Weapon

  • Re-frame guidelines to review weapons licences during polls: HC 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to re-frame the guidelines in keeping with a directive of the Election Commission to individually review cases of licence holders of weapons during elections. Pointing out to an anomaly in the guidelines issued by the Home department on August 17, 2009,...
  • State government seeks Centre's nod to purchase weapons for Naxal-hit areas 5 days ago

    Madhya Pradesh government has sought Centre's permission to purchase weapons for Naxal-hit areas from the grant given to them and also demanded a dedicated helicopter for surveillance of regions affected with violence. "We have demanded from the Centre to give permission for purchasing weapons from the grant given for the Naxal-hit...
  • Centre asks Assam to check violence, seize illegal weapons August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: To prevent incidents of violence, Assam government has been advised to take strict security measures, including seizure of illegal weapons, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. 46 people lost their lives in May following violence in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts of Assam. "The government of Assam has been advised to...
  • 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. ...
  • Arms smuggler arrested in Noida August 2, 2014

    Police on Saturday arrested an arms smuggler and seized illegal weapons from him. Police nabbed Nasir Khan last night from near senior Mall in Noida. During interrogation, Khan confessed that he was an arms smuggler. Five firearms including one rifle, gun and three country made pistols were recovered from him. Police said that...
  • US weapons for Afghans may end up with Taliban: audit July 28, 2014

    Washington: Washington and Kabul have failed to keep track of hundreds of thousands of weapons provided to Afghanistan, raising the risk that some could end up in the hands of insurgents, a US audit said on Monday. The United States also had delivered more weapons than Afghan forces now needed, partly...
  • Three persons bearing illegal weapons arrested July 26, 2014

    Three persons have been arrested in Ghaziabad for allegedly carrying illegal weapons, police said on Friday. The accused identified as Shiva, Anuj and Vir Singh were nabbed by the Indirapuram Police last night. "During checking on Thursday night, police tried to stop an Indica car, after which the driver tried to...
  • 5 injured in clashes between two groups over collecting water from hand pump July 22, 2014

    Five persons were injured in a clash between two groups over collecting water from a hand pump at Madawli village in Muzaffarnagar district, police said. Trouble started when one of the villagers Subhash come to collect water from a public hand pump and Akash stopped him from doing so. Soon a...
  • John Kerry continues efforts on Iran nuclear talks July 14, 2014

    Vienna: US Secretary of State John Kerry was due on Monday to hold a second day of talks with Iran seeking to overcome major differences blocking what would be a momentous nuclear deal. With just six days until a deadline to strike an accord, the differences appear considerable, however, with Kerry...
  • Iraq says 'terrorists' seize chemical weapons site July 9, 2014

    United Nations: Iraq has informed the United Nations that the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents. Iraq's UN...
  • Three persons taken into custody over bearing huge cache of arms, ammunition July 8, 2014

    Three persons were arrested on Tuesday with a huge cache of arms and ammunition from different places in Munger district, a police officer said. Acting on a tip off, the police arrested one Md Neyaz from Bardah-Purab Sarai road and seized three automatic pistols and 90 ammunition which he was carrying...
  • Iran needs 19 times more centrifuges than US wants: Khamenei July 8, 2014

    Tehran: Iran will need 19 times more nuclear centrifuges than Washington is seeking to restrict it to in a long-term deal with major powers, its supreme leader said on Tuesday. "Their aim is that we accept a capacity of 10,000 separative work units, which is equivalent to 10,000 centrifuges of the...
  • Experts in talks with Syria over chemical weapons July 8, 2014

    United Nations: The head of the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons has said the next step is investigating possible discrepancies in Syria's declaration of its stockpile, as well as the destruction of its production facilities. Sigrid Kaag briefed the UN Security Council by videoconference less than a week...
  • German minister backs weapons-capable drones July 2, 2014

    Berlin: Germany's defense minister wants to buy weapons-capable drones to protect soldiers from attack, drawing criticism in a country where the US use of drones to kill terror suspects has caused unease. Ursula von der Leyen told lawmakers on Wednesday that the German military has had positive experiences with a leased...
  • No surrendering to Iran's nuclear ambitions: Israeli PM June 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the P5+1 countries not to surrender to Iran ahead of a deadline for a permanent nuclear deal, media reported on Monday. Netanyahu said in a statement that Iran should be stripped of its uranium enrichment capacities, Xinhua reported. According to the statement, Netanyahu said that...
  • US welcomes Syria's handing over of last chemical weapons June 24, 2014

    Washington: The US has welcomed Syria's decision to hand over its last declared chemical weapons to international monitors, adding it will soon begin the destruction of the stockpiles. "The Syrian government's handover earlier today of the final tranche of its declared chemical stockpiles marks an important milestone in the effort to...
  • Iraq's chemical weapons complex under control of ISIS: reports June 20, 2014

    Baghdad: After capturing a major section of Iraq's biggest oil refinery, the ISIS militants have now gained control over the war-torn country's chemical weapons complex, reports CNN. The complex which is now under the ISIS contains old contaminated weapons described by the United Nations as wasteland. The Islamist militants who have...
  • Naxals-CRPF encounter in Sukma, ammunition recovered May 24, 2014

    A brief encounter took place on Saturday between the CRPF and Naxalites in the forests of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh leading to recovery of arms and ammunition. Officials said the encounter took place under the Gorkha police station area of the Maoist affected district of Bastar region of the state. The encounter,...
  • One person injured as gang war erupts in court premises, 2 arrested May 24, 2014

    Two persons were arrested with arms and ammunition while another was injured in the local court premises in Jamshedpur, following rivalry between members of two gangs in Jamshedpur. Senior Superintendent of Police, Amol V. Homkar said the trouble began when the arrested kingpin of a gang, Akhilesh Singh was being produced...
  • Security forces arrest 2 Naxals in Chhattisgarh, weapons seized May 14, 2014

    Two Naxalites on Wednesday were apprehended by the security forces conducting anti-Maoist operations and arms and ammunition seized from them in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh. Officials said, the two belong to the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) Maoist cadre operational in the state and they have been identified as Arjun...
  • Naxal killed in face off with police, weapons seized May 12, 2014

    A Naxal was killed and a cache of arms, ammunition and electronic gadgets recovered in two separate gun-battles between security personnel and Naxals in the insurgency-hit Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh. The Naxal cadre was gunned down by the joint squad of the state's DRG (district reserve group) force and STF (Special...
  • Naxal commander arrested in Gumla, weapons seized May 11, 2014

    Security forces on Sunday apprehended a Naxal commander with arms and ammunition from the Maoist violence affected Gumla district of Jharkhand. Gulab Khatri was apprehended when a squad of security forces led by paramilitary CRPF along with state police was out for an operation in the Jorag forests in Raidih of...
  • Former US nuclear test site sues nations including India, US April 24, 2014

    The tiny Pacific republic of the Marshall Islands, scene of massive US nuclear tests in the 1950s, sued the United States and eight other nuclear-armed countries including India on Thursday, accusing them of failing in their obligation to negotiate nuclear disarmament. The Pacific country accused all nine nuclear-armed states of "flagrant...
  • India's Iron man? IIT Roorkee students develop 'soldier' robots to fight wars April 1, 2014

    Picture this: Robots braving bullets while ferrying weapons and ammunition to soldiers on the battle front. Or, a robotic arm resembling the human variety that can work in hazardous areas like blast furnaces. Students at IIT-Roorkee are swotting to turn these ideas into reality. At the leafy Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee...
  • North Korea using sophisticated means to avoid UN sanctions: Report March 11, 2014

    North Korea has developed sophisticated techniques to circumvent UN sanctions, including the suspected use of its embassies to facilitate an illegal trade in weapons, a United Nations report said. It said North Korea was also making use of more complicated financial countermeasures that made the isolated country's purchase of prohibited goods...
  • MP border districts supplying weapons to Delhi-NCR gangs February 23, 2014

    After Munger in Bihar, various border districts of Madhya Pradesh have emerged as a major source of sophisticated country-made weapons for dreaded gangs in Delhi and NCR. In the last couple of months, the Special Cell and Crime Branch of Delhi Police have busted several gangs which were smuggling illegal weapons...
  • Madras HC reserves orders on bail appeal of 12 Indian sailors February 13, 2014

    Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today reserved its orders on the appeal for bail filed by the 12 Indian sailors, arrested along with other crew members of US ship Seaman Ohio on the charge of illegally carrying weapons in Indian waters. Justice Aruna Jagadeesan reserved the orders without specifying...
  • Iran moves to cooperate in UN nuclear bomb probe February 10, 2014

    Vienna/Dubai: The UN nuclear agency said on Sunday that Iran had agreed to start addressing suspicions that it may have worked on designing an atomic weapon, a potential breakthrough in a long-stalled investigation into Tehran's atomic activities. The development - although limited for now - marked a step forward in an...
  • Two smugglers arrested with weapons February 2, 2014

    Two arms smugglers were arrested on Sunday with weapons from village under Mufassil police station area in Bihar's naxal hit Munger district, police said. Acting on a tip-off, police raided a hide out in Teliya Talab village and arrested the arms smugglers duo Manoj Sharma and Pawan Sharma and seized two...
  • Chemical weapons watchdog discusses Syria mission January 30, 2014

    The international chemical weapons watchdog will be meeting on Thursday to discuss slow progress in its mission to destroy Syria's poison gas and nerve agent program by the end of June. In a note prepared last week for the behind-closed-doors meeting of the executive council of the Organisation for the Prohibition...