Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi News

  • TOP Oil Market News: WTI Rebounds as Cushing Stockpiles Shrink

    The following is a selection of the most important news affecting the oil market.

  • Modi Invokes Mahatma Gandhi to Clean Mother Ganga

    The first public gestures that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made on his election were to thank two mothers -- his own and Mother Ganga, the most famous waterway in India.

  • Modi Taps Selfie Generation to Oust Twitter-Absent Gandhis

    Narendra Modi’s first declaration of victory didn’t come in the capital New Delhi, or his home state of Gujarat or even Hinduism’s holiest city of Varanasi, where he ran for parliament. It came in the form of a message on his Twitter Inc. account.

  • Phillips Talbot, U.S. Journalist Who Followed Mahatma Gandhi, Dies at 95

    By T. Rees Shapiro Oct. 6 (Washington Post) -- Phillips Talbot, 95, who as a young reporter provided firsthand accounts of India's independence from England and the founding of Pakistan and decades later used his expertise on South Asia as an assistant secretary of state, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 1 at his home in Manhattan. Dr. Talbot took a roundabout path to diplomatic service that included work in journalism and at an academic foundation. He finished his career at the Asia Society, a nonprofit educational group in New York founded by John D. Rockefeller III. Dr. Talbot served as its president from 1970 to 1981. He was a respected scholar and trusted adviser on South Asian and Near Eastern relations, and served in the mid-1960s as personal envoy for President Lyndon B. Johnson during private meetings with Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser. While he was primarily known for his work in Asian affairs,

  • Hindu Campaigners Backing Modi Risk Spooking India Allies

    As dawn breaks in the Delhi suburb of Trilokpuri, more than a dozen men in khaki shorts and black jackets work in the near-freezing air to erect a flagpole in preparation for a military-style drill.

  • Gandhi-Inspired Strike Corners Indian Government on Graft

    Propped up by cushions and protected from the summer sun by a white tent, 71-year-old social activist Anna Hazare has vowed to fast to the death to rid India of the corruption he says is its biggest curse.

  • Nelson Mandela, Led South Africa Past Apartheid, Dies

    Nelson Mandela, the freedom fighter who emerged from 27 years in prison to become South Africa’s first elected black president and a global symbol of reconciliation, has died. He was 95.

  • `Slumdog' Rahman, Yoga Open Games as Delhi's `Fingers Crossed'

    The first sporting battles of Delhi’s Commonwealth Games began today after a rousing opening ceremony that cheered organizers reeling from international criticism of a chaotic buildup to the 12-day event.

  • India Jobs Program Scam Pays Wages to Dead Workers

    The corpse of Indian farmer Bengali Singh burned to ash atop a blazing funeral pyre on the banks of the river Ganges in 2006.

  • India’s Prime Minister Feels the Lash of Faint Praise

    Time magazine created a stir in India this week by putting India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, on the cover of its Asian edition, calling him "The Underachiever."

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