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Britain to mark Gandhi's 1931 visit with commemorative coin

London - Britain will commission a commemorative coin to mark the 90th anniversary of the final visit by Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, its finance minister announced Thursday.

Modi hails toilet 'milestone' as India marks Gandhi's 150th

Ahmedabad - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared the country of 1.3 billion people free of open defecation, and turned his sights towards eradicating single-use plastic next.

Modi's bold toilet claim in question as India marks Gandhi's 150th

New Delhi - India is to be declared "open-defecation free" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening, although experts question his bold claim that all 1.3 billion people in the country have access to a toilet.

Rahul Gandhi resigns as leader of India's opposition Congress

New Delhi - Rahul Gandhi quit Wednesday as head of India's main opposition Congress party, taking the blame for a second-straight election humiliation by right-wing Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Opposition leader Gandhi says gloomy Indian exit polls 'fake'

New Delhi - Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday dismissed as "fake" exit polls predicting a clear election victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day before the scheduled release of results.

Modi slams Gandhi assassin comments ahead of India's key final vote

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condemned a firebrand Hindu election candidate from his ruling party who called the assassin of independence hero Mahatma Gandhi a "patriot".

What's in a word? Oxford Dictionaries dragged into India poll

New Delhi - Oxford Dictionaries was dragged into India's bitter election on Thursday as it rubbished a claim that "Modilie" -- referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- is a recognised word.

'Lord' Modi just like the British, India's Gandhi says

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi is lording it over India just like the British, opposition leader Rahul Gandhi said in a blistering pre-election broadside published Tuesday.

Gandhi statue sparks controversy in Malawi

Blantyre - Over 3,000 people have signed a petition opposing a planned statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Malawi's commercial capital Blantyre, saying the Indian independence hero had done nothing for the southern African country.

India's 'father' Gandhi: 10 key dates

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.

Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party

New Delhi - India's Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its independent history.

Sonia Gandhi: Power behind Congress throne

New Delhi - Sonia Gandhi stepped down as head of India's opposition Congress party Saturday after an extraordinary odyssey that transformed her from a shy housewife into the country's most powerful politician and a torchbearer for the iconic Gandhi-Nehru dynasty.

Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party

New Delhi - India's Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its independent history.

India's reluctant leader Rahul Gandhi takes party helm

New Delhi - He has never held public office, once likened power to "poison", and saw his politician father and grandmother assassinated. Now Rahul Gandhi is poised to take over as leader of the party that has ruled India for much of its history.

India's Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party chief

New Delhi - India's opposition Congress party will hold leadership elections next month, an official said Monday, amid growing speculation Rahul Gandhi will take over from his mother as its leader.

Gandhi's non-violent 'salt march' commemorated in India

New Delhi - The famous "Salt March" carried out in 1930 by Mahatma Gandhi was commemorated last week on the occasion of its 85th anniversary, with a special message from the Indian Prime Minister.

India pays low-key Indira Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination

New Delhi - India's president Pranab Mukherjee, members of Nehru-Gandhi family and Congress leaders paid a low-key tribute Friday to Indira Gandhi on the 30th anniversary of the ex-premier's assassination.

Gandhis face demoralised party after India poll rout

New Delhi - India's ruling Congress party is set to gather Monday in New Delhi to rake over their electoral humiliation, with leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi facing unprecedented pressure over their failed campaign tactics.

Rajiv Gandhi killers set to go free from prison

New Delhi - The chief minister of an Indian state Wednesday ordered the release of all seven people jailed for plotting the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, meaning they could walk free in days.J.

India's Sonia Gandhi blocks son Rahul PM candidacy push

New Delhi - India's Sonia Gandhi stalled a push Thursday for her son Rahul to be named the ruling Congress party's candidate for prime minister, saying such a move was against tradition.

Op-Ed: A Look at the Many Flaws of Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born on October 2 1869, is one of the most revered figures in history. However, some of his darker sides are rarely explored in revisionist Gandhi history.

Gandhi’s great-grandson enters book-ban row over gay claims

The great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi has entered the row over the banning in the Indian state of Gujarat of a book claiming that the father of Indian independence had a gay relationship.

Op-Ed: Pakistan Should Celebrate Gandhi’s Life, Legacy and Contributions

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who was born 141 years ago today on October 2, 1869, is a revered figure in India as well as in many countries around the world for his peaceful civil disobedience techniques.

Former Home of Mahatma Gandhi For Sale In South Africa

The former home of Mahatma Gandhi has been offered for sale in Johannesburg, South Africa after the owner failed to find a buyer interested in the historical value of the house. Gandhi, then a young lawyer, lived in the house for three years.

Gandhi items sold for $1.8 million

Auction of the Gandhi memorabilia which caused such a hue and cry has finally been resolved at $1.8 million. The new owner of Gandhi’s eyeglasses and four items is Vijay Mallya, an Indian businessman with interests in liquor and airlines.

Proposed Gandhi items auction raises furor

Some of Mahatma Gandhi’s personal items are being auctioned off by a US-based collector and the Indian government is working overtime to stall the deal.

Psychiatrist: 'Gandhi Pills' and Moral Performance Enhancers Can Help Patients

A British psychiatrist argues that pills can be developed to make someone a better person and already some clinics are prescribing it for patients.

Mohandas K. Gandhi's Ashes Finally Allowed To Rest At Sea

Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma, was murdered sixty years ago in 1948 by a Hindu hardliner. Since that time his ashes have been displayed in one memorial after another in several urns throughout India.

Nobel Prize panel regrets not honoring Mahatma Gandhi

The Nobel Foundation regrets that it didn’t give a peace prize to Mahatma Gandhi, who was nominated five times for the Nobel Peace prize but the Norwegian Nobel committee rejected him every nomination.

What if Gandhi had the Modern Media Tools to Convey his Message, A Great Ad Video

An ad showing Gandhi communicating to the masses with modern media tools.

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