Menace

  • Murtunda forests: 2 CRPF personnel killed in an encounter with Maoists August 11, 2014

    Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and another was injured in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district on Sunday, police said. The exchange of fire took place in the forests of Murtunda village under the Basaguda police station limits in which two CRPF men were...
  • Parliament struck by monkey, dog menace, Centre assures action July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament seems to be struck by monkey and dog menace. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu assured the House that various efforts are being made to tackle monkey and dog menace inside and around Parliament House. Replying to Rajya Sabha MP...
  • Karnataka government to facilitate Maoists surrender June 10, 2014

    Shimoga: Karnataka Government would consult legal experts on the proposal made by several organisations for the surrender of Naxals and dropping of cases against them to facilitate it, Minister of Home for Karnataka, K J George said today. George, who visited the Naxal-infected areas in Agumbe near Theerthahlli in this district...
  • Naxal commander arrested in Gumla, weapons seized May 11, 2014

    Security forces on Sunday apprehended a Naxal commander with arms and ammunition from the Maoist violence affected Gumla district of Jharkhand. Gulab Khatri was apprehended when a squad of security forces led by paramilitary CRPF along with state police was out for an operation in the Jorag forests in Raidih of...
  • Sukma Naxal attack: Full might of Indian state must confront Maoists, says Arun Jaitley March 14, 2014

    In the backdrop of the killing of 15 security personnel and a civilian in a Naxal attack in Sukma district of BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh, senior party leader Arun Jaitley on Friday demanded that the "full might" of Indian state must be put in force to confront Maoists. The Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Jaitley said heavily-armed...
  • Holi menace in Mumbai continues, woman hit with water balloon injures her eye March 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The Holi menace continues in Mumbai. A woman who was travelling in a local train injured her eye after she was hit by a water balloon. The incident happened in Bhayandar. A case has been registered against unkown persons. Throwing water balloons at passengers in moving trains is common in Mumbai...
  • Rahul Gandhi condemns Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, calls it a 'senseless act of violence' March 11, 2014

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday termed as a "senseless act of violence" the Maoist attack on security personnel in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. Condemning the ambush, Gandhi offered his condolences to the families of the security men who lost their lives and said his thoughts and prayers were with them...
  • Local police, CRPF's blatant violation of procedures led to the Naxal attack: Officials March 11, 2014

    The 48-member joint team of CRPF and local police in Chhattisgarh, which was ambushed by Naxals on Tuesday, had blatantly violated laid down Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) that led to the daring daytime attack. The team, mandated to guard the workers engaged in construction of a road in Sukma district, used to visit the site...
  • Bombay High Court to hear PIL on potholes today October 4, 2013

    Mumbai: A PIL on potholes is likely to come up in the Mumbai HC today. The BMC is expected to file details of records available with them before the court. This comes after Mumbai high court took cognizance of the bad conditions of roads due to potholes in Mumbai, Thane...
  • Dengue menace: Fogging machines available in your area or not, check online, says SDMC October 1, 2013

    The South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Monday decided to make the location of fogging machines available online in a bid to effectively combat dengue, SDMC Mayor said. Mayor Sarita Chaudhary took this decision after an emergency meeting with the SDMC Commissioner, MHO and other senior officials of Public Health Department and...
  • Pothole menace: Bombay HC issues notice to Maharashtra govt, BMC July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Taking a suo motu notice of potholes in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane district, the Bombay High Court on Monday issued notices to the Maharashtra government, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). CNN-IBN had been running a campaign against the pothole menace in Maharashtra after...
  • Mumbai pothole menace: MNS workers release BMC officials who were held captive July 23, 2013

    Mumbai: BMC officials, who were held captive by MNS workers over pothole menace in Mumbai, have been released after the state municipal body provided written assurances that the potholes would be fixed once the rain stops. The BMC has also promised to take action against all erring contractors. MNS workers held...
  • Mumbai pothole menace: MNS workers hold BMC officials captive July 23, 2013

    Mumbai: MNS workers in Mumbai have held BMC officials captive in Mumbai over pothole menace in the city on Tuesday. The MNS workers said that they will not let the BMC official go until the potholes in Dadar are fixed. The MNS claims that complaints about potholes have gone unheeded...
  • Son tops CBSE exam as father takes on Naxals in C'garh May 29, 2013

    Raipur: As his father takes on the Naxals in Chhattisgarh, Sopan Khosla has scored his own victory. Son of a senior paramilitary official undertaking anti-Naxal operations in the state, Sopan has topped the CBSE Class 12th exams in the Science stream with 99 per cent marks. The student, whose father is...
  • Need to fight Naxal menace unitedly, says BJP May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: With Chhattisgarh government under attack for failing to provide adequate security to Congress leaders killed in Saturday's Naxal attack, BJP on Monday said there was a need to fight the menace unitedly by rising above political lines. The BJP Parliamentary Board, which met here this evening, also decided...
  • 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...
  • Centre, states should draw strategy to end Naxal menace May 27, 2013

    Seoni/Chhindwara: Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs, Kamal Nath, said in Seoni on Sunday that both the Centre and the states should jointly draw a strategy to end the Naxal menace in the country. "Both the Centre and the State should jointly draw a solid strategy to end...
  • Maoist menace will soon be under control in Odisha: DGP May 4, 2013

    Koraput: Optimistic of bringing the Maoist menace under control to a great extent in Odisha soon, Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra on Thursday appealed to the president of Naxal outfit Chasi Muliya Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) Nachika Linga to surrender. "Linga is not going to achieve anything through violence....
  • 'Tigerman' takes on monkeys at Bangalore University November 27, 2012

    Bangalore: Authorities in the Bangalore University have been using the help of a tiger to get rid of the monkey menace. H Jagadeesh, a gardener at the Bangalore University, dresses like a tiger and in his majestic stripes, goes around trying to scare away the monkeys that have become a...
  • Fewer happy hours in Kerala? HC says drink after 5 pm October 1, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Coming down heavily on the alcohol menace in Kerala, the High Court has stepped in and in strong words, advised the state government to stop the sale and consumption of liquor before 5 pm. The High Court said, "To accomplish the objective of reduction in consumption, not only sale of...
  • CJ fights against illegal sale of liquor May 28, 2011

    CJ Surinder Singh Khatri fights against illegal sale of liquor in his village. ...
  • Dirty Delhi may face mosquito menace again April 5, 2011

    New Delhi: This is the time of the year when mosquito breeding needs to be under check, as May usually is the worst month in Delhi when it comes to malaria or dengue. It's a huge task at hand for Delhi's municipal corporation, that has just begun its anti-mosquito breeding drive...
  • British PM to end 'rat race' at Downing Street January 25, 2011

    London: It seems that Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is determined to put an end to 'rat race' at 10 Downing Street -- he's planning to recruit a cat to get rid of the menace. "We are making inquiries about getting a cat but we have to be sure that it's...
  • 'Naxal activity to increase by end of monsoon' September 19, 2010

    New Delhi: Security forces fear that the Naxal activity will increase by the end of the monsoon season which had somewhat restricted the movement of ultras in the thickly forested areas. Official sources said in states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa, where Naxals wield considerable fire power, movement of...
  • CNN-IBN's SOTN poll: In the Naxal corridors August 5, 2010

    From Dantewada in Chhattisgarh to Jhargram in West Bengal, the Naxal menace has left a trail of death and destruction in its wake. The Naxal struggle, romanticised much by contemporary history, has now been transformed into a full battle of strategy, assuming bloody proportions in the states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya...
  • The big Naxal debate April 11, 2010

    This week witnessed one of the biggest attacks carried out by the banned Naxal groups against the security forces in India. Not only was the attack an audacious and meticulously planned, but also it was executed with total brutality. The very fact that over 76 jawans of the CRPF were...
  • Home Min offers to quit over Dantewada April 9, 2010

    Faced with resistance from within party and government to heighten the offensive against Naxalites, Home Minister P Chidambaram today offered to resign to the PM. His offered was rejected and even the BJP came to his support. ...
  • Air Force's role logistical: C'garh CM April 8, 2010

    In Talking Point, we asked Should the governemt use the Air Power in its fight against the Naxals? To answer that question, we had Raman Singh, the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. ...
  • Troopers, not military, may fight Naxals April 8, 2010

    New Delhi: A war has been thrust upon us, says Union Home Minister P Chidambaram. But a war where the military option has been ruled out, at least for the moment. "Air power is not necessary at the moment. But if the situation warrants we can change that mandate," said Chidambaram...
  • Death by harassment: 12 ragging deaths in 12 months July 20, 2009

    New Delhi: A new report released on Monday revealed that during the past 12 months the country witnessed 88 cases of ragging of which 12 were fatal. Andhra Pradesh is the worst affected. "The number of ragging cases reported (between July 2008-June 2009) are 88, number of ragging deaths are 12...