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  • Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal
    Aug 31, 2015 20:19 IST

    Badal meets Modi, demands implementation of Swaminathan formula

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement the Swaminathan formula for determining the minimum support price (MSP) of crops.

  • NRI Jassi with husband Jassi. She was killed by men allegedly hired by her mother and uncle.
    Aug 31, 2015 09:44 IST

    Blood and honour: When 'parent' turns into monstrous killer

    As a shocked nation continues to be transfixed by the story of how Indrani Mukerjea allegedly killed her daughter, the riveting filmlike account brings back memories of similar stories played out in Punjab not so long ago.

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra with husband Robert
    Aug 31, 2015 22:12 IST

    Priyanka Gandhi got Shimla land for horticulture, says HP minister

    In the past three years, the Himachal government gave 526 sanctions under a law that bars the transfer of land to non-agriculturists. One of these cleared the decks for Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to buy land at Chharabra, 13 km from Shimla, for the purpose of horticulture.

  • 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.

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Aug 30, 2015 00:05 IST

    Kejriwal running party like a dictator, says suspended MP Gandhi

    Launching a frontal attack on party supremo Arvind Kejriwal, AAP's Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi says he has not breached any discipline or worked against the party. He says Kejriwal and his coterie are working against the party, especially in Punjab, adding that Punjabis want an AAP government in the state, but Kejriwal doesn't want it. He terms Kejriwal as a dictator. Excerpts from the interview

  • Salman Khan as Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Aug 29, 2015 10:55 IST

    Celebrate Raksha Bandhan with the ultimate bhai Salman Khan

    Fans can't celebrate anything without Bollywood's essential jazz and style. So this Raksha Bandhan, we talk about the ultimate, one and only Bhai of Bollywood - Salman Khan. From Arpita Khan wedding to promoting Shah Rukh Khan's Raees and Amir Khan's Dhoom 3, here's taking a look at the five times he proved why he is THE bhai.

  • Vijender Singh
    Aug 29, 2015 00:11 IST

    Won't pass any order without hearing govt: HC to Vijender Singh

    Several appeals from ace boxer Vijender Singh to the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday failed to yield any result as it categorically told him that a matter of such an importance had come for judicial scrutiny for the first time and without hearing the government it would not give any interim direction.

  • Jasbir Jassi Honey Singh
    Aug 28, 2015 17:03 IST

    Jasbir Jassi says he met Honey Singh in Chandigarh, not in rehab

    Singer Jasbir Jassi, who came under the spotlight for his statement about singer Yo Yo Honey Singh recently, says that he did meet Singh, but not in a rehab.