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Bid to kidnap convert girl near HC foiled


A girl escaped a kidnap bid in front of the Kerala High Court premises on Friday, where she was summoned following a habeas corpus plea filed by her parents.

The police chased and caught one of the

Boy abducted by friends for ransom, killed

In a gruesome incident, four school boys in a Chhattisgarh town abducted their friend for ransom and later brutally killed him by smashing head when his father sought the police help to rescue him, of

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

Odisha hostage crisis: Maoist deadline ends Tuesday


As the Tuesday evening deadline set by Maoists for fulfilment of their demands neared, uncertainty continued over the fate of the Italian and the Odisha legislator being held captive by the rebels sin

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

Boy kidnapped, killed for money

A five-year-old boy, who was kidnapped a couple of weeks ago in Dundigal, was found murdered.

The boy, Venkatesh, was kidnapped on the evening of March 17 by a neighbour, Gudla Raju, 29, who told po

Maoists abduct official, three workers

Suspected Maoists have abducted a forest official and three workers in Bihar's Jamui district and threatened to kill them if a ransom of Rs.10 lakh was not paid, police said on Friday.

Naresh Singh,

Abducted engineer found murdered in Delhi

A young engineer, who was abducted three days ago, was found murdered in west Delhi early on Friday morning, police said.

Three of his abductors have been arrested. Johny Gupta (23) was abducte

‘Kidnapped’ teen handed over to father

The Madras high court has handed over to a man the custody of his 17-year-old son who was allegedly kidnapped by a woman teacher.

Initially, by an order of the judicial magistrate, detenu S. Gajindra

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.

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