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  • Jharkhand: BJP nominee seriously injured in mishap, his aides killed in Latehar November 15, 2014

    Latehar (Jharkhand): BJP candidate Brajmohan Ram was on Saturday seriously injured in a road accident, in which his bodyguard and personal assistant died in Latehar district, police said. Ram, a former MP and BJP nominee from Latehar Assembly constituency, was travelling by car when a dumper...
  • Jharkhand elections: Naxal threat looms large, campaigning low key in Latehar November 14, 2014

    Ranchi: Even before birds are back in their nests, men and women go indoors. After 5 pm, when darkness is still to cover the area, not even a single bicycle is seen on the roads of Latehar. The dense forests of Latehar hide ghastly secrets. To everyone Naxals are 'otherworldly' creatures....
  • Jharkhand: Two security personnel injured in encounter with Naxals March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: One CRPF personnel and a police official were injured in an encounter between security forces and Naxals in the Latehar district of Jharkhand on Thursday noon. The encounter is still underway. According to Home Ministry sources, a top leader of the Naxals may be hiding in the area. The encounter comes...
  • Jharkhand: Encounter between Naxals, security forces; 3 dead April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: An encounter between security forces and Naxals in Latehar in Jharkhand which began on Monday morning has ended. Search operations have been launched by security forces to track the rebels. Latehar SP Kranthi Kumar Gadidesi said three dead bodies of men in uniform have also been recovered. The security forces...
  • Jharkhand: Ten Maoists killed in encounter with rival faction March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Ten alleged Maoists have been killed in an encounter between rival Maoist factions in Chatra in Jharkhand, local police said. CRPF claims key Maoist Arvind's right hand man Lalesh was among those killed in the encounter at Chatra. Arvind was the alleged mastermind who surgically inserted bombs inside...
  • Maoists can't be fought with guns alone: Prabhakar Kumar January 12, 2013

    Will the Latehar encounter with Maoists put security forces on their backfoot? CNNIBN's Bihar and Jharkhand Bureau Chief Prabhakar Kumar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. The security forces for the fact have never put their foot front. They were only asked to keep them in bay....
  • AntiNaxal operations will be intensified: CRPF DG January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: AntiNaxal operations will be intensified in Maoist violencehit states including in Jharkhand, CRPF chief Pranay Sahay said on Friday as he described as "barbaric" the planting of a bomb in the body of a dead trooper. The CRPF Director General returned to New Delhi after his fourday visit...
  • Jharkhand: First arrest made in Latehar Naxal attack January 11, 2013

    Ranchi: A day after body bombs exploded killing three and days after a Naxal encounter in Latehar, Jharkhand, the first arrest has been made. The General Secretary of the Maoists' KoelSankh Zonal Committee, Prabhat Mochi, has been arrested and sent to judicial custody. Sources have told CNNIBN that Mochi has...
  • Are forces prepared to take on inhuman Naxal tactics? January 10, 2013

    Ranchi: It was Naxal brutality at its worst in Jharkhand as they allegedly surgically inserted an explosive device inside the body of a slain CRPF jawan in Latehar. Reacting to the act of the Naxals, the police said that it was a new Naxal tactic. As many as 10 CRPF men...
  • Jharkhand DGP calls CRPFNaxal encounter inhuman, barbaric January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A bomb was recovered from the body of security personnel who was brought in for post mortem at a Ranchi hospital after a Naxal attack. The Naxals boobytrapped the bodies with explosives which exploded subsequently, killing 10 CRPF personnel and three civilians on Monday. Jharkhand DGP GS Rath talked...
  • Jharkhand: Govt rushes troops after new Naxal terror tactic January 10, 2013

    Ranchi: In a barbaric and daring new tactic employed by the Naxals in Jharkhand, the bodies of some CRPF personnel who had been killed in an encounter with the rebels were found to be implanted with IEDs. The startling discovery was made on Thursday when doctors conducting the autopsy of...
  • Jharkhand CRPFNaxal encounter: Dead villagers' families to be compensated January 10, 2013

    Latehar: A compensation of Rs 2.35 lakh was on Thursday announced to the families of the four villagers who died during Monday's encounter between the security personnel and the Maoists near Amvatikar village of the district, the police said in Latehar. The CRPF and the Jharkhand police each announced Rs one...
  • Naxal encounter: Operations in Latehar to be escalated January 10, 2013

    Ranchi: There has been a massive change in the terror tactics of the Naxals as the bodies of missing CRPF personnel were found with explosives, two days after an encounter saw 10 personnel being killed. A bomb was recovered from the body of security personnel who was brought in for...
  • Bomb found in body of CRPF personnel killed in Naxal encounter January 10, 2013

    Ranchi: A bomb was recovered from the body of security personnel who was brought in for post mortem at a Ranchi hospital after a Naxal attack. The Naxals boobytrapped the bodies with explosives which exploded subsequently, killing 10 CRPF personnel and three civilians on Monday. The bomb disposal squad was called...
  • Jharkhand: 11 CRPF personnel killed in clashes with Maoists January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Around 11 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed during an encounter with Maoists in the Latehar area of Jharkhand on Tuesday. Sources said that around 14 personnel had been injured and they had been airlifted to a Ranchi hospital for treatment. Reports indicated that there had...
  • PoliceMaoists encounter on in Jharkhand May 8, 2012

    Latehar (Jharkhand): In a joint antiMaoist drive the security personnel of Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh are engaged in an encounter with the Maoists on the borders of the two states on Tuesday, police sources said. "The intermittent encounter is still on. Security personnel from Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand s Latehar and Garwah districts...
  • Jharkhand: Naxals strike again, blow up rail track December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Naxals have struck again the second time in 48 hours. They've blown up a key rail route in Jharkhand's Latehar district. No casualties have been reported but several trains on the KolkataRanchiDelhi route have been affected. This attack comes barely a day after Maoists targeted former assembly speaker Inder...
  • Jharkhand: NREGA activist beaten to death March 3, 2011

    New Delhi: NREGA Activist Niyamat Ansari was beaten to death in Jharkhand's Latehar district on Wednesday night. Police suspect the hand of Naxals and local contractors in the killing. The whistleblower was involved in exposing embezzlement of NREGA funds in the area. ...
  • Jharkhand Police busts fake Maoist group June 17, 2010

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Police busted a fake Maoist organisation called 'Azad Hind Sena' on Wednesday. The police raided the group at Kochra village in Latehar district and arrested three men who extorted money from the residents of the area claiming to be Maoists. Six countrymade rifles along with 50 cartridges were recovered...
  • Latehar killings: 3 Jharkhand officers removed May 1, 2009

    Ranchi: Three senior civil servants including Palamu Range Deputy Inspector General of Police Nandu Prasad have been removed in connection with the alleged fake encounter at Latehar on April 15 in which five people where killed by security forces. The two other officers who have been removed are Latehar Deputy Commissioner...
  • NREGS activist held for threatening forest officials February 19, 2009

    New Delhi: The Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is facing a tough time in Jharkhand with the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) coming under severe criticism. The UPAs favourite project may just prove to be its undoing and people fighting for work and wages under the scheme are being arrested...