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Archaeologists discover ancient sphinx in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered a statue of a lion’s body and a human head in the southern city of Aswan, Egypt. Antiquities Ministry said the sphinx made of sandstone was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo. It dates back to the Ptolemaic Dynasty, which ruled Egypt for some 300 years …

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Humans brewed beer over 13,000 years ago

Stone mortars used for process studied Prehistoric humans had a thirst for craft beer and were brewing such beverages at least 5,000 years earlier than thought, say scientists who have found evidence of alcohol production in the Eastern Mediterranean. Archeologists from the Stanford University in the U.S. and University of …

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Typhoon slams into China after killing 59 in Philippines

A total of 2.37 million people have been evacuated in Guangdong province Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late on Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau and killing at least 59 people in the northern Philippines. The world’s biggest storm this year felled trees …

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Indian voice wins over aficionados at Uzbek Maqom Festival

Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan won top honours at the first international music festival initiated by President Shavkat Mirizoyev Strains of the Vande Mataram blended with Amir Khusro’s poetry in the the ancient Uzbek city of Shakhrisabz, as an Indian artiste won top honours at the first of its kind International …

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‘Palace renovation is a tribute to last maharaja’

Jaganmohan Palace will be reopened to the public during the Dasara. The art gallery has been closed for weeks as a major renovation project is under way. “This will be my tribute to my father-in-law and the last maharaja,” said Pramoda Devi Wadiyar. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/palace-renovation-is-a-tribute-to-last-maharaja/article24964259.ece

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1.39 lakh affected in fresh wave of floods in Assam

At least six districts in Assam have been hit by floods as incessant rains in Arunachal Pradesh raised the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries downstream on Saturday, affecting more than one lakh people, official sources said. An Assam State Disaster Management Authority report said Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, …

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When the Nizam lost in a battle of cables

Seventy years ago, on September 17, 1948, at noon, Hyderabad ceased to exist as a princely state after a war that lasted all of 109 hours. It would have gone on for longer had India not been able to stymie the former kingdom’s attempts to procure weapons for a protracted …

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No guns, only roses

Booming guns do not break the calm of the meadows of Tosa Maidan in Kashmir anymore. For seven decades, the lush meadows in Budgam district had lost their serenity as the Army used to practise artillery fire in the grass, leaving them out of bounds for locals and tourists. The …

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