Police have arrested a hardcore Maoist and seized 3,000 gelatin rods, 7,000 detonators, some carbines and a big consignment of ammonium nitrate on Saturday from near a village in Bihar`s Rohtas district, an officer said.
Terming the Rs 1,450.29 crore claim made by Centre towards deployment of Central Police Forces in Maoist-hit areas of Odisha as "unreasonable", the state government on Wednesday sought waiving off of the charges.
Nepal set up two commissions on Tuesday to investigate long-simmering allegations of human rights abuses and disappearances during the Himalayan nation`s decade-long civil war, a government minister said.
To firm up plans to give a heavy push to the fight against Naxals in their citadel in Bastar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a meeting of Chief Ministers of four Maoist-hit states -- Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Odisha – on Monday.
Around 68 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the third phase of the panchayat polls held in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, even as Naxals disrupted the poll process by looting ballot boxes in the Maoist-hit Kondagaon district.