It was a peep into history for President Pranab Mukherjee when he witnessed departure of last Viceroy Lord Louis Mountbatten and swearing-in of first Governor General C Rajagopalachari at the audio-visual section of Rashtrapati Bhavan's library. After ... Business Standard, 5 days ago
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Independent India has had 17 Heads of State. Of these, two were Governors General Lord Louis Mountbatten (1947-1948) and C. Rajagopalachari (1948-1950). They were followed by 15 Presidencies, if we take Babu Rajendra Prasad's three spells in that ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten, RN, addresses personnel aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-3) at Trincomalee, Ceylon. Adm. Mountbatten (center) on flight deck. (credit: Wayne Miller/DepartmentCalcutta News.Net, 3 weeks ago
DAUGHTER OF EMPIRE: LIFE AS A MOUNTBATTEN. By Pamela Hicks. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 262pp. $35. A few hours before that momentous day in August 1947, when India became independent of Britain, the leaders of the Indian Congress Party came to the last ...Sydney Morning Herald, 3 weeks ago
"Lady Mountbatten sues over claims of an affair with black singer" ran British newspaper headlines in July 1932. But the truth was even more scandalous... Hutch, a story of illicit love, racism and betrayal at the highest levels of British ...Broadway World, 1 month ago
Northern Ireland comprises the six north-eastern counties of the island of Ireland. On January 21st, 1919, The Republic of Ireland declared itself independent from the United Kingdom. That same day, following the ambush and murder of two Irish ...The Guardian Express, 13 hours ago
The epitaph on the granite base of the statue in the English town of Bedford simply states, "No white person has done more for South Africa than Trevor Huddleston," the words of Nelson Mandela. I don't know if Father Trevor, as we used to call him ...Cape Times, 1 day ago
Perhaps it was the beginning of the trail that led to the carnage in Chhattisgarh. The muscular young Musahar refused to speak. He wasnt surly. In fact, his expression was amiable enough. But not a word would he utter. I asked about the warren of ...Calcutta Telegraph, 1 week ago
A keen contest lays in store with the Cawnpore Cup at stake tomorrow. Two teams from the Malta Polo Club Mdina Glass and Lacoste will play for the Cawnpore Cup in the most prestigious match of the local polo season at Marsa, tomorrow. The ...Times of Malta, 1 week ago
From his early days as a Greek prince to his marriage to Queen Elizabeth, take a look back at the Duke of Edinburgh's extraordinary life. Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to the hospital for a planned exploratory ...NBCNews.com, 1 week ago Prince Philip hospitalized for abdominal trouble NBCNews.com, 1 week ago
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