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A warrior’s memorial comes to light

Restoration workers at Sinhagad Fort, 35 km from Pune, have stumbled upon the original commemorative memorial of Tanaji Malusare, the brave Maratha warrior after whom Shivaji is said to have named Sinhagad Fort (Lion’s fort). Malusare died in 1670 after being seriously wounded in the Sinhagad battle. The stone structure, …

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Buildings in former French colony near Kolkata await revival

Ignoring the vegetation growing from the cracks of this crumbling building in the erstwhile French colony of Chandannagar, 50 km from Kolkata, French Ambassador Alexander Zeigler and West Bengal Heritage Commission Chairperson Shuvaprasanna unveiled the building’s historical significance. Set up in 1875, the two-storied building served as the registry office …

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A confluence of religion and politics at the Kumbh

In an unprecedented move, the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is planning to hold its Cabinet meeting on the ghats of the Sangam during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. The city was renamed Prayagraj last year. While an official announcement has not yet been made, a senior …

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God’s Own Country sprucing up for tourist season

Putting memories of deluge behind, Kerala planning special campaign A new campaign, focus on niche products such as adventure and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition) tourism, and an IPL-modelled Champions Boat League in August figure in the initiatives chalked out by Kerala Tourism for the comeback phase after last …

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Chetak on the trot

At the Sarangkheda horse fair in Maharashtra, local breeds attract buyers from as far as Saudi Arabia You can smell horses in the air. As Sarangkheda on the banks of the Tapi river in Nandurbar of northern Maharashtra hosted its annual horse-trading fair from December 12 to January 8, the …

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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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