Weapon

  • US weapons for Afghans may end up with Taliban: audit 4 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • US hopes Pakistan is aware of its nuclear responsibilities January 30, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it is confident that Pakistan is well aware of its responsibilities regarding its nuclear weapons. "The United States is confident that Pakistan is well aware of its responsibilities with respect to nuclear security and has secured its nuclear arsenal accordingly," the State Department said...
  • Raipur stems up as key centre for arms supplies to Naxals January 17, 2014

    With a strong urban network of Maoists resurfacing in the cities of Chhattisgarh, capital Raipur has emerged as a key centre for supply of logistics like clothes, arms and ammunition. More than the attacks in forests, what has left the police baffled are a couple of recent incidents where arms and...
  • Syria ships out first batch of chemical weapons materials January 8, 2014

    Syria has started moving chemical weapons materials out of the country in a crucial phase of an internationally backed disarmament program that has been delayed by war and technical problems. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Tuesday that "priority chemical materials" were transported to the port of...
  • Aamir Khan endorses Amartya Sen's views on Khans and Indian media December 18, 2013

    Chennai: A day after Nobel laureate Amartya Sen reportedly said that Indian media was obsessed with three Khans of Bollywood and not on development and education, actor Aamir Khan today said he accepted that. "I think he (Amartya Sen) is accurate in saying that. I agree with him," Aamir Khan said...
  • Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize December 10, 2013

    Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday. Ahmet Uzumcu, director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said such toxic tools of warfare have an "especially nefarious legacy,"...