Articles about Maoists
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
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
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.
06 Nov 2018
#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.
28 Sep 2018
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.
17 Sep 2018
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.
12 Sep 2018
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.
06 Sep 2018
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.
05 Sep 2018
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
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
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.