Culture

Kung Fu comes to Kolkata’s Durga Puja

Over the last few years, ‘Durga Puja diplomacy’ has been gaining importance in Kolkata, with countries that have consulates here making it a point to participate in the celebrations. This year, China has decided to take a big step forward by actively collaborating with the BJ Block Durga Puja Committee …

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Adhikar Yatra reaches Hubballi

26,000-km-long rally is aimed at creating awareness among farmers The 26,000-km-long Kissan Adhikar Yatra, an awareness rally for sensitising farmers on farm-related issues, which began at Kupwara in Kashmir on July 26, reached Hubballi on Monday. The Rashtriya Kissan Mahasangh is organising the yatra which will culminate at Kanyakumari on …

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Miyon ka Bara becomes Mahesh Nagar

Rajasthan village undergoes name change to boost residents’ matrimonial prospects In Rajasthan, the name of a village called ‘Miyon ka Bara’ was officially changed to ‘Mahesh Nagar’ after residents complained that they were not getting matrimonial matches as the name gave an impression that the village was inhabited by Muslims. …

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Eclipsed in history

There are many gripping tales associated with the Blood Moon and the Black Sun The six-hour lunar eclipse of July 27, the longest of the century, with a Blood Moon, and the brightest Mars in 15 years, whose viewing in Delhi was marred by a rainy sky, brought predictions of …

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Matuas in West Bengal up in arms

The Matua Mahasangha, a pressure group of the Namasudra caste, alleged that out of the about 40 lakh people who did not figure in the NRC, nearly 6 lakh were from the Matua sect. The Matua Mahasangha claimed about five crore Matuas, predominantly from Bangladesh, lived in West Bengal. 52 …

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