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India-Bangladesh celebrate 90th anniversary of Nazrul’s ‘Bidrohi’

 Who was Nazrul? He was a famous Bengali poet, musician and revolutionary who pioneered poetic works invoking powerful spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression. Full name was Kazi Nazrul Islam, sobriquet, ‘Bidrohi Kobi’ (Rebel Poet). Period: Birth May 25, 1899 – Death August 29, 1976 His intense poetic work and nationalist activism earned him the ..

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Exercise ‘Dosti –XI’: India, Lanka, Maldives hold joint naval exercises

The Sri Lankan Coast Guards are participating in a joint sea exercise with the Indian and Maldivian Coast Guards in the seas off Male. What is Dosti-XI? A Joint 5-day Sea Exercise b/w Srilanka, India and Maldives code named ‘Dosti XI’. Objective: With international piracy extending its tentacles to Indian Ocean, Coast Guards of India, ..

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Jammu & Kashmir: Jhiri Mela

Famous Jhiri Mela commenced near village Kalyanpur in the Kanhachak area in Jammu on occasion of Gurupurab, the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The fair is held to commemorate the martyrdom of the Baba Jitto, who fought against exploitation of the feudal Lord or Jagirdar Bir Singh and died fighting for the rights of ..

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Seventeenth SAARC Summit & Addu Declaration

Recently, the Seventeenth SAARC Summit was concluded in Maldives with the release of the Addu Declaration. Here is a brief discussion: What is SAARC? South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was founded in December 1985 by Ziaur Rahman and dedicated to economic, technological, social, and cultural development emphasising collective self-reliance. The 7 founding members ..

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Current Affairs : November 20, 2011

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims observed The International Road Federation (IRF) observed the World Day for Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. The United Nations had endorsed it in 2005 as a global day to be observed every third Sunday in November each year, making it a major advocacy day for road traffic ..

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