WAR

  • China to hold a massive military parade to 'frighten Japan', says report 2 days ago

    Beijing: China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reports said on Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to "frighten Japan". Communist China generally shies away from the vast annual demonstrations of military...
  • Soha Ali Khan-Kunal Khemu wedding: The actress shares her 'last' selfie as a 'single lady' on Twitter 4 days ago

    Actress Soha Ali Khan, who married Kunal Khemu today, posted her a photo before her wedding today. Take a look. ...
  • 'Star Wars 7' is made by fans, says Mark Hamill January 19, 2015

    London: Actor Mark Hamill has suggested that the major difference between 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and the original trilogy is that the new film is being made by "fans". Hamill, who starred in the first trilogy as Luke Skywalker, has explained that he has been intrigued by the sequel's development...
  • World War I: India's forgotten heroes January 18, 2015

    A 100 years ago more than 1.3 million Indian men fought in the bloodiest battle in living history. 74,187 of them died in the war that wasn't even ours. But their individual bravery , unsurpassed courage and sheer unselfishness made the world look at India with a newfound respect. Those...
  • In pics: The pomp and show of Army Day 2015 January 16, 2015

    The Indian Army celebrated the Army Day on January 15 with pomp and show. The ceremony showcased the strength and valour of the Army in the times of war and peace....
  • India will give a befitting reply to end Pakistan proxy war, says Manohar Parrikar January 14, 2015

    Lucknow: Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar sent a tough message to Pakistan and said if Islamabad does not end its proxy war, then India will give a befitting reply and added that results of counter-operations will be visible in next six months. Parrikar said, "We want peace with Pakistan but they cannot...
  • World War 1 memorabilia exhibition opens in Delhi January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Photographs, videos, memorabalia and several belongings of about seven lakh Indian soldiers who served in the First World War are on display in an exhibition that opened on Monday. The month-long exhibition titled "India and the First World War," was inaugurated by Secretary, Culture Ministry, Ravinder Singh. Among the items...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in no hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter; says he wants to focus on 'Sherlock' for now January 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is not in a hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter. Cumberbatch made this confession to popsugar.com, reports dailymail.co.uk. When asked about his plans to marry, 'The Imitation Game' star said: "One thing at a time. I'm playing Sherlock now, just about to start, so my main focus...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire: Can Pakistan be trusted in war against terror? January 1, 2015

    As ceasefire violations by Pakistan continued unabated, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said Islamabad does not seem to learn any lesson. ...
  • 'Bobby Jasoos' to 'Children of War': 10 films of 2014 that deserved better January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: These films of 2014 deserved better and should have got a larger audience. 1. Ugly: A beautiful portrait of the darkest areas of the human heart, where greed, guilt and gluttony scamper freely for space. Anurag Kashyap's film was swamped by the "PK" wave that hit the theatres at year-end....
  • 'Star Wars': First image of famous spacecraft Millennium Falcon revealed December 31, 2014

    Los Angeles: A close-up look at the spacecraft in the 'Star Wars' universe Millennium Falcon has been revealed.The images, which will feature in Fortune magazine, include Disney CEO Bob Iger posing alongside the famous spacecraft, reported Variety.The images were taken by Wesley Mann for Fortune, with a composite scene created...
  • NATO ends its 13-year Afghan war, but insurgency boils December 28, 2014

    Kabul: NATO formally ended its war in Afghanistan on Sunday, holding a low-key ceremony in Kabul after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent violence. The event was arranged in secret due to the threat of Taliban strikes in the Afghan capital, which...
  • Russia says NATO turning Ukraine into 'frontline of confrontation' December 24, 2014

    Moscow: Russia said on Wednesday NATO was turning Ukraine into a "frontline of confrontation" and threatened to sever remaining ties with the Atlantic military alliance if Ukraine's hopes of joining it were realised. The Kiev parliament's renunciation of Ukraine's neutral status on Tuesday in pursuit of NATO membership has outraged Moscow...
  • Justin Lin to direct third 'Star Trek' film December 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. 'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount's 'Star Trek' franchise. Lin's rep confirmed the news Monday. Lin is no stranger to franchises. He directed several of Universal's 'Fast & Furious' films,...
  • 'Mary Kom' director Omung Kumar to start shooting 'War' by October December 22, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Mary Kom' fame director Omung Kumar says he will start shooting his next film, based on World War II, by mid-October 2015. Kumar told IANS: "It's a period film and I feel their stories haven't been told on screen. I will shoot in some real locations and also create a...
  • Angelina Jolie kidnapped me to write a song for 'Unbroken', says Coldplay frontman Chris Martin December 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Chris Martin jokes he was kidnapped by actress-director Angelina Jolie to write a song for her forthcoming film 'Unbroken'. The Coldplay frontman, who contributed the track 'Miracles' for her second directorial venture, says Jolie was so desperate to get him on board that she went to extreme lengths,...
  • GoAir offers discount on fares, lowest at Rs 1,469 December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Wadia Group-promoted budget carrier GoAir on Sunday said it has put 1.7 million seats up for sale, offering fares as low as Rs 1,469 for travel next year with a five-day booking period starting on Sunday, to stimulate demand during the lean period. The special offer is available...
  • Vladimir Putin: Russia military modernisation plan to go on December 19, 2014

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue its ambitious military modernisation programme with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces. Speaking with top military brass, Putin said the nation's nuclear forces are a "major factor in maintaining global balance," adding that "they effectively include a possibility of large-scale aggression...
  • After months of secret talks, US, Cuba restore ties December 18, 2014

    The thaw in ties between US and Cuba has been facilitated after 18 months of secret talks hosted largely by Canada and encouraged by Pope Francis. ...
  • Cold War enemies US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years December 18, 2014

    Washington: The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and Cuban President Raul...
  • 45th anniversary of 1971 Indo-Pak War December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: It is the 45th anniversary of the gory 1971 war between India and Pakistan which led to the liberation of Bangladesh. On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with the three service chiefs paid tribute to the martyrs of the war at Amar Jawan...
  • SC dismisses Defence Ministry appeals against disabled soldiers: Political executive loses opportunity to earn goodwill December 13, 2014

    The writer is former Indian Army Major Navdeep Singh. It is well known that the current political regime is proactive and deeply concerned about the welfare of men and women in uniform. It is also well documented that both the Prime Minister as well as the Defence Minister are sensitive...
  • Tribute paid to 1.5 million Indian soldiers who fought in World War I December 10, 2014

    London: India has paid tribute to the 1.5 million Indian soldiers in the UK who fought along with British troops during the World War I. India's High Commissioner to the UK, Ranjan Mathai, noted there were 1.5 million Indian volunteers or active soldiers who took part in World War I, out...
  • Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack December 8, 2014

    Pearl Harbor: Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday's 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Wearing purple orchid lei, about 100 Pearl Harbor and World War II survivors attended the ceremony overlooking a memorial...
  • Angelina Jolie involved in car crash? December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a car crash after her vehicle skidded in the rain here. The 39-year-old was returning from a screening for her new film 'Unbroken' Sunday, when the car reportedly skidded, hit a curb, and two of its tyres burst, reports mirror.co.uk. As per reports...
  • World War II bomb weighing 1.8 tonnes found in Germany, defused December 1, 2014

    Berlin: About 16,500 people were evacuated from the German city of Dortmund while experts deactivated a 1.8-tonne bomb from World War II that was found during construction work. After evacuating residents on Sunday, blocking all access routes to the site and establishing a no-fly zone overhead, bomb squad personnel began the...
  • 'Star Wars' awakens force with new stars in teaser trailer November 29, 2014

    (Reuters) - "There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?" So begins the first teaser trailer released on Friday of the highly anticipated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the seventh installment reviving tales of a galaxy far, far away. The 88-second clip from director J.J. Abrams features a handful of scenes...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game' November 26, 2014

    New York: Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in 'The Imagination Game,' who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code. Turing's top-secret work with cryptologists and math wizards at Britain's decryption...
  • Bangladesh protests Pakistan resolution over 1971 war crimes trial November 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Tuesday issued a diplomatic note to Pakistan strongly protesting a recent resolution of its provincial assembly that criticised the conviction of Islamabad-backed war criminals accused of genocide during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. "It was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes committed...
  • 'This Divided Island' by Samanth Subramanian is humane and harrowing November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The first book that I had read about the Sri Lankan War was Ru Freeman's 'On Sal Mal Lane'. Though it was a work of fiction, it introduced me to the conditions and life of people living in a war zone and terror has become a part of...