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Hardcore Naxalite surrenders before police

Raipur, Aug 12 (PTI) A hardcore Naxalite surrendered before police in Kanker district in Chhattisgarh today.
Kanker district SP Rahul Bhagat told PTI that an active member of Platoon 25 and commander of Raoghat area action team Rajesh Potai today surrendered before police.

He also handed over weapons including a 315-bore rifle, 50 live cartridges, one SLR and a magazine, he said.

HC pulls up former DME for facilitating daughter''s admission

Bilaspur, Aug 10 (PTI) Chhattisgarh High Court came down heavily on a former state director of medical education for allegedly misusing his official position in securing admission for his daughter and her friend in medical course subverting the norms, sources said.Former Chhattisgarh director of medical education Dr S L Adile allegedly facilitated admission of his daughter Akanksha and her friend Priya Gupta in Jagdalpur medical college in a reserved seat through the Central pool in year 2006.The state government on a complaint by one Dr Anil Khakhriya conducted a probe and cancelled the admis

One Naxal killed, 2 CRPF jawans injured in encounter in C''garh

Raipur, Aug 6(PTI) One Naxal activist was killed while two CRPF jawans were injured in an an exchange of fire in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said today. Superintendent of Police of Dantewada Ankit Garg said a Naxal wearing a uniform was killed in an encounter at village Neelavaram under the Sukma police jurisdiction. He said the police alongwith jawans of a CRPF team were conducting searches when they came across a group of outlaws at the forest near the village.

Naxals kill three villagers in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Aug 5 (PTI) Naxals have killed three villagers in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police officials said today.The Maoists murdered the villagers last night on suspicion that they were police informers, and threw their bodies on road, Bijapur police officials told PTI by phone.The bodies were recovered from Gangaloor, Basaguda and Bhopalpatnam areas of the Naxal-affected district, they said.A manhunt has been launched for the extremists, the officials said.

Bastar’s choice: Take up gun for govt or Maoists

Bastar, Aug. 4: Nandkumar Naitam is relieved after a month of “torturous” anxiety.

“I thought it over again and again,” the 20-year-old tribal youth says. “I thought that if I couldn’t get a rifle, I’d pick up my traditional weapon, the bow-and-arrow.”

It was a desperation that Nandu, as he is fondly called, shared with his 5,000-odd fellow special police officers (SPOs), who till a month ago formed the Chhattisgarh government’s frontline against the Maoists in the blood-soaked Bastar region.

Growth data shows gaps in Maoist narrative: Swaminathan Aiyar

Last week, at the release of another book on the rise of Maoism, " Hello Bastar," author Rahul Pandita described the terrible exploitation of tribals by petty officials and forest contractors. He condemned Salwa Judum, the anti-Maoist vigilante force, and said the tribals had little choice but to pick up the gun along with Maoists and fight for their rights.

16 Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh

Raipur:Police have arrested 16 Naxals wanted in connection with the killing of 27 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force in June last year.

Superintendent of Police of Narayanpur district Mayank Srivastav said the 16 rebels were arrested by a police party which was undertaking combing operations in Dhoundai area in the district.

Maoists ‘looking to expand’ in North Chhattisgarh

Recent attacks lend credibility to the insurgents' claims of expanding influence

On Wednesday, suspected cadres of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) detonated a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and killed four Congress party workers as Chhattisgarh State Congress president Nand Kumar Patel's road convoy whizzed past.

Naxals attack Congress leaders’ convoy near Raipur, kill 4 workers

Senior Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh had a narrow escape on Wednesday when Maoists attacked their convoy, killing four party workers and leaving five wounded near Udanti river between Mainpur and Deobhog police stations.

Chhattisgarh Congress president Nandkumar Patel and three legislators were part of a convoy of 35 to 40 vehicles that was heading back to Raipur after attending a farmers’ rally when a group of 20-25 suspected Maoists attacked the vehicles towards the tail, about 180 km from Raipur.

Maoist attack: Congress seeks president's rule in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: The Congress Thursday sought president's rule in Chhattisgarh citing a security breakdown under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, a day after four party activists were killed and many injured in an attack by Maoists.

"The state is reeling under deadly attacks one after another. Wednesday's attack is a complete security breakdown in Chhattisgarh, the state should be placed under president's rule," Ajit Jogi, former chief minister and senior Congress leader, said in a statement.

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