Chhattisgarh

CRPF arrests four Naxals in Bijapur

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Bijapur: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday arrested four Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district during a search operation. The arrest comes days after the deadly Sukma attack where 25 CRPF personnel were killed in an encounter with Naxals. The attack took place on personnel of the CRPF’s 74th Battalion on Monday as they …

Helicopter carrying CoBRA commandos crash-lands, five injured

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Sukma (Chhattisgarh): A helicopter carrying CoBRA commandos crash-landed at Chintagufa in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. The helicopter’s five occupants have received minor injuries. Officials said, two officers and a commando of the elite jungle warfare unit of the CoBRA were among five people hurt. The crash landing took place near a CRPF camp. …

Impose emergency in Naxal strongholds in Chhattisgarh: Swamy

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Post-Sukma Naxal attack, Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday suggested the imposition of a state of emergency in Maoist strongholds in Chhattisgarh. Swamy asserted that Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) should be enacted in Maoist-affected areas of the state in order to give a befitting reply to the ultras, who …

Digvijay opposed attack on Naxals in 2013: BJP

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday fired back at Congress leader Digvijay Singh in response to his blaming Chhattisgarh Chief Minster Raman Singh for helping ‘Maoists’. The BJP said Digvijay Singh had opposed then Home Minister P Chidambaram’s bid to launch an all-out attack against Naxalites after they killed many Congress leaders in Dharbha …

Govt assures action for ‘cold-blooded murder’ in Sukma

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Dubbing the killing of 25 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district as cold-blooded murder, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the Centre and state government would work together to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book. Singh, who paid homage to the jawans during a wreath laying ceremony here along with …

26 CRPF personnel martyred in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district

Monday, April 24, 2017

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At least 26 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have reportedly been killed in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. ALSO READ: J&K: PDP leader Abdul Gani Dar shot dead Earlier, it had been reported that seven CRPF personnel had been injured in an encounter with the rebels. Six of them are said to have been airlifted …

Naxal carrying reward of Rs. 1 lakh apprehended

Monday, April 24, 2017

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Dantewada: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Chhattisgarh Police on Sunday apprehended a Naxal carrying reward of Rs.1 lakh on her head from Dantewada’s Gadiras. The woman was injured during Dabba-Kunna encounter, wherein she was shot in the leg. She came to a hospital for the treatment where she was later arrested.

Expansion of rail services must for nation’s growth: Prabhu

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Union minister Suresh Prabhu today said the expansion of rail services would play a key role in country’s growth. He also asserted that the Centre and the states need to work together for this purpose. Prabhu was speaking at a function at Chhattisgarh’s Raipur railway station where he inaugurated various passenger facilities for stations falling …

Chhattisgarh bans use of red beacons with immediate effect

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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The Chhattisgarh government today banned the use of red beacons by ministers and officers atop their vehicles with immediate effect in the state. Chief Minister Raman Singh issued instructions in this regard to his ministers, parliamentary secretaries and other officers. The Union Cabinet yesterday decided that beacon light will be removed from all vehicles, including …

Maoist militia commander, two members held

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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A Maoist militia commander and two members, belonging to Chhattisgarh, were today arrested from Telangana’s Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, police said. Militia commander Madivi Idama and two militia members — R Hanumaiah and K Nagesh — were arrested from outskirts of Venkatapur mandal of the district, ASP (Eturnagaram Sub-Division) Rahul Hegde told the media. ALSO READ: Three officials …

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