Jharkhand voters defy Maoists, cast ballot

 Defying a Maoist boycott call, over a quarter of Jharkhand's voters exercised their franchise before noon Tuesday in the first phase of ballotting for the assembly polls.

First phase of Assembly polls in Jharkhand on Tuesday, preparations underway
First phase of Assembly polls in Jharkhand on Tuesday, preparations underway

Preparations for the first phase of Assembly polls scheduled to be held in Jharkhand on Tuesday continue in full swing. Over three million voters will decide the political fate of 199 candidates in the Maoist-hit areas here.

Naxals planning attack on RJD, JVM in Jharkhand; Pak militants want polls boycotted in J&K: Intel report
Naxals planning attack on RJD, JVM in Jharkhand; Pak militants want polls boycotted in J&K: Intel report

Security agencies in Jharkhand were on Monday put on alert after intelligence inputs suggested that Naxals were planning to attacks leaders of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM).

Jharkhand polls: Development solution to Maoist problem, says Sonia Gandhi
Jharkhand polls: Development solution to Maoist problem, says Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said solution to the Maoist problem was development and the country's natural resources should be in the hands of the people for their development.

Peru court denies ex-president Fujimori house arrest

Former Peru president Alberto Fujimori`s request to serve the remainder of his 25-year prison sentence under house arrest has been rejected, judicial authorities said Friday.

Three security personnel injured in blast by Naxals: Police

Three security personnel, including a CRPF inspector, were on Friday injured in a pressure bomb blast by Naxals in Maoist-hit Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, police said.

Normal life affected by Maoist bandh in Odisha

 Normal life was on Saturday affected in certain areas of the district due to a 12-hour bandh called by ultras in Dandakarayan area.

Maoist operative arrested in Odisha

A Maoist operative allegedly involved in several violent incidents was arrested during combing operations by security forces in a forest in Odisha's Malkangiri district, the police said on Saturday.

Twelve naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

In yet another setback to the Maoist movement in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, twelve naxals surrendered on Friday in Kanker district taking the total number of those laying down their arms to 315 this year in the state.

Chhattisgarh: 3 ultras surrender citing 'ill-treatment' by senior cadres

Three naxals, including a couple and a Maoist jan-militia commander, carrying rewards ranging from Rs 1-8 lakh for their arrest, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar region on Monday, police said.

Dreaded woman Maoist surrenders in Chhattisgarh

A dreaded woman Maoist, carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh on her head, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday, police said.

Senior Chhattisgarh Armed Force officer suspended after Naxals kill jawan

A senior officer was suspended for not taking standard security measures, after a jawan of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force was killed by Naxals in the state's insurgency-hit Sukma district today.

Govt to use "national power" against Maoists

Government will use any element of its "national power" against Maoists under a new policy to deal with the extremists and not hold peace talks with them till they renounce violence and express faith in democracy.

Prachanda to lead high level cross-party committee in Nepal

Nepal's ruling parties have agreed to give away an important political committee's leadership to Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, chairman of the opposition party UCPN (Maoist), leaders here said Wednesday.

Will hug Maoists if they give up violence: Chhattisgarh CM

 Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today said that he is ready to embrace Maoists if they give up their path of violence and join the mainstream of society.

Ex-Jharkhand minister held for Maoist links

Former Jharkhand minister and Congress legislator Yogendra Sao has been arrested in New Delhi for alleged links with Maoist guerrillas, police said here Sunday.

Maoist cadre arrested from Kanker district of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist cadre was arrested from insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Friday, police said.

Chhattisgarh IAS officers to teach students from Naxal-hit areas

Chhattisgarh's IAS officers, including the chief secretary, will take classes at a government-run residential school here meant for students from Maoist areas, to motivate them for better career prospects.

Three party meet to discuss Nepal Constitution ends inconclusively

A meeting of Nepal's three major political parties to discuss the formation of a high level committee to resolve issues relating to the Constitution as well as providing relief to the families of those killed during the Maoist insurgency, ended inconclusively on Sunday.

Two naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

Two naxals carrying a reward of Rs 10,000 each on their head surrendered in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said.