The famed Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, has rich collections of paintings — one of them is the work of Pesaduram — an illiterate tribal tiller of remote Gadabangar village in Narayanpur district in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bastar.
It’s been a week since Mallojula Koteswara Rao, alias Kishenji, died in a police encounter in the thick jungles of West Midnapore in Bengal, but the spectre of his movement is still haunting the state government. Six 'concerned citizens' were appointed as interlocutors between state and the armed Naxals. But with Kishanji killed, five of the six people have resigned.
With the Maoist fear gripping the by-election-bound Umarkote Assembly constituency in Nabarangpur district, State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S Srinivasan has urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ensure sealing of the border with neighbouring Chhattisgarh. Srinivasan, who is worried over the growing Maoist presence in tribal-dominated Umarkote, in a letter to the ECI, gave the latter suggestions for conduct of free and fair polls.
Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh), Nov. 1 (ANI): Maoists forced a daylong shutdown in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur District on Tuesday to oppose the foundation-day anniversary celebrations of the state.
Chhattisgarh was carved out of neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 2000.
The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) put up several pamphlets on the Narayanpur-Sonpur road and asked its cadres and people to stay away from the functions.
The insurgents have demanded withdrawal of troops and cessation of action against them in the rebel-infested Bastar region.
Raipur : One trooper and four Maoist rebels were killed in a prolonged gunbattle Wednesday in a jungle stretch of Chhattisgarh, police said.
The gun fight took place in an interior forested area of Narayanpur district that is part of state's sprawling mineral rich but restive Bastar region.
The gunfight broke out when Maoists opened indiscriminate fire on a contingent of state policemen who were on anti-Maoist operation in Tirkanar forested area, some 280 km south from capital Raipur.
Their mandate while taking on the challenge of Maoist violence is different, Personnel of F Coy 107 battalions of the Border Security Forces, deployed in the sensitive areas of Chitrakonda are tasked with instilling a sense of security in the local tribal population, bringing about peace and order and helping to initiate development programmes.
Pitted against the armed cadre of Maoists, which includes “our own people,” the Border Security Forces (BSF) is shifting their focus to understanding the problems of the local population and the culture and traditions of tribal’s.
The Exicutive Engeener of Public Works Department, Jagdalpur invites tenders notice for construction of high school (national education campaign) in Panarpara block Jagdalpur.
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