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Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Home ministry to release around 600 prisoners not convicted for murder, rape, corruption from jails across India
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Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Home ministry to release around 600 prisoners not convicted for murder, rape, corruption from jails across India

Prisoners, including politicians, who have been convicted in cases of murder, rape or corruption, will not be released as part of the amnesty scheme

Daily Bulletin: India celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, Modi to ban single-use plastic, Congress to organise 'padyatras';day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: India celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, Modi to ban single-use plastic, Congress to organise 'padyatras';day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary 2019: Narendra Modi to announce ban on single-use plastic, visit Sabarmati Ashram; Amit Shah to flag off BJP's nationwide 'Gandhi Sankalp Yatra' today; and more

Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary 2019: Significance of day that celebrates one of most striking leaders of the Indian Independence struggle
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Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary 2019: Significance of day that celebrates one of most striking leaders of the Indian Independence struggle

Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary 2019: Every year on 2 October, the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi is observed with prayer services and tributes across the nation. This year, India will be celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi 150th birth anniversary: From Congress' march to exhibitions at ashrams, India set to pay tribute to Father of Nation
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Mahatma Gandhi 150th birth anniversary: From Congress' march to exhibitions at ashrams, India set to pay tribute to Father of Nation

India will be observing Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary on 2 October, which will be marked by events celebrating the Father of the Nation's life and values. The Congress plans to mark this event by conducting a march in Delhi

Mumbai airport will be 100% plastic-free from 2 October; offenders to be fined between Rs 5,000-Rs 25,000
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Mumbai airport will be 100% plastic-free from 2 October; offenders to be fined between Rs 5,000-Rs 25,000

The Mumbai airport will become 100 percent plastic-free from 2 October (Wednesday), said the GVK-run Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) in a statement on Monday. The MIAL released released a notice, laying out the guidelines of plastic-ban in accordance with the Union government.

Full list of bank holidays in October 2019: Banks to remain shut on 11 days, including Dussehra, Gandhi Jayanti, Diwali
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Full list of bank holidays in October 2019: Banks to remain shut on 11 days, including Dussehra, Gandhi Jayanti, Diwali

Customers must note that as per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notification and rules, all banks including public, private, foreign, cooperative are shut on all Sundays and second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

Satyameva Jayate 2 first look: John Abraham to reprise role of tough cop in Milan Zaveri's vigilante drama
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Satyameva Jayate 2 first look: John Abraham to reprise role of tough cop in Milan Zaveri's vigilante drama

Satyameva Jayate 2 will release on 2 October, 2020, and will face a major box office clash with Sardar Udham Singh, Hindi remake of Rambo, and sports drama Toofan.

Gujarat Congress to organise marches to Sabarmati Ashram on 27 Sep in bid to 'foil designs to destroy Gandhian ideology'
Politics

Gujarat Congress to organise marches to Sabarmati Ashram on 27 Sep in bid to 'foil designs to destroy Gandhian ideology'

'These marches under a week-long 'Gandhi Sandesh Yatra' will be taken out on 27 September', said state Congress president Amit Chavda

Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary 2019: Bihar to conduct week-long celebrations, programmes to begin with development camps
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Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary 2019: Bihar to conduct week-long celebrations, programmes to begin with development camps

The East Champaran district administration in Bihar will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in a grand manner.

On Independence Day, Naveen Patnaik announces 'Mo Sarkar' initiative for transparency in Odisha's governance
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On Independence Day, Naveen Patnaik announces 'Mo Sarkar' initiative for transparency in Odisha's governance

In a bid to ensure transparency in governance, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced the 'Mo Sarkar' initiative during Independence Day celebration in Odisha.

AMU orders probe after Mohammad Ali Jinnah's photos are displayed at varsity exhibition, issues show cause notice to librarian
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AMU orders probe after Mohammad Ali Jinnah's photos are displayed at varsity exhibition, issues show cause notice to librarian

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has ordered a probe into how pictures of Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah with Mahatma Gandhi were put on display at a photo exhibition in the varsity.

Sachin Pilot says 'lioness' Vasundhara Raje's biggest prey are farmers, vows to defeat CM in upcoming Assembly elections
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Sachin Pilot says 'lioness' Vasundhara Raje's biggest prey are farmers, vows to defeat CM in upcoming Assembly elections

Sachin Pilot retorted to Vasundhara Raje calling him a novice and referred to the party's victory in the Ajmer by-elections.

Anna Hazare puts off hunger strike after talks with Maharashtra minister, tells govt to fulfil demands by 30 January
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Anna Hazare puts off hunger strike after talks with Maharashtra minister, tells govt to fulfil demands by 30 January

According to sources, Hazare has received a letter from Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh. However, the contents of the letter are not known.

Manual scavenging in India doesn't need denial and politicised narrative on solutions, but sanitation policy reforms
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Manual scavenging in India doesn't need denial and politicised narrative on solutions, but sanitation policy reforms

Despite a law stressing not only eradication of manual scavenging but also rehabilitation of families dependent on the job, septic tanks have turned into death beds for many young men in India.

CPM newspaper shuts in Tripura: Party blames BJP, says over 200 staff now jobless
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CPM newspaper shuts in Tripura: Party blames BJP, says over 200 staff now jobless

A 40-year-old CPM newspaper in Tripura, Daily Deshar Katha, has been ordered closed by the government on technical grounds.

Kisan Kranti Yatra: Farmers' march turns violent at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, police use tear gas to disperse protesters
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Kisan Kranti Yatra: Farmers' march turns violent at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, police use tear gas to disperse protesters

Farmers were stopped near UP-Delhi border and police used water cannons to disperse protesters after a few farmers broke the barricades.

NCP holds silent protest in Mumbai on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, accuses BJP of pushing country backwards
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NCP holds silent protest in Mumbai on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, accuses BJP of pushing country backwards

Accusing the BJP-led central and Maharashtra governments of pushing the country backward, NCP leaders Tuesday marked the 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by holding a silent protest.

Gandhi Jayanti 2018: Narendra Modi pays tribute at Vijay Ghat, Rahul visits Sevagram Ashram
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Gandhi Jayanti 2018: Narendra Modi pays tribute at Vijay Ghat, Rahul visits Sevagram Ashram

The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated across India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his tribute said Gandhi was a stalwart who lived for others and made the world a better place.

Twitter celebrates Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary with a customised emoji
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Twitter celebrates Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary with a customised emoji

The Gandhi emoji will be live until 8 October and is available on both Twitter and Twitter Lite.

'Ahimsa can unite humanity when terrorism, hate divide nations,' says Narendra Modi in tribute to Mahatma Gandhi
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'Ahimsa can unite humanity when terrorism, hate divide nations,' says Narendra Modi in tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Narendra Modi wrote the blog on the occasion of 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which also marks the beginning of the year-long celebrations of his 150th birth anniversary