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Chhattisgarh: 10 former Maoists become woman commandos

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.

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

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.

Two maoists killed in encounter with police in Andhra Pradesh

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Security forces arrest Maoist, seize explosives in Jharkhand

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Chhattisgarh: Maoists blow bus in Dantewada, kill four people

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

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.

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

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.

One naxal gunned down by security forces in Chhattisgarh

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Odisha: Zero Maoist violence in Narayanpatna block this year

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

How a bridge helped this Maoist couple give up arms

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.

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

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.

Odisha govt to provide skills training to surrendered Maoists

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Nitin Gadkari threatens legal action over PM's assassination allegations

10 Jun 2018

Nitin Gadkari threatens legal action over PM's assassination allegations

BJP leader and Union minister Nitin Gadkari has threatened "legal action" against "anti-social elements" following former JNU student leader Shehla Rashid's tweet which alleged that RSS/Gadkari "is planning to assassinate" PM Modi.

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

08 Jun 2018

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.

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh to kick-start yatra showcasing "vikas"

12 May 2018

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh to kick-start yatra showcasing "vikas"

Hoping to win Chhattisgarh assembly elections for the record fourth time, Chief Minister Raman Singh will kick-off his much hyped election campaign today for the upcoming assembly elections, later this year.

Huge success: 32 Maoists killed in two days in Gadchiroli

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.

At least 10 Maoists killed in Telangana encounter

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.

5 Maoists sentenced to death by Bihar court

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.

50 years fighting Naxalism: How much has the government spent?

25 May 2017

50 years fighting Naxalism: How much has the government spent?

It has been 50 years since the Naxalite movement took shape in Naxalbari in West Bengal. Starting off as an armed peasant's uprising, the movement has morphed into a full-fledged guerrilla army and has been termed India's largest internal threat.

Sukma attack- CRPF commander suspended, many others shifted out

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.