Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said on Thursday that due to the efforts of security forces, Naxal violence was close to its end in the state.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spelled out the anti-Maoist policy of the Narendra Modi government, saying there will be no talks with the left-wing ultras.
Campaigning for the second phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, to be held on November 19, came to an end on Sunday evening.
A CRPF man was injured in an encounter with Naxals in Maoist-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, police said.
Over ten bombs were recovered and a policeman was injured in a bomb attack by Naxals in Chhattisgarh where voting for first phase of Assembly polls in 18 constituencies is underway Monday.
Defying a boycott call of Maoists, overall 67% voters cast their votes in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections on Monday.
Maoist violence in some districts of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Bihar has impeded the progress of rural electrification, government admitted in the Lok Sabha Thursday.
The Chhattisgarh govt Tuesday said that over 1,100 people have lost their lives in Naxal violence in the state in the past six years.
Sustained intelligence based anti-extremist operations led to decline in Naxal violence to the tune of 57 per cent in Andhra Pradesh.
Ruling out the role of the Army in fighting Naxal violence in the state Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh admitted "security lapses" that led to the killing of key Congress leaders last weekend.
A total of 170 people have been killed in incidents of Naxal violence in the last six months, the government said on Tuesday.
The Union Home Ministry has issued advisory to all Naxal violence affected states to beef up security prepardeness and response in view of anticipated escalation in Maoist activities in the coming summer months.
The number of casualties in Naxal violence has shown a decline in the past one year compared to 2010 and 2011.
The Centre was keen to improve road connectivity to tribal and remote regions to ensure their development, Union Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj Minister V Kishore Chandra Deo said on Friday.
Gadchiroli district bordering Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh has been the hot-bed of Naxal activities in Maharashtra with the Maoist violence claiming 418 lives in the past three decades.
Odisha Director General of Police on Tuesday claimed that Naxal violence had declined in 2011 compared to the year before.
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
said expressed concern over the situation in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra.
The protesters, including women, have come to the
national capital from the Naxal-hit states of Chhattisgarh,
Orissa, Jharkhand and Bihar.
Patil on Tuesday appealed to Maoists to shun violence and join the
mainstream, stressing that peace and stability were imperative
for development in the country.
The Centre on Wednesday said Maoist
violence has come down significantly in West Bengal and there
are suggestions that peace talks can be held with the
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