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  • Arms act case: Salman Khan asked to appear before court on April 29 Yesterday

    Jaipur: Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Thursday was given an another chance to present himself before the court of the Chief judicial Megistrate in Jodhpur for recording his statement in an Arms Act violation case. Chief Judicial Magistrate Anupama Bijlani, while allowing his application for exemption from personal attendance on Thursday,...
  • Exercise financial prudence: Manohar Parrikar to Armed Forces Yesterday

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday asked the Army, Air Force and the Navy to exercise "financial prudence" and optimise all available resources even as he reiterated his government's commitment to modernization of the Armed Forces. Manohar Parrikar, who had earlier asked the Indian Armed Forces to prioritise its...
  • Supreme Court to decide on Army's promotion policy for the rank of Colonel and above today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An issue that has split the 1.13 million strong Indian Army down the middle is likely to be resolved on Wednesday when the Supreme Court decides on the promotion policy of the force. The appeal was filed by the Central government against a decision of the Armed Forces...
  • US defends $952 million arms sale to Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Washington: The US has defended a proposed arms deal with Pakistan worth nearly a billion dollar to sell attack helicopters and missiles, saying the weapons would be used for internal counter-terrorism operations. "This proposed sale of helicopters and weapons systems will provide Pakistan with military capabilities in support of its counter-terrorism...
  • J&K: Water level in Jhelum river recedes, no rain since Monday night March 31, 2015

    Srinagar: As there has been no rainfall on Monday night in Jammu and Kashmir, the water levels of the Jhelum river are receding below the danger mark. But with the Met Department warning of heavy rainfall from April 1 to 3, the water level of Jhelum river may cross the...
  • J&K hit by floods after incessant rains; armed forces, NDRF launch rescue operation March 30, 2015

    Srinagar/Jammu: Seven months after witnessing the worst ever floods in a century, Jammu and Kashmir is bracing to battle yet another deluge. The state is in panic as several areas of the Valley and parts of Jammu are flooded following incessant rains in the last couple of days. Till now...
  • Hashimpura massacre: Prosecution failed to bring evidence March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The prosecution failed to bring reliable material to establish the identity of culprits of the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case, leading to the release of 16 PAC personnel accused in the crime, a Delhi court has said. "The accused cannot be convicted on the basis of scanty, unreliable and...
  • Armed forces face shortage of over 52,000 personnel March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian armed forces are faced with a shortage of over 52,000 personnel, including 11,000 officers, as measures like improved pay structure were being put in place to check attrition, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. Army is grappling with the maximum shortage of 33,998 personnel, including 9,642...
  • India world's largest importer of weapons, military equipment: SIPRI March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: India has yet again emerged as the world's largest importer of weapons and military equipment, accounting for 15 per cent of global imports, with Russia being its majority supplier, a Stockholm-based think tank on Monday said. Between 2005-2009 and 2010-14, India's imports increased by 140 per cent. In 2010-14,...
  • Violence in Allahabad as policeman shoots lawyer dead March 11, 2015

    Lucknow: Violence erupted in Allahabad on Wednesday after a police official shot dead a lawyer and injured another outside the high court, police said. Angered over the incident, lawyers went berserk and attacked policemen, pelted stones at them and torched many vehicles. While heavy reinforcement was sent to contain the violence,...
  • SC ticks off Navy for sacking officer for mingling with foreign wife of colleague March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment to Navy, the Supreme Court on Tuesday deprecated its decision to discharge from service a commander for interacting and exchanging explicit messages and photographs with a foreign lady, wife of another officer, on the pretext of allegedly passing sensitive information. "Certainly it shocks our conscience that...
  • Salman Khan illegal arms case: Verdict deferred further March 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The verdict in the case relating to illegal possession and use of arms by actor Salman Khan has been deferred further as the court in Jodhpur on Tuesday partly accepted nine-year-old applications of the prosecution. The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Anupama Bijlani also gave a last opportunity to the...
  • Arms Act case verdict on March 3; Rs 200 crore riding on Salman Khan February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: With Rs 200 crore riding on Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, the deferment of the Arms Act case verdict till March 3 has provided a small window of relief to producers of his two films that are set to release this year. The 49-year-old actor is currently in Gondal near...
  • Judgment in Salman Khan's illegal arms case deferred February 25, 2015

    Jaipur: The judgment of a court in Jodhpur in a case of possession and use of illegal arms by Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been deferred. Court to decide on applications filed by prosecution requesting examination of 9 witnesses of the case. "The case relates to both possession and use of...
  • Judgement in Salman Khan's illegal arms case today February 25, 2015

    Jaipur: A court in Jodhpur will on Wednesday pronounce its judgment in a case of possession and use of illegal arms by Bollywood actor Salman Khan. "The case relates to both possession and use of illegal arms and the chief judicial magistrate's court has kept Feb 25 for judgment," public prosecutor...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts convict fears for life during Maharashtra transit February 18, 2015

    Panaji: A Mapusa court on Wednesday granted a transit remand to a 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case convict who is a member of Dawood Ibrahim gang and wanted by Maharashtra police in connection with a murder case. However, Shyam Kishor, who was apprehended on February 15, told the court...
  • Egypt strikes IS group in Libya after video of mass beheading surfaces February 16, 2015

    Cairo: Egypt on Monday launched airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Libya after the extremist group released a grisly video showing the beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks. A spokesman for the Armed Forces General Command announced the strikes on state radio on Monday,...
  • J&K: BJP, PDP talks in final stage, government formation likely after Delhi polls January 29, 2015

    Srinagar: It seems that a deal has finally been struck between the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party - the two biggest parties in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly - for government formation in the state. Sources say BJP has no objection to PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed becoming Chief...
  • Manipur: Activist Irom Sharmila released from jail January 22, 2015

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila who is on indefinite fast since November 2000 was released from judicial custody on Thursday night. The activist has been demanding end to Armed Force Special Protection Act (AFSPA) in Manipur and have been in judicial custody since November 2000. The police have booked Irom under...
  • In pics: Saluting bravery of the valiant soldiers at Army Day 2015 celebrations January 15, 2015

    The Indian Army on Thursday celebrated Army Day in New Delhi. Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag paid a tribute to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti instituted at India Gate in the national capital before heading toward the ceremony. ...
  • Arms cache recovered from militant hideout in Doda November 29, 2014

    Jammu: Security forces have busted a militant hideout and recovered arms and ammunition in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said here on Saturday. Acting on specific intelligence inputs, Rashtriya Rifles and police launched a joint search operation and busted the hideout in Marmat in Bhaderwah tehsil of...
  • India must be prepared to use might if need arises: Pranab Mukherjee November 21, 2014

    Tezpur: Cautioning against various threats facing the subcontinent, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said it was imperative for India to have an effective deterrence and strong defence to promote development and it must be prepared to use its "might" if the need arises. "Today, our nation is on the path...
  • Suspected UK murderer ate woman's body parts: Report November 7, 2014

    London: In a suspected case of cannibalism, a 22-year-old woman was killed and her suspected attacker died during interrogation after he was caught allegedly eating parts of the woman's face at a hotel in UK's South Wales. Matthew Williams, 34, who was caught in a room with the woman with...
  • New Delhi: Arms meant for delivery in Trilokpuri seized November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The seizure of two pistols and live rounds from two men who were supposed to deliver them to someone in violence-hit Trilokpuri on Wednesday, raised concerns that anti-social elements are still at work in the locality which is slowly limping toward normalcy. According to police, Amit Kumar Singh (33)...
  • Centre clears major defence deals to bolster armed forces October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union government has cleared major defence purchases to bolster the country's armed forces. The Defence Acquisition Council has cleared deals worth Rs 80,000 crore. Six submarines will be constructed indigenously under the 'Make In India' drive The project is expected to be worth Rs 50,000. In addition,...
  • J&K: Terrorist hideout busted in Kupwara, arms cache seized September 25, 2014

    Srinagar: Security forces have busted a militant hideout in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in the operation, a defence spokesman said on Thursday. "Army and J-K Police yesterday busted a terrorist hideout in Kralsangar forest in Handwara area of Kupwara district in...
  • Vietnam eyes US arms sales, downplays China impact September 25, 2014

    New York: Vietnam has said it wants to be able to buy weapons from the United States and that regional powerhouse China should not be alarmed. As relations between the US and Vietnam warm, the US is moving closer to lifting a ban on lethal arms exports applied after the communist...
  • 200 heavily armed terrorists waiting across LoC to infiltrate into the Indian side: Army September 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Around 200 heavily armed terrorists were waiting across the Line of Control to infiltrate into the Indian side even as the security forces foiled several attempts by the ultras to sneak into Kashmir Valley following the recent floods. "There are around 200 heavily armed terrorists across the Line of...
  • Watch: Incredible GoPro footage shows cyclist barely escaping an armed robber in a rough neighbourhood in Buenos Aires September 18, 2014

    A man was on a bike tour in a rough part of Buenos Aires in Argentina in broad daylight when a thief attempted to steal his camera gear at gunpoint. The footage was captured as he happened to be recording with a GoPro strapped to his forehead. The armed man is...
  • J&K: Army provides medical aid to over 53,000 flood victims September 15, 2014

    Jammu: Army has treated 53,082 flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing. So far 2.26 lakh people have been rescued from floodhit Jammu and Kashmir and the armed forces have till now treated at least...