The bench questioned why such petitions were filed to “waste the time of the Court” and imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on the petitioner to be paid to the Registrar General for wasting the time of the Court
A bench of Justices S A Bobde and M M Shantanagoudar questioned the locus of Tushar Gandhi in the case.
After a brief hearing, a bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao appointed senior advocate and former additional solicitor general Amrender Sharan as amicus curiae to assist the court in the matter.
Gandhi also clarified that his reservation was only about the impact of the move and not the genuine intention of the Travancore king and his "reformer" dewan.
The prime minister believes that without the participation of the people, cleanliness could not be achieved through government programmes, and Modi has made cleanliness drive into a 'jan andolan' (people's movement), the impact of which can be seen, a press release said, quoting Shah.
In a series of tweets, Modi noted that the entire nation had come together under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi with the aim of attaining freedom.
Shah also said the Congress was not rooted in any ideology or principles and was sort of a "special purpose vehicle" to secure freedom.
Only 13 of the 1948 Gandhi 10-rupee Purple Brown and Lake 'Service' stamps are in circulation. The block of four was sold to a private Australian collector for the highest ever price for Indian stamps, said UK-based dealer Stanley Gibbons.
Coming out of the court after hearing, Rahul Gandhi said, "My fight is against the ideology which killed Gandhiji. Though Gandhiji has been killed but his ideology can't be killed.
At the last hearing, the Bhiwandi magistrate's court had granted him a bail after he appeared before it. The court had adjourned the hearing to January 30.
MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also said Amazon has also removed "offending items" like flip-flops and dog tags with Mahatma Gandhi's image.
Haryana Minister Anil Vij today courted controversy with remarks that Mahatma Gandhi's image did not help Khadi and caused devaluation of the currency, sparking widespread outrage with even his party BJP condemning the statements following which he withdrew them.
The government-run Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) defended its decision to use a photo of Modi, sitting in an almost identical pose while spinning cotton, on the cover of its 2017 calendar and diary.
Mahatma Gandhi's 'charkha' was an "instrument of empowerment" but has now become a "fashion accessory" to gain credibility, his great grandson Tushar Gandhi today said amid the outrage over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo in the calendar and the diary of KVIC.
"The Reserve Bank will shortly issue Rs 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005, without inset letter in both the numbering panels," RBI said in a release.
The Rs 2,000 notes, which are being introduced for the first time, will be of magenta colour with Mangalayan imprinted on the reverse side. The higher value currency notes will have other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme both on the obverse and reverse.
Hailing India's diversity and pluralism, Myanmar's iconic leader Aung San Suu Kyi today invoked Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, saying people of her country drew huge inspiration from the two Indian greats in their yearning for democracy.
Days after India ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the country can switch over to cleaner energy sources from coal if the world provides the technology and resources.
"This is a momentous occasion," Secretary-General said after the deal was ratified by 72 countries accounting for more than 56 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Appreciating the media for its positive role, the Prime Minister said that "if there is someone who has furthered the cause of cleanliness more than me, it is the media". He said while media is usually sceptical about new schemes launched by the government, in this case they did a commendable job in spreading the message.
French Minister of Environment and Energy Segolene Royal complimented Prime Minister Narendra Modi for deciding to ratify the ambitious pact that charts a course to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
In a teleconference with all 13 district collectors from his office here, he also asked them to prepare an action plan to make the entire state Open Defecation Free by October 2, 2019 under Swachh Bharat campaign.
Last week, Rahul Gandhi had told the Supreme Court that he had never blamed RSS as an institution for killing Mahatama Gandhi but persons associated with it were behind the assassination.
"No U Turn by Rahul Gandhi on RSS. He stands by what he said. Person who killed was from RSS. It is the Ideology of hate and violence which killed Mahatma Gandhi", the Congress General Secretary said in a series of tweets.