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  • WB: Over 100 crude bombs recovered in Birbhum district 19-04-2014 05:16 PM

    105 crude bombs and explosive manufacturing material were on Saturday seized by security forces during a search operation in West Bengal's Birbhum district, ahead of April 30 polls. The raid was carried out by a joint squad of CRPF and state police in the Bamdevpur village under Rampurhat police station...
  • Despite Maoist threat, 42 percent voters exercise their right in Jharkhand 17-04-2014 05:07 PM

    Nearly 42 percent of electors voted in Jharkhand on Thursday in the first six hours in six Lok Sabha constituencies even as Maoist, who have given a poll-boycott call in the state, blasted a railway track and attacked security forces. Officials said Jharkhand witnessed 42.29 percent polling till 1 pm,...
  • LS polls: 6 Jharkhand seats record 62 per cent voter turnout in second phase 17-04-2014 04:51 PM

    Voters were seen lining up at polling stations as 62 per cent of the electorate in Jharkhand on Thursday voted for the six Lok Sabha seats from the state. Officials said 62 per cent had voted and added added that Ranchi witnessed 58.76 per cent polling, Jamshedpur 65 per cent,...
  • CRPF personnel commits suicide by shooting himself 17-04-2014 01:30 PM

    A CRPF personnel on Thursday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon at a paramilitary camp in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. "Sub-Inspector Badridutt Pandey of 195th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force shot himself with his service rifle at his battalion base camp in Barsoor region...
  • Five suspected Naxalites held in Bihar 17-04-2014 01:06 PM

    Security forces today apprehended five suspected Naxalite cadres along with arms from East Champaran district of Bihar. Officials said a joint squad of forces led by CRPF apprehended the suspected Maoists from Bada Bishanpur-Rajepur axis of the district when the troops were out on an anti-Naxal operation. The nabbed Naxals...
  • Five bombs recovered in Hazaribagh on the eve of polling 16-04-2014 05:29 PM

    On the eve of polling for Hazaribagh Lok Sabha seat, five improvised bombs were recovered on Wednesday by security forces from a jungle area of the constituency in Jharkhand. Officials said the bombs were recovered by a joint squad of CRPF and state police from a place under Vishnugarh police...
  • Two tiffin-bombs found in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh; 2 Naxals held 16-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces and polling parties during Lok Sabha elections, were found in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Kanker is among the three Lok Sabha seats going to polls on Thursday in the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections. Besides,...
  • 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,...
  • Maoists apologise for death of civilians in Chhattisgarh attacks 14-04-2014 11:27 PM

    The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has apologised for the death of nine civilians, including 7 polling personnel, in landmine blasts triggered by their cadres in Chhattisgarh over the weekend and termed it as a "serious mistake". "PLGA cadres attacked a bus near Kutru of Bijapur suspecting security personnel were...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Beware of those PhDs Mr Modi

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In today's guest post, we have, once again, India's leading security expert, Col RSN Singh laying bare his views on the hidden threats to India's...

  • Three cylinder bombs defused after school blast in Lakhisarai 11-04-2014 12:06 PM

    After giving sleepless night to villagers, three cylinder bombs recovered from a school in Bihar's Lakhisarai district were defused on Friday, more than 24 hours after they were found, police said. "Much to the relief of the villagers, three cylinder bombs were defused on Friday after they spent sleepless night...
  • LS polls: 53 per cent voting recorded in 6 Bihar seats during 1st phase 10-04-2014 10:29 PM

    About 53 percent of the electorate voted in six Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar on Thursday even as two troopers headed for poll duty were killed in a landmine blast, officials said. "About 53 percent of the electors have voted. The polling was slow in the early hours, but picked...
  • 300 students hit as Maoists blow up a school using 8 cylinder bombs 10-04-2014 09:06 PM

    At least 300 students in a village in Bihar's Lakhisarai district lost their school which was destroyed in a blast by Maoists ahead of voting in six parliamentaryconstituencies of the state on Thursday. The new building of the government high school at Narotampur under Kazra police station totally collapsed in...
  • LS polls: Bihar records 52 per cent voter turnout in 1st phase 10-04-2014 06:43 PM

    Polling for six Lok Sabha seats in Bihar on Thursday started under the shadow of violence as Maoists killed two CRPF jawans and injured seven others when they were on their way to polling stations of Jamui constituency in Munger district. Instead of this 52per cent of the electorate exercised...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Campaigning ends for six Lok Sabha seats in Bihar 08-04-2014 10:03 PM

    High-pitch campaigning for six Lok Sabha seats of Bihar going to polls on April 10 in the first phase came to an end on Tuesday evening. The six constituencies -- Sasaram (SC), Karakat, Aurangabad, Gaya (SC), Nawada and Jamui (SC)-- are located in Naxal-hit districts for which the Election Commission...
  • Three improvised bombs defused by security forces 08-04-2014 02:36 PM

    Three large improvised bombs were recovered and defused by security forces in Bihar's Gaya district on Tuesday. Officials said the locally-made lethal bombs were found in Rakshi-Tongila-Chatakpur and Bankebazar area of Gaya district. A joint squad of CRPF and state police personnel recovered the bombs during a patrol and crippled...
  • 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: A day after IED blast, bombs found near Dhibra police station 08-04-2014 12:33 PM

    Aurangabad: A day after two policemen were killed in an IED blast at the Dhibra police station in Aurangabad, two more live bombs were discovered near the police station on Tuesday. Officials say that both bombs have been safely defused. On Tuesday morning, another officer injured in the blast outside...
  • Bihar: CRPF officer dies due to alleged delay in medical help 08-04-2014 09:12 AM

    Aurangabad: In a case of shocking neglect, the CRPF Deputy Commandant who was hurt in an IED blast on Monday has succumbed to his injuries. The officer died after an alleged delay in medical help. He allegedly received no medical attention for over two hours. The blast took place near...
  • Police diffuse powerful bombs near a primary school in Gaya 07-04-2014 04:00 PM

    Two powerful bombs were recovered by security forces on Monday from an area near a primary school in a village in Bihar's Gaya district. The bombs were unearthed by sniffer dogs during an operation by the CRPF and the police in Viraj village under Kothi police station ahead of the...
  • Naxal attack in C'garh leaves one CRPF official injured 07-04-2014 08:39 AM

    A CRPF official was injured on Monday when Naxals attacked a camp of paramilitary forces in insurgency-hit Sukma district in southern Chhattisgarh. The incident took place at the camp of 150 battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force in the premises of Chintagufa police station early Modnay morning, Sukma Additional...
  • CRPF report reveals nexus between JDU, Naxals for electoral gains 03-04-2014 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has accessed a CRPF report which hints at a possible link between Naxals and politicians in Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. The report says that Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhury sought support of Naxal leaders for Lok Sabha elections. The report claims that Chaudhary, who is the...