freedom struggle

Police battle anti-graft protesters outside PM’s house, Hazare for second freedom movement (Intro Roundup)


August 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Police used tear gas and water cannons as hundreds of anti-corruption activists led by Arvind Kejriwal staged noisy protests near Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Need second freedom struggle against hunger and disease: President


August 14th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The nation needs a second freedom struggle to ensure that India is free forever from hunger, disease and poverty, President Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday."We ... Read more...

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Congress marks ‘Quit India’ movement’s 70th anniversary


August 10th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Thousands of Congressmen, including freedom fighters, remembered the sacrifices of the country's founding fathers on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of 'Quit India' movement ... Read more...

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Pranab gets nostalgic


July 9th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Monday turned nostalgic and recalled the time when he was first elected to the Rajya Sabha from ... Read more...

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President’s office should not be sought after: Pranab (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) Kick-starting his presidential campaign from Tamil Nadu, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday that the office of president must not be sought ... Read more...

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Various events to mark Motilal Nehru’s 150th birth anniversary


June 9th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The national committee to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Pandit Motilal Nehru Friday decided to organise various activities, including seminars and conferences, to ... Read more...

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Zuma lauds Hindus’ role in South African struggle


June 1st, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 1 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has praised Hindus in the country for their role in the freedom struggle."Many South Africans of Indian origin and specifically Hindus, ... Read more...

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Protest belies long tradition of cartoons in India (Comment)


May 18th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
The uproar over a cartoon in a school textbook and the undue haste shown by the government in withdrawing the book were both out of place and uncalled for. This, apart ... Read more...

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MPs should live up to standards of founding fathers: Sonia (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday said that integrity and independence of parliament must be protected at all cost and the the conduct of MPs ... Read more...

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Parliament turns 60, MPs urged to introspect (Roundup)


May 13th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Indian parliament Sunday celebrated 60 years of its existence with leaders, mainly from the ruling Congress, calling for an end to frequent disruptions ... Read more...

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Parliament was treated like a temple once, recalls veteran from first Lok Sabha (with images)


May 6th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The discipline of parliament has been lost with sloganeering and noisy scenes replacing patient debates, feels veteran parliamentarian Rishang Keishing, 91, who was a member of ... Read more...

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Introspect, Ansari urges legal profession


May 5th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday urged the legal profession to introspect on expediting the dispensation of justice.Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the Bar Council ... Read more...

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‘Kashmiri separatists not taking part in assembly polls’


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah Thursday refuted reports that the separatists might participate in the 2014 assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir."There is ... Read more...

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Montek to push for declaring tea as India’s national drink


April 21st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday assured the tea planters in Assam that he will take up the issue of declaring tea ... Read more...

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N.K.P. Salve, ex-minister and former BCCI chief, dead (Second Lead)


April 1st, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) N.K.P. Salve, a former union minister and Congress veteran who worked with Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and headed the Indian cricket board, died here ... Read more...

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After 80 years, revolutionaries get graduation degrees


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Two women revolutionaries in India's freedom struggle, Bina Das and Pritilata Waddedar, were posthumously awarded their BA degrees by Calcutta University Thursday.The recognition came 80 years ... Read more...

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Help Pakistani Kashmiris’ ‘freedom struggle’, India urged


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) There is simmering discontent among Pakistani Kashmiris against Islamabad's misrule, activists from the region said Wednesday, urging India to shun its "defensive" Kashmir policy."Azad Kashmir ... Read more...

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Promote mother tongue, AMU academics say


February 21st, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 21 (IANS) It is vitally important to educate children in their mother tongue, experts said at a seminar where other speakers called on the government to promote Urdu.Aligarh ... Read more...

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Film captures life and art of Satish Gujral


February 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) As part of its public diplomacy outreach, the ministry of external affairs has donned the mantle of filmmaker with the premiere of "A Brush With ... Read more...

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Communist movement won’t fail in India: Prakash Karat


January 29th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS) The Communist movement in India will not fall back despite attacks and conspiracies. Its fight against the social exploitation of Dalits, tribals, the poor and others ... Read more...

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Gram sabhas above assemblies, parliament, says Hazare (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Stating that gram sabhas (village councils) were above state assemblies and parliament, activist Anna Hazare Thursday called for legislation to empower local bodies and ... Read more...

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Village councils above parliament, says Anna


January 26th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Stating that gram sabhas (village councils) were above state assemblies and parliament, activist Anna Hazare Thursday called for legislation to empower local bodies and ... Read more...

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Government’s attitude on Netaji condemnable: Forward Bloc


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) Saturday condemned the "negative attitude" of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in not observing Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth ... Read more...

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Vice president asks Urdu media to focus on today’s issues


December 30th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) India's Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday called upon Urdu newspapers to mould taste and cajole their readership in the direction of contemporary issues.Inaugurating the World ... Read more...

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PM’s tribute to Malaviya on 150th birth anniversary (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to Madan Mohan Malaviya on his 150th birth anniversary celebrations with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the educationist and freedom ... Read more...

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PM’s tribute to Malaviya on 150th birth anniversary celebrations


December 27th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Educationist, freedom fighter and visionary Madan Mohan Malaviya, the founder of the Banaras Hindu University, wanted to blend the best of Indian learning with ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi ‘Guerrilla’ a huge draw at Agartala film fest


December 26th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 26 (IANS) Bangladeshi film "Guerrilla", which recreates the valiant deeds of the freedom fighters in the 1971 liberation war, is attracting huge crowds at the week-long Agartala film ... Read more...

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Lokpal can destabilise the nation: Vayalar Ravi (Interview)


December 26th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has warned that if basic principles were incorrectly applied, a Lokpal can potentially "destabilise the nation"."I don't ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP kick off Punjab poll campaign


December 18th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moga (Punjab), Dec 18 (IANS) Blaming the Congress government at the centre for rampant corruption, lack of development and the burden of price rise on the common man, Punjab's ... Read more...

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Orissa doubles freedom fighters’ pension


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) As a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 142nd birth anniversary Sunday, Orissa has doubled the monthly pension of those who fought for India's freedom struggle.The ... Read more...

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Anna crusade reaches police station


September 28th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Some were amused while others peeved, but volunteers of India Against Corruption (IAC) definitely ruffled many feathers at the Parliament Street police station Wednesday ... Read more...

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Vasant Sathe was an Indira loyalist (Obit)


September 24th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Vasant P. Sathe, who passed away in Gurgaon late Friday evening, was blessed with remarkable oratory skills which he honed during ... Read more...

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After Ramlila Maidan, all roads lead to Ralegan Siddhi


September 12th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Sep 12 (IANS) Letters land up just by Anna Hazare's name. Tourists now include this hitherto unknown village in their itineraries even as authorities struggle to ... Read more...

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Bollywood hails Anna’s victory


August 29th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Bollywood veterans like Shabana Azmi, Mahesh Bhatt and Pritish Nandy and younger artistes like Farhan Akhtar and R. Madhavan are ecstatic about social activist Anna ... Read more...

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What Lokpal? We’re here for corruption


August 24th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A group of 20 youngsters enter Delhi Metro, shouting 'Vande Mataram' and urging commuters to sing along. As their voices begin to fade, a middle-aged ... Read more...

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