MAHENDRA KARMA

  • Naxal commander involved in 2013 Jiram valley attack arrested June 12, 2014

    Three naxalites, including a senior level commander who was allegedly involved in last year's deadly Jiram valley attack have been arrested in insurgencyhit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a special team of Bijapur district police when they arrived at a weekly market of Bacheli in...
  • Congress to observe 'martyrdom day' on May 25 to pay homage to the victims of Jiram valley Naxal attack May 8, 2014

    The main opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh has decided to observe 'martyrdom day' on May 25 to pay homage to the victims, including senior state party leaders, of Jiram valley Naxal attack. "The death anniversary of senior party leaders Mahendra Karma, Nandkumar Patel, Uday Mudliyar and others who were martyred...
  • Bastar to vote in the face of threat from Maoists April 9, 2014

    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 polling...
  • Congress dominates Chhattisgarh's worsthit 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 worsthit Naxal areas spread over six districts. The region saw Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi campaigning...
  • Maoists massacre: IPS association urges CM to reinstate Bastar SP August 12, 2013

    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 that...
  • Rajya Sabha condemns Mahabodhi temple blasts August 5, 2013

    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 7...
  • VC Shukla still remains critical: Medanta doctors June 11, 2013

    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 citybased Medanta Hospital, where...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals fire at CRPF camps in Sukma district June 11, 2013

    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 June 5, 2013

    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 June 3, 2013

    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 June 3, 2013

    The Naxals were particularly looking for Mahendra Karma to kill him says CNNIBN Correspondent Arunima who covered the recent Chhattisgarh attack. ...
  • Cong MLAs offer to resign to force ouster of Chhattisgarh govt June 2, 2013

    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 June 1, 2013

    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 June 1, 2013

    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 Maoistaffected regions....
  • Naxal attack: VC Shukla improving, but still critical June 1, 2013

    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," Medanta...
  • Police should take lead in anitNaxal action: Congress May 31, 2013

    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 primary...
  • Naxal attack: It's an open war between Congress, BJP in Chhattisgarh May 30, 2013

    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 May 30, 2013

    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 May 30, 2013

    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 allparty meet today May 30, 2013

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

    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 the...
  • Chhattisgarh: Congress likely to appoint new chief this week May 29, 2013

    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 in...
  • Karma had only 6 guards with him during Naxal attack May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Mahendra Karma, former Chhattisgarh home minister, slain by Naxals along with 27 others, had Zplus 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 Nand...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Karma's autopsy report shows 75 stab wounds May 29, 2013

    Jagdalpur: More than 72 hours after the Naxal attack in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, the postmortem 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 May 28, 2013

    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? May 28, 2013

    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 May 28, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • FTN: There should not be any dialogue with Maoists: Jairam Ramesh May 28, 2013

    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 May 28, 2013

    Heavilyarmed 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 May 28, 2013

    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...