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Where AK 47s, INSAS rifles are worshipped on Durga Puja


October 4th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Durga Puja celebration at the Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) ground in Ranchi is unique in many ways.Here the idol of Goddess Durga is not worshipped, ... 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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Bastar records 40 percent polling amid Maoist blasts, firing (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 8 (IANS) A by-poll ended Sunday for Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha seat amid sporadic firing and landmine blasts by the Maoists as nearly 40 percent of 11.94 ... Read more...

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Maoist leader arrested, sent to police custody


January 24th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) A local court in West Bengal's West Midnapore district Monday sent an arrested Maoist leader to 14 days police custody, police said."Kaliram Soren, a Maoist squad member active ... Read more...

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Member of pro-Maoist PCAPA held in Bengal


November 12th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) A leader of the pro-Maoist Peoples' Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) was arrested and 54 others were detained in West Bengal's West Midnapore district and a huge quantity ... Read more...

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Ten Maoists killed in Jharkhand


September 27th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 27 (IANS) Ten Maoist guerrillas have been killed and several rebel camps destroyed in a massive operation security forces launched in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district since Saturday, police said ... Read more...

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Two Maoists arrested, explosives recovered in West Bengal


September 25th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Two Maoists were arrested and a huge cache of explosives, eight fire arms and ammunition were recovered Friday during search operations by the security forces in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Iraqi nationals learn to make ‘Jaipur Foot’


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokendra SinghJaipur, Sep. 23 (ANI): A group of four Iraqi nationals learnt the art of making the 'Jaipur Foot', a rubber-based prosthetic leg, at a training camp organized here, in order ... Read more...

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Maoists kill CPI-M supporter in West Bengal


August 14th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporter was killed and a suspected Maoist linkman arrested in two separate incidents in West Bengal's West Midnapore district Saturday. "A CPI-M supporter, ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh police hunt for 60 explosives-laden trucks


August 11th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 11 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of at least 60 trucks loaded with explosives between April-June while these were on way to the state from neighbouring ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 landmines found in Colombia


May 26th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 26 (IANS/EFE) At least 1,053 landmines, which rebel guerrillas were planning to use in attacks ahead of the May 30 presidential elections in Colombia, have been found buried in a ... Read more...

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Maoists trigger blasts, fire on security forces


March 21st, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Maoists triggered landmine blasts and exchanged fire with the joint security forces in two separate incidents in West Bengal's Bankura and West Midnapore districts Sunday, police said. Maoists, hidden ... Read more...

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Maoist offer of talks is somewhat bizarre: Chidambaram


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 2 (ANI): Union Minister for Home Affairs P. Chidambaram on Tuesday described the recent 'offer' made on behalf of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) to hold talks ... Read more...

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Chidambaram terms Maoist truce offer bizarre


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said the Maoist guerrillas' truce offer was "somewhat bizarre" because the Leftist insurgents continued to indulge in violence hours after offering ... Read more...

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Landmine detected in Naxal-hit Jharkhand district


February 5th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 5 (IANS) Police detected a 10-kg landmine planted under a bridge Friday and defused it, foiling a Maoist bid to blow up police vehicles pasing that way in Giridih district ... Read more...

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Jharkhand records over 58 percent vote in five phases


December 18th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Jharkhand witnessed over 58 percent polling in the staggered five-phase assembly elections, the last of which was held Friday, the Election Commission said here. "The overall poll percentage ... Read more...

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Violence, 58 percent ballot mark Jharkhand poll (Fourth Lead)


December 18th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 18 (IANS) The fifth and final phase of electiosn to the Jharkhand assembly Friday, marred by deaths of two security men in violence, saw 58.12 percent voter turnout, an ... Read more...

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Jharkhand sees 55 percent polling, Maoists kill two (Third Lead)


December 18th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 18 (IANS) The fifth and final phase of the Jharkhand assembly elections saw a 55 percent turnout Friday, an election commission official said. Voting began on a violent note as ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Maoist held in Uttar Pradesh


December 7th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 7 (IANS) A Maoist wanted for carrying out landmine blasts and attacks on security personnel has been nabbed in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district, police said Monday. Vishundev, wanted by the police ... Read more...

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Wanted Maoist leader killed in Uttar Pradesh


November 9th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 9 (IANS) A Maoist functionary wanted in two states to stand trial for carrying out landmine blasts and attacks on security personnel, was gunned down in a forest area in ... Read more...

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Forces, Maoists exchange fire in West Bengal


October 24th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) Days after their daring raid on a police station, the Maoist rebels triggered three landmine blasts and engaged the security forces in a heavy exchange of fire ... Read more...

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2,500 detonators looted in Chhattisgarh


July 6th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 6 (IANS) A day after a van laden with detonators went missing in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, police said Monday that the van had been recovered but the detonators were ... Read more...

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More areas secured in Lalgarh, Maoists trigger landmine blast (Roundup)


June 26th, 2009 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lalgarh (West Bengal), June 26 (IANS) Battling landmine blasts and Maoists' bullets, the security forces Friday reclaimed more areas around this enclave, but the leftwing radicals rejected calls for laying down ... Read more...

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Security forces reclaim Kadasole from Maoists near Lalgarh


June 26th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lalgarh (West Midinapore), June 26 (ANI): Security forces on Friday reclaimed control over Kadasole village from Maoists, located north of Lalgarh in West Midinapore district, during phase II of ongoing operations against ... Read more...

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Two landmine blasts in West Bengal on poll day (Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Two landmines planted by suspected Maoist guerrillas to target poll officials exploded in West Bengal's Leftist insurgency-hit areas on the voting day Thursday causing injuries to a security ... Read more...

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50-52 percent voting in Jharkhand amid Maoist violence (Fourth Lead)


April 23rd, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Defying the poll boycott called by Maoist rebels, who unleashed yet another wave of violence in Jharkhand, 50 to 52 percent of the 10.9 million voters exercised ... Read more...

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Maoist violence again in round two of Jharkhand polls (Second Lead)


April 23rd, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Thursday unleashed a wave of violence in Jharkhand as voting began for eight of the 14 Lok Sabha seats, triggering landmine blasts near polling booths, ... Read more...

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Adequate security in Maoist affected areas: poll panel


April 22nd, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Election Commission says tight security arrangements have been made in Maoist violence affected Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh that go to polls Thursday, ... Read more...

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Maoist violence rocks eastern India (Fifth Lead)


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi/Patna/Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Maoist insurgents went on the rampage in the eastern states of Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal Wednesday, hijacking a train, blowing up buildings, setting trucks on fire, killing ... Read more...

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India exercises its ballot, amid bullets and blasts (Evening Lead)


April 16th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Round one of India's Election 2009 ended Thursday with millions queuing up in 17 states and union territories to vote in a new government amid Maoist violence ... Read more...

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Election 2009 begins in India, but leaves a trail of violence (Afternoon Lead)


April 16th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The world's largest democratic exercise to vote in a new government began in India Thursday with voters queuing up in 17 states and union territories in the ... Read more...

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Truckload of explosives seized in Chhattisgarh


March 17th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 17 (IANS) A truck loaded with five tonnes of explosives, including gelatine sticks, and 30,000 bullets was seized Tuesday from Chhattisgarh's Maoist stronghold of Jashpur. The truck was found in a ... Read more...

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Sluggish voting in violence marred Chhattisgarh polls (Fourth Lead)


November 14th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 14 (IANS) About 35 percent polling was recorded till 2.30 p.m. in the first phase of state assembly elections for Chhattisgarh's 39 seats Friday, with poor turnout in the Bastar ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh records 25 percent polling till noon amid Maoist violence (Third Lead)


November 14th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 14 (IANS) About 25 percent polling was recorded till noon in the first phase of state assembly elections for Chhattisgarh's 39 seats Friday with low turnout in Bastar region where ... Read more...

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Maoists kill 12 CRPF men, loot weapons (Second Lead)


October 20th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 20 (IANS) Maoists insurgents Monday carried out a major attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in a thick forested stretch of Chhattisgarh's southern revolt-hit forested interiors, killing at ... Read more...

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