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The Christian Cemetery in Ambala Cantonment.(HT Photo)

Ambala Christian cemetery in ruins amid battle for possession

Hindustan Times, Ambala | By Bhavey Nagpal, Ambala
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 11:18 PM IST
One party claims burial ground belongs to the Church of England, another says it’s common property belonging to the Christian community with the government of India as the landlord and the British high commissioner holding occupancy rights
Wednesday’s blast came as French President Emmanuel Macron, the target of ire in much of the Muslim world for vowing to confront Islamist radicalism following a spate of attacks, attended a WWI memorial ceremony in Paris(AFP)
Wednesday’s blast came as French President Emmanuel Macron, the target of ire in much of the Muslim world for vowing to confront Islamist radicalism following a spate of attacks, attended a WWI memorial ceremony in Paris(AFP)

Several wounded in WWI memorial attack at Jeddah cemetery for non-Muslims: France

Jeddah | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 05:23 PM IST
France’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that at an annual ceremony for commemorating the end of World War I at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, attended by several consulates, including that of France, was the target of an IED attack that morning
At the Swiss Observatory Trials in 1968, a Grand Seiko ranked higher in accuracy than any other competing Swiss mechanical movement
At the Swiss Observatory Trials in 1968, a Grand Seiko ranked higher in accuracy than any other competing Swiss mechanical movement

Watches: Wearing his heart on his wrist

Hindustan Times | By Amish Behl
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 07:38 AM IST
In times of fitness trackers, what makes millennials romance wristwatches?
As it becomes increasingly difficult to find time to sit in one place for extended periods of time to read a book, the habit of listening to something — such as audiobooks and podcasts — while commuting, driving, or doing other work around the house, appears to be here to stay(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
As it becomes increasingly difficult to find time to sit in one place for extended periods of time to read a book, the habit of listening to something — such as audiobooks and podcasts — while commuting, driving, or doing other work around the house, appears to be here to stay(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Reading books, with your ears

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 08:55 PM IST
Audiobooks change the way we interact with the written word
Agatha Christie had worked as a nurse in a Red Cross hospital during World War I. In her autobiography, she writes of her slack periods when all she did was “sit around in a room surrounded by poisons”.(Getty Images)
Agatha Christie had worked as a nurse in a Red Cross hospital during World War I. In her autobiography, she writes of her slack periods when all she did was “sit around in a room surrounded by poisons”.(Getty Images)

The fatal dose: Poison in Agatha Christie’s works

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 06:26 PM IST
Agatha Christie’s first novel is almost 100 years old. Poison played a role in it, and in her later works too
Indian Air Force pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman, after being released from Pakistani custody. In a climate of uncertainty and open hostility between nations, the Geneva Conventions play an important role in tempering the aggression of war with a touch of compassion(PTI)
Indian Air Force pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman, after being released from Pakistani custody. In a climate of uncertainty and open hostility between nations, the Geneva Conventions play an important role in tempering the aggression of war with a touch of compassion(PTI)

The Geneva Convention tempers war with compassion

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 07:42 PM IST
In a world where the treatments of immigrants and refugees is one of the bigger problems we all face, we must remember that we are honour-bound to extend compassion and dignity to everyone – even those we may be ready to kill
The two leaders recently marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day together.(Reuters File Photo)
The two leaders recently marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day together.(Reuters File Photo)

Let’s tree again: Emmanuel Macron offers Donald Trump replacement ‘friendship’ oak

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 12:04 PM IST
The original oak tree given to Donald Trump, was the tree came from a northern French forest where 2,000 US Marines died during World War I.
A scene of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Amritsar, 1999. The apology for the massacre should have come in 1919 itself , when the issue was discussed in the British Parliament(Hindustan Times)
A scene of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Amritsar, 1999. The apology for the massacre should have come in 1919 itself , when the issue was discussed in the British Parliament(Hindustan Times)

The UK must apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre

By Kishwar Desai
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Apart from the horrific killings and their cover up, the impact of the massacre on the economy and social fabric of Amritsar and many of the cities of undivided Punjab also needs to be considered
A view of the under-construction National War Memorial, at India Gate Lawns, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of the under-construction National War Memorial, at India Gate Lawns, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

PM Narendra Modi to dedicate National War Memorial to country

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 08:58 AM IST
The memorial will pay homage to over 26,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country in wars since Independence.
TOPSHOT - This handout photograph taken on February 2, 2019 and released February 3 by the Hong Kong Police Force shows World War I-era German hand grenade that was found among a shipment of French potatoes bound for a potato chips factory, in Hong Kong. - A German World War I hand grenade was found among a shipment of French potatoes imported for a Hong Kong crisp factory, police said. The grenade is believed to have been left in a trench during World War I and accidentally gathered up with potatoes planted a century later in the former battlefield..(AFP)
TOPSHOT - This handout photograph taken on February 2, 2019 and released February 3 by the Hong Kong Police Force shows World War I-era German hand grenade that was found among a shipment of French potatoes bound for a potato chips factory, in Hong Kong. - A German World War I hand grenade was found among a shipment of French potatoes imported for a Hong Kong crisp factory, police said. The grenade is believed to have been left in a trench during World War I and accidentally gathered up with potatoes planted a century later in the former battlefield..(AFP)

World War I grenade found in French potato shipment in Hong Kong, detonated

Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2019 05:48 PM IST
The grenade is believed to have been left in a trench during World War I and accidentally gathered up with potatoes planted a century later in the former battlefield.
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu said free flow of capital and human resources holds the key for betterment of humanity across physical boundaries.(HT File Photo)
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu said free flow of capital and human resources holds the key for betterment of humanity across physical boundaries.(HT File Photo)

Venkaiah Naidu calls for global consensus to deal with economic fugitives

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 11:46 PM IST
The vice president’s comments on a global consensus on economic fugitives assume significance as Indian probe agencies are grappling to bring fugitives such as Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi back to Indian shores to face the law.
Brian Sylvester, director of the Rochester Public Library, examines original war posters at the library's archive in Rochester, New Hampshire.(AP)
Brian Sylvester, director of the Rochester Public Library, examines original war posters at the library's archive in Rochester, New Hampshire.(AP)

100 Years of World War 1: War posters discovered at US library

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 12:20 PM IST
100-Years-of-World-War-1: A stash of 190 propaganda posters from World War I and World War II were found last year on top of two sawhorses in the basement of a Rochester, New Hampshire, library.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to US President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.(REUTERS)
Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to US President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.(REUTERS)

Kremlin says Putin, Trump to speak ‘briefly’ in Paris

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 07:38 PM IST
A new sculpture in honour of Indian soldiers who fought during World War I was unveiled on Sunday in the town of Smethwick in the West Midlands region of England on Sunday.(Sreengrab from posted by Sandwell/Facebook)
A new sculpture in honour of Indian soldiers who fought during World War I was unveiled on Sunday in the town of Smethwick in the West Midlands region of England on Sunday.(Sreengrab from posted by Sandwell/Facebook)

New UK sculpture honours Indian soldiers who fought World War I

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 11:29 PM IST
The 10-foot bronze “Lions of the Great War” monument was unveiled in Smethwick High Street to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I in November 1918, also referred as the Great War.
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)

Punjabis in Israel seek Capt Amarinder’s help in building gurdwara

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:54 AM IST
The delegation also raised the issue of illegal agents fleecing Punjabi youth seeking visas for travel to Israel.
Christina Bungalow in Salsette Society, Bandra.(PRAMOD THAKUR/HT)
Christina Bungalow in Salsette Society, Bandra.(PRAMOD THAKUR/HT)

100 years of togetherness: Residents of 2 Mumbai societies reminisce of days gone by

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 01:14 PM IST
A play on the history of formation of the two Bandra societies will be enacted in July, said members, who have released books and souvenirs to commemorate the event.
Service chiefs pay homage to martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Service chiefs pay homage to martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

War memorial near India Gate to be completed by Independence Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 10:00 PM IST
Designed in concentric circles, the memorial will be spread over approximately 40 acres, and have a 15-metre-high obelisk at its centre.
The signature of former German dictator Adolf Hitler is seen on a painting of the old registry office in Munich, at Weidler auction house in Nuremberg November 18, 2014.(REUTERS//Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo)
The signature of former German dictator Adolf Hitler is seen on a painting of the old registry office in Munich, at Weidler auction house in Nuremberg November 18, 2014.(REUTERS//Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo)

Adolf Hitler’s portrait of French lover to go up for auction, expected to fetch $74,000

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 07:19 PM IST
The painting, signed A. Hitler, 1916, depicts Charlotte Lobjoie, a Frenchwoman whom Hitler met while serving in France during the First World War.
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