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  • Ujjain: Ashes of ex PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee immersed, people pay tribute

    Ujjain: Thousands of people joined the procession of the urn carrying ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday. The procession started from Nanakheda at 9 am. The urn was brought by energy minister Paras Jain and was kept at Swaminarayan Temple. Public representatives and people paid tribute to the departed soul at the temple before taking out the procession.

  • Indore: Thousands throng roads to have glimpse of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s mortal remains

    Indore: Thousands of people came out of their houses and lined up alongside roads to have a glimpse of mortal remains of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which were brought to the city on Thursday evening. Politicians, government employees, businessmen and commoners queued up on roads to pay homage to Vajpayee who died on August 16 after prolonged illness at the age of 93.

  • Ujjain: Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes to arrive today

    Ujjain: Leaders of local BJP unit held a meeting on Wednesday to take stock of preparation for immersion of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes in Kshipra. The urn containing the ashes is expected to arrive in the city on Thursday night.

  • 13 study chairs to be named after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will set up a study chair in the name of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in each of the 13 universities in the state, Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar announced here on Tuesday. The Maharashtra unit of the BJP will pay rich tributes to Vajpayee at a function to be held in Mumbai today (August 22) and in 13 other cities in coming days.

  • Ujjain: New UMC projects to be named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Ujjain: Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) on Monday held a condolence meeting on ex-PM Aatal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise. Mayor Meena Jonwal told the gathering that new under construction projects will be dedicated and named after Vajpayee.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • Pakistani, Sri Lankan Ministers meet Sushma Swaraj to condole Vajpayee’s death

    New Delhi: Pakistani and Sri Lankan Ministers on Friday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here after Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cremation and conveyed their condolences over the passing away of the former Prime Minister. “Remembering a visionary who dreamed terror-free and prosperous subcontinent!” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted following a meeting between Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan’s caretaker Minister for Law and Justice Syed Ali Zafar.


    Atal ji will live in hearts, minds of every Indian: PM Modi

    New Delhi: Calling Atal Bihari Vajpayee an “extraordinary personality”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid rich tributes to the former Prime Minister, saying that “Atal ji will live on in the hearts and minds of every Indian”. “Atal ji, you will live on in the hearts and minds of every Indian. No words can ever do justice to your rich contribution towards the making of our country”, Modi tweeted.

  • Vajpayee was strong advocate of South Asian cooperation: Saarc

    New Delhi: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) on Friday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death describing him as a strong advocate of cooperation within the South Asian region. In a message to Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, Saarc Secretary General Amjad Hussain B. Sial said: “We have lost a great statesman, politician, writer, poet, and above all a humane person committed to peace.”

  • 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.

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