Left Wing Extremism

Amit Shah asks CRPF to launch effective, decisive campaign against Left Wing Extremism

Amit Shah was given a detailed presentation on CRPF by Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, DG, CRPF, in presence of high ranking officials of the Ministry and CRPF.

Nov 15, 2019, 19:56 PM IST

Lessons from the Northeast should help bring peace to Jammu and Kashmir

The muscular approach of 2015 has been followed by confidence building in the Northeast, and this could be a viable option to be replicated in Jammu and Kashmir and the LWE-affected states.

Jul 20, 2018, 14:53 PM IST

Government claims success of strategy to counter ‘Left Wing Extremism’

The Ministry of Home Affairs has claimed that the government’s ‘National Policy and Action Plan’, implemented in 2015 to counter Left Wing Extremism, is paying dividends. According to the government, the policy involved a strategy concerning security as well as development related measures.

Apr 16, 2018, 14:58 PM IST

Maoists area of influence shrinks; 44 districts removed from affected list: Union Home Secretary

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said the geographical spread of the LWE violence has shrunk significantly in the last four years due to a multi-pronged strategy involving security and development-related measures.

Apr 15, 2018, 23:51 PM IST

Maoist problem continues to be a matter of concern: Rajnath Singh

The Maoist problem continues to be a matter of concern for internal security and the menace has badly hit 35 districts in seven states, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.

Aug 29, 2017, 19:53 PM IST

Violence declined, Naxal killing increased in 3 years: Govt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government took charge at the Centre in May 2014. 

Jul 19, 2017, 17:57 PM IST

Naxal violence has claimed 12,000 lives in two decades

As many as 12,000 people have lost their lives in Maoist violence over the last two decades.

Jul 09, 2017, 16:09 PM IST

CRPF recruits 743 youths from Bastar region to fight Naxals

The 'Bastariya' battalion in CRPF is a unique initiative to enhance local representation in security forces and also provide employment to youths, the official said.

Jun 08, 2017, 15:38 PM IST

BSF sets up new posts to thwart Naxal bid to disrupt road work

Raipur: The Border Security Force has set up two new posts in the Naxal affected Kanker district of Chhattisgarh to facilitate road construction projects.

Apr 07, 2017, 11:05 AM IST

150 percent jump in killing of Naxals in 2016: Govt tells Lok Sabha

A huge 150 percent jump has been witnessed in the number of Naxals killed in 2016 in comparison to the previous year, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Mar 21, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

Red Corridor to be redrawn - Know how many districts will be taken off Naxalite–Maoist insurgency list

The 106 districts spread across 10 states are affected by Left Wing Extremism and make up the ‘Red Corridor`.

Jul 25, 2016, 11:00 AM IST

Eight CRPF personnel injured in encounter with Maoists

The Maoists triggered the blast when CRPF personnel were on patrolling duty near Dumari Nala and the CRPF opened fire in retaliation, police said.

Jul 18, 2016, 23:47 PM IST

Jharkhand wants 5 more batallions of CRPF to fight Naxals

 Jharkhand on Saturday demanded five battalions of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to combat Naxalism in the state.

Jun 25, 2016, 23:53 PM IST

Left Wing Extremism major cause of concern for Odisha: Patnaik

Terming Left Wing Extremism as a major cause of concern for Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said recent activities of Maoists in four districts was worrisome and needed to be handled effectively.

Jan 08, 2016, 16:12 PM IST

With LWE on the wane, Odisha mullls new anti-Maoist strategy

 With Left Wing Extremism (LEW) receding considerably in Odisha barring three districts, the state government today decided to prepare a separate strategy to deal with the changed situation.

Sep 15, 2015, 22:38 PM IST

Maoist situation still challenging in three districts: Patnaik

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said Left Wing Extremism (LEW) continues to be a challenge in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput and Nuapada.

Aug 25, 2015, 21:01 PM IST

Maoist situation still challenging in three districts: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said Left Wing Extremism (LEW) continues to be a challenge in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput and Nuapada.

Aug 25, 2015, 20:47 PM IST

Anti-Naxal operations: 5,000 additional ITBP troops to be deployed in Chhattisgarh

In order to give a boost to anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh's worst affected areas, Centre has sanctioned additional deployment of 5,000 troops of mountain-warfare trained ITBP in the state.

Aug 04, 2015, 19:10 PM IST

Yoga made compulsory for 10-lakh strong central forces

The 10 lakh-strong paramilitary forces of the country have been asked by the Centre to include Yoga in their daily physical drills.

Jun 29, 2015, 21:28 PM IST

Land pact with Bangladesh will help check infiltration: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh would help check infiltration from across the border.

Jun 09, 2015, 17:01 PM IST