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Robots guarded Buddha’s relics in an ancient Indian legend

According to the legend, Mauryan king Asoka battled with android warriors guarding Buddha's relics, and ultimately reigned over the army of automatons himself.
File image of Dholavira in Gujarat, one of the largest cities of Indus Valley Civilisation | Commons

New study shows climate change caused decline of flourishing Indus Valley Civilisation

Using under-sea fossil evidence and its marine DNA, researchers were able to trace how climate change led to the decline of Harappan Civilisation.
AICTE

Scientists fighting fake news want ‘outlandish’ engineering book pulled out

Book for budding engineers claims an Indian sage invented planes 5,000 years before Wright brothers, and gravity was a Vedic-era discovery too.

On Camera

Vivek Oberoi as PM Narendra Modi during the shoot of his upcoming film 'PM Narendra Modi', in Varanasi | PTI

Only thing missing from Vivek Oberoi’s Narendra Modi is the cape

PM Narendra Modi fits perfectly as a sequel to Bal Narendra and as a prequel to Akshay Kumar’s ‘apolitical’ interview with Modi.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

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On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.