No checks on ammonium nitrate import

VISAKHAPATNAM: Be it Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Varanasi or Hyderabad, which came under terror attacks, one factor stood out in common. In all the deadly strikes, the terror outfits used ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) as the basic explosive to wreak havoc. Even Maoists rely on the lethal chemical in their improvised explosive devices ( IEDs) for causing maximum damage.

A spark of learning in Chhattisgarh's conflict zone

 Chhattisgarh Jungle

New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): The drive between Kanker district headquarters and Bhanupratappur is through lush greenery, the pride of Bastar, known for its verdant forests, its bio-diversity and of course the tribal culture that it supports and in turn is nurtured by forest wealth.

It is difficult to imagine, that a place of such infinite natural beauty, where human beings down the generations have lived in harmony with nature, celebrating its cycles, its various forms and seasons, can be a battle-ground, spawn a culture of strife, of growing violence.

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Chhattisgarh CM, Governor condemn yesterday's naxal attack

Raipur, Oct 8 (PTI) Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt and Chief Minister Raman Singh today condemned yesterday's naxal attack in Dantewada district. Three jawans of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) were killed and another was injured as the mini-truck carrying them was blown up in a landmine explosion in Bastanar area yesterday. Governor Dutt said in a message today that the incident showed that naxals were frustrated. Such acts undermined the development of the region, he said, paying homage to the dead SSB jawans. Chief Minister Raman Singh called the attack "cowardly" and "disgraceful".