Rebel

  • Lalu can't be RJD chief, says rebel legislator Samrat Choudhary 11-04-2014 10:04 PM

    Samrat Choudhary, an RJD legislator who tried to defect, on Friday, challenged RJD chief Lalu Prasad, saying he cannot be the party president as per the constitution of the party as he was convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam. "Lalu Prasad cannot be the RJD chief because the constitution of...
  • Syria talks bring offer of exit from siege of Homs 27-01-2014 04:54 PM

    The Syrian government said women and children could leave the besieged rebel city of Homs on Sunday as negotiators from the warring sides discussed humanitarian gestures on a second day of face-to-face talks in Geneva. Government and opposition delegates also spoke of releasing prisoners and enabling access for aid convoys...
  • Congress sacks four rebel leaders for six years, issues notices to nine others 30-11-2013 08:55 AM

    The opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh has expelled four rebel party leaders from its membership for a period of six years and issued notices to nine others, including a party block president, for their alleged anti-party activities during the assembly polls. The step was taken after complaints against these leaders by...
  • Chhattisgarh Assembly elections: Congress sacks four rebel leaders, issues notices to nine 29-11-2013 04:57 PM

    The opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh has expelled four rebel party leaders from its membership for a period of six years and issued notices to nine others, including a party block president, for their alleged anti-party activities during the assembly polls. The step was taken after complaints against these leaders by...
  • US welcomes Syrian rebels' decision to attend peace talks 13-11-2013 01:22 PM

    The US has welcomed the decision of Syrian rebels to participate in the second phase of peace talks planned to be held in Geneva. "We welcome the Syrian Coalition's decision to participate in the Geneva II conference. This is a significant step forward in the process to convene the Geneva...
  • Delhi: Discontent in AAP spills out in public, rebel's press meet stormed 12-11-2013 05:33 PM

    Simmering discontent in Aam Aadmi Party came to the fore on Tuesday when a party member called a press conference in New Delhi to demand more organisational democracy but was shouted down by autorickshaw drivers supporting AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal. "Anguished" over getting no reply to his open letter to...
  • BJP expels five rebels from party's primary membership in Chhattisgarh 06-11-2013 10:50 PM

    Ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday expelled five of its party leaders, including a former minister, from its primary membership, for a period of six years. The BJP's disciplinary committee expelled five party leaders namely Rajinder Pal Singh Bhatia, Ganesh Ram Bhagat, Vimal Chopda, Balmukund Dewangan and Shivcharan Cherwa, from...
  • Car bomb, clashes kill over 30 near Syrian capital 20-10-2013 04:05 PM

    Syrian rebels blew up an army checkpoint outside Damascus on Saturday and more than 30 combatants from both sides died in the blast and ensuing clashes, a monitoring group said. The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 15 rebels and at least 16 soldiers were killed. The British-based Observatory...
  • Syrian army advances as rebels rain down Damascus 13-10-2013 06:23 AM

    Damascus: The Syrian army on Saturday advanced against the rebels in the countryside of the capital Damascus and pushed its way to the northern city of Aleppo, as the rebels rained down Damascus with mortar shells, media reported. In a bid to secure the heart of Al-Ghouta, the eastern countryside...
  • Putin: Syria chemical attack sly rebel provocation 19-09-2013 07:40 PM

    Valdai: President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has strong grounds to believe that Syrian rebels were responsible for the country's chemical attack. Putin said Thursday that "we have every reason to believe that it was a provocation, a sly and ingenious one." He added, however, that its perpetrators have relied...
  • 116 civilians freed after Philippine troops retake rebel-held villages post 9-day standoff 17-09-2013 09:14 AM

    Philippine troops have recaptured 70 percent of the coastal areas of a southern city that were occupied by Muslim rebels and rescued 116 of more than 100 civilians held hostage in a nine-day standoff, the military said on Tuesday. About 64 hostages were freed or escaped during military operations early...
  • Despite turmoil, Syria regime feels new confidence 25-08-2013 02:00 AM

    The signs would seem bad for President Bashar Assad. Blasts echo all day long over the Syrian capital as troops battle rebels entrenched on its eastern doorstep. The government admits the economy is devastated. Allegations of a horrific chemical attack have given new life to calls for international action against...
  • United Nations forces join Congo soldiers on the front line 25-08-2013 01:23 AM

    UN forces joined Congolese soldiers on the front line on Saturday where they fought rebels in the country's volatile east for hours, officials said, as border tensions escalated between Rwanda and Congo. Scores of angry residents took to the streets of Goma in protest following several days of violence that...
  • Conviction overturned in US Islamic charity case 24-08-2013 02:18 AM

    A federal appeals court has overturned the 2010 conviction of the founder of the US branch of an Islamic charity on charges he smuggled money out of the country to help Chechen rebels fight Russian forces. The ruling today from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...
  • PIL filed against 'Madras Cafe' screening, HC orders issue of notice 20-08-2013 07:42 PM

    The Madras High Court bench on Tuesday ordered issue of notices to Chairman, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) , Tamil Nadu DGP, producer and director of the Bollywood movie "Madras Cafe" on a PIL seeking to ban the film and quash certification issued to it in Madurai. Justice N...
  • 'HUL: Cry Rebel' is the tale of the Santal rebellion: Sanjay Bahadur 02-07-2013 04:49 PM

    When the ancient ways of a peaceful but brave tribe is threatened by the arrogance of an empire, savagery of the civilised, and greed of the affluent, the only thing left to do is rise in rebellion. The year is 1855. The tribe: Santals. Moving through a whirlwind of passion,...
  • Western and Arab allies try to coordinate rebel aid 23-06-2013 06:00 AM

    Doha: Western and Arab opponents of Bashar al-Assad met in Qatar on Saturday to tighten coordination of their stepped up support for rebels battling to overthrow the Syrian president. Ministers from 11 countries including the United States, European and regional Sunni Muslim powers, held talks that Washington said should commit...
  • Maharashtra: Two naxals arrested in Gadchiroli; booked under UAPA 23-06-2013 03:47 AM

    Nagpur: Two Naxals were arrested in Etapalli town of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra when they were collecting money apparently to fund their activities, police said on Saturday. The Naxals, identified as Sunil Yeshu Hichami (27) and Paika Maji Pungati (45), were apprehended on Friday from the market of Etapalli town...
  • Putin warns on arming Syrian rebels as conflict widens 22-06-2013 07:14 AM

    St Petersburg: Russian President Vladimir Putin cautioned the West on Friday against arming Syrian rebel forces, which he said included "terrorist" groups, and warned that a swift exit by President Bashar al-Assad risked creating a dangerous power vacuum. "If the United States ... recognizes one of the key Syrian opposition...
  • West arming Syrian rebels who eat human flesh, says Putin 17-06-2013 06:20 AM

    Amman: Russian President Vladimir Putin, arriving in Britain ahead of an international summit set to be dominated by disagreement over the US decision to send weapons to Syria's rebels, said the West must not arm fighters who eat human flesh. In Syria, rebels fought back on Sunday against forces of...
  • Obama, Putin face difficult talks on Syria at G8 conference 15-06-2013 07:28 AM

    Washington: After authorizing US weapons for rebels in Syria, President Barack Obama faces difficult talks on ending the civil war there when he meets next week with the Syrian government's most powerful ally: Russian President Vladimir Putin. The pair will hold their first private, face-to-face meeting in a year on...
  • Syrian government and rebels recruit children to fight, says UN 13-06-2013 06:16 AM

    United Nations: Syrian troops and rebels are recruiting children to fight in the country's civil war and some have been tortured by government forces for having links to the opposition, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said in a report on Wednesday. The report issued after Ban's special envoy for children and...
  • United States holds high-level meetings on Syria 11-06-2013 06:24 AM

    Washington: The United States could decide as early as this week whether to arm Syrian rebels, US officials said on Monday, as Secretary of State John Kerry put off a Middle East trip to attend meetings on the subject. The battlefield has tilted against the rebels in the Syrian civil...
  • EU ends arms embargo on Syrian opposition 28-05-2013 10:02 AM

    London: The European Union said its member states within days will be able to send weapons to help Syria's outgunned rebels, seeking to pressure President Bashar Assad's regime ahead of planned peace talks mediated by the United States and Russia. Though no EU country has any such plans now to...
  • Syrian refugees exceed 1.5 million: UNHCR 18-05-2013 10:59 AM

    Geneva: The number of Syrian refugees, who are either registered or awaiting registration, has surpassed 1.5 million, while the actual number is much higher, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The increasingly widening gap between needs and available resources is a growing challenge, reported Xinhua citing UNHCR's spokesperson Dan...
  • Death toll in Syria likely as high as 120,000: Rights group 15-05-2013 02:06 AM

    Beirut: At least 94,000 people have been killed during Syria's two-year conflict, but the death toll is likely to be as high as 120,000, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The group said that at least 41,000 of those confirmed killed were Alawites, the sect of President...
  • Israeli airstrikes on Syria prompt threats, anger 06-05-2013 06:19 AM

    Beirut: Israel rushed to beef up its rocket defenses on its northern border on Sunday to shield against possible retaliation after carrying out two airstrikes in Syria over 48 hours - an unprecedented escalation of Israeli involvement in the Syrian civil war. Syria and its patron Iran hinted at possible...
  • Tension escalates after Israel warplanes strike Syria 05-05-2013 09:16 PM

    Beirut: Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital on Sunday, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, officials and activists said. The attack, the second in three days...
  • MTV Movie Awards: Rebel Wilson gets naughty 16-04-2013 08:08 PM

    Controversial jokes and funny skits kept the tempo high at the MTV Movie Awards 2013. ...
  • 50 Syrian soldiers desert Army and join rebels 13-04-2013 09:27 AM

    Rome: At least 50 Syrian soldiers have deserted the army and joined rebel forces, Syrian activists said. A colonel was among the deserters who joined the rebels near the city of Qamishli in northeast Syria, amid raging battles in the area, Syria's Local Coordinating Committees opposition group said on its...