Voters to get NOTA option for local body polls

The NOTA (none of the above) option will, hereafter, be a part of the electronic voting machines for urban local bodies (ULBs) in Tamil Nadu. This has been made possible by the State Municipal Administration and Water Supply (MAWS) Department through a notification issued in April. With this, the State …

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U.S. hands over 105 antiquities to India

U.S. hands over 105 antiquities to India following agreement The countries had agreed to work towards preventing illegal trafficking of cultural artefacts during P.M’s state visit to the U.S. last month. The United States on Monday handed over 105 trafficked antiquities to India. India and the U.S. have also agreed to …

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Kohinoor left Indian shores in the early 1850s and is currently embedded in the crown of the British monarch. The retrieval of Kohinoor is a contentious since it was surrendered by Maharaja Dalip Singh as part of the 1849 peace treaty with the British. Under the provisions of the Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972 the …

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From among the excavations of the Keezhadi archaeological site, situated 13 km from Madurai, ivory chess pieces, ivory dice and terracotta hopscotch stones were found Speaking on “Keezhadi: Sangam Age Site Excavations” at an event organised by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Chennai Chapter, at …

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Amidst Rising Global Temperatures, thawing permafrost is likely to destabilize thousands of industrial sites and linked contaminated areas in the Arctic. The arctic is dotted with industrial facilities such as oilfields and pipelines, mines and military bases. The consequences of global warming and thawing permafrost were not taken into account for long and permafrost was considered as a …

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Maharashtra Government orders SIT probe over dispute regarding forceful entry of into the Temple. The Trimbakeshwar Mahadev Temple: Trimbakeshwar town is an ancient Hindu Pilgrim center located at the source of the Godavari River, 28 kms from Nashik in Maharashtra. Trimbakeshwar Mahadev Temple is considered one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Trimbakeshwar means …

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According to experts Mocha is the strongest cyclone on earth so far in this year.​​​​​​​ It has been categorized as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and as a ‘Super Cyclone’ by global weather website Zoom Earth. Mocha became the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the North Indian Ocean, including …

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Context: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural heritage (INTACH) has objected to the demolition of the Paralakhemundi railway station built in 1899 and has sought heritage status for it. The Paralakhemundi railway station: Located in the Gajapati district, Paralakhemundi railway station, is one of the oldest stations of Odisha. …

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The Khooni Darwaza is a key piece of the India’s history, as it has witnessed the events of the revolts of 1857. It was built by Sher Shah in the 16th century. Ronald Vivian Smith in his book ‘Delhi: Unknown Tales of a City’ has mentioned “Lal Darwaza” built by Sher Shah in his new …

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