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Members of a rescue team in Lipo near the site of the crash of an An 32 in Arunachal Pradesh.(PTI)

Nine days after AN-32 wreckage was spotted, bodies yet to be retrieved

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 09:59 AM IST
Family members of the fallen air warriors say their patience is running out even as hopes of bringing back the bodies rest on a new team which was dispatched to the crash site.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh paid tributes to the martyred soldiers who sacrificed their lives while serving in Siachen on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh paid tributes to the martyred soldiers who sacrificed their lives while serving in Siachen on Monday.(ANI Photo)

From icy heights of Siachen, Rajnath Singh’s warm gesture for soldiers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 09:52 AM IST
After his maiden visit, Rajnath tweeted, “Visited a forward post and Siachen base camp today and interacted with the Army personnel serving in this region which is also known as the ‘the highest battlefield in the world’.”
A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square.(AP)
A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square.(AP)

‘Tiananmen Square crackdown was correct policy, brought stability’: China ​​​​

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 07:28 PM IST
Next Tuesday, June 4, will mark 30 years of the pro-democracy and reform protests, which ended after the CPC ordered a crackdown by the military, allowing them to use armed personnel and tanks on the students.
At the glacier, Rajnath Singh would be briefed about the operations being conducted by the Army, along with the support of air effort by the Indian Air Force.(PTI)
At the glacier, Rajnath Singh would be briefed about the operations being conducted by the Army, along with the support of air effort by the Indian Air Force.(PTI)

Rajnath Singh to go to Siachen tomorrow in his first visit as defence minister

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh, 14 Corps Commander, and Kargil war hero Lt General YK Joshi are also expected to brief him about the security situation in the region.
Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe speaks at the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore.(REUTERS Photo)
Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe speaks at the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore.(REUTERS Photo)

‘War with US would be a disaster’: Chinese defence minister

Singapore | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 11:51 AM IST
Wei Fenghe, however, told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asia’s premier defence summit, that China would “fight to the end” if anyone tried to split China from Taiwan.
Rajnath Singh on Saturday took charge as the defence minister and immediately held a meeting with the top military brass.(ANI Twitter)
Rajnath Singh on Saturday took charge as the defence minister and immediately held a meeting with the top military brass.(ANI Twitter)

Rajnath Singh takes charge as Defence Minister

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 01:07 PM IST
After taking charge, the former home minister held a meeting with Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and newly appointed Navy chief Karambir Singh.
Ahead of formally taking charge as Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited the National War Memorial here and paid tribute to jawans who laid down their lives for the country post-independence.(ANI Photo)
Ahead of formally taking charge as Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited the National War Memorial here and paid tribute to jawans who laid down their lives for the country post-independence.(ANI Photo)

Rajnath Singh pays tribute to jawans at National War Memorial ahead of taking charge as Defence Minister

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 09:01 AM IST
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh were also present at the memorial.
Amethi's MP-elect Smriti Irani greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi before taking oath during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Amethi's MP-elect Smriti Irani greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi before taking oath during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Six women ministers in Modi government 2.0

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 08:15 PM IST
Giant killer Smriti Irani, who defeated Congress chief Rahul Gandhi from the Gandhi bastion of Amethi, has taken oath as a Cabinet minister in the new government. Irani has held a number of portfolios earlier.
Kunkolienkar and Velingkar were amongst the early voters who exercised their franchise at their respective booths.(HT Photo)
Kunkolienkar and Velingkar were amongst the early voters who exercised their franchise at their respective booths.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Voting begins for Panaji Assembly bypoll

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 08:15 AM IST
As many as 22,482 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the constituency which covers areas including the state capital and has 30 polling stations.
I did not see too many men come to the support of actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada when a male politician made unsavoury remarks about the colour of her innerwear(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
I did not see too many men come to the support of actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada when a male politician made unsavoury remarks about the colour of her innerwear(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The male political establishment must share more space with its women

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 09:25 PM IST
It is not enough to just sensitise men, this goes beyond that. If powerful male politicians were serious about gender equality, they would push for a more egalitarian system and allow women to share the political spaces that they so zealously guard
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday attended a key conclave of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Kyrgyzstan and held bilateral meetings on its sidelines, including with her Chinese counterpart.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday attended a key conclave of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Kyrgyzstan and held bilateral meetings on its sidelines, including with her Chinese counterpart.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Nirmala Sitharaman attends SCO conclave in Kyrgyzstan; holds talks with Chinese counterpart

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2019 10:14 AM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman attended the SCO Defence Ministers’ conclave in Bishkek where ways to further boost defence and security cooperation among the member countries in the wake of evolving security challenges in the region were discussed.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defence secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 359 people(REUTERS)
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defence secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 359 people(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka President asks security officials to quit; toll 359

Colombo | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 12:03 AM IST
The opposition has questioned the government’s failure to act, especially after Indian officials warned their Sri Lankan counterparts at least three times about possible terror attacks on churches.
Sitharaman said that Islamabad was making a mockery of itself by taking defence attaches and selected journalists to a Madarsa which was not even touched by the Indian Air Force on February 26, instead of the terror training centre which was attacked.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Sitharaman said that Islamabad was making a mockery of itself by taking defence attaches and selected journalists to a Madarsa which was not even touched by the Indian Air Force on February 26, instead of the terror training centre which was attacked.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

‘Up to Pakistan to prove that they weren’t hit or people were killed’: Nirmala Sitharaman on Balakot strike

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 12:08 PM IST
In the wee hours of February 26, 12 Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 fighter jets entered Pakistani airspace and dropped 1,000-kg laser-guided bombs on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) camps across the Line of Control (LoC).
Kerala, April 16 (ANI): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Congress candidate for Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Shashi Tharoor injured during a religious ritual at a temple in Kerala. (ANI Photo)
Kerala, April 16 (ANI): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Congress candidate for Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Shashi Tharoor injured during a religious ritual at a temple in Kerala. (ANI Photo)

Did not inform anybody about visiting Shashi Tharoor: Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 11:46 AM IST
In the times when political leaders are not known to show such civility to political rivals, the picture of Sitharaman calling on the bed-ridden Tharoor has been appreciated very widely on social media.
Imran Khan’s statement on PM Modi could be Congress’ ploy: Nirmala Sitharaman(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Imran Khan’s statement on PM Modi could be Congress’ ploy: Nirmala Sitharaman(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘Imran Khan’s statement on PM Modi could be Congress’ ploy’: Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 12:48 AM IST
During an interaction with a small group of foreign journalists in Islamabad, Imran Khan had said he believes there may be a better chance of peace talks with India and settling the Kashmir issue if Modi’s party BJP wins the general elections.
Manohar Parrikar’s son on Monday delivered a sharp rejoinder to Nationalist Congress Party boss Sharad Pawar over claims that the former defence minister had quit the union cabinet over the Rafale deal.(PTI File Photo)
Manohar Parrikar’s son on Monday delivered a sharp rejoinder to Nationalist Congress Party boss Sharad Pawar over claims that the former defence minister had quit the union cabinet over the Rafale deal.(PTI File Photo)

‘A new low’: Manohar Parrikar’s son rebuts Sharad Pawar on Rafale claim

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 08:16 PM IST
Manohar Parrikar, who had took over as defence minister in November 2014, was sworn in as Goa chief minister on March 14 2017 after more than one BJP ally conditioned their support to Parrikar being given the lead role in the state government.
BJP president Amit Shah accused NCP chief Sharad Pawar of spreading falsehoods.(REUTERS)
BJP president Amit Shah accused NCP chief Sharad Pawar of spreading falsehoods.(REUTERS)

Amit Shah accuses Sharad Pawar of spreading falsehoods on Rafale deal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Amit Shah’s barb was in reaction to Pawar’s claim that late BJP leader Manohar Parrikar quit defence ministry because he did not agree with the Rafale jet deal.
New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference, in New Delhi, Thursday, April 11, 2019.(PTI file photo)
New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference, in New Delhi, Thursday, April 11, 2019.(PTI file photo)

At IAF conference, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman praises air strikes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 11:24 PM IST
An IAF spokesperson quoted her saying this in her address to the force’s top brass at a biannual commanders’ conference here.
Mocking the Congress chief, Sitharaman, at a press conference, said the Congress party wants to “perpetrate their own lies”. She further added that Gandhi’s comments are not based on the facts. (HT Photo by Mohd Zakir)
Mocking the Congress chief, Sitharaman, at a press conference, said the Congress party wants to “perpetrate their own lies”. She further added that Gandhi’s comments are not based on the facts. (HT Photo by Mohd Zakir)

‘Contempt of court’: Sitharaman jabs Rahul Gandhi on SC’s Rafale decision

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 05:32 PM IST
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi thanked the Supreme Court for rejecting the Centre’s objections over the admissibility of the “leaked” documents cited by petitions seeking a review of the Rafale verdict of December 2018.
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has withdrawn his petition challenging his supersession for the post of Navy chief(HT)
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has withdrawn his petition challenging his supersession for the post of Navy chief(HT)

Vice admiral Bimal Verma withdraws plea challenging Karambir Singh’s appointment as navy chief

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 03:52 PM IST
He had approached the Armed Forces Tribunal challenging the appointment of Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next navy chief
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(Photo: Manoj Yadav / Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(Photo: Manoj Yadav / Hindustan Times)

Opinion | Adityanath calls the Indian Army ‘Modi Sena’. Why we should all be furious

UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 06:36 PM IST
Surveys routinely show that the Indian Army is the country’s most trusted institution. It remains unscathed by the cynicism and lack of trust that has plagued almost every other pillar of democracy. But while the army has always been the first frontier of protection; it must now rise to keep its own essence secure.
‘Forces inimical to India spreading fake news’: Nirmala Sitharaman(AFP)
‘Forces inimical to India spreading fake news’: Nirmala Sitharaman(AFP)

‘Forces inimical to India spreading fake news’: Nirmala Sitharaman

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 12:50 AM IST
The defence minister categorically said that Pakistan was behind the spread of fake posts on Twitter, Facebook and other such social media platforms to create confusion in the country, particularly when the elections were around the corner.
Singh also recalled how Parrikar ‘alone’ solve the one rank one pension issue.(PTI File)
Singh also recalled how Parrikar ‘alone’ solve the one rank one pension issue.(PTI File)

‘Manohar Parrikar played crucial role in reviving Rafale deal’: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 01:50 AM IST
Speaking at the state level condolence meeting held on the 12th day since Parrikar’s passing, Singh who was a special invitee on the occasion said Parrikar who was chosen to be the country’s Defence Minister due to his unblemished record and decisiveness helped the country get the next generation fighter jets which were in the pipeline for more than three decades.
I can’t claim to have known Manohar Parrikar well but what I knew of him I liked(Hindustan Times)
I can’t claim to have known Manohar Parrikar well but what I knew of him I liked(Hindustan Times)

Opinion | The Goan connection I had with Parrikar

By Karan Thapar
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2019 11:27 AM IST
“Here”, he said, as he held out his hand. “This is good coffee. Not the dreadful Nescafe they drink in North India!” It was an act of kindness that was typical of the man
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar announced one rank one pension scheme for ex-servicemen.(ANI Photo)
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar announced one rank one pension scheme for ex-servicemen.(ANI Photo)

Manohar Parrikar was 17th chief minister in country and second in Goa to die while in office

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 11:49 AM IST
Parrikar, 63, a former defence minister, died on Sunday at his private residence in Dona Paula near the state capital after battling a pancreatic cancer.
The funeral procession of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar who was cremated with state honours on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
The funeral procession of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar who was cremated with state honours on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

Manohar Parrikar cremated with state honours, gun salute

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 08:07 PM IST
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was cremated with state honours in Panaji on Monday with thousands bidding him goodbye.
Jharkhand, March 05 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah addresses at a public meeting in Godda, Jharkhand on Tuesday. (ANI/Reuters Photo)(ANI)
Jharkhand, March 05 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah addresses at a public meeting in Godda, Jharkhand on Tuesday. (ANI/Reuters Photo)(ANI)

Updates: Announcement of new Goa chief minister soon, says Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 07:42 PM IST

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died at his residence in Panaji on Sunday, prompting the Centre to announce a national mourning even as tributes flowed in from across the political spectrum for the 63-year-old former defence minister who was widely considered the tallest BJP leader from the state. Also Watch: PM Modi, Defence Minister Nirmala pay homage to Manohar Parrikar in Goa 

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Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president, on Sunday, claimed it was he who advised the Narendra Modi-government to give a free hand to the Indian armed forces to carry out a strike in Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, 2019. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president, on Sunday, claimed it was he who advised the Narendra Modi-government to give a free hand to the Indian armed forces to carry out a strike in Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, 2019. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

Post Pulwama, I advised government to give Armed forces free hand, says Sharad Pawar

Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 02:23 PM IST
The remarks came against the backdrop of the Modi government claiming credit for the air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force at Balakot in response to a terror attack on a CRPF convoy that killed 40 personnel.
With the demise of chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday, the BJP-led coalition in Goa has to search for a new leader to replace him.(PTI File Photo)
With the demise of chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday, the BJP-led coalition in Goa has to search for a new leader to replace him.(PTI File Photo)

With Manohar Parrikar’s passing away, search for new Goa CM set to begin

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 07:31 PM IST
Manohar Parrikar, who was defence minister, was sworn in as Goa chief minister 2017 after he won from Panaji in the same year.
Goa chief minister Parrikar, 63, passed away at his residence in Panaji on March 17.(PTI File Photo)
Goa chief minister Parrikar, 63, passed away at his residence in Panaji on March 17.(PTI File Photo)

Manohar Parrikar: BJP’s crisis man in Goa

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 08:44 PM IST
Born on December 13, 1955 into a middle class family, Manohar Parrikar political career began as an RSS pracharak and he continued working for the Sangh even after graduating from IIT-Bombay as a metallurgical engineer.
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