The Indian Express reported Wednesday that a proposal to adopt a new technology that would cut time taken to construct a 1-km road stretch to just around two days had been gathering dust with the Chhattisgarh government for at least three years.
Senior police officers said the ambush took place after personnel from the 74th battalion of CRPF had emerged from their camp to secure an under-construction road in a Maoist stronghold in south Sukma.
They died following sterilisation operations in Chhattisgarh, conducted in government camps. The Sunday Express returns to fathers struggling to raise their children and families holding on to fraying memories.
Arguing for the villagers, advocate Yug Choudhary said that there were many holes in the state’s version of the events. He said medical evidence has shown wounds from sharp-edged objects on the injured.
Katekalyan has quietly been building another identity — as the nursery of organic farming mushrooming across the district, where farmers have come together to set up a company to market their produce across the country.
The address came a day after the spiritual leader went to the Maoist violence-hit district of Bijapur to open a sports academy, with a satsang also organised in the district headquarters in the evening.
Chhattisgarh-based freelance journalist Santosh Yadav was arrested hours after a reported altercation with senior police officers in Darbha, after he had asked the police about five villagers missing from Badrimau village.
Seven years ago, he allegedly killed his parents and buried them in the lawns of his house. Then, he allegedly killed his ‘girlfriend’, entombed the body and carried out a stunning impersonation of her.
The move comes a day after the government asked Bastar Inspector General SRP Kalluri to go on medical leave following allegations of police excesses and intimidation of researchers, activists and journalists.
The meetings came a day after messages from activists from across the country to Bastar police officers seeking assurances on Bela Bhatia’s safety were replied to in an “intimidatory, threatening, and abusive” manner.