A new book offers a startling new investigation on the political assassination of the Mahatma. The book titled The Murderer, the Monarch and the Fakir offers a fresh account of the events leading up to one of the most controversial political assassinations in contemporary history. In Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination story, there appears to be only one anti-hero— Nathuram Godse, but before him, a 20-year-old Pahwa, a refugee from Montgomery (today, Sahiwal) in Pakistan attempted to kill the Mahatma. He had witnessed the horrors and violence of the Partition, before he came to Bombay, and became a willing foot-soldier to kill Gandhi.
A Versova school is under tremendous financial pressure but has not stopped paying its staff. The administration has now gone a step further and offered help to the parents of the school's 3,000 students who are struggling with inconsistent income or are facing difficulties, after losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The Children Welfare Centre High School at Yari Road has offered a waiver of three months' fees, amounting to Rs. 1.8 crores. Mid-Day senior correspondent Gaurav Sarkar spoke to the school's principal, Ajay Kaul, about their decision to waive the fees. We also talked to the parents of some of the children that are enrolled at the school and got their views on the monumental decision.
Russian Vaccine has been trending on Twitter, with netizens taking to the microblogging site to express their concerns. However, many are also celebrating the news of the vaccine with memes and jokes. Watch this video to find out more.
13 August,2020 10:40 AM IST
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