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Myanmar's army chief says Rohingya exodus 'exaggerated'

The media has "exaggerated" the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing an army crackdown, Myanmars commander-in-chief said today, in a brash rebuttal of accusations of ethnic cleansing by his forces. Some 520,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmars western Rakhine state ... Deccan Herald, 1 week ago
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From the Raj to Azadi, how I saw India change

As a child in British India, Bharati Dutt, now 81, lived a privileged and sheltered life in an extended joint family of civil servants, doctors, engineers and Gandhians. Between the ages of seven and 11, when just old enough to understand, chronicle and remember, she witnessed the life-changing events that shaped a nation still struggling to break out of the shackles of its past and forge a new future. Bharati Dutt shared her memories -- a narrative of India on the threshold of freedom as seen ...
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Could Partition have been less bloody?

The British administration ignored the mounting evidence of violence between Hindus and Muslims...Military historian Barney White-Spunner traces the countdown to the tragedy in his book, Partition. IMAGE: A nurse with child victims of communal violence in Amritsar during the Partition of British India, March 1947.The children's mother was stabbed to death in the riots and they were rescued by a British military patrol and taken to the hosptal for safety.Fighting took place between the city's ...
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Timeline: 1885 to 1947

Some major events that occurred from 1885, when the Indian National Congress was formed, till August 15, 1947, when India achieved Independence.   1885: The Indian National Congress is launched in Bombay with the aim of winning political rights for Indians. 1905: The Partition of Bengal leads to a massive upsurge among the people, and a call for swadeshi goods, leading to a boycott of British-manufactured goods. 1906: Formation of the Muslim League; Congress gives a call for swaraj ...
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You can't show Army in a tampered way, says Mohit Marwah

The film recreates the Indian National Army (INA) Trials or The Red Fort Trials of 1940s where Colonel Prem Sehgal, Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon, and Major General Shah Nawaz Khan - officers in the British Indian Army were taken as prisoners of war in ...
 DNA2 months ago

Freedom Files: The real plotters behind the feudal lords

While many of the Princes were British stooges and oriental despots, it was their Dewans who front ran operations against the populace. The sum of all fears was what the Dewans played on, keeping the pot boiling at all times The diabolical and even ...
 The Financial Chronicle6 days ago

Are madrasas anti-national? A historic perspective

Earlier this month, Allahabad High Court made it compulsory for all madrasas in Uttar Pradesh to sing the national song. This perpetuates the negative image of madrasas or Islamic centres of learning in India. An image surrounding the madrasas has ...
 Sify2 days ago

A Wounded Memory

“IT’S NOT THAT he has forgotten… it’s just that he can no longer remember,” Bharati Sanyal says about her husband’s recollection of life in what is now Bangladesh. The Sanyals are one of the many interviewees in Aanchal Malhotra’s Remnants of a ...
 Open Magazine2 weeks ago

Uber boss says sorry over London ‘mistakes’, offers change to keep licence

Reuters City: London Uber’s new boss apologised to Londoners for the taxi app’s mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its licence in one of its major markets. The British capital’s ...
 The Financial Chronicle3 weeks ago Apologising to London, Uber CEO offers change to keep licence; Read full text  Deccan Herald3 weeks ago

Indian soldiers kill four militants in Kashmir

Indian soldiers killed four militants during a two-day gun battle near the heavily militarised de facto border in Kashmir that divides the disputed territory with Pakistan, officials said on Monday. Police said civilians tipped them off on Saturday about the ...
 Deccan Herald3 weeks ago
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