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New gate, facade, interpretation centre in Jantar Mantar revamp

Bheem Singh Rawat, conservation assistant at Jantar Mantar, said the interpretation centre will help visitors understand the history of the various instruments.

The Jantar Mantar, constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1710, comprises various instruments. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 02:01 AM IST

Miss Universe pageant eliminates age restrictions for the first time in history

Miss Universe 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel's announcement during New York Fashion Week 2024 marks a historic moment, as the pageant eliminates its upper age limit.

Published on Sep 14, 2023 04:26 PM IST

Only drum-beating, no systemic change on ground, Jai Ram slams HP govt

In contrast to the state government’s claims of “systemic change,” Thakur asserted that there has been no substantial improvement on the ground

HT Image
Published on Sep 12, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

Peter Frankopan - “We are living through an unparalleled age of transformations”

On the wider questions about the natural world’s reshaping as a result of globalisation, consumption patterns, demographics, and climate change

Author Peter Frankopan (Courtesy the subject)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 09:54 PM IST
BySyed Saad Ahmed

G20 invite fuels speculation about legislation to rename India as Bharat

There was no official confirmation of the legislation

The special session of Parliament will be held from September 18-22. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 03:00 PM IST

Ramesses the Great was a superb self-promoter

The Egyptian pharaoh got his title by declaring it was so, as a new biography shows

Published on Sep 02, 2023 11:23 PM IST
The Economist

Khattar, Mann hail Neeraj for javelin gold, celebrations in native village in Haryana

Residents of Khandra village in Panipat district stayed awake the entire night to watch the World Athletics Championships javelin final in Budapest, Hungary, and celebrate the historic win

India’s Neeraj Chopra celebrating during the podium ceremony for the men’s javelin throw during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Sunday night. (AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 12:50 PM IST

Today in History: August 27, catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa

Krakatoa's catastrophic 1883 eruption and notable birthdays, including Rock musician Alex Lifeson and Actor Aaron Paul, mark August 27 in history.

Today in History: From Explosions to Birthdays – A Glimpse into August 27 Through the Years(Wiki Media Commons)
Published on Aug 27, 2023 11:27 AM IST
AP |

Kerala restores deleted portions in textbooks for class 11,12

The chief minister pointed out that one of the portions deleted by NCERT from the textbooks concerned the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan released the textbooks of history, political science, economics, and sociology by distributing them to select students at a government school in Thiruvananthapuram. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 01:00 AM IST

A delightful chronicle of our prime ministers

Neerja Chowdhury's book on six Indian prime ministers combines history and biography with anecdotes and in-depth research, leading to a delightful read

It’s Rao’s relationship with Atal Bihari Vajpayee that transfixed my attention.(HT File)
Published on Aug 19, 2023 10:25 PM IST

Partition only due to 2 persons: Manik Saha

Manik Saha added that people suffered due to the Partition as it not only resulted in geographical division but also division of humanity, culture and heritage.

Tripura chief minister Manik Saha (PTI File)
Updated on Aug 15, 2023 03:31 PM IST
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Bridging hearts is as important as ending the curse of poverty

India has progressed from poverty and despair to economic growth and empowerment, but social responsibilities are crucial

Workers give finishing touches to an Indian flag at a workshop ahead of the Republic Day, in Mumbai on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 14, 2023 12:10 AM IST

A remarkable foray into contemporary India

Neerja Chowdhury's new book, "How Prime Ministers Decide," provides an inside account of India's power struggles over the past four decades.

The stories in the book start in the year 1980, when Indira Gandhi regained the premiership she had lost in 1977, and close with the end of Manmohan Singh’s second ministry, (File)
Published on Aug 07, 2023 08:22 AM IST

Buddhist archaeological site of Pilak becomes prominent destination for tourists

The rich historical and spiritual history of Pilak, situated in the scenic area of Jolaibari in Tripura, is being promoted by the state government of Tripura.

The 1,000-year-old Buddhist archaeological site of Pilak. (Twitter/@PIBAgartala)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 06:24 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Tripura, India

Harris backed high school course on slaves' 'skills' ahead of Florida backlash

Vice President Kamala Harris is accused of hypocrisy for endorsing a college-level class on slavery that is similar to the curriculum she condemned in Florida.

FILE - Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Jacksonville, Fla., July 21, 2023. Harris spoke out against the new standards adopted by the Florida State Board of Education in the teaching of Black history. Civil rights activists cheered when Ron DeSantis pardoned four Black men wrongfully convicted of rape as one of his first actions as Florida's governor. But four years later, as DeSantis eyes the presidency, their hope that the Republican would be an ally on racial justice has long faded. (Fran Ruchalski/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)(AP)
Published on Jul 28, 2023 07:36 AM IST

Bansal urges Chandigarh admn to withdraw notices issued to rehab colonies’ occupants

Former member of Parliament Pawan Kumar Bansal recalled that in 2012, the UT administration initiated steps to regularise and grant ownership rights to various allottees/transferees in different rehabilitation colonies

Tracing the history of tenement allotment to migrant labour, Former member of Parliament Pawan Kumar Bansal highlighted its purpose in rehabilitating those residing in ramshackle slums across Chandigarh. (Getty image)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 04:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Punjabi folk singer Surinder Shinda passes away in Ludhiana

Known for his soulful voice and unique style of rendering folk songs, Shinda, 70, rose to prominence in the 1970s, Punjabi music industry mourns loss

Punjabi folk singer Surinder Shinda passed away after a brief illness in Ludhiana on Wednesday morning. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 04:00 PM IST

CUET Results: Lucknow boy Prabuddh Dubey scores 799.64 out of 800; several others shine

Central University Entrance Test (CUET) is an all-India examination organised by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to various undergraduate courses in Central Universities of India.

CUET Toppers (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 16, 2023 12:09 AM IST

In France, PM Modi stresses on India’s diversity, democracy during address to diaspora

The friendship between India and France is “unbreakable”; it is rooted in history and spans the most modern of sectors from space to digital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris suburb, on Thursday. (AFP)
Updated on Jul 14, 2023 12:35 AM IST
By, Washington

Muharram 2023: Date, history, significance of the Islamic New Year, rituals

Muharram is observed differently by Sunni and Shia Muslims. Here's all about the date, history, significance of the Islamic New Year and the rituals performed

Muharram 2023: Al Hijri date, history, significance of the Islamic New Year, rituals performed by Muslims (Photo by Zayn Shah on Unsplash)
Published on Jul 13, 2023 05:45 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Why Nefertiti still fascinates us today

Nefertiti is considered one of the most powerful & beautiful women in antiquity. Although her bust is world-famous, not much is known about the Egyptian queen.

Nefertiti is considered to be one of the most powerful women in antiquity — and one of the most beautiful.
Published on Jul 04, 2023 11:53 AM IST

Roundabout: Lahore if you must exile me

Those who have longed for Lahore for years now have a friend in Zeeshan Hussain (Baal Wala) to take you to the lanes and bylanes of the city once also known as the Paris of the East for its culture

Author Bal Wala during an expedition in Lahore. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2023 01:10 PM IST
ByNirupama Dutt

Rewriting history in two leading democracies

Authored by - Ravi Kalia, professor, City College of New York and Melton McLaurin, former associate provost, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

global power
Published on Jul 01, 2023 02:06 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Spray painting: What the ancient past smelled like, and why that matters

It’s almost impossible to capture a scent, but these can hold clues to a society, culture, city planning. See how new tech is helping revisit the aromatic past.

An Egyptian painting from 1400 BCE depicts women holding flowers, an indication that they wore perfume. A new research project is recreating a perfume for this era, one likely worn by Cleopatra. Surprisingly, stronger fragrances such as cinnamon were considered ideal for women, in this period. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 04:45 PM IST

Top 10 universities in America according to QS World University Ranking 2024

QS World University Ranking has identified world's leading universities situated in the United states of America.

Students walk through Harvard Yard, on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. (AP)
Published on Jun 29, 2023 04:09 PM IST
ByHarshita Bhati

HT This Day: June 29, 1977 -- Time capsule had left out Prasad, Bose and Shastri

With the Congress members visibly embarrassed, the Janata benches shouted “shame’ , “shame”, when the Union Education Minister, Dr Pratap Chandra Chunder, today disclosed in the Lok Sabha that the names of Dr Rajendra Prasad, Mr Lal Bahadur Shastri and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose did not figure in the “time capsule” buried in the Red Fort by the previous Government, according to the document in the possession of the Government, which purports to be the copy of the original document.

HT This Day: June 29, 1977 -- Time capsule had left out Prasad, Bose and Shastri
Updated on Jun 28, 2023 11:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Forgiveness Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration

Forgiveness Day 2023: Here's all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebration of Forgiveness Day

Forgiveness Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration (Photo by Alex Shute on Unsplash)
Published on Jun 24, 2023 04:35 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Sharjah and Seoul unite to explore centuries of history on a remarkable voyage

An enchanting portal unveiled, whisking curious explorers to interconnected realms of diverse civilizations, intertwining cultural and artistic threads.

Honour programme at the international event, unveiled narratives steeped in history, geography, religion, literature, and philosophy from the Arab and Islamic world.(ANI photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2023 03:26 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Sharjah

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2023: Date, history, significance, celebration

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2023: Here's all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebration of World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration (Photo by Twitter/InternewsHJN)
Published on Jun 17, 2023 12:49 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023: Date, history, significance, celebration

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023: Here's all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration (Photo by Twitter/FraudFindr)
Published on Jun 14, 2023 01:15 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi
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