Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicGeorge Fernandes

Topic: George Fernandes

George Fernandes fought for the unions, took on dictatorship but at the cost of his marriage

In 'The Life and Times of George Fernandes', Rahul Ramagudam talks about the exemplary journey of India's former defence minister.

Operation West End — the 2001 Tehelka sting that led to Jaya Jaitly’s conviction

The operation claimed the jobs of India’s then defence minister George Fernandes, senior members of the ruling coalition, and high-ranking members of the armed forces.

When Indian Navy helped catch Japan’s stolen ship – and what Vajpayee did

Operation Alondra Rainbow began as a routine interception at sea but within a few hours the situation had acquired serious international implications.

Rahul Gandhi gatecrashes the Budget and PM Modi’s final exam preparations

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George Fernandes was born a Lohiaite, and died one, says Arun Jaitley

George Fernandes was an extra-ordinary leader, a Parliamentarian that many dreaded facing, and above all, a dissenter, Union minister Arun Jaitley wrote in memory of him.

Fierce fighter, peerless friend: Why George Fernandes remains special, writes Yashwant Sinha

George Fernandes had seen ups and downs in his political career but always remained the kind-hearted human being that I knew.

Defence procurements delayed because files get ‘stuck in orbit’: George Fernandes in 2003

As Defence Minister, George Fernandes had also passed an order making it mandatory for ministry officials to spend a week in Siachen before making decisions.

‘No worries, I am not pedigreed’: How I discovered the charming George Fernandes

George Fernandes had none of the pettiness of today’s politicians whose first response to a questioning journalist is to shut the door on them.

George Fernandes never interfered in defence acquisition or promotion plans

George Fernandes was a proud Indian, a fine diplomat and a charming host.

On Camera


Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.