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Tag: Naxals

44 naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh's Sukma
44 Naxals Surrender In Chhattisgarh's Sukma

They added that the rebels were influenced with the state government's naxal rehabilitation programme, called 'Puna Narkom' which means new dawn.

Winds Of Change
Once A Naxal Stronghold, Now A Transformed Landscape

Khajuripada village in Chitrakonda area of Left-wing extremism infested Malkangiri is a transformed landscape now. But this wasn’t the case not in the very distant past.

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Dreaded Naxal Nabbed
Dreaded Naxal Leader Arrested In Odisha | DGP Press Meet Full

Dreaded Maoist leader Dubashi Shankar arrested from Koraput Boipariguda Police limits, informs Odisha Police DG.

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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 […]

1 CRPF CoBRA Battalion Jawan Martyred In IED Blast In Chhattisgarh, 7 Others Injured

Raipur: An Assistant Commandant of CRPF’s CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) was killed and seven others were injured in an IED blast triggered by by naxals near area of Sukma district on Saturday night The deceased has been identified as Assistant Commandant Nitin Bhalerao, of CoBRA 206 battalion of CRPF. The Improvised Explosive Device […]

Naxal Activity In Swabhiman Anchal Odisha
Naxals Hold ‘Praja Meli’ During Martyrs Week In Odisha’s Swabhiman Anchal

Malkangiri: Throwing open challenge for Odisha Police and security forces, left-wing extremists organised a huge congregation (Praja Meli) in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district. Despite inclement weather, hundreds of people holding red flags in support of the ultras attended the gathering. As per reports, the red rebels raised slogans against the government and opposed the […]

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 […]

Op-Ed: Police Must Step Up Its Drive Against Maoist Rebels

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The killing of a hardcore Maoist, a platoon commander, in an encounter in Malkangiri district on Wednesday, is a significant achievement of state police. Though a district voluntary force (DVF) jawan also lost his life in the exchange of fire there is no denying the importance of the operation. While the […]

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 […]

Chhattisgarh encounter
Three women among four Naxals killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Four Naxals, including three women, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district on Saturday, police said. The skirmish took place in the morning in the forests between Khallari and Mechka villages when a team of the Special Task Force (STF) was out on an anti-naxal operation, state’s Deputy Inspector […]

Armed-miscreants torch Kendu leaf godown in Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: Around 20 armed miscreants allegedly torched a Kendu leaf godown of the Odisha Forest department at Deoband in Chandahandi block of Nabarangpur district late Thursday night. According to sources, the miscreants arrived at the godown at around 3 AM and set it on fire. At least nine rooms were completely destroyed in the fire. […]

15 CRPF, state police personnel injured in IED blast in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Fifteen personnel of the CRPF and the state police were injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Jharkhand’s Seraikela Kharsawan district in the early hours of Tuesday, officials said. The blast took place around 5 am when a joint team of the CRPF’s special jungle warfare unit, CoBRA, and the state police […]

Chhattisgarh encounter
Two Naxals, including a woman, killed during encounter with police

Raipur: Two Naxals, including a woman, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district in the early hours of Wednesday, police said. The face-off took place around 5 am at a forest in Gonderas village when a joint team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the Special Task Force (STF) […]

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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14 naxals killed in encounter with police in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: At least 14 naxals were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district today, police said. The gun-battle took place this morning in a forest area in south Sukma, around 500 km from Raipur, Deputy Inspector General (anti-naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI. “So far, bodies of 14 naxals have been […]

Maoist Martyrs Week
Maoist Martyrs' Week: Security Tightened, Bus Services Stopped in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: With the ultras observing Martyrs’ Week from today, security has been stepped up in Naxal-affected Malkangiri and other areas to avoid any untoward incident till August 3. As a precautionary measure, government bus services were also stopped today in Malkangiri in view of the Martyrs’ Week (locally called as the Shahid Saptah). “Security has […]

Maoists planning to use remote-controlled IEDs

  Malkangiri: Security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada have seized booklets from Maoist camps with instructions on planting remote-controlled IEDs (Improvised Explosive Device) to target jawans patrolling especially on motorcycles. “We have seized booklets with instructions on how blasts are executed with remote controls,” Inspector General of Bastar, Vivekanand Sinha said. According to sources, Maoists are […]

Two CRPF troopers injured in Sukma Maoist attack

Sukma (Chhattisgarh): Two CRPF troopers were injured when Maoist rebels triggered an IED (improvised explosive device) on Thursday in Chattisgarh’s Sukma district. According to Central Reserve Police Force officials, the blast that took place at 7.45 a.m., was targeted at the troops of 206 Cobra Battalion who were on a routine operation in the area. […]

9 CRPF men killed in blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Nine personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed when suspected Maoists blew up their mine-protected vehicle (MPV) in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district today, an official said. Some jawans were also reported to be injured in the explosion, but there was no official confirmation yet, he said. The blast occurred when a team […]

Showing the way: Tribal youth educates surrendered naxals

Malkangiri: A tribal youth of Murdakhol village in Malkangiri district, who had been eking out a living from farming despite being highly qualified, recently got a job to teach surrendered Maoists. The job has been offered to Deba Sodi, an M,Phil degree holder, by Malkangiri SP Jagmohan Meena after media reported about his plight. Though […]

Trackers in weapons, biometrics in smart guns soon

New Delhi: Trackers in weapons and biometrics in smart guns are some of the new technology that the security forces fighting the Naxals may adopt soon to check use of looted arms by the guerrillas. The idea was floated by Home Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing a meeting of chief ministers of Naxal-hit states here […]

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25 CRPF men killed in Chhattisgarh naxal attack

Raipur: At least 25 CRPF personnel were killed and six wounded in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday, the deadliest attack by naxalites targeting security forces this year. The naxalites mounted the assault around 12:25 PM in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region, one of the worst-hit by Left-wing extremism in the country. The area is […]

Village guard crushed to death with stones by Maoists

Malkangiri: After a few days gap, violent incidents caused by Maoists were reported today when a village guard of Jantapaie in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district was crushed to death with a stone by the ultras in the wee hours today. The deceased village guard, identified as Jaga Rao, is killed by the naxals […]

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Maoist surrenders in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A wanted Maoist, carrying Rs one lakh reward on his head, surrendered before the police in Malkangiri district today. Expressing desire to return to the mainstream, Deba Madhi (34) surrendered before the Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu Mohapatra here, a senior police official said.   Also Read:  Woman Maoist surrenders in Odisha, claims women […]

Women Maoist Surrender
2 Maoist operatives surrender in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Two women Maoist operatives who carried Rs four lakh reward each on their heads, surrendered before the Police in Odisha’s Malkangiri district today. The two, identified as Sumitra Madvi alias Manila (35) and Jagi Madkami (33), were allegedly involved in over a dozen offences including killings and blasts, Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu Mohapatra […]

19 Odisha districts are Maoist prone: CM

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today informed the State Assembly that 19 out of 30 districts of Odisha are Maoist prone. In a written reply to a question by Congress member Kailash Kulesika, the chief minister said 45 Maoists have been killed and 80 arrested in 55 encounters since 2015 till November this year. Besides, […]

113 Maoist sympathizers surrender in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Support base of Maoists in Odisha continues to wane as another 113 Maoist sympathizers surrendered before the Malkangiri police today. According to sources, the surrendered sympathizers are from Idikonda village under Kalimela police limits and include 29 militia and 11 village committee members. All the persons were working for the Kalimela Dalam. Also Read: […]

Wanted Maoist surrenders in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: The influence of the Maoists is on the wane in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district has become more evident with the surrender of a wanted cadre before the police today. Reports said Ram Madkami, a Maoist cadre, arrived at the district headqurters here and surrendered before SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. He also handed him […]

222 Maoist sympathizers surrender in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: In another setback to Maoists, as many as 222 Maoist sympathizers surrendered before the Malkangiri police today. According to sources, the surrendered sympathizers are from Tekguda, Sana Tekguda and Tekguda colony under Kalimela police limits and include 19 militia and 72 women. With this surrender, over 500 Maoist sympathizers have surrendered this month.

Naxals hold ‘Prajameli’ in bordering area of Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Protesting against the joint operation of the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh police in the cut-off area of Malkangiri district on October 24, Maoists on Wednesday held a ‘Prajameli’ meeting at the remote areas of Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh bordering Malkangiri. More than hundred supporters of Rayat Kuli Sangh organisation attended the meeting and […]

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Woman Maoist cadre from Jharkhand surrenders in Odisha

Rourkela: A woman Maoist cadre from Jharkhand, carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on her head, today surrendered before the police in Odisha’s Sundergarh district. Police said the woman cadre was Palo Honhanga (42) from Baliba village under Chotanagara police station in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. She had joined the outlawed outfit, CPI(Maoist), […]

BJD in understanding with naxals, alleges BJP

Coming down heavily on Odisha government over the killing of five civilians during an anti-Maoist operation in Kandhamal, BJP today accused the ruling BJD of being habituated with forging understanding with naxals for electoral gains

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Five jawans injured in landmine blast by Naxals in C'garh

Five security personnel were on Sunday critically injured in a landmine blast triggered by Naxals in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said