Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of backing "urban Maoists" and described the left-wing extremists as "monsters with evil mindset".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to national broadcaster Doordarshan's cameraman Achyutanand Sahu, who was killed by Naxals last month in Chhattisgarh, even as he accused the opposition Congress of shielding "urban Maoists".
A CISF trooper and three civilians were killed when Maoists blew up a vehicle in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, four days before the first phase of Assembly polls in the state, police said.
A policeman who was critically injured in Tuesday's Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district died in a private hospital, police said.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the deaths of Doordarshan cameraman Achyuta Nanda Sahu and two policemen in a Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.
PM Narendra Modi will interact with farmers across the country on Wednesday and address their concerns, an official statement said.
The Prasar Bharati board had "in principle" approved a proposal for payment of Rs 2.92 crore by Doordarshan to a private firm for the live coverage of IFFI.
Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar sai work is on to have a public broadcasting platform with a global presence.
The SC directed Doordarshan to bring out a 10-minute show on the perils of the Blue Whale online game that has led to numerous suicides among teens.
The CPI-M denounced the refusal by Doordarshan and AIR to broadcast the customary Independence Day address of Tripura CM Manik Sarkar.