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From the year without summer to Communism and diseases: With the disasters we have endured over centuries, was 2020 really that bad?

For civilisations that have seen the plagues, earthquakes, colonisation and the atrocities of communist rules, the COVID outbreak is a minor ordeal that will soon be overcome.

2000 years old Roman-era food stall buried in volcanic ash unearthed in Pompeii in Italy

Italian archaeologists carrying out excavations in lost city Pompeii discovered a 'thermopolium' or Roman era fast-food counter

Egypt unearths over 100 ancient coffins from Saqqara’s 2500-year-old burial site

Egypt announces a major archeological finding of over 100 ancient coffins at a 2500 year-old burial site at Saqqara.

Watch: Azerbaijani soldier screams ‘Allahu Akbar’ while standing atop a desecrated church in occupied territory in Armenia

Azerbaijan has occupied the Artsakh region in Armenia, and its soldiers and mercenaries have started demolishing churches in the region

Strategically, the RW, rather the Hindus, don’t have much to gain by attacking Mahatma Gandhi

An unhealthy focus on bringing down Mahatma Gandhi doesn’t achieve anything.

The Kingdom of Champa and the Chams: Hinduism in Vietnam

Despite the cultural influences, the Vietnamese people never really accepted Chinese rule, leading to constant rebellions and skirmishes, which finally ended the Chinese control in 939 CE, after which the country took the name Dai Viet.

The Islamic invasions of Srirangam: How Delhi Sultanate ravaged one of Vaishnavism’s most sacred sites

Srirangam contribution is particularly noteworthy because it is one of the holiest sites for Vaishnavites, the devotees of Lord Vishnu.

Bangladesh: Joykali Matar Temple, one of the oldest in the region, reconstructed with India’s help, inaugurated by the Indian envoy

Reconstructed 300-year old Kali Temple was inaugurated in Natore by Indian High Commissioner and Bangladesh minister.

Class 8 textbook published by Maharashtra govt replaces freedom fighter Sukhdev with Kurban Hussain, probe ordered

Maharashtra govt's textbook says Kurban Hussain was hanged alongside Bhagat Singh and Rajguru, bot Sukhdev

Academic loss due to coronavirus: Course load of CBSE curriculum reduced, chapters on ‘secularism’, ‘citizenship’ deleted. Read details

The decision to drop such topics were made after the direction of the HRD ministry which asked the CBSE to reduce the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 by 30 per cent to compensate for the academic loss caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent closure of schools.

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