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5 dead in South Africa hostage situation

Police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom found four people “shot and burned to death in a car” and a security guard shot in another car. Six others were injured.
A photo released by police shows suspects lying on the ground at the site of the hostage incident in Johannesburg.
A photo released by police shows suspects lying on the ground at the site of the hostage incident in Johannesburg.
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 03:11 AM IST
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Johannesburg | ByAssociated Press, Johannesburg

UP hostage taker shot dead, all kids rescued

The police said the hostage taker had planned the event in advance.
Police personnel at the hostage site in Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad on Thursday night. The hostage taker was killed.(HT PHOTO.)
Police personnel at the hostage site in Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad on Thursday night. The hostage taker was killed.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 01:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Taliban say they freed US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban

The hostages — American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks — were released in southern Zabul province, ending their more than three years in captivity.
The Taliban said they freed on Tuesday an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures. (Representative Image)(AP)
The Taliban said they freed on Tuesday an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures. (Representative Image)(AP)
Updated on Nov 19, 2019 05:06 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByAssociated Press

Hostages review: Tisca Chopra, Ronit Roy’s show is generic, uninspired mess that captivates no one

Hostages review: Sudhir Mishra returns to television after almost two decades with a new thriller about a family held hostage by a crew of madmen.
Hostages review: Tisca Chopra and Ronit Roy star together in Hotstar’s new show.
Hostages review: Tisca Chopra and Ronit Roy star together in Hotstar’s new show.
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 11:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySoumya Srivastava

Three Delhi University students taken hostage, their new Sedan stolen at gunpoint

According to the police, the incident took place on Saturday around 10pm, when one of the victims, who had purchased a new Honda City car, took his two friends for a joyride in the city.
Police said the victims, aged 19-20, were close to Sector 69 when three suspects, all of whom were carrying guns, walked in front of their car.(HT Photo)
Police said the victims, aged 19-20, were close to Sector 69 when three suspects, all of whom were carrying guns, walked in front of their car.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 23, 2019 05:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

One civilian held hostage in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora, one rescued

Security forces launched a search operation in the area following information about the presence of militants there, a police spokesman said
Security personnel in Srinagar.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Security personnel in Srinagar.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Mar 21, 2019 06:20 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByPTI

In Jharkhand wedding drama, a surrogate groom, hostage crisis and an arrest

Karim’s two wives lived together with him, and they had told the police they’d have no problem continuing with this arrangement if their husband dropped his plan to marry again. “Karim has lived with his two wives for the past six-seven years.”
(AFP)
(AFP)
Updated on Feb 09, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar, Jamshedpur

Punjabi University V-C, others held ‘hostage’ by students in midnight protest

Protesting students are demanding round-the-clock hostel entry for girls; were angry after authorities informed parents of some girls leading the stir.
Vice-chancellor professor BS Ghuman having discussion with students at varsity guest house on Sunday night.(HT Photo)
Vice-chancellor professor BS Ghuman having discussion with students at varsity guest house on Sunday night.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 09:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | ByNavrajdeep Singh

19-year-old man held hostage, robbed by five men in Gurugram

A 19-year-old man, working as a promoter at a mobile phone manufacturing company in Sector 31, alleged that he was robbed at gunpoint by five men, who offered him a lif
The man alleged that the accused forced him to call his relative and transfer money, before robbing and leaving him in a village in Nuh, several hours after he got into the cab.(Representative Photo)
The man alleged that the accused forced him to call his relative and transfer money, before robbing and leaving him in a village in Nuh, several hours after he got into the cab.(Representative Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2018 03:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

18-yr-old woman allegedly abducted, held hostage, gangraped for 7 months

Police said the woman was taken to Gujarat and allegedly held hostage in a remote area where the accused took turns to rape her everyday. From there she was taken to Rajasthan and later Haryana.
Three men kidnapped allegedly kidnapped the woman at knifepoint in December from Odiya Khera village of Rajasthan.(REUTERS)
Three men kidnapped allegedly kidnapped the woman at knifepoint in December from Odiya Khera village of Rajasthan.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 29, 2018 09:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent, Gurugram

Man who held 26-year-old hostage in Bhopal paraded by police, beaten with slippers by women

Before being produced in the court, the 30-year-old accused was paraded in Misrod area, where the hostage crisis took place.
Rohit Singh, 30, on Friday barged into the fifth-floor apartmentof the 26-year-old woman in Misrod area of Bhopal. He had held the woman, a professional model, hostage at gunpoint. She was rescued on Friday evening by police.(PTI file photo)
Rohit Singh, 30, on Friday barged into the fifth-floor apartmentof the 26-year-old woman in Misrod area of Bhopal. He had held the woman, a professional model, hostage at gunpoint. She was rescued on Friday evening by police.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 11:56 PM IST
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Bhopal | ByPress Trust of India

Kaala ban: governments should ensure that art isn’t held hostage by politics

Violent protests and enforced boycotts because of an artist’s ideological or political positions are reprehensible
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth waves at supporters as he comes out of a government hospital after visiting those who got injured during police firing, Thoothukudi, May 30, 2018(PTI)
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth waves at supporters as he comes out of a government hospital after visiting those who got injured during police firing, Thoothukudi, May 30, 2018(PTI)
Published on Jun 05, 2018 12:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Greece: 50 migrants rescued after being held hostage by Pakistani agents

The rescued migrants included 38 Pakistanis, 10 Bangladeshis and two Sri Lankans.
Police said many of the rescued men were in bad physical condition, having been given minimal food and water. One man required hospitalisation for pneumonia and dehydration.(AFP/Photo for representation)
Police said many of the rescued men were in bad physical condition, having been given minimal food and water. One man required hospitalisation for pneumonia and dehydration.(AFP/Photo for representation)
Updated on May 09, 2018 10:09 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Thessaloniki (Greece) | ByHT Correspondent
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