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US welcomes Japan`s new policy on collective self-defence

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 12:56

US Vice President Joe Biden called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and welcomed his government`s new policy on collective self-defense, saying that it will enhance bilateral ties and enable Japan to make greater contributions to global peace and security.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi wants compulsory self-defence training for girls

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 20:22

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Saturday pitched for compulsory self-defence training for girls from the age of seven years even at the expense of saying "goodbye" to regular subjects so that she can be able to "hit back" if somebody dares to misbehave with her.

Tokyo protest against lifting of ban on collective self-defence

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 14:27

Over 5,000 people took part in a rally here to protest against the Japanese government`s proposal to lift the ban on collective self-defence right, media reported Wednesday.

Martial arts certificate as important as physics or maths: Akshay Kumar

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 12:53

Akshay Kumar`s dream is to make martial arts a compulsory subject in school for both boys and girls.

Akshay Kumar starts self-defense classes for women

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 09:08

Bollywood`s action titan Akshay Kumar, who has started a school along with Aditya Thackeray to train women in self-defence, says the initiative is not for personal gain, but to give back to the society.

Akshay Kumar launches self-defence centre with Aditya Thackeray

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 15:16

Akshay Kumar recently launched a martial arts school along with Aditya Thackeray to give self-defence training to women at an event in Mumbai.

Shinzo Abe to unveil stance on collective self-defense

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 16:01

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce Thursday his government`s basic stance on whether Japan should lift its self-imposed ban on using the right to collective self-defense, a top government spokesman said today.

Japan plans `island-defence` drills in East China Sea

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 18:22

Japan is to stage amphibious landing drills in the East China Sea, coinciding with wargames Russia and China are holding near islands at the centre of a Tokyo-Beijing territorial row.

Japan steps up surveillance posture against China: reports

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 15:23

Japan bolstered its military surveillance capabilities in the southern island region of Okinawa over the weekend, reports said, as territorial tensions with China simmer.

Akshay Kumar bats for martial arts in school curriculum

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 22:49

Urging to make learning of martial arts compulsory at schools, popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar today regretted that this form of self defence came last in priority in the country.

Delhi school girls to get self-defence training

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 20:56

Girls in 14 schools in the national capital will soon be trained in self-defence as part of a programme organised jointly by Delhi Police and a power distribution company.

Kanye West claims he hit paparazzo in self-defence

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 13:50

Rapper Kanye West, who is being sued by a photographer he attacked in July, said it was self-defence move on his part.