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Ayub Khan, the war hero who became an MP

Decorated with a Vir Chakra for leading an attack that destroyed four tanks, Risaldar Ayub Khan shared a name with the Pakistani president who ordered the invasion of India in 1965. India's Ayub......

My father, the Param Vir Chakra Hero

In spite of being wounded in battle, Lieutenant Colonel A B Tarapore fought for six days before meeting a hero's death on the battlefield in the 1965 war. A legend in the Indian Army, he is the......

'The years in service were the best days of my life... until now'

“It hurts that the government is honouring my service to the nation in such a way,” says two-time Vir Chakra awardee Wing Commander Vinod Nebb (retired). Insiyah Vahanvaty continues......

Param Vir Chakra Abdul Hamid, a Hero's Hero

'Both Abdul Hamid and the enemy tank place each other in their sights and shoot. Both shells hit their targets. There is a loud blast, fire and smoke.' 'Abdul Hamid is dead. He has destroyed a......

Independence Day Special: The Hero of Tiger Hill

Yogendra Singh Yadav survived 15 bullets while capturing Tiger Hill in the Kargil War and was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest award for gallantry. On the eve of Independence Day,......

Concessions galore from the Railways

Physically handicapped persons will now be able to get the concession facility in Rajdhani and Shatabadi Trains.Announcing the extension of concession to this category of peoplein New Delhi on......

17 tax-free incomes for you

The following are 17 important items of income, which are fully exempt from income tax and which a resident individual Indian assessee can use with profit for the purpose of tax planning. \n1.......

All these incomes are tax-free for FY 2007-08

Here are some of the important items of income, which are fully exempt from income tax and which can be utilised by a resident individual Indian assessee for the purpose of tax planning.1.......

Padma Lakshmi sizzles in a bikini!

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi is currently vacationing in India with her daughter Krishna. She turned to Twitter......

Quiz Time: Whose life is Sunny Deol's character in Border based on?

In a special series, we will put YOU to the test everyday! Take part in our daily Bollywood quiz, and see how well you know Hindi cinema! 1. On whose life is Sunny Deol’s character in Border......

'Shiney, a nice man'

The media frenzy visible outside the Oshiwara police station and Andheri court -- both in northwest Mumbai -- was absent at Tarapore Towers when this reporter visited it on Monday morning. Tarapore......

The soldier who guards Pakistan

Colonel Anil Kaul, a Vir Chakra recipient, served in the Indian army for over 20 years; he lost his right eye and the fingers of his left hand during one of the military operations; and tried to......
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UIM Varkala to Hold 'Jai Jawaan' Event

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: War veterans of Indian Armed Forces will be honoured by University Institute of Management, (UIM) Varkala, under Kerala... ...
India and Pakistan Are Victims of Self-Induced Myopia

By Salman Khurshid The inherent contradictions that surrounded the birth of India and Pakistan have not been resolved in either country despite... ...
Subtle messaging

Initial reading of the Cavalry Memorial Lecture might suggest it was thin, a focus on Indo-Bangladesh relations not quite to the relish of a fauji... ...
Sekhon's squadron to be honoured 44 years after his feat

HASIMARA: Nearly 44 years ago, a young pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) turned into a legend over the skies of Kashmir, taking on six Pakistan... ...
IESM members against stir vis-a-vis OROP

Bhopal, Nov 20: In the context of the vexatious One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue, a section of Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement members disapprove of... ...

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