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Valentine’s Day: Origin, History, 10 Interesting Facts to Recall

When Rome was ruled by Claudius II in 270 BC, not many youth were available for military might he wanted so he banned the country’s youth from homes or holding marriage functions and imposed host of other restrictions that made them unhappy to live with their loved ones. That was the time when Saint Valentine discreetly held marriage vows for ...

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ASTROSAT: Some Interesting Post-launch Facts at Glance

ISRO has successfully launched its first space observatory ASTROSAT at 9.48 AM today from Sriharikota. India has joined a select club of nations having their own space observatories. The astronomy satellite is a miniature version of the Hubble, the US-European joint space observatory that has discovered new galaxies and improved understanding of the universe. Some interesting facts about ASTROSAT and ...

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10 Interesting Highlights During Obama Visit

US President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to the country for the Republic Day celebration has come to an end with his last engagement, addressing people at Delhi Siri Fort today. While Barack Obama and Michelle left to Saudi Arabia today by Air Force One, here is some of the interesting facts in regard to his visit. • Obama’s security was ...

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Satyarthi, Malala Receive Nobel Peace Prize as Sharif Not Present Despite Appeal; Interesting Facts

Today, December 10 is the day when the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded jointly to India’s save-child activist Kailsash Satyarthi and Pakistan girl-child education activist Malala Yousafzai will receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Despite Malala’s appeal, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawz Sharif nor Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present during the award ceremony. Since its inception in 1901, ...

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New York exhibition showcases impact of African slaves on India

By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: Till this day, the descendants of the Nawabs of Janjira, and the people of the town — once a principality near Mumbai — and in the neighboring state of Gujarat, in Sachin, another erstwhile principality, where the tradition of the Nawabs and their regal customs of old still thrive, revere the Sufi saint Bava Gor, ...

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