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Shimla, Feb.2016Egyptian scholar and statesman Boutros Boutros-Ghali—who, as UN secretary-general (1992–96), vigorously supported UN mediation in post-Cold War strife and oversaw lengthy and difficult peacekeeping operations in several war-torn countries—died at...

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2008More than five months after his single-engine airplane went missing in Nevada, American adventurer Steve Fossett was legally declared dead; his body was recovered later in the year.1989Under President Mikhail Gorbachev,...

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Shimla, FebTodayToday is Valentine's Day, the feast day of St. Valentine, a priest and physician who was martyred about 270 ce in Rome, and the tradition of exchanging greetings of love...

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Shimla, Feb2016American jurist Antonin Scalia—who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, becoming well known for his strong legal conservatism—died in Shafter, Texas.2008Australian Prime Minister...

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Shimla, Feb2012American rhythm-and-blues singer Whitney Houston—who emerged as a pop superstar in the 1980s, especially known for her soaring voice—died at age 48.2011Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after nearly 30...

Child Labour Institutes

Delhi, Feb 10 - The Government is implementing the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme for rehabilitation of child labour in the country. Survey for identification of working children is the...

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Shimla, Feb.2002Princess Margaret—who, as King George VI's second daughter and the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, struggled to balance her independent spirit with her duties as a member of Britain's...

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2019Baseball player and manager Frank Robinson, who was the first Black manager in Major League Baseball, died at age 82.2015American collegiate basketball coach Dean Smith—who recorded 879 career victories, making him...

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Shimla, Feb2018SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket had its first test flight; on board was a Tesla automobile owned by SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk.2014American comedian Jay Leno hosted his last episode of The...

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Shimla, Feb.2020After being impeached by the House of Representatives over his actions in the Ukraine scandal, Pres. Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate.2017In the first overtime game in Super Bowl...