Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicMaharaja Hari Singh

Topic: Maharaja Hari Singh

Poll prep or toast to ‘nationalist hero’? Why BJP unveiled statue of Mehr Chand Mahajan in Jammu

Mehr Chand Mahajan is often credited as architect of Jammu & Kashmir princely state’s accession to India. The BJP is now giving him a fresh round of applause.

How Maharaja Hari Singh warded off Pak overtures and met RSS chief before ceding J&K to India

With no love lost between him and the Abdullahs of the National Conference (NC), the Maharaja, contrary to the reality, wasn’t projected as a patriot.

Arun Anand on Hedgewar’s freedom struggle, Naushad Forbes on reviving ‘animal spirits’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

J&K to lose special status, but revocation threat low for Article 370 peers in other states

Constitutional provisions that allow special privileges to other states, including Assam & Nagaland, are quite different from Article 370 for J&K autonomy.

Congress betrayal of Kashmir like Lady Macbeth’s: Vaiko on scrapping of Article 370

Opposing Modi govt move to strip J&K of its special status, MDMK founder Vaiko said this is a day of shame, a murder of democracy.

Martyrs’ Day vs Hari Singh birthday – Fresh battle between Jammu and Kashmir

Maharaja Hari Singh was the last Hindu Dogra ruler of Jammu & Kashmir, on whose watch the instrument of accession was signed with India.

Hari Singh — the last Dogra king who gave J&K its special status was an ‘autocrat’ too

On the death anniversary of J&K's Maharaja Hari Singh, ThePrint remembers his ‘feudal’ rule, legacy and more.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.