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Harinder Baweja

Harinder Baweja anchors special projects for Hindustan Times. She has been a journalist for three decades and has focussed on covering conflict zones, including Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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ISI supports Indo-Pak peace process: Gilani

Days ahead of a likely meeting in Tehran between PM Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told the Hindustan Times that the ISI is on board and supports the dialogue between the two countries. Harinder Baweja reports. Straight talk

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Updated on Aug 29, 2012 12:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Artwork worth Rs. 350 cr dumped in AI storeroom

Precious artworks worth Rs. 350 crore by noted artists such as MF Husain, SH Raza, Anjolie Ela Menon, Arpana Caur and Manu Parekh jostle for space in a storeroom at Air India’s Headquarter in Mumbai.

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Updated on Aug 14, 2012 01:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

'Refuse to be part of Anna's party'

Ex-Team Anna member Santosh Hegde questions groups' credentials to launch political party, says it's impractical. Harinder Baweja reports. Hegde speak

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Updated on Aug 10, 2012 01:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bangalore

J&K army brass okayed partial lifting of AFSPA

Documentary evidence has revealed that senior Jammu and Kashmir-based army commanders had agreed to partial withdrawal of the AFSPA from some areas in the state nearly two years ago, a move opposed tooth and nail by headquarters in Delhi. Harinder Baweja reports.

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Updated on Jul 27, 2012 01:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Voice on 26/11 tapes is mine, confirms Jundal

Arrested 26/11 handler Abu Jundal has confirmed that the voice in the terror tapes is his, sources in the ministry of home affairs told Hindustan Times.

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Updated on Jul 25, 2012 01:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

30-yr-old maps guide forces in Red areas

"Avoid villages" was the unequivocal message to the security officials in the nine Naxal-hit states at a high-level security meet called by the ministry of home affairs last week. Harinder Baweja reports.

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Updated on Jan 27, 2013 03:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

IB, R&AW brass almost got the sack after 26/11

The government came close to sacking top intelligence officials soon after 26/11 because of serious lapses that led to the 2008 Mumbai attacks, senior officials have told HT.

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Updated on Jul 17, 2012 01:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Under fire, CRPF op to be reviewed

Home secretary RK Singh is set to undertake a comprehensive review of the CRPF on Wednesday.

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Updated on Jul 04, 2012 01:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

IB boss meets Jundal, grills him on ‘state actors’

Nehchal Sandhu, the director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), recently made a rare visit to the interrogation centre at an undisclosed location in Delhi to question Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, the 26/11 handler. Harinder Baweja reports.

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Updated on Jun 29, 2012 10:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

India suspects Jundal link to Sarabjit’s release in Pak

Minutes after the news of Sarabjit Singh’s impending release from a Pakistani jail hit the air waves, phones started buzzing between South Block in Delhi and the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

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Updated on Jun 26, 2012 11:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

DNA test, hard bargain with Saudi nets 26/11 prized catch

In one of their most complex and intriguing operations lately, Indian intelligence agencies tracked 26/11 accused Abu Jundal alias Zaibuddin Ansari to Saudi Arabia and brought him to Delhi on June 21. Harinder Baweja reports.

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Updated on Jun 26, 2012 11:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

DNA test, hard bargain with Saudi nets 26/11 prized catch

In one of their most complex and intriguing operations lately, Indian intelligence agencies tracked 26/11 accused Abu Jundal alias Zaibuddin Ansari to Saudi Arabia and brought him to Delhi on June 21.

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Published on Jun 26, 2012 01:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Phone log spells trouble for Modi

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi may have got a clean chit from the Supreme Court-appointed SIT in the Gulbarg Society massacre case, but may still run into trouble over a phone log CD. Harinder Baweja and Mahesh Langa report. Unfinished business

Updated on Jun 24, 2012 01:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarinder Baweja and Mahesh Langa, Ahmedabad

The riot & after

Ahead of the judgement on June 30, Harinder Baweja and Mahesh Langa revisit Naroda Patiya in Ahmedabad, where 95 Muslims were killed in 2002.

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Updated on Jun 24, 2012 01:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarinder Baweja, Mahesh Langa, Ahmedabad

NC stands by commitment to autonomy: Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah breaks his silence on the interlocutors report in an interview with Harinder Baweja, and reminds the BJP of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s vision on Kashmir.

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Updated on Jun 07, 2012 09:23 PM IST
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It’s time to make way for governance

AFSPA has become part of the national lexicon in such a way that it doesn’t need to be spelt out in its full form — Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

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Updated on May 31, 2012 11:41 PM IST
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IAF, security troops at odds in Red zone

Home minister P Chidambaram recently met Indian Air Force chief NAK Browne to address concerns raised by police and security forces operating in Maoist-affected Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. Harinder Baweja reports.

Updated on May 30, 2012 09:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Salwa Judum added to Naxal ranks: Sukma collector

A stark truth has hit the Chhattisgarh government after the release of Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon, who spent 13 days in Naxal captivity. Harinder Baweja reports.

Updated on May 27, 2012 10:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

How Alex Paul Menon spent 13 days in Naxal captivity

For all the thirteen days that Sukma DC Alex Paul Menon spent in custody, he made copious notes and maintained a diary. The Naxals took the diary away from him just before he was released. Harinder Baweja reconstructs his tryst with the Naxals.

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Updated on May 27, 2012 10:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Doctors find ‘sick’ Air India pilots missing from home

Air India pilots who called in sick and have not reported to work for a week, were not found at home by doctors sent by the airline; nor have they reported to the doctors empanelled by the national carrier. Harinder Baweja reports. Cockpit phobia?

Updated on May 15, 2012 01:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Sacked AI pilots may not be taken back as govt talks tough

The Air India management has sacked 71 pilots already. While the Indian Pilots Guild (IGP) has sought talks, civil aviation minister Ajit Singh made it clear no dialogue was possible until the pilots withdrew the agitation and apologised to the passengers. Harinder Baweja reports. The scruffy Maharaja

Updated on May 13, 2012 02:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

'84 victim brings alive Sajjan's riot act

For the first time, the CBI has called the 1984 anti-Sikh riots a conspiracy of "terrifying proportions" involving then Congress MP Sajjan Kumar and the local police. Just how terrifying the conspiracy was was brought out in the testimony of a victim, heard in court for the first time in 27 years.

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Updated on Apr 29, 2012 12:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi:

1984 victim brings alive Sajjan Kumar's riot act

For the first time, the CBI has called the 1984 anti-Sikh riots a conspiracy of “terrifying proportions” involving then Congress MP Sajjan Kumar and the local police. Just how terrifying the conspiracy was was brought out in the testimony of a victim, heard in court for the first time in 27 years. Harinder Baweja reports.When Delhi was burning

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Updated on Apr 29, 2012 01:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Cong leader Sajjan in the dock, riot victims speak out

The Congressman, Sajjan Singh, blamed in the anti-Sikh riots got away so far and is feeling the heat now because the CBI, and not the police, is the investigating and prosecuting agency. Harinder Baweja reports. Enquiries over the years

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Updated on Apr 29, 2012 12:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Naxals are the govt in a village India just discovered

Helicopters were kept on standby for casualty evacuation; targets were chosen with care after studying satellite images and the troops were warned — the encounters would be fierce and the naxals could be in the hundreds, even thousands. Harinder Baweja reports. Reds strike again, take Chhattisgarh collector | The village nobody knew about | Maoists abduct collector

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Updated on Apr 22, 2012 02:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bijapur, Chhattisgarh

In the heart of darkness

Even as Naxals expands their base, Harinder Baweja and photographer Ajay Aggarwal visit Chhattisgarh, the heart of Mao land, to bring us this ground report. In pic: Where guns bleed | The thin red line gets thicker

Updated on Apr 22, 2012 02:10 AM IST
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You’re not Italians, CRPF men warned in Bastar

It was 2am at a remote CRPF post in Bijapur, deep in the jungles of Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region. A group of men were assembled at a make-shift briefing room before setting out on a patrol through the forests.

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Updated on Apr 15, 2012 12:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bijapur (chhattisgarh)

Bashir is new Pak envoy, says Singh's visit priority

Former Pakistani foreign secretary Salman Bashir will be that country's new high commissioner to India. Bashir's nomination, cleared by Pakistan PM Yusuf Raza Gilani, has formally been accepted by India. Harinder Baweja reports.

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Updated on Apr 11, 2012 10:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

IB had 26/11 cell numbers, but didn’t monitor them

Incredibly, sources in the highest quarters in Delhi, have told Tehelka that the mobile numbers that were used by the Mumbai terrorists were available with the Intelligence Bureau for at least five days before 26/11, reports Harinder Baweja.

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Updated on Jan 10, 2009 01:16 AM IST
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