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  • Vladimir Putin: Russia military modernisation plan to go on Yesterday

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue its ambitious military modernisation programme with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces. Speaking with top military brass, Putin said the nation's nuclear forces are a "major factor in maintaining global balance," adding that "they effectively include a possibility of large-scale aggression...
  • After months of secret talks, US, Cuba restore ties 2 days ago

    The thaw in ties between US and Cuba has been facilitated after 18 months of secret talks hosted largely by Canada and encouraged by Pope Francis. ...
  • Cold War enemies US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years 3 days ago

    Washington: The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and Cuban President Raul...
  • 45th anniversary of 1971 Indo-Pak War 4 days ago

    New Delhi: It is the 45th anniversary of the gory 1971 war between India and Pakistan which led to the liberation of Bangladesh. On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with the three service chiefs paid tribute to the martyrs of the war at Amar Jawan...
  • SC dismisses Defence Ministry appeals against disabled soldiers: Political executive loses opportunity to earn goodwill 1 week ago

    The writer is former Indian Army Major Navdeep Singh. It is well known that the current political regime is proactive and deeply concerned about the welfare of men and women in uniform. It is also well documented that both the Prime Minister as well as the Defence Minister are sensitive...
  • Tribute paid to 1.5 million Indian soldiers who fought in World War I December 10, 2014

    London: India has paid tribute to the 1.5 million Indian soldiers in the UK who fought along with British troops during the World War I. India's High Commissioner to the UK, Ranjan Mathai, noted there were 1.5 million Indian volunteers or active soldiers who took part in World War I, out...
  • Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack December 8, 2014

    Pearl Harbor: Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday's 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Wearing purple orchid lei, about 100 Pearl Harbor and World War II survivors attended the ceremony overlooking a memorial...
  • Angelina Jolie involved in car crash? December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a car crash after her vehicle skidded in the rain here. The 39-year-old was returning from a screening for her new film 'Unbroken' Sunday, when the car reportedly skidded, hit a curb, and two of its tyres burst, reports mirror.co.uk. As per reports...
  • World War II bomb weighing 1.8 tonnes found in Germany, defused December 1, 2014

    Berlin: About 16,500 people were evacuated from the German city of Dortmund while experts deactivated a 1.8-tonne bomb from World War II that was found during construction work. After evacuating residents on Sunday, blocking all access routes to the site and establishing a no-fly zone overhead, bomb squad personnel began the...
  • 'Star Wars' awakens force with new stars in teaser trailer November 29, 2014

    (Reuters) - "There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?" So begins the first teaser trailer released on Friday of the highly anticipated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the seventh installment reviving tales of a galaxy far, far away. The 88-second clip from director J.J. Abrams features a handful of scenes...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game' November 26, 2014

    New York: Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in 'The Imagination Game,' who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code. Turing's top-secret work with cryptologists and math wizards at Britain's decryption...
  • Bangladesh protests Pakistan resolution over 1971 war crimes trial November 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Tuesday issued a diplomatic note to Pakistan strongly protesting a recent resolution of its provincial assembly that criticised the conviction of Islamabad-backed war criminals accused of genocide during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. "It was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes committed...
  • 'This Divided Island' by Samanth Subramanian is humane and harrowing November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The first book that I had read about the Sri Lankan War was Ru Freeman's 'On Sal Mal Lane'. Though it was a work of fiction, it introduced me to the conditions and life of people living in a war zone and terror has become a part of...
  • Ukraine 'ready for total war' says Poroshenko November 17, 2014

    Frankfurt: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed his country was "prepared for total war" as fighting continued on Sunday around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. After a week in which Kiev said several unmarked armoured convoys of troops crossed the Russian border to reinforce rebels in the east, Poroshenko toughened his rhetoric,...
  • Bangladeshi fugitive war criminal tribunal sentenced to death November 13, 2014

    Dhaka: A special Bangladeshi tribunal on Thursday sentenced to death a fugitive Islamist opposition leader for crimes against humanity and siding with Pakistani troops during the 1971 liberation war, in yet another verdict against Islamist war criminals. The International Crimes Tribunal 1 of Bangladesh handed down the death sentence in absentia...
  • 1st World War gave concept of daylight savings time November 12, 2014

    Even as First World War is remembered for Germany's crushing defeat, it also gave the world the concept of daylight savings time. It's now been 100 years since the First World War began. ...
  • Finland Prime Minister warns of new 'Cold War' November 12, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb warned on Wednesday that the conflict in the Ukraine was bringing the world to the "brink of a Cold War" but that trade sanctions were the only credible weapon against Russia. "Russia's foreign policy doctrine has Cold War elements," he told public broadcaster YLE. "In...
  • Watch: UK Indians offer silent prayer to mark 100 years of World War 1 November 10, 2014

    The UK-Indian community in London marked the centenary of Indian soldiers in the World War 1 in 1914 with silent prayers. ...
  • Watch: When the Berlin Wall fell November 10, 2014

    Germany marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall, 28 years after it was constructed to divide the East and West Germany. ...
  • World is on the brink of a new Cold War, says former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev November 9, 2014

    Berlin: Tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail S Gorbachev said on Saturday at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, close to the city's iconic Brandenburg Gate. The 83-year-old accused the West,...
  • Watch where the Berlin Wall once stood November 5, 2014

    This November, Germany is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated East and West Berlin. Once an iconic symbol of the Cold War, it is difficult to find any evidence of it in Berlin today. ...
  • Indian Peace Keeping Force raped Tamil women during LTTE war: Lankan minister November 5, 2014

    Colombo: A Sri Lankan minister on Tuesday accused the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) of raping Tamil women during the LTTE war. The 48-year-old Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna, who was a former LTTE leader and now a deputy minister in the Mahinda Rajpaksa government, told parliament that the IPKF who...
  • Wreckage of Chinese warship sunk 120 years ago discovered November 4, 2014

    Beijing: The wreckage of a Chinese warship, sunk 120 years ago during the first Sino-Japanese War, has been discovered during an underwater exploration for port construction in the Yellow Sea. Song Peiran, vice-president of Dandong Port Group, on Tuesday said that the warship was found during an underwater exploration for...
  • Need structured war history of Indian soldiers: Arun Jaitley October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: There is a need to have a structured war history of Indian soldiers in both digital and book form, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday. The government will support all efforts by the armed forces in this direction, he said. Speaking at the First World War centenary commemoration organised...
  • Need a structured war history of Indian soldiers: Arun Jaitley October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday tasked Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh with preparing a structured history of all the wars that India Army has fought. Jaitley said that there is a need today to have a structured history of the contribution of Indian soldiers, both in book...
  • Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death for crimes during 1971 war against Pakistan October 29, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jamaat-e- Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was on Wednesday sentenced to death by a special tribunal for his role in the killing of thousands of people during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971, triggering fears of violence. "He shall be hanged by neck until he is...
  • Bangladesh: Jamaat-e-Islami party chief Motiur Nizami sentenced to death October 29, 2014

    Dhaka: A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971. The head of a three-judge panel, M Enayetur Rahim, announced the verdict on Wednesday against Motiur Rahman Nizami...
  • 'Shell Shock' opera brings trauma of World War One to stage October 25, 2014

    (Reuters) - Belgian composer Nicholas Lens and Australian rocker Nick Cave have joined forces to create an opera marking the centenary of World War One, depicting the horrors of the conflict through the eyes of soldiers, deserters, a nurse and an orphan. "Shell Shock" debuted at La Monnaie opera house in...
  • Man who attacked Canada's parliament had troubled, transient past October 24, 2014

    Montreal/Vancouver: The gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa and then raced through Canada's parliament before being shot dead was a misfit and perhaps mentally ill, according to police, friends and family, while his troubled and transient past included robbery and drug offences. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, a Canadian citizen and convert...
  • James Foley honoured for bravery by US Institute of Peace October 24, 2014

    Washington: James Foley, the first US citizen to be beheaded by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has been honoured by the US Institute of Peace with an award for his bravery on Friday. Foley's parents accepted the Oxi Day award on his behalf. The award was created...