Tuesday, 29 November, 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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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.