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Tag: Maoist Menace

Little Horse Riders Jockeying To Cast Off 'Red' Taint In Odisha’s Malkangiri
Ride With Swabhiman: Little Horse Riders Jockeying To Cast Off ‘Red’ Taint In Odisha’s Malkangiri

Fast forward to the present, life appears to be getting back on track to realize its true value in the territory once completely cut-off from the rest of the world under the Red terror’s gun law.

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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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SOG jawans-Maoists exchange fire in Koraput, rebel camp busted

Koraput: Close on the heels of an inter-state meeting between senior police officials of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, security forces today claimed success in destroying a Maoist camp in Koraput. The rebel camp was busted during a combing operation by SOG jawans and police at Sunki forest under Pottangi police limits today. On basis of […]

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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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Odisha DGP reviews anti-Maoist operations in Kandhamal

Phulbani: After security forces and police killed 5 Maoists in encounter in Kandhamal recently, Odisha DGP RP Sharma visited the district today and discussed strategies to further intensify anti-Maoist operations in the district. The DGP held discussions with Kandhamal SP, Pratik Singh on the current situation and next course of action to root out Maoists […]

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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 […]

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Satyabrata Bhoi takes charge as Northern Range DIG

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: Former Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi, took charge as the DIG of Northern Range in Sambalpur today. A 2004-batch IPS officer, Bhoi took the charge from Sambalpur SP Sanjeev Arora, who was holding the additional charge of DIG. After assuming office, Bhoi shared his previous experience of working in Sambalpur. He said that his focus […]

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Maoists kill one; torch 3 buses, 3 trucks on Malkangiri border

Malkangiri: Striking terror once again in border areas of Malkangiri, Maoists killed a bus passenger suspecting him to be a police informer and torched three buses and three trucks at Dornapal in Chhattisgarh today. The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. Sources said out of the three buses, one was going from […]

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2 tribal families desert village due to Maoists threat

Malkangiri: Two tribal families in Kuruba village under Kalimela police limits of the Naxal-hit Malkangiri district left their village on Saturday after allegedly receiving threats from Maoists. According to sources, five days back the red rebels had threatened the family of Mandra Madhi and Banja Padiami accusing that they have been working as police informers. […]

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BSF ADG meets Odisha DGP, chalks out plan to curb Maoist menace in State

Bhubaneswar: A day after assessing the anti-Naxal movement in cut-off areas of Chitrakonda of Malkangiri district, BSF ADG Arun Kumar met Odisha DGP RP Sharma at Bhubaneswar camp office today. A detailed discussion on joint operations and future strategies to curb Maoist menace in the State was held between Kumar and Sharma. The BSF ADG […]

Maoists threat looms large: Youth flees village in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Maoists’ threat continues to haunt people in the tribal areas so much that every other day people run away to safer places to live or are threatened to vacate their villages. A youth who also fled Luchapani village in Chitrakonda of the district on Saturday is just an addition to the growing number. Few […]

DGP RP Sharma assumes office

Cuttack: Senior IPS officer Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma took over as the Director General of Police (DGP) from incumbent KB Singh in presence several senior police officials at State police headquarters here today. The newly appointed police chief was given guard of honour before he paid tributes at martyrs’ memorial. Soon after taking charge, Sharma […]

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Odisha government approves proposal to strengthen state police

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has approved a proposal for strengthening the state police force with modern equipment to combat the Maoist menace effectively. The proposal was approved yesterday during a state level empowered committee meeting, held under the chairmanship of chief secretary AP Padhi. An action plan for modernisation of police, with focus on strengthening […]

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Anti-Naxal meet: Naveen demands more forces, funds

New Delhi /Bhubaneswar: The state government today urged the centre for provision of two more battalions of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to tackle the Maoist menace, informed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after attending the Anti-naxal meeting held in New Delhi today. Briefing mediapersons, Patnaik said, “I urged upon the Home Minister to provide two […]

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High-level talks on tackling naxal menace in Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: A high-level meeting will be held at the State Secretariat here today under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary AP Padhi to discuss the State’s plans to tackle naxal menace, ahead of the anti-Maoist strategy meeting of affected states called by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on May 8. Anti-Maoist operations, demand for […]

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Maoists gun down 2 villagers suspecting them to be police informers 

Malkangiri: In yet another instance of brutality, Maoists gunned down two villagers suspecting them to be police informers at Sudhakonda village under MV-29 police limits in Malkangiri district late on Thursday night. The deceased have been identified as Bishu Krisani and Rama Madakami. According to sources, a group of armed ultras dragged the two villagers […]

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Patnaik congratulates Odisha Police over Malkangiri encounter

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated the Odisha Police, a day after 24 Maoists, including their top leaders, were killed in a fierce gun-battle with security forces in Malkangiri district, giving a major blow to the ultras. Patnaik, who earlier on the day called up Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra and congratulated him, also hailed […]

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Forces can't afford to lower guard

By Sandeep Sahu For once, security forces engaged in anti-Maoist operations have something to rejoice about. On the receiving end of Maoist depredations for long, they have registered a spectacular success in an area that has proved to be a graveyard for them over the years. The killing of as many as 24 Maoist cadres […]

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