict makeup while global airlines allowing tattoo, piercing

Many airlines expect their crew to follow strict dress codes and decorum, but Air India’s commandments even instruct members on what to say and not to say on social media.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.