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Mahatma Gandhi’s reaction to current news, and what it means to be a ‘true’ Gandhian

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Trial of people accused of participation and complicity in Mahatma Gandhi's assassination in the Special Court in Delhi on May 27, 1948. Godse highlighted | Commons

#NathuramGodseZindabad trends on Gandhi Jayanti. Here’s how Twitter hashtags go viral

The hashtag ‘NathuramGodseZindabad (Long Live Nathuram Godse)’ was trending in Hindi, with nearly 1 lakh tweets employing it by Friday evening.

President Kovind, PM Modi pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Gajendra Singh Shekahawt and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also paid homage to him at his memorial.
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Two occasions when Gandhi identified himself as a farmer

Born in a family of princely states’ high officials, Gandhi had no knowledge about farmers. His first brush with farming was in South Africa.
Mahatama Gandhi's statue, at Parliament, adorned with flowers on occasion of his 150th birth anniversary | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Why RSS thinks it is the true heir of Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy

RSS believes Gandhi and one of its defining pracharaks, Deendayal Upadhyaya had much in common, from sharing philosophies, being charismatic to despising politics.
Prisoners flash victory sign after being released from Birsa Munda Jail on Gandhi Jayanti, in Ranchi. | PTI

611 prisoners released on Gandhi Jayanti under special remission plan

The Centre had in 2018 decided to release more than 2,000 prisoners of a special category in phases under the remission plan. So far, 2,035 have been released.
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Indian cricket ‘worse than 5 years ago’ — Boria Majumdar & Gandhi the ‘tolerant Hindu’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
A file photo of RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya. | Twitter/ANI

Gandhi surrendered to extremist and jihadi elements among Muslims: RSS leader Vaidya

In an article in Organiser, Manmohan Vaidya writes RSS always admired Gandhi but 'disagreed' with his 'surrender' to the 'extremist and Jihadi elements'.

The Nobel omission, and TV news’ ‘spinning tribute’ for Gandhi

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Is Modi govt being practical by deciding to curb single-use plastic instead of complete ban?

After his Swachh Bharat initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi now wants to curb single-use plastic in a phased manner and eventually eliminate it by 2022.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.