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A huge number,especially in a “lull” year and considerably more than the 393 Maoists killed across the country in the last five years from January 2011 to September 2015 (home ministry figures that also include alleged or unidentified Maoists many of whom could actually beinnocent tribals) If they are not attacking the police with the same ferocity as they did till recently what are they up to Is some bigger war of optics being played by both sides that few of us have the tools or even the desire to decipher It is not clear whether the state really wants to fool its citizens or is ignorant about what lies in its own backyard In the latest Dantewada attack last month two “new” theories have been put forward by the forces: First that this was a new mode of attack as the security personnel were in an open vehicle in civilian clothes returning from a holiday But in August 2011 11 cops had died when a similar contingent of Chhattisgarh Police was returning from a holiday in civilian clothes in an open vehicle when it was ambushed in Bijapur Many attacks on policemen have taken place during unsuspecting movements The second theory was about the digging of a tunnel for planting a landmine It cannot be funnier than this Armed attacks by Maoists have declined due to their depleted ammunition but IED blasts the safest mode of an assault are consistently increasing — 46 in 2013 50 in 2014 65 in 2015 (Chhattisgarh Police figures) This when IEDs are extensively recovered too — 153 in 2013 149 in 2014 and 232 in 2015 Last year Maoists had blasted an anti-landmine vehicle in Dantewada killing five personnel The Darbhaassault on the Congress convoy was effected by an IED blast on a national highway The first primer on Bastar tells you that its roads be it forest lanes or highways are strewn with landmines Step carefully Both the state and the insurgents prefer this zone of darkness which gives them crucial space for continuing with their plans unhindered and uninhibited The recent incidents in Bastar are like deja vu tales heard and seen earlier At first Dandakaranya was a horrific tragedy now it has become a farce A farce in which the nation willingly participates Obviously then despite the recent noise the establishment seems unruffled It knows how the farce unfolds and unravels The comedy only gets amplified by repeated performances [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 11 2017 3:51 pm Bhutia aims to create the conditions for discovering creating and building talent for Indian football Top News Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia’s involvement with the SESA Football Academy has been crucial in its quest to discover talent says the academy’s president Annanya Agarwal Bhutia had in May inaugurated the academy which aims to create the conditions for discovering creating and building talent for Indian football “Bhaichung Bhutia is on-board as our chief adviser and spends a lot of time with us His involvement has been very critical He has given us a few big pieces of advise whichwe’ve taken to heart and putting it into practise” Agarwal said He said through the academy they hope to find a player who is at par with the best in the world besides playing a role in India can also compete in top international tournaments Asked about its vision and objective Agarwal said “At the larger scale there are two objectives — at the macro level help create talent to facilitate India participate inglobal level football competitions in the far future and in the medium term to create one player who has skill sets that match global standards “This essentially means one player out of our system whois talented enough to play alongside the best in the worldbecause I think if one person from here can go and do that? like Kejriwal and many AAP leaders, where a masked assailant is seen entering the mosque and running away after shooting Ahmed dead. “The city is ours and we will make it run the way we want to make it run, HBO now, There is a similar halving in the volatile category of fruit.

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this will be one of the few times in recent memory that diplomacy has held sway over force. The avalanche of small donations he received allowed him to stay on the campaign trail. He said: "The road between independent nationality and independent state is very narrow. For one.

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