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SOP violation allowed if anti-Naxal ops demand: CRPF DG

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 22:27

The CRPF top boss Thursday said he has asked his troops deployed in anti-Naxal operations to even go to the extent of "violating" the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) if such a diversion in rules is required for operational efficiency and safety of the men.

Naxals ambush came after major operation by security forces

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 00:23

Naxal attack in Sukma appeared to have caught security forces by surprise as it came just a day after expiry of a deadline following anti-Maoist operation which ended on March 10 in Chhattisgarh.

Alert in MP districts after Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 23:10

Madhya Pradesh police on Tuesday sounded an alert in Naxal-affected districts of Balaghat and Singrauli in the aftermath of a deadly Maoist attack in neighbouring Chhattisgarh.

Troopers came under heavy fire: CRPF DG

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 21:57

CRPF on Tuesday said its personnel who were ambushed in an early morning Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh came under heavy fire when they were moving for a road sanitisation task in Sukma district.

Security team blatantly violated SoP: Officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 21:46

The 48-member joint team of CRPF and local police in Chhattisgarh, which was ambushed by Naxals today, had blatantly violated laid down Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) that led to the daring daytime attack.

Political class outraged by Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 21:37

The brazen Maoist attack on securitymen in Chhattisgarh today sparked outrage among political parties and leaders as President Pranab Mukherjee led a chorus of demand that such actions should be put down with a firm hand.

Attack on CRPF part of Naxals call for poll boycott: Centre

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 20:01

Killing of 16 security personnel by Naxals in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday seem to have been a well coordinated plan of CPI-Maoist which called for boycott of Lok Sabha polls as well as threatened to target leaders of Congress and BJP.

Maoist attack an attempt to "influence" Lok Sabha polls: BJP

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:42

BJP Tuesday termed the Naxal attack on security personnel in Chhattisgarh as an attempt to "influence" the Lok Sabha polls.

Lack of mobile connectivity proving costly in Naxal-hit states

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:41

Lack of mobile connectivity in Naxal-hit areas Tuesday proved costly again as 16 lives were lost after security personnel were unable to call for help from nearby CRPF camps following an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh.

Post-Sukma ambush, alert in 3 Maoist-hit districts of UP

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:08

An alert has been sounded in the three Maoist-hit districts of Uttar Pradesh following the Naxal attack in Sukma district of Chattisgarh on Tuesday.

Naxal- Chronology

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 17:28

A chronology of Naxal attacks on security forces in the country in the past five years.

Chhattisgarh: 15 security men, 1 civilian killed in Maoist ambush

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 13:30

Naxals carried out a major attack in Chhattisgarh`s Sukma district on Tuesday, killing at least 15 security personnel and one civilian.