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Human skeletons dating back to Harappan era found in Haryana

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Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

By Newsgram Staff Writer

The Indus Valley Civilization renowned for its urban planning, baked brick houses and elaborate drainage system is yet again in news as a group of archaeologists have dug up four human skeletons dating back to the subcontinent’s oldest civilization.

The remains that have been recently discovered from a cemetery in Haryana are of two adult males, a female and a child, a news report said.  Scholars say that the skeletons will help them to shed more light on the life of the Harappan people.

Since 2013, the archaeologist and scientists from India and South Korea were carrying out the excavation at the cemetery at Rakhigarhi village in Haryana’s Hissar district, BBC reported.

The excavation has also unearthed items like pottery with food grains and shell bangles found near the skeletons, which enabled the archaeologists to consider that the settlers had faith in reincarnation.

Scientists from South Korea at the site who are equipped with advanced technology would now attempt to reconstruct the DNA of the skeletons, said archaeologist Ranvir Singh.

The civilization is also known as Harappan civilization due to first of its excavations carried out in the 1920s at a place named Harappa, which is now in Pakistan. It is said that the civilization flourished with a population of over 5 million settlers during its peak. Also, the inhabitants of the civilization are noted for their development of new techniques in handicraft.

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This Smartphone by Vivo Creates The Record of Fastest Selling Smartphone in Company’s History

Priced at Rs 28,990, the device has some benchmark features such as the world's first 32 MP pop-up selfie camera

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Vivo to open E-stores in India to increase its market. Wikimedia Commons
Vivo to open E-stores in India to increase its market. Wikimedia Commons

The newly-launched Vivo V15 Pro has become the fastest selling smartphone in the V-series in its first week of sale on both offline and online channels, the company said on Monday.

India is the first market globally where the V15 Pro was launched and went on sale starting March 5.

“We are pleased with the response that we have received for the vivo V15 Pro. This is a proof of the continued trust and appreciation that our consumers place in us and our devices,” Nipun Marya, Director-Brand Strategy, Vivo India, said in a statement.

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The smartphone has 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio.

Priced at Rs 28,990, the device has some benchmark features such as the world’s first 32 MP pop-up selfie camera and AI-enabled 48 million Quad Pixel sensor+8MP+5MP triple rear camera.

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The device is the first in the industry to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE octa-core processor supported by an enhanced CPU and GPU, which consumes less power. (IANS)