Naxals

  • Top Naxal commander killed by security forces following heavy exchange of fire 43 minutes ago

    In a pre-dawn operation, security forces killed a prominent Naxal commander operating in Jharkhand in the forests of Khunti district of the state. According to preliminary information reaching the headquarters here, the Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI (Maoists) was gunned down by...
  • CEC meets political parties in Jharkhand ahead of polls Yesterday

    The BJP on Monday raised its apprehensions of a large number of Bangladeshi infiltrators getting into voter's list and urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter before the upcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand. Representing the party in the scheduled meeting with the ECI team headed by CEC VS...
  • Anti-Naxal operations: Government deploys 1,000 fresh ITBP personnel Yesterday

    In order to bolster anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh, government has deployed a fresh contingent of about 1,000 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel in the state. The specially trained contingent of the paramilitary will be initially inducted to operate in Rajnandgaon district of the state, which borders Madhya Pradesh. "The squad will...
  • Mobile networks in naxal-affected areas in 15 months, says Government Yesterday

    New Delhi: Mobile networks, under the Universal Service Obligation Fund scheme, in naxal-affected areas are likely to be set up in 15 months, the government said on Monday. Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Lok Sabha that the government was concerned about the coverage and quality of...
  • Trader arrested for supplying explosives to Naxals 2 days ago

    Two persons, including a Bhilai-based businessman, have been arrested for allegedly supplying materials used for making arms and ammunition to Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said in Raipur. Businessman Yogesh Vardani and Ramadhar Verma, a driver who hails from Kerlapal areal of Sukma, were arrested on Saturday night on...
  • Three wanted Naxals carrying cash reward of Rs 1-2 lakh surrender: Police 3 days ago

    Three naxals, including a couple, carrying cash reward of Rs 1-2 lakh on each of them surrendered in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said. "All the three are active members of Military Platoon of rebels and were carrying reward, ranging from Rs 1-2 lakh on each of them, announced...
  • News 360: 189 Dutch, 44 Malaysians killed on MH17 flight 4 days ago

    There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians, 12...
  • Six wanted Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh 4 days ago

    Six Naxals, carrying reward on their heads were arrested on Friday during a joint search operation by security personnel in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a joint team of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and district force from restive Koranda forests under Benoor police station...
  • Odisha's most wanted Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Ganjam 5 days ago

    Ganjam: Top Naxal leader and Odisha's most wanted man Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested from the Ganjam district in Odisha. He had been on the run for over a decade. Panda faces over 30 charges of murder, including that of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and his four disciples in Kandhamal...
  • Naxal wanted in several crime cases arrested in Kondagaon 6 days ago

    A Naxal was arrested and a cache of ammunition and electronic gadgets recovered in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district, where security personnel exchanged fire with rebels, police said. Jugdhar Muria, a member of banned CPI (Maoist), was nabbed from his native Lakhapuri village under Mardpal police station limits on Tuesday...
  • Four wanted Naxals held in Chhattisgarh 6 days ago

    Security forces on Wednesday apprehended four suspected Naxalites, carrying rewards on their heads, from Maoist-affected Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh. The suspected Naxals were held by a patrol squad led by paramilitary CRPF from the Korenda-Benur axis of the district. The apprehended Naxals have been identified as Rajman (35), Somnath (35), Rejju alias...
  • Two Naxals including woman cadre held July 14, 2014

    Two Naxals, including a woman who was carrying a reward of Rs 2,000 on her head, were arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kondagaon district on Monday, police said. "While Rajkumari alias Bulki Netam (26), a member of Chema Janatana Sarkar group of the CPI (Maoist), was apprehended from Totar...
  • Suspected Maoist arrested in Jamui July 13, 2014

    The Bihar Police on Sunday arrested a suspected Maoist from Bardiha forest area of Jamui district in a joint operation with CRPF's Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) unit. Jamui Superintendent of Police (SP) Upendra Kumar Singh said a .315 bore rifle, six bullets, one transmitter, three umbrellas and a bag...
  • Three Naxals arrested in separate operations in West Singhbhum district July 10, 2014

    Acting on information, the district armed police and CRPF launched a search operation in Goirabeda jungle under Manoharpur police station and intercepted two persons travelling on a motorcycle on Wednesday, Superintendent of Police NK Singh said. Singh told a press conference that the duo identified as Radhe Shyam Soy and Sukhdeo...
  • Senior Naxal cadre arrested during joint search operation in Kanker July 7, 2014

    A senior Naxal cadre was arrested during a joint search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said on Monday. Santlal Mandavi (35) alias Shantilal was nabbed from Keshokodi village forests under Koyalibeda police station limits late last night, Kanker Superintendent of Police RN Dash said. A joint squad of BSF (Border...
  • Maoist area commander arrested July 6, 2014

    A Maoist area commander was arrested on Sunday with weapons at a village in Begusarai district, police said. Acting on a tip-off, police raided Pali village and nabbed the Maoist, identified as Bihari Paswan, and seized from him a pistol, seven cartridges and four mobile phones, besides Naxal literature, Superintendent of...
  • Woman Naxal surrenders in Bijapur district July 5, 2014

    A woman Naxal on Saturday surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district. Sarita Pulse (18) surrendered in the presence of Superintendent of Police L Dhruv. A resident of area under Madded police station limits, she was abducted by Naxals in 2009 and was a part of group headed by 'commander' Vinod Karam which...
  • Jharkhand CM meets unemployed people duped by agency July 4, 2014

    Around 90 people on Friday met Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and narrated him how an agency, which was suppose to convince Naxalites to surrender and get benefits, asked them to pose as Naxals so that they could get a job in the police department under the policy. Soren consoled the...
  • Fear of Naxal disturbances in September keeps police on their toes July 4, 2014

    With the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) planning to create disturbances to mark its decade of formation this September, police is bracing up to counter any such move and make people aware about the "futility" of the rebel movements. The Maoists are preparing several programmes to suit the occasion all...
  • CRPF officer killed in a fierce gun-battle during anti-Naxal operation July 4, 2014

    A CRPF officer was killed on Friday during an anti-Naxal operation in Jharkhand's Giridih district. The incident happened early Friday morning when a joint squad of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police was out for an operation in Lakheri area of Giridih district. Officials said a heavy exchange of...
  • Six Naxals arrested during separate search operations in Chhattisgarh July 2, 2014

    Six Naxals have been arrested during separate search operations in the insurgency-hit areas of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. Five rebels were apprehended from restive Nibra forests under Rowghat police station limits of Kanker district last evening, Kanker Superintendent of Police R N Dash told PTI. A joint squad of Border Security...
  • UN expresses concern over killing of children used as human shields by Maoists July 2, 2014

    The UN has expressed concern over the killing and maiming of children who continue to be recruited and used as human shields by Maoists in India and over the threat of sexual violence against girls within Naxalite ranks. The Annual Report of the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, released...
  • Naxal, wanted for attack on police party, arrested in Kanker July 1, 2014

    A Naxal, wanted in several incidents of crime, has been arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district. The cadre, identified as Daya Ram Dhruve (21), was nabbed from Bilaikachhar village under Siksod police station limits Monday evening, Kanker Superintendent of Police RN Dash said on Tuesday. A joint party...
  • Eight Naxals surrender in insurgency-hit Kondgaon district bringing total to 28 in June June 30, 2014

    Eight Naxals today surrendered before the police in the insurgency-hit Kondgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said. This takes the number of Naxals who quit the movement and surrendered in the Bastar region of the state this month to 28. Some of them are of commander-rank. 20 surrendered in Kondagaon district alone. The...
  • Three Naxals, one carrying a cash reward arrested in Kondagaon June 28, 2014

    Three Naxals, one of them carrying a cash reward on his head, were arrested on Saturday from separate places in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district. The ultras, identified as Ramnath (32), Kangalu (30) and Chamlu (35), were arrested from Mardapal and Bayanar police station limits, with arms and explosives recovered from them, Superintendent...
  • 3 policemen among four injured in attack by locals June 28, 2014

    Four persons, include three policemen, were on Saturday injured when locals attacked a police team at Sikohbigha village in Bihar's Naxal-hit Gaya district, police said. The locals attacked the team which had gone there to measure a piece of land on the directives of the Patna High Court, they said. People...
  • Naxals a threat to nation, need to build up our intelligence: Rijiju June 27, 2014

    Speaking about the meeting between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the bureaucrats from 10 Naxal-affected states, Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State said that Maoists were a threat to the nation and the country needed to build up its intelligence to tackle them. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 27, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Delhi University scraps FYUP, admissions yet to begin June 27, 2014

    Celebrations erupted as the week long impasse between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) finally ended on Friday with the Vice Chancellor agreeing to scrap the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). ...
  • Panel probing allegations of SOP violations to report to IG, CRPF, Chhattisgarh June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after a serving CRPF commando Sujoy Mandal turned whistleblower on CNN-IBN, the CRPF has ordered an IG level inquiry into the allegations made. The probe panel will constitute of a DIG level officer and three members from outside. This team will submit its report to the...