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PM likely to open Atal Tunnel at Himachal’s Rohtang Pass on October 3

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL 9.2-km tunnel will bring down distance between Manali and Leh by 46km, will facilitate movement of troops to Indo-China border besides providing all-weather connectivity to tribal Lahaul-Spiti district
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may address a gathering after the inaugurating the tunnel at Sissu or Keylong in Lahaul. He would flag off a bus through the tunnel, too.(HT file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may address a gathering after the inaugurating the tunnel at Sissu or Keylong in Lahaul. He would flag off a bus through the tunnel, too.(HT file photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByGaurav Bisht

‘No infiltration reported along Indo-China border during last six months’: MHA in Rajya Sabha

The minister’s answer listed 47 instances of infiltration attempts from February to June. The highest number of attempts were made in the month of April, the answer said.
‘No infiltration reported along Indo-China border during last six months’: MHA in Rajya Sabha(AP)
‘No infiltration reported along Indo-China border during last six months’: MHA in Rajya Sabha(AP)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 03:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Bridge collapses near India-China border, new one built within 5 days

The bridge, crucial for supplying ration to the army and the ITBP men near the Indo-China border, had also cut off about 7,000 people living in various villages after its collapse.
BRO officials and local police monitoring the resumption of traffic after the construction of new Bailey bridge in Pithoragarh on Saturday.(HT Video)
BRO officials and local police monitoring the resumption of traffic after the construction of new Bailey bridge in Pithoragarh on Saturday.(HT Video)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 10:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | ByBD Kasniyal| Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

HP tribal villages tense after Indo-China border buildup

The Army and the Indo Tibetan Border police have restricted the movement of shepherds in the high hills even as additional Army units are being moved to the mountainous terrain along the order
Namgia village (a green patch in the picture) is also a point for cross-border trade with China through the Shipki La pass.(HT Photo)
Namgia village (a green patch in the picture) is also a point for cross-border trade with China through the Shipki La pass.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Punjab CM calls for strong Indian response to incursions by China

Capt Amarinder Singh expresses anger and shock at killing of three Indian Army personnel, says ‘our soldiers are not fair game’
While it was important to defuse the tensions at the border, and India was not in favour of war, Captain Amarinder said the country could not afford to show weakness at this time and needed to take a strong stand to deter the Chinese from any further intrusions and attacks on its territories and men.(HT Photo)
While it was important to defuse the tensions at the border, and India was not in favour of war, Captain Amarinder said the country could not afford to show weakness at this time and needed to take a strong stand to deter the Chinese from any further intrusions and attacks on its territories and men.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 11:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Army rejects purported video of eastern Ladakh face-off

For the past three weeks, both the nuke countries were engaged in a stand-off in Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh
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Updated on Jun 17, 2020 11:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | ByHT Correspondent, Jammu

Rajnath Singh inaugurates Kailash mansarovar road link via video conference

With this move, the Indian security post at Indo-China border in Vyans valley of Pithoragarh district is now connected with the rest of the country via a 75.54 km long road from Ghatibagar in Dharchula to Lipulekh near the border with China.
Rajnath Singh also flagged off a caravan of nine vehicles from Pithoragarh to Gunji to indicate that both passengers and load can be sent by the new road stretch through mountainous terrain. (Photo: @rajnathsingh)
Rajnath Singh also flagged off a caravan of nine vehicles from Pithoragarh to Gunji to indicate that both passengers and load can be sent by the new road stretch through mountainous terrain. (Photo: @rajnathsingh)
Updated on May 08, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | ByBD Kasniyal | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Trust deficit, govt apathy cost Sino-India trade via HP dear

Cross-border trade through Shipki La in Kinnaur fails to attract traders due to inconvenience
Shipki La connects Kinnaur district in India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region in China.(File photo)
Shipki La connects Kinnaur district in India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region in China.(File photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 10:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Crepes to curries: The changing tastes of Pondicherry

The food at Puducherry, an erstwhile French colony, has for years borne an imprint of its colonial past. But is it losing its unique cuisine to a globalising India?
Croissants and baguettes are still around, but a lot of places sell burgers and pizzas instead.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Croissants and baguettes are still around, but a lot of places sell burgers and pizzas instead.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 04:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPoulomi Banerjee

After China objects to PM Modi’s Arunachal visit, MEA says state integral part

Modi’s visit was part of a series of public meetings in the region aimed at garnering support for the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of elections that are due to be held by May.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering at the inauguration of several development projects.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering at the inauguration of several development projects.(PTI photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2019 06:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Bejing | ByHT Correspondent

Army jawans rescue 2800 tourists in Sikkim, then vacate barracks for them

The tourists, who included many elderly people and children, were provided with shelter and food in army facilities on Friday night.
Rescued tourists in army facility in Sikkim.(HT photo)
Rescued tourists in army facility in Sikkim.(HT photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 07:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Siliguri | ByPramod Giri

Indian Army rescues 2500 tourists after heavy snowfall in Sikkim’s Nathu La

The tourists including women and children who were stranded between the 17 Mile area and Nathu La in Sikkim have now been provided food, shelter and warm clothes by the Army, a Defence Ministry official said.
The Indian Army has rescued around 2500 tourists who were stuck near the India-China border in Sikkim’s Nathu La due to heavy snowfall.(ADGPI/Twitter)
The Indian Army has rescued around 2500 tourists who were stuck near the India-China border in Sikkim’s Nathu La due to heavy snowfall.(ADGPI/Twitter)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 02:04 PM IST
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Gangtok (Sikkim) | ByAsian News International

2018: Indo-China relationship back on ‘normal track’, some concerns remain

The two Asian giants have worked assiduously to restore their relationship to an even keel following last year’s military standoff in Doklam, and the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping at Wuhan in April served as a catalyst for these efforts
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping inside a house boat, in Wuhan’s East Lake, China on April 28, 2018 (File Photo)(HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping inside a house boat, in Wuhan’s East Lake, China on April 28, 2018 (File Photo)(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2018 12:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

Pune scenario:New languages are the future for the global desi

Considering the demand of multilingual individuals in various industries, educators pointed out that German, French, Chinese and Japanese are the popular choices among students.
More and more Pune students have been enrolling in foreign language classes to boost their communication skills and career opportunities.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
More and more Pune students have been enrolling in foreign language classes to boost their communication skills and career opportunities.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 04:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAnanya Barua

Accept friend request? Paramilitary troopers warned Facebook profiles could be of Pak, China agents

Suspicious profiles, mostly of women and operated by Pakistan, Chinese handlers, have attempted to befriend troopers.
Senior paramilitary officers say there has been an increase in the number of such ‘approaches’ over the past three years.(Reuters File Photo)
Senior paramilitary officers say there has been an increase in the number of such ‘approaches’ over the past three years.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2018 08:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAzaan Javaid
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