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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.

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.

#ChhattisgarhElections: For real life 'Newtons', this is a revolution

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.

#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.

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.

Jharkhand: Five held for extorting money posing as Maoists

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.

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.

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.

Arrest me if I am a Naxal sympathizer: Digvijaya Singh

05 Sep 2018

Arrest me if I am a Naxal sympathizer: Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh dared the government on Tuesday to arrest him if he has had any association with the Maoists as alleged by the BJP.

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.

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.

#MeTooMiddleClass: Why we should wear this tag with pride

29 Aug 2018

#MeTooMiddleClass: Why we should wear this tag with pride

Do you smell the hypocrisy of hashtag activists? Do you think terms like 'tolerance', ' secularism', 'Urban Naxals' are created to divide the country for vote-bank politics?

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

Kadaknath: The black chicken that's ruling the roost in Dantewada

15 Apr 2018

Kadaknath: The black chicken that's ruling the roost in Dantewada

Women in conflict-ridden Dantewada have found a new lease of life, courtesy a locally-farmed black-feathered chicken known for its flavorful meat - Kadaknath.

Rajnath Singh: India willing to cross border to protect Kashmir

17 Mar 2018

Rajnath Singh: India willing to cross border to protect Kashmir

On Saturday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that no power in the world could take Kashmir away from India, and if need be, Indian forces would cross border to protect the country's territorial integrity.

MoS Ahir to doctors: Join naxals, government will shoot you

26 Dec 2017

MoS Ahir to doctors: Join naxals, government will shoot you

It is about time BJP control its ministers. Earlier, union minister Ananthkumar Hegde made controversial remarks about constitution. Now, MoS Home Hansraj Ahir has given provocative statements about doctors.

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.

NIA to investigate Naxal funding case, will target leader Sudhakar

10 Nov 2017

NIA to investigate Naxal funding case, will target leader Sudhakar

After making swift progress in the J&K terror funding case, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) is now investigating a Naxal funding case.

5 STF jawans injured in Sukma in a Maoist scuttle

24 Jun 2017

5 STF jawans injured in Sukma in a Maoist scuttle

5 people of the special task force (STF) were injured in the dense forests of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district in a fierce gunbattle with Maoists.

Girl from Naxal-hit area secures 99th rank in UPSC exam

02 Jun 2017

Girl from Naxal-hit area secures 99th rank in UPSC exam

The success story of Namrata Jain cracking UPSC'16 may not garner much limelight but is unusual and inspirational.

Only Bus resumes services in Sukma region after 12 years

01 Jun 2017

Only Bus resumes services in Sukma region after 12 years

People residing in India's Maoist heartland are plagued by connectivity issues.

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.