Dipankar Ghose


At Sukma camp, CRPF DIG speaks out: Kept telling Chhattisgarh govt to speed up road
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

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.

25 CRPF personnel killed in Sukma: Day after, ground Zero; ‘intel failure, human shields and huge arms loot’
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Around 200m from the road, the trees allow very little sun, and the terrain is rocky and uneven. In one corner, next to a stone, is a small patch of leaves now shaded red.

In an early warning, Naxals killed Sarpanch 2 months ago
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

CRPF officers admitted that they had little or no intelligence of the build-up of Maoist cadre for such an attack, barely a kilometre away from the 74th Battalion camp.

Blood on road: CRPF men killed on key Sukma stretch
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The 56-km under-construction stretch has five police stations and 15 CRPF camps. Burkapal has CRPF’s 74th battalion camp, which came under fire today.

Worst in Chhattisgarh in seven years: 25 CRPF men killed by Maoists in Sukma
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

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.

Tribals want govt to scrap 1979 order denying sterilisation access
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Baigas in court against order issued by govt of undivided MP

Chhattisgarh: Backward district’s Dream 30 grooms poor kids with quality education
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The initiative was launched in May 2016 in the impoverished district with 67 per cent tribal population to educate meritorious children from poor families.

Chhattisgarh: News anchor learns of husband’s death while reading live bulletin, finishes telecast
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Chhattisgarh: Supreet Kaur had heard enough to know that she was reading out the news of her husband's death live on television.

Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy: Two and a half years, deaths of 13 mothers later
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

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.

Raman Singh to start Suraj Abhiyan today
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

Under the Abhiyan, Singh, now in his third term as CM, travels to blocks across the state with officials to identify problems and listen to grievances.

Will hang cow killers: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

A senior official from the Chief Minister’s Office, however, sought to play down Singh’s statement and said it had been “lost in translation.”

Over Rs 1,095 crore spent on incomplete anicuts in Chhattisgarh: CAG report
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Criticising the state government for lack of any plan for management of water supply from the anicuts.

Canadian missing in Maoist zone Sukma
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Chhattisgarh Police said Szlazak was stopped by Maoists and dalam members to enquire about his presence in the area.

Chhattisgarh: How a 1,400-km road trip to Maoist heartland changed a doctor’s life
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Gynaecologist Dr Arun Choudhary, 29, is among the young, first-generation specialists offering hope and relief at the Bijapur district hospital

Chhattisgarh: No ambush, CRPF fired on us, ‘encounter’ victims argue
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

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.

Doctors respond to Chhattisgarh SOS, Naxal-hit area sees their numbers triple
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Director, Health Services, R Prasanna says funds were used from the District Mineral Foundation and National Health Mission to create these incentivised slabs

Day after sukma ambush: Bombs in tiffin carriers, arrows with explosives among leftovers
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

'This is considered their stronghold. That weakens if a road is built. At least half of the 18-km road has been built, and they were desperate,” an official said.

Worst attack in two years, Maoists kill 12 CRPF men in Sukma
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

The Maoists struck at 9 am, a kilometre from the Bhejji camp, towards Kottacheru, when more than hundred CRPF personnel were on their way for an area-domination exercise.

Journalist’s daughter to finally get a name as he returns home on bail
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Yadav, who freelanced for two newspapers, was arrested hours after he had an altercation with police officers at the Darbha police station.

In Maoist heartland, farmers turn to organic farming, reap benefits
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

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.

Notice issued to Bastar’s ex-IG SRP Kalluri for indiscipline
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

All letters issued to Kalluri are in connection with a private function held in Jagdalpur, in which Sukma SP IK Elsela allegedly said that human rights workers should be run over by vehicles.

Chhattisgarh: Sukma SP transferred over ‘remark on activists’
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The Congress protested in the Assembly against the police official’s alleged remark that human rights organisations should be “run over by vehicles”.

Maoists using wrong path to pursue social justice: Sri sri Ravi Shankar
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

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: SC frees Bastar scribe 17 months after arrest
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

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.

Money for toilets they built never came, now they are trapped
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

The money they were supposed to get did not land and Khande’s son and his family left for the kilns, ignoring warnings about what could be in store.

Chhattisgarh: Villagers walk 30 km to protest ‘fake encounter’ killing of two in Dantewada
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

The villagers say that the duo went to the bazaar in Kirandul on January 28 to buy supplies for Kadti’s newborn child when they were picked up and later killed

Five years after tribal girl’s murder, Chhattisgarh CID arrests police station in-charge
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

In July 2011, a police team from the Chando police station, close to the Jharkhand border in north Chhattisgarh, had shot and killed Khalkho.

Stone Cold: The story of Udayan Das, his secrets
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

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.

Days after Kalluri exit from Bastar, two ‘anti-Maoist’ groups disband
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The Chhattisgarh government has long being accused of allowing groups that use intimidatory tactics to flourish in Bastar.

Moved out of Bastar, Kalluri attached to Raipur police HQ
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Kalluri was SSP Dantewada when there were allegations that security forces burnt homes and raped three women in the villages of Tadmetla and Morpalli in Sukma.

Bastar IG Kalluri asks DGP for fresh posting
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

With no transfer orders issued thus far, a senior official said that he had not “officially rejoined work thus far”.

Two skeletons dug out at Madhya Pradesh man’s Raipur residence
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

Das, accused of killing live-in partner, murdered parents in 2012, say police

Chhattisgarh govt submits action plan for rights protection
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

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.

Bastar top cop who went after activists, journalists asked by govt to go on leave
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

While the state government has attempted a facesaver, claiming that Kalluri had asked for leave on health grounds, the IG said he was “under orders to proceed on leave”.

Chhattisgarh ‘Naxal surrenders’: Screening cleared just 3 per cent in 2016
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

Over the past three years, surrender numbers have shot up in Bastar, with 1,210 listed in 2016.

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, officials meet activist Bela Bhatia, assure safety
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

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.