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A century on, World War I martyrs to be remembered
Times of India

A century on, World War I martyrs to be remembered

NEW DELHI: Exactly 100 years ago, on July 28, Austria-Hungary fired the first shots to invade Serbia. Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination by a Serbian nationalist a month earlier had proved to be the final straw, even though tensions were ... Times of India, 1 day ago
Times of India

India in the world wars: How we fought and why

Last month, we at The Times of India did an article on the 70th anniversaries of the twin battles of Kohima and Imphal. The response we got from some of our readers was on expected lines: scores of hate mail and numerous ill-informed comments on our ...
 Times of India1 day ago

In May 1999, Pak occupied Kargil heights

SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Army today officially revealed that by the first week of May 1999 it became clear that Pakistanis were occupying a number of important Indian heights in Kargil sector, which later led to the Kargil war. A defence spokesman today ...
 Kashmir Times1 week ago

Why did they fight the war?

The strange thing about World War I—the Great War as the Europeans call it—is that nobody really knows why it was fought. There is only a sequence of events, the first of which happened 100 years ago this month. In June 1914, the heir to the ...
 Livemint.com1 month ago Raising an Indian war memorial in the true spirit  Gulf News1 month ago

84 local youth join Armed Forces

In a proud moment for the islanders, for the first time in the history 84 local boys, who were selected through the Indian Army Recruitment process, are now ready to join the Armed Forces. At a despatch parade, organised by the Recruiting Office ...
 The Echo Of India1 month ago

Low influx of tourists dampens local business in Uttarakhand

The Gangotri shrine, 30 km ahead of the scenic village Harsil, has fallen silent post the June 2013 flash floods. A beautiful town, well guarded by the 5th battalion of Garhwal rifles wants renewal of the char dham yatra for sustaining a livelihood ...
 Hindustan Times1 month ago

Bus carrying Russian tourists plunges into river Bhagirathi, killing two and injuring ten

Harshil Village (Uttarakhand), June 10 (ANI): A mini-tempo traveler carrying twelve Russian tourists plunged into river Bhagirathi on Tuesday leaving two Russian tourists dead. Ten tourists including the bus driver are believed to have been ...
 TruthDive1 month ago

Towering Twelfth celebrates 43rd Raising Day

In December, 2013, when Vijay Diwas was being celebrated at Fort William in Kolkata, a quiet homage was also being paid by officers and troops of the 12 Garhwal Rifles — the Garrison Battalion at Fort William — to their nine valiant comrades who were ...
 Times of India1 month ago

The Dharma of Retribution

In 1962 I was teaching at The Doon School, Dehra Dun, and had recently returned from our almost-successful Everest summit attempt alongwith Captain M. S. Kohli, Sonam Gyatso and John Diaz of the 8th Garhwal Rifles (as Leader). It was in 1962 also ...
 Friday Gurgaon2 months ago
The Hindu

Ghosts of Calcutta past

Calcutta was once known as 'City of Palaces' and in the days of the British Raj, there were opulent buildings built by the rulers as well as the Bengal elite. Today, many of these grand structures are in decay and a passionate chronicler of these ...
 The Hindu2 months ago
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