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  • J&K: Terrorist hideout busted in Kupwara, arms cache seized September 25, 2014

    Srinagar: Security forces have busted a militant hideout in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in the operation, a defence spokesman said on Thursday. "Army and J-K Police yesterday busted a terrorist hideout in Kralsangar forest in Handwara area of Kupwara district in...
  • Vietnam eyes US arms sales, downplays China impact September 25, 2014

    New York: Vietnam has said it wants to be able to buy weapons from the United States and that regional powerhouse China should not be alarmed. As relations between the US and Vietnam warm, the US is moving closer to lifting a ban on lethal arms exports applied after the communist...
  • 200 heavily armed terrorists waiting across LoC to infiltrate into the Indian side: Army September 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Around 200 heavily armed terrorists were waiting across the Line of Control to infiltrate into the Indian side even as the security forces foiled several attempts by the ultras to sneak into Kashmir Valley following the recent floods. "There are around 200 heavily armed terrorists across the Line of...
  • Watch: Incredible GoPro footage shows cyclist barely escaping an armed robber in a rough neighbourhood in Buenos Aires September 18, 2014

    A man was on a bike tour in a rough part of Buenos Aires in Argentina in broad daylight when a thief attempted to steal his camera gear at gunpoint. The footage was captured as he happened to be recording with a GoPro strapped to his forehead. The armed man is...
  • J&K: Army provides medical aid to over 53,000 flood victims September 15, 2014

    Jammu: Army has treated 53,082 flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing. So far 2.26 lakh people have been rescued from floodhit Jammu and Kashmir and the armed forces have till now treated at least...
  • Arms seized after gun battle with Maoists in Odisha September 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Police seized arms and ammunition from a forested area of Gajapati district after a brief gun battle with Maoists, an official said on Thursday. No casualties were reported from either side in the gunfight that took place Wednesday near Barimunda village, over 400 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar, superintendent...
  • Armed Forces Tribunal: Playing with fire September 8, 2014

    In an extraordinary order, the Armed Forces Tribunal has exonerated Lieutenant General PK Rath, the former General Officer Commanding the Siliguri based 33 Corps, of any wrong doing in what has been labeled by the media as the 'Sukhna Scam'. The bench, comprising Hon'ble Justice Sunil Hali and Hon'ble Air...
  • Russia vows to react to new European Union sanctions September 6, 2014

    Moscow: Russia will "certainly" react if the European Union (EU) imposes new sanctions against it for allegedly "destabilising eastern Ukraine", Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday. The EU on Friday expressed its intention to formally adopt a new package of restrictive measures Monday against Russia, Xinhua reported. The statement also said the...
  • Sukna land scam: Armed forces tribunal sets aside Lt Gen PK Rath's conviction September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The armed forces tribunal has set aside Lieutenant General PK Rath's conviction and punishment in the Sukna land scam case in West Bengal on Friday. Lieutenant General Rath was previously found guilty in the scam on three counts. It was for the first time in the...
  • TN: Government urged to provide firearm licences to Hindu outfit leaders September 3, 2014

    Coimbatore: Controversial right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene's chief Pramod Muthalik on Wednesday said he would submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting the need for providing licences for firerams for selfprotection for leaders of Hindu outfits considering increasing incidents of attacks on them. As providing police protection was...
  • Illegal arms sale: SC voices anguish over Armymen being let off with reprimand August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its anguish over topranking Army officers being let off with minor punishment of "reprimand" and small fine for their involvement in illegal sale of weapons and kept its option open to order probe in all Army commands. Indicating that it may consider a...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila arrested yet again while protesting against AFSPA August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila has yet again been arrested while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. When the police arrived at the protest venue on Friday morning, Irom and her mother resisted arrest, following which the police forcibly picked her up and took...
  • Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: The police in Imphal arrived at Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's protest venue to arrest her on Friday morning. However, Irom and her mother have been defiant and have been resisting arrest. Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release,...
  • Irom Sharmila likely to be detained today, heavy police presence at her protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release, Irom refused a medical examination. There is heavy police presence at the protest site in Imphal where she is continuing her hunger strike. She is likely to be...
  • Imphal: Irom Sharmila set free, asks for mass support against AFSPA August 20, 2014

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who is on indefinite fast for repeal AFSPA in Manipur, has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had...
  • Irom Sharmila's fast against AFSPA will continue after her release, says her brother August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's brother has said that she will continue her 14yearlong fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. This comes a day after she was acquitted of attempted suicide. "Yesterday, just after hearing the news of Sharmila's release from the court, we were very happy because at...
  • Manipur Court orders release of Irom Sharmila, says no proof against her in attempted suicide case August 19, 2014

    Imphal: In a big relief for activist Irom Sharmila, a Manipur Court has ordered her release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court has said that she should be released immediately. Though according to sources, it will take at least two days to complete the formalities of...
  • Gang of 6 armed robbers gun down a man, injure 4 others August 17, 2014

    Armed robbers shot dead a man and injured four others before looting cash and valuables from passengers of a train between Hathidah and Rampur Dumra railway stations in Bihar's Patna district. East Central Railway Chief Public Relation Officer Arvind Kumar Rajak said on Sunday that six armed robbers entered a coach...
  • Naxal arrested in Kondagaon August 14, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested by a joint team of security personnel in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Kondgaon district, a day ahead of the Independence day celebrations, police said. "Jan militia cadre Ramnath alias Billu (27) was apprehended from his native place Rengagodi under Bayanar police station limits," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit...
  • France to send weapons to Iraq August 13, 2014

    Paris: France says it will send arms to Kurdish forces in Iraq in response to the Kurds' "urgent need" of support against radicals of the Islamic State group. The French presidency said in a statement on Wednesday that the arms shipment will be delivered "in the coming hours" and has been...
  • STF arrests two arms smugglers with weapons August 11, 2014

    The Special Task Force (STF) has arrested two arms smugglers with weapons from a village in Bihar's Begusarai district, police said. Acting on a tip off, a STF team raided Sandalpur village on Sunday night and arrested the arms smugglers Pramod Singh and his son Ranvir Kumar and seized two regular...
  • Police seize arms, ammunition from a car intercepted for speeding August 7, 2014

    Four pistols and ten ammunition were seized from an SUV near a village in Navgachhia police district of Bihar, a senior police official said on Thursday. During checking of vehicles near Ambo village on Wednesday night, the police intercepted a speeding vehicle and recovered the pistols and ammunition from it, Superintendent...
  • Arms smuggler arrested in Noida August 2, 2014

    Police on Saturday arrested an arms smuggler and seized illegal weapons from him. Police nabbed Nasir Khan last night from near senior Mall in Noida. During interrogation, Khan confessed that he was an arms smuggler. Five firearms including one rifle, gun and three country made pistols were recovered from him. Police said that...
  • Iran leader calls Israel "rabid dog", urges arms for Palestinians July 30, 2014

    Dubai: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide. About 1,087 Gazans, most of them civilians, have been killed in 22 days of fighting between Israel...
  • US mulling helping Ukraine target deadly rebel missile systems July 27, 2014

    Washington: The Pentagon and American intelligence agencies are developing plans that would enable the US to provide specific locations of deadly surfacetoair missiles with proRussia rebels in eastern Ukraine that could be targeted and destroyed by the Ukrainian government, according to a media report. Since the downing of Flight MH17 on...
  • Arms smuggler arrested in Bihar July 21, 2014

    An arms smuggler was arrested from a house here under Town police station of Nawada district, the police said on Monday. Acting on a tipoff, a police team raided the house and arrested Amit Kumar and seized 3.15 bore 55 cartridges from him. The smuggler used to purchase arms and ammunition from...
  • Trader arrested for supplying explosives to Naxals July 21, 2014

    Two persons, including a Bhilaibased businessman, have been arrested for allegedly supplying materials used for making arms and ammunition to Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Sukma district, police said in Raipur. Businessman Yogesh Vardani and Ramadhar Verma, a driver who hails from Kerlapal areal of Sukma, were arrested on Saturday night on...
  • Weapons hidden by Maoists in jungle found July 19, 2014

    The police today recovered huge quantity of arms and explosives hidden by Maoist ultras in a jungle in Rohtas district. Superintendent of Police Chandan Kumar Kushwaha said during combing operation in the jungle near Madhukupiya village under Chutia police station, policemen found weapons hidden by Maoists. The arms recovered include three rifles,...
  • 27 militants lay down arms in Afghanistan July 17, 2014

    Kabul: A total of 27 militants on Thursday laid down arms in Afghanistan's Baghlan province. "With these people joining the peace process, security will further improve in Baghlan," Xinhua quoted provincial police chief Aminullah Omarkhil as saying. Omarkhil said the former militants, who laid down their arms at PuleKhumri, capital of Baghlan...
  • Three persons taken into custody over bearing huge cache of arms, ammunition July 8, 2014

    Three persons were arrested on Tuesday with a huge cache of arms and ammunition from different places in Munger district, a police officer said. Acting on a tip off, the police arrested one Md Neyaz from BardahPurab Sarai road and seized three automatic pistols and 90 ammunition which he was carrying...