Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Naxalism

Madvi Hidma, the ‘ruthless’ Chhattisgarh Maoist 2,000 security personnel went hunting for

Hidma was allegedly a part of the 2013 massacre that almost wiped out Chhattisgarh Congress leadership, and 2010 Dantewada ambush. Security agencies have no recent photo of him.

22 Jawans killed, 30 injured in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

Separate joint teams of security forces had launched a major anti-Naxal operation from Bijapur and Sukma districts in the South Bastar forests considered Maoist strongholds.

Chhattisgarh CM rejects Naxalites’ terms for peace talks, says they ‘can’t impose conditions’

On 12 March, the Naxalites said in a pamphlet they would agree to peace talks if certain conditions were met, including the end of the govt crackdown against them.

Chhattisgarh NGO plans digital database of Naxal violence victims, govt sceptical of data

Around 65,000 internally displaced people from Bastar are living in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Nearly 35,000 are residing in 14-17 IDP clusters within Chhattisgarh.

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.

Media reports hint at ‘Naxal angle’ to Hathras case, this MP woman is basis of allegations

The reports cited sources in UP Police to make the claim. The new allegations came even the CBI took over the Hathras investigation.

Maoists rubbish talk of Ganapathi surrender, call it ‘brutal lie’ of Modi govt

There has been speculation that top Maoist Ganapathi, who is aged over 70 and suffering from several health ailments, is in talks to surrender.

‘Come home for Rakhi’ — surrendered Naxals appeal to siblings to leave Maoists

Surrender of ‘hardcore Naxal’ Malla, 22, following an appeal from his sister triggers the appeals. Malla celebrated Raksha Bandhan at a police station Sunday.

I feed a surrendered Naxal mutton, liquor, track his woman. Dantewada is not Delhi

In 'The Death Script’, Ashutosh Bharadwaj writes about the dreams and delusions of the Naxalbari movement in India.

38 leaders of banned CPI (Maoist) are in Chhattisgarh’s most-wanted list, show records

According to police records, these 38 wanted Maoists are still managing activities in the 13 Naxal-hit districts of Chhattisgarh, and others states.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.