Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022

Atal Behari Vajpayee

BJP Unveils Special Micro-Donation Campaign On Ex-PM Vajpayee's Birthday, PM Modi Donates Rs 1000

Dec 25, 2021 PTI

The special micro-donation campaign is designed to raise funds through small contributions. Several BJP leaders, including PM Narendra Modi, have donated on the campaign's inauguration day.

With China, Vajpayee sought modus vivendi: Jaishankar

Dec 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

He also said the winds of change are most apparent in the Indo-Pacific region and it is there that the diplomatic creativity which Vajpayee inspires should be most strongly applied.

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Atal Bihari Vajpayee On His Birth Anniversary

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the face of the BJP for decades, and was the first non-Congress Prime Minister to have served a full term in office.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sought Modus Vivendi Equally Based On 'Mutual Respect, Mutual Interest' With China: MEA S Jaishankar

Dec 25, 2021 PTI

MEA (Minister of External Affairs) S Jaishankar said the country’s former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee kept ‘India's course steady vis-a-vis Russia, despite the turbulence of that era. With China, whether as the foreign minister or as the prime minister, he sought a modus vivendi that was based as much on mutual respect as on mutual interest’.

Compliments, Concessions And Contradictions: HD Deve Gowda Remembers AB Vajpayee

HD Deve Gowda remembered AB Vajpapayee, with whom he differed on many issues, with fondness and recalls a time when Vajpayee offered support to Gowda when the latter was heading a coalition government at the centre.

12 December, 2021

When Punjab Farmers Named A Rice Variety 'Dev Gowda'!

Outlook Web Desk

Deve Gowda has been in public life for nearly seven decades. He started at the very bottom, as a member of the Holenarasipur Taluk Development Board and reached the very top as India's 11th prime minister, in 1996.

11 December, 2021

Kashmir: Omar Abdullah Says PAGD Intact, On Job


Kashmir: National Conference vice president and former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s assertion came amidst speculations that there are rifts within the constituents of PAGD—an amalgam of six political parties seeking restoration of J&K’s special status.

06 October, 2021

When I Met Vajpayee During His Last Public Appearance

Vikas Pathak

Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee, it was said, met journalists at his residence on his birthday each year.

27 August, 2021

With Immersion Of Kalyan Singh’s Ashes In Ganga, BJP Starts ‘Asthi Kalash Yatra’ In Poll-Bound UP

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The OBC leader brought together Hindutva and caste identity in a potent blend—exactly what BJP needs in poll-bound UP.

18 February, 2021

Parties Of ‘Uncles & Nephews’ Don’t Stand A Chance With Us: Nadda

Ashwani Sharma

BJP national president JP Nadda says most political parties are run by families in India but for the BJP, the party is the family

27 December, 2020

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Too Wanted Article 370 To Go, Says His Former Secretary

Naseer Ganai

'... But it is difficult to say from hindsight whether he would have applied the same method (as the present government)...', said Vajpayee's former secretary, Shakti Sinha.

25 December, 2020

Vajpayee's Pokhran Nuclear Tests In 1998 'Most Enduring' Contribution: Jaishankar


Paying rich tribute to Vajpayee on his 96th birth anniversary, Jaishankar said his vision led to the expansion of India's overall external engagements.

25 December, 2020

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Efforts For Making Strong, Prosperous India Will Be Remembered Forever: PM Modi


Vajpayee's visionary leadership saw the country's development reach unprecedented heights, PM Modi said in a tweet.

20 December, 2020

Vajpayee Birth Anniversary: Book About Prime Ministerial Years To Hit Stands This Week


Written by author and former advisor Shakti Sinha, the book focuses on the late PM's key initiatives in the strategic, political and economic fields

14 November, 2020

Mehbooba Mufti asks India, Pak To Initiate Dialogue, Restore Ceasefire


Mehbooba Mufti's remarks came after the two countries traded heavy fire on the LoC following ceasefire violations by Pakistan on Friday.

22 October, 2020

Defence Ministry, Not Me, To Take A Call On Sonia's Plaque At Rohtang Tunnel: CM Jairam Thakur

Ashwani Sharma

Congress threatens to launch mass agitation if plaque is not put back at its site at Tunnel’s south portal along with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s.

12 October, 2020

Atal Tunnel: FIR Over ‘Missing’ Foundation Stone Laid By Sonia Gandhi

Ashwani Sharma

The Atal Rohtang Tunnel's foundation stone, laid by Sonia Gandhi in June 2010 has apparently disappeared mysteriously.

09 October, 2020

'BJP Will Rule For Another 30-Years, If People Hang Vivekananda's Picture:' Tripura CM


CM while addressing the members of the BJP Mahila Morcha called upon the activists to spread the message of Swami Vivekananda and distribute his pictures to inspire the people of the state.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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