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Historical records’ trove segregates its collection

TSARI is one among the 10 largest archives in the world and has over 50 million documents As the bifurcation of the Schedule X institutions between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is in a limbo, the Telangana State Archives and Research Institute (TSARI) has completed the process of segregation of its …

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Indonesia earthquake toll rises to 98

More than 2,000 tourists evacuated from islands near Lombok, which bore the brunt of the quake Indonesia on Monday sent rescuers fanning out across the holiday island of Lombok and evacuated more than 2,000 tourists after a powerful earthquake killed at least 98 people and damaged thousands of buildings. The …

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Shimla-Rohru road closed after landslides

Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district triggered landslides at several places on Monday morning, leading to closure of the Rohru-Shimla road, an official said. The police have requested motorists to use Narkanda road to reach Rohru from Shimla or vice versa to avoid traffic jam on Tahu road.PTI Source …

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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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RBI raises rates again by 25 bps

The RBI on Wednesday cited inflation concerns as it raised interest rates for the second time in as many months by 25 basis points, setting its benchmark repo rate at 6.5%. “Uncertainty around domestic inflation needs to be carefully monitored in the coming months,” the central bank said in its …

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Logo, tagline launched for GI

A GI product is primarily an agricultural, natural or a manufactured product (handicraft and industrial goods) originating from a definite geographical territory. Darjeeling Tea, Tirupati Laddu, Kangra Paintings, Nagpur Orange and Kashmir Pashmina are among the registered GIs in India. Mr. Prabhu said the initiative would help promote awareness and …

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