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Maoist rebels in India


The Naxalite movement began in the sixties, but has increased in scope and violence since 2002, and is now active in many Indian states, including Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka.
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Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 72.9 Warning (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 4
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Global Statistics : 15,000 IDPs
WFP Hunger Map: 21 % undernourished
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating BB
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
News up to: Maoist killed in gun battle between security forces and rebels 10/21 4 Maoists held 10/20 Seven Maoists arrested in Chhattisgarh 10/19 Human trafficker couple arrested in Delhi 10/19 Security forces defuse five landmines, seize explosives 10/19 Jawan killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma 10/18 Senior CAF officer suspended after Naxals kill a jawan 10/18 Eight wanted naxals surrender 10/17 Villagers foil Naxals' bid to reprimand surrendered cadres 10/17 Govt to use "national power" against Maoists 10/17 Naxal held; Maoist memorial demolished in C'garh 10/16 Bookies off the mark on Booker 10/15 CRPF jawan hurt as Naxals ambush polling party in Gadchiroli 10/15 Stop harassment of social activists 10/15 Top Naxal commander held by Jharkhand police 10/14 5 kg IED recovered from temple premises 10/14 Maoist involved in Venkiah Naidu helicopter burning arrested 10/13 Bengal off Maoist-hit states' list 10/13 More paramilitary forces for intensified ops against Maoists 10/13 NAXAL-WIRE 2 LAST 10/12 India gets its own ‘blade runner’ in CRPF officer 10/12 Anti-Naxal ops: Local detonating wire bleeding security forces 10/12 Man held for giving shelter to Maoists 10/11 Give up gun, take up plough, Modi tells radicalised youth 10/10 Maoist people's militia cadre surrenders in Dantewada district 10/09 In Pictures: India's Maoist heartland 10/06 Will hug Maoists if they give up violence: Chhattisgarh CM 10/06 Chg cops on guard in naxal-hit areas bordering poll-bound Maha 10/05 Ex-Jharkhand minister held for Maoist links 10/05 Oct 3: Court acquits alleged Naxal, but police arrests him again 10/03 Maoists blast mobile phone tower in Bihar 10/02 Naxals kill Panchayat Secretary in Chhattisgarh 10/02 Didn't Lie About Temple Being Washed, Says Bihar Chief Minister 09/29 Jiram valley Naxal attack: NIA files charge-sheet 09/28 Two pipe bombs recovered in Chhattisgarh's Kanker 09/28 C'garh: 2 CRPF jawans injured in landmine blast 09/27 5-kg tiffin bomb unearthed in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada 09/27 BRIEFS 09/26 Alipiri blast case: Four-year jail term for three Naxals 09/25 Naxal involved in Jiram valley attack surrenders 09/24 Sept 23: Hyderabad Police stop revolutionary group from holding meet 09/23 Maoists to use poison against security forces in Bihar 09/23 Why Militant Maoists Are Attacking Mobile Phone Towers in India 09/23 Rajnath Singh urges Maoists to renounce violence 09/23 Suspected Maoist admitted to AIIMS Delhi Police to HC 09/23 HC asks AIIMS to provide urgent treatment to undertrial Maoist 09/22 HC asks AIIMS police to treat suspected Maoist 09/22 Poet Varavara Rao, others detained in Hyderabad 09/21 Hyderabad Police stop revolutionary group from holding meet 09/21 Security beefed up as ultras observe foundation week in C'garh 09/21 Railways cancel 26 trans over Maoist threat 09/20 Maoists Torch Mobile Towers, Bus in Banka District of Bihar 09/19 Maoists set fire to two mobile towers bus in Bihar 09/19 NHRC notice to Jharkhand over killing of suspected Maoists 09/19 Forces dropping bombs from chopper, claims maoists misinformation campaign 09/18 Naxal couple arrested 09/18 Maoists misinformation: forces dropping bombs from chopper 09/18 Sept 17: A ‘Maoist’ encounter, the (un)accidental death of an adivasi 09/17 CRPF jawan killed, DC injured in encounter with Maoists 09/17 Rs 2.67 crore reward on Maoist chief Ganpathi’s head 09/15 Spurt In Naxal Surrenders in Bastar: Reward Effect or Rebel Strategy? 09/15 4 cops injured in landmine blast by Naxals 09/15 Four Policemen Injured in Landmine Blast by Naxals in Maharashtra 09/15 Jharkhand: Three Maoists killed in encounter 09/13 Hardcore naxalite arrested 09/13 Govt willing to talk to Naxals if they give up arms: Rajnath 09/12 Jharkhand minister accused of Maoist links quits 09/12 Government willing to talk to Naxals if they give up arms: Rajnath Singh 09/12 Maoist insurgency hit Antagarh bypoll amidst tight security 09/12 J'khand BJP hails decision to increase women in police force 09/12 Three Maoist operatives surrender 09/12 Ahead of bypoll, BSF jawan injured in IED blast at Ch'garh 09/12 Naxal 'area commander' lynched 09/11 Six naxals surrender; one arrested in Chhattisgarh 09/11 Anti-Naxal operations: CRPF recommends gallantry medal for 10 martyrs 09/09 Maoist blow up railway track in Jharkhand, goods train derail 09/08 Naxal carrying Rs 8 lakh reward held in C'garh 09/08 Goods Train Derails After Maoists Blow-up Tracks in Jharkhand, 09/08 Maoists blow up track, train services disrupted 09/08 Sept 7: Naxals anti bauxite meet pulls big crowd 09/07 NSG trains commandos to handle hostage crisis situations in jungles 09/07 Maoists torch 5 vehicles of construction company 09/07 Sept 7: NDA pursuing anti adivasi agenda in the name of countering Maoists 09/07 17 CRPF Jawans Suspended for Not Giving Back-Up Support to Colleagues in Encounter 09/06 CRPF suspends 17 men for inaction during Chhattisgarh anti-Naxalite operation 09/06 Three Naxals surrender in C'garh 09/06 Al Qaeda's Move in India Presages More Elsewhere 09/04 C'garh panel recommends non-opposition of bail in 81 cases 09/04 Chhattisgarh: 23 Maoists including a woman cadre surrender to police 09/03 C'garh: Senior Naxal killed in gun-battle with security forces 09/03 CBI should probe my Maoist links says Jharkhand minister 09/03 Chhatisgarh: Senior Maoist leader killed in gun-battle with security forces 09/03 Girl Dies After Uncle Allegedly Hits Her For Asking For Rs 10 09/03 Two Maoists arrested with machine gun 09/03 Two killed in crossfire between Maoist and security forces 09/03 Wanted Maoist arrested after gun battle 09/03 Two Jharkhand Villagers, Mistaken for Maoists, Shot Dead by Police 09/03 Congress seeks cancellation of Antagarh byelection in C'garh 09/02 A born rebel who died a lonely death 09/02 ELECTIONS 2 LAST 08/31