NDRRMC: Death toll now at 43
THE death toll from the floods caused by the shear line, low pressure area and northeast monsoon has risen to 43, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said the estimated cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure is at P1, 059, 352, 780.11 and P521, 914, 324.68, respectively. The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) also reported P25, 805, 759 worth of damage. Based...
January 30, 1948: 75th anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi (also translated as "great soul" or "saint") was undoubtedly one of the most influential personalities in the entire history of India. His teachings of resistance through civil disobedience and non-violence have inspired the world's greatest personalities, from Martin Luther King to Nelson Mandela. After a life dedicated to others, to the liberation of his land and to spiritual teachings, on January 30, 1948 he was assassinated by a Hindu religious fanatic Nahturam Godse at the Birla House, in New Delhi (because of resentment that India had consented, under pressure from Gandhi, the payment of the debt owed to Pakistan). 75 years have passed sinceGandhi's death , and even today October 2, the day of his birth, is considered a national holiday in India. Through his life he was instrumental in India's independence from the United Kingdom.