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Happy Ugadi: Telugus, Kanndigas, Marathis Celebrate New Year’s Day

Ugadi or New year today called “Manmadha Nama Samvatsra” has made the Telugus, Kannadigas and Marathis celebrate the festival with colourful mango leaves donning the entrances and arches in streets with flowers and Ugadi Pachadi being distributed among relatives and friends. Ugadi, which means the beginning of a new age in Sanskrit, denotes the the first day of Chaitra month ...

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Unfolding the JNU saga: Rakesh Batabyal’s Book Throws Light on JNU Origin

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Those who are not familiar with Jawaharlal University (JNU) and feel it is only a leftist institution, here comes a book that demystifies the myth and traces the origins of one of the country’s prominent educational institutes. The book, titled “JNU: The Making of a University” (Harper Collins, pp 459, Rs 799) launched recently by JNU academic Rakesh Batabyal, is ...

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Chinese New Year of Goat Starts Today, Red Envelopes Flood Markets

Chinese New Year of goat starts on Thursday, February 19, 2015 celebrated by more than 1.5 billion Chinese all over the world, including the neighbouring Asian countries and diasporas around the globe. Chinese, however, celebrate the New Year with utmost sincerity. The day starts with greetings — “Gong xi fa cai” in Mandarin, or “Gung hay fat choy” in Cantonese, ...

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Maha Shivaratri: Origin, Legend, Importance of Jagaran as Hindus Perform Shiva Puja

Today, Hindus all over will celebrate Maha Shivratri, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The day is also celebrated for the marriage of Lord Shiva with Parvati, according to Puranas and also marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Maha Shivratri, which falls on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Maagha as per Amavasya-ant month calculation. As per Poornima-ant month ...

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Italian cemetery behind cholera evolution?

An ancient graveyard in Italy can yield clues about the evolution of deadly bacterium that causes cholera, researchers believe. The researchers are excavating the graveyard surrounding the abandoned Badia Pozzeveri church in the Tuscany region of Italy. The site contains victims of the cholera epidemic that swept the world in the 1850s. “We have a thousand-year window into the health ...

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Go Veg to Beat Swine Flu: Experts Advise

One tip to avoid swine flu is to avoid meat, especially pork and also avoid buying meat from the shop which combines all meat products, including eggs, suggest experts. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has pointed out that pork and poultry, improperly handled with a knife that would have come in contact with swine flu virus and ...

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