Kanker

  • Three wanted Naxals carrying cash reward of Rs 1-2 lakh surrender: Police July 19, 2014

    Three naxals, including a couple, carrying cash reward of Rs 1-2 lakh on each of them surrendered in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said. "All the three are active members of Military Platoon of rebels and were carrying reward, ranging from Rs 1-2 lakh on each of them, announced...
  • Senior Naxal cadre arrested during joint search operation in Kanker July 7, 2014

    A senior Naxal cadre was arrested during a joint search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said on Monday. Santlal Mandavi (35) alias Shantilal was nabbed from Keshokodi village forests under Koyalibeda police station limits late last night, Kanker Superintendent of Police RN Dash said. A joint squad of BSF (Border...
  • Constable shoots self dead with his service weapon in Kanker June 25, 2014

    A police constable on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said. "Prabhuram Jade (28), posted under the Durgkondal police station limits, fired at himself with his rifle at his workplace," Kanker Superintendent of Police RN Dash said. Jade was...
  • Suspected Naxals torch three vehicles in a bid to disrupt road construction work June 9, 2014

    Suspected Naxals set on fire three vehicles in a bid to disrupt road construction work in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. The vehicles, including a road-roller, a tanker and a JCB machine, were parked at the site where road construction work was going on when they were set...
  • Villager injured in bomb explosion triggered by Naxals May 8, 2014

    A villager was seriously injured when a pressure bomb laid by Naxals on Thursday exploded in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, police said. The bomb exploded when the victim, Churan Lal, a native of Balod district, was going to work in a field in the restive Kurri village under Korar police station limits...
  • Naxals reportedly worried over impressive voter turnout in Chhattisgarh May 2, 2014

    The unprecedented voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls in insurgency-hit south Chhattisgarh has apparently upset the Naxals, who are holding meetings to express disappointment over participation of tribals in the electoral process, according to Intelligence inputs. Some key leaders of outlawed CPI(Maoist) in Dandakaranya region recently held meetings in areas where...
  • Commander, editor of Maoist magazine 'Bhumkal' surrender in Kanker April 28, 2014

    A commander of the outlawed CPI(Maoist), carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, on Monday surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-hit Kanker district. "Suraj Patel alias Mohit Kumar, a divisional committee member of rebel's outfit, had expressed his desire to join mainstream and surrendered this afternoon," Superintendent of Police RN...
  • Naxals trigger landmine blast in Kanker, none hurt April 17, 2014

    Naxals triggered a landmine blast on Thursday in insurgency-hit Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh when a polling party escorted by security forces was returning after conducting elections in the region. However, no injuries or causalities were reported in the blast. "The incident took place under Bhanupratappur police station limits of Kanker...
  • Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi over 'snoopgate' April 9, 2014

    Attacking Narendra Modi over the "snoopgate" controversy, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday questioned the BJP prime ministerial candidate's commitment to women empowerment. "The leader from Gujarat" is involved in "phone tapping of girls", he said at a rally in Kanker, adding those forces who have been attacking women in...
  • Three wanted Naxalites fall victim in hands of Chhattisgarh police March 20, 2014

    Three wanted Naxals, including two women, surrendered before police in Maoist-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Thursday. The cadres who surrendered were active in Kanker region, Superintendent of Police, R N Dash told reporters. The three were identified as - Ganbatti Nureti (31), Somari (21) and Dharam Singh (30). Ganbatti, a native of...
  • Re-polling at two Antagarh booths on November 23 November 21, 2013

    Re-polling at two booths in Antagarh Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-hit Kanker district will be held on Saturday, an official said on Wednesday. Voting did not take place at these booths in the first phase held on 11 November due to Naxal resistance. “The Election Commission has decided to hold re-polling in...
  • 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 live: 15-20 IEDs recovered in Kanker, other areas; 13 pc voting till 11 am November 11, 2013

    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...
  • Lady Maoist cadre carrying a cash award arrested October 15, 2013

    Raipur: A lady Maoist carrying a cash award was arrested from her in-laws' house in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, police said. Sonai Boga (26) was nabbed from her in laws' place at Bhursatrahul village under Bhanupratappur police station limits, sub-Divisional Officer of Police Tarkeshwar Patel said. Acting on a tip-off...
  • Four Naxals get seven years in prison for attacking police September 5, 2013

    Raipur: A court in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Thursday awarded seven years' imprisonment to four Naxals, arrested last year on the charge of attacking a police team in the jungles of north Bastar. Additional District and Sessions Judge Hemant Saraf held Manesh Markam, Visambhar Sahu, Rahul Kumar Baghel and Mahendra Kumar Komra...
  • IndusInd Bank opens two new branches July 26, 2013

    Private sector lender IndusInd Bank opened two new branches in Patna on Friday, taking the total branches in the city to five. The two branches are located in Kanker Bagh and Rajendra Nagar, the bank said in a statement. With the opening of these two branches, the number of branches of...
  • Chhattisgarh: Two policemen killed in a Naxal attack April 27, 2013

    Raipur: Two police personnel were killed in a Naxal attack in Maoist-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday. The incident took place when a joint contingent of the BSF and district force were on a combing operation in the jungles of Tadoti Police Station area of the district, Kanker Superintendent...
  • Chhattisgarh proposes fast-track courts for rape cases January 20, 2013

    Raipur: In the wake of the state-wide protests over the Kanker rape case, Raman Singh-led BJP government has decided to send a proposal to the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court to set up fast-track courts in all the districts for speedy disposal of rape cases. "While talking to a delegation...
  • Chhattisgarh: Teacher, watchman held for raping girls January 7, 2013

    Raipur: Two persons, including a teacher, have been arrested for allegedly raping minor inmates of a government-run residential school for tribal girls in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday. Accused Mannu Ram Gota, 24, a contractual teacher, was arrested on Sunday night from forest area of Narharpur, Superintendent of...
  • Naxals blow up bridge in Chhattisgarh April 11, 2012

    Raipur: Naxals allegedly blew up a bridge in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Wednesday morning, just before a state minister's convoy was to pass by, police said. According police officials in Kanker, the incident took place around 10 am under Amabeda police station area, in which no casualities were reported. State Forest Minister...
  • Voting for Chhattisgarh polls ends amid violence November 14, 2008

    Raipur: Polling for the first phase of assembly elections in 39 constituencies in Chhattisgarh ended at 5 p.m. on Friday with low turnout in the insurgency-hit Bastar region compared to the rest of the state. The voting for Bastar's 12 seats, which was held between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., was...
  • Chhattisgarh: 35 per cent voting in first phase November 14, 2008

    Raipur: About 35 percent polling was recorded till 1430 hrs IST in the first phase of state Assembly elections for Chhattisgarh's 39 seats on Friday, with poor turnout in the Bastar region where three policemen were injured in a series of landmine blasts triggered by Maoist rebels. Polling for the region's...
  • Chhattisgarh: Voting slow in Naxal-affected areas November 14, 2008

    Raipur: Amid reports of sporadic incidents of violence in the Naxal-affected Bastar division, over 15 per cent polling was recorded till 1000 hrs in 39 Assembly constituencies in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections on Friday. In Naxal-affected regions, where polling started at 0700 hrs, the voting was around...