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Collector’s abduction: Mediators meet fail to break deadlock (Lead)


April 29th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 29 (IANS) Maoists interlocutors and the Chhattisgarh government-appointed mediators ended their meeting here Sunday night here but failed to find way out to ensure release of Sukma collector ... Read more...

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Mediators sum up talks as rebels hike demands, justify abduction (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) Interlocutors for the Maoists and the mediators appointed by Chhattisgarh government held talks for over five hours Friday to find a way for safe release of ... Read more...

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‘Abducted collector Menon is safe’


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 26 (IANS) Alex Paul Menon was "fine and safe", Left leader Manish Kunjam said Thursday after delivering asthma medicines for Chhattisgarh's Sukma collector who has been in Maoist ... Read more...

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Collector’s abduction: Two of three ‘mediators’ say no (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Two of the three mediators named by Maoists to negotiate the release of Chhattisgarh district collector Alex Paul Menon have refused to join talks. ... Read more...

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Need law against Maoist kidnappings: Congress


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Raipur, April 22 (IANS) A law must be enacted to prevent kidnappings such as that of the Chhattisgarh collector Alex Paul Menon by Maoists, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said ... Read more...

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Abducted Chhattisgarh collector traceless


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) Chhattisgarh police were Sunday yet to find a clue about Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, a day after he was abducted from a forested area ... Read more...

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Bhanwari Devi case: CBI registers third chargesheet


April 21st, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday filed the third chargesheet against four people in connection with the murder of Bhanwari Devi, a Jodhpur nurse ... Read more...

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British Muslim faces war crimes charges in Bangladesh


April 16th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A top Muslim activist in Britain -- a former Bangladeshi citizen -- has been accused of involvement in the abduction and murder of intellectuals during Bangladesh's ... Read more...

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Rajasthan legislator to get special facilities in jail (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) A Rajasthan court Friday directed the Jaipur Central Jail authorities to provide facilities like mattresses, blankets, pillows, an air cooler and mosquito repellent to legislator ... Read more...

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7,563 rapes in Jharkhand in 10 years: Report


April 13th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 13 (IANS) As many as 7,563 rape cases were reported in Jharkhand during the ten-year period since the formation of the state in November 2000, a local NGO ... Read more...

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Raja Bhaiya orders coolers for prisoners


April 10th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) Prisoners in Uttar Pradesh may look forward to a less harsh summer with Jails Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh aka Raja Bhaiya ordering installation of coolers, fans ... Read more...

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Maoist leader’s wife freed, Odisha hostage crisis continues (Second Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) An Italian and an Odisha legislator continued to be in the custody of Maoists Tuesday even as a top rebel's wife - whose release from jail ... Read more...

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Maoist leader’s wife freed from jail (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) Subhashree Das, wife of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, was released Tuesday from a jail in Odisha after a court acquitted her in a 2003 shootout case ... Read more...

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Odisha court acquits Maoist leader’s wife


April 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) A fast track court in Odisha Tuesday acquitted a top Maoist leader's wife in a 2003 shootout case for lack of evidence, sources said. Her release ... Read more...

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Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 10 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan authorities confirmed Monday that they are investigating the abduction of a Costa Rican diplomat in Caracas.Guillermo Cholele, trade attache at the Costa Rican Embassy, was ... Read more...

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‘Can’t be blackmailed on Odisha crisis’


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 2 (IANS) Condemning the kidnapping of an Italian and a legislator by Maoists in Odisha, Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Monday that the government is not going ... Read more...

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No trace of hostages, fencing work stops


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 2 (IANS) With six hostages abducted by a separatist outfit in Mizoram untraced for a week, border fencing along the India-Bangladesh border has been stopped, officials said Monday."The ... Read more...

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Odisha Maoists yet to respond to mediators’ appeal


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 2 (IANS) Maoists are yet to respond to the appeal made by their mediators two days ago to release an Italian held hostage by them in Odisha since ... Read more...

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Case against Power Corp staff for contractor’s murder


March 31st, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, March 31 (IANS) Police Saturday registered a criminal case against Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation staff for abducting and killing a contractor engaged in their department, following orders of a ... Read more...

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Hope of Italian’s release brighten after mediators’ appeal


March 31st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) The chances of an early release of the second kidnapped Italian, held by Maoists in Odisha since March 14, brightened with the rebel-appointed mediators Saturday expressing ... Read more...

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Negotiations to secure Italian’s release may get delayed: Patnaik


March 28th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday said negotiations with the two Maoist-backed mediators to secure the release of an Italian still in captivity could get delayed ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh heightens security along Maharashtra


March 27th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh deployed more troopers Tuesday in its insurgency-hit Rajnandgaon district bordering Maharashtra's Gadchiroli where Maoists killed paramilitary troopers."Security has been stepped up along with Gadchiroli district. ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh legislators advised to be alert while on tour


March 26th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 26 (IANS) Police in Chhattisgarh have urged the state's legislators to be on high alert while trekking through Maoist jungle strongholds in the wake of the abduction of ... Read more...

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Maoists reiterate demands to free second Italian


March 26th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) The Italian still held captive by Maoists in Odisha is in good health, but the government should fulfil their demands - including banning tourist visits to ... Read more...

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Odisha talks halted as Maoists seize legislator (Intro Roundup)


March 24th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Talks to secure the release of two Italians abducted 10 days ago by Maoists in Odisha were suspended Saturday after the rebels daringly kidnapped ... Read more...

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Odisha talks halted as Maoists seize legislator (Roundup)


March 24th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Talks to secure the release of two Italians abducted 10 days ago by Maoists in Odisha were suspended Saturday after the rebels daringly kidnapped ... Read more...

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Odisha hostage crisis: Talks suspended after legislator’s abduction


March 24th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) Talks to secure release of two Italians kidnapped by Maoists in Odisha were suspended Saturday after the kidnapping of a ruling party legislator and the killing ... Read more...

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Odisha capable of handling legislator’s kidnapping: Congress


March 24th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Congress Saturday said the Odisha government was capable of handling the situation arising out of the kidnapping of a ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Orissa abduction: Uproar in assembly


March 24th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members Saturday created an uproar in Odisha assembly over the abduction of a tribal member by Maoists early Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct Odisha MLA (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) Maoists abducted a legislator of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) early Saturday, police said.About 100-150 armed rebels abducted Jhina Hikaka, 37, from a hilly area ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct Odisha MLA


March 24th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) Maoists abducted a legislator of Odisha's ruling party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) early Saturday, police said.About 100-150 armed rebels abducted Jhina Hikaka, 34, from a hilly ... Read more...

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Odisha kidnapping: BJP, BJD slam central government


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Thursday slammed the central government for not cooperating in the case of abduction of ... Read more...

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Odisha assembly appeals for Italians’ release


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) The Odisha assembly Thursday appealed to the Maoists to release the two Italians the rebels had kidnapped March 14.The resolution, moved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, ... Read more...

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Chidambaram refutes Odisha CM’s no-help claim


March 21st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday rejected Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's charge that the central government offered no help in getting two Italians freed ... Read more...

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Odisha kidnapping will have no impact on tourism: Sahay


March 20th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subadh Kant Sahay Tuesday said the abduction of two Italian nationals by Maoists in Odisha will not have any adverse impact on tourism ... Read more...

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