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Famed warrior’s memorial unearthed in Sinhagad fort

But they also realised that the stone structure that they had discovered was only the base of the original 7.5 feet high memorial rock. Where was the superstructure? It so happened that the concrete canopy, in addition to the bronze bust of Malusare, also sheltered a virgal or a hero …

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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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New Horizon hurtles toward historic flyby

A NASA spacecraft is hurtling toward a historic New Year’s Day flyby of the most distant planetary object ever studied, a frozen relic of the early solar system called Ultima Thule. The unmanned spaceship New Horizons, 6.4 billion km away, is poised to zoom past Ultima Thule at a distance …

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PM to open Buddhist site museum at Lalitgiri in Odisha

One of the earliest Buddhist settlements in Odisha, Lalitgiri, where excavations have yielded ancient seals and inscriptions, has been converted into a museum. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the museum through video conference from Bhubaneswar on Monday.Located in Cuttack district, it will be the third site museum of the …

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India rejects Pakistan’s claim over Jinnah House

India on Thursday strongly rejected Pakistan’s claim of ownership of the Jinnah House in Mumbai and said the property belongs to it. “Pakistan has no locus standi as far as this property is concerned. It is government of India’s property and we are in the process of renovating it,” External …

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Gandhi statue removed in Ghana

Professor says that its removal was an ‘issue of self-respect’ A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university after complaints that “he was racist against black Africans”. India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee had unveiled the statue of the global peace icon at the University of …

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Finding Rabindranath Tagore in Japan

It was mid-summer in 1916. The Indian philosopher-poet, Rabindranath Tagore, opened the window of the Shofukaku or Pavilion of Wind Swept Pines that he was lodging at, in the Sankeien gardens of the Japanese port city of Yokohama. A salty breeze wafted up the bluff that overlooked the ocean, holding …

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An exhibition to showcase 16th Century Goa churches

“Goa is a spiritual destination and I want to show to the world how unique its architecture is,” said heritage photographer Payal Kakkar, whose exhibition of photographs of 16th and 17th Century churches of Goa is set to open on Wednesday. The self-taught photographer is gearing up for her maiden …

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