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Tell Chhattisgarh to provide security to agency teams, CBI asks apex court


September 7th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The CBI Friday sought a Supreme Court direction to the Chhattisgarh government for adequate "safety and security arrangements" for its teams undertaking a probe into ... Read more...

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Police-public partnership to check crime in Ghaziabad


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The police and the public are joining hands in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district to check incidents of crime, courtesy an initiative by resident welfare associations of ... Read more...

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Villagers shun Chhattisgarh ‘carnage’ probe


July 14th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 14 (IANS) The T.P. Sharma judicial commission, probing the killings of two people in police action in four Chhattisgarh villages, completed its two-day sitting but without recording statements ... Read more...

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Assam’s anti-dam activist threatens indefinite fast


May 18th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi has decided to start an indefinite hunger-strike here from Sunday to pressurize the state government to stop what ... Read more...

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475 special police officers killed in Kashmir militancy


March 31st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) Since the eruption of militancy in the 1990s, over 475 Special Police Officers (SPOs), who are temporary recruits assisting regular police in anti-militancy operations in Jammu ... Read more...

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498 killed in Maoist violence since March 2010: Chhattisgarh


March 28th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 28 (IANS) As many as 498 people were killed in Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh since March 2010, the state assembly was informed Wednesday.Maoists, who are locally called Naxals, ... Read more...

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Order banning SPOs only for Chhatisgarh, says apex court


November 18th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said its earlier order directing the central and state governments to "cease and desist" from recruiting and deploying the Special Police ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea against SPOs’ disbanding Sep 22


September 9th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear Sep 22 the central government's plea for the recall of its order on the disbanding of Chhattisgarh's special police officers ... Read more...

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Government to decide soon on review of SPO order


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The government will soon decide if a review of the crucial Supreme Court order on disarming anti-Maoist Special Police Officers (SPOs) was needed, Home ... Read more...

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Government may go to apex court over order on SPOs


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it is considering appealing to the Supreme Court over its directions to Chhattisgarh to desist from recruiting tribals ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh approves ordinance absorbing SPOs in police


July 28th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 27 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh cabinet Wednesday approved an ordinance to absorb the special police officers (SPOs) posted in Maoist areas into the regular police force.Briefing about the cabinet ... 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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Chhattisgarh to absorb SPOs in police


July 22nd, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 22 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government Friday approved a proposal to absorb special police officers (SPOs) as constables in the regular police force in ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s terror boys: once feared now fearful (Feature)


July 21st, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), July 21 (IANS) They were tagged as the terror boys ruling the heart of India's insurgency zone. Once striding down jungle roads with AK-47s on their shoulders, ... Read more...

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New Chhattisgarh police chief to take over next week


July 16th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 16 (IANS) Anil Navaney, appointed the new Chhattisgarh director general of police, will take over charge next week even as some police officers here are puzzled over ... Read more...

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Judiciary must appreciate practical difficulties: Khurshid


July 13th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The judiciary must appreciate the "pragmatic and practical difficulties" of running the political system as it also comes from the same system, Law Minister ... Read more...

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Worried about SPOs’ security: Raman Singh


July 11th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said Sunday his government is worried about the security of the special police officers (SPOs) in the wake of the ... Read more...

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Supreme Court judge Sudershan Reddy retires


July 7th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Two days after delivering a judgment against use of tribals as special police officers (SPOs) in anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh, Supreme Court's Justice B. Sudershan ... Read more...

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‘Disarming SPOs will hit Chhattisgarh’s anti-Maoist drive’ (Lead)


July 7th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court's verdict against using tribals as special police officers (SPOs) will harm the anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh, the state's police chief said Thursday."It's ... Read more...

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‘Disarming SPOs will hit Chhattisgarh’s anti-Maoist drive’


July 7th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court's verdict against using tribals as special police officers (SPOs) will harm the anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh, the state's police chief said Thursday."It's a ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to discuss order on SPOs with chief ministers


July 6th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said he would consult the chief ministers of Maoist-affected states to examine how the Supreme Court order on disarming ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh begins disarming Salwa Judum


July 6th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday began disarming around 4,500 tribal youths, a day after the Supreme Court ordered the state to disband and disarm Salwa Judum, the anti-Maoist ... Read more...

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Stop using tribals in Salwa Judum, apex court tells Chhattisgarh (Lead)


July 5th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday slammed the Chhattisgarh government for using tribals as special police officers (SPOs) in its Salwa Judum counter-insurgency operation against the Maoists, ... Read more...

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Supreme Court order will hit anti-Maoist drive: Chhattisgarh officers


July 5th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 5 (IANS) Hours after the Supreme Court asked Chhattisgarh, one of India's states most affected by Maoist violence, to stop recruiting tribals as special police officers (SPOs), ... Read more...

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Supreme Court stops Chhattisgarh from using tribals in Salwa Judum


July 5th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday slammed the Chhattisgarh government for using tribals as special police officers (SPOs) in its Salwa Judum counter-insurgency operation against the Maoists, ... Read more...

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Maoists release 11 abducted villagers in Bihar


July 3rd, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) Eleven villagers abducted by Maoists from Bihar's Munger district were released by the rebels after a day, police said Sunday.The villagers from Bangalwa Kareli village returned ... Read more...

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Maoists kill six, abduct seven in Bihar (second Lead)


July 2nd, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Maoists killed six people, including two special police officers (SPOs), and abducted seven others in a village in Bihar's Munger district Saturday, police said. State police ... Read more...

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Two deadly attacks in Chhatttisgarh, 15 cops killed (Third Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 10 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, one of the states worst-affected by a Maoist insurgency, was reeling Friday from the fallout of two deadly rebel attacks that killed 15 policemen ... Read more...

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10 Chhattisgarh cops killed in Maoist attack (Second Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 10 (IANS) In yet another attack, 10 policemen were killed and three sustained injuries in a powerful landmine blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, ... Read more...

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10 securitymen die in Maoist landmine blast (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 10 (IANS) Ten securitymen were killed in a powerful landmine blast triggered by Maoists around midnight Thursday in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, police said.The blast took place in ... Read more...

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Four cops, dozen Maoists killed in Maharashtra gun battles (Second Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur (Maharashtra), May 19 (IANS) At least four policemen were killed when around 200 Maoists attacked two police teams in the thick forests of Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, police said. At ... Read more...

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Don’t divide people into pro, anti-Maoist supporters: Apex court


May 6th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday mocked the Chhattisgarh government's contention that the civilians designated as Special Police Officers (SPOs) have historically played a useful role, saying ... Read more...

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Appointment of special police officers questioned


April 25th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday pulled up the central and the Chhattisgarh governments for taking recourse to an antiquated police act of 1861 to appoint special ... Read more...

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NHRC notice to Chhattisgarh over attack on Swami Agnivesh


March 30th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Chhattisgarh's chief secretary and police chief over the alleged attack last week on social ... Read more...

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Salwa Judum has gone out of control: Agnivesh


March 27th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 27 (IANS) Salwa Judum - a civil militia movement Chhattisgarh launched in 2005 to counter leftist insurgency - has gone out of control, social activist Swami Agnivesh said ... Read more...

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