Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said policies to tackle extremism in the country - especially in Jammu and Kashmir, northeastern states and Maoist-affected areas - are being given final shape.
Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee on Thursday set up a three-member committee to probe into the allegations that its MLA, Yogendra Sao, also the agriculture minister in the Hemant Soren government, had links with a criminal outfit.
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.
The "stringent steps" taken by the Jharkhand Police against naxal activities have yielded results, with the state recording 35 per cent decrease in naxal-related incidents this year compared to the previous years, Director General of Police Rajeev Kumar said on Sunday.
Two dreaded Maoists allegedly involved in last year's ghastly Jiram valley attack which killed 31 people including some Congress leaders, were on on Tuesday arrested in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar district.