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Rachel and Paul Chandler set sail again


September 11th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paul and Rachel Chandler have put behind the ordeal they suffered under the hands of Somali pirates and decided to set sail again. The two have ... Read more...

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Delhi policemen arrested in UP for kidnapping engineer


August 8th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) Two cops of the Delhi Police Crime Branch were arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police Wednesday for kidnapping an engineer from Bijnor district, officials said.The state police ... 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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Kidnapped girl freed in Bengal, abductor held


May 14th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) A female college student who was allegedly kidnapped from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas Friday was rescued and her abductor arrested Monday, police said."We have arrested ... 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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Chandigarh NRI abductors planned to kill him


April 11th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) The abductors of a young non-resident Indian (NRI) had planned to kill him after receiving the ransom money, an officer said here Wednesday.The six abductors, all ... Read more...

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Teenager kidnapped, killed for Rs.50,000


April 1st, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 1 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a teenager was killed by three of his friends after they asked for a ransom of Rs.50,000 which his father could not ... Read more...

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Kidnappers drop minor boy near house


December 11th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) A six-and-half years old boy who was allegedly abducted two days ago from his south Delhi house has returned safely, police said Saturday. His aunt ... Read more...

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Kidnappers fight with police in Nepal capital


August 30th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) As Nepal's new Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai assumed office Tuesday, a gunfight broke out between police and kidnappers in the capital, underscoring the fragile security ... Read more...

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Boy killed, chopped up, turned into mincemeat


July 20th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) A nine-year-old schoolboy was abducted, killed, chopped up and then his kidnappers used a meat grinder to mince his body, before throwing it in a river ... Read more...

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Family of Haryana sailor ecstatic over his safe return


June 24th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) It was a moment of intense relief for the family members of Ravinder Gulia, an Indian sailor who reached India Friday after spending nearly 10 months ... Read more...

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Freed Indian sailors reach Delhi, thank Pakistan (Second Lead)


June 24th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) It was an emotional homecoming for six Indian sailors of an Egyptian cargo vessel, freed by Somali pirates after 10 months in captivity, as ... Read more...

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Freed Indian sailors reach Delhi, thank Pakistan (Lead)


June 24th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) It was an emotional welcome for six sailors of an Egyptian cargo vessel who were held captive by Somali pirates for 10 months as they ... Read more...

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Freed after 10 months, Indian sailors to return home (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi/New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Six Indian sailors, who were among the 22-member crew of an Egyptian cargo vessel held captive by Somali pirates for nearly 10 months, reached Karachi ... Read more...

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Somalia jails six foreigners for carrying ransom money


June 19th, 2011 - 5:09 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, June 19 (IANS) A court in the Somali capital has sentenced six foreigners - including two Americans and two Britons - to at least 10 years in jail after ... Read more...

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Couple held for killing scientist’s son (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Police Saturday solved the mystery behind the kidnapping and murder of a defence scientist's 11-year-old son, arresting a young couple from Lucknow who were desperate for ... Read more...

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Thanks to Pakistan, Indian sailors gain freedom (Roundup)


June 14th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Six Indian sailors held captive by Somali pirates for 10 long months are finally free, thanks to a respected Pakistani rights activist, officials said ... Read more...

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Reciprocate Pakistan role in freeing Indians: MQM chief (Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) A leading Pakistani politician has urged the Indian leadership to reciprocate the Pakistani role in freeing six Indian sailors held captive by Somali pirates since ... Read more...

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Tenth Somali pirate pleads guilty in pirate attack that left 4 Americans killed


May 27th, 2011 - 5:34 am ICT by BNO News
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (BNO NEWS) -- A tenth Somali pirate pled guilty in the United States on Thursday for his role in the hijacking of the American yacht the S/V Quest, which resulted ... Read more...

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Families of hijacked Indian sailors demand prompt government action


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.2 (ANI): While the government today said all efforts are being made for the release of six Indian hostages held captive on board an Egyptian cargo ship by Somali pirates ... Read more...

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Pakistani kidnapping syndicate busted in Malaysia


February 22nd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 22 (ANI): The Malaysian Police have busted a syndicate of Pakistani men who kidnapped rich compatriots here and demanded huge ransoms from their families back home."They targeted successful businessmen ... Read more...

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Abducted astrologer rescued, two held


February 9th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) An abducted Delhi-based astrologer was rescued with the arrest of two people in Gurgaon. The astrologer was allegedly kidnapped by his former client who had suffered huge ... Read more...

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India proposes five point plan to tackle piracy off Somalia


January 27th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) India has proposed a five point plan to strengthen international cooperation, including tracking the trail of ransom money, to tackle the problem of piracy ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Delhi boy killed in Meerut, one held


January 18th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy who was kidnapped two weeks back from east Delhi was found dead in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh even though his parents had arranged the ... Read more...

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Pakistani cop moves court to reclaim ransom paid to Taliban


December 29th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) A policeman has moved the Peshawar High Court against the police department to get back Rs.500,000 that his family paid to the Taliban for his release from ... Read more...

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German chemical tanker with 19 Indians freed by Somali pirates


December 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Mogadishu, Dec 29 (ANI): Somali pirates have reportedly released a German-owned chemical tanker having 19 Indians, two Bangladeshis and a Ukrainian lonboard, after allegedly receiving a 5.5 million dollars ransom money.According ... Read more...

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Indian abducted in South Africa released


December 19th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) Nidhin Baby, a 27-year old Indian who was abducted in South Africa Dec 13, has been released, the office of the leader of opposition in Kerala Oommen Chandy ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Meghalaya official freed, family says no ransom paid


November 25th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 25 (IANS) Family members of a Meghalaya government official, who was kidnapped by militants nearly two months ago, Thursday denied paying any ransom for his release.R. Syngkon, district transport officer ... Read more...

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Chennai boy’s kidnappers nabbed, Rs.1 crore ransom seized


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) Two men, one a management graduate from Britian and the other an engineering student, were Wednesday arrested for kidnapping a schoolboy two days back. The Rs.1 crore ransom ... Read more...

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Suspected ULFA militants free kidnapped Assam tea grower


September 21st, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Tea grower Ajay Subba, kidnapped by suspected militants of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) last week, returned home early Tuesday, police said. A police spokesperson ... Read more...

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Two train drivers kidnapped in Assam


August 29th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) Two train drivers were kidnapped by tribal separatists Sunday from a running goods train in Assam, officials said. A police spokesperson said heavily armed militants belonging to the outlawed ... Read more...

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Somali pirates hijack three Thai ships, 77 crew


April 20th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London/Nairobi, April 20 (DPA) Somali pirates have seized three Thai fishing vessels with 77 crew on board almost 2,000 km off the coast of Somalia, the furthest-ranging attack to date, the European ... Read more...

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Kidnappers develop cold feet, get jailed


March 7th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 7 (IANS) Amateur kidnappers of the sons of a Gujarat legislator and a banker who sought to extract ransom money ended up behind bars after developing cold feet. According to police, ... Read more...

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‘Insiders’ may be behind Brit toddler’s kidnapping in Pakistan


March 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.5 (ANI): Suggesting the involvement of an 'insider' in the case, Pakistan's High Commissioner in Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, has said that officials are on the right track to recover five-year ... Read more...

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Two Sikhs kidnapped in Pakistan rescued


March 1st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistani security forces Monday rescued two Sikhs kidnapped by the Taliban in the country's restive northwest. A third kidnapped Sikh was beheaded by his captors after their ... Read more...

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