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  • Syrian army kills 140 Islamic State fighters 15 hours 34 minutes ago

    Damascus: At least 140 fighters of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Thursday in an ambush by the Syrian army near an airbase in al-Raqqa province, a media report said. The Syrian army ambushed the militants in the vicinity of al-Tabaqa airbase, which had been under attack by the Sunni...
  • Aziz Qureshi asks people to be grateful to freedom fighters August 14, 2014

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Thursday said the country should be grateful to those who laid down their lives for its freedom which earned it the distinction of being the world's largest democracy. "This great day is an occasion for expressing regards and gratitude towards all the known and unknown...
  • Noted freedom fighter, CPI leader Prabha Sharma dies at the age of 93 August 10, 2014

    Patna, Aug 10 (PTI) Noted freedom fighter, CPI leader Prabha Sharma died at a private hospital here today after a  protracted illness, party sources said. She was 93. Influenced by her freedom fighter father, Banarsi Singh, Sharma joined the freedom movement and participated in the Quit India Movement of 1942. Sharma also worked for the welfare...
  • US bombs Islamic state in Iraq, says airstrikes meant to protect their military personnel August 9, 2014

    Baghdada/Arbil: US warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide". The Pentagon also said that the strikes are meant to protect US military personnel in Irbil. Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified captives in...
  • Outrage over Bengal school textbooks labeling freedom fighters as 'terrorists' August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: There is outrage in West Bengal after school text books labelled revolutionary freedom fighters as 'terrorists'. The history textbooks for Class 8 describe the activities of freedom fighters like Khudiram Bose, Jatindranath Mukherjee and Prafulla Chaki as 'extremism and terrorism'. Prominent historians have dubbed the move by the West...
  • Freedom fighter Gundappa Murumkar dies August 1, 2014

    Parli: Veteran freedom fighter Gundappa Bhujangappa Murumkar passed away at his residence at a village in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district on Friday morning, family sources said. The 97-year-old freedom fighter is survived by four sons, two daughters and grand children. Murumkar died following old age-related problems at his residence in Jewali...
  • Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border July 29, 2014

    Gaza: A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid. The Israeli army said five of its soldiers died in two separate incidents, including four...
  • MH17 tragedy: Who is the real culprit? July 24, 2014

    The MH17 tragedy has several roadblocks in the investigation. The blame game continues with Russia denying any direct involvement in the attack. Instead, Russia continues to suggest a Ukrainian fighter jet responsible for the tragedy. ...
  • Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets July 23, 2014

    Kiev: Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the...
  • News 360: 189 Dutch, 44 Malaysians killed on MH17 flight July 18, 2014

    There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians, 12...
  • Nigerian army says it has killed 53 Boko Haram fighters July 6, 2014

    Maiduguri: Nigeria's military said on Saturday that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa. A statement from defence spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade added that five soldiers and a senior military officer...
  • Iraq gets fighter jets from Russia June 29, 2014

    London: Iraq has received the first batch of fighter jets it ordered from Russia to help fight Sunni insurgents, the Iraqi defence ministry said. BBC quoted the ministry as saying that five Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft would enter service in "three to four days". The deal with Russia "was aimed at increasing...
  • India can export fighter planes, missiles: DRDO chief June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing on the need for increasing arms exports, DRDO has said India can sell combat aircraft and missiles whose production cost would be "much lower" than some of the weapons sold by countries such as China. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander...
  • Shiite fighters make show of force in Baghdad June 21, 2014

    Baghdad: Thousands of fighters loyal to powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr paraded with weapons in the Sadr City area of north Baghdad on Saturday, vowing to fight against a major militant offensive. The offensive, led by Sunni Arab militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group but...
  • PM Modi to inaugurate naval flight test facility in Goa June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will this week inaugurate the flying deck-like Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) for naval aircraft at the INS Hansa, a naval base in Goa, officials said. Modi is expected to inaugurate the facility on Friday, according to Indian Navy officials. The SBTF at INS Hansa has both...
  • France, Indian Air Force chiefs to take part in 'Garuda-5' June 8, 2014

    French Air Chief General Denis Mercier with his country's Ambassador Francois Richier and French defence attach Group Captain Benedict Smith along with Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha will arrive in Jodhpur on Monday to participate in the ongoing fifth Indo-French air exercise 'Garuda-5'. The main attraction of the day...
  • Fighter jets escort small plane out of Washington June 8, 2014

    Washington : Authorities say two F-16 fighter jets escorted a small airplane out of restricted airspace in Washington, an apparently inadvertent intrusion that prompted evacuations at the US Capitol and surrounding buildings. North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman Master Sgt Chuck Marsh says jets escorted the plane to an airport in...
  • South Africans vote in first 'Born Free' election May 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election on Wednesday, with the image of the ruling African National Congress as conqueror of apartheid likely to appeal even to those with no memory of white-minority rule. Voters young and old wrapped up against the early winter chill to stand in...
  • Army soldier, freedom fighter dies due to extreme poverty April 29, 2014

    A faded but spotless INA uniform was all he left behind when he died on Tuesday in a hospital, where he was admitted by local people as he could not afford his medical expenses. The 94-year-old Ram Milan Sah, a bachelor, was a member of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National...
  • Women physically not suited for flying fighter planes: IAF chief Arup Raha March 12, 2014

    Women are physically not suited to fly fighter planes, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, the Air Force chief said women are physically not suited for the job and they might face problems while flying...
  • Women physically not suited for flying fighter planes, says Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha March 12, 2014

    Women are physically not suited to fly fighter planes, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, the Air Force chief said women are physically not suited for the job and they might face problems while...
  • 90-year-old veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini dies March 5, 2014

    Veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini died on Wednesday at the age of 90. Saini, who had participated in the freedom movement, was ailing for some time.  The funeral will take place later in the day, district officials said. ...
  • MiG jets designer Rostislav Belyakov dies at 94 March 1, 2014

    Moscow: The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94. The company said in a statement that Belyakov died on Friday in Moscow following an unspecified illness. Belyakov became the MiG chief designer in 1969, succeeding the firm's founder, Artyom Mikoyan, and led...
  • Freedom fighter Paras Nath Singh dead at 101 February 15, 2014

    Veteran freedom fighter Paras Nath Singh died at the age of 101 following protracted illness in Jaunpur on Saturday. Singh breathed his last at his native Keshvpur Rajepur village in Jalapur area, family members said. A follower of Mahatma Gandhi, he took an active part in India's freedom struggle and was...
  • Over 17 killed in explosion in north Nigeria city January 15, 2014

    Maiduguri: A vehicle exploded at a military post in a commercial area of a northeastern Nigerian city on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people and causing pandemonium, with blood-spattered bystanders running away and vehicles colliding as drivers fled. Police said a suicide bomber is suspected in the lunchtime blast in...
  • How US spying cost Boeing multibillion-dollar jet contract December 21, 2013

    Dilma Rousseff was thoroughly charmed. Brazil had been struggling for years to decide which company to choose for a $4 billion-plus fighter jet contract, one of the world's most sought-after defense deals and one that would help define the country's strategic alliances for decades to come. But Rousseff, the leftist president known...
  • MiG-21 FL phaseout a sad day for IAF fighter pilots December 12, 2013

    Kalaikunda Airbase (West Bengal): As the iconic MiG-21 FL flied into the annals of Indian Air Force (IAF) history, fighter pilots recount their 50-year romance with fighter jet. The MiG-21 FL was in the service of the IAF for over 50 years and conducted its last sortie on Wednesday at...
  • MiG-21 FL flies into history today after serving the IAF for 50 years December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: India's first supersonic jet fighter the MiG-21 FL will be decommissioned after 50 years of service on Wednesday. The aircraft had played a crucial role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. Retiring the FL model, which is the oldest, is the first step to the Air Force's plan...
  • Gandhian and freedom fighter Savitaben Patel no more December 7, 2013

    Vadodara: Staunch Gandhian and freedom fighter Savitaben Bhanubhai Patel passed away on Friday after a prolonged illness. She was 90. The last rites were conducted at Vadi Vadi crematorium, where her daughter Usha lit the funeral pyre in the presence of local residents and Hitendra Patel, Chairman of the Standing Committee...