Dantewada

  • Goods train derails after Naxals damage rail track in Dantewada 29-03-2014 08:35 PM

    Three wagons of a goods train and its engine got derailed after Naxals allegedly ruptured a railway track in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The railway administration has undertaken the track restoration work. "Naxals damaged a rail track on Kirandul-Visakhapatnam route that falls under Bhansi police station limits, due...
  • Armed Maoists set 15 trucks on fire in Dantewada 28-03-2014 10:08 PM

    Armed Maoists on Friday went on a rampage at an iron ore mining point in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh and set 15 trucks and an excavator vehicle on fire, police said. Ultras dressed like villagers intercepted the convoy of trucks at Kirandul and burnt down the vehicles, but fled when...
  • MHA warns states of Naxal-threat ahead of Lok Sabha elections 03-03-2014 03:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has written to Naxal-affected states warning them of probable attempts by the red-ultras to disrupt Lok Sabha elections. The letter says that the Intelligence Bureau has reported about Naxals planning to create problems in the run up to the general elections. This comes...
  • Dantewada: Five police personnel killed in encounter with Naxal 28-02-2014 02:00 PM

    Dantewada: Five police personnel including a Station House Officer have been killed in an encounter with the Naxal in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. Three security personnel have also been injured in the incident. The incident took place in Nakulnar area of Dantewada where the police was deployed for security at a...
  • Supreme Court grants permanent bail to Chhattisgarh teacher Soni Sori 07-02-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Chhattisgarh schoolteacher Soni Sori, the Supreme Court on Thursday provided her permanent bail, saying she could visit her hometown Dantewada. Sori, a middle-aged woman, was arrested in October 2011 on charges of helping the Maoists get 'protection money' from steel giant Essar. Her...
  • Congress dominates Chhattisgarh's worst-hit Naxal areas 09-12-2013 10:14 AM

    The killing of Mahendra Karma earlier this year by Left Wing Extremists proved costly for Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh as Congress bagged 8 of the 12 seats in worst-hit Naxal areas spread over six districts. The region saw Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi...
  • Soni Sori, accused of Naxal links, gets bail by SC 12-11-2013 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to Soni Sori, the tribal school teacher in Jabeli village of Dantewada. Sori was arrested in October 2011 on the charges of being a courier between the Naxals and the Essar group. Her case had come into limelight as she was...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: First phase ends amidst low voter turnout 11-11-2013 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: Voting for the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls in 18 constituencies ended amidst a low voter turnout. There was no voter turnout in 42 polling booths in Sukma where polling booths are located inside security camps. As per the Election Commission data released at 1pm, 33 per...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: IEDs recovered in Kanker, other areas amid voting 11-11-2013 02:24 PM

    The Chhattisgarh DGP has said that 15 to 20 IEDs have been found in Sukma, Kanker, Dantewada and Narayanpur while 13 per cent voting has been recorded till 11 am on Monday. ...
  • Naxals hack police constable to death in Dantewada 12-10-2013 07:46 PM

    Raipur: Suspected naxals axed to death a 45-year-old police constable and injured another police official in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said. "Naxals attacked police constable Gautam Pande with an axe and also injured police sub-inspector Satyawadi Sahu (35). They took away Pande's SLR (rifle)," Dantewada SP Narendra...
  • MP: Naxals attack Salwa Judum movement founder 08-11-2012 12:36 PM

    Dantewada: Salwa Judum movement founder Mahendra Karma was attacked by the Naxals on Thursday in Dantewada in Madhya Pradesh. Four of Karma's security men were injured as his motorcade was attacked. Karma, the former leaded of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh, is safe. More details awaited. ...
  • C'garh: 2 dead in Naxal firing at CISF team in Dantewada 04-11-2012 10:58 AM

    Dantewada: Two people reportedly died when alleged Naxals opened fire at a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) team posted at the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) mine project area in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh on Sunday morning. The dead included one CISF personnel. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team has been...
  • Dantewada: Naxals destroy newly-built police station 28-12-2011 11:23 PM

    Raipur: Naxals destroyed a newly constructed police station using explosives in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said on Wednesday. Following the incident which took place on Monday night, the state government transferred Dantewada SP Ankit Garg and posted him at police headquarters to Raipur, official sources said. A group of 50...
  • Chhattisgarh: 2 cops injured in Naxal firing 01-11-2011 08:39 AM

    Raipur: Two policemen were injured when Naxals opened fire in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Monday night, police said. The outlaws shot at two policemen who were on their way to guard a Salwa Judum (armed vigilante camp), injuring them critically, under Konta police station, Additional Director General (Naxal operation) Ram...
  • Chhattisgarh: 2 policemen injured in Naxal firing 31-10-2011 10:59 PM

    Raipur: Two policemen were injured in a Naxal firing in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district tonight, police said. The outlaws shot two policemen who were on their way to guard a Salwa Judum camp, injuring them critically, under Konta police station, Additional Director General (Naxal operation) Ram Nivas said. When other policemen...
  • Is Soni Sori a Maoist or a teacher? 19-10-2011 06:28 PM

    Dantewada: What is the identity of Soni Sori, who has been for allegedly being a Maoist leader? In an exclusive report, CNN-IBN travels to the conflict zone in Dantewada to track the family of Soni Sori. The report tries to find out the Soni Sori's real identity. Is Soni Sori...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill three CRPF personnel 07-10-2011 10:39 AM

    Bastar (Chhattisgarh): The Naxals on Friday carried out carried out a fresh attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Chhattisgarh. They attacked a CRPF patrolling party, killing at least four personnel, in Dantewada. According to Additional Director General (Naxal Operations) Ram Nivas, the vehicle was blown up...
  • Exclusive: India's most wanted Maoists revealed 05-10-2011 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: An Intelligence Bureau (IB) dossier with details of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) Politburo and central committee members has finally revealed some of India's most wanted. CNN-IBN has accessed the IB dossier which has the photographs and details of India's most wanted Maoist leaders. The following are...
  • Dantewada aftermath: CRPF men to train with army 02-10-2011 10:16 AM

    New Delhi: In a first, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has sent over 50 of its young officers to train with operational army units in order to hone their skills in tactical manoeuvres and counter-insurgency operations. The decision to attach officers in the rank of assistant commandants, deputy commandants...
  • Martyrs brought home in garbage trucks 29-06-2011 09:02 AM

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident of disrespect to our martyrs, the bodies of three Chhattisgarh policemen were brought to Dantewada in a Municipal garbage truck. The policemen were killed in a Maoist attack and their bodies were brought to Dantewada amid shock and criticism by families and friends. Reports...
  • 10 policemen killed by naxals in Dantewada 10-06-2011 11:29 AM

    This was the fifth naxal attacks in Chattisgarh in last one month. ...
  • 10 security personnel killed in Naxal attack 10-06-2011 07:40 AM

    Raipur: In the second brazen attack in as many days, Naxals today blew up an anti-landmine vehicle, killing 10 security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. The anti-landmine vehicle of the security forces was approaching a bridge near Gatan village when the Naxals triggered a powerful blast and opened indiscriminate fire...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill two on day 1 of bandh 21-05-2011 06:29 PM

    Raipur: Naxals went on the rampage at several places on the first day of the two-day bandh called by them killing two persons, including an abducted Special Police Officer (SPO), setting on fire some vehicles and rupturing railway tracks. Following these incidents, police have sounded an alert and additional police...
  • SC: state can't arm people to fight Naxals 06-04-2011 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday disapproved the idea of arming local people to counter the Maoists and sought an explanation from the Chhattisgarh Government for creating an anti-Naxal armed group of special police officers - Koya Commandos. "What is this Koya Commandos? How are they appointed and how...
  • 30 Naxals gunned down Chhattisgarh: police 14-03-2011 06:50 PM

    Raipur: Police on Monday claimed to have gunned down 30 Naxals in a fierce encounter in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district after an ambush by the extremists left three policemen dead and nine others injured. Additional Director General (Naxal operations) Ram Niwas said that a police team of 145 jawans was on...
  • And we 'forgot' the Dantewada massacre

    Storm Chaser |  Mahima Sharma
    After all the hype over naxals abducting two government officials including Orissa's Malkangiri collector Vineel Krishna, reports come in that the Centre was not in...

  • Nine Naxals killed by CRPF in Chhattisgarh 23-11-2010 12:17 PM

    Raipur/Jamshedpur: Security forces have managed to gun down at least 10 Naxals in two separate incidents. While nine Naxals were killed by a combined team Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Chhattisgarh Police in Jagargunda in Chhattisgarh, a sub-zonal commander of the CPI (Maoist) was killed at Bardi village in...