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: Recession door ast?
We can quibble over the definition of a recession and take satisfaction in the fact that India is far away, still, from two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Recession door ast. Or we can try and do something to reverse the slowdown. India needs proactive policy a little beyond waiting for the inevitable turn of the business cycle.
The Maratha warrior Sharad Pawar’s third resurgence in 40 years
After stitching the once unimaginable Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance and turning BJP’s counter-plots on its head, Sharad Pawar has demonstrated that he was the ultimate survivor by salvaging his leadership from the brink of extinction for the third time in 40 years.
View: Modi finds his inner Thatcher with privatisation drive
Most importantly, India should set its sights at something higher and more durable than a crisis response.
Distinction must between checking and clogging: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
"The Rajya Sabha is about checks and balances. This is absolutely essential for our democracy. Debates have to be many and effective. But, there is also a difference between checking and clogging (and between) balance and blocking," he said. Modi also lauded NCP and the BJD for never rushing to the well of the House to raise their issues.
Development work visible in Jharkhand, people have full faith in BJP: Prakash Javadekar
Javadekar, who was in Ranchi to inaugurate the BJP's media centre, said the saffron party has been successful in establishing a stable and development-oriented government in the state during the last five years. "The BJP would get the full faith of the people during the upcoming assembly elections purely on the grounds of development," said the Minister.
Shiv Sena to lead three-party alliance govt, says NCP
The three-party coalition, a new experiment in Maharashtra involving outfits with diverse ideologies, will be led by the Shiv Sena, leaders in the Uddhav Thackeray-party and the NCP said, marking a progress in power-sharing negotiations. They have already prepared a draft common minimum programme (CMP).
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.
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