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When is Labour Day in Jamaica?

When is Labour Day in Jamaica?

Before 1961, May 24 was celebrated in Jamaica as Empire Day in honour of the birthday of Queen Victoria and her emancipation of slaves in Jamaica. As its name suggests, the day was used to celebrate the British Empire, complete with flag-raising ceremonies and the singing of patriotic songs. In 1961, Jamaican Chief Minister Norman Washington Manley proposed the replacement …

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Re-discovery of painter ‘Sita Ram’

Re-discovery of painter 'Sita Ram'

The works of Sita Ram, who illustrated the world around for Lord Hastings, reveal his ability to distinguish sight from insight So little is known about Indian painters of the past that, whenever from their world of silence, one hears another whisper, another faint sound, one feels grateful. Perhaps, even a bit relieved. For, far too long has one lived …

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Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002 Quiz

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Who was the first Indian to be knighted?

Queen Victoria founded The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India in 1861, which was an order of chivalry, meant to be given to viceroys of India, nawabs and princes for their meritorious service and loyalty to the British empire. The people admitted to this order were called knights. In the year of its founding, Nawab Sikandar Begum Sahiba, …

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Mark Tully

Mark Tully — Sir William Mark Tully, (Order of the British Empire) OBE (born 1935 in Calcutta, India) is the former Chief of Bureau, BBC, New Delhi. He worked for BBC for a period of 30 years before resigning in July 1994. He held the position of Chief of Bureau, BBC, Delhi for 20 years. Since 1994 he has been …

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