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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Arrives In Israel On His Maiden Visit

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Arrives In Israel On His Maiden Visit

The Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will hold deliberations with Israel’s top leadership including its President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, during his five day visit.

17 October 2021
Nostalgia: From Lord Clive To Swadeshi Thakur, How Bengal’s Durga Puja Transformed

Nostalgia: From Lord Clive To Swadeshi Thakur, How Bengal’s Durga Puja Transformed

During the 1920 and 1930s, the emergence of community puja transformed Durga puja from a rich men's puja to a people's festival, as freedom fighters made good...

13 October 2021

US Life Expectancy In 2020 Saw Biggest Drop Since WWII

The drop spelled out mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life expectancy decline

Peace Prize For The Nuclear Bomb?

Peace Prize For The Nuclear Bomb?

The nuclear bomb has contributed to peace for over 75 years where the United Nations has failed.

06 July 2021

Sikh Fighter Pilot Memorial To Be Erected In UK To Honour Indians Who Fought World Wars

The sculpture of an early 20th century Sikh fighter pilot, cricketer and golfer from Oxford University shall be constructed in the England port city of...

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18 November 2020
‘A Debt That Society Owes’: How India Remembers Its World War Soldiers

‘A Debt That Society Owes’: How India Remembers Its World War Soldiers

As Commonwealth countries observe Remembrance Day this month, can India eulogise its soldiers without seeing their memory as a colonial relic?


08 November 2020
Indians Urged To Name Star In Memory Of Killed World War Soldiers

Indians Urged To Name Star In Memory Of Killed World War Soldiers

The ceremony will be held virtually this year to mark sacrifices of soldiers, including 74,000 Indian personnel, on Remembrance Day on November 11.


03 June 2020
Intelligence Should Not Be Used For Publicity

Intelligence Should Not Be Used For Publicity

The publicity of 'Musharraf Tapes' in 1999, which were 'unprocessed' intelligence and would reveal the source, was touted as a diplomatic triumph. But what...


01 April 2020
A Century Ago, Sports Rises From Ravages Of War And Disease

A Century Ago, Sports Rises From Ravages Of War And Disease

A century before the Tokyo Olympics were postponed as coronavirus spread across the earth, sports helped in the healing


24 March 2020
Only World War Has Cancelled Olympics - The Facts

Only World War Has Cancelled Olympics - The Facts

With the announcement that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed over the coronavirus pandemic, here is a look back at Berlin 1916, Tokyo 1940 and...


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30 November 2018
World War One Diary

World War One Diary

Diary by British High Commissioner to India on WWI commemoration ceremony.


11 November 2018
Armistice Day: Leaders Around The Globe Mark 100 Years Since World War I

Armistice Day: Leaders Around The Globe Mark 100 Years Since World War I

A century on, the world lives with the consequences of a peace accord that, even at the time, was criticised as making another war inevitable in Europe.


11 November 2018
M Venkaiah Naidu Pays Tribute To Indian Soldiers Who Fought In WWI, Inaugurates War Memorial In France

M Venkaiah Naidu Pays Tribute To Indian Soldiers Who Fought In WWI, Inaugurates War Memorial In France

On Sunday, the vice president will attend the ceremony to commemorate the armistice of World War I at Arc de Triomphe, presided over by French President...


09 November 2018
Big Ben To Lead Ringing Of Bells Marking End Of World War One

Big Ben To Lead Ringing Of Bells Marking End Of World War One

On Sunday, Big Ben will sound 11 times, with a strike rate of 4.5 seconds, replicating the usual strike rate of the Great Clock.


08 November 2018
No Meeting Scheduled With Putin In Paris, Says Trump

No Meeting Scheduled With Putin In Paris, Says Trump

Trump's remarks came less than a day after the US State Department announced that a scheduled high-level meeting between the two sides has been postponed.


13 January 2018
The British, The Marathas And The Mahars

The British, The Marathas And The Mahars

Soldiers of many ‘classes’ served together in the colonial army with no caste narrative in evidence before the British betrayal


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28 October 2016
Watermark 1916: The War Foundry

Watermark 1916: The War Foundry

Exactly a hundred years ago, the Great War was in full blast. The shock waves it set off still influence ‘modern’ sensibility.


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