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Suspended cop takes senior ‘hostage’ in Hyderabad


September 12th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) A suspended head constable took a senior police official 'hostage' here Wednesday, sending shock waves across the police establishment.Giriprasad Sharma, a suspended head constable with the ... Read more...

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Moving beyond past, India, Pakistan ink visa pact (Roundup)


September 8th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Despite some core irritants continuing, India and Pakistan Saturday signaled that they were ready to move ahead and not be "held hostage to things that ... Read more...

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No backtracking on Mumbai attack: Krishna (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Saturday that there was no question of India backtracking on the sensitive issue of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack ... Read more...

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No backtracking on Mumbai attack: Krishna


September 8th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Saturday that there was no question of India backtracking on the sensitive issue of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack as ... Read more...

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11 militants killed on Georgia-Russia border


August 30th, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 11 militants and three special forces personnel have been killed near the Georgia-Russia border, the Georgian interior ministry said.Interior Ministry units Wednesday sealed ... Read more...

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Biju comes home from the forests of Philippines


August 19th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 19 (IANS) It was a homecoming for 36-year-old K.V. Biju, who was held hostage in the forests of southern Philippines for over a year by the Abu Sayyaf ... Read more...

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Kidnapper holding girl shot dead


August 12th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) A man in China's Guangdong province was shot dead after he kidnapped a 10-year-old girl, China Daily reported Sunday.The incident occurred Saturday evening in the provincial ... Read more...

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Chinese who took girl hostage shot dead


August 11th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) A knife-wielding man who took a girl child hostage in south China's Guangdong province Saturday morning was gunned down by the police.The incident happened at about ... Read more...

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Four foreigners kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria


August 5th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Lagos, Aug 4 (IANS) Two Nigerian Navy officers were killed and four foreigners -- a Malaysian, an Iranian, a Thai and an Indonesian -- were Saturday taken hostage by suspected ... Read more...

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Vince Vaughn to produce ‘The Risk Agent’


July 27th, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Actor Vince Vaughn is all set to produce and star in the big screen adaptation of Ridley Pearson's thriller novel titled "The Risk Agent".The 42-year-old has ... Read more...

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Two elderly women stabbed to death in Delhi (lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Two elderly women, residing in two houses in the same colony in Delhi, were stabbed to death by robbers for a few hundred ... Read more...

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Haryana farmers torch police station


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 22 (IANS) Farmers torched a police station, held several policemen hostage and blocked the Delhi-Jaipur highway Sunday as police opened fire to control protests against land acquisition in ... Read more...

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Pakistan bank, phone shop robbed


July 20th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) Armed robbers Friday looted over Rs.4 million from a private bank and a mobile phone shop in Pakistan's Hyderabad city, Geo News reported.Police said the bandits ... Read more...

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Four held for robbery in Delhi


July 18th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Four people have been arrested for robbery at a posh south Delhi locality, police said Wednesday. Among the arrested is the family's domestic help, who ... Read more...

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One killed in attack on Pakistani police station


July 16th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) At least one policeman was killed and several held hostage Monday morning following a brazen attack launched by gunmen on a police station in Pakistan's northwest ... Read more...

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Gunman kills one, takes another hostage in German town


July 5th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 4 (IANS) At least one person was shot dead and another taken hostage in Germany after an unidentified gunman opened fire Wednesday morning in Karlsruhe, Xinhua reported.According to ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda man takes hostages in France (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 20 (IANS) A man claiming to have links with Al Qaeda took four people hostage Wednesday in a bank in southern France's Toulouse town, while a French national ... Read more...

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Raman writes to Krishna to rescue engineer from pirates


June 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 16 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has written to External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna seeking his intervention to rescue a man from the state allegedly held hostage ... 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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Gogoi urges PM to implement FDI in retail sector


June 7th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has urged Prime Minister Manmogan Singh to implement the decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail."I have urged ... Read more...

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Abducted British tourist released in Turkey


June 4th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 4 (IANS) A British tourist who was abducted by the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party in Turkey was freed Monday, a media report said.Citing the local Dogan news agency, ... Read more...

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PM warns against growing intolerance


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned against "growing intolerance" among Indians and said public debate seemed to have become a "hostage to sensationalism"."In recent times, ... Read more...

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Three men abduct driver, rob car in Delhi


May 29th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A bank employee's driver was abducted and his vehicle robbed by three assailants from outside a hotel here, police said Tuesday. The driver was ... Read more...

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Man decapitated ex-lover’s pet to scare her


May 15th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) In a bid to terrify his ex-girlfriend, a furious man in Britain decapitated her pet rodent with a machete, a court heard.The jurors at the Snaresbrook ... Read more...

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Evolving hostage policy under consideration: Chidambaram


May 9th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Days after a kidnapped district collector was freed in Chhattisgarh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the government will consider evolving a central hostage ... Read more...

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US not to negotiate with Al-Qaeda over hostage


May 8th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The White House has declined to negotiate with Al-Qaeda about an elderly US hostage, kidnapped from Pakistan and being held by the militant group since last ... Read more...

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Menon freed, says willing to serve in Sukma again (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 3 (IANS) Maoist militants Thursday released Chhattisgarh's Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon after keeping him hostage for 12 days. Menon said he was willing to serve ... 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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Mediators resume talks for release of Sukma collector


April 30th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 30 (IANS) Mediators resumed talks here Monday for a consensus on the release of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, as Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh discussed ... Read more...

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Denied vehicle licence, man takes four hostages in London (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A man in London, reported to be "angry" at not getting a heavy goods vehicle licence, Friday walked into a building strapped with gasoline cylinders, took ... Read more...

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Four people taken hostage in London


April 27th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) At least four people were reportedly taken hostage Friday in a central London area, following which snipers, explosive experts and a police negotiator reached the spot ... Read more...

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Maoists to release Hikaka Thursday, says lawyer (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Maoists have decided to release Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka Thursday after he promised to resign from the assembly if the rebels' demands were not fulfilled, a ... Read more...

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Maoists to release Hikaka Thursday: lawyer


April 25th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Maoists who have held Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka hostage for over a month will release him Thursday, a lawyer who fights cases for the rebels said ... Read more...

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Maoists holding Hikaka hostage make fresh demand


April 21st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Maoist rebels holding Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka hostage for more than three weeks Saturday demanded the release of all members of Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) ... Read more...

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Now Maoists say Hikaka will be tried April 25


April 20th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Maoists in Odisha have set April 25 as the date to try Jhina Hikaka in a kangaroo court amid rumours that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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