Chinese President Xi Jinping, arriving here tomorrow, will be perhaps the first head of a major foreign state to start his official India visit from Gujarat, where he will preside over signing of three MoUs and have dinner with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports said on Tuesday.
Over a century ago when Mahatma Gandhi, during a conference here, publicly called for Hindi to be made the national language of India, his sentiments then echoed even at far-off places in this multi-lingual country.
The Allahabad High Court today directed the Uttar Pradesh government to constitute an expert committee to look into the feasibility of proposed construction of four new ghats along the river Ganges in Varanasi.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday emphasised on stepping up efforts toward complete eradication of illiteracy from the country with enhanced focus on improving literacy rate among SC, ST, minorities and disadvantaged sections of the society.
Indian-origin political theorist Prof Lord Bhikhu Parekh, who is president of Gandhi Foundation, UK, on Monday said here that putting up statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the British Parliament was "an excellent idea".
Joining the issue related to controversial remarks against Mahatma Gandhi by writer Arundhati Roy, Kerala Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi here has disapproved the police move to register a case against her, but has asked the writer to introspect on what she had said.