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.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 09:30
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Orissa govt and the Centre on a PIL seeking to restrain the state from releasing Naxals in exchange for captive BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 21:22
Odisha govt announced that it was agreeable to withdraw cases against 13 prisoners after expiry of the deadline set by the ultras.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 15:08
government offered to withdraw cases against people named by the rebels in exchange for the release of state legislator Hikaka.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 14:26
With the deadline for release of abducted MLA Jhina Hikaka coming to an end at 5 PM Wednesday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appealed to the Maoists to release him "immediately".
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 09:32
Maoists holding BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka hostage said his fate would be decided at the people`s court as they did not have faith in the Odisha Government.
Last Updated: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 09:11
Maoists in an audio message received by some journalists said that the government has to free 29 prisoners to secure the release of Jhina Hikaka.
Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 23:48
Odisha said it is speeding up the process to secure the release of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka who has been held hostage by Maoists for the past 20 days.
Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 08:44
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Friday visited Koraput in a desperate bid to explore ways to free the tribal legislator.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 22:43
Maoists holding BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka refused to free him unless 30 rebels, including one accused of killing 55 policemen, were released.
Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 15:22
The chances of an early solution to the
twin hostage crises in Odisha appeared to have receded with both the Maoist groups placing new conditions for the duo`s release from captivity.
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