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Telecom panel to discuss towers in Naxal areas in March-end

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 15:42

"The DoT committee studying the subject is expected to submit its report next week. The Telecom Commission should probably meet in last week of this month," a Department of Telecom (DoT) official said.

Govt`s efforts for more jobs to youths from Naxal areas

Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 22:19

In its efforts to prevent youth from joining Naxal cadres, the govt is contemplating reducing the educational qualification of aspirants from Naxal affected states.

Centre asks states to award smaller projects in Naxal areas

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 22:01

The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has asked states to consider awarding contracts for smaller stretches of highways there.

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.

Fall in green cover in Naxal areas

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012, 14:29

Clearance of forests in Naxal-hit areas to combat Maoists hiding in these regions has led to a decrease in the overall green cover in the country.

Govt setting up Rs 1,000-cr corpus for Naxal areas

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 23:10

Rural Devt ministry is setting up a body with Rs 1,000-cr corpus to promote empowerment in 170 districts, including those affected by Naxal violence.

Help us but no religious mobilisation: Ramesh

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 19:50

Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday called for roping in organisations to bring development in Maoist-hit areas but without religious mobilisation.

‘Effective operations needed in Naxal hit areas’

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 13:18

P Chidambaram on Thursday batted for continuing effective and "intelligence-based" operations in Naxal-hit states as he announced over 800 fresh posts for the crucial snoop unit of BSF.

Govt tightens railway security in Naxal areas

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 19:16

The government on Tuesday decided to deploy additional forces to protect railway properties and tracks located in Naxal-hit areas.

Police to hire choppers to patrol naxal areas in Varanasi

Last Updated: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 15:39

To keep a close eye on naxal activities in inaccessible areas, police has decided to rope in private helicopters to keep a check on them in Varanasi range.

SC for setting up committee for relief work in Naxal areas

Last Updated: Friday, April 15, 2011, 22:53

The SC said it will consider appointment of a committee to monitor relief and rehabilitation work in Naxal-affected areas in Chhattisgarh after it was alleged that the state govt was not carrying out the task properly.

CRPF changes operational techniques in Naxal areas

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 21:27

A year after the deadly Dantewada Naxal attack which killed 75 CRPF personnel and a Chhattisgarh policeman, the central force at the forefront of anti-Naxal operations in the country has now changed its operational techniques.