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  • Chhattisgarh: Three security personnel injured in blast by Naxals November 21, 2014

    Raipur: Three security personnel, including a CRPF inspector, were on Friday injured in a pressure bomb blast by Naxals in Maoist-hit Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident occurred when a joint contingent of 168 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force and district force was carrying out an anti-Naxal operation...
  • Karnataka: 4yearold falls into a borewell, rescue efforts on June 19, 2014

    Bijapur: A fouryearold girl fell into a borewell on Wednesday in Bijapur in Karnataka. The NDRF has been engaged in a rescue operation since Wednesday night to safely get the girl out. However, a rescue worker said that a rock lodged in the borewell is hampering their efforts and it...
  • Three Naxals, two carrying cash reward of Rs 1 lakh, surrender in Bijapur June 16, 2014

    Three naxalites, two of them carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh each on their heads, on Monday surrendered in insurgencyhit Bijapur district, police said. The cadres, including a couple, who surrendered were active in the south Bastar region, said they were disappointed by the "highhandedness of senior cadres, exploitation of...
  • IED expert of outlawed CPI(M) arrested in Bijapur June 3, 2014

    An improvised explosive device (IED) expert of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) who was wanted in several cases, was arrested on Tuesday in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said in Raipur. Hapka Sanno (30), a native of Pendorma village of the region, was nabbed by the Central Reserve Police...
  • Bijapur: Former Union minister Yatnal arrested for inciting mob May 28, 2014

    Bijapur: Former Union minister and BJP leader Basavanagowda Patil Yatnal has been arrested by the police for making inflammatory speeches during the celebration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on Monday. Two religious groups had clashed during the celebration. Karnataka Police have taken him into custody from a hideout in...
  • Naxal arrested in Duwalipara forest in Bijapur April 25, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested in the Maoist-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Friday, police said. Kalmu Jaggu (22), the alleged Naxal, was nabbed in Duwalipara forest under Gangaloor police station limits by a team of district police which was on a combing operation in Khotiyapara, Duwalipara and Gaytapara village forests...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals strike again, twin attack claims 12 lives April 12, 2014

    Bijapur: As many as 12 people including eight civilians have reportedly lost their lives in twin Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. Naxals ambushed a bus carrying a team of poll officials in Bijapur. There were 12 occupants in the vehicle, amongst whom six were killed in the attack. The officials...
  • Naxal killed in shootout in Bijapur district February 16, 2014

    A Naxal was killed by the security forces during a search operation in the Maoisthit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. The incident took place in the forest between Tamodi and Madpal villages under Mirtur police station limits last evening, Bijapur Deputy Superintendent of Police Sukhnandan Rathore said over...
  • Suspected Naxal arrested in Bijapur February 1, 2014

    Security forces have apprehended a suspected Naxalite along with some arms and ammunition from the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. According to sources, a squad of CRPF and state police were out for an antiNaxal operation in the TakilodDonga area of Bhairamgarh when an alleged Maoist identified as Markam Bomra was apprehended. Bomra...
  • Naxal arrested during joint search operation in Bijapur January 15, 2014

    A wanted Naxal was on Wednesday arrested during a joint search operation in Chhattisgarh's Maoisthit Bijapur district. The cadre, who was allegedly involved in setting ablaze three trucks engaged in sand mining at Mingachal river recently, was nabbed from a forest under Jangla Police Station limits, a senior police official said. The...
  • Naxal carrying cash reward of Rs 5,000 arrested in Bijapur January 5, 2014

    A naxal was arrested in Maoisthit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. Tulsi Ram Pujari, carrying a cash reward of Rs 5,000 on his head, was arrested on Saturday in forests near a village under Jangla police station area in a joint operation of Chhattisgarh Armed Force and...
  • Naxals kill police jawan in ambush January 2, 2014

    A security personnel was killed and another injured in a naxal attack in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said. "The incident took place when both the jawans, attached to Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF), were returning after security duty at a weekly market in Mirtur village under Bhairamgarh police station...
  • Policeman, one Naxal killed in gun-battle September 18, 2013

    A police jawan and a Naxal were killed in a gun-battle between security forces and ultras in the Maoist-hit Bijapur district of southern Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. "The face-off took place near Mariwada police camp under Gangalur police station limits of the southern district last night," Deputy Inspector General of...
  • Naxal killed in encounter with security forces August 29, 2013

    A Naxal was killed in a fierce gun-battle with security personnel in Maoist-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Thursday. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the encounter spot, they said. "The face off between the ultras and the joint group of CRPF (Central Reserve...
  • Two Maoists, including woman surrenders before Warangal police August 24, 2013

    Two wanted Maoists from Chhattisgarh, including a woman, surrendered on Saturday before Warangal police in Andhra Pradesh due to ill health said the police. The duo - M Dularam alias Yogesh (38), Divisional Committee member of West Bastar division and K Pojje alias Anita, an area Committee Member from Bijapur district...
  • Congress seeks CBI probe into 'fake' encounter in Bijapur May 22, 2013

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh Congress on Tuesday sought a CBI probe into alleged fake encounter between security forces and suspected Naxals in Bijapur district on the night of May 17, saying that innocent children were killed in the incident. A delegation of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CGPCC), headed by its chief Nand...
  • Bijapur encounter: Villagers killed could have been innocent May 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Over 48 hours since the Bijapur encounter in Chhatisgarh, government sources now concedes that those killed could have been innocent villagers. One CRPF Cobra jawan and seven villagers, including three children, were killed in the encounter at Ehadsameta village of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh late Friday night. CRPF and state...
  • Bijapur encounter: Govt concedes innocent villagers died in gunbattle May 21, 2013

    Over 48 hours since the Bijapur encounter, the government has conceded that those killed were innocent villagers, not Naxals. One COBRA personnel and seven villagers were killed in an encounter at Ehadsameta village of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh late Friday night. CRPF and state police involved in the operation had...
  • Chhattisgarh encounter: Judicial probe ordered May 19, 2013

    Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government on Sunday ordered a judicial inquiry into Friday night's encounter between security forces and suspected naxals near Edasmeta village in Bijapur district, in which eight villagers were killed. The locals alleged today that the encounter was fake. A commission headed by Justice VK Agrawal, which is already...
  • Chhattisagrh: 8 villagers killed in an alleged encounter May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: In yet another incident of civilian causalities during police action; eight villagers, including three children, were killed in an alleged encounter between security forces and the ultras in Naxalaffected Bijapur district in southern Chhattisagrh. Police claim they don't have any information that the dead are innocent civilians and that...
  • Chhattisgarh: 9 killed in a gun battle between Naxals, CRPF May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Eight villagers, including 3 children, and a securityman of elite Cobra battalion were killed in an encounter between security forces and the ultras in Naxalaffected Bijapur district in southern Chhattisagrh. Police say suspected Naxals are among those killed in the gunbattle late on Friday. "Eight villagers, including suspected Naxals...
  • Chhattisgarh: 9 killed in gun battle between Naxals, COBRA May 18, 2013

    Raipur: Eight villagers, including suspected Naxals and a securityman of elite COBRA battalion, were killed in a gun battle between security forces and the ultras in Maoistaffected Bijapur district in southern Chhattisgarh on Saturday. "Eight villagers, including suspected Naxals died, apart from one security personnel, in crossfiring between security forces...
  • Child threatened over homework dies after suicide attempt December 2, 2012

    Bijapur: A tenyearold boy who immolated himself in Bijapur succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. The fourth standard student was reportedly depressed because his teacher had threatened to punish him if he did not do his homework. The child was admitted to hospital with severe burns last week after his suicide...
  • Bijapur encounter: Govt meet on Naxals today July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Two weeks after the controversial 'Naxal' encounter in Bijapur of Chhattisgarh, that allegedly left innocent villagers dead, the Union Home Ministry has finally woken up. It has called for a meeting of nine Naxalaffected states and the paramilitary forces to discuss the use of villagers as human shields...
  • Bijapur: The truth about the 'Naxal' encounter July 10, 2012

    Bijapur: Nearly two weeks after an antiNaxal operation by the CRPF forces in the Basaguda village in Bastar region in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh killed 16 people, the central reserve force is facing allegations of killing innocents. Basaguda village today looks haunted with fallen trees and messages nailed to them. It looks...
  • Chidambaram to meet Naxalaffected state govts July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Facing severe criticism over the Bijapur encounter in Chhattisgarh where some civilians including minors were allegedly gunned down by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel during an antiNaxal operation, the Union Home Ministry has called a meeting to discuss standard operating procedures (SOPs) to deal with human...
  • Congress, Chidambaram differ over Naxal killing July 4, 2012

    Raipur/New Delhi: The divide between the Congress party and the state government over the killings in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur have deepened with a report by the former saying that innocent children were killed in the crossfire. The report by the Congress committee disagrees with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Union Home...
  • CRPF killed 7 tribals, minors: Congress report July 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The report of the Congress party on the encounter between the Naxals and the CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh has claimed that at least seven tribals, including minors, were killed in the crossfire. The report by the 11member panel is different from Home Minister P Chidambaram's version of the encounter. The...
  • Naxal killings: Tribal Affairs Minister blames CRPF July 3, 2012

    KC Deo openly questioned the CRPF operation, alleging that half of those killed were teenagers. ...
  • Naxal killings: Union Minister slams Chidambaram July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Tribal Affairs Minister KC Deo on Tuesday slammed Home Minister P Chidambaram over the Bijapur encounter in which the CRPF claims to have killed 20 Naxals. Deo told CNNIBN that according to his information half of those killed in Bijapur were teenagers and said that the encounter was...