ITALIAN TOURISTS ABDUCTED

  • Odisha: Talks resume as the hostage crisis deepens April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Odisha government on Monday resumed talks with negotiators to end the hostage crisis after Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda issued an ultimatum, threatening to kill Italian tourist Bosusco Paulo if the Naveen Patnaik government fails to fulfill their demands. Panda on Monday released a fresh audio tape. He said that...
  • Centre not helping in the hostage crisis: Odisha CM March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has hit out at the Centre for not helping the state in the Italian abduction issue. He said that the central government did not do anything to end the hostage crisis. "Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Union Home Department are not displaying urgency...
  • Italians abducted: Naxals issue fresh deadline March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda has reportedly issued a fresh audio tape regarding the abducted Italian nationals and set Tuesday evening as the new deadline for the state government to respond. The message in the tape says that the two Italian tourists are safe and are being fed well. The...
  • Willing to talk to Maoists: Odisha CM Patnaik March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Monday that the Odisha government was willing to hold discussion with the Maoists over the abduction of two Italian nationals by the force. He said that the two, one of whom has been staying in Puri for the past 20 years,...