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Remembering June 3 – The day when Indian National Congress lost large swathes of land to Pakistan

Under this Plan, the British would immediately transfer power to two successor authorities — the Congress and the Muslim League and the plan envisaged dividing India into two dominions on a territorial-cum-communal basis. The idea of Mountbatten was to divide India but to retain maximum unity.

As #DefundTheBBC trends, here are the lies that BBC journalist Martin Bashir told Princess Diana to land the 1995 interview

Inquiry committee set up by BBC finds that its journalist Martin Bashir had used deceit to secure an interview with Princess Diana in 1995

Buckingham Palace releases statement after Harry-Meghan’s ‘racism’ allegation, says the issue is ‘concerning’

The Buckingham Palace has released a statement after Prince Harry and his wife Meghan indirectly accused the British royal family of racism.

21 October 1943: Netaji Subhash had formed the Azad Hind Government, India’s ‘declaration of independence’

On October 21, 1943, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose announced the formation of the 'Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind' or the provincial government of free India in Singapore and had declared war on the British Empire.

BJP MP rakes up the reparations debate, argues discussions must start about how and when the British can start repaying India

Rajeev Chandrasekhar says Britain must start repaying the amount they had plundered from India during colonial rule, which $45 trillion according to one estimate

Notre Dame deserves to be mourned, but spare a thought for India’s own temples that bore the onslaught of invaders

When a historical monument is harmed, it is not just the damage to the structure, but a massive blow to the culture, heritage and sometimes to even the civilization.

Congress commemorates Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, with the wrong date of their martyrdom

The official Twitter handle of Congress probably realised their goof up and promptly deleted the Tweet with the wrong date.

A history of India as it happened: Not as it has been written

The revisionism of India’s history books has gained ground in recent decades. Among many such soldiers of truth is Francois Gautier, a foreign French journalist who loved India so much that he stayed put in this country since 1971.

Bitter baby empire: It’s time the UK minds its own business

The fact is that not one pound from the British Aid that was given to India, went to the construction of this grand statue.

As a Scot, I agree with VP Venkaiah Naidu. Every country should preserve its culture and heritage

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s vision has to be the right way forward.

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