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Major Maoist Attack Foiled In Jharkhand, 40 Kg IED Detected
Major Maoist Attack Foiled In Jharkhand, 40 Kg IED Detected

At least two jawans sustained multiple injuries during an exchange of fire with Maoists ultras on the Boudh-Kandhamal border on Saturday.

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Odisha: Maoists Targeting Male Members Of Family In Swabhiman Anchal

Malkangiri: At a time when security forces continue to intensify their crackdown in the Maoists hit cut-off area of Chitrakonda, the Red Rebels seem to have started targeting people supporting the forces, especially the male members of families. The security forces are strengthening their base in the Naxal-prone Swabhiman Anchal and have so far set […]

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Maoist-Security Forces Exchange Fire On I-Day In Odisha

Kalahandi: As the entire country was busy in Independence Day celebrations, an exchange of fire between the security forces and Maoists was reported from Kalahandi district in Odisha today. A huge cache of ammunition including detonators was seized following the encounter at Gundi forest under Sadar Police limits. Four bags containing medicines and other articles […]

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Op-Ed: Police Informers Living Under The Shadow of Maoist Guns

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In the last one week Maoist rebels have gunned down two alleged police informers in Kalahandi district where they have begun making inroads recently. Both the victims were contractors and seen by the radicals to be collaborating with the men in khaki. The so-called police informers have been at risk for […]

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Maoist attack in Phulbani ahead of polls; polling party vehicle torched

Phulbani: Ahead of the second phase polls, Maoists unleashed terror in Kandhamal district in Odisha by targeting a polling party vehicle. Police confirmed that the polling staffs in the vehicle are safe. As per reports, a polling party was on its way to Mugunipadar booth under Phiringia Police limits when a group of Maoists stopped […]

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Maoists blow up three buildings in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Maoist guerrillas blew up three building of the forest department in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district on Friday, police said. The Maoists first blew up two quarters of forest guards, each constructed at a cost of Rs 30 lakh, before blasting a third building in the Kuira forest area. No one was injured in the […]

2 CRPF officers hurt in Maoist ambush in Maharashtra

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): Just a day ahead of polling here, Maoists on Wednesday carried out an attack on a CRPF contingent being deployed for election duty, injuring two Sub-inspectors, official sources said. The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by the Maoists occurred at around 4 p.m. in Gatta village in Etapalli tehsil through which a […]

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Op-Ed: Dealing With Red Terror

Bhubaneswar: The Maoist attack in Chhatisgarh’s Dantewada that killed a BJP MLA on the campaign trail and four members of his security detail comes as proof that Red terror looms large over these elections. A few years ago almost the entire senior Congress leadership of the state had been wiped out in a Maoist ambush […]

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DGP issues alert for naxal-affected areas in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of the deadly Maoist attack on the convoy of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, Odisha DGP in-charge Bijay Kumar Sharma today issued an alert in naxal-affected areas of Odisha. The alert has been issued in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada districts. Sharma said that all arrangements have been […]

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BJP MLA among 5 killed in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A BJP MLA and four others were killed in a major Maoist attack in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, two days ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in the constituency, officials said. BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi, his driver and three personal security officers were killed when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off […]

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Maoists blow up house of former Bihar lawmaker

Patna: Armed Maoists destroyed a former Bihar Legislative Council member’s house in Gaya district. No one hurt was hurt, police on Thursday said. The Maoist attack on Anuj Kumar Singh’s Bodhibigha residence came late on Wednesday. The insurgents used dynamite for the explosion. According to a police official, the banned Left wing activists had beaten […]

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Maoists oppose road construction, torch JCB in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Maoists have unleashed terror by torching a JCB machine at Patraput area in Bandaghati village near Andhra-Odisha Border in the district late Thursday night. According to reports, the ultras set fire to the JCB machine at Bandaghati village protesting the ongoing Goiguda to Bhojiguda construction work. While the incident has created panic in the […]

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Maoist attacks in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur, six injured

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh): Maoists carried out two simultaneous attacks here on Wednesday injuring four Border Security Force (BSF) troopers, a civilian and one District Reserve Guard in one of the attacks, police said. The Left wing extremists, who had asked citizens to boycott the poll process going on in the state, carried out the Improvised Explosive Device […]

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'Mother, I will possibly die!' cameraman said before surviving Maoist attack

New Delhi: Mother! I love you. It is possible I will die in this attack,” Doordarshan cameraman M.M. Sharma said on his mobile telephone as Maoists ambushed a team of policemen and Doordarshan journalists. But he had a miraculous escape. The Assistant Cameraman was with two other colleagues and a police patrol when they were […]

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Dantewada naxal attack: Body of martyred Odia video journalist consigned to flames

Bhubaneswar: The mortal remains of Doordarshan video journalist from Odisha, Achutyananda Sahu, who was martyred in the Naxal attack at Dantewada of Chhatisgarh along with two other policemen yesterday, was consigned to flames at his native Ghusuramunda village of Bolangir district today. Achyutnanda was accorded a guard of honour before his elder brother conducted the […]

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DD journalist from Odisha killed in Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh: A video journalist Achyutananda Sahu from Ghusuramunda village under Loisingha block in Bolangir district of Odisha working with Doordarshan was killed in an attack by Naxals in Dantewada’s Aranpur in Chhattisgarh today. During the attack, two security personnel also lost their lives. Sahu worked with the Indian Army and had taken voluntary retirement later. […]

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Martyred Odia CRPF jawan accorded Guard of Honour

Bhubaneswar: The body of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan who was martyred in multiple IED blasts during an exchange of fire with Maoist guerrillas in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district yesterday was given Guard of Honour in Bhubaneswar today. Senior police officials and leaders cutting across party lines paid their last tributes to the para-military […]

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Maoists blow up railway tracks in Jharkhand

Dhanbad: The Maoists blew up railway tracks in Jharkhand’s Giridih district affecting train services on the busy Grand Chord Dhanbad division for seven hours, an official said on Tuesday. On Monday at around 10.45 p.m., the insurgents detonated a bomb on the tracks of the Chauribandh station situated between Parasnath and Hazaribagh Road, Chief Public […]

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619 militants killed in four years in J&K: Rajnath

Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said a total of 619 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir had been killed in gun battles with security forces as he highlighted the all-round improvement in internal and external security under the Narendra Modi government. He also clarified that the operations against militants had not been stopped […]

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Maoist landmine kills six policemen in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Six police personnel were killed and another was critically wounded in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Sunday when a landmine planted by Maoists ripped through the vehicle they were travelling in. P. Sundarraj, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Dantewada Range), told IANS: “Six personnel were killed while one was seriously injured.” Among the dead, five […]

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Odia among 9 CRPF jawans killed in Sukma Naxal attack

Bhubaneswar: One of the nine CRPF jawans killed in the deadly Naxal attack in Sukma district of neighbouring Chhattisgarh on Tuesday has been identified as an Odia hailing from Brahmagiri in Puri district. The martyred jawan has been identified as Manoranjan Lenka of Rebana Nuagaon under Brahmagiri block of Puri district. He was a jawan […]

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8 suspected Maoists in 2008 Nayagarh attack acquitted

Nayagarh: The Nayagarh district and sessions judge court today acquitted eight suspected Maoists in connection with the 2008 Maoist attack and loot of weapons in the district. The court acquitted the suspected accused of being involved in the brazen attack due to lack of evidence against them. The acquitted include Kamalakant Sethy and Chandrabati Tukuruka […]

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Maoists torch 30 vehicles in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Maoists torched 30 vehicles of the Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) engaged in mining work in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district, police said today. More than 100 Maoists on Friday night raided the CCL project site at Bermo area of the district, some 130 km from Ranchi. After thrashing the security men and asking them to leave, […]