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Topic: Battle of Saragarhi

Statue honouring Sikh soldiers who died in 1897 Battle of Saragarhi to come up in UK

New Delhi: In an homage to the 21 soldiers from the 36th Sikh Bengal Regiment that valiantly defended their signal post against over 10,000...

When Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman spoke to his wife from Pakistan custody

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Battle of Saragarhi has become a symbol of valour, but Battle of Koregaon has no takers

Battle of Saragarhi and Battle of Koregaon Bhima both had Indian soldiers fighting for the British, but only one got a mainstream Bollywood film.

What Akshay Kumar’s Kesari won’t tell you: The real military account of Battle of Saragarhi

The battle is recorded in the Digest of Service of 36 Sikh (now 4 Sikh) and I was its custodian for two years as the Adjutant.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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