Sandip Bardhan

Sandip Bardhan

Sandip Bardhan manages and edits the news sections of Hindustantimes.com. He manages the homepage, handles daily news and plans and organises long-term projects. His idea of fun is handling big, breaking news.

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A stone crusher at work.(Representational photo)
A stone crusher at work.(Representational photo)

CPCB orders closure of stone crushers, asks Punjab, Haryana to curb stubble burning

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sandip Bardhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 05:09 PM IST
The Commission on Air Quality Management in the NCR and adjoining areas decided on November 10 that the task of implementing the Graded Response Action Plan will be temporarily given to CPCB
Villagers wade through a flooded road after heavy rainfall, in Hojai district of Assam on September 29.(PTI)
Villagers wade through a flooded road after heavy rainfall, in Hojai district of Assam on September 29.(PTI)

Monsoon likely to withdraw from parts of UP, Rajasthan, MP in next 24 hours: IMD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sandip Bardhan
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Widespread and heavy rain is very likely over Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura during October 3 to 6. All of northwest India is likely to record dry weather for the next 5 days, IMD said in its Saturday morning bulletin
Cargo sees Martin Freeman’s Andy fighting to protect his daughter Rosie in zombie-infested Australia.
Cargo sees Martin Freeman’s Andy fighting to protect his daughter Rosie in zombie-infested Australia.

Netflix’s Cargo review: A zombie movie about inner conflict. A must watch

By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 05:45 PM IST
Cargo review: Amid a zombie apocalypse, the new Netflix thriller carves out some tender moments as a father journeys across the Australian outback to save his daughter.
Josh Brolin plays Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.(Marvel)
Josh Brolin plays Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.(Marvel)

Avengers: Infinity War celebrates a mammoth loss, and it’s awe-inspiring. Spoilers inside

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 09:27 PM IST
Avengers: Infinity War is about loss; the extent of it, the pain it inflicts and the suddenness of it that doesn’t even allow a proper goodbye.
PM Narendra Modi delivers the inaugural address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Hyatt Regency in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
PM Narendra Modi delivers the inaugural address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Hyatt Regency in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

HTLS 2017: PM Modi says demonetisation brought in proof of black money, finished parallel economy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Bardhan
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2017 01:48 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi said at the HT Leadership Summit that the information demonetisation unearthed on black economy was a treasure trove.
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to kidnap cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar for training the England cricket team, which is having a tough time during its ongoing India tour.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to kidnap cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar for training the England cricket team, which is having a tough time during its ongoing India tour.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

Here’s why former British PM Cameron wants to kidnap Sachin Tendulkar

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2016 02:57 PM IST
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to kidnap cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar for training the England cricket team, which is having a tough time during its ongoing India tour.
A man wearing the mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stages a protest against the detractors of the move, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
A man wearing the mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stages a protest against the detractors of the move, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

Demonetisation: Modi thanks people as survey results show huge support

Hindustan Times | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2016 08:44 PM IST
Most of the people who took part in a survey to gauge public opinion on the scrapping of high-value banknotes have supported the move, results posted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter showed on Wednesday.
As the skies become dark and rains lash Gurgaon on Wednesday morning, vehicles keep their headlights on.(Photo: Twitter)
As the skies become dark and rains lash Gurgaon on Wednesday morning, vehicles keep their headlights on.(Photo: Twitter)

Heavy rain lashes Delhi, Gurgaon Police issue advisory

Hindustan Times | By Gulam Jeelani and Sandip Bardhan, Gurgaon/new Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2016 11:30 AM IST
Fresh spells of rain lashed Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning, causing worry among office-goers two days after heavy showers and waterlogging made commute a nightmare.
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Row over MP’s tweet on Bolt’s beef diet

By Payal Banerjee and Sandip Bardhan
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2016 06:53 AM IST
Junior social justice minister Athawale said on Monday that people should be allowed to eat the meat of bulls and bullocks for its high protein.(HT File Photo)
Junior social justice minister Athawale said on Monday that people should be allowed to eat the meat of bulls and bullocks for its high protein.(HT File Photo)

Ramdas Athawale wants beef ban lifted as Udit Raj nails Bolt’s diet secret

Hindustan Times | By Payal Banerjee and Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2016 01:12 PM IST
Both Dalit leaders touched an emotive issue as many states have banned the eating of beef and slaughter of cows, considered sacred in Hinduism, and self-styled cattle protectors have stepped up efforts to impose the prohibition.
BJP’s Udit Raj kicked up a storm on Twitter after talking about athlete Usain Bolt’s diet.(Photo: Twitter)
BJP’s Udit Raj kicked up a storm on Twitter after talking about athlete Usain Bolt’s diet.(Photo: Twitter)

BJP MP clarifies after Twitter post on Usain Bolt’s beef diet triggers storm

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2016 11:27 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarian Udit Raj was trolled on Twitter after posting on Sunday that Jamaican start athlete Usain Bolt has won nine Olympic medals due to the inclusion of beef in his diet.
Home minister Rajnath Singh and J-K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti at a press conference in Srinagar on Thursday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Home minister Rajnath Singh and J-K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti at a press conference in Srinagar on Thursday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Govt will soon propose a substitute to pellet guns, Rajnath says in Srinagar

Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti and Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2016 01:48 PM IST
Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday the government will propose a substitute to pellet guns in a few days following widespread criticism of the crowd-control device that has left thousands of Kashmiris blind in the current unrest.
PM Narendra Modi interacts with schoolchildren on the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day at Red Fort.(Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)
PM Narendra Modi interacts with schoolchildren on the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day at Red Fort.(Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)

PM Modi takes on Pakistan in I-Day speech, rakes up PoK, Balochistan

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2016 03:00 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a veiled dig at Pakistan on Monday for “glorifying terrorists” and succumbing to a “life influenced by terrorism”.
PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 70th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort.(Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)
PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 70th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort.(Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)

As it happened: Need to fight against social evils, says PM on I-Day

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan and Neha Mahajan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2016 12:01 PM IST
As the nation soaks in festivities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly deliver his I-Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Ahead of the India’s 70th Independence Day, the PM sought inputs from citizens on government websites. The best suggestions will be incorporated into his address.
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Ustad Amjad Ali Khan denied visa to the UK

By Sandip Bardhan and Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2016 07:53 AM IST
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan said he was shocked to know that his visa for a visit to the UK has been rejected.(Twitter)
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan said he was shocked to know that his visa for a visit to the UK has been rejected.(Twitter)

‘Shocked and appalled’: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan tweets after UK visa rejection

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan and Prasun Sonwalkar, New Delhi/london
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2016 01:31 AM IST
Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan’s application for a British visa has been rejected, the musician tweeted on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs an all-party meeting to discuss unrest in Kashmir Valley(Twitter@PMOIndia)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs an all-party meeting to discuss unrest in Kashmir Valley(Twitter@PMOIndia)

National security, PoK figure in Kashmir all-party meeting

Hindustan Times | By DK Singh and Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2016 07:12 PM IST
There can be no compromise on national security, but leaders have to win the confidence of the people in Jammu and Kashmir, said Prime Minister Modi after an all-party meeting to discuss the unrest in the Valley.
A view of the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session on Friday.(PTI)
A view of the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session on Friday.(PTI)

Issue of atrocities against Dalits shouldn’t be publicised: Rajnath in LS

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan and Neha Mahajan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2016 08:14 PM IST
Parliament discusses on Thursday the atrocities on Dalits, with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the House.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributes a certificate to a contest of MyGov at the second anniversary celebrations of MyGov, in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributes a certificate to a contest of MyGov at the second anniversary celebrations of MyGov, in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)

At town hall event, PM Modi says self-styled cow protectors make him angry

Hindustan Times | By Jatin Gandhi and Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2016 01:58 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that people who have set up shops in the name of ‘gau raksha (cow protection)’ make him very angry.
Navjot Sidhu at the Rajya Sabha on July 18. The former cricketer has resigned from the House.(Sonu Mehta/ HT photo)
Navjot Sidhu at the Rajya Sabha on July 18. The former cricketer has resigned from the House.(Sonu Mehta/ HT photo)
A man lies in front of a Turkish army tank at Ataturk airport in Istanbul. (Reuters)
A man lies in front of a Turkish army tank at Ataturk airport in Istanbul. (Reuters)

Beijing then, Istanbul now: A man stands up against the tanks, again

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2016 06:40 PM IST
An attempted coup and a students’ movement appeared to have built a bridge between China and Turkey, with comparisons on social media between two photographs from these two events separated by 27 years magnifying the power of courage in the face of all odds.
People react near the Holey Artisan restaurant after Islamist militants attacked the upscale cafe in Dhaka.(REUTERS)
People react near the Holey Artisan restaurant after Islamist militants attacked the upscale cafe in Dhaka.(REUTERS)

Indian national Tarishi Jain killed in Dhaka restaurant attack: Sushma

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2016 10:36 AM IST
An Indian teenager was among 20 foreigners who were killed after being taken hostage by a group of attackers at an upmarket cafe in Bangladesh capital Dhaka, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday.
Hardik Pandya celebrates the wicket of Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.(Reuters)
Hardik Pandya celebrates the wicket of Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.(Reuters)

Hero’s farewell or villain’s exit? Ball in Shahid Afridi’s court

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2016 08:38 PM IST
Shahid Afridi looks set to retire after the T20 World Cup, and it might not have anything to do with his love for India. But in that case history will remember the Pakistani cricketer as the one who went down after a dismal campaign on Indian soil despite all the love he claimed to have received in the neighbour country.
Abdullah Kurdi, father of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, cries as he leaves a morgue in Mugla, Turkey. The family of Aylan, a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach, had been trying to emigrate to Canada after fleeing the war-torn town of Kobani. (Reuters Photo)
Abdullah Kurdi, father of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, cries as he leaves a morgue in Mugla, Turkey. The family of Aylan, a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach, had been trying to emigrate to Canada after fleeing the war-torn town of Kobani. (Reuters Photo)

To publish or not? Aylan Kurdi's image haunts media

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2015 10:44 AM IST
For those who carried the Syrian child's photos, the act of publication did not violate the sacredness of a body – an argument presented by some Twitter users.
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I'll continue posting bikini pictures even in my 60s: Poonam Pandey

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2015 03:40 PM IST
Often in news for controversies, Twitter ueen Poonam Pandey says the people triggering a hullabaloo over her revealing selfies on social media or other manoeuvres are actually hungry for "publicity". Confident of her acting prowess, Poonam, who was in Delhi recently, stresses that her focus is now on Helen, a project that will be directed by Ajit Rajpal.
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Being super-human: 5 reasons why Salman can't be stripped off his halo

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2015 01:28 PM IST
While the law has taken its course, Salman Khan's fans and well wishers are absolutely certain about the course they will follow; it's the road of a thousand tweets with hashtags such as #WeLoveYouSalmanKhan and of hitting the streets to say good luck to their idol.
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Playing, revealing it his way: Sachin hasn't lost the sense of magic timing

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2014 09:23 AM IST
The likes of Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan are rallying around the Master Blaster's claims of 'Evil Chappell', joining the chorus to shed some light on the 'darkest phase' of Indian cricket.
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India-China ties: Crouching dragon, hidden tiger

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2014 10:58 PM IST
India and China are unlikely to play up differences over their disputed border and will instead focus on boosting economic ties to give a new direction to relations between two of Asia's largest economies during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit beginning Wednesday. Here's a look at the highs and lows in ties between the neighbours.

Dear Laxman, who are you to draw the rekha for Sania Mirza?

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2014 12:10 AM IST
BJP leader K Laxman questioning Sania Mirza's eligibility to be Telangana’s brand ambassador has again brought to fore the culture of intolerance breeding in present-day India. Poll: Does marrying a Pakistani make Sania Mirza less Indian?
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The great divide: Argentina take on Germany on the pitch, Brazil fans off it

Hindustan Times | By Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2014 09:15 PM IST
A roaring crowd, tireless Mexican waves, the national anthem and the rhythmic chanting of the heroes' names may give an adrenaline injection to a team. On the other hand, constant boos and ugly taunts can rile players.
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