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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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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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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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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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