Death penalty for heinous crimes can't be dubbed outrageous: Supreme Court

Rising incidents of kidnapping and abduction for ransom not only by ordinary criminals but even by terrorists necessitate a stringent punishment for those indulging in such activities, the Supreme Court said while upholding death sentence under section 364A of IPC.

Delhi most unsafe for foreigners, reveals NCRB data

Delhi is among the most unsafe places for foreigners in India with 164 cases of heinous crimes registered here in 2014, the latest data released by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) has revealed. Of the 164 foreigners targeted, 135 were tourists.

Kidnapped Meghalaya official freed

A Meghalaya sports official kidnapped for ransom by militant group Garo National Liberation Army was released unharmed on Friday after 28 days in captivity, police said.

Muslim preachers from Tanzania kidnapped in DR Congo

Eight Muslim preachers from Tanzania have been kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an area where several armed groups operate and kidnappings are frequent, authorities said on Wednesday.

Andhra govt urges Swaraj to take steps for release of Indians abducted in Libya

Andhra Pradesh Government Friday urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to expedite steps for safe return of four Indians, including two persons from Hyderabad and Srikakulam, who were abducted in Libya.

Kidnappers free 12 loggers in Senegal`s Casamance: Army

Twelve loggers who were kidnapped four days ago in the southern Casamance region of Senegal have been freed, an army source said Sunday.

French special forces kill top al Qaeda militant in Mali: Army

French special forces killed a leader of Al-Qaeda in Mali who was involved in the kidnapping of hostage Serge Lazarevic, but released from prison in exchange for the Frenchman`s freedom, the army said Tuesday.

JD(U) MLA Anant Singh sent to jail
JD(U) MLA Anant Singh sent to jail

A local court has remanded influential JD(U) MLA Anant Singh to 14 days' judicial custody in connection with a kidnapping case at Bihta.

Anant Singh interrogated for four hours before arrest

After an interrogation, that lasted 4 hours, JDU member Anant Singh has been arrested by the police on the accusation of kidnapping and murder.

JD(U) MLA Anant Singh arrested, accused of kidnapping and murder

Bihar's JD(U) politician, Anant Singh has been arrested by the police over allegations of kidnapping and murder. His house is under the police scanner and is being examined by officials for weapons.

Triple life sentence to man for kidnapping, killing school boy

In a unique case, the Bombay High Court awarded one more life sentence to a murderer after a trial court sentenced him to double life imprisonment for kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old school boy here in 2011.

IS abducts 70 people from Iraqi province
IS abducts 70 people from Iraqi province

 Islamic State terrorists have kidnapped dozens of Sunni tribesmen in northern Iraq, media reported on Saturday.

Tunisia shuts Libya consulate after abducted workers freed: Minister

Tunisia is shutting its consulate in the Libyan capital following the abduction of 10 staffers, the foreign minister said Friday, after announcing all of the workers had been freed.

Somali man arrested in Canada for journalists kidnapping

 Canadian federal police announced today the arrest of a Somali national in the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian and Australian journalists.

Even a cop can get 'abducted' in Delhi! Trucker carries out daring act in heart of Delhi
Even a cop can get 'abducted' in Delhi! Trucker carries out daring act in heart of Delhi

A traffic policeman was allegedly kidnapped by a truck driver in New Delhi on Wednesday night as he tried to stop the vehicle to check its documents.

Youth abducted, robbed of Rs 7.50 lakh in Thane

A 24-year-old man was kidnapped and robbed of Rs 7.50 lakh allegedly by three unidentified persons, police said on Wednesday.

Pak Taliban video purportedly shows kidnapped Chinese man

The Pakistani Taliban today released a video that appeared to show a kidnapped Chinese man making a desperate appeal to his government to secure his release, a year after he was abducted.

Priest kidnapped in Homs region of Syria: NGO

A priest of the Syriac Catholic Church in the western Syrian city of Homs was kidnapped Thursday along with one of his colleagues, the NGO l`Oeuvre d`Orient told AFP Friday.

Father Jacques Mourad was seized with another Christian originating from Aleppo, who was helping the priest.

Tests, counselling for traumatised former Boko Haram hostages

Many of the women and girls rescued from Boko Haram are traumatised and showing signs of depression, with psychological counselling urgently needed as they recover in camps in northeast Nigeria, relief officials said Monday.

Gaya doctor ‘abduction’: Bihar unit of IMA threatens to go on strike

With the police clueless about the suspected kidnapping of a prominent doctor from Gaya, the Bihar unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA) threatened, Monday, to launch an agitation.