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The abduction of two Italians is the first such incident in Odisha's Kandhamal district involving foreigners, but the district has witnessed an alarming spurt in extremist violence in the last four years. Covered by dense forest and being a
34 AM Sunset : 5:51 PM Today Mainly clear sky...Bhubaneswar, March 27: Kidnapped Biju Janata Dal MLA Jhina Hikaka today faced a volley of questions at a kangaroo court organised by the Maoists at an undisclosed site in Koraput district, sources said.
Maoist front fighting for tribal land rights in Orissas Naxal belt, at the heart of its rise lie allegations of strong-arm tactics by security forces. The tarred roads that snake up the hills on way to Narayanpatna block in Koraput district are
Unable to find a conclusion through negotiations with government officials on the efforts to secure release of the remaining Italian hostage, the two Maoist nominated mediators on Tuesday sought Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik's intervention to
BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka on the wee hours of Saturday last and issued seven-point demands for his release. Meanwhile, in a letter addressed to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the abducted MLA also confirmed that he has been kidnapped by the Maoists and
The decision to resume talks comes a day after one of the Italian hostages -- Claudio Colangelo was released. The talks are expected to focus on securing the release of the second Italian hostage Paulo Bosusco...Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda
Odisha Assembly on Monday witnessed uproar with Opposition Congress members storming the well demanding resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the abduction of Laxmipur MLA Jhina Hikaka and accusing the government of striking a deal with a
In an interview to local television channel OTV aired Monday, Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda who claimed responsibility for the March 14 abduction of both tourists said Italian Bosusco Paolo would be released only after the rebels feel the government
p>Colangelo and Bosusco were abducted on March 14 while on a trek through a densely forested area of Orissa state. Sabyasachi Panda, who handed over Colangelo. Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said Colangelo spoke with the
Pandemonium prevailed in the Odisha Assembly as the agitated Opposition Congress members trooped into the well of the House right from the question hour and started ransacking the house over the abduction of the BJD MLA by the Maoists.