Captain Sir Tom 'delighted' by Army training college honour
Captain Sir Tom Moore said it is "truly a great honour" to be made honorarycolonel of an Army training college as he visited the military establishmentas part of his new role.
The 100-year-old Second World War veteran told juniorsoldiers to take full advantage of the "outstanding" Army Foundation Collegein Harrogate, North Yorkshire, as he was shown around the facility on Monday.
Captain Sir Tom Moore helps to launch the Lloyd Scott Three Peaks Challenge inhis Bedfordshire garden. Captain Tom enjoyed a race with Lloyd, who will dothe challenge in his deep-sea diving suit for the Lord's Taverners charity, ofwhich the iconic centenarian is an honorary member.
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Captain Sir Tom Moore is getting the big screen treatment following a fiercebidding war. The life story of the centenarian, who raised more than £32million for the NHS by walking laps of his Bedfordshire garden, will be shotnext year. The Second World War veteran quipped: “I don’t know of any 100-year-old actors but I’m sure Michael Caine or Anthony Hopkins could do awonderful job if they were prepared to age up!”
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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that he was not against the operations being carried out by security forces in the valley but against the loss of innocent lives during those operations. "The Army has agreed that the three persons who were killed in Shopian were killed by mistake and the government should provide a huge compensation in this case," Abdullah said. Yesterday, Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane had said that the investigation into the Amshipora case will be conducted with utmost fairness and will be taken to their logical conclusion. Meanwhile, the Army said that the inquiry ordered by the Army authorites into Operation Amshipora has concluded adding that during the operation, powers vested under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) 1990 were exceeded.
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PoK activist Dr. Amjad Mirza exposed Pakistan’s brutalities during a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. He said that the world has been hypnotized by the lies dished out by Pakistan and called for action against the oppressive actions of the Pakistan government and Army. Dr. Mirza said that in the name of CPEC, rivers are being diverted to hydro-power projects and added that they threaten the entire ecosystem of the region. He added that anti-terrorism laws are being used to crush any form of dissent. He added that scores of young men from Gilgit-Baltistan are serving 70 to 90 year long imprisonments for protesting against plunder of their resources. He added that women are molested by the Army and hence they refuse to take cover even during cross border firing. Mirza then said that people from PoK want to gain independence from the oppressive Pakistan rule and join Kashmir & Ladakh in their path of development under the Indian union. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress MPs walked out from Lok Sabha demanding discussion on India-China border issue on September 15. Congress Deputy Leader, Gaurav Gogoi on Congress' walk out said, "Our leader AR Chowdhury wanted to send a message of solidarity towards our troops and to send a stern warning to China that they should not test our patience. Unfortunately, the government feels as if only they can speak in support of the Army."
Harrogate have started replacing their artificial 3G pitch, followingpromotion to the Football League. Town secured a place in the Football Leaguefor the first time by beating Notts County 3-1 at Wembley on Sunday in theNational League play-off final. The North Yorkshire club will start life nextseason away from their CNG Stadium, after confirming it will take 10 weeks tolay a new grass pitch. The club has received permission from the EFL toground-share for their first few home matches.
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A 97-year-old former radar operative has said the heroes of the Battle ofBritain deserve to be celebrated “whatever your politics are”. Kath McLeodjoined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in 1942, after the battle’sconclusion, but continued to carry out a role that saved many lives.
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