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Earth Day: 150 Nations to Sign Paris Pact as Google Doodle Celebrates, Key Facts, Celebrity Quotes, and More

As Google with its beautiful doodle reminded people around the world about the Earth Day on April 22, nearly 155 nations will sign the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York. The agreement was approved by the 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of the Climate Change (UNFCCC) ...

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‘Maharaj At least Honest to Say What was in His Heart,’ Says Gandhi’s Grandson

After the glorification of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of the Father of Nation, as a “patriot” by BJP lawmaker Sakshi Maharaj, the parliament today witnessed widespread protest from the opposition. While Congress sought to file a case against Maharaj, the grandson of Gandhi, Tushar Gandhi, reportedly commented, ” I do not think it’s a controversial statement. Sakshi Maharaj is at ...

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Shashi Tharoor Launches Cleanliness Drive in Thiruvananthapuram

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Saturday launched a cleanliness drive, asking "why cede Gandhiji’s sanitation drive to any party" even after losing the post of party spokesman for tagging along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean Indian Campaign. The Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member launched the drive at the Kovalam beach. Later, he tweeted on his micro blogging site, "Before my ...

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Modi Launches Clean India Campaign: ‘I will not dirty the place, nor will I let it be dirtied’

In the aim of creating a ‘Swachh Bharat’ or ‘Clean India’,Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the nationwide campaign by symbolically wielding a broom, on Thursday. To celebrate the 150th birthday of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, Modi symbolically wielded a broom, spreading the mission to all Indians for creating a clean India and making it as a mass ...

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Remebering Mahatma Gandhi: Modi’s ‘Swatch Bharath’ Should Translate into ‘Swatch Governance’

While India takes on its should the cleanliness campaign “Swacha Bharath” on Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary, here are some anecdotes or incidents to recollect. In the mid-80s, When Gandhi’s statue was to be placed at India Gate when Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister, the British media found it amusing as to what kind of a message it would send ...

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