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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.