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Maoists/Naxals

To the teeth Above, at a Maoist training camp in Chhattisgarh

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Villagers show ID proof of the dead.

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Wounded eyes Kaka Ramesh, 17, a lucky survivor shows bullet wounds. His statement was yet to be recorded by the police till Jul 16.

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Maoists? Bodies of the minors killed in Korseguda

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Shroud of misery Villagers look at the bodies of the alleged ‘Maoists’ at Sakerguda, in the Korseguda panchayat

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Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh interacts with villagers during a visit to the naxal-affected Saranda area in West Singhbhum, Jharkhand.

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After a major crackdown by CRPF, at least 20 Naxalites including a woman were killed in a fierce overnight gunfight in the dense jungles of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh.

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Lost years Prakash Ram, a farmer from Haldwani, accused of being a Maoist

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CPM leader Brinda Karat takes part in a protest for the immediate release of MA student Vittal Malekudiya and his father, who have been arrested for their alleged support to Naxals, in Bengaluru.

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India’s biggest IRON ORE MINING facility, an NMDC unit in the centre of Kirandul town, Dantewada, by MAOISTS. The raid left six CISF men dead on the high-security plant.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh addresses a press conference in New Delhi. Raman Singh and the mediators emphatically said there was no secret deal or any quid pro quo between Naxals and the state government behind the release of Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon after he was held hostage for 12 days.

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Maoists mediators BD Sharma and G Hargopal addressing a press conference after the release of Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon, in Sukma. Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the mediators emphatically said there was no secret deal or any quid pro quo between Naxals and the state government behind the release of Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon after he was held hostage for 12 days.

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Orissa MLA JHINA HIKAKA after 33 days in Maoist custody in exchange for CMAS men, others. Sukma collector ALEX PAUL MENON to be released on May 3.

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Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon comes out from forest with mediator BD Sharma after released by Maoists at Tadmetla, in Chhattisgarh.

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File Photo: Abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon has been released by the Maoists. Menon, who was kidnapped by the Maoists on April 21, was handed over to the two interlocutors Prof. G. Haragopal and B.D. Sarma deep inside the Bastar forests. A large contingent of media, which stationed itself at Chintalnar, was asked not to accompany the interlocutors.

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‘Don’t mind us’ Amid a combing operation

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So far Manish Kunjam, ex-CPI MLA, returns after handing over Alex Paul’s medicines

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Block Development Officer, Prashant Layek

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Alex Paul Menon, district collector of Sukma

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Villagers carry BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka after being freed by Maoists at Koraput on after 33 days of captivity.

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Odisha BJD MLA freed after 33 days of captivity.

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BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka with his wife Kaushalya at Balipeta village after he was freed by Maoists in Koraput after 33 days of captivity.

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BJD MLAs along with party youths sit on silent dharna in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Bhubaneswar appealing Maoists to release MLA Jhinna Hikaka. Maoists said that they would release Hikaka on April 26.

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Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik creates a sand art appealing Maoists to release the abducted MLA Jhina Hikaka and Collector Alex Menon, at Puri beach in Odisha.

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File: A file photo of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon along with his wife Asha Menon. Menon was taken hostage by the maoists on 21st April. Chhattisgarh government named two former chief secretaries as its nominees for talks with Naxals for release of Menon even as activists - Prashant Bhushan and Manish Kunjam - declined to mediate on behalf of the Maoists.

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A file photo of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon. The anti-Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region has been suspended in the wake of abduction of Menon. Official sources said the state government has asked the security forces engaged in anti-Naxal operations not to conduct any offensive against the Maoists in the Bastar region till he is freed by the extremists.

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File photo of Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon who was abducted by Naxals in Chattisgarh.

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File Photo: DM of Sukma district, Alex Paul Menon kidnapped after Naxals attacked his convoy and took him hostage, in Chhattisgarh.

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File photo of the abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka with his wife and children.The BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka was abducted by the Maoists on March 24, near Korapu in Odisha. The Maoist who abducted Jhina Hikaka said they would organise a people's court on April 25 to take a final decision on his release. According to a report issued to the media in Koraput, the Maoists rejected the Naveen Patnaik government's decision to withdraw cases against 13 persons. The Maoists said that the government should accept their demand for withdrawal of cases against 29 persons and not 13 as it had decided in order to ensure the release of Mr. Hikaka.

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Italian tourist guide Paulo Bosusco, center, who was abducted by Maoist rebels more than a month ago, talks to the media, as unidentified Italian officials sit near him outside the state guest house in Bhubaneswar. Maoist rebels released Bosusco from a remote forest area of Orissa after the state government agreed to release five rebels from prison. Basusco, along with Italian tourist Claudio Colangelo, was abducted on March 14 2012 while on a trek in Orissa state. Colangelo was released 11 days later, but Basusco remained in captivity while negotiations took place between the rebels and the government.

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Italian tourist guide Paulo Bosusco, who was abducted by Maoists more than a month ago, greets the media outside the state guest house in Bhubaneswar. Maoists released Bosusco from a remote forest area after the Orissa government agreed to release five Maoists from prison. Basusco along with Italian tourist Claudio Colangelo was abducted on March 14 while on a trek in Orissa. Colangelo was released 11 days later, but Basusco remained in captivity while Orissa government negotiated with the abductors.

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Italian tourist guide Paulo Bosusco, right, who was abducted by Maoist rebels more than a month ago, waves towards the waiting media, as an Italian official looks on outside the state guest house in Bhubaneswar. Maoist rebels released Bosusco from a remote forest area of eastern India after the state government agreed to release five rebels from prison. Basusco along with Italian tourist Claudio Colangelo was abducted on March 14 while on a trek in Orissa. Colangelo was released 11 days later, but Basusco remained in captivity while negotiations took place between the rebels and the government.

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Italian tourist guide Paulo Bosusco, center, who was abducted by Maoist rebels more than a month ago, talks to the media, as Italian officials sit near him outside the state guest house in Bhubaneswar, Orissa.

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Italian tourist guide Paulo Bosusco, who was abducted by Maoists more than a month ago, greets the media outside the state guest house in Bhubaneswar. Maoists released Bosusco from a remote forest area after the Orissa government agreed to release five Maoists from prison. Basusco along with Italian tourist Claudio Colangelo was abducted on March 14 while on a trek in Orissa. Colangelo was released 11 days later, but Basusco remained in captivity while Orissa government negotiated with the abductors.

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Subhashree Das (2nd R), wife of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, with her mother-in-law, parents and family at her residence in Bhubaneswar after her release from jail.

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Maoist mediators Dandapani Mohanty and B D Sharma addressing the press after receiving the official list of Maoists to be freed from Odisha government in Bhubaneswar.

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Orissa hostage crisis at new bend, one Italian released but Laxmipur BJD MLA JHINA HIKAKA abducted. Talks fizzle, reports of bickering among AP-Oriya Maoists.

Maoist mediators Dandapani Mohanty ( R) and Dr B D Sharma addressing the press after the negotiation talks with Govt. officials at Odisha state guest house in Bhubaneswar.

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An injured CRPF jawan being taken to a hospital in Nagpur after a Maoist attack killed 12 CRPF personnel and injured 28 others in a land mine blast in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.

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Freed Italian tourist Claudio Colangilo with Italian Consul General Joel Melchiori in Bhubaneswar. He was abducted by Maoists and freed on Sunday.

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File photo of the abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka with his wife and children.The BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka was abducted by the Maoists on March 24, near Korapu in Odisha.

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Italian tourist Claudio Colangelo talks to the media after he was handed over to the crew of a television channel, at Sorada village in Ganjam in Odisha on Sunday. Maoist rebels released one of two Italians who were abducted 11 days ago. Colangelo and Paolo Bosusco were abducted on March 14 while on a trek through a densely forested area of Orissa.

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Italian tourist Claudio Colangelo walks with the media people after he was handed over to the crew of a television channel, at Sorada village in Ganjam district in Odisha. Maoist rebels released one of two Italians who were abducted 11 days ago. Colangelo and Paolo Bosusco were abducted on March 14 while on a trek through a densely forested area of Odisha.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik addressing the press after a high level meeting regarding the abduction of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka, at the state assembly in Bhubaneswar.

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A combo image shows the vehicle of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka lying at road side at Tayaput from where Maoists abducted him, near Korapu and the inset photo of the BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka. Maoists abducted the tribal MLA adding to the woes of the Orissa government which is trying to resolve the 10-day-old Italian hostage crisis.

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Mediators Dandapani Mohanty (L) with Prof. B.D.Sharma(R) are addressing the media after 2nd round meeting with Odisha Government about release of Italian tourists, in Bhubaneswar.

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Peoples hold placard as they appeal safe release of two Italian tourists, abducted by Maoists, in Bhubaneswar.

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Prof. B. D. Sharma arrives at the airport in Bhubaneswar to negotiate between Odisha Government and the Maoists for the release of Italian tourists.

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Women of the Bhubaneswar Ladies society hold placards demanding the release of the two abducted Italians during a rally in Bhubaneswar. Talks to free two Italian men Paolo Bosusco, 54, Claudio Colangelo, 61 abducted by Maoist rebels have been delayed because of a disagreement over the choice of negotiators, the state's chief minister Naveen Patnaik said.

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A candy floss vendor walks past a sand sculpture with a message appealing for the release of two abducted Italians at a beach in Puri. Maoist rebels who abducted two Italians over the weekend have halted their insurgent campaign while they negotiate their demand for an end to a government crackdown. The Italians, Orissa tour operator Paolo Bosusco, 54, and tourist Claudio Colangelo, 61, were kidnapped while trekking in Kandhmal district of Orissa.

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People read newspaper outside a closed office of an adventure tourism agency, green door, run by abducted Italian tourist Paolo Bosusco in Puri town, about 67 kilometers away from Bhubaneswar. Maoist rebels who abducted two Italians over the weekend have halted their insurgent campaign in India while they negotiate their demand for an end to a government crackdown. The Italians, Orissa tour operator Paolo Bosusco, 54, and tourist Claudio Colangelo, 61, were kidnapped while trekking in Kandhamal district.

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In this undated photo made available by the driver accompanying Italian tourists, abducted Italian tourist Paolo Bosusco eats a meal at an undisclosed location in India. Maoist have abducted two Italian men in Odisha and demanded that the state government stop all anti-Maoist operations in return for their release.

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Two Italians, one a 19-year veteran tour operator, in Kandhamal, by Maoists. Counter-terrors ops stopped in area, Maoists list 13 demands; Orissa, Centre bicker over next action.

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Security personnel carry an injured policeman after a landmine blast in the jungles of Garhwa, in Jharkhand. Suspected Maoist rebels triggered a powerful landmine explosion killing 13 policemen.

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Free at last Arun with his mother after his release

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To hell and back Arun Ferreira recounting his ordeal in Mumbai

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Relatives and supporters wail near the body of Kishenji, a senior Maoist rebel leader who was killed in a gun battle with security forces in West Bengal during his funeral procession at Peddapally village in Karimnagar District of Andhra Pradesh.

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Varavara Rao, a poet and longtime Maoist sympathizer, center, followed by Deepa, niece of Maoist leader Kishenji who was killed Thursday, walk to lodge a complaint against his killing, in Kolkata. The senior Maoist rebel leader was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in eastern India, news reports said. Rao however told NDTV news channel that Kishenji was killed in a staged gunbattle.

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EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - In this photo, the body of Maoist leader Kishenji is seen after he was killed in an encounter with joint action force inside Burishol forest in West Midnapore, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) west of Kolkata. a top paramilitary official was quoted as saying the operation that killed Kishenji was "clean and successful." The government has called the rebels, who are now spread across 20 of India's 28 states, the country's greatest internal security threat.

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Combo file Photo of Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji interacting with Media and his mugshot. Kishenji has been killed in an encounter with security forces at Burishol village in Junglemahal area of West Bengal.

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Children near their school building that was damaged by Maoists with bulldozers at Barachhatti in gaya on Tuesday night.

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The school building that was damaged by Maoists with bulldozers at Barachhatti in gaya on Tuesday night.

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Boil well SPOs share cooking duties at the Konta camp

Podiam Mutta at his quarters in the Banda SPO camp

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Activists of CPI(ML) burn the effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a protest demanding stoppage of Operation Green Hunt and withdrawal of Joint Force from Jongal Mohal, in Kolkata.

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The damaged Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) vehicle after a powerful landmine blast triggered by Maoist rebels near Geedam on the border of Dantewada and Jagdalpur districts.

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In plain sight A YouTube video grab in which Kodopi records a villager’s testimony indicting the police in the burning of three Dantewada villages

Here stands, India’s ‘gravest’ threat Paramilitary forces have laid siege to the forest. All resistance, armed or unarmed, has been branded ‘Maoist’. Entire villages are being burned.

Lingaram Kodopi He was arrested while apparently handing protection money from Essar. His real crime: he knows Gondi as well as the forest paths in Dantewada.

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The SC asks CHHATTISGARH to “disband and disarm” the 6,500 tribal youth used as SPOs in anti-Maoist ops, mostly drawn from the state-backed SALWA JUDUM.

Outside the law Salwa Judum volunteers, recruited for anti-Maoist operations

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Hope: A Portrait The police picked Gurucharam Mahato from Bamun Diha. His mother, waits for him.

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Without Means Dukhi Soren of Narchya. Police arrested her husband; a TB patient, she has lost her livelihood.

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Keepers Of The Realm Kumbla Danga village celebrates Salui Puja. Villager Gopi Nath Soren was killed here; his son offers prayers for his father.

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Maoists set afire a truck during a bandh call to protest against the recent arrest of politburo member Jagdish Master in Gaya, Bihar.

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Union Home Minister P Chidambaram (center) with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh (left) and Orissa Chief Minister Navin Patnaik addressing a press conference following a meeting over naxal issue in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister P Chidambaram with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Orissa Chief Minister Navin Patnaik after addressing a press conference following a meeting over naxal issue in New Delhi.

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A jawan stands guard near the site where CRPF and Jharkhand police discovered a graveyard of Maoists in a forest during a joint operation on the border of Ranchi-Khunti districts recently. The forces recovered 14 bodies from the graveyard.

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Police officials of 4TH Battalion paying tributes to a CRPF jawan, who was killed in the Naxal attack in Bastar district, in Raipur.

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A police jawan, injured in a landmine blast detonated by Maoist rebels in Dantewada, is shifted to a hospital in Raipur. Ten policemen have been killed and four injured in the attack.

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Police personnel pay tributes to their colleagues who were killed in a Maoists' attack at Jharaghati in Narayanpur district. Five policemen were killed in the attack.

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Policemen carry a coffin of their colleague who was killed in Maoist attack in Raipur. Maoists shot and killed nine policemen in an ambush in a dense jungle in Chhattisgarh.

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Sushma (left with hands on coffin), wife of slain paramilitary soldier Raspal mourns near her husband's coffin at Nagrota village, about 23 kilometers from Jammu. Seven paramilitary soldiers were killed in Chhatisgarh in a land mine explosion triggered by Maoists on May 17.

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CRPF jawans paying tributes to their colleagues, who were killed in an attack by the Maoists in Dantewada district, in Jammu.

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Security personnel inspect the damaged house of Kameshwar Baitha which was blown up by suspected Maoists at Danchabar village in Bishrampur, Medininagar. Baitha, a former Maoist zonal commander and a JMM MP, was released on bail by Patna High Court on Saturday.

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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General K Vijay Kumar along with other officials interacts with a jawan who was injured in a Maoist triggered landmine explosion, at a hospital in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda, along with senior police officials, pays his respects to the bodies of security personnel, who were killed in a Maoist attack, in Ranchi.

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Dr Binayak Sen, civil rights activist jailed on charges of colluding with the Maoists, finally gets bail from the SC. Court says sympathy does not amount to sedition.

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PCPA activist Chatradhar Mahato filing his nomination as an Independent candidate for Jhargram assembly seat, West Midnapore.

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Rights activist Binayak Sen, serving a life sentence for sedition, after being released from the Raipur Central Jail on Monday evening.

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Rights activist Binayak Sen, serving a life sentence for sedition, with his wife Ilina after being released from the Raipur Central Jail on Monday evening.

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CRPF personnel during a search operation after an encounter with the Maoists at Jorobare village of Jharkhand.

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District Collector R Vineel Krishna (sitting R), with his family members, addressing the media at his residence in Malkangiri district on Thursday night following his release by the Maoists after 9 days of captivity.

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Interlocutor R Someswar Rao (C) speaks to the media after releasing of abducted Malkangiri Collector R Vineel Krishna in Bhubaneshwar. Also seen in the picture, State Home Secretary U N Behera (L).

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A Video Grab of Malkangiri District Collector R Vineel Krishna, who was handed over to media persons by the Maoists at Janbhaighat near Chitrakonda in Orissa after 9 days of captivity.

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Mother (R) of Jr Engineer Pabitra Majhi along with relatives watching the news of Majhi's release on a TV at their residence in Bhubaneshwar on Wednesday Feb 23, 201.

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Orissa Home Secretary U N Behera (L) and Panchayatiraj Secretary S N Tripathy (2nd from L)look on as maoists mediators R Someswar Rao (R), G Haragopal (2nd R) and Dandapani Mohanty (C) signing the agreement papers for the release of Malkangiri Collector Vineel Krishna and Jr engineer Pabitra Majhi in Bhubaneshwar. After a seven day ordeal, junior engineer Pabitra Majhi was freed by Maoists while the process was underway for the release of abducted Malkangiri district collector as modalities were discussed between naxal chosen mediators and the Orissa government to implement their demands.

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File photo of Malkangiri Collector R Vineel Krishna (L) and the junior Engineer Pabitra Mohan Majhi who were abducted by the maoists rebels from a village near Chitrakonda, Orissa on Wednesday Feb. 16, 2011. A day after Maoist ideologue Varavara Rao claimed that abducted Malkangiri district collector and a junior engineer had been released, the Naxal-appointed mediators said the process for their return is on and both would be back by Feb 24, 2011.

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