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Tag: Naxal

13 Naxals Killed In Encounter With Police In Maha's Gadchiroli

At least 13 Naxals were killed in an encounter with police's C-60 commandos in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra early on Friday, officials said.

Two Juveniles Among 3 Naxal Imposters Held In Odisha's Kalahandi

Kalahandi: The M Rampur Police here has nabbed three persons including two minor boys on charges of extorting money from people by posing as Maoists. Based on a complaint filed on February 13, a team of M Rampur police station led by Sub-Inspector Dasia Seth launched an investigation and managed to catch hold of accused […]

Watch: Naxal Gameplan Foiled, CRPF Diffuse Powerful Landmine

Bhubaneswar: A sinister Naxal plot was foiled by security forces when a powerful landmine planted on the Chaibasa-Goleikera Road near the Jharkhand border in Singhbhum district was detected in the nick of time. According to reports, a CRPF team discovered the massive landmine which was planted in the middle of the road during a road […]

Odisha: Tech Grad Among 2 Held For Duping Job Seekers Though Fake Website
Chhattisgarh Police Bust 'Maoist' Gun Factory In Odisha, One Held

Raipur: Police in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh have busted a country-made weapons factory in neighbouring Malkangiri district of Odisha, and arrested a Maoist sympathiser who was operating it to supply the arms to Naxals, police said on Sunday. The action was taken based on the inputs provided by a Naxal identified as Madvi Joga (40), […]

14 policemen injured in encounter with naxals, 13 untraceable
14 policemen injured in encounter with naxals, 13 untraceable

Raipur: Fourteen policemen were injured in a fierce gun-battle with naxals in forests of Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district on Saturday, the police said. Further, at least 13 security personnel were untraceable in the forests following the encounter, a senior official said. The encounter took place around 2.30 pm near Korajguda hills in Chintagufa area when […]

28 Naxals Surrender In Chhattisgarh's Dantewada

Dantewada: Twenty-eight Naxals, including four with rewards on their heads, surrendered on Sunday in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, a senior police official said. They laid down arms in front of senior police and CRPF officials in the newly-established Chikpal police camp in Katekalyan area, some 340 kilometres from the state capital Raipur, said Dantewada Superintendent of […]

CM Naveen Demands Tele, Banking & Rail Connectivity For LWE-Hit Districts

New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged the Centre to provide telecommunication, banking services to Naxal-hit districts and also stressed on the establishment of rail connectivity specifically to Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts of the State. Patnaik gave his proposals at a review meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi […]

Congress worker killed by suspected Naxals in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur: A local Congress worker was brutally killed by suspected Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said on Sunday. Sahdev Samrat (30), a native of Thothapara area, was attacked with sharp-edged weapons on Saturday night when he went to attend a wedding in the nearby Kostapara area in Bhairamgarh town, a local police official said. […]

Naxals torch buses in Sukma; 1 killed

Raipur: Naxals torched two buses after asking passengers to alight in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district tonight, police said. One person was reported to have been killed by naxals at the spot, they said. The incident took place between Peddakudthi and Penta villages under Dornapal police station limits when the two buses, were heading to Hyderabad, […]

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2 SOG commandos injured in blast during anti-naxal operation

Nuapada: Two SOG commandos sustained minor injuries in an IED explosion during an anti-naxal operation at Badajhola forest under Sunabeda sanctuary in the district on Sunday. The duo was admitted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment. Multiple SOG teams were engaged in a fierce  gun battle with naxals in the forest. Some of the […]

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 […]

Mobile banking initiative in remote areas of Odisha marred by neglect

Malkangiri/Rayagada: Mobile banking services launched in undivided Korpaut district under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) is marred by neglect. Though the Centre had sanctioned Rs 60 crore to Odisha to roll out mobile banking services for the benefit of the people of Naxal-hit areas, the scheme has hit a roadblock within a few days […]

Odisha demands pending SRE from Centre for Naxal-infested areas

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today demanded Security Related Expenditure (SRE) of nearly Rs 280 crore for Maoist infested districts in the State that is due from Centre since last two years, Chief Secretary AP Padhi said on Thursday. The state government today discussed security and development related issues mainly concerned with two of the most severely […]

Red terror: Villagers vacate homes in cut-off area

Malkangiri: Fearing threat to their lives from Maoists, twelve families of Ramaguda village under Andrapalli panchayat in cut-off area vacated their houses and stayed put at their relatives’ place in Kamaraguda, official sources said here on Saturday. Out of 15 families in Ramaguda, members of 12 families have moved out of their houses leaving behind […]

Maoists get set for new guerrilla tactics to counter anti-insurgency ops

Bhubaneswar: With Sukma attack that killed 25 CRPF men still raw in mind, a recent video showing a ‘guerrilla training’ camp of the extremist group has put the security forces on tenterhooks. The video footage, source of which is yet to be ascertained, shows young cadres being rigorously trained by the group’s warfare experts. It […]

Sukma attack: High-alert on Odisha-C’garh border

Bhubaneswar: The Malkangiri police on Tuesday sounded a high-alert in Odisha-Chhattisgarh border following the death of 25 CRPF jawans in a deadly ambush by naxalites in Sukma district of neighbouring Chhattisgarh yesterday. Malkangiri Superintendent of Police (SP) Mitrabhanu Mohapatra informed this to media this morning. “We have sounded high-alert in the border area. Also the […]

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Naxals threaten informers, landowners in Rayagada, Koraput

Kalyansinghpur/Narayanpatna: Maoists claiming to be from two different divisions put up posters at different places in Niyamgiri area of Rayagada district and erected red flags on hundred acres of land in Katulpeta and Aalamanda areas of Narayanpatna in Koraput today. At five places in Parasali under Kalyansinghpur including the Dongria Kondh Development Agency office and […]

Patnaik urges Maoists to shun violence

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Maoists to return to mainstream as violence has no place in democracy. Patnaik said this at a public rally held in the Maoist-hit Malkangiri district. “I call upon the Left-wing extremists with open mind to quit the path of violence and become part of the ongoing public […]

24 naxals killed, 1 Greyhounds jawan martyred in Odisha, AP joint op in Malkangiri

Cuttack/Malkangiri/ Visakhapatnam: Total 24 Maoists including eight woman were killed and one jawan of Greyhounds martyred during a joint operation of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh police in Bejjangi forest in between Ramgurha and Panasaputa in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district in the wee hours on Monday. Out of the two personnel of Greyhounds, an […]

Maoist couple, carrying reward of Rs 2 lakh, surrenders

A Maoist couple, carrying a reward of Rs two lakh on their heads, today surrendered before the police in Sundargarh district, saying they were "disillusioned" with Naxal activities

BJD regime in Odisha working against tribals: CPI

CPI today accused the BJD government in Odisha of working against the tribals, saying it was amply proved by the killing of five civilians in the name of anti-Naxal operation in Kandhamal and death of over 19 children due to malnutrition in Jajpur district

Centre approves three armed police battalions for Odisha to tackle naxals

Thirteen new armed police battalions, including three in Odisha, will be raised by the Union government to tackle the Naxal menace

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69 Naxal violence incidents till June: Govt

New Delhi: A total of 69 incidents of Naxal violence and killing of 33 security forces personnel and civilians were reported from the 10 Left wing extremism-hit states of the country in the first six months of this year, Lok Sabha was informed today. The maximum incidents at 53 and deaths (17 security men and […]

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Top officials to take stock of projects in Naxal-hit States tomorrow

Chief Secretaries of seven Naxal-affected states and Secretaries of key central ministries will meet here tomorrow to take stock of various development projects initiated in Maoist-hit areas

50 Maoist sympathisers join mainstream in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Frustrated over the violent activities of Maoists, more than 50 sympathisers of the banned outfit surrendered before police here today. The supporters of the outlawed outfit gave up arms and joined the mainstream after meeting SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. They all belong to Kukurkunda village under Mathili police limits, Mohapatra said. They will be rehabilitated […]