Maoists

  • LS polls: Security beefed up in Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund 15-04-2014 05:41 PM

    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,...
  • Three bombs recovered in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district 15-04-2014 03:53 PM

    At least three bombs were recovered on Tuesday from a jungle in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district, police said. According to the police, the bombs were found in a jungle near the national highway connecting Ranchi to Patna in the Kuju area of the district, 55 km from Ranchi. They were recovered...
  • No Maoist threat to polling in April 17 in Odisha 15-04-2014 03:19 PM

    There was no Maoist threat in the second and last phase of polling in Odisha for 11 Lok Sabha constituencies and 77 Assembly seats on April 17, while stringent security was in place, state election officials said on Tuesday. "There is no Maoist threat though pockets of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and...
  • Maoists apologise for death of civilians in Chhattisgarh attacks 14-04-2014 11:27 PM

    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...
  • Odisha: Maoist killed in gun battle with police 14-04-2014 12:56 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs.1 lakh on his head was killed in a fierce gun battle with police in Odisha's Koraput district, an official said on Monday. Puno Uluka alias Khatru died in exchange of fire at Narayanpatna late on Sunday, Inspector General of Police (South Western...
  • Chhattisgarh government team visits Bastar, Bijapur after Naxal attacks 14-04-2014 07:41 AM

    A team of senior state officials on Sunday visited Bastar and Bijapur districts of the Maoist-hit south Chhattisgarh, where Naxals had carried two deadly attacks on polling personnel and security forces on Saturday, which left 14 persons dead. Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Kujur, Additional Chief Secretary,...
  • Two landmines found in Jharkhand, police issue advisory 13-04-2014 09:06 PM

    Two landmines were found by security forces in Jharkhand's Bokaro district on Sunday, as officials issued an advisory to security personnel not to defuse landmines but hand over the task to bomb disposal squads. Police said two landmines, each weighing 10 kg, were found during a search operation at the...
  • Repoll in Bihar following Maoist attack on polling personnel 13-04-2014 08:38 PM

    Maoists unleashed violence in Nawada on Sunday during repoll, attacking a polling party, though there was no casualty in the retaliatory fire by security forces accompanying them, officials said. Repoll was held at 33 polling booths spread over five Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, which went to polls in...
  • Jharkhand on high alert as police fear Maoist attacks 12-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Jharkhand is on high alert in light of the Lok Sabha polls as police believe security forces in the state could come under Maoist attacks, an official said on Saturday. "Advisories have been issued to state police to stay alert as Maoist guerrillas could target trains carrying security forces," a...
  • Two security personnel injured in Naxal blast in Bijapur 11-04-2014 04:07 PM

    A day after polling in Chattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha seat, two security personnel were on Friday injured in a pressure bomb blast carried out by Naxals in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district of the region, police said. "The blast occurred when a joint Road Opening Party (ROP) of CRPF and district...
  • Three cylinder bombs defused after school blast in Lakhisarai 11-04-2014 12:06 PM

    After giving sleepless night to villagers, three cylinder bombs recovered from a school in Bihar's Lakhisarai district were defused on Friday, more than 24 hours after they were found, police said. "Much to the relief of the villagers, three cylinder bombs were defused on Friday after they spent sleepless night...
  • 11 IEDs recovered at Chatra in last 24 hours 10-04-2014 09:23 PM

    As many as eleven IEDs were recovered during the last 24 hours in Chatra district, police said on Thursday. "The IEDs were discovered at various places in the Chatra Lok Sabha constituency," SP Prasant Karn said. ...
  • 300 students hit as Maoists blow up a school using 8 cylinder bombs 10-04-2014 09:06 PM

    At least 300 students in a village in Bihar's Lakhisarai district lost their school which was destroyed in a blast by Maoists ahead of voting in six parliamentaryconstituencies of the state on Thursday. The new building of the government high school at Narotampur under Kazra police station totally collapsed in...
  • LS polls: Bihar records 52 per cent voter turnout in 1st phase 10-04-2014 06:43 PM

    Polling for six Lok Sabha seats in Bihar on Thursday started under the shadow of violence as Maoists killed two CRPF jawans and injured seven others when they were on their way to polling stations of Jamui constituency in Munger district. Instead of this 52per cent of the electorate exercised...
  • Balloting picks up amid incidents of violence 10-04-2014 02:14 PM

    Nearly 32 percent of the electorate voted in the first six hours on Thursday in Bihar's six Lok Sabha constituencies despite incidents of violence in the state. "So far about 32 percent of the electorate has voted. The polling was slow in early hours, but later picked up fast," Additional...
  • Maoists trigger series of explosions in Latehar before polling 10-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Maoists exploded a series of landmines in the forests of Latehar district and exchanged gunfire with security personnel early on Thursday before the polling began for the Chatra Lok Sabha seat in Jharkhand. The landmines were exploded at around 1.30 am, half a km from a picket under Barwadih police...
  • Eleven bombs recovered in two Bihar constituencies 10-04-2014 12:22 AM

    Eleven bombs planted by Maoists in Gaya and Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar were found on Wednesday by security forces, police said. Gaya's Senior Superintendent of Police Nishant Tiwari said five "cane bombs" were recovered from Banke Bazaar area and near Sherghati. In Aurangabad, six similar bombs were found...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Chhattisgarh records 47 per cent voter turnout 10-04-2014 12:03 AM

    The first phase of elections on Chhattisgarh will kickstart on April 10 as the state will witness Naxal-infested Bastar constituency go to polls, where a total of eight candidates are in the fray including two women. Voting is expected to begin at 7 am. The Bastar seat has 1,797 polling...
  • 118 candidates to cast their vote in first phase of polling 10-04-2014 12:03 AM

    As many as 118 candidates are in the fray in nine Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh that will go to polls on Thursday. Over 11 million voters are expected to head to polling booths to cast their votes. The nine constituencies that go to polls April 10 are Chhindwara,...
  • A day before polls, seven bombs planted by Maoists seized 09-04-2014 03:41 PM

    Seven bombs planted by Maoists in Gaya and Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar were found early on Wednesday by security forces, police said. Bihar will see six-phase polling beginning on April 10. Gaya along with five Maoist-affected constituencies - Aurangabad, Sasaram, Jamui, Nawada and Karakat - will vote on...
  • Odisha: Security stepped up for polling in Maoist-hit areas 09-04-2014 02:15 PM

    With over 50 of the 70 Assembly seats going to polls on Thursday in Maoist-hit areas of Odisha, the Election Commission has stepped up security measures with 156 companies of central paramilitary forces and around 27,000 policemen besides three helicopters. Maoists have given a poll boycott call in certain pockets....
  • 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...
  • Explosive materials seized in Nawada after Maoist encounter 09-04-2014 08:09 AM

    Security forces on Tuesday recovered a large quantity of explosive materials following an encounter with Maoists in Mahuar forest in Bihar's Nawada district, police said. The encounter between the Maoists and the security forces went on for an hour during which several rounds were fired, the SP said, adding that...
  • Five landmines planted to blow up police vehicles recovered in Lohardagga 08-04-2014 06:31 PM

    Five landmines were recovered from Jharkhand's Lohardagga district during a search operation by the security forces on Tuesday and later defused, police said. The landmines, being used to blow up police vehicles, were recovered from Bohra village in the district, about 80 km from Ranchi. Polling in Lohardagga will be...
  • Four Maoist-affected seats to go for 1st phase of polling in Jharkhand on April 10 08-04-2014 06:14 PM

    Campaigning ended on Tuesday in Jharkhand which will go for first phase polling on April 10 amidst tight security in Maoist-affected Palamu(SC), Chatra, Koderma and Lohardaga (ST) Lok Sabha constituencies. A total of 56,47,736 electorate with 29,98,487 male and 26,49,246 females are eligible to exercise their franchise in four of...
  • 3 CRPF jawans killed, 8 injured in landmine blast by Naxals 08-04-2014 12:31 PM

    Three CRPF personnel were killed and eight other security officials injured on Monday, when a landmine planted by Maoists in Bihar's Aurangabad district went off while it was being defused. The incident took place ahead of the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in the Maoist-affected district. Deputy Inspector General of...
  • Police diffuse powerful bombs near a primary school in Gaya 07-04-2014 04:00 PM

    Two powerful bombs were recovered by security forces on Monday from an area near a primary school in a village in Bihar's Gaya district. The bombs were unearthed by sniffer dogs during an operation by the CRPF and the police in Viraj village under Kothi police station ahead of the...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan campaigns for son Chirag in Jamui 07-04-2014 12:44 PM

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan has taken personal charge of his son Chirag's campaign in Jamui parliamentary seat as it has become a "prestige seat" for him. "Ram Vilas Paswan is working hard as his personal stake is high. The election battle in Jamui is seen as a challenge for...
  • Using posters and banners, Maoists ask people to boycott Lok Sabha polls 07-04-2014 08:18 AM

    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...
  • Atrocities on tribals by Congress, BJP led to rise in Maoism, claims Prashant Bhushan 07-04-2014 07:52 AM

    Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan on Sunday held atrocities on tribals during the rule of both Congress and BJP governments responsible for the rise in Maoism in Chhattisgarh. "The parties looted natural resources of tribals. They (tribals) have suffered huge atrocities when they took stand for their rights....