Security agencies involved in anti-Maoist operations are on a high alert after the CPI (Maoist) issued a threat to the Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu and his son Lokesh, and pledged to avenge the killing of 28 Maoists in the Malkangiri operation.
It is a fierce encounter here on Monday morning that marked the end of the Maoist leadership in the strategically important AOB (Andhra-Odisha Border) zone
Pursued by security forces and not so welcome any longer in many of their erstwhile bastions, the Maoists have been pushed back. The encounter in the cut-off area is a serious blow, which the Maoists will find very hard to absorb.
While the Editor's guild has chosen to speak for a banned newspaper (Kashmir Reader), we haven’t heard anything about the curious case of NDTV where the news channel dropped the Chidambaram's interview. Especially when the guild’s website lists Barkha Dutt herself as one of the executive committee members (at least in 2014-15). What are we supposed to make of this silence? What is the criteria for intervention, or non-intervention, for that matter?
While gaining diplomatic victories and isolating Pakistan in international forums like the United Nations must be continued, India must also learn to fight its own battles – real battles, if necessary.
There is a lesson to be learned in Kashmir: the Indian state needs to send a clear message that it has zero tolerance for assault on its security forces.
It is just a matter of Rs 1,000. If Julian Pradhan and his two brothers pay this money as a fine to their neighbours, things will return to the way they were. But eight years after they lost their homes in Kandhamal riots, the three brothers are refusing to pay, braving a social boycott in their village.
On the night of 7 June this year, suspected Christian fanatics broke into a small Hindu temple in Daringbadi in Odisha’s Kandhamal district
Kandhamal's troubled history of communal violence
When a Telangana police party raided the house of the slain Maoist-turned-gangster, Mohammed Nayeemuddin, they found nine minor girls, including a 40-day-old baby.
The leftists in India have largely succumbed to the idea of Kashmir being owned by one religious community
The Kashmiri Pandits need a chance to return. And it is only they who can decide how they want to return.
Modi thinks that on Kashmir, he doesn’t need anybody’s advice. Handwara should give him a clear indication that he will have to stop and ask for directions
The Maoists have acquired a new level of advanced technology to set off Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), which has left the security forces operating in the left-wing extremist areas worried. An alert sent by the Operations Directorate of the Border Security Force says that the Maoists have now got the know-how of using remote or combination of switches in IEDs that enables them to target security forces with utmost precision.
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Many sardars are politically affiliated and send hundreds of thousands of people like Prabhai to work in kilns across Telangana and other states.