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The encounter between Moaists and security forces Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region lasted for about three hours on Saturday.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Chhattisgarh encounter: PM Modi says ‘sacrifices will never be forgotten’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 10:44 PM IST
  • PM Modi’s post came hours after five jawans were killed and 12 others were injured during a gunbattle between security forces and Maoists.
The marriage ceremony, which took place on January 5, was attended by about 500 people. Seen here is Chandu Maurya getting married. (HT Photo)
The marriage ceremony, which took place on January 5, was attended by about 500 people. Seen here is Chandu Maurya getting married. (HT Photo)

Bastar man marries 2 women on same day, wives say they are ‘very happy’

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 03:52 PM IST
The wedding video and invitation card of Chandu Maurya’s marriage function has gone viral on social media.
The IED blast took place at around 10am on Sunday at Kasaram Nala under Kishtaram Police station area in Chhattisgarh.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The IED blast took place at around 10am on Sunday at Kasaram Nala under Kishtaram Police station area in Chhattisgarh.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

CoBRA deputy commandant wounded in Bastar IED blast dies

Raipur, Hindustan Times | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Officials said the IED was planted by Maoists. It exploded when Vikas Kumar, along with a team, was out for anti-Maoist operations on Sunday
HT Image
HT Image

Villagers in Chhattisgarh district protest over mining nod, arrest of 6 tribals

Hindustan Times, Bastar/Raipur | By S Kareemuddin and Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Tribal leaders of the Bastar region have supported the protest and demanded an immediate release of the six alleged Maoists.
On Sunday, a Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) jawan allegedly ended his life in neighboring Sukma district, while a police constable shot himself dead with his service rifle in Bijapur.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
On Sunday, a Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) jawan allegedly ended his life in neighboring Sukma district, while a police constable shot himself dead with his service rifle in Bijapur.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

ASI dies by suicide in Bastar’s Bijapur district

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 02:50 PM IST
The body of the ASI was found hanging from the ceiling at his house in the village in the district. According to the police, no suicide note was recovered from the spot and a police team started has started investigating the matter.
The Maoists thought that it was a police vehicle and hence they triggered the blast, a senior police official said.(HT PHOTO/S Kareemuddin.)
The Maoists thought that it was a police vehicle and hence they triggered the blast, a senior police official said.(HT PHOTO/S Kareemuddin.)

2 civilians hurt as Maoists blow up SUV in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district

Hindustan Times, Bastar | By S Kareemuddin and Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:12 PM IST
The injured were admitted to the field hospital of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Basaguda area and their condition is believed to be stable.
The encounter took place in Tadoki jungles of Kanker district.(Representative Photo)
The encounter took place in Tadoki jungles of Kanker district.(Representative Photo)

3 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh, carried collective reward of Rs 18 lakh

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Security forces recovered three weapons from the site of the encounter and have launched a combing operation.
Chhattigarh CM had written to Union home minister Amit Shah, requesting him for deployment of 7 CRPF battalions to Bastar region.(ANI photo)
Chhattigarh CM had written to Union home minister Amit Shah, requesting him for deployment of 7 CRPF battalions to Bastar region.(ANI photo)

Centre agrees to deploy 5 new CRPF battalions in Maoist-hit Bastar in a ‘bold’ move

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 05:43 PM IST
An official said that there was likely to be strong resistance from the Maoists against CRPF acquiring advanced locations.
Two jawans - one Sandip Ghosh of CoBRA 204th battalion and constable Chandu Kadti of the district reserve guard - sustained leg injuries after they stepped on an iron spike trap set up by Maoists. (HT Photo)
Two jawans - one Sandip Ghosh of CoBRA 204th battalion and constable Chandu Kadti of the district reserve guard - sustained leg injuries after they stepped on an iron spike trap set up by Maoists. (HT Photo)

Maoist killed, 2 jawans injured in encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 08:23 PM IST
Police recovered a huge quantity of explosives, including pipe bombs and four weapons, from the encounter spot.
In a statement sent to the media on Thursday and reviewed by HT, a spokesperson for the Maoists, identified only as Vikalp, called the 25 tribal people “traitors” and said that a “people’s court” punished them after obtaining “clear evidence” in Bijapur’s Gangaluru area.(File photo)
In a statement sent to the media on Thursday and reviewed by HT, a spokesperson for the Maoists, identified only as Vikalp, called the 25 tribal people “traitors” and said that a “people’s court” punished them after obtaining “clear evidence” in Bijapur’s Gangaluru area.(File photo)

Killed 25 ‘traitors’ in Bastar, Maoists claim in statement

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 04:16 AM IST
Bastar police inspector general P Sundar Raj said on Friday the killings showed the frustration of the insurgents as anti-Maoist sentiment was building up in the tribal areas and their movement was nearing an end.
Maoists killed 25 paramilitary personnel in the April 2017 attack at Burkapal in Sukma.(HT file)
Maoists killed 25 paramilitary personnel in the April 2017 attack at Burkapal in Sukma.(HT file)

Chhattisgarh DGP calls for fair trial of 120 tribals in Burkapal attack case

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 05:10 PM IST
An inspector-rank officer was among 25 paramilitary personnel killed in the April 2017 Maoist attack at Burkapal in Sukma. It was the deadliest attack since 76 personnel of the CRPF were killed in 2010
These killings are a matter of serious concern for both the senior police officials and human rights activists working in the Maoist-hit region. (HT Photo)
These killings are a matter of serious concern for both the senior police officials and human rights activists working in the Maoist-hit region. (HT Photo)

Spike in killings by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar raises questions

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 07:50 PM IST
An IPS officer posted in one of seven districts of Bastar region said that Maoists are now not afraid of any public outcry over killings of civilians.
For more than three years, the trial in the cases is yet to start and bail has not been granted even in a single case registered under the UAPA. (HT Photo)
For more than three years, the trial in the cases is yet to start and bail has not been granted even in a single case registered under the UAPA. (HT Photo)

120 tribals in jail under anti-terror law for 3 years, trial yet to begin

Hindustan Times, Burkapal (South Sukma) | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:09 PM IST
In April 2017, just 100 meters from this village, Burkapal, 25 personnel of 74th battalion of the CRPF, including an inspector-rank officer, were killed in a deadly Maoist ambush.
“Flight services will also promote Bastar Tourism, attracting tourists from across the world.”(Unsplash)
“Flight services will also promote Bastar Tourism, attracting tourists from across the world.”(Unsplash)

Baghel inaugurates flight services from Jagdalpur to Raipur and Hyderabad

Chhattisgarh | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 02:17 AM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday inaugurated a 72-seat regular flight service from Jagdalpur to Raipur and Hyderabad from his residence office via video conference.
Recently Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel wrote to Union home minister Amit Shah seeking deployment of seven battalions of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for the state.(HT PHOTO.)
Recently Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel wrote to Union home minister Amit Shah seeking deployment of seven battalions of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for the state.(HT PHOTO.)

Chhattisgarh to set up specialised police unit to counter Maoists in Bastar

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:45 AM IST
The decision was taken in a review meeting chaired by chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday in which senior police officials and home minister Tamradhwaj Sahu were also present.
On Friday, Maoists killed two men after branding them as police informers when they had gone to a village in Bijapur from Dantewada.(File photo for representation)
On Friday, Maoists killed two men after branding them as police informers when they had gone to a village in Bijapur from Dantewada.(File photo for representation)

Four villagers killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 12:50 AM IST
The fresh killings have taken the number of people killed in Maoist violence in the region this week to nine, which include two policemen
CM Bhupesh Baghel said the state government has adopted a three-dimensional programme involving trust, development, and security to win over the people of the Maoist insurgency affected regions.(Bloomberg)
CM Bhupesh Baghel said the state government has adopted a three-dimensional programme involving trust, development, and security to win over the people of the Maoist insurgency affected regions.(Bloomberg)

Chhattisgarh seeks seven battalions of CRPF for south Bastar districts

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 01:44 PM IST
The Union Home Ministry had allocated seven additional CRPF battalions for Chhattisgarh in 2018
Image for representation.(Getty Images)
Image for representation.(Getty Images)

Assistant sub-inspector of Chhattisgarh Police killed by Maoist in Bijapur district

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The DGP said that it appears that the ASI was first abducted by the local militia cadres of CPI (Maoist) and later killed.
Chhattisgarh witnessed incessant rainfall since August 20 in several parts, leading to a flood-like situation in some areas of Bastar division and plains of the state.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Chhattisgarh witnessed incessant rainfall since August 20 in several parts, leading to a flood-like situation in some areas of Bastar division and plains of the state.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Heavy rain likely to lash parts of Chhattisgarh again from Monday

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday issued directives to all district collectors and superintendent of police (SPs) to remain alert and ensure every help to rain-affected people.
More than 500 complaints filed through the app have been resolved by the district administration in Bastar so far.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
More than 500 complaints filed through the app have been resolved by the district administration in Bastar so far.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Guhar, an app that helps Bastar residents file complaints in Halbi and Gondi

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 04:08 PM IST
The mobile application named ‘Guhar’ is making accessing justice easier for the tribes in Bastar
The complaints can be lodged via SMS or a voice message in their own dialects that will be registered with the district authorities following a translation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The complaints can be lodged via SMS or a voice message in their own dialects that will be registered with the district authorities following a translation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Chhattisgarh student develops app for tribals to register grievances with administration

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Ankur Sinha, an engineering student, has developed a mobile application for the local administration through which the tribals will be able to lodge their complaints
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said the news of the privatisation has agitated the tribal community.(Sourced)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said the news of the privatisation has agitated the tribal community.(Sourced)

Chhattisgarh chief minister Baghel asks Modi not to privatise Nagarnar steel plant

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:51 AM IST
He said the possibility of Maoists taking undue advantage of tribal discontent due to the privatisation cannot be ruled out
A campaign to turn Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district greener has received an overwhelming response from people belonging to all walks of life.(Sourced)
A campaign to turn Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district greener has received an overwhelming response from people belonging to all walks of life.(Sourced)

‘Bastar Abhar’: Former journalist’s mission to make district greener

Hindustan Times, Bastar | By S Kareemuddin and Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Bastar’s forest cover has consistently decreased because of persistent felling of trees through the years.
Sonu Sood has been helping migrants during the pandemic.
Sonu Sood has been helping migrants during the pandemic.

Sonu Sood says he receives about 32000 requests for help daily: ‘Humanly impossible to reach out to everyone, I still try my best’

PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 01:53 PM IST
Sharing details of the number of messages he receives on a daily basis, Sonu Sood says he tries his best but it is only human if he misses out on a few.
File photo. Bollywood actor Sonu Sood.(HT Photo)
File photo. Bollywood actor Sonu Sood.(HT Photo)

‘Wipe off tears sister’: Sonu Sood helps flood-hit girl in Maoist-affected Bastar

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra  | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 10:29 AM IST
The video was first posted on Facebook by a local journalist, Mukesh Chandrakar, in which the girl was seen crying as her house and books were damaged due to incessant rains.  
Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar reacted to NHRC’s directive and said they were yet to receive any compensation. “But, as and when I receive it, I plan to share the sum to support the legal aid for innocent tribals, who are falsely implicated...”(Mint file photo)
Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar reacted to NHRC’s directive and said they were yet to receive any compensation. “But, as and when I receive it, I plan to share the sum to support the legal aid for innocent tribals, who are falsely implicated...”(Mint file photo)

NHRC asks Chhattisgarh to compensate activists

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 08:16 AM IST
The activists were booked for murder after they visited Chhattisgarh for a fact-finding mission about alleged human rights violations in the state’s left-wing insurgency-hit Bastar region.
The construction of a demolished school in a village started a week ago with the help of local villagers and Maoists who have surrendered.(HT Photo)
The construction of a demolished school in a village started a week ago with the help of local villagers and Maoists who have surrendered.(HT Photo)

Surrendered Maoists to reconstruct schools demolished by them in Chhattisgarh

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 02:40 PM IST
For the construction of schools, the district administration is forming self-help groups (SHG) of the surrendered Maoists.
Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon who was abducted by Naxals in Chattisgarh in 2012.(PTI)
Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon who was abducted by Naxals in Chattisgarh in 2012.(PTI)

Excerpt: The Death Script: Dreams and Delusions in Naxal Country by Ashutosh Bhardwaj

Hindustan Times | By Ashutosh Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 06:27 PM IST
A powerful work of narrative non-fiction that examines the civil war in Bastar, The Death Script combines literary skill with sharp reportage. This excerpt recalls the kidnapping of Alex Paul Menon, the collector of Sukma by Maoists in 2012
There are 6,607 people deployed in 2,804 teams to conduct the anti-malaria campaign in these seven Maoists-hit districts.
There are 6,607 people deployed in 2,804 teams to conduct the anti-malaria campaign in these seven Maoists-hit districts.

On foot, boats health workers visit 1.8 lakh houses for malaria eradication drive in Bastar

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 01:57 PM IST
Under the Malaria Mukt Bastar Abhiyan, the state government is conducting community-based active screening and treatment in seven districts of Bastar division to reduce malaria parasite load.
The Central government has approved a labour budget of 13.50 crore man-days for Chhattisgarh in the current financial year.(PTI PHOTO.)
The Central government has approved a labour budget of 13.50 crore man-days for Chhattisgarh in the current financial year.(PTI PHOTO.)

Chhattisgarh ranks second in creating jobs for MGNREGA cardholder families

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Maoist-affected Narayanpur district is at the forefront of providing employment against the target in the state and 84 percent of the target has been achieved there.
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