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In depth: What is the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute?

You must have read several articles on how different countries fight over the demarcation of borders. Many nations squabble over the regions which they think belong to them and not their neighbours and many times the dispute escalates into a war too. But within a country itself, there are states who dispute over borders. In […]

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Uttarakhand floods ravage many regions of the state

After seven years, when the northern state of Uttarakhand saw a devastating cloudburst and floods, the state again witnessed a natural disaster this week. The Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations. At least seven people have […]

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On World Television Day, say thank you to your Idiot Box

In this age of information when you can access anything on your palm, there’s one ubiquitous device in our homes without which life seems incomplete. Television has become a part of our day-to-day life. We may watch TV or may ignore it, but we can’t live without it. No doubt, that there’s a day to […]

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Nuclear Weapons: Know more about ‘No First Use’ policy

It’s been more than a decade that India became a nuclear power. Between May 11 and 13, in 2008, India conducted nuclear tests in Pokhran. After that Pakistan too conducted six tests and acquired nuclear weapons. Till now India has maintained a ‘No First Use’ policy. But recently,  home minister Rajnath Singh said that the […]

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Let’s go underwater, to sketch!

You never know where an artist finds an inspiration. Some go to mountains, few search for picturesque locations while some even find solace on busy bylanes of a crowded city. But a Cuban artist has gone where no (wo)man has gone before for an inspiration. Under the sea! Sandor Gonzales, 42-year-old artist, sketches several meters […]

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Why is Jammu & Kashmir ‘special’?

Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. It is the northernmost state of our country, and though it’s governed by Indian Constitution, it has been given certain special privileges keeping in view of the state’s controversial history. The Article 370 of the Constitution gave autonomous stature to the state of J&K. This means […]

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The three Indian stars in UK Cabinet

Boris Johnson is the new prime minister of the United Kingdom but the most interesting fact for Indians is the list of three PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin) in his cabinet. Alok Sharma, Priti Patel and Rishi Sunak have been selected to be part of the UK government. The three Indian-origin ministers have been given […]

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Sachin Tendulkar XI team has five Indians

Sachin Tendulkar has made a list of top XI cricketers from this World Cup, and five of them are Indians.The Master Blaster chose Indian captain Virat Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, pacer Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja from Indian squad. Virat has won accolades for his captaincy even from other team members, while […]

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Is Hong Kong in trouble?

Hong Kong as we know today is a sprawling city lined with beautiful buildings and crowded markets. And, of course, has DisneyLand! It’s a global business hub, which means that almost all the major companies from all over the world have a factory or an unit here.  It’s just another Chinese city but enjoys freedom […]