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Iran denies Syria captives are elite guards


August 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Iranian foreign ministry Monday denied that the 48 Iranians kidnapped in Syria were members of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards."We strongly deny the information ... Read more...

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Tripura farmers released by banned outfit


May 30th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 30 (IANS) A crackdown by Bangladesh security forces has forced a separatist outfit to release three farmers kidnapped 23 days ago from Tripura and taken across the border, ... Read more...

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NLFT militants kidnap three farmers in Tripura


May 7th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 7 (IANS) At least three tribal farmers were abducted at gunpoint and taken to neighbouring Bangladesh by the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants, police said ... 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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Six abducted by militants in Mizoram


March 26th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 26 (IANS) At least six people, including residents of Assam, Punjab, and Rajasthan, were abducted by unidentified tribal guerrillas in a Mizoram district bordering Bangladesh Monday, police said ... Read more...

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Russia urges fair trial for captured Saif al-Islam


November 20th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 20 (IANS) Russia Saturday hailed Libyan leaders' decision to send Saif al-Islam, the arrested son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, to court and expressed hope that he ... Read more...

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ITC’s Nepal subsidiary closes garment unit


August 17th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 17 (IANS) Nepal's biggest tax-paying company Surya Nepal, in which Indian multi-product group ITC holds 59 percent stake, has decided to shut down its garments factory following prolonged ... Read more...

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Militants take abducted Tripura villagers to Bangladesh


July 24th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 24 (IANS) National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) guerrillas have taken to Bangladesh the eight tribal villagers kidnapped from north Tripura last week, police said here Sunday."According to ... Read more...

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Tripura guerrillas abduct eight villagers


July 20th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) At least eight villagers were kidnapped by tribal guerrillas in Tripura, police said here Wednesday."Eleven heavily armed NLFT (National Liberation Front of Tripura) militants raided the ... Read more...

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Taliban behead four workers in Afghanistan


July 10th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four workers kidnapped in Afghanistan by the Taliban have been beheaded, a local TV channel reported Sunday.The four were part of a group of ... Read more...

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Tribal militants abduct six people in Tripura


July 1st, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 1 (IANS) At least six people, including a government employee, were kidnapped by tribal guerrillas in Tripura, police said here Friday.Five heavily armed NLFT (National Liberation Front of ... Read more...

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10 people abducted by rebels in Tripura, Mizoram


June 8th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, June 8 (IANS) At least 10 people, including two executives of an Assam-based private company, were abducted by tribal guerrillas in two separate incidents in Tripura and Mizoram, ... Read more...

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Leaked US documents show some Gitmao prisoners held for years on ‘flimsy ground’


April 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Around 700 leaked US classified military documents have revealed that some suspects were detained for years in the Guantánamo Bay prison on 'flimsy ground'.According to The New ... Read more...

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Armed guerrillas abduct four workers in Tripura


March 8th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) Separatist tribal guerrillas have abducted four workers from the construction site of a health sub-centre in a village in northern Tripura, police said here Tuesday."NLFT (National ... Read more...

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India warns Somali pirates not to harm captives


March 1st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Describing piracy as "an international menace", External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday warned Somalian hijackers of a ship with Indians on board not to harm those in ... Read more...

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Malkangiri Collector kidnapping: Maoists extend deadline


February 19th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (ANI): Maoists have extended the two-day deadline indefinitely for the Orissa Government to meet their demands in return for the release of Malkangiri District Collector R V Krishna and ... 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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Afghanistan stoning victim’s father had sold her into marriage with relative


February 5th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 5(ANI): A young woman who was stoned to death in Afghanistan last August had reportedly run away from home because her father had sold her into marriage with a wealthy ... Read more...

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Japan should develop nuke weapons to defend itself from China, N. Korea: Tokyo Governor


February 5th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Feb 5 (ANI): A Japanese governor has said that his country should develop nuclear weapons to safeguard itself from countries like China and North Korea.Seventy-eight-year-old Ishihara, a former actor and ... Read more...

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Somali pirates using aggressive new tactics like torture


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): The commander of the European Union naval force has said that Somali pirates have started using aggressive new tactics, including torture on their captives.Captured sailors now face being ... Read more...

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Scottish man with Robinson Crusoe author’s name rescued from island


January 27th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): A Scottish man, who goes by the same name as the author of Robinson Crusoe, was recently rescued from a remote island in Scotland after he and his ... Read more...

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Mexican judge hands down country’s first life sentence


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) A judge in the northern state of Chihuahua imposed Mexico's first sentence of life in prison, the state Attorney General's Office said.Alfredo Cruz Guzman, 18, found ... Read more...

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Abducted Tripura tribals taken to Bangladesh


December 10th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 10 (IANS) Outlawed tribal extremists who abducted 11 tribals Tuesday have taken nine of the hostages to Bangladesh and released two, police said here Friday. The militants have demanded ... Read more...

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Militants kidnap four workers in Tripura


November 27th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 27 (IANS) Separatist tribal guerrillas in Tripura have abducted four labourers working on a school building construction site, police said Saturday."Outlawed NLFT (National Liberation Front of Tripura) militants, armed with ... Read more...

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Meghalaya official untraced for over a month


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 3 (IANS) It has been over a month since a state transport officer and his driver were kidnapped by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in Meghalaya but even now ... Read more...

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‘US handed over detainees to Iraqi torture squad’


October 25th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Newly-leaked US military documents posted on WikiLeaks have revealed that American troops in Iraq handed over captives to a notorious Iraqi torture squad, a media report said Monday. ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka in danger of breeding many more Prabhakarans over forced arrests, warns ex diplomat


September 17th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Sept 17 (ANI): A retired senior diplomat in Sri Lanka, Nanda Godage, has testified before the war commission examining the final years of the long-running civil conflict which ended last year, ... Read more...

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Tete’s family blames Bihar government for his death


September 6th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by ANI
Simdega (Jharkhand), Lakhisarai (Bihar), Sep. 6 (ANI): Family members of Tete, one of the four captives who was killed by the rebels on Monday has blamed the Bihar Government for inefficiency in ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis in Bihar: Naxals to free captive cops at 4.00 p.m.


September 5th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Sep.5 (ANI): The hostage crisis related to three policeman is witnessing new twists and turns every now and then with the Naxals coming up with various surprise announcements and demands in ... Read more...

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Bihar suspends police officer


September 1st, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 1 (IANS) Bihar Wednesday suspended Lakhisarai Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Singh on charges of irregularity and negligence of duty during a gunfight with Maoists in which seven policemen were ... Read more...

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Time is running out for four abducted Bihar cops


September 1st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 1 (IANS) Time is running out for the four Bihar policemen abducted by Maoists as the rebels' deadline for releasing their eight jailed commanders expires around 4 p.m. Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Curfews in Kashmir causes stress, depression in locals


July 26th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, July 26 (ANI): The ongoing shutdowns and curfews in the Kashmir valley have affected the locals psychologically.The killings of at least 14 youth, mostly protestors, in the last ... Read more...

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India shutdown saves Nepal villagers’ lives


July 7th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) A general strike enforced in India by the opposition parties Monday to protest against price rise may have inconvenienced millions in the country but in neighbouring ... Read more...

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Angelo Marsella Recalls D Day


June 6th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Brookhaven, June 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) June 6 might be just another Sunday for many of us, but for the Veterans of the Second World War it is one of the ... Read more...

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Families of Indians held captives in Egypt to seek High Court’s help for release


June 5th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
Madurai, June 5 (ANI): Families of 30 men, hailing from Tamil Nadu have decided to file a petition in the Madras High Court to ensure their rescue in Egypt where they have ... Read more...

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