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Mangaluru Dasara from Oct. 10

Janardhan Poojary says CM called him and agreed to inaugurate it Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will inaugurate the Mangaluru Dasara to be held at the Gokarnanatheshwara temple in Kudroli here between October 10 and 19, said senior Congress leader and long-time associate of the temple B. Janardhan Poojary here on …

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Sugarcane, paddy a hit this kharif

The biggest increases in acreage this kharif season come from water guzzling crops such as sugarcane and paddy. More resilient crops such as nutri-cereals — ragi, jowar, bajra — have dropped in acreage this year, Agriculture Ministry data reveals. As on September 20, paddy has been planted over 2.5% more …

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Landslip toll rises to 29 in Philippines

The death toll from a landslip in the central Philippines has risen to 29, the police said on Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation. Dozens were still missing as authorities probed whether a nearby rock quarry could have played a role …

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Lions die in Gir forest

A dozen lions die in Gir forest Around a dozen lions have died in Dalkhania range of Gir forest in Amreli district of Gujarat within a week. According to sources, eight lions died owing to infections, one due to food poisoning and three due to infighting. A probe is on. …

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Tribal group to protest for Santali teachers

Organisation to hit streets on Sept. 24 Protesting against the absence of permanent teachers to teach in Santali in schools, a tribal organisation has decided to hit the streets in the city. Santali as medium of instruction in the State-run schools of West Bengal was announced a few years ago. …

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J&K artists weave life back into the antique shawl

Workshop to revive Valley’s vanishing breed of master darners Once sought after by Mughal emperors for their finesse, Kashmir’s master darners, known as rafugars, have become an endangered species. The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) government is now making efforts to revive this dwindling breed of craftsmen whose rare ability to …

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U.P. govt. to showcase heritage

Plans ‘Vichar Kumbhs’ to connect with youth, women, Dalits and OBCs in the run-up to the 2019 poll With an eye on the coming Lok Sabha elections, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh plans to hold a series of Vichar (thought) Kumbhs as part of its effort to showcase the …

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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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