Freedom Fighter News
Tika Dutta Pokharel: The 100-year-old freedom fighter to contest the Nepal elections
Tika Dutta Pokharel, a 100-year-old freedom fighter, will contest the election on behalf of the Nepali Congress (BP) with the symbol water vessel. He says he's entering the political fray to turn Nepal into a Hindu state again
Bhagat Singh's 115th Birth Anniversary: Interesting facts and inspirational quotes by Shaheed-e-Azam
Bhagat Singh was drawn to anarchist and Marxist doctrines, which further stimulated his ideas about revolution
Stamped into history: Who is Pingali Venkayya, the man who designed India’s national flag?
Pingali Venkayya, a freedom fighter and staunch Gandhian, was the first to draw up a rudimentary design of the national flag in 1921. Today, the Centre is honouring him by releasing a postage stamp on his 146th birth anniversary
PM Modi unveils Alluri Sitarama Raju's statue in Andhra: The legend of 'Hero of the Jungles'
Influenced by India's freedom struggle from early on, Alluri rose to become a revolutionary hero among the Adivasis in the forest areas along Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts. During his short life, he became notorious among the British ranks for his antics of stealing the police's weapons
PM Modi pays tributes to Tagore, Gokhale, Maharana Pratap on their birth anniversary
Rabindranath Tagore was the awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1913, Gopal Krishna Gokhale was a freedom fighter and Maharana Pratap is synonymous with bravery and valour
Narendra Modi pays tribute to Dalit icon Babu Jagjivan Ram on birth anniversary; says nation will remember his concern for poor
During India's Independence movement, the Dalit leader founded the All-India Depressed Classes League in 1935 that worked towards equality for 'untouchables'
Ram Manohar Lohia birth anniversary: All you need to know about socialist icon
Born on 23 March, 1910, Lohia was a prominent figure in socialist politics as well as in the movement toward Indian independence
Bhagat Singh 114th birth anniversary: Social media users pay tribute to revolutionary leader
Born in 1907, Singh will always be remembered for his gusto and courage to stand up against British rule.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary: Path shown by 'iron man' will always inspire us, says Narendra Modi
Born in Gujarat's Nanded, Sardar Patel played a critical role in the Freedom Struggle. He is credited with uniting all 562 princely states of pre-Independent India
Bal Gangadhar Tilak's 100th death anniversary: Modi, Shah, other political leaders hail 'prime architect' of freedom struggle
Tilak's ideas of swaraj and swadeshi helped raise consciousness among Indians about the insults and injustice meted out by the British.
Shoojit Sircar resumes post-production of Vicky Kaushal-starrer Sardar Udham Singh; film likely to be delayed
Sardar Uddham Singh, starring Vicky Kaushal, was scheduled for January 15, 2021 release
BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal calls freedom fighter HS Doreswamy ‘Pakistani agent’; Opposition protests against 'derogatory' remark
BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal’s 'derogatory' comments against centenarian freedom fighter HS Doreswamy rocked the Karnataka Assembly as it met for the budget session on Monday with the ruling BJP and Opposition crossing swords.
Karnataka BJP leaders rally behind MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal for calling freedom fighter HS Doreswamy a 'Pakistani agent'
The BJP leaders in Karnataka rallied behind Vijayapura MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal amid a controversy over his remarks that centenarian freedom fighter HS Doreswamy was a 'Pakistani agent'
Parties bicker over Subhash Chandra Bose's legacy on 123rd birth anniversary; TMC advocates Netaji's secularism, BJP says 'don't lecture'
The 123rd birth anniversary of nationalist leader and freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was celebrated on Thursday in West Bengal, where parties cutting across political lines fought over his legacy
Those opposing move to confer Bharat Ratna on Veer Savarkar 'committing a sin', says Amit Shah, calls him a patriot
Shah, however, believes that Savarkar’s legacy is deserving of the prestigious honour, though he would keep the rules in mind before taking a decision on the issue.
Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar: Ahead of Maharashtra polls, BJP yet again pitches nationalism by invoking Hindutva proponent
In Maharashtra, where he has been glorified as a freedom fighter by the Shiv Sena, the BJP is clearly attempting to co-opt his legacy from its junior ally ahead of the Assembly elections.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy director Surender on making his first period film epic, and working with Chiranjeevi
"We had to strike a balance between the grandeur and realism required to make Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy," says director Surender Reddy.
Veer Savarkar's birth anniversary: Narendra Modi, other BJP leaders pay tributes to Independence activist and Hindutva philospher
Several other BJP leaders like Arun Jaitley, Rajyavardhan Rathore, and Rajnath Singh also remembered Savarkar and hailed him for his nationalism and courage. Jaitley said Savarkar's 'nationalistic ideals, patriotism, and courage guided generations of Indians'.
Sardar Udham Singh: Vicky Kaushal looks resolute as the Indian freedom fighter in Shoojit Sircar's period drama
Penned by Ritesh Shah and Shubendu Bhattacharya, the makers of Sardar Udham Singh are aiming for a 2020 release.
Savarkar's grandson files complaint against Rahul Gandhi for claiming activist wrote to British to be freed
At an event on 20 October, Rahul Gandhi had claimed that Veer Savarkar had apologised to the British and written to them to be released from jail while Congress leaders were in jail.