The whereabouts of a State Bank of India official kidnapped by militants eight days ago are still not known, while 42 SBI branches across the state remained shut demanding his release, an official said.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday voiced his full support for the worldwide vigils to mark 100 days since the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists, noting the girls are not forgotten.
Japan on Thursday denied as "sheer misreporting" a front page newspaper story that North Korea had provided a list of some 30 Japanese survivors still living in the isolated country, including known victims of state-sponsored kidnapping.
In a sensationalistic offer, a 23-year old Nigerian female pop singer has appealed the Boko Haram to release all the abducted schoolgirls in return for her virginity that she is willing to lose to the deadly militants.
With Iraqi government in tatters and seemingly has no control over the crisis in the northern parts of the country, and the ISIS militants are advancing towards Baghdad, the fate of around 18000 Indians in Iraq hangs in balance.
A Sub-Inspector of Golmuri police station here Nagmani Singh was arrested here by a CID team of Patna in connection with the abduction of a Gujarat-based businessman`s son Sohail Hingora from Daman in October last, a police officer said on Monday.
Police have launched a hunt for two culprits involved in the shocking abduction and rape of two minor girls from a hostel in Pollachi after one of their friend spilled the beans over the ghastly sexual assault.
In the latest incident of abduction, armed militants donning military uniforms, suspected to be from Boko Haram group, kidnapped 20 women from a village in Borno state, close to where they had earlier kidnapped over 200 girls.