Hostages

  • Two robbers arrested, five escape 26-06-2014 07:47 PM

    Two dacoity were caught while committing dacoity in Chatra village of Dumka district, police said on Thursday. A group of dacoits barged into the house a grocery shop owner, Kanhailal Sheel late night on Wednesday and started committing dacoity after taking his family members hostage at gun point, said Deputy...
  • Obama makes 'no apologies' for Taliban hostage deal 06-06-2014 08:32 AM

    Brussels: President Barack Obama vehemently refused to apologise on Thursday for doing a prisoner trade with the Taliban to free a US soldier, despite a fierce political storm over the deal in Washington. Critics, both Republican and Democratic, have asked whether the transfer of five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay...
  • Obama defends deal that freed soldier amid growing demands for hearings 04-06-2014 10:09 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama defended on Tuesday the prisoner swap deal that freed a U.S. soldier from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan, and the Army pledged to investigate the circumstances of his capture after fellow soldiers said he had deserted. Trying to defuse concerns of members of Congress who said the...
  • 3 men kidnap 16-year-old married girl, gangrape her for 3 days 11-02-2014 08:06 AM

    A 16-year-old married girl was allegedly kept hostage and gangraped by three men for three days in Alwar district, police said on Monday. An FIR was lodged by the victim and her maternal uncle on Sunday against the accused--Surendra Meena, Ashok Meena and Mausam Meena-- under IPC Section 363 for...
  • Three youths gangrape, keep girl hostage for three days 10-02-2014 10:57 PM

    A 16-year-old married girl was allegedly kept hostage and gangraped by three youths for three days in Alwar district in Jaipur, police said on Monday. An FIR was lodged by the victim and her maternal uncle on Sunday against the accused--Surendra Meena, Ashok Meena and Mausam Meena-- under IPC Section...
  • Gujarat Congress worker gives Rs 600 cr property to domestic help 14-01-2014 09:26 AM

    Rajkot: In a generous gift for 40 years of service in Gujarat, a Congress worker, Gajraj Sinh Jadeja, in Rajkot gave away property worth Rs 600 crore to his domestic help. The man who died in September 2013 wrote a will leaving all his property to his help. The will...
  • American Al-Qaeda hostage seeks Obama's help 27-12-2013 09:10 PM

    The FBI is trying to authenticate the 13-minute alleged Al Qaeda video that shows a 72-year-old American hostage urging his government to help free him. American contract worker Warren Weinstein was taken from his home in Pakistan several years ago. ...
  • Advocate arrested for raping, holding minor girl hostage for 13 days 26-12-2013 02:40 PM

    An advocate has been arrested along with his wife on charges of raping and holding a teenager girl hostage for 13 days at their residence in Ujjain, police said on Thursday. The 17-year-old who had gone missing since December 12 had gone to advocate Balkrishna Nagar's residence in Sampat Nagar...
  • Freed Lebanese, Turkish hostages fly home after deal 21-10-2013 09:18 AM

    Beirut/Istanbul: Two kidnapped Turkish pilots arrived in Istanbul after leaving Lebanon on Saturday and nine Lebanese hostages freed from Syria landed in Beirut, completing a hostage exchange after months of uncertainty. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan greeted the Turkish Airlines pilots on the tarmac as they disembarked from a Qatar Airways...
  • Kenya mall attack: Al-Shabaab claims it is still holding hostages 24-09-2013 02:40 PM

    The terrorist group that attacked a Nairobi mall and killed at least 60 people says it is still holding hostages alive inside and that its fighters are "still holding their ground." The Twitter messages posted on Tuesday by the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabaab came after Kenyan government assurances of success...
  • 116 civilians freed after Philippine troops retake rebel-held villages post 9-day standoff 17-09-2013 09:14 AM

    Philippine troops have recaptured 70 percent of the coastal areas of a southern city that were occupied by Muslim rebels and rescued 116 of more than 100 civilians held hostage in a nine-day standoff, the military said on Tuesday. About 64 hostages were freed or escaped during military operations early...
  • Delhi: Neighbour rapes, kidnaps a 16-year-old girl 03-07-2013 04:23 AM

    New Delhi: A 16-year-old girl was kept hostage by a neighbour for four days in a house in Delhi and raped, said police on Tuesday. The attacker and one of his friends have been arrested. The victim, a Class 7 student from Kalyanpuri in east Delhi, was lured away from...
  • Gunman who held firefighters hostage in his Atlanta home killed 11-04-2013 07:57 AM

    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...
  • Father of sailor taken hostage on MV Iceberg 1 narrates his plight 18-03-2013 10:13 PM

    Thirteen of the 28 Indian seafarers, rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked in 2012, reached India on Monday. ...
  • Argo: Meet embassy workers who inspired the film 27-02-2013 04:30 PM

    'Argo' won the Oscar for the Best Picture at the Academy Awards ceremony. ...