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6 CRPF jawans injured in naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh

Naxals set off an IED explosion and fired at a team of CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh's Aranpur on Monday.
File photo of Bhupesh Baghel

No withdrawal of troops from Maoist-hit areas, says Chhattisgarh CM Baghel

The new Chhattisgarh chief minister also said that gun was no answer to tackling the Naxal menace and favoured talks with violence affected people.
File photo of PM Modi

Congress supports urban Maoists, says PM Modi

Addressing an election rally in Chhattisgarh, PM Modi said that previous governments did not do enough to develop the Naxal-hit Bastar region.
Raman Singh

No more official visits for journalists to high-risk areas: Raman Singh after Maoist attack

A day after Maoist attack, govt official says such incidents may go up in view of assembly polls but assures that security will be beefed up.
CRPF jawans

In biggest crackdown of its kind, CRPF nabs 500 alleged Maoist supporters in Chhattisgarh

The Central Reserve Police Force has deployed close to a lakh armed personnel to tackle Left-wing extremism in various states of the country.
Maharashtra police

Bombay High Court raps Maharashtra police: Why hold press conference on sub judice matter?

During the briefing, police read out letters exchanged between the activists who were arrested and claimed they had proof of their links with Maoists.
Sushil Kumar Shinde

UPA flagged SC about Maoists’ ‘urban’ mobilisation strategy in 2013

In an affidavit, the Sushil Kumar Shinde-headed home ministry had said thinkers and ideologues had kept the Maoist movement alive in India.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee

Urban Naxal is the new enemy & ‘Useful Idiot’ BJP needs for 2019

BJP needs to seek a vote against 'somebody'. Adding Maoists to Muslims, the 'tukde-tukde' thread will tie in nicely for 2019.

Why is Maharashtra Police trusted to arrest ‘Hindu terrorists’, not ‘Maoists’?

As hashtags like #MeTooUrbanNaxal trend on social media to protest the arrest of five activists by the Maharashtra Police, many argue that similar outrage was missing when police arrested three men for being allegedly involved in a Hindu terror plot. ThePrint asks: Why is Maharashtra Police trusted to arrest 'Hindu terrorists', not 'Maoists'?   Appalling how Congress is supporting activists and undermining Maharashtra Police Raghav Awasthi Lawyer, RSS member It's really unfortunate that some people are casting aspersions against the Maharashtra Police after the arrest of the five activists when this very police has also arrested three men with alleged links to radical Hindu outfits. As far as the activists are concerned, there is copious evidence to suggest that at some point they had plotted to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This may not have panned out as they had planned but there was definitely an incipient threat against the PM. I am sure in a week's...

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elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Gunman kills 25-year-old youth in Pulwama district

Police are hunting down the assailant who killed the man near his residence
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?