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Enlistment in army falls in Punjab


September 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) Once known as borough of young soldiers in its ranks, the reducing number of youth from Punjab is causing concern in the army.General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of ... Read more...

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Obama adviser, Sherry Rehman trade barbs


July 29th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Tensions flared between the US and Pakistan as two top officials traded accusations of doing too little to combat Taliban sanctuaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Gen Singh conferred Nepal Army General rank


July 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh, on a four-day's official visit to Nepal, was Wednesday conferred the rank of an honorary General of the ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief in Nepal to strengthen military bond


July 10th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Indian Army chief, Gen. Bikram Singh, left Tuesday on a four-day visit to Nepal during which he will also be conferred the honorary ... Read more...

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Musharraf was behind n-strike warning for India


June 16th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) The Pakistani warning of a nuclear strike on India within eight seconds, as reported in a British daily, was actually made at the behest of ... Read more...

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Pakistan boasted of n-strike on India: Report


June 15th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan could launch a nuclear strike on India within eight seconds, an army general boasted in 2001 in Islamabad, the Guardian reported Friday.The warning is ... Read more...

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Courage, war & Allah on bookshelf (IANS Books this Week)


June 9th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) This week, the book case is a mixed narrative of valour, jihad, conspiracy and Allah. Browse with IANS....1.Book: "A Soldier's General: The Autobiography"; Written by ... Read more...

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A slice of today’s India, Dibakar’s ‘Shanghai’ must watch (IANS Movie Review - Rating: *** 1/2)


June 8th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shanghai"; Cast: Prosenjeet Chatterjee, Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Supriya Pathak and Farooque Shaikh; Director: Dibakar Banerjee; Rating: *** 1/2Watching "Shanghai" is revisiting your daily local newspaper, full of ... Read more...

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Russia admits Iranian, North Korean n-threat


April 25th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 24 (IANS) Russia's military leadership has for the first time acknowledged a nuclear threat from Iran and North Korea."The threat is always there, so we closely monitor the ... Read more...

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Russia to test first combat drone in 2014


April 20th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will test its first domestically-produced strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2014, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said Friday.In February, Army General Nikolay ... Read more...

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Mali president finally resigns after coup


April 9th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Mali president Amadou Toumani Toure has finally resigned by handing over a letter to an emissary to deliver to the country's new leaders following a coup ... Read more...

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Life-presidents and sit-tight leaders are in danger: Ex-Nigerian president


March 13th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) With the Arab uprisings causing serial upheavals in North African nations, it has rung warning bells for "the 'life presidents' and 'sit-tight leaders' of the ... Read more...

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Elders recall partition through play


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) It was an emotional experience for hundreds of senior citizens of the city as they witnessed a musical play on the Partition of India and ... Read more...

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Antony blames army for chief’s age row (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday blamed the army for the dispute over chief Gen V.K. Singh's age and denied that there was any civil-military confrontation ... Read more...

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No civil-military confrontation: Antony on age row


January 31st, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Downplaying the controversy over army chief Gen V.K. Singh's age, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said the issue should not be seen as a civil-military ... Read more...

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Karachi Police arrest fake army general


January 20th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) A Pakistani man who grabbed land and solicited favours from officials by posing as an army general for three years has been arrested in Karachi, a ... Read more...

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Military should bow to civilian rule, suggests Gilani


January 4th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has again suggested that the military should always remain subservient to civilian rule.All national institutions should perform their functions in their ... Read more...

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Russia killed 300 militants in North Caucasus in 2011


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS) Russian interior forces have eliminated over 300 militants in the Northern Caucasus regions in 2011, the government said Friday.As per a report presented by ministry official ... Read more...

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NATO strikes an act of blatant aggression: Pakistan Army


November 30th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) The NATO air strikes on Pakistani checkposts were an "unprovoked act of blatant aggression" as the coalition was informed that it was an army check-post that ... Read more...

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China, Bangladesh pledge closer military ties


September 15th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) China and Bangladesh Thursday pledged to strengthen military ties when visiting chief of army staff of the Bangladesh Army General Muhammad Abdul Mubeen met Chinese Defence ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda weaker but still committed: US intelligence chiefs


September 14th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Ten years after 9/11, the Al Qaeda is weaker and the US intelligence community more effective, according to top intelligence officials who also caution that ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s top army officers discuss security situation


July 13th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Pakistan's top army officers met at Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi to discuss the security situation in the country.The 140th Corps Commanders' Conference was held at ... Read more...

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Region to be unstable without Kashmir solution: Pakistani general


June 30th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 30 (IANS) The subcontinent is likely to "remain unstable" without the Kashmir issue being resolved, says a top Pakistan Army general.Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), ... Read more...

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Three ex-generals face probe for corruption


June 26th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Three retired Pakistani generals are facing a probe for corruption. The Dawn said Sunday that such an investigation was taking place for the first time in ... Read more...

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Petraeus’ selection as CIA chief can further strain US-Pak relations


April 30th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): The appointment of General David H. Petraeus as Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director could further incense relations between Islamabad and Washington, which are already strained over drone strikes in ... Read more...

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Chinese military chief to visit U.S. in May


April 27th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr. 27 (ANI): The chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, General Chen Bingde, will visit the United States in May."I will visit the United States next ... Read more...

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Maoists deny anti-India activities, raise counter-charges (Lead)


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Nepal's Maoists have rejected Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's view that they are involved in anti-India attacks, and have instead raised concerns at "obstructions" ... Read more...

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107 arrested over Nigeria poll violence


April 21st, 2011 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 21 (IANS) At least 107 suspects involved in post-election violence in northern Nigeria have been arrested, an official said.Commissioner of Police of Katsina state, Ibrahim Mohammed, said 15 ... Read more...

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Resolving Stapled Visa Issue: A Litmus test for China


April 20th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Burying the hatchet, leadership of India and China made serious attempts to mend ties at the sidelines of BRICS summit in China's resort town of Sanya ... Read more...

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Former Argentinean dictator Bignone sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity


April 16th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by BNO News
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (BNO NEWS) -- Former Argentinean dictator Reynaldo Bignone on Thursday was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity, the state-run TELAM news agency reported.In addition, three other ... Read more...

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New US Army chief to form transition plan in June


April 12th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): The US Army General Martin Dempsey has said he will lay out a plan by June for facing the challenges of the future in a better manner.General Dempsey ... Read more...

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India closely monitoring security at its borders: Krishna


April 6th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) India is "closely and regularly" monitoring developments along its borders to ensure the safety of the people, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Tuesday.He ... Read more...

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‘The Eagle’ fails to take flight (IANS Film Review)


March 26th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Film: The Eagle; Director: Kevin Macdonald; Actors: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland; Rating: **1/2Films once pandered to the simplistic black and white notion where good battles bad, and nad ... Read more...

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Davis’ release paves way for Zardari’s ‘on-hold’ visit to US


March 18th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): The release of double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis has paved the way for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari`s visit to the US, with reports saying that governments ... Read more...

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US apology over civilian killings ‘not enough’: Karzai


March 7th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar.7 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has criticized the United States over civilian deaths in Afghanistan, and added that a US commander apology for these killings is "not enough".The BBC ... Read more...

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