Liberation

  • Police, ultras exchange fire in Khunti July 16, 2014

    Police and the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) ultras on Wednesday exchanged fire in the jungles of Khunti district even as the police claimed a couple of extremists may have been wounded in the encounter. "The encounter began at 5 pm and lasted for about an hour, during which the...
  • Following a gun battle, 11 Maoist guerrillas including a zonal commander arrested June 18, 2014

    A total of 11 Maoist guerrillas, including a zonal commander, have been arrested in Jharkhand, police said on Wednesday. The guerrillas have been arrested from Gumla district Tuesday night following a gun battle, a police officer said. All the arrested guerrillas belong to People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group...
  • Encounter on with molesters who killed woman, says Meghalaya police June 5, 2014

    The Meghalaya police on Thursday morning said that an encounter was on with the terrorists who allegedly blew up a woman's head for resisting alleged molestation. Meghalaya DGP PJP Hanaman said that the encounter began on Thursday morning after the terrorists involved in the brutal crime were identified. "The camps were...
  • Meghalaya murder: Union government steps in, demands report June 4, 2014

    The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the state government in the murder and rape case of a 35-year-old woman by militants from the Garo National Liberation Army in remote South Garo Hills in Meghalaya. They terrorist group allegedly entered her house, locked up her husband and five...
  • India shamed, spate of rapes in UP, Meghalaya woman killed by molesters June 4, 2014

    Shillong: Rising incidents of crime against women have caused outrage not just in India but across the world. On a day when the US criticised India over the state of crime against women, alleged militants shot at a woman from point blank range and blew off her head for resisting...
  • Two tantriks arrested over alleged links with Naxals May 27, 2014

    Police have arrested two members of a CPI (Maoist) faction who were allegedly running a school in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district for the children of their colleagues and motivating youngsters to join the Naxal movement. Gowardhan alias Panda (40) and Kamal (45), members of the banned People's Liberation Front of India...
  • Security forces arrest 2 Naxals in Chhattisgarh, weapons seized May 14, 2014

    Two Naxalites on Wednesday were apprehended by the security forces conducting anti-Maoist operations and arms and ammunition seized from them in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh. Officials said, the two belong to the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) Maoist cadre operational in the state and they have been identified as Arjun...
  • People's Liberation Front of India ultras arrested May 12, 2014

    Along with a commander of the People's Liberation Front of India, security forces on Sunday also arrested a member of its firing squad in Gumla district, police said on Monday. Vinay Gop, member of the Naxal outfit's firing squad, was arrested along with wanted commander Gulab Khatri, but police had yesterday...
  • Four PLFI members arrested in Palamu April 20, 2014

    Four activists of a militant outfit 'People's Liberation Front of India' were arrested from Karimati village in Palamu district, police said on Sunday. All the four rebels, arrested on Saturday night, were associated with the organisation for the past six months, Deputy SP Ajay Kumar said. Seven other militants managed to...
  • LS polls: Security beefed up in Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund April 15, 2014

    Security has been stepped up in three poll-bound Maoist infested constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh amid inputs that naxals may foment trouble in these sensitive areas on April 17, when voting be held there during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. According to Intelligence Bureau sources, around...
  • Maoists apologise for death of civilians in Chhattisgarh attacks April 14, 2014

    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 travelling...
  • Using posters and banners, Maoists ask people to boycott Lok Sabha polls April 7, 2014

    Maoists on Sunday called for a boycott of the Lok Sabha election in Jamui parliamentary constituency of Bihar, and told cadres to attack security forces during the poll, police said. A police official said Maoist leader Pragati issued the diktat at a 'janata darbar' held in Vishanpura forest, saying no poll...
  • Boycott Lok Sabha polls, Maoists appeal to people via SMSes March 31, 2014

    In a first, Maoists are using SMS service to appeal to people to boycott the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand, police officials said on Monday. "Maoists are sending bulk SMSes to mobile-phone subscribers and appealing to them to boycott the ensuing general elections," a police official said. The SMSes...
  • 5 PLFI ultras arrested, large cache of arms seized March 11, 2014

    Five ultras of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) including a sub-zonal commander of Eastern region were arrested from various places of Khunti and Ranchi districts, the police said on Monday. While two ultras were arrested from Khunti district on Monday night, three more were taken into custody from Ranchi...
  • Police arrest two PLFI ultras from different places, seize explosives March 10, 2014

    Two People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) ultras including a sub-zonal commander of Eastern region were arrested from two different places in Naxal-affected Khunti district, police on Monday said. Jitendra Patar Munda alias Jitan Munda alias Prasantji, a sub-zonal commander of PLFI and Lalit Sahu were  arrested by the security personnel Sunday...
  • Centre assures SC it will not execute death row convict Bhullar February 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has assured the Supreme Court that death row convict Khalistan Liberation Force terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar will not be executed. The assurance comes in the wake of a mercy plea filed by his wife which is still pending before the President. The government has...
  • India-born millionaire's arrest shakes up UK politics February 16, 2014

    London: The arrest of an India-born businessman and his son as part of a probe by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into allegations of bribery at aerospace and defence major Rolls-Royce has shaken the corridors of power in Britain. Multi-millionaire Sudhir Choudhrie and his son Bhanu, well-known as major political...
  • Police arrest Jalpaiguri blast mastermind January 29, 2014

    Siliguri: The police on Wednesday arrested three Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) ultras including the mastermind of the December 26 blast in Jalpaiguri that left six persons dead. Three KLO persons, two senior leaders and a courier were arrested from Adhikari near the Indo-Nepal border in Darjeeling district, IG (North...
  • Villagers resolve to help police in anti-naxal operation January 28, 2014

    Residents of around 500 villages in the Maoist-hit Jashpur district in north Chhattisgarh have taken a collective decision to help police in the anti-Naxal operation in a bid to curb their alleged atrocities and illegal activities. "The natives of various villages, including Thuthi Amba, Tepar Toli, Awrapali and Kathal Dand under...
  • Chinese troops greet Indian soldiers on Republic Day January 27, 2014

    A Chinese army delegation wished Indian troops on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day at a meeting with their Indian counterparts at Nathu La, a defence release said on Monday. The seven-member People's Liberation Army delegation led by an officer equivalent to a brigadier took part in the special Border...
  • Changing India: Policies that will improve our cities January 18, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Network18's latest campaign is on 'Change India - Agenda for the next PM'. In the first show of the series, 10 policy initiatives 10 policy initiatives that will enable the next prime minister to transform India's crumbling cities. ...
  • Change India: An agenda for India's next Prime Minister January 12, 2014

    The Think India Foundation is an initiative of Network 18 which is engaged in the task of public policy advocacy with an objective to adhere to, and propagate, the principles of fiscal conservatism, regulated free markets and social liberalism, which are the hallmarks of most successful economies and advanced societies....
  • One arrested in connection with Jalpaiguri blast: Police December 29, 2013

    Jalpaiguri (WB): One person has been arrested in connection with the Jalpaiguri bicycle bomb blast in which six persons were killed, a senior police officer said on Sunday. Superintendent of Police Amit P Javalgi said one person Chandan Roy has been arrested in connection with the blast from Moynaguri area of...
  • Mini gun factory busted in Mahuatoli jungles December 28, 2013

    A mini gun factory, suspected to be functioning for the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), was busted on Friday during raids against the ultras in the Mahuatoli jungles in Simdega district. "The security forces discovered the mini gun factory during raids against the ultras of the PLFI in the forests....
  • WB: KLO denies involvement in Jalpaiguri blast, warns police December 27, 2013

    Denying its involvement in a bomb blast in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district which claimed five lives, the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) on Friday warned police against defaming the outfit. Police suspect involvement of the KLO behind Thursday's explosion caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Bajrapara area of Jalpaiguri as...
  • West Bengal: 7 killed in blast in Jalpaiguri, high alert sounded December 27, 2013

    Jalpaiguri: Seven persons were killed when a bomb kept in a moving bi-cycle exploded on Thursday evening near St Pauls School in Jalpaiguri town. Following the incident, a high alert has been issued across north Bengal. The police are investigating as to whether it was a terror attack or if...
  • West Bengal: 7 killed in bomb blast near Jalpaiguri December 27, 2013

    Jalpaiguri: Seven people were killed when a bomb exploded near Jalpaiguri town in West Bengal. The bomb exploded - reportedly from a bicycle - at 7 pm in the evening. Police are suspecting the role of Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) militants. "We suspect KLO militants are behind the blast. Recently...
  • Maoists guerrillas slit throats of three in Simdega December 24, 2013

    Maoist guerrillas have killed three people by slitting their throat in Jharkhand's Simdega district, police said on Tuesday. The three people were abducted Monday night and their bodies were recovered Tuesday morning near Kuladrum village, around 110 km from Ranchi. Police also found a pamphlet of a Maoist organisation, People's Liberation Front...
  • Strongly condemn Pakistan's resolution on Mollah: Hasina December 19, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday slammed Pakistan as anger mounted over a Pakistan parliamentary resolution condemning execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for crimes against humanity in 1971. "By passing the resolution at National Assembly, Pakistan has proved that it never accepted the victory of Bangladesh in...
  • Bangladeshi court postpones execution of senior Jamaat leader December 11, 2013

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday night granted a last minute reprieve to senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, staying his execution shortly before he was to be hanged for genocide during the country's 1971 liberation war. "The Chamber judge of the Appellate Division (of the Supreme Court), Justice Syed Mahmud...