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Gawli gang member arrested for demanding ransom

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 19:39

A 38-year-old man, said to be a member of the Arun Gawli gang, has been arrested by the anti-extortion cell of Thane crime branch for allegedly demanding a ransom of Rs five lakh from a Dombivali-based hotel-owner, police said.

Family of kidnapped techie in Sudan ready to pay ransom

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 18:22

The family members of a 32-year-old techie Irfan Jaffrey, who was kidnapped 3 months back by gunmen at Darfur in Sudan, today said they are feeling abandoned in this crisis and are ready to pay ransom demanded by the abductors.

Youth fakes kidnapping to repay loan with ransom money

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 00:28

A 24-year-old youth, who allegedly faked his kidnapping with the help of a smartphone application to repay his loan, has been arrested along with his accomplice, police said on Monday.

Son`s kidnappers do not want ransom: former Pakistan PM

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 13:30

 Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his son Ali Haider`s kidnappers have never asked for a ransom as they were only interested in securing release of some Taliban prisoners, media reported Monday.

Pakistan official kidnapped by Taliban released after paying ransom

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 19:18

A senior Pakistani official kidnapped by the Taliban in January was released after paying a hefty ransom of Rs 50 million.

Megan Fox shows off slim figure just weeks after giving birth to second child

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 16:59

Just five weeks after giving birth to her second child, Megan Fox was out and about around the town.

Megan Fox names newborn Bodhi Ransom Green

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 11:13

Megan Fox,has named her second baby boy Bodhi Ransom Green.

TV serial motivates students to kill schoolmate, demand ransom

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 19:45

Five students allegedly kidnapped a junior schoolmate in Malda district, murdered him and then demanded ransom from the victim`s father -- all after watching a tv serial, the police said on Friday.

UN Security Council says no to ransom to terrorists

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 07:19

The UN Security Council Monday adopted a resolution calling on all countries not to pay ransom to terrorists in incidents of kidnapping and hostage-taking, Xinhua reported.

Britain urges UN to end paying ransom to terrorists

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 09:36

Britain is urging the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution calling on all countries not to pay ransom to kidnappers who use the money to finance terrorist groups.

CISF cop held for kidnapping gambler for ransom

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 19:46

A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) constable, under suspension for allegedly kidnapping a gambler, was arrested by police along with three others, official sources said today.

UK warns of ransom scam targeting tens of millions

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 18:24

The British government has issued an unusually stark warning about a cyberscam that locks users out of their computers unless they pay a ransom, saying that tens of millions of people may soon be targeted.