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Putin`s Crimea visit a `violation of sovereignty`: Officials

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 23:42

Russian President Vladimir Putin`s visit today to Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow in March, is a "flagrant violation" of Ukraine`s sovereignty, authorities in Kiev said.

Donetsk flag flies in Latvia as Russians mark Victory Day

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 20:38

The flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic flew in Riga Friday in a show of support from Latvia`s large Russian minority for pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine.

Russia stages big Victory Day parade amid Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 17:35

Tanks rumbled across Red Square and fighter jets screamed overhead on Friday in Russia`s biggest Victory Day military parade in years, fuelling patriotic fervour as President Vladimir Putin rallies his people over the Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine security service says "saboteurs" disrupted state TV

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 15:00

Ukraine`s security service said on Friday foreign "saboteurs" had knocked out state television transmissions for several hours, suggesting Moscow had backed the action as part of a campaign fomenting rebellion in the east.

Putin praises `all-conquering patriotic force` at Russia military parade

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 09:30

Russia on Friday showcased its military might amid tensions with Ukraine, with thousands of troops marching through the Red Square.

Russians face jail over war memorial sex doll stunt

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 22:07

A group of young Russians face up to seven years in prison after they posed for photos with an inflatable sex doll on Victory Day in front of a World War II memorial that included the graves of local war dead.

Lankan Army celebrates end to demining

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 18:19

Sri Lankan Army on Thursday claimed the completion of demining of nearly 2,000 sq km areas for the resettlement and restoration of livelihoods of those affected by the three-decade long conflict with Tamil rebels.

B`desh to honour Mukherjee, 152 other foreigners

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 19:00

This would be the fourth such ceremony when the 1971 foreign friends will be acknowledged with the honour.

Bangladesh pays tribute to martyrs on Victory Day

Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011, 19:00

Thousands of Bangladeshis paid tributes to those who sacrificed their lives for liberating the country in 1971.

Russia marks Victory Day with vast parade

Last Updated: Monday, May 09, 2011, 15:40

Russian President said the country is committed to peace, global stability.

Dhaka gets tough with Islamists on 40th Victory Day

Last Updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 14:17

A top opposition leader was held on murder charge and a court rejected a petition of the chief of the largest Islamist party as Bangladesh celebrated its 40th Bijoy Divas, marking its separation from Pakistan.

BJP to hold nationwide Kargil Victory Day celebrations

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 20:44

BJP today said it will celebrate Kargil Victory Day on July 26 nationwide by taking out processions, candle-light vigils and paying tributes to the martyrs.