Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicArtifacts

Topic: Artifacts

Ancient statues, scroll, portraits — Full list of 29 antiquities Australia returned to India

New Delhi: As many as 29 antiquities, ranging from statues and sculptures of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu to 20th century portraits, were handed...

Epic of Gilgamesh to return to Iraq 18 yrs after being looted as US gives back 17,000 artifacts

The artifacts were looted and smuggled out of Iraq after the 2003 US invasion. About 12,000 were displayed at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC and 5,000 were held by Cornell University.

How Trump picked up art from US envoy’s house in Paris & brought them home on Air Force One

In November 2018, Trump was in Paris on an official visit and had stayed at the official residence of US Ambassador during which he spotted the art pieces.

Syria exiled several archaeologists, I am one of them & this is what war is costing us

The looting of antiquities became an economic tool for the Islamic State group to maintain its supremacy in the northern part of the country.

Under PM Modi, India got back more stolen antiquities in 3 years than the UPA government in 10 years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visits abroad often have a return gift. He has brought back more than a dozen historical artifacts from the United States, Australia,...

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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