Mont Blanc’s melting glacier yields time capsule of Indian history

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Retreating French ice leaves behind newspapers proclaiming Indira Gandhi’s rise to PM, probably from 1966 plane crash

The Mont Blanc glacier in the French Alps is yielding more secrets as it melts – this time a clutch of newspapers with banner headlines from when Indira Gandhi became India’s first, and so far only, female prime minister in 1966.

The copies of Indian newspapers the National Herald and the Economic Times were probably aboard an Air India Boeing 707 that crashed on the mountain on 24 January, 1966, claiming 177 lives.

Continue reading…Retreating French ice leaves behind newspapers proclaiming Indira Gandhi’s rise to PM, probably from 1966 plane crashThe Mont Blanc glacier in the French Alps is yielding more secrets as it melts – this time a clutch of newspapers with banner headlines from when Indira Gandhi became India’s first, and so far only, female prime minister in 1966.The copies of Indian newspapers the National Herald and the Economic Times were probably aboard an Air India Boeing 707 that crashed on the mountain on 24 January, 1966, claiming 177 lives. Continue reading…

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