In a strict disciplinary action, the CRPF has suspended 17 of its troopers, including four junior officers, for "inaction" after an inquiry found that they deserted their martyred colleagues during a deadly Naxal ambush earlier this year in Chhattisgarh which claimed 16 lives alongwith a civilian.
Two persons were killed and six others were injured when they were caught in an encounter between security personnel and Maoists in Gumla district of Jharkhand on Wednesday, prompting Chief Minister Hemant Soren to order a probe into the incident.
Children who have lost their parents in Naxal violence in Chhattisgarh will be given priority for admission in schools nearby their native place or according to their choice, a state minister said on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Raman Singh today stressed that the state government will overcome the hindrances in development in the left wing extremism (LWE) areas of the state while marching ahead in the path of inclusive growth.
A hardcore Maoist, carrying a reward of Rs four lakh on his head, and his wife on Tuesday surrendered before the police in Malkangiri district saying they were fed up with with mindless killings and other crimes by the rebels.