Mahatma

  • Modi wants 'Swacch Bharat' to be linked with economic activity 4 days ago

    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 high-level meeting, he said all government departments will actively participate in the programme. Government offices up to panchayat level will be...
  • Gandhi prize for South Africa-based organization September 3, 2014

    Johannesburg: A South Africa-based 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,...
  • Bill introduced to establish one more central university in Motihari August 14, 2014

    A bill to establish one more central university in Bihar at Motihari and rename the existing one in the state was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was introduced by HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The new central university at Motihari in East Champaran would be...
  • Portraying the Mahatma: Alleppey's Gandhi spreads the message of love and peace August 14, 2014

    Alleppey: The coastal town of Alleppey has its own living Mahatma Gandhi. 66-year-old George Paul who bears an uncanny resemblance to the father of our nation. Perhaps that explains why Paul has played the role of the Mahatma over 2,000 times in movies, documentaries, stage shows or such appearances! "The world...
  • Make categories for Bharat Ratna, bar PMs from the honour, suggests Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: As speculation around who will get the Bharat Ratna continues, Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson has suggested making separate categories for pre- and post-independence personalities. He has said that former prime ministers should be ineligible for the award. "I think the time has come when we should separate the categories....
  • No one else but Mahatma Gandhi on currency notes: Raghuram Rajan August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: As speculation swirled about various names for Bharat Ratna, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said that nobody but Mahatma Gandhi should feature on the currency notes. "There are so many great Indians, but of course he (Gandhi) stands above head and shoulders above every one. There are many...
  • Delhiites to get free ride on DTC buses for 4 hours on Independence Day August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites will get a free ride on all Delhi Transport Corporation buses from 6 AM to 10 AM across the national capital on this Independence Day. Also, for the first time, around 10,000 seats will be available for general public at the historic Red Fort where they can...
  • Peace walk held to mark Gandhi's departure from South Africa July 20, 2014

    Johannesburg: A five kilometre peace walk was organised on Sunday as part of an event to commemorate the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's departure from the shores of South Africa to India. The Indian community led by India's High Commissioner to South Africa Virendra Gupta organised the event at the former site...
  • Azad seeks action against Arundhati Roy for anti-Gandhi comment July 19, 2014

    Jammu: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday demanded action against writer and activist Arundhati Roy for her reported comments in which she had criticised Mahatma Gandhi for his "casteist tendencies". "If someone (Arundhati) says that Gandhiji was casteist... That should not be tolerated and that cannot be tolerated. Action should...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's ideals are the future for us: President July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi's ideals not only held our past but will guide our future too, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday as he conferred the Gandhi Peace prize on noted environmentalist-social worker Chandi Prasad Bhatt. The President, during the event held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, said the prize was an expression...
  • Bhiwandi court summons Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against RSS July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bhiwandi court in Maharashtra's Thane district on Friday summoned Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. While addressing a Lok Sabha election rally, Rahul had linked the RSS with Mahatma Gandhi's killing. The court's directive came on a case filed by secretary...
  • 11,100 files destroyed, Mahatma Gandhi assassination records safe: MHA July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: 11,000 files were destroyed as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's orders to weed out files and papers but none of these related to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. Singh said that this in a suo motu statement in Rajya Sabha two days...
  • Mahatma Gandhi statue to stand in front of the British Parliament July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi, who was at the forefront of efforts to end British rule in India and was repeatedly imprisoned, is to be honoured outside Britain's parliament, British finance minister George Osborne said Tuesday. Osborne, on a trip to New Delhi to meet the new government of Narendra Modi, wrote...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel sets targets for her government June 23, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has drawn up a 100-days agenda for her government which would focus on 11 key subjects. "We have chalked out a detailed 100 days agenda for the government within which specific targets have to be achieved in 11 areas," Gujarat state government spokesperson and...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan pledges Rs 1 crore to revive Mahatma’s Tolstoy Farm June 10, 2014

    To nurture the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa, where he first began his Satyagraha, the Madhya Pradesh government will donate Rs. 1 crore for the restoration of his Tolstoy Farm. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced this during a visit to the now derelict area, south of Johannesburg, owned...
  • London: Gandhi statue vandalised amid UK Sikh protests over Bluestar June 9, 2014

    A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been vandalised in the UK city of Leicester apparently protesting the 1984 Operation Bluestar military raid on the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine. Graffiti saying "Never forget 84" and "We want justice #84" has been sprayed on the base of the statue in Leicester's...
  • Watch: PM Narendra Modi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be sworn in at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday evening. Modi began his day by paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. ...
  • Modi to visit Rajghat on Monday May 25, 2014

    Narendra Modi will visit Rajghat on Monday morning to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi ahead of being sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister. Modi, who is scheduled to take the oath of office and secrecy at 6 PM on Monday, would visit Rajghat at 7 AM, official sources said on...
  • PWD engineer in trouble for helping daughter clear PMT exam through unfair means May 19, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) is on the lookout for a senior engineer of the PWD in connection with the PMT scam as he allegedly got his daughter admitted to a government medical college through unfair means in exchange of a hefty amount of money. The STF is searching Executive...
  • Arun Jaitley compares Ramdev with Mahatma Gandhi, JP Narayan May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has kicked up a storm by comparing yoga guru Ramdev with Mahatma Gandhi and Jaiprakash Narayan. The remarks came at a function in Delhi where Jaitley "thanked" Ramdev for "awakening" the voters and compared his efforts with the struggles undertaken by national leaders...
  • Catholic body wishes BJP, hopes it follows Mahatma Gandhi's ideals May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), the highest body of the Catholic Christians in India has sent a congratulatory message to the BJP. In its message to the Congress, they have asked the party from the experience. In a letter signed by the CBCI president Cardinal Baselios...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's letters accusing his son of rape up for auction in UK May 15, 2014

    London: Three explosive letters that highlight Mahatma Gandhi's deep concerns over the behaviour of his eldest son, Harilal, will go under the hammer at an auction in England next week. Mullock's Auctioneers based in Shropshire county are hoping to fetch between 50,000 pounds and 60,000 pounds for a set...
  • Kerala: Mahatma Gandhi University VC sacked over qualification row May 12, 2014

    Mahatma Gandhi University vice-chancellor AV George was sacked on Monday after the Kerala governor as the chancellor of the university signed the order. "The order has been inked," said a Raj Bhavan source who did not wish to be identified. George assumed the office of the Kottayam-based Mahatma Gandhi University's vice-chancellor in...
  • Gandhi's great-grandson not seeking re-election to Kansas house May 9, 2014

    Shanti Gandhi, a great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, isn't going to seek a second term for a Kansas House seat he won in 2012 and instead plans to endorse his Republican primary rival Dick Jones. Gandhi defeated Jones in the 2012 Republican primary campaign thrown into disarray when Shawnee County election workers...
  • 158 feet. Finished in 5 days. The tallest mural in India is of Mahatma Gandhi painted on the sides of the Delhi Police HQ May 8, 2014

    The Delhi Police headquarters now flaunts India's tallest mural of Mahatma Gandhi that stands at a massive length of 158 feet. In January 2014, German artist Hendrick Beikirch and Indian artist ANPU started this painting at the Delhi Police headquarters in ITO and finished the entire mural in a span...
  • Mahatma Gandhi wanted Congress to work as social outfit: Ram Madhav May 3, 2014

    RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav on Saturday claimed that Mahatma Gandhi wanted Congress to work as a social outfit instead of a political party after the Independence. Speaking at an event organised by the Indore Press Club and Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Madhav said, "Before the Independence, Congress was not a political party,...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson backs AAP's Kumar Vishwas in Amethi April 29, 2014

    Mohandas Gandhi's great grandson Srikrishna Kulkarni on Tuesday came out in support of the AAP candidate Kumar Vishwas, saying he was a "self-made" man taking on "corruption-based dynastic rule" in Amethi. Kulkarni, a Bangalore-based robotics engineer, is in Amethi campaigning for Vishwas. Kulkarni's mother is the daughter of Mahatma Gandhi's son,...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid 'casual labourers' in Goa govt records April 27, 2014

    Panaji: Sachin Tendulkar may have won the Bharat Ratna, but according to the Goa government's records, he is a "casual labourer" and a beneficiary of the MGNREGS. And so are his wife and two children, says an NGO. Non-governmental organisation Goa Parivartan Manch Saturday claimed to have exposed a scam...