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A Banarsi landlord was exiled to St Helena 16 years before Napoleon's death

The year was 1764, and an angry landlord, Jagat Singh, incited insurrection with a deposed nawab in a bid to free Varanasi

Shah Alam II, Mughal Emperor of India, reviewing the East India Company's troops, painted 1781. An illustration from A Short History of the English People, by John Richard Green, illustrated edition, Volume IV, Macmillan and Co, London, New York, 1894.(Tilly Kettle/A Short History of the English People
Published on Mar 23, 2024 09:31 PM IST
ByValay Singh

Thousands offer tributes at Koregaon Bhima

Every year, lakhs of people congregate at the ‘Jay Stambh’ to offer tributes on the anniversary of the battle which was fought on January 1, 1818

Elaborate security arrangements were made around the memorial, located near Perne village on the Pune-Ahmednagar Road. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 05:44 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Taste of Life: When leaders in Poona agreed to disagree on cannabis laws

In 1844, “Paramahansa Mandali”, a secret socio-religious society of native young men, whose object was said to be to abolish caste and introduce various other changes in Hinduism, was established in Bombay

The drugs retailed in Bombay and Poona were ‘ganja’, ‘bhang’, ‘charas’, ‘majum’, ‘yakuti’, ‘shrikhand’, ‘penda’, and ‘bojah’. (SOURCED)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 12:23 AM IST
ByChinmay Damle

Gorkha Regiment: A unique, shared history of bravery faces new challenges

The Indian Army’s Nepal-domiciled Gorkhas add about 32,000 personnel. Until recruitment was stopped in 2022, between 1,200 and 1,500 were recruited every year

Guwahati, Aug 05 (ANI): Soldiers from the 3rd battalion of the Gorkha Regiment perform during the opening ceremony of the 132nd Durand Cup at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, in Guwahati on Friday. (ANI Photo)
(Pitamber Newar)
Published on Sep 04, 2023 06:36 PM IST

K'taka election: Barred from district, Cong candidate banks on digital campaign

Accused in the murder case of BJP zilla panchayat leader Yogeshgouda Goudar in June 2016 and barred from entering the Dharwad district.

Vinay Kulkarni’s wife Shivaleela campaigning on his behalf in the constituency.
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 12:43 AM IST
ByGerard de Souza, Panaji
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