Soldiers

  • Beheaded soldier's family hits out at UPA, SP; says will vote for BJP 16-04-2014 08:30 AM

    Mathura: In the election season, the disgruntled family of beheaded Indian soldier Hemraj Singh has hit out at the Central and the Uttar Pradesh government, blaming them for making promises and not keeping them. The family now says that it will vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party this time. It's...
  • BJP complains to EC against Azam Khan over 'Muslims won Kargil' remark 09-04-2014 05:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday complained to the Election Commission against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan over a controversial remark he made regarding the Kargil war. At a rally in Masuri in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, Khan said that it was the Muslim soldiers who won...
  • 'Captain America' becomes box office hero; sets April records at USD 96.2 million 08-04-2014 10:05 AM

    Los Angeles: It took in less than the weekend estimates of $96.2 million, but 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' was still the weekend's box office hero, setting the record for the largest domestic April debut with a solid $95 million. The comic-book-adapted sequel, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel...
  • Snapshot: Sonakshi Sinha dons boxing gloves to play Boxer Saiba in 'Holiday' 07-04-2014 10:05 AM

    Sonakshi Sinha is never afraid of experimenting with her looks and roles. The actress, who is always keen on doing something new and interesting, plays a boxer in her upcoming film 'Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty'. Sonakshi, who was seen combating the goons in 'R...Rajkumar', plays a college...
  • 'Holiday' first look: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha reunite for yet another action-romance 06-04-2014 05:46 PM

    Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha have paired up once again for Vipul Shah's next 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty'. The first look of the poster was revealed recently which features the lead pair. 'Holiday' is an action thriller film written and directed by A.R. Murugadoss. The film also...
  • Scarlett Johansson wowed by Chris Evan's sculpted muscles; wonders how he can put on so much bulk 15-03-2014 01:08 PM

    London: 'Her' star Scarlett Johansson is impressed with Chris Evans' physique. The 29-year-old actress, who reunited with Evans while filming 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', said while she was struggling really hard to stay in shape for her character it was easier for him, reported Contactmusic. "The last time I...
  • What is the point of having film associations, asks Pooja Bhatt 23-02-2014 10:39 AM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who is caught in a title tussle with Vipul Shah over his 'Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', says she is in a situation where "it's like paying hafta (protection money) and still being beaten up" by film associations. Earlier this month, the actress-turned-filmmaker...
  • First Look: Sonakshi Sinha looks tough as a boxer in 'Holiday' 20-02-2014 07:59 AM

    Sonakshi Sinha will let action speak louder than her words in her upcoming film 'Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty'. The actress, who was seen taking on the goons in 'R...Rajkumar', plays a college girl in the film. Sonakshi will once again be seen thrashing the baddies, and in...
  • Pakistani Taliban claims beheading 23 soldiers 17-02-2014 02:21 PM

    A faction of Pakistani Taliban has claimed that they have beheaded 23 soldiers kidnapped by them in 2010, an incident that could affect the fledgling peace talks with the government. In a statement sent to media outlets late Sunday night, the Mohmand Agency Taliban chief Umar Khalid Khurasani said that...
  • Akshay Kumar's producers have an affinity for the titles of my films: Pooja Bhatt 13-02-2014 07:28 AM

    Mumbai: Actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is not happy with the title of Akshay Kumar starrer 'Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', as she too released a film titled "Holiday" in 2006. She says that she had refused to share the title with producer Vipul Shah. "Vipul Shah approached me...
  • Omar to meet PM over Army acquitting accused in Pathribal encounter 28-01-2014 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is of the opinion that the acquittal of five army men in the Pathribal encounter case has put the Indian Army's goodwill at stake. He spoke to CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar and expressed his displeasure with the Army's investigations into the case....
  • Mumbai: Narendra Modi attacks Congress over lack of war memorial 27-01-2014 11:48 PM

    Mumbai: Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the Congress-led UPA government over lack of a war memorial as he targeted the massive constituency in the armed forces, minutes after felicitating melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on the 51st anniversary of her memorable song 'Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon'. In his politically loaded...
  • Hiroo Onada, Japan's last World War II straggler dies at 91 18-01-2014 12:53 PM

    Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91. Onoda died on Thursday at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief government spokesman Yoshihide...
  • Austerity doesn't affect soldiers, kerosene issued in advance: Army 16-01-2014 09:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Army has denied reports of austerity measures affecting the soldiers at the Line of Control. The Army has said that enough kerosene ration has been issued to the soldiers. A CNN-IBN special report had shown how there has been a 57 per cent cut in kerosene...
  • Life of an Indian soldier at LoC: Battling austerity, hostile terrain, cold 15-01-2014 07:56 AM

    Line Of Control: Indian soldiers battle sub-zero temperatures, hostile terrain and austerity measures while protecting the country. CNN-IBN travelled along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Army Day on Wednesday. Sub-zero temperatures that go down to minus 20, a hostile terrain that tests your endurance and...
  • Israelis pay last respects to former PM Ariel Sharon ahead of funeral 13-01-2014 08:04 AM

    Jerusalem: Thousands of Israelis bade farewell on Sunday to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the maverick warrior-statesman who helped reshape the Middle East, as his body lay in state outside parliament in Jerusalem. Sharon died at the age of 85 on Saturday after eight years in a coma caused by...
  • US fears grow about Iraq, but response remains limited 08-01-2014 12:21 PM

    The Obama administration is considering expanding its support to Iraqi forces as they fight off a renewed al Qaeda threat, but Washington's ability to significantly increase security assistance to Baghdad will remain limited. US officials say they are in discussions with the Iraqi government about training its elite forces in...
  • Indian peacekeepers prevented more casualties in South Sudan: UN 22-12-2013 11:10 AM

    United Nations: The bravery of 43 Indian peacekeepers stationed at a UN base in South Sudan, which was attacked by about 2,000 rebels this week, prevented more casualties, a top UN official said as she lauded the dedication shown by Indian troops in peacekeeping missions. Two Indian soldiers Warrant Officers...
  • Jury: 2 men guilty of UK soldier murder 20-12-2013 09:48 AM

    london: Two British-born, al-Qaeda-inspired extremists who considered themselves "soldiers of Allah" were convicted on Thursday of murdering an off-duty serviceman who was run down with a car and stabbed to death in a frenzied attack on a London street. The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for just...
  • District Sainik Board celebrates Flag Day 07-12-2013 10:46 AM

    District Sainik Board on Saturday celebrated Flag Day, with hundreds of people gathering to commemorate bravery and supreme sacrifices of the soldiers and to collect fund from people for the welfare of armed forces personnel in Noida. District Magistrate Hira Lal Gupta appealed to the public to contribute liberally for...
  • World War I 'sacred soil' ceremony honours Indian soldiers 01-12-2013 05:05 PM

    The sacrifice made by thousands of Indian soldiers fighting for the British Army during World War I has been recognised as part of a ceremony London. "Sacred soil" from 70 WWI battlefields in Belgium, which arrived by warship to the UK, was laid at a memorial garden marking the 100th...
  • J&K: Pakistan opens fire at LoC again, 1 BSF soldier killed, 3 injured 23-10-2013 07:35 AM

    Srinagar: A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed and three others were injured in RS Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistani troops opened heavy firing at 15 Indian posts. Mortar shelling went on for four hours on Tuesday night in RS Pura sector. The attack took place...
  • TN: Eight trainee soldiers injured in explosion at CRPF campus 19-10-2013 05:48 PM

    Eight trainee soldiers were injured on Saturday, one of them seriously, when explosives used for a 'search and destroy' mission went off at a CRPF campus at Kurudampalayam on the outskirts of Coimbatore. According to CRPF sources, the injured were part of a group of 400 soldiers from various paramilitary...
  • Afghanistan: Three US troops killed by Afghan wearing security forces uniform 22-09-2013 08:34 AM

    An Afghan wearing a security forces uniform turned his weapon against US troops on Saturday, killing three in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, in another apparent attack by a member of the Afghan forces against their international allies. The shooting took place in Gardez, capital of eastern Paktia province, Gen Mohammad...
  • Al-Qaeda terrorists kill 38 soldiers in Yemen attack 20-09-2013 02:15 PM

    A Yemeni military official says coordinated attacks by Al-Qaeda terrorists in a southern province have killed at least 38 soldiers and wounded dozens.Maj Raed Mohammed Nasser says the attacks took place at dawn on Friday in Shabwa province. He says the terrorists, taking advantage of heavy fog, surprised the troops...
  • Egyptian soldiers will no longer swear loyalty to the President 29-08-2013 01:56 AM

    Egyptian soldiers will no longer swear loyalty directly to the president of the republic, according to a published decree, a symbolic change analysts said underlined the military's independence from any civilian control. Officers will vow to "execute the orders of my leadership", according to the amended oath of allegiance, that...
  • Gunmen kill, burn soldiers in Northern Iraq, say military sources 26-08-2013 01:21 AM

    At least 22 people were killed across Iraq on Sunday, including five soldiers who were shot dead by gunmen who then burned their bodies, police and military sources said. Increased attacks in Iraq in recent weeks have raised fears of a return to full-blown sectarian conflict. More than 1,000 Iraqis...
  • 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...
  • Syrian soldiers see chemical agents in rebel tunnels: state TV 24-08-2013 05:27 PM

    Beirut:Syrian state television said troops found chemical agents in rebel tunnels in a Damascus suburb on Saturday and some soldiers were "suffocating", intensifying a dispute over blame for a reported nerve gas attack that killed hundreds this week. The top UN disarmament official arrived in Damascus on Saturday to seek...
  • US soldier gets life term for killing 16 Afghan civilians 24-08-2013 01:07 PM

    A US soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians last year was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Washington. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales appeared in blue military dress. He showed no emotion as the jury announced its verdict on Friday. He was led away from...