Patna, Jan 27 (IANS) A group of armed Maoists abducted eight labourers engaged in the construction of a bridge in Bihar's Jamui district early Sunday, police said. The incident took place near Baldidih village in Jamui, about 200 km from here. Police have launched an operation to rescue the labourers, a district police official said.
Kohima, Jan 26 (IANS) Nagaland Governor Nikhil Kumar Saturday said the central government and political leaders of the state are trying their best to resolve the six-decade-long Naga insurgency problem.
London, Jan 26 (IANS) A British judge's ruling provoked outrage as he blocked government attempts to deport a "depressed" Algerian terror suspect amid fears that he may kill himself. Justice Mitting, who is Britain's most senior immigration judge, invoked human rights laws to spare the man, who does not -dispute claims that he poses a risk to national security, after hearing that he may not be put on suicide watch while in Algerian custody, Daily Express reported
Kabul, Jan 26 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 13 others, including two children and a woman, injured during a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan's Ghazni city Saturday. The deceased included the suicide bomber.
Srinagar, Jan 26 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley was Saturday far less tense than in previous years despite a separatist call to shun India's Republic Day celebrations. Banks, post offices, government offices and educational institutions were shut in Srinagar and other parts of the valley on account of government holiday
Agartala, Jan 26 (IANS) Terrorists in India's northeast are getting support from abroad, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Saturday. "Terrorists of the northeastern region are getting support from outside," the Marxist chief minister said after unfurling the tricolour at the Assam Rifles ground here.
Imphal, Jan 26 (IANS) A bomb explosion Saturday marred the Republic Day celebrations in Manipur, with Governor Gurbachan Jagat appealing for peace in the troubled state. Amid tight security, Jagat unfurled the national flag and took the salute at an impressive march past by police forces here. Separatist rebels triggered an improvised explosive device blast at Wangbal in Thoubal district, police said.
Guwahati, Jan 26 (IANS) Tens of thousands took part in Republic Day celebrations across Assam Saturday defying rebel calls to boycott official events. The anti-talk United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and several militant outfits asked the people to stay away from the celebrations.
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The United States virtually ruled out the extradition of Pakistani American David Headley to India even as New Delhi expressed disappointment at the 35-year sentence given to him by a Chicago court. India wants Headley aka Daood Gilani, a key plotter of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack to be extradited to so he can face a 'harsher' sentence than he received in the US. "The Justice Department spoke to this.
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Despite India's efforts to extradite Pakistani American David Headley over the Mumbai terror attack, the US has virtually ruled out the possibility saying that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative "will serve in the United States". Asked to comment on a report that India wanted to keep up the effort to extradite Headley, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland Friday noted: "He's been tried, convicted, and will serve in the United States." Even as India expressed disappointment at the 35 year sentence given by a Chicago court to David Headley, the US called it a very positive example of US-Indian collaboration in counterterrorism.