Jhina Hikaka

  • Have an open mind towards NCTC: Patnaik May 7, 2012

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik says one has to be firm against crimes, especially over abduction by Maoists. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Patnaik said that his state police officers know how to handle the hostage crisis and are able to combat the situations well. The BJD Chief...
  • Hikaka yet to take a decision on resignation May 1, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Despite being assured of safety by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Laxmipur MLA Jhina Hikaka on Tuesday said he was yet to take a decision whether to resign as assembly member. "I have not taken any decision in this regard. The Chief Minister has advised me to relax and release...
  • Why should Hikaka resign? asks Odisha CM April 30, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Four days after release of Jhina Hikaka from Maoist captivity, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday questioned why the MLA, belonging to his party the BJD, should resign and said he was looking forward to meeting him. "Why should anyone who has been elected democratically resign under pressure? I...
  • Maoists will release audio tape over resignation: Hikaka April 30, 2012

    Bhubaneswar/Koraput: Three days after being freed by Maoists, Odisha MLA Jhina Hikaka on Sunday said the ultras are likely to release a fresh audio message which could clear the air over his possible resignation as a legislator. "A new audio tape is likely to be released by the Maoists shortly....
  • Waiting for Maoists' tape: Hikaka on resignation April 29, 2012

    Bhubaneswar/Koraput: Three days after being freed by Maoists, Odisha MLA Jhina Hikaka on Sunday said the ultras are likely to release a fresh audio message which could clear the air over his possible resignation as a legislator. "A new audio tape is likely to be released by the Maoists shortly. It...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 7, 2012

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  • Can the state afford to surrender to Maoists? April 26, 2012

    While there is relief for the family of Jhina Hikaka and the Odisha government, the fate of District Collector Alex Paul Menon still hangs in balance. ...
  • News 360: Sachin Tendulkar will be Rajya Sabha MP April 26, 2012

    President Pratibha Patil has approved the Rajya Sabha nomination recommendation for cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and he will now be a Rajya Sabha MP. ...
  • Freed Hikaka remains silent on quitting as MLA April 26, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: After more than a month in Naxal captivity, Odisha's BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka was finally set free at Balipeta in Koraput on Thursday. The BJD's Laxmipur MLA has apparently been released on the condition that he would resign from his seat after this. It was an emotional reunion for...
  • The politics behind Jhina Hikaka's abduction April 26, 2012

    Bhubaneshwar: The abduction of BJD MLA from Laxmipur, Jhina Hikaka, by the Naxals was not just to secure the release of jailed rebels, but had a political angle behind it. Sources say the 37yearold Hikaka was abducted because Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh leader Nachika Linga pushed the Naxals to abduct...
  • Odisha: Naxals release BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka April 26, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to the 32day hostage crisis in Odisha, the Maoists on Thursday released Biju Janata Dal (MLA) Jhina Hikaka, as decided at a people's court of the Naxals on Wednesday. The decision to release Hikaka was taken by the Maoists after he gave an undertaking that he would...
  • I am still with the Maoists, not freed yet: Abducted MLA April 26, 2012

    Abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka spoked to CNNIBN and clarified that he would not be released before 10 am on Thursday. ...
  • Maoists to release Odisha MLA Jhina Hikaka today April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Over a month after being in Naxal captivity, Odisha MLA Jhina Hikaka is all set to be released on Thursday. The decision to release Hikaka was taken at the people's court on Wednesday after he gave an undertaking that he will resign from the state assembly and also try...
  • Odisha: Naxals to release BJD MLA on Thursday April 25, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The Naxals in Odisha have decided to release Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka at the Balipeta village in Koraput at 10 am on Thursday. However, the MLA has been asked to resign after he is released from the captivity of the Naxals. The decision was taken at a...
  • Can't meet Naxal deadline of April 25, says govt April 25, 2012

    Raipur/Bhubaneswar: The Chattisgarh government has made it clear to the Naxals that the April 25 deadline set by them cannot be met even as the health of abducted district collector Alex Paul Menon's health has worsened due to lack of medication. This comes after the Chhattisgarh government finally named the mediators...
  • Centre plans strategy to tackle hostage crisis April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Faced with a hostage crisis in two Naxalaffected states, the Centre is planning a new unified policy to deal with such situations. The Union Home Ministry will write to the Chief Secretaries of nine Naxal affected states soon to finalise a plan to deal with hostage crisis. Naxals are...
  • 2 states at Naxal gunpoint, face hostage crises April 23, 2012

    Raipur/Bhubaneswar: The Maoists have held two states Chhattisgarh and Odisha at gunpoint. Even as there has been no new word on abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Jhina Hikaka in Odisha, the Maoists have in Chhattisgarh abducted IAS officer Alex Paul. The Maoists in Chhattisgarh have demanded the release of...
  • Odisha: MLA to be produced in people's court again April 20, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: There has been no resolution yet to the hostage crisis in Odisha. Naxals have released a fresh tape extending the deadline for the release of abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka to April 25. Hikaka will be presented again in people's court on April 25. The Maoists have asked the...
  • Odisha: Abducted BJD MLA produced in people's court April 19, 2012

    According to the Maoists, the people's court will decide BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka's fate. Hikaka was taken hostage on March 24. ...
  • Disappointed by Govt, says abducted Odisha MLA's wife April 19, 2012

    Jhina Hikaka's abductors had said they would hand him over to his wife once the government met their demands. ...
  • Maoists produce Odisha MLA in people's court April 19, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Maoists on Thursday produced abducted ruling BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka before a people's court to decide his fate, a day after the Odisha government said it would withdraw cases against 13 prisoners in exchange for freedom of the tribal legislator. As already communicated by the Maoists of the Andhra Odisha...
  • Odisha MLA abduction: SC sends notice to Centre April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Odisha government and asked for details of what is being done to resolve the hostage crisis involving BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka. The court was hearing a petition filed by a retired Army officer to restrain the release of jailed Naxals,...
  • Maoists to decide on Odisha MLA's fate on Thursday April 18, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: As the deadline for the release of 29 jailed cadres in exchange of abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka ended on Wednesday, the Maoists rejected the proposal of the Odisha government for consideration of withdrawal of cases against prisoners. The Maoists, instead, demanded immediate withdrawal of cases. They further...
  • Odisha MLA abduction: Naxals issue new tape April 17, 2012

    Bhubaneshwar: The AndhraOdisha Border Special Zonal Comittee, the Maoist group that has abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka, issued a fresh audio tape on Tuesday reminding the Odisha government of the deadline of Wednesday 5 pm over the fulfilment of their demands. Hikaka also spoke to Odisha Chief Secretary BK Patnaik...
  • Odisha: Maoists extend deadline for MLA's release April 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The Maoist abductors of Biju Janata Dal MLA Jhina Hikaka on Sunday set a new deadline for his release, setting April 18 as the date for the government to meet their demands. The Naxals have demanded the release of 29 prisoners by 5.00 pm on April 18. However,...
  • Odisha to swap dreaded Naxal for abducted MLA? April 14, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Thirty sevenyearold Naxal, Chhenda Bhusanam alias Ghasi had a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head when he was arrested by the Odisha police last year. Now his release could prove the key to secure the freedom of abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka. Ghasi is a dangerous man, charged...
  • News 360: Naxals release Italian national Paolo Bosusco April 12, 2012

    Paolo Bosusco has finally been released by Naxals after a month in captivity. The government agreed to release 27 prisoners. ...
  • Italian hostage crisis over, MLA yet to be released April 12, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Italian national Paolo Bosusco was on Thursday finally released by the Maoists in Odisha after spending a month in captivity. The government agreed to release 27 prisoners including 15 Maoists. After getting released, Italian tourist Paolo Bosusco said, "I am a free man again. I always try to get my...
  • Odisha hostage crisis: Panda issues fresh tape April 11, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: A breakthrough seems to be in sight in the Odisha hostage crisis. Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda in his latest audio message has said that he will free abducted Italian Paolo Boscusco if the government honoured its agreement signed with the negotiators. In a new audio tape released by the Naxal...
  • Experts slam Odisha govt for bowing to Naxals April 11, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha has come under attack with experts saying it must stop giving in to the demands of the Naxals. The hostage crisis continues, with Naxals pressing for the release of some hardcore rebels. Ajai Sahni of the Delhibased Institute for Conflict Management said, "I...