Saturday, 20 August, 2022
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Topic: Maoists

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.

How naxalism and the extremist communist movement grew and infested Chhattisgarh

In episode 717 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta talks about how Maoist\naxal groups gained power since independence and the recent ambush of security personnel in Chhattisgarh.

Govt determined to take fight against unrest by Naxals to ‘logical conclusion’: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a visit to Chhattisgarh, made the comment after paying tributes to the 22 security personnel who were killed by Naxals in the state Saturday.

UPA to NDA, India still confused on how to fight Naxal insurgency. Maoists know that

Manmohan Singh rightly described Naxalism as India’s greatest internal security challenge. Nothing much changed after that.

Maoists surrendered for family life, fatherhood. They now find it was snatched long ago

In 2012, I wrote about the first surrendered Naxal to undergo reverse vasectomy and 'reclaim the right to fatherhood'. Last month, I learnt he still couldn’t bear a child.

‘Remove BSF camps from sacred land’ — Chhattisgarh tribals from 103 villages begin protest

Villagers claim two new BSF camps in Kanker district were built on land that had two 'Devasthals' or holy places. Police dispute claim & say Maoists are behind the protest.

CRPF to target Naxal strongholds in Chhattisgarh, deploy 5 new battalions in Sukma & Bijapur

Some members of Maoists’ Central Committee are guarded round-the-clock by Central Regional Command. CRPF will target them in Sukma & Bijapur districts.

Bastar police plans course to reform jailed Maoists, ‘influence their ideology’

The course manual is currently being readied. Classes on the course will begin at Dantewada district jail where around 600 Maoists are lodged at present.

‘Congress govt has failed us’ — Bastar villagers demand release of jailed ‘innocent tribals’

Tribal leaders allege there was police brutality ahead of a rally, organised to demand the release of those in jail, on 13 September. They are now threatening to step up their agitation.

Dantewada villagers file police complaints against Naxals, SP says this is unprecedented

According to police, residents of Chikpal, Parcheli and Nahadi villages have accused Maoists of rounding them up and then assaulting them. FIRs have been lodged in all 3 cases.

On Camera

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Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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