Maoist Rebels

  • Orissa CM appeals for IAS officer's release February 17, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: Making an appeal for early release of abducted Malkangiri district collector R V Krishna, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the government was evaluating all options and monitoring the situation. "I appeal for early release of the young and energetic officer who is known for his hard work...
  • Maoists release abducted Jharkhand legislator November 13, 2009

    Ranchi: A Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) legislator from Jharkhand and his aide who were abducted by Maoists in Latehar district a day ago were released Friday, police said. Ram Chandra Singh, RJD legislator from Manika assembly seat, returned to Latehar police station with his supporter Friday afternoon. Police recorded his statement...
  • Maoists justified in taking up arms: Arundhati Roy October 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Maoists are justified in taking up arms because the government has been unjust to them and is waging a war on them, says writer and activist Arundhati Roy. "My fear is that because of this economic interest the government and establishment actually needs a war. It needs to militarise....
  • Maoists behead police officer, warn govt October 6, 2009

    Ranchi: Maoists have beheaded Jharkhand Police officer Francis Induwar, who they had abducted a week ago to force the release of three rebel leaders. Induwar, who worked as an intelligence official in the Special Branch, was found dead on the RanchiJamshedpur highway on Tuesday morning. The Communist Party of IndiaMaoist (CPIMaoist)...
  • Naxals attack Chhattisgarh, 36 cops killed July 13, 2009

    Raipur: Maoists on Sunday struck thrice in their stronghold in Chhattisgarh, killing at least 36 policemen, including a Superintendent of Police, in landmine attacks followed by indiscriminate firing. All three attacks took place in the Manpur belt in the Rajnandgaon district, bordering Maharashtra. "A contingent of the District Force (DF) and Chhattisgarh...
  • The terror within: how Maoists threaten India June 28, 2009

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called Maoists the gravest threat to the countrys internal security. He is correct. The rebels have an estimated 22,000 fighters in more than 180 of the country's 630 districts. They operate across a "red corridor" stretching from Andhra Pradesh to Chhattisgarh and into West Bengal....
  • Bad business: how Maoists are hurting the economy June 23, 2009

    New Delhi: The growing Maoist insurgency in India over large swathes of the mineralrich countryside could soon hurt some industrial investment plans just as the country suffers an economic slowdown. The government banned the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Monday, bracketing it with Islamist militant groups, but experts said the...