Naxals

  • Lok Sabha elections: Second phase of polls today as Naxal threat looms large 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Security has been stepped up in three poll-bound Maoist infested constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh amid inputs that Naxals may foment trouble in these sensitive areas on April 17, when voting is held there during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. According to Intelligence Bureau sources,...
  • LS polls: Record vote in Naxal-affected constituencies on April 10 15-04-2014 06:59 PM

    Defying threat to life, people living in 12 worst Naxal-affected Lok Sabha constituencies exercised their franchise in good numbers and polling in some of these areas was as high as 78 per cent on April 10. According to a report prepared by the Home Ministry, 56.40 per cent people cast...
  • LS polls: Security beefed up in Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund 15-04-2014 05:41 PM

    Security has been stepped up in three poll-bound Maoist infested constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh amid inputs that naxals may foment trouble in these sensitive areas on April 17, when voting be held there during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. According to Intelligence Bureau sources,...
  • Naxalite arrested after encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh 15-04-2014 03:48 PM

    A Naxalite was arrested following an encounter with security personnel in the insurgency-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, police said. The Ultra was arrested following the gun-battle between rebels and the joint squad of Special Task Force (STF) and district force in Chandameta forests under Darbha police station limits,...
  • Naxal attack in Bastar affects ambulance services in the district 14-04-2014 03:52 PM

    The recent Naxal attack on an ambulance carrying CRPF personnel has affected the emergency van services in insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The emergency ambulance services, 108 Sanjeevani and 102 Mahtari express, have stopped in some highly sensitive pockets of Bijapur, Dantewada, Sukma and Bastar districts due to security reasons...
  • Odisha: Maoist killed in gun battle with police 14-04-2014 12:56 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs.1 lakh on his head was killed in a fierce gun battle with police in Odisha's Koraput district, an official said on Monday. Puno Uluka alias Khatru died in exchange of fire at Narayanpatna late on Sunday, Inspector General of Police (South Western...
  • Bastar attack: Could it have been averted? 14-04-2014 10:03 AM

    Had the CRPF personnel acted upon "suspicious movement" of two villagers before the ambulance carrying them was blown up by Naxals in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, the incident could have been averted, according to preliminary investigation. Five personnel belonging to the 80th battalion of CRPF were killed when the ultras...
  • Chhattisgarh government team visits Bastar, Bijapur after Naxal attacks 14-04-2014 07:41 AM

    A team of senior state officials on Sunday visited Bastar and Bijapur districts of the Maoist-hit south Chhattisgarh, where Naxals had carried two deadly attacks on polling personnel and security forces on Saturday, which left 14 persons dead. Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Kujur, Additional Chief Secretary,...
  • Jharkhand on high alert as police fear Maoist attacks 12-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Jharkhand is on high alert in light of the Lok Sabha polls as police believe security forces in the state could come under Maoist attacks, an official said on Saturday. "Advisories have been issued to state police to stay alert as Maoist guerrillas could target trains carrying security forces," a...
  • Naxal attack an 'act of terror': Government 12-04-2014 09:44 PM

    New Delhi Government on Saturday termed the killing of poll and security personnel by Naxals in Chhattisgarh as an "act of terror" and attempt to disrupt the democratic process. "The CPI(Maoists) have killed poor teachers and other civilians who were part of the democratic process of India. This shows that...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals strike again, twin attack claims 12 lives 12-04-2014 01:30 PM

    Bijapur: As many as 12 people including eight civilians have reportedly lost their lives in twin Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. Naxals ambushed a bus carrying a team of poll officials in Bijapur. There were 12 occupants in the vehicle, amongst whom six were killed in the attack. The...
  • Two security personnel injured in Naxal blast in Bijapur 11-04-2014 04:07 PM

    A day after polling in Chattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha seat, two security personnel were on Friday injured in a pressure bomb blast carried out by Naxals in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district of the region, police said. "The blast occurred when a joint Road Opening Party (ROP) of CRPF and district...
  • LS polls: 67 per cent vote in Odisha, surpasses 2009 mark 10-04-2014 09:46 PM

    Braving intense heat and defying extremist threats, about 67 per cent of the electorate Thursday cast their ballot in simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assembly in Odisha, officials said. Polling was held for 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly seats. State chief electoral officer Mona Sharma said...
  • LS polls: Shadow of violence in Sukma, Chhattisgarh records 47 per cent voter turnout in 1st phase 10-04-2014 06:51 PM

    The first phase of elections on Chhattisgarh started on Thursday, April 10 as the state witnessed Naxal-infested Bastar constituency go to polls, where a total of eight candidates are in the fray including two women. Total 47 per cent voting was recoded in naxal-affected Bastar in till 4 PM. However,...
  • Balloting picks up amid incidents of violence 10-04-2014 02:14 PM

    Nearly 32 percent of the electorate voted in the first six hours on Thursday in Bihar's six Lok Sabha constituencies despite incidents of violence in the state. "So far about 32 percent of the electorate has voted. The polling was slow in early hours, but later picked up fast," Additional...
  • 15 IEDs, three pressure bombs recovered by security forces in Bastar 10-04-2014 12:33 PM

    A huge haul of explosives, including 15 IEDs and three pressure bombs, were on Thursday recovered by security forces from separate places averting a massive strike in the Naxal-hit Bastar Parliamentary seat, where about 15 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the initial hours of polling. The...
  • Violence hits Jamui on poll day; 2 CRPF jawans killed in Naxal attack 10-04-2014 10:28 AM

    Two CRPF jawans were killed on Thursday in a bombblast in in Jamui parliamentary constituencyin Bihar ataround 5:30 am, one and a halfhour before the start of polling in the area. The incident took place when CRPF and Bihar Police team were travelling in two jeeps and were on their...
  • Maoists trigger series of explosions in Latehar before polling 10-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Maoists exploded a series of landmines in the forests of Latehar district and exchanged gunfire with security personnel early on Thursday before the polling began for the Chatra Lok Sabha seat in Jharkhand. The landmines were exploded at around 1.30 am, half a km from a picket under Barwadih police...
  • Lok Sabha poll: 30 pc voting in Naxal affected Bastar in Chhattisgarh till noon 10-04-2014 08:53 AM

    Raipur: Around 30 per cent voting is registered in the Naxal affected Bastar seat of Chhattisgarh till noon amid tight security. Sitting BJP MP Dinesh Kashyap, son of former Opposition leader late Mahendra Karma, Deepak, and teacher-turned-activist Soni Sori are locked in a triangular fight. The polling commenced in the...
  • Bihar: 2 CRPF personnel killed before start of polling 10-04-2014 07:17 AM

    Munger: Two CRPF personnel killed and three others were injured when Naxals triggered an explosive, when they were on way to a polling station in Jamui parliamentary constituency of Bihar on Thursday morning, police said. CRPF and Bihar Police team were travelling in two jeeps when the Naxals triggered an...
  • Eleven bombs recovered in two Bihar constituencies 10-04-2014 12:22 AM

    Eleven bombs planted by Maoists in Gaya and Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar were found on Wednesday by security forces, police said. Gaya's Senior Superintendent of Police Nishant Tiwari said five "cane bombs" were recovered from Banke Bazaar area and near Sherghati. In Aurangabad, six similar bombs were found...
  • Election petition against JD(U) MP Lallan Singh dismissed 09-04-2014 10:35 PM

    The Patna High Court on Wednesday rejected a petition challenging the election of JD(U) MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh from Munger Lok Sabha seat in the 2009 general elections. Justice V N Sinha passed the order setting aside defeated candidate Ram Badan Rai's petition alleging that large scale...
  • 3 CRPF personnel killed in Naxal attack in Sukma 09-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Sukma: Three personnel of Cobra force of Central Reserved Police Force were killed in an encounter with Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. In the first incident that occurred in Sukma district, Naxals opened heavy fire on a patrol of the specialised anti-Naxal operations force CoBRA that was...
  • Explosive materials seized in Nawada after Maoist encounter 09-04-2014 08:09 AM

    Security forces on Tuesday recovered a large quantity of explosive materials following an encounter with Maoists in Mahuar forest in Bihar's Nawada district, police said. The encounter between the Maoists and the security forces went on for an hour during which several rounds were fired, the SP said, adding that...
  • Poll campaigning ends in Bastar constituency of Chhattisgarh 09-04-2014 12:06 AM

    Campaigning for Lok Sabha elections ended in the Naxal-affected Bastar constituency of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday evening, where voting would be held on April 10. Chief Election Officer of the state Sunil Kujur told reporters that there are 12,98,971 registered voters in Bastar, which comprises six districts. A total of eight...
  • Stung by Monday's landmine explosion, massive de-mining exercise launched in Bihar 08-04-2014 11:15 PM

    Stung by Monday's landmine explosion at Aurangabad, which killed three CRPF men including a Deputy Commandant and injured eight others, security forces have launched a massive de-mining exercise in Naxal-affected areas of south Bihar that are going to polls in the first phase of elections on April 10. Additionally, the...
  • Mamata Banerjee vows not to let Naxals revisit Jangalmahal 08-04-2014 06:45 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused CPM and Congress of trying to bring back Maoist violence in Jangalmahal region and vowed she will not allow the Naxals to return to the area. Banerjee, while addressing a public meeting at Kotshila in Purulia district bordering Jharkhand, highlighted the...
  • Injured jawan shown on TV is alive, says CRPF chief 08-04-2014 02:03 PM

    A CRPF trooper, who was injured when a landmine planted by Maoists in Bihar's Aurangabad district went off while being defused and seen on TV pleading for his life, is alive, CRPF chief Dilip Trivedi on Tuesday said. He said the CRPF personnel being shown on TV is not Deputy...
  • Bihar: Police-Naxal encounter in Jamui, no arrests yet 08-04-2014 01:38 PM

    Patna: An encounter is underway between security forces and Naxals in the Jamui district of Bihar. A CRPF battalion and Jamui police intercepted a group of Naxals after receiving intelligence that the Naxals were trying to slip into Jamui ahead of the April 10 polls. The encounter is still going...