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Microsoft to extend scheme for ex-soldiers


August 8th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Microsoft India is planning to extend to other states its flagship programme now on in Delhi to enhance the employability of retired army personnel.Disclosing this here, ... Read more...

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PLA regrouping process begins in Nepal


November 19th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 18 (IANS) The regrouping process of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) began in Nepal Friday.The PLA was the military arm of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) ... Read more...

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Britain prepares to discipline schoolchildren


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Schools in Britain are being empowered with an increased authority to ensure a disciplined environment, as teachers will get the right to use physical force while ... Read more...

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Torchlight procession, rallies in Karnataka supporting Hazare


August 19th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 19 (IANS) Torchlight processions and rallies were held across Karnataka Friday supporting social activist Anna Hazare's campaign for a strong Lokpal bill to curb corruption.The ruling Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Fake army recruitment racket busted


June 21st, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Police have arrested four men who cheated people by promising them jobs in the Indian Army.The four included two former soldiers."The racketeers impersonated ... Read more...

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Gurkhas take pension battle to European rights court


June 20th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Nepalese veterans of the British Army are taking their battle for equal pension rights to the European Court of Human Rights, the Guardian reported Monday.After winning ... Read more...

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Oz to allow women to fight on frontline


April 12th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 12 (ANI): The Australian Government has said it would lift the ban on female soldiers by allowing them to fight on the frontline.Former soldiers and defence groups have welcomed the ... Read more...

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Northeast youth given concessions to join Indian Army (Lead)


August 11th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 11 (IANS) Youths and tribals in the northeast have been given special concession in height and educational qualification to join the Indian Army, an official said here Wednesday. "Among the eligibility ... Read more...

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Army’s special recruitment drive in northeast India


August 11th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 11 (IANS) The Indian Army has given a special dispensation for the youth of northeast India to join the military, an official said here Wednesday. "Among the eligibility criteria to join ... Read more...

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Probe report on ‘Black Sunday’ sparks debate in Britain


June 16th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 16 (IANS) A probe panel report which exposed involvement of British soldiers in the killing of 13 civilians in Northern Ireland in 1972 has sparked a debate ... Read more...

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World Cup travelers to crime-hit South Africa spending 4000 rands/day on bodyguards


June 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 5(ANI): Spooked by South Africa's crime rate, tourists and foreign businessmen visiting the country ahead of the football World Cup are spending 2000 to 4000 rands a day on bodyguards.According ... Read more...

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London 2012 Olympics mascots unveiled


May 20th, 2010 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Organisers of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Wednesday unveiled the one-eyed mascots - Wenlock and Mandeville - saying they will be a big hit among children and ... Read more...

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Cherie Blair rejects claims that she made money from Gurkhas


April 15th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15(ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife, Cherie, has denied allegations that she had charged large sums of money for representing Gurkha veterans in legal cases.Cherie said she had ... Read more...

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Gurkha accused point’s finger at Cherie Blair for making money


April 14th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.14 (ANI): An official from a welfare group at the centre of the bitter controversy over Gurkha veterans being charged cash for advice on settling in Britain has accused Tony Blair's ... Read more...

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Lumley says Gurkhas must be allowed into Britain sans visa fees


February 7th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 7 (ANI): British actress Joanna Lumley has re-launched her campaign for Gurkhas' rights by demanding the Gordon Brown Government to allow retired Gurkha soldiers to enter Britain without paying ... Read more...

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Lanka government says over 500 child soldiers in its custody


December 24th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec. 24 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government has claimed that it has 550 ex-child soldiers in its custody - and about half of them are being given the chance of education.Officials ... Read more...

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Retired armed force personnel train for corporate jobs


August 25th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) They were earlier men in olive green protecting the country. After bidding farewell to arms, these retired armed forces personnel are honing their skills at India's ... Read more...

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Gurkha soldier reduced to begging seek help from British actress


July 25th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) Durga Bahadur Sunwar fought during World War II as part of the British Army's Gurkha Brigade and lost his right leg. Today the 78-year-old lives in abject poverty ... Read more...

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Rebels free 200 child soldiers in Central Africa


July 10th, 2009 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 10, (IANS) A rebel group in the Central African Republic (CAR) has freed around 200 child soldiers, some as young as 10 years old, as part of a peace deal ... Read more...

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Fish and chips supper, kiss at doorstep sealed Gurkhas’ victory in UK


May 22nd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): A fish and chips and champagne supper at her London home followed by a goodnight kiss is said to have sealed a deal between actress Joanna Lumley ... Read more...

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Gurkhas drag Brown Government back to court; win right to stay in UK


March 27th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.27 (ANI): Gurkha veterans, who have fought wars for Britain, will be given the right to stay in this country following a "legal first" in which the High Court had to ... Read more...

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Advani vows to address retired soldiers’ grievances (Lead)


March 19th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani, who has assured retired soldiers that he will fulfil their "one rank, one pension" demand, met former defence ... Read more...

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Advani to hear grievances of retired soldiers


March 19th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani, who has assured retired soldiers that he will fulfill their "one rank one pension" demand, will meet ... Read more...

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Advani promises one-rank one-pension for ex-defence personnel


March 16th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani, on Monday acknowledged the need of implementation of one-rank one-pension for ex-defence servicemen. "Armed forces are a category ... Read more...

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Advani backs ex-servicemen’s ‘One Rank One Pension’ demand


March 16th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Monday held out a promise that his party would implement the 'One Rank One Pension' policy for ex-servicemen ... Read more...

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Sidelined, isolated, many Balkan war veterans suffer trauma


March 2nd, 2009 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, March 2 (DPA) Some have set themselves on fire in public and some have blown themselves up with hand grenades: many veterans from the Balkan wars saw suicide as the only ... Read more...

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Islamabad uneasy at Dhaka trying ‘war criminals’


February 17th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan has told Bangladesh that the "time is not ripe" for Dhaka's conducting the trial of 'war criminals' who committed atrocities on civilians during the 1971 freedom movement.People ... Read more...

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Ex-servicemen return gallantry medals over pension


February 8th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) More than 300 retired soldiers of varying ranks Sunday marched to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and returned medals won in combat and for distinguished service as they sought ... Read more...

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Haryana to give housing discount to defence personnel


June 26th, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandimandir (Haryana), June 26 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday announced that it will give 10 percent discount on the cost of developed land for setting up colonies for defence personnel in the ... Read more...

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Maoists to end 200-year old tradition of Gurkhas serving in British Army


May 29th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, May 29 (ANI): The Maoists, who won a surprise election last month after a decade of civil war, are determined to see an end to the 200-year old tradition of ... Read more...

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East Timor rebel leader surrenders


April 29th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, April 29 (DPA) East Timor rebel leader Gastao Salsinha and 12 of his men formally surrendered to President Jose Ramos Horta Tuesday, raising hopes that a two-year insurrection by disgruntled former ... Read more...

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Maoist win in Nepal could spell curtains Gurkhas


April 25th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr.25 (ANI): The tradition of Gurkha soldiers being an integral part of the UK armed forces is probably at risk with the coming to power of the Maoists. The Maoists are ... Read more...

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