Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Hostages rescued in Russian college siege
Police in Russia rescued several hostages held at a college in the southern city of Astrakhan and de...
Three Americans died in Algerian terrorist attack: US
Seven US citizens survived the attack.
Algeria bomb squad finds more bodies, toll crosses 80
The four-day Algeria hostage crisis turned out to be bloodier than assumed with the death toll cross...
Algerian attack reminder of al Qaeda threat: Obama
US President Barack Obama has blamed terrorists for the tragedy.
Algeria hostage crisis over; 25 bodies found in gas field
The Algerian Special Forces have discovered 25 bodies in the gas field facility attacked by militant...
Algerian assault ends crisis, 19 hostages dead
Algerian special forces on Saturday stormed a natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert...
American dies in Algerian hostage crisis
An American has been killed in the hostage standoff at an Algerian gas plant, officials said Saturda...
New plan afoot to deal with Maoist-triggered hostage crisis
The SOP has been sent in the wake of the recent abductions of district collectors (Chhatisgarh) and ...
Govt defends mediation policy during hostage crisis
The government Wednesday justified the policy of mediation for freeing hostages.
Sukma collector to be released on May 03
Barring any last minute hitch, Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon, who has been held hostage by Maoists...
London hostage crisis resolved; man arrested
A man who created ruckus in central Londo, after taking four people hostage in a building and threat...
Jhina Hikaka avoids speaking about `praja` court
Odisha MLA Jhina Hikaka avoided speaking about what took place at the `praja` (people`s) court where...
Collector case: Mediators hold inconclusive talks
The mediators would brief their respective sides about today`s discussion and talks would continue t...
Hostage crisis: Chg to hold meeting with mediators
The Chhattisgarh government said it has called for a high-level meeting with its two mediators, to d...
DM abduction: Centre-C’garh fine tune strategy
Government fine-tuned its strategy to deal with hostage crisis in Chhattisgarh and the way ahead to ...
Fate of BJD MLA uncertain as Maoists squabble
Some Maoists demanded release of all members of rebel-backed CMAS from jail in return for release of...
Maoists holding Hikaka hostage make fresh demand
Maoist rebels holding Odisha legislator hostage for more than 3 weeks on Saturday demanded the relea...
Now, Maoists say Hikaka will be tried on April 25
Hikaka was abducted by the Andhra-Odisha border special zonal committee of the Communist Party of In...
SC notice to Odisha govt, Centre on freeing Naxals
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Orissa govt and the Centre on a PIL seeking to re...
Odisha govt agrees to Maoist demands to free MLA
Odisha govt announced that it was agreeable to withdraw cases against 13 prisoners after expiry of t...
Ex-Army official moves SC against freeing Naxals
government offered to withdraw cases against people named by the rebels in exchange for the release ...
Hikaka’s release: CM makes fresh appeal to Maoists
With the deadline for release of abducted MLA Jhina Hikaka coming to an end at 5 PM Wednesday, Odish...
Hostage crisis: Maoists seek to know govt’s move
Maoists holding ruling BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka hostage have asked the Odisha government to clearly spel...
Maoists scale down demand for Hikaka`s release
Maoists in an audio message received by some journalists said that the government has to free 29 pri...
Odisha speeds up process to secure MLA`s release
Odisha said it is speeding up the process to secure the release of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka who has been...
Naveen visits Koraput asks Maoists to release MLA
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Friday visited Koraput in a desperate bid to explore ways to free the tr...
Time to leave India, says Paolo Bosusco
Italian national Paolo Bosusco said that it was time to bid farewell to India, while thanking peopl...
Maoists to ‘democratically’ release Italian
Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda is reported to have released a new audio tape stating that they are r...
Hostage crisis: Odisha police against release of Maoist leaders
The Odisha Police Association said it will oppose "tooth and nail" any move to set free ha...
‘Odisha responded well to Naxal demands’
One of the mediators nominated by Maoists on Monday said the Odisha government responded `reasonably...
Odisha: Uncertainty over hostages’ release
The chances of an early solution to the twin hostage crises in Odisha appeared to have receded with...
Maoists want to exchange abducted MLA with 30 prisoners
Maoists issued a fresh communication asking Jhina`s wife to reach a village in Koraput district on A...
Hope for release of Italian hostage brightens
A day after Maoists reached an agreement with Odisha govt for the release of the abducted Italian na...
Odisha hostage crisis: Deadlock continues
Maoists holding the Italian national hostage on Friday threatened to take “extreme step” if their de...
Odisha: Centre against swap deal with Maoists
The Centre is keenly observing the hostage situation in Odisha and is believed to be against any s...
Fresh talks for release of abducted MLA, Italian
Fresh talks were held Friday between the Odisha govt and the Maoist mediators, a day after the govt...
Italian Ambassador thanks Naveen for govt efforts
Italian Ambassador Giacomo Sanfelice di Monte forte on Thursday thanked Odisha government for its ef...
‘Will release 27 prisoners on humane ground’
The Chief Minister of Orissa Naveen Patnaik reiterated on Thursday that the government will release ...
Hostage crisis: Odisha govt bows to Maoists
Bowing to Maoists` demands, for securing the release of a BJD MLA and an Italian, Odisha govt said i...
Odisha: Talks on Italian hostage crisis resume
Talks resumed on Wednesday between the Odisha Government and Maoist negotiators for release of the I...
‘Maoists examining appeals for hostage`s release’
Following several appeals by Odisha authorities for the release of Italian national, the Maoists are...
Hostage crisis: Talks resume after Maoist threat
Odisha government and Maoist-nominated mediators on Monday night resumed negotiations over his relea...
Maoist-backed outfit lays down demands for talks
Three days after the Odisha govt invited it for talks for release of abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka, ...
Odisha government considering release of rebels
Odisha govt said it was examining release of some rebels as demanded by Maoists and hoped the Itali...
Talks with Maoists will continue: Odisha govt
Odisha`s Home Secretary UN Behera has said the state government will need time to secure the release...
Odisha to take call on rescuing hostages: PC
The Centre on Saturday said Odisha government was rightly talking to the Maoists for the safe rele...
Odisha hostage crisis: Mediators suspend talks
Maoist mediators in the parleys for the release of Italian Paolo Bosusco alleged Odisha govt was bu...
Odisha hostage crisis: Some Maoists` demands met
Grappling with the twin hostage crises, Odisha said some Maoist demands like halt to combing operati...
Hostage crisis: Mediators seek CM`s intervention
Unable to find a conclusion through negotiations with government officials, the two Maoist nominated...
Odisha hostage crisis: Maoists free one Italian
Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda handed over Claudio Colangelo to a selected group of media persons so...
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