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Now Rahul Gandhi says Savarkar wrote ‘mercy pleas’ to the British: Explained why the controversy keeps erupting
Politics

Now Rahul Gandhi says Savarkar wrote ‘mercy pleas’ to the British: Explained why the controversy keeps erupting

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has brought up ‘mercy’ petitions written by Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar to the British when he was in jail. It’s not the first time that the petitions have triggered a row. But what is the truth? Did Savarkar ask for clemency?

In numbers: Know India's military might over belligerent Pakistan
India

In numbers: Know India's military might over belligerent Pakistan

Although India had achieved conventional military superiority over Pakistan several decades ago, the Indian government under PM Narendra Modi has focussed on upgrading the fighting capability of the Indian armed forces over the past few years

750,000 mourners, 500 world leaders and more... Queen Elizabeth II's funeral in numbers
World

750,000 mourners, 500 world leaders and more... Queen Elizabeth II's funeral in numbers

An estimated 4.1 billion people are expected to watch Queen Elizabeth II's funeral worldwide, smashing all previous records

Tucker Carlson claims British civilised India: The many controversies of man with the ‘most racist show’ on cable news
Explainers

Tucker Carlson claims British civilised India: The many controversies of man with the ‘most racist show’ on cable news

From claiming ‘legacy Americans’ are being replaced by foreigners to questioning if white supremacy is real and attacking immigrants as making the US ‘poorer and dirtier’, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has a history of using talking points from the white nationalist handbook

Let’s not get too excited with Rishi Sunak: Even China is keen to see him at 10 Downing Street
Opinion

Let’s not get too excited with Rishi Sunak: Even China is keen to see him at 10 Downing Street

Rishi Sunak’s victory will not be any extra boon for India, and Liz Truss’ rise to power will be no bane to the UK-India relationship

Madhya Pradesh: British-era bridge collapses in Narmadapuram, traffic hit on Bhopal-Nagpur highway; no report of injuries
India

Madhya Pradesh: British-era bridge collapses in Narmadapuram, traffic hit on Bhopal-Nagpur highway; no report of injuries

The incident took place when a 138-wheel lorry was crossing the narrow bridge, leading to the vehicle falling on the dry river bed

Why Audrey Truschke should stop inventing history to suit her vicious agenda
India

Why Audrey Truschke should stop inventing history to suit her vicious agenda

Among the most laughable claims Audrey Truschke made was that Aurangzeb ‘did good to the Hindus more than the atrocities’

The Parthenon Quest: Greece gets marble foot in door of British Museum
Arts & Culture

The Parthenon Quest: Greece gets marble foot in door of British Museum

Greece hopes the 2,500-year-old marble fragment, which arrived on loan from an Italian museum, may lead to the reunification in Athens of all surviving Parthenon Sculptures — many of which are in the British Museum.

Right Word | Durand Line: How Afghanistan-Pakistan border is rooted in a tale of treachery and deception
World

Right Word | Durand Line: How Afghanistan-Pakistan border is rooted in a tale of treachery and deception

Durand Line is a reminder of how Afghans were cheated by the British and an artificial border was created whose legitimacy is questionable.

Shoojit Sircar delves deep to explain how Sardar Udham serves as an ode to revolutionaries, immortalises Indian struggle for equality
Entertainment

Shoojit Sircar delves deep to explain how Sardar Udham serves as an ode to revolutionaries, immortalises Indian struggle for equality

In an exclusive interview, director Shoojit Sircar decodes how Sardar Udham passes the test of time with flying colours in the 21st century

The cultural harmony in My Universe makes it as distinctly BTS as definitively Coldplay
Entertainment

The cultural harmony in My Universe makes it as distinctly BTS as definitively Coldplay

Interspersing English and Korean lyrics, this love song sees the Asian K-Pop singing phenomena hold their own as Chris Martin-led Coldplay bring their distinct brand of grand pop-rock to the experience.

Vaani Kapoor says her character in Ranbir Kapoor-led Shamshera has 'a lot of substance and charisma'
Entertainment

Vaani Kapoor says her character in Ranbir Kapoor-led Shamshera has 'a lot of substance and charisma'

"It is a dream character," Vaani Kapoor, who was recently seen opposite Akshay Kumar in the espionage thriller Bell Bottom, describes her role in Shamshera.

Quit India Movement: History, significance and facts about Bharat Chhodo Andolan Day
India

Quit India Movement: History, significance and facts about Bharat Chhodo Andolan Day

The Quit India Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August, 1942 at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's Oprah Winfrey interview leads CBS to beat ABC, NBC viewership for first time
Entertainment

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's Oprah Winfrey interview leads CBS to beat ABC, NBC viewership for first time

Nielsen company reveals that there had never been a single recorded day since 1991 that CBS This Morning, nor any of its predecessors, beat their two rivals, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today show.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey draws estimated 17.1 mn viewers in the US
Entertainment

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey draws estimated 17.1 mn viewers in the US

Nielsen company said it had the largest audience for any prime-time entertainment special so far this television season.

UN, Britain to co-host global climate summit on 12 December to mark fifth anniversary of Paris Agreement
World

UN, Britain to co-host global climate summit on 12 December to mark fifth anniversary of Paris Agreement

This summit is intended to increase momentum ahead of the United Nations Climate Change COP 26 to be held in Glasgow in November 2021.

Formula 1: British GP could go ahead in July despite government's quarantine restrictions
Sports

Formula 1: British GP could go ahead in July despite government's quarantine restrictions

Formula One is working to put on a British Grand Prix in July even if the country imposes quarantine measures on visitors during the COVID-19 crisis, F1 sources said on Sunday.

As tensions rise in Kashmir again, why the continued conflict between India, Pak and China is unlikely to resolve any issues
India

As tensions rise in Kashmir again, why the continued conflict between India, Pak and China is unlikely to resolve any issues

The fighting has escalated again in Kashmir. Last Saturday night, two officers and two jawans of the Indian Army and a police sub-inspector were killed in militant violence in Handwara in Kashmir. A day later, three men of the Central Reserve Police Force died in another attack in the same area.

Partition was a historic swindle that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh must see through; steps to undo British wrongdoing necessary
India

Partition was a historic swindle that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh must see through; steps to undo British wrongdoing necessary

A historical united people’s struggle led by patriotic, modern-minded leaders, like Mustafa Kemal of Turkey or the leaders of Japan after the Meiji Restoration, will be required for bringing about a transformation to lift India from the ranks of underdeveloped to developed countries

Hong Kong plunges into first recession since global financial crisis; protests, trade war take toll on financial hub
World

Hong Kong plunges into first recession since global financial crisis; protests, trade war take toll on financial hub

Clashes between protesters hurling bricks and petrol bombs at police wielding tear gas and rubber bullets have become a weekly occurrence, hammering Hong Kong's once-solid reputation for stability and safety.