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Delhi trader looted in Agra


September 8th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 8 (IANS) A Delhi trader, dealing in shoe material, was looted at gunpoint here late Friday, police said.Pradeep Jindal was returning from a shoe market after collecting ... Read more...

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Teachers looted on gunpoint in Gurgaon


September 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 6 (IANS) Seven women teachers travelling in a Maruti van were Thursday looted of cash and jewelry worth lakhs of rupees at gunpoint in daylight in a posh ... Read more...

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I will die but won’t grab land: Mamata


August 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said she would rather die than grab land forcibly for projects.Addressing a meeting at Itahar of North Dinajpur ... Read more...

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Scribes fear for safety in Uttar Pradesh


August 29th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) Journalists are a worried lot in Uttar Pradesh following two major attacks on them in a fortnight.On Aug 17, a Muslim mob thrashed photographers and ... Read more...

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Man hurls shoe at judge in Odisha courtroom


August 9th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) Upset that police had taken no action on his complaint that has family was being harassed, a man facing trial on charges of dacoity hurled a ... Read more...

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Assam businessman killed, another abducted in Meghalaya


August 8th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 7 (IANS) Rebels of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Tuesday gunned down a businessman from Assam and abducted another at gunpoint in Meghalaya's North Garo Hills ... Read more...

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Armed robbers loot Rs.15 lakh in Noida, nabbed, money recovered (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Aug 6 (IANS) Two robbers, who looted over Rs.15 lakh in cash from a reputed retail outlet in Great India Place mall in Sector 39 here, were overpowered by ... Read more...

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Sex attacker jailed after 11 years


August 5th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) A 57-year-old man who forced a woman to perform a sex act at gunpoint has been identified and jailed after 11 years after the victim saved ... Read more...

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Armed Brazilian demands bank returns her $25


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) A 73-year-old retired teacher went to a bank in Brazil and demanded at gunpoint that the financial institution return 50 reais (about $25) that a ... Read more...

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Pakistanis kill two shop robbers


July 19th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Two armed men died in Pakistan's port city of Karachi when they attempted a robbery at a shop Thursday, and enraged citizens snatched their weapons and ... Read more...

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Valdivia enjoys playing again after kidnapping


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 3 (IANS) Chile international midfielder Jorge Valdivia said he is finally enjoying his football again, almost a month after he and his wife were briefly kidnapped ... Read more...

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Two Americans kidnapped in Egypt


June 1st, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two American tourists have been kidnapped by unidentified armed men from near the Red Sea resort of Dahab, Egyptian television reported.The two Americans are in ... Read more...

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Bulgarian envoy to Yemen escapes abduction attempt


May 14th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 14 (IANS) Bulgarian ambassador in Yemen Boris Genadiev Borisov had a miraculous escape when armed men intercepted his car and tried to kidnap him at gunpoint in Yemeni ... Read more...

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Delhi jewellery shop robbed at gun point


May 9th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Two men in their early 30s Tuesday robbed jewellery worth lakhs of rupees from a showroom in west Delhi after holding the owners of the ... 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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Abducted Chhattisgarh collector may be freed Wednesday (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 1 (IANS) Maoists may set abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon free Wednesday, official sources in Chhattisgarh said Tuesday."Maoist interlocutors G. Hargopal and B.D. Sharma communicated to ... Read more...

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Abducted Chhattisgarh collector may walk free Wednesday


May 1st, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 1 (IANS) Maoists may set abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon free Wednesday, official sources in Chhattisgarh said Tuesday."Maoist interlocutors G. Hargopal and B.D. Sharma communicated to ... Read more...

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Sukma collector may be released soon (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 30 (IANS) The release of abducted Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon in the next 48 hours seemed likely with the Maoist interlocutors and the Chhattisgarh government-appointed mediators agreeing ... 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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Sukma collector safe, say mediators after meeting Maoists


April 29th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 29 (IANS) Abducted Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon is safe, two interlocutors who met Maoists in their jungle hideout said Sunday, adding the rebels had replied to the ... Read more...

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Armed Maoists receive interlocutors in Chhattisgarh jungle (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 28 (IANS) Armed Maoists received both of their interlocutors, bearing the Chhattisgarh government's response to their demands for release of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, in ... Read more...

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Abducted collector: Maoists’ mediators fly to Bastar


April 28th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 28 (IANS) Exactly a week after Maoists abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon at gun point, two interlocutors named by them Saturday flew in to Bastar ... Read more...

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Two kidnappings: Maoists release MLA, hold on to collector (Roundup)


April 26th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Balipeta (Odisha)/Raipur, April 26 (IANS) Freedom for one, continuing captivity for the other. Maoist guerrillas Thursday released Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka more than a month after they kidnapped him but ... 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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Chhattisgarh collector’s in-laws spend sleepless nights


April 24th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) As their daughter puts up a stoic face in Chhattisgarh, the family of Asha Paul Menon - wife of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh names two mediators for Menon’s release


April 24th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) With just a day to go for the Maoist deadline, the Chhattisgarh government Tuesday named two former chief secretaries to negotiate with the guerrillas who ... Read more...

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I can’t mediate using innocent as pawn, says Bhushan


April 24th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Supreme Court lawyer and prominent Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan has declined to mediate on behalf of the Maoists who have kidnapped Chhattisgarh's Sukma District ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh slows down anti-Maoist drive till Menon’s release


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 23 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has virtually called a halt to its anti-Maoist offensive till Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon is released from captivity, official sources ... Read more...

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Collector’s abduction: Maoists want eight cadres freed (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) The Maoist abductors of a Chhattisgarh district collector Sunday demanded the release of their eight jailed associates and a halt on security forces' action ... Read more...

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‘Chattisgarh clueless about collector’s whereabouts’ (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) The Chattisgarh Police is "totally clueless" about the whereabouts of Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, who has been abducted by Maoists, while the state government ... 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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Kolkata rape: Accused declared proclaimed offender


April 15th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Kader Khan, absconding prime accused in the alleged rape of an Anglo-Indian woman in a moving car here in February, has been declared a proclaimed offender ... Read more...

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Convict pays bribe to escape prison on chopper


April 4th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A convict who fled a prison in Russia on a helicopter bought himself the opportunity with a bribe of 10,000 rubles (around $340), prosecutors said.Prison ... Read more...

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