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  • AAP MP from Patiala Dharamvira Gandhi (left) and Harinder Singh Khalsa during a rally at Baba Bakala. (HT PHOTO)
    Aug 29, 2015 19:45 IST

    AAP suspends Punjab MPs Dharamvira Gandhi, Harinder Singh Khalsa

    The Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Saturday suspended Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi and Fatehgarh Sahib MP Harinder Singh Khalsa for anti-party activities.

  • MP Dharamvira Gandhi
    Aug 30, 2015 00:05 IST

    Kejriwal running party like a dictator, says Dr Dharamvira 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

  • Olympic qualifier
    Aug 29, 2015 07:56 IST

    Chak De: Indian women's hockey team qualifies for Rio Olympics

    India's women hockey team has qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, claiming their berth thanks to the England team who defeated Spain in the semifinals of the EuroHockey Championships in London on Friday.

  • Injured army personnel being airlifted to the army’s base hospital in Srinagar from the CBS army headquarters
    Aug 29, 2015 11:56 IST

    J-K: 14 soldiers injured in explosion at army training school

    At least 12 soldiers were injured, seven of them critically, in an "accidental" explosion at an Army camp in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday.

  • Khushwant Singh
    Aug 29, 2015 14:48 IST

    Khushwant Singh’s daughter puts together Portrait of a Serial Killer

    In the year he would have turned 100, a collection of Khushwant Singh's forgotten works, as diverse as the man himself, have been put together by his daughter in the form of a book: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

  • British Army, Raksha Bandhan
    Aug 29, 2015 00:59 IST

    British soldiers tie rakhis to symbolise bond with Indian diaspora

    Several members of Britain’s armed forces attended ‘raksha bandhan’ events in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Bradford this week, where the contribution of past and present members of the Hindu community in the country’s military history was recalled.

  • 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.

  • Pak terrorist
    Aug 29, 2015 10:12 IST

    Captured militant was trained in LeT chief’s bastion, say J&K police

    A court in north Kashmir’s Sopore town on Friday sent the militant, captured during an encounter in the nearby Rafiabad area a day earlier, to five-day police remand.

  • A BSF soldier stands guard near international border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kms from Jammu
    Aug 28, 2015 08:15 IST

    3 killed in Jammu firing, Pakistan says 8 of theirs dead

    Three civilians were killed and 17 others injured in heavy shelling by Pakistan in RS Pura sector of Jammu in the wee hours of Friday, even as India is observing 50 years of the 1965 Indo-Pak war. Pakistan media reported the deaths of seven Pakistani civilians in 'unprovoked' firing by India.

  • President of Punjab People Party Manpreet Singh Badal. HT Photo
    Aug 29, 2015 09:58 IST

    Is PPP chief Manpreet Badal joining hands with Congress?

    Political circles in Punjab are abuzz with speculation over People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) president Manpreet Badal meeting Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi recently to “chalk out a merger plan”.

  • Himachal Pradesh assembly session in progress
    Aug 28, 2015 19:35 IST

    Congress, BJP MLAs come to blows in Himachal assembly

    Congress and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators came to blows after a heated exchange in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Friday, forcing speaker Brij Bihari Lal Butail to adjourn the House.

  • Sikhs-n
    Aug 27, 2015 09:21 IST

    Falling Sikh community numbers in country worrying leaders

    Sikh political and religious leaders are worried by data from Census 2011 showing a drop in the community’s population, with some even calling on families to have more children.

  • Pak nuclear missiles
    Aug 28, 2015 00:04 IST

    Pakistan could be world’s 3rd biggest nuclear power in 10 yrs

    Pakistan could possess the world's third largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in a decade, or have enough fissile material available for it, according to a new report.

  • wheat
    Aug 27, 2015 22:56 IST

    CBI registers case in Haryana fungicide scam during Congress govt

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a first information report (FIR) in alleged irregularities in the purchase of Raxil fungicide by the previous Congress government in Haryana. The FIR has been registered against unknown persons under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and sections 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by the anti-corruption branch of the central agency here.

  • Golden Temple
    Aug 27, 2015 16:16 IST

    Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh to be smart cities

    It’s official. Six cities, including Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana, and the union territory of Chandigarh have made it to the list of 98 smart cities that will be part of the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious project for the next five years.