INDIAN HISTORIAN WINS $1M-WORTH AWARD IN ISRAEL
JERUSALEM: Noted Indian historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam has won Israel’s prestigious Dan David Prize for this year for his work on intercultural encounters between Asians, Europeans and people of North and South America during the early modern era. Subrahmanyam won the award in the category of ‘past time dimension’ for his work in macro history. He shares the $1 million award in this category with Prof Kenneth Pomeranz of University of Chicago. The international Dan David Prize is awarded annually to those who have made outstanding scientific, technological and humanistic accomplishments in fields representing the past, present and future of human achievement. Subrahmanyam, an alumni of University of Delhi, holds the Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Social Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Mehbooba lauds Imran Khan, slams govt over temple issue
SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Sunday praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking steps to name a forest reserve after Guru Nanak Dev, but hit out at the Centre saying its “top priority” seems to be renaming ancient cities and building Ram temple in Ayodhya. “How times change. Centre’s top priority is seemingly renaming historic cities & building Ram Mandir. On the other hand, heartening to see that Pak PM has initiated steps to name Baloki forest reserve after Guru Nanak ji & create a university under his name,” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister tweeted. She was reacting to Khan’s announcement that he was taking steps to name the wildlife reserve after Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.
Truth will always prevail: Robert Vadra
NEW DELHI: Robert Vadra, who was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for three consecutive days last week in connection with a probe into allegations of money laundering to purchase assets abroad, said on Sunday that truth will always prevail. “Morning, Just want to say thank you to all my friends and acquaintances who have reached out in support from all over the nation, at this time,” Vadra said in a Facebook post. Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and husband of AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, was questioned for about eight hours by the ED on Saturday as he appeared before the agency for the third consecutive day. “I’m fine, good and disciplined to deal with anything, I’m put through. ‘Truth will always prevail’. Wishing you all a happy Sunday and a healthy week,” he said.
Army officer dies in north Sikkim blizzard
SILIGURI: Major Nisheet Dogra, an army officer, died after he was trapped in snow in North Sikkim on Saturday night. Ironically, the incident took place a month and 12 days after the army carried out the biggest rescue operation in Sikkim as heavy snowfall left more than 3,000 tourists stranded in and around Nathula. A statement issued by Army 33 Corps in Sukna said, “There was unprecedented snowfall and high winds resulting in blizzard and avalanche-like conditions in north Sikkim on Saturday.” During evening reporting it was discovered that Major Dogra was missing. “After intense search, the officer was found trapped under five to six feet of snow. He was given medical aid. However, around midnight, the brave heart lost the battle of life and attained martyrdom in the line of duty,” said the statement.