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2 UP teachers booked for holding students hostage over transfer order

District basic education officer (BSA) Laxmi Kant Pandey identified the accused as contactual teachers Manorama Mishra and Goldi Katiyar and said the duo had received orders to take up posts at schools in the Palia and Ramiya Behar blocks on Thursday.

A four-member committee has been formed, which would investigate the incident and submit their report within three days.
A four-member committee has been formed, which would investigate the incident and submit their report within three days.
Updated on Apr 23, 2022 05:44 AM IST

Centre refutes Putin’s claim that Indian students held hostage in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday claimed that Indian students in Kharkiv were “taken hostage by the Ukrainian security forces” for being used as “a human shield”.

Indian students before their departure for Delhi in Poland’s Rzeszow, amid the Ukraine crisis, on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Indian students before their departure for Delhi in Poland’s Rzeszow, amid the Ukraine crisis, on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2022 12:07 AM IST

Texas hostage taker’s Pakistan connection

According to official sources based in London, Malik Akram was a member of the pan-Islamic Tablighi Jamaat and had travelled abroad for works related to the organisation.

Malik Akram
Malik Akram
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 06:28 PM IST

UK police arrest 2 teenagers in connection with Texas synagogue attack

Britain's counter terrorism police detained the two and were questioning them in connection with the incident.

Authorities escort a hostage out of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.(AP)
Authorities escort a hostage out of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.(AP)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 07:52 AM IST

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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