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  • US, allies stage 13 attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria, Iraq Yesterday

    Washington: US forces staged four air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday and allies joined in nine strikes on the group in Iraq, the US Central Command said. In Syria, US attack and fighter aircraft went after targets near the border city of Kobani, destroying a small Islamic...
  • Southern Naval Command gets new Chief of Staff 3 days ago

    Kochi: Rear Admiral Atul Kumar Jain assumed office as Chief of Staff of Southern Naval Command. He has taken over the charge from Rear Admiral M S Pawar, who is appointed as the Flag Officer, Maharashtra and Gujarat area (FOMAG), a Naval press release said. Commissioned in July 1982, and an alumnus...
  • Female terror suspect held in Britain October 22, 2014

    London: A woman has been arrested in Britain on suspicion of "preparation of terrorist acts", police said on Wednesday. Scotland Yard says the woman, 25, was arrested in Bedfordshire and taken to a police station in London, BBC reported. The investigation "is related to Syria" and two addresses in Bedfordshire are now...
  • PM to address top military commanders on Friday October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the country's top military commanders for the first time on Friday at a conference during which he will outline his strategic vision and get a briefing on the overall security situation. The Combined Commanders' conference of the three Services is expected to...
  • 20 girl students from Jammu on an educational tour across north India September 21, 2014

    Jammu: Army sent a group of 20 girl students and two teachers of border areas of Jammu district on an 10day educationalcummotivational tour across north India under "Operation Sadbhavana". The tour was flagged off by General Officer Commanding (GOC), Crossed Swords Division from Akhnoor area of Jammu, defence spokesman said....
  • Nigerian troops arrest senior commander of the Boko Haram sect September 19, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria army have arrested a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, which is blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, the country's defence authority said on Thursday. The commander, whose identity remain unknown, was captured on Wednesday during a operation, and is receiving treatment at a military facility,...
  • Army Southern Command Chief concludes 2day Mumbai visit September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, General Officer CommandinginChief, Southern Command, completed his twoday visit to Mumbai and asked his men to "maintain vigilance and ability to respond to any security threat in the area". "He stressed maintaining vigilance and ability to respond to any security threat in the area," said...
  • Illegal arms sale: SC voices anguish over Armymen being let off with reprimand August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its anguish over topranking Army officers being let off with minor punishment of "reprimand" and small fine for their involvement in illegal sale of weapons and kept its option open to order probe in all Army commands. Indicating that it may consider a...
  • China distributes millions of controversial maps to troops July 19, 2014

    Beijing: China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to its military in the first upgrade in 30 years, reportedly reinforcing its claims over Arunachal Pradesh. All major army units will receive new, more accurate maps in the near future, PLA Daily reported. The Lanzhou Military Command, one of seven...
  • Army Chief Bikram Singh reviews operational preparedness of South Western Command June 23, 2014

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh reviewed the operational preparedness of the South Western Command during his two day visit here which ended on Monday. Gen Bikram, accompanied by his wife Bubbles Singh, arrived on Sunday and was received by the South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni, defence spokesperson...
  • Army's Northern Command celebrates 43rd Raising Day June 18, 2014

    Jammu: Indian Army's Northern Command, the operational command of Jammu and Kashmir which is popularly known as 'Dhruva Command', on Wednesday celebrated its 43rd Raising Day. At a ceremony at Dhruva War Memorial, Commander of Northern Command Lt Gen DS Hooda paid homage by laying a wreath as mark of...
  • Domino's now lets you order pizza using voice commands, adds Sirilike virtual assistant to its Android, iPhone apps June 17, 2014

    New York: The Domino's pizza delivery chain on Monday plans to introduce a function on its mobile app that lets customers place orders by speaking with a computergenerated voice named "Dom," part of an ongoing to take business away from rivals and smaller pizza shops by offering more convenient ways...
  • Naxal commander involved in 2013 Jiram valley attack arrested June 12, 2014

    Three naxalites, including a senior level commander who was allegedly involved in last year's deadly Jiram valley attack have been arrested in insurgencyhit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a special team of Bijapur district police when they arrived at a weekly market of Bacheli in...
  • Modi's 'Ten Commandments' agenda no vision of BJP government: Congress May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday sarcastically dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 10point agenda as "Ten Commandments" saying it was just an "extraordinary jumble" and has nothing to write home about the BJP government's vision. "We have been waiting for a vision from the BJP government; we have instead been rewarded...
  • Theft case suspect kills constable for foiling his escape attempt May 29, 2014

    A man arrested on charges of theft killed a police constable when the latter tried to foil his attempt to escape from custody at Haldwani in Nainital district. The incident occurred at Mukhani Police Station in Haldwani late on Tuesday night when Rajendra Arya, who had been arrested on charges of...
  • STF arrests Naxal zonal commander May 18, 2014

    A selfstyled zonal commander of a naxalite outfit, wanted in connection with an attack on CRPF jawans in Bihar, has been arrested by the Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh Police. Acting on a tipoff provided by the Bihar Police, the STF arrested Krishna Mochi alias Abhay near a hosiery...
  • Naxal commander arrested in Gumla, weapons seized May 11, 2014

    Security forces on Sunday apprehended a Naxal commander with arms and ammunition from the Maoist violence affected Gumla district of Jharkhand. Gulab Khatri was apprehended when a squad of security forces led by paramilitary CRPF along with state police was out for an operation in the Jorag forests in Raidih of...
  • Post mishaps, Navy needs to restore image: Admiral Dhowan April 30, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Maintaining that a series of accidents in the recent past have dented the Indian Navy's image, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan on Wednesday called upon his men and officers to strive hard to restore the pride and prestige of the world's fourth largest maritime force. It was the...
  • Naval chief to review Eastern Naval Command's op preparedness April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In his first tour after taking over as the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Robin Dhowan will review the operational preparedness of the Vishakhapatnambased Eastern Naval Command on Wednesday. The Eastern Command is incharge of taking care of Indian maritime interests in the Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas...
  • India successfully conducts night trial of Agni-I ballistic missile April 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Friday successfully conducted the night trial of surface-to-surface Agni-I ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, an official said. The missile was launched by the Strategic Forces Command as part of user trial from the Wheeler Island off the coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, 170 km...
  • India scours uninhabited jungle islands for lost Malaysian jetliner March 14, 2014

    Indian aircraft combed Andaman and Nicobar, made up of more than 500 mostly uninhabited islands, for signs of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner that evidence suggests was last headed towards the heavily forested archipelago. Popular with tourists and anthropologists alike, the islands form India's most isolated state. They are best known...
  • Navy's disaster run continues, 1 killed, 2 injured in Visakhapatnam March 9, 2014

    Yet another accident at an under-construction nuclear submarine in Visakhapatnam has brought the Indian Navy in the dock. One worker has been killed and two others have suffered injuries in the accident that took place on Saturday at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. One of the injured worker said...
  • Army chief General Bikram Singh on visit to South Western Command Headquarters March 8, 2014

    Army chief General Bikram Singh on Saturday arrived on a two day visit to the South Western command Headquarters in Jaipur. His special aircraft landed at Sanganer airport from where he headed to the Jaipur military station in a helicopter. The South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni briefed General...
  • Defence Ministry orders probe into INS Kolkata tragedy March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After a Naval officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata, the Defence Ministry has now ordered a probe into the incident. A Board of Inquiry has been ordered by the Indian Navy to investigate the causes of the accident...
  • Apple launches CarPlay; lets drivers access their iPhone using voice commands March 3, 2014

    Frankfurt: Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The US company's CarPlay makes its debut in Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo vehicles at the show, demonstrating the software system that allows...
  • SouthWestern Army Commander calls on Vasundhara Raje January 7, 2014

    SouthWestern Army Commander Lt Gen AK Sahni on Tuesday called on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at her residence in Jaipur, a spokesman said. It was a courtesy meeting and the first after Sahni took over as the commander of the Jaipurbased SouthWestern Command, the spokesman added. ...
  • IAF officer goes missing, FIR lodged January 4, 2014

    A Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force has been missing for the last one month and the force has lodged a police complaint in Sri Ganganagar district. SHO Suratgarh city Ranveer Singh said,"Wing Commander Venugopal Reddi, who belongs to Andhra Pradesh, is missing for a month and a written complaint...
  • China mulls first joint military command system: Report January 3, 2014

    China's military plans to set up a joint operational command so that the world's biggest army could efficiently respond to a crisis, the state media reported on Friday, amidst regional tensions over the PLA flexing its muscle over contesting territorial claims. Setting up a joint operational command system is a basic...
  • List of Google Now voice commands to make the most of Google's voice assistant technology November 27, 2013

    From web browsing to weather updates to traffic forecasts, Google's voice assistant, Google Now, brings users almost all information they want. Just by simply using voice commands on Google Now, users can get answers to their queries. Johanna Wright, Google's vice president of Search and Assist for Mobile, described Google...
  • Need to cut our coat according to our cloth, PM says hinting at trimming defence budget November 22, 2013

    Hinting at a possible cut in the country's defence budget, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the Services will have to exercise prudence in acquisitions in view of the economic slowdown, stressing on the need to "cut our coat according to our cloth". Addressing the Combined Commanders' Conference, he said...