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Third Battle of Panipat: Jihad of the temple destroying hoards, the valiant Marathas and the far-reaching effects of the loss

By the 1750s, Marathas had grown strong so as to be able to annex Malwa, Gujarat, Odisha, Berar as also some parts of the Ganga Jamuna Doab and Bundelkhand.

When Paris was overwhelmed with decomposed human corpses and ran out of burial places: The story of the Catacombs

The Catacombs of Paris are the image of a scary world of the dead beneath the city of lights. Six to seven million human skeletons are stored there, stacked up in underground tunnels.

Activist sends legal notice to make amends in NCERT books after RTI reveals no evidence of Mughals giving grant for temple repairs

RTI activist says history should be based on facts and not imagination and hence has sought to make amendments to books which claim Mughal rulers like Aurangzeb gave grants for temple repair work.

‘Indian history was written by colonisers or their slaves, it is being undone now’: PM Modi inaugurates Maharaja Suheldev Memorial UP

PM Modi virtually laid the foundation stone of Maharaj Suheldev Memorial and a host of other beautification and development projects in UP’s Bahraich.

‘Historian’ DN Jha, who lied about Ram temple at Ayodhya, was a member of CPI, the party reveals after his death

DN Jha was among the first to claim that disputed structure referred to as Babri Masjid was not built on Hindu Temple in Ayodhya

DN Jha, who lied about Ram Janmabhoomi and Hindus attacking Nalanda University to save Muslims, is dead

Marxist 'historian' DN Jha, known for alternative history and distortion of India's ancient past, died on Thursday evening due to illness.

From San Francisco to Bengaluru, over the North Pole: Four women pilots of Air India create history

Air India's all-women crew flew over North Pole, travelling over 16,000 km from San Francisco to Bengaluru.

‘The girl in red bikini’: How a teenage girl jumped off a cruise liner to escape the Soviet Union in 1979 and find a...

Ukrainian woman Liliana Gasinskaya was known as 'Red Bikini Girl' for jumping off a ship in a red bikini to enter Australia in 1979

From the year without summer to Communism and diseases: With the disasters we have endured over centuries, was 2020 really that bad?

For civilisations that have seen the plagues, earthquakes, colonisation and the atrocities of communist rules, the COVID outbreak is a minor ordeal that will soon be overcome.

2000 years old Roman-era food stall buried in volcanic ash unearthed in Pompeii in Italy

Italian archaeologists carrying out excavations in lost city Pompeii discovered a 'thermopolium' or Roman era fast-food counter

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