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BSP’s prize catch in dargah town

BSP’s prize catch in dargah town

At first glance, Syed Ammad Chishti looks like an urban professional, juggling career and family. But the 26-year-old is the second member of the Khadim community here to contest an Assembly election.The community of nearly 800 families occupies a prominent position in the hierarchy of the famed 13th century dargah …

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Special tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

To coincide with the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, IFFI 2018 will pay tribute to the Father of the Nation. The National Film Archives (NFAI) of India, in collaboration with the Bureau of Outreach and Communication, will hold a multi-media digital exhibition as a tribute to …

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Cat, beetle mummies unearthed

Egyptian archaeologists also found painted wooden cobra and crocodile sarcophagi Archaeologists in Egypt said they had discovered a rare collection of mummified scarab beetles, as well as an apparently pristine Fifth Dynasty tomb that they plan to open in the coming weeks. The mummified beetles were among artefacts found in …

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Indonesia’s Toraja tribe live among the dead

Ethnic group has few qualms living in vicinity of corpses Martha Kande’s family lived with her greying, shrivelled corpse at their home in Indonesia for seven months, as they prepared an elaborate funeral that is central to the Toraja people’s centuries-old death rituals. “We keep the body in a coffin …

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Towering statue of Patel dedicated to the nation

PM Modi unveils 182-metre-tall likeness of Sardar Patel on Narmada Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel overlooking the Narmada river in Gujarat as a tribute to the country’s ‘Iron Man’. Dedicating the ‘Statue of Unity’ to the nation on Sardar Patel’s birth …

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Iconic Delhi Durbar painting gets back its glory

The 1903 artwork, measuring 17×11 feet, restored after a 2-year effort; will soon be put on display at the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata One of the biggest and most iconic oil paintings in the collection of Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) depicting the Delhi Durbar of 1903, has been restored …

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Da Vinci’s genius may be due to eye disorder: study

Da Vinci

Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci may have had an eye condition that gave him the unusual ability to recreate three-dimensional shapes in his sculptures and paintings, a study has found. A person with the condition strabismus have eyes that appear to be pointing in different directions, with only one eye …

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India up to any challenge: PM

India up to any challenge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that India would retaliate with double the force if anyone tried to harm its sovereignty. He was speaking at the Red Fort, where, in a first, a Prime Minister unfurled the tricolour to commemorate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army. “Our military …

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Red Fort to witness another flag hoisting

Red Fort to witness another flag hoisting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join a flag-hoisting ceremony at the Red Fort on Sunday to mark the 75th anniversary of the ‘Azad Hind government’ headed by Subhas Chandra Bose. Interacting with BJP workers via video-conference on Wednesday, Mr. Modi announced his plans to attend the ceremony. Traditionally, the Prime …

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