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Government, BJP refuse to bend, parliament crippled (Roundup)


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The logjam over 'coalgate' crippled parliament for the ninth day Monday, with the BJP adamant on the cancellation of the controversial coal mines allocation ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits normal life in Manipur


August 30th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) Normal life in Manipur came to a standstill Thursday during an 18-hour shutdown called by the joint action committee demanding the release of a businessman abducted ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rebels kidnap exporter’s son


August 30th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) A son of a coal exporter to Bangladesh was abducted in Meghalaya by eight armed men from a rebel outfit, police said Wednesday. No ransom call ... Read more...

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Pakistani society careless about kids’ safety: Media


August 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The primary responsibility for protection of children falls on the family -- but families in Pakistan seem to be the "nodal point" for child abuse, two ... Read more...

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Russian ex-cops kidnap, kill Austrian lawyer


August 19th, 2012 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Austrian lawyer linked to Russian organised crime was kidnapped and accidentally killed by two former Russian policemen with a criminal record, a media report ... Read more...

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Man kidnaps friend for Rs.1.5 crore ransom, held


August 17th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 24-year-old man was arrested Thursday for abducting his friend here and demanded Rs.1.5 crore as ransom from her father, police said Thursday.Abhishek Deep, a ... Read more...

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ANUF military chief killed in Meghalaya


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 14 (IANS) Two militants, including the military wing chief of the Achik National United Front (ANUF), were Tuesday killed in a gunfight with security forces in Meghalaya, police ... Read more...

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More Pakistani Hindus arrive in India, say they won’t return


August 13th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 13 (IANS) A fresh batch of Pakistani Hindus arrived in India Monday on board the Samjhauta Express, the peace train between India and Pakistan, and many ... Read more...

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Indian kidnapped in Philippines escapes, to return home (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The government Friday said an Indian from Kerala, who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines in June 2011 and was ... Read more...

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Indian kidnapped in Philippines set free


August 10th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) An Indian from Kerala, who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines last year and was believed to have been killed, ... Read more...

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Captive sailor’s family pleads with government


August 9th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The parents of 22-year-old sailor Aman Kumar, held captive by Somali pirates for the last 20 months, made a plea to the government Thursday to ensure ... Read more...

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Pietersen to ECB: Let me play full IPL or else…


August 8th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) England batsman Kevin Pietersen is keen on playing the Indian Premier League's entire next edition at the expense of the home series against New Zealand, and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Team Anna will realise responsibilities, compulsions: Soni


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Welcoming Team Anna members' decision to end their fast, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Thursday said their move to form a political alternative ... Read more...

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Italian embassy staffer kidnapped in Yemen


July 30th, 2012 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 30 (IANS) A staff member at the Italian embassy in Yemen has been kidnapped by armed men from the capital city of Sana'a, Xinhua reported.The Italian was taken ... Read more...

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Minor helps Delhi Police to solve murder mystery


July 26th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) An 11-year-old boy helped Delhi Police solve a kidnapping-cum-murder case of the 25-year-old son of a property dealer, police said Thursday. Four people, including a ... Read more...

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Gang demands Rs.50 lakh for abducted student


July 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 26 (IANS) Abductors of a college student who disappeared a month ago have demanded Rs.50 lakh for his release, police said Wednesday.Varun Kumar alias Bantu, 20, was kidnapped ... Read more...

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Karachi traders get 200 extortion notes a day


July 18th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 18 (IANS) Businessmen in the Pakistani port city have been receiving around 200 extortion notes every day, Geo News reported.At least 18 traders were kidnapped for ransom while ... Read more...

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Abducted student released after 15 days


July 8th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 8 (IANS) Kidnappers Sunday released a 22-year-old civil engineering student they had abducted here for ransom a fortnight earlier, police said.Ravi Kumar, a third year student at the ... Read more...

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No breakthrough in Bihar NIT student’s abduction yet


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) Ten days after an engineering student was abducted for ransom from the Bihar capital, police have failed to make any breakthrough for his safe recovery.Ravi ... Read more...

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Ex-soldier scripts kidnap of son for ransom


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Police are looking for a dismissed Indian Army soldier for scripting the kidnap of his son in Bulandshahr district.Bulandshahr is about 400 km from ... Read more...

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Abductors demand Rs.20 lakh to release Bihar student


June 30th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) Abductors of an engineering student from Bihar have demanded a ransom of Rs.20 lakhs to release him even as search operations have been intensified in the ... Read more...

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Air India pilots go on hunger strike (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Eleven striking pilots of Air India Sunday went on an indefinite hunger strike seeking the reinstatement of 101 sacked pilots."Our protest is for the reinstatement ... Read more...

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Players should put country first, says Maken


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's sports minister Ajay Maken Friday appealed to the bickering tennis stars Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to stop the infighting and ... Read more...

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China shuts down 89 websites for fraud


June 19th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China has shut down 89 websites for conducting "fraudulent activities" in the name of government organisations and charity groups, the government said Tuesday.The State Internet Information ... Read more...

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Kidnapped soccer star Obodo released in Nigeria


June 11th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 11 (IANS) Kidnapped Nigeria-born international soccer star Christian Obodo was released Sunday evening, according to a top-level security source.Obodo was kidnapped in Delta state Saturday. The source, ... Read more...

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Three held for kidnapping boy for ransom


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Three men were arrested for kidnapping a five-year-old child from central Delhi for a ransom of Rs.5 lakh, said police Tuesday. The victim was rescued.Mohammad ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh asks pilots to resume work


May 19th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Saturday again asked striking Air Indian pilots to resume work, saying the government was willing to listen to them.Speaking after the ... Read more...

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Missing Pakistani found buried in kitchen


May 12th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) The body of a man who had been missing for the past seven months has been found buried in his kitchen in Rawalpindi city, police said.The ... Read more...

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Bollywood careers to make or break this Friday (IANS Preview)


May 8th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) "Dangerous Ishhq" and "Ishaqzaade" - both films releasing this Friday - will play a pivotal role in the careers of their actors. While the ... 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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Gogoi claims improved law and order


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday complemented senior officials for improved law and order in the state but asked them to tame abductions and extortion."Though the ... Read more...

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British Red Cross worker found dead in Pakistan


April 29th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) The decapitated and bullet-riddled body of a 60-year-old Briton working for the International Committee of the Red Cross, has been found in Pakistan's Quetta city, three ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Andhra schoolboy found murdered


April 20th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy, kidnapped four days ago while he was on his way to school, was Friday found murdered in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district, police ... Read more...

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Colombia’s FARC rules out surrender


April 20th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels said they won't surrender or lay down their weapons as a precondition for dialogue with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos."For our ... Read more...

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