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  • Today in History
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jan 24   1848 - Gold is discovered by James Wilson Marshall at his partner Johann August Sutter's sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California.   1927 -…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on January 17   1601 - The Treaty of Lyons ends a short war between France and Savoy.   1746 - Charles Edward Stuart, the young pretender, defeats the government forces at the battle of…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on January 10   1724 - King Philip V shocks all of Europe when he abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, Louis.   1870 - John D. Rockefeller and his brother William establish the…
  • How secure will India be in 2020?
    Maj Gen (Retd) SB Asthana  IANS   National Security has a wide span and needs to cover much wider period for any meaningful analysis, but to be realistic about current security dynamics of the country, speculating the immediate trends under the…
  • Will Iran-US issue act as a dampener or much more than that…
    Arun Kejriwal  IANS    Markets had begun to roll on expected lines and the breadth was improving as well, till Thursday/Friday when US President Donald Trump had a top commander of Iran and others killed through a drone attack. Markets fell…
  • Today in History
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Dec 20   1924 - Adolf Hitler is released from prison after serving less than one year of a five year sentence for treason.   1938 - First electronic television system is patented.  …
  • Today in History
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Dec 13   1940 - Adolf Hitler issues preparations for Operation Martita, the German invasion of Greece.   1941- British forces launch an offensive in Libya.   1945 - France and Britain…
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    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Nov 29     1812 - The last elements of Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Armee retreats across the Beresina River in Russia.   1863 - The Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., ends with a…
  • A case for migration (Book Review)
    This Land is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto Suketu Mehta, Jonathan Cape, London, 2019   Shubha Singh  IANS  People have migrated through the ages, in search of greener pastures, more abundant food sources, better climatic conditions, and…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - NOVEMBER 15
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on November 15   1920 - Forty-one nations open the first League of Nations session in Geneva..   1922 - It is announced that Dr. Alexis Carrel has discovered white corpuscles.   1937 -…
  • Ram temple provides substratum to India's identity
    DC Pathak  IANS The judicial resolution of the 70-year-old Ayodhya dispute has mitigated the most inflammatory cause of Hindu-Muslim divide in India and given relief to the average citizens engaged in pursuing their livelihood in peace. The…
  • Prime Minister looks inwards for improving governance
    DC Pathak  IANS  With a remarkable insight into how the governance in this country ought to be upgraded, Prime Minister Modi while addressing the Probationers of Indian Civil Services attending the Foundational Course, outlined the big picture of…
  • Embracing market prices vital for India
    Taponeel Mukherjee   IANS  Issues that sectors such as residential real estate, credit markets and power generation amongst others have faced in India can be viewed through the lens of the "inability to generate a market-clearing price".…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - NOVEMBER 09
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on November 09:   1937 - Ramsay MacDonald, who became Britain’s first Labour prime minister in 1924, died at age 70.   1938 - Nazi-inspired anti-Jewish riots took place across Germany after…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - NOVEMBER 08
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on November 08   Reuters 1923 - Adolf Hitler tried to start a putsch in Munich, but was arrested four days later.   1960 - Democrat John F. Kennedy was elected U.S. president, narrowly…
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