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Adivi Sesh as Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan.

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan biopic first poster: Mahesh Babu praises Adivi Sesh as 26/11 hero

UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Mahesh Babu presented the first poster of Adivi Sesh’s Major, a biopic on 26/11 hero Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan.
Shashikala had lost her brother several months ago, but when she got married a few days ago, she had 50 brothers giving her a unique bidayee from her parents’ home.(HT Photo)
Shashikala had lost her brother several months ago, but when she got married a few days ago, she had 50 brothers giving her a unique bidayee from her parents’ home.(HT Photo)

At wedding of soldier’s sister, 50 IAF commandos give an emotional farewell

Hindustan Times, Sasaram | By Prasun K Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 03:10 PM IST
The colleagues of martyred Air Force Garud unit commando Jyoti Prakash Nirala, who was killed fighting extremists at Jammu & Kashmir attended the wedding of his sister.
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur had created a furore with her remarks on former ATS chief Hemant Karkare who had died in the 26/11 Mumbai attack.(PTI)
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur had created a furore with her remarks on former ATS chief Hemant Karkare who had died in the 26/11 Mumbai attack.(PTI)

‘Take back my statement, apologise’: Sadhvi Pragya on Hemant Karkare remark

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 08:56 PM IST
Calling Hemant Karkare, who died in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, a martyr, Sadhvi Pragya took back her words and said that Hemant Karkare had died from the bullets of terrorist. “He is certainly a martyr,” she said.
New Delhi, India - Jan. 26, 2019: Indian National Army (INA) veterans during Republic Day parade 2019, at Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, January 26, 2019. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Jan. 26, 2019: Indian National Army (INA) veterans during Republic Day parade 2019, at Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, January 26, 2019. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(HT PHOTO)

Kashmir braveheart’s wife, mother receive Ashok Chakra at dazzling Republic Day parade

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 10:56 PM IST
What makes the Ashok Chakra even more special is that Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani was a surrendered militant who became a soldier. He belonged to an army unit raised 15 years ago with surrendered militants as an experiment to rewrite the rules of counter-terror operations in Kashmir.
Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani showed courage during a fierce encounter in which six terrorists were killed in Kashmir.(HT File Photo)
Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani showed courage during a fierce encounter in which six terrorists were killed in Kashmir.(HT File Photo)

Militant who turned soldier posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 10:10 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind will present the award to Wani’s wife, Mahajabeen Wani, at the 70th Republic Day parade, the army said.
Lance Naik Nazir Wani had joined 162 Territorial Army battalion in Kashmir and received Sena Medal twice in 2007 and in August last year. Before joining the Indian Army, Wani was part of Ikhwan, a counter-insurgency force formed in 1990s.(ANI/Twitter)
Lance Naik Nazir Wani had joined 162 Territorial Army battalion in Kashmir and received Sena Medal twice in 2007 and in August last year. Before joining the Indian Army, Wani was part of Ikhwan, a counter-insurgency force formed in 1990s.(ANI/Twitter)

Ashok Chakra for J-K militant-turned-soldier who died fighting terrorists

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Lance Naik Nazir Wani, who had joined the Indian Army giving up terrorism in 2004, will be awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously this Republic Day. Wani lost his life in November last year during operations in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian.
Major Yogesh Gupta, of the 25th battalion of the Madras Regiment, lost his life fighting a gun battle with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Surankote, after killing 5 terrorists.(HT PHOTO)
Major Yogesh Gupta, of the 25th battalion of the Madras Regiment, lost his life fighting a gun battle with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Surankote, after killing 5 terrorists.(HT PHOTO)

17 years on, martyred Indian army officer yet to be honoured, says father

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Jatinder Kaur Tur, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 05:31 PM IST
Major Yogesh Gupta, of the 25th battalion of the Madras Regiment, lost his life fighting a gun battle with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Surankote, after killing 5 terrorists.
Replica of Ashok Chakra ready for inauguration in Topra Kalan village in Yamunanagar.(HT Photo)
Replica of Ashok Chakra ready for inauguration in Topra Kalan village in Yamunanagar.(HT Photo)

Ashok Chakra’s tallest replica to be unveiled on January 5 in Haryana village

Hindustan Times, Yamunanagar | By Neeraj Mohan, Yamunanagar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 01:34 PM IST
The replica of Ashok Chakra has a diameter of 30 feet and is made with 90 quintal metal.
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