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  • Read: Chronology of seige at Sydney's Lindt cafe December 15, 2014

    Sydney: According to Australia's leading newspaper 'Sydney Morning Herald', chronology of the siege at a Sydney Café is as follows. Blue sports bag A woman is believed to have raised the alarm at 9:44 am (3:30 AM IST) when she saw a man outside the cafe carrying a blue sports bag with...
  • Radio host speaks to hostage in Sydney cafe December 15, 2014

    Sydney: A Sydney-based radio presenter on Monday said he spoke to one of the hostages being held inside a cafe here and he could hear the gunman talking in the background. "The male hostage was remarkably calm when relaying information over the phone from the gunman," said Ray Hadley, a radio...
  • Islamic State flags hoisted near Pakistan capital November 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Four flags of the dreaded militant group Islamic State have been confiscated near a highly-sensitive ordnance unit close to Islamabad, setting the alarm bells ringing for the Pakistani security establishment. The presence of Islamic State flags, though symbolic, on electricity poles in a closely-guarded part of the historic city of...
  • None involved in ISIS flag waving linked with militancy: Omar Abdullah October 21, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said none of the persons involved in waving of ISIS flags in the city had any links to militancy. "Police has conducted an inquiry into it and most of the people who have been found to be waving (ISIS) flags...
  • Gujarat: Congress workers arrested for burning Pakistan flag October 10, 2014

    Vadodara: At least five Congress workers were arrested on Friday for burning a Pakistan flag during a protest against the ceasefire violations by the troops of the neighbouring country from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. At the protest near the the Abhilasha crossroads, Congress workers raised slogans...
  • J&K: School becomes makeshift relief camp as Pak continues to shell this town October 7, 2014

    The situation along the Line of Control remains tense after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts in the last 24 hours. Pawan Sharma reports from Arnia town. ...
  • US court summons Narendra Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots September 26, 2014

    Washington: A day before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landmark visit to the US, a human rights group has obtained summons against him for his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots as state chief minister. New York based American Justice Centre (AJC) obtained the summons from the US Federal Court...
  • Ladakh stand-off: Flag meeting likely between Indian and Chinese soldiers today September 25, 2014

    Chumar (Ladakh): In the recent development of the continuing border stand off with the Chinese Army, India has demanded the restoration of the pre-September 10 situation in Chumar, defence sources have reported. The two countries are also likely to hold a flag meeting today in the Chushul sector of Ladakh to...
  • India, China hold second flag meet on troops' faceoff in Ladakh's Chumar sector September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India and China on Wednesday held a flag meeting to discuss the situation in Chumar sector of Ladakh where troops of both the sides are engaged in a faceoff situation. The Brigadierlevel flag meeting was held at a border personnel meeting point in Chushul, where the issue of intrusion...
  • Case thrown out against Kenya Governor linked to massacres September 11, 2014

    Mombasa: A Kenyan judge ended the case on Wednesday against the Governor of the coastal region of Lamu, who had been arrested on allegations of links to a spate of massacres. Governor Issa Timamy of Lamu was arrested in July in connection with a string of coastal killings, which were claimed...
  • Case filed against actress Mallika Sherawat for 'insulting national flag' September 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad police on Thursday booked Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat for disrespecting the national flag. On the direction of a city court, a case against the actress was booked at Falaknuma police station in old city of Hyderabad. A police officer said a case under Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act,...
  • J&K ground report: Houses in RS Pura bear signs of shelling, villagers continue to live in fear August 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised Pakistan for making a spectacle out of the talks, it is the residents along the Line of Control that are facing the brunt of the daily ceasefire violations. Tears well up the eyes of Shah Din as he sits next to the newly...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations August 29, 2014

    Jammu: India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commanderlevel flag meeting to defuse tension along the IndoPak border due to these violations. The DIGBrigade commander level meeting was held between BSF and Pak...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations at third flag meet August 29, 2014

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. The BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commanderlevel flag meeting to defuse tension along the IndoPak border due to these violations. ...
  • Congress member Manish Tewari slams government on ceasefire violation August 28, 2014

    Congress member Manish Tewari said, "This is a failure on the part of the BJP and NDA to bring peace at the border. The situation on the Line of Control and International border is very tense." ...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again despite assurance in flag meet, targets BSF posts in Akhnoor sector August 28, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again despite assurances given in a flag meeting held between Pakistani rangers and BSF. Pakistani rangers targetted a BSF jawan on Deora international border of Akhnoor sector. The violation was made in the same area of Akhnoor sector where the flag meeting. There have been over...
  • J&K: BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting at Nikowal border outpost August 27, 2014

    Jammu: A 40 minute flag meeting between BSF and Pakistan Rangers took place at Nikowal border outpost of Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday. The two sides is reported to discuss the ongoing tension along the International Border. After the meeting, BSF IG Rakesh Sharma briefed about the meeting and assured more...
  • Heaviest crossborder firing since 1971 war, India lodges protest with Pakistan August 26, 2014

    New Delhi/Jammu: India on Tuesday lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating border ceasefire violations in the "heaviest" crossborder firing since the 1971 IndoPak war even as the two countries agreed to hold flag meetings to defuse the situation. The protest was lodged during the telephonic talks between the DGMOs (Director...
  • 35,000 Nepalese attempt to set world's largest human flag record August 23, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a bid to set a new world record, over 35,000 Nepalese on Saturday gathered at an open ground to form the world's largest "human national flag". Around 35,000 people carrying placards assembled at Tundikhel ground as they made a huge portrait of Nepali flag for setting the Guinness...
  • Nagpur: Congress workers wave black flags at PM, detained August 21, 2014

    Nagpur: The Nagpur Police on Thursday detained some Congress workers after they waved black flags at the Prime Minister's convoy. PM Narendra Modi was in Nagpur to lay the foundation stone for a Metro station when the incident happened. The protest by Congress workers stems from recent incidents whereby supporters of...
  • Overdrive: 8 enthusiasts join the overdrive team for independence Quattro drive August 16, 2014

    Eight Overdrive enthusiasts join the Overdrive team for the independence Quattro drive. They get to travel on MarsimekLa which is the highest motorable road of the world. They enjoy their journey singing and hoisting the National flag. ...
  • Delhi government celebrates Independence Day with weeklong activities August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Government has planned a series of weeklong activities including a special tree plantation and cleanliness drive to celebrate country's 68th Independence day, Lt Governor Jung said in a special appeal to citizens of Delhi. As part of the celebrations, a number of events such as Prabhat...
  • Indian flag shown upside down on Masterchef Australia and Commonwealth Games' official video; outrage on social media July 24, 2014

    The 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow came under a cloud after users on social media pointed out that the official video of the Games posted in June, showed the Indian flag being held up upside down. Interestingly, a new episode of the popular cooking show Masterchef Australia also showed the...
  • Apple hasn't got a new logo but a variant symbolising inclusiveness July 9, 2014

    While some reports give the impression that Apple has a new logo, but that is not exactly the case. This variant of Apple logo in the colours of the rainbow flag, a symbol of the gay pride movement, appears in a new video shared by Apple CEO Tim Cook in...
  • Ukraine government forces recapture separatist stronghold July 5, 2014

    Slaviansk: Government forces recaptured a flashpoint area of eastern Ukraine from proRussian rebels on Saturday, and Ukraine said its blue and yellow flag was flying again over what had been the separatist redoubt of Slaviansk. A news reporter saw a convoy of about 20 military transport vehicles and buses filled with...
  • Rahul Gandhi shown black flags in Mangalore April 4, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was shown black flags on Friday while he was campaigning in Mangalore in Karnataka. In Mangalore, Rahul hit out BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his remarks that public should make him their 'chowkidaar' (guard). He also said that the BJP is dividing the country....
  • Kejriwal shown black flags at rally in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal was shown black flags while he was in East Delhi's Gandhi Nagar area. Kejriwal was holding a road show for the party's East Delhi Lok Sabha candidate, Rajmohan Gandhi. At the rally, Kejriwal denied reports that he was set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. "The...
  • Kejriwal shown black flags during roadshow in Faridabad March 22, 2014

    Faridabad: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was shown black flags by some local residents in Faridabad as he kicked off his two-day Haryana roadshow from the city this morning. Kejriwal along with AAP candidate Purushotam Dagar of Faridabad Lok Sabha seat began his roadshow from Sector 37 market. When Kejriwal along with...
  • Youths show black flags to Shatrughan Sinha, beaten up March 21, 2014

    Black flags were shown at BJP candidate from the Patna Saheb, Shatrughan Sinha on Friday by a group of youths who were beaten up by the actor-politician's supporters. A few youths claiming themselves to members of NGO "Lokhit Vikas Manch" waved black flags at Sinha at Kargil Chowk as he was...
  • Arvind Kejriwal's convoy shown black flags in Agra March 3, 2014

    Agra: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a three-day roadshow in Uttar Pradesh, was on Monday shown black flags in Agra. On Sunday, Kejriwal addressed a rally in Kanpur and lashed out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying there was no Modi wave in the...