Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicNathuram Godse

Topic: Nathuram Godse

Long before Gandhi, Godse pulled out a knife to stab Mahasabha chief for allying with Nehru

In ‘Gandhi’s Assassin’, Dhirendra Jha writes that Godse believed the Hindu Mahasabha should stay away from the government to establish a Hindu rashtra.

When Gandhi murder investigator got on the same taxi Godse and others took

In ‘The Murderer, the Monarch and the Fakir’, Appu Esthose Suresh and Priyanka Kotamraju investigate Gandhi’s assassination anew based on unseen evidence and reports.

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.

Gwalior to Godse — Was Sardar Patel soft on Savarkar in Gandhi murder case, and if so, why

My mother was part of the prosecution team in the Gandhi murder trial. She pointed out several loopholes that were allowed to remain so.

#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.

‘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.  

No more riots. In Modi and Amit Shah’s new India shooters are becoming the norm

What happened to Gauri Lankesh, Kalburgi, Govind Pansare, almost happened to Shadab Farukh, a student of Jamia Millia Islamia and at Shaheen Bagh.

Don’t hang Godse, said Gandhi’s sons. This is how Nehru, Patel and Rajaji replied

Many prominent Gandhians requested clemency for the Mahatma’s assassins. They pointed out that Gandhi wanted to abolish death penalty.

Gandhi vs Godse: BJP hasn’t done well by throwing Pragya Thakur to the wolves

If BJP, the party of Hindutva, can no longer stand by those who believe in the ideology, it will be the ultimate loser.

Pragya Thakur or Shashi Tharoor — field expertise not necessary to be on Parliament panel

The current composition of parliamentary committees raises a question whether domain knowledge & expertise should be given priority in nominating members.

On Camera

YourTurn

How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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