Maoists explode bomb on rail line in Odisha

Suspected Maoists triggered an explosion on Visakhapatnam-Raipur railway line in Rayagada district early on Saturday, injuring one person and blowing up a portion of track that led to disruption of train services on the route.

Naxals 'form' new unit to perpetrate acts in Telangana

In some alarming news for security agencies tackling Left-wing extremism, forces operating in the anti-Maoist operations grid have detected that the red ultras have recently formed a new unit to perpetrate their violent acts in the new state of Telangana.

BSF jawans to be redeployed in Maoist-prone areas: Odisha DGP

 Odisha's Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjeev Marik on Wednesday said Border Security Force (BSF) jawans engaged in Maoist-prone areas in the state will be re-deployed keeping in view the intelligence inputs.

Policeman injured in encounter with Maoists in Jharkhand, dies

A district police personnel, who sustained head injury in an encounter between Maoists and security personnel at Vikrampur village in East Singhbhum district on Sunday last, succumbed to his injuries last night, a senior police officer said.

Nepal's Maoist chief warns of 'conflict' over charter

Nepal's Maoist leader warned on Monday of "conflict" if ruling parties try to push through a constitution by a Thursday deadline without opposition agreement, and promised to press ahead with a general strike.

Appoint as DMs, SPs officers with 'zeal' to fight Maoists: Rajnath Singh to states
Appoint as DMs, SPs officers with 'zeal' to fight Maoists: Rajnath Singh to states

Describing the Naxal problem as the gravest challenge facing India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked all states which are grappling with the menace to appoint as district magistrates and superintendents of police such officers who have the "zeal" to fight the rebels.

Maoist among 3 arrested; Rs 16 lakh in Telangana, ammunition seized

Police on Tuesday seized a cache of ammunition and Rs 16 lakh in cash and arrested three persons, one of them a Maoist.

Maoist menace under control in Odisha: CRPF DG

Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Prakash Mishra Monday said the Maoist activities have come down in Odisha significantly and the situation is under control to a great extent in southern Odisha.

CRPF DG visits Odisha's Maoist hit areas

The Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) Director General (DG) Prakash Mishra on Monday reviewed operation of the para-military forces in the left wing extremism (LWE) hit southern districts of Odisha here.

Chhattisgarh Police to counter Maoist strategies to shoot down chopper

In light of videos emerging of a Maoist unit training to shoot down the choppers of security forces, the Chhattisgarh Police on Friday stated that it would study the videos and counteract the strategies of the ultras.

Rs 1.28 crore sanctioned for Maoist-hit block in Odisha embezzled: Audit

A total of Rs 1.28 crore worth projects in Maoist-affected Narayanpatna block here has been embezzled, a government audit has found.

Philippines calls one-month ceasefire with Maoists for Xmas, Pope

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has suspended army operations against Maoist guerrillas for a month to mark Christmas and a visit by Pope Francis, the head of the military said on Monday. 

15 Jharkhand seats go for polling in 4th phase on Sunday

Stage is set for the penultimate round of five-phase polling for 15 Assembly seats in Jharkhand on Sunday with former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi and three incumbent ministers testing their luck.

Maoist operative arrested in Jharkhand

 A Maoist operative who carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, was today arrested following an encounter on the borders of West Singhbhum and Simdega districts, a senior police officer said.

Encounter between Maoists and security forces in J'khand
Encounter between Maoists and security forces in J'khand

Security forces and Maoists exchanged gunfire near Kendua Pahari under Dhanwar Assembly constituency in Giridih district on Tuesday.

Delay in sending choppers to encounter site cost lives: Cong MP

 A Congress member in Lok Sabha on Monday asked the government to explain the reported delay in rushing IAF helicopters to the site of last week's CRPF-Maoist encounter in Chhattisgarh that claimed the lives of 14 security personnel, saying the time-lag was the main reason for the fatalities.

Forces, Naxals exchange fire; laptop seized from hideout

Security forces have seized some electronic items, including a laptop and a mobile phone, from a Maoist transit hideout in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Narayanpur district after an exchange of fire with the cadres, police said on Sunday.

Anti-Naxal ops: Additional 11,000 securitymen for Bastar
Anti-Naxal ops: Additional 11,000 securitymen for Bastar

Government has decided to deploy an additional 11,000 paramilitary men for undertaking anti- Naxal operations in the worst Maoist-affected Bastar division of Chhattisgarh where red ultras recently carried out a deadly ambush and killed 14 CRPF personnel.

Sukma encounter: CRPF to increase officers in anti-Naxal ops

CRPF is mulling an increase in the number of officers in its strike teams conducting anti-Naxal operations as facts emerged in the recent encounter in Chhattisgarh that as soon as the two commanders were shot dead, Maoists pinned down the trapped troops and killed a dozen others.

Suspected top Maoist acquitted by court

 A suspected top operative of CPI (Maoist) in Jharkhand, arrested for allegedly being a member of the banned outfit, has been acquitted by a Delhi court which said proceedings against him cannot be continued due to "illegal" sanction orders to prosecute him under the anti-terror law.