Thursday, 6 October, 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,...

On Camera

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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