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IPS official commits suicide

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: March 13, 2012

Raipur, March 12 (IANS) An Indian Police Service (IPS) official, Rahul Sharma, Monday afternoon committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver. Sharma, an IPS official of 2002 batch, was posted as District Superintendent of Police in Bilaspur. The exact cause that led the IPS official to take such an extreme ...

Chhattisgarh names two mediators for Menon’s release

Relevance: 57%      Posted on: April 24, 2012

Raipur, April 24 (IANS) With just a day to go for the Maoist deadline, the Chhattisgarh government Tuesday named two former chief secretaries to negotiate with the guerrillas who have kidnapped Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon. "Former chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh Nirmala Buch and former chief secretary of Chhattisgarh S.K. ...

Chhattisgarh collector’s in-laws spend sleepless nights

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: April 25, 2012

Chennai, April 24 (IANS) As their daughter puts up a stoic face in Chhattisgarh, the family of Asha Paul Menon - wife of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon - is spending sleepless nights here. Asha is busy meeting ministers, senior officials and the media while praying for her husband's safe ...

Need law against Maoist kidnappings: Congress

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: April 22, 2012

New Delhi/Raipur, April 22 (IANS) A law must be enacted to prevent kidnappings such as that of the Chhattisgarh collector Alex Paul Menon by Maoists, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said Sunday. "The central government must make a law to prevent such type of incidents. This fear of abduction is there in every ...

Maoists run for cover in their safest zone in Chhattisgarh

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: March 20, 2012

Raipur, March 20 (IANS) Maoists, who have failed to carry out any major attack in the past six months in Chhattisgarh, are instead running for cover in the Abujhmad forest area which is termed as the safest zone in the country for the guerrillas, say police. For the first time, the state ...

498 killed in Maoist violence since March 2010: Chhattisgarh

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: March 29, 2012

Raipur, March 28 (IANS) As many as 498 people were killed in Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh since March 2010, the state assembly was informed Wednesday. Maoists, who are locally called Naxals, carried out 367 attacks in the state during 2010-11 and 2011-12 when 498 people were killed, Home Minister Nankiram Kanwar told ...

Tantrik beheads boy for ‘divine powers’

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: February 23, 2012

Raipur, Feb 23 (IANS) A 'tantrik' who allegedly beheaded a 10-year-old boy to obtain "divine powers" has been arrested in yet another case of human sacrifice in Chhattisgarh, police said Thursday. Dilip Rathia was arrested for the death of Praveen, who went missing Feb 5 and whose torso was found Feb 20 ...

Armed Maoists receive interlocutors in Chhattisgarh jungle

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: April 28, 2012

Raipur, April 28 (IANS) Armed Maoists received both of their interlocutors, bearing the Chhattisgarh government's response to their demands for release of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, in a jungle pocket in violence-hit Bastar region Saturday afternoon, raising hopes of the official's safe and early release. The interlocutors -- Hyderabad-based ...

11 killed, 88 abducted by Maoists till April

Relevance: 47%      Posted on: April 27, 2012

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A total of 88 people were abducted and 11 of them killed in six Maoist affected states till April 17 this year, parliament was informed Thursday. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh said the maximum cases were ...

Seven killed in Himachal road accident

Relevance: 47%      Posted on: April 17, 2012

Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 23 others injured when an over-crowded multi-utility vehicle carrying a marriage party skidded off the road and rolled down a 40 feet deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday, police said. The ill-fated vehicle met with the accident at around 12.30 p.m. at Khalota ...