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Trinamool pick holes in PM’s Tagore comments at Visva-Bharati; BJP hits back

The PM’s comments come right in the middle of a heated political campaign for next year’s polls that has seen the ruling Trinamool and the BJP, its main challenger, fighting over the state’s icons and its legacy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Visva-Bharati University, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Visva-Bharati University, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 05:25 PM IST
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India an unprecedented story of success, but challenges remain

Foreign observers were sceptical about India’s ability to remain free and united, especially given its diversity and internal lack of political and administrative coherence.
Given India’s deprivation, the overwhelming poverty, the inequalities that permeated every sphere, Independence had to mean socioeconomic justice.(ARVIND YADAV/HT PHOTO)
Given India’s deprivation, the overwhelming poverty, the inequalities that permeated every sphere, Independence had to mean socioeconomic justice.(ARVIND YADAV/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 11:37 PM IST
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Remembering the women of the Constituent Assembly | Opinion

History has not been kind to them. Most of the stalwarts of the assembly have faded from the public conscience
Let us learn from our greats, and try to achieve a representation level which is both substantive and inclusive(HT Archives)
Let us learn from our greats, and try to achieve a representation level which is both substantive and inclusive(HT Archives)
Updated on Mar 10, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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ByReshma Arif

Man who spied on British police for freedom fighters dies at 107 in Bengal

Jana had a code name, ‘Nanu.’ He was also a practising homoeopath and known for his skills in delivering babies, the family said. Jana used the tailoring shop at Sasati as a cover for spying
Bhim Chandra Jana passed away at 107 in his hometown in Bengal.(HT Photos)
Bhim Chandra Jana passed away at 107 in his hometown in Bengal.(HT Photos)
Updated on Jan 05, 2020 07:13 AM IST
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Aurobindo Ghose : Revolutionary to spiritualist

Participating in the freedom movement, he became a revolutionary. While in prison for nationalist activities, enlightenment dawned and totally changed the course of his life.
Aurobindo Ghose used to write fearless analytical articles for the English newspaper Bande Mataram.(Illustration: Unnikrishnan)
Aurobindo Ghose used to write fearless analytical articles for the English newspaper Bande Mataram.(Illustration: Unnikrishnan)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 02:26 PM IST
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Fashion edit: Six ways to make Khadi cool!

The fabric of freedom is getting a contemporary twist. Here’s how you can incorporate it in your wardrobe
Khadi is India’s bedrock fabric because the yarn itself is hand-spun and then handwoven on handlooms. (Location courtesy: Artisan Lab, Delhi; Models: Allen Konyak, Siddhi Vanmali, Aryan Kholia (Savino Scouting); Make-up and hair: Leeview Biswas)(Hari Nair)
Khadi is India’s bedrock fabric because the yarn itself is hand-spun and then handwoven on handlooms. (Location courtesy: Artisan Lab, Delhi; Models: Allen Konyak, Siddhi Vanmali, Aryan Kholia (Savino Scouting); Make-up and hair: Leeview Biswas)(Hari Nair)
Updated on Nov 23, 2019 11:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDrishti Vij

The riddle of paragraph 652 in the Ayodhya order

It pins 1856 as the threshold to examine legal claims. But its final verdict goes against precisely this basis
The Supreme Court may have decided to find a pragmatic way for social harmony but, as an Indian, I ask myself if that is the function of the court or of other State institutions? Hence, I am conflicted(Sunil Saxena/HT)
The Supreme Court may have decided to find a pragmatic way for social harmony but, as an Indian, I ask myself if that is the function of the court or of other State institutions? Hence, I am conflicted(Sunil Saxena/HT)
Published on Nov 20, 2019 07:17 PM IST
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ByVivek Katju

Why the Gandhis cannot lead India’s Opposition, writes Ramachandra Guha

Younger Indians are rightly appalled that the party of the freedom movement believes that only a fifth-generation dynast can lead it. Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka may think they owe it to the Congress to stay in politics. They owe it to the country to go
The longer the Congress remains a Family firm, the easier it will be for Narendra Modi to deflect criticism of his policies and remain not just in power, but in control of the political narrative(ANI Photo)
The longer the Congress remains a Family firm, the easier it will be for Narendra Modi to deflect criticism of his policies and remain not just in power, but in control of the political narrative(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 02:20 AM IST
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Gandhi Jayanti: When Mahatma Gandhi turned ‘half-naked fakir’ in Tamil Nadu

Bapu’s khadi dhoti and shawl led Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill to once describe the Mahatma as “a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well-known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the Viceregal palace.”
Congress Youth workers clean statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his 150th birth anniversary, in Prayagraj on Tuesday.(ANI)
Congress Youth workers clean statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his 150th birth anniversary, in Prayagraj on Tuesday.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 11:13 AM IST
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Chennai | ByIndo Asian News Service

Mahatma Gandhi: In memory of the greatest Indian ever

Starting today and culminating on October 2, HT will have articles, reports on MK Gandhi: 150 Years On
Scenes during Mahatma Gandhi’s famous Salt March. This march on foot to the sea coast at Dandi, on the eve of the Salt Satyagraha, 1930.(HT File Photo)
Scenes during Mahatma Gandhi’s famous Salt March. This march on foot to the sea coast at Dandi, on the eve of the Salt Satyagraha, 1930.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 06:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

At Raj Bhavan: President unveils 15,000-sq-ft bunker museum

The museum is likely to be opened for public in October. Raj Bhavan officials will start an online booking facility for the museum.
The president also underwent an audio-visual session, detailing the history of Raj Bhavan, at a virtual reality booth at the museum.(HT image)
The president also underwent an audio-visual session, detailing the history of Raj Bhavan, at a virtual reality booth at the museum.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 02:27 AM IST
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It is time to recognise Hedgewar’s contribution to the freedom movement

The RSS founder joined the movement at a young age, and was influenced by the firebrand nationalism of Tilak
KB Hedgewar joined the Anushilan Samiti, a group of freedom fighters, when he was studying in Calcutta.(Alamy Stock Photo)
KB Hedgewar joined the Anushilan Samiti, a group of freedom fighters, when he was studying in Calcutta.(Alamy Stock Photo)
Published on Aug 14, 2019 07:53 PM IST
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ByArun Anand

‘Can’t change my hero’: Kamal Haasan calls Mahatma Gandhi a superstar

Pointing out that he has been repeatedly reading about Gandhi and his life, Haasan recalled an anecdote where the latter once lost his slipper while travelling in a train.
Caught in a row for saying that Nathuram Godse, who shot dead Gandhi, was a Hindu and that he was free India’s first extremist, Haasan said he cannot accept a villain as a hero.(PTI FILE)
Caught in a row for saying that Nathuram Godse, who shot dead Gandhi, was a Hindu and that he was free India’s first extremist, Haasan said he cannot accept a villain as a hero.(PTI FILE)
Updated on May 19, 2019 05:27 PM IST
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Chennai | ByPress Trust of India

Lok Sabha elections 2019 ‘Congress’ DNA to divide people’: BJP slams Sidhu’s appeal to Muslim voters

Sidhu’s comments drew an angry response from BJP which alleged that it was in the Congress’ DNA to divide the people.
Sidhu’s comments drew an angry response from BJP which alleged that it was in the Congress’ DNA to divide the people.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Sidhu’s comments drew an angry response from BJP which alleged that it was in the Congress’ DNA to divide the people.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 07:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAditya Nath Jha

Jallianwala Bagh centenary: Sukhbir Badal slams CM for skipping Centre’s function

Sukhbir said, “It was shocking that Amarinder Singh had the audacity to refuse to join the rest of the nation in paying homage to the great martyrs who gave a decisive turn to the freedom movement by laying down their lives.”
Sukhbir Singh Badal(HT File)
Sukhbir Singh Badal(HT File)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 10:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bathinda/Amritsar | ByHT Correspondents

‘All are alive and all is well’: No damage done in strike, claims JeM

In his most recent column written, under his pen name Saadi, in the latest edition of JeM’s weekly paper Al-Qalam, Azhar challenged Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to a shooting or archery competition in a bid to prove how medically fit he is.
Masood Azhar, the head of the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group, commented that false news was being spread about the losses incurred by the JeM and about his health and all these were untrue.(Reuters File Photo)
Masood Azhar, the head of the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group, commented that false news was being spread about the losses incurred by the JeM and about his health and all these were untrue.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 09:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Review: The Struggle of my Life; Autobiography of Swami Sahajanand SaraswatiTranslated and Edited by Ramchandra Pradhan

A new English edition of the autobiography of Swami Sahajananad Saraswati introduces the monk, freedom fighter and leader of the peasant movement to a wider readership
A member of The All-India Kisan Sabha, founded by Swami Sahajanand Saraswati. The All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) presented a charter of demands to the Union Agriculture Minister seeking an effective contingency plan to meet the drought-like situation in parts of the country in August 2018.(Getty Images)
A member of The All-India Kisan Sabha, founded by Swami Sahajanand Saraswati. The All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) presented a charter of demands to the Union Agriculture Minister seeking an effective contingency plan to meet the drought-like situation in parts of the country in August 2018.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 04:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKC Tyagi

Hindu-Muslim unity is an exercise contemporary Indian politicians must do more to achieve

Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead today, in the heart of Delhi, in 1948. Any tribute to the father of nation can only be riddled with clichés, but remembering him, and what he meant to India, is an essential exercise, which, as his most recent biographer Ramchandra Guha put it, every generation needs to do. Gandhi’s life, and his death, still hold lessons for contemporary India.
Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
Published on Jan 30, 2019 09:08 AM IST
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Gurugram, relive Gandhi’s era with this Hindi play in town

To be staged for the first time in the city, this play brings to life Mahatma’s early years in Indian politics.
Catch Hindi play Mohan Se Mahatma to be staged for the first time in the city today.The play depicts Mahatma Gandhi’s life during 1915-1919.
Catch Hindi play Mohan Se Mahatma to be staged for the first time in the city today.The play depicts Mahatma Gandhi’s life during 1915-1919.
Published on Jan 05, 2019 12:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Gurugram

Allahabad is now Prayagraj, SP says awaiting real work

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal to rename Allahabad as ‘Prayagraj’ amid protests by the opposition parties.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s announcement of changing the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj has drawn protests from the Congress and the Samajwadi Party(HT file photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s announcement of changing the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj has drawn protests from the Congress and the Samajwadi Party(HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 11:44 PM IST
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Congress calls for ‘freedom movement’ to oust BJP government

The Congress resolution accused the BJP and RSS of ‘trying to appropriate’ Mahatma’s legacy for elections.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders during a public meeting on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Wardha.(HT Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders during a public meeting on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Wardha.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 12:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sevagram (Maharashtra) | ByPradip Kumar Maitra

RSS does not wield govt’s remote control: Mohan Bhagwat

Opposition parties skipped an outreach effort by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological parent of the BJP on Monday, during which the organisation denied that it wielded the government’s “remote control”, and sought to establish that it did play a role in India’s freedom movement.
RSS is a “democratic organisation” that does not aspire for “domination”, the organisation’s head Mohan Bhagwat said on Monday.(PTI)
RSS is a “democratic organisation” that does not aspire for “domination”, the organisation’s head Mohan Bhagwat said on Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 05:06 AM IST
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Lucknow: Green helplessness, a grand, old tree and its imminent fall

In the middle of the monsoon, it is the autumn of the patriarch — a grand old, fig tree —on the fringes of the city.
The over 200-year-old tree is set to be chopped down to allow the widening of a road leading to the Cantonment from Subhani Khera in Telibagh.(HT Photo)
The over 200-year-old tree is set to be chopped down to allow the widening of a road leading to the Cantonment from Subhani Khera in Telibagh.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 25, 2018 01:45 PM IST
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