Captive

  • All national assets ready for rescuing Indians stranded in Iraq: MEA June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As the situation in Iraq worsens, concerns persist for the Indians still stuck in Mosul. As many as 39 Indian nationals are held in captivity in Mosul. The External Affairs Ministry assures that the stranded Indians are unharmed. "We stand to assist all our nationals in all their places...
  • US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan May 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON: The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said on Saturday. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban...
  • Ohio man who held three women captive commits suicide September 4, 2013

    Columbus: The man who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade before one escaped and alerted authorities has been found dead and is believed to have committed suicide, a prison official said. Ariel Castro, 53, was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the...
  • Gunman who held firefighters hostage in his Atlanta home killed April 11, 2013

    Atlanta: A gunman who held four Georgia firefighters hostage on Wednesday, demanding his utilities and cell phone service be restored, was killed after an exchange of gunfire with authorities who moved in to free the captives, police said. An officer was wounded and the firefighters, taken hostage after responding to...
  • Punjab: Woman held captive for one year rescued January 7, 2013

    Fatehgarh: A 21-year-old Ludhiana based woman, who was allegedly forced into prostitution and spent over a year into captivity, was on Sunday rescued by the police Fatehgarh. The police have booked a man and two other members of his family. The woman was held hostage in a rented accommodation in...
  • Indians' love for films shocked me: 'Captive' director October 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, whose 'Captive' was screened at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), is amazed to see the love of Indian audience for cinema. "I have been to India several times. First time I was in India I was in New Delhi when I was presented an award...
  • Man rescued from 17 years of captivity by mother October 15, 2012

    Bangalore: A 35-year-old man, held captive in a dingy room for 17 years by his mother who claimed he was mentally unstable, was rescued on Sunday by a lawmaker and doctors in Karnataka, police said. Keshva Murthy, 35, was rescued from a village near Davangere in central Karnataka, about 260...
  • Karnataka: Youth held captive by mother for 17 years October 14, 2012

    Davanagere: In a shocking incident, a youth was kept locked in a solitary room for 17 years by his mother and was not allowed to answer nature's call at a village in Davanagere district. Keshavamurthy, around 30, walked out to freedom on Sunday after the neighbours, on coming to know...
  • Asphalt crisis: pirates want dialogue with govt May 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The Asphalt Venture hostage crisis is getting more complicated with sources telling CNN-IBN that Somali pirates now want to negotiate directly with the Indian government and not the ship owner. This new demand by the pirates could trigger a major stalemate as the government has maintained that they...
  • Sisters lock themselves up for 7 months, rescued April 13, 2011

    New Delhi: In a shocking story, two sisters, who locked themselves up in their own home in Noida for the last seven months, were finally rescued from their home on Tuesday afternoon by the police. Anuradha and Sonali Behl were carried out of their house seven months after the two...
  • Sailors' families lose hope as deadline expires March 10, 2011

    New Delhi: As the deadline to pay the ransom expired on Wednesday, the fate of six Indian sailors onboard MV Suez, captured by Somali pirates remains uncertain. With their pleas to the Government fallen on deaf ears so far, the families of the captive sailors are losing hope. After getting little...
  • Govt must act say the families of Indian sailors March 9, 2011

    Sampa, wife of Indian sailor speaks to CNN-IBN. ...
  • Helpless against pirates, sailor's family speak up March 9, 2011

    Relatives of sailors held hostage on the MV Iceberg protested near Parliament. ...
  • Should India invoke the right of hot pursuit against Somali pirates? March 2, 2011

    CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai asks experts what can be done to free the sailors. ...
  • Whose responsibility is it to free sailors? March 2, 2011

    Experts, sailors' relatives debate if it is Government's responsibility or ship owners'. ...
  • Families of sailors slam Govt for inaction March 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Some family members of the six Indians, held hostage by Somali pirates, have protested in the capital demanding the Ministry of External Affair's intervention to ensure their release, as the one-week deadline set by the pirates draws closer. Many others who have run from pillar to post trying to...
  • Deadline nears, sailors' families cry for help March 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Families of six Indians onboard the MV Suez taken hostage by Somali pirates get desperate as the reported one-week deadline to secure their release draws closer. The family members of the hostages will meet the shipping minister G K Vasan on Thursday and urge him to expedite the release....
  • Captive sailors: UN watchdog calls for action February 17, 2011

    Mumbai: Angry and distressed families of Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for almost a year demanded Government intervention after CNN-IBN established connection with the sailors in captivity. Following is the conversation between the hostage sailors and CNN-IBN: Shoaib Ahmed: Dhiraj where are you? Dhiraj Tiwari: In Somalia, anchored in Puntland. Conditions...