A security guard died when suspected Maoists launched an attack on the residence of Chhattisgarh women and child development minister Lata Usendi at Kondagaon, 220 km south of Raipur, on Thursday night. Ejaz Kaiser
The first round of negotiations on Thursday to secure the release of IAS officer Alex Paul Menon from Maoist captivity remained inconclusive even as news came that the Sukma district collector was in good health.
Two former chief secretaries of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, who were today named as nominees for talk with naxals, have said that ensuring "safe" release of the abducted collector Alex Paul Menon will be their top priority.
While new India’s hunger for double digit growth remains insatiable, for tribals caught in the middle of a long-drawn war between Maoists and the State, peace has a resonance like never before.
Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon’s decision to venture into the Maoist stronghold without ensuring good security is now being questioned.
Nearly five months after it was constituted to probe into the alleged cash transfer by the Essar Group to Maoists, the special investigation team (SIT) has produced a challan against six in Dantewada court, about 400 km south of Raipur today. Ejaz Kaiser reports.
A BSF helicopter crashed during a test fly at the Mana airport in Raipur injuring three persons, including the pilot, officials said.