Tripura: Tales of Unsung Freedom Fighters from times gone by!

Tripura: Tales of Unsung Freedom Fighters from times gone by!

– By Priyanka Deb Barman AGARTALA, August 15, 2017: Hoisting national flags, singing patriotic songs and recalling great national leaders – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Kshudiram Bose and Mahatma Gandhi etc., who had laid down their lives to get India free from shackles of British colonial rule. But what about the role of freedom fighters from […]

DID YOU KNOW This person drew the partition line between India & Pakistan!

DID YOU KNOW This person drew the partition line between India & Pakistan!

August 15, 2017: Cyril John Radcliffe, 1st Viscount Radcliffe was a British lawyer and Law Lord best known for his role in the partition of British India. Radcliffe was given the chairmanship of the two boundary committees set up with the passing of the Indian Independence Act. He was faced with the daunting task of drawing the borders for the […]

DID YOU KNOW- People in this part of Northeast India dine in Myanmar and sleep in India!

DID YOU KNOW- People in this part of Northeast India dine in Myanmar and sleep in India!

That there prevails a village called the lungwa which falls under the Mon district in the northwestern part of Nagaland,  at the Indo Myanmar border.  The natives or the konyak tribes are the best example of dual allegiance. The international border passes through the house of Loknang, the chief of the konyaks and hence, he […]

All you need to know about ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ & India’s victory 18 yrs ago on this day!

All you need to know about ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ & India’s victory 18 yrs ago on this day!

July 26, 2017: Eighteen years ago, on July 26, India emerged victorious in the Kargil conflict with Pakistan. In order to commemorate India’s win in the war, the Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year. The Indian soldiers had secured this victory after a three-month conflict that led to a loss of lives from both […]

DID YOU KNOW that the inventor of ATM was born in this Northeast Indian state?

DID YOU KNOW that the inventor of ATM was born in this Northeast Indian state?

John Adrian Shepherd-Barron, (23 June 1925 – 15 May 2010) was a British inventor, who pioneered the development of the cash machine, sometimes referred to as the Automated Teller Machine or ATM. Barron was born on 23 June 1925 at Shillong, then in the British Raj province of Assam (now in Meghalaya), to British parents. […]

DID YOU KNOW how ‘Mizoram’ derived its name and the legend behind its existence?

DID YOU KNOW how ‘Mizoram’ derived its name and the legend behind its existence?

June 10, 2017: Mizoram is one of the states of Northeast India, with Aizawl as its capital. The name is derived from Mi (people), Zo (hill) and Ram (land), and thus Mizoram implies “land of the hill people”. In the Northeast, it is the southern most landlocked state sharing borders with three of the seven sister […]

DID YOU KNOW This flower has been named after the Indian PM Narendra Modi!

DID YOU KNOW This flower has been named after the Indian PM Narendra Modi!

Tel Aviv, July 5, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel is a historic one indeed. Prime Minister received an extraordinary welcome by Israeli Prime Minister who welcomed him at the airport with a warm embrace. Accompanied by Israeli PM Netanyahu, PM Modi began his trip with a visit to the Danziger Flower Farm in […]

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