Friday, 12 August, 2022
TopicJaswant Singh

Topic: Jaswant Singh

To understand Vajpayee’s economic worldview, look at his first choice for finance minister

In ‘Vajpayee: The Years That Changed India’, Shakti Sinha writes that Vajpayee was a difficult PM to understand, but his reforms spoke for him.

Jaswant Singh — communicator, crisis manager, man of letters and a student of history

Jaswant Singh, a former Army officer, served as external affairs, defence and finance minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's governments from 1998 to 2004.

Former Union minister Jaswant Singh dies at 82, PM Modi tweets condolence

Jaswant Singh, a BJP leader, had served as the external affairs and finance minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government.

Pranab Mukherjee & Jaswant Singh, in the same hospital, suffered eerily similar medical crisis

Former President Pranab Mukherjee and former defence minister Jaswant Singh are both at Army Research and Referral Hospital. Both suffered similar accidents, six years apart.

Why Vajpayee govt chose to swap 3 terrorists with 160 passengers of IC 814 two decades ago

For 55 minutes, when it seemed that the hijacked plane could land in Amritsar, the crisis management group in Delhi acted without urgency.

‘Hijack baby’: How IC 814 Kandahar tragedy shaped Jaswant Singh grand-daughter’s life

After listening to people’s views for years, I now wish to ask my grandfather Jaswant Singh about his personal experience of the Kandahar hijack episode.

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.

VG Siddhartha case shows Modi govt must opt for lighter touch towards citizens

India needs statutory protections that citizens can be assured of, and institutional safeguards that buttress them, not more power for central officials.

Lame duck or populist? Here’s how India’s interim budget works

India watchers are waiting to see if Modi will betray convention and announce tax concessions to win votes.

Congress fields ex-BJP MLA Manvendra Singh against Raje to ‘avenge insult to father’

Manvendra Singh, the son of former external affairs minister Jaswant Singh, had quit the BJP to join the Congress in September.

On Camera

YourTurn

The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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