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Four anti-talks NDFB cadres nabbed in Assam


April 30th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Troops from the Red Horns division of the Indian Army, based in Udalguri district of lower Assam, have arrested four hardcore cadres of the anti-talks faction ... Read more...

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Annadale: Shanta Kumar says security important than stadium


April 18th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a snub to his own party's government in Himachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Shanta Kumar Wednesday said "national security ... Read more...

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Himachal government in league with land mafia: Congress


April 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh unit of the Congress Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of being "in league with the land mafia" in the ... Read more...

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Civilian slip puts army on sticky ground in Himachal


April 17th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) When a public relations officer of the Indian Army issued a routine official press note on the strategic significance of the Annandale ground in Shimla, ... Read more...

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Maoists kill 12 CRPF troopers in landmine blast (Fourth Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), March 27 (IANS) After a lull of over three years, Maoists struck again Tuesday killing 12 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and injuring 28 others in a ... Read more...

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Maoists kill 11 CRPF troopers in landmine blast (Third Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), March 27 (IANS) After a lull of over three years, Maoists struck again Tuesday killing 11 CRPF troopers and injuring 29 others in a remote-triggered landmine blast in ... Read more...

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Dead leopard found in jungle warfare campus


March 7th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 7 (IANS) A leopard was found dead Wednesday in a hilly part of the campus of Chhattisgarh's Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare College (CTJWC), a forest department official ... Read more...

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MiG-21 crash victim’s wife still hoping for safe return


November 8th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 8 (IANS) Nine long years after the crash of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 in which her husband had gone missing, she still hopes he is ... Read more...

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First India, France joint army exercise begins


October 10th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India and France Monday began their first-ever joint army war game with platoon-sized forces from each side undertaking counter-terrorism operations at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand.The 'Shakti-2011' ... Read more...

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Northeast rebels have camps in Bangladesh, says Tripura


September 1st, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Khowai (Tripura), Sep 1 (IANS) Despite Dhaka's crackdown on separatist outfits from India's northeast, their camps still exist in Bangladesh, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Thursday."Separatist outfits ... Read more...

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On Lord Ram’s trail to Sabari Dham (Feature With Images)


August 6th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Saputara (Gujarat), Aug 6 (IANS) It is said to be the place where Lord Ram met Sabari, a tribal woman who had been praying to meet the valorous blue-hued god ... Read more...

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The harsh realities of counter-insurgency operations


May 28th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 28 (IANS) Questions are often asked why several columns of soldiers could not eliminate two or three terrorists hiding in the jungles of Jammu and Kashmir, or why ... Read more...

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Leopard enters Hema Malini’s bungalow (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) A leopard strayed into the bungalow of Bollywood actor Hema Malini here Friday morning, triggering panic.The leopard, believed to have come from the adjoining Sanjay Gandhi ... Read more...

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Leopard pays a visit to Hema Malini’s bungalow


May 27th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Hema Malini had a strange fan early Friday when a leopard strayed into her bungalow in Dindoshi area of northwest Mumbai, creating panic among the local ... 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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Cop killed in gunfight with Maoists in Maharashtra


May 19th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur (Maharashtra), May 19 (IANS) One policeman was killed and two others were seriously injured Thursday in a gun battle with Maoists in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, police said.According to ... Read more...

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Maoist attack toll rises to six (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, May 5 (IANS) At least six members of a marriage party were killed and four others injured when Maoists exploded a landmine in a forested area in Dhanora region ... Read more...

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Five killed in Maoist attack


May 5th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, May 5 (IANS) At least five members of a marriage party were killed and three others injured when Maoists exploded a landmine in a forested area in Dhanora region ... Read more...

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ITBP rules out Khandu chopper crossing border


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 2 (IANS) The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Monday ruled out the helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu having strayed into Chinese territory."It is unlikely that anything ... Read more...

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Indian militants still trained in Bangladesh: Tripura CM (Lead)


January 5th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 5 (IANS) Despite a crackdown against Indian militants, separatist outfits of the northeast continue to go to Bangladesh for training and come back to carry out extremist and violent activities, ... Read more...

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Indian militants get trained in Bangladesh: Manik Sarkar


January 5th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 5 (IANS) Despite a crackdown against Indian militants in Bangladesh, separatist outfits of the northeast region go to the neighbouring country for training and come back to carry violent activities, ... Read more...

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Two soldiers killed by militants in Kashmir


January 1st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 1 (IANS) Two soldiers were killed by militants in Gool area in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, an army officer said."The army has launched an operation to trace ... Read more...

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Two LeT militants killed in Kashmir


October 16th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 16 (IANS) Two militants of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in a gunfight Saturday with a joint army and police team in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri area, police ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh loses revenue as Maoists dominate forests


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 12 (IANS) About 55 percent of Chhattisgarh's forests are dominated by Maoists and the government suffers a revenue loss due to its inability to operate in these area, an official ... Read more...

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Four CRPF troopers killed in Assam blast


July 30th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) At least four paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed and 15 injured, four of them critically, in a powerful landmine explosion Friday in Holmari in ... Read more...

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Build on the bounty of Bastar


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Asha ShuklaChhattisgarh (Kanker), July 23 (ANI): The story of Bastar has unfortunately shrunk to that of a battle ground; a battle of wits and a show of strength between State ... Read more...

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Silence and boom of guns alternate in Kashmir gunfight


July 17th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Jammu, July 17 (IANS) There is silence during the nights and the mornings erupt with the boom of guns in Beri Rakh forests in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district where ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand farmer’s Herculean effort turns barren land into green forest


June 19th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
Gholtir, (Uttarakhand), June 19 (ANI): A farmer in Uttarakhand has converted five hectares of barren land into a lush green forest.Ramesh Chand Gairola of Gholtir planted diverse species of trees like rosewood, ... Read more...

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Maoist killed in Chhattisgarh


June 4th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 4 (IANS) Police and paramilitary troopers destroyed a Maoist hideout Friday in Chhattisgarh, killing a guerrilla and recovering a large quantity of explosives. Some 80 security personnel stormed the forested hideout ... Read more...

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Antony, Pallam Raju not to attend LCH maiden flight function in Bengaluru


May 22nd, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru May 22 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony and his deputy M.Pallam Raju have cancelled their Sunday visit to Bengaluru, where they were supposed to participate in the inaugural flight launch ... Read more...

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Antony not to attend LCH’s maiden flight function in Bengaluru


May 22nd, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru May 22 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony has cancelled his Sunday's visit to Bengaluru, where he was supposed to participate in the inaugural flight launch ceremony of the Advanced Light ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh cops search forests after Maoist attack


April 21st, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 21 (IANS) Squads of the Chhattisgarh police sneaked into forests in Dantewada district early Wednesday to track Maoist guerrillas who opened fire near five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) ... Read more...

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What can air force do in jungles of Bastar, ask officials


April 8th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 8 (IANS) The air force can only play a limited role in the thick forests of Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, security officials in the Maoist stronghold said Thursday amid indications ... Read more...

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Aerial, ground search to trace looted explosives


March 13th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 13 (IANS) A gang of armed Maoists waylaid a truck carrying 16 tons of explosive chemicals in Maharastra's Gadchiroli district Thursday, sending security officials into a tizzy. Aerial and ground ... Read more...

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Major hunt for Maoists in Jharkhand, West Bengal (Second Lead)


March 11th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi/Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) Backed by air cover, security forces Thursday pursued Maoists in eight districts of West Bengal and Jharkhand in a major crackdown, seizing a huge quantity of arms and ... Read more...

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