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Rural spread feared as 40 test positive in one Bastar village

May 08, 2021 5:53 am

Jodatarai village in Geedam block, 19-odd km from the district headquarters, has been declared a containment zone, with the residents themselves sealing it off.

175 personnel killed in 10 years: Why Bastar still remains a Maoist bastion

April 05, 2021 8:03 am

The key concern is that security forces are still struggling in this region, known as Bastar, despite the campaign against the Left-wing extremists starting around 15 years ago.

Bhupesh Baghel: ‘When Congress fares weakly, it’s discussed...when we win, it’s not’

November 24, 2020 11:27 am

"Naxalism has not ended. Its impact is still there. But there has been a decrease in the number of incidents", says Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

To save their trees, Bastar's tribal sentinels stand up to tradition

October 13, 2020 7:27 am

On September 1, the gram sabha of Kakalgud resolved they would not give any more trees from the forest around their village.

Bastar sees recent spike in Maoist activities, police cite ‘desperation’

September 14, 2020 8:49 am

According to Bijapur SP Kamlochan Kashyap, “We have been foiling their plans that could inflict damage on the security personnel and they haven't been able to carry out anything substantial for months now. The frustration is coming out on the lone targets.”

Naxal ambush: Bodies of 17 personnel found inside Bastar forest, their weapons looted

March 23, 2020 9:51 am

Chhattisgarh DGP Durgesh Awasthi said: “We have recovered all 17 bodies. All of them are from Chhattisgarh. Our men came under very heavy fire for over five hours, and they fought valiantly.”

In Chhattisgarh's Naxal heartland, tribal carver turns beacon of change for inmates

January 14, 2020 2:49 pm

The road to redemption, especially for inmates, is long and fraught with hurdles. And Mandavi believes that the society makes it harder for them to lead a normal life.

Chhattisgarh: Incessant rains cause flooding in Bastar division

August 08, 2019 9:19 pm

In Sukma, officials said that 1181 people have shifted to relief camps, with the district practically cut off with primary roads under water. Officials have been visiting residents of low lying homes in Sukma and Konta, attempting to convince them to move to shelter camps.

NITI Aayog’s list: How this district in Bastar worked its way to top aspirational ranking

July 29, 2019 6:57 am

For outsiders, Kondagaon was a poor district, deeply affected by left-wing extremism, and cut off from the mainstream — hardly the profile one would associate with topping such parameters.

Chhattisgarh: Seven Maoists killed in Bastar encounter

July 28, 2019 3:46 am

The bodies are being brought to Jagdalpur for identification, police officials said. One INSAS rifle, four .303 rifles, and other muzzle-loading weapons and camping material have been recovered from the spot.


The Big Picture: Passage through India

January 04, 2015 4:27 pm

A journey is usually defined by the destination, but this one, along Latitude 20°15’, cutting through four states across India’s waist.


23 Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

February 28, 2016 4:04 pm

Bastar (Chhattisgarh), Feb 28 (ANI): Twenty-three Naxals, including two women, on Sunday surrendered in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh citing “ill-treatment” by senior cadres. The Maoists, who surrendered before senior police officials, said they were “frustrated” by the ill-treatment meted out to them. Bastar Collector Amit Kataria said that an encouragement amount of Rs 10,000 would be given to each of them, besides facilities under the surrender and rehabilitation policy.