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Now you can visit this 129-year-old tunnel in Pakistan

Sometimes you can find treasure in the trash. That’s what happened in Pakistan when people were digging a pit for some plantation in Ayubia National Park. A 100-year-old British-era tunnel was found from a trash mound.  The historic ’Moto Tunnel’ was built 1891 and would still have been buried in a garbage dump and neglect […]

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What are these locusts destroying crops in Rajasthan 

Huge swarms of locusts are attacking farms and fields in northwest India. Billions of the insects are moving through Rajasthan toward Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and even as far as Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, destroying crops in the worst locust invasion in over 25 years. What are locusts? Locusts are grasshoppers. Normally grasshoppers don’t travel in […]

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Afghanistan: Would the US leave with two presidents and active Taliban? 

Afghanistan has been a troubled nation, for years now. After Osama bin Laden-backed Al Qaeda attacked the US on September 11, 2001, the American troops uprooted the notorious Taliban.  Taliban defeated, democracy back A democratic elected government came into being with Hamid Karzai as its president. But all was not well. Though the Taliban fighters […]

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Parvez Musharraf gets death penalty

It has never happened in the history of Pakistan, till now. A former military ruler has been given death penalty for putting military rule in the country unconstitutionally. A three-member bench of the special court of Pakistan, headed by the Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth with Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh […]

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India, Pakistan open doors to Kartarpur Sahib

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for respecting Indian sentiments on the occasion of historic Kartarpur Sahib Corridor opening on November 9.  The prime minister inaugurated the Integrated Check Post of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur. PM Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan separately inaugurated the cross-border […]

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What is Kartarpur Corridor?

India and Pakistan are not friendly neighbours. There’s always tension across the border. But there are times of peace and harmony too. And Kartarpur Corridor is trying to achieve just that. Let’s read what it is all about… India and Pakistan have signed a deal that will allow pilgrims from India to visit one of […]

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What is NRC, and how it affects us?

The NRC or National Register of Citizens is the register which contains the names of all the citizens of India. Think it like your class attendance register. Would you be a member of your class if your name is not in the register? The NRC tries to know if the names in the register are […]

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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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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 […]