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Nation pays homage to B.R. Ambedkar on his 58th death anniversary
Nation pays homage to B.R. Ambedkar on h...

Nation pays homage to B.R. Ambedkar on his 58th death anniversary

New Delhi – President Pranab Mukherjee led the nation in paying homage to Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 58th death anniversary here today. Mukherjee offered floral tributes at the statue of Baba Saheb at Sansad Bhavan Lawns in the Parliament House complex this... read more »

Gandhian Nelson Mandela: a hero who battled apartheid
Gandhian Nelson Mandela: a hero who batt...

Gandhian Nelson Mandela: a hero who battled apartheid

Pretoria – South Africa’s first black p! resident Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday, was an icon for ending the much-reviled apartheid system, a colossus who strode over world politics and a staunch Gandhian. Mandela, who spent three decades in jail and went on to lead a life that was... read more »

Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Lowl! and" among Time's top 10
Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Lowland...

Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Lowland” among Time’s top 10

By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec (IANS) Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland”, set in Kolkata of the 1960s, has been listed fourth in Time magazine’s top ten books of fiction in 2013. Describing it as “a life-spanning... read more »

Garo community in Nagaland celebrates “Wangala” Festival with great enthusiasm
Garo community in Nagaland celebrates “W...

Garo community in Nagaland celebrates “Wangala” Festival with great enthusi...

Dimapur – Celebration is a way of life for the people in the northeast. Recently, the Garo community in Nagaland celebrated the Wangala Festival in Dimapur with great enthusiasm. Around hundred of Garos gathered at Samaguri Village in Dimapur to celebrate Wangala Festival, which is the most... read more »

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