War

  • Heaviest cross-border firing since 1971 war, India lodges protest with Pakistan Yesterday

    New Delhi/Jammu: India on Tuesday lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating border ceasefire violations in the "heaviest" cross-border firing since the 1971 Indo-Pak 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...
  • Local school safe haven for over 400 families in violence-torn Golaghat 4 days ago

    Golaghat: After weeks of violence, the Golaghat area in Assam is battling an uneasy calm. A local school in the area has been house to over 400 families ever since the violence unleashed along the Assam-Nagaland border in an age-old border dispute. While women tend their infants on the floor...
  • German soldiers crying after seeing concentration camp videos and the red-smeared iceberg hours after the Titanic sank: 21 black-and-white photos from history you need to see August 18, 2014

    The iceberg that sank the Titanic and German soldiers reacting to videos of concentration camps - 21 photos from history that you need to see today. ...
  • Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war August 17, 2014

    Cairo: Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas's head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks. Hamdan said on his official Facebook page on Saturday: "Israel must...
  • Pakistan's 'denials' on terror not worthwhile: India August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday came down hard on Pakistan for its criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proxy war comments and asserted that terrorism was a "core concern" in bilateral ties and all means available will be used to deal with the challenge. In a strong reaction, the External Affairs...
  • Pakistan hits back at Narendra Modi, says his 'proxy-war' allegations baseless August 13, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has come out strongly against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations of the country engaging in a proxy war against India. "Pakistan rejects baseless allegations by Indian PM. Our Armed Forces ready to defend our borders and thwart every threat of aggression," said Pakistan Foreign Office Spokeswoman...
  • Barack Obama's great-uncle Charles Payne dies at age 89 August 12, 2014

    Chicago (US): US President Barack Obama's great-uncle, World War II veteran Charles T Payne, has died. Payne's wife of 50 years, Melanie, says her husband died on August 1 in Chicago of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 89. Payne helped liberate a Nazi concentration camp during the war, and he later became a...
  • New life for song dubbed 'viral hit of WWI' August 11, 2014

    London: A century ago, British soldiers marched off to fight in World War I to a cheerful, bittersweet tune urging them to "Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!" Now veterans, military families and serving soldiers have taken to the choir stands to give the...
  • Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea August 7, 2014

    Phnom Penh (Cambodia): Three and a half decades after the genocidal rule of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge ended, a UN-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror. The historic verdicts...
  • Gaza truce holds for 2nd day, diplomacy on to secure peace August 6, 2014

    Gaza/Cairo: Palestinians on Wednesday were still coming to terms with the scale of devastation in Gaza on the second day of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, even as the two sides engaged in Egypt-mediated diplomacy to put an end to a war that has claimed about 2,000 lives. Egyptian officials...
  • Israel, Hamas accept 72-hour Gaza ceasefire plan August 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal meant to halt a bruising month-long war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives, raising hopes that the bloodiest round of fighting between the bitter enemies could finally be coming to an end. Still, both sides signaled a rough road...
  • India's Solomon Daniel killed in shelling in Libya August 4, 2014

    Thiruvanathapuram: An Indian national has been killed in Libya falling prey to the intense shelling taking place in the civil war-torn country. Solomon Daniel, a native of Kerala's Alappuzha, was killed on Sunday in Libya. Solomon's family said that he was to return to India on Wednesday but was killed on...
  • Ever wondered what a soldier carries in his backpack? 13 historic photos of how a soldier's kit changed from 1066 to 2014 August 4, 2014

    What did soldiers carry in their backpacks in the year 1066? A spoon, for sure. Sometimes a pewter and primitive forms of weapons - maces, axes and knives. Their tunic has undergone a sea change over the years. ...
  • Photos: A Belgian landscape shaped by war: 100 years after World War I, relics of bunkers and trenches dot this land August 3, 2014

    One hundred years on, World War I resonates across Belgium in countless monuments and cemeteries along with relics of long-abandoned bunkers and trenches that dot the landscape.Amid the random splattering of red poppies and often wild overgrowth, these relics are a poignant and constant reminder of what happened on Flanders...
  • Gaza conflict: Premature babies born due to stress of the conflict August 2, 2014

    Even as war continues new life is finding its way through. More and more babies are being born prematurely, due to the stress of the conflict. "We hope that his birth is a sign of good things, and the start of a new dawn," said a mother. ...
  • Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas unravels within hours August 1, 2014

    Gaza City (Gaza Strip): A three-day Gaza ceasefire that began on Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah. The ceasefire, announced by the US and the UN...
  • Last surviving crew in US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima dies July 30, 2014

    New York: Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving crew member of the US B-29 bomber that dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city Hiroshima during World War II, has died at the age of 93. Van Kirk was the navigator of the Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress aircraft...
  • Barack Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia July 30, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama escalated US economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in US-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War. The United States and the European Union, in a carefully coordinated action, announced targeted new sanctions against...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Be ready for prolonged Gaza war July 29, 2014

    Gaza City: Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis on Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. In central Gaza City early on Tuesday, at...
  • Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border July 29, 2014

    Gaza: A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid. The Israeli army said five of its soldiers died in two separate incidents, including four...
  • Col. Anil Kaul demands for his rights and dues for soldiers injured/wounded in battle July 28, 2014

    Col. Anil Kaul (Veer Chakra) lost his right eye and almost his entire left hand in the battles in Sri Lanka in 1989. Col. Kaul turned a citizen journalist demanding the rights and the dues for all such people who have been injured or wounded in battle. ...
  • 15 yrs since the Kargil war, Col VN Thapar remembers his braveheart son July 31, 2014

    Col VN Thapar who lost his son - Captain Vijyant Thapar in the 1999 Kargil War remembers the braveheart. ...
  • Wife's plea to release her husband, a prisoners of war July 28, 2014

    Nirmal Kaur's husband was taken as a prisoner of war in the 1971 India-Pakistan war. ...
  • The CJ Show: Saluting the pride of India - our soldiers July 28, 2014

    On the show this week we focus on issues that our soldiers and their families face. ...
  • 100 years of World War I: Dizzying figures from the war that changed the world July 28, 2014

    Paris: Millions of dead, millions more wounded, widowed and orphaned, the dizzying figures from World War I provide a small clue to the scale and horrors of the 1914-18 conflict. The lack of reliable statistical tools at the time makes figures on the Great War difficult to pin down, accounting for...
  • 100 years of World War I: Timeline of The Great War July 28, 2014

    Paris: The Great War pulled in close to 70 million soldiers on five continents, leaving some 10 million dead in battle and claiming many million more lives through hunger and disease. The 1914-18 conflict toppled four empires, Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman and Russian, redrawing the world map and shaping the geopolitics of...
  • Ukraine rebels go to museum and make off with a World War II tank and two howitzers! July 27, 2014

    Donetsk: Visiting a museum may be the last thing on the minds of hardened insurgents in east Ukraine, but a group of them turned up at one in Donetsk -- only to make off with a World War II tank and two howitzers. "They had written authorisation to take them away,"...
  • Venue for War Memorial, museum for Kargil heroes to be finalised soon July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government would soon finalise the venue for construction of a War Memorial and a museum in the honour of the soldiers who laid down their lives fighting the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan, said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley after he paid homage to the martyrs at...
  • Defence Minister pays homage to Kargil martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti July 26, 2014

    On the occasion of 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and the three Service chiefs paid homage to the war heroes at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate. ...
  • 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...