independence struggle

Nehru worked for One World - until he felt let down


July 30th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Backed by Mahatma Gandhi, India's charismatic first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru worked hard to create a 'One World' before Cold War and China's betrayal killed ... Read more...

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Tripura CM condoles Lakshmi Sehgal’s death


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 23 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday expressed deep shock over the death of veteran freedom fighter Lakshmi Sehgal."The downtrodden ... Read more...

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In six decades, a sea change in Indian parliament (Lead) (May 13 is 60th anniversary of parliament)


May 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) When it opened six decades ago, it was a highly revered institution, packed with stalwarts who won freedom for India and where debates were ... Read more...

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Homai Vayarawalla, grand old dame of Indian photo-journalism, passes away (Obituary)


January 15th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (AINS) Till a year ago, Homai Vyarawalla, India's first and oldest photojournalist, was still as spirited as she was in the 1920s when she captured glimpses of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh thanks India for supporting ‘just’ war


December 16th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Friday paid tribute to the Indian soldiers who fought "shoulder-to-shoulder" with the liberation forces in 1971 and thanked New Delhi for support supporting "a ... Read more...

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Freedom fighter, wife end fast after pension assurance


November 9th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 9 (IANS) A 99-year-old freedom fighter and his 86-year-old wife ended their indefinite hunger strike here after the government assured them of old age pension and initiating steps ... Read more...

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Gandhi souvenirs outlet opened at Mumbai airport


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) For the first time, souvenirs dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi will be available at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport as part of a special corporate initiative, an ... Read more...

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Sonia’s first appearance post surgery, visits Rajghat


October 2nd, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 142nd birth anniversary. It was the United ... Read more...

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Film on descendants of martyrs of freedom struggle


August 24th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Telling the story of the plight of descendents of the forgotten martyrs of India's independence struggle, a Delhi-based journalist is coming up with a two-hour historical ... Read more...

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Two get life imprisonment for Kerala blasts (Lead)


August 12th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 12 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here Friday sentenced to life imprisonment two of the accused in the 2006 twin bomb blasts in Kozhikode in ... Read more...

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Mamata regrets country’s poor soccer standards (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday regretted the poor standards of Indian football, as she was given honorary life membership of Mohun Bagan at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Anna fasts against crackdown, India responds again


June 8th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare Wednesday observed a daylong fast here to denounce the police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and said a "second independence ... Read more...

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Hazare’s protest fast gets support in Mumbai


June 8th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Expressing their solidarity with social activist Anna Hazare, a group of people Wednesday went on a day-long fast here to denounce the police crackdown on yoga ... Read more...

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Government scuttling Lokpal Bill, says Hazare (Lead)


June 8th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Gandhian activist Anna Hazare Wednesday accused the government of trying to scuttle the proposed Lokpal Bill aimed at ending corruption in high places.A little over ... Read more...

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Court cancels freedom fighter’s pension of octogenarian


April 9th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has barred an octogenarian from getting the freedom fighter's pension due to lack of documents to prove his imprisonment during the independence ... Read more...

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Anna to tour India, promises more struggles (Second Lead)


April 9th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Social acivist Anna Hazare Saturday said he would tour the entire country to campaign against corruption and promised more struggles ahead after breaking his ... Read more...

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Anna to tour India, warns of more struggles (Lead)


April 9th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Gandhian leader Anna Hazare said Saturday after breaking his 97-hour hunger strike that he would tour the entire country to campaign against corruption and warned ... Read more...

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Happiness gained from money, power limited: Sonia


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) As the government battles several allegations of corruption, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said there was a limit to happiness gained from money and power and ... Read more...

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Power and money is not every thing: Sonia Gandhi


February 1st, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): In the wake of a series of scams hitting the government, Congress President Sonia Gandhi asserting that mere money and power is not every thing in ... Read more...

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Rabindra Sangeet exponent Suchitra Mitra dead (Second Lead)


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Rabindra Sangeet legend Suchitra Mitra, whose songs enthralled music lovers for six decades, died at her South Kolkata residence here Monday following cardiac arrest, family sources said. She ... Read more...

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Delhi readies to host its sixth Congress plenary


December 12th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) For the sixth time - and the third time after Independence - the national capital will host the plenary session of the All ... Read more...

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Abhishek an ideal brand ambassador (Movie Snippets)


November 30th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan's loyalty to the brands he endorses seems unquestionable. The actor dug into his Omega collection for a vintage watch to wear in his forthcoming ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict challenged in Supreme Court


November 15th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court's Sep 30 verdict on the Ayodhya dispute was Monday challenged by a petitiner in the Supreme Court.The appeal was filed by ... Read more...

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President, PM pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi (Lead)


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday led the nation in paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 141st birth ... Read more...

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Ethics in business vital in globalisation era: Patil


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday stressed on ethics in business practices to enable the Indian industry compete with foreign companies in an age of globalisation. "Globalisation has widened the ... Read more...

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Mexico kicks off bicentennial celebrations


September 16th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has kicked off its bicentennial celebrations with a huge parade and a spectacular fireworks show marking the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain, amid an ... Read more...

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India’s oldest woman photojournalist recalls first I-Day shots (With Image)


August 20th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Her face crinkles into a smile that draws a fine mesh of crow-feet in the leathery folds of her skin. At 97, Homai Vyarawalla, ... Read more...

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Khadi Tricolour business, sales increases ahead of Independence Day


August 13th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Abdul HadiAurangabad, Aug 13 (ANI): National flags made of indigenous Khadi cloth are in great demand ahead of Independence Day, which falls this year on Sunday.The flag is traditionally made of ... Read more...

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Anupam Kher quits ‘Dear Friend Hitler’ (Lead)


June 18th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has walked out of the movie "Dear Friend Hitler" to "respect" the feelings of his upset fans. However, the film's director, producer ... Read more...

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Anupam Kher walks out of ‘Dear Friend Hitler’


June 18th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has walked out of the movie "Dear Friend Hitler" saying that he wants to "respect my fans' opinion". "I had taken up the role ... Read more...

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Constitutional powers should not be exceeded: Manmohan Singh


May 8th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the judiciary, legislature and executive should not exceed their respective powers as enshrined in the Constitution, but work ... Read more...

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Mujib planned separation from Pakistan in 1969: Hasina


March 8th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Bangladesh's founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had made detailed plans for the liberation from Pakistan during a stay in London in 1969, his daughter and Prime Minister ... Read more...

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EU urges no death penalty as Bangladesh reviews political murders


January 23rd, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 23 (DPA) The European Union reiterated its opposition to the death penalty Saturday aimed at Bangladeshi authorities as they investigate deaths related to the country's 1971 independence struggle. Most parties ... Read more...

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Old Zambian warhorse wants India’s help in fight against AIDS


January 7th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra Lusaka, Jan 7 (IANS) One of the old warhorses of Africa's colonial struggle, Kenneth Kaunda, who was a contemporary of Indira Gandhi, wants India's help in fighting a new adversary ... Read more...

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Congress sets up committee to celebrate 125th anniversary


November 13th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Congress is to commemorate its 125th anniversary next year on a grand scale and on Friday set up a 19-member organising committee headed by party ... Read more...

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