War

  • Remembering Kargil heroes: Late Captain Saurabh Kalia's family awaits justice 11 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Captain Saurabh Kalia was an officer of the Indian Army who died during the 1999 Kargil war where he was held as a prisoner of war by the Pakistani forces. Saurabh Kalia, then 23 and just a month old in the Army, had been on a patrol duty...
  • Remembering Kargil heroes: How Pak soldier Captain Sher Khan was acknowledged by India too Yesterday

    Drass: Captain Sher Khan of the Pakistan Army was someone whose bravery was acknowledged by his enemy, the Indian side as well during the Kargil war. 15 years on, Captain Sher Khan remains a hero. His name, his image is everywhere and even his native village in Pakistan's tribal Waziristan...
  • 'The Imitation Game' trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch plays the WWII genius cryptographer mathematician Alan Turing 2 days ago

    For those who have been completely charmed by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's 'Sherlock', the latest trailer for the upcoming film 'The Imitation Game' will make your day.Cumberbatch, who portrayed the role of the socially awkward genius detective Sherlock Holmes in the critically-acclaimed series, will be seen in the...
  • 15 years after the Kargil war, martyrs forgotten? 2 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....
  • Apple to give Samsung a taste of its own medicine with iPhone 6 July 16, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is losing smartphone ground not only to cheaper Chinese rivals but also at the high end to Apple Inc, a survey showed, in an ominous sign for the South Korean giant as Apple readies to launch its next-generation iPhone 6. Samsung last week gave second-quarter earnings...
  • 'Death is what we are tweeting': Palestinian man's heart-rending tweets about shelling deaths around his Gaza home goes viral July 16, 2014

    Gaza has been the centre of airstrikes and blasts for a week now. The Israel-Palestine conflict has seen more innocent civilians dying in Gaza than military personnel. According to a UN office, 77 percent of the people who have died in war so far in Gaza are children and civilians.Mohammed...
  • Watch: Bastille Day fireworks lit up Eiffel Tower July 15, 2014

    Spectacular firework display over Eiffel Tower as France marks the centenary of World War-I on Bastille Day. Bastille prison by angry Paris crowds that helped spark the French Revolution as France marks the centenary of World War-I on Bastille Day. ...
  • Government allocates Rs 100 crore for war memorial in Delhi July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday allocated Rs 100 crore for construction of a war memorial and a war museum at Princess Park near India Gate. Presenting his first budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the country is deeply indebted to officers and jawans of the armed forces for having made...
  • 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...
  • Government rules out release of Henderson report on 1962 India-China war July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday ruled out release of the classified Henderson Brooks Report on the 1962 India-China war that is said to be openly critical of the Indian political and military structure of the time, saying its disclosure would not be in national interest. ...
  • Disclosure of Henderson Brooks Report not in national interest: Government July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Henderson Brooks Report on 1962 Indo-China war is a "top secret document" and disclosure of any information about it would not be in the national interest, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "This (the Henderson Brooks report) is a top secret document and has not been declassified...
  • Russia's Putin tells Obama he wants better ties July 4, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin called for better relations with the United States on Friday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking US Independence Day. Relations are at their lowest ebb in years, soured by disagreements over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria and by differences on human rights...
  • The Iraq war from an Iraqi perspective July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the deteriorating situation in Iraq, a new voice in fiction emerges from the rubble and describes the war-torn country from the inside as never before. "The Corpse Exhibition And Other Stories of Iraq" by author-filmmaker Hassan Blasim is the first major literary work about...
  • Development should not be hazardous to the environment: Bahar Dutt July 3, 2014

    CNN-IBN's former Environment Editor Bahar Dutt- conservation biologist turned journalist - turns the heat up in her new book Green Wars - documenting some of the most important issues facing the environment, and offering solutions for the same. Bahar Dutt in conversation with IBNLive. IBNLive: What led to the Green Wars? Bahar:...
  • 'McHale's Navy' yes-man actor Bob Hastings dies July 3, 2014

    Reuters: Veteran Hollywood actor Bob Hastings, best-remembered as a bootlicking lieutenant in the 1960s television World War Two comedy "McHale's Navy," has died at the age of 89. Hastings died at his home in Burbank, California, on Monday after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, granddaughter Allison Knowles said. The Brooklyn-born Hastings...
  • Kamal R Khan gets into a Twitter war with Kapil Sharma; calls him a mouse, threatens to slap July 2, 2014

    Kamaal R Khan, more popularly known as KRK, has always been in the news for all the wrong reasons.After trolling various celebrities - from Sunny Leone to Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, KRK is now in a tweet war with comedian Kapil Sharma.KRK has alleged that Sharma posted some...
  • Watch: All about the ongoing crisis in Iraq June 30, 2014

    Alarming regional and world powers, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Syria (ISIS) claimed universal authority, declaring its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was now caliph of the Muslim world - a mediaeval title last widely recognised in the Ottoman sultan deposed 90 years ago after World War One. CNN-IBN's...
  • Preparations on to rescue 600 Indians from war-torn Iraq: MEA June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Assuring that the government was making sure Indian nationals stuck in Iraq were brought back home safely, the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said that arrangements were being made for flying as many as 600 Indians from the war-torn country. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that these 600...
  • 100 years of World War I: June 28, 1914 - the day that changed the world June 27, 2014

    Sarajevo: Sunny Sarajevo was in festive mood on June 28, 1914 for the visit of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. But it was to be a dark day, and one that changed the world. By 11 o'clock, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire would be dead, an assassination that plunged Europe into...
  • Sarajevo remembers spark for Great War June 27, 2014

    Sarajevo: Sarajevo marks 100 years since the assassination that triggered World War I on Saturday, but without the leaders of Europe and with its people still torn over the legacy of that fateful day. Five weeks after a Bosnian Serb nationalist shot dead the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife,...
  • Watch: 'Ideals are peaceful, history is violent', says Brad Pitt in the new trailer for 'Fury' June 26, 2014

    After shooting and scalping Nazis in 'Inglorious Bastards', Brad Pitt is back in another World War II film, 'Fury'. Along with Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, Pitt plays an army officer who leads his small crew on a deadly mission deep inside Nazi Germany. "The war will end soon, but...
  • As Libya teeters near chaos, United States keeps hands-off policy June 25, 2014

    Washington: Among all countries swept by the Arab Spring uprisings, few today are as dysfunctional as Libya. Heavily armed militias outgun its fledgling army. A renegade former general has launched a purge of radical Islamists. Weapons looted from arsenals of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi help fuel the bloody conflict in Syria....
  • 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas selects Chicago for museum June 25, 2014

    Chicago: "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Tuesday that he has picked Chicago to host his much-anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation's third-largest city. San Francisco and Los Angeles also had sought the museum. Lucas said in a written statement that he hopes...
  • 'Looper' filmmaker Rian Johnson to write, direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' June 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Looper' filmmaker Rian Johnson will write and direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII', the second installment in the new trilogy of 'Star Wars' films produced by Walt Disney Co, a source with knowledge of the plans said on Friday. Johnson, 40, who also wrote and directed 2005's 'Brick' and 2008's...
  • No mass evacuation planned yet, many Indians stranded in Iraq seek help June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate, Indian government has not yet planned any mass evacuation from the war-torn country, say sources. The Ministry of External Affairs wants to focus on the 120 Indian nationals stuck in conflict zones, the sources added. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, has...
  • Car bombing in central Syria kills 34 June 20, 2014

    Damascus: A powerful car bombing on Friday in a government-held village in central Syria killed at least 34 civilians and wounded more than 50 others, Syria's state-run news agency and an opposition activist group said. SANA said that the explosion went off in Horrah village in the countryside near the central...
  • Hindi directive row escalates; Maya, Jaya oppose Modi government's move June 20, 2014

    Chennai: The age-old 'linguistic war' in the Indian society has reached a new level altogether with the Union Home Ministry issuing directives to use Hindi for interactions on the social media and different voices emerging from regional parties on the issue. While DMK chief Karunanidhi had on Thursday strongly opposed...
  • Naqvi on promoting Hindi language June 20, 2014

    In a tweet written in Hindi, Naqvi cited that the Hindi needed to be promoted as it was increasing being perceived that only the English speaking were the intelligent lot. ...
  • Harrison Ford undergoes surgery after breaking leg on the sets of 'Star Wars' June 20, 2014

    Reuters: Actor Harrison Ford has undergone surgery on his broken left leg that was injured in an accident on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," the publicist for the 71-year-old actor said in a statement on Thursday. Disney, the studio behind the new "Star Wars" films, had said last week...