MAOISTS

  • One policeman killed in Naxal attack in Jharkhand 2 days ago

    Ranchi: One head constable was killed and several policemen were injured in a Naxal attack in Chatra area of Jharkhand on Wednesday. The attack took place when on a police patrolling party was on its duty in the Naxal-affected Chatra district of the state. The attack comes a day after the results...
  • Yearender: Naxal strikes, sterilisation tragedy overshadowed 2014 for Chhattisgarh 5 days ago

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh was in the news in 2014 for all the wrong reasons be it increasing Maoist strikes resulting in heavy losses to lives of security forces or the death of 13 young women after surgeries at state-run sterilisation camps in Bilaspur. The Raman Singh government remained busy warding off Opposition...
  • Six 'disappointed' Naxals, including two women cadres, surrender in Chhattisgarh December 18, 2014

    Raipur: Six Naxals, including two women cadres, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada and Kanker districts today, police said. While five Maoists, including a woman, turned themselves in before police in Dantewada district, another woman rebel surrendered in Kanker district. "The cadres in Dantewada, all deployed as 'Jan Militia' members, turned themselves in...
  • 61.08 per cent voter turnout in 4th phase of Jharkhand polls December 14, 2014

    Ranchi: Polling in 15 constituencies of the state on Sunday ended with 61.08 per cent electorate exercising their franchise in the penultimate phase of the Assembly elections in Jharkhand as the day passed off peacefully. The polling, which began at 7 AM in all the seats, ended at 3 PM in...
  • 15 Jharkhand seats go for polling in fourth phase on Sunday December 13, 2014

    Ranchi: Stage is set for the penultimate round of five-phase polling for 15 Assembly seats in Jharkhand on Sunday with former chief minister Babulal Marandi and three incumbent ministers testing their luck. A total of 43,48,709 voters are eligible to decide the fate of 217 candidates, including 16 women. Adequate security...
  • Shun the path of violence: Rajnath Singh tells Maoists December 12, 2014

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said Maoists should shun the path of violence as there is no space for violence in a democracy. Addressing a meeting at Baghmara in Dhanbad district hours before the end of campaigning before the fourth of the five-phase polling on December 14,...
  • No Nepal constitution without consensus, says CPN-Maoist leader Prachanda December 6, 2014

    Kathmandu: CPN-Maoist leader Prachanda on Saturday warned that it would not be possible to draft the new Nepal Constitution without consensus from all the political parties. "It would not be possible to promulgate the new constitution by the January 22, 2015 deadline, as promised by the political parties, if consensus...
  • Polling in 13 Maoist-affected seats of Jharkhand on Tuesday November 24, 2014

    Ranchi: Polling will take place amidst tight security in 13 Maoist-affected constituencies in the first phase of five-stage elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly on Tuesday. Adequate security forces have been deployed as all the 13 constituencies are affected by Maoist activities and the personnel have been asked to follow the...
  • West Bengal: Maoist posters appear, police claims miscreants behind it November 23, 2014

    Midnapore (WB): Two Maoist posters appeared on trees in the once rebel-dominated Bandhghra area of West Midnapore district, but police claimed those were put up by some local miscreants to extort money. The posters, giving warning to local people, were seen in Chatnisole and Deuldanga villages this morning, Superintendent of Police...
  • Jharkhand elections: Naxal threat looms large, campaigning low key in Latehar November 14, 2014

    Ranchi: Even before birds are back in their nests, men and women go indoors. After 5 pm, when darkness is still to cover the area, not even a single bicycle is seen on the roads of Latehar. The dense forests of Latehar hide ghastly secrets. To everyone Naxals are 'otherworldly' creatures....
  • Rajnath Singh urges Maoists to end violence and be part of democracy November 13, 2014

    Gurgaon: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday urged Maoists to end violence and be part of democracy for the betterment of India and its people. Rajnath Singh was speaking as the chief guest during the 75th Raising Day of the paramilitary Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF. The minister said there was no...
  • Vizag: Andhra University professor arrested for allegedly supplying explosives to Maoists November 6, 2014

    A university professor in Andhra Pradesh has been arrested for suspected naxal links. The Telugu professor from the Andhra University in Vishakhapatnam was picked up by police for allegedly supplying explosives to Maoists. He will be produced in court later on Thursday. ...
  • Andhra varsity professor J Appa Rao arrested for suspected Maoist links November 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: An associate professor of Andhra University has been arrested for suspected links with the Maoists, Andhra Pradesh Police said on Thursday. His family has, however, complained that he was kidnapped from his home. Police in Visakhapatnam arrested J Appa Rao on receiving information that he has links with the Maoists....
  • Twelve Naxals surrender in Kanker district October 31, 2014

    Kanker: In yet another setback to the Maoist movement in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, 12 Naxals surrendered on Friday in Kanker district taking the total number of those laying down their arms to 315 this year in the state. As many as 12 ultras, carrying reward on their heads turned themselves in...
  • Two Maoist cadres surrender to the Telangana state police October 10, 2014

    Warangal: Two Maoists, including an outlawed CPI Maoist area committee secretary, have surrendered to the Telangana police, it was officially announced on Friday. Superintendent of Police (Rural) LKV Ranga Rao produced the surrendered Maoists before reporters and said that CPI Maoist's Eturnagaram-Mahadevpur area committee secretary Mekala Raju alias Raj Kumar...
  • Will hug Maoists if they give up violence: Chhattisgarh CM October 7, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday said that he is ready to embrace Maoists if they give up their path of violence and join the mainstream of society. "People involved in Maoist activities are part of our society. We are ready to hug them if they wish to join...
  • Delhi: Maoist admitted to AIIMS, likely to be operated; HC told September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A suspected Maoist, suffering from brain tumour, has been admitted to the AIIMS for undergoing an urgent operation, the Delhi High Court was informed on Tuesday. Justice Vibhu Bakhru, who had yesterday asked Delhi Police and authorities at All India Institute of Medical Sciences to immediately attend to 38-year-old...
  • Delhi: HC asks AIIMS to provide urgent treatment to undertrial Maoist September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday came to the help of a jailed suspected Maoist, who needs urgent surgery for brain tumour, by asking city police and AIIMS authorities to provide "immediate treatment" to him. Chandan Deonath, 38, who has been in Saraikela jail in Jamshedpur district of...
  • Maoist camp busted in Odisha, weapons seized September 21, 2014

    Phulbani (Odisha): A Maoist camp was neutralised and some weapons as well as naxal literature were seized after a gunbattle with security forces in a forest in Odisha's Kandhamal district today, police said. The encounter took place during a joint combing operation by the Special Operation Group (SOG) and armed police...
  • Arms seized after gun battle with Maoists in Odisha September 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Police seized arms and ammunition from a forested area of Gajapati district after a brief gun battle with Maoists, an official said on Thursday. No casualties were reported from either side in the gunfight that took place Wednesday near Barimunda village, over 400 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar, superintendent...
  • Police destroy Maoist camp in Odisha September 3, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Police on Wednesday destroyed a Maoist camp in Odisha's Koraput district, an official said. Inspector General of Police (Southwestern Range) Yashwant Jethwa said the camp was destroyed in a forested area near Majhiguda village under Baipariguda police station area. He said police raided the camp and engaged in a brief gun...
  • Don't copy us, Mao had told Indian Maoists August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Mao Zedong may have clandestinely backed the Naxalite movement but the Chinese revolutionary leader told Indian Maoists in the late 1960s not to blindly copy the tactics that brought him to power. Mao Zedong's advice was given to a fourmember delegation of Maoists when they met him and Zhou...
  • Four Maoists, including a former commander of Jan Militia group surrender to police August 21, 2014

    Four Maoists, including a former commander of Jan Militia group, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Naxalhit Kondagaon district, police said on Thursday. The cadres were disappointed with "discrimination and exploitation by their seniors, particularly from Andhra Pradesh, in the outlawed outfit," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri said. Sada Mandawi (34), former commander...
  • Frustrated with the exploitation by senior cadres, seven Maoists surrender in Raipur August 20, 2014

    Seven Maoists, including their two selfstyled hardcore deputy commanders, involved in serious criminal offences, on Wednesday surrendered before the CRPF in Raipur. The rebels, one of them a woman, surrendered at the headquarters of 65 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force at Baradera on Wednesday afternoon, battalion Commandant Satyendra Kumar Singh...
  • Two Maoist guerrillas arrested in Latehar August 20, 2014

    Two Maoists, including a 'zonal commander' of the proscribed outfit, were on Tuesday arrested in Latehar district, the police said. The police raided a house around and nabbed zonal commander Ravindra Yadav and his associate Lavtesh Ganju from Kuriamakhurd village under Balumath police station after being tipped off, the police said...
  • Maoists using jungle caves as hideouts: Police August 18, 2014

    Maoists are using caves in forests of south Chhattisgarh as hideouts or temporary camps, police said on Sunday after raiding one such cave in Kanker district. Maoist propaganda material, medicines and commodities of daily use were recovered from a cave in Mashpur forest under Rowghat police station limits by a joint...
  • Wanted Maoist involved in killing of 7 police officials arrested August 17, 2014

    A Maoist allegedly involved in the killing of seven policemen last year was arrested from Goitha in Bihar's Gaya district on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, a team of CRPF and police raided the village and caught the Maoist identified as Dwarika Yadav, Superintendent of Police (SP), City, Rakesh Kumar...
  • CRPF to use 'Shaheed' for troopers killed in line of duty August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first such step for a central armed police force, CRPF has decided to honour its jawans and officers killed in action with the prefix 'Shaheed' in their names. The country's leading antiNaxal operations force, which by virtue of its huge deployment has the highest casualty rate...
  • 6 Naxals arrested during a joint raid in Lupunga August 16, 2014

    Six Maoists, including three 'section commanders', were arrested from Lupunga village in West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said on Saturday. Acting on an information that over half a dozen ultras had taken shelter in the village on their way back home after medical treatment on Friday evening, a...
  • Naxal carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head arrested August 12, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head was arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Narayanpur district, police said. The cadre, Lakhmu (38), was apprehended from a forest near his native Kumnar village under Kurusnar police limits by the district force on Monday, Narayanpur Additional...