Sun, Jun 25, 2017 | updated 05:46 AM IST

PM Modi relives Gandhi's South African train journey

Updated: Jul 09, 2016 15:53 IST      
PM Modi relives Gandhi's South African train journey

Durban (South Africa), July 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday retraced the 1893 train journey between Pentrich and Pietermaritzburg of Mahatma Gandhi.

In a series of tweets, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup confirmed the journey.

"Tracing the memory of the Mahatma. On Day 2 in SA, PM arrives in Pentrich, boards train to Pietermaritzburg station," Swarup tweeted.

"In the footsteps of the Mahatma. PM @narendramodi relives the train journey to Pietermaritzburg," Swarup said.

Prime Minister'S Office (PMO) also tweeted, "PM travels from Pentrich Railway Station to Pietermaritzburg. Train resembles the one on which Gandhi ji travelled."

He rode in the train for around 15 minutes.

In 1893, a young Gandhi was off-loaded from a South African train after he refused an order to move from a first-class carriage because of his race.

The incident shaped Gandhi's determination to resist racial discrimination and other injustices with non-violent protest.

After the ride, Prime Minister Modi on the second day of his engagement here will visit the Phoenix Settlement, which is very closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi.

In the evening, he will join a Civic Reception at Durban City Hall hosted by the High Commissioner and the Mayor of Durban. After wrapping up his engagements here, he will emplane for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (ANI)

Gurugram: Singer Fazilpuria creates ruckus in drunken state

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 04:46 IST     

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], June 25 (ANI): Singer Fazilpuria created nuisance in a drunken state in Gurugram on late Saturday night.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], (ANI): Amid the escalated unrest and terror attacks in the Valley, telecom companies have been directed to reduce 3G/4G data services to 2G speed (not more than 128 Kbps) in the whole of Kashmir Valley with immediate effect, on the directions of state police.

Full Story >>

Srinagar: Two terrorists holed up inside DPS, Sec 144 imposed

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 22:12 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 24 (ANI): With two terrorists holed up inside the Delhi Public School building in Srinagar's Pantha Chowk, restrictions under Section 144 have been imposed from Jammu and Kashmir's Ram Munshi Bagh to Sempora.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday assured that the Indian government will do everything possible for the safety and well-being of Indians stranded in Qatar, who are facing a major blockade from the surrounding Arab countries.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 24 (ANI): Following the terror attack earlier in the day in which a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel lost his life, Additional Director General of Police (ADG) of CRPF S.N. Srivastava said that

Full Story >>

BJP leader allegedly attacked in Bardhaman

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 18:57 IST     

Bardhaman (West Bengal) [India], June 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament George Baker was allegedly thrashed and his car vandalized in West Bengal's Bardhaman's Kalna area on Saturday.

Full Story >>

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], June 24 (ANI): Two security personnel were killed and three injured in an exchange of fire with Naxals in Sukma on Saturday.

Full Story >>

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], June 24 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday issued notice to Tripura's Social Welfare and Social Education Minister Bijita Nath and asked her to be present at her Agartala residence on June 29 for interrogation.

Full Story >>

J-K: Terrorist strike kills CRPF SI, injures two jawans

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 18:54 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 24 (ANI): One Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sub-Inspector lost his life and two jawans got injured after terrorists attacked their vehicle near Srinagar.

Full Story >>

APCC demands revival of APCMUHIS

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 18:48 IST      By: Pradeep Kumar

Itanagar [Arunachal Pradesh], June 24 (ANI): Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) took a dig at the ruling Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) state government for its contradictory policy and demanded the immediate reintroduction of the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister's Universal Health Insurance Scheme (APCMUHIS).

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 24 (ANI): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Saturday arrested a person and recovered five kilograms of gold and 1.5 kilograms of dark metallic powder, worth Rs.1.7 crores, from the air cargo complex here.

Full Story >>

Security review meeting held for upcoming Amarnath Yatra

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:51 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 24 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Core Group Security (CGS) held a meeting at Nagrota on Saturday to coordinate arrangements and security for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

Full Story >>

Ballabhgarh murder accused sent on three-day police remand

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:47 IST     

Palwal (Haryana) [India], June 24 (ANI): The accused arrested in connection with Ballabhgarh murder case was sent to three-day police remand on Saturday.

Full Story >>

Seven Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh`s Dantewada

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:47 IST     

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) [India], June 24 (ANI): Seven Naxals of Jan Militia were arrested in a joint operation of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Police in Dantewada's Kuakonda on Saturday.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 24 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday announced that the state government has decided to waive off Rs. 34,000 crores in loans and added all ministers and MLAs will give a month's salary to support the loan waiver.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): Defence expert Praful Bakshi on Saturday said the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump would be of great significance.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) demanded identification of the political connections of the criminals and appropriate action in a case where a youth was murdered after a scuffle broke out in a train over a seat in Haryana's Palwal.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): In wake of the ongoing political conflict between Bihar Chief Minister (CM) Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav over the upcoming presidential polls, Member of Parliament (MP) Shatrugan Sinha urged both leaders to resolve their conflict for the benefit of Bihar.

Full Story >>

Rhino horn, Tokay Gecko worth over Rs two crore seized in WB

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:07 IST     

Alipurduar (West Bengal) [India], June 24 (ANI): The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and forest department in a joint operation arrested a person with a Rhino horn and Tokay Gecko worth over Rs two crore.

Full Story >>

Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch sector

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:06 IST     

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 24 (ANI): Pakistan on Saturday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector.

Full Story >>