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SD Kitchlew

Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew, the freedom fighter who is hailed as the hero of Jallianwala Bagh

From Cambridge to Khilafat, Saifuddin Kitchlew was instrumental in bridging Hindu-Muslim unity during the freedom movement.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons

Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Bill deferred in Rajya Sabha

The bill seeks to remove the Congress president as a trustee of the memorial and was decided to be discussed in the next session in view of Sushma Swaraj's death.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal (L) and Captain Amarinder Singh (R)

Whose ancestors got pally with Jallianwala Bagh butchers? Captain & Harsimrat fight it out

Saturday marked the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which saw hundreds of peaceful protesters die at the hands of the British.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi lays a wreath at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Jallianwala Bagh commemoration remains sombre with poll code in place, parties still spar

After EC order prohibiting political speeches around the event, Rahul Gandhi and Venkaiah Naidu pay tributes at memorial. Modi gives event a miss.
Bullet marks seen at Jallianwala Bagh | Flickr

Day after Jallianwala incident, Col Dyer blamed it on Indians & turned Amritsar into a jail

Col Dyer had tasted blood and realised that the more he humiliated the Indians, the more his stock rose with the British.
Mahatma Gandhi

This is why Mahatma Gandhi forgave General Dyer even after Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Ironically, it was Gandhi who coined the term ‘Dyerism’ to describe brute force and violent suppression.
Bullet marks seen at Jallianwala Bagh | Flickr

The BJP can’t remove Congress from India’s history or from the Jallianwala Bagh trust

Removal of the Congress president from Jallianwala Bagh trust is part of a larger trend of the ruling party’s attempts to distort history and mythicise lies.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons

100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Punjab Assembly wants apology from British

Punjab Assembly unanimously passes resolution to urge the central govt to seek a formal apology from the British for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons

Jallianwala Bagh massacre: ‘Amidst hundreds of corpses, I passed my night, crying and watching’

As the bodies and crowds blocked the exits, bullets would ricochet off the surrounding walls, or fragment, and injure more people.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons

It’s 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh, not that you would know if you were at the memorial

The memorial is a picture of apathy and its most popular attraction — a 52-minute sound and light show — was last conducted in 2014.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.