It was a scandalous love story. With independence from the British just a breath away in 1947, the single, well educated and dashing maharaja of Cooch Behar Jagaddipendra Narayan fell in love with and married Hollywood actress Nancy Valentine. There was opposition not only from Narayan''s mother, Indira, but also from the government.All this and more makes The Star of India a delicious and racy read. Set in one of India s most tumultuous periods, the book is by Diana R. Chambers, who has been living with the story in her head for decades. "The government was very afraid that Valentine as a foreigner could transport a lot of valuables out of the country, " says Chambers.
On February 14, while couples got ready to spend a very romantic evening, James Charles took a shot and asked Twitter if someone would like to spend the day with him.
Morning. The sun is just coming over the cedars near a pond where Canada geese, mallards and domestic ducks glide serenely back and forth. A woman dressed in a jogging suit approaches and throws bread on the water.On the other side of town, an old woman slumps in a chair across from a younger one, who is an old friend of the family, and tells her of recent difficulties with her sleeping husband #8212; his moods, his health, his forgetting things. The younger woman, though she needs to get to work, listens patiently. After a few minutes, the older woman thanks her and goes to wake her husband.
With the Feb. 14 holiday right around the corner, it''s time to start drafting up a wish list, too and deciding which scent to go with that evening. And a note to those scrolling along to find a perfume to gift for Valentine''s Day: Keep on reading. Simple florals and established staples are nice, but with this list, the element of surprise will be on your side.Below, seven Valentine''s Day fragrances that are each one of a kind in their own way, from a modern Lush scent to a fan favorite from BVLGARI.
Northern Ireland ''s secretary of state Julian Smith has officially signed a regulation to introduce same sex marriage by Valentine ''s Day 2020.
Key point: A true turning point in the war against the Nazis. January 1945 with World War II in its sixth year found the Allied armies going on the offensive after the Battle of the Bulge, but they were still west of the Rhine and six weeks behind schedule in their advance toward Germany. Closing to the Rhine was not easy. Although U.S. and French units of Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers Sixth Army Group had reached the western bank around Strasbourg in late 1944, the river proved too difficult to cross. Even if an assault could have been mounted, the Allied forces would have been too far away from the heart of Germany to pose any meaningful threat. The key to eventual victory lay in the central and northern Rhineland, but three factors delayed an advance: the failure of Operation Market Garden, the British American airborne invasion of Holland, the onset of an extremely wet autumn and harsh winter, and the unexpectedly rapid recovery of the German Army in the wake of recent Allied advances. A coordinated Allied campaign proved difficult to achieve. General Omar N. Bradley s U.S. 12th Army Group was licking its wounds after the almost disastrous Ardennes counteroffensive, and it was clear to Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery, commander of the British 21st Army Group, that the Americans would not be ready to undertake a major offensive for some time. Despite its vast reserve of manpower, unlike the critically depleted British Army, the U.S. Army had become seriously deficient of infantry replacements. Monty made the first move. Meanwhile, on January 12, the Soviet Army launched a long awaited, massive offensive from Warsaw toward the River Oder and Berlin. This was just in time, thought Montgomery and General Dwight D. Ike Eisenhower, the Allied supreme commander. By the end of the month, the Russians were only 50 miles from the German capital. While the Americans were recovering, it devolved on the 21st Army Group, still supported by Lt. Gen. William H. Texas Bill Simpson s U.S. Ninth Army, to take over the battle as soon as winter loosened its grip. Monty and Ike agreed that the next stage should be to break through the Germans formidable Siegfried Line and close up to the left bank of the Rhine. The main objective was the historic city of Wesel, on the opposite side of the great river in flat country just north of the Ruhr Valley. It was here that Montgomery had originally sought to seize a bridgehead in September 1944, and common sense still favored it. Accordingly, two well knit, almost copybook offensives were planned for February 8, 1945: Operation Veritable on the left flank and Operation Grenade on the right, adjacent to the boundary with Bradley s 12th Army Group. Monty announced that the 21st Army Group s task was to destroy all enemy in the area west of the Rhine from the present forward positions south of Nijmegen (Holland) as far south as the general line Julich Dusseldorf, as a preliminary to crossing the Rhine and engaging the enemy in mobile war to the north of the Ruhr. Three armies would be involved in the offensives: the Canadian First, the British Second, and the U.S. Ninth. Commanding the Canadian force was the distinguished, 57 year old General Henry D.G. Harry Crerar, a World War I artillery veteran and a man of cool judgment and cold nerves. The ration strength of his First Army exceeded 470,000 men, and no Canadian had ever led such a large force. The British Second Army was led by the skilled, unassuming Lt. Gen. Sir Miles Bimbo Dempsey, a 48 year old World War I veteran of the Western Front and Iraq who later acquitted himself well in the Dunkirk evacuation, the Western Desert, Sicily, Italy, and Normandy. Tall, bald, Texas born General Simpson, commanding 300,000 men of the U.S. Ninth Army, had served in the Philippine Insurrection, the 1916 Mexico punitive expedition, and on the Western Front in 1918. Eisenhower said of the 56 year old officer, If Simpson ever made a mistake as an Army commander, it never came to my attention. With 11 divisions and nine independent brigades, the Canadian Army would clear the way in February 1945 up to the town of Xanten; the Ninth Army, with 10 divisions in three corps, would cross the Roer River and move northward to Dusseldorf (Operation Grenade), and the four divisions of the Second Army would attack in the center. Although he was in customary high spirits about the operation, Montgomery knew that it would be no cakewalk. I visited the Veritable area today, he warned Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, chief of the Imperial General Staff, on February 6. The ground is very wet, and roads and tracks are breaking up, and these factors are likely to make progress somewhat slow after the operation is launched. Besides expected opposition from at least 10 well entrenched Wehrmacht divisions, the Allied troops would have to face minefields, flooded rivers and terrain, a lack of roads, appalling weather, and tough going in the gloomy, tangled Reichswald and Hochwald forests. Montgomery won final approval for the great dual assault on the Rhine on February 1, and the preparations were hastily finalized under tight security. Strict blackout regulations were enforced, and a cover story was concocted to convince the enemy that the offensive would be in a northerly direction to liberate Holland, rather than an eastern thrust into Germany. Daytime gatherings of troops were forbidden unless under cover; large concentrations of vehicles, weapons, and ammunition were camouflaged or concealed in farmyards, barns, and haystacks, and rubber dummies of tanks and artillery pieces were positioned along an imaginary battle line where they might attract the attention of enemy patrols. Logistical feats were accomplished speedily as thousands of men, vehicles, and equipment were transported to the forward assembly lines. The British and Canadian soldiers worked around the clock. Sappers built and improved 100 miles of road using 20,000 tons of stones, 20,000 logs, and 30,000 pickets, and 446 freight trains hauled 250,000 tons of equipment and supplies to the railheads. It was estimated that the ammunition alone all types, stacked side by side and five feet high would line the road for 30 miles. Engineers constructed five bridges across the River Maas, using 1,880 tons of equipment. The biggest was a 1,280 foot long British designed Bailey bridge. Outside Nijmegen, an airfield was laid in five days for British and Canadian rocket firing Hawker Typhoons, which would support the offensive. Meanwhile, a formidable array of armor and specialized vehicles was assembled. It included Churchill, Cromwell, Centaur, Comet, Valentine, and Sherman heavy and medium tanks; Bren gun carriers, jeeps, half tracks, and armored cars; amphibious Weasel, Buffalo, and DUKW cargo and personnel carriers; and 11 regiments of Hobart s Funnies, Churchills and Shermans fitted with antimine flails, flamethrowers, and bridging equipment. Invented by Maj. Gen. Sir Percy Hobart, these had proved invaluable in the Normandy invasion and the clearing of the flooded Scheldt Estuary by Crerar s army. Under the command of the Canadian First Army, the Veritable offensive was to be spearheaded by the seasoned British XXX Corps led by 49 year old Lt. Gen. Sir Brian G. Horrocks. He returned from leave in England to plunge into preparations for the largest operation he had ever undertaken. A much wounded veteran of Ypres, Siberia, El Alamein, Tunisia, Normandy, and Belgium, the tall, lithe Horrocks nicknamed Jorrocks by his mentor, Montgomery was a charismatic officer who led from the front and was regarded as one of the finest corps commanders of the war. Horrocks regarded Monty s overall plan for the offensive as simplicity itself. The XXX Corps was to attack in a southerly direction from the Nijmegen area with its right on the River Maas and its left on the Rhine. Forty eight hours later, said Horrocks, our old friends, General Simpson s U.S. Ninth Army, were to cross the River Roer and advance north to meet us. The German forces would thus be caught in a vise and be faced with the alternatives, either to fight it out west of the Rhine or to withdraw over the Rhine and then be prepared to launch counterattacks when we ourselves subsequently attempted to cross . In theory, this looked like a comparatively simple operation, but all battles have their problems, and in this case the initial assault would have to smash through a bottleneck well suited to defense and consisting in part of the famous Siegfried Line. Horrocks decided to use the maximum force possible and open Operation Veritable with five divisions, from right to left, in line: the 51st Highland, 53rd Welsh, 15th Scottish, and the 2nd and 3rd Canadian, followed by the 43rd Wessex and Maj. Gen. Sir Alan Adair s proud Guards Armored Division. On the morning of February 4, Horrocks briefed his commanders in the packed cinema in the southern Dutch town of Tilburg. Clad in brown corduroy trousers and a battlefield jacket, the unpretentious general drew a warm response as he crisply outlined the offensive, radiated confidence, and moved from group to group with a friendly and humorous word. Like Montgomery, he made a practice of keeping all ranks informed about operations. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
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La "prise de conscience " voqu e par de nombreuses personnes depuis le t moignage d'Ad le Haenel "nous engage aujourd'hui accueillir la parole de Valentine Monnier, la soutenir, prendre soin de son histoire ", estime la com dienne dans un message transmis au Parisien et Mediapart, et publi dans son int gralit sur Twitter par la journaliste de Mediapart Marine Turchi.
Titled Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, the movie will be woven around a homosexual love story. It will be directed by Hitesh Kewalya and is slated to release on Valentine's Day next year. The film is being produced by Aanand L Rai. While the creative teaser of the Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan has left fans intrigued, the makers are yet to announce who will play Ayushmann 's love interest in the movie.
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Stefanie Sherk, a Canadian model and actress known for work on "CSI: Cyber " and in the rom com "Valentine 's Day, " along with being the wife of actor Demi n Bichir, has died. She was 43.
As per the reports in the Times of India, the ghastly murder took place earlier on Valentine's Day this year but was discovered last week when the landlord came visiting and got suspicious about a patched up portion next to the accused room in Amrit Vihar. The accused was identified as 38 year old Sunita who desperately wanted to end her marriage that had gone sour. Reportedly, the accused was married to 50 year old Rajesh in 2006, while she was 25 year old. The couple had a son the next year, and problem between them started when the family shifted to the new house last year and Rajesh got suspicious of Sunita's friendship with a young man in the neighbourhood.
Sayyeshaa and Arjun who made their relationship public on this Valentine #39;s Day got married in a private ceremony in Hyderabad earlier today. The couple #39;s pre wedding photos have been shot against the beautiful backdrop of Taj Falaknuma Palace The Shivaay actress shared the photo series with the caption "My love forever ", whereas Arya wrote, "Forever and ever "
Tristan Thompson has broken his silence on cheating allegations involving Kylie Jenner's BFF Jordyn Woods.Reports surfaced on Tuesday claiming that the NBA star had cheated on Khloe Kardashian with the 21 year old model. According to TMZ, Khloe called it quits with Tristan after learning he allegedly cheated on her with Jordyn, who has modeled for her Good American clothing line. The outlet reports that Tristan flew to Los Angeles to spend Valentine's Day with Khloe and their daughter, True Thompson. But then on Sunday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player was reportedly at a house party, where he was allegedly spotted making out with Jordyn.
EntertainmentMusicCountry star Miranda Lambert reveals secret marriageBy The Associated PressMon., Feb. 18, 2019NASHVILLE Country star Miranda Lambert celebrated Valentine;s Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married.A representative for the singer confirmed the marriage after Lambert posted photos on social media Saturday showing her in a white lace gown with her new husband, Brendan Mcloughlin. She wrote that in honour of Valentine 's Day, she wanted to share that she "met the love of my life. And we got hitched "
People in Pictou County, N.S., are rallying in support of a little dog named Meeka, after the animal was found severely injured in a home on Valentine's Day.
Actor Prateik Babbar reportedly posted a risque picture featuring himself with wife Sanya Sagar on Valentine's Day, which he recently deleted following heavily trolling on social media, several websites, including India.com and DNA, reported. Prateik married Sanya Sagar last month in Lucknow, her hometown. As per a DNA report, the Internet users called Prateik out for posting the picture, in which his wife posed topless with him. A section of the Internet also called it a "publicity gimmick." However, not all Instagram users were against Prateik posting the picture. A user wrote in the comments section of another picture posted by the actor: "Why did you delete your Valentine's Day picture with your loved one?"
A representative for the singer confirmed the marriage after Lambert posted photos on social media Saturday showing her in a white lace gown with her new husband, Brendan Mcloughlin. She wrote that in honor of Valentine;s Day, she wanted to share that she ;met the love of my life. And we got hitched ;It 's unclear when the marriage occurred.