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Army chief meets Rajasthan chief minister


August 1st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to exchange views on civil-military relations.According to a defence ministry official, Gen. ... Read more...

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‘No parking’ for Chandigarh freeloaders (Chandigarh Newsletter)


June 2nd, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) Chandigarh's VIP freeloaders, who were unwilling to cough up a paltry sum of Rs.5 for parking their luxury cars in the city, have been grounded ... Read more...

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64 years on, family of man who caught Gandhi’s killer in penury


January 30th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nahan (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 30 (IANS) The family of late Sergeant Dev Raj Singh Thakur, who chased and caught Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse on this very day at Birla ... Read more...

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Tears as Navdeep Singh gets posthumous Ashok Chakra (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) A mother wept, a greatful nation acknowledged one of its heroes. Lt Navdeep Singh, a young army commando who died battling terrorists in Jammu ... Read more...

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Lt. Navdeep Singh wins Ashok Chakra posthumously


January 26th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Lieutenant Navdeep Singh, a young army commando who died battling terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, was Thursday posthumously conferred Ashok Chakra, India's highest peacetime ... Read more...

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Navy officer wins gallantry medal for capturing pirates


January 26th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) For the quick thinking and resolute action against pirates in the high seas, a naval commander, who helped capture of 61 Somali pirates in ... Read more...

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Medal for locating Arunachal CM’s crashed chopper


January 26th, 2012 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Wing Commander Felix Patrick Pinto, an helicopter pilot of the Indian Air Force, who helped search for the fateful Pawan Hans helicopter of then Arunachal ... Read more...

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Young Lieutenant wins Ashok Chakra posthumously


January 26th, 2012 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Lieutenant Navdeep Singh, a young army commando who died fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, will be conferred Ashok Chakra, the country's highest peacetime ... Read more...

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111 personnel get president’s police medal


January 25th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) On the eve of Republic Day, 111 personnel from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Delhi Police, Border Security Force (BSF) and the Indo-Tibetan Border ... Read more...

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Pakistan reviews progress in curbing IEDs


January 14th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan has reviewed the progress in curbing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).The review took place at a high-level meeting Friday that was chaired by ... Read more...

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Probe against Bedi still on, police tell court


January 7th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A Delhi court was informed by police that the probe into alleged misappropriation of funds by Team Anna member and former police official Kiran Bedi ... Read more...

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Army housing complex inaugurated in Lucknow


November 8th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) A new housing complex for Indian Army personnel, comprising 570 dwelling units, was opened at the cantonment area here Tuesday, a statement said.Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Aide quits Bedi’s NGO over travel row


October 25th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Team Anna member Kiran Bedi's travel agent Anil Bal left her NGO India Vision Foundation (IVF) Tuesday, saying his reputation had suffered due to charges ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi to return excess money to organisers


October 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Following allegations that she had inflated travel expenses when invited by NGOs for seminars, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi Monday said members of her trust ... Read more...

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It was for the cause: Bedi on inflated reimbursements


October 20th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Team Anna found itself in another controversy Thursday with its key member Kiran Bedi defending herself against allegations that she inflated travel bills when ... Read more...

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Bedi should stop giving lectures on corruption: Agnivesh


October 20th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Kiran Bedi, a key Team Anna member, should stay away from public life till an inquiry clears her of allegations that she charged inflated travel ... Read more...

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Giving fake bills is wrong: Kejriwal


October 20th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Issuing fake invoices for reimbursing travel expenses was wrong, Arvind Kejriwal said Thursday and added that only a proper investigation could prove whether his Team ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi should come clean, says Digvijay Singh


October 20th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijay Singh Thursday asked Kiran Bedi, a close associate of Anna Hazare, to come clean on allegations that she inflated travel expenses ... Read more...

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Indian Army’s armoured regiment honoured


October 1st, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Indian Army's key battle tanks regiment has been honoured with the army chief's standard.Army Chief General V.K. Singh presented the Standards to the 85 ... Read more...

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Watson is hopeless romantic


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Emma Watson has admitted she is a hopeless romantic and likes men who are willing to be open about their feelings.The "Harry Potter" actress believes the ... Read more...

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Haryana enhances annuity for freedom fighters


August 15th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Monday said his government will provide the highest annuity in the country to gallantry award winners and freedom fighters from ... Read more...

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I-Day: 930 personnel to be awarded police medals


August 14th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A total of 930 personnel from various security agencies and the para-military forces will be awarded police medals on the occasion of the Independence ... Read more...

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Search on for new war memorial’s site: Antony


July 26th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The government Tuesday said it was searching for an "alternative site" for a new war memorial, even as it rejected a proposal from the armed ... Read more...

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India’s neighbourhood troubled, governments fragile: Chidambaram


May 21st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Describing India's immediate neighbourhood as "troubled", Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said countries in the region had governments that were "extremely fragile", posing threats ... Read more...

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3 Kirti Chakras among defence medals conferred by president


April 19th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Three army personnel were Monday conferred the Kirti Chakra, India's second highest peacetime gallantry medal, by President Pratibha Patil for displaying conspicuous bravery.At a ... Read more...

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Army officers’ promotion held up over policy confusion


April 13th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The promotions of 202 senior army officers are hanging fire for the last six months due to a delay in announcing the list of successful ... Read more...

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‘Women not suited for combat roles because of rape risk’: Australia Defense Association


April 13th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 13 (ANI): The Australia Defense Association (ADA) has raised concerns that women soldiers are more likely to be raped on the frontline which would distract male soldiers from facing the ... Read more...

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Railways to recruit 16,000 ex-servicemen


February 25th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday announced the induction of 16,000 ex-servicemen, an initiative for the "brave jawans who defend our borders". "I am happy to inform ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights - 6


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday.* Earnings for 2010-11 set to exceed Rs.1 lakh crore.* Integrated suburban network ... Read more...

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Italian women’s tolerance for Berlusconi’s sexcapades finally runs out


February 19th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 19 (ANI): According to Sophie Arie of The Guardian, Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's latest scandal involving an underage prostitute was the last straw - women are finally fed up of ... Read more...

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Last rites of India’s oldest-surviving Ashok Chakra recipient held


February 15th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) India's oldest surviving recipient of Ashok Chakra, the highest peace-time gallantry award, Lt.Col. Man Bahadur Rai was Tuesday accorded full military honours at his funeral in Assam's ... Read more...

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Pension of major’s widow raised from Rs.80 to Rs.18,000 (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The pension of an army officer's widow has been revised from Rs.80 to Rs.18,000 a month, the government Monday informed the Supreme Court, which, however, observed there ... Read more...

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Kabul terror attack hero wins Ashok Chakra


January 26th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Major Laishram Jyotin Singh, an army doctor who died fighting a suicide bomber in Kabul, was Wednesday conferred the country's highest peacetime gallantry medal, Ashok Chakra, ... Read more...

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Republic Day celebrated in Tamil Nadu


January 26th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) The 62nd Republic Day was celebrated across Tamil Nadu Wednesday with patriotic fervour, with Governor Surjit Singh Barnala unfurling the national flag at the Marina beach here.Barnala also ... Read more...

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Army doctor killed in Kabul attack gets Ashok Chakra


January 25th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Major Laishram Jyotin Singh, a doctor with the army who died fighting terrorists in an attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul, will be conferred the ... Read more...

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