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India’s first voter, Shyam Saran Negi, passes away; Will be cremated with state honours

Days after casting his final ballot in the state’s 14th Assembly elections, the 106-year-old Shyam Saran Negi, who served as independent India’s first voter, passed away today in his hometown of Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh.Mr. Negi was the first voter in the independent nation when he cast his ballot on October 23, 1951, at the Kalpa Read More…

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Remembering “Iron Lady of India” on occasion of her passing

The former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s passing anniversary falls on October 31. On October 31, 1984, the deceased Congresswoman was killed by two of her own bodyguards after she had authorised Operation Blue Star, a military operation at the Golden Temple. Her terrible death sparked numerous anti-Sikh riots across the nation. Indira Gandhi was India’s Read More…

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‘Tuan Tuan’, giant panda in Taiwan, has life-threatening brain disease

After a bear in Taiwan was diagnosed with a potentially fatal brain disease, China’s renowned “Panda diplomacy” was put to the test.An MRI scan indicated the injury, and the Taipei Zoo informed CNN on Thursday that they had asked specialists in China for assistance in treating their Giant Panda, Tuan Tuan.After Tuan Tuan started acting Read More…

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Survivors of 1972 Andes plane crash have no regrets about turning to cannibalism

According to an article in Independent, survivors of a plane disaster that happened 50 years ago said they “had no remorse” using cannibalism to delay death long enough to be saved. The tragedy happened on October 13, 1972, when a chartered plane of the Uruguayan Air Force (Flight 571) crashed in the middle of the Read More…