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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 ..

Odisha and Andhra Pradesh police decide to conduct joint operations and share information to combat Left Wing Extremism

The Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Police have recently decided to conduct joint operations and share information to effectively combat the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in the border areas of the two states. This was decided in a meeting in Bhubaneswar, which was attended by Odisha DGP R P Sharma, his Andhra Pradesh counterpart R P ..

Tata Trusts signs MoU with Government of India (GoI) to provide development support in Naxal-hit districts in Chhattisgarh

Tata Trusts, the philanthropic organisation, has signed a MoU with the Government of India (GoI) to provide development initiatives in 8 worst Naxal-affected districts in Chhattisgarh, which were covered under the “transformation of aspirational” districts programme of NITI Ayog. As per the pact, the Tata Trusts will help the government in conducting surveys and providing ..

Person in News: ‘Alex Paul Menon’

The then District Collector of Sukma District (Chhattisgarh) who was abducted by the Moists. The 32 year old 2006-batch IAS Officer was abducted by Naxalites on April 21, 2012 from Manjipara village where he was attending a government programme. He was released by the Moists after a 13-days after reaching an agreement with the government ..

News Today : January 16, 2012

Pakistan’s Parliament passes a pro-democracy Resolution The Parliament of Pakistan has passed a pro-democracy resolution which gives a moral booster for the beleaguered government that is haunted by the graft issues and the so called memogate controversy. The resolution, introduced by a junior partner of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party, was passed by a two-thirds ..

Playground in Villages under IAP Districts-Rural Development Ministry

The proposal to build one playground in each village, falling under the 60 Integrated Action Plan (IAP) districts under the MGNREGS works was approved by the Union Rural Development Authority. The playground would be used for games like football, volleyball, hockey and kabbadi. The decision was taken with an aim to revitalize sports for the ..

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 ..