29 DECEMBER 1866, Page 1

A grand Durbar was held at Agra on the 16th

ult., attended by most of the Princes of the North-West, all the natives in Hindostan and Bengal nominated to the Order of the Star of India, and as many British wearers of that decoration as could be got together. We have commented on the results of these dis- plays elsewhere, and need only mention here that this particular one was really splendid and costly, and passed off without any contretemps, except the absence of Holkar and the flaming rage of Scindiah at the decoration of his late Prime Minister, whom he regards as a British agent. We may add that the Star is becoming sore and more unpopular in India, as Her Majesty's servants perceive that they are to be rewarded in future with local instead of imperial decorations. They want to be K.C.B.'s, like other people, not to be labelled publicly as successful old Indians.