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  • Lok Sabha elections: Will Congress gain from BJP infighting in Barmer? March 29, 2014

    Barmer: The Bharatiya Janata Party this election season is facing major rebellion from its senior leaders. All eyes are on Barmer where senior leader Jaswant Singh faces expulsion if he does not withdraw his nomination as an Independent from his home town. Barmer is locked in a three-corner electoral battle...
  • Jaswant defies BJP, files nomination from Barmer as an Independent March 24, 2014

    Barmer: Miffed over denial of the Lok Sabha ticket by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Barmer, senior party leader Jaswant Singh has thrown a direct challenge to the party leadership. The 76-year-old veteran leader on Monday filed his nomination papers in Barmer as an Independent candidate. "I am relieved. People...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP denies Barmer seat to Jaswant Singh March 21, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has denied the Barmer seat to senior leader Jaswant Singh, who wanted to contest from there, and instead given the ticket to Colonel Sona Ram Choudhary. Jaswant, who has been fielded from Dahod in Gujarat, had expressed his desire to contest from his home town Barmer. ...
  • BJP denies Barmer seat to Jaswant, he is likely to contest as an Independent March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has denied the Barmer seat to senior leader Jaswant Singh, who wanted to contest from there, and instead given the ticket to Colonel Sona Ram Choudhary. Jaswant, who has been fielded from Dahod in Gujarat, had expressed his desire to contest from his home...
  • BJP impasse over Barmer seat, Jaswant Singh, Col Ram in contention March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha elections, there is an impasse in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Barmer seat in Rajasthan. While senior party leader Jaswant Singh has expressed his desire to contest from the seat, Rajasthan Chief Minster Vasundhara Raje Scindia is seeking a...
  • Gujjars won't support Congress if reservation denied: Colonel Bainsla March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Centre cleared reservations for Jats in government jobs, Rajasthan Gujjar leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla warned that his community won't support the Congress until it gets the same recognition too. "Our demands are more than genuine. Sachin Pilot has promised us reservation but nothing has...
  • Kerala: Drunk retired army officer opens fire, injures two January 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A retired Colonel opened fire at a group of people after an altercation related to giving side to the his s vehicle at Valiyavila in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday night. He started an argument with the people, later went home to bring his pistol and opened fire. Two people Manoj,...
  • Shashi Tharoor harming my sister is unimaginable: Sunanda's brother January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunanda Pushkar's brother has come out with a statement on Saturday over the speculations relating to her sudden death. In his first strong comment over the issue, Colonel Rajesh Pushkar has criticised the media for "slanderous statements" over the death of his sister while expressing support for his...
  • Boeing jumbo jet lands at wrong US airport November 22, 2013

    Wichita (US):Boeing says a 747 jumbo jet used to haul parts for construction of its new 787 Dreamliner jet landed at the wrong Kansas airport. The plane maker says the Dreamlifter landed safely last evening at Colonel James Jabara Airport, several miles from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita where it...
  • Army generals visit Keran, take stock of ground situation October 6, 2013

    Two army generals,on Sunday, visited the Keran Sector along the LoC, where troops are engaged in a counterinfiltration operation against militants for the past 13 days, and took stock of the ground situation. "General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra and General Officer Commanding of the 15...
  • Malegaon blasts case: NIA likely to reply on plea for quashing of charges against 5 accused August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will on Saturday most likely reply to a plea filed by the five accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, for quashing of charges against them. The five accused had on July 20 urged a special court to discharge them, claiming contradictions in the chargesheet...
  • Malegaon blast: Chargesheet filed in NIA court May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Four people have been named in the 2008 Malegaon blast chargesheet filed in a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai on Wednesday. The four accused named in the chargesheet are Rajender Chaudhary, Dhan Singh, Manohar Narwaria and Ramji Kalsangra, who is still absconding. But the chargesheet does...
  • Colonel remanded to custody for allegedly smuggling drugs February 25, 2013

    Imphal: A Colonel-rank Defence PRO in Manipur and five others arrested for allegedly transporting illicit drugs estimated at over Rs 24 crore for smuggling to Myanmar were on Monday remanded to police custody till March 8. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Thoubal, passed the order for police custody of the six, including...
  • Why did Rajnath meet Malegaon blast accused in jail: Digvijaya January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: As the new BJP President Rajnath Singh slammed Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for his remarks on terror, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh hit back at him asking why he met Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya in jail. "Rajnath Singh ji must first answer why he went to...
  • Millionstrong Indian Army short of firing ranges November 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The shortage of land in India is well known but it's also now affecting the army which is running short of firing and manoeuvre ranges to train on. It's not only illegal encroachment, even state governments are reluctant to notify firing ranges given in demands from their own...
  • Probe ordered into Army porn scandal September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: An inquiry was ordered after a Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army filed a complaint that explicit photographs and videos of his wife were uploaded on the Internet by a serving Major. The inquiry is being headed by a Brigadier. Both the Lieutenant Colonel and the Major are presently serving...
  • Lt Col accuses Army Major of harassing his wife September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: A senior Army officer has accused a junior of harassing his wife by posting her mobile number on an adult website prompting institution of a Court of Inquiry into the case. Both the Lieutenant Colonel and the Major are posted at an Army Aviation Corps unit deployed at Bathinda...
  • NDA recruitment scam: Colonel among 6 arrested June 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Busting a major recruitment scam in the prestigious National Defence Academy, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested six people, including a serving Colonel, for allegedly receiving bribe for jobs and claimed to have recovered Rs 1.76 crore from different locations in connection with the case. Acting on a...
  • Unique saga of a soldier who Manipur loves June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Meet a soldier who took four bullets in his arm in a pitched battle with insurgents and saved the life of two critically injured children in Manipur. Eighteen years since the incident, Colonel DPK Pillay still shares a close bond with the people of the Manipuri village. Colonel...
  • Stone laid for Pennycuick memorial April 26, 2012

    CHENNAI/THENI/VELLORE: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the memorial of the British engineer, Colonel John Pennycuick, who built the Mullaiperiyar dam, the lifeline of farmers of the Southern districts.She laid the foundation stone through videoconferencing from Fort St. George for the memorial which would cost...
  • Woman officer accuses Lt Col of sexual harassment April 23, 2012

    Dehra Dun: A woman army officer has filed a case against a Lieutenant Colonel in Dehra Dun, alleging that he sexually harassed her on the pretext of marrying her. The woman officer, a Lieutenant in the Army Hospital, filed a police complaint against the Lieutenant Colonel, posted in Uttarkashi, in the...
  • Dilson murder: exArmy officer gets life term April 20, 2012

    Chennai: A retired Army officer has been sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting dead 13yearold Dilson in Chennai in July, 2011. Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Kandasamy Ramraj, who was pronounced guilty by a Chennai court on Friday, has also been convicted under the Arms Act for possessing a gun whose licence...
  • CBI team to meet Army Chief on Friday: sources March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has begun its investigations into the bribe allegations made by Army Chief General VK Singh. Sources have told CNNIBN that a team of CBI officers is expected to meet General Singh when he returns from an official tour in Srinagar on Friday....
  • Bribe offer to Gen Singh was taped: Exofficer March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A former Army officer claims that a tape recording of the bribe offer made to Army Chief General VK Singh exists. According to Colonel (Retired) RSN Singh the tape has recorded the voice of a man who says that Army chiefs before General VK Singh have accepted money. In...
  • Jaya announces memorial for dam engineer January 8, 2012

    Chennai: Amid the simmering Mullaperiar dam row, Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced setting up of a memorial for British engineer Col Penny Cuick, who had constructed the dam at Lower Camp in Theni district over 116 years ago. "I am happy to announce that a memorial to thankfully remember Cuick...
  • Lt Col caught in a honeytrap faces inquiry December 21, 2011

    New Delhi: In what can snowball into a major controversy, the Indian Army has ordered a Court of Inquiry (CoI) against a Lieutenant Colonel who was allegedly caught in a honeytrap by a woman in Bangladesh and was later blackmailed by Pakistan's ISI. The Army Headquarters have held back his...
  • Snapshot: Army officers MS Dhoni, Abhinav Bindra November 1, 2011

    Cricketer MS Dhoni and Olympic gold medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra were pipped in by the Army Chief Gen VK Singh. Dhoni and Bindra have been commissioned as Honorary Lt Colonel in the Territorial Army. Dhoni and Bindra have been bestowed the honour for their outstanding contribution in the field of...
  • CJ: Citizen fights to make Delhi poster free July 30, 2011

    Retired Colonel Shivraj turns citizen journalist to make Delhi poster free. ...
  • HC turns down plea for 5 pc quota to Gujjars December 22, 2010

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court has turned down the state government's petition for five per cent reservation to the Gujjar community. The court while turning down the petition also directed the state government to quantify the data in a year. Reacting to the High Court's observation Gujjar leader Colonel Kirori Singh...
  • Army officer becomes first Indian to base jump October 29, 2010

    Lt Colonel Satyendra Verma jumped off a 235 metre tall TV tower in Delhi on Friday. ...