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Third attack in three days, Maoists kill six policemen in Bastar
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Four policemen were killed in the Maoist attack so far and several other are in critical condition.

Bodies of seven cops killed in Naxal attack recovered
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Amid heavy security, the bodies of the Special Task Force personnel were taken to Kankerlanka camp.

Naxals kill 7 of elite force in Sukma
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

While some of the injured have reached the nearest police camp, the bodies of the dead are yet to be evacuated.

The danger: Like CRPF, police may hold back, allow Maoists to recover
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

The CRPF has nearly 30,000 personnel posted in Chhattisgarh and provide crucial support to the state police.

PDS Scam: Bitter tussle ensues in Congress before party elections
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Sects of Congress have publicly sparred over the party’s strategy for the PDS scam and blamed each other for taking the battle decisively to the BJP government.

‘Mukhyamantri ka saala’ is a story of growth in Chhattisgarh
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Adverse orders, indictments, probe, House ridicule... nothing seems to stop Raman Singh kin Sanjay Singh.

Chhattisgarh: Stop work in Maoist areas: forest staff to CM
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Seek release of guard held in police informer’s murder case, say rebels forced him.

After rice, salt at centre of new Chhattisgarh scam
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

The ACB recently took 186 samples of Amrit Namak across the state from places like Bastar, Dhamtari and Mahasamund.

Chhattisgarh PDS rice scam: probe widens as police find a list with names, alleged bribes
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Memo found in search mentions ‘CM Madam,’ police say that refers to wife of Food Dept staff.

Rs 1,000 cr in hands of ‘Naxal-backed’ panch, officials fear misuse
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Candidates with ‘Maoist links’ sweep Bastar polls.

Notes from a Divided Land
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Ilina Sen’s memoir of her days in Chhattisgarh does not quite bring to life the interesting times she has lived through.

After AAP landslide, Sangam Vihar hopes promises will be kept
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

Asia’s largest unauthorised colony has pinned hopes on Mohaniya as it voted him back by a massive margin of 43,988 votes.

Down to the wire: Narendra Modi selfie booth vs Aam Aadmi Party late surge
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

Hastakshar was assigned the most significant of all the 70 constituencies —- Arvind Kejriwal’s New Delhi.

In AAP’s way, a Kejriwal fan and a proven winner
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Indian Express moves into Asia’s largest unauthorised colony to live there — and track the battle for the capital.

The loyalist dithers
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

AAP and BJP supporters sum one another up and wonder, what if?

They would like AAP to jolt Modi, unless it jolts itself
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

Sangam Vihar has an estimated 10,000 small or medium garment workshops that accept orders from various firms and stitch material for export.

Rents within reach of poor, land as costly as Delhi’s poshest
Mon, Feb 02, 2015

The Indian Express moves into Asia’s largest unauthorised colony to live there — and track the battle for the capital.

Dense and dingy, yet women feel ‘safer’ in colony than outside
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Sangam Vihar has recorded less than half a per cent of its incidents of violence against women.

Where power flows through water pipelines
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The water crisis became acute from 2005 when electricity supply led to a sudden rise in population.

Healthcare in Sangam Vihar is tale of a long, 50-yard gap
Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Sangam Vihar still doesn’t have even one government health centre with beds or inpatient facilities.

All parties love this illegal colony: Its people don’t count, their votes do
Sat, Jan 24, 2015

The Indian Express reporter Ashutosh Bhardwaj moves into Asia’s largest unauthorised colony to track the battle for the capital.

Third option: Transgender is Raigarh mayor
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

The family now rushes to reclaim the “son”, who lives with transgenders.

Fall of the fortress
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

The chief minister’s personal machinery worked hard during the campaign but the BJP lost, with Congress grabbing four of the six seats.

Shock defeat for BJP in Chhattisgarh civic elections
Mon, Jan 05, 2015

In 2009, the BJP had won six of the nine municipal corporations, 18 of 32 municipalities and 71 of the 127 nagar panchayats.

The Hunted: Maoists who surrender want a family life, but nothing really changes for them
Mon, Jan 05, 2015

Maoists who surrender want a family life, away from the shadow of death.

Saffron in Red corridor, BJP needs an anti-Maoist strategy
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

The BJP had blamed the previous UPA government of being “soft” towards the Naxals.

Cong sidelined, Raipur literature festival concludes without controversy
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

The Congress had earlier tried to make it a political issue and even called writers and urged them to boycott the event.

Girl from Dandakaranya may soon be doctor from China
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

Tejaswi’s father is highest-ranked Maoist to have ever surrendered, she is perhaps the only Naxal child to study abroad.

Maoist strike: CRPF blames BSF pilots for ‘misconduct,’ says fire them
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

This is the first time that a top officer of a paramilitary force in Chhattisgarh has blamed officers.

Congress urges writers to boycott Raipur literature festival
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

The Congress argued that the festival should be boycotted as the state “is still in mourning”.

70% Chhattisgarh Naxal surrenders are neither ‘Naxal’ nor ‘surrenders’
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

None of the 136 Maoists to have surrendered in Chhattisgarh from January 2009 to May 2014 has received any benefits either.

Chhattisgarh govt orders probe into recovery of ignored uniforms and shoes of slain CRPF men
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

The Indian Express had reported that uniforms and boots of the dead CRPF personnel were found in a garbage dump of the hospital.

At Raipur morgue, how they play politics with remains of CRPF dead
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Doctors said no post-mortem examination was conducted in the hospital after the autopsies of the CRPF personnel.

CRPF men got separated from team, became easy targets
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

A few villagers also claimed that the Maoists had been tracking the forces over the last two days.

Chhattisgarh Maoists attack: PM Modi condemns ‘brutal’ and ‘inhuman’ attack on CRPF jawans
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

Deputy commandant, assistant commandant among those killed; Rajnath says ‘personally hurt’.

Tobacco banned in Chhattisgarh, not for factories linked to Health Minister Agrawal
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Agrawal’s family runs a flourishing business in gudakhu, a product believed to be the biggest cause of oral cancer in the state.