MAHATMA GANDHI

  • RSS distances itself from article saying Godse should have killed Jawaharlal Nehru, not Mahatma Gandhi 6 days ago

    Thiruvanathapuram/New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has distanced itself from an article on Nehru-Gandhi-Godse written by a BJP leader in Kerala. The RSS has called it personal views of the writer and expected to release a statement in this regard. An article that appeared in the RSS mouthpiece 'Kesari' on...
  • Centre decides not to commemorate any anniversary apart from Gandhi and Sardar Patel's 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In yet another sign of changing times with the Narendra Modi government in power, the Centre has decided not to commemorate any anniversaries except that of Mahatma Gandhi's and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's. The government will be celebrating Sardar Patel's birth anniversary on October 31 by calling it the...
  • MGNREGA scheme improved status of women: Study October 23, 2014

    Kerala: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme had helped women improve their social and economic status, according to a study by a university. The study by the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) showed that 97.3% of workers under the scheme are women. Conducted as part of a project...
  • Watch: Tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi at London's Tavistock Square October 22, 2014

    Tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Tavistock Square Garden in Bloomsbury. ...
  • PM Modi to launch MP model village scheme on Saturday October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: An ambitious village development project under which each MP will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019 will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The goal is to develop three adarsh grams or model villages by March 2019, of which...
  • With broom in hand, Sachin Tendulkar joins PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar swept a road in Mumbai with a broom in hand, days after accepting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nomination as one of the 'ambassadors' of 'Swachh Bharat' campaign. Sachin was one of the nine celebrities nominated by the Prime Minister to spread awareness on cleanliness when he...
  • Enthusiasm created by 'Swachh Bharat' should be kept going: PM Modi October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days after launching the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the momentum of "enthusiasm" generated by the drive should be kept going for the success of the mission. He also expressed happiness over former prime minister HD Deve Gowda joining the ambitious campaign. "I am...
  • Houston art exhibit showcases Gandhi and history of nonviolence October 3, 2014

    Houston: A hollowed-out handgun becomes a first-aid kit for gunshot victims. Fragments from the feet of Buddha statues stand near a painting of ghostly dancers entitled "Hiroshima." Photographs of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi hang by images of Nobel Peace Prize winners he inspired. The Menil Collection, an art museum in...
  • Gandhian way 'real, live option' to confront challenges: Sushma Swaraj October 3, 2014

    United Nations: As the world faces growing challenges of terrorism, the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi have become all the more pertinent and the Gandhian way is a "real, live option" to confront the global challenges, India has said as the UN commemorated his 145th birth anniversary. "The question to ask is...
  • Peaceful protests achieve more than military aggression: UN October 3, 2014

    United Nations:As the world grapples with "increased sectarian violence" and conflict, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to follow Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence, saying the Indian leader proved that peaceful protests accomplished much more than military aggression. "At this time of increased sectarian violence and the wanton...
  • 'Swachh Bharat' mission inspired by patriotism and is beyond politics: Narendra Modi October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Wielding the broom himself, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched 'Clean India' campaign joined by chief ministers, lawmakers, prominent personalities from various fields along with lakhs of countrymen in a drive that is expected to cost nearly Rs 2 lakh crore. Asserting that "Swachh Bharat" mission is "beyond...
  • Dilip Kumar: I was arrested and put in Yerwada jail for an anti-British speech I gave at the Air Force canteen in Pune October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar was once arrested by police for his 'anti-British' views and spent a night on hunger-strike along with other 'Gandhiwalas' lodged in a prison cell. In his recent autobiography 'Dilip Kumar: The Substance and Shadow', the legendary actor recounts how his patriotic eloquence met a...
  • 30 rare vintage photos of Mahatma Gandhi from his days as a law student to his funeral procession October 2, 2014

    'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.' - Mahatma Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born and raised in Gujarat. Known as the father of the nation, Gandhi's independence movement inspired civil rights movements across the world. He first employed non-violent civil...
  • J&K Governor, CM Omar Abdullah pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi October 2, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, describing him as the champion of human values and architect of secular democratic India. In his message, Omar said the best way of paying tributes to Gandhi is...
  • Old documentary on Mahatma Gandhi now in digital format October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A documentary on Mahatma Gandhi containing "rarest of the rare" video footage, including Bapu's first interview to a foreign journalist, has been digitised and will be available for public viewing soon. "Mahatma Gandhi, 20th Century Prophet", an 1941 documentary made by travelogue writer and journalist A K Chettiar...
  • Lal Thanhawla launches Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Mizoram October 2, 2014

    Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla launched the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' at a function in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in the centre of Aizawl's Mahatma Gandhi Square on Thursday morning. Lal Thanhawla, his cabinet colleagues, legislators and top officials, wearing white head gears swept the main road in the...
  • Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The nation on Thursday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying floral tributes at his memorial. Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Union Urban Development Minister...
  • Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 144th birth anniversary October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 144th birth anniversary. Former PM Manmohan Singh and several other senior leaders were also present at Rajghat. Modi also paid tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri who shares his birthday with Mahatma...
  • Medal to mark 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's journey from Africa to India October 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Commemorating the completion of 100 years of Gandhi's historic journey from South Africa to India to take part in India's freedom struggle, a numismatic dealer here has come up with a limited edition medal on him. To be made available from tomorrow on the occasion of Gandhi's birthday, the "Route...
  • PM Modi pays tribute at Gandhi's statue in Washington September 30, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the statue of the Father of the Nation in the US capital. A large number of Indian-Americans were present to welcome the Prime Minister who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj when he arrived at...
  • Congress takes pot shots at Modi over 'Mohanlal' Gandhi slip September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accidentally calling Mahatma Gandhi "Mohanlal Karamchand Gandhi", saying that one cannot be expected to follow the ideals of the Father of the Nation if the person mispronounces his name. "It wld (sic) be foolish to expect one...
  • PM Modi: Mahatma Gandhi gave us freedom, we should give him a Clean India September 29, 2014

    "Mahatma Gandhi never compromised on cleanliness. He gave us freedom. We should give him a Clean India," said PM Modi in his speech at Madison Square in New York. ...
  • States asked to gear up for cleanliness campaign from September 25 September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has asked all states to gear up for an intensive national cleanliness campaign from September 25 to achieve the goal of 'Swachh Bharat' or Clean India by 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth has sent a letter to state chief...
  • Modi to visit Gandhi statue, Lincoln and Martin Luther King memorials during US visit September 22, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay floral tributes to the Gandhi Statue and visit the historic Lincoln Memorial and the recently established memorial for Martin Luther King Jr in the American capital. On his maiden visit to the US as the Prime Minister, Modi will also visit the 9/11 memorial...
  • Gujarat: Xi Jinping wears khadi jacket while touring Sabarmati Ashram September 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday wore an Indian look as he was attired in an offwhite khadi jacket presented to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after his arrival. Xi wore the jacket over his white shirt when he visited the Sabarmati Ashram, once the abode of Father...
  • Modi wants 'Swacch Bharat' to be linked with economic activity September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for making 'Swacch Bharat' into a mass movement and linking it to economic activity to ensure greater participation. Chairing a highlevel meeting, he said all government departments will actively participate in the programme. Government offices up to panchayat level will be...
  • Gandhi prize for South Africabased organization September 3, 2014

    Johannesburg: A South Africabased outfit involved in conflict resolution has been awarded the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace for its efforts in promoting peace and addressing disputes globally. Graca Machel, chairperson of The African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes's (Accord) Board of Trustees and former First Lady...
  • Sir Richard Attenborough's life and career through rare photos August 25, 2014

    Richard Attenborough, who spent two decades trying to persuade sceptical movie moguls to back a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and eventually created one of the most successful films of all time, died on Sunday, the BBC reported, citing his son. #3233061 / gettyimages.com The elder brother of naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough,...