MAHATMA GANDHI

  • Hindu Mahasabha hails Godse: Will fringe elements create trouble for Modi Government? 2 days ago

    Even after its leaders have been booked in Meerut for conducting rituals to build a temple in Nathuram Godse's honor, the All India Hindu Mahasabha has declared that it will go ahead with its agenda of installing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin's statues across the country. Can the increasing vocal elements of...
  • Hindu Mahasabha hails Gandhi's killers, PM yet to respond 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Even after its leaders have been booked in Meerut for conducting rituals to build a temple in Nathuram Godse's honor, the All India Hindu Mahasabha has declared that it will go ahead with its agenda of installing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin's statues across the country. Can the increasing vocal...
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Awards 2014: Honouring Gandhian values and work 1 week ago

    The Jamnalal Bajaj Awards honour Gandhian values and work. The Jamnalal Bajaj foundation was established in 1977. This year Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi was invited as the guest of honour. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks quashing of defamation case against him December 20, 2014

    Thane (Maharashtra): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of a case filed against him over his alleged remarks against Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in connection with Mahatma Gandhi's assassination he had made during a rally. The petition was filed two days...
  • New Delhi: Kailash Satyarthi visits Rajghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Sunday visited Rajghat in Delhi to pay tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. It was a proud moment for India as eminent child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi received the Nobel Peace Prize at grand ceremony in Norway's capital Oslo on...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj expresses regret thrice in Lok Sabha after uproar over his Godse remark December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Conceding to the demands of the unrelenting opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj was forced to express regret not once or twice but thrice for saying that "Nathuram Godse is as much a nationalist as Mahatma Gandhi". The BJP MP was also forced to withdraw...
  • Nathuram Godse as much a patriotic as Mahatma Gandhi: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj sparked a controversy on Thursday by saying that Nathuram Godse was as much a patriot as Mahatma Gandhi. He said, "Nathuram Godse as much a nationalist as Mahatma Gandhi. Godse was a nationalist and Gandhi did a lot for India." Gandhi's assassin...
  • IFFI 2014: Didn't know if we'd be banned, abused, run down for making Gandhi cool in 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', says Vidhu Vinod Chopra November 22, 2014

    Panaji: It was 'Gandhigiri' preached in popular Bollywood film 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' that gave girls an important tip on how to gauge their prospective groom's nature. It also advised many in a dilemma on ways to deal with irksome neighbours and the best non-violent method to tackle corruption. At a...
  • IFFI 2014: Only Vidhu Vinod Chopra could monetise Gandhi, says Prahlad Kakkar November 21, 2014

    Panaji: Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who received huge applause for his film 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', attended Day 1 of the ongoing 10-day long IFFI. Vidhu's popular Bollywood project wowed everyone especially with the way in which it re-introduced Mahatma Gandhi's principles and virtues in an entertaining yet emotional way. Before...
  • Watch: PM Modi's full speech at unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane November 16, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a bronze 2.5-metre long statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Roma Street Parkland in Australia's southeastern state of Queensland. "I firmly believe that Mahatma Gandhi is as relevant today as he was during his time," Modi said. ...
  • Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane, Australia November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: On October 2- observed as Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary- a new era was born, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he addressed the Indian diaspora in Australia's Brisbane. "On October 2 (1869), a person was not born in Porbandar but an era was born," the PM said while unveiling a...
  • Live: Modi to unveil Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane, Australia November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is visiting Australia will unveil a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Brisbane on Sunday. Catch all the live updates here. ...
  • Birender Singh takes charge as Rural Development Minister November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday assumed office and indicated that the rural employment guarantee act would continue in the entire country and not just in some districts. A former Congressman, Birender Singh said there was no doubt that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act...
  • Modi combining best of Gandhi, Nehru to bring '3rd revolution' in India: Shimon Peres November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Nobel Prize winner and former President of Israel Shimon Peres lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he is paving the 'third revolution' in India by combining tradition with the right technology to take the country to new heights. "I met yesterday your Prime Minister and he himself is running...
  • RSS distances itself from article saying Godse should have killed Jawaharlal Nehru, not Mahatma Gandhi October 25, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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...