While Urban India struggles, tribals in Bastar follow strict self-isolation norms; villagers barricade roads to prevent spread of virus
Tribals in the seven districts of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh have voluntarily adopted measures to implement lockdown in their villages, without much of the state’s intervention, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus
Nidhi Dugar Kundalia's White as Milk and Rice chronicles lives of India's isolated tribes battling identity conflict
In her book White as Milk and Rice: Stories of India’s Isolated Tribes, author Nidhi Dugar Kundalia records the ways of life of six tribes in modern-day India, as they navigate a hyper-globalised world, dealing with issues of identity and access to resources.
A battle for rights: Why a nagar panchayat in Chhattisgarh fought to reclaim its legal status as a village
Vishrampuri in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh became one of the villages to be declared a nagar panchayat in 2009. But this move took away the residents' rights under the housing welfare scheme and they were no longer entitled to benefits under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
Maoists release statements claiming only 3 of cadre killed in Sukma encounter, say police version incorrect
As a proof of their claim, they have issued photos of the three Maoists killed along with their names, area of operation and villages they belonged to
Maoists adopt new propaganda strategy, amp up rhetoric on CAA, NRC, NPR to drive new offensive against State
In a major shift in their outreach strategy, the Maoists in Chhattisgarh have decided to tap into burning national controversies such as Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), and treatment of minorities in general, as a new offensive to fight against the State.
From Kashmir to Red Corridor, a massively stressed CRPF remains backbone of India's internal security
From fighting terrorists in Kashmir to guarding VIPs, performing riot control and poll duty, the Central Reserve Police Force performs a range of functions in addition to its two most important duties: guarding the country’s borders and dealing with its internal security.
One year since Pulwama attack: From Dantewada, Sukma, Uri to Gadchiroli, a look at some of the deadliest attacks on security personnel in the past 10 years
As India marks the first anniversary of one of the worst attacks the country has seen, let's take a look some of the deadliest attacks on the security forces since 2010
Two CRPF commandos, one Naxal killed in encounter at Chhattisgarh's Bijapur; gunfight occurred after forces busted Maoist camp
On Monday morning, a patrolling team busted a Maoist camp near Irapalli and was advancing through the area when it came under fire from Naxals.
Chhattisgarh govt begins survey to rehabilitate and resettle 5,000 tribal families who fled Maoist-affected Bastar in 2005
The minutes of the meeting reviewed by Firstpost revealed that the Chhattisgarh representative assured that the state government will ensure those willing to return have forest rights as well as houses, drinking water facilities, hospitals and other amenities.
Fear of losing ground to security forces drives Maoists to burn down construction vehicles in Dantewada to stop building of roads, new police camps
The locals are of the view that recent surrenders of Maoists and new police camps in Naxal-sensitive villages have caused frustration among the ultra-Left cadre operating in Dandakaranya region of Bastar.
Naxals fly drones over CRPF camp in Chhattisgarh's Bastar for first time; shoot-on-sight orders issued to security forces
Shoot-on-sight orders have been issued to security forces deployed across Left-Wing Extremism affected states after a 'serious and new' threat of possession and operation of drones by Maoist cadres came to light recently
Chhattisgarh Assembly bypolls: Voting begins in Chitrakot constituency in sensitive Bastar, Sukma districts amid heavy security
Voting for the bypoll to Naxal-affected Chitrakot Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh began on Monday morning amid heavy security.
Six Naxals killed in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada districts after three separate encounters in last 24 hours
Six Naxals were killed in three separate encounters with the police in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region on Friday night and Saturday, officials said.
Chhattisgarh to grant habitat rights under FRA to tribals in 'Maoist stronghold' Abhujmad forest; Bhupesh Baghel's soft approach may score a win
The eight-month-old Congress government in Chhattisgarh is making a case for a 'soft' approach to tackle the Left-wing extremism (LWE), or Maoist insurgency in the state by reaching out to tribals living in Abhujmad by accelerating the process of granting habitat rights to them.
Seven Naxals killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon; arms and ammunition seized
In the most recent instance of encounter between security forces (District Reserve Guard) and Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon, seven Naxals have lost their lives.
Narendra Modi backs rural India to achieve target of $5 tn economy; Chhattisgarh's Chitloor has been exemplary with use of solar power in fields
A nondescript village in Chhattisgarh, Chitloor has been following the path laid out by Modi for ‘annadatas’ since 2016. Nearly 2,000 tribal villagers residing in the Bakavand tehsil of the 'Maoist-hotbed' Bastar district have been using solar power in their fields.
Bhupesh Baghel announces healthcare, nutrition schemes for Chhattisgarh tribals; pilot project to be launched in Bastar next week
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel announced on Wednesday that tribals living in Bastar would soon get free nutritious food and access to medical facilities.
Despite drubbing in Lok Sabha polls, Congress draws consolation from win in Chhattisgarh's Bastar seat in Maoist hotbed
Prior to polling in Bastar Lok Sabha seat, ultras last month killed BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and four security personnel in the region, which has been struggling with Naxal menace for the past three decades.
Chhattisgarh on high alert after Maoist attack in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli kills 15 policemen, civilian driver
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said the Naxal attack in Gadchiroli was 'highly condemnable', and Naxalism is a strong challenge 'for the entire country'.