Christopher Fonseca is decked out in his signature military-green uniform, his back to a giant poster of childhood hero Che Guevara as he fields questions from angry mine workers in his cluttered office.
Eleven Indian regional political parties that formed an alliance nine days ago to contest elections next month showed signs of falling apart, boosting stocks on speculation the main opposition party will benefit.
Eleven Indian parties agreed to campaign as one bloc in national elections due by May seeking to offer an alternative to the ruling Congress party-led coalition and the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance.
At the heart of the Bailadila Hills in central India lie 1.1 billion tons of raw ore so pure and plentiful that half a century after miners first hacked at it with pickaxes, it remains the richest, and one of the largest, iron deposits on the planet.
An ambush of political leaders in central India that killed 27 people underscored the resilience of the nation’s left-wing guerrilla movement four years into a government offensive to stamp out the insurgency.