War

  • 1971 wounds: Bangladesh needs a healing touch

    Smita's Space |  Smita Sharma
    Last February of last year, thousands of young people flocked to Dhaka's Shahbag Square, seeking justice. Like Lucy Akhtar, the 23-year-old protest organiser everyone called...

  • Obama poised for new sanctions on Russia if no progress on Ukraine 24-04-2014 03:37 PM

    Tokyo/Donetsk: US President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was poised to impose new sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end an armed stand-off in Ukraine, but there was a first, tentative sign that pro-Russian separatists were ceding ground. Under an international accord signed in Geneva...
  • Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked 23-04-2014 10:48 PM

    Kiev: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack. Lavrov's comments came a day after US Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with promises of support for...
  • Cyber space, a new domain of war: Antony 22-04-2014 08:37 AM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising incidents of hacking of military networks, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said cyber space was the new domain of war and asked top Army brass to ensure security of critical information infrastructure of the force. He said rapid growth and dependence on...
  • Azam Khan slams EC for banning his rallies, calls it 'dictatorial' 16-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party's controversial leader Azam Khan has slammed the Election Commission (EC) and said that the poll body is being dictatorial by stopping him from holding rallies. He, however, is still defiant about comment that Muslim soldiers of the Indian Army won the Kargil war. "The Election...
  • Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war 15-04-2014 10:32 PM

    Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was under way, with troops and armoured personnel carriers seen near a flashpoint eastern town. Twenty-four hours after an Ukrainian ultimatum expired for the separatists to lay down their arms,...
  • Benedict: Would've liked a part in JJ's new 'Star Wars', but won't happen 14-04-2014 05:27 PM

    London: Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he is not starring in the highly-anticipated 'Star Wars' sequel. Cumberbatch, 37, has long been linked to a role in 'Star Wars: Episode Vii', which would reunite him with his 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director JJ Abrams but the 'Sherlock' star claims the project...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' to shoot in Abu Dhabi 11-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Los Angeles: JJ Abrams will reportedly shoot 'Star Wars: Episode VII' in Abu Dhabi. He will probably recreate Tatooine, the desert planet home of Anakin and Luky Skywalker, in the country by mid-May, said the Hollywood Reporter. The desert planet appeared as a location in every Star Wars movie except...
  • Sri Lanka arrests LTTE members for allegedly reviving terror activities 10-04-2014 03:45 PM

    Over 60 LTTE cadres, including 10 women, have been arrested for trying to revive the banned terror group in Sri Lanka, police said on Thursday. "We arrested 65 of them over the last month. Five of them later came to be released due to lack of evidence," police spokesman and...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 09-04-2014 10:55 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • From Amit Shah to Azam Khan: Is vote bank politics creating a dangerous communal divide? 09-04-2014 10:27 PM

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • News 360: EC seeks report on 'Kargil War' remark, Azam Khan defiant 09-04-2014 08:29 PM

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • A Billion Votes: EC seeks report on Azam Khan's 'Kargil War' remark 09-04-2014 07:31 PM

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • 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...
  • Disagree with Azam Khan's 'Muslims won Kargil' remark: Martyr's wife 09-04-2014 05:26 PM

    Alka Ahuja, wife of a Squadron Leader who lost his life during the Kargil war, denounced Azam Khan's statement that Muslim soldiers had won the Kargil war. ...
  • Poll panel seeks details of Azam Khan's speech 09-04-2014 11:20 AM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday sought details of Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohd Azam Khan's speech in which he said the Kargil war was won solely because of Muslim soldiers. The minister on Tuesday had allegedly said the Kargil peaks were not conquered by Hindu soldiers, but by Muslim soldiers, while...
  • Congress complains to EC against Azam Khan's remark on Kargil war 09-04-2014 09:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's remark on Kargil war. This came after Azam Khan said that only Muslim soldiers sacrificed their lives during the 1999 Kargil War. Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Mansuri on Tuesday, Khan...
  • Decommissioned INS Vikrant sold for Rs 60 crore 08-04-2014 11:41 PM

    Mumbai: The decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant, which played an important role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, has been sold for Rs 60 crore. "The auction process of INS Vikrant was completed last week and a company named IB Commercial Pvt Ltd won the bid," said...
  • It was the Muslim soldiers who conquered the Kargil hills: Azam Khan 08-04-2014 11:22 PM

    Masuri: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who is popular for courting controversies, on Tuesday made yet another careless remark. Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Mansuri, Khan said that only Muslim soldiers sacrificed their lives during the 1999 Kargil War. "It was not Hindu soldiers who conquered the peaks of...
  • Disney chief reveals they are now filming 'Star Wars Episode 7' 07-04-2014 06:36 PM

    Los Angeles: Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has revealed that the filming of 'Star Wars Episode 7' has begun. The 71-year-old Disney chief said that everything is on track and they are almost done with the casting, reported Ace Showbiz. Alan announced the news during a panel discussion in...
  • Hitler may have married Jewish woman by mistake, claims report 05-04-2014 06:43 PM

    In what could prove to be one of the biggest ironies of history, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, infamous for the genocide of Jews, may have unwittingly married a Jewish woman, new British research has found. The German Nazi leader known for his persecution of Jews had wed his long-term lover...
  • Sam Manekshaw, a soldier's General 03-04-2014 04:27 PM

    Born on 3 April 1914 into the Manekshaw family at Amritsar Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, India's first Field Marshal, has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Captain Hormusji who saw service with the Royal British Army as a "Medical Officer" in the Middle Eastern region of Messopotamia during the "First...
  • 1971 war: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw quoted Bible, offered to quit 03-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Today is the 100th birth anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who died in 2008. Sam Manekshaw was known for both courage and a great sense of humour. He was very active till a few months before he died at Coonor in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu. His former...
  • NATO suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis 02-04-2014 07:40 AM

    Brussels: NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea, and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defences and reassure nervous Eastern European countries. Foreign ministers from the 28-nation, US-led alliance were meeting for the first time since the Russian...
  • Report on 1962 war released to rid India's induced delusion: Maxwell 01-04-2014 06:40 PM

    Beijing: Veteran Australian journalist Neville Maxwell has said he decided to release a classified 1962 Sino-Indian war report to rid Indian opinion of the "induced delusion" that India was the "victim of an unprovoked surprise Chinese aggression". Parts of the still-classified Henderson Brooks Report (HBR), accessed by Maxwell, have found...
  • Abstention louder than any vote

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    With India's abstention vote, it would seem that South Block is wresting back control of its decision-making authority from that domestic sphere that has ridden...

  • Angelina Jolie in Bosnia to campaign against war rape 30-03-2014 04:03 PM

    Reuters: Actress Angelina Jolie was brought to tears while talking to rape victims of the Bosnian war during a visit on Friday to promote a campaign to end sexual violence against women in war. "There can be no peace while women in conflict or post-conflict zones are raped with impunity,"...
  • Sri Lankan President orders release of all Indian fishermen in custody 28-03-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: As a goodwill gesture for India's decision to abstain from voting against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed his government to release all Indian fishermen in their custody. The arrest of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lanka is a poll issue...
  • News 360: War crimes resolution against Sri Lanka passed at UNHRC 27-03-2014 09:20 PM

    The US-backed resolution seeking international probe into war crimes in Sri Lanka was passed by 23 countries at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday. ...
  • India abstains from voting against Sri Lanka at UNHRC 27-03-2014 05:56 PM

    Geneva: India on Thursday abstained from voting on the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council. Even as India refrained from voting against its neighbour, the resolution was passed with the support of 23 nations. A tweet from the Ministry of External...