ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE
Atal Bihari Vajpayee: 1924-2018
Highways to overseas oilfield acquisition: Vajpayee a bellwether policy reformer
Regarded by some as the father of second generation economic reforms, Vajpayee was decisive and purs...
The speech that Vajpayee couldn’t finish
Vajpayee spoke of this ‘life-changing moment’ at a public rally while campaigning for the 1996 Lok Sabha election. He could not finish the f...
Win hearts too: What Vajpayee told Sourav & Co before 2004 Pak tour
Indian team won the test series 2-1 and ODIs 3-2. Virender Sehwag earned the nickname 'Multan ka Sultan' after scoring 309 in first test in Multan.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee steered India out of difficult economic times
In his six years, Vajpayee steadily cut import duties and barriers to foreign investment, globalising India as never before.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee went the extra mile, shaped India’s foreign policy
India’s global stature grew and within a few years the world took cognisance of India’s impeccable non-proliferation record.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's policies helped script high growth in 2003-08
Vajpayee’s team did relentless diplomacy to successfully avert the effect of immediate sanctions post Pokhran. Similarly, one can say that the seeds of GST were sown during his term, with the appointment of two key task forces on tax reforms under Vijay Kelkar.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the 1st Indian leader to address UNGA in Hindi
Vajpayee, in his role as foreign minister and prime minister, visited the UN headquarters to deliver speeches to the UNGA on seven occasions from 1977 to 2003.
Maut se than gyi: Read Atal Bihari Vajpayee's poem on his encounter with death
There is a very famous poem he wrote in 1998, when he went to US for his renal treatment. He wrote a letter to famous journalist Dharamvir Bharti about his encounter with death.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee the orator: excerpts from former Prime Minister's speeches
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away here today evening, was known for his oratory skills.
The 5 important things India will remember Atal Bihari Vajpayee for
Vajpayee carried on the spirit of economic reforms introduced by the PV Narsimha Rao government in 1991.
View: Selling PSEs improves efficiency, frees government to do the business it’s meant to do
Partially motivated by efficiency considerations, but largely driven by fiscal squeeze, the government has made some progress in cutting its stake in PSEs since the launch of reforms in 1991.
View: City-zens must put their money where their carping mouth is
With polls right around the corner, the infrastructure of cities is coming into the limelight, from Delhi to Mumbai and a Modi-less Ahmedabad, India's cities are not in great shape. Urban India needs to own the cliche ‘Be the change you want to see’.
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library gets a new director
Raghavendra Singh’s appointment comes at a time when the government is planning a huge revamp of its museums, including the National Museum, and bodies such as the National Gallery of Modern Art and IGNCA.
Vajpayee cultured gentleman, Modi effective person: Sharad Pawar
Blaming the BJP-led regime for the agrarian crisis, the former Union agriculture minister said the Maharashtra farming community is restless, disappointed & angry. Many industrial units in the state have shut down, leading to job losses.
Chinmayanand was never a BJP member: UP unit chief
The party has clarified that former Union Minister was never a member of the party and so there is no question of expelling him.
Glad that PM Modi was reminded of Nehru's contributions by Democrat leader: Jairam Ramesh
US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, while welcoming Prime Minister Modi at the event on Sunday, had invoked Mahatma Gandhi and India's first prime minister Nehru in his speech.
Very little space for dissent in politics today: Shashi Tharoor
Tharoor made the remark weeks after facing wrath of his party's state unit for endorsing party colleague Jairam Ramesh's warning last month that demonising Modi all the time and not recognising his work will not help the party.
Farooq Abdullah has 'tremendous potential' to create public disorder: PSA order
The 81-year-old Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar has also been accused of making speeches glorifying terrorists and separatists.
Kalyan Singh's re-entry to BJP a boost to Hindutva agenda in Uttar Pradesh
CBI moves court to summon the ex-CM in Babri demolition trial.
Ram Jethmalani (1923-2019): The lawyer who pulled no punches and fought hard for all his clients
Jethmalani would take up high-profile cases that many other prominent lawyers would loath to accept.
Noted jurist and former Union law minister Ram Jethmalani passes away
Jethmalani had been on medical help for the last two weeks.
Several leaders needed to fill Arun Jaitley’s void
Responsibility to fall on Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman among other leaders.
From Mont Blanc pens to Patek Phillipe watches -- Jaitley's love for high-end brands
Arun Jaitley was described with an endless list of adjectives in his close to five-decades-long political career.
Arun Jaitley: A politician and a gentleman
Known for his sharp political insights, Jaitley would point out the Indira Gandhi government’s failure and help form the Janata Party that unseated her in 1977.
Arun Jaitley was everyone’s favourite politician: Sanjaya Baru
Jaitley was a journalist’s delight, a genial giant always surrounded by friends and a generous FM who shared his crowning glory of policy making, GST, with four state ministers.
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