Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicWorld War II

Topic: World War II

Where are Nazi Germany’s uranium cubes? New tracking method could reveal its missing trail

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory develop forensic tracking techniques to locate parts of atom bomb & nuclear reactor Nazi scientists worked on during WW2.

‘Turbaned strangers’ — British questioned, sorted and colour-coded Indian POWs after Dunkirk

In ‘The Indian Contingent’, Ghee Bowman writes about the 9,711 Indian soldiers —including from Bose’s INA — recovered after the world war and sent back to India.

The glorious battle Indian soldiers fought in Italy, on a terrain as tough as the Himalayas

Indian troops are held in very high regard in Italy. I heard it first hand at Monte Cassino itself while talking to old timers in 1975.

US shielded Japanese war criminals after WW2 for biowarfare data — China cites Russian report

The report by the Chinese state-owned Xinhua news agency comes amid a renewed debate on Covid origins & strained Japan-China ties.

New book tells love story between Indian soldier & an English nurse amid WWII, devastation

Published by HarperCollins, 'Raj & Norah' by Peter R. Kohli and Shaina Kohli Russo will release on 25 February on ThePrint's SoftCover.

Manipur is now on war tourism map. But preserving Koirengei airfield is key

The British call the Battle of Imphal/Kohima against the Japanese its most important. And it wouldn’t have been a success without Manipur’s airfields.

Manipur man on mission to save traditional one-stringed fiddle of Tangkhul Nagas

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

World War 2 spy Noor Inayat Khan first Indian origin woman to get UK memorial plaque

Noor Inayat Khan, who was a descendent of Tipu Sultan, was honoured with the Blue Plaque, which is given to notable figures of history, in London.

5 ways 1945 nuclear attack on Hiroshima-Nagasaki continues to impact the world

Seventy-five years since the US' nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, no other country has used the weapons even though many have acquired them. 

World must realise India’s contribution to WWII, rectify the past: Jaishankar at RIC meet

Jaishankar hints at China in virtual Russia-India-China meeting, Russian foreign minister says the two neighbours ‘don’t need help’ to resolve issues.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.