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Maoists have never been so weak in past 10 years, but don’t count them out yet
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Maoists have never been so weak in past 10 years, but don’t count them out yet

Apart from a large number of Maoists killed, their geographical influence has, according to the Ministry of Home affairs, shrunk to 41 districts in the country from 96 districts in 10 states in 2010.

Top leader Milind Teltumbde among 26 Maoists killed in Gadchiroli encounter
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Top leader Milind Teltumbde among 26 Maoists killed in Gadchiroli encounter

The C-60 police commando team recovered bodies of 26 Naxals after the encounter and Teltumbde, one of the wanted accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, was suspected to be among the dead

Maharashtra: At least 26 Maoists killed in one of the longest encounters in Gadchiroli, says police
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Maharashtra: At least 26 Maoists killed in one of the longest encounters in Gadchiroli, says police

The gun battle took place in the morning at Korchi in Mardintola forest area when a C-60 police commando team was conducting a search operation

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

Hany Babu, accused in Elgar Parishad case, tests positive for COVID-19
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Hany Babu, accused in Elgar Parishad case, tests positive for COVID-19

Babu was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in July 2020.

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

West Bengal elections 2021: In Junglemahal, endemic violence changes colour over the years
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West Bengal elections 2021: In Junglemahal, endemic violence changes colour over the years

The Junglemahal area — of which Jhargram is part — has become the symbol of poriborton (change) in Bengal. It is the state’s tribal heartland, and was once a Maoist hotbed.

Maoist ambush in Bastar: To curb Naxal threat, lessons must be taken from Bengal experience
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Maoist ambush in Bastar: To curb Naxal threat, lessons must be taken from Bengal experience

West Bengal's Operation Barga holds lessons for centre's answer to Bastar attack; it wasn't only brute force that broke the back of the Naxal movement

Who is Madvi Hidma? Chhattisgarh Maoist leader responsible for ambush that saw 22 jawans killed
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Who is Madvi Hidma? Chhattisgarh Maoist leader responsible for ambush that saw 22 jawans killed

In a major joint offensive, separate joint teams of security forces, comprising over 2,000 personnel, had launched an anti-Naxal operation on Friday night

CoBRA officer killed, 9 commandos injured in IED blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma
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CoBRA officer killed, 9 commandos injured in IED blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma

Officials said the improvised explosive device blast took place in the Chintagufa forest area of the Sukma district

NIA arrests three for aiding murder of Chhattishgarh BJP MLA, four policemen by Maoists
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NIA arrests three for aiding murder of Chhattishgarh BJP MLA, four policemen by Maoists

The attack was probed by the Chhattisgarh Police before the NIA took over the investigation on 17 May last year

Bhima Koregaon case: NIA arrests DU prof Hany Babu in Mumbai; tells wife 'hidden folder' establishes him as Maoist
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Bhima Koregaon case: NIA arrests DU prof Hany Babu in Mumbai; tells wife 'hidden folder' establishes him as Maoist

According to reports, the NIA has said that Babu was propagating Maoist ideology and Naxal activities and that he was a co-conspirator with other arrested accused in the case

Maoists release statements claiming only 3 of cadre killed in Sukma encounter, say police version incorrect
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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

Sukma attack: Chhattisgarh Police under scanner for failing to train tribal recruits properly, possible leakage of operational details
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Sukma attack: Chhattisgarh Police under scanner for failing to train tribal recruits properly, possible leakage of operational details

In this joint operation, none of the slain or injured belonged to CoBRA battalion, as the CRPF headquarters clarified.

Bhima-Koregaon case: Meeting to review violence in Pune underway; Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar and state HM Anil Deshmukh in attendance
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Bhima-Koregaon case: Meeting to review violence in Pune underway; Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar and state HM Anil Deshmukh in attendance

While some rights activists were arrested in the Koregaon Bhima case by the Pune city police, their rural counterparts had booked Hindutva leaders Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide for allegedly inciting violence.

Chhattisgarh govt begins survey to rehabilitate and resettle 5,000 tribal families who fled Maoist-affected Bastar in 2005
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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.

Naxals fly drones over CRPF camp in Chhattisgarh's Bastar for first time; shoot-on-sight orders issued to security forces
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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

'Throw out the opportunist, fraud polling parties': Ahead of Chitrakot bypolls, Maoists nail warnings on trees for Bastar villagers
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'Throw out the opportunist, fraud polling parties': Ahead of Chitrakot bypolls, Maoists nail warnings on trees for Bastar villagers

Chitrakot Assembly bypolls: The Bastar police has claimed that the Darbha Committee of the CPI (Maoist) even put a wooden plank at village panchayat office at Toynar with a handwritten note asking villagers: 'Throw out the opportunist, fraud polling parties'

Chhattisgarh security forces recover IED targeting police station from Sukma district; explosive defused
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Chhattisgarh security forces recover IED targeting police station from Sukma district; explosive defused

Security forces in Chhattisgarh on Saturday thwarted a possible Naxal attack when they recovered a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted along the main road in Sukma district.

Six Naxals killed in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada districts after three separate encounters in last 24 hours
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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.