Veteran Marxist leader VS Achuthanandan, an atheist, today quoted the Holy Bible in the state Assembly while launching a scathing attack on Finance Minister KM Mani, a die-hard Catholic, for his alleged involvement in bar bribery scam.
The Bombay High Court on Monday directed Nagpur prison authorities to admit suspended Delhi University professor G N Saibaba, arrested for alleged Maoist links, to a hospital of his choice for treatment.
Brother of a surrendered naxal, who had claimed that ultras suffered a huge loss in Pidmel encounter with security forces, was murdered by Maoists today in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district.
Inclement weather forced the Raipur-bound plane of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to be flown back to Jagdalpur in Bastar district Sunday evening, which delayed his departure to Delhi by a couple of hours, a top official said.
Describing Naxals as obstacle to development, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said violence is not the way to express grievances and the Centre was ready for "any tough stand" to ensure peace.
For the second consecutive year, the Congress party in Chhattisgarh will observe 'martyrdom day' on Monday to pay homage to the victims, including senior state party leaders, of May 25 Jiram valley Naxal attack.