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‘Ek Tha Tiger’ promises full on entertainment (IANS Preview)


August 13th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Wait is over for all Salman Khan fans as the star is coming to cinema halls Wednesday with "Ek Tha Tiger" to celebrate Independence ... Read more...

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Panda twins born in China


July 11th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) A 12-year-old giant panda, Xi Mei, has given birth to twin cubs, the first pandas to be born this year in China, experts said Wednesday.Xinhua quoted ... Read more...

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Kidnapped SBI cashier in Meghalaya still untraced


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 2 (IANS) The whereabouts of the State Bank of India (SBI) cashier kidnapped by Liberation Achik Elite Force (LAEF) rebels 10 days ago remain unknown, even as ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh walks back to India after 30 years


June 28th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Held in Pakistan on spying charges in the early 1980s, Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh returned home after three decades Thursday.Smiling and waving to family members, ... Read more...

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Surjeet freed but reaches Wagah in handcuffs (Lead, Changing dateline)


June 28th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Wagah (Pakistan), June 28 (IANS) He may have been officially released from jail Thursday morning but when Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh alighted from the prison van at the Wagah border ... Read more...

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Surjeet freed, to come home via Wagah (Lead, Changing dateline)


June 28th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh was released from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail after over three decades in captivity Thursday and reached the Wagah border on the ... Read more...

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Sailor couple held by pirates aim to finish voyage


June 11th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A British couple held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year are planning to finish their round-the-world sailing trip.Rachel and Paul Chandler said they ... Read more...

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FARC rebels release French reporter


May 31st, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Florencia (Colombia), May 31 (IANS/EFE) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced Wednesday that French war correspondent Romeo Langlois had been released by FARC guerrillas after 33 days ... Read more...

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Abducted Odisha cop shot dead by Maoists (Third Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) The bullet-riddled body of a police officer was found in Odisha's Nuapada district shortly after he had been kidnapped by Maoist guerrillas Tuesday, officials said.Assistant Sub-Inspector ... Read more...

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Abducted Odisha cop shot dead by Maoists (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) The bullet-riddled body of a police officer was found in Odisha's Nuapada district shortly after he had been kidnapped by Maoist guerrillas Tuesday, official sources said.Assistant ... 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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Menon returns home, Chhattisgarh denies deal with Maoists (Second Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sukma/New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Thirteen days after he was kidnapped by Maoists, District Collector Alex Paul Menon was received at home in Sukma by his joyous and relieved family ... Read more...

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Menon returns home to Sukma


May 4th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon reached home Friday morning, 13 days after he had been kidnapped by the Maoists.His wife Asha, who is ... Read more...

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Maoists finally free a fatigued Menon (Roundup)


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 3 (IANS) Maoists freed abducted District Collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday evening, ending a 13-day hostage crisis after mediators brokered a deal with the Chhattisgarh government.After three ... Read more...

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‘I am fine, don’t worry,’ Menon tells wife


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chintalnar (Chhattisgarh), May 3 (IANS) Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon, who was released by Maoists Thursday after 12 days of captivity, had to wait one more day to be ... Read more...

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Menon’s family expresses happiness at his release


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Mysore, May 3 (IANS) Relief and happiness brimmed over among family members of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday after his release by Maoists.Menon's father A. Varadhas told ... Read more...

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Raman Singh speaks to freed collector on phone


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 3 (IANS) A relieved Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Thursday said he had spoken on phone to Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon who was released by Maoists ... Read more...

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Maoists free Menon, says ready to serve in Sukma again (Second Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 3 (IANS) After hours of tension Thursday, Maoists finally released Chhattisgarh's Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday evening after 12 days of captivity. Menon said he ... Read more...

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I’m okay, I’m okay, says Menon


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 3 (IANS) Surrounded by journalists, a visibly relieved Alex Paul Menon, collector of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, said "I'm okay, I'm okay" after Maoists ended his 12 days ... Read more...

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Fireworks as reports say Sukma collector released


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 3 (IANS) Celebrations began at the Sukma district collector's residence Thursday afternoon as reports said that Alex Paul Menon had been released by the Maoists after 12 days ... Read more...

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Maoists to release abducted collector Thursday


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 3 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh government chopper Thursday morning left Raipur for Tarmetla, where Maoist guerillas are expected to release kidnapped Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, state govermment ... Read more...

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Maoists to release collector Thursday (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 2 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Wednesday said they will release kidnapped Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday.In a message to some media organisations, the rebels said Menon, in ... Read more...

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Maoists to release Menon Thursday


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 2 (IANS) Maoist guerillas Wednesday said they would release kidnapped Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday.In a message to some media organisations, the rebels said Menon, in ... Read more...

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Abducted Chhattisgarh district collector’s release likely


April 30th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 30 (IANS) The release of abducted Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon seemed likely with the Maoist interlocutors and the Chhattisgarh government-appointed mediators agreeing Monday night to form a ... Read more...

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33 days on, Maoists free Odisha legislator Hikaka (Fourth lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Balipeta (Odisha), April 26 (IANS) Thirty-three days after he was kidnapped by Maoists, Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Jhina Hikaka was Thursday freed from captivity and walked into ... Read more...

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Maoists release Odisha legislator Hikaka


April 26th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka in the state's Koraput district after holding him in captivity for more than a month, sources said.Left-wing extremists, who ... 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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Abducted Sukma collector wanted to be journalist


April 25th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Had he not been a bureaucrat, Chhattisgarh's Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon would have been a journalist, says an old friend, recalling how he switched ... Read more...

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Odisha looks for mediator as hostage crisis continues


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) Odisha Monday said it was looking for a mediator to start a dialogue with Maoists holding Biju Janata Dal legislator Jhina Hikaka, who will complete a ... Read more...

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Maoists plan peoples’ court to decide fate of Hikaka (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Maoists Wednesday accused the Odisha government of not taking steps on their demands and announced they would decide the fate of legislator Jhina Hikaka, who is ... Read more...

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Maoists plan peoples’ court to decide fate of Hikaka


April 18th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The Maoists Wednesday accused the Odisha government of not taking steps on their demand and announced they would decide the fate of legislator Jhina Hikaka, who ... Read more...

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12 hostages rescued from Somali pirates


April 13th, 2012 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 13 (IANS) A Danish warship apprehended a pirate ship off Somalia's coast and released 12 hostages, including a few Pakistanis, held on board, Denmark's navy said Thursday.The warship ... Read more...

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Maoists release Italian hostage, MLA still held (Roundup)


April 12th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him in captivity for nearly a month, while the fate of another hostage, Odisha's ruling Biju ... Read more...

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Maoists release Italian hostage, MLA still missing (Second Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him in captivity for nearly a month, officials said as the fate of another hostage, Odisha's ... Read more...

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Maoists release second Italian (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him hostage for nearly a month, official sources said."He has been released and has already arrived ... Read more...

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