Insurgents

  • Manipur: Assam Rifles personnel killed in insurgents' attack before Modi's rally 08-02-2014 12:58 PM

    Imphal: An Assam Rifles personnel was killed and three others were seriously injured when insurgents ambushed a paramilitary force party at Lambisa in Manipur's Ukhrul district on Saturday. Insurgents exploded a powerful bomb and opened fire at the road opening party of 44th Assam Rifles battalion, killing one personnel and...
  • Indian, Afghan Army conduct joint operational exercises 19-12-2013 05:15 PM

    The Indian Army and Afghan NationalArmy carried out various operational exercises as part oftheir joint training in Jodhpur on Thursday.Southern Army Commander Lt Gen Ashok Singh surveyed theexercises between the two armies, defence spokesperson S DGoswami said. The joint training being conducted for the last few daysis aimed at promoting...
  • Omar breaks security cordon to meet people in Pulwama district 22-11-2013 04:49 PM

    Srinagar: With militants present in the area he was visiting, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah gave some anxious moments to his security personnel when he decided to break the cordon thrown around him and mix with people in Tral area in South Kashmir's Pulwama district. Sticking to his...
  • Terrorists of Indian insurgent outfits operating from 22 'hideouts' in Bangladesh: BSF IG 29-09-2013 05:59 PM

    Agartala: Terrorists of Indian insurgent outfits are operating from 22 'hideouts' in border areas of Bangladesh, a top BSF official said on Sunday. The ultras are carrying out anti-India activities from 22 'hideouts' in Bangladesh, mostly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Inspector General (IG) of BSF, Tripura Frontier, RK Mishra...
  • Powerful IED blast near Manipur CM's residence, no casualty 14-08-2013 09:05 PM

    Imphal: A powerful bomb exploded close to Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's official residence here on Wednesday amid high security deployment on the Independence Day eve but no casualty was reported. Rebel groups have given a boycott call again Independence Day celebrations in the state as they had done...
  • I believe in an exploitation-free northeast: Aruni Kashyap 01-07-2013 04:38 PM

    It is 2002 and young Pablo, a city boy who has mostly lived a sheltered and privileged life in Guwahati, is visiting his ancestral village for his aunt's wedding. This is his second time in Mayong, in rural Assam, since 1998, when he had come for a few days to...
  • Manipur teens being abducted, trained for war by a banned rebel outfit 13-06-2013 08:39 AM

    Imphal: Three months after two teenaged girls went missing in Manipur, they were spotted at a training camp in Myanmar. The two girls - one 14 and another 15 - were being trained by Manipur's banned rebel outfit Revolutionary People's Front. These children are being trained for war. A verified...
  • PM holds an all-party meet on Maoism 10-06-2013 10:25 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held an all party meet on the Naxal insurgency. An all-party resolution against naxal violence and armed insurgency was passed at the meeting. The meet ended with the Prime Minister assuring full support to the governments in Naxal affected states. The meeting was held...
  • Assam: AGP sends Rs 500 crore legal notice to Rahul Gandhi 06-06-2013 10:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Asom Gana Parishad has sent a legal notice to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for a whopping Rs 500 crore. The party says it will sue Rahul for defamation after he alleged that the AGP came to power in Assam with help from insurgents. Assam Chief Minister...
  • Sharif to take office for third term as Pakistan PM 05-06-2013 02:15 PM

    Islamabad: Fourteen years after he was deposed in a military coup and forced into exile, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is set to become Prime Minister for an unprecedented third term at a time when Pakistan is grappling with massive challenges ranging from an economic meltdown to a Taliban insurgency. Sharif,...
  • Assam Rifles deny charges of extra-judicial killings 01-06-2013 05:21 AM

    Shillong: Assam Rifles Director General Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday denied that his troopers were involved in any extra-judicial killing during their counter-insurgency operations in India's northeastern states. "It is not true that Assam Rifles is indulging in extra-judicial killings," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of the 'Go...
  • Law and order has improved in Assam, says Tarun Gogoi 19-05-2013 05:42 AM

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said at Guwahati on Saturday there was considerable improvement in the law and order situation in the state over the past 12 years. He added that the government has been able to bring almost all insurgent outfits to the negotiating table. Gogoi completed his...
  • Pakistan: 8 soldiers and police killed in violence 06-05-2013 01:50 AM

    Dera Ismail Khan: Military operations and insurgent attacks in lawless districts of Pakistan on Sunday left eight members of the security forces and around 30 militants and criminal suspects dead, officials said. Two soldiers and 16 militants were killed in clashes in the Tirah Valley area of the Khyber tribal...
  • Relieve Army from counter-terror duties: Parl panel 29-04-2013 06:50 PM

    New Delhi: Observing that deployment in counter-insurgency operations was straining the resources of the Army, a Parliamentary panel on Monday said the force should be relieved from these tasks to focus on undertaking its regular conventional duties. In its report tabled on Monday, the Standing Committee on Defence expressed concern...
  • NATO needs plan for Syrian chemical weapons, says Kerry 24-04-2013 07:28 AM

    Brussels: US Secretary of State John Kerry urged NATO on Tuesday to prepare for the possible use of chemical weapons by Syria on the same day that a senior Israeli military intelligence official said Syrian President Bashar Assad had used such weapons in March 2013 in his battle against insurgents....
  • At least 185 killed in Nigeria attack, say Officials 22-04-2013 06:40 AM

    Baga: Fighting between Nigeria's military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation's far northeast, officials said on Sunday, an attack that saw insurgents fire rocket-propelled grenades and soldiers spray machine-gun fire into neighborhoods filled with civilians. The fighting in Baga began on...
  • Taliban attacks kill nine people in Afghanistan 22-04-2013 01:14 AM

    Kabul: Insurgents killed six police officers at a checkpoint and a suicide bomber killed three civilians at a shopping bazaar in separate attacks on Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, while an independent security group warned 2013 is on track to be one of the most violent years of the war. April...
  • Taliban attack Afghan courthouse, leaving 53 dead 04-04-2013 07:29 AM

    Kabul: Insurgents wearing Afghan army uniforms launched a suicide attack and stormed a courthouse on Wednesday in a failed bid to free Taliban inmates, killing at least 44 people, half of them shot in the basement. Nine attackers were killed. The attack - one of the deadliest in the more...
  • US Marine convicted of urinating on corpses 21-12-2012 11:55 AM

    Washington: A US Marine staff sergeant who urinated on dead Taliban insurgents and posed for photographs with the bodies has pleaded guilty to two charges in a military court, the Marine Corps said on Thursday. His sentence was a reduction in rank and forfeiture of $500 in pay. Staff Sergeant...
  • Hafiz Saeed: No MFN status for India 17-12-2012 08:10 AM

    Lahore: The Defa-e-Pakistan Council formed by Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief, and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind, Hafiz Saeed on Sunday launched a 'movement' to oppose the move to grant Most Favoured Nation-status to India. "On the pattern of a campaign against the reopening of NATO supply routes, today we announce the launching of...
  • Terror outfits looking to attack India: Govt 11-12-2012 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: Intelligence inputs indicate that the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Indian Mujahideen are scrounging for a window to carry out terrorist attacks in India while there are no such hints from the Taliban, the government said on Tuesday. Minister of State for Home RPN Singh told the Lok Sabha that...
  • Russian journalist shot dead in North Caucasus 07-12-2012 10:56 AM

    Moscow: A state television presenter in Russia's volatile North Caucasus was shot dead late on Wednesday, a killing federal investigators said may have been meant as a warning to journalists reporting on an Islamist insurgency. Kazbek Gekkiyev, 28, who worked for a local channel of Russian state broadcaster VGTRK, was...
  • Manipur: Young professionals help victims of conflict 27-11-2012 08:32 AM

    Imphal: A team of young professionals in Manipur is going out of its way to help the victims of continuing counter-insurgency operations in the state to help overcome the trauma. And a dance therapy workshop is one of their innovative methods. Sunitibala Takhelmayum, counsellor at Human to Humane Transcultural Centre...
  • J&K: Fire breaks out in Army camp, 1 officer charred to death 10-11-2012 11:08 AM

    Srinagar: An Army officer belonging to the elite counter-insurgency unit was charred to death when a fire broke out in his camp in Bandipora district of Kashmir. The officer identified as Lt Colonel S Apte, second in command of counter-insurgency 5 Para unit of the Army, died after fire engulfed...
  • Manipur polls: insurgents threaten Cong supporters 05-01-2012 04:44 PM

    Imphal: Seven major insurgent outfits of Manipur on Thursday threatened action again anyone taking part in the election campaign of the ruling Congress in the state. In a joint statement, the insurgent bodies, who have a common goal of making Manipur an independent country, said elections were not meant to...