Fri, Mar 24, 2017 | updated 09:31 PM IST

Maoists observe Magadh bandh to protest killing of their cadres

Updated: Aug 31, 2016 07:55 IST

Magadh (Bihar) [India], Aug. 31 (ANI): Maoists in Bihar are observing a one day Magadh Bandh (shutdown) today to protest against the killing of six of their cadres in an encounter with security forces in July this year.

The shutdown began at 12 a.m. on the intervening night of August 30 and 31.

Five districts including Gaya, Aurangabad, Jahanabad, Nawada and Arwal are likely to be affected by the shutdown call.

In view of the call, police and paramilitary forces have intensified security in Maoist-infested areas.

The encounter between the security forces and Maoists took place in the Dumaria Nala forest area in Aurangabad district on July 18.

In this encounter, 10 commandos of the elite COBRA battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed.

The CRPF eliminated six Maoists and seized weapons like AK-47 and INSAS rifles. (ANI)

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Mar 24 (ANI): A 10-year-old boy, Sreyansh who is suffering from Progeria was made chairman of the Madhya Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MPSCPCR) for a day on Friday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar.24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated Odisha-born world renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik for registering his name in the Guinness Book of Records by creating world's tallest sandcastle on Puri sea beach on February 10.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar.24 (ANI): Urging global community to eradicate terrorism, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said there can be no justification for terrorism under any circumstances, adding that the international community must work together.

Full Story >>

Hazratganj (Uttar Pradesh),[India] Mar. 24 (ANI): An FIR has been registered in Uttar Pradesh's Hazratganj against filmmaker and Farah Khan's husband Shirish Kunder for his tweet against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Supporting superstar Rajinikanth's decision to take part in a charity event in Sri Lanka's Jaffna, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said rather than condemning this act, the anti- national elements should take part in this initiative.

Full Story >>

Hyderabad (Telangana),[India] Mar. 24 (ANI): A Hyderabad court on Friday granted conditional bail to Swami Aseemanad in 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, paving way for his release from jail after seven years.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar.24 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sena on Friday held a protest in a unique way against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad' for assaulting Air India staffer Sukumar with slipper.

Full Story >>

Kochi (Kerala) [India], Mar 24 (ANI): A shocking incident has come to light wherein it has been found that a 12-year-old boy has become the youngest father.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar.24 (ANI): In what could be termed as a blame game, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Friday submitted a complaint against Air India before the Delhi Police alleging that he was pushed and yelled on.

Full Story >>

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Mar. 24 (ANI): On the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the global community have joined hands in observing this day and fighting against the disease.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had a telephonic conversation with his Britain counterpart Theresa May and expressed India's solidarity and conveyed deepest condolences for victims of the terror attack in London.

Full Story >>

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Mar.24 (ANI): A day after a woman was found dead in her house in New Jersey, her mother alleged that extra marital affair of his son-in-law could be the reason of the murder of her daughter.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 24 (ANI): After meeting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today, Secretary of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr Parthiv Sanghvi asserted that they have promised to fulfil demands of providing adequate security in all hospitals.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], March, 24 (ANI): Union Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday handed over the systems developed by the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory ( NPOL), the only Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) lab in Kerala, to Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba at an event in Delhi.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate on Friday issued show cause notices to M/s. Knight Riders Sports Pvt. Ltd. (KRSPL), Guari Khan, Director of M/s. KRSPL, Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla under Rule 4(1) of Foreign Exchange Management (Adjudication Proceedings and Appeal Rules), 2000.

Full Story >>

New Delhi[India], Mar.24 (ANI): Reacting sharply to 'The New York Times' editorial that criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to appoint Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said the paper's wisdom to doubt 'democratic exercises' and write such piece was 'questionable'.

Full Story >>

Jodhpur (Rajasthan) [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Rajasthan High Court on Friday banned former Alwar MP Bhanwar Jitendra Singh and former Jaipur MP Mahesh Joshi from staying in any government accommodation or guest houses.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Mohammad Faisal, known as 'memory boy' who won Guinness World record four times for India in the category of "Most Countries identified from Capital Cities in One Minute" is all set to break another record in December this year.

Full Story >>

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] Mar. 24 (ANI): Lambasting a police officer for not allowing him to hold a press conference in Hyderabad, Congress leader V. Hanumantha Rao has accused Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao of dictatorship, adding the people are prohibited from expressing themselves.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said India has urged the United States to provide details of the cases of 271 illegal immigrants whom Washington wants New Delhi to take back.

Full Story >>