Freedom Fighters

  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Don't need proof to salute the martyrdom of our freedom fighters' 18-08-2013 04:05 PM

    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 13-08-2013 12:50 PM

    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...
  • Veteran freedom fighter Vishnu Dayal Gupta dies 26-07-2013 04:12 PM

    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...
  • Madurai: 58 members of 'Tamil Nadu Thevar Peravai' arrested 01-07-2013 01:53 AM

    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...
  • Petition to prove Bhagat Singh's innocence filed in Pak court 11-04-2013 03:08 AM

    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...
  • Remembering Bhagat Singh on his 82nd death anniversary 23-03-2013 09:50 AM

    It is Martyrs' Day today and we remember Bhagat Singh on his 82nd death anniversary. ...
  • JuD derails plan to rename Lahore chowk after Bhagat Singh 01-11-2012 11:14 AM

    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...
  • This week on CNN-IBN 30 Minutes: The Inheritors 10-11-2011 07:12 PM

    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 15-08-2011 11:50 AM

    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...
  • After fighting for the nation, CJs fight for dignity 14-08-2011 09:05 AM

    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 25-07-2011 12:10 PM

    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 16-07-2011 10:44 PM

    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 26-04-2011 04:47 PM

    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...
  • Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh a 'Jat Sikh': Cong 12-04-2011 02:03 PM

    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...
  • Bhagat Singh's niece fights 21-year legal battle 07-01-2011 11:56 AM

    Hoshiarpur: Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's kin have been fighting a 21-year legal battle to get justice for one of their relatives, who is believed to have been killed by the Punjab Police when terrorism in the state was at its peak. He has been missing since 1989. The family of...
  • 100-year-old Indian freedom fighter pursues PhD 18-10-2010 11:36 AM

    Gauhati: Indian freedom fighter Bholaram Das marked his 100th birthday this weekend by announcing he was going back to school. Das has enrolled in a PhD program at Gauhati University in Assam - making him perhaps the oldest university student in this country of 1 billion. "In my 100 years,...
  • CJ Show: Freedom fighter Gayatri Devi finally gets a home 17-01-2010 05:32 PM

    The 90-year-old woman was living on the streets of Delhi for the last four years. ...
  • CJ impact: Govt provides shelter to freedom figher Gayatri Devi 14-01-2010 10:44 AM

    She will get medical attention and care at an old age home in Janakpuri. ...