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Jharkhand: Democracy's March Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management On December 17, 2015, the Jharkhand Police killed a People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) 'area commander', identified as Dinesh Sahu (28) in an encounter, at Bandha village under the Tupudana Block of Ranchi District in Jharkhand. He was wanted in at least 29 cases in the Khunti District. Khunti Superintendent of Police (SP) Anish Gupta disclosed, "He (Sahu) was wanted in several cases of rape, murder and extortion. Reacting on a tip-off by one of our informers, we found him and shot him dead." Four of Sahu's accomplices, however, managed to escape. Arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site. PLFI is a splinter group of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist). 21-Dec-2015
Meghalaya: Elusive Peace Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management On December 12, 2015, Meghalaya Police recovered the body of a Police constable, Khomraj Bhattarai, from a shallow grave near the Tapa Darengchi area in the North Garo Hills District. Bhattarai was abducted along with another person, identified as Muslo Hussain, by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants from Rongdongre village on November 6, 2015. Muslo Hussain was later released unharmed on November 19. Police suspect that GNLA 'area commander' Pilliport D. Shira was responsible for the abduction and subsequent execution of the Policeman. 14-Dec-2015
India-Africa and a sea of opportunities India and Africa are among the fastest growing economies today, set to accrue a huge advantage from their alliance. The Dark Continent’s arrival into the limelight in India has been long overdue writes Jayalakshmi Sengupta who heads the Delhi bureau of IBNS 02-Dec-2015
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