Cobra

  • 3 CoBRA personnel injured in an encounter with Naxals in Kodanar forests Yesterday

    Three CoBRA jawans were on Monday injured in a gun-battle between paramilitary forces and Maoists in insurgency-hit Dantewada district. The encounter took place in restive forests of Kodanar under Aranpur Police Station limits when security forces were returning after an anti-Naxal operation in the region early this morning, Dantewada Superintendent of...
  • Top Naxal commander killed in Jharkhand July 23, 2014

    A top Naxal commander and aide of dreaded Maoist leader Kundan Pahan was on Wednesday killed by security forces in a pre-dawn encounter in the forests of Khunti district of Jharkhand. According to security officials, the executed Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI...
  • Top Naxal commander killed by security forces in Khunti forests July 23, 2014

    In a pre-dawn operation, security forces killed a prominent Naxal commander operating in Jharkhand in the forests of Khunti district of the state. According to preliminary information reaching the headquarters here, the Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI (Maoists) was gunned down by...
  • Two CoBRA jawans injured in anti-Naxal operation in Sukma July 6, 2014

    Two CoBRA jawans were injured in a gun-battle between security forces and ultras in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on Sunday. The jawans received minor injuries in the firing that took place in the restive Karikunda forests of Bhejji region, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police Neeraj Chandrakar said. A joint team of CoBRA's...
  • CBI team arrests extremist of the 'Adivasi Cobra Battalion' July 5, 2014

    An extremist of the 'Adivasi Cobra Battalion' active in Assam, was arrested by a CBI team from a village in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Saturday, police said. The three-member CBI team arrested 41-year-old Chunka Hansda, the 'deputy chief commandant' from his house at Kadaharbil village with the help of the police,...
  • CNN-IBN impact: IG level probe initiated into allegations by CRPF commando June 26, 2014

    Murshidabad: Following a revelation made on CNN-IBN by a commando of the CoBRA battalion, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday initiated an IG-level inquiry into the allegations. Sujoy Mandal, a CRPF commando had told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation....
  • CRPF commando blames officers for botched up anti-Naxal operation June 26, 2014

    Murshidabad: In shocking revelations, a CRPF commando of the elite CoBRA battalion, Sujoy Mandal has told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation. When the commando questioned why SOP was not being followed, the Deputy Commandant dismissed his apprehensions. Three security personnel died and four...
  • US cuts more Thailand aid, considers moving exercises June 25, 2014

    Washington: The United States said it has suspended more assistance to Thailand in response to a military coup and was considering moving a major regional exercise out of the kingdom. Washington has blocked $4.7 million in security-related aid to Thailand, which accounts for roughly half of its $10.5 million in annual...
  • Meghalaya: Security forces smash militants' camp who blew off woman's head June 5, 2014

    Shillong: The encounter between the militants and SWAT-Cobra team came to an end on Thursday evening after the security forces destroyed the camp of the Garo National Liberation Army (GLNA). The security forces recovered an air-gun and three bullet-proof jackets from the camp after the encounter that lasted for nearly 10...
  • Cobrapost sting reveals Aadhaar documents forged for non-Indians March 25, 2014

    A Cobrapost sting operation has caught several Aadhar (UIDAI) project officers off guard. The officers have been caught on camera offering to forge documents. The expose shows how citizens of Nepal and Bangladesh are offered Aadhaar cards without identity proof. The sting reveals that even MLAs and gazetted officers sign...
  • Maoist gunned down in a fierce encounter with security forces February 23, 2014

    A Maoist was gunned down in a fierce encounter with security forces in Naxal-affected Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said. The face off took place in the forests under Dhaudai police station limits of restive Abhujmad region, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police OP Sharma said. The joint squad of CoBRA...
  • Naxal killed in shoot-out in Bijapur district February 16, 2014

    A Naxal was killed by the security forces during a search operation in the Maoist-hit 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...
  • CoBRA jawan injured in face-off with Naxals February 16, 2014

    A CoBRA jawan was injured on Sunday in an encounter between security forces and Naxalites in Maoist-hit Bijapur district, police said. The face-off took place in the forests under Basaguda police station limits early this morning, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal said. A joint squad of CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute...
  • Two CRPF officials killed, 12 injured in Naxal attack February 9, 2014

    Two CRPF officials, including a deputy commandant, were killed and 12 security personnel were injured in a landmine blast triggered by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday. The incident took place this morning in a forest near Bodhrajpadar village under Bhejji police station limits, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police...
  • Narine joins Cobras for South Africa's T20 October 2, 2013

    Cape Town: West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine has signed with the South African franchise, Cape Cobras, for the first half of the domestic Twenty20 competition next year. The world's number one T20 bowler will be the frontline spinner in an outfit that will be packed with international stars including Dale Steyn,...
  • 50 bombs seized by security forces from Maoist hideout September 14, 2013

    Security forces on Friday seized 50 bombs from a Maoist hideout at Dumari Nala area in Bihar's Gaya district, an official said. The CRPF's 205 CoBRA battalion seized the bombs from the hideout of the ultras in Sonedaha forests during a combing and search operation, the battalion's second in-command Mahendra Prasad...
  • CRPF jawan killed in Naxal encounter in Jharkhand September 3, 2013

    Ranchi: A CRPF commando was killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with Naxalites in Jharkhand's Chaibasa district. Sources said a joint squad of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police had begun an operation in the jungles of the district last night in hunt of some top Naxal commanders. "A commando...
  • Assam: Two NDFB terrorists killed in encounter with CRPF commandos September 3, 2013

    Two suspected NDFB(S) terrorists were killed in an encounter with CRPF's CoBRA commandos in Chirang district on Tuesday. According to CRPF officials, the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) wing of the force killed two unidentified hardcore NDFB(S) cadres at Khagrabari near Aie river under Dhaligaon police station in the wee...
  • Chhattisgarh: More than 600 CRPF personnel mobilised May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: More than 600 CRPF personnel, including CoBRA commandos, have been rushed to sanitise and take control of the Naxal attack site in Chhattisgarh where over a dozen people, including senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma, were killed on Saturday. The Centre has mobilised the CRPF personnel to not only...
  • 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 Naxal-affected 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 Naxal-affected 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 Maoist-affected Bijapur district in southern Chhattisgarh on Saturday. "Eight villagers, including suspected Naxals died, apart from one security personnel, in cross-firing between security forces...
  • Jharkhand: Two Maoists killed in encounter May 14, 2013

    Jamshedpur: At least two Maoists were killed and three jawans got injured in an encounter between the ultras and the security forces in a forest in Seraikela-Kharswan district in Jharkhand, police said on Tuesday. Earlier police had said one Maoist was killed and two jawans were injured in the encounter...
  • Jharkhand: Maoist killed, 2 security men hurt in encounter May 14, 2013

    Jharkhand: One Maoist was killed and two security men were injured on Monday in an encounter in Jharkhand. Police officials said they received a tip-off that Maoists were about to assemble in the forest whereupon the police, COBRA and CRPF forces rushed to the spot. The Maoists fired on seeing the...
  • 'G.I. Joe Retaliation' to be released first in India March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Hollywood director Jon M. Chu's most-awaited film 'G.I. Joe Retaliation' is set to release here March 27, which also happens to be Holi, ahead of its international release. It's a sequel to 'G.I. JOE: Rise of The Cobra', which grossed over $300 million worldwide. The star cast of the sequel...
  • 10-ft-long cobra caught from Kerala Assembly complex February 9, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 10-feet-long cobra has been caught from the library of the Kerala Assembly complex here by a snake-catcher after the staff alerted him about the presence of the deadly reptile in the place frequented by lawmakers. The cobra was caught unharmed by the popular snake-catcher of the state Vava Suresh...
  • 800 snakes rescued in Hyderabad in 2012 July 11, 2012

    Hyderabad: R Sushma, a resident of Ayodhya Nagar in Balapur, had a panic attack on Monday evening, induced by the sight of a nine-foot long cobra slithering away in a corner of her compound. The petrified woman raised an alarm and alerted her neighbours who had the presence of mind...