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Bengal’s archives trace colonial footprints

Bengal’s archives trace colonial footprints

In 1833, Purandhar Singh, an aspirant to the throne of the Ahom (Assam) was placed in charge of upper Assam even as lower Assam continued to be under the direct control of the British. In 1836, he sought permission from the colonial government to mint coins in his own name …

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Bulgaria urged to save giant monument

Perched like a vast flying saucer on a central Bulgarian mountainside, Buzludzha is a brutalist concrete monument that was built to glorify communism nearly 40 years ago. The striking circular building has been left to fall victim to vandalism and decay, as Bulgaria has been eager to forget its communist …

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Going live, a Rembrandt restoration

The overhaul ofThe Night Watchwill be done under the public eye and will be streamed online Art lovers will be soon be able to watch one of the world’s most famous paintings being restored live and online. Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch will undergo a multi-million-euro overhaul at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum …

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Korean war memorial to be built in Delhi

To commemorate India’s role in war which ended in 1953 A Korean War memorial will be built in New Delhi to commemorate India’s role in the war which ended in an armistice in 1953. “India and South Korea have agreed on building the war memorial. Administrative processes are on,” South …

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Mike Pompeo and the new ‘Cold War’

It was a day when the gloves were off. The spiralling trade war between China and the U.S. visibly mutated into what appeared to be the beginning of a new Cold War. On October 8, when Beijing was in its mid-autumn prime, Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State, wheeled …

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Ancient Mayans produced salt: study

Evidence shows that the civilisation also stored and traded the commodity Salt may have been a valuable commodity for the Mayans, say scientists who found that the ancient civilisation produced, stored and traded the mineral over 1,000 years ago. Stone tools found at a site called the Paynes Creek Salt …

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Honouring the British Indian Army

London’s National Army Museum to exhibit artefacts of the colonial force The Khanjar (knife) of Tipu Sultan of 1799, an 1840 painting of Skinner’s horse regiment, objects of silver and an extensive collection of uniforms are among a range of items of the British Indian Army in the collection of …

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Natwar Thakkar, Nagaland’s ‘Gandhi’, dies

He made the State his home during the height of the secessionist movement in 1955 and worked for peace Noted Gandhian Natwar Thakkar, the man who was thought be an Indian spy at the peak of an armed Naga movement for sovereignty seven decades ago, but came to be accepted …

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