Abductions

  • Woman who was stripped, assaulted goes missing from Patna hospital 2 days ago

    The middle-aged woman, who was stripped and assaulted in public for allegedly kidnapping two men, went missing on Monday from a Patna hospital where she undergoing treatment, officials said. Sangita Devi, in her 40s, was stripped and assaulted on Wednesday night for allegedly kidnapping two men who were involved in a...
  • Bodies of abducted people found in Assam July 13, 2014

    Guwahati: The bullet-riddled bodies of four people, who were abducted by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district, have been found, while the curfew imposed in some areas was extended, police said on Sunday. Cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks with the government...
  • Indian-origin woman arrested in US for abducting her child July 13, 2014

    New York: Police in US city of Dallas have recovered a child from the city airport who had been abducted by his Indian-origin mother nearly eight years ago and taken to India. The mother, Padmashini Devi Drees, 38, was arrested at the airport. Her son Drew Dees, now 10, was recovered...
  • Bihar Finance Minister's grandson was not kidnapped, but had left home on his own: Police July 11, 2014

    A new twist has suddenly popped up in the much media attended case of the abduction of the Bihar Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav's 11-year-old grandson who had gone missing on July 1. According to the police on Thursday, Manish Kumar, the grandson, was not abducted, but ran away on...
  • Nigeria: 'Good news' soon on kidnapped girls July 9, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria's National Council of State is promising to deliver "some good news" very soon about more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly three months. The council, made up of past presidents, state governors and leaders of parliament, is "satisfied that security agents know very well where...
  • Iraq crisis: Tickets provided to 1600 Indians to return, says MEA July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the return of 46 Indian nurses from Iraq, The Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday that MEA has provided ticket to 1600 Indian nationals stuck in the war-torn country to facilitate their return. Two special flights will be operated to New Delhi from Najaf and...
  • Chief Secretary receives 19 Punjabis returning from Iraq at IGI Airport July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal, along with several other state officials, on Saturday received 19 Punjabis arriving from strife-torn Iraq at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. The Chief Secretary was deputed by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to receive the Punjabis returning from Iraq in special flights...
  • In Garo Hills, a man is abducted every other day July 5, 2014

    Shillong: Believe it or not, kidnapping has become the order of the day in the insurgency-hit Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, with one person being abducted every alternate day in the past six months. A total of 98 people were abducted for ransom in the past six months till June, while...
  • Iraq crisis: Nurses will reach Kochi on Saturday, confirms Kerala CM July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday confirmed that all the 46 Indian nurses who are now free from the clutches of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will reach India on Saturday in a special aircraft. Chandy said that the nurses were on their way to...
  • 46 Indian nurses taken to Mosul by ISIS, families seek help from MEA July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Forty-six Indian nurses in Tikrit have been taken away by ISIS militants to an old building somewhere in Mosul. CNN-IBN is in touch with the nurses, who have said that they are safe for the moment and so far the militants have treated them well. "We have been taken...
  • We are safe, ISIS militants have not harmed us: Abducted Indian nurse July 4, 2014

    Mosul: The 46 Indian nurses whose fate hanged in the balance ever since they were shifted from Tikrit by the ISIS militants, are safe, confirmed one amongst them. One of the abducted nurses told CNN-IBN that they were safe in the custody of the militants and that they were currently placed...
  • Suspected revenge killing sparks Jerusalem clashes July 2, 2014

    Jerusalem: The suspected abduction of an Arab teen followed by the discovery of a body in Jerusalem on Wednesday ignited clashes between Israeli police and stone-throwing Palestinians, who saw it as a revenge attack for the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said authorities...
  • Kerala nurses now live in basement in Iraq July 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The 46 Kerala nurses stranded in Iraq's Tikrit town are spending their time in a basement of a building within the hospital campus where they worked, according to a source. One can easily make out from sounds in the background and around them that they live in a basement in...
  • Nigerian military busts abducted girls terror cell July 1, 2014

    Lagos: Nigeria's military has bust a terrorist intelligence cell and arrested a businessman who "actively participated" in the April abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls, a statement said. It was unclear if his arrest might help in rescuing at least 219 girls who remain captive. Boko Haram Islamic extremists are threatening...
  • Aggrieved families of Indians abducted in Iraq to meet MEA again June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Little news about the whereabouts of their loved ones have forced the families of the Indians abducted from Mosul in Iraq to pay yet another visit to the Ministry of External Affairs. Sushma Swaraj is expected to meet the aggrieved families on Sunday evening. Concerned parents are desperately seeking...
  • Senior officials discuss options to ensure safety of Indians in Iraq June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The conflict in Iraq came up for discussion at a meeting of senior officials, including the Cabinet Secretary and the services chiefs, on Friday in which the government is understood to have discussed the options for ensuring safety of Indians stranded in that country. The meeting was chaired by...
  • Not confirmed that Indians have been abducted in Iraq, UNICEF representative reiterates June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A representative of UNICEF, Iraq, has also reiterated the sentiments of the Iraqi ambassador to India saying it is hard to confirm if the Indians who've gone missing in Mosul were captured or just trapped due to the ongoing conflict in the region. "We have been reported that...
  • Two men abduct college girl in Kankarbagh area June 23, 2014

    A girl, on her way to college, was abducted by two men in Patna on Monday, police said. The teenager, the daughter of a contractor, was abducted in Kankarbagh area, a police official said. Police have recovered a vehicle that was used to kidnap her. Her family in their complaint to police alleged...
  • Siddharth Nagar: 16-year-old girl abducted, allegedly gangraped in Nepal for 20 days June 23, 2014

    A 16-year-old girl was abducted and gang raped for 20 days allegedly by four persons who also tried to sell her to human traffickers in Nepal, a senior police officer said on Monday. "The girl was abducted by one Vijaypal and his nephew Chinku from Etwah area on June 1 and...
  • Seven people abducted by Kurdish militants in Turkey June 23, 2014

    Ankara: A group of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) militants have kidnapped seven people in southeastern Turkey, the media reported on Sunday. The PKK rebels on Saturday kidnapped seven people, including five from a same family who were collecting firewood in the forest area of Senoba zone in Uludere town...
  • Indians stuck in Iraq unharmed, contact established with them: MEA June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indians in captivity in Iraq are unharmed, the government said on Saturday after establishing contact with the workers who were rounded up by suspected Sunni militants in Mosul town in the violence-hit Gulf nation. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that contact has been established with the...
  • Iraq crisis worsens, Indians narrate tales of ordeal June 22, 2014

    Baghdad: The sectarian divide in Iraq has worsened further after its top religious and political leaders urged volunteers to fight on the frontline. In Baghdad, thousands of fighters loyal to Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr paraded weapons in a show of strength looking to take on ISIS. Similar parades were held in...
  • AP seeks safe passage of 61 people from state stranded in Iraq June 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday requested the Centre to rescue 61 persons hailing from the state who are currently stranded in strife-hit Iraq, and ensure their safe passage to their native places. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed state minister looking after NRI affairs Palle Raghunatha Reddy and state government's...
  • Hundreds of Indians trapped in Iraq's Najaf: Amnesty International June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Amnesty International India on Saturday claimed that fresh evidence has emerged about hundreds of Indians stranded in Najaf province of crisis-hit Iraq. The human rights watchdog claimed it had spoken over the phone with some Indian workers working for an infrastructure and construction company who said they were in...
  • Protest at Jantar Mantar over violence in Iraq June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of people on Saturday took part in a protest against the outbreak of violence in Iraq and urged the Narendra Modi government to ensure the safety of Indian nationals in the war-torn country. Braving the scorching sun, about 200 people gathered for the protest at Jantar Mantar under...
  • No mass evacuation planned yet, many Indians stranded in Iraq seek help June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate, Indian government has not yet planned any mass evacuation from the war-torn country, say sources. The Ministry of External Affairs wants to focus on the 120 Indian nationals stuck in conflict zones, the sources added. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, has...
  • PM Modi chairs high level meet to review safety of Indians in Iraq June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of the crisis in Iraq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high level review meeting on safety of Indian nationals in Iraq. The government has maintained that the situation in Iraq is a priority for the Union government. The Ministry of External Affairs asserted that...
  • 16 Indians evacuated from Iraq June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Sixteen Indians have been evacuated from Iraq, the government said on Friday. Eight Indians were pulled out of Baiji and eight more from Anbar province in the violence-hit country, the external affairs ministry said. "Of the 120 Indians in affected areas, 16 have left (for India) so far," ministry spokesman...
  • Iraq Crisis: Ground situation still unknown, says Ajay Sahni June 20, 2014

    The worsening conditions in Iraq has disrupted the Narendra Modi government. Dr.Ajay Sahni, Executive Director,Institute for Conflict Management on hostage crisis said that the ground situation is still unknown. "Is it protective custody? future negotiating leverage,an effort to have human shields against any future attacks, we don't know. We can...
  • One of the 40 Indians abducted in Iraq by ISIS escapes: reports June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In what may be a major breakthrough in knowing the fate of the 40 kidnapped Indians in Iraq, latest reports suggest that one out of the 40 Indians has escaped from the custody of the ISIS terrorists. Reports also say that the escaped construction worker has made contact...