Gandhi Jayanti: News

02 Oct 2023


Gandhi Jayanti: Remembering 'Bapu' with these books

October 2 is observed as Gandhi Jayanti to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation.

28 Sep 2023


3 hours for 6 km: Bengaluru ORR gridlocked after bandh

Infamous for its traffic jams, Bengaluru saw free roads on Tuesday due to a bandh over the Cauvery water dispute.

25 Jan 2022


Delhi reduces number of 'dry days' from 21 to 3

The Delhi excise department has reduced the number of dry days in the national capital to just three this year, down from 21.

04 Oct 2021

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahesh Manjrekar to make film on Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse

Filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar has announced that his next film would be based on the life of Nathuram Godse who had assassinated the Father of the Nation.

27 Sep 2021


Banks closed up to 21 days in October: Check list

Banks in India will be closed for up to 21 days in October, including weekly offs, viz., second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays.

17 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

As Modi turns 71, Centre plans vaccination record, welfare programs

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government is planning a grand 20-day outreach program to mark the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

05 Jan 2020


Here is the list of all long weekends of 2020

2020 is the year you've been waiting for.

03 Oct 2019


Hrithik-Tiger's 'War' beats 'Avengers', 'Thugs of Hindostan' on Day 1

Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer film, War, that released yesterday on Gandhi Jayanti, has set the box office on fire.

03 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Pragya Thakur, who called Godse 'patriot', misses Gandhi Jayanti events

By fielding Pragya Thakur from Bhopal in summer elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) drew ire from several quarters. Fortunately, the gamble paid off as she bettered Congress stalwart Digvijaya Singh by a huge margin and won.

02 Oct 2019


#GandhiJayanti: PM Modi will declare India 'Open Defecation-Free'

The entire country is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, with a number of events being lined up across India.

27 Sep 2019

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Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Some lesser-known facts about the legend

On October 2, India and the world will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

19 Sep 2019

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

Big Bollywood films expected from the rest of 2019

On September 20, box office will see three films clashing: Prassthanam, The Zoya Factor and Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas.

01 Jan 2019


Here is the list of all long weekends of 2019

2018 has ended and we can't believe how time went away in a blink.

23 Oct 2018


Gandhi Jayanti celebrations: 'Mushaira' to be held in Mumbai

A "Mushaira" based on the theme of Mahatma Gandhi's teachings will be held in Mumbai on Friday as part of a series of such Urdu poetry symposiums being organized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

05 Oct 2018


MLA, who had verbal spat with Kiran Bedi, files complaint

AIADMK MLA A Anbalagan filed a complaint against Puducherry Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Kiran Bedi alleging his rights as a lawmaker were violated during the verbal spat with her at the function on Gandhi Jayanti, October 2.

03 Oct 2018


#KolkataBlast: Father of deceased says his son could've been saved

A bomb blast in Kolkata's Nagerbazaar area on Tuesday left a six-year-old dead and his distressed father said his child could have been saved.

03 Oct 2018

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US celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Kicking off the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, hundreds of people gathered in cities across the US to celebrate the birthday of the apostle of peace, with speakers describing his preaching of non-violence as more than ever relevant in today's world.

Rupee hits new low of 73.34, plunges 43-paise against USD

The Indian rupee today crashed below the 73-mark against the dollar for the first time ever on strong demand for the American currency from importers amid rising global oil prices and unabated capital outflows.

03 Oct 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: 15-year-old thrashed, hung from tree for resisting molestation

In a shameful incident, a 15-year-old was thrashed to death and hung from a tree on Tuesday for resisting a molestation bid in Uttar Pradesh.

02 Oct 2018


Mahatma Gandhi connected India in letter and spirit: PM Modi

As we celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called him a "stalwart who made the world a better place and connected India, in letter and spirit, in thought and action" in his blog he wrote on The Times Of India.

02 Oct 2018

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China celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi's popular quotes and bhajans resonated today in the sprawling Chaoyang Park in Central Beijing where people from all walks of life gathered to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary.

02 Oct 2018


God Gandhi: This Telangana village has a temple for Gandhi

A lot has been said and written (even debated) about the "Kaliyuga daivam" Mahatma Gandhi, the "apostle of peace and harmony" in modern India.

01 Oct 2018

Make in India

'Sui Dhaaga' witnesses exceptional growth; Varun thanks audience for support

Varun Dhawan's 'Sui Dhaaga' has got the cash registers ringing since day one.

30 Sep 2018


'Sui Dhaaga' collection: Varun-Anushka starrer catches speed on second day

Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma's recent release 'Sui Dhaaga: Made In India' has managed to appeal to the masses on its second day.

29 Sep 2018


Over 600 prisoners, 700 students to take Gandhi Peace Exam

About 600 prisoners and over 700 college students will appear for the Gandhi Peace Examination tomorrow in Maharashtra, ahead of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

08 Sep 2018


Will serve only vegetarian food on October 2: Indian Railways

Do you love non-vegetarian food and are traveling by Indian Railways on October 2? If yes, then you might consider to cancel or reschedule your plan.

27 Aug 2018


On Gandhi Jayanti, Railways' coaches to bear Swachch Bharat logo

To commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, all the coaches of the Indian Railways will display the logo of the government's pet project 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan' and the national flag.

21 Jul 2018


This Mumbaikar helps environment by cleaning waterfalls

Picnics by overflowing waterfalls in the outskirts of Mumbai are probably the most enjoyable moments during monsoons for many.

21 May 2018

Indian Railways

Railways plans veg-only menu to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti, the Indian Railways has put forth a proposal to serve only vegetarian food on railway premises and trains on 2nd October for 2018, 2019, and 2020.

03 Apr 2018

Delhi Police

Anushka, Varun join hands with traffic-police to promote safe driving

The Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) has roped in Bollywood actors Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan for a series of video messages on safe driving.

27 Oct 2017


Bihar government to fire employees promoting dowry, child marriage

In another attempt to rid Bihar of social and civic malpractices, the Nitish-Kumar led government will now sack its employees if found demanding or promoting dowry and child marriage.

11 Aug 2017

Yogi Adityanath

No Gandhi Jayanti holiday this year for Rajasthan universities?

It looks like students of Rajasthan's universities will be attending classes this year on Gandhi Jayanti.

02 Oct 2016


Liquor ban: Gandhi Jayanti observed as dry day

The government said the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti will be observed as a dry day across Indian states.