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  • Rajiv Gandhi killers: Tamil Nadu Cabinet recommends their release

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday resolved to recommend to the Governor the release of seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case using its powers under Article 161 of the Constitution. The development comes against the backdrop of the Supreme Court recently conveying that the mercy application of Perarivalan, one of the seven convicts, could be examined by the

  • Chhattisgarh government to rename Naya Raipur after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Raipur (Chhattisgarh): In the memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Chhattisgarh Government has decided to rename Naya Raipur as Atal Nagar. Besides this, the BJP-ruled state has also decided to rename few other places and institutions.

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    BJP-led NDMC House proposes to name projects after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    New Delhi: The BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation paid tributes to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during the session of its House on Tuesday and proposed to name a few major projects after him, officials said. North Delhi Mayor Adesh Gupta, senior Congress leader Mukesh Goel and others paid homage to the BJP stalwart.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee was no jaded carbon copy of a liberal

    One of the great tragedies of modern India is the relative absence of a sense of history. In television, this is often translated into a lack of footage. Consequently, when the life of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s venerable former Prime Minister died on August 16 after a prolonged illness, it was made out that the history of the man began in May 1996. More precisely, it began from the day the 13-day

  • Sushma Swaraj invokes Atal Bihari Vajpayee during World Hindi Conference, recites his poems

    Port Louis : The second day of the 11th World Hindi Conference saw deliberations on relations of Culture and Language with films, media and literature. Many eminent scholars from both India and Mauritius, renowned lyricist and poet Prasoon Joshi, Goa’s Governor Mridula Sinha and West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi and others participated in the occasion.

  • David Headley’s half-brother attends Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s funeral in Delhi

    New Delhi: Pakistan’s choice of delegates for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s funeral in Delhi last week have caused a flutter as among the five was Danyal Gilani, the half-brother of David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani-American terrorist jailed in the US over his role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror strike, reports NDTV.


    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.

  • 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

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s final journey begins

    New Delhi: The final journey of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has begun. Sea of people has swarmed the roads with teary-eyed men and women, young and old jostling to catch a last glimpse of their leader, who lies in state on a decorated gun carriage.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee – A leader for the ages-ahead of his times: PM Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in his blog post, stating that he was leader for the ages. ‘Gentle Giant’ Vajpayee breathed his last at 5.05 pm here at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday, following a prolonged illness.

  • Down the memory lane: Atal delivered his first speech at age of 12 in Barnagar

    Ujjain: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s journey as a master orator began from Ujjain. At the age of 12 years, he delivered his first speech during Baal Sabha in Barnagar tehsil. Barnagar residents still remember Vajpayee as a child who completed his primary education from Anglo Verma Middle (AVM) School. Madhya Bharat head of Jan Sangh Badrilal Dave lived in Barnagar.