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

Dec 18, 2021 Manash Ghosh

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.

R-Day: Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, George Fernandes Awarded Padma Vibhushan Posthumously

Jan 25, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Industrialist Anand Mahindra among those awarded Padma Bhushan.


How Arun Jaitley Played A Key Role In Making Nitish Kumar The Bihar CM

Nitish Kumar owes a lot to Arun Jaitley because it was the departed BJP leader who had played a crucial role in making him the Chief minister of Bihar.

When George Fernandes Refused To Attend Office For 3 Days After Being Named Railway Minister

Jan 29, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Fernandes died Tuesday at the age of 88 in Delhi. He was suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years and had recently contracted swine flu.


Fearless Leader, Did Politics For People: Jaya Jaitly On George Fernandes

Fernandes, a lifelong socialist despite his political adventurism that included Cabinet posts in two ideological opposite governments where he ousted Coca-Cola in 1977 and oversaw the Kargil war in 1999, died Tuesday

29 January, 2019

VIDEO: Nitish Kumar Breaks Down While Remembering George Fernandes

Outlook Web Bureau

A visibly emotional Kumar said, "His leadership and guidance gave us opportunities to learn a lot. His guidance is crucial for all of us."


29 January, 2019

Nitish And BJP Owe A Lot To George Fernandes For Making NDA Such A Formidable Force In Bihar

Giridhar Jha

Former Defence Minister George Fernandes, long-time socialist and a trade unionist, who fought the Congress all his life died on Tuesday after prolonged illness. He was 88.


29 January, 2019

Trade Unionist And Socialist, George Fernandes Rose Above Identity Divide To Leave Indelible Mark On Politics

Outlook Web Bureau

George Fernandes belonged to a rare bunch of political leaders who rose above caste, religious and regional identities to leave an indelible mark on Indian politics.


29 January, 2019

'If There Is A Rebirth, I Would Like To Be Reborn As A Vietnamese', George Fernandes Once Said

Outlook Web Bureau

Fernandes had described the Vietnamese as "a disciplined, committed and determined lot".


29 January, 2019

Leaders Pay Tribute To George Fernandes, Last Rites To Be Held Tomorrow

Outlook Web Bureau

Leaders of India on Tuesday condoled the demise of former union minister and socialist leader George Fernandes.


29 January, 2019

A Visionary Minister Who Made India Safe And Strong: PM Modi On George Fernandes Demise

Outlook Web Bureau

In a series of tweets, he said, "George Sahab" represented the best of India's political leadership.


29 January, 2019

Former Defence Minister George Fernandes Dies At 88

Outlook Web Bureau

George Fernandes was the founder of the Samata Party and rose to fame as an anti-Emergency crusader and civil rights activists.


24 September, 2010

The Azadi Kashmiris Want

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

Understanding why only certain leaders are respected in the Valley — and why Rahul Gandhi's open and unconditional support to Omar Abdullah will prove counterproductive — holds the key to Kashmir


16 February, 2010

'Our Friend George'

Justice M.N. Venkatachalliah

Statement by longtime friends and wellwishers of the ailing member of Parliament


18 August, 2007

'If It Were China, They Would Have Settled It With One Bullet In His Head'

George Fernandes

So said the former defence minister in the press-release issued on the Indo-US nuke deal, prefacing it with: 'the prime minister of the country has betrayed the nation by continuous bluffing


07 November, 2005

'Assist Us In Our Democratic Duty'

L.K. Advani

NDA letter to Kofi Annan asking for help in their "goal to pursue ... the truth, with unimpeachable evidence and due process"


01 March, 2004

'I Visited Kargil 38 Times'

Nagendar Sharma

The Defence Minister ducks questions about the mobilisation cost and talks on the allegations of human rights violations in J&K, NDA's election prospects, blames rising unemployment on the past and much more.


15 April, 2003

'Only Where And When To Attack Has To Be Decided'

Alok Mehta

In an interview with Outlook Saptahik , the defence minister spoke freely on the post-Iraq scenario vis a vis Pakistan and said, 'it is not as if we have to ask anyone before taking any step for our national security'.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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