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Fake news: Sonia Gandhi in bikini, Rohingyas eating Hindus & Nehru calling Bose a criminal

The authors, who are the people behind Alt News website, bust fake news that did the rounds in India.
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Modi govt to give Indian names to Andaman islands: Erasing colonial past or political ploy?

The Modi government has decided to give 'Indian names' to three Andaman islands. Havelock Island will be renamed Swaraj Dweep, Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep and Ross Island as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island to honour the freedom fighter. Prime Minister Modi is set to make the announcement on his visit to Port Blair on 30 December, to mark the 75th anniversary of Bose’s historic visit to the islands. ThePrint asks: Modi govt to give Indian names to Andaman islands: Erasing colonial past or political ploy? Why doesn’t govt consider renaming islands to what they were called by the indigenous people? Vishvajit Pandya Anthropologist and author Subhas Chandra Bose wanted to rename the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the ‘Shaheed and Swaraj Islands’. If the government was genuinely committed to the cause of honouring Netaji’s wishes, then they would go ahead and do so, instead of renaming the smaller islands. But for that, one...
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy | YouTube

Governor Tathagata Roy targets Gandhi, blames Nehru for Bengal’s high Muslim population

During an interview on Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Tathagata Roy claims Gandhi conspired against Netaji, says Nehru-Liaquat pact ‘bordered on stupidity’.
Red Fort Trial

Remembering the Red Fort trials that tipped India towards complete freedom 

Despite warnings, the British government went ahead with the trials of INA soldiers, sparking demonstrations across the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the flag-hoisting ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the 'Azad Hind government' | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

When our sovereignty is challenged, we will hit back with double the force: PM Modi

Modi said his government is working towards providing the armed forces with better technology and latest weapons.
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PM Modi announces national award in Netaji’s name for disaster relief workers

The announcement came on the 75th anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose's declaration of the formation of India's first independent government.

PM Modi’s ‘gift’ to women in the military is ornamentalism, could magnify the problem

In modern militaries, women serve in all ranks with men. They earn their stripes, rise to be officers and command respect, without needing ‘gifts’.
File photo of Captain Lakshmi Sahgal

Remembering Capt. Lakshmi, freedom fighter & social activist, on her 6th death anniversary

Lakshmi Sahgal, who led the all-woman regiment of Bose's INA, was also the presidential candidate of the Left in 2002.
Rash Behari Bose and his wife Toshiko | Commons

The Indian freedom fighter Japan remembers as its beloved chef

Rash Behari Bose, an Indian revolutionary who escaped to Japan in 1915, gave Tokyo Nakamuraya’s Indian curry, which reports 6 billion servings annually even today.
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It’s time to end the many conspiracy theories over Subhash Chandra Bose’s death

Eleven different official and unofficial investigations show that Subhas Chandra Bose died due to the air crash while in a military hospital in Taiwan, 1945.

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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.