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Tag: Left Wing Extremism

ST Panel Issues Notice To States Including Odisha On Tribals Displaced Due To Left-Wing Extremism
ST Panel Issues Notice To States Including Odisha On Tribals Displaced Due To Left-Wing Extremism

According to the Home Ministry, a "large number of minority Bru (Reang) families migrated to North Tripura in 1997-1998 due to ethnic violence in the western part of Mizoram in October 1997. Approximately 30,000 (5,000 families) Bru migrants were given shelter in six relief camps set-up in Kanchanpur district of North Tripura".

Special Strategy Required To Combat LWE: Odisha DGP Abhay
Special Strategy Required To Combat LWE: Odisha DGP Abhay

The DGP also harped on preparing strategies to maintain law and order situations in the State along with bringing down organised crime.

Gadchiroli Encounter: C60 Commandos Receive Astounding Welcome
Gadchiroli Encounter: C60 Commandos Receive Astounding Welcome

The team of C60 commandos, that neutralized 26 Naxals including some of the top cadres of the LWE on Saturday (November 13), received an astounding welcome at the camp.

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Winds Of Change
Once A Naxal Stronghold, Now A Transformed Landscape

Khajuripada village in Chitrakonda area of Left-wing extremism infested Malkangiri is a transformed landscape now. But this wasn’t the case not in the very distant past.

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Home Ministry To Review Maoist Situation With Affected States Soon
Home Ministry To Review Maoist Situation With Affected States Soon

Home Minister Amit Shah is planning to discuss with Cheif Ministers of such states where the Left-Wing Extremism situation is worse.

Significant Reduction In Left-Wing Extremism In South-Western Range: Odisha DGP

Bhubaneswar: There has been a significant reduction in the Left-wing extremism in South-Western range in Odisha, informed Director General (DG) Of Police Abhay on Sunday. While talking to reporters during his visit to Koraput, Abhay said that Odisha Police has been successful against the ongoing drive against the Maoists. The left wing extremism has also […]

Crime Situation In 2020 Under Control In Odisha: DG Police

Bhubaneswar: The overall law and order situation and crime rate in Odisha was by and large peaceful and under control, said Director General (DG) of Police Abhay. While speaking at the inaugural function of 62nd Senior Police Officers’ Conference on Sunday, Abhay said that despite the unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the State […]

Maoists Set Ablaze Road Construction Vehicles In Odisha

Phulbani: Maoists on Monday torched four vehicles of a company engaged in road construction work in Kandhamal district. The Maoists stormed the road construction site at Kanjal Ghat under Balliguda police station limits and set ablaze the vehicles including a truck and a tractor, Kandhamal Superintendent of Police Vinit Agarwal said. The red rebels were […]

Police Apathy Dwarfs Maoist Threat: Family Recovers Rotting Body Of Man 2 Days After Murder

Malkangiri: After lying for more than two days despite police knowledge, the body of Dinabandhu Bepari, who was shot dead by suspected Maoists at Bihanagudi village under Jodamba Gram Panchayat on Sunday was finally recovered from the spot by his family members and taken for autopsy today. Family members alleged that the police didn’t pay […]

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89% of Maoist violence in 30 districts in 2018: MHA

New Delhi: The geographical expanse of Maoist violence has been considerably shrinking and 89 per cent of it was restricted to just 30 districts in 2018, says the Union Home Ministry’s annual report. In 2018, the violence attributed to Left Wing Extremism (LWE), or Maoist as commonly known, was reported from 251 police stations in […]

Column: Tribal Support Must To Win The War Against Maoists

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Senior police officials in Koraput recently brainstormed on ways to contain left wing extremism in southern Odisha, specially the erstwhile undivided Koraput district. The area comprising the present Koraput, Malkangiri, Nowrangpur and Rayagada districts deserves special attention as Maoist rebels have been most active in this belt. The area shares borders […]

118 New Community Radio Stations To Be Set Up: Javadekar

New Delhi: As many as 118 new community radio stations are in the process of being set up in various parts of the country, including in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts, north-east and Jammu and Kashmir, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday. Community radio is a great way to communicate with […]

Shah Reviews Operations Against Naxals; Development Activities With CMs

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday reviewed ongoing operations against Naxals and development initiatives being undertaken in Left Wing Extremism affected areas, officials said. Chief ministers Nitish Kumar (Bihar), Naveen Patnaik (Odisha), Yogi Adityanath (Uttar Pradesh), Kamal Nath (Madhya Pradesh), Raghubar Das (Jharkhand), Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh) besides top police and civil officials […]

Odisha to replicate Swabhiman model in southern districts to counter Maoists

Bhubaneswar:  Development will now be a weapon to tackle the Maoists and the State government is keen to replicate the ‘Swabhiman region’ development model in southern Odisha to tackle Naxalites. Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, while reviewing preparations for a meeting on anti-naxal operations called by the central government, informed today that Maoist activity in number […]

Op-Ed: Tackling The Menace of Left Wing Extremism

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The killing of seven Maoists in an encounter in Rajnandgaon district of neighbouring Chhatisgarh is certain to boost the morale of security forces on both sides of the border as they have been working in close cooperation to end the menace of left wing extremism. Both Chhatisgarh and Odisha have been […]

Op-Ed: The War Against Left Wing Insurgency

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Maoist insurgency is one of the most intractable problems confronting Odisha government. The problem that began in the eighties when Congress was ruling the state has acquired serious dimensions now. In the last two decades the radicals have stepped up their attacks on police and even targeted mines in a bid […]

Terror attacks in India, excluding J&K and N-E, killed 884 civilians, 29 security men from 2004 to 2018

New Delhi: A total of 864 civilians and 29 personnel of security forces were killed in 47 terror attacks witnessed from 2004 till last year in the country, excluding Jammu and Kashmir and North East, as also the incidents of Left Wing extremism. At least 3,202 civilians and 44 security personnel were injured in these […]

Police gear up to tackle Naxal threat ahead of 2019 polls

Koraput: Ahead of the general elections, top police officials of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Telangana met today to chalk out strategies to tackle left wing extremism (LWE) threat in Maoist-infested areas. An inter-state coordination meeting of top cops chaired by Odisha South-Western Range DIG, Himansu Lal was held at the office of the Koraput […]

Vijayawada-Ranchi corridor hits roadblock due to 'Odisha govt apathy'

Malkangiri: The Vijayawada-Ranchi corridor, which is being constructed with an aim to usher in development in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected districts and improve inter-state connectivity, has hit the roadblock due to the apathetic attitude of the Odisha government, alleged locals. Locals have expressed displeasure over the tardy progress of the project which will connect […]

One More Maoist gunned down in Malkangiri; arms seized

 Malkangiri: A joint team of Special Operation Group (SOG) and Greyhounds today gunned down a Maoist during a combing operation launched in the cut off areas of Malkangiri. As per latest sources, the body of the rebel has been brought to Malkangiri in a helicopter. The attack was launched following an intelligence input that rebels […]

CM Naveen urges ultras to join mainstream

Bhubaneswar: With the recent jolt on left wing extremism after seven Maoists were gunned down by Odisha Police on May 13 and 14, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today appealed the ultras to drop weapons and join the mainstream society. Patnaik took to Twitter and stated that there is no place for violence in a democratic […]

Odisha to join hands with Andhra Pradesh to take on Maoists: DGP

Bhubaneswar: Director General of Police R P Sharma on Tuesday informed that Odisha and Andhra Pradesh will jointly launch anti-Maoist operations to flush out the rebels from the State. After attending a meeting with his counterpart in Andhra Pradesh, Sharma said the meeting laid emphasis on coordination between the two States during operations against the […]

Maoist violence has come down in Odisha: DGP

Bhubaneswar: The number of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts in Odisha has come down from 19 to to 15, said Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma. Briefing mediapersons, the DGP said, while six districts- Ganjam, Gajapati, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jajpur and Dhenkanal – have been deleted from the list, the Home ministry has added […]

Maoists hold huge ‘Praja Meli’ to mobilise public support

Malkangiri: While the government is on a mission to crush left wing extremism (LWE) threat, Maoists organised a ‘Praja Meli’ (Villagers Assembly) in a bid to mobilise public support in their favour. According to sources, nearly three thousand tribal men and women congregated inside the Cheruberu forest in the cut off areas of Malkangiri district […]

Odisha sanctions 29 roads in LWE-hit districts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has sanctioned 29 road projects to upgrade connectivity in the left wing extremism affected Malkangiri and Koraput districts, official sources said. The projects at an estimated cost of Rs 350.52 crore were sanctioned in the first governing body meeting of the newly constituted Odisha State Rural Connectivity Project Agency (OSRCPA) held under […]