Maoists: News

08 Jun 2024


Video: Security forces engage in gunfight with Maoists; 7 killed 

Seven Maoists were killed and three Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans were injured in an exchange of fire in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Friday.

30 Apr 2024


7 Maoists killed in anti-Naxal operation in Bastar

In a significant anti-Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, seven Maoists were gunned down by security forces on Tuesday.

17 Apr 2024

Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah praises anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday praised the security forces for their successful anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district.

17 Apr 2024


Chhattisgarh: Video shows behind the scenes of Maoist encounter

In a significant operation against Maoists, 29 rebels were neutralized in Chhattisgarh's dense Hapatola forest in Kanker district on Tuesday.

16 Apr 2024


3 days before polls, 29 Maoists killed in Bastar encounter

A major encounter broke out between Maoists and security forces in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district in the Bastar region, in which 29 Maoists were killed and three security personnel were injured.

06 Apr 2024


4 more Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh, death toll touches 50

Four Maoists were killed in two separate encounters in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Friday, bringing the total fatalities to 50 this year.

Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court grants bail to Shoma Sen

The Supreme Court has granted bail to Shoma Sen, one of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.

03 Apr 2024


Chhattisgarh: 13 Maoists neutralized in combing operation ahead of polls 

Security forces in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh neutralized at least 13 Maoists in one of the biggest security operations in recent years.

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.

10 Jun 2023

The Kerala Story

'The Kerala Story' director Sudipto to make film on Maoists

Filmmaker Sudipto Sen rose to fame after the success of The Kerala Story.

20 May 2023


Dantewada blast: Chhattisgarh Police detains 8 suspected Maoists, including minor 

In a significant development, the Chattisgarh Police detained eight more Maoists, including a minor boy, in the Dantewada blast case, PTI reported.

30 Apr 2023


Dantewada blast: Police release accused Maoist's photo, announce cash reward 

In a significant development in the probe into the recent Dantewada blast, the Chattisgarh Police released the alleged mastermind's photograph and announced a cash reward for information on involved Maoists.

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.

Chhattisgarh: BJP leader killed by Maoists in front of family

In a horrific incident, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Chhattisgarh's Bijapur was allegedly killed by Maoists in front of his family on Sunday, ANI reported.

Maoist links case: SC suspends acquittal of ex-DU professor Saibaba

The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday suspended the Bombay High Court ruling acquitting former Delhi University professor GN Saibaba in a case involving his suspected Maoist affiliations, Live Law reported.

14 Nov 2021


Milind Teltumbde among 26 Maoists killed in 10-hour Gadchiroli encounter

As many as 26 Maoists were killed in an encounter in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, on Saturday.

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.

07 Apr 2021


Chhattisgarh: Maoists release picture of the commando in their custody

The Communist Party of India (Maoist) today released a picture of a commando from the CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) unit, confirming that he is in their custody.

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.

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.

08 May 2019


Chhattisgarh: 10 former Maoists become woman commandos

Faced with an everlasting battle with Maoists, Chhattisgarh police and paramilitary forces have for the first time inducted 30 woman commandos into their fold.

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.

16 Mar 2019

Andhra Pradesh

Two maoists killed in encounter with police in Andhra Pradesh

Two maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with the police in Agency area of Visakhapatnam district this morning.

25 Feb 2019


Odisha: Maoist carrying Rs. 5L reward on his head surrenders

A Maoist, carrying Rs. 5 lakh reward on his head and involved in many crimes, has surrendered before the police at Koraput, a senior police officer said today.

06 Jan 2019


Odisha: Maoists kill watchman, torch 5 vehicles in Kandhamal district

Maoists have gunned down a watchman at a road construction site in Odisha's Kandhamal district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said today.

04 Jan 2019


Security forces arrest Maoist, seize explosives in Jharkhand

Security forces arrested a Maoist in Palamau district, and seized explosives in Latehar district in separate anti-Naxal operations in Jharkhand, police said.

12 Nov 2018


#ChhattisgarhElections: For real life 'Newtons', this is a revolution

Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' which showed the plight of Maoist hit areas through the lens of a poll officer went on to be India's official entry in Oscars in 2017.

12 Nov 2018


#RoadTo2019: Polling at Chattisgarh's Naxal-hotbed begins, Congress gets big blow

On Monday, Maoist hit areas of Chhattisgarh, including districts of Bastar and Rajnandgaon, went to polls amid heavy security. 18 of the 90 constituencies of the state went to polls today, and the rest will vote on November 20.

11 Nov 2018


Chhattisgarh: Naxal killed in encounter with STF ahead of polls

A Maoist was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district today morning, a day ahead of polling in the region for the state Assembly polls.

09 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Chhattisgarh: War-of-words between Modi, RaGa ahead of assembly elections

Launching an attack on Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Bastar's Jagdalpur said the party supported Urban Maoists.

08 Nov 2018


Chhattisgarh: Maoists blow bus in Dantewada, kill four people

In a gruesome incident, Maoists blew up a bus in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Thursday, killing 4 people, including one security personnel.

#BhimaKoregaon: Activists Bhardwaj, Ferreira, Gonsalves sent to judicial custody

A little more than a week after the Pune Sessions Court rejected their bail applications, activists Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves have been sent to 14 days of judicial custody.

05 Nov 2018


Odisha: Five Maoists, including a woman, killed in encounter

At least five Maoists, including a woman, were gunned down in an exchange of fire with security personnel in a forest in Malkangiri district of Odisha today, a senior police official said.

02 Nov 2018


One naxal gunned down by security forces in Chhattisgarh

One naxal was gunned down in an exchange of fire with security forces in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh today, police said.

01 Nov 2018


Jharkhand: Five held for extorting money posing as Maoists

Five people, who posed as Maoists to extort money from local businessmen and other affluent people, have been arrested at Ghatshila sub-division in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said.

21 Oct 2018


NIA's 'Most Wanted' list seems to prioritize Maoists over terrorists

On Saturday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) released a list of its most wanted fugitives, urging the public to provide it with tips about fugitives' whereabouts.

08 Oct 2018


Chhattisgarh: 16 Naxals, including 2 women, arrested from Sukma district

Sixteen Naxals, five of them suspected to be involved in a deadly attack on a CRPF team last year, were arrested from Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

Bhima-Koregaon violence: SC extends house arrest, no SIT formed

After the Supreme Court, on September 20, reserved its judgement on the case challenging the arrest of five activists in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence, the apex court, today, extended the activists' house arrest by another four weeks.

16 Sep 2018


Odisha: Zero Maoist violence in Narayanpatna block this year

Narayanpatna block in Odisha's Koraput district, which was once regarded as a Maoist hotbed, has recorded zero violence by Naxals since January this year.

Bhima-Koregaon violence: SC extends activists' house arrest again

Following its September 6 decision to extend the house arrest of activists arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, again extended the activists' house arrest till the next hearing, scheduled for September 17.

Bhima-Koregaon violence: SC extends activists' house arrest till September 12

Hearing a petition filed by historian Romila Thapar against the arrests of five activists in connection with the Elgaar Parishad meeting and the subsequent Bhima-Koregaon violence, the Supreme Court has extended the house arrest of the activists till September 12.

Bhima-Koregaon case: Maharashtra Police says activists arrested over Maoist links

The five activists were not arrested for their dissenting views but due to the cogent evidence linking them with the banned CPI(Maoist), Maharashtra Police claimed in the Supreme Court today.

02 Sep 2018


Maoists enjoy 'regular support from Pakistan, China': BJP training manual

A BJP training guidebook, which is meant to orient its workers and office-bearers to its ideology and views on key issues, says that Maoists in India enjoy "regular support from Pakistan and China", making them a big threat to country's internal security.

01 Sep 2018


Arrested activist's son says charges against his father are false

The son of Vernon Gonsalves, one of the five activists arrested for alleged Maoist links, on Saturday has rejected the police charges against his father.

01 Sep 2018

Rajiv Gandhi

Bhima-Koregaon: Police claim evidence shows Maoist-links, Sudha Bharadwaj alleges fabrication

Responding to police's claims of having solid evidence about Maoist links of arrested activists in the Bhima Koregaon violence, Sudha Bharadwaj said the letter is fabricated.

29 Aug 2018

Devendra Fadnavis

From Bhima Koregaon violence to activists' arrest: Things to know

The arrests of five activists in different cities on Tuesday on allegations of being associated with Maoists has sparked an uproar.

28 Aug 2018


Bhima-Koregaon violence: Police detain several with 'Maoist links'

Since Tuesday morning, Pune police have raided the houses of many people with 'Maoist links' and detained several suspects across India.

17 Aug 2018


Odisha: 19-year-old woman Maoist carrying reward surrenders before police

A woman Maoist, who carried a reward of Rs. 1 lakh on her head, has surrendered before the police in Odisha's Malkangiri district.

06 Aug 2018


How a bridge helped this Maoist couple give up arms

For most, a new bridge would mean fewer traffic problems and easier connectivity. In Odisha's Malkangiri, it is changing lives.

05 Aug 2018


Maharashtra: Giving doctors incentives turns healthcare around in Maoist-affected areas

Facing acute crisis of doctors in rural areas, the Maharashtra government decided to allow professionals to negotiate their salaries and also added incentives.

03 Aug 2018


Odisha govt to provide skills training to surrendered Maoists

The Odisha government has decided to relax the educational requirement for former Maoists to facilitate their skill development training in state-run centers in Left Wing Extremist-affected districts.

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.

21 Jun 2018


Odisha: Maoists kill man suspecting him to be a police-informer

A group of around 20 Maoists gunned down a tribal man, Ganga Madkami (30), in Kalimela area of Malkangiri district in Odisha suspecting him to be a police informer.

08 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Maoist letter reveals Modi assassination plans in "Rajiv Gandhi-type incident"

Five months after the Bhima Koregaon clashes, a public prosecutor has made shocking revelations.

14 May 2018


Odisha: Another Maoist killed in encounter, toll rises to 7

A Maoist was gunned down today in a fresh encounter with security forces in Sudukumpa reserve forest of Odisha's Kandhamal district, taking the total death toll to seven since yesterday's gun battle.

24 Apr 2018


Huge success: 32 Maoists killed in two days in Gadchiroli

The death toll in anti-Maoist operations in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli has gone up to at least 32, as forces killed six more Maoists in a fresh gunfight yesterday and recovered another 10 bodies in the area today.

02 Mar 2018


At least 10 Maoists killed in Telangana encounter

In a major win for security forces, at least 10 Maoists including a top leader have been killed in an encounter in Telangana.

26 May 2017


5 Maoists sentenced to death by Bihar court

5 Maoists have been sentenced to death by a court in Bihar's Munger district.

10 May 2017


What is the best approach to solve India's Maoist problem?

Responses to Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in India have heavily leaned towards security centric approaches, as seen through increased deployment of paramilitary forces and combing operations.

2000 CoBRA commandos to enter Sukma, eliminate Maoists

Sources stated that government is mobilizing over 2000 CoBRA commandos for deployment in Bastar to eliminate the Maoists in the region.

03 May 2017


Anti-feudal to anti-capitalist: Changing face of Maoism in India

The Naxalist/Maoist violence has been termed India's biggest internal threat. Starting in the 60s as an agrarian uprising against feudalism, the violence has acquired a new dimension, targeting symbols of capitalism including corporate houses and mining companies.

Centre puts out hit-list against Maoist leadership

In response to the deadly Sukma attack that killed 25 CRPF jawans, the Centre has given security forces a hit-list of the top leadership of the Naxalite movement.

24 Apr 2017


Jharkhand: Elephants kill more people than Maoists

Government statistics show that in 2015-16, elephants killed more people in Jharkhand than the Maoist insurgency.

31 Mar 2017

Narendra Modi

Odisha: Maoists attack Doikalu station ahead of Modi's planned visit

Maoists on March 31 attacked Doikalu railway station in Odisha's Rayagada district and put up posters protesting PM Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the state in April.