Freedom Fighters

  • South Africans vote in first 'Born Free' election May 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election on Wednesday, with the image of the ruling African National Congress as conqueror of apartheid likely to appeal even to those with no memory of white-minority rule. Voters young and old wrapped up against the early winter chill to stand in...
  • Army soldier, freedom fighter dies due to extreme poverty April 29, 2014

    A faded but spotless INA uniform was all he left behind when he died on Tuesday in a hospital, where he was admitted by local people as he could not afford his medical expenses. The 94-year-old Ram Milan Sah, a bachelor, was a member of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National...
  • 90-year-old veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini dies March 5, 2014

    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. ...
  • Freedom fighter Paras Nath Singh dead at 101 February 15, 2014

    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 was...
  • Gandhian and freedom fighter Savitaben Patel no more December 7, 2013

    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 Committee...
  • Facsimile version of Mahatma Gandhi's 'Harijan' to be released September 30, 2013

    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, 'Harijan'...
  • Bhagat Singh's 107th birth anniversary celebrated in Pakistan September 30, 2013

    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 gave his...
  • PM releases postage stamp on freedom fighter Lala Jagat Narain September 9, 2013

    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 to guide...
  • RS members voice concern over Bhagat Singh not shown as martyr in govt records August 19, 2013

    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 August 18, 2013

    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 of...
  • 'Don't need proof to salute the martyrdom of our freedom fighters' August 18, 2013

    The debate over the Home Ministry's reply to an RTI application that said that there is no record to show whether Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were declared martyrs or not, has taken on to the roads. CNN-IBN speaks people in Delhi and Patna to know their views on the...
  • Two IIT graduates devise a way to send wishes to freedom fighters August 13, 2013

    On the eve of Independence Day, a start up is offering people an opportunity to express gratitude to a handful of still surviving freedom fighters in the country. The brainchild of two IIT graduates, the website 'Wishpicker.com' , which began operations in January this year offers people a chance to send...
  • Veteran freedom fighter Vishnu Dayal Gupta dies July 26, 2013

    Veteran freedom fighter Vishnu Dayal Gupta died following prolonged illness at a hospital in Etawah, family sources said on Friday. He was 91. Gupta breathed his last on Thursday at Rural Institute of Medical Sciences in Saifai where he had been admitted a couple of days ago, they said. The deceased, basically...
  • Madurai: 58 members of 'Tamil Nadu Thevar Peravai' arrested July 1, 2013

    Madurai: Over 50 members of the 'Tamil Nadu Thevar Peravai' were on Sunday arrested for attempting to picket the Madurai airport, police said. They were demanding that the airport be named after freedom fighter Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar. Fifty-eight members, who held a demonstration earlier, tried to march towards the airport when...
  • Petition to prove Bhagat Singh's innocence filed in Pak court April 11, 2013

    Lahore: Eight decades after Bhagat Singh's execution by the British, a petition has been filed in a Pakistani court seeking the reopening of the freedom fighter's case so that he can be declared innocent. Imtiaz Rasheed Qureshi of the Save The Judiciary Committee filed the petition in the Lahore High Court....
  • Set up Bhagat Singh's monument in Parliament: JD(U) leader March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A demand was made in the Rajya Sabha to set up a monument in Parliament House at the spot where Bhagat Singh had thrown bombs inside the Central Legislative Assembly in 1929. Making the demand during Zero Hour, KC Tyagi (JD-U) said there should be a monument in...
  • Remembering Bhagat Singh on his 82nd death anniversary March 23, 2013

    It is Martyrs' Day today and we remember Bhagat Singh on his 82nd death anniversary. ...
  • Indian flag hoisted at Chennai in 1947 to be on display January 23, 2013

    Tiruchirappalli: The Indian tricolour, which was hoisted in 1947 at the 17th century British centre of power, Fort St George, in Chennai on the declaration of India's independence, will be on display at the special gallery in the Fort Museum. The special gallery will be inaugurated on January 26. "Our records...
  • WB: Govt scraps allowances for 'political sufferers' January 19, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Saturday announced that allowances introduced by the erstwhile Left Front government for those who suffered during the Naxalite uprising in 1970s, would be discontinued. "Allowances given to political sufferers will be discontinued from now," Finance minister Amit Mitra said about the category 'political sufferers...
  • JuD derails plan to rename Lahore chowk after Bhagat Singh November 1, 2012

    Lahore: Giving in to the pressure from hardline groups like the Jamaat-ud-Dawah and a section of local residents, a move to rename a roundabout here in Pakistan after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has been put on hold. The City District Government of Lahore had announced last month that Shadman Chowk would...
  • Lakshmi Sehgal's body donated for medical research July 24, 2012

    Kanpur: As a huge crowd bid her the final farewell, veteran freedom fighter Captain Lakshmi Sehgal's body was on Tuesday taken to the GSVM medical college here where it would be donated for research. The body of Sehgal, who passed away on Monday at the age of 97, was taken in...
  • Pak activists demand Bhagat Singh chowk in Lahore March 24, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistani civil society activists have demanded that the square in Lahore where Bhagat Singh was hanged over eight decades ago should be renamed after the freedom fighter to honour his struggle to free the people of the region from the suppression and cruelty of British rule. During a ceremony held...
  • Agra: Temple dedicated to India's freedom fighters March 4, 2012

    Agra: Indian Army chief General VK Singh on Sunday opened the first Rashtra Mandir, dedicated to freedom fighters and social workers, at the Mankameshwar temple complex here. The Rashtra Mandir is a unique temple in the name of people like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Annie Besant and Bhagat Singh. Mahant Har...
  • This week on CNN-IBN 30 Minutes: The Inheritors November 10, 2011

    In this week's '30 Minutes' special meet 'The Inheritors' of India's great legacies - men and women who carry the burden and expectations of an illustrious surname. ...
  • Freedom fighters disappointed with present India August 15, 2011

    New Delhi: As India marches into its 65th year of independence, the people who fought tooth and nail for the freedom most of us take for granted feel this is not the nation of their dreams and are troubled by the all-pervading culture of corruption. Captain S.S. Yadav, a 93-year-old freedom...
  • After fighting for the nation, CJs fight for dignity August 14, 2011

    Citizen Journalists freedom fighter Suresh Aggarwal, Air Cmdr (Retd) KK Badhwar fight for their dignity, respect and pension. ...
  • Nation must accept Netaji's death: Biographer July 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Contrary to doubts raised about his death, historical evidence indicates that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died in an air crash Aug 18, 1945, and the nation must accept that he was a martyr to the cause of freedom, says his grandnephew who has authored a new biography on...
  • Relative chronicles Subhash Chandra Bose's life July 17, 2011

    Kolkata: A new book on the life of Subhash Chandra Bose sheds light on the freedom fighter's life and times. His Majesty's opponent - Subhash Chandra Bose - the life of Netaji chronicled by his grand nephew Sugato Bose. A childhood replete with tales of Netaji's heroic adventures has helped...
  • Goa freedom fighters attack Portuguese envoy April 26, 2011

    Panaji: Freedom fighters in Goa on Tuesday demanded an apology from Portuguese ambassador to India Jorge Roza de Oliveira for making what they called shameless and baseless statements against them. Spokesperson of the All Goa Freedom Fighter's Association (AGFFA) Nagesh Karmali said at a press conference that 'Fundacao Oriente', a cultural...
  • Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh a 'Jat Sikh': Cong April 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress is on the backfoot over an advertisement in the latest issue of its mouthpiece 'Sandesh' that has dubbed Bhagat Singh as a freedom fighter "born to a Jat Sikh family". The ad describes Rajguru as an Indian revolutionary from Maharashtra's Deshastha Brahmin community. It also introduces...