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Swastika, one of the sacred symbols used by many religions like Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.

The symbol of Swastika is known to signify peace, prosperity, and good fortune in the religious cultures of Eurasia. In fact, this symbol is considered very significant in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. But, at the same time, it has become one of the most misunderstood religious symbols and has been globally banned in many countries.

The reason why the symbol of Swastika is banned in many countries is because of its association with Adolf Hitler's extreme political ideology, Nazism, as Swastika as its official symbol.

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Khajuraho Temples in Chattarpur, Madhya Pradesh

The Khajuraho Temples are located in the Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, India. These temples are associated with two religions, namely, Hinduism and Jainism. Interestingly, this site has been well recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and was given the title of “World Heritage Site" by the organisation.

It is believed that these temples were built between 885 AD and 1050 AD by the Chandela Dynasty.Now, who were the Chandelas? An interesting story is on its way for you. Once there was a woman, named Hemvati, who was very beautiful and gorgeous, hailed from modern day Varanasi. It is believed that Hemvati was the daughter of a priest.One day, while she was bathing in the nearby village pond, Lord Chandra, the God of the Moon, became enchanted by her beauty, and decided to spend the night with her in human form. Following this event, Hemvati became pregnant in the morning.

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In an article published by the New York Times on September 7, 2021, they referred to the members of the the newly formed government by the Taliban as 'stalwarts'.

American newspaper based in the New York city, recently published an article in which they called many members of the Taliban government as “stalwarts".

The article was published on September 7, 2021, and the headline of the article was: “Taliban Appoint Stalwarts to Top Government Posts".

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Vehicles jam a road in Algiers, Algeria, Sept. 29, 2010. Leaded gasoline has reached the end of the road. the United Nations environment office said Aug. 30, 202, after the last country in the world to use it stopped selling the fuel.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said Algeria stopped selling leaded gasoline in July, making it the last country to end its sale and marking an "official end" of leaded gasoline use in cars.

Wealthy countries began phasing out leaded gasoline in the 1970s and 1980s due to health and environmental concerns, but some countries continued to sell it.

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