Monday, 20 August, 2018

Politics

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee cremated at Smriti Sthal, daughter lights funeral pyre

Vajpayee's foster daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya lit the pyre as cries of 'Atal Bihari Amar Rahe' echoed.
File photo of T.M. Krishna | Wikimedia Commons

A week after hymn controversy, US temple cancels T.M. Krishna concert

Organisers announce decision on Facebook; Krishna had been targeted by Hindu outfits in Tamil Nadu for singing Christian hymns.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Vajpayee’s demise is not the end of an era, but the continuation of one: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley remembers Vajpayee for personifying the name given to him: 'Atal', which means determination.
Imran Khan

Imran Khan inches closer to PM chair after opposition fails to unite in Pakistan

Pakistan Peoples Party rejects candidature of PML-N’s Shahbaz Sharif putting the opposition's alliance in danger.
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid

How Congress leader Salman Khurshid had to ‘pay a price’ for a hug from Vajpayee

In 1994, Vajpayee-led team helped thwart UN resolution against India on Kashmir issue, recalls Salman Khurshid.

PM Modi, Amit Shah to be part of Vajpayee’s funeral procession

Visitors from several states throng BJP office to pay homage to BJP stalwart who died Thursday.
Imran Khan

Imran Khan has to win crucial vote today to secure PM post

With Pakistan’s finances rapidly deteriorating and as the U.S. continues to put pressure over its alleged support for insurgent groups, Khan will be hoping for a smooth passage into office.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

My friend Vajpayee: Humane, witty and a recluse

N.M. Ghatate recalls that even when they travelled together, the politician used to remain reclusive, choosing to read books over conversation.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee | ThePrint

Tributes pour in for former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

From PM Modi to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, all major leaders expressed their grief at Vajpayee's demise and called him a great leader.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

‘Kadam Mila Kar Chalna Hoga’: Opposition finds inspiration in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s poe...

Opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, who met at Delhi's Talkatora Stadium as a show of unity, paid tribute to the former Prime Minister.

Should ISRO be launching a new TV channel or focus instead on social media?

In an effort to increase its outreach, ISRO has announced that it will soon launch a TV channel. Meanwhile, the space agency continues to remain largely inactive on social media.
Imran Khan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Nawaz Shariff

Outing a personal secret as a lesson for Imran: Featuring Vajpayee, Nawaz & a bit of me

Nawaz Sharif made a dramatic bid for peace with Vajpayee but was tripped by Pakistan’s army. It won’t be different for Imran.