Naxals: News

05 Mar 2024

Bombay High Court

Maoist links case: Ex-DU professor Saibaba, 6 others acquitted

The Bombay High Court's Nagpur Bench on Tuesday acquitted former Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba and six others accused in an alleged Maoist links case.

07 Nov 2023


Chhattisgarh: Paramilitary personnel injured in Maoist encounter as polling begins

Four paramilitary personnel were injured on Tuesday after an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh, where polling for assembly elections in the first phase was underway.

07 Oct 2023

Amit Shah

Will free India from left-wing extremism in 2 years: Shah

Union Home Minister and top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah reportedly said that Left Wing Extremism (LWE) will be uprooted from India within the next two years.

01 May 2023


Maharashtra: 3 'wanted' Naxals killed in Gadchiroli police encounter

At least three Naxals were killed in an encounter with the police's C60 Commandos in Gadchiroli of Maharashtra, PTI reported.

28 Apr 2023


Maoists were signaled about DRG's presence in van: Preliminary assessment

A preliminary assessment by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) into the bomb attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on Wednesday revealed that Maoists received signals regarding the jawans' presence in the vehicle prior to the attack.

27 Apr 2023


Who is Madvi Hidma, most wanted Chhattisgarh Maoist leader

Following the fatal IED attack in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, that killed ten jawans and one civilian, reports surfaced that Maoists issued a letter last month threatening to target security personnel as retaliation to the ongoing anti-Naxal operations.

27 Apr 2023


Chhattisgarh: Intelligence agencies flagged threat letter by Naxals weeks ago

As per the news outlet The Indian Express, Maoists in Chhattisgarh issued a letter last month threatening to attack security forces as retaliation for the ongoing anti-Naxal operations.

17 Feb 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: BJP leader shot dead by bike-borne men

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suresh Verma was shot dead by two bike-borne men in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia district on Thursday night while returning home after getting bail for one of his aides, the police confirmed.

27 Sep 2021

Madhya Pradesh

Seven Naxals killed in MP in last three years: Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said his government was working hard to curb the Naxal menace in the state and usher in development in rebel-hit areas.

11 Aug 2021


MP: Naxal with Rs. 8L bounty held after police encounter

A 25-year-old Naxal carrying a reward of Rs. eight lakh on his head was nabbed after an encounter with the police in Madhya Pradesh's Balaghat district, state Home Minister Narottam Mishra said on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2021


I didn't lose hope, says CRPF commando abducted by Naxals

For CRPF commando Rakeshwar Manhas, patience was the key to his survival as he spent five days in a Chhattisgarh jungle after being taken captive by Naxals following an ambush that killed 22 members of his team.

08 Apr 2021


Kidnapped CoBRA commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas released by Naxals: Report

A CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) commando, who was kidnapped by Naxals in Chhattisgarh last weekend, has reportedly been released.

06 Apr 2021


Chhattisgarh: 5-year-old daughter of kidnapped CoBRA commando pleads for release

The five-year-old daughter of a CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) commando has appealed for the release of her father, who is reportedly in the custody of Naxals in Chhattisgarh.

05 Apr 2021


Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Reports blame 'faulty intel'; officials dismiss claims

Several media reports on Monday cited "faulty intelligence reports" as the reason for the death of 22 security personnel in Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh.

05 Apr 2021


Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Shah reaches Jagdalpur to meet injured jawans

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reached Chhattisgarh this morning to review the situation following Saturday's Maoist attack in the state's Bastar region, which claimed the lives of at least 22 security personnel.

04 Apr 2021


Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: 22 security personnel killed; 31 injured

The death toll in an encounter between security forces and Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur climbed to 22 on Sunday. The whereabouts of one other soldier remain unknown.

27 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

Delhi Riots in nutshell: Neither Ram nor Allah, anti-nationals won

If there was one person who could have controlled the Delhi riots, it was Narendra Modi. Systemic failure No. 1.

03 Dec 2019

Virat Kohli

Move over Urban Naxals, the Angry Right Indian is here

From Modi 1.0 to Modi 2.0, a lot of things have changed. His own ideas sound repetitive, and his promises hollow. He wanted to fix so many things, he ended up killing the economy.

30 Nov 2019


Naxals blow bridge in Gumla as polling continues in Jharkhand

As the first phase of polling commenced in Jharkhand on Saturday, Naxals blew up a bridge in the Gumla district's Bishnupur.

02 May 2019


Chhattisgarh: Mastermind of Maoist attack, who killed BJP leader, dies

In a major achievement for security forces, the mastermind of Maoist attack in April, in which BJP lawmaker Bheema Mandavi lost his life, was killed in an encounter on Thursday. Along with Mandavi, 5 police personnel had also died.

01 May 2019


15 jawans martyred after Naxals trigger IED blast in Maharashtra

In a disturbing incident, 15 C-60 commandos of Maharashtra Police lost their lives on Wednesday after Naxals triggered an IED blast in Gadchiroli district of the state.

21 Apr 2019


Two Naxals killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh

Two Naxals were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district today, informed the police.

18 Apr 2019


Chhattisgarh: 2 Naxals involved in BJP MLA's killing gunned down

Two Naxals, allegedly involved in the killing of BJP MLA Mandavi and four security personnel, were gunned down in a fierce encounter with police today in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

15 Apr 2019


Jharkhand: 3 Naxals killed, one CRPF jawan martyred in encounter

Three Maoists and a CRPF jawan were killed today in an encounter in Jharkhand's Giridih district, about 185kms from state capital Ranchi, officials said.

Ballot over bullets: Defying threats, residents of Bastar cast votes

Sending a strong message to Naxals and reinstating faith in democracy, voters of Bastar in Chhattisgarh turned up in huge numbers at polling booths to cast their votes.

11 Apr 2019


Chhattisgarh: Amid polling, Naxals trigger IED-blast in Raipur; none hurt

Naxals triggered an IED blast this morning in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district in Bastar Lok Sabha constituency where voting is underway, a senior police official said.

09 Apr 2019


Chhattisgarh: BJP MLA killed in attack by Naxals in Dantewada

Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada attacked a convoy of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Tuesday evening.

30 Nov 2018


Chhattisgarh: In Sukma, Naxals use effigies to mislead security forces

In Chattisgarh's Sukma, the Naxals are employing new tricks to escape operation by security personnel and are tying effigies to trees for the same.

21 Nov 2018


Naxals, tribals in Maharashtra turn to education for better future

Surrendered Naxals and many tribals who dropped out of schools in Maharashtra are now realizing the importance of education in life and are resuming their studies to build a better future.

11 Sep 2018


Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill two men for being 'police informers'

Two villagers were allegedly kidnapped and hacked to death by Naxals in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on the suspicion of being police informers, an official said Tuesday.

01 Sep 2018


Chhattisgarh: Three jawans injured in IED blast by Naxals

Three District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawans were injured in an IED blast triggered allegedly by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday.

29 Aug 2018


#MeTooMiddleClass: Why we should wear this tag with pride

Do you smell the hypocrisy of hashtag activists? Do you think terms like 'tolerance', ' secularism', 'Urban Naxals' are created to divide the country for vote-bank politics?

11 Aug 2018


Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill man on suspicion of being police informer

A 35-year-old man was killed by Naxals in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, after accusing him of being a police informer.

06 Aug 2018


Chhattisgarh: 14 Naxals killed in encounter with police in Sukma

At least 14 Naxals were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district today, police said.

29 Jul 2018


Chhattisgarh cops recover two hi-tech foreign-made firearms from Maoists

Maoists in Chhattisgarh may have been procuring sophisticated foreign weapons by smuggling them through the North East, Deputy Inspector General of Police (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P said.

29 May 2018


Chhattisgarh: Naxal deputy commander, 2 supporters killed in police encounter

A Naxal deputy commander and two supporters of the outlawed outfit were killed in an encounter with the police in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district today.

23 Apr 2018


BSF jawan injured in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kanker

A Border Security Force jawan was today injured in an exchange of fire with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said.

15 Apr 2018


5 Naxals, 18 supporters surrender in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur

Five Naxals and 18 Maoist supporters, including five women, have surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Narayanpur district, police said today.

23 Mar 2018


Chhattisgarh: Two police personnel injured in pressure-IED blast

Two policemen, including a sub-inspector, were injured when a pressure bomb, suspected to be planted by the Naxals, went off in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Friday, the police said.

20 Mar 2018


Chhattisgarh: Two villagers killed by Naxals in Kondagaon district

Two villagers have been killed allegedly by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district, police said.

19 Mar 2018


Chhattisgarh: Naxals set ablaze vehicles, road-construction machines; contractor feared killed

Naxals on Monday set on fire four vehicles and machines engaged in road construction work in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, said Deputy Inspector General of Police (south Bastar range) P Sundarraj.

13 Mar 2018


Chhattisgarh: 8 CRPF personnel killed in blast triggered by Naxals

At least eight personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday.

06 Mar 2018


Chhattisgarh: Naxals torch buses in Sukma, one killed

Naxals torched two buses after asking passengers to alight in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on Monday night, police said.

20 Dec 2017


Naxals attack Bihar railway station, abduct two officials

Naxals attacked Bihar's Masudan Railway Station yesterday night, vandalized the premises and abducted two railway officials including the assistant station master, ANI reported.

23 Jul 2017


India is third largest target for terrorism: US State Department

New data from the US State Department ranks India third behind Iraq and Afghanistan as a terrorist target.

21 Jun 2017


Sukma killing of 25 jawans not human rights violation- CRPF

In a response to an RTI application, the CRPF has said the killing of 25 of its jawans by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma wasn't a "human rights violation".

26 May 2017


Jharkhand: Naxals vandalise train, torch communication system in Bokaro

Sources stated that a group of armed Naxals damaged the engine of a goods train at Dumri-Bihar railway station in Bokaro, Jharkhand. They set fire to the communication system and vandalized the train.

19 May 2017


Sukma- Two CRPF personnel injured in Naxal attack

Not even a month after the deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma which killed 25 CRPF personnel, the rebels launched another ambush on May 19, injuring at least two jawans.