Dantewada: News

07 Nov 2023


Assembly elections: Polling begins in Chhattisgarh, Mizoram

Polling for the 2023 assembly elections in Chhattisgarh (first phase) and Mizoram began on Tuesday morning.

20 May 2023


Dantewada blast: Chhattisgarh Police detains 8 suspected Maoists, including minor 

In a significant development, the Chattisgarh Police detained eight more Maoists, including a minor boy, in the Dantewada blast case, PTI reported.

30 Apr 2023


Dantewada blast: Police release accused Maoist's photo, announce cash reward 

In a significant development in the probe into the recent Dantewada blast, the Chattisgarh Police released the alleged mastermind's photograph and announced a cash reward for information on involved Maoists.

28 Apr 2023


Maoists were signaled about DRG's presence in van: Preliminary assessment

A preliminary assessment by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) into the bomb attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on Wednesday revealed that Maoists received signals regarding the jawans' presence in the vehicle prior to the attack.

08 May 2019


Chhattisgarh: 10 former Maoists become woman commandos

Faced with an everlasting battle with Maoists, Chhattisgarh police and paramilitary forces have for the first time inducted 30 woman commandos into their fold.

02 May 2019


Chhattisgarh: Mastermind of Maoist attack, who killed BJP leader, dies

In a major achievement for security forces, the mastermind of Maoist attack in April, in which BJP lawmaker Bheema Mandavi lost his life, was killed in an encounter on Thursday. Along with Mandavi, 5 police personnel had also died.

25 Apr 2019


Candidates who beat all odds to crack UPSC CSE 2018

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year is one of the most challenging competitive exams.

18 Apr 2019


Chhattisgarh: 2 Naxals involved in BJP MLA's killing gunned down

Two Naxals, allegedly involved in the killing of BJP MLA Mandavi and four security personnel, were gunned down in a fierce encounter with police today in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

11 Apr 2019


Ballot over bullets: Defying threats, residents of Bastar cast votes

Sending a strong message to Naxals and reinstating faith in democracy, voters of Bastar in Chhattisgarh turned up in huge numbers at polling booths to cast their votes.

31 Oct 2018


Dantewada Naxal attack: Injured cop dies, casualty-count rises to 4

A 35-year-old Assistant Constable, Rakesh Kaushal, who was critically injured during yesterday's Naxal attack in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, died in a private hospital in Raipur today.

11 Sep 2018


Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill two men for being 'police informers'

Two villagers were allegedly kidnapped and hacked to death by Naxals in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on the suspicion of being police informers, an official said Tuesday.

11 Aug 2018


Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill man on suspicion of being police informer

A 35-year-old man was killed by Naxals in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, after accusing him of being a police informer.

09 Aug 2018


Chhattisgarh: Engine of evacuated train derails after Naxals uproot tracks

The engine of an empty rake of the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train derailed after Naxals uprooted railway tracks near Kamaloor railway station in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said.

19 Jul 2018


Chhattisgarh: Eight Naxals killed in encounter with security forces

Security forces today killed at least eight Naxals, including four women, in a fierce encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, a senior police official said.

15 Apr 2018


Kadaknath: The black chicken that's ruling the roost in Dantewada

Women in conflict-ridden Dantewada have found a new lease of life, courtesy a locally-farmed black-feathered chicken known for its flavorful meat - Kadaknath.

Girl from Naxal-hit area secures 99th rank in UPSC exam

The success story of Namrata Jain cracking UPSC'16 may not garner much limelight but is unusual and inspirational.