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A six-foot-tall, 650-pound (294 kg) bronze statue of Gandhi was vandalised in the US(PTI | Representational image)

White House condemns desecration of Gandhi statue in California

PTI, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:23 AM IST
White House condemns desecration of Gandhi statue in California
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The six-foot bronze statue was broken and ripped from its base within a park, outraging Indian-Americans across the US.(PTI | Representational image)
The six-foot bronze statue was broken and ripped from its base within a park, outraging Indian-Americans across the US.(PTI | Representational image)

India protests as vandals target Gandhi statue in US

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 05:51 AM IST
The statue in the city of Davis in California, which was gifted by the Indian government in 2016, was vandalised by “unknown persons” on January 28, the external affairs ministry said.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing parikrama at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, on the occasion of Martyrs Day, at Rajghat, in Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing parikrama at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, on the occasion of Martyrs Day, at Rajghat, in Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

PM Modi attends prayer meet at Gandhi Smriti on Bapu's death anniversary

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Earlier in the day, PM Modi had paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and said that Bapu's ideals continue to motivate millions.
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The affidavit was filed in response to the allegations by ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd, which owns Republic TV, and the channel’s editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami, in their petitions seeking quashing of the first information report registered against them in the case.(HT PHOTO)
The affidavit was filed in response to the allegations by ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd, which owns Republic TV, and the channel’s editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami, in their petitions seeking quashing of the first information report registered against them in the case.(HT PHOTO)

News updates from HT: Mumbai police commissioner rubbishes malafide allegations

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC desecrated by protesters.(Twitter/ANI)
Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC desecrated by protesters.(Twitter/ANI)

India condemns vandalising of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in California

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:37 PM IST
  • The Indian embassy in Washington took up the issue with the US state department and called for a thorough investigation into the incident.
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On January 28, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Central Park in City of Davis was vandalised.(PTI)
On January 28, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Central Park in City of Davis was vandalised.(PTI)

Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalised in US, India condemns 'malicious' act 

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:44 PM IST
The 6-ft tall, 650-pound (294 kg) bronze statue of Gandhi, which was located in the Central Park, was a gift to the country by the government of India.
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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)

Mahatma Gandhi's statue vandalised in US

PTI, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:06 AM IST
The 6-ft tall, 650-pound (294 kg) bronze statue of Gandhi, in the Central Park of the City of Davis in Northern California, appeared to have been sawed off at the ankles and half its face was severed and missing, local Davis Enterprise daily reported.
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New Delhi: Statue of Mahatma Gandhi relocated in between Gate No 2 and 3 of Parliament House for the ongoing construction of the new Parliament building, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_20_2021_000192A)(PTI)
New Delhi: Statue of Mahatma Gandhi relocated in between Gate No 2 and 3 of Parliament House for the ongoing construction of the new Parliament building, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_20_2021_000192A)(PTI)

India observes Martyrs' Day today: All you need to know 

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 10:06 AM IST
Gandhi was conferred the title of 'Mahatma' posthumously around 1915. While some claim Rabindranath Tagore used this title for him, others say residents of Gurukul Kangri first called him by the name.
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Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead on this day in 1948(Getty Images/Keystone)
Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead on this day in 1948(Getty Images/Keystone)

'Grateful nation': President Kovind tweets on Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 10:20 AM IST
Martyr's Day or Shaheed Diwas is observed every year on January 30 in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated at Gandhi Smriti in the Birla House by Nathuram Godse in 1948.
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Gandhi’s 16-feet high bronze statue in a meditating posture, sculpted by Ram Sutar, was unveiled by then President Shanker Dayal Sharma on October 2, 1993.(ANI Photo)
Gandhi’s 16-feet high bronze statue in a meditating posture, sculpted by Ram Sutar, was unveiled by then President Shanker Dayal Sharma on October 2, 1993.(ANI Photo)

New Parliament building: Gandhi statue hurriedly shifted, move raises eyebrows

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:55 AM IST
Initial plan was to do so during the one-month gap between the first and the second part of Budget Session that begins on Jan 29
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Congress leaders from across the country visit Wardha Gandhi Ashram for the training sessions on Mahatma Gandhi(Screengrab)
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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