Martyrs

  • Two Naxals arrested from separate places in Bastar region August 1, 2014

    The police arrested two Maoists on Friday from separate places in the insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh state. Jan militia cadre Sukhchand Kashyap (21) was arrested from Mardoom police station limits of Kondagaon district, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri told PTI. A local police team combing the Mardoom region, located...
  • Three Naxals arrested, cache of arms, ammunition recovered July 29, 2014

    Three Naxals were arrested on Tuesday and a cache of arms, ammunition and electronic gadgets seized after security forces busted a Maoist transit camp in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, police said. The incident took place at Rampur village forests, close to Mendki river, under Pratappur police station limits, Kanker Superintendent of Police...
  • After years of struggle govt provides promised petrol pump to martyr's family July 28, 2014

    Col. Bhardawaj who is a soldier of very long standing and his son captain Umang Bhardawaj was killed in the J&K operations, has finally got the petrol pump promised by the Govt after running pillar to post for many years. ...
  • Kargil Vijay Diwas: 15 years on, India remembers martyrs with pride, pain July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The day on which the nation commemorates its hard-earned victory in the Kargil War is also an occasion that invokes feelings of both pain and pride for the families of the brave jawans who laid down their lives protecting the territory of India from intruders. As the country celebrates...
  • Kargil, lest we forget July 25, 2014

    15 years ago, the wake up call for Tololing range was ringing was shells fired and shells landing, the sound of the Bofors gun tossing lead into the sky, the counterblast being heard across the mountains and the morning filled with smoke. Here is a look at all that has...
  • 15 years after the Kargil war, martyrs forgotten? July 22, 2014

    Kupwara: July 25 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Kargil war. Ahead of the day, CNN-IBN visited families of some of the war heroes. Less than 50 kilometre short of the Line of Control, in Haihama in Kupwara district, is a towering house at the start of the city....
  • 'Wish the government was more sensitive to families of martyrs' May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Seven years after she lost her soldier husband in an encounter, Bangalore resident Subhashini is now all set to get a piece of land which was promised to her as compensation back then. This comes after the Central government intervened in the matter and asked the Karnataka government to...
  • Martyr's widow to get land as compensation after a long wait of 7 years May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Seven years after she lost her soldier husband in an encounter, Bangalore resident Suhasini is now all set to get a piece of land which was promised to her as compensation back then. This comes after the Central government intervened in the matter and asked the Karnataka government to...
  • Lady Gaga stands by what she does: Lily Allen April 13, 2014

    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 the...
  • Remembering Bhagat Singh on his 83rd death anniversary March 23, 2014

    On the occasion of Martyr's Day, CNN-IBN remembers freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Three martyrs felicitated with Kirti Chakra March 23, 2014

    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 Organisation...
  • Army honours martyr 14 years after he died, fails to invite his family for ceremony February 25, 2014

    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 Srinagar-based...
  • WB: KLO denies involvement in Jalpaiguri blast, warns police December 27, 2013

    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 as...
  • 26/11 attacks: Mumbai Police, Maharashtra CM pay homage to martyrs November 26, 2013

    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 present...
  • RS members voice concern over Bhagat Singh not shown as martyr in govt records August 19, 2013

    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 August 18, 2013

    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 of...
  • 'Don't need proof to salute the martyrdom of our freedom fighters' August 18, 2013

    The debate over the Home Ministry's reply to an RTI application that said that there is no record to show whether Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were declared martyrs or not, has taken on to the roads. CNN-IBN speaks people in Delhi and Patna to know their views on the...
  • Bhagat Singh's martyr status not dependent on records: PM August 17, 2013

    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 August 11, 2013

    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 in...
  • Ajmer Sharif Dewan announces compensation for martyrs' kin August 10, 2013

    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. As...
  • Bihar: Martyr's villagers take MLA hostage for 2 hours August 9, 2013

    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 August 9, 2013

    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 did...
  • DSP in casual dress at arrival of martyrs' body, Bihar police seeks report August 9, 2013

    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 Senior...
  • Bhim Singh's statement on martyrs insensitive: Nitish Kumar August 8, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reacted strongly to his minister Bhim Singh's statement that soldiers are meant to be martyrs. "It's a very unfortunate and insensitive statement from a member of our party. It was wrong. I called him immediately after I heard his statement," Nitish said. ...
  • Bihar minister says soldiers are meant to be martyrs, apologises August 8, 2013

    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. Why...
  • LoC killings: Pak summons Indian envoy over protests in Delhi August 7, 2013

    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...
  • LoC killings: Martyr's family demands action against Pakistan August 7, 2013

    In a huge embarrassment for the government, the family of martyr Vijay Kumar has refused to accept the state government compensation of Rs 10 lakh. They have demanded an action from the government over the killings of the soldiers on the LoC. ...
  • Watch: Martyr Vijay Kumar's sister remembers him August 7, 2013

    "My brother used to call every Sunday. We used to ask him to stay with us for a longer time but he would always say that he has to go. I was waiting for him to come over for rakhi," says martyred sepoy Vijay Kumar Rai's sister. ...
  • Poonch LoC killings: Martyrs' bodies to be taken home today August 7, 2013

    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 July 31, 2013

    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 as...