War

  • Azam Khan slams EC for banning his rallies, calls it 'dictatorial' 16-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party's controversial leader Azam Khan has slammed the Election Commission (EC) and said that the poll body is being dictatorial by stopping him from holding rallies. He, however, is still defiant about comment that Muslim soldiers of the Indian Army won the Kargil war. "The Election...
  • Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war 15-04-2014 10:32 PM

    Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was under way, with troops and armoured personnel carriers seen near a flashpoint eastern town. Twenty-four hours after an Ukrainian ultimatum expired for the separatists to lay down their arms,...
  • Benedict: Would've liked a part in JJ's new 'Star Wars', but won't happen 14-04-2014 05:27 PM

    London: Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he is not starring in the highly-anticipated 'Star Wars' sequel. Cumberbatch, 37, has long been linked to a role in 'Star Wars: Episode Vii', which would reunite him with his 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director JJ Abrams but the 'Sherlock' star claims the project...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' to shoot in Abu Dhabi 11-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Los Angeles: JJ Abrams will reportedly shoot 'Star Wars: Episode VII' in Abu Dhabi. He will probably recreate Tatooine, the desert planet home of Anakin and Luky Skywalker, in the country by mid-May, said the Hollywood Reporter. The desert planet appeared as a location in every Star Wars movie except...
  • Sri Lanka arrests LTTE members for allegedly reviving terror activities 10-04-2014 03:45 PM

    Over 60 LTTE cadres, including 10 women, have been arrested for trying to revive the banned terror group in Sri Lanka, police said on Thursday. "We arrested 65 of them over the last month. Five of them later came to be released due to lack of evidence," police spokesman and...
  • BJP complains to EC against Azam Khan over 'Muslims won Kargil' remark 09-04-2014 05:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday complained to the Election Commission against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan over a controversial remark he made regarding the Kargil war. At a rally in Masuri in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, Khan said that it was the Muslim soldiers who won...
  • Poll panel seeks details of Azam Khan's speech 09-04-2014 11:20 AM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday sought details of Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohd Azam Khan's speech in which he said the Kargil war was won solely because of Muslim soldiers. The minister on Tuesday had allegedly said the Kargil peaks were not conquered by Hindu soldiers, but by Muslim soldiers, while...
  • Congress complains to EC against Azam Khan's remark on Kargil war 09-04-2014 09:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's remark on Kargil war. This came after Azam Khan said that only Muslim soldiers sacrificed their lives during the 1999 Kargil War. Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Mansuri on Tuesday, Khan...
  • Decommissioned INS Vikrant sold for Rs 60 crore 08-04-2014 11:41 PM

    Mumbai: The decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant, which played an important role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, has been sold for Rs 60 crore. "The auction process of INS Vikrant was completed last week and a company named IB Commercial Pvt Ltd won the bid," said...
  • It was the Muslim soldiers who conquered the Kargil hills: Azam Khan 08-04-2014 11:22 PM

    Masuri: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who is popular for courting controversies, on Tuesday made yet another careless remark. Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Mansuri, Khan said that only Muslim soldiers sacrificed their lives during the 1999 Kargil War. "It was not Hindu soldiers who conquered the peaks of...
  • Disney chief reveals they are now filming 'Star Wars Episode 7' 07-04-2014 06:36 PM

    Los Angeles: Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has revealed that the filming of 'Star Wars Episode 7' has begun. The 71-year-old Disney chief said that everything is on track and they are almost done with the casting, reported Ace Showbiz. Alan announced the news during a panel discussion in...
  • Hitler may have married Jewish woman by mistake, claims report 05-04-2014 06:43 PM

    In what could prove to be one of the biggest ironies of history, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, infamous for the genocide of Jews, may have unwittingly married a Jewish woman, new British research has found. The German Nazi leader known for his persecution of Jews had wed his long-term lover...
  • Sam Manekshaw, a soldier's General 03-04-2014 04:27 PM

    Born on 3 April 1914 into the Manekshaw family at Amritsar Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, India's first Field Marshal, has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Captain Hormusji who saw service with the Royal British Army as a "Medical Officer" in the Middle Eastern region of Messopotamia during the "First...
  • 1971 war: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw quoted Bible, offered to quit 03-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Today is the 100th birth anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who died in 2008. Sam Manekshaw was known for both courage and a great sense of humour. He was very active till a few months before he died at Coonor in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu. His former...
  • NATO suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis 02-04-2014 07:40 AM

    Brussels: NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea, and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defences and reassure nervous Eastern European countries. Foreign ministers from the 28-nation, US-led alliance were meeting for the first time since the Russian...
  • Report on 1962 war released to rid India's induced delusion: Maxwell 01-04-2014 06:40 PM

    Beijing: Veteran Australian journalist Neville Maxwell has said he decided to release a classified 1962 Sino-Indian war report to rid Indian opinion of the "induced delusion" that India was the "victim of an unprovoked surprise Chinese aggression". Parts of the still-classified Henderson Brooks Report (HBR), accessed by Maxwell, have found...
  • Angelina Jolie in Bosnia to campaign against war rape 30-03-2014 04:03 PM

    Reuters: Actress Angelina Jolie was brought to tears while talking to rape victims of the Bosnian war during a visit on Friday to promote a campaign to end sexual violence against women in war. "There can be no peace while women in conflict or post-conflict zones are raped with impunity,"...
  • Sri Lankan President orders release of all Indian fishermen in custody 28-03-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: As a goodwill gesture for India's decision to abstain from voting against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed his government to release all Indian fishermen in their custody. The arrest of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lanka is a poll issue...
  • India abstains from voting against Sri Lanka at UNHRC 27-03-2014 05:56 PM

    Geneva: India on Thursday abstained from voting on the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council. Even as India refrained from voting against its neighbour, the resolution was passed with the support of 23 nations. A tweet from the Ministry of External...
  • Obama honours American WWI dead at Flanders Field 26-03-2014 11:12 AM

    Wesley Creech could no longer hide the darkness of his thoughts as he longed for his wife Carzetta and 5-month-old daughter Marie: "If I never see you and Marie any more in this life I hope to meet you in a Better Place," he wrote in a letter on Aug....
  • 'Hercules: The Thracian Wars' first poster: Meet Dwayne Johnson as the iconic hero Hercules 25-03-2014 10:33 AM

    Los Angeles: The first official images of Dwayne Johnson-starrer has been released online. One of the pictures features Johnson, as the titular demi-God, channelling his inner warrior in a battlefield and the other shows him being chained to the wall, reported Ace Showbiz. "It's when Hercules breaks through the chains...
  • Want to be more versatile in my roles, says Raima Sen 24-03-2014 01:36 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Raima Sen will be seen playing a victim in 'Children Of War', based on the violent birth of Bangladesh, and, after familiarising herself with the tragedies experienced by its people then, says she feels strongly for them and hopes they are treated as equals now. The 'Godmother'...
  • AIADMK releases its manifesto, says will ensure justice in SL war crimes 22-03-2014 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Saturday released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The party in its manifesto said that it will ensure justice in Sri Lankan war crimes through the International Court of Justice and will also do work for the welfare...
  • Putin formally gets Crimea; Ukraine, EU sign deal 21-03-2014 07:42 PM

    President Vladimir Putin completed his annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing the Black Sea peninsula into Russia just as Ukraine itself sealed a deal pulling the country closer into Europe's orbit. Putin said he saw no need to further retaliate against US sanctions, a newly conciliatory tone apparently aiming to...
  • Russia assures US of no military action in eastern Ukraine 21-03-2014 07:06 AM

    Washington: Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu has promised his US counterpart Chuck Hagel that Moscow will not take any military action in eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon has said. The assurance came during an hour-long telephone call between the two leaders, in which Hagel expressed concerns about the Russian military actions...
  • Why Brooks report on political mishandling of defence during China war matters today 18-03-2014 05:11 PM

    In the five decades since the 1962 war with China and its aftermath, the report of the Brooks-Bhagat committee, which criticised the defence and intelligence establishment's handling of the border dispute, has become a red-taped, quasi-mythical object of tremendous political import. Any discussion about it is inevitably connected to the...
  • 1962 Sino-Indian war: My Henderson Brooks Albatross 18-03-2014 11:27 AM

    Those who gave me access to the Henderson Brooks Report when I was researching my study of the Sino-Indian border dispute laid down no conditions as to how I should use it. That they would remain anonymous went without saying, an implicit condition I will always observe, otherwise how the...
  • Report blaming Nehru for India's defeat in 1962 war made public 18-03-2014 08:32 AM

    New Delhi: A large section of the still classified Henderson Brooks Report which indicts former Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and top government officials for India's failure in the 1962-Sino Indian war has been made public. The report on the 1962 Sino-Indian War has been uploaded on the internet by...
  • Man known as 'kissing sailor' in WWII-era image dies 18-03-2014 12:19 AM

    A man who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous World War II-era photo taken by a Life magazine photographer has died. Glenn McDuffie was 86. McDuffie died March 9 in a nursing home in Dallas, his daughter, Glenda Bell,...
  • UP set for 'sky war' ahead of Lok Sabha battle 14-03-2014 10:33 PM

    The battle for the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh is set to be fought in the skies -- or so it seems. All major political parties have lined up a string of helicopters and small aircraft to criss-cross the sprawling state. Uttar Pradesh covers an area of 240,928...