Naxals

  • Rs 2.52 crore bounty for info for arrest of Naxal chief Ganapathy September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: An unprecedented Rs 2.52 crore cash reward has been announced for anyone giving information leading to the arrest of chief of CPI (Maoist) Muppala Lakshman Rao alias Ganapathy. 65yearold Ganapathy is one of country's most wanted persons. This is for the first time such a huge amount has been...
  • Government to train IAS, IPS, IFoS officers in dealing with Naxalism September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first, the government has planned a training programme for IAS, IPS and forest service officers on dealing with Naxalism. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has written to chief secretaries of eight states seeking nomination of at least three officers each from Indian Administrative Service...
  • CRPF suspends 17 personnel for lapses during Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force on Saturday suspended 17 personnel for alleged lapses during the Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh which took place in March this year. Twenty policemen were killed when their search party was ambushed in Chhattisgarh. A further probe on the matter is expected to take...
  • Key highlights from PM Modi's classroom on Teachers' Day September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Friday called for education to be made a force for national character building. In a unique interaction with students from across the country on Teachers' Day, the Prime Minister said the relevance of Teachers' Day on the birthday of former President of...
  • Maoist combing operations intensified in Odisha September 5, 2014

    Koraput (Odisha): Security forces have intensified combing operations in and around Majhiguda after exchange of fire with the Maoists in Odisha's Koraput district, police said on Friday. "Additional forces have been deployed in Majhiguda forest and efforts are on to nab the Maoists," said YK Jethwa,Inspector General of Police (southwestern range). During...
  • Cabinet nod for mobile towers in Naxal belts, to cost Rs 3,216 cr August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the longpending proposal to install mobile towers in nine Naxalaffected states by BSNL at cost Rs 3,216 crore that will be borne by the government. "The Cabinet has approved setting up of 1,836 new base transmission towers (BTS) in Left Wing Extremist affected districts....
  • Frustrated with the exploitation by senior cadres, seven Maoists surrender in Raipur August 20, 2014

    Seven Maoists, including their two selfstyled hardcore deputy commanders, involved in serious criminal offences, on Wednesday surrendered before the CRPF in Raipur. The rebels, one of them a woman, surrendered at the headquarters of 65 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force at Baradera on Wednesday afternoon, battalion Commandant Satyendra Kumar Singh...
  • Two Maoist guerrillas arrested in Latehar August 20, 2014

    Two Maoists, including a 'zonal commander' of the proscribed outfit, were on Tuesday arrested in Latehar district, the police said. The police raided a house around and nabbed zonal commander Ravindra Yadav and his associate Lavtesh Ganju from Kuriamakhurd village under Balumath police station after being tipped off, the police said...
  • 3 CoBRA personnel injured in an encounter with Naxals in Kodanar forests August 19, 2014

    Three CoBRA jawans were on Monday injured in a gunbattle between paramilitary forces and Maoists in insurgencyhit Dantewada district. The encounter took place in restive forests of Kodanar under Aranpur Police Station limits when security forces were returning after an antiNaxal operation in the region early this morning, Dantewada Superintendent of...
  • Maoists using jungle caves as hideouts: Police August 18, 2014

    Maoists are using caves in forests of south Chhattisgarh as hideouts or temporary camps, police said on Sunday after raiding one such cave in Kanker district. Maoist propaganda material, medicines and commodities of daily use were recovered from a cave in Mashpur forest under Rowghat police station limits by a joint...
  • MP seeks Centre's nod for buying weapons for Naxalhit areas August 17, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has sought Centre's permission to purchase weapons for Naxalhit areas from the grant given to them and also demanded a dedicated helicopter for surveillance of regions affected with violence. "We have demanded from the Centre to give permission for purchasing weapons from the grant given for the Naxalhit...
  • State government seeks Centre's nod to purchase weapons for Naxalhit areas August 17, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has sought Centre's permission to purchase weapons for Naxalhit areas from the grant given to them and also demanded a dedicated helicopter for surveillance of regions affected with violence. "We have demanded from the Centre to give permission for purchasing weapons from the grant given for the Naxalhit...
  • CRPF to use 'Shaheed' for troopers killed in line of duty August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first such step for a central armed police force, CRPF has decided to honour its jawans and officers killed in action with the prefix 'Shaheed' in their names. The country's leading antiNaxal operations force, which by virtue of its huge deployment has the highest casualty rate...
  • Security forces arrest 2 Naxals during a raid August 16, 2014

    Two Naxals were arrested on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district in a joint operation by BSF and local police, officials said. Salduram Anchale (52) and Sunil Jain (25) were nabbed from Sikhsod and Tadoti police station area in the district, about 125 km from Raipur, police officials told PTI by phone. Acting...
  • 6 Naxals arrested during a joint raid in Lupunga August 17, 2014

    Six Maoists, including three 'section commanders', were arrested from Lupunga village in West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said on Saturday. Acting on an information that over half a dozen ultras had taken shelter in the village on their way back home after medical treatment on Friday evening, a...
  • Naxals trigger IED explosion, one CRPF jawan injured August 15, 2014

    A CRPF jawan was on Friday injured in an IED explosion triggered by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident occurred in the restive Tadmetla forests under Chintalnar police outpost limits when the paramilitary personnel were on an operation to cordon off the region, Sukma Superintendent of Police...
  • Government committed to bring development in Maoisthit areas: CM August 15, 2014

    Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday stressed that the state government will overcome the hindrances in development in the left wing extremism (LWE) areas of the state while marching ahead in the path of inclusive growth and public participation. "I believe that going on the way of inclusive growth, transparency and...
  • Naxal arrested in Kondagaon August 14, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested by a joint team of security personnel in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Kondgaon district, a day ahead of the Independence day celebrations, police said. "Jan militia cadre Ramnath alias Billu (27) was apprehended from his native place Rengagodi under Bayanar police station limits," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit...
  • Security beefed up for Iday celebration in state August 14, 2014

    Security has been beefed up in all the sensitive places across Chhattisgarh, particularly in the Naxalhit areas, in the view of Independence Day celebrations on Friday police said. Tight security is being maintained across the state particularly in the insurgencyhit Bastar region to avoid any disturbances by the red rebels during...
  • Naxal arrested in Kanker during searching operation August 13, 2014

    Security forces on Wednesday apprehended a suspected Naxal from the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh during an operation. Officials said the incident occurred in the Ghumsimund forests of the district early on Wednesday when a patrol squad of forces led by paramilitary CRPF was out for an operation. "A Naxal commander Phool Singh...
  • Naxal carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head arrested August 12, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head was arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Narayanpur district, police said. The cadre, Lakhmu (38), was apprehended from a forest near his native Kumnar village under Kurusnar police limits by the district force on Monday, Narayanpur Additional...
  • 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 insurgencyhit 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...
  • Police arrest hardcore Maoist from West Singhbhum August 10, 2014

    A Section Commander of CPI (Maoists) in Porahat, Tunia Horo alias Zokhim was on Sunday arrested with arms and ammunition from Tebo police station area in naxalhit West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said. Acting on a tipoff, the district police launched a massive search operation in the early hours...
  • Woman Naxal carrying reward arrested August 10, 2014

    A woman naxal carrying a reward of Rs 1.1 lakh on her head was on Saturday arrested by police in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh. Shyambati alias Pramila (30) was held by a police team from Fafadih area here. She had come to Raipur for medical treatment. According to the police, Pramila was...
  • CRPF jawan killed in encounter with Naxals August 9, 2014

    A CRPF jawan was killed on Saturday in an exchange of fire with Naxals in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident took place at Murdanda village under the Avapalli police limits when a CRPF patrol team from 168th battalion were proceeding for a roadopening, and Naxals opened indiscriminate fire...
  • Chhattisgarh lures doctors for Naxalhit areas with fat salaries, accommodation August 8, 2014

    To overcome the acute shortage of doctors in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit regions, the state government is working on a "special package" to offer certain facilities, besides lucrative salary, to the specialists for their posting in such areas. "Unlike typical procedure of the appointment, we are trying to bring more flexibility in the...
  • Bihar: Maoist attack in Aurangabad, no casualties so far August 7, 2014

    Aurangabad:A Maoist attack took place in Bihar on Thursday and a police team is engaged in a gunbattle with the rebels. This took place near a police station in the Aurangabad district on Thursday morning. No casualties have been reported so far. ...
  • Cabinet may soon take up issue of mobile towers in naxal areas August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The crucial issue of installing mobile towers in nine naxalaffected states, which has been pending for long now, and strengthening of telecom connectivity in North Eastern states will be the next key matters of the Telecom Ministry before the Cabinet. "The Department of Telecom...
  • Explosives seized, two arrested during raid in Mirzapur August 3, 2014

    Explosives were on Sunday seized and two persons arrested during a raid in Ahraura area of Naxalhit Mirzapurdistrict in Uttar Pradesh. Acting on a tip off, a raid was carried out during which 2,160 gelatin rods and 3,000 detonators were seized, police said. Two persons have been arrested and were being...
  • Three Naxals carrying a reward of Rs 5,000 held during combing operation July 31, 2014

    Three Naxals, one of them carrying a reward of Rs 5000, were arrested in the insurgencyhit Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh on as part of intensified combing operation by police in the wake ofongoing "Naxal week", a senior official said. "The three Jan Militia cadres of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) were apprehended...