MAOIST

  • Bihar: Maoists blow up CRPF vehicle; One dead, 13 injured in Gaya district 3 days ago

    Gaya: One CRPF jawan was killed and 13 others were injured, when Maoists blew up a mini-bus carrying them in Gaya district on Tuesday evening. The ultras had planted a landmine on the route taken by the security personnel, police and CRPF, in Imamganj-Dumaria area during an anti-naxal operation, Director General...
  • 2 security personnel killed, 12 injured in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Kanker February 2, 2015

    Raipur: Two policemen have been killed and 12 injured when a team of Chhattisgarh Police and Border Security Force came under fire from Naxals in Kanker district on Monday evening. Security forces retaliated to the Naxal attack and a fierce encounter is still on. According to ADG, Naxal Operation, RK Vij...
  • Appoint as DMs, SPs officers with 'zeal' to fight Maoists: Rajnath Singh to states January 16, 2015

    Patna: Describing the Naxal problem as the gravest challenge facing India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked all states which are grappling with the menace to appoint as district magistrates and superintendents of police such officers who have the "zeal" to fight the rebels. Addressing the Eastern Zonal Council (EZC)...
  • Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi may be replaced, a decision likely in a couple of days January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst controversial statements made by by Bihar Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi in the recent past, there are speculations that he might be replaced. Sources said Manjhi's predecessor Nitish Kumar is unhappy with the controversial statements he has made ever since he became the Bihar CM and his style...
  • Bihar CM Manjhi kicks up controversy by justifying Maoists January 5, 2015

    Patna: In yet another controversial remark, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday sought to justify Maoists extorting levy from contractors who, he suggested, were indulging in corruption and looting the state. "I do not see any wrong in what they (Maoists) are doing by collecting levy from contractors engaged...
  • Maoists strike in Kerala again January 3, 2015

    In yet another attack by suspected Maoists in Kannur district of Kerala, the office of a stone crusher unit was ransacked and set on fire. Posters were stuck at the office premises claiming it to be from Communist Party of India (Maoist). ...
  • Suspected Maoists attack Kerala again, set a stone crusher unit on fire in Kannur January 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another attack by suspected Maoists in Kannur district of Kerala, the office of a stone crusher unit was ransacked and set on fire. Posters were stuck at the office premises claiming it to be from Communist Party of India (Maoist). The police is currently investigating the matter There...
  • Maoist activities resurface in Kerala, presence felt in Wayanad, Palakkad districts December 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After about two decades it seems as if Maoist activities have resurfaced in Kerala. In the last one and a half years, Maoist presence has been reported in various parts of Wayanad and Palakkad districts. Two arrests have been made so far in this regard. An alarming increase in Maoist...
  • Telangana: Encounter between Maoists, Greyhound forces in Khammam December 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Maoists and greyhound commandos were on Monday engaged in an encounter near Satyanarayanapuram village under Cherala Mandal Khammam. The gunbattle started early on Monday morning. The Greyhounds encountered with 30-40 Maoists who were trying to burn the BSNL tower in Satyanarayanapuram village. Three weapons have been recovered from the...
  • One policeman killed in Naxal attack in Jharkhand December 24, 2014

    Ranchi: One head constable was killed and several policemen were injured in a Naxal attack in Chatra area of Jharkhand on Wednesday. The attack took place when on a police patrolling party was on its duty in the Naxal-affected Chatra district of the state. The attack comes a day after the results...
  • Yearender: Naxal strikes, sterilisation tragedy overshadowed 2014 for Chhattisgarh December 21, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh was in the news in 2014 for all the wrong reasons be it increasing Maoist strikes resulting in heavy losses to lives of security forces or the death of 13 young women after surgeries at state-run sterilisation camps in Bilaspur. The Raman Singh government remained busy warding off Opposition...
  • Six 'disappointed' Naxals, including two women cadres, surrender in Chhattisgarh December 18, 2014

    Raipur: Six Naxals, including two women cadres, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada and Kanker districts today, police said. While five Maoists, including a woman, turned themselves in before police in Dantewada district, another woman rebel surrendered in Kanker district. "The cadres in Dantewada, all deployed as 'Jan Militia' members, turned themselves in...
  • 61.08 per cent voter turnout in 4th phase of Jharkhand polls December 14, 2014

    Ranchi: Polling in 15 constituencies of the state on Sunday ended with 61.08 per cent electorate exercising their franchise in the penultimate phase of the Assembly elections in Jharkhand as the day passed off peacefully. The polling, which began at 7 AM in all the seats, ended at 3 PM in...
  • 15 Jharkhand seats go for polling in fourth phase on Sunday December 13, 2014

    Ranchi: Stage is set for the penultimate round of five-phase polling for 15 Assembly seats in Jharkhand on Sunday with former chief minister Babulal Marandi and three incumbent ministers testing their luck. A total of 43,48,709 voters are eligible to decide the fate of 217 candidates, including 16 women. Adequate security...
  • Shun the path of violence: Rajnath Singh tells Maoists December 12, 2014

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said Maoists should shun the path of violence as there is no space for violence in a democracy. Addressing a meeting at Baghmara in Dhanbad district hours before the end of campaigning before the fourth of the five-phase polling on December 14,...
  • No Nepal constitution without consensus, says CPN-Maoist leader Prachanda December 6, 2014

    Kathmandu: CPN-Maoist leader Prachanda on Saturday warned that it would not be possible to draft the new Nepal Constitution without consensus from all the political parties. "It would not be possible to promulgate the new constitution by the January 22, 2015 deadline, as promised by the political parties, if consensus...
  • Polling in 13 Maoist-affected seats of Jharkhand on Tuesday November 24, 2014

    Ranchi: Polling will take place amidst tight security in 13 Maoist-affected constituencies in the first phase of five-stage elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly on Tuesday. Adequate security forces have been deployed as all the 13 constituencies are affected by Maoist activities and the personnel have been asked to follow the...
  • West Bengal: Maoist posters appear, police claims miscreants behind it November 23, 2014

    Midnapore (WB): Two Maoist posters appeared on trees in the once rebel-dominated Bandhghra area of West Midnapore district, but police claimed those were put up by some local miscreants to extort money. The posters, giving warning to local people, were seen in Chatnisole and Deuldanga villages this morning, Superintendent of Police...
  • Jharkhand elections: Naxal threat looms large, campaigning low key in Latehar November 14, 2014

    Ranchi: Even before birds are back in their nests, men and women go indoors. After 5 pm, when darkness is still to cover the area, not even a single bicycle is seen on the roads of Latehar. The dense forests of Latehar hide ghastly secrets. To everyone Naxals are 'otherworldly' creatures....
  • Rajnath Singh urges Maoists to end violence and be part of democracy November 13, 2014

    Gurgaon: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday urged Maoists to end violence and be part of democracy for the betterment of India and its people. Rajnath Singh was speaking as the chief guest during the 75th Raising Day of the paramilitary Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF. The minister said there was no...
  • Vizag: Andhra University professor arrested for allegedly supplying explosives to Maoists November 6, 2014

    A university professor in Andhra Pradesh has been arrested for suspected naxal links. The Telugu professor from the Andhra University in Vishakhapatnam was picked up by police for allegedly supplying explosives to Maoists. He will be produced in court later on Thursday. ...
  • Andhra varsity professor J Appa Rao arrested for suspected Maoist links November 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: An associate professor of Andhra University has been arrested for suspected links with the Maoists, Andhra Pradesh Police said on Thursday. His family has, however, complained that he was kidnapped from his home. Police in Visakhapatnam arrested J Appa Rao on receiving information that he has links with the Maoists....
  • Twelve Naxals surrender in Kanker district October 31, 2014

    Kanker: In yet another setback to the Maoist movement in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, 12 Naxals surrendered on Friday in Kanker district taking the total number of those laying down their arms to 315 this year in the state. As many as 12 ultras, carrying reward on their heads turned themselves in...
  • Two Maoist cadres surrender to the Telangana state police October 10, 2014

    Warangal: Two Maoists, including an outlawed CPI Maoist area committee secretary, have surrendered to the Telangana police, it was officially announced on Friday. Superintendent of Police (Rural) LKV Ranga Rao produced the surrendered Maoists before reporters and said that CPI Maoist's Eturnagaram-Mahadevpur area committee secretary Mekala Raju alias Raj Kumar...
  • Will hug Maoists if they give up violence: Chhattisgarh CM October 7, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday said that he is ready to embrace Maoists if they give up their path of violence and join the mainstream of society. "People involved in Maoist activities are part of our society. We are ready to hug them if they wish to join...
  • Delhi: Maoist admitted to AIIMS, likely to be operated; HC told September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A suspected Maoist, suffering from brain tumour, has been admitted to the AIIMS for undergoing an urgent operation, the Delhi High Court was informed on Tuesday. Justice Vibhu Bakhru, who had yesterday asked Delhi Police and authorities at All India Institute of Medical Sciences to immediately attend to 38-year-old...
  • Delhi: HC asks AIIMS to provide urgent treatment to undertrial Maoist September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday came to the help of a jailed suspected Maoist, who needs urgent surgery for brain tumour, by asking city police and AIIMS authorities to provide "immediate treatment" to him. Chandan Deonath, 38, who has been in Saraikela jail in Jamshedpur district of...
  • Maoist camp busted in Odisha, weapons seized September 21, 2014

    Phulbani (Odisha): A Maoist camp was neutralised and some weapons as well as naxal literature were seized after a gunbattle with security forces in a forest in Odisha's Kandhamal district today, police said. The encounter took place during a joint combing operation by the Special Operation Group (SOG) and armed police...
  • Arms seized after gun battle with Maoists in Odisha September 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Police seized arms and ammunition from a forested area of Gajapati district after a brief gun battle with Maoists, an official said on Thursday. No casualties were reported from either side in the gunfight that took place Wednesday near Barimunda village, over 400 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar, superintendent...
  • Police destroy Maoist camp in Odisha September 3, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Police on Wednesday destroyed a Maoist camp in Odisha's Koraput district, an official said. Inspector General of Police (Southwestern Range) Yashwant Jethwa said the camp was destroyed in a forested area near Majhiguda village under Baipariguda police station area. He said police raided the camp and engaged in a brief gun...