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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore’s Emeritus Senior minister Goh Chok Tong unveil a plaque marking the site where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed at the Clifford Pier in Singapore on June 2.(Twitter/PMO India)

PM Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi’s plaque in Singapore with former premier Goh Chok Tong

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Singapore
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 11:23 PM IST
Modi unveiled the plaque on the seafront at the Clifford Pier where some of the Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed in 1948.
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External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said India has sent Vijay Mallya’s extradition request to the UK and the case in going on in British courts.(HT/Mohd Zakir)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said India has sent Vijay Mallya’s extradition request to the UK and the case in going on in British courts.(HT/Mohd Zakir)

Sushma Swaraj reveals Modi’s response to May on British courts questioning Indian jails in Mallya case

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 08:56 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj revealed how PM Modi had told his British counterpart Theresa May that her country’s courts were wrong in questioning the condition of Indian jails in the case of Vijay Mallya’s extradition.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Singapore on May 31 on a three-day visit.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Singapore on May 31 on a three-day visit.(PTI File Photo)

PM Modi to unveil Mahatma Gandhi plaque at Clifford Pier in Singapore next week

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Singapore
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 05:01 PM IST
The plaque, to be unveiled on June 2, will underline the strongly growing ties between India and Siingapore.
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People offer namaz on the first Friday of the holy month ramzan, Eqra Masjid, Ranchi, May 18, 2018(Hardeep Singh/HT File Photo)
People offer namaz on the first Friday of the holy month ramzan, Eqra Masjid, Ranchi, May 18, 2018(Hardeep Singh/HT File Photo)

It’s time to recollect Mahatma Gandhi’s views on namaz

By SN Sahu
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 08:26 AM IST
Mahatma Gandhi ensured that nothing stood in the way from preventing Muslims from offering namaz. He believed that preventing it was against the Sarva Dharma Sama Bhava, the foundational pillar of secularism enshrined in our Constitution
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Dedicated to Maharishi Valmiki who wrote the Ramayana, the temple hosted Mahatma Gandhi for 200 days.(HT photo)
Dedicated to Maharishi Valmiki who wrote the Ramayana, the temple hosted Mahatma Gandhi for 200 days.(HT photo)

Delhiwale: Satisfying calm at Valmiki’s oasis

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 09:28 AM IST
A temple in the heart of Delhi that still feels remote and serene, and has a connection with Mahatma Gandhi
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The national transporter will also issue tickets with watermark of Mahatma Gandhi’s image.(PTI File Photo)
The national transporter will also issue tickets with watermark of Mahatma Gandhi’s image.(PTI File Photo)

Don’t serve non-veg food on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, proposes Indian Railways

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 06:37 PM IST
The Railway Board has proposed that no non-vegetarian food will be served to passengers on railway premises on October 2 in 2018, 2019 and 2020 on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
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Nathuram Godse was hanged to death for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.(Getty image)
Nathuram Godse was hanged to death for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.(Getty image)

Congress workers protest Nathuram Godse’s birth anniversary celebration in Bhopal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 05:02 PM IST
The followers of Nathuram Godse garlanded his photo and started serving sharbat (sweetened drink) among passersby when a group of youth Congress workers reached the venue and objected to the celebration.
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Security personnel outside the Aligarh Muslim University campus after students staged a protest over the Jinnah portrait issue, May 4(PTI)
Security personnel outside the Aligarh Muslim University campus after students staged a protest over the Jinnah portrait issue, May 4(PTI)

Students can be emissaries of Hindu-Muslim unity

UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 06:38 PM IST
I do not know what whether the AMU and the BHU actually do have regular interactions. I suspect not. In that case, such interactions should be encouraged and furthered by the faculty and students, with groups having any political affiliation (right, left, or centre) being absolutely kept out.
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The Gandhi plaque.(HT Photo)
The Gandhi plaque.(HT Photo)

Amid row over Jinnah portrait, a Gandhi plaque at Karachi commerce chamber

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Islamabad, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 07:20 AM IST
The Pakistani port city of Karachi proudly flaunts its connection with Mahatma Gandhi.
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Police try to quell protests at the Aligarh Muslim University on Wednesday.(PTI photo)
Police try to quell protests at the Aligarh Muslim University on Wednesday.(PTI photo)

AMU row: Gorakhpur MP says Jinnah also participated in freedom struggle, slams BJP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 08:34 PM IST
Praveen Nishad said Muslim leaders who fought for India’s independence should also be remembered. He also accused the BJP of trying to stir communal passions for political gains ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
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President Ram Nath Kovind, vice president M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for the first meeting of the national committee set up for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind, vice president M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for the first meeting of the national committee set up for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Sonia, Rahul, eight Oppn CMs skip meet on Mahatma Gandhi birth anniversary

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 12:00 AM IST
Narendra Modi suggests that programmes should revolve around the theme of “Gandhi in action” and include use of technology “so that the whole world can take note and participate”.
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The committee is mandated to approve policies, plans, programmes and also supervise and guide the commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019.(PTI File Photo)
The committee is mandated to approve policies, plans, programmes and also supervise and guide the commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019.(PTI File Photo)

Southern states, except Tamil Nadu, skip govt-led meet on Gandhi anniversary

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 06:07 PM IST
The chief ministers of all opposition-ruled states are not attending the meeting chaired by President Ram Nath Kovind and have cited official commitments for their absence.
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House in New Delhi on march 19.(PTI File Photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House in New Delhi on march 19.(PTI File Photo)

PM Modi invited Biplab Deb to CMs’ meet in Delhi a month ago: Official

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 07:21 PM IST
The official’s statement comes amid media reports that PM Narendra Modi had summoned Biplab Deb to Delhi over the chief minister’s controversial statements on a range of issues.
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On March 6, 2014, a local RSS worker, Rajesh Kunte, had filed the defamation case against Rahul Gandhi over the latter’s speech in Bhiwandi, Thane.(HT FILE)
On March 6, 2014, a local RSS worker, Rajesh Kunte, had filed the defamation case against Rahul Gandhi over the latter’s speech in Bhiwandi, Thane.(HT FILE)

Rahul Gandhi defamation case: Framing of charges against Congress chief deferred by Thane court

By Pratik Salunkhe | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 12:01 AM IST
The court’s decision came after his counsel, Narayan Iyer, moved an application seeking the Member of Parliament’s absence due to political engagements.
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Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot also challenged RSS, the ideological mentor of BJP, to come out in the open to fight elections with BJP on the grounds of ideology, instead of calling itself an organisation for the protection of cultural values.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot also challenged RSS, the ideological mentor of BJP, to come out in the open to fight elections with BJP on the grounds of ideology, instead of calling itself an organisation for the protection of cultural values.(HT FILE PHOTO)

BJP govt made big promises but none materialised, says Ashok Gehlot

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 02:14 PM IST
Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot says the BJP government has not been able to come up with firm policies and programmes.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and governor Satyapal Malik welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Patna airport on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and governor Satyapal Malik welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Patna airport on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

PM Modi slams Opposition, praises Nitish for cleanliness drive

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Motihari (Bihar)
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 07:38 AM IST
The Prime Minister praised Nitish Kumar for working to turn Bihar open defacation free and for building a large number of toilets in a short time.
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Sukumar Mukherjee, secretary of the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust. His grandfather Sashti Charan, who was present at the bagh on the day of the 1919 massacre, later moved a resolution for acquiring the bagh.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Sukumar Mukherjee, secretary of the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust. His grandfather Sashti Charan, who was present at the bagh on the day of the 1919 massacre, later moved a resolution for acquiring the bagh.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Part 3 | Revisiting Jallianwala 100 years on: Meet the keeper of memories

By Manraj Grewal Sharma | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Sukumar Mukherjee, the third generation caretaker of the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial set up after an unprecedented fund raising drive in pre-independent India, says it deserves much more respect that it gets from the present-day visitors
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrives at Rajghat before stating day-long fast against caste violence, communalism and the non-functioning of Parliament at Rajghat, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrives at Rajghat before stating day-long fast against caste violence, communalism and the non-functioning of Parliament at Rajghat, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Rahul’s fast a farce: BJP on Tytler, Sajjan Kumar’s presence

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 07:55 PM IST
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra ridiculed the Congress’ fast, saying its leaders had come to Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial to talk about non-violence but the presence of Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler exposed the party’s “real violent” face.
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Congress leader Jagdish Tytler (in pic) and Sajjan Kumar are charged with having a role in the riots in the aftermath of prime minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.(ANI/Twitter)
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler (in pic) and Sajjan Kumar are charged with having a role in the riots in the aftermath of prime minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.(ANI/Twitter)

Congress denies Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar were asked to leave protest site

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 05:58 PM IST
Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, were apparently asked to leave Raj Ghat before Congress president Rahul Gandhi joined the party’s anti-government protest.
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The Gandhi statue at Carleton University in Ottawa, unveiled on October 2, 2011, was donated by the Indian government through the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.(Courtesy: MGPC/Gandhiji.ca)
The Gandhi statue at Carleton University in Ottawa, unveiled on October 2, 2011, was donated by the Indian government through the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.(Courtesy: MGPC/Gandhiji.ca)

African student body in Ottawa calls to remove statue of ‘anti-black’ Gandhi

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto, Toronto
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 09:57 AM IST
Kenneth Aliu, president of the Institute of African Studies Student Association (IASSA), is spearheading the effort to remove Gandhi’s statue from Carleton University campus in Ottawa. Aliu accuses Gandhi of “anti-black racism”.
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The exhibition is being conducted by Delhi Craft Council.(India International Centre)
The exhibition is being conducted by Delhi Craft Council.(India International Centre)

Delhi weekend: Exhibition on Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

By Zehra Kazmi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 09:14 AM IST
An exhibition on Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay celebrates her role in the freedom struggle and India’s handloom revival
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The closed shops after tension, at Pushkar on Wednesday(HT Photo)
The closed shops after tension, at Pushkar on Wednesday(HT Photo)

Tension in Pushkar, Gandhi statue vandalised in Nathdwara

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ajmer/Udaipur
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 11:31 PM IST
However, situation remained ‘largely peaceful’ in the state on Wednesday
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Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was widely-known for persuading Mahatma Gandhi to call upon women to march with him in the Indian Independence Movement.(Screenshot)
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was widely-known for persuading Mahatma Gandhi to call upon women to march with him in the Indian Independence Movement.(Screenshot)

Google remembers activist and freedom fighter Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay in a colourful doodle

By IANS | IANS
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 05:44 PM IST
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay became the first woman to contest a legislative seat in India when she ran for the Madras Provincial Legislative Assembly.
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The event will be held in August, this year.
The event will be held in August, this year.

Kangana Ranaut to promote Gandhian ideas, share stage with Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 07:49 PM IST
The programme, Gandhi Going Global, will be held in New Jersey in August and it is aimed at spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology and philosophy at the global state.
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(From left) Girish Bapat, guardian minister; Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil, founder, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth; M Venkaiah Naidu, vicepresident; Adv Vishnu Patekar, president, Guru Seva Mandal; PD Patil, chancellor, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth and Somnath Patil, secretary, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth at the 9th convocation programme of Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
(From left) Girish Bapat, guardian minister; Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil, founder, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth; M Venkaiah Naidu, vicepresident; Adv Vishnu Patekar, president, Guru Seva Mandal; PD Patil, chancellor, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth and Somnath Patil, secretary, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth at the 9th convocation programme of Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Campus Connect: English-speaking Indians still a minority, says vice-president, M Venkaiah Naidu

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Vice-president of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, stressed need to use local languages more
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Defendants in the Beer Hall Putsch trial. Adolf Hitler is second from right.(Wikimedia Commons)
Defendants in the Beer Hall Putsch trial. Adolf Hitler is second from right.(Wikimedia Commons)

Children’s book that included Hitler among great leaders removed from publisher’s website

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 05:08 PM IST
The inclusion of German dictator Adolf Hitler in a book, titled Great Leaders, published by an Indian publisher and available on its online store, had led to protests and demands that it be withdrawn.
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School children pay homage to a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th death anniversary in Chennai on January 30, 2018.(PTI)
School children pay homage to a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th death anniversary in Chennai on January 30, 2018.(PTI)

SC dismisses plea to reinvestigate assassination of Mahatma Gandhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, News
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:37 PM IST
Gandhi was gunned down by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu radical, on January 30, 1948 in New Delhi when he was on his way to addressing an evening prayer meeting.
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In Thaliparambha in north Kerala’s Kannur district, vandals hurled stones and bottles, damaging the spectacles and a garland on the Gandhi statue.(HT Photo)
In Thaliparambha in north Kerala’s Kannur district, vandals hurled stones and bottles, damaging the spectacles and a garland on the Gandhi statue.(HT Photo)

Statue vandalism: Ambedkar, Gandhi statues defaced

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram/Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2018 11:36 PM IST
Vandals have targeted statues since Monday, when a statue of Russian communist icon Vladimir Lenin was toppled in Tripura’s Belonia, just days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended the 25-year Left Front rule in the state.
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