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    Tipu Sultan death anniversary: Life of the ruler and the controversies around him

    Despite the row around Tipu Sultan and attempts to expel him from the pages of history, his achievements are indisputable. We cannot deny the fact that he gave us several moments to feel proud of. He was the one who promoted sericulture and came up with a new land revenue system that resulted in the growth of the Mysore silk industry. Even before the British, he was the one to deploy a

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    Weekipedia: Rahul Gandhi redefines GST, not so Dhinchak Pooja, and break idea for Kohli

    In the run-up to the Gujarat elections, the cat and mouse game between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi continues. PM Modi maintained that consumers will be biggest beneficiaries of GST. And, keeping up with his newfound humour, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Modi and dubbed GST as ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’. Well, Rahul or whoever came up with the

  • Police complaint against Tipu Sultan Mosque Imam

    Kolkata, A police complaint has been lodged against Tipu Sultan Mosque Shahi Imam Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati – the cleric who recently threatened ‘jihad’ and refused to take off the beacon from his vehicle – by the mosque’s trustee board on Monday, an official said.

  • Tipu Sultan a secular warrior, says Congress

    Bengaluru: The Congress Party on Friday asserted that Mysore king Tipu Sultan was a secular warrior and that he had sacrificed his life for this state.

  • Tipu was ‘Aurangzeb’ of South, says ‘Panchjanya’

    New Delhi :  Highly critical of the Karnataka government’s decision to celebrate Tipu Jayanti to “appease” minorities, an article in ‘Panchjanya’ described him as ‘Aurangzeb’ of South who “forcibly” converted lakhs of people.

  • Tipu Sultan had no qualities worth celebrating: Swamy

    Bengaluru : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday described Tipu Sultan as a “servant of the French” and said the 18th century ruler of Mysore had no qualities for his memory to be celebrated.

  • Two dead as mob caned to avert clash over Tipu Sultan

    Bengaluru : Violence rocked several parts of Karnataka on Diwali day as the State Government tried to resurrect the ghost of 18th century controversial ruler Tipu Sultan by celebrating his birth anniversary as Tipu Jayanthi for obvious political gains. The unprecedented violence in the tourist spot of Madikeri in Kodagu (Coorg) district claimed the lives of two people. Several protesters and policemen were injured in violence that broke out in Kodagu District, Munguluru, Tumakuru

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    ‘Intolerant’ Tipu Sultan runs into the Sangh Parivar

    Bengaluru : Various Hindutva groups have decided to oppose and disrupt Karnataka government’s plans to celebrate Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan’s 265th birth anniversary on November 10. But what has added a new dimension to this move is the RSS decision to solidly back the agitation without directly getting involved. The agitation against the celebration is being spearheaded by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal. The two organisations have taken the stand that

  • Tipu’s weapons fetch over six mn pounds at art auction

    Mumbai :  A historic collection of arms and armour of Tipu Sultan, the last king of Mysore, fetched over six million pounds (about Rs.567 million) at an Islamic and Indian art auction in London, an official said here on Wednesday. The 30 items, which went under the hammer at Bonhams on Tuesday, came from a single collection. The identity of the buyers, from around the world has been kept confidential.