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Freedom fighter’s flag to flutter after 72 years

Khadi flag was specially made in 1947 after it was clear that the British were leaving Nurul Hussain intended to display his father’s most prized possession — a khadi Tricolour of 1947 vintage — to mark India’s 75th Independence Day. But friends and neighbours in Sivasagar district’s Demow town, about …

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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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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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German envoy: RSS is a mass movement

Says as a German, he was consciousof its history during the 1930s-40s Terming the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh a “mass movement” in India, German Ambassador Walter Lindner said his visit to the RSS headquarters in Nagpur was part of his attempt to understand the “Indian mosaic”. Speaking to The Hindu about …

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Hari Singh’s birthday to be a holiday in J&K

Resolution passed without opposition In a rare move, the Jammu Municipal Corporation has passed a resolution to declare the birth anniversary of Dogra monarch Maharaja Hari Singh on September 23 as State holiday, days after the State paid tributes to people killed during his rule in 1931 in the Valley. …

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Punjab prison cell where Nehru was lodged in 1923 collapses

The structure could not withstand incessant rain A prison cell in Jaitu town of Punjab’s Faridkot district where Jawaharlal Nehru and two other Congress leaders were lodged in 1923 has collapsed due to incessant rains, a senior police official said on Thursday. During the Independence movement, Nehru and his colleagues …

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Egypt reopens two ancient pyramids, unveils new finds

Egypt on Saturday opened two ancient pyramids south of the capital Cairo and unveiled a collection of newly found sarcophagi, some containing well-preserved mummies. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani told reporters that the Bent Pyramid of King Sneferu, the first pharaoh of Egypt’s 4th dynasty, and a nearby pyramid would be …

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