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Moral basis of market capitalism was revisited due to 2008 recession: Author Jaithirth Rao

At ThePrint’s ‘Off The Cuff’ Friday, entrepreneur Jaithirth ‘Jerry’ Rao spoke with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and commentator Gurcharan Das about his new book ‘Economist Gandhi’.
Hriday Kunj, Gandhi's residence during his stay at Sabarmati Ashram | Unnati Sharma | ThePrint

World-class Gandhi vs frugal saint — the battle at the heart of Sabarmati Ashram’s makeover

Modi govt approved a grand but controversial Rs 1,246 crore makeover plan of the 55 acres Sabarmati Ashram complex. The initial claim, to make it a "world-class tourist attraction", drew flak.
Mahatma Gandhi | Photo: Commons

US lawmaker reintroduces resolution to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medal to Gandhi

The medal is the highest civilian award in US. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney said Gandhi's historic Satyagraha movement of nonviolent resistance inspired a nation and the world.
The picture of Gandhi exiting his Packard One-Twenty, an American-made luxury car, has gone viral | Twitter.

Photo of Gandhi in luxury car goes viral ahead of I-day, but there’s nothing British about it

A photo of Gandhi climbing out of a Packard One-Twenty has gone viral. Social media users though have incorrectly identified this as a British-made luxury car.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

Spirit of Quit India Movement energised youth of India, says PM Modi on its 79th anniversary

In a tweet, PM Modi also paid tribute to the greats who took part in the movement that played a crucial role in India's fight against colonialism.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | ANI

PM Modi a remarkable example of person with scientific temper: Union minister Jitendra Singh

Speaking at a science event, Singh said scientific temper is much more important than scientific qualification. He also said Gandhi’s ‘ahimsa’ was a ‘silent biological warfare’.
Veer Savarkar | Savarkar.org

Godse was ‘yearning’ for Savarkar’s support in Gandhi murder trial court. But it never came

In ' Savarkar: A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966' historian-author Vikram Sampath explores both sides of the debate about Savarkar's role in Gandhi's assassination.
Representational Image of a jail | Pixabay

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter Ashish Lata Ramgobin jailed for fraud in South Africa

Ramgobin has been sentenced to 7 years in jail by a Durban court in Rs 3.22 crore fraud and forgery case and was refused leave to appeal both the conviction and sentence.
Students visit Yerawada jail in Pune | Source: Maharashtra prisons dept PRO

Gandhi, Sanjay Dutt, Kasab — Pune’s Yerawada jail, open to public, has many stories to tell

Yerawada jail was opened to public on 26 January, making it the first prison in Maharashtra to do so. Other prisons with historical significance likely to open up too in boost to 'jail tourism'.
Chauri Chaura memorial in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh | www.gorakhpur.nic.in

100th year of Chauri Chaura — event that led to Gandhi calling off Non-Cooperation Movement

In 1922, Gandhi called off the Non-Cooperation Movement unilaterally after a confrontation between police and protesters turned violent in Gorakhpur district.

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File photo of Mithali Raj | @M_Raj03/Twitter

BCCI can close the wage gap in women’s cricket. Just look at tennis and US soccer

The senior women cricketers are paid around Rs 20,000 per day — equivalent to the wage paid to an Under-19 male counterpart. It's not nearly enough.

Bitcoin, Ether tumble as China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

China has brought intense scrutiny on the crypto industry this year amid heightened concerns over risks of fraud, money laundering and excessive energy usage.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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