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Chhattisgarh: Two commanders among Maoists killed in Kanker; nine identified

The exchange of fire also marks a clear upsurge in aggression from security forces in Chhattisgarh in 2024, with 79 Maoists killed in the year already

Security personnel check the weapons and other items recovered after an encounter in Kanker district on Tuesday (PTI)
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 02:28 AM IST
By, Kanker (chhattisgarh)

38-year-old inspector played key role in Chhattisgarh encounter

Kewat said that apart from the fierce firing that they faced, the heat and the difficult geography posed serious challenges

Laxman Kewat has been with the state police for 17 years and taken part in 29 anti-Maoist operations (HT)
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 07:16 AM IST
By, Kanker (chhattisgarh)

Amit Shah reacts to Chhattisgarh anti-Maoist operations: ‘Over 80 killed….’

Amit Shah said at least 250 camps were set up to date since 2019 to curb Maoists in Chhattisgarh.

Union minister Amit Shah
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 02:43 PM IST

Increased intel and camp push behind ops’ success in C’garh

Twenty-nine Maoists were killed in an encounter with joint forces of the Chhattisarh Police and the Border Security Force on Tuesday

Security personnel during an encounter with Maoists , in Kanker district (PTI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Imphal

29 Maoists dead in fierce Chhattisgarh operation

The encounter comes days before the Left Wing Extremism-hit constituencies in south Chhattisgarh go to the polls in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

Security personnel during an encounter with Maoists in Kanker district on April 16.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 06:55 AM IST

‘India will be completely Naxal-free’: Shah after 29 Naxals killed in Chh'garh

Amit Shah said “Naxalism has been confined to a small area due to the offensive policy of the government and the efforts of security forces”.

Union home minister Amit Shah said the Modi government is determined to free the country from Naxal menace,(PTI file)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 10:30 PM IST

29 Maoists killed in major anti-Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh's Kanker

Anti-Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh: The encounter is underway in the forest area of the Chhotebethiya police station limits.

The encounter broke out in a forest area of the Chhotebethiya police station limits.
(File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 07:39 PM IST

Maoists fire BGL shells on security camp in Bijapur; no injuries reported

The Maoists had called for a bandh in five states--Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra-- on Monday

Police said a search operation in the area is underway. (Representative Image)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 05:54 PM IST

12 workers killed as bus falls into ditch in Durg; PM Modi extends condolences

Durg Collector Richa Prakash Choudhary said that the bus was packed with workers.

A bus full of workers overturned in a mine in Durg, on Tuesday. The process of evacuating the people trapped in the bus is underway. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 09:36 AM IST

Three more Maoists killed by security forces in Chhattisgarh

Three suspected Maoists were killed in an encounter in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, bringing the total insurgents killed in 2024 to 50, up from 22 in 2023.

Chhattisgarh police said the gunfight started around 5.30am on Saturday. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2024 06:12 AM IST
By, Raipur

Congress leader Charan Das Mahant booked for ‘objectionable’ remarks against PM

The Chhattisgarh unit of BJP had complained to the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), accusing Mahant of inciting Congress workers and the public to commit violence against PM Modi

Congress leader Charan Das Mahant (File Photo)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 06:21 PM IST
ByHT CorrespondentHT Correspondent

IMD issues ‘heatwave alert’ for southern, eastern India for next two days

Heatwave: Areas likely to be affected include parts of Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Rayalaseema, and Telangana.

According to the IMD, a heatwave occurs when air temperatures reach levels that pose a risk to human health upon exposure. (Santosh Kumar/HT photo)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 05:30 PM IST

3 Maoists killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

Police said that the encounter took place in Pujari Kanker forest along the interstate border of Chhattisgarh and Telangana when a team of Greyhounds was out on an operation

Police said the identities of the deceased Maoists are yet to be ascertained and combing operation of the forest is going on. (Representative Image)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 02:19 PM IST

Massive fire engulfs power distribution company in Raipur's Kota

Residents were seen evacuating their homes in the vicinity of the incident location.

Footage shared by ANI depicted a large blaze with smoke emanating from the building.
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 04:45 PM IST

Ending Maoist violence requires military action, and more

While clear data exists to show that left-wing extremism is on the decline, the government must consolidate its recent Bijapur success against the Maoists

The CRPF and the Chhattisgarh Police on Tuesday gunned down 13 Maoists in the Bijapur district (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 04, 2024 10:22 PM IST

Chhattisgarh: Three more bodies of Maoists found after gunfight; toll rises to 13

The incident is the biggest blow for Maoists since 2019 when seven Maoists were gunned down by security forces in the forest close to the Odisha border in the Bastar district

The CRPF and the Chhattisgarh Police on Tuesday gunned down 10 Maoists in the Bijapur district (File Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 01:13 PM IST
ByS Kareemuddin

4 suspected Maoists killed in gunfight with security forces in Chhattisgarh

A total of four dead bodies of Maoists have been found after an exchange of fire between security forces and Maoists near Kendra -Korcholi jungles under Gangaloor police station

The gun battle took place in a forest at around 6am. (Representative file photo)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Bijapur encounter faked, say Maoists; police deny charge

Two days after six Maoists were killed in an alleged encounter in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Friday claimed there was no gunfight and the victims were caught and killed in a “fake” encounter, a claim denied by the police force.

CRPF and its CoBRA unit during a search operation in Bijapur on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 06:54 AM IST
By, Raipur

In Maoist-hit Bastar, an upsurge in aggression from both sides

Government data accessed by HT shows that across every indicator, numbers for the first three months of 2024 show a sharp increase from 2022 and 2023

CRPF officers during a camp in Puvarti. (HT photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 07:18 AM IST
By, , New Delhi/raipur

Six Maoists killed in Bijapur gunfight with security forces

Chhattisgarh encounters surged in early 2024, with 37 alleged Maoists killed, compared to 22 in all of 2023, highlighting a stark escalation.

Central Reserve Police Force and its CoBRA unit during the search operation following the encounter between security forces and Naxals, in Bijapur on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 01:29 AM IST
By, Raipur

6 suspected Maoists killed in gunfight with security forces in Chhattisgarh

Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) Sundarraj P said that the area in the jungles of Chikurbhatti and Pusbaka villages is being searched where the encounter took place

Bodies of Maoists are yet to be identified and search for arms and ammunition is underway. (Representative file photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 10:59 AM IST
By, S Kareemuddin

Congress nominates 4 for Chhattisgarh, 1 for Tamil Nadu

The Congress on Tuesday announced the candidates for the remaining four seats in Chhattisgarh and last seat in Tamil Nadu as it released its seventh list of nominees on Tuesday for the April-May general elections.

HT Image
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 08:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi/raipur

Congress names 5 candidates from Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu for Lok Sabha polls

With this, the Congress party has fielded a total of 194 candidates so far for the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls starting April 19.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary in-charge (organisation) KC Venugopal chair a Central Election Committee (CEC).(AICC)
Updated on Mar 26, 2024 09:55 PM IST

Baby slips out of man's hands, falls to death in Raipur mall | Shocking video

In a viral video, a man can be seen holding the baby in his arms near an escalator.

In an unfortunate incident, a baby died after falling down three floors at a mall in Chhattisgarh's Raipur on Tuesday. (X(formerly Twitter))
Published on Mar 21, 2024 04:25 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Chhattisgarh: 2 Maoists, including woman cadre, killed in encounter in Dantewada

Dantewada superintendent of police Gaurav Raihe said the bodies of the two Maoists have been brought to district headquarters and are yet to be identified

Police said combing operations in the area are going on. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 19, 2024 05:37 PM IST

Chhattisgarh: 17 villages of Hasdeo Aranya get Community Forest Management rights

These titles have been recognised in areas that were marked for nine coal blocks in Korba district including Paturia, Gidhmudi, Madanpur South, and coal bearing areas

In 2021, the residents of these villages participated in the 300-km padyatra to Raipur to meet the governor and the chief minister with a demand to protect the forests. (Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 10:36 AM IST

Odisha tops the list of states with highest malaria cases across India

Odisha contributed around 18.7% of the country’s malaria tally, followed by Chhattisgarh (31,713), Jharkhand (31,140), West Bengal (26,493), Tripura (22,412), Maharashtra (16,164) and Uttar Pradesh (13,585)

For representational purposes only. (AP Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 10:03 AM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Lok Sabha polls in Chhattisgarh from April 19 to May 7 in three phases

The upcoming general elections pose a huge challenge for the Congress as it has not fared well in the four parliamentary elections in 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019 in Chhattisgarh

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 07:20 PM IST

Developing Chhattisgarh, doubling GSDP in 5 years

The power of democracy defeated the negative forces and ensured Chhattisgarh’s contribution to the development journey of India.

Chhattisgarh government had promised to distribute a two-year pending bonus for paddy procurement to farmers across the state.. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)(AP)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 10:11 PM IST

Central Industrial Security Force marks 55th Raising Day in Bhilai

Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai underscored the pivotal role played by the CISF in upholding national security

Union minister of state for home affairs, Nityanand Rai, who was the chief guest of the Raising Day Parade, took the salute of the parade. (Image posted on X by Nityanand Rai)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 06:24 PM IST
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