New Delhi: The Opposition on Thursday staged a ‘Black Day’ in protest against the government at Gandhi statue outside Parliament, on the issue of demonetisation of old notes. “Demonetisation has devastated the poor, farmers and daily wage workers. We want to have a discussion. We want a vote, but the government doesn’t,” Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said at the protest. “This is not a bold decision, it is a foolish decision which has been taken without any due consideration,” he alleged. Claiming that the Prime Minister had ‘changed his narrative’Read More
Amman: President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday inaugurated a street in the capital city of Jordan named after Mahatma Gandhi. A part of the Saddzagloul Street has been named the Mahatma Gandhi Street which after two intersections retains its old name which honours the Egyptian movement leader. Mayor of Amman Aqel bel Tagi at a ceremony said that the street was specially chosen to be named after the Indian leader because ‘it connects the history of struggle for peace” in India and this part of the world. “This street in particular wasRead More
Washington: As millions across the world paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 146th birth anniversary, India’s top diplomat in the US said that the country’s commitment on climate change is based on the Mahatma’s three guiding principles of ‘ahimsa, satyagraha and sarvodaya’. “Today India declared its INDCs, the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. This day was deliberately and specifically chosen to indicate that India would take, because Gandhiji had described that we should act as ‘trustees’ and use natural resources wisely as it is our moral responsibility to ensure thatRead More
Bhopal: A two-minute silence will be observed to pay tributes to known and unknown martyrs on Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary January 30. The government has directed all government departments, collectors and commissioners to make arrangements for observing 2-minute silence on Shaheed Diwas. Officers and employees will assemble for this at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park at Mantralaya where siren will be blown for 2-minute silence at 10.50 am. The silence to pay tributes to martyrs will be observed exactly at 11 am.
Johannesburg: South African Tourism has launched a new “Gandhi- Inspired Tourist Attraction” project that identifies 13 places that were seminal in Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s tenure in the country. Nzima was speaking at the launch of a project at Satyagraha House, a hotel which was once one of the homes Gandhi stayed in Johannesburg. The guests at the hotel have the option of experiencing the simple lifestyle that Gandhi led or use more modern facilities at what is effectively a living museum. “I am sure that this initiative would now giveRead More
London: A charity trust to raise about one million pounds for the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, to be installed at Parliament Square here next year, has been established by eminent NRI economist Meghnad Desai. “We want as many people to contribute whatever little they can from anywhere in the world. This is a people’s statue,” said Desai at an event organised by the Asian Business Association of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry here last evening. Desai also said that the plans are to unveil the new statue ofRead More
Bhopal: Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Smt. Tara Gandhi Bhattacharya paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today. Smt. Bhattacharya informed the Chief Minister about works being done for women’s welfare by Kasturba Memorial Trust. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan informed that the state government will provide Rs. one crore for construction of Gandhi Memorial at Tolstoy Park in South Africa.
New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was not involved in the killing of Mahatma Gandhi, BJP patriarch LK Advani said in a blog, quoting Gandhi’s grandson Rajmohan Gandhi on Wednesday. The BJP leader said that Rajmohan Gandhi in his book on Patel quoted a letter dated February 27, 1948, written by Patel to Jawaharlal Nehru. The letter said, “I have kept myself almost in daily touch with the progress of the investigation regarding Bapu’s assassination case. I devote a large part of my evening to discussing with Sanjeevi (headRead More
United Nations: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged the world to be inspired by the courage shown by Mahatma Gandhi. “Today we celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and his resonant legacy of non-violence,” Ban said in a statement. “Gandhi showed the power of peacefully opposing oppression, injustice and hatred. His example has inspired many other history-makers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Vaclav Havel, Rigoberta MenchÃº Tum and Nelson Mandela,” he said. He said that the UN stood for peaceful resolution of disputes and an endRead More