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The future of the Indian music album: Pop industry increasingly abandons format, though indie artists continue to prefer it
Entertainment

The future of the Indian music album: Pop industry increasingly abandons format, though indie artists continue to prefer it

The answer to the question 'Is the album becoming irrelevant?', especially in the context of the Indian music industry, is ‘It depends on what kind of artist you’re talking about’

In The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia, Sarbpreet Singh writes about the colourful world of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's court
Life

In The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia, Sarbpreet Singh writes about the colourful world of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's court

In his historical non-fiction book, Sarbpreet Singh explores the conquests and foibles of the Sikh ruler, Ranjit Singh, the treasons endured by his regime and how the empire he built crumbled upon his death and fell into the lap of the East India Company.

The Black Prince: A new film brings the story of Punjab's last king, Maharaja Duleep Singh, to life
Life

The Black Prince: A new film brings the story of Punjab's last king, Maharaja Duleep Singh, to life

Maharaja Duleep Singh's story is one of tremendous loss: the loss of his family, throne, the Koh-i-Noor diamond, his country. A new film, The Black Prince, examines the life of this last king of Punjab.

Supreme Court rejects Kohinoor PIL; states can't pass order on reclaiming diamond from Britain
India

Supreme Court rejects Kohinoor PIL; states can't pass order on reclaiming diamond from Britain

The Supreme Court on Friday said it could not pass an order for reclaiming the Kohinoor from the United Kingdom or to stop it from being auctioned.

Renowned sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan passed away at 88
Mumbai

Renowned sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan passed away at 88

Renowned sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan — the last survivor of the "Sitar Trinity" of India along with the late Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan — died in Mumbai on Wednesday after a brief illness, a family member said. He was 88.

The Kohinoor's true (and bloody) history is traced by William Dalrymple, Anita Anand
Life

The Kohinoor's true (and bloody) history is traced by William Dalrymple, Anita Anand

William Dalrymple and Anita Anand spoke to Firstpost about how they uncovered the true history of the Kohinoor, the 'world's most infamous diamond'

Despite UK's reluctance, India to make all out efforts to get back Kohinoor
India

Despite UK's reluctance, India to make all out efforts to get back Kohinoor

India will make all out efforts to get back the famed 106-carat Kohinoor, currently set in a royal crown on display in the Tower of London, despite British government's recent statement that there is no legal ground for restitution of the diamond.

Bring back Kohinoor and gift it to Jagannath Temple: BJD MP in Rajya Sabha
India

Bring back Kohinoor and gift it to Jagannath Temple: BJD MP in Rajya Sabha

A demand for getting back the Kohinoor diamond from Britain and giving it to the Jagannath Temple in Puri, as had been willed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was made in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Centre refuses to share details on India's efforts in Kohinoor retrieval
India

Centre refuses to share details on India's efforts in Kohinoor retrieval

The Centre has declined to share details of India's efforts to get back the famous Kohinoor diamond from the UK, saying the matter was subjudice.

MPs strongly press for the return of the Kohinoor in Lok Sabha session
Politics

MPs strongly press for the return of the Kohinoor in Lok Sabha session

A strong plea to bring back the Kohinoor diamond from Britain was made by a BJD member in Lok Sabha on Wednesday, which got instant support from several members including those from the Akali Dal.

Pakistan's Punjab govt tells court Kohinoor cannot be brought back
World

Pakistan's Punjab govt tells court Kohinoor cannot be brought back

The 108-carat famed Kohinoor diamond cannot be brought back to Pakistan as it was handed over to the UK under the 'Treaty of Lahore' in 1849, provincial Punjab government on Tuesday told the High Court.

Diamond diplomacy: Will bring back Kohinoor 'amicably,' claims govt
India

Diamond diplomacy: Will bring back Kohinoor 'amicably,' claims govt

The Central government on Friday reiterated its stand on the historic Kohinoor diamond, saying it will "amicably" bring it back from Britain.

Kohinoor wars: BJP hits out at Congress, claims it reversed earlier policy on diamond
India

Kohinoor wars: BJP hits out at Congress, claims it reversed earlier policy on diamond

Under attack for the government's U-turn on Kohinoor diamond issue, BJP on Wednesday claimed the Narendra Modi dispensation has revised the stand of previous governments on the issue.

Delhi Culture Minister Kapil Mishra targets Centre over Kohinoor flip-flop
India

Delhi Culture Minister Kapil Mishra targets Centre over Kohinoor flip-flop

Delhi Culture Minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday accused the Centre of "embarrassing" the country through its flip-flop on the return of Kohinoor diamond from Britain.

Blanket ban on IPL matches due to water scarcity not right, says AIFF President Praful Patel
Sports

Blanket ban on IPL matches due to water scarcity not right, says AIFF President Praful Patel

Patel, a former Union Minister, was responding when asked if football grounds also use lots of water like cricket stadia in the light of IPL matches being ordered by the Bombay High Court to be shifted out of Maharashtra from 1 May onwards due to drought situation in the state

Govt makes U-turn on Kohinoor: Will make all efforts to bring back diamond from UK
India

Govt makes U-turn on Kohinoor: Will make all efforts to bring back diamond from UK

Government on Tuesday night made a U-turn on the Kohinoor issue saying it will make all efforts to bring back the valued diamond it had said in the Supreme Court was "neither stolen nor forcibly taken" by British rulers but given to it by erstwhile rulers of Punjab.

Kohinoor was not stolen, but gifted to Britain: Government tells Supreme Court
India

Kohinoor was not stolen, but gifted to Britain: Government tells Supreme Court

The famed Kohinoor diamond was neither stolen nor forcibly taken away and India should not stake claim to it, the Central government has told the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court asks Centre to clarify stand on PIL demanding return of Kohinoor diamond
India

Supreme Court asks Centre to clarify stand on PIL demanding return of Kohinoor diamond

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to clarify its stand on a PIL seeking return of Kohinoor diamond in the country

Now, Pakistan wants the Kohinoor, lays claim to being 'legitimate owner'
World

Now, Pakistan wants the Kohinoor, lays claim to being 'legitimate owner'

The Lahore High Court will today (Thursday) start hearing a petition claiming that the 105-carat diamond, which once sat on Queen Victoria’s crown and is now on public display at Tower Of London actually belongs to Pakistan, on the ground that the region of Punjab from where it was “stolen” by Britain’s colonial rulers 167 years ago is now part of Pakistan.