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#PingaliVenkayya: The man who designed our Tiranga - symbol of courage, honesty and prosperity

In 13 days we will be celebrating our Independence Day. The celebration starts with hoisting our National Flag, Tiranga, Tricolor. But do we know who designed this flag to which we proudly salute, which is a symbol of ‘peace’, ‘love’, ‘unity’, ‘identity of being Indian’, ‘sense of dedication’, ‘emotions’, ‘patriotism’ and the definition goes on. The man who designed it is none other than Pingali Venkayya. Today we remember him on his 142nd birth anniversary with a salute...

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Millennia of onslaughts & resistance; Christianity as a tool for colonialism: part 2

Every colonial power from the Portuguese, French, Dutch to the British acted on the principles of three ‘C’ which can be summarised as, Colonialism, Christianity and commerce. In their own notion of a civilized society, one true God and one holy book, they acted on the lines of fascism. ..

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy demands special team for excavation of submerged Dwarka; writes to PM Modi

BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the excavation of submerged Dwarka in Gujarat. In an official letter, the former Union Minister requested that a special team should be constituted in order to re-open the long pending expedition...

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We remember Lokmanya Tilak who defined ‘Swaraj’ and brought uprising against British rulers on his birth anniversary

A scholar, a mathematician, a philosopher, a social reformer, a nationalist…… these many names for a single person who took birth with one and only one aim, to make our India free from the clutches of British Raj. He is none other but Bal Gangadhar Tilak (also popularly Lokmanya Tilak). On his 162nd birth anniversary the whole nation bows for his courage and a loud voice for his mother country’s freedom...

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Recalling 43rd anniversary of the darkest chapter of transforming India into ‘Dynasty Democracy’: The Emergency

PM Modi, recalling the darkest chapter of Independent Indian History ‘The Emergency’ said that India remembers the Emergency as a dark period during which every institution was subverted and an atmosphere of fear was created. Not only people but also ideas and artistic freedom were held hostage to power politics...

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An epitome of valor, courage and bravery! India recalls "Bharat ka Veer Putra" Maharana Pratap- The Great

An epitome of courage, bravery and strength, Maharana Pratap is truly called as ‘Bharat ke Veer Putra’. Inspiring millions, the bravery and courage of the great Maharana Pratap are still talked about in the 21st century. As the nation recalls the great example of strength and self respect, Maharana Pratap still leads the Indian history for his valour and daring attitude...

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'1883' this day, a man with knowledge of Shastras and Shaastras was born to which the nation bows: Veer Savarkar

A person who’s each and every breath said only one thing “Freedom of Mother India” from the clutches of the goons “Britishers” who ruled our nation ruthlessly, whose thoughts were flooding for Indian Freedom from a cellular Jail in Andaman Islands (far away from mainland India), he was none other than Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Swatantryaveer Savarkar or Veer Savarkar...

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The importance of 10th May in Indian history

It was this date that inspired the Indians to take up arms in rebellion against the tyrannical rule of the British East India Company. The flames of the revolution spread from Barrackpore to Meerut, from Delhi to Chennai with thousands of ‘Hindustani’ sacrificed their lives at the altar of the Mother Bharat to free her from the foreign yoke...

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Savarkar had no hand in Mahatma’s murder, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has frustrated efforts of vested interests to embroil Swantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s name in assassination of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and has once again cleared doubts on his involvement...

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"Larger conspiracy" behind the Mahatma Gandhi's assassination?

Phadnis who is the trustee of Abhinav Bharat told the court that he has sought opinion from a senior attorney in New York, who has 40 years of experience, and as per him forensic technologies were available to examine old documents like a photograph of Gandhi, published in a newspaper on January 31, 1948, which shows four wounds on his body...

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‘Padmavati’ and the modern times playboys

Every community has its own viewpoint on a social issue. That usually varies with the time. What was considered too outrageous some thirty years ago is seen pretty normal now. Why? Then it calls for a serious introspection vis-a-vis the social changes, and our acceptance of lot many things. Well, we love to consume now anything which is seemingly mouth-watering, even though they may cause social indigestion and spiritual anaemia...

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Time machine ride: Egyptian Archaeologists unearth 4,400 years old tomb

The land of antiquity, Egypt, never goes out of Archaeological surprises. Again, Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo. A complete time-machine ride can be taken in Egypt through these sites...

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A century old Indian Passport! Have a look at this historical gem

A small black covered diary type book on which it is typed “Republic Of India” or “भारत गणराज्य” then surely it will be a passport of India. Nowadays passport services are so smooth that getting passport has now become easier. But have you ever thought that how people must have got passport during British era or how were the passports during that time?..

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#VijayDiwas: Remembering the brave hearts who liberated a nation from a dark dictatorship

A group of people who do not only save its own country but also gave birth to a new nation, liberated country – that is the example of the gallantry of Indian Army. 16th December is one of the most important dates in the glorious history of India. Back in 1971 on this day, Pakistani Forces surrendered with his forces to the joint forces of Bangladesh and India marking the end of Bangladesh liberation war. Since then, the neighboring friends, India and Bangladesh celebrate Vijay Diwas, also known ..

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Mine of Antiquities: Tombs dating back to 3500 years found in Egypt

Egypt can be said the biggest museum of antiques on this earth. Archaeologists keep finding new discoveries in the country. Adding one more to the long list, Archeologists have found a mummy dating back to 3500 years along with several other old items in one unexplored tomb. The discoveries continuously boost country’s tourism as ancient Egypt civilization till today attracts several people...

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Remembering the icon of bravery on her birth anniversary: Rani Lakshmibai symbolizes women power till date

Mumbai, November 19: Rani Lakshmibai, the name itself is a metaphor of bravery. While many people think women empowerment, feminism are just only concepts imported from west, they are totally wrong. Along with scholars, India had great warriors also. Hence almost after three centuries, nation remembers her on her birthday. The queen of Jhansi was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and inspired many other freedom fighters later. The leader was born in a Maharashtrian Brhamin ..

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Archeologists discover a well preserved mummy in Egypt dating back to Greco-Roman era

The land of antiques, Egypt never disappoints history lovers, archeologists, and antique enthusiasts. A Russian archeological team has discovered a well-preserved mummy from the Greco-Roman period in Cairo under a joint Egypt-Russian archeological mission. Egypt’s antiquity ministry has also confirmed the discovery...

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Throw away the distorted history and know who was Birsa Munda

Now, when It’s the time of awakening of a New India, every Indian must inspire himself o9r herself to overthrow the fake history, get freedom from the distorted history and dig out the real history of India. This will be the true tribute to the Dharti Aba, the true son of the soil and a great freedom fighter. ..

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Impact of Hinduism upon Western intellectuals

‘Even the loftiest philosophy of the European appears like a feeble spark before the Vedanta’...

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66th anniversary of ‘First modern music studio’ reminds us how technology started taking place in music history

The merger of art and technology started rapidly in the 2nd half of 19th century. First modern music studio dates back to 18th October of 1951. Today’s Google doodle dedicates the day to beat of the music as a tribute to the Studio for Electronic Music on its 66th anniversary. This Google doodle is distinct in the feature as it does not pay tribute to a person or a place but to history...

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Egypt, the land full of antiquities again gets new discoveries dating back 2000 years

Once upon a time Egypt was the center of one of the oldest civilization of mankind. The country itself is a museum of old archives. It never fails to make historians and archeologists to some new thread to old connection. Archaeologists have recently found three rock-cut tombs in northeast Egypt, each more than 2,000 years old. The tombs were found about 125 miles south of Egypt capital Cairo...

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How tyrannical British could hear their end in the chant “Quit India”

The year was 1942. Monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean had already arrived. With them the news of vigorous naval battles also came. World had become bipolar, India too was on the boil, waiting to unshackle the chains of age old slavery. At this juncture Sir Stafford Cripps came with an offer of dominion status in return of India's support for the war. The British offered allegiance to Queen in lieu of self-rule but did not realize the likes of Bhagat Singh & Chandra Shekhar Azad hadn't sacrificed ..

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PM Modi to pay homage to Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives to free Haifa

The Second day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit will turn around some history pages as the Indian Prime Minister along with Israeli counterpart will be visiting the historically significant place of Haifa...

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Artifacts from India, China, Egypt found in newly excavated ancient city of Ethiopia

Archaeologists have always amused the world with their new discoveries. Every archaeological discovery takes us back to our different roots. Recently in Ethiopia, they have discovered a city more than 1,000 years old. The archeologically neglected land Ethiopia has got back its connections with different communities through this discovery. Artifacts from Egypt, India, and China have been found in the city. They have also uncovered a 12th-century mosque. The understanding of trade in the country will ..

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UN to “rotate” top official in Myanmar out of “glaringly dysfunctional” work

Yangon, June 14: Myanmar’s internal civil situation is at unrest since long days. Human rights issues are prevailing in the country constantly. Rohynga community is struggling for getting an identity. The community is constantly migrating being in a homeless state. Renata Lok-Dessallien is the coordinator of UN Resident in Myanmar. But her role in the human rights issues of the country has always been in question. Yesterday UN confirmed it is moving the top UN official from her position. A leading ..

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Strange geographical and temporal gaps in our school history as it appears to a school boy

The author traces some strange geographical and temporal gaps in the history being taught in our schools...

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Archaeologists discover a new chamber of 17 Mummies in Egypt

Mummies are the wonder of Egyptian history. Bringing back life to Egyptian tourism, have discovered 17 mummies. These are fully intact in shape and condition. This discovery will help the struggling tourism sector...

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Teen Murti Marg and Chowk renamed after Israel city Haifa

The ‘Teen Murti Chowk’ in National Capital will now be known as “Teen Murti Haifa Chowk” and the ‘Teen Murti Marg’ will be known as “Teen Murti Haifa Marg”...

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‘Sita – Warrior of Mithila’ to hit the stores soon

Amish Tripathi, author of the much acclaimed The Shiva Trilogy, and the first book of the Ram Chandra Series, the Scion of Ikshavaku, has released the cover of the second instalment of the series, Sita – Warrior of Mithila on Thursday. The cover was launched by actor Raveena Tondon...

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Adolf Hitler’s abode discovered with World War II bombs, 50,000 evacuated from Hanover

Germany played a huge role in the making of ‘World War II’ and now, it looks like that Karma is playing its role. In a major discovery, Germany found unexploded bombs dating back to World War days in Hanover. More than 50,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes. ..

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Why do we still recall Jallianwala Bagh Massacre? Here are the unknown facts you must know!

98 years ago from this day, today, India experienced a spine-chilling incident which is the cruelest act of assassination in the name of freedom. Jallianwala Bagh massacre stands as the biggest shock for all the Indians, even today. Jallianwala Bagh has been beautified into a garden where people are allowed to take a look in the past...

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Champaran Satyagraha transformed Mohandas Gandhi into ‘Mahatama’: PM Narendra Modi

On the historic occasion of 100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha PM Narendra Modi underlined that the Champaran Satyagraha has transformed ‘Mahatama’ Gandhi from Mohandas Karamchandra Gandhi. He further added that the aim of Satyagraha was independence and the aim of Swachhagraha is to create a clean India...

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How Dalai Lama escaped Tibet 58 years ago

Recalling his escape to India in 1959, the Dalai Lama said “every time I visit these areas, the Tawang area, it is very emotional for me. I see a place where I had enjoyed freedom for the first time.”..

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“Revolutionary Patriots (1905-1947)” Exhibition aims to signify the acts of valor of revolutionaries

To highlight the importance of sacrifices made by revolutionaries to the young generations “Revolutionary Patriots (1905-1947)” exhibition was inaugurated. The exhibition had original documents and literature on display that was then proscribed at the National Archives premises...

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The National Museum of China to portray history of the world in 100 objects from March 2 to May 31

History and art enthusiasts, brace yourselves, because there is a treat for all art lovers. The National Museum of China is the next big event where a massive collection of the British Museum is set to come to Beijing, the bounty of which will make up a history of the world in 100 objects, from March 2 to May 31...

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President inaugerates 'Udyanotsav'; Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan are open for public

Mesmerizing beauty of Rashtrapati Bhavan, itself is enough to crave for it. The splendor of this beautiful architecture is enchanting. The vast manor surrounded by beautiful gardens just adds the feather to the hat. Who all wants to go and visit those lavish Mughal gardens? Ofcourse everyone, isn’t it?..

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Pranab to inaugurate 60th anniversary of Netaji Research Bureau on Jan 18

President Pranab Mukherjee will be visiting Jharkhand and West Bengal from January 18 to 20, 2017...

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Shri Guru Gobind Singh: Saviour of Hindu Dharma

On his 350th ‘Prakash Parv’ (birth anniversary) it is our pious duty to take his teachings to every nook and corner of this country so that the present and the coming generations should learn to become true Sant-Sipahi and serve this great nation...

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Battle of #Chamkaur: A sage of courage and conviction

The Battle of Chamkaur laid bare the moral degradation, cowardice and vulnerability of the Mughal imperial forces. The fact that they used deceit to defeat an adversary much weaker in strength indicated their unwillingness to fight with determination. Their inability to attack and overcome even forty Sikhs in a mud fortress pointed towards the inefficiency of the military leadership...

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When Netaji Subhash Bose liberated Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Every year, the Forum for Awareness of National Security (FANS) organises the “Shaheed-Swaraj Dweeep Samooh Naman Yatra” under the leadership of FANS Patron Indresh Kumar...

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1971 war was a comprehensive victory for India

The best tribute we can pay to the gallant officers and soldiers is to dedicate ourselves to the gigantic task of nation-building and work steadfastly to protect the unity and integrity of our nation...

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1971 War an excellent example of comprehensive preparedness

Remembering the heroes of 1971 War and liberation of Bangladesh as a nation are the landmark events in the annals of military history...

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Accession of Jammu & Kashmir and the role of RSS

October 26 is observed as Accession Day of J & K with the Indian Union. It is also the day to remember the efforts made by the then RSS Chief M S Golwalkar to convince Maharaja Hari Singh to merge with India. ..

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Who Killed Mahatma Gandhi? Mortally and Non-Mortally

The murder of Mahatma Gandhi has been a matter of public debate anytime. Here is the radical analysis of Gandhi's unfortunate murder and an attempt to trace out who was the real killer of 'true Gandhi'...

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Nehru and the China-Tibet blunder!

The people of India (esp. the people of Arunachal Pradesh in North East) will never forget & perhaps never forgive those responsible for the China - India War of 1962, for, the war was a complete disaster for India and its defeat is mourned to this day by the nationalists...

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Tributes paid to Indian soldiers on Haifa Day

Addressing a gathering at a program organised to commemorate the anniversary of battle for Haifa and sacrifice of Indian soldiers there, Indresh Kumar, member of RSS national executive committee demanded that all the facilities given to the separatist leaders in Kashmir must be withdrawn forthwith against the background of recent happenings in the Valley...

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Remembering those who died building Siam-Burma death railway

Ever heard of ‘death railway’? Accidents are common on railway tracks involving tragic scenes that end in killing many, but here is a railway line that took over 100,000 lives to get it constructed in the South-east Asia...

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Baba Banda Singh Bahadur – a perennial source of inspiration

The sacrifices of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur on his 300th Martyrdom Anniversary saying he will remain the source of inspiration for generations to come...

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#NetajiFiles: Sixth batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose released

The sixth batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose were released online on web portal www.netajipapers.gov.in by N.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture today. The present batch of 25 files consists of 25 files from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) during 1952-2014. The present release of 25 files will further meet the continued public demand to access these files and this will also facilitate scholars to carry out further research on the doyen of the freedom movement. ..

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Nation must remember Kargil War heroes

The entire nation paid homage to the brave soldiers of the country who recaptured the territory occupied by Pakistan in and around Kargil in 1999..

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Nehru responsible for J & K problem: Amit Shah

Pinning the blame of Kashmir imbroglio onto India’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru the BJP President Amit Shah Wednesday said that Nehru had committed a ‘historic blunder’ on Kashmir issue. ..

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1975 Emergency: A story of Congress’ tyranny

The 1975 Emergency still remains a 'dark spot' in the history of Independent India. ..

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14,00,740 antiquities documented, data of 3.15 lakhs of BH&S uploaded on NMMA Website

A total of 14,00,740 antiquities have been documented and Data of 3.15 lakhs of Built Heritage & Sites (BH&S) and antiquities has been uploaded on National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities (NMMA) website. NMMA has documented 61,132 antiquities so far through Documentation Resources Centre. In addition, 15000 more antiquities were documented by 31st March 2016...

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4th batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose released online

The Fourth batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose released online on web portal www.netajipapers.gov.in by N.K. Sinha, Secretary, and Ministry of Culture today. The present batch of 25 files consists of 05 files from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), 04 files from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), and 16 files from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) pertaining to the period 1968 to 2008...

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UNESCO slammed state-sponsored Holocaust-themed cartoon contest in Iran

The United Nations cultural agency (UNESCO) condemned a state-sponsored Holocaust-themed cartoon contest taking place in Iran. The Second International Holocaust Cartoon Contest opened Saturday and was set to run through the end of May in Tehran. The top prize is $12,000...

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Adi Shankaracharya - The exponent of Advait Vedanta

Adi Shankaracharya was one amongst such luminaries who not only exposed the follies of the then religious bigots and fake gurus but also united the nation and its people by setting up four mutts in all the four directions of the country. ..

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Maharashtra and Gujarat celebrate Statehood day; PM Modi extends greetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the people of Maharashtra and Gujarat on the occasion of their statehood day and wished that both states scale new heights of progress. On this day in 1960, the two western states attained statehood after the erstwhile Bombay State was divided on linguistic lines. It is 56th foundation day of Maharashtra state. The Maharashtra day commemorates the carving out of Maharashtra state after the division of state of Bombay on 1st May 1960...

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Constitution of India is a living document, not a relic cast in stone. It is a magna carta of socio-economic transformation

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Sikh Sangat seeks return of religious texts taken during Op Bluestar

The RSS-inspired Sikh organization Rashtriya Sikh Sangat has urged the Central Government to intervene for the return of historical and religious material taken from the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahab) by the Army during Operation Blue Star in 1984...

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Mystery deepens: Declassified files reveal Netaji made three broadcasts after the plane crash

The government on Tuesday released the second set of 50 declassified files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and a revealing fact came to be known that Netaji was not killed in a plane crash. The set consist of 10 files each from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Home Ministry and 30 files from the External Affairs Ministry pertaining to the period 1956 to 2009...

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Centre releases second set of 50 declassified files relating to Netaji for public access

Meeting the continued public demand and fulfilling its promise, the government today made online the second set of 50 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The files were released online on Web Portal www.netajipapers.gov.in by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism today. The present batch of 50 files consists of 10 files from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), 10 files from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), and 30 files from Ministry of External Affairs ..

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#NetajiFiles : Centre to release 50 declassified files on Netaji today

Centre will release the second batch of fifty declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in New Delhi today. The documents consist of ten each files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Home Ministry and 30 files from Ministry of External Affairs pertaining to the period 1956 to 2009...

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ISHR disbands panel comprising Romila Thapar & Irfan Habib

The Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) has disbanded the advisory committee of its journal comprising 21 eminent historians from around the world, including Romila Thapar and Irfan Habib...

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PM Modi inaugurates World Sufi Forum; says ‘Sufism’ is the celebration of diversity and pluralism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the World Sufi Forum in New Delhi which is being organized by All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), the apex body of Sufi Dargahs in India. The Forum is aimed to spread Islam's message of peace and tolerance to counter the rising global extremism. More than 200 Indian and international delegates, including Sufi Shuyukh, spiritual leaders, scholars, academicians and masters of Sufism, are participating in the four day event...

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PM Modi releases 100 digital copies of files related to Netaji Bose

The secrets related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will henceforth be accessible to every Indian. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released digital version of 100 files related to Bose on his birth anniversary on January 23...

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Goodwill continues: Russian President Putin gifts PM Modi a handwritten page from Mahatma Gandhi's diary

As a gesture of goodwill and growing friendship between leaders of both the nation India and Russia, Russian President Vladmir Putin on Thursday gifted Prime Minister Narendra Modi a hand written page from Mahatma Gandhi's diary which contains Gandhiji's handwritten notes. Putin also gifted to the Prime Minister, a late-eighteenth century Indian sword from Bengal province that features intricate silver artwork...

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First set of files related to Netaji handed over to National Archives of India; declassification to begin on 23rd January

Marking an important milestone in fulfilling the long pending demand of the people of India, for the declassification of files related to Netaji, the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Nripendra Misra, today officially handed over the first set of files related to Netaji to the Director General, National Archives of India, setting the stage for their declassification beginning on 23rd January, 2016...

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Pune court to hear plea seeking ban on ‘Bajirao Mastani’ for ‘distorting’ history

A petition was filed in a Pune court seeking a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film ‘Bajirao Mastani’, alleging that it has distorted history relating to Shrimant Bajirao Peshwe and his family members...

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Govt plans to celebrate Adi Shankaracharya birth anniversary as Philosopher’s Day

The government is all set to give a final nod to celebrating Adi Shankaracharya birth anniversary as Philosopher’s Day from next year...

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PM Modi to meet family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the family members of Subhash Chandr Bose on Wednesday at his official residence 7 RCR in New Delhi. ..

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Declassification of files relating to Netaji after considering international relations

Declassification of files relating to Netaji after considering international relations..

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Netaji Files declassified-Nehru likely to lose face, glamour & clout

Netaji Files declassified-Nehru likely to lose face, glamour & clout..

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Subramanian Swamy seeks re-opening of Mahatma Gandhi assassination case

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today in his tweets rose up the issue of seeking a re-opening of the Gandhiji murder case and mentioned in his tweets that Reuters and NY HT photos show four bullet wounds while trial is on three...

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RBI to issue 5 Coins to memorialize Golden Jubilee of 1965 Indo-Pak War

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation Rs 5 coins to commemorate golden jubilee of Indo-Pak War 1965. "The coins will be legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. Existing coins in this denomination will also continue to be legal tender," RBI said in a release on Thursday...

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Taj Mahal becomes first monument to join Twitter

The World famous Taj Mahal has become the first historical monument to have an official handle on micro-blogging site Twitter...

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British partitioned India to weaken her: Indresh Kumar

Senior RSS national executive member Indresh Kumar accused the British to conspire against India to stall its mission to lead the world once again. He said we Indians are still in the dark about the real reasons of partition of our country...

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Nehru accused of conspiring against Bose to become PM

Netaji Subash Chandra Bose’s great granddaughter Rajyashree Choudhary on Monday made a shocking revelation that former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had conspired with the British to hide the truth about Netaji’s mysterious disappearance...

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UNESCO urges protection of sites targeted for destruction by militants

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) strongly appealed for the international community to help counter the emerging threat of violent extremism and cultural cleansing, in remarks to the opening of the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee today in Bonn, Germany..

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Some people call it a black day, but for some it's a day when decisive step was taken to save country from anarchy

With the 40th anniversary of the imposition of Emergency by former prime minister Indira Gandhi, her personal secretary Rajinder Kumar Dhawan on Thursday said that while some refer to the period as a 'black day', the declaration was necessary to save India from forces of anarchy...

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With RSS so mighty today, repeat of emergency is just impossible

Forty years ago the nation witnessed the darkest hour in the history of independent India. The darkest blot of emergency for safeguarding one person's hunger for political power was overthrown by the RSS with the help of the people. Today the RSS has grown in strength and might and thus the repeat of emergency is just impossible...

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Modi government plans to build hi-tech Ram Museum at Ayodhya

When contradictory opinions and voices appear unendingly on the controversial issue of construction of a Grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya where once stood a disputed structure called ‘Babri Mosque’, the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre has plans to build a state-of-the-art Ram Museum at the birthplace of Lord Rama...

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President Mukherjee greets Kenya on the eve of Madaraka Day

President of India Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Kenya on the eve of their Madaraka Day...

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Researchers express mixed feelings on 290 mn year-old human footprint

The discovery of the 290 million year old footprint was made in New Mexico by palaeontologist Jerry MacDonald in 1987. In the vicinity of this mysterious footprint there are fossilized impressions of birds and other animals...

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Scientist Albert Einstein’s letters set to be auctioned in US

Rare and intimate letters from renowned physicist Albert Einstein, including two that reflect his views on God and religion, are set to fetch between USD 15,000 to USD 40,000 each at an auction in the US...

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Tipu Sultan’s weapons, armour collection fetches over 6 million pounds

A collection of Tipu Sultan's, the last king of Mysore, arms and armour were auctioned for over six million pounds (about Rs.567 million) at an Islamic and Indian art auction in London...

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New dimensions on Indus-Ghaggar Civilisation

In the debated issue of the Aryan or proto-Indo-European language and culture issue one more theory is going to be added. History reseracher Sanjany Sonawani wrote a new research book “Origins of the Vedic Religion and Indus-Ghaggar Civilisation”. The publication ceremony of the book is scheduled on 27th April in Pune...

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Haryana's Harappa saluted women 5,000 years ago

when the Archaeology Survey of India (ASI) dug up the Harappan Rakhigarhi site in Hisar, they found in the 5,500-year-old ruins a lifestyle that today's women activists would have been proud of...

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PM Harper returns 900-year-old Indian sculpture to Modi

A 900-year-old piece of sculpture from Khajuraho temple, which had somehow reached Canada, was returned by Prime Minister Stephen Harper..

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Exhibition on ‘India and World War-I’ brings alive participation and bravery of Indian soldiers: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the Commemorative Exhibition on the theme "India and World War-I," organized by the Indian Armed Forces, at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi...

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PM Modi sends personal mails to counterparts; greets the nation on Holi

In personalised e-mail messages to countrymen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings on the occasion of Holi...

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Chhatrapati Shivaji : The epitome of bravery and self respect

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, paid tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti. He took to twitter and wrote “I bow to the epitome of courage and bravery and the pride of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on Shivaji Jayanti. “Shivaji Maharaj shone on the battle field and left a mark in administration. He touched several lives through his good governance,” he added...

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Maharashtra govt nod to buy house in London where Ambedkar stayed

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday approved a proposal to purchase the 2,050 sq feet bungalow in London, where Dr BR Ambedkar once lived and convert it into an international memorial...

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth ll world's oldest Monarch

After the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is now the world's oldest monarch. Abdullah, who was 90 and passed away yesterday, was two years older to the Queen, who will be 89 in April this year...

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Hirani learnt of Gandhi's height eight years after 'Lage Raho Munnibhai'

Do you know what was Mahatma Gandhi's height? If you don't know it, you are in good company. Until years after he made "Lage Rago Munnabhai", director Rajkumar Hirani was not aware of Gandhi's exact height and it was only a chance visit to Pune's Yerwada Central Jail that finally unraveled the mystery...

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Army observed 52nd anniversary of Rezang La Battle

Chushul is synonymous with the Battle of Rezang La, fought during the war of 1962, where troops of '13 Kumaon' led by Major Shaitan Singh, Param Veer Chakra (PVC), fought with Chinese troops...

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Sonia-Rahul use Nehru event to resurrect Congress organization

It is a celebration of Nehru in an era of Modi and politIcal tensions are visible. The 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, on Nov 14 has already sparked a political face-off with Congress seeking to resurrect his legacy as its chief custodian and the Narendra Modi government seeking to commemorate the event on its own terms...

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350-year-old horticulture book donated to Australian National University

A 350-year-old book showcasing tree-planting techniques in 17th century England has been donated to the Australian National University in Canberra. ..

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Demolition starts on 1910 Yokohama warehouse architects sought to save

Demolition began Thursday in Yokohama on a warehouse that witnessed Japan’s industrial rise in the 20th century and even survived the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake...

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Malaysian Hindus deplore Minister's statement on Vivekananda Ashram

Hindraf, an organisation of Malaysian Hindus, Monday condemned the Federal Territory Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s statement that the Government was unable to stop private development and can only advise the land owner to retain the Swami Vivekananda Ashram at Jalan Tun Sambanthan, in Brickfields, The Malasian Times (TMT) reported...

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Malaysian Hindus call to save century-old Vivekananda Ashram

An organization of Hindus in Malaysia Hindraf recently urged the National Heritage Department of Malaysian Government to take immediate steps to protect the Swami Vivekananda Ashram at Jalan Tun Sambanthan, in Brickfields...

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A prime minister's assassination recalled (Thirty years after Indira Gandhi's assassination)

Thirty years later, the 90-year-old doctor remembers the event as if it was just the other day...

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PM approached for fresh probe into Netaji's disappearance

Claiming that the findings of the Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry into the alleged disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose were 'incomplete", a city-based organisation has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a new panel to unravel the nationalist leader's mysterious disappearance...

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Bronze Age political complex unearthed in Spain

Archaeologists from the University of Barcelona have discovered the remains of a building believed to be the first example of a Bronze Age political headquarters in Western Europe in the southeastern Spanish region of Murcia...

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Google Doodle marks 100th birthday of Thor Heyerdahl

Google has created an interactive doodle to commemorate the birthday of the late Norwegia ethongrapher and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl..

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Revolution is not a cult of bomb-pistol: Bhagat Singh

On account of 107th Birth Anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes saying “, I bow to the proud son of India, Shaheed Bhagat Singh. His undying patriotism and courage continue to inspire”. At the tender age of 23, Shaheed Bhagat SIngh sacrificed his life for country’s freedom from British reign...

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Indian nationalists' provisional government to be celebrated

Over 200 rights organisations from South Asia will participate in a conference here ahead of the centenary celebrations of the provisional government-in-exile established by Indian nationalists in Afghanistan during World War I...

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IAF holds seminar to commemorate 50 years of 1965 Indo-Pak war

‘Lest we Forget’ was the theme that resonated at the IAF Auditorium, Subroto Park in New Delhi on Friday, where the Indian Air Force (IAF) officials and the veterans of the 1965 India-Pakistan War congregated for a day-long seminar..

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Disappearances rise in Bangladesh: Amnesty

Bangladeshi authorities must immediately tackle a disturbing rise in enforced disappearances over the past two years, stop the use of torture, and end their increasing crackdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said Wednesday...

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PM Modi meets Netaji's oldest living associate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Saichiro Misumi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's oldest living associate in Japan, at a function..

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Manmohan did not correct map error to protect Nehru name

An Arunachal territory as large as Sikkim or Goa has been shown as belonging to China. Sources say that Sonia Gandhi felt rectifying the map would draw attention to an error committed during the period in office of Jawaharlal Nehru...

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Kolkata celebrates 325th anniversary of Job Charnock's landing

A discussion by the Hooghly river at sunset, exhibitions showcasing British-era buildings of the city and cultural programmes Sunday marked the 325th anniversary of English trader Job Charnock's landing in 1690...

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The Indian connection in Jerusalem through the centuries

For close to a century, many generations of an Indian family have been looking after the Indian Hospice, a symbol of India's heritage, in the old city of Jerusalem. This existence intrigued Indian diplomat-writer Navtej Sarna, who has chronicled its story in a fascinating new book...

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Nagasaki commemorates 69th anniversary

Japanese city of Nagasaki on Saturday commemorated the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city...

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Hiroshima commemorates 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

Hiroshima, the Japanese city that suffered US atomic bombing in 1945 during the World War II, commemorated the 69th anniversary of the bombing Wednesday at the city's Peace Memorial Park...

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I-Day celebrations to bring focus back on Golconda Fort

The decision of the Telangana government to celebrate the Independence Day at Golconda has put the spotlight back on the historic fort, which lies in ruins due to decades of neglect and encroachments. ..

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Protesters send Mahatma Gandhi's biography to Arundhati Roy

In a novel mode of protest, members of a Gandhian forum in Kerala has sent a copy of Mahatma's autobiography 'My experiments with truth' to Booker prize winning writer Arundhati Roy to condemn her derogatory comments against the Father of the Nation,news agency PTI reported. ..

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Protesters send Mahatma Gandhi's biography to Arundhati Roy

In a novel mode of protest, members of a Gandhian forum in Kerala has sent a copy of Mahatma's autobiography 'My experiments with truth' to Booker prize winning writer Arundhati Roy to condemn her derogatory comments against the Father of the Nation,news agency PTI reported. ..

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Netaji disappearance: Kin approach Modi for probe

Family members of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose have approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an SIT to probe the "disappearance mystery" of the nationalist leader...

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Lithuania prepares to mark 604th anniversary of Battle of Grunwald

On Tuesday, 15th July, the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania will commemorate the historic victory in the Battle of Grunwald (Žalgirio Mūšis), a decisive 15th century event in the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania...

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Difficult for Russia, Ukraine to snap 1,000-year-old ties

Russia and Ukraine, currently engaged in a political-military standoff, are bound by 1,000 years of history which they find it difficult to shake off. That's the feeling one gets almost instantly even during a brief visit here...

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Nazi’s Aryan poster baby was Jewish

Unknown to Nazi propagandists, the image of a wide-eyed six-month old that they chose to become the perfect baby-face was in fact Hessy Taft, a Jewish girl from Berlin...

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Ruins of Greco-Roman city found in Egypt

Italian and Egyptian experts have discovered the ruins of a city that dates back to the Greco-Roman era in the province of al-Bahira, north-east of Cairo, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damati said...

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Mumbai's Khar railway station turns 90

The Khar station on Mumbai's suburban rail network, which became operational July 1, 1924, as part of Western Railway's plan to decongest and serve as an extension of the Bandra suburb, turned 90 Tuesday...

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'Neanderthals evolved in a piecemeal fashion'

In a significant discovery, a "pit of bones" found at a possible burial site in northern Spain has offered a rare glimpse into the early evolution of the Neanderthals...

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Homi Bhabha's Mumbai bungalow sold for Rs 372 crore

The sprawling Mumbai bungalow of India’s best atomic scientist the late Homi Jehangir Bhabha, was sold to an unknown buyer for Rs 372 crores at an auction, despite demands to turn it into a museum...

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‘No sugarcoating’ as first movie on ’67 battle for Jerusalem takes shape

‘We’re not making this for the Fox News crowd,’ say US producers. But ‘there’s a great story here, and we’re hoping this can start a more informed dialogue’..

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'Goa Inquisition was most merciless and cruel'

Richard Zimler's novel, Guardian of the Dawn, documents the little-known Portuguese Inquisition in India, in 16th century Goa. He points out that, apart from their laws and religion, the Portuguese also imported and enforced their infamous methods of interrogation to subdue troublemakers...

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Japanese filmmaker's 'Imphal 1944' set for Imphal premiere

"Imphal 1944", a short film based on World War II by London-based Japanese actor and filmmaker Junichi Kajioka, will be premiered at the closing ceremony of the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Imphal (WWII) here June 28...

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National September 11 Memorial Museum opens in New York

Deep beneath ground zero, visitors can now come face to face with the sights and sounds of terror..

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Experts believe they have found Columbus's Santa Maria

U.S. experts believe they have found Christopher Columbus's vessel Santa Maria on the ocean floor near Haiti in what could be one of the most important underwater finds ever made, British newspaper The Independent reported...

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Purana Qila excavations may reveal Mahabharata link

Did Indraprastha, the capital of the kingdom of Pandavas, as mentioned in the Mahabharata epic, exist around what we today known as Purana Qila (Old Fort) in Delhi? Historians and archaeologists have ..

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Learn why homo sapiens survived when others could not

Only we, the Homo sapiens, who lived side by side with Neanderthals and Denisovans of Siberia survived and a study offers fresh insights into what gave the modern man the advantage over other extinct humans...

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'Partition was not best solution, only led to India-Pakistan confrontation'

Partition was not necessarily the best solution for India and Pakistan as it only led to confrontation between the two neighbours that led to wars with disastrous consequences for development and democracy. This was among the views expressed at a day-long India-Pakistan youth dialogue here...

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Sam Bahadur: A 'soldier's soldier'

From largely being ignored post-retirement, the officer who crafted the Indian Army's finest victory in the 1971 war against Pakistan, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw received a belated, yet tepid, remembrance on his 100th birth anniversary Thursday in the form of quarter-page advertisements in two national dailies...

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109-year old steam engine rolls out on Shimla track

An 109-year old British-era steam engine Saturday once again chugged down the Kalka-Shimla heritage track with over 12 passengers, mostly foreigners on board, railway officials said here...

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RSS was not involved in Mahatma's killing: Advani

The RSS was not involved in the killing of Mahatma Gandhi, BJP patriarch L.K. Advani said in a blog, quoting Gandhi's grandson Rajmohan Gandhi Wednesday...

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US group preserves fading memories of 1947 partition

Thousands of people from across the world have rallied to collect the moving stories of one of the greatest migrations after South Asia's 1947 violent partition and the birth of two nations -- India and Pakistan...

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Nizam's descendants implead in Hyderabad funds case

The descendants of the Nizam have become party to a case relating to the Rs.300 crore of the ruler of erstwhile Hyderabad state lying locked up in a London bank for over 60 years and being claimed by both India and Pakistan. ..

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Swidish divers discover 11,000-year-old colony under Baltic Sea

In a scintillating find, an 11,000-year-old settlement has been unearthed under Baltic Sea near Sweden. Divers in Sweden have discovered a rare collection of Stone Age artifacts buried beneath the Baltic Sea, pictured...

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2,300-year-old village discovered near Jerusalem

Remnants of a 2,300-year-old village were discovered west of Jerusalem, Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday...

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Remains of 2,000-year-old village found in Miami

Archaeologists working on a dig in downtown Miami have found the remains of a Tequesta Indian village that could date back 2,000 years, making it one of the most important pre-historic sites found in the US, media reports said Tuesday. ..

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Controversial ‘cultural coup’ begins at historic Mohenjodaro site

Ignoring the warnings of archaeologists and even the UNESCO, the controversial Sindh Cultural Festival or Mohenjodaro festival kicked off here on February 1 in presence of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and many Pakistani stalwarts. ..

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'Rajiv Gandhi didn't take calls from President after 1984 riots broke out'

Contradicting Rahul Gandhi’s assertion that the Congress government did everything it could to stop the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984, the then President Giani Zail Singh’s press secretary Wednesday alleged that the riots were “orchestrated and sponsored” and claimed that the then PM Rajiv Gandhi did not even take calls from the President when he tried to get in touch with him to discuss the situation...

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World community remembers victims of Holocaust

In memory of millions of innocent Jews who were killed in concentration camps in Nazi Germany during the World War II the world community observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day every year on January 27. ..

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New method to unlock ancient human DNA mystery

In a thrilling work, scientists have successfully sequenced the DNA of a 40,000-year-old Neanderthal found in Siberia without contamination from modern DNA. ..

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Another ancient varsity's remains found in Bihar

Remains of an ancient university have been discovered in Bihar, which is home to Nalanda and Vikramshila universities, officials Tuesday said. ..

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Father of Indian killed by hijackers seeks justice

The father of an Indian killed by terrorists who hijacked an Indian plane to Afghanistan on this day in 1999 wants the killers to hang -- and wonders why it has not happened so far..

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World War II bomb defused in German city

A World War II bomb has been successfully defused at the Germany's Nuremberg central railway station, authorities announced Wednesday. It was found at a construction site. ..

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Western Railway enters 150th year

Exactly 150 years ago, the first train on the western coastal lines of Bombay (now, Mumbai) chugged in Nov 28, 1864, heralding a new era of seamless and direct connectivity between Bombay and Gujarat and further north...

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Bantony Estate to be Museum of Shimla: CM

A British-era building decaying from long neglect in the erstwhile summer capital of the British Raj will be restored and converted into a public museum, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Wednesday. ..

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Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak birthday

President Barack Obama has greeted "Sikh friends" around the world on the birth anniversary of Sikhism's founder Guru Nanak saying Sikh values of pluralism were also "central to who we are as Americans." ..

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Sand sculpture marks Tagore's Nobel Prize centenary

The embassy of Sweden marked the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel Prize in literature by unveiling a sand sculpture of him in Odisha, the embassy said Thursday...

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Nehru called Patel a total communalist: Advani

Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani Tuesday said the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru had called Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel "a total communalist" after the then home minister demanded the army should be sent to Hyderabad to deal with the unrest...

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Sardar Patel would have changed fate of India: Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel would have "changed the fate of the country" if he had been India's first prime minister...

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Sikh organisation given 450,000 pounds to fund research

A lottery fund in Britain has provided 450,000 pounds to a Sikh organisation to fund research into regimental histories of Sikh soldiers in the British Indian Army during World War I...

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Mohenjodaro 'crumbling to dust'

Mohenjodaro in southern Pakistan is one of the earliest cities in the world, but Telegraph's South Asia editor Dean Nelson says it could be lost within years as salt corrodes the Bronze Age site. ..

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Thousands flock to watch Mysore Dasara

Thousands of people from across the state and country are flocking to this city of palaces to witness the 10-day Dasara festival celebrations that began Saturday with traditional gaiety and pomp. ..

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Israel Parliament plans historic gathering at Auschwitz-Birkenau

On January 27, 2014, the largest ever delegation of Knesset members will convene overseas, on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with Holocaust survivors, for a historic gathering on combating anti-Semitism and preservation of death camps, The Times of Israel reported. ..

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'Haifa Day' on 23rd to commemorate Indian heroism in Israel

The Human Rights Defense India (HRDI) in association with Judah Hyam Synagogue in New Delhi will be organizing 'Haifa Day' to commemorate “Indian Heroism in Israel”. ..

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Ruins of 3,000-yr-old home found in Ecuador

Remains of a nearly 3,000-year-old home were discovered by French and Ecuadorian scientists in Ecuador's Pastaza province. ..

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Israeli archaeologists unearth Byzantine-era gold, silver artifacts

Byzantine-era coins and unique menorah medallion found by Hebrew University archaeologists at site abutting Southern Wall ..

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US to gather World War II remains from Tripura

A US team from the Joint Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Accounting Command (JPAC) would excavate in Tripura to collect remains of soldiers and a US military aircraft that crashed during World War II, an official said Saturday. ..

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Stories of Partition from unheard voices

Giving a fresh perspective to how generations have negotiated these marked boundaries and its repercussions is a graphic novel, "This Side That Side:Restorying Partition" that lends voices to young, unheard stories from the Indian subcontinent and sees the event from their eyes. ..

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Historic Jhansi fort completes 400 years

The fort popular known as ‘Rani Jhansi ka quila’ has been a mute witness to major events in the history of India and gave a tough fight to the forces of the British East India Company under Sir Hugh Rose during the First War of Independence..

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2,700-year-old Hebrew inscription found in Jerusalem

First Temple-era pottery fragment features name similar to Biblical prophet’s father, archaeologists say ..

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3,000-year-old stone shields found in China

Archaeologists have excavated a set of stone shields in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur region which they believe were used in sacrifices by nomads nearly 3,000 years ago...

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Nehru allowed CIA spy planes to use Indian air base in Odisha

India allowed the US to use one of its air bases for refueling the CIA's U-2 spy planes to target Chinese territories after its defeat in the 1962 war, a declassified official document said on Friday. ..

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Nagasaki marks 68th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Japan's Nagasaki city Friday marked 68th anniversary of atomic bombing by the US during World War II, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowing to push forward for the abolition of nuclear weapons...

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Hussaini Brahmans: A historic bondage between Hindus and Shias

The Hussaini Brahmans provide a strong link and bondage between Hindus and Shia Muslims since 1400 years. The relationship dates back to the days of Emperor Chandra Gupta and continues till today...

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'Gandhi to King' concert to mark US civil rights march

The American capital is set to begin the 50th anniversary celebrations of Martin Luther King's famous civil rights march on Washington with a concert named 'Reflections on peace: from Gandhi to King'...

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Dalai Lama opens Tibetan Pavilion at FACT Museum

Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday, July 28, inaugurated the Tibetan Pavilion at Chhatrapati Shvaji Maharaj Museum of Indian History set up by French journalist Francois Gautier and his wife Namrata at Pune. In his inaugural speech Dalai Lama appealed to the people to follow the path of non-violence ..

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Probe launched into Rajashthan fort's auction

A probe has been launched into the alleged goof-up that led to the auction of a 16th century fort near the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, government sources said Saturday. ..

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1.4 million year old knife found in Spain archeological site

Excavation work at an archaeological complex in northwestern Spain has unearthed a small flint knife that was made 1.4 million years ago and is the oldest evidence of the presence of hominids at the site...

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Pranab adds school, library to Rashtrapati Bhavan

As he completed one year in office, President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said efforts should be made to increase the accessibility of the common man to Rashtrapati Bhavan...

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Udaipur museum to display Gandhi glasses worn by Ben Kingsley

Udaipur's City Palace Museum has now added another legendary piece to its vast collection -- the classic spectacles worn by actor Ben Kingsley in the film "Gandhi". ..

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Bhangarh Fort: The 'most haunted' place in India?

Bhangarh fort, Rajashtan, considered India's most haunted fort, 300-km from Delhi, ..

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Mummy of sacrificed woman found in Peru

The mummified remains of a sacrificed woman of the Moche culture were discovered by Peruvian archaeologists at the El Brujo complex some 570 kilometers (350 miles) north of Lima, researchers said. ..

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Ravana was a great ruler, says new book

Contrary to popular belief in India, a new book on Ravana, the 'demon king' in the Ramayana epic, says he ruled a rich and vast kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka, wrote books and built a maze of underground tunnels to protect his empire. ..

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Indian widow told to pay 12,000 pounds to get 'stolen' George Cross back

The controversy over the rightful ownership of the George Cross awarded to a pre-independence Indian soldier has ended, with a court in the UK, where Ashok Nath, its current owner is settled, declaring that the medal is the property of the soldier's widow Brahmi Devi, who lives in a Himachal Pradesh village. ..

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Group searches for two ships lost near Peru in 1615

A group of researchers headed by maritime historian Jorge Ortiz Sotelo is continuing the search for two Spanish vessels that went missing along the coast south of Lima in 1615. ..

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Celebration begins for the 60th anniversary of first conquer of Mt. Everest

It was on this day in 1953 that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first set foot on the peak of the 8,848 metre mountain-the world's highest which Nepal is marking with celebrations...

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Paintings return to England for first time in 230 years

A world-class collection of oil paintings returning from Russia to England is like the treasures of the Forbidden City returning to Beijing, the exhibition curator said..

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Amber Room, looted by Nazis during WWII, to be recreated

Kaliningrad, May 16 : The legendary Amber Room, a Tsarist-era antiquity which was looted by Nazi German forces at the end of World War II, will be recreated by craftsmen in the European exclave of Kaliningrad. The restoration plan by the regional governm..

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