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Santosh Rana, veteran Naxalite leader, passes away

Santosh Rana (76), the veteran Naxalite leader, has passed away in Kolkata on June 29, 2019. He is one of the foremost leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) and a major thinker on caste, class and tribal politics in West Bengal and winner of a top literary award in the State. The CPI-ML ..

A K Patnaik committee to review cases against tribals in naxal-hit areas of Chhattisgarh

The Congress government in Chhattisgarh has recently constituted a high-level committee under a retired Supreme Court judge to review cases against tribals who are in prison for alleged involvement in Left-Wing Extremism (LWE). This marks a shift from the stance adopted by the previous BJP government which was often accused of targeting social rights activists ..

What is Urban Naxalism?

The term Urban Naxals is not clearly defined. The origin of the word can be traced to the book and a few essays by film-maker and social media opinion-maker Vivek Agnihotri’s book, Urban Naxals: The Making of Buddha in a Traffic Jam. The phrase of Urban Naxals is loosely attributed to the people with naxalite ..

Ch Kamalamma, veteran Communist leader passes away

Ch Kamalamma (90), the Telangana armed struggle fighter and veteran Communist leader, has passed away in Hyderabad on March 11, 2018. She was native of Warangal district of Telangana. She joined the post Independence armed struggle to fight the rule of erstwhile Nizams of Hyderabad and their army of Razakars as part of Telangana Liberation ..

Saranda Action Plan

The Govt has finalized a developmental action plan in Naxal affected districts particularly in eastern India. The ‘Saranda Action Plan’, set by Rural Development Ministry, will be implemented firstly in Jharkhand’s Naxal-hit Saranda district. As per the plan, instant precedence is to allocate solar lanterns and bicycles, construction of prefab houses for BPL families under ..

News Today : May 2, 2010

Events / Happenings & Observances:World Laughter DayWorld Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in May all over the world since 1998 when the first celebration was held on January 11, 1998, in Mumbai. The event was launched by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. Laughter Yoga movement has over ..

National News Today 28.6.09

June 18, 2009 Committee to review Coastal SecurityJune 19, 2009: Navy seals 45,000-cr deal: seven warshipsJune 20, 2009 : Sarod maestro Ali Akbar Khan passes awayJune 20, 2009: 797th Urs of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisty begins in AjmerJune 20, 2009 Andhra Pradesh ‘e-parishakaram for speedy redressal of grievancesJune 21, 2009 : A committee headed by by ..