Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Naxals

4 Naxals killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

The encounter comes amid an escalation of anti-Naxal operations in the forests of the Bastar division ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

IED blast in Dantewada as Chhattisgarh goes to the polls, none injured

A police official said Naxals, who had called for a boycott of the polls, detonated the IED early morning in Maoist hotbed Dantewada.

Tears, kabbadi & medicines: How a doctor-turned-IPS officer wins hearts in Naxal-hit areas

Abhishek Pallava, a 2012-batch IPS officer, is the SP of Dantewada, and has been successful in winning over the people through his ‘humane’ approach.

Four CRPF personnel killed as Naxals blow up mine-protected vehicle in poll-bound Chhattisgarh

Naxals triggered a powerful landmine blast around 4 pm Saturday near Murdanda camp of the CRPF, when its 168th battalion was out on "area domination" operation.

16 Naxals including 2 women arrested in Chhattisgarh

Five of the arrested are suspected to be involved in a deadly attack on a CRPF team last year that killed twenty-five personnel. 

Remember, it was the Congress that messed up India’s fight against Naxals

Between Congress and its ‘coterie’ they couldn’t make up their minds if Naxals were a grave threat or merely misguided people fighting for tribals.

14 Naxals killed in Sukma encounter, firearms seized

The gun battle took place Monday morning in a forest area around 500 km from Raipur, police said.

The mystery of the first AK-56 rifle police has recovered from Mumbai in 10 years

Police seized the weapon from the house of a Dawood ‘gang member’, suspect it could be one the AK rifles that went missing after 1993 blasts.

CRPF’s new Bastariya battalion to tackle Naxals is more a military fix than political

In the 1990s, government raised the Rashtriya Rifles as a specialised counter-insurgency force in the Valley. Two-and-a-half decades later, the insurgency, fanned by support from Pakistan, still continues.

Plugged-In: India & China seek to patch up, Modi’s PR lessons, 16 Naxals killed

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.