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TopicJawaharlal Nehru

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru

‘Congress has committed suicide’— Why Nehru’s secular ideals angered UP workers of party

In ‘Claiming Citizenship and Nation’, Aishwarya Pandit writes that Congress workers in UP felt betrayed by their ‘anti-Hindu’ leaders and started drifting to RSS, Hindu Mahasabha.

Nehru lacked originality, had colonial mindset, RSS education affiliate leader says at DU event

Mukul Kanitkar of Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal was speaking on inaugural day of three-day international seminar at DU titled ‘Revisiting Ideas of India from Swaraj to New India’.

In 1955, India tried ‘mango diplomacy’ with China. The outcome wasn’t really sweet

In 1955, India dispatched eight mango saplings to China—and it was more than just a gesture of appreciation.

Nehru’s 1949 ‘goodwill tour’ of US & how it opened a new chapter in bilateral relations

At 2+2 ministerial dialogue, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a reference to the first summit level meeting between the countries, when Nehru was Indian PM and Harry Truman was US President.

What ambassador Pradeep Rawat can take away from India’s first China envoy KPS Menon’s stint

The early days of breaking the ice between a newly independent India and a civil war-plagued China weren’t a cakewalk at all.

Mr Universe at 39, ‘Pocket Hercules’ Manohar Aich used to workout for 12 hours in jail

As India's pioneer in weight training, Manohar Aich was welcomed by Nehru and Rajendra Prasad for his achievements in Asian bodybuilding.

How Nehru’s friend Jayanti Dharma Teja went from Lutyens’ darling to international fugitive

Before Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, and Mehul Choksi, there was Jayanti Dharma Teja — scientist, shipping magnate, and alleged scamster who led the Indian government on a wild spin.

Not 1st time India abstained in vote against Russia. It’s about Delhi’s own security interests

India took its traditional stance on resolution against Russia’s ‘aggression’. It stems from a historical grudge against Western and UNSC actions on matters affecting India’s security.

Minoo Masani is India’s forgotten liberal who went against Nehru’s all-pervasive socialism

Masani's commitment to individual liberty extended beyond economics—he was deeply invested in defending autonomy in different forms.

‘Uncalled for’: India summons Singapore envoy over PM Lee’s statement on Indian MPs & Nehru

PM Lee referred to 'criminal charges' against Indian MPs in Singapore's parliament. MEA tells High Commissioner that statement was unnecessary in context of subject at hand.

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RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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