Maoists ready for talks and cease-fire.
New Delhi New Delhi (dĕl`ē), city (1991 pop. 294,149), capital of India and of Delhi state, N central India, on the right bank of the Yamuna River. June 23 (ANI): Putting a moderate step a day after the imposition of ban by the central government, the CPI (1) (Characters Per Inch) The measurement of the density of characters per inch on tape or paper. A printer's CPI button switches character pitch.
(2) (Counts Per I (Maoist) said it is ready for talks and demanded to pull back the forces from Lalgarh.
Speaking to media Gaud Chakraborthy, a spokesperson of the Maoist organisation, expressed his group's intention to declare ceasefire.
Reacting to this the Union Home Ministry ruled out calling back the forces from the trouble-hit district of West Midnapore in West Bengal West Bengal: see Bengal.
State (pop., 2001: 80,176,197), northeastern India. It is bordered by Nepal and Bangladesh and the states of Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, Assam, and Meghalaya and has an area of 34,267 sq mi (88,752 sq km); .
Meanwhile on the second day of the 48-hour bandh For "bandh" as used in yoga, see .
Bandh, originally a Hindi word meaning 'closed', is a form of protest used by political activists in some countries in South Asia like India and Nepal. called by the CPI (Maoist) in protest against the police action in Lalgarh, the ultras continued their violent activities in Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand amidst strong presence of the security forces.
The activists of the red brigade blew up a mobile tower and a community centre near Gaya in Bihar, torched the CPM office in Jhargram in West Bengal, and blew up a Panchayat Noun 1. panchayat - a village council in India or southern Pakistan
council - a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council" office in Palamu Saridi in Jharkhand.
According to the Bihar police, the red ultras entered Jhikatia village in Aurangabad district around midnight and blew up a community centre using dynamites, no one was hurt in the incident.
In a separate incident, the Maoists blew up a mobile telephone tower belonging to a private mobile company at Kharasi village in Gaya district, close to Bihar - Jharkhand border. They also left notes indicating that, this act was in retaliation to police action in Lalgarh.
Significantly, despite the heavy presence of the forces the Maoists attacked the CPM office in Jhargram town barely 50 kilometres from trouble torn Lalgarh.
These incidents indicate the Maoist's attempt to show their presence, beyond Lalgarh in West Bengal. (ANI)
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