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Militant involved in Kandahar hijacking arrested in J&K; (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep (IANS) In what has been described as a major catch, top militant commander Mehraj-ud-din Dand, wanted for his involvement in the 1999 hijacking of flight IC-814 ... Read more...

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Terrorist wanted for Kandahar hijacking arrested


September 13th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 13 (IANS) Mehraj-ud-din Dand, a terrorist wanted for his involvement in the hijacking of flight IC-814 flight to Kandahar and other terror attacks, has been arrested by ... Read more...

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Four shot at gurudwara in US, two critical (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) At least four people were shot in an attack just after 10 a.m. Sunday at a Sikh gurudwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee, ... Read more...

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Several injured in shooting at US gurudwara


August 6th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Several people have been injured in a shooting incident at a Sikh gurudwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee, according to US media reports.Two ... Read more...

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Paris hostage drama ends peacefully


July 10th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A gunman Tuesday broke into a kindergarten hosting a summer camp near Paris and took hostages, including four children, all of whom were released a ... Read more...

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Five dead in German hostage crisis (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 4 (IANS) All four hostages and an armed kidnapper died Wednesday in a seige in Karlsruhe city in southwest Germany, media reports said.Xinhua said the man took four ... Read more...

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German journalist barred from visiting Odisha tribal area


June 28th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) A German woman journalist has been disallowed to visit Lanjigarh tribal area of Kalahandi district as the Maoists are observing a protest week from Friday against ... Read more...

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20 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan hotel (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 20 people, including five militants, were killed as Afghan security forces successfully ended a 12-hour siege at a hotel outside Kabul by the ... Read more...

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Taliban militants attack hotel near Kabul


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) Taliban militants have taken some people including women and children hostage by attacking a hotel near Kabul, triggering a gun battle with Afghan security forces, ... 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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Woman British aid worker rescued in Afghanistan


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) British troops in Afghanistan managed to save a 28-year-old woman British aid worker along with three others in Afghanistan Saturday. She was kidnapped May 22.Prime ... Read more...

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Girls’ school blown up in Pakistan


June 1st, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) A primary school for girls in a Pakistani village has been blown up by unidentified terrorists, Daily Times reported Friday.The attack took place late Wednesday on ... 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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Kashmir, Pakistan & history on book shelf (IANS Books this Week)


May 19th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The book case this week is serious and fires reality shots on issues like terror, Kashmir, Pakistan and history. Browse with IANS....1. Book: "The ... Read more...

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Somali leader backs Indian action against pirates (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Somali pirates currently holding over 60 Indian sailors as hostages, the African country's Puntland state has backed military operations to ... 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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Man held for taking hostages in London (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A man, strapped with gasoline cylinders, Friday took four people hostage in a London building and threatened to blow up an office when he failed to ... 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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US, Philippines troops stage war games


April 25th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, April 25 (IANS) Around 100 American and Filipino troops Wednesday staged a mock assault at Palawan beach in the Philippines as part of a joint military exercise.Filipino naval vessel ... Read more...

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Growing piracy close to India raises concern


April 21st, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) As India and the United States work out a "shared strategy" to combat piracy, its expanding range beyond the western Indian Ocean close to India's western ... Read more...

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Danish warship rescues 12 hostages from Somali pirates


April 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by BNO News
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (BNO NEWS) -- A Danish Navy vessel on Wednesday rescued twelve people who were being held hostage on a pirate mother ship, officials said on late Thursday. They had been ... 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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Maoist leader’s wife freed, Odisha hostage crisis continues (Second Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) An Italian and an Odisha legislator continued to be in the custody of Maoists Tuesday even as a top rebel's wife - whose release from jail ... Read more...

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Odisha hostage crisis: Maoist deadline ends Tuesday


April 10th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) As the Tuesday evening deadline set by Maoists for fulfilment of their demands neared, uncertainty continued over the fate of the Italian and the Odisha legislator ... Read more...

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Odisha crisis: Uncertainty over hostages’ release (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) Odisha's efforts to secure the release of an Italian tour operator and a state legislator kidnapped by the Maoists last month plunged into uncertainty Sunday with ... Read more...

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Family seeks release of Indian sailor from pirates


April 7th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Family members of a Kerala sailor, who is among 17 Indians on board a Nigerian vessel hijacked by Somali pirates, have urged the Indian government ... Read more...

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Odisha hostages: Maoists yet to respond to swap offer


April 6th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Two mediators Friday sought clarification from the Odisha government on its swap offer to secure the release of an Italian and a state legislator from Maoist ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Maoist’s wife, 26 others to be freed


April 5th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday announced the names of 27 people whose release will facilitate the freeing of an Italian and a legislator being held ... Read more...

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Efforts intensified to secure release of Odisha hostages


March 26th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) Intensifying efforts to secure the release of the second Italian and a legislator held captive by Maoists, officials representing the Odisha government held talks with two ... 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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Odisha begins dialogue to secure release of Italians


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) The Odisha government Thursday began a dialogue with two interlocutors named by Maoists to secure the safe release of two Italians who have been held hostage ... Read more...

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Abduction of Italians: Odisha examines Maoist pamphlet (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) As authorities in Odisha Monday intensified efforts for the release of two Italian nationals abducted by Maoist guerrillas, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said his government is ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province unsafe for foreigners: Daily


March 19th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is unsafe for foreigners and "this sorry state of affairs is unlikely to improve", a daily said Monday.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Spanish foreign minister visits Mali for hostage release


March 4th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo has paid a visit to Mali for releasing two Spanish aid workers kidnapped by groups linked to Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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US commandos rescue two hostages in Somalia


January 26th, 2012 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US commandos have rescued two hostages from Somali kidnappers in an operation ordered by President Barack Obama.Jessica Buchanan, an American working with the Danish Demining ... Read more...

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