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Ajit Jogi liked telling tales about ‘Diggy raja’, whom he loved to hate, but couldn't achieve much in MP politics. Luck finally smiled on him with Chhattisgarh's creation in 2000.
Labour reforms in BJP-ruled UP and MP drew a whimper of a protest from RSS labour wing, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. Then Gujarat and Goa followed suit.
Beginning with less than 8% votes in 1984, the BJP has formed the central govt 5 times, and now rules India with a commanding 303-seat majority.
Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.
Is Harsh Vardhan up for what could be the biggest test of his political – and perhaps also medical – career? BJP's search for a Delhi face is not over yet.
1965 was a year of heightened diplomatic sensitivities and brittle India-China relations, writes Probal Dasgupta in his new book Watershed 1967.
Former IAS officer Jarnail Singh writes in his book 'With Four Prime Ministers' about the meeting former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had with Kashmiri Pandits.
If Advani was the Loh Purush, Vajpayee was the Vikas Purush, the Hriday Samrat. But the question arises: is Modi the real Loh Purush or is it Amit Shah?
For 55 minutes, when it seemed that the hijacked plane could land in Amritsar, the crisis management group in Delhi acted without urgency.
Once opened, the Rohtang tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity to remote border areas of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh which are otherwise cut off from the rest of the country during winters.