Thursday, 20 January, 2022
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Topic: Maoists

No black flags by Maoists on 15 Aug ‘first time in 20 yrs’, Bastar cops call it big positive

Police officers say this is a sign Maoists are losing their hold, and security forces and the govt’s programmes are making an impact on Bastar’s villagers.

Maoists claim Dantewada cops staging surrenders, SP says allegation ‘result of frustration’

Maoists have decried the police’s new rehabilitation campaign, Lon Varratu, alleging that those ‘surrendering’ are common villagers. Police says Naxals are misleading people.

NHRC asks Chhattisgarh to pay Rs 1 lakh each to DU professor, activists 4 yrs after false FIR

The human rights panel has ruled that an FIR lodged in 2016 at Bastar caused the 13 activists, among them Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar, ‘mental harassment’. 

Get 500 Naxals of 1,600 in Dantewada to surrender — Chhattisgarh’s new rehabilitation plan

The Chhattisgarh Police plans to scale up its new ‘transparent’ Lon Varratu campaign for rehabilitation of Naxals if it works in Dantewada.

Arrested Dantewada BJP leader worked with Maoists for 10 years, says Chhattisgarh police

Jagat Pujari, the BJP district vice-president for Dantewada, was arrested Saturday for his alleged involvement in arranging supplies for Maoists.

Maoists blame US for Covid-19, police say they are frustrated as supply network is hit

In its open letter, CPI(Maoist) also calls PM Modi ‘puppet’ of US President Donald Trump and says lockdown has upended lives of 10 cr migrants and daily wagers.

Intelligence reports show Maoists are using lockdown time to regroup in Bastar

The Maoists may have declared a ceasefire due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it has given them the perfect breather to reestablish fortresses in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar.

Maoists kill 17 personnel in Sukma gun battle after ambushing large encounter team

Chhattisgarh govt and police say the gun battle lasted nearly 3 hours, and the security forces’ team inflicted heavy casualties on the Maoists too.

Maoist insurgency far from over. After Bastar, Naxals’ new laboratory is in south India

Many believed that Maoists operating in the Karnataka-Kerala-Tamil Nadu tri-junction area were just a bunch of Left radicals spreading propaganda, with no violence.

Shekhar Gupta responds to Arundhati Roy on ‘Gandhians with Guns’

Arundhati Roy says Shekhar Gupta has quoted her inaccurately as having described Maoists as ‘Gandhians with Guns’.

On Camera

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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