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40-kg explosive device defused in Chhattisgarh


September 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 1 (IANS) Security forces foiled a bid by Maoist ultras to trigger a massive blast in Bijapur district by defusing a powerful explosive device buried beneath the road ... Read more...

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Panchayat secretary killed in Maoist firing


August 30th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 30 (IANS) A panchayat secretary was killed and four others, including a Congress worker, were injured in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh when Maoist ultras fired on the jeep ... Read more...

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Maoists push farmers to grow marijuana


August 17th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region is fast turning into a hotspot for growing marijuana with Maoist guerrillas making farmers switch to the cash crop, say police officials."Maoists ... Read more...

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I-Day celebrated amid security in Jharkhand


August 15th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Independence Day was celebrated in Jharkhand with fanfare and amid tight security arrangements Wednesday.Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda hoisted the tricolour at Morabadi Ground in ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh CM vows to crush Maoists


August 15th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Wednesday sought people's support to crush Maoist guerrillas.Speaking on Independence Day at the Police parade ground here, Singh branded the Maoists ... Read more...

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Maoists hoist black flags in Bihar


August 15th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Maoists hoisted black flags in eight districts of Bihar Wednesday to protest India's Independence Day, police said.The black flags were seen atop schools and some buildings ... Read more...

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Mamata sees peace in Maoist area, warns guerrillas (West Bengal Newsletter)


August 11th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) In another of her frequent district tours, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Maoist-affected Belpahari area promising to usher in all-round development.Thursday's trip to ... Read more...

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Two CRPF troopers killed in Chhattisgarh blast (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 7 (IANS) Two CRPF troopers were killed after Maoist guerrillas blew up their vehicle in Chhattisgarh Tuesday, police said.The IED blast occurred near Basaguda in Bijapur district, around ... Read more...

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Two CRPF troopers killed in Chhattisgarh blast


August 7th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 7 (IANS) Two CRPF troopers were killed after their vehicle was blown up in a blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district Tuesday, an official said.The incident ... Read more...

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Maoists blow up CRPF vehicle, kill trooper in Chhattisgarh


August 6th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 6 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas blew up an anti-landmine vehicle in a forested stretch in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, killing a trooper of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on ... Read more...

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130 landmines recovered in Jharkhand


August 4th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 4 (IANS) In a joint operation with paramilitary troopers, Jharkhand Police recovered 130 landmines Saturday from the state's Jharkhand's Seraikela-Kharsawan district, police said."On a tip-off, the landmines ... Read more...

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Lingaram Kodopi and Soni Sori: Chhattisgarh’s prisoners of conscience (Special Report)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 4 (IANS) Branded Maoist sympathisers by police, the future stretches dark for Lingaram Kodopi and Soni Sori who have been in Chhattisgarh's jails for nearly 11 months ... Read more...

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CRPF trooper hurt, eight landmines found in Jharkhand


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 3 (IANS) A CRPF trooper was injured Friday in a gun battle with Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand's Palamau district, police said.Police recovered eight landmines planted by the Maoists ... Read more...

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Two CRPF men killed, 5 injured in Maoist ambush


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 23 (IANS) Two CRPF personnel were killed and five injured in a gun battle with Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand Monday, police said.The CRPF personnel were attacked in the ... Read more...

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Maoist regional commander killed in Jharkhand


July 20th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 20 (IANS) A top Maoist leader, carrying a Rs.17 lakh reward on his head, was killed in a gun battle with policemen in Jharkhand's Chatra district Friday, police ... Read more...

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Maoists torch excavator in Odisha


July 20th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Friday set ablaze an excavator of a construction company in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said. It was the second such incident in the region ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh has notorious record of tribal killings: Minister


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) As controversy rages over security forces killing people in an anti-Maoist operation in Chhattisgarh some days back, Union Tribal Affairs Minister V. Kishore Chandra Deo ... Read more...

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Maoists attack policemen, blow rail tracks in Jharkhand (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 27 (IANS) Launching multiple attacks Tuesday night and early Wednesday, Maoists ambushed a police bus, blew up railway properties and a bridge at three different places in Jharkhand, ... Read more...

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Maoists attack policemen, blast rail tracks in Jharkhand


June 27th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 27 (IANS) One policeman was killed and 12 were injured when Maoist rebels ambushed their mini-bus in Jharkhand Tuesday night. The rebels launched another attack early Wednesday, blasting ... Read more...

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‘Jharkhand criminals posing as Maoists to extort money’


June 20th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 20 (IANS) Criminals have been extorting money from businessmen and companies in Jharkhand posing as Maoists, a police official said Wednesday."In the past six months, some cases have ... Read more...

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Maoists step up violence in Chhattisgarh


June 9th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 9 (IANS) In stepped up violence during their ongoing protest week in Chhattisgarh, Maoist guerrillas have killed a labourer, triggered a powerful blast on a highway and threatened ... Read more...

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Jharkhand offers cash rewards for 10 Maoists’ capture


May 29th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 29 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has announced cash rewards of Rs.3 lakh to Rs.5 lakh on the heads of ten Maoist guerrillas operating in the state, said an ... Read more...

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Maoist leader arrested in Uttar Pradesh


May 25th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) A Maoist leader, carrying a cash reward of Rs.300,000 on his head, was arrested from a forest in Uttar Pradesh's Sonebhadra district, police said Friday.The police ... Read more...

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Maoists kill cop in Chhattisgarh


May 13th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kanker, May 13 (IANS) A policeman was shot dead Sunday by Maoist guerrillas in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said.The incident took place barely 150 metres away from a police ... Read more...

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Tourism at Odisha sanctuary falls prey to Maoists


May 11th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sunabeda (Odisha), May 11 (IANS) It is home to over 30 tigers and many more leopards. But Odisha's Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary is still failing to attract wildlife enthusiasts and tourists ... Read more...

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ULFA faction lends moral support to Maoists


May 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) A day after security forces killed four Maoist cadres in Assam, the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) said Thursday that the ... Read more...

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Abducted Odisha cop shot dead by Maoists (Third Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) The bullet-riddled body of a police officer was found in Odisha's Nuapada district shortly after he had been kidnapped by Maoist guerrillas Tuesday, officials said.Assistant Sub-Inspector ... Read more...

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Abducted Odisha cop shot dead by Maoists (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) The bullet-riddled body of a police officer was found in Odisha's Nuapada district shortly after he had been kidnapped by Maoist guerrillas Tuesday, official sources said.Assistant ... Read more...

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Abducted Odisha cop killed by Maoists (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) A police officer was killed in Odisha Tuesday shortly after he was abducted by suspected Maoist guerrillas, official sources said.Assistant Sub Inspector Kruparam Majhi had been ... Read more...

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Raman Singh denies any secret deal with Maoists (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Friday denied any secret agreement with Maoists in exchange for Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon and said that a ... Read more...

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Army alert over Sino-Indian border (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) The Indian Army is alert to security issues on the Sino-Indian border, a top commander said Wednesday.Referring to China as a "competitor", Lt. Gen. Anil Chait, ... Read more...

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Maoists to release collector Thursday (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 2 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Wednesday said they will release kidnapped Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday.In a message to some media organisations, the rebels said Menon, in ... Read more...

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Two kidnappings: Maoists release MLA, hold on to collector (Roundup)


April 26th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Balipeta (Odisha)/Raipur, April 26 (IANS) Freedom for one, continuing captivity for the other. Maoist guerrillas Thursday released Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka more than a month after they kidnapped him but ... Read more...

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New strategies reducing malaria deaths in Odisha (April 25 is World Malaria Day)


April 25th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India's health ministry is pinning its hopes on new strategies to bring down malaria deaths in Odisha's tribal and urban populations."In the last two years, ... 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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