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PM Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi’s death anniversary is observed today as Martyrs’ Day Paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his ideals continue to motivate millions. Gandhi was shot dead on this day in 1948 by Nathuram Godse. His death anniversary is observed as Martyrs’ Day. "Tributes to the great […]

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Rendered jobless, Odisha civil engineer labours under MGNREGA

He opted to assist his daily wager father as pandemic brought acute financial distress to their home An engineering graduate was found labouring under a Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme in Odisha’s Balangir district as the job market battered by COVID-19 is yet to open up. It was on a regular […]

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The Mahatma’s life was his message

Gandhiji was jailed in 1922 for writing articles campaigning for non-cooperation and civil disobedience. His colleague Shankerlal Banker, also jailed with him, had seen the Mahatma starting the day at 4 am, and not wasting a single minute till late in the night. From spinning and weaving for six hours a day, to studying the […]

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The American who caught Gandhiji’s killer

In the shock after Nathuram Godse murdered Mahatma Gandhi that January evening 72 years ago today, a young American diplomat rushed to capture the assassin.Vaihayasi Pande Daniel traces the memorable life of Herbert Reiner, who History has sadly relegated to a footnote. Herbert Reiner would have just turned 31 when he reached New Delhi in […]

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Cricket’s tryst with Mahatma Gandhi

Kausik Bandyopadhyay’s fascinating book, Mahatma On The Pitch, explores the relationship between the Father of the Nation and the Game that India Loves. On the occasion of Gandhiji’s birthday, Rediff.com presents an excerpt from the book that shows how Gandhi changed the face of cricket as it was played then. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. With the […]