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August 15, 2018 4:07:01 pm

On August 15, Jammu and Kashmir had not yet acceded to either India or Pakistan. In this atmosphere of uncertainty, there was hardly anyone who celebrated Independence in Kashmir.

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August 15, 2018 9:51:33 am

Seventy-one years after India freed itself from the clutches of British rule, how exactly is the political philosophy of Sri Aurobindo remembered?

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November 13, 2018 9:35:41 am

Cinema, by Ghatak’s own admission, was nothing more than a means of expression. He obdurately refused to present a unified picture of Bengal or look at the jubilation of Independence. Instead, he focussed on the price one had to pay for it and compelled the audience to do the same.

August 13, 2018 4:39:01 pm

Hari Bhaskaran’s recent book titled ‘These blooming Anglos” narrates the extraordinary history, achievements, and spirit of life exhibited by the Anglo-Indians.

August 8, 2018 2:53:57 pm

Despite the multiple allegations against him, no one can take away the legacy he has left behind, be it in terms of the role that cinema and theatre has to play in political and social reform, or in the way, a movement by those in the margins of society could change the social fabric of a state.

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August 5, 2018 7:45:48 pm

Over 1000 Mysorean rockets were recently unearthed from the silt of an abandoned well at a village in Shivamogga district in Karnataka.

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August 2, 2018 12:37:57 pm

The Assam Accord of 1985 began with the assurance that the “government has all along been most anxious to find a satisfactory resolution to the problem of foreigners in Assam.”

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July 26, 2018 7:30:53 pm

When Imran Khan launched his party in 1996, few would have predicted that 20 years down the line, his party would be neck-to-neck in battle with PML-led by Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shahbaz Sharif.

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July 23, 2018 6:32:56 pm

Perhaps the best testimony to Mumbai’s struggle with modern-day greed is the way nature expresses its wrath over the city, year after year in the form of large-scale destructive floods. The question then arises as to what went wrong in the decades spent building Mumbai.

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July 23, 2018 4:44:44 pm

Chandra Shekhar Azad 112th Birth Anniversary: Azad was born as Chandrashekhar Tiwari on July 23, 1906, in Madhya Pradesh. At the age of 15, he was arrested for participating in Gandhi's movement and when asked for his name in the jail he promptly replied 'Azad' (the free).

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July 19, 2018 4:25:24 pm

The faith placed by the Bihar government in transgenders is largely reflective of a time when they were not just trusted as guards of imperial harems and chambers, but were also privy to intimate details of the court and the household.

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July 15, 2018 12:20:18 pm

Croatia had gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and had been admitted into FIFA in 1992. Sports had an important role to play in the collective consciousness of the newborn nation, boosting its confidence in the newfound nationalist spirit.

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July 11, 2018 8:01:29 pm

In an interview with Indianexpress.com, Lal spoke about the incredible achievements of Nur Jahan. Remnants of imperial orders issued by her, coins minted in her name, paintings that paid ode to her sovereignty and bravery are all evidence of the enormously powerful figure she was.

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July 10, 2018 8:37:21 pm

As per reports, every year, hundreds of South Koreans visit the birthplace of the Hindu God Ram for the sake of paying homage to their legendary queen Heo Hwang-ok, also known as Princess Suriratna.

July 3, 2018 1:58:14 pm

While the nature of the cult practices in connection with the Burari deaths is yet to be confirmed, mass suicides of this kind is hardly a new phenomenon. Historical records show that ritualistic mass suicides were common among religious groups since the early decades of the century.

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June 29, 2018 3:47:15 pm

With the intervention of Bal Thackeray, Sanjay Dutt was released in 1995 after having spent 18 months in prison. It is reported that soon after his release, his first stop was at the residence of Bal Thackeray.

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June 27, 2018 9:14:35 pm

The roots of the UGC can be traced back to the early1940s, when British were discussing measures to be taken for promoting Indian education. It resulted in the establishment of the Central Advisory Board on Education on post-war educational development in 1944.

June 25, 2018 8:51:43 pm

The Indian Express was at this point in time headed by Ramnath Goenka, who was known for having stood up against press censorship since the time when the British ruled over the country.

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June 25, 2018 4:05:03 pm

The trouble began in Gujarat, spread to Bihar and from there to several other parts of Northern India.

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July 17, 2018 2:53:52 pm

The cow has been traditionally embedded in the Indian psyche -- to be pulled out every now and then by those exercising or aspiring to be in power, with appeals to the special position it holds.

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