Chhattisgarh polls: Parties promise better road, rail connectivity, farmers' security, jobs as state gears up for phase one
With Chhattisgarh's voters scared to go out and cast their ballots amid Naxal threats of getting their inked fingers chopped off, the BJP, Congress, and JCC alliance's promises are just promising enough to rouse a larger voter turnout than the 77% of the previous election.
Chhattisgarh polls: Amit Shah releases BJP manifesto, lauds Raman Singh govt for 'breaking all records of development'
Amit Shah said that for the BJP, the revolution in the state included providing gas connections, electricity, education, employment to the poor and deprived sections of the society.
Narendra Modi made 'urban Naxals' comment to hide failure in tackling left-wing extremism, says Congress
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also attacked Narendra Modi while quoting his comments made as Gujarat chief minister.
Chhattisgarh elections: Maoist threat, farmers' plight, lack of road connectivity among key poll issues in focus
Among the issues that were repeatedly brought up during campaigning in Chhattisgarh were Maoist threat, corruption, farmers' distress, road connectivity issues and power shortage.
DD scribe's killing in Chhattisgarh opens new frontier in war between India and Naxals, shows Maoists' desperation
The killing of a journalist in Chhattisgarh is a new frontier in the war between Naxalism and the state of India.
Rajnath Singh at HT Leadership Summit: Home Minister blames Pakistan for troubles in J&K; calls Naxalism biggest challenge
In conversation with Hindustan Times editor-in-chief, Sashi Shekhar, Singh addressed matters ranging from mob lynchings to the recent farmer's protest that took place. Singh also addressed the Urban Naxal movement that is taking place, as well as the tension that is present between Pakistan and India.
Security agencies send home ministry note seeking more funds, separate cells to probe Naxal activities in urban areas
The note highlighted that the politburo, Maoist's top decision-making body, controls the urban activities through various regional bureaux and sub-committees, including those involved in mass organisations.
Raman Singh says Chhattisgarh government is making efforts to neutralise support to Naxals from sympathisers
The Chhattisgarh chief minister said his government has been working on a plan to completely eliminate naxalism from the state since 2003 and that the strategy is showing results.
Narendra Modi kicks off BJP poll campaign in Chhattisgarh, says people of state will elect stable govt
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday virtually kicked off the election campaign for the BJP in Chhattisgarh.
'Urban Naxals' use provisions of NHRC, SC to weaken State, propagate Maoist propaganda, claims report released at RSS event
A fact-finding mission report on Naxals, recently unveiled at an RSS event states that "intellectuals working as academicians, lawyers, media persons act as sympathisers of Maoist activities and spearhead the movement by making it appear an ideological war against caste and class"
BJP training manual says Maoists in India get support from Pakistan, China, terms them big threat to internal security
BJP training manual says that Maoists are "reportedly conspiring to conduct joint strikes with the support of terrorist outfits active in north-eastern states".
As BJP draws flak for arrest of activists in Bhima Koregaon case, document reveals UPA took a similar line in 2013
The UPA affidavit also noted the 'effectiveness' of the Maoists' propaganda machinery and stated that taking any legal action against these people has a counter effect as it fetches a lot of 'negative publicity' to the government
Unlawful Activities Act: India's anti-terrorism law's ambiguous nature gives unreasonable power to authorities
The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 is India's anti-terrorism law. The UAPA, along with the National Security Act, 1980, are the two swords of the law that are used to combat terrorism.
Bhima Koregaon raids: Original FIR over Elgar Parishad reveals member called for city to be 'burnt to ashes'
On 8 January, 37-year-old Tushar Damgude filed a First Information Report (FIR) at the Vishrambag police station in Sangli over the Elgaar Parishad.
Arrested professor Shoma Sen's daughter Koel says: My mother's been tagged a Maoist after lifetime of working for others
Koel Sen, the daughter of Prof Shoma Sen, who was recently arrested for "alleged Maoist links" in the course of the Pune police's probe into the 1 January Bhima-Koregaon violence, describes the sense of shock and disbelief that has accompanied her mother's arrest
Chhattisgarh: Congress MLA says 15 villagers, not Naxals, killed in Bastar; party delegation to visit encounter site
Congress MLA Kawasi Lakhma on Sunday claimed that 15 innocent villagers were killed in the recent crackdown on Naxals by the security forces and not 15 Naxals.
Bhima-Koregaon violence: Committee report saying attack was planned raises questions on arrest of five activists
On 8 June 2018, the Pune police recovered a letter that spoke of a “Rajiv Gandhi type incident” from one of the activists arrested for their alleged “Maoist links”.
BJP MP's claim of 'Maoist' presence in Tamil Nadu points to disturbing pattern of branding dissenters as Naxals
A closer look at the kind of people who have been arrested in the last one week would give a fair idea about why the 'urban Naxals' theory has been floated.
West Bengal not new to political murders; after Congress, CPM, the baton seems to have passed to TMC
The recent deaths of two BJP workers is a reinforcement of the fact that the state machinery in West Bengal has been historically compromised to perpetuate political violence.
Rajnath Singh lauded the efforts of the Nitish Kumar government in tackling Naxalism in Bihar, saying the number of Maoists incidents in the state has come down.