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Lok Sabha polls 2014: Campaigning ends for final phase, 41 seats to vote on May 12

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 19:21

Campaigning in the bitterly fought marathon elections for the 16th Lok Sabha spread over five weeks drew to a close on Saturday as top leaders sought to muster a final show of strength in the ninth and concluding phase for 41 seats in three states that included Varanasi where Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal are in the fray.

Maoist violence: `Weak` intelligence network to be strengthened, says Jharkhand SP

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 22:46

A weak intelligence network was one of the causes behind the Maoists` July 2 attack on the convoy of Pakur Superintendent of Police Amarjit Balihar, security advisor to the Union government K Vijay Kumar on Sunday said.

BJP blames President`s rule in Jharkhand for spurt in Maoist violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 23:16

BJP demanded removal of Jharkhand Governor accusing the administration in the state under President`s rule of failing to rein in left-wing extremism.

Discontent among tribals leading to growth of Naxalism: Pawar

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 00:00

Sharad Pawar said there was need to end the "discontent" among various sections which, he felt, was responsible for spread of Maoist violence.

242 armed fighting companies proposed in Bihar

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 18:37

Bihar government has proposed to set up 242 armed fighting companies of police to deal with rioting, Maoist violence and organized crime in the state.

CISF to get anti-landmine vehicles in Naxal areas

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 21:28

The CISF, which guards over 50 installations producing and extracting iron ore, coal and steel in Naxal-affected states, has decided to procure anti-land mine and bullet proof vehicles for all its units.

Victims of Maoist violence demand release of Italians

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 14:37

About 500 relatives of the victims of Maoist violence in Odisha on day took out a silent procession here demanding safe release of the two Italians abducted by the Maoists.

J`khand: Guv concerned over rising Naxalism

Last Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 00:26

Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed expressed concern over left-wing extremism in the state and stressed the importance of curbing it.

Maoist violence takes toll on lives in Bihar

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 11:20

The Maoists strike after contractors fail to meet their extortion demands demonstrating that greed has replaced `isms` for the ultras.

Maoists slit throat of village head

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 17:56

The bandh, was called demanding withdrawal of security forces, affected normal life as vehicles were off the road and shops closed.

Unacceptably high deaths in Maoist violence: PC

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 21:43

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram told the Orissa and Jharkhand governments that casualties in Maoist violence were "unacceptably high".

Maoist violence unacceptably high in Odisha: PC

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 17:36

Noting that Maoist violence was high in Odisha despite deployment of about 10,000 central armed forces, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday asked the state to "learn" from other states and the Centre to tackle the menace.