Main historian VN Datta no extra

New Delhi: Leading historian of modern India Vishwa Nath Datta, most celebrated for the pioneering work “Jallianwala Bagh”, passed away at his New Delhi residence on Monday. He was 94. Born into a famous business family of Amritsar, Datta was the first to chronicle the Jallianwala massacre and bring to light the findings of the Hunter Committee Report the British had long suppressed. A Padma Shri, Datta’s long career included his time as a contributor to The Tribune in which he started writing as a student at Lahore and went on to author “Off the Shelf”, a well-regarded column for years. — TNS

Obituary: VN Datta (1926–2020)

JEE-Main proxy candidate held

guwahati: A man was arrested by the Guwahati Police from Delhi for appearing in the JEE-Main on behalf of the candidate who “topped” the test in Assam, officials said. A team, led by ADCP Suprotive Lal Baruah, arrested Pradeep Kumar, the eighth accused to be nabbed in connection with the case, they said. Prime accused Bhargav Deka, the owner of a coaching institute, was held on November 1. Neel Nakshatra Das, who “topped”, has been arrested too. — PTI

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