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Five-day Manali carnival begins in Himachal’s Kullu

Himachal’s Kullu

The five-day Manali Winter Carnival in Kullu district began on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur flagged off the carnival parade from the circuit house. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/five-day-manali-carnival-begins-in-himachals-kullu/article25894941.ece

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Western outfits barred in Durga temple premises

Durga temple premises

To preserve culture, tradition of Hindu religion, says Executive Officer Following the footsteps of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, the Governing Board of the Kanaka Durga temple atop the Indrakeeladri has imposed strict dress code for devotees from Tuesday (January 1). Executive Officer Koteswaramma said the move was aimed at preserving …

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New Horizon hurtles toward historic flyby

A NASA spacecraft is hurtling toward a historic New Year’s Day flyby of the most distant planetary object ever studied, a frozen relic of the early solar system called Ultima Thule. The unmanned spaceship New Horizons, 6.4 billion km away, is poised to zoom past Ultima Thule at a distance …

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When Indonesia’s angry ‘Child of Krakatoa’ rumbled

The volcano that triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia late on Saturday emerged from the sea around the legendary Krakatoa 90 years ago and has been on a high-level eruption watch-list for the past decade.Anak Krakatoa (the “Child of Krakatoa”) has been particularly active since June, occasionally sending massive plumes …

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PM to open Buddhist site museum at Lalitgiri in Odisha

One of the earliest Buddhist settlements in Odisha, Lalitgiri, where excavations have yielded ancient seals and inscriptions, has been converted into a museum. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the museum through video conference from Bhubaneswar on Monday.Located in Cuttack district, it will be the third site museum of the …

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India rejects Pakistan’s claim over Jinnah House

India on Thursday strongly rejected Pakistan’s claim of ownership of the Jinnah House in Mumbai and said the property belongs to it. “Pakistan has no locus standi as far as this property is concerned. It is government of India’s property and we are in the process of renovating it,” External …

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Gandhi statue removed in Ghana

Professor says that its removal was an ‘issue of self-respect’ A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university after complaints that “he was racist against black Africans”. India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee had unveiled the statue of the global peace icon at the University of …

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Come June, groundwater extraction will invite a fee

Industries to pay conservation charge; agriculture and defence units exempted In a bid to promote conservation of groundwater, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has notified a water conservation fee (WCF) that industries will need to pay on groundwater extraction starting from June. As per the notification, industries extracting groundwater …

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Finding Rabindranath Tagore in Japan

It was mid-summer in 1916. The Indian philosopher-poet, Rabindranath Tagore, opened the window of the Shofukaku or Pavilion of Wind Swept Pines that he was lodging at, in the Sankeien gardens of the Japanese port city of Yokohama. A salty breeze wafted up the bluff that overlooked the ocean, holding …

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