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In October 09, CRPF organized a five-day soccer tournament to usher confidence among the villagers in an attempt to minimize the unease among locals in the Maoist-infested area of West Bengals West Medinipur district.

In November 09, Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram applauded the CRPF on its 70th anniversary.

In December 09, the Indian Home ministry has given a go ahead for creation of 38 new battalions including two women battalions in CRPF. Maoists in Jharkhand triggered an IED (Improved Explosive Device) blast killing a CRPF jawan. The CRPF Paramilitary wing was involved in a joint operation with state police named 'Jharkhand Jaguar' in Ranchi.

In June 2010, Maoist leader Dashrath Mahto was arrested in Jharkhand's Hazaribag district in a joint operation by CRPF and police.

On August 22, 2010, the State Police and the CRPF, in a joint operation arrested a suspected Maoist from the Sambalpur jungles in Kanker region of Chhattisgarhs Bijapur District.

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Andhra Pradesh News on October 7, 2012
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on October 7, 2012

Anti-naxal operation: Chhattisgarh CM meets Manmohan Singh
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today in the shadow of the Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) June 27-28 anti-naxal operation that left 20 people dead.

Swami Agnivesh calls for judicial probe in Maoist encounter
Social activist and Maoist sympathiser Swami Agnivesh has called for a judicial probe into gunbattles between security forces and rebels in Chhattisgarh, after the latest exchange of fire.

Maoist encounter in Dantewada was a prelude to more violence
The overnight encounter in Dantewada in Chattisgarh prevented a planned attack by Maoists who were mobilising forces in the area.

Home Ministry seeks detailed report on Bijapur firing
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday said that a detailed report on the firing between the Maoists and the security forces that took place in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur District earlier last night has been sought from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state government.

16 Naxals killed, two injured in Chhattisgarh encounter
Sixteen Naxals were killed in a fierce encounter with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in the jungles of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh.

Police arrest seven Maoists, recover arms in Ranchi
Jharkhand Police has arrested seven Maoists and recovered a huge arms and ammunition cache from their hideout near here.

Geelani calls for Kashmir Valley shutdown to protest over fire-damaged Sufi shrine
Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani called for shutdown across the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday to protest over the fire that extensively damaged a revered Sufi Muslim shrine here.

First batch of pilgrims from Baltal depart for Amarnath Yatra
The first batch of pilgrims departed for the Amarnath Yatra in the early hours of Monday from the base camp here.

Newly trained Central Reserve Police Force recruits to be deployed in Maoist-affected regions
Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), K Vijay Kumar on Thursday said that the newly trained recruits would be deployed in Maoist affected areas.

Five Indian paramilitary troopers wounded in grenade attack in Sopore
At least five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were wounded, two of them critically, in a grenade attack on Sunday in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, around 50 km northwest of Srinagar.

Maoists' cache of explosives recovered, two suspects arrested in Gaya
In an extensive anti-Maoist search operation, police recovered 250 kilograms of gunpowder, cane bombs and detonators, here on Saturday.

National Deaf and Dumb Chess Championship begins in Srinagar
The eighth National Deaf and Dumb Chess Championship, organized by the sports authorities of Jammu and Kashmir to provide the specially abled players a platform to boost their morales, began here on Tuesday.

CRPF set up camps in Maoist affected villages of Jharkhand
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has set up camps in Maoist infested villages of Jharkhand to combat left wing extremism and bridge the gap between villagers and security personnel.

Arms seized in Assam, six arrested
A huge cache of sophisticated arms was recovered by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the local police here recently.

Maoists destroying school buildings in Jharkhand
Maoists are preventing the children from getting educated by destroying the school buildings across Jharkhand.

Militants attack CRPF men in Srinagar, eight injured
Two motorcycle borne militants opened fire at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men on Wednesday morning, injuring eight personnel. One of the injured is reportedly critical.

Four militants arrested in Assam
Assam police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel arrested four militants belonging to the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) in a joint security operation here.

CRPF reaches out to tribals to combat Maoists
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has launched a 'Civic Action Programme' to effectively combat Maoist threat and bridge the gap between the villagers and security personnel.

Maoist mediators to press rebels and secure early release of abducted Sukma Collector
Maoist appointed mediators arrived in Chintalnar forest area of Chhattisgarh on Thursday to hold talks with the ultras and secure early release of abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon.

Four Maoists arrested in Gaya
Bihar police have arrested four Maoists as part of a drive to step up operations to counter Maoist activities.

CRPF organises rock fest in Kashmir
In a bid to foster young talent, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) organised a rock fest in Jammu and Kashmir.

Security tight across UP on Babri demolition anniversary
Security was tight in prominent cities and town of Uttar Pradesh on the 19th anniversary of the demolition of Babri mosque in Ayodhya.

Self-reliance training to check women trafficking in Orissa's Maoist-hit areas
In an attempt to avert women trafficking cases in Maoist-hit Orissa's Sundergarh District, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has taken the initiative of providing self-reliance training to tribal girls and helping them to find employment.

Huge cache of looted arms and ammunition seized from four Maoists in West Bengal
In a well-coordinated operation, personnel of West Bengal police and the Central Reserve Police Force arrested four Maoists in rebel-infested Paschim Medinipur district.

Maoists resist paramilitary force, attack temporary camp in Latehar
In a desperate bid to prevent the control of counter-insurgency troops, Maoist ultras launched a vicious attack on a temporary paramilitary camp in Jharkhand's Latehar District on Tuesday, injuring five personnel of the Jharkhand Jaguar-a specialised anti-Maoist police force.

CRPF personnel celebrates Diwali in Kashmir
Personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) paramilitary force celebrated Diwali with great fervour and joy here on Wednesday.

Women undergo training in self-defence to ward off Maoist threats in Bihar
In a bid to prevent innocent civilians from getting sucked into the Maoist insurgency, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has successfully imparted training in self-defence and allied martial arts to women hailing from the strife-ridden areas of Bihar.

Four security personnel injured in attacks in Kashmir Valley
Four security personnel were injured in two more terror attacks reported in Anantnag and Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

Three CRPF personnel injured in Srinagar grenade attacks
Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in two back-to-back grenade attacks here on Tuesday.

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