Rise in Maoist casualties, Nikhil Gupta moved to US, and deaths due to heatstroke

First, Jayprakash S Naidu of Indian Express explains what happened in Chhattisgarh, where eight Maoists were killed in an encounter by security forces on June 15. He also talks about how the frequency of such anti-Naxal encounters is increasing and why.

Divya A from Indian Express then speaks to us about the extradition of Nikhil Gupta to the United States. Indian national Nikhil Gupta was arrested in the Czech Republic last June on charges of involvement in the assassination plot of Khalistani separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. (8:22)

And finally, we talk about the increase in fatalities due to the heat wave that is affecting many states in India and what the Ministry of Health is doing to improve the situation. (16:31)

Presented by Niharika Nanda
Produced and written by Niharika Nanda and Shashank Bhargava
Edited and mixed by Suresh Pawar

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