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DMK files plea in Supreme Court to join case on ‘freebies’

‘Can’t have a straitjacket formula; bring Centre’s loan waiver under ambit of case’

published on : 17th August 2022

DMK to SC: Welfare schemes secure economic justice, can't be construed as freebie

Aam Aadmi Party has also filed a petition in the top court, with similar arguments.

published on : 17th August 2022

'Ready to work with Centre to improve healthcare, education, stop calling them freebies': Kejriwal

Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned people against what he called the 'revdi culture' of offering freebies for garnering votes and said it is 'very dangerous'.

published on : 16th August 2022

A tale of three concepts in independent India

Independence is always accompanied by the litany of patriotism. It is not Independence but its consequence, the nation-state, that becomes the glorified entity.

published on : 16th August 2022

Over 1.5 lakh people at Congress' Freedom Walk bring Bengaluru to halt

Metro stations choked as party distributes 80,000 free tickets

published on : 16th August 2022

Congress keeps momentum going, sees big response to Freedom Walk

Next in the series is ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, which will be led by senior party leader Rahul Gandhi and cover the entire state.

published on : 16th August 2022

It’s welfare, not freebies, KCR tells Modi

The Modi government, said Rao, was acting against the federal spirit and centralising powers.

published on : 16th August 2022

Self-obsessed government hell-bent on trivialising freedom fighters' sacrifices: Sonia Gandhi

The Congress will strongly oppose any misrepresentation of historical facts and every attempt to put great leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, in the dock based on falsehoods, the Congress president said.

published on : 15th August 2022

Netaji's remains should be brought back to India; DNA testing can be done: Daughter

The priest of Renkoji temple and the Japanese government agreed to a DNA test of Netaji's remains, said Anita Bose Pfaff.

published on : 15th August 2022

Free education, healthcare are not freebies, says Kejriwal

Lamenting the fact that many nations that got independence after India surpassed it, he reiterated that education and healthcare are key to becoming a rich country.

published on : 15th August 2022

'Centre acting against federal spirit': Telangana CM hits back at freebies remark

"He also found fault with the Centre's decisions like cutting in FRBM loan limit and others. The Centre hatched a conspiracy again the State governments to destabilise them financially," Rao said. 

published on : 15th August 2022

Contributions of women revolutionaries are everlasting, present generation should draw inspiration: NTR DC

NTR district collector S Dilli participated in a rally organised by Vasavya Mahila Mandali as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on Sunday.

published on : 15th August 2022

India@75: ‘Iron Woman of Vijayawada’ recalls her ‘pilgrimage’

“People call my husband ‘Sardar’ and me ‘Iron Woman of Vijayawada’, she said. She, however, is not completely happy. “Whenever I hear about atrocities on girls, it hurts me,” she added.

published on : 15th August 2022

Indian flag maker Pingali Venkayya: Soldier, scientist, polyglot, and selfless patriot 

Pingali Venkayya earned several titles, including Patthi (Cotton) Venkayya, Diamond Venkayya and Japan Venkayya. However, the name that stays forever is Jhanda (flag) Venkayya.

published on : 15th August 2022

Centenarian freedom fighter Etykuri Krishnamurthy laments politicos encouraging religious divide

As the country celebrates 75 years of Independence, centenarian freedom fighter Etykuri Krishnamurthy laments the practice of politicians encouraging dissonance among religions.

published on : 15th August 2022

Forgotten heroes: Hearts aglow with memories, burning with despair

People in the city’s hinterland recall their deep connections with the freedom struggle and Partition that still evoke feelings of pride over the past and disappointment with the present.

published on : 15th August 2022

Salt of the Earth leaders gave boost to movement

The Salt Satyagraha of Ankola in 1929 was not just successful, but also inspired many others across the state to replicate the movement.

published on : 15th August 2022

India@75: Of Irish oak, warships and mighty protest in Kerala's Kadakam

In the summer of 1932, Kadakam, a sparsely populated village on the fringes of a thin forest in Kasaragod burst into revolt against the British.

published on : 15th August 2022

Soon Tamil Nadu textbooks to include Puducherry freedom struggle, says Rangasamy

Chief Minister N Rangasamy said steps have been taken to include Puducherry's freedom struggle in Tamil Nadu's textbooks.

published on : 15th August 2022

State govts should not give freebies beyond fiscal capabilities: Former NITI Aayog VC

State governments should not dole out 'non-merit freebies' such as gifts and consumer durables beyond their fiscal capabilities, according to former Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar.

published on : 14th August 2022
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