Category Archives: History

Victories stained with blood

On this day in 1497, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama set sail for India, a voyage that changed the politico-economic scenario of the subcontinent. A look at the life and times of the man whose discoveries are among the most … Continue reading

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‘Face to face’ with Lenin

by P.C. Sharma THE world knows Lenin as the greatest revolutionary. He heralded the Bolshevik revolution in Russia when a salvo was fired from the ship Avrova, now harboured in St. Petersburg. My visit to Moscow provided me an exciting … Continue reading

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Ranjit Singh’s birthplace in Pak now a police lockup

Cong MP wants Centre to take up issue with Pak Prabhjot Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 17 The birthplace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at the Subzi Mandi in Gujranwala district in Pakistan is now a police station and the … Continue reading

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Touch of history

Chingas Sarai, near Rajouri, is built at the site where Queen Noor Jahan buried the intestines of her husband, Emperor Jahangir, to save the Mughal kingdom, writes Jupinderjit Singh TOMBS of kings, queens, soldiers and even lovers are found all … Continue reading

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Popular trains go into oblivion

SP Sharma Tribune News Service Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is believed to have travelled in the Frontier Mail to Peshawar in 1944 from where he escaped to Kabul Bathinda, June 10 While the Punjab Mail has entered its 100th year, … Continue reading

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Napoleon struggled to learn English

Rare fragments of notebooks, with doodles by the fallen emperor, up for auction Paris, June 4 Greying, inkstained notebook fragments showing Napoleon Bonaparte’s efforts two centuries ago to grasp the English language go on auction alongside some 350 other Napoleonic … Continue reading

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