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Today, May 15, is the 115th birth anniversary of two great revolutionaries, Sukhdev Thapar & Baikunthnath Shukla. Sukhdev is well knowm to Indian public as the prime accused in the Lahore Conspiracy Case, who was condemned to death with his associates Bhagat Singh & Rajguru +
for his role in Saunders' assassination, an act of vengeance against Saunders for his leading role in the death of Lala Lajpat Rai at a peaceful protest against the Simon Commission in 1928. However, many Indians do not know much about Baikunthnath Shukla, an HSRA operative who +
Avenged the deaths of accused in the Lahore Conspiracy Case by executing Phanindranath Ghosh, an HSRA Central Committee member who treacherously betrayed this party by turning police informant & passing on valuable inside info about Azad & HSRA's activities to the police. +
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#DidYouKnow that the modern version of badminton originated in ‘Poona’, or Pune in Maharashtra? It was a pastime for bored British army officers, their families and friends, and was first played in the backyards of their sprawling bungalows. 1/7
#Badminton #sports
Invented in the mid-19th century, badminton was named ‘Poona’ after the city of its origin. But its earliest version goes back 2,000 years to a game called jeu de volant, played in #Greece and #China. Here, a shuttle-like object was smacked with the feet. 2/7
In Poona, #British officers changed the sport radically by introducing a net to divide the court. They also used a leather shuttlecock, which they hit with wooden racquets. This version of the game was first played in 1867. 3/7 #Indianhistory
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#DidYouKnow that the Nassak #Diamond, one of the 20 greatest diamonds in the world, is named after the city of Nashik in Maharashtra? Emerging from the famed Golconda mines, it adorned the crown of Lord Shiva in the Trimbakeshwar #Temple near Nashik. 1/4
#jewellery #minerals
As with most of the world’s most valuable #gems, the Nassak too has a dramatic story. It was originally with the #Mughals, who acquired it during their conquest of Golconda in the 17th century. Then they surrendered it as war booty to the #Marathas. 2/4
The Nassak was probably donated to the Trimbakeshwar temple by the Peshwas. In 1817, it was removed by Peshwa Bajirao II, who kept it in his personal treasure. Bajirao II surrendered it to the #British, who seized it when they defeated the Marathas a year later. 3/4
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#OnThisDay, in 1951, the famous Somnath Temple in #Gujarat was restored to its former glory. In the words of the then President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, it proved that “the power of reconstruction is always greater than the power of destruction". 1/9
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The Somnath #Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva as ‘Lord of the Moon’, has been one of the most sacred shrines in #India for over 1,500 years. Due to its fame as a centre of wealth, it was attacked and plundered by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni in 1026 CE. 2/9
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A few years after this infamous sack, the temple was restored and continued to serve as an important pilgrimage centre. But over the centuries, the temple was attacked and plundered repeatedly. 3/9
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Correct . SAGARMATHA GIRISRINGA and not Mount Everest etc. // Everest did not even do the great survey work that established the altitude -it was done by an #Indian called RADHANATH SIKDAR ( why not Mount RADHANATH if we are to go by Everest ?? ). @IndiGenBharat ; @cbkwgl.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radhanath… .....#Indian and a #BengaliHindu // A supremely talented surveyor who rendered great service to #Bharatvarsh // unknown to most people.
Wiki : " In 1851 a Survey Manual (eds. Capt. H. L. Thullier and Capt. F. Smyth) was published by the Survey Department. The preface to the Manual mentions that the more technical and mathematical chapters of the Manual were written by Babu Radhanath Sikdar."
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Thread: 27 April 2022: Day 63 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Another case where the levers of influence over #Turkey that supposedly explain why #Russia has such influence over Ankara highlight the questions of why the #US cannot use these same levers and why the Turks do not worry about them
#Ukraine's ability to strike inside #Russia, in towns like Belgorod, is now becoming routine
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If people don't know history, they should keep quiet, read books written by legitimate historians or autobiographies, or ask for more information from people who are in the know. Instead, there are blogs that promote traitors as "heroes" and "freedom fighters". +
Such declarations are outrageous and utterly disrespectful to people - and in fact - entire parties that were betrayed by these traitors. There is a blog that refers to Kailashpati Asthana, Yashpal and Veera Bhadra Tiwari as "revolutionary heroes". +
Referring to these three as "heroes" is absolute disgrace & should be called out in no uncertain & strongest terms.

Let's start with Kailashpati Asthana, allegedly "unsung hero" (as the blog refers to him), the man most responsible for the downfall of the #HSRA, headed by Azad
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#British
#History
اپریل 1889_____لندن، انگلستان
ہالی وڈ کے Financially سب سےکامیاب کامیڈین اور سٹار چارلی سپینسر چیپلن کا حیران کر دینے والا سفر
"لندن میوزک ہال آف انٹرٹینرز شو" میں اپنی والدہ کیساتھ 5 سالہ چیپلن کی شرکت نے اسے اداکاری کا موقع دیا جہاں ایک اداکار کی آواز خراب ھو
جانے کے باعث چیپلن کو ایکٹ ختم کرنے کیلئے شفٹ کیا گیا۔
چیپلن کے والدین برین ہیمبرج کے باعث اس وقت ہی انتقال کر گئے تھے جب وہ چھوٹا بچہ تھا۔ چیپلن اوراسکا چھوڑا بھائی اپنی ٹوپی میں صرف چند Pannies کیلئے ایک عرصے تک لندن کی گلیوں میں گھومتے رھے، ڈانس کرتے رھے۔
جلد ہی اس کی یہی گیند
باز ٹوپی، باہر نکلے ھوئے پاؤں، مونچھیں اور واکنگ کین اس کا ٹریڈ مارک اور اس کے بعد اس کی میراث بن گئی۔
918 میں چیپلن نے 1 ملین ڈالر کے عوض 8 فلموں میں اداکارہ کا معاہدہ کیا۔ بےشک چیپلن امریکہ میں 42 سال رھا مگر وہ ایک امریکن شہری کبھی نہ بن سکا۔
1918 میں ہی چیپلن نے میری پکفورڈ،
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تاریخ آکسفورڈ (Oxford History)__800ء
شہر یا جامعہ؟
شہر بھی جامعہ بھی بلکہ خانقاہ بھی
آکسفورڈ نام ھے ایک خانقاہ سےورلڈ نمبرون جامعہ بننےکےسفرکا
آکسفورڈ یونیورسٹی مذہبی اورسیاسی سرگرمیوں کا اکھاڑہ تھی۔ برطانیہ کےشہر لندن سے56 میل کی دوری پرواقع آکسفورڈ برطانوی شہر
#British
#History
اور اس میں واقع یونیورسٹی جسے شہر کی مناسبت سے ہی آکسفورڈ نام دیا گیا۔
آٹھویں صدی میں ایک خانقاہ سے منسلک سینٹ وائیڈ کا کلیسا آکسفورڈ میں بنایا گیا۔مٹی کے برتن، بُنائی اور ٹیننگ ابتدائی آکسفورڈ کے اصل کاروبار تھے تاھم علماء کے علاؤہ زمیندار، پتھر بنانے والے، کاغذ بنانے والے، کتاب
ساز، کاتب، پرنٹرز، درزی اور موچی بنانے والے بھی یہاں آنا شروع ھوئے۔
جامعہ کا باقاعدہ قیام 1096ء میں عمل میں لایا گیا۔ 12رہویں صدی میں علماء اور عوام کی لڑائی، خونریزی سے عدالت کو قانونی پیچیدگیوں کاسامنا کرنا پڑا اور یہی جامعہ کے عروج کا دور تھا۔
1530میں مذہبی بغاوت اور خانہ جنگی
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🇺🇦 is ready for a tough battle with 🇷🇺 forces amassing in #Ukraine's east, President #Zelensky said Saturday.

This came a day after a #missile attack officials said killed more than 50 civilians trying to evacuate at #Kramatorsk rail station in the east.

@NRushworth reports⤵️
@NRushworth #Mariupol 🇺🇦 is a strategic port city that would let #Russia 🇷🇺 access the sea of Azov.

As Russian forces target the city, shelling has collapsed several humanitarian corridors, with residents living under constant siege.

Sinead McCausland reports⤵️
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I was on the flight before my bday March 27.I wanted to land for my party in #Dubai with family & see #Expo2020 before closing in 2 days.
25mins in air! @aircanada Captain announced in low voice,bad news-No Dubai tonight,mechanical problem,but you'll have a nice view of ...
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dumping fuel from the wings though,which I've never experienced in 20 years of traveling.I teared like a baby and so as the mother near me-cried a river.Passengers took videos of the fuel dumping.Good job @GretaThunberg. Lets dump over North Bay and breathe it with #COVID19
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North Bay-hazardous waste out of #Ontario landfills and waterways,which I later learned.
Rude Old Hostess said "High Alert fasten seat belt.What does high alert mean? I say.She replies "we are going back, I DONT KNOW." then I replied "who does?Batman?God?You're Jesus?...
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#Kyiv #Zelensky

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The interesting "SS Galizien" patches of an #СБУ (Security Service of #Ukraine) officer in the #Kiev region were covered in the #British press.
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But after all, these are the tame neo-Nazis of the #West, no one will go into this.

But another thing is interesting: Ukrainian neo-Nazism penetrated Ukraine's state power structures long ago.
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Therefore, it is the Security Service of Ukraine that controls the Ukrainian neo-Nazis, who not only freely commit war crimes against Russian prisoners of war, but also commit terrorist acts against the Ukrainians themselves with impunity.
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Over 3 million cluster bombs dropped on #Yemen since 2015
The National Committee and the Executive Center for Mine Action in Sana’a has organised on Monday an event on the occasion of the International Day for Awareness of the Risks of Mine and Cluster Bombs under the slogan
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“Mines and cluster bombs are a humanitarian disaster.”

Director of the Executive Center for Mine Action, Brigadier General Ali Safra, confirmed that “#Yemen is the first country in terms of recording cluster bomb victims in the world, according to the report of the
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Secretary-General of the United Nations and the reports of humanitarian and international organisations.”

He said:“Despite the efforts that were made to get rid of mines through international support and planning to declare #Yemen free of them in 2017, the six wars in #Saada
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Thread: 5 April 2022: Day 41 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
The Pentagon believes #Russia has temporarily reoriented to focus on conquering eastern #Ukraine first, after its attempt to seize the capital in the west was repelled.
The #US briefing suggests that #Russia's switch to conquering #Ukraine east to west (after its attempt for the reverse failed) still includes #Odessa as an immediate target, which the Russians would have to land at from the sea.
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#NATO #US/#Bombing campaigns since 1945
- In practice, US led assassinations and overthrows of legitimate governments and interference with elections may be just as significant as the actual bombings listed here.
wikispooks.com/wiki/US/Bombin…
"Babies thrown out of Incubators"
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayirah_t…
#OscarAward winner; the best actor
#Kuwaiti ambassador's Daughter lies to Congress | Oct 10, 1990
The #Nayirah testimony was a false testimony given before the Congressional #HumanRights Caucus.
youtube.com/embed/V6f2m4n1…
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#UkraineWar #NuclearWeapons #UK #FakeNews

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#Fake: The #West has never supported #Ukraine in its plans to get nuclear #weapons.
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Truth: #British Defence Secretary Ben #Wallace has publicly admitted () that the United Kingdom is ready to support #Ukraine if it starts developing its own nuclear programme.
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Mr #Wallace said this during a video call. The Defence Secretary thought he was talking to his Ukrainian counterpart at the time. But, unfortunately for him, it was the well-known pranksters Vovan and Lexus. 😄
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From Francis Gautier friend Anil Bahl. what do u think?
"Doom of Sanātani Hindu Civilisation?
1.#Hindus were almost same % in #Pakistan as were #Mujlims in #India during #Independence
How #Hindus r extinct in 70yrs in neighbouring Ijlamic nations where as they r twice in #India?
Hindus there did not fight against Mujlim #extermination of them, lost. #Loosing here too?
2. Any race that does not fight back for existence #looses our as did #Yazidi too in recent past. Being #peaceful does not mean to give in to #intruders & #tormentors. Only #strength
of a community keeps it secured, not wisdom. #Hindus ought to have learnt this tough #lesson by now.
3. World does not let you coexist if they do not fear you
#Hindus we’re expanding till we had strong #Kingdoms and our #knowledge was also safe. Once we were weakened by Ijlam &
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#Yemen
More than 1,000 dead in seven years: Cluster bombs… the silent killer of Yemenis

Mar 12, 2022

Entesaf Organization for the Rights of Women and Children - (Report)

Cluster bombs, #US, #British and #French, are stalking the lives of thousands of #Yemenichildren.
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Although the Executive Center for Mine Action in the capital, Sanaa, was able to destroy about 1.8 million cluster bombs from the remnants of the #Saudi-#Emirati aggression during the past years, the number of victims of these internationally prohibited bombs is rising
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on a daily basis, not only among civilians, But also among the many deminers who are constantly losing their lives.
In this context, official statistics obtained by Al-Akhbar indicate that this type of lethal bomb has killed and wounded 3,810 civilians during the past years
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🔴 What's the latest on #Russias's 🇷🇺 invasion of #Ukraine 🇺🇦?

➖ 🇺🇦 will evacuate civilians through six "humanitarian corridors" Wednesday
➖ 🇺🇦🇷🇺 will stop firing in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv and Mariupol from 9 am

Follow our #live for more ⤵️ twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
What does it mean to fight in a city that the #Russians 🇷🇺 consider strategic?

"It's okay. I'll get over it," says one of the wounded soldiers. ⤵️
#Poland says they are ready to transfer their fleet of #fighterjets 🛩️ to a #US airbase in #Germany.

But, providing #Ukraine 🇺🇦 with war planes poses serious risks and #NATO does not want direct conflict with #Moscow 🇷🇺 ⤵️
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#MountEverest has been scaled by many mountaineers but no body knew accurately the height of the highest peak, in the past - but it was calculated accurately by one #Bengali genius #Mathematician . Read the thread to know the fascinating details
In 1831, surveyor-general of India George #Everest was looking for a mathematician who had specialised in spherical #trigonometry to join the #GreatTrigonometricSurvey
#RadhanathSikdar, a student and a master in spherical trigonometry from Kolkata’s Hindu College (now #PresidencyUniversity) was handpicked for the #survey department of the #British government in the 1830s
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📢#Russian_Aggression_Watch - summary of news and analyses delivered by @PISM_Poland every morning CE time.
#PISM_with_Ukraine💪

Follow our 🧵threads on the last 24h in 🇺🇦here 👉
1/13 On 27 February #Russia continued air strikes, rocket attacks, artillery shelling and sabotage and diversionary activities against civilian and military targets. The Russians failed to capture #Kyiv or #Kharkiv. Russian losses are mounting and morale to fight is weakening.
2/13 In #Ochtyrka the Russians attacked a bus with civilians, in #Kharkiv they blew up a gas pipeline and in Vasylkovo a fuel base. The world's largest aircraft, the An-225 Mriya, was damaged, and in Vladimir (in the west of the country) military warehouses were attacked.
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50 years ago,this week in 1971,the #USA threatened India to stop the 1971 war.
An alarmed India sent a SOS to the Soviet Union. A story that has been nearly erased from Indian #History books.

When Pakistan's defeat in the 1971 war seemed imminent, Kissinger
spurred Nixon to send the US 7th Fleet’s Task Force, led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, to the Bay of Bengal. The USS Enterprise, at 75,000 ton, was the world's largest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the 1970s with more than 70 fighter aircraft.
A monster. The Indian Navy’s fleet was led by the 20,000-ton aircraft carrier, Vikrant, with 20 light fighter aircraft.

The USS Enterprise was being dispatched to secure American citizens in Bangladesh was the official American statement. Unofficially it was to threaten the
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How then #British Raj fought WWII .
Historic photos of Indian history.
Untold by our leftish textbooks .If lakhs of Indians would have not fought the world would have been having a different order today.
See the thread . Self explanatory.
#GoodMorningEveryone
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New Thread: War in #Ukraine

#Russia Launched Peace Enforcement Operation In Ukraine!
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#Russia #Ukraine #RussiaUkraineConflict
On February 24, 2022, Russian military operation in Ukraine officially was launched.

Russian MRLS systems shelling Ukrainian fortified positions in the direction of #Mariupol.
We missed a full day of reporting on the #UkraineRussiaConflict because Twitter locked our account for no reason! Sad Image
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