A summer of gathering discontent

The genie of Dalit unrest has escaped from the bottle of social control. We must understand why At the First Round Table Conference in 1930, B.R. Ambedkar reminded his audience: “The men who fought with Clive in the battle of Plassey were the Dusads, and the Dusads are Untouchables. The men who fought in the
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ASI researchers report finding of Acheulian artefacts at Ghumarwin. Researchers from the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) have discovered a number of Acheulian artefacts (dated to about 1, 500,000–1,50,000 years ago) along with contemporary Soanian ones from an unexplored site at Ghumarwin in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. The site is close to the site
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Abandoned Sutlej course captured water during monsoon Contrary to current belief, it was the departure of a large river — not its arrival — that triggered the growth of Indus urban centres that developed in what is now northwest India and Pakistan some 5,300 years ago, says a new study. The Indus civilisation developed at
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Reading the Balfour Declaration, a century later, for lessons in today’s world The famous (or infamous) Balfour declaration was issued exactly a hundred years ago on November 2, 1917. The visionary behind Zionism, Theodor Herzl moulded the Zionist movement into a demand for a Jewish homeland in the last decade of the 19th century. The
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Students should learn factual history of 1817: Javadekar The ‘Paika Bidroha’ (Paika rebellion) of 1817 will find a place in the history books as ‘the First War of Independence’ from the next academic session, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Mr. Javadekar had first made the announcement on Sunday here at a function to
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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said that innovative techniques are soon being introduced to eliminate rail accidents. These include revamping the existing signalling system by use of TPWS – Train protection and Warning System and MTRC, Mobile Train Radio Communication. He said, the remaining 5000 unmanned level crossings will be eliminated in a time bound
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