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Myanmar military releases 42 more child soldiers


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 3 (IANS) Myanmar military authorities released 42 more child soldiers from the armed forces Monday, a move to further end recruitment of under-age children in the armed forces, ... Read more...

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Two killed, 26 Boko Haram members held in Nigeria


July 28th, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, July 28 (IANS) At least two members of Islamist sect Boko Haram were killed and 26 arrested in Nigeria's Borno state for their alleged involvement in the killing of ... Read more...

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An India-educated democracy beacon in Myanmar


May 29th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) India-educated Aung San Suu Kyi, who didn't leave Myanmar even when her huband was dying of cancer as she feared she may not be allowed ... Read more...

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Pakistan, ISAF discuss border coordination


May 13th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Senior Pakistani and ISAF commanders met in the garrison city of Rawalpindi Saturday and discussed "operations in border areas and coordination mechanisms to avoid untoward incidents", ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, ISAF to hold trilateral meet


May 10th, 2012 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) A trilateral meeting of the military authorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) will take place in Rawalpindi later this week, Pakistani ... Read more...

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Olympics: London residents may get air defense systems on rooftops


April 30th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Six residential sites across the British capital of London are being considered for the deployment of ground-based air defense systems during the Summer Olympics, the UK Ministry ... Read more...

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Italy investigates why ship docked in Kerala (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS) Italian authorities are probing why its merchant ship ignored the Italian Navy's objections and docked in Kerala leading to the arrest of two of its marines ... Read more...

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Italy probes why ship docked in India


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS) Authorities here are probing why an Italian ship ignored the Italian Navy's objections and docked in Kerala leading to the arrest of two Marines over the ... Read more...

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Staff crunch hits British hospitals


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A drastic shortage of doctors in British hospitals is forcing the managements to seek army medics' help, a media report said Saturday.Health chiefs say there is ... Read more...

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The genesis of the Sukna land scam (To go with ‘Sukna scam: Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash dismissed from service’)


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
A 71-acre civilian land, a tea estate adjacent to Sukna military station in Siliguri district of West Bengal and efforts by some military officers to transfer the land to a private ... Read more...

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Pakistani troops violate LoC five times


August 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Pakistani troops resorted to firing and violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir five times in June and July, ... Read more...

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Low terrorists’ convictions worry Pakistani military


June 13th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan's military authorities have expressed serious concern over what they call the "dismally low rate" of conviction of terrorists by courts across the country, says a ... Read more...

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Women protesters made to undergo ‘virginity checks’: Egyptian general


May 31st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A senior military general of Egypt has admitted that "virginity checks" were carried out on women arrested during a demonstration. It is the first such admission ... Read more...

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Pak detains 11 for questioning over Osama presence in Abbotabad


May 5th, 2011 - 10:05 am ICT by ANI
Peshawar/Abbottabad/Washington, May 5 (ANI): Pakistan's intelligence agencies and military authorities have reportedly detained eleven persons for questioning on Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's presence in Abbottabad.According to the New York ... Read more...

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Osama’s killing: Pak military’s lame explanations find no takers


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 3(ANI): The Pakistan military has been struggling to explain the role it played in the killing of elusive Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who was shot dead Sunday night ... Read more...

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FBI releases ‘memo that proves aliens did land in New Mexico in 1947′


April 10th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has published in its website a bizarre memo that proves aliens did land in New Mexico in 1947.The memo titled 'Flying Saucers', ... Read more...

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Mubarak gets $339 as monthly allowance


March 29th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is getting a monthly allowance of $339 from the state, an Egyptian daily reported Tuesday.However, Mubarak's pension as the former ... Read more...

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S. Korean Defence Minister blames N. Korea for jamming GPS signals


March 10th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Mar.10 (ANI): South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin has blamed the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for jamming Global Positioning System (GPS) signals.In a parliamentary session, the minister said that the ... Read more...

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Army rescues tourists stranded in Tawang


February 18th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Thirteen tourists, among them two women, stranded at a remote location in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh due to heavy snowfall, were rescued by ... Read more...

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Systemic changes being brought out to protect defence land, says Antony


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony has said that the Ministry of Defence will shortly be framing policies covering the issue of No Objection Certificates (NOCs) in cases where ... Read more...

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Defence law to be amended to plug land management gaps: Antony


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Stung by a series of scams involving its land, the defence ministry will soon amend a crucial 107-year-old law that regulates buildings around military installations and also ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks leaker mistreated in custody: Lawyer


January 22nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The 23-year-old US soldier who is alleged to have leaked thousands of secret documents to whistle-blower WikiLeaks was placed on suicide watch, stripped to his underwear and forced ... Read more...

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After land scams, government to tighten screws on NOCs


January 13th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Hit by a series of defence land scams, the government Thursday said it would tighten the screws on No-Objection Certificates (NOCs) issued by local military authorities for ... Read more...

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Bofors ghost out again to haunt Congress


January 3rd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Bofors ghost is out again to haunt the Congress-led government as an Income Tax tribunal has ruled that Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi and his partner ... Read more...

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Two Goa MPs accuse navy of being anti-Christian


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 2 (IANS) Two Congress MPs from Goa have accused the Indian Navy of being anti-Christian and are lobbying with Defence Minister A.K. Antony against attempts made by the force to ... Read more...

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US-NATO ‘apologies’ over cross-border raids ‘victory’ for Pak: Malik


October 9th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): The Pakistan government has declared a diplomatic and political victory in the National Assembly, after receiving apologies from the United States and NATO over the helicopter strikes ... Read more...

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Pak jails 70-yr-old Briton for trying to sneak across Pak-Afghan border to research book


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 22 (ANI): A 70-year-old British man, Nicholas Bain, accused of spying in Pakistan is being reportedly held in Peshawar Central Jail along with Taliban suspects after being arrested in ... Read more...

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Talks between UNC and DPRK over S.Korean sunken warship postponed


July 13th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 13 (ANI): Talks between the US led United Nations Command (UNC) in South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), scheduled on 13th July 2010, were postponed at ... Read more...

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Eight-year-old Ukrainian gets conscription notice


April 22nd, 2010 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) No kidding! Age no bar for conscription. It was a shock for the Ukrainian parents whose eight-year-old son has been ordered to serve the country's armed forces. The ... Read more...

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Major successes against militants in 2009: Pakistan Army


December 31st, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Dec 31 (IANS) The Pakistan Army said Thursday it had achieved major successes in the war against terrorism in 2009 by killing more than 2,600 terrorists including foreigners. Speaking to reporters here, ... Read more...

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PAC set to re-open ‘mother of all scams’ multi-billion rupee military land scandal case


December 31st, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.31 (ANI): The Pakistan National Assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is set to reopen the multi-billion rupee military land scam, which is being described as the mother of all scams ... Read more...

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Pak concerned about ‘negative implications’ of US revamped Afghan strategy


December 2nd, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Frankurt, Dec.2 (ANI): Close on the heels of President Obama's announcement of the revamped Afghan strategy, Pakistan has said that it is concerned about the negative implications of the new US ... Read more...

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Review sought of Pakistani Supreme Court’s verdict on emergency


October 29th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Former Pakistani chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar has sought a review of a Supreme Court verdict terming as unconstitutional his incumbency during the emergency then president Pervez ... Read more...

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Pakistan arrests Taliban spokesman in Swat (Lead)


September 11th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (DPA) A Taliban spokesman was arrested in the Swat Valley, where troops have spent five months fighting Islamist insurgents, Pakistan's military said Friday. Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas ... Read more...

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Dhaka names ex-intelligence sleuth, diplomat as deserter


August 16th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has declared as deserter an army brigadier general who was a top military intelligence official posted in its mission in Washington last year. Brigadier General Chowdhury ... Read more...

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