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Patharughat 1894 Peasant Protest : Keypoints

Patharughat: Twenty-five years before the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre, more than a hundred peasants fell to the bullets of the British on January 28, 1894 in Patharughat, a small village in Assam’s Darrang district. The unarmed peasants were protesting against the increase in land revenue levied by the colonial administration, when the military opened fire. On […]

Govind Ballabh Pant Statue to be Unveiled – Keypoints

Govind Ballabh Pant: A statue of freedom fighter Govind Ballabh Pant that was removed from the Parliament premises recently would be unveiled at its new location, a roundabout opposite Gurdwara Rakab Ganj on Pandit Pant Marg in Delhi. Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant (1887 – 1961) was a lawyer, an Indian freedom fighter and one of […]

Who was Joymoti Konwari?

Joymoti Konwari: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Assam on January 23. The venue for Modi’s program is the historic Jerenga Pothar in Upper Assam’s Sivasagar district. Formerly known as Rangpur, Sivasagar was the seat of the powerful Ahom dynasty, which ruled Assam for six centuries (1228-1826). Jerenga Pothar, an open field in […]

World’s Oldest Known Cave Art

World’s oldest known cave art: Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave art — a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was painted at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia. The Sulawesi warty pig painting was found in the limestone cave of Leang Tedongnge The cave painting uncovered in South Sulawesi consists of […]

Tsari Chu River and India – China Conflict

Tsari Chu river: China said its construction of a village across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh was “beyond reproach” because it had “never recognized” Arunachal. India’s Ministry of External Affairs said earlier this week it was aware of the construction “along the LAC”. The village was built between November 2019 and […]