CRPF changes operational techniques in Naxal areas

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.

Snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, avalanche threat in higher areas

Moderate to heavy snowfall in
many parts of Himachal Pradesh, including Shimla, has brought
down mercury to sub-zero levels and increased the threat of
avalanches in higher reaches of the state.

Haryana govt approves Rs 15.30 cr for flood-affected areas

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder
Singh Hooda has approved Rs 15.30 crore under a special
package for the flood-affected areas in municipal councils and
committees of Bhiwani, Kaithal and Sonipat districts

BSF to flag off camel safari expedition in desert areas

The Border Security Force will
flag off its `Sand-to-Rann` 10-day camel safari expedition
tomorrow to explore the remote area of the desert, identify
problems of the common man living there and understand the
local culture.

Myanmar cancels voting in more minority areas

Election authorities in
military-ruled Myanmar, cancelled voting in Sunday`s elections.

Joint forces to remain in Maoist-hit areas: Pranab

Union Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee on Saturday ruled out withdrawl of security forces from
Maoist-hit areas in West Bengal as demanded by his cabinet
colleague and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Bihar polls: BJP evasive on Advani campaigning in Muslim areas

BJP on Saturday described as "totally misleading and false" reports that senior party leader LK Advani would not campaign in Bihar elections but was evasive on whether he would visit seats which have a dominant Muslim population.

Govt regains control over 10k sq km area dominated by Naxals

The development is a silent but significant win for the government over the Maoists.

Orissa announces 200 days work, free rice in drought-hit areas

The Orissa government on Thursday
announced 200 days labour intensive work in drought-hit areas
besides financial assistance for farmers who sustained 50 per
cent or more crop loss, official sources said.

J&K CM directs dispatching relief trucks to curfew-bound areas

J&K CM Omar Abdullah on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to review the supplies of medicine, baby food and other essential items and directed the ministry concerned to make them available to the people in curfew-bound areas.

J`khand govt launches new scheme for Naxal-affected areas

The Jharkhand government on Saturday
announced a new scheme for the Naxal-affected areas in the
state.

`IG level officers in Naxal-hit areas can seek BSF choppers`

To minimise reaction time of
anti-Naxal operations, the government has authorised a special
group of officers posted in such terrains to requisition BSF
helicopters rather than route the request through state
police.

Orissa seeks Central support for development in Naxal areas

Concerned over increased Naxal
activities in the state, Orissa on Saturday demanded that the Centre
should extend a comprehensive development package for 10 more
Naxal-affected districts there.

Alert issued to police outposts in Maoist areas

Fearing retaliatory attacks after
the death of top Maoist leader Azad in Andhra Pradesh, all
police camps and outposts in Naxal-hit areas in West Bengal
have been put on maximum alert.

West Bengal: Assessment for development in Maoist-hit areas begins

As part of government`s plan to push development in Moist-hit areas, a senior Planning Commission official on Thursday held meetings with the district officers of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia to discuss growth plans.

Inter-state border areas to be developed: Meghalaya CM

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul
Sangma on Tuesday admitted that areas along the inter-state
boundary with Assam have been long neglected and assured
measures to bring about development in these areas.

Govt plans to set up phone towers in CRPF camps in Naxal areas

With Naxals blowing up telephone
towers in areas controlled by them, the government has found a
unique way of preventing such attacks.

Power cuts in several areas in Delhi

Several areas in the city faced
power cuts for varying duration as maximum demand remained
above 4,500 mega watt for the second successive day on Tuesday.

`No road built in Naxal-hit areas in last one year`

The road transport and highways
ministry on Wednesday said not a single kilometre of road has been
constructed in the Naxal-hit areas in the past one year even
though the projects were approved in February last year.

Chhattisgarh seeks Rs 942 mn for building schools in Maoist-hit areas

Chhattisgarh has sought an assistance of Rs 94.22 crore from the Central government to build educational infrastructure in the Maoist-hit areas, an official said on Wednesday.