The Morning Wrap: Biggest Killers Of Police In Naxal Areas Are Heart Attacks; More Trouble For Pahlaj Nihalani

11/05/2015 8:53 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol during 'Operation Green Hunt' near the jungles of Lathehar, some 188 kilometers (118 miles) northwest of Ranchi on March 18, 2010. A major drive has been launched to flush out Maoist rebels, also known as Naxals, from their strongholds in West Bengal and Jharkhand state under the operation. The rebels have fought for more than four decades in several Indian states, demanding land and jobs for agricultural laborers and the poor. About 2,000 people, including police, militants and civilians, have been killed in violence over the past few years. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

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