Time to leave India, says Paolo Bosusco

Italian national Paolo Bosusco said that it was time to bid farewell to India,
while thanking people of Odisha for his association with them.

Odisha: Uncertainty over hostages’ release

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.

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 April 10 along with 30 prisoners to pave way for the legislator`s release.

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 named the 27 jailed people to be freed in return for the release of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka and Italian Paolo Bosusco.

Odisha: Talks on Italian hostage crisis resume

Talks resumed on Wednesday between the Odisha Government and Maoist negotiators for release of the Italian captive while the state Assembly unanimously appealed to the kidnappers of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka to free him.

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, a Maoist-outfit Monday said it was willing to do so if certain conditions were fulfilled.

Odisha government considering release of rebels

Odisha govt said it was examining release of some rebels as demanded by Maoists
and hoped the Italian hostage crisis would end soon.

Hostage crisis: Maoist leader’s presence sought during talks

Talks to secure the safe release of two Italians taken hostage by Maoists in Odisha`s Kandhamal district resumed here Friday amid a demand by the interlocutors that a top jailed Maoist leader be included in the negotiations.

Talks to solve Italian hostage crisis begins

The talks between Maoist mediators and Odisha government representatives began Thursday to resolve the eight-day old crisis triggered by the ultras taking two Italians hostage.

Govt schools are Naxal nurseries: Sri Sri

Spiritual guru and the Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has labeled the government schools as the breeding grounds for the Naxals.

Italian hostages: Negotiator doubts govt`s sincerity

A day after the Maoists named three negotiators to talk to the government on the Italian hostage crisis, one of them showed reluctance to join.