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19 October, 2017 7:37 PM Wah Taj! Is Kerala Tourism Trolling Yogi Adityanath Government?

The CPM-led Kerala government has been engaged in a game of political oneupmanship with Yogi Adityanath ever since he recently visited the southern state for a rally against political killings. Thiruvananthapuram/Lucknow: Kerala's Tourism Department has "saluted" the Taj Mahal for "inspiring millions to discover India" in what many see as an attempt 48

17 October, 2017 1:11 AM MLA spews venom at Taj Mahal

Controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Som ignited a firestorm of controversy by saying the Taj Mahal was built by a "traitor who wanted to wipe out Hindus", and that the Unesco World Heritage Site was a "blot on the Indian culture". The Uttar Pradesh government quickly distanced itself from the remarks, but stopped short of condemning them, while the Opposition 50

16 October, 2017 2:37 PM Will Modi stop hoisting flag at Red Fort, asks Asaduddin Owaisi

Flaying BJP leader Sangeet Som's remark that Taj Mahal was built by traitors, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday wondered if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hoisting the national flag on Red Fort. The Hyderabad MP said it was very unfortunate and shameful that a legislator who had taken oath on the constitution was speaking out of arrogance 82 1

16 October, 2017 7:37 AM 'Taj Built By Traitors,' Says BJP's Sangeet Som, Hate-Speech Giver

BJP lawmaker Sangeet Som also called Mughal emperors Babur, Akbar "traitors" and said their names would be removed from pages of history. New Delhi: The world-renowned Taj Mahal has been dragged into an ugly political row after its exclusion from a Uttar Pradesh tourism booklet earlier this month. Sangeet Som, a controversial lawmaker of the state's 74

12 October, 2017 8:23 PM US, Israel pull out of UN cultural body UNESCO over 'anti-Israel' bias

PARIS: The United States and its ally Israel said Thursday they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body in a move that underlined Washington's drift away from international institutions. The US decision, announced in Washington, follows years of tension at the organisation which it accused of having an "anti-Israel bias." "This decision 66

12 October, 2017 3:01 PM US withdraws from Unesco citing anti-Israel bias

WASHINGTON: In a preview of the shape of things to come in an inward-looking, isolationist but combative America under President Trump, the United States announced on Thursday it is withdrawing from Unesco, the UN cultural outfit, citing its "anti-Israel bias" among other things. The US State Department said in a statement that it has notified Unesco 156

12 October, 2017 1:54 PM US will withdraw from UNESCO over its ‘anti-Israel bias’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Thursday that it would withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of the United States distancing itself because of what it saw as the group’s “anti-Israel bias.” “This decision was not taken lightly,” according to a State Department statement on Thursday. The department 165 1

5 October, 2017 7:00 AM Here Are Some Records of Shah Rukh Khan We Bet You Didn't Know About

There are some records that only Shah Rukh Khan holds in Bollywood! Want to take a look at them? Well, here they are! 1. He is the only Indian, who have been awarded by UNESCO for his charitable work. 2. Shah Rukh Khan is the only Indian actor who holds three honorary doctorate degrees. 3. Paris museum issued gold coin in the honour of Shah Rukh Khan. He is the only Bollywood 32

5 September, 2017 8:20 AM Philosopher, teacher, president: Remembering Dr S Radhakrishnan

Tribute to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan philosopher-author and India's second president was born on September 5, 1888. When he became the President of India, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, on 5 September. He replied, Radhakrishnan in Tiruttani, near Madras. He did his BA with philosophy 28

31 August, 2017 4:57 PM Unesco announces winners of literacy prizes

Projects in Canada, Colombia, Jordan, Pakistan and South Africa to be honoured UNESCO has announced the winners of the 2017 International Literacy Prizes, which honours excellence and innovation in the field of global literacy. The awards will be handed out to five laureates from Canada, Colombia, Jordan, Pakistan and South Africa on the occasion of International 26