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Sonia gifted first volume of 13-part Congress history


July 24th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was presented the first book in a 13-volume series chronicling the party's history from its inception in 1885 to India's ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago honours ‘nani’ to mark Indian Arrival Day


June 12th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago marked the 167th anniversary of Indian Arrival Day - the day the first group of Indians reached Trinidad - by honouring Samoodarie ... Read more...

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70,000 foreign office files declassified


June 5th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 4 (IANS) In an important step that should cheer academics and researchers, over 70,000 declassified files of the external affairs ministry dealing with sensitive issues like India-Pakistan ... Read more...

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‘National Archives digitised 15 lakh document pages’


May 8th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The National Archives of India (NAI) has digitised 15 lakh pages of documents and manuscripts at a cost of Rs 18 lakh during the finacial ... Read more...

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Where was Charlie Chaplin born?


February 18th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) British intelligence officers found no record of Charlie Chaplin's birth when they probed him over over suspected Soviet ties, secret files have revealed.The mystery of the ... Read more...

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Mork and Mindy aliens spotted in East Dulwich


August 11th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The debate on the existence of aliens has been rekindled with the release of previously classified documents by Britain’s National Archives. The documents reveal among other things ... Read more...

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Photographs, litho-prints declared rare manuscripts


June 15th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The National Archives of India has revamped two assistance schemes to include digitisation of archival photographs and prints like oleographs and lithographs in the rare ... Read more...

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British Air Force ‘forced’ lesbian recruits to undergo treatment


April 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): Britain's Royal Air Force used to discourage recruitment of bisexual officials and forced suspected lesbians to undergo a medical treatment to 'cure' their 'perversions,' reveals newly declassified documents.A ... Read more...

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Nixon Library lifts the lid on Watergate scandal


April 1st, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum has left the doors open for people to have a close view of the Watergate scandal during the tenure of the ... Read more...

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National Archive’s 120th foundation day Friday


March 11th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The National Archives of India will celebrate its 120th Foundation Day Friday with a seminar titled 'Politics, Philosophy and Aesthetics: Revisiting Gandhi, Tagore and Iqbal'.Set ... Read more...

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Lincoln urged Britain to help set up colony for freed slaves


March 6th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Abraham Lincoln had told freed slaves that they should found a colony in Latin America, and also urged Britain's help in proving land to these slaves in British ... Read more...

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Lincoln had ’secret talks’ with Britain to set up colony for freed slaves


March 6th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Abraham Lincoln made contact secretly with the British to help found a colony in the then British Honduras, now Belize, for freed slaves, reveals a new book.A new ... Read more...

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Revealed: RAF’s bizarre plot to kidnap Hitler through his pilot


January 31st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): It has been revealed that the RAF chiefs had drawn up a bizarre plan to kidnap Adolf Hitler by hoping to recruit his personaal pilot as a secret ... Read more...

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Jackie Kennedy’s ‘JFK assassination day’ pillbox hat missing


January 28th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Jackie Kennedy was dressed in a pink wool boucle suit and matching pillbox hat the day her husband was assassinated, and though the suit is now stored at ... Read more...

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US historian denies tampering with Lincoln’s last pardon


January 27th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.27 (ANI): An American historian has denied tampering with one of President Abraham Lincoln's last official acts before he was assassinated on April 14, 1965.The document in question relates to ... Read more...

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Was Abe Lincoln’s ‘pardon to death row inmate before assassination’ claim doctored?


January 25th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): An amateur US historian has been accused of doctoring a key document of former US President Abraham Lincoln for his own benefit by changing the date of an ... Read more...

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Reagan’s handwritten changes to ‘Evil Empire’ speech on display


January 6th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): The National Archives in Washington DC has put Ronald Reagan's handwritten changes to his 'Evil Empire' speech on display for the first time.The exhibition was unveiled on Wednesday ... Read more...

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Posts created to fight manpower crunch in cultural bodies


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The central government has created various middle-level posts in the country's top cultural institutions like the National Museum and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to counter ... Read more...

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Margaret Thatcher’s scorn of her own ministers revealed in historic notes


November 20th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is well known for being forthright, and now historic notes she made when she came into power have revealed her scorn of ... Read more...

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Hitler enjoyed bread, marmalade for breakfast


October 29th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Adolf Hitler who hated being watched enjoyed bread and marmalade alongside coffee for breakfast, a media report said Friday.He complained about his health and was prone to banging ... Read more...

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Hitler ‘loved marmalade but hated anyone staring at him’


October 29th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Files recently made public in the National Archives revealed a regular day in the life of Adolf Hitler.According to SS Schutze Obernigg, who escaped Nazis at 19, the ... Read more...

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Mass Graves Of Japanese Soldiers Unearthed On Iwo Jima Island


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Tokyo, Oct 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Japanese island of Iwo Jima which is known to be one of the most significant battle zones of the Second World War is in ... Read more...

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Hiring professionals for cultural bodies okayed


October 12th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The union cabinet Tuesday approved the creation of posts for professionals in the country's premier cultural organisations, including the National Museum and the Archaeological Survey of India ... Read more...

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Lost Vivaldi Concerto found in Scotland by an academic


October 8th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
An academic has accidentally found a lost flute concerto by Antonio Vivaldi. Antonio Vivaldi was an 18th century Italian composer and virtuoso violinist. The flute concerto was found in Scotland’s National Archives ... Read more...

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Vice President Hamid Ansari inaugurates exhibition on occasion of CWG


September 30th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari inaugurated an exhibition entitled "Commonwealth: Upholding Sporting Tradition and Sporting Spirit" at National Archives of India here on Thursday, which will remain ... Read more...

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National Archives tell India’s Independence story (With Image)


August 15th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On Jan 26, 1930, the Indian National Congress adopted the 'Poorna Swaraj' resolution at its Lahore session - a call that was deemed as the first step ... Read more...

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Robert Burns’s last days revealed in a letter


August 4th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): A letter, that throws a lot of light on Scottish poet Robert Burn's life, has been discovered.The letter describes how Burns's sense of humour remained despite his illness.The ... Read more...

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Chaotic Delhi was reluctant party to 1857 siege (With Image)


August 1st, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Mutiny of 1857 against the British was a time of churning for a reluctant Delhi that found the presence of "sepoys" or mutineers insufferable ... Read more...

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India, UAE vow to preserve cultural ties


July 6th, 2010 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 5 (IANS/WAM) India and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to cooperate in preserving documents related to the cultural ties between the two countries. M.K. Lokeesh, Indian Ambassador to UAE, ... Read more...

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National Archives seeks private collections


July 5th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The National Archives of India Monday urged private collectors to donate collections of papers that have a bearing on Indian history and culture. In a statement, the ministry ... Read more...

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National Archives Office launches Facebook page to recover missing records


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:03 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The National Archives Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced Thursday that it has launched an Archival Recovery Team Facebook page.The OIG expands its effort to identify ... Read more...

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Mushirul Hasan appointed DG of National Archives of India


May 14th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Mushirul Hasan, a serving professor and former vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, has been appointed as the director-general of the National Archives of India. Hasan, educated in Aligarh ... Read more...

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Even cops believed in Loch Ness’ existence in the 1930s


April 27th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): A top police officer believed the existence of a Loch Ness monster was 'beyond doubt', according to a historical document.In 1938, the chief constable of Inverness-shire raised concerns ... Read more...

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First black nation’s freedom declaration papers traced


April 2nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 2 (IANS) A Canadian student has found the missing printed copy of Haiti's Declaration of Independence from France more than 200 years ago. Haiti, the Caribbean nation in news because ... Read more...

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MI5 documents reveal Nazi plan to send spies dressed as monks into Vatican


March 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 15 (ANI): Britain's MI5 intelligence outfit has revealed that Hitler's Germany had hatched a plan during World War Two to infiltrate the Vatican with spies disguised as monks.According to The ... Read more...

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