Maoist Attack

  • Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani derailed: Gowda to visit accident spot June 25, 2014

    In a tragic incident on Wednesday, the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed near Chhapra in Bihar, killing four and injuring eight others. Another goods train also derailed close to Motihari in Bihar. While relief operations have commenced, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda is on his way to the affected area to visit...
  • Maoists blow up 2 mobile towers in Gaya ahead of Narendra Modi's visit March 27, 2014

    Gaya: Hours ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's visit to Gaya in Bihar, Maoists blew up two mobile tower in the district. Modi is scheduled to address a rally in Gaya on Thursday. CNN-IBN has also learned that a bomb was found on a railway track near...
  • Naxal attack: Union Home Secretary calls emergency meet March 11, 2014

    In wake of the killing of 20 security personnel in a Naxal attack in Chhattigarh's Sukma, the Union Home Secretary has called an emergency meet on Tuesday evening. ...
  • Security up in the state after Maoist attack warnings December 24, 2013

    Security has been tightened in prisons and police stations in Bihar following intelligence reports that Maoists could target them, police said on Tuesday. "After intelligence agencies alerted us that Maoists are likely to attack these places in their strongholds, their security has been tightened," Additional Director General of Police Ravinder Kumar...
  • Bihar Houses mourn Nelson Mandela's death December 6, 2013

    The two Houses of Bihar Legislature on Friday mourned the death of Nelson Mandela besides people and policemen killed in Maoist attacks in the state. As the six-day winter session of the Assembly began, Speaker Udai Narayan Chaudhary read out the name of Nelson Mandela, a Bharat Ratna awardee. The Speaker...
  • BJP shed 'crocodile tears' over Maoist attack: Sonia Gandhi November 7, 2013

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday recalled the Maoist attack on its frontline leaders in Chhattisgarh, and accused the BJP government in the state of shedding "crocodile tears" over the incident. Addressing a crowd of around 20,000 people in Kondagaon, Sonia Gandhi reminded them of the May 25 incident when the...
  • BJP postpones 'jail bharo' agitation again June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday once again postponed its planned 'jail bharo' agitation in view of the massive floods in Uttarakhand. This is the second time the party postponed the agitation against the "scams, corruption, price-rise and misuse of constitutional institutions" by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)...
  • News 360: 3 dead in Naxal attack on Patna-bound train June 13, 2013

    At least three people were killed when a group of nearly 100 suspected Naxals attacked the Dhanbad-Patna Intercity Express near Kundhar halt in Jamui district of Bihar on Thursday afternoon. ...
  • BJP asks Ajit Jogi to depose before judicial panel June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Saying that there were "conspiracy theories from the Congress household" doing rounds regarding the last week's Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, the BJP on Friday demanded that former chief minister Ajit Jogi testify before the panel probing the incident. "The Congress rumour mills are active... Conspiracy theories are coming out...
  • Jharkhand: Politicians, VIPs to get special protection cell May 29, 2013

    Ranchi: Jharkhand has decided to give special commando training to over 3000 police personnel to protect politicians and VIPs during their visits to Maoist-affected areas. The proposal has been pending for some time, it has been reviewed and decided that between 3000 and 4000 personnel will be given special commando training...
  • Are liberal intellectuals guilty of romanticizing Maoists? May 28, 2013

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has spoken out strongly against intellectuals who "romanticise Maoists". While admitting there is need for focused development in the tribal areas, he said there is no possibility of a dialogue with Maoists as they don't believe in Indian democracy. ...
  • FTN: There should not be any dialogue with Maoists: Jairam Ramesh May 29, 2013

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has spoken out strongly against intellectuals who "romanticise Maoists". While admitting there is need for focused development in the tribal areas, he said there is no possibility of a dialogue with Maoists as they don't believe in Indian democracy. ...
  • BJP slams Shinde's absence after Chhattisgarh Naxal attack May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday slammed Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for his absence from the country in the aftermath of the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. Party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said, "At a time when so much of commotion is happening, the gentleman there (Shinde) is on a private trip...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Home Ministry admits to security lapse May 28, 2013

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, MoS Home RPN Singh said the government did not want to politicise the issue and would only point fingers once the probe was over. ...
  • NIA probes role of top Naxal leader Katakam Sudarshan May 28, 2013

    Raipur: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will do a recce of the Bastar area where the deadly Naxal attack took place on May 25, which claimed lives of senior leaders of Chhattisgarh's Congress party, including Salwa Judum founder Mahendra Karma and state party chief Nand Kumar Patel. The NIA will probe...
  • Jairam Ramesh hits out at intellectuals who 'romanticise Maoists' May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has spoken out strongly against intellectuals who "romanticise Maoists". While admitting there is need for focused development in the tribal areas, he said there is no possibility of a dialogue with Maoists as they don't believe in Indian democracy. "You can have a...
  • Naxal attack: NIA to begin investigations May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: National Investigation Agency's (NIA) teams are expected to reach Darba Ghati on Monday to begin their probe in the deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh that killed 24 people and left 27 injured. What the NIA needs to probe now is why the Congress' rally route was changed at...
  • Govt giving top priority to find PCC chief, son: RPN Singh May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Government is giving top priority to find out chief of Chhattisgarh Congress Nand Kumar Patel and his son suspected to be kidnapped by the Maoists after an attack on a convoy of party leaders inside a dense forest in the state. "Our top priority now is to find...
  • Martyrs brought home in garbage trucks June 29, 2011

    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 say that...
  • Maoists attack police patrol party, 3 killed March 1, 2011

    Chatra: Maoists attacked a police patrol party and opened indiscriminate fire, leaving three policemen, including an officer, dead in Jharkhand's Chatra district. The Naxalite fired at the policemen when they were returning from a patrol in a jeep at Lajrai More late last night, police said on Tuesday. Two home...
  • India's green signal for Nepal Maoist film July 16, 2010

    Kathmandu: The Indian censor board has finally approved a journalist's documentary on the Maoist uprising in Nepal. It was a moment of triumph for Indian journalist Anand Swaroop Verma as he gushed 'I got the certificate without a single cut', after his film was given the green signal by the Board...
  • Trains diverted after Maoist threat in Jhargram June 9, 2010

    Kolkata: Train services in Maoist-hit West Midnapore district were suspended this evening after the GRP alerted the authorities that the ultras were targeting the Mumbai-Howrah Duranto Express, South Eastern Railway sources said. "The Jhargram GRP informed us around 7:35 pm that Maoists were planning an attack on the Mumbai-Howrah Duranto Express. We...
  • Deadly Naxal strike derails train, 80 killed May 29, 2010

    Jhargram: Red terror raises its ugly head once again with Maoists targeting the railways and civilians. Maoists derailed the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express in West Bengal in which at least 80 people died and 200 others were injured. Some bodies are still trapped in the wreckage and the possibility...
  • Blast not the reason behind train derailment May 29, 2010

    The derailment of the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express was achieved by sabotaging the railway tracks instead of using an improvised explosive device. On the track on which the Gyaneshwari Express was on its way to Kurla, fish plates were removed and two feet of the track was missing. On...
  • Red Terror: How can India deal with Naxalism? May 29, 2010

    It has been a black Friday. Maoists have struck again, this time in West Bengal's Jhargram district where they derailed a train that has cost 80 lives already with several others battling for life. The train derailed in West Bengal's West Midnapore district near Jhargram about 135 km from Howrah at...
  • No night running of trains in Naxals areas May 28, 2010

    Kolkata/New Delhi: The Railways on Friday decided to halt night running of some important trains in West Bengal and Orissa following Maoist attack on Gyaneswari Express early on Friday in West Midnapore district that claimed over 70 lives. A number of important trains will be rescheduled by eight hours, so that...
  • Blast or sabotage: What caused train derailment? May 28, 2010

    Jhargram: The derailment of the Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express in West Midnapore district which left over 70 passengers dead on Friday, threw up a number of contradictions on what caused the mishap. Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, who flew to the accident spot in a helicopter, said the derailment was...
  • Naxal terror: 80 train passengers killed May 28, 2010

    Jhargram: The derailment of Howrah-Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express by suspected Maoists at about 0130 hrs IST on Friday left at least 80 passengers dead and over 200 injured. The Mumbai-bound train derailed when it was running between Khemasoli and Sardiya stations, about 150 km from Kolkata. Five of...
  • Blast by Maoists kills constable in J'khand May 28, 2010

    Ranchi: A police constable was killed and two critically injured when Maoists exploded a landmine in Jharkhand on Friday shortly after the Palamau superintendent of police (SP) passed the area, police said. "A landmine blast took between Manatau and Chak village in which one constable was killed and two were injured,"...
  • Left condems Naxal attack, calls it 'callous' May 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Strongly condemning the Maoist attack on civilians in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury said it shows the "callous manner in which Maoists are taking innocent lives." "We strongly condemn this attack. It shows the callous manner in which Maoists are taking...