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  • Which of Vajpayee’s bequests will the BJP honour?

    It cannot be gainsaid that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as it is run today, will find it difficult to live up to Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s legacy of moderation.

  • Bihar: Professor assaulted for being critical of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Motihari: An academician, working at Mahatma Gandhi University, was allegedly thrashed by an angry mob on Friday afternoon for a comment on a social media platform criticising former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who took his last breath on Thursday, following a prolonged illness.

  • When Actor Shekhar Suman met former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Just a day ago, social media was abuzz with posts from citizens to celebrities who mourned the loss of one of India’s most beloved former Prime Ministers, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The 93 year old politician has served thrice as India’s Prime Minister, his final term being in 2004 and he eventually retired in 2009. One of the actors who spoke about him often or rather imitated him often was none other than

  • Bhopal: Leaders gather at BJP office with tearful eyes

    Bhopal: The funeral procession of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee was live telecast in BJP office on Friday. The BJP leaders bid adieu to their leader with tearful eyes. Several leaders including BJP state vice president Vijesh Lunawat, former minister Jagdish Devda and communication chief Lokendra Parashar remembered Vajpayee.

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    Burglary attempt at minister Dilip Kamble’s office in Pune

    Pune: Unidentified persons tried to break into the office of Maharashtra minister Dilip Kamble here when he was away in Delhi to attend the last rites of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, police on Friday said. The burglary attempt came to light when his family members found the lock on the outer door of the office damaged on Friday morning.

  • Bhopal: Govt offices, edu institutes, biz complexes remain close; mourn Vajpayee’s death

    Bhopal: State capital also joined the nation to bid tearful adieu to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday. The death of visionary statesman has drowned the city, which shares a close connection with the veteran leader, in grief and sorrow. Emotions poured out as people remembered the BJP patriarch for the variety of skills he possessed, including his powerful poetries.

  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe remembers Atal Bihari Vajpayee as ‘good friend of Japan’

    Tokyo : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condoled the demise of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and described him as a “good friend of Japan”. “I am deeply saddened to learn the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,” Abe said in a message, which was shared by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Twitter.

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    Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes to be immersed in all rivers of Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be immersed in all the holy rivers of Uttar Pradesh, including Ganga, Yamuna, and Tapti, to respect his grand stature, the state government announced on Friday. Vajpayee, the 10th prime minister of India, breathed his last on Thursday evening. He was cremated on Friday with full state honour at Smriti Sthal in the national capital.

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    Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A poet who inspired people through his poetries

    New York: THERE are two Ps — Poetry and Politics – that Prime Minister Atal Bihari indulged in with consummate ease. One is by choice and the other by profession. Yet it is amazing how he was able to blend these apparently inconsistent faculties. Perhaps it was the innate poet in him that made him the fine politician-gentleman that he was.

  • Moderate Atal rose on base built by hardliner Advani

    New Delhi : Atal Bihari Vajpayee was often described as the “mukhauta”, the agreeable and affable mask presented by the Bhartiya Janata Party to the outside world. If that were so, the real face behind it was that of L K Advani, the original mass hero of Hindutva.

  • Vajpayee funeral: Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal

    Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one of India’s most charismatic leaders who led the nation through several crises and held together with a tenuous coalition with his inclusive politics, passed away on Thursday (August 16). He was 93. Vajpayee, a bachelor, is survived by his adopted daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya. His death was announced by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital where he was admitted June 11 with

  • Pakistan delegation arrives in Delhi for Vajpayee’s funeral

    New Delhi: A Pakistani delegation led by acting Law and Information minister Syed Ali Zafar has arrived in New Delhi to take part in funeral of India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.