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Tag: Lwe

Odisha Police
Odisha, Chhattisgarh Police To Jointly Counter LWE, Drug Trafficking

An agreement between the police of the two states was reached at a meeting attended by senior officers, including the DGPs and Central Reserve Police Force officers.

216 Naxals Killed In Encounters, 966 Ultras Surrendered In Chhattisgarh In 3 Yrs

Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday said 216 Naxals have been killed in encounters with security forces while 966 ultras have surrendered in the state in last three years. During this period, the highest number of 82 Naxals were killed in Sukma district, the government informed the state Assembly. Besides, the maximum number of 333 […]

Odisha: Over 250 Maoist Militias Surrender Before Police

Malkangiri: In a major jolt to the Maoist movement in the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) hit Malkangiri district, more than 250 Maoist sympathisers surrendered before Mathili Police on Sunday. As per reports, the disillusioned militias in Mahupadar area of the district surrendered in a function organized by Mathili police in Hatapada. Notably, Mahupadar has traditionally […]

Naxals Use Drones Over CRPF Camp In Bastar; Shoot At Sight Orders Issued

New Delhi: Shoot-at-sight orders have been issued to security forces deployed across LWE affected states after a ‘serious and new’ threat of possession and operation of drones by Maoist cadres came to light recently, officials said on Sunday. The latest directive by a unified command of security and intelligence agencies at the Centre comes in […]

Odisha's LWE strategy: Big push for infra to cut LWE both ways!

Bhubaneswar: In the fight against Red rebels, the big sign of how the security forces have maintained their dominance over the red rebels in Odisha last year is clearly discernible in pruning of the casualties of civilians and security forces in the State. Though the Naxal incidents in the State dropped marginally to 75 in […]

'Red' notice: Rise in Red violence challenge for Odisha police before polls

Bhubaneswar: With the announcement of poll dates, Maoists have started unleashing their terror plan in the red corridor in Odisha. The sudden spurt in Maoist incidents has not only raised eyebrows but also throws a grave challenge to the security establishment here. Maoists have killed a contractor barbarically and destroyed a JCB machine and Haiwa […]

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 […]

Cabinet approves 4072 mobile towers in Maoist-prone areas, 483 in Odisha

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the “Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)” supported scheme to provide mobile services at 4072 tower locations identified by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in inhabited uncovered areas affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE) of 96 districts in ten States for Phase-ll […]

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 […]

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 […]

Naveen to attend anti-Maoist meeting in Delhi today to review security

New Delhi:Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik will attend a ministerial-level meeting convened by the ministry of Home Affairs today at Vigyan Bhavan here to discuss security issues in states affected by the Left Wing Extremism (LWE). Other than Odisha, chief ministers of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra […]

Woman Maoist Surrenders
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 […]

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 […]

DGP KB Singh
Will be able to conduct safe, peaceful polls in LWE areas: DGP

Malkangiri: Citing that people have lost faith on Maoists, Director General of Odisha Police (DGP) KB Singh on Friday said that the police administration will be able to conduct safe and peaceful panchayat elections in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-infested areas of the district. Singh who visited Malkangiri today held discussions with police officials and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Odisha seeks two more battalions of Central forces

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Odisha government has urged the Centre to provide two more battalions of the Central forces to tackle left-wing extremism (LWE) in the State, Chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi informed the media after attending a meeting of chief secretaries of seven Maoist-hit States in New Delhi on Friday. Official sources said the state […]

LWE under control in Odisha: DGP

Odisha Director General of Police K B Singh today said left-wing extremism (LWE) was under control even though their presence was felt in 19 out of 30 districts of the state

Centre considering revival of IAP in Maoist-hit areas: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured of maximum help in combating left-wing extremism (LWE) in Odisha, adding that revival of the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) was under the central government consideration

Odisha govt prepares blueprint to counter Maoist menace

Taking note of the rise in Maoist activities in Odisha in recent times, the state government on Wednesday prepared a blueprint to counter left wing extremism (LWE) in the state