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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

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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.

Why single-use plastic ban missed Gandhi Jayanti date

Instead of bringing in a policy decision, Modi govt now wants a public movement to end use of single-use plastic.
While Sonia Gandhi was greeted by PM Modi and Birla, there was no exchange of greetings between Modi and Rahul at Parliament | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Uncanny chill between BJP & Congress, political barbs mark Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi did not acknowledge each other at the Parliament Hall.
Sonia Gandhi addressing Congress leaders and party workers on Gandhi Jayanati at Rajghat | Photo: Manisha Mondol | ThePrint.in

Sonia says those who think they’re ‘supreme’ won’t understand Mahatma Gandhi’s sacrifice

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi said India and Mahatma Gandhi are synonymous, and critiqued people who "want RSS to be synonymous with India".
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Bono’s Gandhi connect, Giriraj’s Gandhi attack on Rahul Gandhi & Kejriwal cleans Delhi air

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.