Maoists: News

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.

Ex-DU professor GN Saibaba acquitted in Maoist links case

Former Delhi University (DU) Professor GN Saibaba along with five other accused was acquitted by the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court in the case of alleged links to the banned party Communist Party of India (Maoist).

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.

29 Dec 2019


Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

Hemant Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Sunday, days after the coalition of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) swept assembly polls.

21 Nov 2019


Chhattisgarh reopens 26 schools in Maoist-hit Bastar after 14 years

Over the past month, the Chhattisgarh government has reopened 26 schools in the Bijapur district after 14 years, a report citing state government officials stated on Thursday.

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.

Bhima-Koregaon violence: SC extends house arrest, fixes final hearing

After extending the house arrest of activists arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence of January 1 twice, the Supreme Court, on Monday, extended the house arrest of the five activists again till September 19.

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.

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.

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.

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.