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  • WhatsApp
    Sep 02, 2015 11:37 IST

    Chandigarh police launch ‘Crime Stopper’ on WhatsApp

    With WhatsApp fast emerging as a tool to check crime, the Chandigarh Police on Tuesday launched a WhatsApp tool “Crime Stopper” for residents to share their grievances and complaints against police officials. The residents can also send information about other crimes to the police by sending videos and photographs

  • Vir Chakra havildar Budh Singh working in fields in Mahendergarh. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)
    Sep 02, 2015 10:28 IST

    Families of Indo-Pak war heroes battling for square meals

    As the country is celebrating 50 years of its victory over Pakistan in the 1965 war, the families of some soldiers who fought against the enemy in various wars without caring for their lives are battling for three square meals a day.

  • Supreme Court of India
    Sep 02, 2015 10:59 IST

    Supreme Court miffed at central govt over prisoners of war

    The Centre on Tuesday said Pakistan had refused to acknowledge that 54 Indian prisoners of war (PoWs) of 1965 and 1971 were languishing in its jail and that their exact status till date is not known.

  • Radio taxi
    Sep 01, 2015 20:07 IST

    Turn app-based cab driver, double your income

    Ever since their introduction in the tricity, app-based cab services are splurging to maintain a high ceiling of customer service. The talent they hire is well-mannered and educated. So if you happen to move around in cabs in the tricity these days, you find smart, courteous and well-dressed drivers.

  • Rohtang Pass
    Sep 01, 2015 20:41 IST

    NGT directs DMRC to provide CNG-fitted buses to Himachal

    Three weeks after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) relaxed the ban partially on plying vehicles to Rohtang; it directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday to provide CNG-fitted buses to the Himachal Pradesh Transport Corporation (HRTC) for running them in the Rohtang region, said Himachal Pradesh senior additional advocate general at New Delhi Suryanarayan Singh.

  • A farmer working in his fields as dark clouds loomed large over Bathinda on Tuesday. Sanjeev Kumar/HT
    Sep 01, 2015 09:56 IST

    Prime Minister's Office pushes for Punjab land model

    An amended Punjab law that allows long-term lease of farm land for projects may soon be replicated across India, with the Centre planning to use it as a model for alternative land management legislation after letting a controversial ordinance lapse.

  • OROP
    Aug 31, 2015 13:45 IST

    Annual pension revision not possible: Jaitley on OROP

    The government virtually rejected on Monday a key demand of ex-servicemen asking for parity in pensions that has deadlocked negotiations as hopes faded of a quick resolution to end a relay hunger strike by former soldiers that has embarrassed the Centre.

  • Rice
    Aug 30, 2015 18:08 IST

    To evade tax, traders stock goods in UP, Haryana towns

    VAT or value-added tax is a major source of revenue for Delhi. The AAP government set a target of Rs 24,000 crore for 2015-16, and to achieve this, the VAT department has been carrying out numerous raids to identify defaulters.

  •  Sukhbir Singh Badal
    Aug 30, 2015 19:26 IST

    NRI panel chief to tour Toronto, New York to hear grievances

    After the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) office-bearers and Punjab cabinet ministers, now the NRI commission chairman of the state will visit Canada and the US to hear the grievances of the non-resident Indians, Punjabis particularly, in Toronto and New York.

  • Sajjad Ahmed
    Aug 31, 2015 00:24 IST

    Captured terrorist Sajjad is my cousin, says man from Pakistan

    'Yes, I am the brother of Sajjad Ahmed. We read about his arrest in your Kashmir in a local daily,' Assad Ahmed said on Sunday afternoon when Hindustan Times rang him up on a number provided to interrogators by a Pakistani terrorist captured in Kashmir.

  • OROP
    Aug 31, 2015 10:28 IST

    OROP agitation: Army veteran collapses, rushed to hospital

    A 70-year-old army veteran, who was on a relay hunger strike in New Delhi as part of the agitation by veterans for early implementation of one rank, one pension (OROP), on Sunday collapsed on stage and was rushed to the army hospital where, his condition is said to be stable.

  • The then prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and army officers atop a captured Pakistani tank.
    Aug 30, 2015 10:02 IST

    Tale of grit and glory: Living legends of 1965 Indo-Pak war

    Fifty years after India and Pakistan fought a six-week war on the Western front, the valour of Indian soldiers may have faded away from the public memory. But, legion of their heroism — eloquently testified in the musty war citations - remains etched on the nation’s annals of war. Of 213 gallant men decorated (56 posthumously) with the ultimate war medals — Param Vir Chakra (PVC), Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) and Vir Chakra — only a handful are still around as last of the living legends of the 1965 war. Hindustan Times tracked 14 of them to refresh the forgotten stories of their extraordinary grit and glory.

  • Amarinder Singh, Rahul Gandhi Partap Singh Bajwa
    Aug 28, 2015 23:38 IST

    Fearing AAP, Congress may go for bold changes in Punjab

    A fear that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) might do another Delhi has forced the Congress to work out a compromise formula to end an internal fight in Punjab that threatens to derail its plans to dethrone the Akali-BJP combine in the 2017 assembly elections. "The uncertainty over the leadership issue has to end," a source said.

  • AAP
    Aug 29, 2015 23:19 IST

    Kejriwal to lead AAP campaign in Punjab polls in 2017

    Exuding confidence, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made it clear that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal would lead the party campaign in the assembly elections in Punjab in 2017.

  • OROP
    Aug 28, 2015 11:48 IST

    OROP agitation dampens 1965 war celebrations among veterans

    Retired military personnel upset by the lack of a breakthrough on the issue of one rank one pension (OROP) have decided to boycott the government’s celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of India's 1965 war with Pakistan.