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At around 3pm on Monday afternoon the Delhi traffic police issued an unlikely-sounding message by means of social media.

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A great grandson of India's first prime minister was filmed at an election rally allegedly threatening to cut the throats of Muslims.

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Adolf Hitler hadn't been dead three years, Mahatma Gandhi had only been assassinated a few weeks earlier, Israel wasn't yet an independent state and the odious apartheid system hadn't yet been introduced in South Africa... when Ireland last won a rugby Grand Slam.

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It makes a welcome change, after hearing for months about teenage binge drinkers, to be told about OAPs behaving in exactly the same way.

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They were the spectacles that the independence leader once claimed "gave me the vision to free India". But now the glasses once worn by Mahatma Gandhi are being auctioned, and one of his relatives is trying to save them for the people of India.

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Tom Sutcliffe: Will time ease the pain of the Holocaust?

When, I wonder, will the Holocaust no longer hurt? Today, Holocaust Memorial Day, might not be thought to be the most tactful date on which to put this question – which assumes, in its phrasing, that such a state of affairs will eventually come about. Today, after all, is dedicated to postponing such a state of affairs, a day which exists because of the belief that remembering (and hurting) shouldn't have an expiry date.

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David Ryan discovers an affordable way to explore Istria's beautiful coast and medieval towns

Attenborough in hospital after fall

Lord Attenborough was in a stable condition yesterday after suffering a fall at his home, a hospital spokesman has said.

Lord Attenborough 'stable' after fall

Lord (Richard) Attenborough is in a stable condition today after suffering a fall at his home, a hospital spokesman has said.

V. P. Singh: Prime Minister of India who tried to improve the lot of the poor

If good intentions rather than hard results were the legacy of politicians, V.P. Singh might have been judged differently. As it transpired, the man who came to power championing the rights of India's poor and promising reform of some of the most inequitable elements of its society ran into widespread opposition from vested interests. As a result, his time in office as Prime Minister of India lasted little less than a year before he was forced out.

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How We Met: Diana Hawkins and Richard Attenborough

'I tell her she's to the right of Ghengis Khan and get retorts like "you're left of bloody Stalin"'

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As the economy nosedives, handbooks on cheap and simple pleasures thrive. Susan Jeffreys reads the new literature of atonement

Donnachadh McCarthy: National Carbon Footprint Day

The Home Ecologist: A national carbon footprint day will help us all to show we can make a difference

The Feral Beast: What happened to name and shame?

Uh oh – gremlins at work at 'The Guardian'. Hugh Muir's diary last week referred to a certain "Mahatma Ghandi", only for the Corrections and Clarifications column to correct the mistake a few days later (it's Gandhi). All well and good. Except that on the previous page of that day's paper, Dame Polly Toynbee, of all people, was calling him "Ghandi" again. This led to another correction the following day, but curiously on this occasion the precise whereabouts of the mis-spelling was left rather vague, as "elsewhere in the paper". Poor Hugh – why didn't they spare his blushes too?

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