Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicNaxals

Topic: Naxals

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.

‘Keeping Bhagat Singh book not barred under law’: Court acquits 2 tribals in UAPA, sedition case

A father-son duo was accused of harbouring people who 'instigated' tribals to participate in Naxal activities. Police cited newspaper articles & Bhagat Singh book as evidence.

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'.

13 Naxals killed in encounter with police’s C-60 commandos in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

The skirmish took place around 5.30 am in the forest at Kotmi in Etapalli, where the Naxals had gathered for a meeting, said Sandeep Patil, Deputy Inspector General of Gadchiroli.

3 killed in encounter after Naxals fire at police camp in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

Police said the camp was newly set up last week at Silger in Sukma, considered a core area of Maoists. A group of villagers was also staging a protest against the camp.

Latest war cries against Naxals are absurd. Go visit Bastar, a war is already on

Every major police casualty ignites the demand for security forces to be given a ‘free hand’. But no state govt has restrained its forces in the last 15 years.

Army, IB, CRPF — India needs culture of accountability to prevent Chhattisgarh, Ladakh repeat

The 1971 war was the finest moment for India’s defence and security establishment — intelligence and accountability saved lives. Now errant officers get promotions.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

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Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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