The Orissa government Tuesday brought here a top Maoist to speed up the negotiation process for the release of a district collector and a junior engineer held hostage by Maoists since Feb 16, officials said. “A special police team brought Ganti Prasadam from a jail in Koraput to Bhubaneswar by road. Prasadam reached here early [...] Continue reading Hostage crises: Top Maoist brought to Bhubaneswar for talks
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The indefinite strike called by the People”s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA), a forum sympathising with the Maoist movement, has hit train services here on Monday. Several express trains were halted at various junctions in Medinipur district to prevent any kind of mishap in the wake of Maoist shutdown call. The stranded passengers complained of [...] Continue reading Maoist strike disrupts train services in West Bengal
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday condemned what it said were celebrations by some Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student over the massacre of security personnel by Maoists in Chhatisgarh. The varsity denied any such incident took place.
BJP leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra told IANS: “Yesterday (Friday) a group of students celebrated the massacre in which 75 [...] Continue reading BJP condemns ‘celebrations’ over Maoist massacre
Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accepting “full responsibility” for the massacre of 76 security personnel in Chhattisgarh, had also offered to step down, government sources indicated Friday.
The home minister had also written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi accepting blame for Tuesday’s attack in a Bastar forest, the worst Maoist [...] Continue reading Chidambaram offered to quit after Maoist massacre?
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Thursday discussed the issue of Maoist violence with West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Thursday while finalising the state’s annual plan for 2010-11.
“We have discussed the issue (of Maoist violence),” Bhattacharjee told reporters when asked about the Maoist surge in the state.
He, however, refused to share any details [...] Continue reading Montek, Buddhadeb discuss Maoist violence