'No less than a revolution,' say real-life 'Newtons' on Chhattisgarh poll duty after working in Maoist hotbeds
From walking up to 10 kms to crossing rivers and spending nights in Maoist-hit areas in Chhattisgarh, the poll officers will have to go past numerous hurdles and face life-threatening challenges to do their duty.
Twelve of the 18 constituencies going to the polls in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh elections are located in the Maoist hotbed of Bastar, the biggest Maoist stronghold in the state.
Maoists strike a day before Chhattisgarh polls: IED blast kills BSP jawan in Kanker; police kill ultra in encounter in Bijapur
Just a day before the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, a Maoist was killed and another was apprehended in an encounter between security forces and Maoists in Bijapur district's Bedre area of Chhattisgarh on Sunday.
The attack took place on a day when Chief Minister Raman Singh launched the ruling BJP's campaign for the first phase of polls in Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh Assembly election: Nomination process begins for first phase, Election Commission issues notification
Chhattisgarh will have polls in two phases on 12 November and 20 November and votes will be counted on 11 December.
Poll-bound Chhattisgarh on high alert after Maoists gun down legislator, ex-MLA in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh
The security agencies have also beefed up combing operation in Bastar and the areas bordering Chhattisgarh with Odisha, Telangana, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
One Naxal killed, two policemen injured in encounter at weekly market in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district
"As per the preliminary information, a group of 15 to 20Naxalitess, dressed as civilians, opened fire on two jawans and also attacked them with sharp weapons in a bid to kill them and loot their weapons, like in the previous attacks committed by ultras during the weekly markets," he said.
Three alleged Naxal supporters arrested in Chhattisgarh for putting up posters in support of 'Martyrs' Week'
Three alleged Naxal supporters were on Friday arrested when they were putting up posters in support of the proscribed outfit's ‘Martyrs' Week’ in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district, police said.
Three sanitation workers die of suffocation while cleaning a tank in Meerut factory owned by BSP leader's brother
Three sanitation workers died of suffocation on Thursday in Meerut while they were cleaning a tank at a factory owned by former BSP MP Haji Shahid Akhlaq's brother.
Chhattisgarh: Seven Naxals killed in encounter with security forces along border of Bijapur, Dantewada districts
The skirmish took place at around 6 am in the forest near Timinar and Pusnar villages along the border of Bijapur and Dantewada districts in Chhattisgarh when a joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF) was out on an anti-Maoist operation
Woman Naxal with Rs 5-lakh bounty on her head killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon
A woman Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on her head,was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Chhattigsarh's Rajnandgaon district on Wednesday
Local businesses in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar division, affected by left-wing extremism, find it difficult to do transactions via banks or internet banking.
A Naxal commander was on Friday gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said.
The battalion is named 'Bastariya' as its members are from the Bastar region in southern Chhattisgarh, bordering Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Telangana, the official said.
Karnataka Election Results 2018: Central region shows shifts towards BJP as party wins 14 of 36 seats
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won 104 seats in the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections compared to 40 in 2013, won 57 percent seats from coastal Karnataka and Malnad, and Bombay-Karnataka.
Emotional connect and electoral arithmetic are the two major factors that made Congress zero in on Bijapur in Karnataka.
Sonia Gandhi to address first rally in 2 years: Karnataka's Bijapur has been a Nehru-Gandhi favourite for generations
Almost two years after abandoning her poll campaign midway in Varanasi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will hit the campaign trail in Karnataka on Tuesday
The Naxals have developed "very lethal" ammunition like 'rambo arrows' as part of their new IED armoury to launch attacks on security forces
Eight Naxals killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur; cache of arms seized
Eight Naxals, including six women, were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Friday, the police said.
Seven Naxals killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur; three jawans injured
Seven Naxals have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh.