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Myanmar military's commander-in-chief sits at the helm of three important ministries — defence, border affairs, and home affairs.(AFP File Photo)

Min Aung Hlaing: The military chief who engineered the coup against Suu Kyi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 08:48 PM IST
  • The military’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing came under the international community's radar because of his role in the ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas of Rakhine state, however, very little is known about this obscure figure whose forces detained Suu Kyi.
Singer K Deep with friends and family members.(HT Photo)
Singer K Deep with friends and family members.(HT Photo)

Singer K Deep’s family seeks financial help for his treatment

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:09 AM IST
Punjab government has assured support for the medical treatment of the singer, who sustained injuries after a fall at home
No newcomer to the concept of a lockdown, the author is wasting no time on a ‘time-out’; feverishly penning his next work.(Getty Images)
No newcomer to the concept of a lockdown, the author is wasting no time on a ‘time-out’; feverishly penning his next work.(Getty Images)

William Dalrymple’s next book being penned through lockdown

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 05:42 PM IST
His magnum opus in 2019, ‘Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire’ has been his most successful and critically acclaimed work till date; but that has only encouraged historian William Dalrymple to scale even higher.
The money raised will be donated to NHS Charities Together, a group representing various charity organisations linked to the NHS.(Captain tom Moore/Twitter)
The money raised will be donated to NHS Charities Together, a group representing various charity organisations linked to the NHS.(Captain tom Moore/Twitter)

At 99, veteran of World War II in India raises £7 million

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 09:59 PM IST
Tom Moore, who rose to be a captain in the British army and served in colonial India and Burma, wanted to express his gratitude to medical staff in the National Health Service (NHS), who looked after him and helped him recover from a hip operation and skin cancer.
Women take part in a protest demonstration against the Citizenship Amendement Act (CAA), Sivasagar, Assam, December 18, 2019.(PTI)
Women take part in a protest demonstration against the Citizenship Amendement Act (CAA), Sivasagar, Assam, December 18, 2019.(PTI)

Understanding the history of the Inner Line Permit in the Northeast

By Ashish Kundra
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 07:50 PM IST
The CAA exemption shows that protection granted to indigenous people nearly 150 years ago still holds good
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HT Image

Chandigarh administrator VP Singh Badnore to inaugurate Military Literature Festival today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 01:07 AM IST
At least 22 panel discussions on issues of military and national significance will be organised during the event
Shirt, trench coat and jeans, Corneliani; slides, Adidas Originals; Styling by Isha Bhansali; Location: Yashraj Studios; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make up: Hinal Dattani Hair: Hakim Aalim Hair Lounge Pvt Ltd (Mohd Javed)(Prabhat Shetty)
Shirt, trench coat and jeans, Corneliani; slides, Adidas Originals; Styling by Isha Bhansali; Location: Yashraj Studios; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make up: Hinal Dattani Hair: Hakim Aalim Hair Lounge Pvt Ltd (Mohd Javed)(Prabhat Shetty)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Five shades of Ayushmann Khurrana!

Hindustan Times | By Lubna Salim
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 02:58 PM IST
The roles that the actor plays in real life make him a superhero among stars
Tibetan refugees at Missamari Camp in May 1959. Freda Bedi coordinated India’s measures to help the refugees.(The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty)
Tibetan refugees at Missamari Camp in May 1959. Freda Bedi coordinated India’s measures to help the refugees.(The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty)

Review: The Lives of Freda by Andrew Whitehead

Hindustan Times | By Kushalrani Gulab
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 08:27 PM IST
Freedom fighter, member of a militia, spy, and finally a Buddhist nun, Freda Bedi’s biography details her extraordinary life
(Photo: Alamy)
(Photo: Alamy)

Desolation through the looking glass

Hindustan Times | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 04:16 PM IST
With the Rohingya community’s condition deteriorating day by day, Habiburahman, a Rohingya himself, with French journalist Sophie Ansel, try to give voice to the voiceless
(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

William Dalrymple’s latest book charts the course of The East India Company

Hindustan Times | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 05:05 PM IST
Author William Dalrymple’s new release is a result of six years of extensive research on East India Company and their ruthless pursuit of power.
This week’s picks include the story of a marriage, a new novel from a master, and a big book on humanity’s capacity to imagine things into existence.(HT Team)
This week’s picks include the story of a marriage, a new novel from a master, and a big book on humanity’s capacity to imagine things into existence.(HT Team)

HT Picks – the most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 12:49 PM IST
A look at a high-powered marriage, a novel that’s on the Booker shortlist, and a big book on the human capacity for ideation are all on the reading list this week.
The shy 21-year-old, whose family used to run a chain of restaurants and hotels back home, proudly scooped Shutki for visitors.(HT Photo)
The shy 21-year-old, whose family used to run a chain of restaurants and hotels back home, proudly scooped Shutki for visitors.(HT Photo)

Serving Rohingya food and memories from a lost home

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 06:33 PM IST
“What is Rohingya? Is it an area? Where is it?” a passerby asked one of the refugees standing by the food stall.
Restoring a desirable equilibrium will require New Delhi to strengthen relations with the US and China(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Restoring a desirable equilibrium will require New Delhi to strengthen relations with the US and China(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Foreign policy challenges lie ahead

By Ashley J Tellis
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 06:03 PM IST
Between globalisation and China’s influence, India cannot protect its strategy of local primacy
Staunchly against caste system, Inanalam says he is concerned by social injustice.(HT photo)
Staunchly against caste system, Inanalam says he is concerned by social injustice.(HT photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: This 20-year-old student wants scrapping of NEET and safeguarding of quotas

Hindustan Times, Tamil Nadu | By M Manikandan and Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 08:24 AM IST
Their parents were so influenced by rationalist principles – which stress on social good, the benefit of science over belief, superstition and blind faith, and religious dogma – that they called him ‘Inanalam’ (the welfare of the race).
The sculptures around the ceiling have been painted in gold to resemble its original look.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
The sculptures around the ceiling have been painted in gold to resemble its original look.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to be restored to its past glory

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 08:09 AM IST
The original colour of the ceiling was white and the colour of the sculptures was gold. Hence, the railways decided to paint them in their original colour. A portion of the glass-painted ceiling has been replaced with Burma teak wood, and painted white.
Take the long way home: On Russian roads.(Shutterstock)
Take the long way home: On Russian roads.(Shutterstock)

Review: The Long Drive Home by Rishad Saam Mehta

Hindustan Times | By Simar Bhasin
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Rishad Saam Mehta chronicles his adventures while driving two cars from Ingolstadt to Mumbai through nine countries on two continents
A visit to the refugee colony exposes the sufferings of the ill-fated people. Their dwellings are ramshackle and crumbling.(File)
A visit to the refugee colony exposes the sufferings of the ill-fated people. Their dwellings are ramshackle and crumbling.(File)

Landlords in Burma, refugees in Bettiah, 14 families pay a price for returning to homeland

Hindustan Times, Bettiah | By Sandeep Bhaskar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 09:41 AM IST
Members of as many as 14 families, who were born in Myanmar, later came back to India, hoping for a brighter future back home, but have since then been living in a “refugee camp” near Hazaribag locality within the periphery of Bettiah
The Malvis were among the first families in the city to celebrate Ganeshotsav in 1893, when freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak organised the first Ganeshotsav in the city.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The Malvis were among the first families in the city to celebrate Ganeshotsav in 1893, when freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak organised the first Ganeshotsav in the city.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

This family has brought home a Ganesha for the last 124 years

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 06:11 AM IST
The Malvis were among the first families in the city to celebrate Ganeshotsav in 1893, when freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak organised the first Ganeshotsav in the city.
Old ties; new roots: Supporters of Seewoosagur Ramgolam, the Prime Minister of Mauritius, before he spoke for Mauritian independence during a constitutional conference at Lancaster House, London, on July 19, 1965.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Old ties; new roots: Supporters of Seewoosagur Ramgolam, the Prime Minister of Mauritius, before he spoke for Mauritian independence during a constitutional conference at Lancaster House, London, on July 19, 1965.(Corbis via Getty Images)

Review: India Moving by Chinmay Tumbe

Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 09:05 PM IST
Erudite and thought-provoking, Chinmay Tumbe’s India Moving shows that the ongoing Great Indian Migration Wave is the world’s largest and longest voluntary migration episode in migration history
Abhishekh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrating Gudi Padwa at Juhu Chowpatty in Mumbai. Chinmay Tumbe points out that the Rai-Bachchan marriage is a result of two migratory corridors, one from coastal Karnataka and one from east Uttar Pradesh, meeting in Mumbai.(Getty Images)
Abhishekh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrating Gudi Padwa at Juhu Chowpatty in Mumbai. Chinmay Tumbe points out that the Rai-Bachchan marriage is a result of two migratory corridors, one from coastal Karnataka and one from east Uttar Pradesh, meeting in Mumbai.(Getty Images)

Excerpt: India Moving by Chinmay Tumbe

Hindustan Times | By Chinmay Tumbe
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 07:25 PM IST
In this excerpt from India Moving, author Chinmay Tumbe looks at the largest and longest non-coerced migration stream for work in documented history
Priyanka Chopra meets Rohingya refugees.(Twitter)
Priyanka Chopra meets Rohingya refugees.(Twitter)

UNICEF ambassador Priyanka Chopra urges the world to care for Rohingya refugees

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, Dhaka
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 06:26 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra has shared pictures and messages from her field visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Mahavir Jagdev
Mahavir Jagdev

Sunset boulevard: When a bird flies away and another doesn’t

Hindustan Times | By Mahavir Jagdev
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 10:44 PM IST
All of us wing-mates were hard working and studious. On graduation we had scholarships to universities in the US and our parting handshakes were, “Till we meet up again in the US”.
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