Civilian

  • '135 civilians killed in Nigerian attacks' 13-04-2014 08:39 AM

    Abuja: As many as 135 civilians have been killed since Wednesday in north east Nigeria, a senior official from the region has revealed. According to Borno state senator Ahmed Zannah, the killings were carried out in at least three separate attacks in the state. The attackers are suspected to be...
  • Three Australians of Indian origin get Australia Day honours 30-01-2014 05:35 PM

    Three Australians of Indian origin have received Australia's prestigious civilian honours for their exceptional contribution to the society. Sadanandan Nambiar, Radhey Shyam Gupta and Pratish Chandra Bandopadhayay were the recipients of the Australia Day Honours, which were announced on January 26, the national day of Australia. Nambiar, who works with...
  • Research is harder than cricket, says CNR Rao 16-11-2013 10:02 PM

    Bangalore: Professor CNR Rao, who was awarded the country's highest civilian honour, on Sunday expressed his happiness on being conferred the award. The 80-year-old scientist said that he was happy as the country has finally recognised his work after a decade. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Rao said: "I have worked very...
  • CNR Rao, a high priest of pure science gets Bharat Ratna 16-11-2013 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Eighty-year-old Prof. Chintamani Nagesha Ramachandra Rao has been chosen for India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna. The world renowned chemist was named for the top civilian award along with Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. However, both Rao and Tendulkar share nothing in common. Sachin is a national sporting...
  • 400 Indians in Pakistani prisons, confirms MEA 01-11-2013 12:01 AM

    Around 400 Indians are in Pakistani prisons, of whom 90 have completed their sentences and are entitled to be released and sent home, a top official said on Thursday. According to external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, of the 400 Indians, 214 are civilian prisoners while 186 are fishermen. He...
  • J&K: Two youth open fire at security forces' vehicles, civilian injured 28-09-2013 01:10 PM

    Srinagar: Two youngsters on a scooter opened fire in Sanat Nagar, Srinagar on Saturday. A civilian injured himself after he panicked hearing gunshots. The youngsters opened fire on vehicles of the security forces between Sanat Nagar and Hyderpora bypass road, official sources said. Army, police reached the spot and carried...
  • 116 civilians freed after Philippine troops retake rebel-held villages post 9-day standoff 17-09-2013 09:14 AM

    Philippine troops have recaptured 70 percent of the coastal areas of a southern city that were occupied by Muslim rebels and rescued 116 of more than 100 civilians held hostage in a nine-day standoff, the military said on Tuesday. About 64 hostages were freed or escaped during military operations early...
  • 1,429 Syrians killed in August 21 chemical weapons attack, says US 31-08-2013 12:34 AM

    A Syrian chemical weapons attack killed 1,429 Syrian civilians, including 426 children, an unclassified report by US intelligence agencies concluded on Friday. President Barack Obama is using the report to make the case for retaliation against the Syrian government. The report, based partly on intercepted communications, said US authorities have...
  • Afghanistan: Kunduz district governor, civilians killed in suicide bomb attack 30-08-2013 12:26 PM

    A suicide attack in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz killed a district governor, his bodyguards and civilians at a mosque on Friday, government officials said. The group that included the governor of the Archi district were attending a ceremony for a tribal elder who had died the day before, the...
  • Hamid Karzai condemns killing of 12 civilians by Taliban 28-08-2013 01:29 PM

    President Hamid Karzai has condemned the killing of 12 Afghan civilians including five aid workers in two separate attacks as he concluded talks in Pakistan aimed at fostering peace. The New York-based International Rescue Committee (IRC) confirmed on Tuesday that five Afghan staff members, all men in their 20s, were...
  • Srinagar: Policeman killed in a terror attack, one civilian injured 26-08-2013 07:01 PM

    Terrorists on Monday shot dead a policeman and took away his service rifle in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, officials said. A civilian was also injured in the firing and was hospitalised, they said. Constable Salamatullah was shot at from point blank range by some unidentified ultras in village Khudwani,...
  • Militants attack police patrol party in Anantnag, constable killed 26-08-2013 02:29 PM

    A policeman was killed and a civilian injured when militants opened fire on a security patrol in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said. Unidentified militants opened fire on a police patrol party at village Khudwani, 62 kms from Srinagar around 1 PM on Monday, killing a cop...
  • 'Terrorists be held accountable for attacks on civilians' : United Nations 20-08-2013 12:50 PM

    India has called for holding terrorists and illegal armed groups accountable for attacks against civilians and UN peacekeepers. Addressing a special meeting of the 15-membered powerful body of the United Nations during an open debate on "Protection of Civilians in armed conflict", Indian Ambassador the UN Asoke Kumar Mukerji said...
  • Defence Ministry okays night flights to Srinagar, Omar says infrastructure first 16-07-2013 11:40 PM

    Srinagar: For people of Jammu and Kashmir, night flights remain a dream despite Defence Ministry giving its nod for extending flight time till 10 PM as infrastructure issues are yet to be solved by Indian Air Force and Civil Aviation Ministry. Defence Ministry gave its clearance and according to a...
  • Young pilots proved their metal in Uttarakhand: Air Cdre Rajesh Isser 03-07-2013 04:15 PM

    Air Commodore Rajesh Isser was the overall head of Operation Rahat, the largest heliborne evacuation and rescue operation in the history of the world. Talk to the man about how the IAF and its flyboys went about the mammoth task and the challenges they faced on the way. Air Commodore...
  • American diplomat, 6 others killed in Afghan attacks 07-04-2013 12:58 PM

    Kandahar (Afghanistan): Terrorist killed six Americans, including a young female diplomat, and an Afghan doctor in a pair of attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday. It was the deadliest day for the United States in the war in eight months. The violence - hours after the US military's top officer arrived...
  • Irom Sharmila re-arrested in Manipur 14-03-2013 02:25 PM

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  • Unearthed mass grave stirs Sri Lanka's troubled past 19-12-2012 03:51 PM

    Matale (Sri Lanka): A mass grave unearthed in Sri Lanka has stirred memories of the country's bloody insurgencies and sparked calls for an official inquiry in the island nation that has drawn global scrutiny for its chequered human rights record. At a building site near a hospital in Matale, a...
  • Libyan civilians build weapons to fight Gaddafi 20-06-2011 02:19 PM

    Misrata, Libya: Aref Abu Zeid used to be a heavy equipment engineer at the Libya Steel Company. Now he runs an 80-man team working 12 hours a day turning out rockets and weapons to fight Moammar Gaddafi's forces. In this rebel stronghold in western Libya, civilian engineers, mechanics and tradesmen...
  • NATO apologises for Afghan civilian deaths 30-05-2011 12:43 PM

    Kabul: NATO officials apologised on Monday for an airstrike that inadvertently killed a group of women and children, saying that they thought there were only insurgents inside the targeted compound when they ordered the strike. Accidental deaths of civilians from coalition military operations are an ongoing source of tension between...
  • Libya ground report: blamegame over casulaties 25-03-2011 09:25 AM

    Not just airstrikes, a war of propaganda on in Libya as well. CNN's Nick Robertson reports. ...
  • Kashmir: The dichotomy of grief

    FOOTLOOSE |  Pawan Bali
    Young lives lost are always tragic. The grief of it is something which every home in Kashmir carefully guards against. Somehow, it quietly creeps in....

  • Shocker: US troops killed Afghans for sport? 20-09-2010 05:05 PM

    New Delhi: Shocking reports of human rights violations by US troops in Afghanistan. The US military has found that a group of soldiers within its ranks formed a death squad that randomly targeted civilians for sport. Five soldiers have been charged with murder for a five-month killing spree that left...
  • Tension mounts after minor dies in Valley 31-08-2010 04:37 PM

    Srinagar: With an 11-year-old boy being killed in police firing and another critically injured, tension has spiralled again in the Kashmir Valley prompting authorities to impose curfew in this summer capital and other towns on Tuesday. Irshad Ahmad Parray, 11, was killed when a huge mob of stone pelters attacked...