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Chhattisgarh: ITBP official killed, jawan injured in IED blast in Narayanpur district
India

Chhattisgarh: ITBP official killed, jawan injured in IED blast in Narayanpur district

The incident took place around 8.30 am between Dondribeda and Sonpur villages when a team of the ITBP's 53rd battalion was out on patrolling duty to check security conditions at a road construction work

Bastar: Push for anti-Naxal operations in 'red zone'; evacuating injured remains a challenge for CRPF
Politics

Bastar: Push for anti-Naxal operations in 'red zone'; evacuating injured remains a challenge for CRPF

Last September, the CRPF issued a communication saying that the involvement of senior officers in operations is decreasing

Chhattisgarh: Naxals set fire to two vehicles, machine at stone crushing plant in Bijapur
India

Chhattisgarh: Naxals set fire to two vehicles, machine at stone crushing plant in Bijapur

Around a dozen ultras set on fire a truck, a multi-utility vehicle and a JCB parked near a stone crushing plant and threatened the employees, asking them to suspend work

How Amit V Masurkar's Newton draws from the geography of Ramayana to tell the story of India's tribal heartland
Entertainment

How Amit V Masurkar's Newton draws from the geography of Ramayana to tell the story of India's tribal heartland

The jungle depicted in Newton happens to be Dandakaranya – the Forest of Punishment – where Ram, Lakshman, and Sita spent their days in exile, before their paths crossed with Soorpanakha and Ravan, kicking off the fabled war in the Ramayana.

Chhattisgarh attack: Maoists release abducted CoBRA commando after five days
India

Chhattisgarh attack: Maoists release abducted CoBRA commando after five days

Rakeshwar Singh Minhas had gone missing after an encounter between the security forces and the Maoists in Bijapur on 3 April

Chhattisgarh attack: Maoists seek interlocutors to discuss release of abducted CRPF commando
India

Chhattisgarh attack: Maoists seek interlocutors to discuss release of abducted CRPF commando

Thirty-one jawans were injured while a CoBRA commando Rakeshwar Singh Minhas went missing after the gunfight between security forces and Naxalites

Bastar attack: Maoist killing of 22 jawans shows little has changed in over a decade on operations front
India

Bastar attack: Maoist killing of 22 jawans shows little has changed in over a decade on operations front

Declaring war against the Maoists, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday in Jagdalpur that strong action would be taken.

Bastar slaughter should spark an honest stock-taking of India’s anti-Maoist counterinsurgency
India

Bastar slaughter should spark an honest stock-taking of India’s anti-Maoist counterinsurgency

Lack of a functional intelligence wing, outmoded training and simple mission-bloat hasn’t helped security forces deployed in the region

Five policemen killed, 13 injured in Naxal attack on bus in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur
India

Five policemen killed, 13 injured in Naxal attack on bus in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel condemned the attack, calling it an 'outcome of the Maoists' desperation' over losing ground in the region

How writer-director Mohit Priyadarshi made Kosa, a searing look at human rights violations in Chhattisgarh
long-reads

How writer-director Mohit Priyadarshi made Kosa, a searing look at human rights violations in Chhattisgarh

The film made its Indian premiere at the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival in January 2021, after debuting internationally at UK's Raindance Festival in October last year.

In Ashutosh Bhardwaj’s book The Death Script, an intimate study of the everyday strifes of India’s Red Corridor
Lifestyle

In Ashutosh Bhardwaj’s book The Death Script, an intimate study of the everyday strifes of India’s Red Corridor

In a conversation with Firstpost, Bhardwaj talks about his time living in India's Red Corridor, why a solution for the insurgency has not yet been achieved, and the State's apathy towards Adivasis

While Urban India struggles, tribals in Bastar follow strict self-isolation norms; villagers barricade roads to prevent spread of virus
India

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
Life

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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.