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India condemns high commissioner being blocked from entering gurdwara in UK

Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:39 PM IST

The High commission of India in a statement has termed the incident ‘disgraceful’.

Indian High Commissioner to UK, Vikram Doraiswami(File)

Congress will conduct caste census if voted to power at Centre: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi claimed that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and central government officers were framing the laws of the country instead of the elected representatives of the BJP

Rahul Gandhi addressed a public gathering in Kalapipal during Congress’s Jan Aakrosh Yatra in Shajapur (Twitter/@INCMP)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 05:59 PM IST

Kerala train arson case: NIA files charge sheet against sole accused

The NIA charge sheet, filed on Friday, says Shahrukh Saifi, the sole accused in the case, had thrown and sprinkled petrol on the passengers and set the bogey on fire with a lighter with the intention to kill people

The D1 Coach of Alappuzha-Kannur Executive Express was set on fire on 2nd April, 2023 (File Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 04:50 PM IST

RJD leader triggers row with “lipstick, bob-cut” remark on reservation law

Accused of narrow-mindedness, Abdul Bari Siddiqui issued a clarification and expressed regret over his remark.

RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:21 PM IST

Two Pakistani terrorists killed in J&K’s Kupwara

The infiltration attempt took place in the Kumkadi area of the Machil sector in the north Kashmir district.

So far, two AK rifles, four AK magazines, 90 rounds, a Pakistani pistol, a pouch and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,100 in Pakistani currency have been recovered from the encounter site. (ANI File Photo/Representational image)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 03:06 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Indian Army, Arunachal government hold mega events near LAC in Tawang

It will be inaugurated by chief minister Pema Khandu in the presence of Union minister Kiren Rijiju, who is also a member of Parliament from West Arunachal, Lieutenant General Manish Erry, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Gajraj Corps and Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda.

Union minister Kiren Rijiju with Local Army Commander Brig. V.S. Rajput & DC Tawang Dist. Kanki Darang in Tawang (Twitter/@KirenRijiju)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 03:05 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Manipur CM, facing the heat over killing of two students, gives new assurance

Massive protests have rocked Manipur, especially its capital city Imphal, ever since the heinous killing of the two students came to light.

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh
Published on Sep 30, 2023 02:49 PM IST

'This is barbarism': Congress slams Centre over National Museum being vacated

Jairam Ramesh while posting pictures of the National Museum on his X had said that there was no guarantee that it would survive the supposed relocation.

National Museum, New Delhi.(X/ Jairam Ramesh)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 02:31 PM IST

Gandhiji on child marriages, dowry and untouchability

Gandhiji said there should be no possibility of child widows. He was averse to child marriage.

Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel at the AICC meeting in Mumbai. (HT File photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:57 PM IST

Kharge's 'fake nationalism' barb at BJP over military disability rules

On September 22, the Ministry of Defence released new rules that will govern the grant of disability benefits to members of the armed forces.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge(PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 02:17 PM IST

Afternoon Briefing: PM Modi's ‘Sankalp Saptaah’, Siddaramaiah on Cauvery issue

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

PM Modi, accompanied by Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia, Narendra Singh Tomar, MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and state BJP President VD Sharma in Bhopal on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 01:10 PM IST

‘Should be hanged’: Ujjain rape accused's father demands strict punishment

Bharat Soni was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping the girl after CCTV footage showed him interacting with her near Ujjain railway station.

During investigation, it was found that the rape survivor was beaten up before death, Madhya Pradesh Police said, adding prima facie it was a case of homicide. (Representational)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 02:01 PM IST

From the Archives: Mahatma Gandhi on how caste Hindus can help Harijans

Gandhiji said,"The first thing is for everyone to understand the implications of the removal of untouchability in his or her own life".

Mahatma Gandhi collecting donations for the Harijan Fund (Assam), circa 1945. Beginning the late 1930s, Gandhi was also signing his photographs for auctioning, so that money raised could be used for the Harijan movement. “Do rupiya ek bar”, he [Gandhi] would say, the floor price is two rupees,” writes Ramachandra Guha in ‘Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World.’ (National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:58 PM IST

Amid Canada row, Indian envoy to UK denied entry to Scotland gurudwara

The incident comes amid a diplomatic row between India and Canada following Justin Trudeau’s claim alleging India's possible involvement in killing of Nijjar.

Indian High Commissioner to UK, Vikram Doraiswami(File)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 12:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

IAF holds aerial display in Bhopal to mark its 91st anniversary

Earlier this week Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari met veteran air warriors in New Delhi as part of Air Force Day celebrations.

IAF holds aerial display over Bhojtal Lake in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal.(ANI)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 11:57 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

SC allows SpiceJet to seek modification in Bombay HC order on re-hiring employees

The airline had argued in the high court that it was not a case of termination of services as the employees were on fixed-term contracts and after the expiry of their term, it was not renewed

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, SpiceJet operated 522 flights daily and post-pandemic, it halved to 245 in 2021, further falling to 242 last year (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 11:52 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

From the Archives: ‘No room for communalism in Congress’, says Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhiji said that while they were engaged in trying to quench the fire of communal strife in their own country, they must not forget their countrymen abroad.

Mahatma Gandhi with Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:10 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi to join 'Jan Aakrosh Yatra' in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh today

Congress is taking out ‘Jan Aakrosh Yatra’ from 7 regions across state from September 19 covering 11,400 kilometres and nearly all the assembly constituencies.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi
Published on Sep 30, 2023 11:46 AM IST

Interview: Gandhiji reveals why he chose Wardha

Mahatma Gandhi said,"Gujarat's too commercialised for doing spade work with a better prospect of success than elsewhere in this direction".

Mahatma Gandhi selected Wardha as the headquarters of his activities in connection with rural industries revival.
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:13 PM IST

India, Argentina sign Social Security Agreement for professionals

The economic and commercial ties between India and Argentina have grown exponentially in recent years.

The Agreement was signed by Indian ambassador Dinesh Bhatia and the Argentina’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship Santiago Cafiero.(X/India in Argentina)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 11:33 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

‘Treat Harijans as your brothers’, Mahatma Gandhi's advice to students

One student said that as their fathers were government servants, they were afraid to join the anti-untouchability movement, not political work.

Mahatma Gandhi seen collecting funds for Harijans in Assam, January 1946. Assam was unsure about her own political future; the air was also thick with communal polarisation. When the British Cabinet Mission plan created a political imbroglio, Gandhi sided with Assam and asked the people to remain steadfast. ()(Courtesy: National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:14 PM IST

Six days, 8 rallies: PM Modi's busy schedule in 4 poll-bound states from today

PM Narendra Modi is set to hold a mega election campaign in four poll-bound states - MP, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Chhattisgarh - for six days.

PM Modi's busy schedule in 4 poll-bound states from today
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 12:14 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Banish untouchability from hearts’, appeals Mahatma Gandhi

An earnest plea for the removal of untouchability was made by Mahatma Gandhi speaking during evening prayers.

Mahatma Gandhi said in the City of Bombay they (Harijans) could not find quarters in respectable localities
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:14 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Improper to question efficacy of non-violence’, says Gandhi

“Today, irreligion is stalking the country in the name of religion”, Mahatma Gandhi said.

Scenes during Mahatma Gandhi’s famous Salt March. This march on foot to the sea coast at Dandi, on the eve of the Salt Satyagraha, 1930.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:15 PM IST

After brief calm, protests against killing of 2 students rock Imphal once again

On Thursday night, a mob of around 500 people attempted to storm CM N Biren Singh’s vacant, ancestral home in Imphal’s Heingang locality.

State police and Rapid Action Force (RAF) fired tear gas shells and smoke bombs to disperse the protesters (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 10:54 AM IST

PM Modi launches week-long ‘Sankalp Saptaah’ for aspirational blocks

According to official press release, Sankalp Saptaah is closely aligned with the nationwide Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi,during the launch of a week-long programme for Aspirational Blocks in the country called Sankalp Saptaah at Bharat Mandapam.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 12:15 PM IST

From the Archives: Gandhiji deplores disappearance of Swadeshi

Gandhiji reminded the audience of how a pile had been made of foreign cloth in the early days of the movement and a huge bonfire was made of costly saris etc

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi at a Charkha demonstration in New Delhi in April 1946. For Gandhi, the charkha was a symbol of self-reliance(Underwood Archives/ Getty)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:21 PM IST

Jaishankar's ‘Americans look at Canada’ comment as Blinken raises concern

S Jaishankar confirmed that he had spoken to Antony Blinken about Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's allegations against over killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

External affairs minister S Jaishankar meets US secretary of state Antony Blinken, at the State Department, in Washington DC. (ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 09:19 AM IST

Morning briefing: S Jaishankar on India-Russia ties, Chidambaram on quota bill

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

India's external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar(via REUTERS)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 08:58 AM IST

From the Archives: ‘No Swaraj without unity’, says Gandhiji

Gandhiji, replying said, he saw unfortunately the political atmosphere in India was becoming surcharged with distrust and suspicion.

He repeated that there can be no swaraj for India without the willing cooperation and unity between Hindus and Muslims and that such unity was bound to come sooner or later
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:52 AM IST
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