Free Press Journal
  • PM Modi to launch ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ from Sept 15, says it’s a great tribute to Bapu

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ from September 15. The movement will be launched to mark the commencement of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2. The Prime Minister further urged everyone to be a part of this movement and strengthen the efforts to create a ‘Swachh Bharat’.

  • Mahatma Gandhi’s letter about spinning wheel may fetch USD 5,000 at auction

    Boston: An undated letter written by Mahatma Gandhi, stressing on the importance of the spinning wheel, is expected to sell for USD 5,000, according to US-based RR Auction. Signed “Bapu’s blessings”, the letter is written in Gujarati and addressed to a person named Yashwant Prasad, the auction house said in a statement. “What we expected of the mills has happened,” Gandhi wrote in the letter. “However, what you say is correct: all depends on the loom,”

  • Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's PA, Bapu, Hey Ram, Hey Ram controversy, Venkita Kalyanam, Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary

    When Mahatma Gandhi mobilised Rs 6,000 for flood relief in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: Nearly a century ago when floods ravaged Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi had termed the misery of the people as “unimaginable” and stepped in to mobilise over Rs 6,000 to help them, records show. If the present rain fury has claimed over 290 lives and displaced over 10 lakh people, the massive floods that crippled the state in July 1924 are believed to have claimed a large number of lives and caused widespread

  • Dalai Lama apologises for Nehru remark

    Bengaluru : Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday apologised for his statement that India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was “self-centred.”

  • Land grab, Sabarmati Ashram inmates demolish wall

    Ahmedabad : Inmates of the Sabarmati Ashram here on Monday claimed to have demolished a ‘wall’ which they said was built by the trustees of an affiliate body to grab a piece of land inside the ashram.

  • Controversy erupts over saffron paint on Mahatma Gandhi’s statue

    Shahjahanpur: The Congress today alleged that members of ruling BJP have painted in saffron colour a statue of Mahatma Gandhi installed at a government school in Dhaka Ghanshyampur village here and demanded action against them. However, the district adminstration downplayed the issue, saying an enquiry showed that the colour on the statue was not saffron but yellow and it had been painted two years ago on the direction of the school adminstration.

  • Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's PA, Bapu, Hey Ram, Hey Ram controversy, Venkita Kalyanam, Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary

    United by spirituality, divided by religion

    The life and work of the Father of the Nation has been in the headlines this month. External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was in South Africa on June 7, marking the 125th anniversary of the historic incident when a young Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of a first class train compartment at Pietermaritzburg railway station. The event in 1893 was a turning point in Gandhi’s fight against racial discrimination in South Africa.

  • On This Day in History: June 7, 1893 – Mahatma Gandhi performs his first civil disobedience act

    On this day, June 7, 1893, Mahatma Gandhi was forced to leave a first class compartment of a train in South Africa because of racial discrimination. As Gandhi refused to leave his seat, he was thrown out of the train. He told the officer that he will not leave the seat voluntarily, and the railway officers can throw him out if they want to. This was known as the first civil disobedience

  • PM Narendra Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi plaque in Singapore

    Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled the plaque, marking the immersion site of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at Clifford Pier in Singapore. Singapore’s former Prime Minister and Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong was also present at the event.

  • Hindu Mahasabha requests Veer Savarkar’s picture on Indian currency

    New Delhi: Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) has requested the Central government to replace the picture of Mahatma Gandhi from the Indian currency with the picture of social reformer Veer Savarkar. ABHM chief Swami Chakrapani has even demanded Bharat Ratna for Savarkar. The ABHM said that Savarkar paid a great role in India’s freedom movement and hence should be paid respect by featuring him on the currency. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar coined the term