J&K fuels statehood hopes in northeast

Several calls for ethnicity-based States The Centre’s move to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories has fuelled statehood hopes in the northeast. Several civil society and extremist groups have been fighting for the creation of ethnicity-based States or UTs in four …

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Idea of dividing Kashmir has a chequered history

It goes back to the Dixon Plan of 1950, which was not accepted by India The idea of dividing Jammu and Kashmir into two or more parts has a chequered history, tracing its origin to the Dixon Plan of 1950. Owen Dixon, an Australian jurist chosen by the United Nations …

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Vembanad comes alive with Vanchipattu

Practice session for the boat race season in full swing at Kumarakom The people of Kumarakom these days are waking up to the pulsating shouts of mighty oarsmen propelling in unison and blazing past the canals here. The village has turned into the practice venue for the snakeboats from Kottayam …

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Flood situation in Godavari delta still grim

18,000 shifted to relief camps; heavy property loss in 71 villages The flood situation in East and West Godavari districts continued to be grim as the Godavari river received heavy inflows in the last 24 hours, necessitating the issue of second-level warning at Arthur Cotton barrage in Dowleswaram and maintenance …

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Heavy rain hits life in Mumbai again

Over 800 evacuated to safety Heavy rain in Mumbai and adjoining regions disrupted life for the second consecutive day on Sunday, throwing train services off the track, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. Mumbai received 204 mm until Sunday morning, less than its …

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Vedas and Thiruppavai

While the Thiruppavai has many commentaries, it itself may be considered a commentary on the Vedas, said Malola Kannan, in a discourse. Every pasuram in Thiruppavai reflects the Vedas in one way or the other. Taking the Azhi mazhai kanna pasuram as an example, one can see how it is …

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Mt. Etna, Italy’s biggest live volcano, erupts Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s biggest live volcano, erupted overnight with lava flows and explosions, volcanologists said on Saturday. The eruption forced the closure of two airports in Sicily’s second-biggest city of Catania.AFP Source :

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Museum showcases ‘election trash’

It highlights questionable election practices ahead of Ukraine’s snap elections A Darth Vader costume, playground equipment, pastries and boxes of food are part of an exhibit at Ukraine’s National History Museum displaying the colourful behaviour and sometime-questionable practices that characterise the country’s elections. The exhibition, called “The Museum of Election …

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