Weapon

  • India's Iron man? IIT Roorkee students develop 'soldier' robots to fight wars 01-04-2014 11:31 AM

    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...
  • North Korea using sophisticated means to avoid UN sanctions: Report 11-03-2014 02:04 PM

    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...
  • MP border districts supplying weapons to Delhi-NCR gangs 23-02-2014 11:39 PM

    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...
  • Madras HC reserves orders on bail appeal of 12 Indian sailors 13-02-2014 08:04 PM

    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...
  • Iran moves to cooperate in UN nuclear bomb probe 10-02-2014 11:24 AM

    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...
  • Two smugglers arrested with weapons 02-02-2014 01:16 PM

    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...
  • Chemical weapons watchdog discusses Syria mission 30-01-2014 05:28 PM

    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...
  • US hopes Pakistan is aware of its nuclear responsibilities 30-01-2014 08:49 AM

    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 17-01-2014 11:21 AM

    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...
  • Syria ships out first batch of chemical weapons materials 08-01-2014 02:34 PM

    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...
  • Aamir Khan endorses Amartya Sen's views on Khans and Indian media 18-12-2013 12:11 PM

    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...
  • Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize 10-12-2013 07:19 PM

    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...
  • Norway, Denmark agree to transport Syria's chemical weapons 07-12-2013 12:23 PM

    Norway and Denmark will work together in transporting Syria's chemical weapons for destruction, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said Friday. "Based on decisions by the United Nations Security Council and the OPCW (the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), Norway and Denmark have agreed to offer a joint contribution to...
  • Jharkhand Excise Minister denies involvement in stealing weapons, alleges conspiracy 02-12-2013 11:11 AM

    Jharkhand Excise Minister Jaiprakash Bhai Patel on Monday denied allegations of his involvement in the theft of weapons used by his security personnel. "I deny the media report. Some political parties are out to tarnish my image," Patel told a news conference in Hazaribagh. The two AK-47 rifles and cartridges...
  • Missing weapons case: Court allows brain mapping, narco analysis test on accused 28-11-2013 02:51 PM

    A local court has allowed brain mapping and narco analysis of the three bodyguards of Jharkhand Excise Minister Jaiprakash Bhai Patel and two drivers in connection with the missing weapons case. The police got the permission from the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Hazaribagh, on Wednesday, according to Superintendent of...
  • Pak N-weapons' threat under-estimated: US ex-official 20-11-2013 10:30 AM

    Washington: Nuclear weapons of Pakistan poses more danger to the global security than "over-exaggerating" threat from Iran, a former US official has said. "Are we endangering our own safety and that of Israel by over-exaggerating the nuclear threat posed by Iran while drastically under-estimating the growing threat posed by Pakistan?...
  • Saudi Arabia bank on Pakistan for nukes, claims report 08-11-2013 12:13 AM

    Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects and believes it could acquire atomic bombs "at will", the BBC reported on Thursday. Saudi Arabia's quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran's atomic programme though it is now possible that the Saudis might be able to...
  • Syria meets deadline to destroy chemical production facilities 01-11-2013 11:22 AM

    Syria has destroyed or rendered inoperable all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an ambitious disarmament programme, the international chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which won the Nobel Peace prize this month, said...
  • Aarushi murder case: Talwars rubbish surgical weapon theory 31-10-2013 07:33 PM

    In the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, the defence lawyer for the Talwars on Thursday rubbished the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) theory that the throats of the two victims had been cut with a surgical scalpel. Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's lawyer Satyaketu Singh said that though there were...
  • Chemical experts in Syria receive more manpower 16-10-2013 07:57 AM

    The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN have been reinforced with a second group of inspectors and more UN support staff, the OPCW said Tuesday. The team arrived in Damascus, bringing to about 60 the number of people on the joint team,...
  • World View: Pakistan teenage activist Malala misses Nobel Peace Prize 11-10-2013 10:03 PM

    The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls missed the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing Syrian chemical weapons destruction, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. ...
  • Full text of the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize 2013 11-10-2013 02:43 PM

    Oslo: The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday announced the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 which has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. Here is the full text of the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize 2013: The...
  • OPCW, chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, wins Nobel Peace Prize 11-10-2013 02:33 PM

    Oslo: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing Syrian chemical weapons destruction, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. Experts from the Hague-based global chemical weapons watchdog, supported by the United Nations, aim to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons production facilities and weapons-filling equipment by...
  • Body overseeing Syria chemical arsenal destruction may win peace Nobel 11-10-2013 01:54 PM

    Oslo: Norwegian public broadcaster NRK said that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is overseeing the destruction's of Syria's arsenal, will win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Experts from the Hague-based global chemical weapons watchdog, supported by the United Nations, aim to help destroy...
  • Chemical weapons watchdog to send more inspectors to Syria 09-10-2013 07:11 AM

    Amsterdam: The global chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday it would send more inspectors to Syria to help destroy President Bashar al-Assad's stockpile of toxic munitions. Assad's government, fighting a civil war in which more than 100,000 people have died, agreed to destroy the arms after a sarin gas attack...
  • Removal of Syrian chemical weapons begins 07-10-2013 01:21 PM

    International experts began overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal on Sunday, said an official from the mission that has averted a US strike but could rob President Bashar al-Assad of his most feared weapon. The process is being conducted amid a civil war in which 120,000 people have...
  • Iran 'a year or more' from nuclear capability, says Obama 05-10-2013 09:21 PM

    President Barack Obama says US intelligence assessments show Iran is still "a year or more away" from building a nuclear weapon. The president's assessment puts him at odds with Israel, which says Iran is just months away from being able to build a bomb. Obama, in an interview with a...
  • World powers on 'right track' on Syria chemical arms: Putin 03-10-2013 11:31 AM

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday global powers were "on the right track" with a plan to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons and could avert military intervention in the conflict if they worked together. Agreement on the plan to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons was reached after US President Barack...
  • Syria will respect UN chemical weapons accords, says Bashar al-Assad 30-09-2013 08:49 AM

    Syria will respect United Nations accords on chemical weapons, President Bashar al-Assad told Italian television station RaiNews24 on Sunday. "We joined the international agreement against the acquisition and use of chemical weapons even before this resolution was passed," he said when asked if Syria would comply with Friday's UN resolution....
  • Syrian opposition hails UN resolution on Chemical Weapon 29-09-2013 08:40 PM

    A prominent figure of Syria's domestic opposition on Sunday hailed the UN Security Council resolution on chemical weapons, saying it prevented a US military strike that could spark a broader regional war. The UN Security Council resolution would help remove the chemical weapons from the conflict in Syria and thus...