Dantewada

  • Goods train derails after Naxals damage rail track in Dantewada March 29, 2014

    Three wagons of a goods train and its engine got derailed after Naxals allegedly ruptured a railway track in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The railway administration has undertaken the track restoration work. "Naxals damaged a rail track on Kirandul-Visakhapatnam route that falls under Bhansi police station limits, due to which...
  • Armed Maoists set 15 trucks on fire in Dantewada March 28, 2014

    Armed Maoists on Friday went on a rampage at an iron ore mining point in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh and set 15 trucks and an excavator vehicle on fire, police said. Ultras dressed like villagers intercepted the convoy of trucks at Kirandul and burnt down the vehicles, but fled when police...
  • MHA warns states of Naxal-threat ahead of Lok Sabha elections March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has written to Naxal-affected states warning them of probable attempts by the red-ultras to disrupt Lok Sabha elections. The letter says that the Intelligence Bureau has reported about Naxals planning to create problems in the run up to the general elections. This comes...
  • Dantewada: Five police personnel killed in encounter with Naxal February 28, 2014

    Dantewada: Five police personnel including a Station House Officer have been killed in an encounter with the Naxal in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. Three security personnel have also been injured in the incident. The incident took place in Nakulnar area of Dantewada where the police was deployed for security at a construction...
  • Supreme Court grants permanent bail to Chhattisgarh teacher Soni Sori February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Chhattisgarh schoolteacher Soni Sori, the Supreme Court on Thursday provided her permanent bail, saying she could visit her hometown Dantewada. Sori, a middle-aged woman, was arrested in October 2011 on charges of helping the Maoists get 'protection money' from steel giant Essar. Her case came...
  • Congress dominates Chhattisgarh's worst-hit Naxal areas December 9, 2013

    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 campaigning...
  • Soni Sori, accused of Naxal links, gets bail by SC November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to Soni Sori, the tribal school teacher in Jabeli village of Dantewada. Sori was arrested in October 2011 on the charges of being a courier between the Naxals and the Essar group. Her case had come into limelight as she was...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: First phase ends amidst low voter turnout November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Voting for the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls in 18 constituencies ended amidst a low voter turnout. There was no voter turnout in 42 polling booths in Sukma where polling booths are located inside security camps. As per the Election Commission data released at 1pm, 33 per...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: IEDs recovered in Kanker, other areas amid voting November 11, 2013

    The Chhattisgarh DGP has said that 15 to 20 IEDs have been found in Sukma, Kanker, Dantewada and Narayanpur while 13 per cent voting has been recorded till 11 am on Monday. ...
  • Naxals hack police constable to death in Dantewada October 12, 2013

    Raipur: Suspected naxals axed to death a 45-year-old police constable and injured another police official in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said. "Naxals attacked police constable Gautam Pande with an axe and also injured police sub-inspector Satyawadi Sahu (35). They took away Pande's SLR (rifle)," Dantewada SP Narendra Khare...
  • AFSPA not on the backburner, says Omar Abdullah March 5, 2013

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) should be repealed from the places where Army is not required. Omar said the issue of AFSPA is not on the "backburner", and if Irom Sharmila can fast in protest against AFSPA for...
  • Dantewada massacre: All 10 accused set free January 7, 2013

    Raipur: A court in Chhattisgarh on Monday acquitted all the 10 arrested accused in the 2010 Tadmetla Maoist attack case, in which 76 security personnel were killed in Dantewada district, due to lack of evidence. Ten accused in the April 6 attack in which 76 security personnel, including 75 CRPF troopers,...
  • Chhattisgarh: CRPF personnel opens fire, 4 dead December 26, 2012

    Raipur: A Central Reserve Police Force personnel shot dead four of his colleagues when he opened indiscriminate fire in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. The personnel, Deep Tiwari, has been arrested. Tiwari also injured one personnel, who is now admitted to Jadgalpur Hospital and is stable. The personnel opened fire at Dantewada's CRPF...
  • MP: Naxals attack Salwa Judum movement founder November 8, 2012

    Dantewada: Salwa Judum movement founder Mahendra Karma was attacked by the Naxals on Thursday in Dantewada in Madhya Pradesh. Four of Karma's security men were injured as his motorcade was attacked. Karma, the former leaded of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh, is safe. More details awaited. ...
  • C'garh: 2 dead in Naxal firing at CISF team in Dantewada November 4, 2012

    Dantewada: Two people reportedly died when alleged Naxals opened fire at a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) team posted at the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) mine project area in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh on Sunday morning. The dead included one CISF personnel. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team has been rushed...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill 6 CISF men, 1 civilian May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Naxals have struck Chhattisgarh once again. They allegedly ambushed a CISF patrol team killing six jawans and a civilian driver late on Sunday night. They were a part of a patrol car that was ambushed near the National Mineral Development Corporation in Kirandul. A few others were also...
  • C'garh: 6 CISF personnel killed in Naxal attack May 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Naxals on Sunday night ambushed a CISF patrol party near an NDMC plant in Chhattisgarh's Kirandul. Sources said six CISF personnel and the driver of the patrolling jeep were killed in the Naxal attack in Dantewada. Sources said that the CISF personnel were on a night patrol when they...
  • We need unified Naxal policy: Chhattisgarh CM May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday said that his government had formed a committee under former Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Nirmala Buch to look into the cases against tribals as per the Maoist demands, who had pressed for the release of innocent tribals from jail in exchange...
  • Chhattisgarh: 4 policemen injured in Naxal firing May 2, 2012

    Raipur: Even as efforts are on for the release of the kidnapped Sukma district collector, four police personnel were injured on Wednesday when a group of Maoists allegedly opened fire at a police van in the neighbouring Dantewada district. One of the injured is reported to be critical. Chhattisgarh Additional Director General...
  • Dantewada: Naxals destroy newly-built police station December 28, 2011

    Raipur: Naxals destroyed a newly constructed police station using explosives in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said on Wednesday. Following the incident which took place on Monday night, the state government transferred Dantewada SP Ankit Garg and posted him at police headquarters to Raipur, official sources said. A group of 50 Naxals assembled...
  • Chhattisgarh: 2 cops injured in Naxal firing November 1, 2011

    Raipur: Two policemen were injured when Naxals opened fire in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Monday night, police said. The outlaws shot at two policemen who were on their way to guard a Salwa Judum (armed vigilante camp), injuring them critically, under Konta police station, Additional Director General (Naxal operation) Ram Nivas...
  • Chhattisgarh: 2 policemen injured in Naxal firing October 31, 2011

    Raipur: Two policemen were injured in a Naxal firing in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district tonight, police said. The outlaws shot two policemen who were on their way to guard a Salwa Judum camp, injuring them critically, under Konta police station, Additional Director General (Naxal operation) Ram Nivas said. When other policemen came...
  • Is Soni Sori a Maoist or a teacher? October 19, 2011

    Dantewada: What is the identity of Soni Sori, who has been for allegedly being a Maoist leader? In an exclusive report, CNN-IBN travels to the conflict zone in Dantewada to track the family of Soni Sori. The report tries to find out the Soni Sori's real identity. Is Soni...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill three CRPF personnel October 7, 2011

    Bastar (Chhattisgarh): The Naxals on Friday carried out carried out a fresh attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Chhattisgarh. They attacked a CRPF patrolling party, killing at least four personnel, in Dantewada. According to Additional Director General (Naxal Operations) Ram Nivas, the vehicle was blown up by the...
  • Exclusive: India's most wanted Maoists revealed October 5, 2011

    New Delhi: An Intelligence Bureau (IB) dossier with details of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) Politburo and central committee members has finally revealed some of India's most wanted. CNN-IBN has accessed the IB dossier which has the photographs and details of India's most wanted Maoist leaders. The following are India's...
  • Dantewada aftermath: CRPF men to train with army October 2, 2011

    New Delhi: In a first, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has sent over 50 of its young officers to train with operational army units in order to hone their skills in tactical manoeuvres and counter-insurgency operations. The decision to attach officers in the rank of assistant commandants, deputy commandants and...
  • Martyrs brought home in garbage trucks June 29, 2011

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident of disrespect to our martyrs, the bodies of three Chhattisgarh policemen were brought to Dantewada in a Municipal garbage truck. The policemen were killed in a Maoist attack and their bodies were brought to Dantewada amid shock and criticism by families and friends. Reports say that...
  • 10 policemen killed by naxals in Dantewada June 10, 2011

    This was the fifth naxal attacks in Chattisgarh in last one month. ...
  • 10 security personnel killed in Naxal attack June 10, 2011

    Raipur: In the second brazen attack in as many days, Naxals today blew up an anti-landmine vehicle, killing 10 security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. The anti-landmine vehicle of the security forces was approaching a bridge near Gatan village when the Naxals triggered a powerful blast and opened indiscriminate fire on...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill two on day 1 of bandh May 21, 2011

    Raipur: Naxals went on the rampage at several places on the first day of the two-day bandh called by them killing two persons, including an abducted Special Police Officer (SPO), setting on fire some vehicles and rupturing railway tracks. Following these incidents, police have sounded an alert and additional police force...