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Orissa MLA kidnap: CM Patnaik sends ministers to negotiate with Maoists


Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided to send two ministers of his government to the state's Korapur District to negotiate with the Maoists and seek the release of abducted Biju Janata Dal

Hostage crisis: Interlocutors unhappy, say no more talks

Odisha government is having a tough job at hand in rescuing the abducted Italians and BJD MLA from Maoists.

On Saturday, two negotiators for the ultras, B.D. Sharma and Dandapani Mohanty suspended a

Train services hit following abduction of Odisha MLA

Train services on Koraput-Rayagada section of East Coast Railway (ECoR) in Odisha were hit on Saturday by a dharna demanding immediate release of BJD MLA Jhinna Hikaka who was abducted by Maoists in K

Ex-classmates kill teenager, seek ransom in New Delhi

The 19-year-old son of a businessman from Dwarka, southwest Delhi, was allegedly kidnapped by his former classmates, who sedated and strangled the class XII boy, and then demanded a ransom of Rs 50 la

Italian hostage crisis: Interlocutors want presence of jailed Maoist leader

Talks to secure the safe release of two Italians taken hostage by Maoists since over a week in Odisha's Kandhamal district resumed here on Friday amid a demand by the interlocutors that a top jailed M

Talks to solve hostage crisis will start soon: Maoist mediator


Talks between Maoist mediators and those of the Odisha government are expected to start soon to resolve the Italian hostage crisis, according to Dandapani Mohanty, one of the two negotiators chosen

Ravishankar offers to negotiate between Maoists and government

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Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar has offered to negotiate between Maoists and the government in the issue of abduction of two Italians by naxals in Odisha.

He said that he is always ready for peace

Maoists offer to release one of the two kidnapped Italians

The Maoists on Wednesday offered to release one of the two Italians held captive by them if two of their demands, including release of some rebels, were met, as the Orissa government asked its medi

Chidambaram rejects Patnaik's claims on hostage crisis

Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday rejected Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik claims that the Centre had not offered any help to the state in dealing with the abduction of two Italians by

Abducted Italians safe: Odisha government


The two abducted Italians are safe and unharmed, the Odisha government claimed on Tuesday, a day after the Maoists named three negotiators to hold talks with the authorities on the six-day-long hostag

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