Youth must give up guns, says Mehbooba

Srinagar, Feb 18 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said the youth should give up guns or they will face thousands of these from the security forces. Addressing a public meeting on the sidelines of an official function in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, the Chief Minister said: “I have come to […]

Afghan Army defuses 234 IEDs, landmines

Kabul, Feb 18 : Around 234 different types of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines have been detected and defused over the last 24 hours, the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Sunday. “Afghan National Army engineering teams and bomb disposal units launched operations to clear landmines in different provinces since early Saturday. They found and […]

JCO injured in explosion near LoC in J&K

Jammu, Feb 18 : An Army Junior Commissioned Officer was injured on Sunday in an explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, defence sources said. JCO Om Prakash of 5 Mahar Regiment was injured in a land-mine explosion during patrolling near the LoC in the Mendhar Sector. He has […]

Deal with US to keep RAF’s ‘flying warehouses’ airborne

London, Feb 18 : The British and the US governments have signed a $365 million bilateral deal to ensure the Royal Air Force fleet of heavy aircraft transporters continue to fly, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced on Saturday. The C-17 heavy-lift aircraft are used by the RAF to transport troops, equipment and humanitarian aid […]

Israel strikes six Hamas military targets in Gaza

Jerusalem, Feb 18 : The Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter jets targeted a total of six military targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, in response to the detonation of an explosive device on the border fence in southern Gaza. These specific military targets belonging to the Hamas organization were attacked, Xinhua quoted a statement […]

Plot for widow 18 years after soldier’s death

Chandigarh, Feb 17 : The Haryana government on Saturday decided to gift a residential plot to the widow of a soldier who was killed in an anti-militancy operation in Jammu and Kashmir nearly 18 years ago. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet here, presided over by Chief Minister Manohar Lal […]