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Police commando killed, rebel camp busted in Meghalaya (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) A police commando was killed and another injured Tuesday in a fierce gunfight with Garo rebels in west Meghalaya, even as security forces busted a joint ... Read more...

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No compromise on sovereignty: Pakistan PM


December 14th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Pakistan will not compromise on sovereignty and national honour, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani Tuesday said that under no circumstances could Pakistan accept ... Read more...

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Meghalaya mulls chopper use to fight rebels


July 31st, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) The Meghalaya government is mulling use of helicopters to provide aerial support to security forces fighting the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in inaccessible terrain ... Read more...

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India to buy air defence missiles to secure vital installations


April 13th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) To plug gaps and build up a robust air defence system, India will soon buy a large number of missiles to defend the country's vital ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force secured the skies during Commonwealth Games


October 14th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipali Issar New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) With combat jets and surface-to-air missile (SAM) batteries on the ready and unarmed aerial vehicles (UAV) on constant patrol, the Indian Air Force (IAF) secured ... Read more...

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Apologise for aerial attacks, Pakistan tells NATO


October 6th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistan has demanded an apology from NATO over an aerial attack that killed three of its troopers, but the coalition forces are only prepared to express regret over ... Read more...

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At 78, half of IAF’s equipment obsolete: Air chief (Lead)


October 4th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF), the world's fourth largest that turns 78 Friday, is grappling with a shortage of officers and 50 percent of its equipment is ... Read more...

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Petraeus regrets ISAF air strike on Pak soldiers in telephone call to Kayani


October 2nd, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 2 (ANI): Following the blockage of a key supply route for US-led forces in Afghanistan by Pakistan, ISAF Commander in Afghanistan General David H Petraeus telephoned Pakistan Chief of Army ... Read more...

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Pakistani jets kill 10 civilians, dozens of militants


September 1st, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (DPA) At least 10 civilians were among 40 people killed when jet fighters and gunship helicopters targeted rebel hideouts in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, security ... Read more...

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“Shark Week” To Return On Discovery Channel Today


August 1st, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Discovery Channel's long running series "Shark Week" is all set to return today for its 2010 edition. The annual program on the channel which spans across ... Read more...

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Maoists annually extort Rs.2,000 crore in India: Chhattisgarh DGP


November 28th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Raipur, Nov 28 (IANS) Maoists annually extort up to Rs.2,000 crore (Rs.20,000 million) across India, mostly targeting iron and coal mining companies, infrastructure project contractors and 'tendu patta' businessmen, says ... Read more...

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No plan for military action against Maoists: Home secretary


November 20th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) Home Secretary G.K. Pillai Friday ruled out military action against Maoists who he described as "terrorists". "The Maoist organization itself is a terrorist organization. Every act of the ... Read more...

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Pakistani airstrikes kill 12 militants near Afghan border


October 12th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (DPA) Pakistani jet fighters pounded Taliban targets in the troubled north-western region near the Afghan border Monday, killing at least 12 militants, officials said. The airstrikes took place in ... Read more...

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India prepares for I-Day under shadow of terror and drought


August 14th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS)India braced itself to celebrate its 63nd Independence Day Saturday under the shadow of heightened security threats, fears of swine flu spreading and the country heading ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa rules out truce with Tamil Tigers


April 30th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 30 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday ruled out halting the fight-to-finish military campaign against the Tamil Tigers and said the time was running out for the rebels to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka vows to capture Prabhakaran, dead or live (Second Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka has vowed to capture cornered Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran "dead or alive" even as it turned down appeals for a ceasefire from Britain and France.The ... Read more...

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Drone strikes inside Pakistan successful, says CIA chief


February 27th, 2009 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) CIA Director Leon Panetta has said that the US aerial attacks against Al Qaeda and other extremist strongholds inside Pakistan have been successful and would continue despite concerns ... Read more...

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Troops uncover LTTE underground fuel storage


January 19th, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops advancing into the last bastion of the Tamil Tigers Monday uncovered a huge underground fuel storage complex in the forested Mullaitivu district, the army headquarters ... Read more...

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Friendly Turkish PM says Allah will punish Israel


January 5th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan 5 (ANI): Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used exceptionally harsh words to describe Israels offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, despite both countries enjoying good bilateral ... Read more...

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Israeli strike on Gaza mosque kills 11


January 4th, 2009 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Gaza City, Jan 3 (DPA) An Israeli airstrike on a mosque in the northern Gaza Strip late Saturday afternoon killed 11 people and wounded 50, 24 of them seriously, Palestinian sources reported.An ... Read more...

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Israel will not succeed in toppling our government: Hamas


December 30th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza City, Dec 30 (DPA) Israel will not succeed in toppling the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the radical Islamic movement said Tuesday.While the rocket attacks against southern ... Read more...

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Terrorists planning aerial attacks: Air chief


December 4th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.4 (ANI): The Union Government has received intelligence inputs about a possible 9/11 type terror strike from the air. Terrorists'' plans to carry out a 9/11-type aerial attack on targets ... Read more...

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Three killed in suspected US airstrike in Pakistan


October 12th, 2008 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (DPA) At least three people were killed Saturday in a missile strike by suspected US drones in Pakistan's restive tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, officials said.Two missiles ... Read more...

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Muslim cleric warns Pak leaders to stop supporting security forces, else be killed


October 9th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora (Pak), Oct 9 (ANI): A Muslim rebel cleric in Swat, which has been facing aerial attacks from Pakistan security forces aimed at weeding out terrorists, has said that public representatives ... Read more...

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US cannot fight terrorism without Pakistan’s support: Gilani


October 2nd, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (DPA) The US cannot win its fight against terrorism without Pakistan's support, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said Thursday, a day after he condemned US aerial attacks inside the ... Read more...

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Pakistan demands immediate end to US incursions (Lead)


September 16th, 2008 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (DPA) Pakistan Tuesday demanded an immediate end to incursions by US forces into its territory, as the country's jets and helicopter gunships pounded insurgent positions in the tribal areas ... Read more...

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Pakistani troops kill 12 in offensive on tribal districts


September 16th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (DPA) At least 12 people, including two civilians, were killed Tuesday as Pakistani jets and helicopter gunships pounded insurgent positions in the country's tribal areas along the Afghan ... Read more...

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LTTE air strikes cannot change military balance: Sri Lanka


August 28th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday brushed aside threats posed by the Tamil Tigers' air wing and said that aerial attacks by the guerrillas "cannot change the current military balance strategically".Defence ... Read more...

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Pak-US joint probe begins into Mohmand Agency attack


June 19th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar , June 19 (ANI): Pakistan and the US have begun a joint investigation into the June 11 aerial attacks by the US-led coalition forces on Pakistan s Mohamand Agency killing ... Read more...

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