Tag Archives: history

Ramadan 2015: Dates, Significance, History, greetings, SMS Messages, Timings of Muslim Festival Eid-ul Fitr

Ramadan or Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths. Muslims observe fast during the daylight throughout the month considered a blessed month and they abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the day time as a ...

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In Praise of Canola Oil to Reduce Your Cholesterol, Belly Fat

While research is in praise of olive oil till now, new study has thrown light on similar health benefits for canola oil that is extracted from the canola plant for use as kitchen oil. Besides its nutritional value, canola oil is billed as weight-reducing agent to tackle obesity and lifestyle risks in modern day food habits. With its taste-less and ...

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What is Russian Spacecraft Progress 59?

The Russian Progress resupply mission that went out of control on Tuesday hours after its launch was an unmanned version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to carry cargo supplies and fuel to the International Space Station, similar to such missions undertaken by NASA regularly on SpaceX and Orbital spacecraft. The Progress is important since it can raise the ...

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25 Years on, Hubble Telescope Sends Glittering Celestial Flare up

Ever since the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was sent to explore the universe 25 years ago on April 24, 1990, the human understanding of the space has changed entirely. Today being the 25th anniversary of Hubble, NASA has released a glittering tapestry of young stars flaring to life in a befitting tribute to the vibrant space telescope that never failed ...

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Earth Day Comes and Goes, Who’s Really Bothered?

Come April 22, the earthlings introspect whether they have done any damage to the planet earth they are living in. If so, how to correct the damage done in the past and who should pay how much in the present for such green funds tops the agenda. Ever since 1970 when the first Earth Day was observed, the successive generations ...

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Akshaya Tritiya Today: Rush to Gold, Jewellery Shops Sets Day High

Today’s gold price is around Rs.2,723 per gram (24 Karat) and Rs.2,546 (22 Karat), despite Akshaya Tritiya. Otherwise, visitors to jewellery shops in colourful silk sarees attract the attention of any other woman and the public to curiously enquire what’s so special about it. Those busy going to their offices swear to visit one on their return, while others are ...

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Eiffel Tower Built on Panama Failure: 25 Interesting Facts

As the world celebrates the then tallest building that was built 126 years ago by Gustave Eiffel, the engineer and architect who failed to build a canal in Panama but moved to build the world tallest structure that remained a monument until 1930 in this category. The Eiffel Tower, an icon of Paris, is frequented by 7 million visitors per ...

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Google ‘Doodle’ on Ugadi Focuses on Navroz Instead

On Ugadi, google ‘Doodle’ team has brought forth a colourful doodle on Navroz, which marks the Iranian New year day today, that coincides with Ugadi or New Year Day in many parts of India. The day also signifies the first day of spring or Equinox that is celebrated as a holy day by Zoroastrians and Parisis, Kashmiris and Shia Muslims ...

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Happy Ugadi: Telugus, Kanndigas, Marathis Celebrate New Year’s Day

Ugadi or New year today called “Manmadha Nama Samvatsra” has made the Telugus, Kannadigas and Marathis celebrate the festival with colourful mango leaves donning the entrances and arches in streets with flowers and Ugadi Pachadi being distributed among relatives and friends. Ugadi, which means the beginning of a new age in Sanskrit, denotes the the first day of Chaitra month ...

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India’s First Hand Transplant by AIMS Gets Thumbs-up by Global Experts

The transplantation of hand by Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), in January for the first time in India, has received applaud from all over the globe that the institute’s success is attracting many global visitors. Warren C Breidenbach, chief of the reconstructive and plastic surgery division at the University of Arizona, who visited the AIMS lauded the doctors, ...

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Timeline of Recent Security Breaches at White House

A loud bang due to fire in a food vendor’s cart nearby triggered lockdown at the White House as President Barack Obama was about to leave in a helicopter. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the fire was put off and the President and his family left by motorcade an hour later to Andrews Air Force base to board Air ...

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For Second Time, Harrison Ford Crashes Aircraft, Lucky to Escape

Hollywood actor Harrison Ford has crashed his vintage World War II era training plane on a golf course in California at about 2:20 p.m. (5:20 p.m. ET) and was rescued breathing but badly battered. This si not the first first time for aviator to crash his aircraft. Last time, he crashed a helicopter on October 23, 1999. Ford, a veteran actor ...

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History of North East included in NCERT Books, UGC Curriculum: Minister

  Following the Central Board of Secondary Education’s decision to insert the history of India’s north-east region in its textbooks, the University Grant Commission (UGC) too has advised the universities to incorporate the following topics in the university curriculum: Among the suggestions mad e by the uGC include novels and short stories from the North East, which will get into ...

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Go Veg to Beat Swine Flu: Experts Advise

One tip to avoid swine flu is to avoid meat, especially pork and also avoid buying meat from the shop which combines all meat products, including eggs, suggest experts. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has pointed out that pork and poultry, improperly handled with a knife that would have come in contact with swine flu virus and ...

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Valentine’s Day Greetings: Origin, History, Top Messages, Quotes and Gifts to send

As the world celebrates the Valentine’s Day or the day of love on February 14, falling on Saturday, a weekend, the day may get further boost, if the moral police elements of pro-Hindu groups who were drubbed in Delhi elections remain indoors brooding over the tragedy. Legend goes that Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers ...

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