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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: Hardcore Maoist, accused in 10 cases, arrested in Bihar by the Special Task Force 04/19 Fair & peaceful, so far 04/18 Lok Sabha polls: Moderate to high voter turnout in 5th phase, halfway mark crossed 04/18 India heads to polls in single-biggest day of voting 04/17 42% ignore Maoist threat to vote in Jharkhand 04/17 Lok Sabha Elections 2014 LIVE: Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh see 40% polling at 3 pm; Over two thirds of Manipur votes 04/17 India struggles with rebel threats during election 04/17 Moderate polling in Chhattisgarh 04/17 India election marred by rebel threats 04/17 Maoists blast railway track school in Jharkhand 04/17 Polling begins for six seats in Jharkhand 04/17 Four troopers injured in Jharkhand Maoist attack 04/17 Over a quarter vote in Jharkhand 04/17 Voting begins on India's biggest polling day 04/17 India struggles to cope with deadly Maoist rebel attacks during world's biggest election 04/17 Lok Sabha Elections: How does 'tech-capital' Bangalore get 54% voters, when violence hit state of Jharkhand stuns with 62%? 04/17 CRPF jawans among five injured in Jharkhand poll violence 04/17 Moderate to high turnout in 5th phase of Lok Sabha poll 04/17 14 percent polling in Jharkhand 04/17 FREEDOM FROM FEAR 04/17 Chhattisgarh records 62 percent polling 04/17 Jharkhand sees 62 percent polling despite Maoist violence 04/17 Maoists blast bridge in Jharkhand 04/16 Seven Bihar constituencies go to poll tomorrow 04/16 Jharkhand votes for six seats Thursday 04/16 IIT-educated real estate baron in Bihar poll fray 04/16 For once, Saranda is hopeful 04/16 Conflict Fuels Child Labour in India 04/15 Murder, extortion charges no barrier in India's election 04/14 Jharkhand CM likens Babulal Marandis party to Maoists 04/14 Did CRPF men's complacency cost lives in Bastar? 04/13 Repoll in Bihar amid Maoist attack on polling personnel, only 42% voting 04/13 Maoists attack polling party in Bihar no casualty 04/13 Two landmines found in Jharkhand police issue advisory 04/13 Bengal districts asked to heighten vigil after Chattisgarh Maoist strike 04/13 Aerial lessons for poll twin in blast toll 04/13 Naxals attack officials on election duty in Chhattisgarh; 6-7 hurt, say sources 04/12 Deadly blasts hit India vote staff 04/12 Indian Maoists attack election officials 04/12 Maoist rebels kill 13 in blasts in Indian state 04/12 12 killed in 'Maoist attacks' in central India 04/12 Indian police say Maoist rebels kill 12 in jungle ambushes in anti-election campaign 04/12 Rebels kill 12 in anti-election campaign in India 04/12 Chhattisgarh: Maoists attack polling parties, 12 killed 04/12 Poll officials, CRPF jawans among 12 killed in two Maoist attacks in Chhattisgarh 04/12 Ch'garh: 6 poll personnel, 5 CRPF jawans killed in two Naxal strikes 04/12 Maoist rebels kill 13 in Chhattisgarh state in attempt to disrupt India elections 04/12 Jharkhand on alert as police fear Maoist attacks 04/12 Bomb and bear exact poll price 04/12 14 killed as Maoists strike in Chhattisgarh 04/12 Six killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack 04/12 Bomb blasts kill 12 in India 04/12 Chhattisgarh: Naxals strike again, twin attack claims 12 lives 04/12 6 CRPF men among 15 killed in Chhattisgarh 04/12 Deadly bomb explosion kills Indian election officials 04/12 14 dead in India poll-related violence 04/12 Dilemma on poll troops 04/12 Twin Maoist attacks in Chhattisgarh; poll officials, CRPF jawans among 13 killed 04/12 Bijapur: Two CRPF jawans injured in Naxal blast 04/11 Three cylinder bombs defused after school blast in Bihar 04/11 India Ink: India Election Digest: April 11 04/11 Polls Close in Third Phase of Indian Elections 04/10 Two CRPF jawans killed in Bihar before start of polling 04/10 Polling begins in six seats in Bihar, Maoist attack in Munger 04/10 Indians head to the polls in first major day of general election 04/10 Lok Sabha Elections 2014 LIVE: Maoists have looted EVM in the Kotpad area of Odisha 04/10 About a quarter of voters cast their votes in Chattisgarh's Bastar by afternoon 04/10 A quarter of Bastar votes 04/10 53 percent voting in Bihar two CRPF men die in blast 04/10 Bomb Kills 2 Indian Soldiers as Voting Begins in Bihar 04/10 Lok Sabha Elections 2014 LIVE: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal cast their vote in Delhi 04/10 Indians vote on key election day 04/10 Voting on in Bastar 04/10 Two troopers killed in Bihar blast 04/10 Polling sluggish in Bastars Maoist dominated areas 04/10 India's National Elections Enter Crucial Phase 04/10 In a two-way race, a voice emerges from Bastar's margins 04/10 Lok Sabha polls: High turnout in 91 seats in phase 3, Chandigarh tops with 74% 04/10 Bomb Kills 2 Indian Soldiers During Key Election Day 04/10 11 percent voting in Jharkhand 04/10 Bihar balloting picks up amid incidents of violence 04/10 One-third electors vote in Jharkhand 04/10 In Naxal-affected Lok Sabha seats, several attempts to disrupt polls 04/10 Millions vote - peacefully - across India 04/10 Over 50 percent voting in Bastar two troopers injured 04/10 300 students hit as Maoists blow up Bihar school 04/10 Jharkhand witnesses 58.03 percent polling 04/10 Nearly half of Bastar votes two troopers injured 04/10 52% turnout in Bastar amid firing 04/10 From booth No. 36, a message for Ramesh 04/10 Power of black defies Red threat 04/10 Lok Sabha polls live: Voting picks up, Naxals loot EVM in Koraput in Odisha 04/09 Two CRPF men injured in Naxal blast in Chhattisgarh 04/09 C'garh: Day before polls, Naxals ambush CRPF patrol, kill 2 commandos 04/09 Maoist rebels kill 3 government soldiers ahead of voting in central India state 04/09 Bihar govt issues shoot-at-sight orders anticipating poll violence 04/09 Naxals easily blending into tribal identity: CRPF DG 04/09 Bihar, Jharkhand to cooperate for air patrolling 04/09 Eleven bombs found in two Bihar constituencies 04/09 Suspected rebels kill two Indian soldiers 04/09