Martyrs

  • Lady Gaga stands by what she does: Lily Allen 13-04-2014 11:21 AM

    London: Actress Lily Allen has described singer Lady Gaga as a "martyr" for choosing art over commercial success on her latest album 'ARTPOP'. The 'Air balloon' hitmaker has defended her fellow singer Gaga after she was criticised for her latest album being a relative flop, insisting she deserves credit for...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Three martyrs felicitated with Kirti Chakra 23-03-2014 09:08 AM

    Three officers, including an IAF officer, who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award. A Civil Engineer of the Border Roads...
  • Army honours martyr 14 years after he died, fails to invite his family for ceremony 25-02-2014 03:34 PM

    It was a moment that the family of Major Pramod Purushottam, who sacrificed his life while fighting terrorists virtually bare handed in Kashmir to save three journalists 14 years ago, was looking forward to. But it was not to be. The Army recently decided to honour Maj Purushottam at the...
  • WB: KLO denies involvement in Jalpaiguri blast, warns police 27-12-2013 07:15 PM

    Denying its involvement in a bomb blast in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district which claimed five lives, the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) on Friday warned police against defaming the outfit. Police suspect involvement of the KLO behind Thursday's explosion caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Bajrapara area of Jalpaiguri...
  • 26/11 attacks: Mumbai Police, Maharashtra CM pay homage to martyrs 26-11-2013 09:18 AM

    Mumbai: It has been five years since the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the most daring terror attack ever to have taken place on the Indian soil. The Mumbai Police held a memorial service at the Gymkhana on Tuesday morning. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and top Maharashtra police officers were...
  • RS members voice concern over Bhagat Singh not shown as martyr in govt records 19-08-2013 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: Members in Rajya Sabha on Monday voiced concern over official records not showing Bhagat Singh as a martyr, prompting the government to promise remedial steps. "If his (Bhagat Singh's) name is not in records, it will be done. Government thoroughly considers him a martyr and gives him the...
  • Bhagat Singh's family seeks martyrdom for freedom fighters 18-08-2013 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: Bhagat Singh's family has reacted to the Home Ministry's stand that there were no records to prove that the freedom fighter was a martyr. Bhagat Singh's grandnephew has said that the government should bring in a law to grant martyrdom to freedom fighters. Bhagat Singh was a hero...
  • Bhagat Singh's martyr status not dependent on records: PM 17-08-2013 09:47 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the Home Ministry has said it has no records to show martyr status of Bhagat Singh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday asserted that the "fact" that late freedom fighter was a martyr is not dependent on any official records. The Prime Minister termed the controversy...
  • Bihar: Police guns fail to fire while paying homage to freedom fighter 11-08-2013 06:42 PM

    Patna: Bihar policemen's rifles failed to fire during a gun salute to revolutionary freedom fighter Khudiram Bose on his death anniversary on Sunday, a police officer said. Bose was hanged by the British on this day in 1908 in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district. His 105th martyrdom day was a low-key affair...
  • Ajmer Sharif Dewan announces compensation for martyrs' kin 10-08-2013 09:01 PM

    Spiritual head (Dewan) of Ajmer Sharif dargah, Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, has announced Rs one lakh each as compensation for the families of five soldiers, killed in attack by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir. The compensation will be given from Dewan's share from the offerings made at the shrine....
  • Bihar: Martyr's villagers take MLA hostage for 2 hours 09-08-2013 10:43 PM

    Chhapra: A Bihar minister was on Friday held hostage for about two hours by villagers of martyr jawan Premnath Singh demanding that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visit their place. Premnath is one of the five jawans who were killed in an ambush by Pakistani soldiers on the Line of Control...
  • After making controversial remarks, Bhim Singh wants chapter closed 09-08-2013 05:18 PM

    Bihar minister Bhim Singh who had made the shocking statement that people joined the army to be martyred, but later apologised after rebuked from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Friday said that the matter should be closed now. "By apologising publicly before the nation I have mended the wrong I...
  • DSP in casual dress at arrival of martyrs' body, Bihar police seeks report 09-08-2013 09:26 AM

    The Bihar police headquarters on Thursday sought a report on a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) who was in casual dress while making arrangements for arrival of bodies of martyr jawans at the airport in Patna on Wednesday night. Inspector General of Police of Patna zone Sushil Khorpade ordered Patna...
  • Bihar minister says soldiers are meant to be martyrs, apologises 08-08-2013 01:41 PM

    Patna: At a time when the country is mourning the killings of five Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops, a shocking statement has come from a Bihar Minister. The Bihar Panchayati Raj Minister has said that soldiers are there to be martyrs and later apologised. "Jawans are there to be martyred....
  • LoC killings: Pak summons Indian envoy over protests in Delhi 07-08-2013 11:59 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday called in the Indian Deputy High Commissioner over protests outside its High Commission in India and asked New Delhi to ensure the security of its mission and personnel. "We have summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner to the Foreign Office to stress that protection of the...
  • Poonch LoC killings: Martyrs' bodies to be taken home today 07-08-2013 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: The killings of five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Poonch has enraged the entire country. The bodies of the martyrs will be taken to their native states on Wednesday. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a state funeral for the slain soldiers from Bihar...
  • Martyrs' week observed by Maoists paralyses normal life in Bastar 31-07-2013 10:08 AM

    The ongoing observance of their martyrs' week by the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) paralysed normal life on Tuesday in Bastar district in Chhattisgarh with transport and business activities coming to standstill, officials said. However, no report of violence was reported from any part of the sprawling Bastar district...
  • Security beefed up in Bastar as Maoists observe 'martyrs' week 28-07-2013 05:20 PM

    Security has been stepped up in the Naxal-affected Bastar region of Chhattisgarh as the ultras are observing "martyrs" week starting on Sunday. "Security has been beefed up in the forest interiors of all seven districts of Bastar division -- Dantewada, Bijapur, Bastar, Narayanpur, Kondagaon, Sukma and Kanker -- as the...
  • Memorial pillar of Kargil martyr yet to come up 27-07-2013 01:19 AM

    As the country on Friday observed Vijay Divas paying glowing tributes to heroes of Kargil war, authorities in Odisha are yet to construct a memorial pillar for a martyr who laid down his life in the war. Sachidananda Mallick, of Kandiahata area of Kendrapara district was enrolled in the Army...
  • Uttarakhand chopper crash: Martyrs' families in mourning, but proud 28-06-2013 12:54 PM

    New Delhi: The families of the 20 brave men who died in the rescue chopper crash in Uttarakhand are waiting for their bodies to be sent home. As they mourn for their loved ones, what is common is the sense of pride they have as these heroes laid their lives...
  • Army celebrates 65th Indian Army Day 15-01-2013 08:11 AM

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