Wednesday, 28 September, 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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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