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After Kerala nurses` return, Punjab families pray for safe return of their abducted sons

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:47

Even as the 46 Indian nurses from Iraq reached Kochi, Kerala, families in Punjab are still praying for the safe return of their sons, who were abducted by militants in Iraq. At least 40 Indian construction workers are in the custody of ISIS militants in Mosul.

Iraq crisis: Trying to establish direct contact with trapped Indians, says Sushma Swaraj

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:56

Indians in the middle of Iraq crisis — With the situation worsening in violence-hit Iraq with every passing day, the worried families of the Indians being held captive in the strife-torn country met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj  on Sunday and were assured of their safety by her.

Funds have been provided to 46 Indian nurses in Iraq: MEA

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 17:55

The MEA said that the Indian government had set up three camp offices in Najaf, Karbala and Basra to assist its nationals both in conflict zones and non-conflict zones in Iraq.

Iraq crisis: India intensifies efforts to evacuate citizens, warship on standby

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 16:17

With the situation worsening in violence-hit Iraq, India Saturday said it has flown in officials to three Iraqi cities to help evacuate Indians wanting to return home and asserted that "all national assets are in readiness if required" to be deployed to help the 39 Indians in captivity in militant-held Mosul.

In touch with variety of sources to secure release of abducted Indians in Iraq: MEA

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 20:41

The government reiterated on Wednesday that the 39 Indians who were in captivity of militants in strife-torn Iraq were unharmed.

Prayers offered at Golden Temple for abducted Indians in Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:12

People offered prayers for the abducted Indians in Iraq at the Golden Temple on Tuesday.

Abducted Turkey army officer released by Kurdish rebels

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 15:04

A Turkish army officer, who was kidnapped by suspected Kurdish Workers` Party (PKK) rebels, was released in southeastern province of Diyarbakir, media reported Sunday.

Iraqi envoy says any help from Indian govt welcome as Indians continue to be stranded

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 14:22

Even as the Iraqi government is yet to make a headway to secure the release of 40 abducted Indians, the envoy of the crisis-hit country on Saturday said that the country is open to suggestions or help from the Indian government.

Indians in Iraq safe, Delhi making every bid to resolve situation

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 17:28

In an announcement that came as a major relief for the kith and kin of those abducted in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday that all Indians there were safe.

Indians abducted in Iraq: Sonia Gandhi writes to Narendra Modi, assures Congress` support

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 23:17

Even as the NDA govt was grappling with the issue of forty Indians kidnapped in strife-torn Iraq, PM was extended support from Sonia Gandhi on Thursday.

Iraq crisis: 50 families contact control room in Punjab

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 18:54

Over 50 families from across Punjab have contacted a control room set up by the state government to collect details about those stranded in trouble-torn Iraq.

Badal, families of abducted Indian workers in Iraq meet Sushma Swaraj

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 11:25

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal along with families of some of the Punjabi workers abducted in Iraq on Thursday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and shared their concerns with her.