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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

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Writing their own destiny, with élan

In the second part of HT’s annual celebration of youth brilliance, meet another set of go-getters who have excelled in their fields and show great promise for the future. From a dentist who has topped the PCS exam, to an aspiring doctor who has started in style, we also feature achievers from showbiz and fashion.

Chandigarh student pushed into Patiala canal after ‘gangrape’

A second-year Bachelor of Arts student (18) studying in Chandigarh was pushed into the Bhakra Canal here by allegedly her boyfriend (24) and his accomplices who had driven her down from her college. Police are tightlipped over reports that suggest gangrape before murder.

Hockey losing steam in colleges due to lack of promotion

With the passage of time, hockey, often called the national game, appears to have lost its charm among students with few colleges interested in promoting the game.

Woman delivers outside hospital: NHRC issues notice to Haryana govt

 National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Haryana Government following media reports that a woman delivered a baby at the entrance of a government hospital due to unavailability of wheel chair.

Coming to Ludhiana is always special for me: Dharmendra

“When you love your work, you never turn old. I may soon be turning into eighties but love and high adulation from my fans encourages me to go on. In fact, it keeps my spirits at its zenith”, expressed veteran and legendary actor Dharmendra who arrived in the city to throw light on his upcoming Punjabi film ‘Double Di Trouble’ scheduled to be released on August 29.

Red tape blocks VB probe into Ludhiana village land grab

In June 2014, the Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) was all set to probe the role of the officers into the illegal occupation of 95 acres of a village common land that has also been facing the onslaught of illegal sand mining. Two months on, the VB still awaits the senior officials required from the departments of revenue, rural development and panchayat and industries for its special investigation team (SIT) proposed for the probe.

Assembly polls:HSGMC pledges support to Congress

The Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC, ad hoc) on Tuesday passed a resolution to support the Congress in the upcoming assembly polls, without making any demand for the allotment of seats to its members.

Stalker of two minor girls, who committed suicide, arrested

A day after two teenage girls committed suicide by consuming poison after being repeatedly stalked for last three months, the police arrested an 19-year-old resident of Singhpura village, Lokesh Dalal, here on Tuesday.

The return of Punjab to bipolar politics

The verdict in the two bypolls, one each in a bastion of the Congress and the ruling Shriomani Akali Dal (SAD), may not have any surprises but it has helped both break own jinxes.

British filmmaker’s Amritsar connection

While Oscar-winning British filmmaker Richard Attenborough will be remembered for ‘Gandhi’ (1982), his epic biopic on Mahatma Gandhi, the film has an Amritsar connection, too.

Empowering women, the daughters’ way at Mela Dhiyan Daa

Tears of joy rolled down their wrinkled cheeks as they hugged one another, reliving old memories and cracking jokes at Mela Dhiyan Daa (fair of the village daughters) on Sunday at Saddoheri, their ancestral village that they had left decades ago after their wedding.

Punjab snakes contribute to universal anti-venom project

Experts are looking at the possibility of developing a universal anti-venom for India that will be effective against snakebite anywhere. Eminent herpetologists Rom Whitaker and Gerry Martin extracted venom from 12 snakes of the Punjab region on Monday to further a national research project on regional variations in the toxin.

Massive revamp plan underway at Patna for 350th birth anniversary of Guru

Massive revamp and beautification plans are underway here for the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th guru of Sikhs, at Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib in 2017.

Salvation after 157 years for 282 martyrs

It was deliverance after 157 years for 282 martyrs of the First War of Independence when on Sunday morning their skeletal remains excavated in Punjab recently were immersed in holy river Ganga at Sati Ghat in the Kankhal area here.

Beyond Clichés, Shattering stereotypes

Who makes the rules? No convention holds them back, no challenge disheartens them, and no problem is impossible for them to overcome. The achievers HT features today — the fourth of six sets — epitomise versatility and the can-do attitude that defines young India.
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