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Slain terrorists refused to surrender: J&K Police (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Two unidentified terrorists were killed in an encounter between terrorists and security forces at the Shalgul forest area in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Wednesday, officials said.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
AFSPA extended for 6 months in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Months before the Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Assam on Wednesday extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), in the state for six more months beyond February 27, an official said.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
China's strategy of creeping forward won't work with India: Army Chief
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) China has a habit of creeping forward, making very small incremental moves, to achieve its objectives, said Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, adding that this strategy will not work with India.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Andhra cops start receiving Covid vaccine shots
Amaravati, Feb 24 (IANS) After the Covid-19 vaccination drive was deferred for them by a few weeks owing to the rural local body elections in Andhra Pradesh, police personnel in a few districts started getting inoculated for coronavirus on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
2 soldiers killed in ambush in Mali
Bamako, Feb 24 (IANS) Two soldiers were killed and seven others injured in an ambush in central Mali, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Defence/Security
Andhra cops start receiving Covid vaccine shots
Amaravati, Feb 24 (IANS) After the Covid-19 vaccination drive was deferred for them by a few weeks owing to the rural local body elections in Andhra Pradesh, police personnel in a few districts started getting inoculated for coronavirus on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
2 soldiers killed in ambush in Mali
Bamako, Feb 24 (IANS) Two soldiers were killed and seven others injured in an ambush in central Mali, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Defence/Security
'Nigerian troops kill Boko Haram militants, take back lost town'
Abuja, Feb 24 (IANS) Nigerian troops killed several Boko Haram militants while taking back a "lost town" in the country's northeast region, an army spokesman said.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Defence/Security
Taliban urges members to avoid harbouring foreign nationals
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) Taliban has asked its members to avoid harbouring foreign nationals and not allow them to join their ranks amid doubt over the group's commitment to cut their ties with the Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Top terrorist, 1,039 others lay down arms in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 23 (IANS) In a significant development ahead of the Assembly elections in Assam, 1,040 militants belonging to five extremist outfits led by wanted terrorist leader Ingti Kathar Songbijit surrendered on Tuesday at a ceremony here in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Govt approves purchase of Arjun tanks, arms worth Rs 13,700 cr
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved capital acquisition proposals of various weapons and equipment including 118 Arjun tanks on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Soldier killed in accidental firing in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) A soldier was killed in a firing accident in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday in Jammu district.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Indian Navy, Coast Guard feeding stranded Rohingyas, but no rescue yet (Ld)
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy and Coast Guard personnel have been feeding and providing medical attention to a group of 90 Rohingya refugees and three Bangladesh crewmen on a boat that was stranded on high seas after it drifted into India's territorial waters on Monday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Terrorism, sedition charges framed against Aasiya Andrabi
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Terrorism and sedition charges have been framed against Kashmiri separatist and Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief Aasiya Andrabi for allegedly conspiring to commit terror acts and waging war against the country with support from Pakistan.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rockets fired at US Embassy in Baghdad; no casualties
Baghdad, Feb 23 (IANS) At least three rockets have been fired at the US Embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Iraq's capital Baghdad, the media reported citing security sources.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Indian Air Force chief reaches Dhaka on 4-day visit
New Delhi/Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria on reached Dhaka on a four-day visit on Monday, during which he would interact with senior dignitaries and visit key operational bases of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF).
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sonam Wangchuk makes mobile solar-powered tent for Indian Army
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Ladakh-based engineer Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired the character of 'Phunsukh Wangdu' in Bollywood blockbuster "Three Idiots", has developed a mobile solar-powered tent, accommodating 10 soldiers, for use by the Indian Army in high-altitude locations.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
CRPF collaborates with LPU to provide nutritious meals
Jalandhar (Punjab), Feb 22 (IANS) In a bid to keep its personnel fit and healthy, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has collaborated with Lovely Professional University (LPU) to establish the Institute of Immunity and Nutrition Management here.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
India-US joint military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas' concludes
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) The closing ceremony of the joint military exercise between Indian and US Army, exercise 'Yudh Abhyas-20' was held at the Mahajan Field Firing Range on Sunday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Hackers slip mysterious malware into 30K Apple Macs
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Security researchers have discovered a mysterious malware on nearly 30,000 Apple Macs and they have no idea what this is for and how is this virus going to infected the devices.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
7 killed in military plane crash in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 22 (IANS) Seven persons were killed after a military plane crashed in Abuja, Nigeria's capital on Sunday, an official said.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Portugal,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, China seek mutually acceptable resolution of other friction points
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India and China have agreed to push for a mutually acceptable resolution of other friction points at Gogra, Hot Springs and Depsang along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh in a steady and orderly manner.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
BSF jawan injured in landmine explosion in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan sustained critical injury in a landmine explosion during a search operation in Odisha's Malkangiri district, said an official on Sunday.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Northeast India's first 'Kargil Vijay Smarak' in Assam
Silchar (Assam), Feb 21 (IANS) A 'Kargil Vijay Smarak' was unveiled in southern Assam's Silchar town to remember the Indian Army martyrs in the Kargil war against Pakistan in 1999.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
Navy diving team assesses glacial lake formation at Tapovan
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian Navy diving team has carried out an assessment of glacial-lake formation at Tapovan in Uttarakhand.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Egypt, Spain hold joint naval exercise in Red Sea
Cairo, Feb 21 (IANS) Egyptian and Spanish naval forces held joint military drills in the Red Sea, Egypt's armed forces said in a statement on Saturday.
2021-02-21
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security,Politics
India backs Maldives foreign minister for UNGA Presidency
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Saturday strongly supported the candidature of Maldives' foreign minster Abdulla Shahid for President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly next year.
2021-02-20
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Tanks, choppers deployed in Ladakh part of counter terror drills with US
Mahajan (Rajasthan), Feb 20 (IANS) Two Apache helicopters hover over a recreated combat area in Thar desert as troops slither from four Mi-17 transport choppers in batches of two during the India and US armies joint drill at Mahajan Field Firing Range on Saturday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Toolkit' case: Disha deleted evidence, shows guilty mind: Police (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi Police told a city court on Saturday that climate activist Disha Ravi covered her track and deleted evidence, which, as per the prosecutor, shows her "guilty mind".
2021-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
China's Galwan video showcased Indian Army Captain's bravery
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) China, in a video released on social media as part of psy-war, showcased the bravery of an Indian Army officer during the Galwan Valley clashes in Eastern Ladakh.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Baghel urges Rajnath to expedite work for Army Cantt in Bilaspur
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday wrote to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, requesting him to set up the long-pending army camp at Bilaspur at the earliest.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
India, China begin military talks to de-escalate tension at Hot Springs, Gogra, Depsang
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian and Chinese military dialogue to de-escalate tension at the Line of Actual Control started on Saturday morning. The 10th round of Corps Commander meeting started at 10 a.m. at Moldo on Chinese side.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Hackers eye cryptocurrencies, DDoS attacks on decline: Report
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The surge in cryptocurrency has led cybercriminals to realign their strategies and as a result, they are using their computing power to mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, a new report revealed on Saturday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
2 LeT terrorist associates held in J&K's Bandipora
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) Two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT were arrested in J&K's Bandipora and explosives recovered from their possession, officials said on Friday.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
ITBP chief visits flood-devastated areas in Chamoli
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Indo-Tibetan Border Police Director General, S.S. Deswal on Friday visited the Raini and Tapovan areas in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district where several people lost their lives in sudden flash floods.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
China starts psy-war, releases Galwan clashes video ahead of military delegates meet
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Ahead of the military commanders meeting on Saturday to de-escalate tensions at the Line of Actual Control, China has started a psy-war in which it released a video of Galwan Valley clashes on social media accusing the Indian Army of being aggressive and leading to the clash.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
2 cops killed in LeT attack in Srinagar, terrorists identified (2nd Ld)
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) Two policemen were injured on Friday in a hit and run attack in Srinagar city and succumbed to their injuries, officials said. Police blamed the Lashkar-e-Taiba for the attack, and said that the two terrorists behind it have been identified.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India successfully tests indigenous anti-tank guided missile
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India on Friday successfully tested its indigenously-developed anti-tank guided missile systems from an airborne platform.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Army rescues 447 tourists in Nathu-La after snowstorm
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) The army has rescued 447 tourists stuck at snow-bound Nathu-La near the India-China border in Sikkim following a snowstorm, defence officials said on Friday.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
7 Pakistani migrants granted Indian citizenship in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) Seven migrants from Pakistan, including three couples, who have been living in Rajasthan, were on Friday granted Indian citizenship by Jaipur's District Collector Antar Singh Nehra in his office.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India, China military talks on Saturday for further disengagement
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India and China military delegates will meet on Saturday for the tenth round of talks to discuss disengagement at other friction places at the Line of Actual Control, sources said.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Israel begins developing new anti-missile system with US
Jerusalem, Feb 19 (IANS) Israel has begun developing a long-range ballistic missile interceptor, named Arrow-4, together with the US.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Politics
Apple fortifies platform security for billions of its devices
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In an extra push to secure one billion iPhones and millions of other devices like iPads and Macs, Apple has released a comprehensive Platform Security guide that takes its security-built-into-hardware approach to a new level.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Cop, 3 militants killed in Kashmir gunfights
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) Three unidentified terrorists were killed in an encounter in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Friday, while in a separate gun battle still underway a policeman was killed and a second injured in central Kashmir's Budgam district, officials said.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China honours 5 soldiers for Galwan clashes
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) For the first time, China on Friday honoured its four People's Liberation Army soldiers killed and one injured during clashes with Indian Army troops at Galwan Valley, Chinese state media said.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
AP hikes cash reward for gallantry awardees from state
Tirupati, Feb 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday announced a tenfold hike in the state government's cash reward to defence forces gallantry award winners.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Encounter breaks out in Shopian district
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces at Badigam in South Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday night, officials said.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Grenade attack on Manipur newspaper office : Media organisations call off stir
Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) The indefinite agitation launched by editors and journalists in Manipur on Sunday to protest the grenade attack on a leading newspaper's office in Imphal on Saturday was called off on Thursday and the publication of newspapers and telecast of television channels would resume from Friday.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Defence/Security
Huge cache of arms recovered from J&K's Reasi
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) Army and police in a joint operation have recovered a huge cache of weapons, including warlike stores in the hinterlands of Reasi district in the Jammu region, officials said on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Foreign diplomats briefed on security situation in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) The 24-member delegation of foreign diplomats were briefed on Thursday by officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the army about the security situation in the union territory.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security