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Chhattisgarh: Operation 'Sweep Clean' called off due to heavy rainfall in August, says CRPF
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Chhattisgarh: Operation 'Sweep Clean' called off due to heavy rainfall in August, says CRPF

'Burha Pahar', which touches Chhattisgarh's Balrampur and Latehar as well as Jharkhand's Garhwa districts, was captured in a joint operation of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) general duty battalions, its Naxal specialised wing CoBRA, Jharkhand Police and Jharkhand Jaguar

Maharashtra: Two Naxals carrying reward worth six lakhs surrender in Gadchiroli
India

Maharashtra: Two Naxals carrying reward worth six lakhs surrender in Gadchiroli

According to police 51 Naxalites have surrendered since 2019

Barsur Marg nears completion after staying shut for years due to Naxals
India

Barsur Marg nears completion after staying shut for years due to Naxals

In the 90s, the road used to be a highway and there were mandis of tamarind and other forests produced along the route. Gradually due to Naxalism, this road was completely closed

Three Naxals carrying cumulative reward of Rs 10 lakh on their heads arrested from Maharashtra's Gadchiroli
India

Three Naxals carrying cumulative reward of Rs 10 lakh on their heads arrested from Maharashtra's Gadchiroli

According to officials, Gadchiroli police have arrested 57 alleged Maoists in 2021-2022

NIA arrests man for raising funds for naxals in Bihar
India

NIA arrests man for raising funds for naxals in Bihar

Tarun Kumar was found involved in raising funds for naxals and was also trying to revive Magadh Zone by encouraging old cadre to join naxal again, NIA stated

Madhya Pradesh: Three Naxals, carrying reward of over Rs 30 lakh, killed in Balaghat encounter
India

Madhya Pradesh: Three Naxals, carrying reward of over Rs 30 lakh, killed in Balaghat encounter

Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra said that the encounter took place near the Maharashtra border

Chhattisgarh: Security forces recover Naxal dump including claymore mine and stores from Rajnandgaon
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Chhattisgarh: Security forces recover Naxal dump including claymore mine and stores from Rajnandgaon

The 40th Battalion of ITBP along with Chhattisgarh police recovered a Naxal dump including a claymore mine and stores in Munjal Dongri forest of Bhalukonha

Chhattisgarh: DRG jawan killed in encounter with Naxals
India

Chhattisgarh: DRG jawan killed in encounter with Naxals

Narayanpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Sadanand Kumar, in a statement, said that a jawan of the DRG lost his life in an encounter with Naxals in the jungle near Mungari village

Gadchiroli Files: Maharashtra police start comic strip to counter Naxal propaganda
India

Gadchiroli Files: Maharashtra police start comic strip to counter Naxal propaganda

The brainchild of Gadchiroli superintendent of police (SP) Ankit Goyal, the comic series focuses on different issues of youth, women, farmers, students, and the people of the area

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.

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.

Two ITBP personnel killed in Chhattisgarh Naxal attack, ultras make off with AK-47 rifle
India

Two ITBP personnel killed in Chhattisgarh Naxal attack, ultras make off with AK-47 rifle

Assistant Commandant Sudhakar Shinde and Assistant Sub Inspector Gurmukh Singh were out with their squad on an area domination operation, when they were killed

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.

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

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

Read an excerpt from Kobad Ghandy's Fractured Freedom, a stirring narrative of his activism and incarceration
Arts & Culture

Read an excerpt from Kobad Ghandy's Fractured Freedom, a stirring narrative of his activism and incarceration

The memoir also documents the turning points in the activist and thinker's life including his introduction to Marxist ideology, meeting his wife Anuradha, and the couple's involvement in the Naxalite movement.

Read an excerpt from Devashish Makhija's Oonga: 'There are places in this forest where the sunlight cannot reach'
Lifestyle

Read an excerpt from Devashish Makhija's Oonga: 'There are places in this forest where the sunlight cannot reach'

The story is set deep within the conflict of the adivasis, naxalites, the CRPF, and a mining company.

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

Somen Mitra passes away at 78: West Bengal Congress chief and former Lok Sabha MP suffered cardiac arrest
India

Somen Mitra passes away at 78: West Bengal Congress chief and former Lok Sabha MP suffered cardiac arrest

Mitra was among the most firebrand Congress leaders of the 1960s and 1970s and played a crucial role in the fight against the Naxals in Kolkata

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

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