Naxalites

  • 20-year-old Naxalite killed in police encounter April 26, 2014

    A 20-year-old Naxalite was killed in an encounter with police in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said. The encounter occurred between Todka and Savnar villages under Gangalur station limits when the Maoists ambushed a police team, they said. The Maoist cadre Hemla Budhu was killed when police returned the fire,...
  • Subramanian Swamy terms AAP as a naxalite party February 16, 2014

    BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said AAP is a "naxalite party" with no specific manifesto. "AAP is totally a naxalite party, it has no specific manifesto except for water, power, and other services," Swamy told reporters after delivering a lecture on 'Indian Economy: Present Crisis and Way Forward' organised...
  • 5 Naxals arrested by joint security forces August 20, 2013

    Five Naxalites have been arrested with cache of arms and ammunition from Maoist-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday. "Acting upon specific information, a joint team of Border Security Force and local police nabbed the cadres from forests of Maspur village last evening," Kanker Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)...
  • Naxal, 3 CAF jawans killed in cross-firing during combing operation August 13, 2013

    Three Chhattigarh Armed Force (CAF) jawans and a Naxalite were killed in an encounter on Tuesday between the ultras and security personnel in Maoist-hit Narayanpur district. "The incident took place between the forests of Maharabeda and Kaushalnagar villages this afternoon," state Director General of Police (DGP) Ramniwas told PTI. Acting on...
  • 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 CNN-IBN Correspondent Arunima who covered the recent Chhattisgarh attack. ...
  • IBN Newsroom Buzz: Sagarika Ghose on fallout of the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh May 27, 2013

    On Face the Nation tonight: CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses the issue of Naxalism in India and role of politicians and human rights activists around it. ...
  • Naxal attack: NIA to begin investigations May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: National Investigation Agency's (NIA) teams are expected to reach Darba Ghati on Monday to begin their probe in the deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh that killed 24 people and left 27 injured. What the NIA needs to probe now is why the Congress' rally route was changed at...
  • AFSPA not on the backburner, says Omar Abdullah March 5, 2013

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) should be repealed from the places where Army is not required. Omar said the issue of AFSPA is not on the "backburner", and if Irom Sharmila can fast in protest against AFSPA for...
  • Mayawati blames Congress for poor turning Naxalites February 11, 2013

    Bangalore: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday alleged that the "failure" of Congress to alleviate poverty and unemployment among the SCs, STs and OBCs has driven many to Naxalism. "Despite ruling the nation for maximum number of years since Independence, Congress has failed to alleviate poverty and unemployment among the SCs,...
  • Chakravyuh has tried to look at Naxalism from 360 degrees: Prakash Jha October 24, 2012

    Director Prakash Jha and actresses Esha Gupta and Anjali Patil speak about their latest film 'Chakravyuh, the film is set in the background of Naxalism. It also stars Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpai as leads. ...
  • Chakravyuh: Prakash Jha supports Naxalite ideology August 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Prakash Jha, whose 'Chakravyuh' revolves around Naxalite wars, says he has interacted with Naxalites and tried to showcase both sides of the issue through the new film. "The message of the film is to understand the whole issue of Naxalites, what happens and why it happens, to bring into...
  • Team Anna behaving like Naxalites: Swamy March 15, 2012

    Nagpur: Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Thursday alleged that Team Anna was behaving like "Naxalites" as they were "not keen on solutions" and instead bent on dragging the issue of corruption. "Though Anna Hazare is spreading the anti-corruption movement and wants a strong Jan Lok Pal bill to tackle the...
  • Ramesh appeals Maoists to join mainstream politics March 4, 2012

    Visakhapatnam: Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on Saturday appealed to the Maoists to shun violence and join mainstream politics to contest elections. "The Naxalites should abandon their violent path and come forward to join active politics to contest (elections). India is the country of Mahatma Gandhi and...
  • Kishenji's mother to move HC over his killing November 25, 2011

    New Delhi: The mother of Kishenji, the Maoist Who was killed on Thursday by joint forces in the outskirts of Jhargram, will file a petition in Calcutta High Court, demanding a judicial inquiry into the killing. The Magisterial inquest of the body has been conducted. Sources said that Kishenji's mother will...
  • Book review: 'Hello, Bastar' September 8, 2011

    This is a book ripe with promise. Rahul Pandita has done something few others have the dedication or courage to do: Spend time with Naxalites - somewhere along the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border - getting a glimpse into their lives and ways. Heady stuff. But don't let the adrenaline rush in just yet....
  • Six tribals killed by Maoists in Munger, Bihar July 2, 2011

    Munger: In a pre-dawn strike, Maoists posing as CRFP personnel attacked a village in the district on Saturday, leaving six villagers dead. The heavily-armed rebels attacked Kareili village around 5 AM and shot dead the villagers including some tribals. While five villagers were killed on the spot, one succumbed to...
  • 'The Absent State' an insight of national inaction May 19, 2011

    Contemporary journalists Neelesh Misra and Rahul Pandita, one fine day, decided to pursue the rigorous quest of reality. Travelled into the hearts of India's battle zones, and dug out the vulnerability that stopped the revenue collectors from frequenting those places since, wait, Akbar's reign. The remote corners of the country...
  • Train derailed in Dantewada, no casualty so far September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: One bogie and engine of the Kirandul-Vishakhapatnam passenger train got derailed at Chhatisgarh's Naxal-affected Dantewada district on Thursday. The incident happened at around 0600 hours, 45 minutes after it left Kirandul railway station. It was approaching Bhansi railway station. No casualties have been reported yet. Additional police force and...
  • I had thorns inside my body: Suniel Shetty July 7, 2010

    Mumbai: Sunil Shetty’s next film, Red Alert: The War Within was shot in the extensive jungles of Arunachal Pradesh for a gruelling 70 days under the worst climatic conditions. The actor, who is playing a role of a farmer, literally had thorns all over his body while shooting. Sunil confirms the...
  • My character gets raped in a police station: Sameera June 27, 2010

    Sameera Reddy has come a long way from her glamorous, sexy avatar to playing deglam and serious roles. IBNMovies chats with her latest role in Red Alert: The War Within. Excerpts: Tell us about going deglam in Red Alert: The War Within. I was not given a chance to go deglam...
  • Maoists worst human rights offenders: study April 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Naxalites are India's worst human rights offenders, says a new report on Torture in India. But Maoist supporters maintain that the Naxals are fighting for survival. A report on Torture in India has made the startling revelation. The Asian Centre for Human Rights says that the Maoists are...
  • For Maoist Kutty pen is mightier than gun April 7, 2010

    Cochin/Thiruvananthapuram: A 63-year-old former ISRO engineer P Govindan Kutty runs what is believed to be the official Naxal mouth piece in Kerala. Kutty believes in silently spreading the message and has been bringing out Peoples March from a small shed in the outskirts of Kochi. Peoples March is being controlled by...
  • After Maoists, Govts start speaking in two tones March 5, 2010

    So far, the Maoists have been speaking in two tones. However, now, our politicians too have joined the bandwagon. The JDU is now threatening to disrupt parliament proceedings after the Home Minister accused them of taking an ambivalent approach to the Naxals. ...
  • Be practical, hold talks: Nepal Maoists to Kishenji March 2, 2010

    Patna: The big challenge the government faces right now is Naxalism. And there is a piece of advice coming from Nepali Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai for his comrades in India. The one-time guerrilla leader has suggested that Indian Naxals should be practical and go for unconditional talks with the govt. He...
  • Less money for Central forces fighting Maoists February 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Central paramilitary forces, especially those fighting Maoist rebels, have been sanctioned less money for the coming fiscal in the budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the world's largest paramilitary force, which is heading the fight against Maoists with maximum number of...
  • Jharkhand CM's will to fight Naxals under cloud January 23, 2010

    On Friday, Home Minister P Chidambaram met with Chief Ministers of 4 Naxal affected states, reaffirming the UPA's pledge to combat red terror. But, will Chidambaram manage to get the Jharkhand Chief Minister on the same page? Shibu Soren has been seen going soft on terror ever since he took...
  • 'Maoists have less answers than questions' June 15, 2010

    There is no “immediate meaningful” solution to end the Naxal rebellion. The best bet is declaration of ceasefire by both the Maoists and the government. The worst step would be to “unleash massive firepower” on the rebels. That is the view of Sudeep Chakravarti, author of Red Sun: Travels in...
  • Maoists ready to talk if there is a ceasefire November 5, 2009

    Kolkata: With the Maoists facing the heat of an imminent concerted operation by security forces, a top Maoist leader on Thursday said the Maoists were ready for talks "if there was ceasefire on both sides" and withdrawal of the para-military forces deployed in the Maoist-hit states. "The process of talks with...
  • Naxal leader admits killing Jharkhand cop Induwar October 21, 2009

    West Midnapore: Top Naxal leader Kishenji admitted on CNN-IBN that his cadre beheaded Jharkhand police inspector Francis Induwar. Kishenji justified the beheading saying that it was part of guerrilla warfare. “If there are more such policemen infiltrating the Naxal ranks, they too will be killed,” he added. He sent this warning...
  • Naxalites lay siege to police station, explode bombs June 8, 2009

    Bhubaneswar: Armed naxalites laid siege to a police station located on the Jaypore-Malkangiri road at Baipariguda in Orissa for about two hours on Sunday night after forcing the police officers to vacate it. They attacked the police station by throwing crude bombs in the premises. Deputy Inspector General (Sunabedha range) Sanjeev Kumar...