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  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    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…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: November 7
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Nov 07   Reuters 1916 - Jeannette Rankin becomes first woman elected to U.S. Congress.   1917 - Russian Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin overthrew the provisional government of…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: November 06
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Nov 06   Reuters   1928 - Hebert Hoover becomes U.S. President.   1995 - Israel buried Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a fellow Jew who opposed peace with the Palestinians…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on November 05     Reuters 1912 - Democrat Woodrow Wilson won the U.S. presidency, becoming the only man to defeat two former presidents -- William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt -- in…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: November 04
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Nov 04     Reuters 1921 - Japanese Prime Minister Takashi Hara was assassinated by a rightist fanatic.   1942 - British troops defeated the Germans under General Erwin Rommel at El…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: October 31
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Oct 31   Reuters 1918 - In Hungary, former prime minister Count Istvan Tisza was assassinated by disaffected soldiers. Tisza, who had resigned in 1917, had been held responsible by many…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: October 30
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Oct 30   Reuters 1938 - Millions of Americans panicked when the radio play of the H G Wells book "The War of the Worlds" was broadcast by Orson Welles. Many believed a Martian invasion…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: October 29
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Oct 29   Reuters 1923 - Turkey became a republic under its first president, Kemal Ataturk.   1998 - Astronaut John Glenn, 77, becomes oldest person in space when he blasts off with…
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