Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand flew to the US on Friday with Chief Minister Raman Singh on a 10-day trip to woo investors.
Shankar has emerged from the jungles after working with the Maoists. He has surrendered to police. Ramesh still attends a Maoist school in the forests.
Only cash works in Hasda village and residents warn that their support for the government’s fight against black money may not last another week.
This comes amid reports that left-wing extremists were forcing villagers in their strongholds to deposit money in them following the demonetisation of higher denomination notes.
Along with Prasad and Sundar, the police had booked eight other rights activists under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Anti-Naxal Operations Special Director General DM Awasthi said that the bodies of the six have been recovered, while many more may have been injured or even killed.
Located 25 km from the closest small town of Antagarh, on a near unmotorable road, and surrounded by forests, Koylibeda is the tehsil headquarters.
Nandini Sundar, Archana Prasad say charges ‘absurd, fabricated’.
Activists have often accused the administration of hounding out anybody including journalists who have questioned the police narrative in Bastar.
According to experts, the demography of Chhattisgarh, with close to 50 per cent of the population either Scheduled Caste or tribal, lends itself to a “more liberal outlook” -- making separation less of a taboo than in many other states.
A senior police officer told The Indian Express, on the condition of anonymity, that the extent of “inside help” involved in the jailbreak was “staggering”.
Police say the men used sharpened plates as weapons to slit his throat and then gagged Chandan Ahirwar, the second guard who rushed there on hearing some noise.
Using mobile phones and Bluetooth, the Pahadi Korbas of Chhattisgarh record and share songs of their community and rediscover a dying language.
The part of the jail where terror suspects and hardened criminals are kept will be converted into a high-security zone, he said.
The CM had also announced that a cash reward of Rs 40 lakh (Rs 5 lakh for each of the eight SIMI activists) would be distributed among villagers who informed the police.
The audio tapes, which come in the wake of video clips that did the rounds within hours of the operation on October 31, raise questions about the official version of the sequence of events.
Naresh Pal became the first witness in Khejradev panchayat to have spotted the eight SIMI activists who were gunned down hours after they escaped from the Bhopal Central Jail on Monday.
The PM was taken around several spots in Naya Raipur, being built by the Raman Singh government as the planned capital of Chhattisgarh.
Long and traumatic road to recovery for 28-year-old constable Jitender Kumar who was severely injured in a blast in Bastar while on election duty in 2014.
It was previously reported Sonaku Ram and Bijlu had gone to a relative’s home from Gadhda village in neighbouring Dantewada bearing the news of a death in the family.
Tauseef Ahmed Bhat, charged with sedition by Chhattisgarh police for “liking and sharing” anti-India posts on Facebook was given bail on the basis of freedom of expression.
The effigy burning came days after the CBI held the police responsible for the burning of “160 homes in Tadmetla village” in March 2011.
The protests come three days after the CBI, in its status report, blamed the police for the burning of houses in Tadmetla.
S R P Kalluri, SSP Dantewada at the time of the operation, said that “whatever happened, happened under my directions”.
CBI has held that 323 SPOs/police personnel and 95 CRPF/COBRA personnel were involved in the operation that led to the arson.
Chhattisgarh: Presenting a status report on its investigation, the CBI informed a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur that “160 houses in village Tadmetla were completely burnt during the police operation.”
The idea behind the firm was simple, says Harihar Patel, one of the founders. If their farmland was rich in coal, and if they had to give it up for vikaas, they would mine it themselves.
On Tuesday, Rai sharpened his attack on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, and said that he would "call a donkey a donkey, and not a horse."
Till a year ago, the Maoists would come to Hurrepinjodi, a cluster of 40 homes in a valley of the Charre Marre hills in Kanker district, at least several times a month.
Senior officials said a showcause notice may be sent to the officer on the “next working day”.
The Congress attack comes on a day Chief Minister Raman Singh held a public rally in Jagdalpur in Bastar.
The boys left home on foot to meet their aunt, but returned in body bags, killed in what the police called an anti-Maoist operation.
The villagers said the two deceased, aged 16 and 18, were from the Barsoor region in Dantewada and had gone to a relative's village in the same district to inform them about a death in the family when they were shot dead.
Following his death, members of Dalit community resorted to stone-pelting in a locality dominated by upper-caste Thakurs.
The Thakurs have been confined to their homes ever since a 35-year-old Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death by policemen of the nearby Mulmula police station on September 17.
An memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Tata and the Chhattisgarh government in June 2005, with an estimated cost of Rs 19,500 crore.