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Badruddin Haqqani killed in drone attack: Report


August 25th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) American officials said they had strong indications that Badruddin Haqqani, the operational commander of the Haqqani network, was killed in a drone strike Friday which ... Read more...

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Former US crime kingpin sentenced to 218 years


August 25th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (IANS) Pierre Mercado, a former leader of US' notorious Asian Boyz gang, was sentenced Friday to 218 years in jail by a Los Angeles judge.Mercado, 38, ... Read more...

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118 Pakistani Hindus arrive in India


August 16th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 16 (IANS) With uncertainty writ large on their faces, 118 Pakistani Hindus arrived in India on board the Samjhauta Express, the peace train between India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Insecurity increasing among Hindus, says Pakistani daily


August 11th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) There is an escalating sense of insecurity within Pakistan's Hindu community, said a leading daily Saturday as many Hindu families moved from Jacobabad to India.Interior Minister ... Read more...

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Growing insecurity among Hindus in Pakistan, says daily


August 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) There is an escalating sense of insecurity within Pakistan's Hindu community, said a leading daily Saturday.Interior Minister Rehman Malik's predilection for terming all negative developments in ... Read more...

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Colombian rebel, presumed dead, appears in TV interview


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) The second-in-command of the FARC guerrilla group's Southern Bloc, believed to have been killed in a Colombian military airstrike in 2010, reappeared in an interview with ... Read more...

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Three Karbi militants killed in Assam


June 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) Three hard core militants of the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militant group were killed in Assam in the early hours of Wednesday.Police said that the ... Read more...

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Five-year-old girl raped, murdered in Pakistan


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) A five-year-old girl, who went missing for a month in Pakistan's port city Karachi, has been found raped and murdered - a month after the bodies ... Read more...

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NHRC concerned over crime against women in Assam


May 29th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 29 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday expressed concern over the rise in crimes against women in Assam but described the situation as better on the ... Read more...

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Law and order breakdown in Uttar Pradesh: Mayawati


May 19th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After a studied silence of two months, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati Saturday came down heavily on the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar ... Read more...

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India to express concern to Pakistan on minorities’ plight


May 17th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India will convey its concern to Pakistan over the plight of its Hindu minorities when External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna visits the neighbouring country ... Read more...

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Ibobi supports NCTC, stresses human rights angle


May 5th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh Saturday termed the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) a credible step towards institutional capability to counter terrorist forces but ... Read more...

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Salwa Judum never existed: Raman Singh


May 4th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who arrived here Friday after the release of abducted district collector Alex Paul Menon a day earlier, said there ... Read more...

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Security forces to launch operation against Karbi rebels soon


April 27th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) Police and security forces in Assam will soon launch a special operation against the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants in Karbi Anglong district of the ... 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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13 labourers abducted in Pakistan


April 13th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Thirteen labourers of a construction firm were abducted in Pakistan's Balochistan province, a media report said Friday.The kidnappings took place in Dera Bugti district Thursday, reported ... Read more...

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Spanish doctor kidnapped in Nigeria


April 12th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 12 (IANS/EFE) The kidnapping in Nigeria of a Spanish physician has "all the characteristics" of being an economic crime rather than a political one, Spain's foreign minister ... Read more...

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Footballer-turned-gangster arrested in Mexico


January 9th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) A former professional footballer player turned kidnapping specialist has been arrested in Mexico, officials said.Omar Ortiz Uribe, who was a goalkeeper for first division club ... Read more...

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Industrialist’s kidnapped son untraced in Chhattisgarh


December 26th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 26 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Police are clueless about the whereabouts of the 16-year-old son of a leading industrialist who was kidnapped Dec 15 in full public view when ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda planning to kidnap more Westerners


November 29th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers (Algeria), Nov 29 (IANS/AKI) The Al Qaeda is planning a "wave of abductions" of Westerners in North Africa, Algeria's secret service agency has said.The Department of Investigation and Security ... Read more...

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‘Kidnappings for ransom a lucrative business in Pakistan’


July 4th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Abductions for ransom have become a lucrative business in Pakistan, said a leading daily Monday and observed that the nexus between terrorists and traditional kidnappers ... Read more...

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Over 5,000 missing since 2006, says Mexican rights body


April 4th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 4 (IANS/EFE) A total of 5,397 people have been reported "lost or missing" in Mexico since 2006 and nearly 9,000 have died and not been identified, said ... Read more...

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Four people suspected of 19 kidnappings held in Mexico


March 28th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 28 (IANS/EFE) Four people suspected of belonging to a gang that kidnapped at least 19 people have been arrested here, authorities said.The four suspected Los Tartas gang ... Read more...

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24 Pakistanis kidnapped during tribal festival


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) At least 24 Pakistani tribesmen were kidnapped by militants during a local festival in the northwestern region bordering Afghanistan, a media report said Wednesday.A weekly tribal ... Read more...

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Demand for Mexican security firms’ services soars


March 11th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's private security companies saw demand for their services soar 25 percent in 2010 due to a surging crime rate, an industry association said.Security companies' ... Read more...

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Parsi businesswoman kidnapped in Pakistan (Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) A Parsi businesswoman has been kidnapped in Pakistan's Quetta city, about 10 years after her politician-husband went missing after also being abducted.Nilofar Abadan, wife of former ... Read more...

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Parsi businesswoman abducted in Pakistan


March 9th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) A Parsi businesswoman, the wife of a former provincial minister who was abducted 10 years back and is still missing, has been kidnapped in Pakistan's Quetta ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court says ISI answerable to Balochistan Govt


March 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 8(ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court has said that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and other spy agencies of the country are answerable to the government as well as to the courts.During a ... Read more...

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Disquiet among Pakistani Hindus over kidnapped leader


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) There is disquiet in the Hindu community over the as-yet unsolved abduction of their religious leader, a senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader in Quetta has been told.Sardar ... Read more...

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1,139 murdered in Chhattisgarh in one year


February 21st, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 21 (IANS) A total of 1,139 people were murdered and 212 minors, mainly students, kidnapped in Chhattisgarh between Jan 1, 2010 and Jan 20, 2011, Home Minister Nankiram Kanwar told ... 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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Minorities feeling insecure in Pakistan, says minister


February 8th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Abduction for ransom and killing of people belonging to Pakistan's minority communities, including Hindus, has caused insecurity among them, a minister said.Balochistan Minister for Minorities Affairs Basant Lal ... Read more...

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Hindu trader shot dead in Pakistan


February 7th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) A Hindu trader was shot dead when he resisted a kidnap bid in Pakistan's Quetta city, police said.Ramesh Kumar was gunned down when he was going to his ... Read more...

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Protect minorities, lawmakers ask Pakistan


February 1st, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani parliamentarians have demanded immediate government action to curb crimes against minorities following the migration of a Hindu lawmaker to India and a string of kidnappings, including that ... Read more...

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India sees 7.6 percent rise in crimes against children


January 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh records the highest number of crimes against children and Delhi sits on the fourth spot, reveals National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, pointing to a ... Read more...

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