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The attack on BJP MLA’s convoy took place between Kuakonta and Syamgiri in Dantewada. In the aftermath of the explosion, a crater could be seen in the ground.

BJP legislator, 4 security personnel killed in Maoist attack in Dantewada

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 06:36 PM IST
Sources from the police said the carcade of Bheema Mandavi, the MLA of Dantewada constituency, was attacked with IEDs. An SUV was blown off by the Maoists in the attack.
On Monday evening, a CRPF jawan was killed and six others were injured in a Maoist attack in Dantewada district.(ANI)
On Monday evening, a CRPF jawan was killed and six others were injured in a Maoist attack in Dantewada district.(ANI)

Nine injured in an IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

Raipur | By S Kareemuddin and Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 07:56 AM IST
Police said that the blast took place at around 8 pm on Peddakodepal and Naimed villages under Naimed police station. The passengers of SUV were travelling Danetwada when the incident took place.

CRPF constable killed wife for stopping him from going on election duty: Police

Hindustan Times, Jagdalapur | By S Kareemuddin
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 08:32 AM IST
A constable of CRPF’s CoBRA battalion in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur killed his wife after she reportedly tried to stop him from going on Lok Sabha election duty, police have said.
On November 11, 2018, nine Maoists were killed in an encounter in Sukma district of the state. Two jawans of district reserve guard were also killed in the encounter.(PTI/Picture for representation)
On November 11, 2018, nine Maoists were killed in an encounter in Sukma district of the state. Two jawans of district reserve guard were also killed in the encounter.(PTI/Picture for representation)

10 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar, 12 arms recovered

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 02:18 PM IST
The encounter started around 11am deep in a jungle in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district when a team of security forces reached the spot in the jungle where Maoists were being trained, officials said.
Reinforcements were rushed to the spot and the injured were shifted to a local hospital. A search operation was underway.
Reinforcements were rushed to the spot and the injured were shifted to a local hospital. A search operation was underway.

Five security personnel injured in Maoist blast in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

Raipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 01:24 PM IST
Five security personnel, including four BSF jawans, and a civilian were injured when Maoists blew up a truck with an IED in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Wednesday, a senior police official said.
Chhattisgarh has seen several Maoist-led attacks in recent times, with over half a dozen attacks in 17 days.(PTI/Representative Image)
Chhattisgarh has seen several Maoist-led attacks in recent times, with over half a dozen attacks in 17 days.(PTI/Representative Image)

At least 4 Maoists killed, 2 CoBRA jawans injured in Chhattisgarh encounter

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Two CoBRA jawans have been injured in an encounter that broke out between security forces and Maoists in Bijapur’s Pamed area in Chhattisgarh at around 12.20 pm on Monday, as 18 seats in the state have gone to the polls.
Chhattisgarh, India- November 11, 2018: Preparation in full swing ahead of election at Jagdalpur in the tribal district of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, India on Sunday, Nov 11, 2018. Nearly one lakh security personnel have been deployed in the Maoist-affected districts going to polls in the first phase in Chhattisgarh on Monday, amid the threat from Maoists who have called for a boycott of the elections. (HT Photo)(HT)
Chhattisgarh, India- November 11, 2018: Preparation in full swing ahead of election at Jagdalpur in the tribal district of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, India on Sunday, Nov 11, 2018. Nearly one lakh security personnel have been deployed in the Maoist-affected districts going to polls in the first phase in Chhattisgarh on Monday, amid the threat from Maoists who have called for a boycott of the elections. (HT Photo)(HT)

Chhattisgarh elections 2018: Drones, choppers, 1 lakh security men in place for first phase

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 08:37 AM IST
An additional 65,000 security personnel, drones and helicopters for transporting poll staff and personnel to ensure violence-free polling have been deployed in Chhattisgarh, where three big incidents of Maoist violence have been reported in worst-affected districts – Sukma, Dantewada and Bijapur in last few days.
(ANI)
(ANI)

Chhattisgarh elections rally Highlights: Rahul Gandhi releases Congress’ manifesto in Rajnandgaon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 12:13 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi are scheduled to address election meetings on Friday in Maoist infested Bastar region of poll-bound Chhattisgarh. The Congress president has already arrived in the state. Assembly polls will be held in Chhattisgarh in two phases on Monday and November 20. In the first phase, 18 constituencies of eight Maoist-hit districts Bastar, Kanker, Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon will go to polls and the remaining 72 constituencies on November 20. The counting will be on December 11.PM Modi will address a rally in Bastar district’s headquarters, Jagdalpur, while Gandhi will tour the state for two days during which he will address five rallies and hold a road show in chief minister Raman Singh’s constituency, Rajnandgaon.

The incident took place a day after Naxals blew up a vehicle of the Central reserve Police Force (CRPF) killing four troopers in neighbouring Bijapur district.(HT Photo/Representational Image)
The incident took place a day after Naxals blew up a vehicle of the Central reserve Police Force (CRPF) killing four troopers in neighbouring Bijapur district.(HT Photo/Representational Image)

Suspected Naxals critically injure BJP leader in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

Raipur, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 09:04 AM IST
Nandlal Mudami, a district panchayat member, was eating his dinner when he was attacked, deputy inspector general of police (Bastar range) RN Dangi told Hindustan Times.
The incident occurred around 4 pm near Murdanda camp of the CRPF under Awapalli police station, when its 168th battalion was out on ‘area domination’ operation.(PTI File Photo)
The incident occurred around 4 pm near Murdanda camp of the CRPF under Awapalli police station, when its 168th battalion was out on ‘area domination’ operation.(PTI File Photo)

Four CRPF personnel killed as Maoists blow up mine-protected vehicle in Chhattisgarh

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra and S Kareemuddin
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 11:01 PM IST
The Maoist attack took place on a day when Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh launched the ruling BJP’s campaign for the first phase of polls on November 12 in neighbouring Sukma district.
The girl’s father claimed that the ambulance driver had reportedly contacted staff at another local government hospital for a replacement oxygen cylinder but was allegedly refused.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The girl’s father claimed that the ambulance driver had reportedly contacted staff at another local government hospital for a replacement oxygen cylinder but was allegedly refused.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

5-yr-old Chhattisgarh girl on ventilator support dies as cylinder runs out of oxygen

Raipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 09:11 AM IST
Bijapur Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr BR Pujari said the incident took place when Bulbul Kudiyam, who was diagnosed with severe pneumonia and was on ventilator support, was being shifted to Jagdalpur Medical College Hospital in Bastar district from Bijapur district hospital.
The incident took place on Friday evening and a case of murder was registered against several people.(HT File Photo)
The incident took place on Friday evening and a case of murder was registered against several people.(HT File Photo)

Man lynched in UP’s Bijopur over suspicion of being thief

Muzaffarnagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 11:46 AM IST
The man’s family along with others staged a protest and gheraeod the Chapar police station demanding more arrests in the case, an officer said.
File photo of Maoist rebels raising their arms during an exercise at a temporary base in the Abujh Marh forests, in Chhattisgarh.(AP Photo)
File photo of Maoist rebels raising their arms during an exercise at a temporary base in the Abujh Marh forests, in Chhattisgarh.(AP Photo)

Three Maoists arrested, two surrender in Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India, Raipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 08:17 PM IST
The surrendered cadres in their statement cited disappointment with the “hollow” ideology of Maoists and violence.
Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi addresses a party event in New Delhi.(PTI FILE)
Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi addresses a party event in New Delhi.(PTI FILE)

In Karnataka, Sonia Gandhi to address first election rally in 2 years

Bengaluru, Hindustan Times | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 07:40 AM IST
While Sonia will campaign in north Karnataka, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will move to south Karnataka and the Bengaluru area in his ninth campaign run in the southern state from May 7 to 10.
The gunfight comes a day after eight Maoists, including six women, were killed in an encounter in Sukma’s adjoining district Bijapur.(AFP File Photo)
The gunfight comes a day after eight Maoists, including six women, were killed in an encounter in Sukma’s adjoining district Bijapur.(AFP File Photo)

Two Maoists killed in fresh encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

Press Trust of India, Raipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 02:16 PM IST
The fresh gun-battle took place in the forest near Metagudam village in Burkapal area of Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday morning.
The anti-Maoist operation by jointly launched by Chhattisgarh and Telangana police on the basis of intelligence inputs.(AP/File Photo)
The anti-Maoist operation by jointly launched by Chhattisgarh and Telangana police on the basis of intelligence inputs.(AP/File Photo)

Five women among eight Maoists dead in encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

Hindustan Times, Raipur/Bastar | By Ritesh Mishra and S Kareemuddin
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 11:37 PM IST
Police recovered six rocket launchers, an automatic rifle, a revolver, three grenades, four pairs of camouflage uniforms and 10 kits from the encounter spot.
Aruna Punem and Sunita Hamla are slated to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting Bijapur on April 14.(HT photo)
Aruna Punem and Sunita Hamla are slated to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting Bijapur on April 14.(HT photo)

From hard knocks in Maoist hotbed to softball stars, Chhattisgarh teens await meet with PM Modi

Bijapur | By Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2018 09:41 PM IST
Softball is shaping the life of the two children of Gangaloor, a small village about 25km from Bijapur town
The S-curve, right after the tunnel on Khambatki ghat on Pune-Bengaluru highway, has been identified as an accident -prone spot by the highway police.
The S-curve, right after the tunnel on Khambatki ghat on Pune-Bengaluru highway, has been identified as an accident -prone spot by the highway police.

NHAI’s deadly S-shape curve near Pune: 117 accidents, 73 deaths and 50 letters, no action yet

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2018 02:02 PM IST
The S-shaped stretch from Khambatki ghat on the Satara-Pune patch of National Highway number 4 has two curves and a steep slope, often making it difficult for drivers to negotiate the turns.
Relatives of accident victims are seen outside Satara civil hospital on Tuesday. The Pune-Bengaluru highway accident has completely wiped out atleast two families.(HT PHOTO)
Relatives of accident victims are seen outside Satara civil hospital on Tuesday. The Pune-Bengaluru highway accident has completely wiped out atleast two families.(HT PHOTO)

Families of labourers wiped out, paralysed in Khandala accident near Pune jn

Hindustan Times,Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 10:58 PM IST
Of the 37 labourers in the truck, 18 have been declared dead so far. The 19 who survived are in Satara Civil Hospital or in Khandala Rural Hospital.
More than 30 jawans were travelling in the bus from Kutru to Jangla when the Maoists targeted them, police said.(PTI FILE/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
More than 30 jawans were travelling in the bus from Kutru to Jangla when the Maoists targeted them, police said.(PTI FILE/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Two security personnel killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh ahead of Modi’s visit

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 12:06 AM IST
More than 30 jawans were travelling in the bus from Kutru to Jangla when Maoists targeted them, police said.
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