NAXALISM

  • Jharkhand: Naxals attack polling party at Latehar, encounter with CRPF personnel on 13 hours 23 minutes ago

    Ranchi: A polling party was attacked by Naxals in Latehar in Jharkhand when they were returning from their cluster point to their base station on Wednesday morning. The incident took place after Jharkhand voted in the first phase of Assembly elections 2014 on Tuesday. An encounter is currently on between...
  • Tunnel bomb, landmines recovered even as Jharkhand votes for first phase in polls Yesterday

    Hariharganj: Even as the first phase of voting in Jharkhand Assembly elections is underway, Naxal threat remains a cause for concern especially along the Gaya-Jharkhand border region. For the past 48 hours, a powerful tunnel bomb planted by Naxals has not been diffused. Residents of surrounding villages of Koti and Chatra...
  • Jharkhand: Naxal leaders take the non-violent route, field relatives in Assembly polls Yesterday

    Ranchi: There are clear signs that despite greater police presence and extensive paramilitary operations, the Naxals in Jharkhand have still not cowed down. They are striking wherever they can, making their presence felt. However, at the same time, a large number of Naxal leaders have also joined the democratic process....
  • Live: Polling over in all 13 constituencies in Jharkhand Yesterday

    Polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, began at seven this morning amid tight security. ...
  • Voting begins for 13 seats in Naxal hotbed Jharkhand, 10 MLAs in the fray Yesterday

    Ranchi: Polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, began at seven on Tuesday morning amid tight security. An electorate of 33,61,938, of whom 15,77,090 are female voters, are eligible to exercise their franchise to choose among 199 candidates, including 18 women. All 13 seats...
  • Jharkhand elections: 7 reasons why day one is important 3 days ago

    Ranchi: Maoists have a strong presence in most of the 13 constituencies going to polls on Tuesday and reports say they are desperate to execute a big attack on security forces and eliminate candidates. Naxal fear is so strong here that in many of the constituencies, polling parties are airlifted...
  • Jharkhand polls: CRPF Cobra battalion carries out live combing cum area domination operation 4 days ago

    CRPF's cobra battalion has carried out a live combing cum area domination operation in a forest in Jharkhand. These operations are done before the polls as a measure to counter Naxals in the region. ...
  • CRPF Cobra battalion carries out live combing cum area domination operation ahead of polls in Jharkhand 4 days ago

    Ranchi: CRPF's cobra battalion has carried out a live combing cum area domination operation in a forest in Jharkhand. These operations are done before the polls as a measure to counter Naxals in the region. Jharkhand will go in for five phase polls which begin on November 25. The state is...
  • Chhattisgarh: Three security personnel injured in blast by Naxals 5 days ago

    Raipur: Three security personnel, including a CRPF inspector, were on Friday injured in a pressure bomb blast by Naxals in Maoist-hit Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident occurred when a joint contingent of 168 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force and district force was carrying out an anti-Naxal operation...
  • Deep diving into Naxal core: What elections and development mean to tribals 5 days ago

    Ranchi: What do elections mean to a tribal living in the remotest Red zone of Jharkhand and why they oppose development works initiated by governments? We tried to investigate by deep diving into the forests of Torpa, where one is alive only at the mercy of Maoists. Here, everyone is...
  • 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....
  • In Jharkhand's Khunti guns decide election winners and not voters, says Dayamani Barla November 12, 2014

    Ranchi: Here, guns deliver the verdict and mandate, not voters. Locals say that reports of murders never fail to shock them anymore. Democracy has been crushed by an intense fear of extremist groups. Politicians, contractors, mafias and private armies under the guise of Naxals allegedly rule the roost. Police sources in...
  • Jharkhand: 7 Shanti Sena members killed in an encounter with Naxals in Gumla November 3, 2014

    Gumla: Seven Shanti Sena members were killed in an encounter with Naxals in Jharkhand. The encounter took place at Gerwa jungle in Jharkhand's Gumla district. Shanti Sena is an outfit comprising of former naxals supported by the government. Jharkhand is on high alert due to Assembly elections scheduled later this month. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxal leader Bijja who killed 136 policemen arrested November 3, 2014

    Dantewada: In a big catch for the Chhattisgarh Police, Naxal leader Hemant Mandavi alias Bijja, accused in the gruesome Dantewada and Tadmetla killings has been arrested. Bijja is one of the accused of the Dantewada mass massacre where 76 CRPF personnel were killed. Police claim that he was responsible for the murder...
  • 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...
  • CRPF screens films in Naxal-hit areas to connect with tribals October 24, 2014

    Raipur: Reaching out to tribals in Chhattisgarh's worst Maoist-hit Sukma district, CRPF has launched a new initiative of screening Bollywood movies for them as it feels that it would expose the people from the remote backward region to the mainstream. Under this initiative, 'Kick' starring Salman Khan was screened on October...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 13, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle October 13, 2014

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  • News 360: Cyclone Hudhud leaves massive damage in Andhra, Odisha October 13, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coastline on Sunday, has left behind a trail of massive destruction. ...
  • MHA to frame new anti-Naxal Naxal policy, plans a carrot and stick policy October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs is framing a new set of anti-Naxal policy to tackle the menace in various states of India. The new policies are expected to allow massive use of force coupled with targeted development to neutralise Naxals. The MHA is likely to seek Cabinet approval...
  • Bastar: 20 wanted Maoists lay down arms, total 280 in 2014 October 7, 2014

    Raipur: The counter-insurgency operation of Chhattisgarh police on Tuesday got shot in the arm when 20 Maoists, most of them carrying rewards on their head, surrendered at separate places of Bastar region. With this, the total number of rebels laying down arms has reached to nearly 280 this year in the...
  • Rs 2.52 crore bounty for info for arrest of Naxal chief Ganapathy September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: An unprecedented Rs 2.52 crore cash reward has been announced for anyone giving information leading to the arrest of chief of CPI (Maoist) Muppala Lakshman Rao alias Ganapathy. 65yearold Ganapathy is one of country's most wanted persons. This is for the first time such a huge amount has been...
  • Government to train IAS, IPS, IFoS officers in dealing with Naxalism September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first, the government has planned a training programme for IAS, IPS and forest service officers on dealing with Naxalism. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has written to chief secretaries of eight states seeking nomination of at least three officers each from Indian Administrative Service...
  • CRPF suspends 17 personnel for lapses during Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force on Saturday suspended 17 personnel for alleged lapses during the Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh which took place in March this year. Twenty policemen were killed when their search party was ambushed in Chhattisgarh. A further probe on the matter is expected to take...
  • Key highlights from PM Modi's classroom on Teachers' Day September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Friday called for education to be made a force for national character building. In a unique interaction with students from across the country on Teachers' Day, the Prime Minister said the relevance of Teachers' Day on the birthday of former President of...
  • Maoist combing operations intensified in Odisha September 5, 2014

    Koraput (Odisha): Security forces have intensified combing operations in and around Majhiguda after exchange of fire with the Maoists in Odisha's Koraput district, police said on Friday. "Additional forces have been deployed in Majhiguda forest and efforts are on to nab the Maoists," said YK Jethwa,Inspector General of Police (southwestern range). During...
  • Cabinet nod for mobile towers in Naxal belts, to cost Rs 3,216 cr August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the longpending proposal to install mobile towers in nine Naxalaffected states by BSNL at cost Rs 3,216 crore that will be borne by the government. "The Cabinet has approved setting up of 1,836 new base transmission towers (BTS) in Left Wing Extremist affected districts....
  • 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...
  • 3 CoBRA personnel injured in an encounter with Naxals in Kodanar forests August 19, 2014

    Three CoBRA jawans were on Monday injured in a gunbattle between paramilitary forces and Maoists in insurgencyhit Dantewada district. The encounter took place in restive forests of Kodanar under Aranpur Police Station limits when security forces were returning after an antiNaxal operation in the region early this morning, Dantewada Superintendent of...