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Tributes pour in for brave heroes of 1971

Martyrs of the 1971 war were remembered in a memorial service in Kolkata

Indian troops repair Jessore Road from Kolkata in India to Jessore in Bangladesh, during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.(Indian Navy via Wikipedia Commons/HT Archive/Getty)
Indian troops repair Jessore Road from Kolkata in India to Jessore in Bangladesh, during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.(Indian Navy via Wikipedia Commons/HT Archive/Getty)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 01:35 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Vijay Diwas: The battles that won the war

The 1971 war, which ended with the liberation of Bangladesh, gave India a new generation of heroes

Lt Gen AAK Niazi, the Cdr of Pakistani Eastern Command, signs the documented Instrument of Surrender in Dacca in the presence of Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora (GOC-in-C of Indian Eastern Command(Indian Navy via Wikipedia Commons/HT Archive/Getty)
Lt Gen AAK Niazi, the Cdr of Pakistani Eastern Command, signs the documented Instrument of Surrender in Dacca in the presence of Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora (GOC-in-C of Indian Eastern Command(Indian Navy via Wikipedia Commons/HT Archive/Getty)
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 01:35 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rajasthan govt announces government job to 1971 war martyrs' kin

As per the existing rules, any one dependent of those martyred between August 15, 1947 and December 31, 1970 is given a government job. The new rule will extend the cut off to December 31, 1971, paving the way for appointments of the dependents of soldiers martyred in the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)
Published on Dec 16, 2021 08:30 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Congress calls out Centre for not mentioning Indira Gandhi's name in Vijay Diwas

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi called the government “misogynist” and said that women in the country don’t believe in Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“The woman who took 32 bullets for this country, her name was not there in the invitation because this govt is afraid of the truth,” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said. (HT File Photo)
“The woman who took 32 bullets for this country, her name was not there in the invitation because this govt is afraid of the truth,” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 16, 2021 04:26 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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