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  • Jarnail Singh
    Aug 30, 2015 23:10 IST

    Ferozepur BJP leader held with opium in Rajasthan with three aides

    In a development that could further embarrass the beleaguered Punjab BJP which is under fire after the arrest of state unit chief Kamal Sharma's 'aides' in drug cases, party's Ferozepur minority cell chief (rural) and his three accomplices were arrested by Rajasthan Police with three kg opium and 190 kg poppy husk.

  • AAP MP from Patiala Dharamvira Gandhi (left) and Harinder Singh Khalsa during a rally at Baba Bakala. (HT PHOTO)
    Aug 30, 2015 22:56 IST

    Won't resign from party, will fight, say Dr Gandhi, Khalsa

    The suspension from the party has failed to deter the rebel in MPs Dr Dharamvira Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa, as both have decided to stay in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and fight from within to revive its original ideology.

  • Paramjit Singh Sarna
    Aug 30, 2015 23:37 IST

    Sarna soon to commence ‘kar sewa’ of gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore

    With the management of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) “failed” in its attempts to secure ‘kar sewa’ of Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore, opposition group led by Paramjit Singh Sarna is now all set to undertake the task.

  •  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.

  • Harinder Singh Khalsa, Aam Aadmi Party MP from Fatehgarh Sahib. HT Photo
    Aug 30, 2015 08:49 IST

    Kejriwal sold AAP’s interest to Akalis, says Harinder Singh Khalsa

    After being suspended by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Fatehgarh Sahib MP Harinder Singh Khalsa said he’d now tell Punjab’s people that (party’s national convener) “Arvind Kejriwal has sold the party’s interest in the state to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)”. Talking to HT, he said that the action against Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi and him was designed to spoil the AAP’s chances of winning the Punjab elections in 2017.

  • 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.

  • fallen tree
    Aug 30, 2015 11:14 IST

    Powerful wind storm wreaks havoc in Vancouver

    Winds and heavy rainfall proved to be a cause of worry for the citizens of Vancouver throughout Saturday as it led to the closure of Sky Train service and power cut for a few hours, reported The Province website.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sajjad Ahmed
    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.