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Jogi seeks probe into illegal diamond mining


September 19th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Ajit Jogi Wednesday sought a high-level probe into an alleged illegal diamond mining scam in a forested area of ... Read more...

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Security forces unearth Maoist arms dump in Odisha


September 11th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Security forces Tuesday stumbled upon a huge cache of arms and ammunition in a forested area of Odisha's Kandhamal district, police said.The arms and ammunition, which ... Read more...

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BSF trooper killed in Odisha mine blast (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 1 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured Saturday in a land mine blast triggered by Maoists in Odisha's Koraput district, police said.The ... Read more...

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BSF trooper hurt in Odisha mine blast


September 1st, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 1 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was injured Saturday in a land mine blast triggered by Maoists in Odisha's Koraput district, police said.The incident occurred in ... Read more...

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Two guerrillas gunned down in Chhattisgarh


August 25th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 25 (IANS) In an overnight fierce gun-battle, security forces gunned down two Maoist ultras and arrested four woman insurgents in Narayanpur district, police said Saturday.Narayanpur district is located ... Read more...

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Two elephants killed by train in Odisha, driver held


August 16th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) Two elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding goods train in Odisha's Keonjhar district, officials said Thursday. The driver of the train has been ... Read more...

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Odisha releases captured leopard after protests


August 8th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) After coming under criticism from wild life activists, authorities in Odisha Wednesday released a leopard into the wild, a month after it was captured by officials ... Read more...

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Maoist camp destroyed in Odisha


August 8th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) A Maoist camp was destroyed Tuesday and several arms and weapons were seized in a forested area of Odisha, police said.Based on a tip off provided ... Read more...

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Police unearth Maoist arms dump in Odisha


July 18th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) Security forces unearthed a rebel arms dump during a raid on a Maoist hideout in the forested area in Odisha's Rayagada district and recovered landmines and ... Read more...

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Maoists kill cop, civilian in Chhattisgarh


June 24th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 24 (IANS) In stepped up violence, Maoists killed a civilian in violence-hit Sukma district in Chhattisgarh while they hacked to death a police constable in Rajnandgaon district Sunday, ... Read more...

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Maoists kill CRPF man, injure six in Bihar


June 10th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 10 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force personnel was killed and six others seriously injured Sunday in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists in a forested area in ... Read more...

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Explosives-laden truck hijacked, recovered in Jharkhand


June 9th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 9 (IANS) A hijacked truck laden with explosives was recovered in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district Saturday afternoon, police said. Two people have been arrested.According to police, the truck was ... Read more...

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Odisha urges Maoists to join mainstream (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Monday urged Maoists to shun violence and join the mainstream, soon after after a rebel leader warned the state government of consequences for not keeping ... Read more...

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Maoist leader warns Odisha of ‘consequences’


May 21st, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has warned the Odisha government of consequences for not keeping promises made to secure the release of two Italians kidnapped by his ... Read more...

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Briton faces death for killing 13 Africans


May 9th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) A 24-year-old Briton is facing the death penalty after being charged with the murder of 13 people in a jungle in the Central African Republic.David Simpson, ... Read more...

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Aerial crashes: many leaders died, others survived


May 9th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda's chopper accident Wednesday has put the spotlight back on aerial crashes in India, where helicopters are frequently used to ferry ... Read more...

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Menon returns home, Chhattisgarh denies deal with Maoists (Second Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sukma/New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Thirteen days after he was kidnapped by Maoists, District Collector Alex Paul Menon was received at home in Sukma by his joyous and relieved family ... Read more...

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Menon returns home to Sukma


May 4th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon reached home Friday morning, 13 days after he had been kidnapped by the Maoists.His wife Asha, who is ... Read more...

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Maoists finally free a fatigued Menon (Roundup)


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 3 (IANS) Maoists freed abducted District Collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday evening, ending a 13-day hostage crisis after mediators brokered a deal with the Chhattisgarh government.After three ... Read more...

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‘I am fine, don’t worry,’ Menon tells wife


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chintalnar (Chhattisgarh), May 3 (IANS) Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon, who was released by Maoists Thursday after 12 days of captivity, had to wait one more day to be ... Read more...

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Menon’s family expresses happiness at his release


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Mysore, May 3 (IANS) Relief and happiness brimmed over among family members of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday after his release by Maoists.Menon's father A. Varadhas told ... Read more...

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Maoists free Menon, says ready to serve in Sukma again (Second Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 3 (IANS) After hours of tension Thursday, Maoists finally released Chhattisgarh's Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday evening after 12 days of captivity. Menon said he ... Read more...

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Menon freed, says willing to serve in Sukma again (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 3 (IANS) Maoist militants Thursday released Chhattisgarh's Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon after keeping him hostage for 12 days. Menon said he was willing to serve ... Read more...

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Fireworks as reports say Sukma collector released


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 3 (IANS) Celebrations began at the Sukma district collector's residence Thursday afternoon as reports said that Alex Paul Menon had been released by the Maoists after 12 days ... Read more...

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Soldier killed in militant fire in Kashmir


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 3 (IANS) A soldier was killed when militants fired at an army patrol in a mountainous, forested area of Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday.A ... Read more...

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Woman’s body found in Delhi


April 28th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) An unidentified woman with her face badly mutilated was Saturday found dead in the forested area near the Delhi Police Training Camp in Sonia Vihar ... Read more...

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‘Chattisgarh clueless about collector’s whereabouts’ (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) The Chattisgarh Police is "totally clueless" about the whereabouts of Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, who has been abducted by Maoists, while the state government ... Read more...

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Abducted Chhattisgarh collector traceless


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) Chhattisgarh police were Sunday yet to find a clue about Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, a day after he was abducted from a forested area ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct Chhattisgarh collector, kill two guards (Fourth Lead, With Image)


April 21st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 21 (IANS) Maoist rebels Saturday abducted the Sukma district collector in Chhattisgarh and shot dead his two guards who tried to resist them, police said. The collector's ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct Chhattisgarh collector, kill two guards (Third Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 21 (IANS) Maoist rebels Saturday abducted the Sukma district collector in Chhattisgarh and shot dead his two guards who tried to resist them, police said.Alex Paul Menon, ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct Chhattisgarh collector, kill two guards (Second Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 21 (IANS) Maoist rebels Saturday abducted the Sukma district collector in Chhattisgarh and shot dead his two guards who tried to resist them, police said.Alex Paul Menon, 32, ... Read more...

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Maoists attack Chhattisgarh MLA’s convoy, three killed (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 20 (IANS) In a deadly attack on the convoy of a legislator of Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Maoist rebels Friday triggered a powerful landmine blast ... Read more...

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Kerala’s only tribal village under threat


April 18th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Tucked away inside a heavily forested area, Kerala's only Scheduled Tribes (ST) panchayat Idamalakkudy is home to some of the world's most endangered plant species but ... Read more...

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Maoists release Italian hostage, MLA still held (Roundup)


April 12th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him in captivity for nearly a month, while the fate of another hostage, Odisha's ruling Biju ... Read more...

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Maoists release Italian hostage, MLA still missing (Second Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him in captivity for nearly a month, officials said as the fate of another hostage, Odisha's ... Read more...

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