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Shaheen Bagh couldn’t get CAA revoked. But Gandhi’s satyagraha didn’t meet its goal either

Neither the Salt March nor Bardoli satyagraha achieved their stated goals, but Gandhi found them to be successful. He might have approved of Shaheen Bagh too.
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On 90th anniversary of Dandi March, Congress to take out ‘Gandhi Sandesh Yatra’

The 27-day yatra will begin at Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram on 12 March. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are set to be part of it.
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When Delhi rioted, Sardar Patel busted fake news and wanted a Hindu newspaper banned

During the post-Partition communal riots in Delhi, it became Sardar Patel's job to quell rumours and take the Delhi Police to task.
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Stop ‘prabhat pheris’, the British told Gandhi. It’s a vulgar nuisance, threatens civic order

In 'Singing Gandhi's India', Lakshmi Subramanian writes about why Gandhi insisted on supporting musical processions despite the controversy over them in 1930s.
Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel at the inaugural session of an event held in New Delhi to commemorate the death anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar | Twitter: @prahladspatel

Savarkar raised issues of social importance before Gandhi did: Union minister

On Savarkar death anniversary, Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel says the Hindutva icon hasn’t got credit in history for his work.
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Gandhi told Gujarat striking millworkers not to be angry at boss or gamble, gossip

'Gandhian Thought and Communication', edited by Biswajit Das, explains why it's crucial to understand Gandhi's involvement in the strike from his point of view.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Mahatma Gandhi was a hardcore Hindu, need to be more like him: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

At the launch of a book on Mahatma Gandhi and his principles, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said Gandhi was never apologetic of his Hindu identity.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat | Photo: rss.org

RSS to initiate debate on relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy in 21st century

The RSS believes it is the true heir of Gandhi’s legacy & its chief Mohan Bhagwat is set to speak on the Mahatma's legacy in contemporary India.
Subramanian Swamy | Bloomberg

‘Why no autopsy on Gandhiji’s body’ — BJP MP Swamy calls for new probe into Mahatma killing

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy claims there was no post-mortem done on Gandhi’s body & that eye-witnesses were not questioned.  
Jawaharlal Nehru with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Nehru never excluded Patel from cabinet list. Louis Mountbatten and V.P. Menon got it wrong

Only after Nehru received Patel’s assent did he send the cabinet member list to Mountbatten on 4 August. Patel not only headed the list, but was to be the deputy PM.

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Covid-19: Dr WHO gets prescription wrong

China informed WHO on 31 December, but there is evidence that the coronavirus had spread among humans as far back as mid-October. Yet, WHO showed no urgency.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Coronavirus racism against NE Indians: How can govt prevent Sino-phobia from hurting our own?

While US President Donald Trump is constantly calling coronavirus the ‘Chinese virus’, people from northeast India are being targeted, abused and attacked.

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Indian Army Personnel (Representational image) | ANI Photo

Army may recall retd personnel with medical expertise if fight against Covid-19 intensifies 

The Army has made a composite list of all those who retired in the last two years, especially focussing on those with medical expertise and trained technicians. 

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.