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Iran summons Swiss envoy over abductions in Syria


August 7th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 7 (IANS) The Iranian foreign ministry Tuesday summoned the Swiss charge d'affaires in the country to protest the abduction of Iranian pilgrims in Syria, Press TV reported.The Swiss ... Read more...

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Mexico puts up $1.2 bn to solve kidnappings


May 12th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities said Friday that they are prepared to pay up to 16.5 billion pesos ($1.23 billion) in rewards for information leading to the rescue ... Read more...

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Chidambaram is biggest murderer of democracy: Swami Agnivesh (Interview)


May 7th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Saying the government has "done nothing" to address the rights of poor tribals, noted social activist and former peace negotiator Swami Agnivesh blames Home ... Read more...

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Gogoi claims improved law and order


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday complemented senior officials for improved law and order in the state but asked them to tame abductions and extortion."Though the ... Read more...

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Government losing its way in Maoist minefield


April 24th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Two Italians kidnapped in Odisha, then a legislator and now a collector in Chhattisgarh. The high profile abductions have again focused attention on the ... Read more...

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Bihar alerts legislators, officials in 33 Maoist-hit districts


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 22 (IANS) In the wake of audacious abductions by Maoists in Odisha and Chattisgarh, the Bihar government has asked legislators and top officials in the state's 33 insurgency-hit ... Read more...

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Spanish doctor kidnapped in Nigeria set free


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 22 (IANS/EFE) Spanish physician Jose Manuel Machimbarrena, kidnapped in Nigeria April 4, has been freed and is in good health though "pretty tired", officials at Spain's foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Hindus fleeing Balochistan: Daily


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) There has been a surge in Hindu families fleeing Pakistan's Balochistan province as they feel insecure, a daily said Tuesday, adding that around 100 families have ... Read more...

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German engineer abducted in Somalia


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Jan 22 (IANS) A foreign national -- reportedly a German engineer working for the government -- has been abducted in Somalia, according to Xinhua.The incident took place in the ... Read more...

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CBI sets up anti-human trafficking unit


January 4th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) To keep tab on human trafficking and abductions across the country, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has set up an anti-human trafficking unit, a ... Read more...

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Mexico saw 49 kidnappings a day in 2011


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 3 (IANS/EFE) An average of 49 kidnappings occurred every day in Mexico in 2011, a report said.The Council for Law and Human Rights said a total of ... Read more...

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Japan seeks India’s support over North Korea abductions


December 29th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Wednesday sought India's support and understanding on the emotive issue of North Korea abducting Japanese nationals."I requested the understanding ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda planning to kidnap more Westerners


November 29th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers (Algeria), Nov 29 (IANS/AKI) The Al Qaeda is planning a "wave of abductions" of Westerners in North Africa, Algeria's secret service agency has said.The Department of Investigation and Security ... Read more...

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Unicef concerned over escalating conflict in Somalia


November 16th, 2011 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Nov 16 (IANS) The UN children's fund (Unicef) has expressed concern over the impact of escalating conflict in Somalia where at least 24 children have been killed while 58 ... Read more...

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Linkages between northeast terrorists continue: Government


October 20th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 20 (IANS) Terrorist outfits in the northeast continue to have close linkages between themselves to carry out subversive activities, the union home ministry said Thursday.In a notification here, ... Read more...

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‘Kidnappings for ransom a lucrative business in Pakistan’


July 4th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Abductions for ransom have become a lucrative business in Pakistan, said a leading daily Monday and observed that the nexus between terrorists and traditional kidnappers ... Read more...

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Indian trader’s killing causes uproar in Nepal (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) An Indian trader was shot dead in the latest incident in a series of gun attacks in Nepal's capital, prompting businessmen to stage protests here Monday.Anjani ... Read more...

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Uproar in Nepal after gunmen kill Indian trader


April 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) Businessmen staged protests here Monday after unidentified assailants shot dead an Indian trader in the latest incident in a series of gun attacks in Nepal's capital.Anjani ... Read more...

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Ten schoolchildren kidnapped in Pak’s Kurram region freed following negotiations


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Parachinar, April 2(ANI): The ten schoolchildren kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Kurram earlier on Saturday have been released following negotiations between a local jirga and the ... Read more...

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Pak Govt must urgently provide accountability for Baloch killings: Amnesty International


February 24th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24(ANI): The Pakistan Government must immediately provide accountability for the "alarming number of killings and abductions in Balochistan attributed to government forces" in recent months, Amnesty International has demanded.In the ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct five civilians in Jharkhand


February 14th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Neel KamalGarhwa, Feb 14 (ANI): Maoists abducted a railway station master and four members of a family in two separate incidents in Jharkhand's Garhwa District on Sunday.A. K. Singh, the stationmaster ... Read more...

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Three WWF female officials kidnapped by Bodo militants in Assam ‘released’


February 9th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Three female wildlife officials, who were abducted along with their male colleagues, in Assam have reportedly been released.The Assam police have however said, that the abductors have ... Read more...

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Tamil diaspora marks Sri Lanka independence day as black day


February 5th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 5 (IANS) The Tamil diaspora in Canada marked Sri Lanka's independence day Friday as a "black day" by wearing black badges."We join the Tamils back home in marking this day ... Read more...

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Abductions for ransom in Manipur continue


January 28th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Jan 28 (ANI): The people in Manipur continue to suffer, as there is no end to the abductions for ransom by militants.On January 21, Khwairakpam Ibobi Singh, Senior Divisional Sales Manager ... Read more...

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India sees 7.6 percent rise in crimes against children


January 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh records the highest number of crimes against children and Delhi sits on the fourth spot, reveals National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, pointing to a ... Read more...

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Doctor abducted in Bihar, police clueless (Lead)


January 12th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 11 (IANS) The spate of kidnappings continued unabated in Bihar as a doctor was abducted in Sitamarhi district by an unidentified group. Police have failed to make any breakthrough in ... Read more...

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Doctor abducted in Bihar


January 11th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 11 (IANS) The spate of kidnappings continued unabated in Bihar as a doctor has been abducted in Sitamarhi district by an unidentified group. Police said Tuesday Yogendra Prasad, posted at ... Read more...

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Bihar kidnappings shock, scare NRIs


January 2nd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 2 (IANS) Non-Resident Indians from Bihar are shocked and worried over the rising incidents of kidnapping in the state as the fear of abductions once again returns to haunt the ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar: runaway winner as person of the year (Comment)


December 31st, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli In the season of scams when political reputations are at their lowest ebb, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stands out as a remarkable exception. His emergence as a front-runner ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban abduct, to punish 23 Mehsud tribesmen for meeting Gen Kayani


December 28th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Dera Ismail Khan, Dec 28 (ANI): Defying an ongoing military offensive, the Pakistan Taliban have abducted 23 tribesmen, who had met with army chief General Ashfaq Kayani during a recent trip ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s two dozen Hindu families seek asylum in India


December 27th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) More than two dozen Hindu families in Pakistan have sought political asylum in India after an increase in cases of kidnapping for ransom and target killings of the ... Read more...

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US-backed elite Indonesian forces target churchmen, civilians


December 6th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 6 (ANI): A leading churchman in West Papua has called on President Obama to withdraw US cooperation with Indonesia's elite 'Kopassus' forces, after finding himself on a military 'enemies' list. ... Read more...

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Pakistani militant arrested in Delhi after gunfight (Roundup)


November 15th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Jammu, Nov 15 (IANS) A Pakistani described as a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen group was arrested after a gunfight in the Indian capital, police said Monday. He is being interrogated ... Read more...

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Activists want abducted officer, worker freed (Second Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Intellectuals and social workers in West Bengal Tuesday demanded the release of an Intelligence Bureau officer and a NGO activist believed to have been abducted by Maoists three ... Read more...

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Activists demand release of abducted officer, worker (Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Intellectuals and social workers in West Bengal Tuesday demanded the release of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer and a non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker believed to have been abducted ... Read more...

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