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Anne Tyler, Marilynne Robinson among 13 contenders for Booker fiction prize

Jul 30, 2015

Anne Tyler, Marilynne Robinson among 13 contenders for Booker fiction prize

Novels by Americans Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson are among 13 contenders for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) Booker Prize for fiction. #NewsTracker #Booker #Marilynne Robinson #Anne Tyler #A Brief History of Seven Killings #The Green Road #The Illuminations
Rewriting history textbooks must be left to academicians, not the govt: Kalam

Jun 28, 2015

Rewriting history textbooks must be left to academicians, not the govt: Kalam

The controversy over rewriting of history textbooks notwithstanding, former President A P J Abdul Kalam says fair research is needed in this regard and any such rework attempt should not be made by "people running the show" but by people of academic excellence. #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Education #APJ Abdul Kalam #History Textbooks #Reignited
Ghana petrol station blast, flooding leave estimated 150 dead| Reuters

Jun 05, 2015

Ghana petrol station blast, flooding leave estimated 150 dead| Reuters

ACCRA An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana's capital and flooding caused by torrential rains killed around 150 people, President John Mahama said on Thursday, marking the worst disaster to strike the West African country in more than a decade. Around 96 people who sought shelter from floods overnight at the state-owned GOIL ( GOIL.GH ) gas station near a busy downtown intersection were killed, authorities said. Thousands more were made homeless in the citywide flooding, officials said. #People #history #Africa #Fire #President #accident #city #station #the-station #filling #people-at-first #president-john
Lucy had company: Ethiopian fossils indicate new forerunner of humans

May 29, 2015

Lucy had company: Ethiopian fossils indicate new forerunner of humans

A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, giving further evidence that the well-known "Lucy" species had company in what is now Ethiopia, a new study says. #NewsTracker #Ethiopia #Fossil #Lucy #Australopithecus deyiremeda #Museum of Natural History
A century on, Lebanon rediscovers deadly famine that killed a third of population

May 05, 2015

A century on, Lebanon rediscovers deadly famine that killed a third of population

Lebanon is rediscovering a century-old tragedy that most had forgotten -- a devastating famine, caused by blockades and a locust infestation, that killed a third of its population. #NewsTracker #Famine #Century #Lebanon #old #revisiting history #locust infection
18th-century book stolen in Rome recovered in a bookstore in Argentina

Apr 24, 2015

18th-century book stolen in Rome recovered in a bookstore in Argentina

An 18th-century book on the history of Saint Peter's Basilica that was stolen last year in Rome has been recovered at a bookstore in Buenos Aires #World #history #Rome #Book #Argentina #Buenos Aires #Interpol #Stolen #1748
Ambedkar as the brand ambassador for ghar wapsi? RSS creates stir on eve of birth anniversary

Apr 10, 2015

Ambedkar as the brand ambassador for ghar wapsi? RSS creates stir on eve of birth anniversary

The RSS is all set to give BR Ambedkar a complete image makeover, even as political parties fall all over themselves to celebrate his 125th birth anniversary on 14 April. #India #Dalits #RSS #Ambedkar #Ambedkar jayanti #Dalit History #BR Amebdkar
Sacramento Kings' Sim Bhullar first player of Indian descent to play in NBA

Apr 08, 2015

Sacramento Kings' Sim Bhullar first player of Indian descent to play in NBA

Sacramento Kings backup center Sim Bhullar made history Tuesday night when he became the first player of Indian descent to play in an NBA game. #history #basketball #Sim Bhullar #Sacramento #Kings #Indian descent #NBA game
Pen used by Putin to sign Crimea treaty becomes museum piece

Mar 17, 2015

Pen used by Putin to sign Crimea treaty becomes museum piece

A pen used by Russian President Vladimir Putin to sign Crimea's independence treaty, will be displayed at the opening of an exhibition on Tuesday at the State Museum of Contemporary Russian History in Moscow. #World #NewsTracker #Russia #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #Crimea #Sevastopol #State Museum of Contemporary Russian History
Saffronising history? Members of RSS-backed outfit in re-constituted ICHR team

Mar 02, 2015

Saffronising history? Members of RSS-backed outfit in re-constituted ICHR team

Two office bearers of RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana (ABISY) and a former professor who unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha elections in Manipur last year on a BJP ticket candidate find place in the reconstituted team of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR). #Politics #history #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Culture #RSS #HRD Ministry #ICHR