ALEX PAUL MENON

  • Assembly poll officials hopeful of high voter turnout today November 18, 2013

    Encouraged by their initiatives which resulted in high voter turnout in Naxalhit areas, officers in Chhattisgarh's Chief Electoral Office are hopeful of a similar trend in 72 constituencies going to polls today. A Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP), which was started about three months back, is bringing results in...
  • Alex Menon: Braving Naxal kidnappings to develop one of India's most backward districts August 28, 2012

    Alex Paul Menon Age: 32 Profile: CEO, Raipur Development Authority Achievements As the DM of Chhattisgarh's Naxalhit Sukma district, launched several initiatives to alleviate hunger and poverty in the region. Was kidnapped by the Naxals, but resumed work right after his release after 12 days. A common saying in India's administrative circles "PM, CM...
  • Naxals are fighters, not terrorists: Om Puri May 18, 2012

    Pachmarhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri, who drew flak for his controversial comments against parliamentarians, landed himself in another row by calling Naxals "fighters not terrorists". The 61yearold actor, who is in Pachmarhi to shoot for Prakash Jha's 'Chakravyuh', said Naxals were fighters who did not trouble the common man. Justifying the...
  • Chhattisgarh: Gunbattle on between Maoists, police May 16, 2012

    Raipur: A gunbattle is on between police and suspected Maoists near Chhindgarh tehsil in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. Eight police personnel are reported to have been injured, while two are missing in the encounter which began on Wednesday. This is the third time in a week that Maoists have targeted security...
  • Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon rejoins office May 5, 2012

    Raipur: Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon has taken charge and joined office on Saturday, two days after his release from Naxal captivity. Tweeting about his his abduction by the Naxal he says the death of his two security guards has left him shattered, but he's looking forward to getting back...
  • 'No money exchanged hands for Menon's release' May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has clarified that no money exchanged hands to free Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon. Speaking to IBN18 Editorinchief Rajdeep Sardesai on India@9, he said that time has come for unified policy to deal with Naxals across states. Here is an excerpt from the interview: Rajdeep Sardesai:...
  • News 360: No consensus yet on Presidential nominee May 4, 2012

    The Sukma Collector is back home after 12 days in the Naxal captivity but Chhattisgarh Chief Minister has denied reports of any backroom deal. ...
  • Mystery behind Sukma Collector's release continues May 4, 2012

    Sukma: Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has denied any secret deal with the Maoists in return for the release of abducted Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon. He has also firmly opposed any swap deal to resolve a hostage crisis as a national policy. All this as the 12day ordeal for the...
  • Sukma Collector walks free, slain guards forgotten May 4, 2012

    Jashpur: While the country is discussing the release of IAS officer Alex Paul Menon, people seem to have forgotten the two bodyguards of the Collector who were killed by the Naxals while he was taken hostage. Ahmad Khan and Kishan Kujur were shot dead. Their families are shattered and yet to...
  • Chhattisgarh: Menon relieved from Sukma May 4, 2012

    Raipur: IAS officer Alex Paul Menon, who was on Thursday released by the Naxals after 12day captivity, was on Friday relieved as the District Collector of Sukma. The District Collector of Dantewada, O P Chaudhary, has been made the incharge of the district for the time being. A government notification has already...
  • We need unified Naxal policy: Chhattisgarh CM May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday said that his government had formed a committee under former Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Nirmala Buch to look into the cases against tribals as per the Maoist demands, who had pressed for the release of innocent tribals from jail in exchange...
  • Chhattisgarh: Panel to review Maoist demands May 4, 2012

    Sukma: Mediators BD Sharma and Professor Hargopal on Friday held a press conference where they said that the demands of the Maoist abductors of Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon had been put before the governmentappointed committee which was reviewing it. "The Maoist demands have been put in front of the committee...
  • Sukma collector reaches home, CM denies deal May 4, 2012

    Sukma: Abducted Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon finally reached home in Sukma on Friday morning after 13 days, 12 of which were spent in captivity. Menon was released by the Naxals on Thursday evening. Menon was accompanied by Maoistappointed mediator BD Sharma on his way back home. The collector seemed visibly...
  • Chhattisgarh: AntiNaxal operations to resume, says Sukma SP May 4, 2012

    Abducted Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon was released on Thursday after twelve days in captivity. ...
  • Collector freed: Did govt, Naxals sign secret deal? May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon was finally freed after twelve days in Naxals captivity. As he spoke to the media on Thursday evening, the collector looked visibly tired. However, the question that is being asked now is whether a secret deal was signed between the Chhattisgarh government...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 3, 2012

    Watch top stories of the day with CNNIBN's EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Woman, whom Maoists wanted freed, applies for bail May 3, 2012

    Raipur: On the day when abducted Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon was freed, a jailed woman Naxal, who was among the extremists whose release was demanded by Maoists in exchange for the IAS officer, applied for bail. Meena Chaudhary is in prison since January 2008 for her alleged involvement in Naxal...
  • Sukma Collector released: How the day unfolded May 3, 2012

    Chintalnar: Sukma District collector Alex Paul Menon has been freed by Naxals after 12 days in captivity. But it is still not clear as to what deal was struck between the the Chhattisgarh government and the Naxals for his release. Menon looked tired as he spoke to the media,...
  • 12day ordeal ends as Naxals free IAS officer May 3, 2012

    Chintalnar: The District Collector of Sukma, Alex Paul Menon, was released after 12 days on Thursday evening amid confusion and fading light. Alex Paul Menon was accompanied by the Naxalappointed mediator. BD Sharma. He was calm and composed as he walked up to speak to the media. The District Collector...
  • I'm tired and shattered: released Sukma Collector May 3, 2012

    Chintalnar: Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon, who was released by the Naxals on Thursday said that he was tired and shattered and that he wanted to rest. "I am tired and shattered. I would just like to rest, I will talk to the media on Friday," Menon said after being...
  • Sukma Collector freed by Naxals, thanks Govt May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon has been released by the Naxals on Thursday. After a long wait, Menon surfaced along with mediators in front of the media personnel. He said, "I am fine. I will work wherever government wants me to work." "I would like to thank the mediators,...
  • Confusion over Chhattisgarh IAS officer's release May 3, 2012

    Sukma: Confusion remains over the release of Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon. The initial reports suggested that he had been freed. But now there seems to be a last minute doubt. The ADG of Naxal operations in the state had confirmed to CNNIBN that he has been released and he...
  • Family relieved at Sukma Collector's release May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Celebrations began at the Sukma District Collector's residence with the reports suggesting that the Naxals have released Alex Paul Menon after 12 days of captivity. Menon's fatherinlaw TR Venugopal said that the family is now relieved with the news but wanted the District collector to be transferred to a...
  • Alex Paul Menon: a Rajinikanth fan May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Alex Paul Menon is a 2006 batch IAS officer. Menon, who was abducted on April 21 by the Maoists while attending a villagers' meet, was released on May 3. Menon is also a fan of superstar Rajinikanth. Menon is the first collector to have been abducted by the Maoists...
  • No news of abducted Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon May 3, 2012

    Raipur: A few hours after Naxals reportedly released abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon, there is still no confirmation if the 12day long hostage crisis is over as the IAS officer is yet to walk free. Chhattisgarh ADG (Naxal Operations) Ram Niwas earlier told CNNIBN that Menon had been...
  • Chhattisgarh: Mediators enter Naxal zone to bring back IAS officer May 3, 2012

    Negotiators BD Sharma and G Hargopal reached Chintalnaar to facilitate Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon's release. ...
  • 'PM must step in for serious talks with Maoists' May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the Chhattisgarh government's initiative to form a highpowered committee to hold talks with Maoists as an "eyewash", Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention in ensuring resultoriented talks with the extreme leftists. Agnivesh claimed that the Maoists are releasing Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon...
  • Naxals to free abducted IAS officer on May 3 May 2, 2012

    Dornator: Naxals told the BBC on Tuesday night that they will release abducted Sukma collector and IAS officer Alex Paul Menon on May 3. Tuesday. The Naxals said that Menon will be released in front of the public in Tadhmetha. This is the first confirmation by the Naxals that he...
  • Maoists to free abducted collector on May 3 May 1, 2012

    Sukma: Abducted Sukma collector and IAS officer Alex Paul Menon will be released on May 3, the Maoists told BBC on Tuesday. The Maoists said Menon will be released in front of the public in Tadhmetha. Menon has been in the custody of the Maoists for the past ten days. Reacting...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals may free collector tomorrow May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: An end to the 10day Chhattisgarh hostage crisis involving Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon is in sight with Maoists' mediators announcing on Monday night that the IAS officer will be released within 48 hours. Menon could be home by Wednesday, after a breakthrough in talks between the government and...