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Shifting of Ambala oil terminal gathers pace, truckers protest

Locals have long demanded that the terminal be shifted because of the high population density around it and its proximity to the railway lines and the national highway
The shifting of the 40-acre terminal has been pending for years(HT Photo)
The shifting of the 40-acre terminal has been pending for years(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 09:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ambala | ByBhavey Nagpal, Ambala

Amid border dispute with China, defence forces get powers to buy critical weapons, ammunition

The requirement of granting this power again to the forces was felt by the government after the Chinese aggression in Eastern Ladakh and the way they have deployed their troops in large numbers there along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Similar financial powers were given to the armed forces after the Uri attack and the Balakot aerial strikes against Pakistan.(AP)
Similar financial powers were given to the armed forces after the Uri attack and the Balakot aerial strikes against Pakistan.(AP)
Published on Jun 21, 2020 06:41 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Theatre Commands may not happen in 3 years: Army chief General Naravane

Gen Naravane, who took over as the 28th Army Chief on December 31, said Indian Army is “well geared to tackle any eventuality” amid “unsuccessful infiltration bids” by terrorists from Pakistan.
Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, on Thursday said theatre commands may not be operationalised by 2022
Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, on Thursday said theatre commands may not be operationalised by 2022
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 10:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Finally, gender parity in the Indian Army

By reinforcing the principle of equality, the Supreme Court delivers justice
The decision will encourage more women to think of a career in the military(PTI)
The decision will encourage more women to think of a career in the military(PTI)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 06:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Integration is the way to go | HT Editorial

India’s defence forces need it. But the process will be delicate
General Rawat knows that just creating commands is insufficient. The technology needed to merge communication systems, and the creation of a cadre of officers dedicated to the new tri-service structure, are among other steps that are needed(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
General Rawat knows that just creating commands is insufficient. The technology needed to merge communication systems, and the creation of a cadre of officers dedicated to the new tri-service structure, are among other steps that are needed(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 05, 2020 06:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

What Army Rules say about political comments by army-men

Much of the criticism around Bipin Rawat revolved around whether a serving army chief should wade into politically troubled waters.
File photo of Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
File photo of Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 04:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Better coordination needed among defence forces, say experts at Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh

Suggest that chief of defence staff be made a permanent member of all committees related to national security
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Updated on Dec 16, 2019 12:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigahr | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

Lok Sabha passes bill to amend Arms Act

The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019, piloted by home minister Amit Shah, was passed by the Lok Sabha after rejecting several amendments moved by Opposition members.
Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill providing a maximum punishment of life imprisonment for manufacturing and carrying illegal arms.(PTI)
Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill providing a maximum punishment of life imprisonment for manufacturing and carrying illegal arms.(PTI)
Published on Dec 10, 2019 06:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Nine held for making fake IDs of defence, NHAI, administration officials in Mohali

Police suspect it to be an extortion racket as fake ID cards of officials in the defence forces, civil administration, National Highways Authority of India and even journalists were seized after raids
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Published on Nov 05, 2019 12:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

Sushant Singh Rajput reveals he wants to learn morse code, Rhea Chakraborty calls it ‘dream in a dream’

Rumoured girlfriend and actor Rhea Chakraborty was quick to respond with sweet messages when Sushant Singh Rajput shared 50 things he wants to do in his life.
Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty on a dinner outing. ( Varinder Chawla )
Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty on a dinner outing. ( Varinder Chawla )
Published on Sep 15, 2019 03:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

RTI info: HSVP allowed illegal transfer of plot

The screening committee consists of an estate officer, a chief account officer, an accounts officer and a district attorney.
Sanjiv Singla, estate officer of the HSVP, said, “I will get this checked and action will be initiated accordingly.”(HT image)
Sanjiv Singla, estate officer of the HSVP, said, “I will get this checked and action will be initiated accordingly.”(HT image)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 05:02 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByDhananjay Jha

Army wants adultery to remain offence for discipline in its ranks

In September 2018, the SC scrapped adultery as a criminal offence, ruling that the 19th century law that “treats a husband as the master”, was unconstitutional.
In August this year, the SC quashed General Court Marshal (GCM) proceedings that found a colonel guilty of adultery.(Photo @adgpi)
In August this year, the SC quashed General Court Marshal (GCM) proceedings that found a colonel guilty of adultery.(Photo @adgpi)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen

Did Indian Army perform #BottleCapChallange with a tank? Here’s the truth about the video

In the posts’ captions Indian Army is not mentioned, but people are praising the video assuming that it’s performed by our defence forces.
The video is being shared across various social media platforms.(Instagram/@shtirlitz53)
The video is being shared across various social media platforms.(Instagram/@shtirlitz53)
Updated on Jul 21, 2019 01:36 PM IST
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Forty years after retirement, IAF man donates over Rs 1 cr to Defence Ministry

Prasad started poultry farming and worked hard for 30 years. With the aim of helping society, he has also set up a sports university.
Prasad served in the IAF for around nine years before he left it.(ANI Twitter image)
Prasad served in the IAF for around nine years before he left it.(ANI Twitter image)
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 07:47 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

No soldier with a disability will be inconvenienced, says Rajnath Singh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the government is rethinking its notification about taking away tax benefits from veterans, who get disability pension but have served their full terms with the defence forces.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh(File photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh(File photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2019 09:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

India, Maldives pledge action against terrorism

The leaders of the two countries reaffirmed their commitment to the bilateral relationship, with Modi pledging that India was “committed to help the Maldives in every way possible”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shaking hands with Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in Maldive’s capital Male on June 8, 2019.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shaking hands with Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in Maldive’s capital Male on June 8, 2019.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 11:43 PM IST
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Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra says never go against your conscience and you will live with no regrets

In Words of Wisdom, Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra believes in leading from the front and earning respect by giving it first.
Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra at his residence in Chandigarh.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra at his residence in Chandigarh.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Updated on May 30, 2019 05:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByYojana Yadav, Chandigarh

India, US to take forward talks for key military pact

BECA will allow India to use US geospatial maps to get pinpoint military accuracy of automated hardware systems and weapons such as cruise and ballistic missiles.
BECA is an important precursor to India acquiring armed unmanned aerial vehicles such as the Predator-B from the US.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
BECA is an important precursor to India acquiring armed unmanned aerial vehicles such as the Predator-B from the US.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 07:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

Probe ordered into ownership transfer of HSVP plot in Gurugram

As per the HSVP sector development plan, the authority is supposed to conduct a draw of lots for the general category and 21 reserved categories each, to allot the plots.
A local court on Tuesday asked the police to probe the transfer of ownership of a reserved category plot at Sector 57 — developed by the Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) in 2002 — and to submit a compliance report in the next hearing, on March 27.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
A local court on Tuesday asked the police to probe the transfer of ownership of a reserved category plot at Sector 57 — developed by the Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) in 2002 — and to submit a compliance report in the next hearing, on March 27.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2019 01:05 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByDhananjay Jha

Akshay Kumar visits BSF camp to promote Kesari, woman officer pins him to the ground in fight. See pics, video

While promoting Kesari, Akshay Kumar visited a BSF camp where an officer got the better of him in a mock fight. Check out the video and pics.
Akshay Kumar on the ground during his fight with a BSF officer.
Akshay Kumar on the ground during his fight with a BSF officer.
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 04:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

BJP using defence forces for electoral gains: MNS chief

Thackeray disputed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) claims about the number of terrorist deaths in the airstrikes conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Balakot.
Thackeray was addressing his workers on the 13th founding anniversary of the party. He did not reveal if his party would contest the elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Thackeray was addressing his workers on the 13th founding anniversary of the party. He did not reveal if his party would contest the elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 10, 2019 12:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNaresh Kamath, Mumbai

‘Don’t use photographs of defence personnel for election campaigns,’ EC tells political parties

The ministry of defence had written to the EC that photographs of defence personnel were being used by political parties in advertisements as part of their election propaganda.
The Election Commission’s direction came after a complaint by the ministry of defence.(PTI)
The Election Commission’s direction came after a complaint by the ministry of defence.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 10, 2019 09:17 AM IST
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Indian Army warns Pakistan against targeting civilians along LoC

Indian posts and civilians in select areas of Krishna Ghati and Sunderbani along the LoC were targeted in “intense and unprovoked” firing by mortars and heavy artillery guns since Tuesday, an Indian defence ministry statement said.
The Indian Army warned Pakistan of “dire consequences” after its troops targeted Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) with heavy artillery as Islamabad’s chief military spokesman put the onus for de-escalation on New Delhi.(PTI/File Photo)
The Indian Army warned Pakistan of “dire consequences” after its troops targeted Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) with heavy artillery as Islamabad’s chief military spokesman put the onus for de-escalation on New Delhi.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 09:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Islamabad | ByRahul Singh and Imtiaz Ahmad

Pulwama attack: India should not play against Pakistan in World Cup - Harbhajan Singh

He also added that India should clip all relations with Pakistan and that the entire country should stand by the martyred soldiers.
File picture of MS Dhoni(Getty Images)
File picture of MS Dhoni(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 09:33 AM IST
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ISRO launches GSAT-7A satellite that will improve communications for armed forces

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the country’s newest satellite GSAT-7A, which will give a boost to the defence forces’ communication capabilities, from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota on Wednesday.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched the country’s newest satellite GSAT-7A(Twitter/ISRO)
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched the country’s newest satellite GSAT-7A(Twitter/ISRO)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 05:03 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Supreme Court’s approach on Rafale pleas could set precedent for defence deals

A bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice SK Kaul and Justice K M Jospeh held that courts should desist from making in-depth examination of defence contracts and keep“ in mind the confines of national security and the fact that the procurement is crucial to the nation’s sovereignty” while dealing with petitions challenging defence procurements.
A French fighter aircraft Rafale takes off on the third day of the 11th biennial edition of AERO INDIA 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)
A French fighter aircraft Rafale takes off on the third day of the 11th biennial edition of AERO INDIA 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 08:40 AM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Central govt employees, defence personnel to get GPF at hiked rate of 8% for Oct-Dec quarter

The interest rate on general provident fund (GPF) was 7.6 % for the July-September quarter of 2018-19.
The government has increased the rate of interest for general provident fund (GPF) and other related schemes by 0.4 percentage points to 8 % for the October-December quarter.(PTI File Photo)
The government has increased the rate of interest for general provident fund (GPF) and other related schemes by 0.4 percentage points to 8 % for the October-December quarter.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 08:43 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Kerala to hold farewell for defence forces on Sunday to express its gratitude

The Kerala government will Sunday organise a farewell for various defence forces who helped in relief and rescue operations during the recent unprecedented floods in the state to express its gratitude.
Defence forces were involved in several daring rescue acts such as the air-lifting of a pregnant woman and winching up of a two-year-old which won them widespread appreciation.(HT File Photo)
Defence forces were involved in several daring rescue acts such as the air-lifting of a pregnant woman and winching up of a two-year-old which won them widespread appreciation.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 08:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent

Your space: Keep roads open, but regulate traffic for security

Elliot Lines road (Ghorpadi) and Right Flank road (Wanowrie bazaar) were opened to civilians on May 21. However, military authorities will review the situation and are likely to shut the roads to civilians again. Here’s what readers have to say.
Motorist using Elliot Lines road which was opened to civilians on May 21 to help cut down commute time in the city.(Shankar Narayan/HT)
Motorist using Elliot Lines road which was opened to civilians on May 21 to help cut down commute time in the city.(Shankar Narayan/HT)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 02:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Only few apply for Army recruitment rally in Ludhiana from govt training institute

The training institute was started in 1990 to impart pre-selection training to youth for joining the army, the air force, central paramilitary forces and the police.
Aspirants participating in an Army recruitment rally in Ludhiana on Friday.(Gurminder Singh//HT)
Aspirants participating in an Army recruitment rally in Ludhiana on Friday.(Gurminder Singh//HT)
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 12:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByAmarpal Singh
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