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Rahul Gandhi leads ‘silent vigil’ in Delhi against Kathua and Unnao rapes, says protest not political

The Congress held the candlelight vigil near India Gate to protest the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu’s Kathua district as well the alleged rape of a teenager by UP BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

Rahul Gandhi addresses media at the midnight candlelight march near India Gate, carried out to protest crimes against women, in New Delhi on Thursday night.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 07:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRidhima Shukla and Abhimanyu Kulkarni, New Delhi

GST on services fixed; Ola, Uber rides and flights to be cheaper, education and health exempt

The GST Council today finalised tax rates for services under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime, scheduled to kick-in from July 1 at the end of day 2 of the meeting held in Srinagar.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley arrives to attend the 14th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in Srinagar on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 08, 2017 06:46 PM IST
New Delhi | BySuchetana Ray and Abhimanyu Kulkarni

GATE 2017 results declared, check and download your scorecard here

The results of GATE 2017 examination have been declared on its official website by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee on March 27.

GATE 2017 was conducted on February 4, 5, 11 and 12.
Updated on Apr 08, 2017 06:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

India ranks 122nd in World Happiness Report, behind its neighbours Pakistan and China

India is among the world’s saddest nations, and became even less happy in the last year, showed a global ranking that identified Norway as the wold’s happiest country.

The entire top ten were wealthier developed nations. Yet money is not the only ingredient in the recipe for happiness.(Representative image)
Updated on Mar 20, 2017 09:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Hockey: India beat arch-rivals Pakistan 3-2 in Asian Champions Trophy final

The Indian men’s hokcey team on Sunday beat arch-rivals Pakistan 3-2 in the final of the Asian Champions Trophy at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

This is the second time India have won the Asian Championship title.(Photo: Twitter/@HockeyIndia)
Updated on Oct 31, 2016 07:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Twitter has a field day as Marin grunts her way to glory

Spain’s Carolina Marin shrieked her way to a historic Olympic badminton gold on Friday as she beat India’s PV Sindhu in three games to become the first non-Asian women’s singles champion.

Spain's Carolina Marin celebrates after defeating PV Sindhu in women's badminton singles gold medal match.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2016 09:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Attacks on weaker sections need to be dealt with firmly: President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday that attacks on weaker sections needed to be dealt with firmly as they were against India’s ethos.

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, addressing the nation on the eve of Independence Day, 2015. (AFP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2016 11:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySaubhadra Chatterji and Abhimanyu Kulkarni, New Delhi

As it happened: Manipur’s Iron Lady Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast

Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila got bail from a Imphal court on Tuesday after she promised the magistrate to break her 16 year fast against AFSPA.

Irom Sharmila arrives at Cheirap Court at Imphal on Tuesday.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2016 06:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRahul Karmakar, Sobhapati Samom and Abhimanyu Kulkarni, Imphal/new Delhi

Attacks on Dalits in Gujarat: Sonia says govt ‘condones social terror’

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is set to raise the issue of atrocities against Dalits in Parliament, particularly the recent case from Gujarat where four Dalit boys were stripped and thrashed brutally on charges of skinning a dead cow.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is set to raise the issue of atrocities against Dalits in Parliament, particularly the recent case from Gujarat where four Dalit boys were stripped and thrashed brutally on charges of skinning a dead cow.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2016 02:39 PM IST
By, New Delhi

With first pro title, Vijender Singh gets back poster boy status

A year ago, Vijender Singh faced flak for deciding to turn professional instead of representing India in amateur boxing at the Olympics and other competitions. However, with his first title win, many are back to cheering the pugilist.

Indian boxer Vijender Singh (L) land a punch on his opponent, Australia's Kerry Hope, during the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship 'Title Fight' in New Delhi on July 16. Vijender won the title, a first for an Indian in the professional circuit.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2016 11:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

In 7th heaven: Vijender Singh beats Kerry Hope to clinch 1st pro-title

Indian professional boxer beat Kerry Hope of Australia to win the WBO Asia-Pacific Middleweight title in New Delhi on Saturday evening.

Indian professional boxer Vijender Sngh beat Australia’s Kerry Hope to win the WBO Asia-Pacific Middleweight championship on July 16, 2016.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2016 02:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Euro 2016: Time for Belgium to move beyond the tag of ‘Dark Horses’

Known for producing delicious dark chocolates and the country that gave the world Tintin, Belgium have now made a name for themselves in football too. They were sitting on top of the Fifa rankings before Argentina overtook them in March this year.

Belgium's national football team pose for a picture ahead of a friendly football match between Belgium and Finland, at the King Baudouin Stadium, on June 1, 2016 in Brussels.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2016 03:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

From Benzema, Ribery to Mata, Torres: Players missing out on Euro 2016

The biggest names from Europe will travel to France in a few days to fight for continental supremacy. However, quite a few familiar faces will not feature either due to injury, being left out or not making the cut.

Clockwise, from top left: Franck Ribery, Fernando Torres, Vincent Kompany, Karim Benzema, Mario Balotelli, and Marco Reus.(Agencies)
Updated on Jun 08, 2016 03:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Looking for Chak De: Indian women fighting for more than WT20 trophy

A lull descended on Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium as India lost their first wicket with just three runs on the board while facing the third over from Pakistan in a World T20 clash.

Pakistan women cricket team celebrates after winning the match against India during the ICC Twenty 20 World Cup at Ferozshah Kotla Ground in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2016 12:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Pak media doubts India's claim, says attack eclipses Modi-Sharif initiative

Two days after the Gurdaspur terror attack, the Pakistan media on Wednesday cast serious doubts on India’s assertion that terrorists involved in the Gurdaspur terror attack originated from Pakistan, but was unequivocal in calling the latest incident “another rock in the way of the road to peace”.

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Updated on Jul 30, 2015 09:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Archie comics set to get hipster makeover

Last year, Archie Andrews took a bullet for a friend at Pop Tate's in Riverdale. He was 74 years old. That was the end of the red-haired freckled clumsy Archie that we knew. This year at Comic Con in San Diego, the publishers unveiled the first issue of an Archie remake. The aim is to make the characters relatable to today's youth.

The new avataar of Archie Andrews after characters in the comic series got a make over. (Right) The original look which has been similar for the last 75 years. (left) (Photo Courtesy: Archie Comics)
Updated on Jul 17, 2015 07:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Two arrested with narcotics in Punjab

Two persons on Tuesday were arrested in two seperate incidents with 320 grams of narcotics in Moga, the police said.

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Updated on Jun 23, 2015 03:03 PM IST
PTI | ByAbhimanyu Kulkarni Abhimanyu Kulkarni Abhimanyu Kulkarni Abhimanyu Kulkarni, Moga (punjab)

As Kirron Kher turns 60, we take a look at some of her popular roles in Bollywood

Kirron Kher has enthralled us with her acting in a number of movies. Nobody plays a Punjabi mom like her. She has made us laugh, she has made us cry.

Updated on Jun 14, 2015 08:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

IPL Qualifier 2: 5 things to watch out for in Bangalore vs Chennai match

Despite topping the points table in the league phase, CSK is taking the longer route to try and book their spot in the final, after losing their first qualifier to the Mumbai Indians. On the other hand, the RCB had put in an all-round performance against the Rajasthan Royals to reach the qualifier.

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Updated on May 23, 2015 03:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByManoj Bhagavatula and Abhimanyu Kulkarni, New Delhi

World Book Day: 10 movies which can be turned into books

Books have repeatedly been a source of inspiration for filmmakers. Take the example of 3 Idiots, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! and Devdas. But how about taking a look at the other side of the hedge?

Updated on Apr 23, 2015 09:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Let’s celebrate Earth Day everyday!

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. This day in many ways marks the start of “environmental activism” as we know it today

Updated on Apr 23, 2015 09:12 AM IST
Hindustantimes.com | By, Chandigarh

World Book Day: Five Indian novels every bibliophile must try

We often shower accolades on the likes of JK Rowling, Jeffrey Archer and Hillary Mantel, yet, most of us might not be aware of some of the literary gems that our country has produced. Indian writers have been making a mark at the global circuit for years. Know more.

Updated on Apr 23, 2015 08:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Crowdfunding campaign aside, India ice hockey team needs more love

The cash-strapped Indian ice hockey team has so far managed to raise a meagre Rs 7 lakh with only a week to go before the Asia Cup in Kuwait. And it is clearly not enough for the players in the cricket-mad country.

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Updated on Apr 09, 2015 07:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Gurgaon

Young innovations offer tech treat

Albert Einstein once said, “All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking” and the tech fest by Chandigarh University made an attempt at proving him right.

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Updated on Apr 04, 2015 12:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Sas Nagar

Rain, Duckworth-Lewis inflict familiar World Cup pain on South Africa

South Africa were going great guns against New Zealand in the semifinal at Auckland's Eden Park, when rain made an appearance at the end of the 38th over on Tuesday. A familiar South African bogey — Messrs Duckworth-Lewis — kicked in when play resumed and the Proteas got just 5 overs to go hammer and tongs.

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Updated on Apr 09, 2015 01:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The ways and means of Dhoni, Clarke, De Villiers and McCullum

And then there were four: Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Michael Clarke and MS Dhoni. The four have marshalled their warriors to the cricket World Cup semi-finals, displaying leadership traits that are different yet similar enough in being effective.

Updated on Mar 24, 2015 01:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

World Cup: South Africa put Duminy, Tahir choke on Lanka

South Africa have fought an uncomfortable 'chokers' tag for years, but this squad is different. At least, skipper AB de Villiers is convinced that it is.

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Updated on Mar 18, 2015 07:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Status of Indian women's hockey: Overflowing goals, empty stands

The World Hockey League final between India and Poland was scheduled to start at 8pm. The venue Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi had more Polish supporters than Indian supporters at 7.30pm.

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Updated on Mar 17, 2015 01:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Chak De: Indian eves beat Poland to clinch World Hockey League round 2

Roelant Oltmans may be no Kabir Khan, but he achieved a feat as grand as his when Indian women's team beat Poland 3-1 in the final of the FIH World Hockey League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chan stadium, New Delhi on Sunday.

Victorious-Indian-hockey-players-after-defeating-Poland-in-the-FIH-hockey-world-league-final-match-in-New-Delhi-on-Sunday-PTI-Photo
Updated on Mar 16, 2015 01:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Mahendra 'the finisher' Dhoni hits purple patch before knockouts

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Nobody amplifies this quote better than Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Updated on Mar 15, 2015 09:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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