Cobra

  • Two CoBRA jawans injured in anti-Naxal operation in Sukma 06-07-2014 10:22 PM

    Two CoBRA jawans were injured in a gun-battle between security forces and ultras in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on Sunday. The jawans received minor injuries in the firing that took place in the restive Karikunda forests of Bhejji region, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police Neeraj Chandrakar said. A joint team...
  • CBI team arrests extremist of the 'Adivasi Cobra Battalion' 05-07-2014 10:12 PM

    An extremist of the 'Adivasi Cobra Battalion' active in Assam, was arrested by a CBI team from a village in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Saturday, police said. The three-member CBI team arrested 41-year-old Chunka Hansda, the 'deputy chief commandant' from his house at Kadaharbil village with the help of the...
  • CNN-IBN impact: IG level probe initiated into allegations by CRPF commando 26-06-2014 07:38 PM

    Murshidabad: Following a revelation made on CNN-IBN by a commando of the CoBRA battalion, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday initiated an IG-level inquiry into the allegations. Sujoy Mandal, a CRPF commando had told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation....
  • CRPF commando blames officers for botched up anti-Naxal operation 26-06-2014 01:19 PM

    Murshidabad: In shocking revelations, a CRPF commando of the elite CoBRA battalion, Sujoy Mandal has told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation. When the commando questioned why SOP was not being followed, the Deputy Commandant dismissed his apprehensions. Three security personnel died and...
  • US cuts more Thailand aid, considers moving exercises 25-06-2014 07:57 AM

    Washington: The United States said it has suspended more assistance to Thailand in response to a military coup and was considering moving a major regional exercise out of the kingdom. Washington has blocked $4.7 million in security-related aid to Thailand, which accounts for roughly half of its $10.5 million in...
  • Meghalaya: Security forces smash militants' camp who blew off woman's head 05-06-2014 06:35 PM

    Shillong: The encounter between the militants and SWAT-Cobra team came to an end on Thursday evening after the security forces destroyed the camp of the Garo National Liberation Army (GLNA). The security forces recovered an air-gun and three bullet-proof jackets from the camp after the encounter that lasted for nearly...
  • Cobrapost sting reveals Aadhaar documents forged for non-Indians 25-03-2014 01:17 PM

    A Cobrapost sting operation has caught several Aadhar (UIDAI) project officers off guard. The officers have been caught on camera offering to forge documents. The expose shows how citizens of Nepal and Bangladesh are offered Aadhaar cards without identity proof. The sting reveals that even MLAs and gazetted officers sign...
  • Maoist gunned down in a fierce encounter with security forces 23-02-2014 03:26 PM

    A Maoist was gunned down in a fierce encounter with security forces in Naxal-affected Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said. The face off took place in the forests under Dhaudai police station limits of restive Abhujmad region, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police OP Sharma said. The joint squad...
  • Naxal killed in shoot-out in Bijapur district 16-02-2014 07:36 PM

    A Naxal was killed by the security forces during a search operation in the Maoist-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. The incident took place in the forest between Tamodi and Madpal villages under Mirtur police station limits last evening, Bijapur Deputy Superintendent of Police Sukhnandan Rathore said...
  • CoBRA jawan injured in face-off with Naxals 16-02-2014 04:54 PM

    A CoBRA jawan was injured on Sunday in an encounter between security forces and Naxalites in Maoist-hit Bijapur district, police said. The face-off took place in the forests under Basaguda police station limits early this morning, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal said. A joint squad of CoBRA (Commando Battalion...
  • Two CRPF officials killed, 12 injured in Naxal attack 09-02-2014 05:01 PM

    Two CRPF officials, including a deputy commandant, were killed and 12 security personnel were injured in a landmine blast triggered by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday. The incident took place this morning in a forest near Bodhrajpadar village under Bhejji police station limits, Sukma Additional Superintendent of...
  • Narine joins Cobras for South Africa's T20 02-10-2013 02:09 PM

    Cape Town: West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine has signed with the South African franchise, Cape Cobras, for the first half of the domestic Twenty20 competition next year. The world's number one T20 bowler will be the frontline spinner in an outfit that will be packed with international stars including Dale...
  • 50 bombs seized by security forces from Maoist hideout 14-09-2013 07:41 AM

    Security forces on Friday seized 50 bombs from a Maoist hideout at Dumari Nala area in Bihar's Gaya district, an official said. The CRPF's 205 CoBRA battalion seized the bombs from the hideout of the ultras in Sonedaha forests during a combing and search operation, the battalion's second in-command Mahendra...
  • CRPF jawan killed in Naxal encounter in Jharkhand 03-09-2013 06:40 PM

    Ranchi: A CRPF commando was killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with Naxalites in Jharkhand's Chaibasa district. Sources said a joint squad of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police had begun an operation in the jungles of the district last night in hunt of some top Naxal commanders....
  • Assam: Two NDFB terrorists killed in encounter with CRPF commandos 03-09-2013 02:45 PM

    Two suspected NDFB(S) terrorists were killed in an encounter with CRPF's CoBRA commandos in Chirang district on Tuesday. According to CRPF officials, the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) wing of the force killed two unidentified hardcore NDFB(S) cadres at Khagrabari near Aie river under Dhaligaon police station in the...
  • Chhattisgarh: More than 600 CRPF personnel mobilised 26-05-2013 02:26 AM

    New Delhi: More than 600 CRPF personnel, including CoBRA commandos, have been rushed to sanitise and take control of the Naxal attack site in Chhattisgarh where over a dozen people, including senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma, were killed on Saturday. The Centre has mobilised the CRPF personnel to not only...
  • Bijapur encounter: Villagers killed could have been innocent 21-05-2013 08:06 AM

    New Delhi: Over 48 hours since the Bijapur encounter in Chhatisgarh, government sources now concedes that those killed could have been innocent villagers. One CRPF Cobra jawan and seven villagers, including three children, were killed in the encounter at Ehadsameta village of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh late Friday night. CRPF...
  • Bijapur encounter: Govt concedes innocent villagers died in gunbattle 21-05-2013 12:57 AM

    Over 48 hours since the Bijapur encounter, the government has conceded that those killed were innocent villagers, not Naxals. One COBRA personnel and seven villagers were killed in an encounter at Ehadsameta village of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh late Friday night. CRPF and state police involved in the operation had...
  • Chhattisgarh encounter: Judicial probe ordered 19-05-2013 10:44 PM

    Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government on Sunday ordered a judicial inquiry into Friday night's encounter between security forces and suspected naxals near Edasmeta village in Bijapur district, in which eight villagers were killed. The locals alleged today that the encounter was fake. A commission headed by Justice VK Agrawal, which is...
  • Chhattisagrh: 8 villagers killed in an alleged encounter 19-05-2013 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: In yet another incident of civilian causalities during police action; eight villagers, including three children, were killed in an alleged encounter between security forces and the ultras in Naxal-affected Bijapur district in southern Chhattisagrh. Police claim they don't have any information that the dead are innocent civilians and...
  • Chhattisgarh: 9 killed in a gun battle between Naxals, CRPF 19-05-2013 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: Eight villagers, including 3 children, and a securityman of elite Cobra battalion were killed in an encounter between security forces and the ultras in Naxal-affected Bijapur district in southern Chhattisagrh. Police say suspected Naxals are among those killed in the gunbattle late on Friday. "Eight villagers, including suspected...
  • Chhattisgarh: 9 killed in gun battle between Naxals, COBRA 18-05-2013 10:20 PM

    Raipur: Eight villagers, including suspected Naxals and a securityman of elite COBRA battalion, were killed in a gun battle between security forces and the ultras in Maoist-affected Bijapur district in southern Chhattisgarh on Saturday. "Eight villagers, including suspected Naxals died, apart from one security personnel, in cross-firing between security forces...
  • Jharkhand: Two Maoists killed in encounter 14-05-2013 02:21 PM

    Jamshedpur: At least two Maoists were killed and three jawans got injured in an encounter between the ultras and the security forces in a forest in Seraikela-Kharswan district in Jharkhand, police said on Tuesday. Earlier police had said one Maoist was killed and two jawans were injured in the encounter...
  • Jharkhand: Maoist killed, 2 security men hurt in encounter 14-05-2013 07:29 AM

    Jharkhand: One Maoist was killed and two security men were injured on Monday in an encounter in Jharkhand. Police officials said they received a tip-off that Maoists were about to assemble in the forest whereupon the police, COBRA and CRPF forces rushed to the spot. The Maoists fired on seeing...
  • 800 snakes rescued in Hyderabad in 2012 11-07-2012 12:57 PM

    Hyderabad: R Sushma, a resident of Ayodhya Nagar in Balapur, had a panic attack on Monday evening, induced by the sight of a nine-foot long cobra slithering away in a corner of her compound. The petrified woman raised an alarm and alerted her neighbours who had the presence of mind...
  • 'Cobra' shut critics' mouth, makes big money 27-04-2012 12:41 PM

    Making its way out of all nasty comments from critics Mamootty-Lal combo's latest "Cobra' has proved to be a hit Malayalam movie. The movie which was completed in a little more than three crores is said to have made more than five crores in its run of two weeks. The...
  • CRPF 'CoBRA' faces snake trouble! 24-02-2012 05:57 PM

    New Delhi: Ironic it may sound, elite anti-naxal commando squad CoBRA, which was named after one of the most venomous reptiles, is now facing incidence of snake bites among its personnel posted in deep jungles. Ten battalions of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) are deployed in the dense...