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Italian marines' case referred to sessions


Decks were on Friday cleared for the trial of two Italian marines, charged with shooting to death two Indian fishermen, with a court here issuing an order for shifting the case before a sessions ju

Italy welcomes hostage release in India


Rome on Thursday welcomed the release of an Italian hostage in India, hailing Indian authorities and its own diplomats for the freeing of the tour guide seized while trekking nearly a month ago.


Abductors of Italian welcome 'certain' steps by government


The Maoists holding Italian Paolo Bosusco hostage on Wednesday welcomed 'certain' steps taken by the Odisha government to meet their demands while the fate of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka held by another Naxa

New conditions by Maoists make release of hostages uncertain


As the deadline set by the abductors of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka and Italian tour guide Paolo Bosusco ends on Tuesday, the chances of an early solution to the twin hostage crises in Odisha appeared to

Maoist-hit Orissa districts ban entry of foreign nationals

In the wake of two back-to-back abductions in Orissa, a complete ban has been imposed on the entry of foreign nationals and tourists into the Maoist-hit Koraput district.

Odisha Maoists yet to respond to mediators' appeal


Maoists are yet to respond to the appeal made by their mediators two days ago to release an Italian held hostage by them in Odisha since March 14, an official said on Monday.

"There has been no respo

Remand of Italian marines extended


A court here on Monday extended by 14 days the judicial remand of two marines of Italian ship 'Enrica Lexie', charged with gunning down two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in February.

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Court will decide on Italian marines issue: Krishna


India on Monday made it clear that the case of two Italian Marines who shot dead two fishermen will be decided only by the court, notwithstanding Italy's warning that New Delhi was setting a 'dangerou

Chandy rules out transfer of Italian marines to home for trial


Notwithstanding the pressure being mounted by Italy, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has ruled out transfer of two Italian marines, held for allegedly killing two fishermen, to their home count

Hikaka's abductors turn down request to name mediators


The abductors of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka on Thursday turned down the Odisha government's request to name negotiators for talks, while parleys for the release of Italian Paolo Bosusco from Maoist capti

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