Santal Hul: Remembering Santal women who fought for indigenous rights two...

The Santal Hul was among one of the important tribal revolts that continues to hold immense significance for the Santal community. The rebellion was a result of decades of injustice that Santals and peasants found themselves facing at the hands of exploitative zamindars, mahajans (moneylenders), traders appointed by the British Raj.
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2 days ago

New Hong Kong school textbooks claim region was 'occupied territory', not a...

New school books claim Hong Kong was never a British colony. Chinese President Xi Jinping is trying to overhaul Hong Kong’s schools to protect young minds and raise loyal, patriotic citizens. This is part of the remake of Hong Kong in the national security era, says a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist.
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5 days ago

WATCH: Ukrainian Man Casually Shaves, Oblivious to Missile Embedded in his Kitchen

Video shows a Ukrainian man shaving his beard while a rocket can be seen embedded in his kitchen. The ongoing Ukraine-Russia war has claimed numerous lives and reduced Ukrainian cities to rubble. Meanwhile, a couple from the war-torn nation have marked a symbolic wedding in military uniforms.
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6 days ago

US WWII destroyer found off Philippines

USS Samuel B Roberts went down during a battle off the central island of Samar on October 25, 1944. US forces fought to liberate the Philippines, then a US colony, from Japanese occupation. Crewed submersible filmed, photographed and surveyed the battered hull of the Sammy B during a series of dives over eight days this month. It is now the deepest shipwreck ever located and surveyed.
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6 days ago

Commonwealth Nations Free to Chart Own Course: Prince Charles

Prince of Wales says the choice to become a republic or abandon the queen is a matter for each member country to decide. Charles said the 54-member club of mainly former British colonies would always be “a free association of independent, self-governing nations”
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1 weeks ago

Spinning an ancient yarn: Inside the struggle to recreate Dhaka muslin

Dhaka muslin was popular from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century CE. Popular among Greek aristocracy and Mughal royalty, worn by Marie Antoinette and the French empress Joséphine Bonaparte. Production ceased sometime in the late 19th century, as colonial Britain crushed India’s weaver communities.
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1 weeks ago

Ukraine on track for EU membership, G7 looks to pressure Moscow

At least 20 people have been killed in the last two days in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has characterised the strikes as a bid to force the country to pull resources from the main battlefields in the rebel-held eastern region of Donbas to protect civilians. Nearly four months after Russia's offensive in Ukraine began, fresh bombardment was seen in the city.
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1 weeks ago

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being coaxed and cajoled to join a security pact under the leadership of the United States ostensibly to save democracy and strengthen global stability. Jawaharlal Nehru was adamant that India’s Asian destiny could never mean playing second fiddle to a globally hegemonic America.
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1 weeks ago

Express Investigation — Part 3: Textbook revision slashes portion in history...

The content on Islamic rulers has suffered deep cuts in sweeping changes made to textbooks by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) under its latest “rationalisation” exercise. Several pages on the Delhi Sultanate, ruled by many dynasties including the Mamluks, Tughlaqs, Khaljis and Lodis, have been removed from the Class 7 history textbook 'Our Pasts – II'
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1 weeks ago

Lessons for India: How Benin got its bronzes back

When British soldiers sacked the Kingdom of Benin in 1897, they took from the royal palace as many as 10,000 ornamental artefacts dating to the mid-16th and early 17th centuries. The objects, collectively known as the Benin bronzes, have since been scattered across Europe and the US, in museums, archives and private collections.
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1 weeks ago

UPSC ethics simplified: Politics plus or minus ethics

Political ethics refers to making moral judgements to guide action and methods of decision-making for the public good. Political realists argue that there is no room for ethics in politics or that the ethical principles that govern citizens’ behaviour should not bind politicians. Political leaders throughout history have often had to make unethical decisions to advance the interests of their nation or state.
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2 weeks ago

The star who died young: Remembering Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput left us two years ago on June 14. Nathan Algren's relationship with him began 27 years ago in a happy setting. He admired poetry, liked movies, loved cricket and wanted to become an engineer. He lost his mother too soon. It drove him into a shell for a while.
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2 weeks ago

Russia Destroys Bridge Over Ukrainian River, Cutting Escape Route

Sievierodonetsk has become the epicentre of the battle for control over Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas. Parts of the city have been pulverised in some of the bloodiest fighting since the Kremlin unleashed its invasion on Feb. 24. But the Russians had destroyed a bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River linking the city with its twin city of Lysychansk.
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2 weeks ago

Russia destroys bridge over Ukrainian river, cuts escape route with other cities

Sievierodonetsk has become the epicentre of the battle for control over Ukraine's eastern region of Donbas. Parts of the city have been pulverised in some of the bloodiest fighting since the Kremlin unleashed its invasion on Feb. 24. But the Russians had destroyed a bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River linking the city with its twin city of Lysychansk.
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2 weeks ago

We can write our own history, says Amit Shah

Most of the historians in India have given prominence to recording the history of Mughals only, Union home minister Amit Shah said. Shah asserted that “nobody can stop us from writing history as we are independent now” He said history is not written at the behest of the governments but on the basis of factual events.
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3 weeks ago

Wreck of 17th-century royal warship found off UK coast

HMS Gloucester sank in 1682 while carrying a future king of England, Ireland and Scotland. It sank within an hour, killing an estimated 130 to 250 crew and passengers. James Stuart survived and went on to reign as King James II of England and Ireland. The wreck of the Gloucester was found in 2007 by brothers Julian and Lincoln Barnwell and others.
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3 weeks ago

Amit Shah urges historians to 'revive past glory' as he launches book on...

Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged historians across the country to resurrect the glory of the past for the sake of the present. He made the appeal while launching a book 'Maharanas: A thousand Year War For Dharma' The book purports to expose the truth of India's greatest dynasty, the Sisodias of Mewar.
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3 weeks ago

Darwin, Einstein, Sabyasachi: Meet the new member of an elite American club

Sabyasachi Mukherjee, director-general of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj museum, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joins the ranks of Indians such as Nehru (1950), Homi Bhabha (1958), Amartya Sen (1981), MS Swaminathan (1984), Romila Thapar (2009), Ratan Tata (2010) and Narayana Murthy (2019)
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3 weeks ago

From Queen stealing show with Paddington Bear to Diana Ross singing; all key...

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 70 years on the throne. She is the first-ever monarch in British history to have set the milestone. Her Platinum Jubilee celebrations kicked off with a video of the Queen enjoying tea with Paddington Bear. The Queen also made revelers burst into laughter as she pulled out an emergency sandwich from her handbag.
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3 weeks ago

Ukraine seeks reparations from Russia, new form of 'Marshall Plan' to help...

Taras Kachka made the remarks while addressing the GLOBSEC Forum in Bratislava through a video link on Saturday. He said that a new form of the 'Marshall Plan' will assist the country get closer to the EU and the G7 countries. The plan was a proposal outlined by the then-US Secretary of State George C. Marshall in June 1947 to aid in the reconstruction of Europe's and Germany's economies following the Second World War.
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3 weeks ago