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Monday, February 14, 2011

News from India


AIPUR: Less than a few hundred metres from the landmark Chitrakote

waterfall, a group of Maoists blew up an under construction police

chowki on Monday. No one was injured. The construction workers sleeping

in the building were asked to move out before the Maoists planted

explosive devices.

But the two-storey three-room building was damaged along with the

tourism department's efforts to promote the waterfall as a destination.

Chitrakote is India's largest waterfall, 95 ft deep and 650 ft wide.

Often called India's Niagara, for the voluminous descent of water along

a horseshoe bend.

Maoists blow up police post in Kandhamal

Armed Maoists set afire a police outpost in Orissa's Kandhamal district early on Thursday morning. Kandhamal SP Praveen Kumar said that around 50 Maoists, including women, attacked the newly-constructed outpost at Subarnagiri under Kotgarh police station and set it on fire. No casualty was reported.

"The rebels shouted anti-government slogans. They also left Maoist posters and leaflets warning the government of dire consequences for anti-Maoist operations in the area," said Praveen Kumar. Additional force had been sent to the area for combing and patrolling.

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