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
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
The attack was probed by the Chhattisgarh Police before the NIA took over the investigation on 17 May last year
Books of the week: From Jenny Housego's A Woven Life to Ranjan Chakrabarti’s Critical Themes in Environmental History of India, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
Two security personnel killed, three sustain injuries in encounter with Naxals in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli
Sub-Inspector of Police Dhanaji Honmane (30) and constable Kishor Atram were killed in an ambush set up by Naxals in Gadchiroli.
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.
Two Naxals killed in separate encounters in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma, Narayanpur districts; one STF jawan injured
Two Naxals were killed and a Special Task Force (STF) jawan was injured in separate encounters in Chhattisgarh's Sukma and Narayanpur districts on Wednesday, police said.
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.
At Ramlila Maidan rally, Narendra Modi says CAA will benefit marginalised, claims his govt has held no discussions on nationwide NRC
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a rally in Delhi on Sunday, criticised the parties opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, insisting that the legislation passed by the Parliament aims at the betterment of minorities without a bias on the basis of religion
Jharkhand Assembly elections: Over 62% turnout recorded in third phase; former CM Babulal Marandi among candidates
The fate of 309 candidates, including 32 women nominees, was sealed in the EVMs for the Jharkhand Assembly election.
Four cops killed after Maoists open fire on patrol van in Jharkhand's Latehar; Raghubar Das calls attack cowardly
Armed Maoists opened fire on a patrol van near Lukiatand village under Chandwa police station in Jharkhand on Friday night, killing the four policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), police said
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
Gangsters, smugglers accounted for 99.9% explosives seized in 2017; terrorists, Naxals and insurgents just 0.1%, reveals NCRB report
Of the total explosives seized across the country in 2017, less than 0.1 percent was recovered from terrorists, Naxals and other insurgent groups, while gangsters and smugglers accounted for over 99 percent seizures, according to the latest data released by NCRB
Daily Bulletin: SC to hear Chidambaram appeal; Modi expected to discuss Kashmir with Trump at G7 Summit; day's top stories
Daily Bulletin; Supreme Court to hear appeals filed by P Chidambaram against Delhi HC order today; Hong Kong police draw guns, after protesters attacked officers; 36 arrested; day's top stories
Amit Shah to take stock of operations against Naxals in meeting tomorrow; chief ministers, key officials of affected areas to be present
Amit Shah on Monday will take stock of the ongoing operations against Naxals and the development initiatives being undertaken in Maoist-hit areas, officials said.
Five Maoists killed, two jawans injured in gunfight at Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district; huge cache of weapons seized, says official
Five Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said.
Narendra Modi govt launches drive against 'subversive' NGOs to tackle dangers of suspicious foreign investments
A senior official privy to the development said that officials are treating the challenges posed by these NGOs as 'fourth generation warfare', as he termed it.
Banned Maoist outfit’s Bastar division calls for struggle against State, fight for identity of adivasis on World Tribal Day
On the occasion of the Vishwa Adivasi Diwas (World Tribal Day) on Friday, the Maoist cadre in Chhattisgarh asked the tribals to observe it as a ‘day of struggle to protect the rights and identity of tribals’
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday and sought Centre's assistance to deal with the Maoist threat.
Lok Sabha passes UAPA Bill: Home minister Amit Shah sends strong message against 'urban Naxals', Maoists
Home Minister Amit Shah gave a strong message in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.