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Maoist insurgents in the Indian state of Orissa have set free the second of two Italians they kidnapped almost a month ago, but a local legislator is still being held, a government spokesman said Thursday.

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Indian authorities propose prisoner swap with Maoist rebels updated: Thu Apr 05 2012 04:21:00

Indian authorities offered to free 27 prisoners in return for the release of an Italian citizen and a local legislator held hostage by Maoist rebels in the eastern state of Orissa.

India Maoists free one Italian touristupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 04:38:00

Maoist insurgents have released one of the two Italians held hostage in eastern India since March 14, officials said Monday.

India names mediators for talks on Italian hostagesupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 07:11:00

The government has appointed negotiators as a hostage crisis involving two Italians kidnapped in eastern India stretched into a second week Wednesday.

26 die from floods in Indiaupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 07:02:00

At least 26 people have died in flooding in eastern India over the past week, but waters are now receding, authorities say.

Indian tribe's 'Avatar' victory over UK mining giantupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 15:56:00

It has been dubbed India's version of the Hollywood blockbuster "Avatar." And just like the movie, the indigenous group fighting to save its sacred homeland has won a major fight.

India blocks mining giant's proposalupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 15:56:00

The Indian government rejects Vedanta's plans to mine bauxite in the eastern state of Orissa. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

On the trail of forced labor in Bangladeshupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 10:21:00

My research trip to Bangladesh ended near the town of Srimongol, where I investigated the country's tea industry. Much like their shrimp processing kinsmen to the south, the tea factories were locked down like prisons.

'Avatar' a reality for Indian tribe fighting mining companyupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 11:41:00

Campaigners fighting for the rights of indigenous peoples have appealed to the makers of the movie "Avatar" to help an Indian tribe protect its home from a real-life threat.

7 die in India as bus plunges into flooded canalupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 06:23:00

A bus carrying about 40 passengers sank in an overflowing canal in eastern India, killing seven of them, officials said Tuesday.

India: First conviction for sectarian attacksupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 04:17:00

An Indian court has handed down the first conviction in a series of attacks on Christians in an eastern state last year, authorities said Wednesday.

Heat-wave toll climbs to 31 in eastern Indiaupdated: Mon May 11 2009 05:06:00

The death toll from stifling heat in eastern India has risen to 31, officials said Monday.

India heat wave abates, but deaths rise to 22updated: Mon May 04 2009 04:57:00

The death-toll from sunstroke has risen to at least 22 in eastern India although the grueling heat wave sweeping across many parts of the country is abating, authorities said.

Deadly attacks mar opening of Indian electionupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 05:21:00

Indians turned out in steady numbers Thursday to pick a new federal government in a mammoth month-long general election. But suspected Maoist insurgents marred the balloting in several areas with deadly attacks.

Police: 14 die in rebel siege in Indiaupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 01:20:00

Four suspected Maoists and 10 federal security officers died in an hours-long shootout Monday in eastern India.

Tornado kills 10 in Indiaupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 02:07:00

A tornado ripped through more than 60 villages along India's eastern coast, killing 10 and injuring around 100 people, officials said Wednesday.

Passengers killed as Indian train derailsupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 13:51:00

At least 14 people are feared dead following a train derailment in eastern India Friday, officials said.

ArcelorMittal plans $20B India forayupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 22:06:00

Global steel giant ArcelorMittal will spend at least $20 billion setting up two new integrated steel plants in India from 2009 onwards, company executives have told CNN.

Indian police probe sectarian clashesupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 09:40:00

A mob killed a Hindu man in the Indian state of Orissa Thursday as another group attacked a church in another part of the state's troubled Kandhamal district, authorities said Friday.

Floods strike Indiaupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 11:53:00

New flooding in and around Orissa, India, leave half a million villagers stranded. (No audio)

135 feared dead in India floodingupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 23:02:00

At least 135 people have died in the last two days in India as a result of flooding, bringing the death toll in monsoon floods to 2,364 since June, according to disaster-management officials in India.

Hindu/Christian violenceupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 11:20:00

Three weeks of religious tensions between Hindus and Christians continue when a mob attacked a police station.

20 feared dead as Hindu-Christian riots spread in Indiaupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 11:20:00

Three weeks after an apparent misunderstanding sparked a confrontation, deadly Hindu-Christian riots continue unabated in the remote east Indian state of Orissa.

Indian state erupts in violence after Hindu shotupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 16:22:00

The remote east Indian state of Orissa, historically a tinderbox of Hindu-Christian tensions, erupted in violence this week after gunmen killed a Hindu leader and mobs burned churches in retaliation.

36 missing after Maoists attack Indian policeupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 06:13:00

Divers spent Monday searching for 36 members of an anti-insurgency unit who went missing after Maoist rebels fired on and sank their boat in eastern India, state media said. A Christian-Hindu Clash in Indiaupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 13:00:00

Low-caste Hindus are converting to Christianity in an attempt to escape their spot at the bottom of India's social hierarchy, and sparking religious violence in the process

Circus for Changeupdated: Tue Dec 04 2007 10:47:00

Vimlendu Jha is the founder and head of Swechha -- We For Change Foundation which is based in India's capital, New Delhi.

Injured Shoaib and Gul return homeupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 06:10:00

Pakistani fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul will return home from South Africa after being injured on the tour, an official said on Monday.

Fortune: DRAWLING GIRL SCOUTS ANSWER THE CALLupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

DEBATING THE MERITS OF outsourcing jobs to India ranks, like, dead last on the agenda of the 23 energetic fourth-graders of Girl Scout Troop 1809 in Austin at their weekly meeting. They're way too ...

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