Maoists

  • Top Naxal commander killed in Jharkhand 2 hours 28 minutes ago

    A top Naxal commander and aide of dreaded Maoist leader Kundan Pahan was on Wednesday killed by security forces in a pre-dawn encounter in the forests of Khunti district of Jharkhand. According to security officials, the executed Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI...
  • Top Naxal commander killed by security forces in Khunti forests 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    In a pre-dawn operation, security forces killed a prominent Naxal commander operating in Jharkhand in the forests of Khunti district of the state. According to preliminary information reaching the headquarters here, the Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI (Maoists) was gunned down by...
  • 435 people, 139 Maoists killed in Odisha in 14 years: Naveen Patnaik Yesterday

    Bhubaneswar: Maoist ultras have killed 435 persons including 210 police personnel during the last 14 years while the security personnel eliminated 139 rebels during the same time, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said. Patnaik told this while replying to a written question of BJP's Dilip Ray in the Assembly. ...
  • Anti-Naxal operations: Government deploys 1,000 fresh ITBP personnel 2 days ago

    In order to bolster anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh, government has deployed a fresh contingent of about 1,000 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel in the state. The specially trained contingent of the paramilitary will be initially inducted to operate in Rajnandgaon district of the state, which borders Madhya Pradesh. "The squad will...
  • Sabyasachi Panda interrogated in police custody 2 days ago

    Berhampur (Odisha): Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was on Sunday interrogated, a day after the arrested Red rebel was sent to police remand for ten days. A team of senior police officers along with Special Intelligence Wing (SIW) grilled Panda in presence of his advocate Deepak Patnaik amid tight security, a...
  • Weapons hidden by Maoists in jungle found 3 days ago

    The police today recovered huge quantity of arms and explosives hidden by Maoist ultras in a jungle in Rohtas district. Superintendent of Police Chandan Kumar Kushwaha said during combing operation in the jungle near Madhukupiya village under Chutia police station, policemen found weapons hidden by Maoists. The arms recovered include three rifles,...
  • Top Odisha Maoist sent to 10-day police remand 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: A court in Odisha on Saturday granted the police a 10-day remand of top Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, a day after his arrest, a defence lawyer said. Police had sought Panda's custody for 14 days to interrogate him. Sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) at Berhampur PK Behera, however, granted a 10-day remand,...
  • Will be happy to see Sabyasachi Panda hanged: Slain cops' wives 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: The arrest of Odisha's top maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has brought cheers to the families of personnel who laid their lives while fighting red rebels in different parts of the state. "I will be happy if Panda is sentenced to death. The soul of my husband should be at...
  • Six wanted Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh 5 days ago

    Six Naxals, carrying reward on their heads were arrested on Friday during a joint search operation by security personnel in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a joint team of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and district force from restive Koranda forests under Benoor police station...
  • Young woman Maoist Vanthala Jhansi alias Kusai surrenders 5 days ago

    Vishakapatanam: A young woman Maoist named Vanthala Jhansi alias Kusai, carrying a Rs 1 lakh reward on her head surrendered before the outgoing Superintendent of Police Vikramjeet Duggal at the district police office on Thursday. The 22-year-old Jhansi, a native of Nallabilli village under Koyyuru mandal in Vizag agency joined the...
  • News 360: Centre strongly disapproves of Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed 1 week ago

    With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the issue disrupted...
  • Maoists getting support from organisations in Europe: MHA July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday told Parliament that Maoists were getting support from organisation in Europe including Germany, France, Holland and Italy. Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju said that the matter is being taken up with the European countries. Rijiju added that the Maoists have...
  • Suspected Maoist arrested in Jamui July 13, 2014

    The Bihar Police on Sunday arrested a suspected Maoist from Bardiha forest area of Jamui district in a joint operation with CRPF's Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) unit. Jamui Superintendent of Police (SP) Upendra Kumar Singh said a .315 bore rifle, six bullets, one transmitter, three umbrellas and a bag...
  • Police arrests a suspected Maoist in Jamui July 13, 2014

    The Bihar Police on July 13 arrested a suspected Maoist from Bardiha forest area of Jamui district in a joint operation with CRPF's Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) unit. Jamui Superintendent of Police (SP) Upendra Kumar Singh said a .315 bore rifle, six bullets, one transmitter, three umbrellas and a bag full of things of...
  • Nepal: Madhesi parties and the Maoist form alliance July 11, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) and six Madhesi parties on Thursday formed an alliance to push for their demand of identity-based federalism. Prachanda-led UCPN (Maoist), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal, Tarai Madhes Loktrantrik Party, Sadhbhawana Party, Federal Socialist Party and Tarai Madhes Sadhbhawana Party announced the...
  • Maoist area commander arrested July 6, 2014

    A Maoist area commander was arrested on Sunday with weapons at a village in Begusarai district, police said. Acting on a tip-off, police raided Pali village and nabbed the Maoist, identified as Bihari Paswan, and seized from him a pistol, seven cartridges and four mobile phones, besides Naxal literature, Superintendent of...
  • Suspended DU professor GN Saibaba's family will not be evicted: DU July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University (DU) on Saturday assured a court here that family members of its suspended professor G N Saibaba, arrested for his alleged Maoist links, will not be evicted from their residence provided by DU. "He (DU's counsel) is assuring orally that he will inform the authorities about the...
  • Six Maoists arrested from Aurangabad July 5, 2014

    Six Maoists were arrested from a village in LWE-hit Aurangabad district of Bihar on Saturday. Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar Sharma said the police cordoned off Murgibigha village on a tip-off and arrested the six. They were arrested while loading vegetables and food items into a tempo to carry them to...
  • Jharkhand CM meets unemployed people duped by agency July 4, 2014

    Around 90 people on Friday met Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and narrated him how an agency, which was suppose to convince Naxalites to surrender and get benefits, asked them to pose as Naxals so that they could get a job in the police department under the policy. Soren consoled the...
  • Commandant killing: CRPF team arrests three suspected Naxals July 4, 2014

    A CRPF team combing Lakharia forest region in Bihar's Jamui district nabbed three hardcore Maoists, including a woman, suspected to be involved in the encounter in which a Commandant was killed on Friday morning. The Naxals were identified as Mini alias Rina, wife of top Maoist commander Siddhu Koda, Raju Soren...
  • Fear of Naxal disturbances in September keeps police on their toes July 4, 2014

    With the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) planning to create disturbances to mark its decade of formation this September, police is bracing up to counter any such move and make people aware about the "futility" of the rebel movements. The Maoists are preparing several programmes to suit the occasion all...
  • Four Maoists arrested, two cadres surrender in Bastar July 3, 2014

    Four Maoists, including a 'commander' rank cadre, were arrested while two other Maoists, carrying a reward on their heads surrendered in the insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, the police said. A hardcore Maoist was apprehended while he was trying to flee into the forests under Bayanar police station limits...
  • UN expresses concern over killing of children used as human shields by Maoists July 2, 2014

    The UN has expressed concern over the killing and maiming of children who continue to be recruited and used as human shields by Maoists in India and over the threat of sexual violence against girls within Naxalite ranks. The Annual Report of the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, released...
  • Eight Maoists with rewards on their heads arrested in Bastar July 1, 2014

    Eight Maoists, five of them carrying reward on their heads, were arrested from separate places in the insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, the police said in Raipur on Tuesday. Six Maoist cadres, including a woman, were held from the Bangapal police station limits of Bijapur district during a search operation, Bijapur...
  • Security forces, Maoists exchange gunfire June 30, 2014

    Security forces and Maoists on Monday exchanged gunfire near Badkitand village in Giridih district. Jawans of the CRPF's 26th battalion rushed to the village after getting information that the rebels had assembled there, Superintendent of Police Kranti Kumar said. On sighting the security force, the left-wing guerrillas fired at them and...
  • Railway's safety panel begins probe into derailment of Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express June 28, 2014

    The railway's safety panel Saturday began its inquiry into Wednesday's derailment of the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express in Bihar's Saran district that claimed four lives and injured 22 others. "Commissioner of Railway Safety (Eastern Circle) PK Vajpayee visited the site of derailment in Saran district and began the inquiry," railway official AK...
  • CPI asks government to lift ban on Maoists June 28, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Asserting that economic offences and communal violence is more harmful to society than the Left party's extremism, CPI today asked the Centre and state governments to lift the ban imposed on Maoists. "It is unfortunate that the government has been treating the Left wing extremists as law and order problem,...
  • Police constable shot dead by suspected Maoists in Bijapur district June 28, 2014

    A police constable was shot dead by suspected Maoists on Friday at a weekly market in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district. Maoists, who were clad in tribal villagers' attire, orchestrated the brutal killing of the policeman, Somaram Majjhi (50), at village Karcheli. The village comes under the sprawling restive Bastar region where...
  • Naxals a threat to nation, need to build up our intelligence: Rijiju June 27, 2014

    Speaking about the meeting between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the bureaucrats from 10 Naxal-affected states, Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State said that Maoists were a threat to the nation and the country needed to build up its intelligence to tackle them. ...
  • Hardcore Maoist arrested with weapons in Gaya June 28, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist was arrested on Friday with weapons from a village under Dumaria police station in Gaya district. Acting on a tip off, the police raided a hideout in Tekrakhurd village and nabbed Kameshwar Bhuian, said to a self-styled area commander of the proscribed CPI(Maoist), Senior Superintendent of Police Ashok...