Bastar

  • 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...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Chhattisgarh records 47 per cent voter turnout 10-04-2014 12:03 AM

    The first phase of elections on Chhattisgarh will kickstart on April 10 as the state will witness Naxal-infested Bastar constituency go to polls, where a total of eight candidates are in the fray including two women. Voting is expected to begin at 7 am. The Bastar seat has 1,797 polling...
  • 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...
  • NIA gets custody of two Maoists in Jiram valley attack case 03-04-2014 12:03 AM

    The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday got a three-day custody of two suspected Maoists, allegedly involved in the last year's attack on the convoy of Congress leaders in Bastar in Chhattisgarh, from the local court. NIA team led by the investigating officer P Sanjay produced Jyoti alias Pornima Modiyam, Baijma...
  • Four Maoists arrested in two separate incidents, posters urging boycott of LS polls seized 31-03-2014 09:12 PM

    Security personnel have arrested four Maoists, including two carrying rewards on their heads, and seized posters urging boycott of Lok Sabha polls, from separate places in the insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, official sources said in Raipur on Monday. Two Maoists, identified as Phool Singh (25) and Pareshwar (26), were...
  • 'Naxals have enhanced info network in Bastar ahead of LS polls' 30-03-2014 06:47 PM

    Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Naxals have strengthened their information system in the sensitive Bastar region and deployed informers at strategic locations like police stations, a senior Intelligence Bureau official said. "The recent deadly attacks on security personnel in Sukma and Dantewada districts of south Chhattisgarh were a result...
  • Retendering of equipments may delay plans to beef up communications network in Naxal-hit areas 28-03-2014 07:59 PM

    In a development that will further delay plans to beef up communications network in Naxal -affected areas, inter-ministerial body Telecom Commission on Friday decided to re-tender the purchase of equipment for setting up mobile towers. The project to set up mobile towers in the Naxal-affected areas was originally scheduled for...
  • Three Maoist cadres carrying rewards arrested in Bastar 26-02-2014 06:33 PM

    Three Maoists, including two women, who carried rewards on their heads, were arrested from separate places in Maoist-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, the police said in Raipur on Wednesday. Two Maoist cadres were nabbed from the Maraskol forest area under Dhaudai police station limits of Narayanpur district last evening, Narayanpur...
  • Congress dominates Chhattisgarh's worst-hit Naxal areas 09-12-2013 10:14 AM

    The killing of Mahendra Karma earlier this year by Left Wing Extremists proved costly for Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh as Congress bagged 8 of the 12 seats in worst-hit Naxal areas spread over six districts. The region saw Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi...
  • 5 Naxals carrying reward arrsted during seperate operations 05-12-2013 07:08 PM

    Five alleged hardcore Naxals, carrying cash rewards on their head, were arrested during separate search operations in Maoist-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said today. "Acting on a tip- off, three ultras were nabbed from the forest of Madanar village under Bayanar police station limits of Kondagaon district late last...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: Electorate defy Naxals, 67 per cent cast their votes 11-11-2013 09:58 PM

    Raipur: Despite Naxal threat, 67 per cent of the electorate came out to vote in the first phase of polling for a new Assembly on Monday in the rebel affected areas of Chhattisgarh. The high voter turnout in areas of Bastar could hold the key to whether the BJP manages...
  • 70 per cent voting recorded across 18 constituencies in first phase of Assembly polls 11-11-2013 05:45 PM

    Raipur: 70 per cent voting was recorded across 18 constituencies of Bastar and Rajnandgaon till 3 PM in the first phase of Assembly election in Chhattisgarh, where violence by Naxals who have called for a poll boycott left a CRPF jawan dead. Naxals ambushed a team of election personnel when...
  • Chhattisgarh polls live: 15-20 IEDs recovered in Kanker, other areas; 13 pc voting till 11 am 11-11-2013 08:17 AM

    Jagdalpur: 2:10 pm: The encounter between Naxals and security forces that continued for over 5 hours in Kanker has ended. 12:55 pm: There has been no voter turnout in 42 polling booths in Sukma. Here polling booths are located inside security camps. 11:55 am: The Chhattisgarh DGP has said that...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: Maoist-infested Bastar the first to exercise NOTA 11-11-2013 07:22 AM

    New Delhi: Chhattisgarh will be the first state to exercise the newly introduced None Of The Above (NOTA) option in the elections in the entire country. When the electorate in 18 Assembly seats vote, they can press the NOTA button if they don't want to vote for any of the...
  • Chhattisgarh: A power surplus state has no power for Bastar 08-11-2013 03:15 PM

    I walked the lonely road that cuts through the sal forest. The thick forest with its tall trees has been a silent witness to a lot of turmoil and bloodshed in recent years. The calmness of the woods is being used as a cover for the Maoist activities. The Maoist...
  • Naxals planning to attack 'soft targets' in cities during polls: Reports 06-11-2013 04:45 PM

    With heavy security deployment in hyper-sensitive areas of Bastar region ahead of polls, Naxals are apparently trying to change their course of action and mobilising cadres to town areas to attack "softtargets" outside their core hold, intelligence sources said. The Maoists are deploying small action teams in cityareas of Bastar...
  • Chhattisgarh: Locals caught in Naxals-government crossfire in Bastar 05-11-2013 08:54 AM

    Raipur: As Chhattisgarh prepares to go to polls on November 11 and 19, electricity, medicare, education are just words in Bastar. The locals caught in the crossfire between Naxals and the government forces continue to live in fear. In May 2013 at Jiram Ghati, Naxals brutally attacked on Congress leaders...
  • No political conspiracy behind Jagdalpur killings, pure revenge: CPI (Maoist) 17-10-2013 09:02 AM

    The CPI (Maoist), which had claimed responsibility for the May 25 attack that left many Chhattisgarh Congress leaders dead, on Wednesday denied that the incident had any political link. In a press release, Secretary of the Dandakarnya Special Zonal Committee of the outlawed party, Ramanna, ruled out any political conspiracy...
  • Three Naxals arrested in Bastar 26-08-2013 11:06 PM

    Three Naxals were arrested on Monday during separate search operations in Maoist-hit Bastar region of southern Chhattisgarh. Two cadres of Jantana Sarkar group of Maoists were nabbed by a joint team of Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and district force from the forests of Mandali village under Orchha police station limits...
  • Two Maoists, including woman surrenders before Warangal police 24-08-2013 02:51 PM

    Two wanted Maoists from Chhattisgarh, including a woman, surrendered on Saturday before Warangal police in Andhra Pradesh due to ill health said the police. The duo - M Dularam alias Yogesh (38), Divisional Committee member of West Bastar division and K Pojje alias Anita, an area Committee Member from Bijapur...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Odisha Police arrest two 25-06-2013 02:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Odisha Police has claimed to have made crucial arrests in the Chhattisgarh Naxal attack of May that left over 25 people dead. Two suspects have been arrested for the attack in which Congress leaders Mahendra Karma and later VC Shukla died. The two suspects have been arrested...
  • VC Shukla still remains critical: Medanta doctors 11-06-2013 03:20 AM

    Gurgaon: Doctors treating Vidya Charan Shukla, who received bullet injuries in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, on Monday said the veteran Congress leader is still in a very serious condition. "VC Shukla continues to be serious and still not out of danger," said a spokesperson of city-based Medanta Hospital, where...
  • Shinde proposes Andhra model of policing at all-party meet on Naxals 05-06-2013 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: Two weeks after the Bastar bloodbath, the government on Wednesday held an all-party meet to firm up its anti-Naxal strategy. Sources say that Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde proposed Andhra Pradesh's model of policing and improvement of local level police stations. There were also proposals to crack down...
  • Bastar Naxal attack: Digvijaya meets Mahendra Karma's family 05-06-2013 07:36 AM

    Dantewada: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh visited Dantewada, Chhattisgarh to meet the Bastar Naxal attack victims on Tuesday. The Congress leader met the family of Salwa Judum founder Mahendra Karma who died in the attack. Twenty six people were killed in the Naxal attack on May 25 in Bastar region...
  • Chhattisgarh: No evidence to prove involvement of Cong leaders in Naxal attack, says NIA 03-06-2013 12:40 PM

    Home Ministry sources have rubbished a newspaper report suggesting that the Bastar attack was a conspiracy hatched by certain Congressmen and executed by Naxals. ...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack an act of terror, judicial probe ordered: Shinde 31-05-2013 03:42 PM

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde minced no words when he called the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh a terror attack on Friday. In Chhattisgarh for a review of the security situation in Bastar after the deadly massacre there on May 25 that killed several top Congress leaders, including the...
  • Shinde defends his US stay and silence on Naxal attack, to visit Chhattisgarh 30-05-2013 07:33 PM

    New Delhi: Back after his more than a week-long tour to the US, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Thursday did his best to explain his absence when the country witnessed one of its deadliest Naxal attacks in recent times. "I took prior permission to stay in US beyond May...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: All-party meet ends, no concrete outcome 30-05-2013 03:59 PM

    Raipur: An all-party meeting called by the Chhattisgarh Cheif Minister Raman Singh on Saturday's deadly Bastar Naxal attack has ended without any concrete outcome. The Congress boycotted the meeting. It has been decided to hold more such meetings to tackle the Naxal menace. "Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh came to...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: How three men saved VC Shukla's life 30-05-2013 08:46 AM

    Raipur: Veteran Congress leader VC Shukla, who was injured in Saturday's Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, continues to be critical but stable. He is undergoing treatment at the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon. It was three men who saved Shukla's life. Courage under fire by the three men ensured former MP Chief...
  • Naxals may carry out targeted killings in cities: Reports 29-05-2013 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Major urban centres, including the national capital, may witness targeted killings by Naxals in coming months as the ultras are looking for opportunities to carry out violence, intelligence reports have warned. After the massacre of 28 people, including Congress leaders, in Chhattisgarh, Naxals are trying their best to...