Efforts on to rescue hostages in Chhattisgarh: Rajnath Singh

Reacting to 'hostage' situation in Chhattisgarh during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on Saturday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here said the government was fighting against naxalism and efforts were on to rescue villagers.

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Crackdown in Sukma vital for police to combat Naxal menace

Security forces need to make significant inroads into Sukma, considered the strongest military base of the outlawed movement in the country, to win the "war" against Maoists, experts and police officials feel.

Chhattisgarh police take radio route to combat Naxalism

Fighting the Naxal menace for over past three decades, the Chhattisgarh police is now trying to reach out to the people via radio and win their confidence in the insurgency-hit areas.

Administrative failure behind Naxalism: Jharkhand CM

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das Friday attributed "administrative failure" as a major cause behind Naxalism and assured to provide development-oriented schemes and good governance in the state.

Chhattisgarh remained in news for wrong reasons

Chhattisgarh was in the news in 2014 for all the wrong reasons be it increasing Maoist strikes resulting in heavy losses to lives of security forces or the death of 13 young women after surgeries at state-run sterilisation camps in Bilaspur.

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.

Nana Patekar voices concern against honour killing
Nana Patekar voices concern against honour killing

Voicing concern against 'honour killings', veteran actor Nana Patekar said he had supported his cousin sister when she had an inter-religion marriage.

Centre soon to introduce plan to deal with Naxalism: Rajnath
Centre soon to introduce plan to deal with Naxalism: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday indicated that the Centre would introduce a comprehensive plan to deal with the issues of Naxalism, terrorism and insurgency.

Explosives seized in Mirzapur

Explosives were today seized and two persons arrested during a raid in Ahraura area of this Naxal-hit district in Uttar Pradesh.

Fear of Naxal disturbances in Sept keeps police on their toes

With the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) planning to create disturbances to mark its decade of formation this September, police is bracing up to counter any such move and make people aware about the "futility" of the rebel movements.

Six Naxals held in Chhattisgarh

Six Naxals have been arrested during separate search operations in the insurgency-hit areas of Chhattisgarh, police said Wednesday.

UN concerned over use of children as human shields by Maoists

The UN has expressed concern over the killing and maiming of children who continue to be recruited and used as human shields by Maoists in India and over the threat of sexual violence against girls within Naxalite ranks.

Bihar CM disagrees with Rajnath on Naxal strategy

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Saturday said that he disagreed with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that no talks will be held with Maoists and a befitting reply given if attacked.

Wanted Maoist arrested in Gumla

A Maoist wanted in connection with the killing of five policemen, was arrested from a place near Rukhi Ghati in Gumla district, police said Tuesday.

Rs 50-cr central funds disbursed in 4 naxal-hit Maha districts

Maharashtra has received Rs 50 crore out of the total Rs 120 crore additional central assistance extended to four Naxal infested districts of Gadchiroli, Gondia, Chandrapur and Bhandara for year 2013-2014 and 2014-15.

Will take Maoists head on: Sushilkumar Shinde

Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday warned that Centre will take the Naxals head on hours after the home-grown rebels carried out a major attack in Chhattisgarh`s Sukma district, killing at least 15 security personnel and one civilian.

Incidents of Maoist violence down: Sushilkumar Shinde

Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday said incidents of Maoist violence had come down in the country in the past one-and-a-half to two years.

Huge cache of arms recovered during anti-Maoist operation

A huge haul of explosives, including five Improvised Explosive Devices and 70 hand grenades, were recovered during an anti-Maoist operation in Naxal-hit Munger district Tuesday.

Naxalism a serious threat: President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday termed the violent Naxal movement as a "serious threat" to the country`s peace and security and called upon security forces to effectively counter this challenge.