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Today, however, more than 70 years after Indian independence in 1947, few Raj-era survivors remain. Malaysia's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, declares his country's independence from British rule in August 1957. British residents there at independence were given leave to stay permanently.
While Discovery Bay International School celebrates Diwali every year, with participation from the entire school, Indian Independence Day celebrations at Bayside Dental are open to everyone, as are the haathmaag gatherings. As for the general reaction to the saree-pacters' very visual celebration of their ...

North Korea sent items used in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programs to Syria along with missile technicians in violation of UN sanctions, as well as banned ballistic missiles systems to Myanmar, UN experts said. The panel of experts monitoring sanctions against North Korea said its ...
A former soldier who had a grudge against dog-walkers has been convicted of murdering a pensioner he had never met. Alexander Palmer attacked 83-year-old Peter Wrighton from behind with a knife before dragging his body under brambles on August 5 last year. Mr Wrighton had been walking his two dogs, a mongrel ...
Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. In the Note Verbale, which is a diplomatic ...
Azad was part of Indian independence movement but after the suspension of non-cooperation movement by Mahatma Gandhi, he joined Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) founded by Ram Prasad Bismil and later reorganised the HRA under its new name of Hindustan Socialist Republican Army ...

As mentioned in the previous blog, in his keynote address at Sahitya Akademi's national seminar on '70 years of Indian Independence: Literary Portrayals', Professor Harish Trivedi argued that while Independence and Partition both happened in 1947, literary portrayals of those years are less inclined to ...
Indias National Academy of Letters organised a national seminar on "70 Years of Indian Independence" on Friday as part of its ongoing Festival of Letters. Eminent scholars and writers presented their views on the literary portrayals that have found light of the day over the past seven decades. In one of the ...
In the first teaser for Gold, Reema Kagti's upcoming sports drama set in 1946 in British India, Akshay Kumar's character describes himself as a “crazy Bengali” who is madly in love with two things: hockey and India. He also declares that he is the only man who can put together a team of hockey players that ...
How would Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel have handled the Kashmir problem if he, instead of Jawaharlal Nehru, had been India's first Prime Minister? The picture of Patel's thoughts that emerges from his letters and conversations are complex and multilayered. 1.4K. Shares. Share. Written by Sowmiya Ashok ...
... Club opened in 1946 and was a hub for Indian nationalists, intellectuals and politicians pre-Independence. Established by V.K. Krishna Menon, India's first high commissioner to the UK, it served as the meeting venue of the India League, a British organisation which campaigned for Indian independence.
“National seminar on '70 Years of Indian Independence: Literary Portrayals' and a seminar on Tribal and Oral Literature will feature eminent scholars and writers from all over the country. Apart from other regular features, we will have Indo-Israeli Writers' Meet on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the ...
New Delhi – Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated 70 years ago on January 30, 1948. Here are 10 key dates in his life: – 1869: Born on October 2 as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi at Porbandar in the western Indian state of Gujarat. – 1883: Married off by his parents to Kasturba ...
... Jawaharlal Nehru called for a meeting of the Indian National Congress in Lahore, where the National flag was unfurled, and a call for Purna Swaraj was made (complete self-rule; purna - complete, swa - self, raj - rule). On that day the Congress set January 26, 1930 as the day of Indian Independence.
Authorities blocked internet and phone networks until Friday afternoon, as they do for Indian Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations as well. Barricades were set up on all major roads of the city, as police carried out stop and search operations. "For Indians, it might be a big day, but for us, we ...
In a small village of Manipur, one last veteran of Netaji's Indian National Army (INA) still lovingly cherishes the first flag that was unfurled in Indian territory. It was not the tricolour, but the INA Flag that was flown in liberated India at Moirang on April 14, 1944, by Colonel Shaukat Hayat Malik, commander of ...
The British Parliament could have enacted a Constitution for India along with the Indian Independence Act and things could have functioned from day one. Should India have wished to declare a republic later one, it could have done so via an amendment. After all, this is exactly what Ireland and South ...

The Governor said Annie Besant joined the Indian Independence struggle in 1914 and was elected as the first woman president of Indian National Congress in 1917. She also became the president of the Theosophical Society, Adyar in 1907 and continued to hold that position till 1933. Her personality had ...
"The annual festival came into being in 1947-48 to celebrate Indian's Independence and to symbolise the victory of good over evil," said the Chairman of Dhanu Yatra organising committee, Sureswar Satpathy. A highlight of this year's festival was actor Bhubaneswar Pradhan playing the role of Kansa after ...
In his December 14 speech in the National Assembly, Achakzai, while quoting Indian Independence Act, 1947, said that Federally Administered Tribal Areas were not part of Pakistan. Similarly, in an interview, dated March 22, 2017, with BBC Pashto Service, he said that as per section 311 of Government of ...
With his bugle tucked in his knotted fingers behind his back, he rides around a decadent Allahabad, hopping from one patriotic function to another, one of the city's last living testimonies to its legacy of the Indian Independence. “Abhi azadi adhoori hai, poori nahi mili hai. We got Independence from the ...
... dividends in Gujarat, it has meant that Congress has lost the primary marker of its identity, and has now become a pale imitation of the BJP. Despite its makeover, it did not only lose the electoral contest for Gujarat. More importantly, it surrendered the core ideals of the Indian independence movement.
With the coming of Indian independence, Pandit led the Indian delegation to the United Nations (1946–48, 1952–53) and served as India's ambassador to Moscow, Washington, Mexico, London and Dublin over a period of 15 years. In 1953, she became the first woman to be elected president of the UN ...
Holding the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2018 in Singapore is quite significant for the Indian diaspora to recognise its contribution to the mother nation and to the lands from which an army was created to fight for Indian Independence, feels Rajesh Rai, Associate Professor at National University of ...
Educated unemployment and underemployment is also a critical issue. Some students say they're engaged only in “timepass”: everyday efforts to stave off boredom and manage a sense of dead time. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, a leader in the Indian independence movement against British rule.
In the first teaser for Gold, Reema Kagti's upcoming sports drama set in 1946 in British India, Akshay Kumar's character describes himself as a “crazy Bengali” who is madly in love with two things: hockey and India. He also declares that he is the only man who can put together a team of hockey players that ...
Seventy years after Indian independence, we could argue that cricket is one of the few largely meritocratic activities in the country, mirroring the idealism of our founding fathers and the spirit of our republican Constitution that sought equal opportunity for all. The cosy family networks, the privileges of the ...
Photos and text on the walls explain Gandhi's philosophy and the history of Indian independence, while a series of figurines depict important scenes from his life until his death. Architectural highlight: Safdarjung Tomb is a jaw-dropping 18th-century late Mughal-style mausoleum made from sandstone and ...
NH stated that the post Indian independence administration had attempted to subjugate the Nagas and their territories under the guise of a law and order problem, but later realized the need to deal with the issues politically and peacefully towards a permanent solution. In this regard, NH said no sensible ...
To celebrate the 70th year of Indian Independence there are two categories for award selection--10 awards for the age group between 30-50 years and 5 awards for age group above 50 years. According to the Administrator of Lalit Kala Akademi, CS Krishna Setty, "The Akademi has received 3644 entries ...
In recent years, Churchill's reputation and his legacy has been questioned by noted scholars like Christopher Hitchens. When it came to India too, Winston Churchill was far from sympathetic. He was a champion of colonialism and opposed to Indian independence, famously insulted Gandhi and by an act of ...
In a rather ambitious project, the Indian Railways is going to interconnect the four major metros of the country. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai will be connected with each other by a network of high-speed trains that run at 160 kmph, as against the current 88-90 kmph. Authorities are looking at August ...
Chabra listed the increasing involvement of IASC within the broader South County community in recent years, with an annual Indian Independence Day flag ceremony and other events. But she said they can do more, and implored IASC members to help the association implement more programs such as a ...
She states: “Though the Indian nationalists who struggled for Indian independence were sympathetic to the struggles in the French settlements, they held a different opinion. As far as the Indian National Congress was concerned, the French colonies in India, as Nehru informed the Agence France Presse in ...
On one wall hangs a large framed photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, next to a portrait of Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi. Attached to a banister on the second floor of the cafe, which dishes up lip-smacking Parsi and Irani cuisine, is a giant cardboard cut-out of a grinning William and Kate, their ...
Netaji wanted INA to be an elite fighting force, trained to the highest standards of the German army, in which every man would fight shoulder-to-shoulder with his fellow soldier for the sole cause of Indian Independence. For this to happen, it was essential that the army behaved a cohesive and completely ...
The khadi sari worn by her during the struggle for Indian independence is also special,” she says. The exhibition will be open for the public from ...
This lady was a revolutionary of the Indian independence movement, an officer of the Indian National Army and a prisoner of war in Burma ...
Gandhi, the granddaughter of early Indian independence leader Motilal Nehru, was born into politics and power 100 years ago, on November 19, 2017, at Allahabad in northern India. Her mother Kamala entered an arranged marriage in 1916, aged 17, with Nehru, who at 26 had just qualified as a barrister ...
As part of the ongoing celebrations of 70th anniversary of Indian independence, the 8th Edition of Original Theatre Festival is a collaborative ...
Gandhi, the granddaughter of early Indian independence leader Motilal Nehru, was born into politics and power 100 years ago, on November ...
The leader of the Indian independence movement against the British was strongly opposed to the idea of a Jewish national home in Palestine.
... on the occasion of the birth anniversary of tribal leader Birsa Munda, an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement.
... nothing like word secular in real life practice, it was “biggest lie” told after Indian independence and people who used this word should ask for ...
So, too, was Cornelia Sorabji's approach to Indian Independence. She did not see eye to eye with Gandhi. Although she recognised that ...
The Indian Independence Movement soon began gathering steam, and its nationalist and economic strategy arm, the Swadeshi Movement, ...
The plaque pays tribute to Sister's work as a staunch campaigner for women's education and Indian independence. For the occasion, West ...
This year marks the 70th anniversary of what is broadly remembered as the year of Indian independence from British rule. But those ...
... ruler of the state Maharaja Hari Singh soon after the passing of the Indian Independence Act by the British Parliament on 18th July 1947.
Planned in celebration of 70 years of Indian Independence, this unique collaboration, the first of its kind, will bring together around 150 objects ...


 

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