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Pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India

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Mahatma Gandhi: Pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British Rule, and in turn inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā, first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, is now used throughout the world.

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Donald Trump to be gifted Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography, portrait

US President Donald Trump will be accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the Sabarmati ashram located on the banks of the river Sabarmati. He will be the first US President to..
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Gandhi, Godse cannot go hand-in-hand: Prashant Kishor

Expelled Janata Dal-United Vice President and top election strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday launched a direct attack on Bihar Chief Minister saying ideology of Mahatma Gandhi and that of his..
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Worried about 'hatred inculcated' in society over anti-CAA protests: Tushar Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson Tushar Gandhi on Sunday claimed the National Population Register and National Register of Citizens were "real danger" and would lead to the poor bearing the brunt.
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Congress leader Punia compares Modi with Godse, gets panned by BJP

Congress leader P L Punia on Thursday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Nathuram Godse, saying he had bowed down and touched the steps of Parliament in 2014 the same way Godse did before..
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Centre starts online course for babus on 'relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in contemporary world'

The Centre has started an online training course for bureaucrats working across the country on the relevance of Mahatama Gandhi in the contemporary world, a personnel ministry order said. The topics of..
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Kerala sends BJP message with ‘Death of Gandhi’


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Cong MPs came to my seat in LS, tried to attack me: Harsh Vardhan

Treasury and opposition members nearly came to blows in the Lok Sabha on Friday when the Union health minister condemned in "no uncertain words" the "outlandish" remarks made by former Congress chief..
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Trailer for you, for us Gandhi Ji is life: Modi's retort to Cong's 'Ye toh abhi trailer hai'

Amid sloganeering by opposition members over BJP lawmaker Anantkumar Hegde's remarks against Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok..
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Gandhi's killer evokes admiration as never before

The growing cult around Godse seems rooted in the same militant brand of Hindu nationalism that inspired Gandhi's killer to shoot him on a mildly cold January evening in 1948.
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'I own my statement': BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde defends remarks on Mahatma Gandhi as controversy escalates

Hegde had said that freedom fighters who did not sacrifice anything made the country believe that it gained Independence through 'Upavas Satyagrah'.
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Gandhi remark: Anantkumar Hegde sends reply to BJP leadership, denies charges against him


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Opposition uproar in Lok Sabha over Hedge's remarks on Mahatma Gandhi


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Never said anything against Gandhi, own my statement: Anantkumar Hedge


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Row as BJP MP says Bapu-led freedom movement a ‘drama’

BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde sparked a controversy claiming that the Mahatma Gandhi-led freedom struggle was a “drama” with the consent and support of the British. The BJP leadership has taken a dim..
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Hegde's remarks on freedom movement: Cong says slap sedition case, demands PM's apology

The Congress on Monday accused the BJP of practising politics of violence and polarisation, and called for a sedition case against Karnataka MP Anantkumar Hegde and an apology from Prime Minister..
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BJP notice to Anantkumar Hegde over Gandhi remarks

The BJP on Monday served a show-case notice to its MP Anantkumar Hegde for his critical remarks against Mahatma Gandhi and the freedom movement. Hegde, a former Union minister, reportedly claimed at an..
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PM should come to Parliament to clarify his position on Hegde's remarks: Congress

"They are disparaging the national movement. If PM and the BJP government are sincere about 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, we demand that PM comes to Parliament and clarifies..
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BJP top brass unhappy with Anantkumar Hegde, asked to apologise over remarks on Mahatma Gandhi: Sources

The top leadership in BJP is unhappy with Anantkumar Hegde over his controversial remark on Mahatma Gandhi, party sources said on Monday. Hegde has been asked to issue an unconditional apology,..
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BJP's Anantkumar Hegde calls Gandhi's freedom struggle a 'drama'

Former Union minister and BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde is in the news again for the wrong reasons, this time for attacking Mahatma Gandhi and calling the freedom struggle led by him a "drama". He also..
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'Try your magical exercise routine': Rahul's dig at Modi over economy

Taking a dig at PM Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday posted an old video of the PM exercising, saying please try "your magical exercise routine a few more times" as it may just..
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President misquoted Mahatma Gandhi to justify CAA: Left parties

Left parties on Friday slammed President Ram Nath Kovind for misquoting Mahatma Gandhi to "justify" the amended Citizenship Act. CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said Gandhi had said, "Muslims,..
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Citizenship Amendment Act fulfils wishes of Mahatma Gandhi: President Kovind

Kovind said in the environment prevailing in the aftermath of partition, the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi had said: "Hindus and Sikhs of Pakistan, who do not wish to live there, can come to..
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Budget session 2020: President says CAA fulfils Mahatma Gandhi's wish, skips NRC reference in Parliament address

Addressing the Parliament on the first day of the Budget session 2020, the President said both the Houses of Parliament fulfilled the wish of Mahatma Gandhi.
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In India, protesters and Modi tussle over who can claim Gandhi

Throughout his six years in power, Modi has frequently linked himself to Gandhi's legacy, saying he was "made of the same soil" as the champion of Indian independence. His vice president has called it..
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PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on 72nd death anniversary

​​Kovind, Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and former prime minister Manmohan Singh offered floral tributes at Gandhi's memorial Rajghat where an interfaith prayer was held. Congress president..
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President Kovind, PM Modi, oppn leaders pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on Martyrs Day

Top leaders pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on Martyrs Day.
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Sonia Gandhi asks Cong to 'aggressively' raise CAA, NRC in Budget Session

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has asked party leaders to "aggressively" raise the issue of CAA, NPR and NRC to corner the government in the Budget Session beginning January 31. Gandhi gave the..
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Chidambaram slams Shah, says only those who despise Mahatma would want to 'get rid of Shaheen Bagh'

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram hit out at Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday for his alleged remarks against Shaheen Bagh protesters, saying only those who despise Mahatma Gandhi would want to..
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Prime Minister Modi wishes nation on 71st Republic Day

Earlier on Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the nation. While Kovind invoked Mahatma Gandhi, Naidu reminded Indians of discharging Indians their..
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Adhere to ahimsa, President tells agitators

In his address to the nation on the eve of 71st Republic Day, the President said referred to Mahatma Gandhi’s credo of ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) and said his talisman for deciding whether an act is..
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Mahatma Gandhi would have marched from Red Fort to Lal Chowk: Digvijaya Singh


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Protest marches against CAA, NRC on January 30: Yogendra Yadav

"January 30 is the day when Mahatma Gandhi was gunned down by Nathuram Godse and the day is known as Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs' Day. People from different spheres including student unions, the Shaheen..
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Mahatma Gandhi was never declared ‘Father of Nation’, reveals RTI reply


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Gandhi wanted to spend 15 August, 1947 in Pakistan: Book

This was, however, neither tokenism nor a gesture of support for a country carved out of multifaith India in the name of one religion, Islam, the author writes in "Gandhi's Hinduism: The Struggle..
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Nehru, Gandhi supported idea of helping persecuted minorities in 1947: JP Nadda on CAA

"Both Jawaharlal Nehru and Gandhi Ji had supported the idea of helping persecuted minorities in Pakistan in 1947. Nehru had said that in 1948 that the relief fund should help the persecuted people in..
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Gandhi, Nehru, Manmohan Singh favoured helping persecuted minorities in neighbouring countries: JP Nadda


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Bharat Ratna for Bapu? He is beyond that, says SC, junks PIL

A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant said: "What is Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi? People hold him in much higher esteem than Bharat Ratna. We agree with you he..
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'Beyond any formal recognition': SC dismisses petition seeking Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi

The plea directed the Supreme Court to issue an order to the Union of India for conferring the country's highest award to Mahatma Gandhi.
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No question of replacing Bresson's photographs of Mahatma at Gandhi Smriti: Culture minister

Union culture minister Prahlad Patel on Friday said there was "no question of replacing" a panel of the prints of the original photographs of Mahatma Gandhi's last moments clicked by Henri Cartier..
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SC declines PIL seeking Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi; says he is beyond formal recognition

"Mahatma Gandhi is the father of nation and people hold him in high esteem, beyond any formal recognition," the bench said. The issue of directing the government to award Bharat Ratna to the father of..
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Sanjay Raut withdraws his remark about Indira Gandhi meeting gangster

"If someone feels my statement hurt Indira Gandhi's image, or someone's feelings, I take it back," Raut said. "In the past, I have taken her (Gandhi's) side and argued with people who tried to malign..
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Gandhiji would have opposed Modi's 'communal' decisions: Yashwant Sinha

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise are aimed at "dividing" the country on communal lines, former Union minister Yashwant Sinha said on..
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Beating Retreat likely to end with 'Vande Mataram' this year: Sources

The iconic Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk on January 29 is likely to end with 'Vande Mataram', sources said on Monday. Traditionally the ceremony concludes with the hymn 'Abide With Me', said..
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Shashi Tharoor visits Jamia, Shaheen Bagh, JNU; says CAA against Mahatma Gandhi's ideals of unity

He said the December 15 police action against the students in Jamia is a "blot on the nation". After visiting the university, he visited Shaheen Bagh to express solidarity with the protesters.
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Have done what Bapu sought decades ago: PM Modi on CAA

PM Narendra Modi said in Kolkata on Sunday that it was because of the Citizenship Amendment Act that the whole world knew about Pakistan’s “persecution” of minorities. "We’ve only done what..
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Police action on Jamia students a blot on nation, CAA discriminatory: Shashi Tharoor

Expressing solidarity with Jamia Millia Islamia students, protesting against recent changes in the citizenship law, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the December 15 police action against..
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Don't know what BJP 'trolls' would have done to Mahatma, JP: Shatrughan Sinha

Don't know what the BJP's "trolls" would have done to Mahatma Gandhi and Jayprakash Narayan had the great leaders been around, Congress leader and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha said on Wednesday.
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Amit Shah blames Gandhis, AAP for Delhi CAA violence

Amit Shah on Monday blamed Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi for misleading minorities of the country. Shah asked, "This CAA is a provision of granting citizenship, not a provision for taking citizenship of..
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Terrorism threatening peace across globe, world needs a Mahatma Gandhi: HRD minister


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Historian Irfan Habib accuses Kerala governor of misquoting Gandhi and Azad for insulting Muslims


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