Mahatma Gandhi

Democracy can't function at whims and fancies of anyone: Narendra Modi dig at Congress

Expressing his strong displeasure over continuous disruptions in the Lower and Upper House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that ”it’s matter of sorrow that Parliament is not running”. The Prime Minister further said that democracy “cannot be restricted to elections and government only” and everyone must feel that he or she is working for the country’s progress. PMO India ✔@PMOIndia Our definition of democracy can’t be restricted to

Real dirt of India lies in our minds: President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the real dirt of India lies not in our streets but in our minds and in our unwillingness to let go of views that divide society into ‘them and us, pure and impure’. “We must make a success of the laudable and welcome Swachh Bharat Mission. However, this also must be seen as just the beginning of a much larger and intense effort to

Today in India, protest equals sedition: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Government on the issue of intolerance telling it not to learn the “wrong lessons” from Pakistan and pleaded that it should listen to the people who have been “disturbed” over recent incidents.”People like Narayana Murthy, Raghuram Rajan and P M Bhargava are among the many protesting… They are disturbed like millions of other people. Respect them and try to understand what

A R Rahman Says he Went Through 'Something Similar' as Aamir Khan

Music maestro A R Rahman said that the intolerance debate is becoming poetic in India. “Any type of revolt should be classical. It is becoming very poetic rather than people hitting each other. We should set an example because we come from the land of Mahatma Gandhi. We have shown the world how revolution can be done without violence,” said Rahman. On November 23, Aamir Khan said that he was

Modi govt pursuing 'communal' politics, working to dismantle Congress legacy: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of pursuing “communal and divisive politics” and said it was “systematically working to dismantle the Congress legacy and rewrite history”. “Today, when we see the ruling establishment pursuing communal and divisive politics and follow policies that favour a few and the powerful, when we see their ideology that shuns secularism, tolerance and inclusion, when the spokespersons of its agenda

Nathuram Godse was a murderer, he should not be honoured: RSS ideologue

RSS ideologue MG Vaidya on Sunday said Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse was no hero and criticized the Hindu Mahasabha, Hindu Sena and Maharana Pratap Battalion for commemorating the former’s 66th death anniversary as ‘Shaurya Diwas’. He said he was against honouring and giving respect to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin. “I don’t know which organisation it is. But I am against honouring and giving respect to Nathuram Godse. He is a murderer. The fight of thoughts

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan only showbaazi: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he has witnessed only “showbaazi” and not any real action in the Swachh Bharat campaign, even as he announced construction of over 750 new toilets in the national capital. Without naming Narendra Modi, Kejriwal, on the first anniversary of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, said, “Nothing has happened in the last one year. On this day, last

Ajinkya Rahane reminds me a bit of Sachin Tendulkar: Steve Waugh

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh on Sunday said that Ajinkya Rahane reminded him a bit of Sachin Tendulkar and his “compact technique” would fetch him a lot of runs for India. Waugh, who is here for the inauguration of world class sports arena at Brigade Orchards at the outskirts of the city, said Rahane has modelled himself on iconic batsman Tendulkar. “I like Rahane and he is a quality player. He

PM Narendra Modi talks about Gujarat violence, Land Bill in Mann ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation in the 11th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio broadcast at 11 am. Here are the live updates: PM Modi asks people to share their suggestions and topics for next ‘Mann ki Baat’ episode and concludes his radio address. I have met many youngsters who have pledged things like – ”Sunday on Cycle’. It is good for health and environment: Modi

Rahul Gandhi appears in Bhiwandi court in RSS defamation case

Rahul Gandhi, who spent less than 15 minutes in court, told reporters that he had come to honour the commitment given to the court. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday appeared in a court at Bhiwandi in Thane in connection with a criminal defamation case for allegedly blaming RSS for assassination of Mahatma Gandhi though the Supreme Court had on Thursday stayed proceedings against him in the matter. Gandhi presented

Defamation case: Rahul Gandhi gets interim relief from Supreme Court

In a relief for Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the proceedings against him in a criminal defamataion case before a trial court in Maharashtra for allegedly blaming RSS for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. “There shall be stay of further proceedings in a case pending before the trial court till the next date of hearing,” a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and P C

Gabbar Is Back is based on real incidents: Akshay Kumar

“Pachaas pachaas kos door jab koi rishvat leta hai toh log kehte hai mat le varna Gabbar ajeaga…” It is difficult to imagine the iconic villain from Sholay mouthing this dialogue, while mincing tobacco in one hand and beating his belt on the stones with the other. However, Bollywood’s new Gabbar is anything but a villain. The long haired, beefy man with salt-and-pepper beard stands tall against every wrong. He