Maoists: News

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.

24 May 2017


Sukma attack- CRPF commander suspended, many others shifted out

Assistant Commandant J Vishwanath, who was leading the CRPF team that was attacked in Sukma on April 24, has been suspended.

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.

07 May 2017


19 Maoists, including 9 from Sukma attack arrested

19 Maoists, including 9 who were involved in the Sukma attack, were arrested in a joint operation between the CRPF, CoBRA commandos and local police in Chhattisgarh.

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.

01 May 2017


Chhattisgarh: Ajit Doval planning "surgical strike" on Maoists

Sources said Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is personally overseeing efforts to launch a "surgical strike" on Maoists in Chhattisgarh.

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.

25 Apr 2017


25 CRPF jawans martyred in Maoist attack in Chattisgarh

On 24th April, one of the deadliest attacks by Maoist rebels claimed lives of 25 CRPF personnel.