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Ground Zero, new Maoist zone: No teachers, hospital 35 km away

As The Indian Express reported Thursday, a 25-page document recovered from the Maoists in April details plans to cash in on local issues, such as the price of bamboo, to gain local support in the new zone, as they did in Bastar.

Bamboo prices to jobs, Maoists tap local issues in new zone

Warning cadre in the new zone to “proceed with caution”, it says, “Secrecy is not being kept, there is hurriedness, those we taking into the organisation are not being talked to in depth about our politics and work.

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Use mobiles, tap WhatsApp: Maoist paper reveals propaganda machine tech upgrade

The 25-page document, recovered after an encounter in April, states that for the first time, cadre up to the level of divisional commander have been allowed the use of mobile phones and tablets for easy access to reading material.

Spreading their footprint, Maoists map new zone of operations in three states

The new area covers forested pockets in districts such as Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh, Gondia in Maharashtra, and northern Rajnandgaon and parts of CM Raman Singh’s home district Kabirdham and Mungeli in Chhattisgarh.

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