Naxal Attack

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Chhattisgarh: Amid polling, Naxals trigger IED-blast in Raipur; none hurt

11 Apr 2019

Chhattisgarh: Amid polling, Naxals trigger IED-blast in Raipur; none hurt

Naxals triggered an IED blast this morning in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district in Bastar Lok Sabha constituency where voting is underway, a senior police official said.

Chhattisgarh: BJP MLA killed in attack by Naxals in Dantewada

09 Apr 2019

Chhattisgarh: BJP MLA killed in attack by Naxals in Dantewada

Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada attacked a convoy of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Tuesday evening.

Chhattisgarh: 4 BSF personnel killed, 2 injured in Kanker encounter

04 Apr 2019

Chhattisgarh: 4 BSF personnel killed, 2 injured in Kanker encounter

Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were martyred while two others were injured on Thursday in a gunfight with Naxals in Chattisgarh's Kanker district, according to police.

Chhattisgarh: Four Naxals killed in encounter with security forces

26 Mar 2019

Chhattisgarh: Four Naxals killed in encounter with security forces

Four Naxals were gunned down in an encounter with security forces today in the insurgency-hit Sukma district in Chhattisgarh, police said.

Jharkhand: CRPF jawans donate blood to save injured Naxal woman

17 Feb 2019

Jharkhand: CRPF jawans donate blood to save injured Naxal woman

In an act of kindness, three CRPF personnel donated blood to help save the life of a woman Naxal, who was shot during an encounter in West Singhbhum district in Jharkhand on February 14.

Maharashtra: Naxals allegedly torches six vehicles brought for construction work

31 Jan 2019

Maharashtra: Naxals allegedly torches six vehicles brought for construction work

Naxals allegedly torched six vehicles, including tractors brought for construction work, in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district today, a police official said.

Chhattisgarh: In Sukma, Naxals use effigies to mislead security forces

30 Nov 2018

Chhattisgarh: In Sukma, Naxals use effigies to mislead security forces

In Chattisgarh's Sukma, the Naxals are employing new tricks to escape operation by security personnel and are tying effigies to trees for the same.

Chhattisgarh: Eight Naxals, two cops killed in encounter in Sukma

26 Nov 2018

Chhattisgarh: Eight Naxals, two cops killed in encounter in Sukma

Eight Naxals and two police personnel were killed in an encounter between ultras and security men in Sukma district (Chhattisgarh) today.

Chhattisgarh: Naxal killed in encounter with STF ahead of polls

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.

Chhattisgarh: 2 BSF jawans injured in blast triggered by naxals

02 Nov 2018

Chhattisgarh: 2 BSF jawans injured in blast triggered by naxals

Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were injured today when an improvised explosive device, suspected to have been laid by the naxals, went off in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh.

Dantewada Naxal attack: Injured cop dies, casualty-count rises to 4

31 Oct 2018

Dantewada Naxal attack: Injured cop dies, casualty-count rises to 4

A 35-year-old Assistant Constable, Rakesh Kaushal, who was critically injured during yesterday's Naxal attack in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, died in a private hospital in Raipur today.

Chhattisgarh: Maoist attack kills two cops and Doordarshan cameraman

30 Oct 2018

Chhattisgarh: Maoist attack kills two cops and Doordarshan cameraman

On Tuesday, two policemen, along with a cameraman from national broadcaster Doordarshan was killed when Maoists attacked the channel's crew in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

Ashok Chakra for Odisha cop who sacrificed life fighting Maoists

14 Oct 2018

Ashok Chakra for Odisha cop who sacrificed life fighting Maoists

An Assistant Commandant of the Odisha Police's Special Operations Group (SOG) has been conferred with the Ashok Chakra posthumously for sacrificing his life fighting with Naxals, Home Ministry officials said.

Chhattisgarh: Naxal killed in encounter with security forces in Sukma

12 Oct 2018

Chhattisgarh: Naxal killed in encounter with security forces in Sukma

One Naxal was gunned down in an encounter with the security forces in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.

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.

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.

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.

Chhattisgarh: Three jawans injured in IED blast by Naxals

01 Sep 2018

Chhattisgarh: Three jawans injured in IED blast by Naxals

Three District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawans were injured in an IED blast triggered allegedly by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday.

Center orders withdrawal of 7,000 CRPF troops from four states

19 Aug 2018

Center orders withdrawal of 7,000 CRPF troops from four states

The Home Ministry has directed the withdrawal of over 7,000 CRPF personnel from their long drawn deployment in four states.

Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill man on suspicion of being police informer

11 Aug 2018

Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill man on suspicion of being police informer

A 35-year-old man was killed by Naxals in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, after accusing him of being a police informer.

Chhattisgarh: Engine of evacuated train derails after Naxals uproot tracks

09 Aug 2018

Chhattisgarh: Engine of evacuated train derails after Naxals uproot tracks

The engine of an empty rake of the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train derailed after Naxals uprooted railway tracks near Kamaloor railway station in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said.

Chhattisgarh: 14 Naxals killed in encounter with police in Sukma

06 Aug 2018

Chhattisgarh: 14 Naxals killed in encounter with police in Sukma

At least 14 Naxals were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district today, police said.

Man calls up NSG, warns of 'chemical attack' on PM

30 Jul 2018

Man calls up NSG, warns of 'chemical attack' on PM

A 22-year-old man, Kashinath Mandal, was arrested from Mumbai after he allegedly called up the National Security Guard (NSG) control room on Friday and warned of a "chemical attack" on the PM, the police said today.

Chhattisgarh: Suspected naxals damage railway-tracks on day of President's visit

26 Jul 2018

Chhattisgarh: Suspected naxals damage railway-tracks on day of President's visit

Suspected naxals yesterday damaged railway tracks on the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul route in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, disrupting the movement of trains, on the day when President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in the state for a two-day visit.

Chhattisgarh: Eight Naxals killed in encounter with security forces

19 Jul 2018

Chhattisgarh: Eight Naxals killed in encounter with security forces

Security forces today killed at least eight Naxals, including four women, in a fierce encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, a senior police official said.

Two BSF jawans killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

15 Jul 2018

Two BSF jawans killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and another injured in a gunbattle with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district today, police said.

Chhattisgarh: Two DRG personnel injured in encounter with Naxals

19 Jun 2018

Chhattisgarh: Two DRG personnel injured in encounter with Naxals

Two District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel were injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, the police said.

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.

Naxals attack Bihar railway station, abduct two officials

20 Dec 2017

Naxals attack Bihar railway station, abduct two officials

Naxals attacked Bihar's Masudan Railway Station yesterday night, vandalized the premises and abducted two railway officials including the assistant station master, ANI reported.

Naxals slam Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal for helping martyrs' families

29 May 2017

Naxals slam Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal for helping martyrs' families

Akshay Kumar and Saina Nehwal, celebrated actor and sportsperson, have been slammed by Naxalites for extending monetary assistance to the families of CRPF jawans killed in the Sukma attack.

Jharkhand: Naxals vandalise train, torch communication system in Bokaro

26 May 2017

Jharkhand: Naxals vandalise train, torch communication system in Bokaro

Sources stated that a group of armed Naxals damaged the engine of a goods train at Dumri-Bihar railway station in Bokaro, Jharkhand. They set fire to the communication system and vandalized the train.

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.

Sukma- Two CRPF personnel injured in Naxal attack

19 May 2017

Sukma- Two CRPF personnel injured in Naxal attack

Not even a month after the deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma which killed 25 CRPF personnel, the rebels launched another ambush on May 19, injuring at least two jawans.

Vivek Oberoi donates flats to CRPF martyrs

14 May 2017

Vivek Oberoi donates flats to CRPF martyrs

Vivek Oberoi has donated 25 flats that were part of one of his real-estate projects in Thane, to the families of CRPF martyrs.

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

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

09 May 2017

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.

19 Maoists, including 9 from Sukma attack arrested

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.

Chhattisgarh: Ajit Doval planning "surgical strike" on Maoists

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.

IAS officers to adopt families of martyrs

29 Apr 2017

IAS officers to adopt families of martyrs

A group of IAS officers have come forward to support the families of martyrs killed in the line of duty.