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US allows religious accommodation for Sikhs in armed forces

Washington: Meeting a long-pending demand ofthe Sikh community, the US has allowed career-long religious accommodation for them to serve in the armed forces while maintaining their articles of faith like the turban and beard. The directive issued by the Department of Defence, provides for career-long accommodation for Sikh Americans and others to serve while maintaining articles

Parrikar demeaning armed forces, alleges AAP

New Delhi: The BJP-AAP war of words on cross-LOC surgical strikes today intensified as the Arvind Kejriwal-led party accused Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of “demeaning” the armed forces and threatened to file a police complaint against him. Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra called Parrikar “Shah Rangeela”, the Mughal Emperor who it is claimed indulged in

Armed forces chiefs meet PM

New Delhi:  The chiefs of the Army and the AirForce along with the Vice Chief of the Navy today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence here. The meeting assumes significance as it comes against the backdrop of the deadly Uri attack. Defence sources described the meeting as “routine”. The chiefs of the armed

Prez calls on armed forces to ensure stability and peace

Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee today said the 21st century is witnessing strife of a very “virulent nature” and called for capable and responsive armed forces to ensure stability and peace. Stating that security challenges go much beyond conventional borders and threats in the international arena including a sizeable diaspora, he said, “India requires young men

Farmer-oriented schemes resulted increase among crop yield: President

Prez calls on armed forces to ensure stability and peace

Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee today said the 21st century is witnessing strife of a very “virulent nature” and called for capable and responsive armed forces to ensure stability and peace. Stating that security challenges go much beyond conventional borders and threats in the international arena including a sizeable diaspora, he said, “India requires young men

Delhi’s Safdarjung Airport to have full armed security cover

New Delhi: The Safdarjung Airport in thenational capital would soon be safeguarded by an armed security cover provided by a central paramilitary force in view of potential threats to the facility used primarily for flying VVIP helicopter sorties.Official sources said a full-fledged security audit of the air facility located in the high-profile location of central Delhi

Kangna dropped from film for demanding Rs. 11 crore,Gender pay gap in Bollywood

Kangana pays tribute to Indian armed forces

Mumbai:Actress Kangana Ranaut has paid a tribute to the Indian armed forces in a video. The anthem titled “Love your country” released on Friday online. It also focuses on social issues such as rape, female infanticide, child marriage, dowry and even apathy, read a statement. The almost three-minute long video has Kangana saluting, lip synching

Armed squatter causes hostage situation outside US airport

New York: Police have rescued two people from a hostage situation in US city of New Jersey, at a warehouse near the Newark International Airport. SWAT teams surrounded the building at 451 Frelinghuysen Avenue on Friday afternoon. It is listed as an address of several manufacturing and shipping companies, and is about a block away from

Haryana enhances ex-gratia for kin of armed forces

Chandigarh: Haryana government has enhanced the ex-gratia grant given to the family members of the armed forces personnel, who sacrifice their lives in the line of duty, from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 50 lakh. The personnel include those from Army, Navy and Air Force who die in harness in performance of their bonafide official

Armed forces mark Yoga Day across land and sea 

New Delhi: Armed forces today marked thesecond International Yoga Day across the country by performing ‘aasanas’ at several events including on warships. Apart from holding yoga camps in units across the country, the Indian Navy and Coast Guard also organised programmes on ships like INS Airavat, Virat and ICGS Sagar. Personnel on Indian ships out

Attack on Damdami Taksal ‘Kathavachak’, three held

Ludhiana: Within few hours after the attack on Sikh preacher associated with Damdami Taklsa, the police have apprehended three persons, on Sunday at Ludhiana. The accused have been identified as Joga Singh, Harsimrat Singh and Gurdeep Singh natives of Ludhiana. Preliminary investigation revealed that around a dozen armed men were involved in the attack. Station

Breaking – Four armed-men loot Rs 6 lakh from finance company at Amritsar

Amritsar: Four armed men robbed Rs 6 lakhs of a finance company in Amritsar, on Wednesday. The armed men snatched the cash bags from the security guards when they were on the way to deposit the cash in bank. The incident was reported in the afternoon at around