Freedom

  • Anna launches 'second freedom struggle' to send more farmers to Parliament 01-04-2014 05:20 PM

    Expressing disenchantment with party-based politics, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday launched a 'second freedom struggle' to send more farmer representatives to Parliament by 2024. Stating the first struggle took 90 years from 1857 to 1947 to get Independence, he said, "Now, the second goal of establishing real democracy and...
  • Indian journalist beats Edward Snowden to win 2014 Google Digital Activism Award 21-03-2014 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: Journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary is the winner of the 2014 Google Digital Activism Award. Choudhary conceptualised CGNet Swara (Voice of Chhattisgarh), a mobile-phone service that allows citizens to post and listen to local reports in their local language using basic mobile phones. Shubhranshu Choudhary is a Knight International Journalism...
  • 90-year-old veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini dies 05-03-2014 01:23 PM

    Veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini died on Wednesday at the age of 90. Saini, who had participated in the freedom movement, was ailing for some time. The funeral will take place later in the day, district officials said. ...
  • Venezuelan beauty queen shot dead while protesting for her country's freedom 21-02-2014 10:29 AM

    A local beauty queen died of a gunshot wound on Wednesday, the fifth fatality from Venezuela's political unrest, as imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the departure of the socialist government. Tensions have risen in Venezuela since Lopez, a 42-year-old Harvard-educated economist, turned himself in...
  • India 4th most dangerous country for journalists 19-02-2014 04:34 PM

    One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, with India fourth on the list of countries with the most number of deaths, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said on Tuesday. Most of those killed were targeted deliberately. Of these,...
  • Freedom fighter Paras Nath Singh dead at 101 15-02-2014 09:32 PM

    Veteran freedom fighter Paras Nath Singh died at the age of 101 following protracted illness in Jaunpur on Saturday. Singh breathed his last at his native Keshvpur Rajepur village in Jalapur area, family members said. A follower of Mahatma Gandhi, he took an active part in India's freedom struggle and...
  • U2 to perform 'Ordinary Love' at Oscars 2014 13-02-2014 02:15 PM

    Los Angeles: Rock band U2 will perform their Oscar nominated song 'Ordinary Love' from 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' at the upcoming Academy Award ceremony, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. U2's exclusive Oscar show performance will be the first time the band will perform the song...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Jai Ho', 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' 25-01-2014 03:59 PM

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Salman Khan starrer 'Jai Ho' and biopic 'Madela: Long Walk to Freedom'. He also speaks with singer Sonu Nigam on music and much more. ...
  • Golden Globe Awards: U2 wins best original song for 'Mandela....' 13-01-2014 07:55 AM

    Los Angeles: Band U2's 'Ordinary love' from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" was awarded with best original song -motion picture at the 71st Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills here Sunday evening. Bono, vocalist of U2, said that the award is personal to them as the late former South...
  • Gandhian and freedom fighter Savitaben Patel no more 07-12-2013 06:49 PM

    Vadodara: Staunch Gandhian and freedom fighter Savitaben Bhanubhai Patel passed away on Friday after a prolonged illness. She was 90. The last rites were conducted at Vadi Vadi crematorium, where her daughter Usha lit the funeral pyre in the presence of local residents and Hitendra Patel, Chairman of the Standing...
  • London: Freedom Charity rescues 3 women from decades of captivity 25-11-2013 11:53 AM

    In the UK, three women were rescued from decades of captivity in a South London neighbhourhood last week. Among the two held for that crime is a person of Indian origin. The case is being described as the biggest case of modern slavery in Britain. Aneeta Prem of the Freedom...
  • Sardar Patel belongs to the nation, not one party, says BJP 24-11-2013 05:51 PM

    Asserting that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel belongs to the whole country, BJP, on Sunday, said it is not trying to claim the legacy of the nation's first Deputy Prime Minister by installing his huge statue in Gujarat. "(Sardar) Patel belongs to the entire country. He does not belong to one party....
  • Simmtronics launches Android-based 3G tablet XPad Freedom at Rs 13,999 23-11-2013 12:11 PM

    New Delhi: Simmtronics has launched its new 3G tablet, the XPad Freedom, in India. The tablet runs Android OS, v4.2.2 Jelly Bean and is engineered with a quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM. The tablet has a 7.85-inch display (1024 x 768 pixels). The XPad Freedom features a 5 megapixel...
  • Losing the information war

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Because politicians see voters as gullible, they continue to suppress or distort information Don't like the results of an opinion poll that forecasts a possible...

  • Chidambaram quotes Maulana, says Patel agreed to partition before Nehru, Gandhi 11-11-2013 10:21 PM

    Joining debate with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over partition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on MOnday, quoted excerpts from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's book to say that Sardar Patel had agreed to the idea of division of the country before Nehru and Gandhi. "Lord Mountbatten was extremely intelligent and...
  • Gandhi's charkha sold for 110,000 pounds at UK auction 05-11-2013 09:27 PM

    London: Mahatma Gandhi's 'charkha' which he used in Yerwada Jail during the 'Quit India Movement' was on Tuesday sold at an auction in the UK for a whopping 110,000 pounds, nearly double the expected price. Gandhi's last will was also sold for 20,000 pounds at a specialist sale of historical...
  • Nelson Mandela's biopic to be screened for Barack Obama at White House 05-11-2013 11:14 AM

    New York: The Nelson Mandela biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' will get an audience from President Barack Obama, as well as a screening at the Kennedy Center hosted by Hillary Clinton. The Weinstein Company tells The Associated Press that Obama will screen the film on Thursday at the White...
  • Malala Yousafzai tipped for top European peace prize 09-10-2013 04:34 PM

    Islamabad:Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, was tipped to win this year's Sakhorav peace prize. Sajjad Khan, the European member of parliament (MEP), tipped Malala for the Sakhorav peace prize for championing women's rights to education despite fresh threats against...
  • Facsimile version of Mahatma Gandhi's 'Harijan' to be released 30-09-2013 10:12 AM

    The facsimile version of 'Harijan', a weekly publication started by Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to highlight the social and economic problems of India and the world, will be released on Monday. "'Harijan' is one of the two main publications of Gandhiji. While Young India has already been published,...
  • Bhagat Singh's 107th birth anniversary celebrated in Pakistan 30-09-2013 12:38 AM

    Lahore: The 107th birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was celebrated in Pakistan's Lahore city, where a cake was cut amid slogans like "freedom is our right". Nearly 300 people gathered at Shadman Chowk on Saturday for the celebration. Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907. "He...
  • Madonna's Secret Project Revolution: Art for freedom 26-09-2013 09:45 PM

    New Delhi: Secretprojectrevolution is a 17-minute film directed by Madonna and Steven Klein. The film launches Art For Freedom, a global initiative to further freedom of expression, created by Madonna, curated by VICE, and distributed by BitTorrent. The film explores the idea of artistic freedom and the limitations it has...
  • PM releases postage stamp on freedom fighter Lala Jagat Narain 09-09-2013 06:52 PM

    New Delhi:Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday released a postage stamp on freedom fighter, parliamentarian and journalist Lala Jagat Narain. The prime minister described him as a brave freedom fighter, a fearless journalist and an able parliamentarian. "The morals and principles of journalism set up by Lala Jagat Narain continue...
  • North Korea condemns US-South Korea military drill 29-08-2013 04:26 PM

    North Korea on Thursday condemned a US-South Korea military drill as "war preparedness" and "confrontational policy", warning it would only cast shadow on the hard-won atmosphere for dialogue between the two Korean nations. "While the US and South Korea authorities are loudly speaking about ensuring peace and security and building...
  • On anniversary of King's 'Dream' speech, bells to ring for freedom 28-08-2013 03:11 AM

    An address by President Barack Obama and nationwide bell-ringing will cap celebrations on Wednesday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights leader Martin Luther King's landmark "I have a dream" speech. Obama will speak during the "Let Freedom Ring and Call to Action" commemoration on the steps of Washington's Lincoln...
  • Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists is against freedom of expression: SAMC 23-08-2013 07:07 PM

    South Asia Media Commission on Friday said Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists was against the right of freedom of expression. It said media organisations would do well to formulate a credible plan for a mechanism at the professional level at the earliest as "the delay...
  • RS members voice concern over Bhagat Singh not shown as martyr in govt records 19-08-2013 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: Members in Rajya Sabha on Monday voiced concern over official records not showing Bhagat Singh as a martyr, prompting the government to promise remedial steps. "If his (Bhagat Singh's) name is not in records, it will be done. Government thoroughly considers him a martyr and gives him the...
  • Bhagat Singh's family seeks martyrdom for freedom fighters 18-08-2013 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: Bhagat Singh's family has reacted to the Home Ministry's stand that there were no records to prove that the freedom fighter was a martyr. Bhagat Singh's grandnephew has said that the government should bring in a law to grant martyrdom to freedom fighters. Bhagat Singh was a hero...
  • Indian-English Rock music merge in 'Freedom' Rockotsab 18-08-2013 06:19 PM

    In the first ever 'Freedom' Rocktosab in the post-Independence day with popular Indian bands, different genres of Indian-English Rock music merged on Sunday as the city grooved. From the Lightyears, Digital Suicide, The Incredible Mindfunk to the Circus, the Gen Y swayed to the tunes of chart busters 170, Collarme,...