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Congress leaders from across the country visit Wardha Gandhi Ashram for the training sessions on Mahatma Gandhi(Screengrab)

Chhattisgarh Congress leaders, CM Baghel attend training session on Gandhi

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:58 AM IST
  • The Congress party’s training programme is aimed to make leaders fully aware of Mahatma Gandhi’s teaching and ideas, the backbone of the Congress party.
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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks during the inauguration of ‘Kesari Media Studies and Research Center’, in Kozhikode.(PTI)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks during the inauguration of ‘Kesari Media Studies and Research Center’, in Kozhikode.(PTI)

For Mahatma Gandhi patriotism and Hinduism were not separate: Bhagwat

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:53 AM IST
Referring to Gandhi’s emphasis on Swaraj, or self-rule, Bhagwat said that for Gandhi the struggle for Swaraj was not only about replacing the rulers but the reconstruction of society based on civilisational values.
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The present set of bowl and cutlery have excellent provenance. It comes from the collection of one-time shipping magnate Sumati Morarjee, a well-known devotee of Mahatma Gandhi.(Getty Images/Keystone)
The present set of bowl and cutlery have excellent provenance. It comes from the collection of one-time shipping magnate Sumati Morarjee, a well-known devotee of Mahatma Gandhi.(Getty Images/Keystone)

Mahatma Gandhi’s bowl, cutlery to be auctioned in UK

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | London
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Gandhi heirlooms -- letters, photographs, portraits, books, sandals, spectacles among other items -- attract collectors of all sorts, both institutions and individuals, throughout the world.
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US President Donald Trump has signed into law the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative that among other things paves the way for establishing an educational forum between America and India(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump has signed into law the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative that among other things paves the way for establishing an educational forum between America and India(REUTERS)

Donald Trump signs into law Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 01:29 PM IST
The Act, among other things authorises the State Department, in cooperation with the Indian government, to establish an annual educational forum for scholars from both countries that focuses on the legacies of Gandhi and Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.
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Gandhi always perceived himself as a Hindu, perhaps a better Hindu than most others, and that is how his contemporaries saw him, they say.(Amazon)
Gandhi always perceived himself as a Hindu, perhaps a better Hindu than most others, and that is how his contemporaries saw him, they say.(Amazon)

New book on Gandhi to be unveiled by RSS chief on January 1

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 11:33 AM IST
Mahatma Gandhi’s 1909 work “Hind Swaraj” is grounded in ‘dharma’ which is often but inadequately translated as religion, says a new book on the father of the nation scheduled to be launched on January 1 by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
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The book,(PTI)
The book,(PTI)

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to release book on Mahatma on January 1

By Sunetra Choudhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:58 AM IST
The office of Union culture minister Prahlad Patel has confirmed that he will be present at the release along with the minister of state for external affairs, V Muraleedharan.
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Representational Photo.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Representational Photo.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Why no function on 100 years of Nagpur session, ask Congress leaders as party plans ‘selfie with Tiranga’ on its foundation day

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 10:01 AM IST
The Congress at the session debated and adopted a resolution steered by Mahatma Gandhi for Poorna Swaraj (complete independence) from the British through non-violence and non-cooperation
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a complex political figure — but there is little doubt that his complex worldview, which defies easy categorisations, helped shape the India of today.(File photo)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a complex political figure — but there is little doubt that his complex worldview, which defies easy categorisations, helped shape the India of today.(File photo)

The world of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

By Shakti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:02 AM IST
The former PM was committed to Hindu traditions, opposed caste, sought economic freedom and was prescient about China
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This debate goes beyond the feud within the Mukherjee family — and raises a larger question about the place of political memoirs in India(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
This debate goes beyond the feud within the Mukherjee family — and raises a larger question about the place of political memoirs in India(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

The importance of political memoirs | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:06 PM IST
What India needs is more — not less — of candid autobiographies by those who helmed the nation; it also needs readers to be more open in treating this as a historical record rather than scoring political points over it.
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Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary, speaks during a news conference in Washington, DC, US.(Bloomberg)
Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary, speaks during a news conference in Washington, DC, US.(Bloomberg)

Desecration of Gandhi’s statue appalling: Kayleigh McEnany

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:04 AM IST
A State Department spokesperson said on Tuesday that they were aware of recent protests in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington DC.
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Posters and banners were seen pasted or propped up against the statue and a yellow flag was sighted draped over it.(Asian News International)
Posters and banners were seen pasted or propped up against the statue and a yellow flag was sighted draped over it.(Asian News International)

Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in US defaced by ‘Khalistani elements’; anti-farm law supporters say protest ‘peaceful, non-violent’

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:24 PM IST
During a rally to express solidarity with farmers who are agitating against the recently enacted agricultural laws in India, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Indian Embassy was defaced and vandalised by certain “Khalistani elements”.
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Khalistani separatists draped their flag around the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington on Saturday(ANI (screengrab))
Khalistani separatists draped their flag around the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington on Saturday(ANI (screengrab))

Khalistanis target Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Washington

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:56 AM IST
“Farmers and Khalistan supporters have the same agenda and that is independence of Punjab from Indian occupation,” said Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, general counsel to Sikhs For Justice. Pannun was designated a terrorist by India in July.
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Earlier this month in London “Khalistani” flags were seen at a protest held outside the Indian High Commission where protestors raised anti-India and pro-farmer slogans.(ANI)
Earlier this month in London “Khalistani” flags were seen at a protest held outside the Indian High Commission where protestors raised anti-India and pro-farmer slogans.(ANI)

Anti-Farm law activists deface Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington; ‘Khalistani’ flags sighted

By Asian News International | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 05:57 AM IST
‘Khalistan’ flags were also sighted at the spot when protesters defaced the Bapu statue located in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington.
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Greg Chappell.(Reuters)
Greg Chappell.(Reuters)

‘He embodies the new India’: Greg Chappell names most important player ‘in the context of world cricket’

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Kohli is generally an aggressive player on the field with a mindset of giving back to the opposition. His captaincy in Test has proved successfully as he has become the most successful captain in Indian cricket.
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Nobel prizes are awarded every year in a number of categories -- medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics.(AP)
Nobel prizes are awarded every year in a number of categories -- medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics.(AP)

Wars, rows and scandals: When the Nobels didn’t go as planned

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Stockholm
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 07:24 AM IST
This year, it is the coronavirus pandemic that has thrown a spanner in the works, with the traditionally lavish banquets in Stockholm and Oslo -- held on the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death on December 10 -- replaced by online events and the winners awarded their trophies at home.
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Banerjee, while addressing a rally in West Midnapore, slammed the BJP government at the Centre for its “arrogance and indifference” towards the plight of farmers.(PTI photo)
Banerjee, while addressing a rally in West Midnapore, slammed the BJP government at the Centre for its “arrogance and indifference” towards the plight of farmers.(PTI photo)

Bengal will never bow its head before murderers of Mahatma: Mamata Banerjee

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Midnapore
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:49 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee contended that the central government should immediately withdraw the “anti-people” farm laws or step down.
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US Representative Gregory Meeks speaks to the media as he departs a classified intelligence briefing with other members of Congress on the crisis in Syria on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC September 5, 2013.(REUTERS/ FILE)
US Representative Gregory Meeks speaks to the media as he departs a classified intelligence briefing with other members of Congress on the crisis in Syria on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC September 5, 2013.(REUTERS/ FILE)

Gregory Meeks, new head of US congressional body on foreign policy, is a Gandhi acolyte

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:48 PM IST
As a freshman member of the House in 1998, Meeks had co-sponsored a legislation that allowed the Indian embassy to install a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at a small park across the road. Meeks was chief guest at a Gandhi Jayanti event at the site of the statue last October 2
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Nehru established institutions of higher learning including IITs, AIIMS and IIMs.(Illustration: Biswajit Debnath)
Nehru established institutions of higher learning including IITs, AIIMS and IIMs.(Illustration: Biswajit Debnath)

Jawaharlal Nehru: Freedom struggle icon, maker of modern India

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 06:43 PM IST
This visionary leader was one of the central figures of politics in 20th century India. India’s first and longest serving Prime Minister, he was conferred the Bharat Ratna in 1955.
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A statue of Mahatma Gandhi is seen at Gandhi Square in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 11, 2020.(REUTERS/ FILE)
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi is seen at Gandhi Square in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 11, 2020.(REUTERS/ FILE)

Links with slavery? Welsh govt audit puts Mahatma Gandhi on a list of controversial individuals

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 04:40 PM IST
The audit was commissioned in July by Labour’s Mark Drakeford, the first minister of Wales, following George Floyd’s controversial death in the US
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a meeting with chief ministers of States over the Covid-19 situation, through video conferencing in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a meeting with chief ministers of States over the Covid-19 situation, through video conferencing in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI File Photo)

PM Modi likely to lay foundation stone for new Parliament building in Dec: Report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:00 AM IST
The redevelopment project of Central Vista -- the nation’s power corridor -- envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a common central secretariat and revamping of the 3-km-long Rajpath, from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.
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South African great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Satish Dhupelia(Twitter/@SatishD001)
South African great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Satish Dhupelia(Twitter/@SatishD001)

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson dies of Covid-19

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Johannesburg
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 08:22 AM IST
Dhupelia’s sister Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie confirmed that her brother had died of Covid-19 related complications after he contracted the disease in hospital where he had been under treatment for a month due to pneumonia.
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Former US President Barack Obama (REUTERS/Marco Bello)
Former US President Barack Obama (REUTERS/Marco Bello)

‘My fascination with India largely revolved around Mahatma Gandhi’: Barack Obama in his book

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 12:01 PM IST
However, Obama, the 44th US President, in his book, titled ‘A Promised Land,’ also wrote that Gandhi was unable to successfully address the caste system or prevent the partition of India based on religion.
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Volunteers segregate waste during a clean-up drive at Indrunag near Dharamshala.(HT Photo)
Volunteers segregate waste during a clean-up drive at Indrunag near Dharamshala.(HT Photo)

Himachal’s buyback policy for plastic yields positive result

By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:44 AM IST
A year on, Dharamshala MC collects 20 tonnes of single-use non-recyclable plastic waste under scheme of which 13 tonnes have been used by Solan cement plant as fuel
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The final design will be sent to the ministry of defence (MoD) for final approval.(AP)
The final design will be sent to the ministry of defence (MoD) for final approval.(AP)

Walled City renovation to feature in Delhi’s tableau for R-Day parade

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 01:45 AM IST
The Sahitya Kala Parishad, under the Delhi government, has invited tenders from firms to “conceptualise, design, fabricate and display” the tableau. A senior Delhi government official said the process to select the firm will start after November 2.
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The bridge will have three wheels as part of its design. The two bigger rings will be 40 metres in diameter and the smaller ones will be of 16-metre diameter.(Deep Dey, DesignFakt India Pvt Ltd)
The bridge will have three wheels as part of its design. The two bigger rings will be 40 metres in diameter and the smaller ones will be of 16-metre diameter.(Deep Dey, DesignFakt India Pvt Ltd)

Maharashtra’s tribute to ‘father of nation’: Mumbai-Nagpur corridor to have ‘Charkha’ bridge

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Being built on a river, the 315-meter bridge will be the entry point to Wardha district, well-known for the Sevagram Ashram from where Gandhi led the nation for 12 years till Independence.
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A student of GMA City Public School, Chabbewal,in Hoshiarpur, displaying her poster.(HT)
A student of GMA City Public School, Chabbewal,in Hoshiarpur, displaying her poster.(HT)

Children in Punjab pay tributes to ‘Bapu’ on Gandhi Jayanti

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 06:38 PM IST
To commemorate the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, students of schools across the region made posters, gave speeches, sang bhajans and wrote poems.
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BJP has disassociated itself from the worker who made objectionable remarks against Mahatma Gandhi .(Getty Images)
BJP has disassociated itself from the worker who made objectionable remarks against Mahatma Gandhi .(Getty Images)

6 including BJP worker booked in MP for observing black day on Gandhi jayanti

By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 12:16 PM IST
The BJP worker and others had put up objectionable posters deriding Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.
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Bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated in Ukraine on Gandhi Jayanti(Twitter/IndiainUkraine)
Bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated in Ukraine on Gandhi Jayanti(Twitter/IndiainUkraine)

Gandhi Jayanti celebrations: Ukraine marks the finale by inaugurating a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Kyiv [Ukraine]
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:54 PM IST
Since Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary is celebrated globally as the International Day of Non-Violence, Ukraine winded up the celebrations by inaugurating a bronze statue of Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti
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(Twitter/msisodia)
(Twitter/msisodia)

Bapu - The unforgettable: Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia launches coffee-table book on Gandhi Jayanti

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 12:38 PM IST
‘We are in dire need of Gandhian philosophies’: Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia holds virtual launch of the book ‘Bapu - The unforgettable’ on 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
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ICMR Director-General Balram Bhargava opined that Gandhi was aware and concerned about individual health(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT File Photo)
ICMR Director-General Balram Bhargava opined that Gandhi was aware and concerned about individual health(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT File Photo)

ICMR DG hails Gandhian perspective of healthy living in Covid-19 times

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 10:13 AM IST
he ICMR Director-General opined that Gandhi was aware and concerned about individual health and poured his thoughts in the book “Key to Health”.
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