Tag: Left Wing Extremism

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Anti-Maoist ops boost: 2 bulletproof boats for patrolling soon

Bhubaneswar:  The Border Security Force (BSF) will provide two bulletproof boats for patrolling in cut-off areas in three to four months. This would not only intensify patrolling in cut-off areas but also help in anti-Maoist operation, said BSF DG KK Sharma after a discussion with Odisha DGP KB Singh here today. Also Read: Maoists protest […]

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Woman Maoist surrenders in Odisha, claims women cadres exploited

Bhubaneswar: A woman Maoist fighter surrendered before police in Odisha’s Rayagada district on Wednesday and alleged physical and mental exploitation of women cadres in militants’ camps. Reena Mallik (25), a woman cadre of Niyamgiri Dalam division, had worked with arrested Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda from 2008 to 2010. She is a suspect in five incidents […]

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Crime Branch LWE wing to probe into Sunki landmine blast

Cuttack: A four-member Left Wing Extremism (LWE) wing of the Odisha Crime Branch would probe into the landmine blast in Sunki Ghat area in Koraput district on Thursday evening resulting in the death of eight Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) personnel. Informing this to the media today, Crime Branch Special DG BK Sharma said the […]

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2017 a year of challenges for Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar:  After managing to come out of the cobweb of confrontations and controversies in 2016, the Odisha government will set its feet on its fourth year of its fourth term in 2017. But some of the challenges it had encountered last year will chase like a shadow in 2017. Out of the major challenges the […]

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Odisha seeks infra development in LWE districts

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has urged the Centre to step up infrastructure development in the Maoist prone districts. This was discussed at a videoconferencing at the State Secretariat here today where the Union Cabinet secretary interacted with the senior state government officials. Talking to media persons after the meeting, principal secretary, Home, Asit Tripathy said […]

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A just society is the best guarantee against extremism

By Sandeep Sahu Any death is tragic. More so when the death is caused by a bullet. It doesn’t matter who the deceased is. The killing of an Army jawan in the line of duty – whether in enemy firing or in a terrorist outrage – is as painful as the death of the Maoist […]

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