Today in History, July 31

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY ON THIS DATE: 1498 – Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the New World, arrives at the island of Trinidad. 1556 – Death of St Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish soldier and priest who founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). 1658 – Aurangzeb is proclaimed Mogul Emperor in India. 1812 – […]

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BOOMTOWN RAP: Bengaluru gets a new 'saviour'

It took Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah two-and-a-half years to appoint a minister for the development of Bengaluru.  With another two-and-a-half-years left for the Congress government to show some real work in the IT capital of the nation, which is in a very bad shape in terms of infrastructure and civic services, the expectations from the […]

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FIFA to hold Council meeting by video-conference

ZURICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) – FIFA will hold the next meeting of its decision making Council by video-conference from its Zurich headquarters rather than in Asuncion as originally planned, the global soccer body said on Tuesday. The decision was taken “at the request of several members”, FIFA said in a short statement, adding that members […]

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Custom, caste system deny land rights to Asian women, indigenous…

By Rina Chandran UDAIPUR, India, Oct 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women, lower-caste and indigenous people across Asia are failing to benefit from land reform laws because of custom and deep-rooted social biases, land rights activists said on Wednesday. Globally, indigenous communities have legal rights to only 10% of land, according to Washington, D.C.-based advocacy […]

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Stimulus check: Who counts as a dependent on your taxes, and how much money could you get?

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> If you claimed dependents on your 2019 tax return, you should have received $500 per dependent in the first round of stimulus checks. Sarah Tew/CNET For the first stimulus check, Americans with dependents 16 years old and younger received an extra $500 toward their total payment. If Congress does pass a new coronavirus […]

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