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Bodies of 3 Rajouri youngsters killed in Shopian encounter to be exhumed, handed over to families

Police say after DNA samples of the three matched with their families, it was decided to hand over their bodies after the completion of legal formalities
The DNA samples of Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohd Ibrar, who were gunned down on July 18 in Shopian, matched with their family members in Rajouri on September 25.
The DNA samples of Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohd Ibrar, who were gunned down on July 18 in Shopian, matched with their family members in Rajouri on September 25.
Published on Sep 30, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

Amshipora encounter: Have lost 3 nephews, want guilty to be punished, says victims’ uncle

The family has also demanded that the ‘source’ who branded the three young men as terrorists to the army for ‘rewards and awards’ be exposed.
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Updated on Sep 19, 2020 08:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria

Making of Gunjan Saxena: How Janhvi Kapoor transformed into The Kargil Girl, watch video

Janhvi Kapoor has shared a behind-the-scenes video from her upcoming film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, which shows her training hard to get into the shoes of the first woman IAF pilot.
Janhvi Kapoor and Gunjan Saxena in a still from the video.
Janhvi Kapoor and Gunjan Saxena in a still from the video.
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 02:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Producer of Kangana Ranaut’s Tejas says it is not a sequel to Uri The Surgical Strike but ‘on the same lines’

Ronnie Screwvala confirmed that Tejas, starring Kangana Ranaut, is not a follow-up to Uri: The Surgical Strike but will be made on the same scale.
Kangana Ranaut will be seen as an Indian Air Force pilot in Tejas.
Kangana Ranaut will be seen as an Indian Air Force pilot in Tejas.
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 01:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Rajnath Singh approves abolition of 9,304 posts in Military Engineer Services

The abolition of the posts is one of the direct outcomes of the recommendations made by the Lt Gen DB Shekatkar committee report on enhancing the army’s combat potential and trimming its revenue expenditure.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh. (File photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh. (File photo)
Updated on May 07, 2020 08:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

From flypasts to bands: Armed forces pay gratitude to Covid-19 warriors

The military’s plan to honour front-line workers on Sunday was finalised at a meeting chaired by defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday.
The Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) fighter jets and transport planes will carry out fly-pasts across the length and breadth of the country.(ANI)
The Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) fighter jets and transport planes will carry out fly-pasts across the length and breadth of the country.(ANI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 10:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Covid facilities being readied at 51 armed forces hospitals: Defence ministry

The Covid facilities at these hospitals include intensive care unit (ICU) beds and high dependency units that are a scaled down version of an ICU.
The ministry said the military is running quarantine facilities at Mumbai, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Hindon, Manesar and Chennai where 1,737 cases have been handled.(PTI file photo. Image for representational purpose)
The ministry said the military is running quarantine facilities at Mumbai, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Hindon, Manesar and Chennai where 1,737 cases have been handled.(PTI file photo. Image for representational purpose)
Updated on Apr 03, 2020 06:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

SSB Interview: Cracking the SSB Code, all you need to know

The Indian armed forces are one of the most elite and premium military organizations in the world, promising a lively and extraordinary career path.
Proffering the most amazing and momentous vocational prospects to the vibrant and purposeful youth, joining the Armed Forces as a ranked officer mandates you to clear the SSB interview.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT file)
Proffering the most amazing and momentous vocational prospects to the vibrant and purposeful youth, joining the Armed Forces as a ranked officer mandates you to clear the SSB interview.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT file)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 06:16 PM IST
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By Shishir Dixit

NDA II Exam 2019: 10 last minute preparation tips

NDA II Exam 2019: This article aims to provide some relevant last-minute preparation tips for the upcoming NDA 2 2019.
This article aims to provide some relevant last-minute preparation tips for the upcoming NDA 2 2019.(HT file photo)
This article aims to provide some relevant last-minute preparation tips for the upcoming NDA 2 2019.(HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 07:29 PM IST
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By Shishir Dixit

Sachin Tendulkar shares Chandannagar’s Jagadhatri Puja installation paying tribute to Indian Air Force

Sachin Tendulkar shared a video of the Jagadhatri Puja procession on Twitter.
Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet has gathered over 1.5 lakh views.(Twitter/@sachin_rt)
Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet has gathered over 1.5 lakh views.(Twitter/@sachin_rt)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 03:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta

Held fruitful talks on defence: Rajnath Singh

The statement by CEO Olivier Andries was made during Singh’s visit to the Safran Engine Manufacturing facility here on Wednesday.
This is the second ministerial level Annual Defence Dialogue between India and France.(HT image)
This is the second ministerial level Annual Defence Dialogue between India and France.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 02:43 AM IST
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Paris | By Press Trust of India

Peddar Road school holds awards day

The awards were distributed to students for excellence in academics, sports and extracurricular activities
Ashish Shelar, minister of School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare for Maharashtra, was the chief guest at the annual awards day at Villa Theresa High School, Peddar Road.(HT PHOTO)
Ashish Shelar, minister of School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare for Maharashtra, was the chief guest at the annual awards day at Villa Theresa High School, Peddar Road.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 21, 2019 08:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Rasoolan Bibi, widow of war hero PVC Abdul Hamid, passes away

As the news of her demise spread, a large number of people from different areas visited her house to pay their respects and express grief.
Rasoolan Bibi, widow of PVC Abdul Hamid, with Army Chief General Bipin Rawat in Dhamupur village of Ghazipur, UP, on September 10, 2017. She passed away on Friday.(HT FILE)
Rasoolan Bibi, widow of PVC Abdul Hamid, with Army Chief General Bipin Rawat in Dhamupur village of Ghazipur, UP, on September 10, 2017. She passed away on Friday.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 06:24 PM IST
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Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

IAF’s Tarun Chaudhri becomes first pilot to accomplish wingsuit skydive jump

This is the first flying wingsuit jump demonstration at an organised gathering.
(Photo: Twitter/@IAF_MCC)
(Photo: Twitter/@IAF_MCC)
Updated on Jul 30, 2019 01:29 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International

Irom Sharmila gives birth to twin girls in Bengaluru

Parents have named the twins and Nix Shakhi and Autumn Tara. Both the babies and the mother are doing well.
Irom Sharmila, civil rights activist from Manipur, gave birth to twin baby girls at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday.(Cloudnine Hospitals Malleshwaram)
Irom Sharmila, civil rights activist from Manipur, gave birth to twin baby girls at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday.(Cloudnine Hospitals Malleshwaram)
Updated on May 14, 2019 10:03 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India

‘Nyay will restart economy that has come to a stop today’: Manmohan Singh

Comparing NYAY to UPA’s rural job guarantee scheme, MGNREGS, Singh said: “The Congress party is committed to fiscal discipline.”
“In past 70 years, a government in power never had to hide behind the valour of our Armed Forces. Such attempts to politicize our forces are shameful and unacceptable.” said Manmohan Singh .(Ht Photo)
“In past 70 years, a government in power never had to hide behind the valour of our Armed Forces. Such attempts to politicize our forces are shameful and unacceptable.” said Manmohan Singh .(Ht Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 02:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury

Lok Sabha elections 2019: More central forces in second phase in West Bengal: Election Commission

All security measures have been taken in 1,868 polling stations of Jalpaiguri, 1,899 in Darjeeling and 1,623 stations of Raiganj. There will be webcasting and micro observers in most of the polling stations.
The Election Commission on Wednesday said there would be sufficient number of central forces as also state police for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal on Thursday.(HT Photo)
The Election Commission on Wednesday said there would be sufficient number of central forces as also state police for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 18, 2019 03:10 AM IST
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Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service

8 ex-service chiefs write to President, say military being used for votes

The general elections kicked off on Thursday with polling on 91 of the 543 seats to the Lok Sabha.
The veterans have said the Indian military is apolitical in nature and structure and that India’s Armed Forces have loyally upheld the democratic principle of civil control over the military.(AP/ Representative Image)
The veterans have said the Indian military is apolitical in nature and structure and that India’s Armed Forces have loyally upheld the democratic principle of civil control over the military.(AP/ Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 12:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen

Yogi slams Congress manifesto, promises Shukrateerth development, promises Meerut-Allahabad e-way

Yogi slams Congress manifesto promising to dilute Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses an election rally to campaign for BJP candidates ahead of the Lok Sabha elections(HT)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses an election rally to campaign for BJP candidates ahead of the Lok Sabha elections(HT)
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 09:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bijnor | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress, BJP in ‘cash for votes’, manifesto war

Hitting out at the Congress over its promise to review the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) and to repeal Section 124A (sedition law) of the Indian Penal Code, BJP president Amit Shah said that the opposition party should not “stoop so low for the politics of vote”.
Men check electrical lighting signboard of Congress and BJP at a workshop in Ahmedabad on April 3.(AFP Photo)
Men check electrical lighting signboard of Congress and BJP at a workshop in Ahmedabad on April 3.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 07:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents

Top promises in Congress manifesto for Lok Sabha polls

Congress Election Manifesto 2019: From a separate budget for the farmers to minimum income guarantee scheme, here is an account of what the Congress has promised in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress on Tuesday unveiled its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections saying that it has “enough to address everyone’s concerns” in the country .(HT Photo)
The Congress on Tuesday unveiled its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections saying that it has “enough to address everyone’s concerns” in the country .(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

BCCI donates IPL 2019 opening ceremony funds to CRPF and Armed Forces

The Committee of Administrators (CoA), running the BCCI, had decided to cancel the glitzy opening ceremony in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
File image of Vinod Rai.(Getty Images)
File image of Vinod Rai.(Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 23, 2019 06:34 PM IST
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Chennai | By PTI

Startup Saturday: udChalo helps defence staff, kin, ex-service personnel fly at discounted tickets

udChalo enables defence personnel to book discounted air tickets at the last minute for unplanned travel
Varun (Left) and Ravi of Udchalo.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO))
Varun (Left) and Ravi of Udchalo.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO))
Updated on Feb 16, 2019 07:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Namita Shibad

Stay off politics, Pakistan army, ISI warned by Supreme Court

The court directed all government agencies and departments, including those run by the army like spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to operate within the limits defined by the law.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court rebuked the powerful military and intelligence agencies Wednesday, calling for them to uphold free speech.(REUTERS)
Pakistan’s Supreme Court rebuked the powerful military and intelligence agencies Wednesday, calling for them to uphold free speech.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 07:10 PM IST
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Islamabad | By Press Trust of India

Israeli military strikes Iranian targets in Syria, 11 dead

The strikes followed cross-border attacks on Sunday in which Syria said it repelled an Israeli air attack. Israel said it intercepted a rocket fired at the Golan Heights.
Israel’s military said on Monday it struck Iranian Quds targets inside Syria and warned Syrian forces not to attack Israeli territory or forces.(Reuters File Photo)
Israel’s military said on Monday it struck Iranian Quds targets inside Syria and warned Syrian forces not to attack Israeli territory or forces.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 04:14 PM IST
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Jerusalem | By Associated Press

Entire Nagaland declared ‘disturbed’ for six more months under AFSPA

In a notification, the Home Ministry said the central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of state of Nagaland is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that the use of armed forces in aid of civilian power is necessary.
The entire state of Nagaland has been declared “disturbed area” for six more months, till June-end, under the AFSPA, which empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without any prior notice.(PTI)
The entire state of Nagaland has been declared “disturbed area” for six more months, till June-end, under the AFSPA, which empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without any prior notice.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 31, 2018 03:47 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Mexico’s new president takes aim at violence during first day in office works

In the first phase of his plan, a 60,000-strong national guard force made up of army, navy and other federal police will battle crime while a constitutional reform will be pursued to cement the new strategy.
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said the strategy will be put to a public vote, likely in March.(AFP)
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said the strategy will be put to a public vote, likely in March.(AFP)
Published on Dec 03, 2018 10:29 AM IST
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Mexico City | By Reuters

Akshay Kumar wishes PM Modi on his birthday, thanks him for supporting causes close to his heart

Actor Akshay Kumar thanked the Modi government for exempting taxes from sanitary napkins, and getting toilets constructed to eradicate open defecation.
Akshay Kumar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Akshay Kumar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 02:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Congress hits out at Centre over reports of Army downsizing

“If the government can spend Rs 5,000 crore in the last 4.5 years on publicity of the Prime Minister, why can’t it spend that same amount for weaponry and ammunition for our armed forces?” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi asked.
The Congress on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government over reports suggesting that the Army may cut 1.5 lakh jobs.(Reuters File Photo)
The Congress on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government over reports suggesting that the Army may cut 1.5 lakh jobs.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2018 12:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Nearly 400 army officers approach Supreme Court challenging criminal cases

Nearly 400 army officers and soldiers approached the Supreme Court on Friday, challenging the criminal cases being filed against defence personnel serving in insurgency-hit areas
An army soldier showing victory sign after killing two militants in Hajin some 40 kilometres north of Srinagar,India.(HT File photo)
An army soldier showing victory sign after killing two militants in Hajin some 40 kilometres north of Srinagar,India.(HT File photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 11:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
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