Mahendra Karma

  • Bastar to vote in the face of threat from Maoists 09-04-2014 11:54 AM

    Over 1.29 million voters of Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency, one of India's worst insurgency-hit regions, are set to exercise their franchise on Thursday in the shadow of terror and guerrillas' poll boycott. Eight candidates are in the fray in the constituency where roughly 80 percent of the total 1,797...
  • Congress dominates Chhattisgarh's worst-hit Naxal areas 09-12-2013 10:14 AM

    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...
  • Maoists massacre: IPS association urges CM to reinstate Bastar SP 12-08-2013 03:49 PM

    Contending that there was no specific intelligence about Naxal ambush in Bastar that killed top Chhattisgarh Congress leaders few months back, the national IPS association has urged Chief Minister Raman Singh to reinstate the local SP, suspended after the attack, to keep up the morale of the police officers. Asserting...
  • Rajya Sabha condemns Mahabodhi temple blasts 05-08-2013 01:36 PM

    Rajya Sabha on Monday condemned the serial bomb blasts at Mahabodhi temple in Gaya district of Bihar and the Maoists attack on a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh that led former Union minister V C Shukla and senior party leader Mahendra Karma dead. Chairman Hamid Ansari described the July...
  • VC Shukla still remains critical: Medanta doctors 11-06-2013 03:20 AM

    Gurgaon: Doctors treating Vidya Charan Shukla, who received bullet injuries in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, on Monday said the veteran Congress leader is still in a very serious condition. "VC Shukla continues to be serious and still not out of danger," said a spokesperson of city-based Medanta Hospital, where...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals fire at CRPF camps in Sukma district 11-06-2013 12:25 AM

    Raipur: Naxalites on Monday night opened fire at CRPF camps in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district but the attack was repulsed by security personnel. Sources said three different camps of the paramilitary in south Bastar were targeted in Naxal gunfire which was suitably retaliated to by the troops. The firing went on...
  • Bastar Naxal attack: Digvijaya meets Mahendra Karma's family 05-06-2013 07:36 AM

    Dantewada: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh visited Dantewada, Chhattisgarh to meet the Bastar Naxal attack victims on Tuesday. The Congress leader met the family of Salwa Judum founder Mahendra Karma who died in the attack. Twenty six people were killed in the Naxal attack on May 25 in Bastar region...
  • Odisha to seek 2 more CRPF battalions after Chhattisgarh Naxal attack 03-06-2013 11:33 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will seek deployment of two additional battalions of CRPF jawans along its borders with Chhatisgarh following the the May 25 deadly Maoist attack in that state. "Odisha government will make the demand to the Centre for two battalions of CRPF at the Chief Ministers' meeting on internal...
  • Naxals were looking for Karma to kill him, says Arunima, who covered the recent Chhattisgarh attack 03-06-2013 02:34 PM

    The Naxals were particularly looking for Mahendra Karma to kill him says CNN-IBN Correspondent Arunima who covered the recent Chhattisgarh attack. ...
  • Cong MLAs offer to resign to force ouster of Chhattisgarh govt 02-06-2013 08:57 PM

    Raipur: Demanding dismissal of the BJP government in Chhattisgarh over the May 25 Naxal attack, Congress MLAs on Sunday said they would resign en mass from the Assembly if the government did not go. "We have sought dismissal of the state government and imposition of President's rule. All the Congress...
  • Naxal attack: Mishra panel to visit Jiram Valley 01-06-2013 11:07 PM

    Raipur: Justice Prashant Mishra Commission probing the Naxal attack on the Congress convoy in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district will visit the site of the ambush at Jiram Valley on June 14. 27 people, including state Congress chief Nandkumar Patel, his son Dinesh, Salwa Judum leader Mahendra Karma among others were killed,...
  • Chhattisgarh govt to review security of political leaders regularly 01-06-2013 11:02 PM

    Raipur: Rattled by the deadly naxal attack on Congress convoy on May 25 that left 27 people dead, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday directed district collectors and SPs to review on a regular basis the security of public representatives across the state and especially in the Maoist-affected regions....
  • Naxal attack: VC Shukla improving, but still critical 01-06-2013 08:52 PM

    Gurgaon: The condition of Congress leader and former Union minister VC Shukla, who was injured in a deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh last week, continues to show signs of improvement but it remains critical. "Shukla has shown some signs of improvement on third consecutive day today but still remains critical,"...
  • Police should take lead in anit-Naxal action: Congress 31-05-2013 01:35 AM

    Kolkata: Referring to the recent Naxal attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh, party leader and Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday called for Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand police to take primary responsibility in the fight against the rebels. "Unless the police of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha come forward and take...
  • Naxal attack: It's an open war between Congress, BJP in Chhattisgarh 30-05-2013 08:42 PM

    The Congress and the BJP have been trading charges ever since the gruesome Naxal attack that killed key Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh on May 25. ...
  • Salwa Judum was Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh's idea: Congress 30-05-2013 05:45 PM

    Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das said that slain party leader Mahendra Karma was not the founder of the Salwa Judum movement. ...
  • Bastar Naxal attack could become an election issue in Chhattisgarh 30-05-2013 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: Assembly Elections are just five months away in Chhattisgarh and the Congress is facing a leadership crisis in the state after most of its senior leaders were killed recently in a brutal Naxal attack. After a heated meeting with the Chief Minister, the Centre is now also looking...
  • Naxal attack: Chhattisgarh CM to hold an all-party meet today 30-05-2013 06:47 AM

    New Delhi: Facing strident criticism from Opposition parties for the deadly Naxal attack in Bastar, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will hold an all-party meet on Thursday to discuss the menace. The decision to convene the all-party meeting came hours after Congress demanded immediate resignation of the Chief Minister. However,...
  • Take states on board to curb Naxal menace, Rajnath tells Centre 29-05-2013 10:44 PM

    Raipur: Naxal menace could be effectively tackled only if Centre takes concerned state governments and common people into confidence, BJP president Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday. "Centre should take all state governments into confidence and prepare a comprehensive action plan (against Naxalism) and implement it in effective manner, or else...
  • Chhattisgarh: Congress likely to appoint new chief this week 29-05-2013 09:51 PM

    New Delhi: Congress is likely to appoint a new PCC chief this week for Chhattisgarh where the party's setup was dented by the recent Naxal attack which claimed lives of several top leaders. State Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel and senior leader Mahendra Karma were among the party leaders killed...
  • Karma had only 6 guards with him during Naxal attack 29-05-2013 08:20 PM

    New Delhi: Mahendra Karma, former Chhattisgarh home minister, slain by Naxals along with 27 others, had Z-plus security with 16 armed guards but was accompanied by only six guards when he was attacked. Sources said when the Naxals attacked the convoy of Congress leaders on May 25, Karma, PCC chief...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Karma's autopsy report shows 75 stab wounds 29-05-2013 10:54 AM

    Jagdalpur: More than 72 hours after the Naxal attack in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, the post-mortem report of senior Congress leaders Mahendra Karma and Nand Kumar Patel has been submitted to the Chhattisgarh Police. Sources say Karma bled to death and more than 75 stab founds have been found...
  • Sitting HC judge to probe Chhattisgarh Naxal attack 28-05-2013 11:55 PM

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh High Court's Justice Prashant Mishra will probe the Maoist attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh last weekend. The judicial commission headed by Justice Mishra has been constituted to probe the Naxal attack in Jiram valley of Darbha region of Bastar district and it will submit its report within...
  • Are liberal intellectuals guilty of romanticizing Maoists? 28-05-2013 11:44 PM

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has spoken out strongly against intellectuals who "romanticise Maoists". While admitting there is need for focused development in the tribal areas, he said there is no possibility of a dialogue with Maoists as they don't believe in Indian democracy. ...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 28-05-2013 11:41 PM

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  • FTN: There should not be any dialogue with Maoists: Jairam Ramesh 28-05-2013 11:39 PM

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has spoken out strongly against intellectuals who "romanticise Maoists". While admitting there is need for focused development in the tribal areas, he said there is no possibility of a dialogue with Maoists as they don't believe in Indian democracy. ...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Congress demands CM Raman Singh's resignation 28-05-2013 11:30 PM

    Heavily-armed Naxals had on Saturday ambushed a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district, killng 28 people. ...
  • BJP slams Shinde's absence after Chhattisgarh Naxal attack 28-05-2013 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday slammed Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for his absence from the country in the aftermath of the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. Party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said, "At a time when so much of commotion is happening, the gentleman there (Shinde) is on a private trip...
  • If Cong rally route was changed, we were not informed: Police 28-05-2013 03:49 PM

    Mayank Srivastav, SP Jagdalpur has said that police were not informed of the route change, if any, of the Congress rally that came under Naxal attack on May 25. "If the route was changed, we were not informed. We were only told which all are the spots where the meeting...