Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 21:41
The opposition in Odisha on Thursday criticised the state government`s role in handling BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka hostage crisis.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 17:25
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said he was relieved that the BJD MLA would now meet his family, who were quite distressed and anxiously waiting for him.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 12:23
Expressing happiness and relief over the release of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka after 32 days of Maoists captivity.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 08:51
Maoists holding BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka as hostage for over a month released him on Thursday, a day after a `praja` (people`s) court decided to free him.
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 15:35
A Maoist `peoples court` likely to try Odisha BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka on Wednesday at Narayanpatna in Koraput district.
Last Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012, 16:47
BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka Monday completed a month in captivity of Maoists even as all are anxiously waiting for the `people`s court` proposed by the Naxals to decide his fate on April 25.
Last Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2012, 14:30
Some Maoists demanded release of all members of rebel-backed CMAS from jail in return for release of Jhina Hikaka while the others want the fate of the MLA decided at a `praja` court.
Last Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 23:16
With the Maoists unbending on their demands and determined to keep BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka hostage till April 25, the Odisha government on Saturday said it would welcome anyone volunteering to negotiate with them.
Last Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 22:29
Maoist rebels holding Odisha legislator hostage for more than 3 weeks on Saturday demanded the release of all members of Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh.
Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 11:39
Hikaka was abducted by the Andhra-Odisha border special zonal committee of the Communist Party of India-Maoist.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 16:45
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre and Odisha government on a petition seeking to restrain release of jailed Maoists in exchange for the MLA.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 14:48
Maoists Thursday produced abducted ruling BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka before a people`s court to decide his fate.
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