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Shoojit Sircar resumes post-production of Vicky Kaushal-starrer Sardar Udham Singh; film likely to be delayed
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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
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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'
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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'
India

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
India

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.

Of no fixed abode: Freedom fighter's children, grandchildren ponder future after Assam NRC draft leaves out their names
India

Of no fixed abode: Freedom fighter's children, grandchildren ponder future after Assam NRC draft leaves out their names

As a young boy, Sanjit Debnath would often visit his father’s garment store in Masimpur, 12 kilometres from Silchar town in southern Assam's Cachar district. “I still remember the respect my father commanded from people in the area. Many of them only visited our shop to hear him narrate, once again, the time he spent in jail during his student life in the 1940s while fighting for the freedom of India,” said Sanjit, a 65-year-old retired government employee from Silchar.

Bhagat Singh's 87th death anniversary: Despite political appropriations, freedom fighter remains youth icon
India

Bhagat Singh's 87th death anniversary: Despite political appropriations, freedom fighter remains youth icon

Bhagat Singh remains one of India's youth icons even eighty-seven years after being hanged. He is also, arguably, one of the most contested revolutionaries.

Freedom fighter K Gandhi struggles to get pension for four decades, Madras HC slams 'bureaucratic dogmatism'
India

Freedom fighter K Gandhi struggles to get pension for four decades, Madras HC slams 'bureaucratic dogmatism'

The Madras High Court has expressed regret that an 89-year-old Indian National Army member, K Gandhi, had to struggle for four decades to get freedom fighter pension due to " bureaucratic dogmatism", and ordered the Tamil Nadu government to grant it in two weeks

Maharashta govt considering 'freedom fighter' status for those jailed during Emergency: Devendra Fadnavis
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Maharashta govt considering 'freedom fighter' status for those jailed during Emergency: Devendra Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis said that the government was considering giving the status of 'freedom fighter' to those jailed during the Emergency in 1975.

Rahul Gandhi hails Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as pillar of India's freedom struggle on latter's 129th birth anniversary
India

Rahul Gandhi hails Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as pillar of India's freedom struggle on latter's 129th birth anniversary

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid tribute to India's first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his 129th birth anniversary.

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje condoles freedom fighter Laxmi Narayan Jharwal's demise
India

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje condoles freedom fighter Laxmi Narayan Jharwal's demise

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today condoled the death of freedom fighter Laxmi Narayan Jharwal who passed away at a hospital in Jaipur on Saturday after a brief illness.

Karnataka govt should not give legitimacy to 'tyrant' Tipu Sultan: Mohandas Pai to Firstpost
India

Karnataka govt should not give legitimacy to 'tyrant' Tipu Sultan: Mohandas Pai to Firstpost

Tipu Sultan can be remembered as a freedom fighter, secularist or a religious bigot who forcibly converted many Hindus and Christians into Islam. He was also a famous warrior who built the first missile and fought the British and even today, his life is debated hotly in Karnataka by politicians, historians and prominent citizens who are divided over whether he was a patriot or a tyrant.

Lahore HC to hear plea seeking to prove innocence of Bhagat Singh
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Lahore HC to hear plea seeking to prove innocence of Bhagat Singh

For the second time, a Pakistani court on Wednesday sought a larger bench to hear a plea to prove the innocence of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh

PMO refuses to declassify Subhas Chandra Bose files; CIC reserves order
India

PMO refuses to declassify Subhas Chandra Bose files; CIC reserves order

The Prime Minister's Office has told the Central Information Commission that it cannot declassify files related to freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose as it will adversely affect relations with foreign countries.