Naxal militia commander Sodi Deva alias Prakash was apprehended from the jungles of Palodi village under Kistaram police station limits during a search operation on Friday, the official said.
He was wanted in over 500 cases in six states, including Bihar and Jharkhand.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thirteen new armed police battalions, including three in Odisha, will be raised by the Union government to tackle the Naxal menace
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]