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These 6 Indian airports will soon use facial recognition for boarding passengers

  • Union minister of state for civil aviation VK Singh told Parliament that work has been awarded to implement the technology in these airports that include Bengaluru, Pune and Kolkata, among others.
VK Singh said in the next four to five years, AAI plans to invest 25,000 crore towards the expansion or development of existing and new airport terminals using modern technology. (HT File Photo)
VK Singh said in the next four to five years, AAI plans to invest 25,000 crore towards the expansion or development of existing and new airport terminals using modern technology. (HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 11:23 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

SC dismisses PIL seeking VK Singh’s removal for comments on China border row

Supreme Court Chief Justice NV Ramana while dismissing the PIL said, “If the minister has done something inappropriate, it is for the Prime Minister to act."
General (retired) VK Singh (File Photo)
General (retired) VK Singh (File Photo)
Published on Jul 02, 2021 04:18 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Cong asks Rajnath Singh to respond to VK Singh's comment

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The Congress party on Wednesday demanded a statement from the government on the latest situation along the Line of Control (LAC) in the wake of standoff with China(PTI)
The Congress party on Wednesday demanded a statement from the government on the latest situation along the Line of Control (LAC) in the wake of standoff with China(PTI)
Updated on Feb 10, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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'Should've been sacked': Rahul attacks Centre over VK Singh's LAC statement

VK Singh, the minister of state for state transport and highways, had said on Sunday that India has transgressed the Line of Actual Control more times than China.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at party HQ in New Delhi.(ANI File Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at party HQ in New Delhi.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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VK Singh’s remark on border ‘unwitting confession’: China

Singh, who is the minister of state for transport and highways and a former four-star general, was quoted as saying on Sunday that both countries have crossed their perceptions of the undemarcated LAC many times.
The Chinese foreign ministry was asked to comment on VK Singh’s statement after the regular press briefing was over.(PTI)
The Chinese foreign ministry was asked to comment on VK Singh’s statement after the regular press briefing was over.(PTI)
Published on Feb 09, 2021 01:28 AM IST
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Farmers’ protest updates: Protesting farmers to meet farmers supporting new laws

Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at Delhi borders for more than three weeks. Several protesting leaders have threatened to step up their agitation and have said that they are prepared to celebrate the Republic Day next year with their own tractor rally on Delhi borders.
Demonstrators raise slogans during the ongoing protest against new farm laws, at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in Ghazipur, New Delhi, India.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Demonstrators raise slogans during the ongoing protest against new farm laws, at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in Ghazipur, New Delhi, India.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 05:15 AM IST
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‘Let’s hurt them economically’: General VK Singh on India-China border row

‘War and use of force is the last resort always and every time. When all other means fail then you resort to this. There are many means available,” Singh said.
Singh said subsequent negotiations centred on wherever there have been transgressions such as Patrol Point 14 where “they said LAC is not this way but is a different way.”(ANI)
Singh said subsequent negotiations centred on wherever there have been transgressions such as Patrol Point 14 where “they said LAC is not this way but is a different way.”(ANI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 03:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

‘China’s way to create distraction’: Union minister on LAC tension in Ladakh

India is building border infrastructure in the Daulat Beg Oldie sector in the Ladakh region, and China wants to stop that.
In this May 5, 2013 photo, Chinese troops in Ladakh hold a banner that asked Indian troops to move back.(AP Photo)
In this May 5, 2013 photo, Chinese troops in Ladakh hold a banner that asked Indian troops to move back.(AP Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2020 03:36 PM IST
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Three firemen killed in building collapse in Jammu

The fire department rushed firefighters to the spot after receiving a distress call and were making efforts to put out the blaze when the building collapsed at 5.30am, officials said.
According to officials, the building, housing a saw mill and a residential complex, caught fire at around 4.30 am.(File photo for representation)
According to officials, the building, housing a saw mill and a residential complex, caught fire at around 4.30 am.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 03:00 AM IST
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‘Not a bad thing’: VK Singh on Army chief’s comment on anti-CAA protests

VK Singh’s defence of General Bipin Rawat came a day after the Army Chief’s remarks on CAA and NRC, while addressing an event in the national capital on Thursday.
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 03:40 PM IST
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RSS chief Vijaydashmi address Highlights: ‘To talk about Hindus does not mean opposition to Muslims’, says Bhagwat

The RSS chief Mohan Bhawat addressed swayamsevak or members of the organisation on the occasion of Dussehra in Nagpur.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addressed members of the organisation on Vijaydashmi festival, October 8, 2019.(RSS / Twiiter)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addressed members of the organisation on Vijaydashmi festival, October 8, 2019.(RSS / Twiiter)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 10:53 AM IST
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VK Singh’s former advisor arrested for embezzling party donation: Police

VK Singh, who is currently the Minster of State for Road Transport and Highways, dismissed the advisor after the allegations came to fore.
Several other complaints were also lodged against him at Kavi Nagar Police Station for defrauding people of lakhs of rupees, Agarwal added.(HT Photo)
Several other complaints were also lodged against him at Kavi Nagar Police Station for defrauding people of lakhs of rupees, Agarwal added.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 08:31 PM IST
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‘Many buildings, schools in Lucknow don’t have fire dept NoC’

Blaze incident in Gujarat’s Surat sets alarm bells ringing in Lucknow
Smoke billows from the Taxshila Complex after a fire engulfed the third and fourth floor of the coaching centre, in Surat(PTI)
Smoke billows from the Taxshila Complex after a fire engulfed the third and fourth floor of the coaching centre, in Surat(PTI)
Published on May 25, 2019 11:10 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Ex-army chief retains his Ghaziabad seat with almost 2014-like margin

BJP’s Gen (retd) VK Singh defeated his nearest rival Suresh Bansal of the Samajwadi Party by 5,01,500 votes.
For the consecutive time, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and incumbent MP Gen (retd) VK Singh emerged winner from Ghaziabad parliamentary constituency.(HT file photo)
For the consecutive time, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and incumbent MP Gen (retd) VK Singh emerged winner from Ghaziabad parliamentary constituency.(HT file photo)
Updated on May 24, 2019 08:48 AM IST
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‘Habit of lying...’: Gen VK Singh denies Congress claim of 6 surgical strikes

In a tweet, General VK Singh, who is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Ghaziabad on a BJP ticket, asked the Congress to provide proof of the surgical strikes that it claimed to have conducted between 2008 and 2014.
General Singh’s riposte to the Congress claims came after senior party leader Rajiv Shukla on Thursday, in a press conference, listed six dates on which he claimed surgical strikes were carried out.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
General Singh’s riposte to the Congress claims came after senior party leader Rajiv Shukla on Thursday, in a press conference, listed six dates on which he claimed surgical strikes were carried out.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 04, 2019 01:51 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019| Noida, Ghaziabad get inked; BJP, alliance both claim edge

While Gautam Budh Nagar constituency saw a polling turnout of 60.15%, the Ghaziabad constituency saw a voter turnout of 57.6%.
Lok Sabha elections 2019| Noida, Ghaziabad get inked; BJP, alliance both claim edge(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Lok Sabha elections 2019| Noida, Ghaziabad get inked; BJP, alliance both claim edge(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 12, 2019 05:12 AM IST
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Noida | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Ghaziabad all set pick its MP from 12 today

The city is all ready for the democratic exercise, which will see sitting MP and former army chief General (retired) VK Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will take on 11 other candidates to retain his seat, in one of the most hotly contested elections that is expected to see a close finish this time.
In Ghaziabad, the polling parties Wednesday collected the election related material from the Kamla Nehru Nagar grounds.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
In Ghaziabad, the polling parties Wednesday collected the election related material from the Kamla Nehru Nagar grounds.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 11, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | ByPeeyush Khandelwal

Election Results 2019: Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad constituency

Uttar Pradesh, which sends 80 members to Parliament, wnet to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11
Election Results 2019: VK Singh will look to repeat performance in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad constituency(Hindustan Times)
Election Results 2019: VK Singh will look to repeat performance in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad constituency(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 23, 2019 03:43 PM IST
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‘Traitor’ remark falsified: VK Singh

Singh’s statement comes in the wake of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s remark during a rally on April 1.
Ghaziabad, India-March 23, 2019: General VK Singh from the Bharatiya Janata Party seen during a rally ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Marud Nagar, in Ghaziabad, India, March 23, 2019. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Ghaziabad, India-March 23, 2019: General VK Singh from the Bharatiya Janata Party seen during a rally ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Marud Nagar, in Ghaziabad, India, March 23, 2019. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 05, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Yogi Adityanath to hold rallies for BJP candidates in Noida, Ghaziabad on March 31

During his day-long visit to the region, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath will also hold election rallies in Loni and Ghaziabad city to canvas votes for BJP candidate general (retired) VK Singh, who is also the sitting MP of Ghaziabad.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath will address election rallies to campaign for BJP candidates in Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad seats on March 31, 2019.(HT Photo)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath will address election rallies to campaign for BJP candidates in Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad seats on March 31, 2019.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 30, 2019 05:07 PM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Ghaziabad’s 12 candidates include an ex-army chief and a mechanic

On the final day of the nomination process, none of the 12 candidates contesting from Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency opted to withdraw nominations. Ghaziabad goes to polls on April 11 in phase 1 of Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Former BSP MLA Suresh Bansal with others arrive to file nomination papers, at district election office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Monday, March 25, 2019. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Former BSP MLA Suresh Bansal with others arrive to file nomination papers, at district election office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Monday, March 25, 2019. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 03:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | ByPeeyush Khandelwal

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Sushma Swaraj lauds response to terror attacks under PM Modi

Union minister Sushma Swaraj, who was in Ghaziabad to attend an election event on Tuesday, also sought votes for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate General (retired) VK Singh.
Union minister Sushma Swaraj sought votes for BJP’s Ghaziabad candidate VK Singh at an event on March 26, 2019.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Union minister Sushma Swaraj sought votes for BJP’s Ghaziabad candidate VK Singh at an event on March 26, 2019.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2019 04:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | ByPeeyush Khandelwal

‘Too many mosquitoes’: VK Singh tweets dig at Oppn over IAF airstrike

VK Singh has tweeted about mosquitoes saying he used a repellent to kill them at night alluring to the IAF strike at a terror camp in Pakistan.
Union minister and ex-Army chief General VK Singh at a press conference in Pune on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)(HT photo)
Union minister and ex-Army chief General VK Singh at a press conference in Pune on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)(HT photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 12:55 PM IST
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Amid Rafale row, Union minister VK Singh says parts of HAL-made planes fall off on runway

General VK Singh said the parts of the aircraft made by the HAL fall off on the runway.
MoS External Affairs General VK Singh has raised questions over HAL’s capability to make good fighter planes.(ANI)
MoS External Affairs General VK Singh has raised questions over HAL’s capability to make good fighter planes.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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VK Singh writes to PM Modi for probe into 12 ‘coup’ reports

The army chief has written a letter to PM Modi, saying that the allegations of coup amounted to questioning the integrity of the armed forces and were grounds for sedition charges.
Minister of state for external affairs General VK Singh (retd) said on Thursday he has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order a “high-level investigation” to identify people who encouraged allegations in 2012 that the Indian Army had tried to carry out a coup.(PTI)
Minister of state for external affairs General VK Singh (retd) said on Thursday he has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order a “high-level investigation” to identify people who encouraged allegations in 2012 that the Indian Army had tried to carry out a coup.(PTI)
Published on Feb 07, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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BJP hits out at UPA 2 govt over media leak of old coup story

The BJP launched a frontal assault on the previous United Progressive Alliance 2 government for allegedly leaking to the media an inaccurate story about a coup allegedly being plotted by the army seven years ago, in 2012, citing a report published by The Sunday Guardian.
The Sunday Guardian reported that the UPA 2 government had in 2011-12 informally asked the Intelligence Bureau to try and establish if the army, under General VK Singh (pictured), was attempting a coup.(PTI/File Photo)
The Sunday Guardian reported that the UPA 2 government had in 2011-12 informally asked the Intelligence Bureau to try and establish if the army, under General VK Singh (pictured), was attempting a coup.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 08:20 AM IST
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UP CM’s ‘thok do’ mentality behind cop’s death in Ghazipur, says Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that the incident took place because the Yogi Adityanath government knows only one language, that of violence.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that the incident took place because the Yogi Adityanath government knows only one language, that of violence.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that the incident took place because the Yogi Adityanath government knows only one language, that of violence.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 05:28 PM IST
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‘Centre enough to tackle situation’: VK Singh snubs Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘Army in Ayodhya’ remark

Akhilesh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party chief on Friday urged the Supreme Court to deploy Army in Ayodhya, if needed, to keep the situation under control.
Minister of state for external affairs V K Singh on Sunday rebuffed former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s stance that the Army needs to be deployed in Ayodhya to keep the situation under control and asserted that the Centre will make full efforts to maintain the law and order in the region.(HT File PHOTO)
Minister of state for external affairs V K Singh on Sunday rebuffed former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s stance that the Army needs to be deployed in Ayodhya to keep the situation under control and asserted that the Centre will make full efforts to maintain the law and order in the region.(HT File PHOTO)
Published on Nov 25, 2018 06:07 PM IST
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Get passports at all Indian missions within 48 hours now, says VK Singh

The ‘Passport Seva’ project was first launched in the UK last month. In US, the project was first rolled out in New York on November 21, followed by Washington on Saturday. It would be subsequently launched in Indian Consulates at Atlanta, Houston, Chicago and San Francisco.
Indian missions across the world would soon issue passports in less than 48 hours to citizens abroad, minister of state for external affairs VK Singh said in Washington.(File Photo)
Indian missions across the world would soon issue passports in less than 48 hours to citizens abroad, minister of state for external affairs VK Singh said in Washington.(File Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2018 05:45 PM IST
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No retrospective application of promotion: Armed Forces Tribunal

The AFT has also rejected the government’s contention that the tribunal cannot test the “validity or vires of policies” issued by it.
The Armed Forces Tribunal has held that a subsequent promotion policy cannot take away the rights of an officer under an existing policy.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
The Armed Forces Tribunal has held that a subsequent promotion policy cannot take away the rights of an officer under an existing policy.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 07:14 AM IST
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