French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived in 1534, and Samuel de Champlain arrived in 1603 to build French settlements. Soon after, Jesuit missionaries followed and in 1663, Louis XIV of France dubbed the area "New France". The British won control of Canada in the French and Indian War in 1763; however, Parliament passed the Quebec act in 1774, ensuring the continuation of French civil law in Quebec. In 1974, Quebec proclaimed French as its official language.
Surgical strikes fallout: Intelligence agencies fear 'spectacular' Jaish attack on Parliament - Times of India : The Indian Army's surgical strikes across the Line of Control appear to have rattled the ISI to such an extent that the Pakistani intelligence agency has purportedly asked cadres of Jaish-e- Muhammed (JeM) to go to any extent to carry out revenge strikes.
HH Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur. She was daughter of Prince Jitendra Narayan and Indira Devi of Cooch behar. She was celebrated for her classical beauty was counted in 'The Ten Most Beautiful Women of the World' along with actress Leela Naidu by Vogue Magazine. She ran for Parliament in 1962 and won the constituency in the world's largest landslide victory. She died on 29 July 2009 in Jaipur
On the national level, the United States issued a quiet “apology to Native peoples of the United States,” buried in the 2010 defense appropriations bill. Writer Lisa Balk King dissed it in Indian Country Today with a piece headlined “A Tree Fell in the Forest: The U.S. Apologized to Native Americans and No One Heard a Sound.’’ In contrast, Canada in 2008 asked its citizens to tune into a nationally broadcast apology from Parliament. http://www.minnpost.com/community-sketchbook/2012/04
Indian khanjar dagger, 19th century, steel, nephrite, gold, emeralds, rubies, diamonds, ray skin, H. with sheath 15 11/16 in. (39.8 cm); H. without sheath 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); W. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); Wt. 15.8 oz. (447.9 g); Wt. of sheath 1.8 oz. (51 g), Met Museum.
Kittur Rani Chennamma was one of the earliest Indian rulers who fought for freedom. 33 years before the National Uprising, this queen of a princely state in Karnataka led an armed rebellion against the British, and lost her life in the end. Even today, she is revered as one of the bravest women in India