Soldiers

  • 15 years after the Kargil war, martyrs forgotten? 3 days ago

    Kupwara: July 25 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Kargil war. Ahead of the day, CNN-IBN visited families of some of the war heroes. Less than 50 kilometre short of the Line of Control, in Haihama in Kupwara district, is a towering house at the start of the city....
  • Israel UN envoy says no Israeli soldier kidnapped in Gaza 4 days ago

    United Nations: Israel's UN Ambassador Ron Prosor said on Sunday there was no kidnapped Israeli soldier, dismissing a televised announcement in the Gaza Strip from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia. "There's no kidnapped Israeli soldier and those rumours are untrue," Prosor...
  • More than 70 killed in Israeli shelling, clashes in Gaza 5 days ago

    Jerusalem: More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed as Israel shelled a Gaza neighborhood and battled militants on Sunday in the bloodiest fighting in a near two-week-old offensive. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out a massacre in Shejaia in the eastern suburbs of the city...
  • Israeli soldier killed in Gaza, Palestinian toll 246 1 week ago

    Jerusalem: An Israeli soldier was killed and two others were slightly wounded overnight in the Israeli military's ground operation in the Gaza Strip, media reported on Friday, even as the toll on the Palestinian side in the ongoing offensive touched 246. The Israeli soldier was apparently killed by light firearms and...
  • John Kerry calls Netanyahu to avoid further escalation 1 week ago

    Washington: As Israeli soldiers launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip to destroy Hamas' rocket- firing abilities, US Secretary of State John Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid further escalation. "The Secretary emphasised the need to avoid further escalation and to restore the 2012 cease-fire as soon as...
  • Territorial army soldier shot dead by militants July 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Suspected militants shot dead a territorial army soldier on Wednesday outside his house in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. Gowhar Ahmad Mattu, a soldier of 162 Territorial Army battalion, was shot at and critically injured by the militants as soon as he stepped out of his house at Laram-Ganjipora,...
  • Paris-based filmmaker Vijay Singh to make a film on Indian soldiers' love stories from World War I July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Heart-warming stories, including romantic ones, about Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War as part of the British Army, culled from archives and personal testimonies, feature in a new documentary. The upcoming feature-length film 'Mademoiselle France Pleure' (Miss France is in tears) attempts to piece together the...
  • Indian soldiers' love stories during World War I in new film July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Heartwarming stories, including romantic ones, about Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War as part of the British Army, culled from archives and personal testimonies, feature in a new documentary. The upcoming feature-length film "Mademoiselle France Pleure" (Miss France is in tears) attempts to piece together the...
  • Soldiers kill 22 at warehouse in central Mexico July 1, 2014

    Mexico: Soldiers have killed 22 people at a warehouse in central Mexico state in a shootout that also left a soldier injured, the Defence Department said. The department said in a brief statement on Monday that soldiers were patrolling the town of Tlataya when they came across a warehouse being...
  • Two soldiers killed in ambush in Islamabad July 1, 2014

    Islamabad: At least two Pakistani soldiers were killed and another injured when militants attacked a vehicle belonging to security forces in the restive North Waziristan tribal region, media reports on Tuesday said. The military vehicle was targeted in the areas between Kajori and Ippi villages in Mirali tehsil. The Dawn...
  • Soldiers may wear bulletproof spider silk in the future June 29, 2014

    New York: Soldiers of the future may be wearing bullet-proof material made from spider silk, a new research suggests. Researchers have genetically engineered silkworms to produce spider silk, and have used the material to create gloves that will soon undergo strength testing. "Spider silk in nature has truly unique properties....
  • South Korea military pushes fugitive conscript to surrender June 23, 2014

    Seoul: The South Korean military sought today to secure the surrender of a cornered fugitive conscript who killed five fellow soldiers in a shooting spree on the border with North Korea. Initial media reports that the 23-year-old sergeant had been captured after a standoff with thousands of soldiers overnight were denied...
  • Syria rebels recruit teenage fighters: HRW June 23, 2014

    Beirut: Human Rights Watch today urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes". The New York-based rights watchdog accused rebels of using "children as young as 15 to fight in battles" as they try to...
  • Mystery of missing 50,000-strong Persian army solved June 22, 2014

    London: Scientists have solved one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all times: the sudden disappearance of a large Persian army of 50,000 men in the Egyptian desert around 524 BC. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the Persian King Cambyses entered the Egyptian desert near Luxor (then Thebes) with 50,000...
  • 'Holiday' breaks Akshay Kumar's jinx at the Box Office, enters the Rs 100 crore club June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar is back to rule the Box Office. His latest, 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty' has earned Rs 100 crores in two weeks since its release. The film, which stars Akshay and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles, has been directed by South filmmaker AR...
  • Three US troops, military dog killed in Afghan blast June 21, 2014

    Kabul: A Taliban attack has killed three American soldiers and a military dog in southern Afghanistan, officials said, in the latest sign of the insurgents' capability as the coalition winds down operations. NATO's International Security Assistance Force will end its combat mission later this year, leaving the Afghan police and army...
  • 17 Chinese soldiers killed in armoury explosion June 18, 2014

    Beijing: At least 17 Chinese soldiers have been killed in an accidental explosion at an armoury in central China's Hunan Province. The accident occurred on Tuesday at Hengyang City in Hunan as soldiers were piling up ammunition, state-run Xinhua news agency said in a brief report. No cause for the...
  • Akshay Kumar deliberately keeps his children away from limelight June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar, a successful actor and filmmaker, is also a protective father. To ensure that his children have a normal life, he doesn't expose them to the media. Currently riding high on the success of 'Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', Akshay is raising two children with wife...
  • Akshay Kumar's 'Holiday' to earn Rs 50 crore soon June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar's "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty" has earned almost Rs.50 crore in four days of its release. Promoted as a movie full of real stunts and real locations, it is A.R. Murugadoss' second Hindi directorial, and has done well at the box office so far. The total...
  • Sonakshi Sinha: My next is a woman-oriented action film by AR Murugadoss June 10, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker A.R Murugadoss, who is basking in the success of his latest Hindi directorial "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty", is all set to direct actress Sonakshi Sinha in a woman-centric action flick in the language. The project is expected to go on floors in November. This will be...
  • Would love to do character-driven films, but such roles have to come to me first: Akshay Kumar June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar, usually seen as a larger-than-life character in commercial cinema, says he would love to take up character-driven roles if the filmmakers approach with such offers. "The content has become the most important thing for me, but I have to do films like 'Boss' or 'Khiladi 786'," Akshay, whose...
  • Why Bollywood actors can't quite imitate the 'swag' of their South Indian counterparts in Hindi remakes June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: If you are a fan of south Indian films, you will understand when I argue that while Hindi films adapt the script, locations and situations from the original movies well, they are unable to do so when it comes to the personal "draw" of the actors. Take the latest...
  • 'Holiday' Tweet Review: First day, first show June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The latest film from the stable of director AR Murugadoss of 'Ghajini' fame, 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty' stars Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the leading roles. A remake of the 2012 Tamil film 'Thuppakki', starring Vijay and Kajal Agarwal, the film revolves around Virat, an...
  • Taliban video shows handover of US soldier June 5, 2014

    Kabul: The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to US forces in eastern Afghanistan. The video, emailed to media on Wednesday, shows Bergdahl in traditional Afghan clothing sitting in a pickup truck parked on a hillside. More than a dozen Taliban fighters with machineguns stand...
  • Holiday: Akshay Kumar is more concerned about viewers' reaction than the Box Office collection June 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of his new film 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', says he's more bothered about the people's reaction to the film than its box office performance. On being asked about people's expectations from the film, the actor said: "Let's...
  • Obama defends deal that freed soldier amid growing demands for hearings June 4, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama defended on Tuesday the prisoner swap deal that freed a U.S. soldier from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan, and the Army pledged to investigate the circumstances of his capture after fellow soldiers said he had deserted. Trying to defuse concerns of members of Congress who said the president...
  • Sonakshi Sinha took training in boxing from Vijender Singh for her role in 'Holiday' June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Sonakshi Sinha had to sit for two hours to get her hair tied in a braid everytime she had to shoot for her role in the forthcoming actioner 'Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty'. The actress, who has luscious locks, says she had always wanted to sport...
  • US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan May 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON: The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said on Saturday. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban...
  • 'Wish the government was more sensitive to families of martyrs' May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Seven years after she lost her soldier husband in an encounter, Bangalore resident Subhashini is now all set to get a piece of land which was promised to her as compensation back then. This comes after the Central government intervened in the matter and asked the Karnataka government to...