As the country celebrates the 147th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, let's learn a few lesser-known facts about this Iron Man of India.
Ashfaqulla Khan was a freedom fighter in the Indian independence movement who had sacrificed his life to free India from the clutches of British rulers.
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested the Union Government to name the Jharsuguda airport in memory of eminent freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai. In a letter addressed to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Patnaik stated, “There is a public demand for naming the Jharsuguda Airport in the name of renowned freedom fighter of […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today paid tributes to Jayee Rajguru on his death anniversary, stating him as a freedom fighter and a martyr but Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout stood firm on his earlier claim that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter. “Homage to great revolutionary & freedom fighter Saheed Jayee Rajguru on death […]
Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout, who was in the eye of a storm for his derogatory ‘Anganwadi’ remarks recently, has once against courted controversy by saying that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter. While addressing the Khurda Lok Mahotsav last evening, Rout said Paika Bidroha, the first war of independence […]
Koraput: Ending all speculation, freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda’s grandson Babula Panda finally reached him home in Jeypore amid police security here on Saturday. Babula Panda, who had gone missing from Bhubaneswar on April 16, was undergoing treatment in the trauma care ICU of the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack since April 27. He […]
Bhubaneswar: The suspense surrounding the unexplained disappearance of Babula Panda, the grandson of freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda, after the PM’s felicitation ceremony, finally ended as he was traced at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar today. Later on Police commissioner YB Khurania informed that police got a call yesterday afternoon and Babula was rescued in […]
Jeypore/Bhubaneswar: The missing incident of the grandson of freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda, Babula, turned murkier today after BJP levelled serious charges against two senior BJD leaders of playing foul in the issue. BJP MLA Pradeep Purohit alleged that Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das and BJD spokesperson Rabi Narayan Nanda are behind the missing of […]
Jeypore: With the whereabouts of the grandson of freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda, Babula Panda, who is missing since April 16 still unknown, the family members today staged a protest demanding expeditious search operation. The family members staged a dharna in front of the residence of Jeypore Sub-Collector demanding immediate measures on part of district […]
Bhubaneswar: The grandson of freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda, who came to Bhubaneswar for felicitation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Raj Bhavan on April 16, is yet to reach his home in Jeypore of Koraput district. Three of the four family members of Indira Panda, including the grandson Babula, went to the Bhubaneswar […]
Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today approved six proposals. Talking to media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the Cabinet decided to name all Lift Irrigation (LI) projects after eminent female freedom fighter Parbati Giri, nicknamed as Mother Teresa […]
New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday paid tribute to freedom fighter Veer Savarkar on his death anniversary, saying he “ignited the spark of nationalism in several lives”. “Tributes to the great Veer Savarkar on his Punya Tithi. He ignited the spark of nationalism in several lives,” Modi tweeted. He also shared an image of himself […]
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid tributes to freedom fighter Birsa Munda on his 118th death anniversary. Gandhi, in a tweet, termed Birsa Munda as warrior of Tribal identity and self-pride. “I pray the leader of Ulgulan Birsa Munda with full respect on the day of his sacrifice,” the Congress chief said. Gandhi […]
New Delhi: Search engine giant Google on Tuesday created a special Doodle to mark the 115th birth anniversary of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, hailed as a freedom fighter, social activist, actor and promoter of the arts. The Doodle, created by Finland-based Indian artist Parvati Pillai, depicts Chattopadhyay surrounded by many of the cultural objects and practices she […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his 152nd birth anniversary. Modi said Lajpat Rai was a courageous leader who dedicated himself towards India’s freedom. “Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai left an indelible mark on India’s history. We remember him as a righteous and courageous leader […]
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday hit out at the Centre for not declaring Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday a national holiday and lamented that the iconic freedom fighter is yet to get his due. “The birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has not yet been declared a national holiday. Cannot we show […]
Rich tributes were today paid to legendary freedom fighter and revolutionary philosopher Jatindranath Mukherjee known as 'Bagha Jatin' who was shot dead by British Police on this day in 1915 at Chasakhand here
Kendrapara (Odisha): Noted freedom fighter Ananta Nath Chatterji passed away at his residence here today following protracted age-related ailments, family sources said.
Nabarangpur: Odisha Commerce and Transport Minister Nrusingha Sahu today courted controversy reading out the name of a living freedom fighter while paying tributes to the departed souls who fought for the country’s independence at a district-level flag hoisting ceremony on Republic Day today. Sahu, who was the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in […]
Chandigarh: Eighty-eight years after freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged in the Lahore conspiracy case at Lahore on March 23, 1931, efforts are on across the border to prove that the martyrs did not get a fair trial. The Lahore police last week submitted in a Pakistan trial court the first information […]