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UK imposes export bar on gold ornament from Tipu Sultan throne

The finial, or a crowning ornament, is worth around GBP 1.5 million and the export bar placed by the British government is used to allow time for a UK gallery or institution to acquire the piece of historic value.
The finial is one of eight gold tiger heads that adorned the throne of the ruler, famously known as the "Tiger of Mysore".(Christie / Representational image)
The finial is one of eight gold tiger heads that adorned the throne of the ruler, famously known as the "Tiger of Mysore".(Christie / Representational image)
Published on Nov 12, 2021 11:35 PM IST
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Karnataka puts syllabus on hold that dropped Tipu Sultan chapter from Class 7

State primary and secondary education minister Suresh Kumar on Wednesday claimed that he had seen reports in the media about the revised syllabus and said that it had not been finalised.
Asserting that there was no question of belittling any person or historical incident, Karnataka education minister said that the effort of the government would be to build and unite rather than divide the society.
Asserting that there was no question of belittling any person or historical incident, Karnataka education minister said that the effort of the government would be to build and unite rather than divide the society.
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 09:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Chapter on controversial Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan dropped from text book in Karnataka

The revised syllabus from class 1 to 10 for the state board schools has been uploaded to the Department of State Education Research and Training website which reflects this change.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)
Published on Jul 28, 2020 07:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu

From Coolie to Tipu Sultan, Indian 2 accident puts focus on safety norms on film sets

A deadly fire on the sets of The Sword of Tipu Sultan killed 50 people and many people have since lost their lives on film and television sets.
Amitabh Bachchan was gravely injured on the sets of Coolie.
Amitabh Bachchan was gravely injured on the sets of Coolie.
Updated on Feb 20, 2020 07:12 PM IST
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FIR against actor Shahbaz Khan for allegedly molesting girl

An FIR has been registered again Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush and Chandrakanta actor Shahbaz Khan for allegedly molesting a girl.
Shahbaz Khan has worked in multiple mythological shows
Shahbaz Khan has worked in multiple mythological shows
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 01:25 PM IST
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Reconsider decision to cancel Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary celebrations: Karnataka HC to state govt

The state government told the court that it had not banned private celebrations. Noting this, the court directed the government to provide protection to such celebrations and ensure peace.
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Updated on Nov 07, 2019 01:27 AM IST
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Considering proposal to drop everything about Tipu Sultan from textbooks: BS Yediyurappa

Earlier, on October 28 State Education Minister Suresh Kumar wrote to the Managing Director of Karnataka Textbook Society, directing him to submit a report in three days on BJP MLA Appachu Ranjan’s proposal to strike off references to Tipu Sultan from history textbooks.
BS Yediyurappa said that the government is considering a proposal to remove Tipu Sultan’s name from school textbooks.(ANI Photo)
BS Yediyurappa said that the government is considering a proposal to remove Tipu Sultan’s name from school textbooks.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 04:09 AM IST
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DD turns 60: Here are15 iconic shows you can binge-watch even today

Viewers did not have any other channels to watch then, but the serials were made by the best and the brightest in the business
Published on Oct 18, 2019 10:09 PM IST
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Review: Prelude to a Riot by Annie Zaidi

Annie Zaidi’s Prelude to a Riot captures the anger and anxiety of our times
Battered and torn: A familiar sight after bouts of mob violence.(AFP)
Battered and torn: A familiar sight after bouts of mob violence.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 09:41 PM IST
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BJP MLAs ask Yeddyurappa to withdraw cases against Hindu activists

In his letter, Bopaiah has petitioned the chief minister to order the withdrawal of cases against Hindu activists charged for protesting against Tipu Jayanti.
The BJP and the Sangh parivar consider the 18th century ruler of Mysore a tyrant who has killed many Hindus and forced many to convert to Islam.(HT Photo)
The BJP and the Sangh parivar consider the 18th century ruler of Mysore a tyrant who has killed many Hindus and forced many to convert to Islam.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 07:50 AM IST
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Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent

BJP MLAs ask Yediyurappa to withdraw cases against Hindu activists

In 2015, the Sangh had opposed former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s move to start Tipu Jayanti celebrations. Severe protests had then erupted across the state, especially in Kodagu district where one person died.
Karnataka Chief minister BS Yediyurappa(HT Photo)
Karnataka Chief minister BS Yediyurappa(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 12:38 AM IST
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Yediyurappa cancels Tipu Jayanti celebrations days after taking over as CM

Tipu Jayanti celebrations on November 10 were an annual feature in the former Congress government in the state.
The Karnataka government has cancelled celebrations related to erstwhile Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan Jayanti.(ANI Photo)
The Karnataka government has cancelled celebrations related to erstwhile Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan Jayanti.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2019 06:28 PM IST
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Raghu Karnad remembers father Girish Karnad in a heartfelt tribute: ‘That was the man I loved’

Raghu Karnad wrote about his late father Girish Karnad that the picture that is growing rooted in his mind is of Girish in his spot on the sofa, his hand around a glass of whiskey, gently bubbling with bits of history, legend, song, folktale and philosophy.
In this file photo dated Oct 28, 2018, actor-writer Girish Karnad at the 7th edition of Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF), in Bengaluru.(PTI)
In this file photo dated Oct 28, 2018, actor-writer Girish Karnad at the 7th edition of Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF), in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 06:31 PM IST
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Shashi Tharoor praises Pak PM Imran Khan for remembering Tipu Sultan, triggers row

Shashi Tharoor responded to Imran Khan’s tweet on May 4 in which he had hailed Tipu Sultan “as a man I admire because he preferred freedom and died fighting rather than live a life of enslavement”
Soon after Tharoor’s tweet, BJP lawmaker Rajeev Chandrasekhar tagged former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah in his post.(File photo)
Soon after Tharoor’s tweet, BJP lawmaker Rajeev Chandrasekhar tagged former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah in his post.(File photo)
Updated on May 07, 2019 06:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvanathapuram | ByHT Correspondent

On display in UK, dinner set with Indian motifs gifted to 1st Duke of Wellington

The dinner set was made in London and was purchased with money raised by Arthur Wellesley’s fellow officers who had fought with him in the Deccan region as a mark of their appreciation.
The ornate silver dinner set on display was presented to Arthur Wellesley, who spent eight years in India and led the colonial army against Tipu Sultan and the Marathas in early 19th century.(HT Photo)
The ornate silver dinner set on display was presented to Arthur Wellesley, who spent eight years in India and led the colonial army against Tipu Sultan and the Marathas in early 19th century.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 09:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

HT Picks: The Most Interesting Books of the Week

This week’s reading list includes a history of modern south India, a biography of an enduring star, and a biography of a city
The biography of a film star and one of a city, and a history of south India all feature on HT Picks this week.(HT Team)
The biography of a film star and one of a city, and a history of south India all feature on HT Picks this week.(HT Team)
Updated on Dec 14, 2018 10:02 PM IST
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Sanjay Khan on playing Tipu Sultan, undergoing 73 surgeries and his autobiography

The 78-year old actor and director recently released his autobiography titled The Best Mistakes of My Life published by Penguin. He takes us back in time as we talk about cinema, his brother Feroze Khan and life so far.
Telecasted on DD National, The Sword of Tipu Sultan was an iconic TV series which had Sanjay Khan portraying Tipu Sultan.
Telecasted on DD National, The Sword of Tipu Sultan was an iconic TV series which had Sanjay Khan portraying Tipu Sultan.
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 01:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByKabir Singh Bhandari

Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy, his deputy draw flak after giving Tipu Jayanti a miss

The Karnataka government Saturday celebrated the 269th birth anniversary of erstwhile Mysore (Mysuru) ruler Tipu Sultan even as chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara gave the event a miss, drawing sharp criticism from the BJP.
The Karnataka government Saturday celebrated the 269th birth anniversary of erstwhile Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan even as chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara gave the event a miss.(HT File Photo)
The Karnataka government Saturday celebrated the 269th birth anniversary of erstwhile Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan even as chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara gave the event a miss.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 11:37 PM IST
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Tipu Sultan jayanti celebrations on in Karnataka amid BJP protests

While several leaders of the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition, including chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, stayed away from Tipu Jayanti celebrations, BJP leaders voiced their opposition.
Police detain several people protesting against Tipu Sultan Jayanti celebrations in Madikeri on Saturday.(ANI/Twitter)
Police detain several people protesting against Tipu Sultan Jayanti celebrations in Madikeri on Saturday.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 01:41 PM IST
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Tipu Sultan Jayanti LIVE updates: CM Kumaraswamy’s absence an insult to Muslim community, says Congress MLA

Tipu Jayanti is being celebrated in Karnataka on Saturday amid protests by the BJP. The BJP on Friday staged protests against Karnataka government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th century ruler of erstwhile Mysore kingdom, Tipu Sultan. The party, which has appealed to the government to drop the celebrations, staged demonstrations at several places including Bengaluru, Mysuru and Kodagu, in the state. The JDS-Congress coalition government led by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, last week, had said Tipu Jayanti would be celebrated on November 10 in continuation of the previous Congress government’s policy, prompting the BJP to announce protests.:

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy skipped Tipu Jayanti celebrations on Saturday owing to health issues.(PTI)
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy skipped Tipu Jayanti celebrations on Saturday owing to health issues.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 07:06 PM IST
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Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to give Tipu Jayanti celebrations a miss

Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy will miss the Tipu Jayanti celebrations due to ill health and the deputy CM G Parameshwara who belongs to the Congress party is likely to inaugurate it.
Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy will miss the Tipu Jayanti celebrations due to ill health and the deputy CM G Parameshwara who belongs to the Congress party is likely to inaugurate it.(HT Photo)
Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy will miss the Tipu Jayanti celebrations due to ill health and the deputy CM G Parameshwara who belongs to the Congress party is likely to inaugurate it.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 12:13 AM IST
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BJP stages protests ahead of Tipu Jayanti, security tightened in Karnataka

Section 144 has been imposed in Kodagu district and Hubli and Dharwad cities, according to ANI.
BJP Party leaders and workers raise slogans against the state government as they oppose the celebration of 'Tipu Jayanti', in Bengaluru on November 9.(PTI Photo)
BJP Party leaders and workers raise slogans against the state government as they oppose the celebration of 'Tipu Jayanti', in Bengaluru on November 9.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 08:21 PM IST
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Malavika’s Mumbaistan: The Best Mistakes of His Life

Reading through his autobiography ‘The Best Mistakes of My Life’, one comes across actor-producer-director Sanjay Khan’s extraordinary life
Sanjay Khan with wife Zarine.
Sanjay Khan with wife Zarine.
Published on Oct 25, 2018 12:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMalavika Sangghvi

Over 1,000 ‘war rockets’ of Tipu Sultan’s era found in Karnataka fort

“Excavation of the open well in the fort at Nagara near Shivamogga led to unearthing of over 1,000 corroded rockets that were stored during Tipu Sultan’s time for use in wars
A tableau depicting the might of Indian historical figure Tipu Sultan moves past during full dress rehearsals for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.(AP File photo)
A tableau depicting the might of Indian historical figure Tipu Sultan moves past during full dress rehearsals for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.(AP File photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 04:55 PM IST
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Karnataka BJP leader wants Bengaluru Haj Bhavan renamed after Kalam, instead of Tipu Sultan

Karnataka minority welfare and wakf minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan has proposed to renamed the Haj Bhavan to ‘Hazrat Tipu Sultan Haj Ghar’.
Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.(File Photo)
Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 11:51 AM IST
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Tipu Sultan’s conch shell a big draw at BHU’s Bharat Kala Bhavan

Tipu Sultan’s military commanders carried the conch shell and presented it him as and when required. The conch shell remained in the Mysore ruler’s possession till his death.
The conch shell of the 18th century ruler of Mysore Tipu Sultan is exhibited in the central hall of the museum on the occasion of International Museum Day on May 18.(HT Photo)
The conch shell of the 18th century ruler of Mysore Tipu Sultan is exhibited in the central hall of the museum on the occasion of International Museum Day on May 18.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2018 01:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | BySudhir Kumar

Meet Delhi’s History Hunter, who pieces together the world that was

Anshul Kaushik is a history buff like no other. From dinosaur eggs to pre-Independence artefacts, here’s all about him and his unique collection.
Anshul Kaushik with a gun from the 1857 sepoy mutiny.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Anshul Kaushik with a gun from the 1857 sepoy mutiny.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 01:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAditya Dogra, New Delhi

Modi dubs Congress a ‘deal party’, accuses it of ‘distorting history’

The Prime Minister accused the Congress of protecting the corrupt, adopting a divide-and-rule policy, making false promises and having no agenda other than “abusing Modi.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at an election campaign rally in Mangaluru, Karnataka on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at an election campaign rally in Mangaluru, Karnataka on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 08:08 PM IST
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PM Modi attacks Congress for celebrating Tipu Sultan jayanti

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah ran into controversy when his government celebrated Tipu’s birth anniversary last year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Chitradurga of election-bound Karnataka on Sunday.(ANI/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Chitradurga of election-bound Karnataka on Sunday.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on May 06, 2018 12:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Karnataka elections Highlights: Modi says BJP promises development, Siddaramaiah believes in superstition

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are spearheading the party’s campaign in the state. Live updates.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at an election campaign rally in Mangaluru in Karnataka on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at an election campaign rally in Mangaluru in Karnataka on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 08:03 PM IST
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