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Four Maoists sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 Tahakwada attack case

Fifteen security personnel were killed in a deadly attack carried out by Maoists in 2014 in Tahakwada village in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district

The 2014 Tahakwada Maoist attack case was probed by the National Investigation Agency. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 12, 2024 07:48 PM IST
ByS Kareemuddin

Bastar teaser: Adah Sharma turns IPS officer who declares ‘war’ against Naxals

Bastar teaser: Adah Sharma in the film claims Leftists are joining hands with Naxals in Bastar to divide Bharat. It is said to be based on a true incident.

Bastar teaser: Adah Sharma as IPS officer who declares war against Naxals,
Published on Feb 06, 2024 12:54 PM IST

Caste to welfare, all cards fall flat for Congress in heartland

The Congress party in India suffered a dismal performance in the recent assembly elections in the Hindi heartland states.

Neither the Congress’s election machinery, nor its own attempt at social engineering paid off — and once again, on both, the BJP did better. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 01:24 AM IST

View: BJP's win in Chhattisgarh is bad news for Naxals

In Maoist-affected tribal Bastar, the BJP made a strong comeback winning nine out of a total of 12 seats.

PM Narendra Modi campaigning in Chhattisgarh
Published on Dec 03, 2023 06:30 PM IST

Chhattisgarh election: Voters turn up at 126 new booths in Maoist-hit region

In this rendition of polls in Bastar, the worst Maoist-hit region in India, 126 new polling booths across 8 districts were set up by the administration.

Voters at the polling station in Elmadunga, Chhattisgarh, on Tuesday.
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 06:30 AM IST
By, Elmagunda (chhattisgarh)

60,000 troops deployed for Chhattisgarh polls; 50 CAPF companies in Mizoram

Chhattisgarh, Mizoram assembly elections: More than 600 polling stations in naxal-hit Bastar will be protected by three layers of security, PTI reported.

Security personnel look on as voters stand in queue to cast their votes at a polling station.(HT File)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 09:49 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Bastar: Close poll battle plays out on the field of many a bloodbath

Violence and tragedy have been central to politics in India's Bastar region, which is preparing for an assembly election.

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: Five people were killed on Tuesday after a BJP MLA’s car convoy was attacked by Maoists at Dantewada in Chhattisgarh. Bheema Mandavi is an MLA from Bijapur constituency. (HT Photo) Pic received on April 9, 2019.
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 08:24 AM IST

Chhattisgarh: 24 BJP leaders get X level CRPF cover in Bastar ahead of polls

As many as 70 persons including functionaries of the BJP, Congress and CPI besides social activists have security cover in Bastar

Security forces during an operation against Maoist rebels. (HT)
Published on Oct 12, 2023 04:29 PM IST
ByS Kareemuddin

PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Danteshwari Temple in Chhattisgarh

PM Modi offered prayers at Danteshwari Temple in Bastar, Jagdalpur during his visit to Chhattisgarh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Danteshwari Temple in Bastar, Chhatisgarh(Twitter/@ANI)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 01:00 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Neha Yadav

2 Maoists killed in gunfight with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar: Police

Police said they have recovered a pistol and rifle from the spot and the search operation is underway in the region

In a statement issued by Sukma police, the Maoists were carrying a reward of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh each. (Representative file image)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 01:12 PM IST

Tricolour to be hoisted in 6 villages of Chhattisgarh's Bastar, a first

Sukma and Bijapur are among seven districts in Bastar division, which has been battling the menace of Left Wing Extremism for the past three decades.

A roadside vendor sells tricolor flags at a traffic intersection ahead of India's Independence Day.(AP/Representative)
Updated on Aug 15, 2023 05:28 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Chhattisgarh: 7-year-old girl raped in residential school in Bastar’s Sukma

Sukma superintendent of police Kiran Chavan said the incident, according to the complainant, took place on the intervening night of July 22 and 23

Representational. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 11:23 AM IST

Woman Maoist killed in encounter with security forces in Bastar; rifle recovered

A joint operation was launched by the District Reserve Guard and 132 battalion of the Border Security Force in Bastar’s Kanker district

Police said that the body of one uniformed unidentified female naxal cadre along with a .303 rifle was recovered from the spot. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 12, 2023 12:29 PM IST

Maoist ‘courier’ held; rice, explosive recovered in Chhattisgarh

Police were told that Jumde received money in advance from Lingesh and Shanti Vijji of the West Bastar Division Committee of the Maoists to supply explosives and other materials

Nirmal Jumde was arrested on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 25, 2023 12:34 PM IST

Bastar encounter: No evidence that those killed were Maoists, says panel report

In the days after the encounter in May 2013, the then Raman Singh government ordered a judicial commission headed by retired high court judge, justice VK Agarwal.

Security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar. (Representative image) (HT File photo/Debasish Sarkar)
Updated on Mar 15, 2022 02:25 AM IST
By, Raipur

In Bastar, a fear that school shutdowns help Maoist recruitment

In the last of its five part series on the pandemic, school shutdowns and its effects on India’s children, HT travelled to Bastar to find that not only could this mean the usual learning loss, or problems with the lack of connectivity, but a deeper, more worrying malaise.

Students at the government school in Bhairamgarh. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 03:20 AM IST
By, Bijapur

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

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 encounter between Moaists and security forces Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region lasted for about three hours on Saturday.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 03, 2021 10:44 PM IST
By | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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