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#ThrowBackToday: When ragging was declared a human rights abuse in essence by the Supreme Court

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the day when a stringent ruling against ragging was made by the Supreme Court of India in 2009. Also, today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Published on 11th February 2021
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What happened on January 1: "The Beatles have no future in show business!" exclaimed this man

Oh no, this is not some urban myth. This actually happened and this is how the events played out involving the most popular band ever...

Published on 1st January 2022
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#ThrowBackToday: Commonwealth Games 2010, a colossal disaster for India

In today's #TBT, we recall a rather embarrassing series of events for India that transpired during the Commonwealth Games held in India and how heads began to roll due to the corruption scandal

Published on 26th April 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: The match after which boxer Muhammad Ali proclaimed, "I shook up the world”

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the edge-of-the-seat, all-eyes-in-front match that changed boxer Muhammad Ali forever. After playing this match, he famously screamed, "I shook up the world”

Published on 25th February 2021
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What happened on April 18: When Simon and Schuster criss-crossed words and BBC went newsless

When the first crossword puzzle book was published and a day to not remember for news seekers in the United Kingdom. Let's see how the day unfolded throughout the years

Published on 18th April 2022
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What happened on April 16: Indian Railways took shape and the king of basketball bid his final adieu to the game

April 16 saw the first-ever passenger train journey take place from Bombay to Thane and basketball's star player Michael Jordan finally hung up his Air Jordans

Published on 16th April 2022
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NEP a throwback to Kulakkalvi days in TN, claims Dravidar Kazhagam leader

K Veeramani, President of the Dravidar Kazhagam, has claimed that the centre's education policies such as the NEP, NEET and CUET rob economically weaker sections of education opportunities

Published on 9th April 2022
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What happened on April 9: Human voice is recorded for the first time, a victory is documented

The day celebrates innovations and bravery. A battle takes place in India and almost a century later, on the same day, a unique invention surfaces in France 

Published on 9th April 2022
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What happened on March 31: Dr Ambedkar awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously, Hindi cinema's tragedy queen died at 39

Meena Kumari was grappling with alcoholism and it was liver cirrhosis that killed her. She was dedicated to her craft and additionally, she was also a singer as well as a poet

Published on 31st March 2022
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What happened on March 30: Rajasthan came into existence, hartal against Rowlatt Act began

It was in Madras that Mahatma Gandhi first conceived the idea of an all-India hartal against the Rowlatt Act

Published on 30th March 2022
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What happened on March 29: First War of Independence, theatre artiste Utpal Dutt was born

Also on this day, Utpal Dutt, one of the stalwarts of Bengali theatre of the post-Independence era, was born. He is best known for his role in the 1979 hit film Golmaal

Published on 29th March 2022
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What happened on March 23: Bhagat Singh was martyred, Hitler's rise to power became certain

Moments before being taken to the gallows, Singh was reading Reminiscences of Lenin, which is a memoir of Clara Zetkin, a German political activist

Published on 23rd March 2022
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What happened on March 19: Mississippi passes strictest abortion law in the US, the last male white rhino dies

The day marks the death of the last known male white rhino, which has effectively brought upon the extinction of this gentle species

Published on 19th March 2022
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What happened on March 18: Japanese internment of WWII and the world's biggest art heist

A shameful period in US history, the Japanese internment camps were a relic of racism and war hysteria during the 1940s

Published on 18th March 2022
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What happened on March 17: South Africa's famous referendum, Italy was united and a new element was announced

It is the 30th anniversary of the referendum that ended apartheid in South Africa. Plus, the Kingdom of Italy took shape in the year 1861. Read on to find out more 

Published on 17th March 2022

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