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Culture & History

Jitan Ram Manjhi claims Ravan was greater than Ram

Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi triggered a fresh row on Friday after he said that Ravan was a greater character than Ram. Manjhi said: “When Ram was in trouble, some divine powers…

Bengali language is a great bond between India and Bangladesh: Envoy

New Delhi: Underlining that 85 million people of India speak Bengali, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Mustafizur Rahman has said that the language was one of the primary forces in the bilateral relationship between the…

Ramcharitmanas row has casteist overtones now

Lucknow, Jan 29 (IANS) The controversial statement made by Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Swami Prasad Maurya on Ramcharitmanas is now being shrewdly turned to advantage into a casteist issue by the Samajwadi Party. After almost…

Egyptian researchers find amulets inside 2,300-year-old mummy via ‘digital unwrapping’

Cairo: Egyptian researchers have discovered a total of 49 precious amulets on and inside a 2,300-year-old mummy, some of which were made of gold, by using computerised tomography scans to digitally unwrap the remains without…

Nizam’s grandson questions Azmet Jah’s coronation

Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) The coronation of Mir Mohammed Azmat Ali Khan, popularly known as Azmet Jah, as the successor of Hyderabad’s eighth titular Nizam Mukarram Jah has been opposed by the latter’s cousin Nawab Najaf…

Sixth accused arrested in Anjali case, one still on the run

New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested the sixth accused in connection with the death of Anjali, who was hit and dragged by a car for about 12 km in the early hours of January 1.…

Gandhian Study centre in Gujarat not receiving grants (Ld)

Bhavnagar (Gujarat) : The Gandhian Study Centre at the Samaldas Arts College in Bhavnagar is facing a major financial crunch after it did not receive the necessary grants. If the Maharaja KrishnaKumarsinhji Bhavnagar University does…

Saffron Buddha draws teachers’ ire

Lucknow:  A Buddha statue made of cement and concrete and installed at the main gate of the College of Arts and Crafts in Lucknow University, was found painted in ‘saffron’ colour, leaving teachers and students…

Name of father not compulsory for Devdasis’ children: Karnataka

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Thursday agreed to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights’ recommendation on not asking children of Devdasis for the name of their father The Commission has taken a decision…

ASI to probe viral video of man offering namaz at Taj Mahal

  Agra: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has decided to probe the authenticity of a viral video purportedly showing a man offering ‘namaz’ with a woman sitting alongside him in garden area said to…

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