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India is helping poor, solving world’s problems in line with Vivekananda’s vision, says PM Modi

On 125th anniversary of a journal started by Swami Vivekananda, Modi said in a virtual address that schemes like Jan Dhan, Ayushman Bharat were inspired by the icon.

Swami Vivekananda’s ‘take’ on National Youth Day & the govt’s ‘middlemen’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
PM Narendra Modi virtually addresses a gathering after unveiling the statue of Swami Vivekananda at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University | Photo: PTI

ABVP doesn’t want JNU renamed after Swami Vivekananda, disagrees with BJP leaders’ demand

Office-bearers and members of ABVP in JNU say the idea behind their demand for Swami Vivekananda’s statue on campus was to bring him into the discourse.

PM Modi unveils Swami Vivekananda statue on JNU campus

While unveiling the statue at JNU, which is considered a citadel of the Left, PM Modi said giving priority to one's ideology over national interest has harmed India's democratic system.
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BJP will be in power for 30 yrs if people hang Vivekananda’s photos at homes, says Tripura CM

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb called upon activists to distribute pictures of Swami Vivekananda in the state. In August, he had distributed books on Vivekananda among Covid patients.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi began is 14 April address to the nation with his face covered | Photo: ANI

Kolkata can again be ‘leader of the East’, says Modi as he pitches for atma nirbhar Bengal

Addressing ICC’s annual plenary, PM Narendra Modi quotes Tagore, Vivekananda to inspire Bengal towards self-reliance, talks of reviving manufacturing sector.
Swami Vivekananda | Commons

RSS mouthpiece turns to Swami Vivekananda’s Calcutta ‘Plague Manifesto’ to fight COVID-19

Two editorials, published in RSS mouthpiece Organiser, quotes Swami Vivekananda’s ‘Plague Manifesto’, which gave guidelines for people to follow during the outbreak.

Not just by modern-day yoga fans, Patanjali was misunderstood even in history

In his new book, Alistair Shearer traces the origins of Maharishi Patanjali's 'Yoga Sutra' and writes why modern postural yoga is missing the big point.
PM Narendra Modi at 74th session of the UN General Assembly | PTI

PM Modi quotes Vivekananda, Tamil poet Pungundranar’s messages on oneness, harmony at UNGA

Modi told global leaders a fragmented world is "in the interest of no one" and to be confined within boundaries was not an option.
Swami Vivekananda | Commons

Sisters and brothers of America — full text of Swami Vivekananda’s iconic Chicago speech

On his 117th death anniversary, ThePrint recalls Swami Vivekananda's speech to the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago, USA, in 1893.

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The closed coal-fired NTPC Badarpur Thermal Power Station in Badarpur, Delhi | Bloomberg File

India can save almost Rs 9,000 cr a year by shutting old thermal power plants, study says

According to New Delhi-based CEEW, closing down old plants, which consume more coal than new ones, can help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, clean up air and reduce soil & water pollution.

Defence

File photo of Indian Army soldiers after capturing a hill during the Kargil war | Photo: Commons

‘Courage is to hold on’: How Kargil fighting turned 3 Army doctors into frontline soldiers

Vijay Kumar, Rajesh W. Adhau & V.V. Sharma were among doctors who won Sena Medal for Gallantry for playing pivotal role in reducing Indian casualties in the Kargil war.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.