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Total solar eclipse on March 9, to be seen as partial solar eclipse from most places in India

A total solar eclipse will occur on March 9 but will be seen as a partial solar eclipse at sunrise from most places in India except from north-west and western parts of the country.

Solar eclipse is a phenomena where the moon passes precisely between the sun and the earth. It blocks the sun’s bright face, revealing the tenuous and comparatively faint solar atmosphere. It happens only once a year.

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The total eclipse phase will begin at 5.47 am (IST) and it will last till 9.08 am on March 9. The partial phase will, however, end at 10.05 am (IST). In most places of India, the partial phase of the eclipse will begin before sunrise – it means partially eclipsed sunrise will take place on that day.

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Sikh & Rajput Relations in History

Introduction

My passion in Sikh history takes me to academic journals which are full of references from other academicians and the written style is different from the usual prose. Occasionally I come across research journals which are based on primary sources. These are the ones which I like the most. Unfortunately they remain within the academic circles unless the author decides write a book on it. Today I am going to share one of those remarkable pieces of researches from original sources which add considerably to our existing knowledge base.

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Dr Balwant Singh Dhillon of Guru Nanak Dev University has produced a research paper on Sikh relations with Rajputs during 18th century...

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Here Are 22 Vintage Ads Featuring Neerja Bhanot, The Model

Neerja Bhanot, the flight purser of Pan Am Flight 73, saved 360 passengers when the ill-fated flight was hijacked in September 1986. This week, Sonam Kapoor starrer,Neerja remembers the martyr who was the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra for her valiant service during the situation of great crisis. However, not many know that while pursuing her career as a purser, Neerja also did a bit of modelling for some brands and magazines

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Sonam Kapoor is all set to play the young, free-spirited and courageous flight purser, Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life on 5th September 1986 when the Pan Am Flight 73 was hijacked by four armed men.

Neerja was recognized internationally as “the heroine of the hijack” and is the younge...

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Freedom 251: India’s cheapest Android smartphone launched at Rs 251

Ringing Bells will launch India’s most affordable smartphone for Rs 251 today, a move that could disrupt the booming handset market in the country.

Ringing Bells will launch India’s most affordable smartphone called Freedom 251 for a price of Rs 251 today.

Ringing Bells will launch India’s most affordable smartphone called Freedom 251 for a price of Rs 251 today.

Ringing Bells will launch India’s most affordable smartphone called Freedom 251 for a price of Rs 251 today.

The smartphone with a 4-inch WVGA resolution display, features a 1.3 Ghz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB total storage space and a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back. It will have 0.3 megapixel camera on the front and has a 1450 mAh battery.

Bookings for the Freedom 251 will start from Thursday 18 February from 6...

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Meet the Indian scientists behind gravitational waves discovery

Scientists (clock-wise from top left) Anand Sengupta, Archana Pai, Parameswaran Ajith, Sanjeev Dhurandhar who were part of the experiment that led to the discovery of the gravitational wave (Special arrangement )

Scientists (clock-wise from top left) Anand Sengupta, Archana Pai, Parameswaran Ajith, Sanjeev Dhurandhar who were part of the experiment that led to the discovery of the gravitational wave (Special arrangement )

Sixty Indian scientists from across nine Indian institutes are involved in the experiment that led to the discovery of the gravitational wave as predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago.

HT caught up with the leading lights in dull-grey jackets that read ‘Listening to Cosmic Whispers’ at Pune’s Inter University of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA).

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60 Indian scientists part of gravitational waves discovery

In a landmark discovery scientists have detected gravitational waves, hypothesised by Albert Einstein...

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