IN­DIAN HIS­TO­RIAN WINS $1M-WORTH AWARD IN IS­RAEL

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTNATION -

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.

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