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Andhra Maoists sneak into Chhattisgarh?


August 29th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 29 (IANS) A large number of technical and explosive experts among the Maoists in Andhra Pradesh have entered Chhattisgarh with a view to attacking security forces, police sources ... Read more...

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Maoists’ shutdown call hits life in Chhattisgarh


July 30th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 30 (IANS) Roads looked deserted and shops remained closed in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region Monday, the third day of the Maoists' 'martyrdom week', police said. Two rebel supporters were ... Read more...

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Making a case for India’s Maoists (Book Review)


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Book: Red Star Over India; Author: Jan Myrdal; Publishers: Setu Prakashani (Kolkata); Pages: 224, Price: Rs.295.The Swedish leftwing author makes no attempt to hide his sympathies as he returns to India ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Congress deflates Chhattisgarh leader’s tribal card


July 4th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 4 (IANS) The tribal card played by senior Congress leader Arvind Netam in favour of opposition presidential candidate P.A. Sangma will not impact on the voting pattern ... Read more...

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Maoist strike cripples Chhattisgarh, 8 cops injured (Lead)


May 17th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 16 (IANS) A shutdown called by Maoists crippled life in parts of Chhattisgarh Wednesday, with the rebels attacking and injuring eight policemen, resorting to firing, torching vehicles and ... Read more...

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Maoist strike hits Chhattisgarh


May 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 16 (IANS) A shutdown called by Maoists crippled life in parts of Chhattisgarh Wednesday, with the rebels resorting to firing and putting up road blocks besides killing a ... Read more...

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Mediators sum up talks as rebels hike demands, justify abduction (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) Interlocutors for the Maoists and the mediators appointed by Chhattisgarh government held talks for over five hours Friday to find a way for safe release of ... Read more...

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Maoists’ mediators sum up talks as rebels hike demands (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) Interlocutors for the Maoists and the mediators appointed by Chhattisgarh government held talks for over five hours Friday to find a way for safe release of ... Read more...

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Maoists’ mediators reach Raipur


April 26th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 26 (IANS) Efforts for release of Alex Paul Menon, the Sukma collector whom Maoists kidnapped on April 21, picked pace Thursday after two mediators named by the rebels ... Read more...

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‘Abducted collector Menon is safe’


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 26 (IANS) Alex Paul Menon was "fine and safe", Left leader Manish Kunjam said Thursday after delivering asthma medicines for Chhattisgarh's Sukma collector who has been in Maoist ... Read more...

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General V.K. Singh visits Maoist heartland


April 14th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 14 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh travelled to leftist insurgency-hit Chhattisgarh's Bastar region Saturday where the army has a training camp in a jungle stretch, official sources ... Read more...

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Maoists injured in Chhattisgarh gunfight


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 2 (IANS) Several Maoists were injured in a lengthy gunfight with paramilitary forces in the early morning hours Monday in a remote jungle area in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, ... Read more...

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Raman Singh visits Maoist-affected areas


March 4th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh made a surprise visit Sunday to the Maoists' heartland in the restive Bastar region and told tribals that he was ... Read more...

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Prolonged peace in Chhattisgarh surprises top cops


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 3 (IANS) Top police officials in Chhattisgarh, one of India's worst leftist insurgency-hit states, are happily surprised these days at the prolonged peace period in the state with ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to press for rail network in tribal areas


February 6th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh will seek an increased rail network for the state's iron ore and coal belts from Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi this week, official sources here said ... Read more...

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Four Chhattisgarh cops suspended for suspected Maoist’s death


January 15th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 15 (IANS) Four policemen posted in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region were suspended after a man suspected to be a Maoist died in custody, officials at the police headquarters here ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh can maintain 11 percent GDP: Raman Singh


December 8th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 8 (IANS) Mineral-rich but insurgency-ridden Chhattisgarh can maintain its high GDP growth rate of 11 percent for years, claims Chief Minister Raman Singh."Despite Maoist insurgency in iron ... Read more...

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Chidambaram reviews Chhattisgarh’s anti-Maoist strategy


November 15th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday began a high-level meeting here to review the anti-Maoist strategy in Chhattisgarh, one of the states worst-hit by insurgency since ... Read more...

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Maoist commander held in Gadchiroli


September 25th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Sep 25 (IANS) A Maoist commander from Chhattisgarh's Bastar but operating in this Maharashtra district has been arrested, police said Sunday."We arrested Somji Made after we laid a ... Read more...

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Dantewada attack accused dies


August 24th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 24 (IANS) A key accused in last April's Dantewada Maoist attack, in which 76 security personnel were killed, has died in a Chhattisgarh hospital, sources said Wednesday.Gangraj, 41, ... Read more...

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‘Maoists’ network more capable than government machinery’


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 22 (IANS) Referring to the rising killings of policemen in Chhattisgarh, Congress leader and former chief minister Ajit Jogi Monday said that Maoists' network was more capable ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh fears more red strikes


August 20th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 20 (IANS) A day after nine policemen and a civilian were killed in a Maoist attack, reports have come in of more such possible deadly attacks in forest ... Read more...

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Two Maoists killed Chhattisgarh gunbattle (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 1 (IANS) At least two Maoists were killed in a gunbattle with the police in a dense jungle in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region Monday, police said."Two bullet-ridden bodies ... Read more...

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Rendered jobless, Chhattisgarh SPOs to be made cops


July 23rd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), July 23 (IANS) Special police officers (SPOs) in Chhattisgarh are relieved by the state's decision to allow them to join the regular police force, days after the ... Read more...

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Only bureaucrats, politicians gain from quotas: Apex court (Lead)


July 21st, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said that the benefits of quotas are being cornered by bureaucrats and politicians and don't reach the people they are intended ... Read more...

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Only bureaucrats, politicians gain from quotas: Apex court


July 21st, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said that the benefits of quotas are being grabbed by bureaucrats and politicians and don't reach the people they are intended ... Read more...

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Caste consciousness reigns supreme in India: Gandhy (Lead)


July 16th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Jailed Maoist ideologue Kobad Gandhy, highlighting the problems of Dalits and the poor in an essay reminiscing his wife Anuradha Shanbag and her work, says ... Read more...

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Maoist ideologue Kobad Gandhy speaks from Tihar


July 16th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A petite Mumbaikar, Anuradha Shanbag, captured the fancy of a tall, lanky, bespectacled young man, who had returned to Mumbai from London after a stay ... Read more...

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Digvijay supports Supreme Court ruling on Salwa Judum


July 15th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The problem of Left extremism in India is no less important than fundamentalism and communalism, Congress general secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister ... Read more...

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Indian Army gets nod to fire back at Maoists


July 12th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The government has permitted the Indian Army to fire back at the Maoists in self-defence by amending the rules of engagement, Defence Minister A.K. Antony ... Read more...

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Maoists’ shutdown hits NMDC iron ore transportation


July 8th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 8 (IANS) Iron ore transportation of public sector mining giant NMDC Ltd in Chhattisgarh has been hit hard since Monday by a week-long shutdown called by the Maoists, ... Read more...

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Maoist ‘protest week’ hits life in Chhattisgarh (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 4 (IANS) A 'protest week' called by the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in Chhattisgarh hit life in the state's many districts as it began Monday, police ... Read more...

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Maoist protest week hits life in Chhattisgarh interiors


July 4th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 4 (IANS) A protest week called by the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) began Monday in Chhattisgarh, hitting life in the state's vast forested interiors, police said."The ... Read more...

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Shun violence, join mainstream: President Patil to Maoists


June 24th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Friday called upon the Maoists to shun violence and enter into dialogue with the government to ensure development of tribal people. "I call ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Maoists step up attacks to taunt army, say experts


June 11th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 11 (IANS) Hardly a week after a 500-strong army deployment landed in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region for the first time, Maoists Thursday midnight launched their most deadly attack - ... Read more...

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