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The bravery of Franceska Mann

Arriving at Auschwitz in 1943, Polish-Jewish ballet dancer Franceska Mann was ordered to disrobe for the crematorium. She took off her clothes provocatively to distract the Nazi guard, then snatched the roll-call officer’s pistol & shot him dead. She fired a second shot that wounded an SS sergeant. Other prisoners …

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Madhya Pradesh: Cop Runs With 10 Kg Bomb On His Shoulder For 1 Km

A tiny village in Madhya Pradesh witnessed a feat of bravery and strength last week that rivalled any shown on silver screen. After a bomb was found in the backyard of a local school, a 40-year-old constable picked it up with his bare hands and sprinted nearly a kilometer to …

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Before Laying Down Life, CRPF Man Unfurled Flag. Today, Wife Took His Place

The Independence Day celebrations at Srinagar’s CRPF 49 battalion this year was overshadowed by grief. Thirty-two-year-old Neha Tripathi, her little daughter by her side, was unfurling the flag. Last year, it was her husband, Commandant Pramod Kumar, who performed the same task. Within a couple of hours, he was dead. …

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Tales of A Freedom Fighter Who Is Still Going Strong At 99

Not everyone who fought for India’s freedom survived to see it get independence 70 years ago on August 15 in the year 1947. HS Doreswamy of Bengaluru, one year short of a century, was one of the few who did and is still fighting for the India of his dreams, …

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PM Bhargava: A  Renowned scientist who returned Padma Award in solidarity against  intolerance, passes away

Renowned scientist Pushpa Mitra Bhargava, the founder director of CSIR-Centre for Cellular Molecular Biology (CCMB) here, who returned his Padma Bhushan award two years ago in protest against the NDA government’s stance towards liberal ethos in the country, died today. He was 88, CCMB sources said. The scientist, popularly known …

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Girl who lost her hands in a blast cooks for the first time; finds a fan in Vikas Khanna

It is not every day that Vikas Khanna, a Michelin-starred Indian chef responds to your tweets. And when he does, the Internet will make sure it is remembered. Just like how Malvika Iyer’s Twitter exchange with the chef is now the talk of Twitterverse. Malvika Iyer is a brave and beautiful …

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Super Doctor Mom: The woman who paused her delivery to help another pregnant lady

A Kentucky-based doctor didn’t forget her duties even when she was in labour pain. Dr Amanda Hess paused her own delivery to help another woman, who was suffering in agony. She was in her own room on July 23 when she heard a woman wail, and selflessly, went to help her. …

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Local slum into a ‘kingdom of colors’: How MNIT Jaipur students made a difference

The image that comes to our mind when we hear the word ‘slum’ is hardly colourful or beautiful. The cluttered shanties, the makeshift home and lack of cleanliness also add to the grim realities of slums. But thanks to students of MNIT Jaipur, a slum in the Rajasthan capital is …

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From Slums to Success: The road to Delhi University, these youngsters tell all

Overcoming poverty and hardships of life in a slum, three youngsters have secured seats in prestigious Delhi University. Among them is 17-year-old Prince who lives in Mayapuri, a locality that has India’s biggest scrap market. Living amidst clattering of passing trains and stink from heaps of garbage all around, preparing …

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Age is just a Number! 102-year-old Pune doctor tireleslsy serves patients

102-year-old Dr Balwant Ghatpande is one of the oldest practicing doctors in Pune and has continued to help patients with his traditional knowledge of allopathic medicines as the landscape of the medical field has undergone change. The man who works 10 hours a day seven days a week, says that …

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