Operations

  • 13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Islamabad: At least 13 militants were killed on Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed in the airstrikes in the Shawal mountains and the area near Dattakhel, Dawn online reported. So far, more than 400 militants, mostly foreigners,...
  • Shakti Mills gangrape cases: Both juveniles convicted, sent to correction homes 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The two juveniles accused in photojournalist and telephone operator gangrape cases of Mumbai were on Tuesday convicted by a Mumbai court. The court sent both the convicts to Boston School in Nashik to learn good behaviour. "The two juveniles directed to be sent to Boston School in Nashik...
  • Israel briefly launches ground operation inside Gaza July 13, 2014

    Gaza: Widening its offensive, Israel has briefly launched a ground operation inside the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, as its military jets pounded more than 200 targets over the last 24 hours in the bloodiest conflict since 2012 that's seen more than 160 Palestinians killed. Four Israeli commandos from the elite Shayetet...
  • RPSC cancels RAS-Pre exam held in October, to be re-conducted soon July 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Public Service Commission on Thursday cancelled RAS-Pre examination held in October last year after Special Operation Group burst a gang which had leaked the paper. The decision was taken in a full commission meeting, RPSC Secretary Naresh Kumar Thakral said. The exam will now be re-conducted in two months and the...
  • Senior Naxal cadre arrested during joint search operation in Kanker July 7, 2014

    A senior Naxal cadre was arrested during a joint search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said on Monday. Santlal Mandavi (35) alias Shantilal was nabbed from Keshokodi village forests under Koyalibeda police station limits late last night, Kanker Superintendent of Police RN Dash said. A joint squad of BSF (Border...
  • 8-year-old boy dies after falling into a 100-feet borewell July 7, 2014

    An eight-year-old boy died after he fell into a 100-feet deep borewell at Kadula village, about 50 km away from Shajapur, police said. "The boy, identified as Krishnapal, was playing along with his friend in an open field on Sunday when he accidentally fell into the deserted borewell and got trapped,"...
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba 'chief' threatens judge, wants case against Omar Abdullah dismissed July 5, 2014

    A judge in a local court in Allahabad has received a letter from a person claiming to be a top operative of terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba who has threatened to kill him if he did not dismiss a case filed against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. "We have received a...
  • In Garo Hills, a man is abducted every other day July 5, 2014

    Shillong: Believe it or not, kidnapping has become the order of the day in the insurgency-hit Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, with one person being abducted every alternate day in the past six months. A total of 98 people were abducted for ransom in the past six months till June, while...
  • Building collapse: Rescue work over, site sealed July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Seven days after a 11-storeyed under construction building collapsed here, rescuers called off their massive non-stop operations on Friday as the death toll was put at 61 with no survivor or body being found during the day. Twenty seven persons - 19 men and eight women - were pulled...
  • CRPF officer killed in a fierce gun-battle during anti-Naxal operation July 4, 2014

    A CRPF officer was killed on Friday during an anti-Naxal operation in Jharkhand's Giridih district. The incident happened early Friday morning when a joint squad of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police was out for an operation in Lakheri area of Giridih district. Officials said a heavy exchange of...
  • Surgeon caught taking bribe on 'Doctors' Day' July 1, 2014

    A government surgeon was caught by sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday while allegedly taking Rs 1500 bribe from a patient. Anil Gupta, a doctor employed with RBM hospital in Bharatpur in Jaipur, was arrested when he was taking a bribe of Rs 1,500 from one Jagan Singh, a piles...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll climbs to 19, many still trapped June 30, 2014

    Chennai: Two days after an under-construction building collapsed in Chennai, the death toll has climbed to 19 while there is no estimate as to how many people are still trapped under the debris. Six people including the builder have been arrested. Twenty-one people have so far been rescued as rescue operations...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Friday met top bureaucrats of all Naxal-affected states. Sources say the Home Ministry is likely to assure states of all support from the Centre to fight the Naxal challenge. Sources say the MHA is likely to ask all states to work together with para-miliary...
  • News 360: A CRPF soldier turns whistleblower June 26, 2014

    In shocking revelations, a CRPF commando of the elite CoBRA battalion, Sujoy Mandal has told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation. When the commando questioned why SOP was not being followed, the Deputy Commandant dismissed his apprehensions. ...
  • CRPF commando blames officers for botched up anti-Naxal operation June 26, 2014

    Murshidabad: In shocking revelations, a CRPF commando of the elite CoBRA battalion, Sujoy Mandal has told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation. When the commando questioned why SOP was not being followed, the Deputy Commandant dismissed his apprehensions. Three security personnel died and four...
  • 8.5 kg gold, 12 kg silver seized during 'Operation Hamla' from Bhopal man June 25, 2014

    In a chance yield, unaccounted gold biscuits weighing 8.5 kg and 12 kg of silver were seized from two persons in Chennai during the routine two-day anti-terrorist preparatory drill 'Operation Hamla' that began in 13 coastal districts of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, police said. Personnel of Police, Coast Guard, Coastal Security...
  • Three Naxals arrested during search operation June 23, 2014

    Three Naxals, carrying cash rewards on their heads, were on Monday arrested from two different places in the insurgency-hit Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said.  Kuldhar Salaam (30) and Suresh Korram (28) were nabbed by a joint team of security forces during a search operation in Dhaudai police station limits,...
  • Youth killed in 'firing' in Sopore June 23, 2014

    Srinagar: A youth was killed and three others were injured on Monday when security forces allegedly opened fire to disperse a stone-pelting mob in Sopore town of Baramulla district in Kashmir, police said. A group of youth started pelting stones at security forces, who were leaving Tarzoo area of Sopore after...
  • Four children feared drowned in Alaknanda river June 23, 2014

    Four children feared drowned in Alaknanda river when a ropeway trolley, in which they were crossing the river, upended in Joshimath area in Uttarakhand, a senior official said. Joshimath Deputy District Magistrate AK Nautiyal said the incident occurred in Benakuli village along Rishikesh- Badrinath National Highway.  The ropeway trolley was installed...
  • Beas tragedy: Three more bodies recovered June 22, 2014

    Mandi: Three more bodies were recovered from Beas river on Sunday fourteen days after 25 persons, including 24 engineering students from Hyderabad, were swept away in the river on June 8, taking the number of those found to 16. Rescuers recovered the bodies which surfaced in Pandoh Dam, and the three...
  • Over 500 persons detained in storming operation June 22, 2014

    Chennai: Over 500 persons have been detained during a 'storming' operation here on various charges, police said on Sunday. The charges of those detained on Saturday night include drunken driving and they were issued non-bailable warrants. The operation was conducted by special police in various areas, including hotels and mansions,...
  • SMP project work started in 1982 likely to operational by 2017 June 22, 2014

    The Swarnarekha Multi-Purpose (SMP) project work which was started in 1982 to irrigate vast stretch of agricultural land in Odisha and Jharkhand and to reduce damage caused by floods in West Bengal and Odisha, will become operational by 2017. "We are expecting the SMP project to be complete by 2016 but...
  • Karnataka: 4-year-old girl falls into borewell, dies after 50 hours June 20, 2014

    Bijapur: In a tragic end to the nearly 50-hour-long rescue operation, a four-year-old girl who fell into an open borewell at Nagathana village, near Bijapur, was found dead late Thursday night. The round-the-clock operation launched on Tuesday evening ended with the rescue teams finding the body of Akshata Hanumanth Patil at...
  • Karnataka: 4-year-old falls into a borewell, rescue efforts on June 19, 2014

    Bijapur: A four-year-old girl fell into a borewell on Wednesday in Bijapur in Karnataka. The NDRF has been engaged in a rescue operation since Wednesday night to safely get the girl out. However, a rescue worker said that a rock lodged in the borewell is hampering their efforts and it...
  • Nokia paid millions to software blackmailers six years ago: Report June 18, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish telecoms equipment company Nokia paid several million euros to criminals who threatened to reveal the source code for part of an operating system used in its smartphones some six years ago, Finnish TV station MTV said on Tuesday. The police confirmed to Reuters that they were investigating a case...
  • Underwater vehicle by Mumbai students to feature at US meet June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: A remote-operated underwater vehicle with a robotic arm, made by engineering students of a city institute will feature at an international technology innovation event to be held in the US later this month. A team of students from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Narsee Monjee Institute...
  • Beas tragedy: Water level increased, search temporarily hit June 16, 2014

    Mandi: The search operation to locate 16 missing students from Hyderabad and a tour operator was on Monday temporarily hit by sudden increase in water level in the mighty Beas river here, officials said. They, however, said the increased water level would help the high-tech echo sounder device to work effectively. "There...
  • Uttarakhand floods: 12 skeletal remains recovered from Junglechatti June 14, 2014

    As the first anniversary of the flash floods which claimed thousands of lives in Uttarakhand approaches fast, authorities recovered 12 more skeletal remains and cremated them in Kedar valley on Saturday. "Twelve skeletal remains were recovered from Junglechatti area on way to Kedarnath shrine on Friday night which were cremated today...
  • Manali tragedy: Special search operation involving military forces to begin tomorrow June 13, 2014

    Manali: Five days after a group of students and teachers from Hyderabad were washed away by the Beas river in Manali, the Himachal Pradesh administration has decided to strengthen the search operations. A special search operation would be launched on Saturday to look for the missing 17 students. The divers were...
  • Afghans tighten security as Taliban threaten vote June 13, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan: Afghan police and soldiers manned checkpoints at almost every intersection on Thursday, searching vehicles and frisking drivers in a massive security operation ahead of elections to choose a new president to guide the country after international combat forces withdraw. Insurgents fighting the Western-backed government have intensified attacks ahead of...