Saturday, 28 May, 2022
TopicLal Bahadur Shastri

Topic: Lal Bahadur Shastri

Shastri-Ayub Tashkent pact ended 1965 War. And brought Russia into South Asian politics

The Tashkent pact set the stage for Indian and Pakistani militaries to start withdrawing troops. Those days, tough negotiations could still end with a game of golf.

On Lal Bahadur Shastri’s birth anniversary, a look at the political careers of his descendants

All three of Shastri's sons, and many of his grandchildren, have joined politics. However, only his eldest son, remained loyal to Congress throughout like him, with others shuttling between parties.

How we got houses for journalists in Delhi from Lal Bahadur Shastri

In ‘Reporting India’, veteran journalist Prem Prakash writes about the history of Delhi’s Gulmohar Park.

Who should be first in line for India’s Covid vaccine? Lal Bahadur Shastri gave us a clue

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that 250 million Indians would be covered with a two-dose Covid-19 vaccine by July 2021.

Mahatma Gandhi’s reaction to current news, and what it means to be a ‘true’ Gandhian

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

President Kovind, PM Modi pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Gajendra Singh Shekahawt and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also paid homage to him at his memorial.

UP Congress threatens to protest after topics on Nehru-Shastri dropped from Class 12 syllabus

Congress has written to CM Yogi Adityanath and also the governor, demanding rollback of the state education board’s decision.

Nehru wanted Jayaprakash Narayan as his political successor, not Indira Gandhi

After Nehru’s death in 1964, Lal Bahadur Shastri’s instincts that neither Indira Gandhi nor JP would put a claim to prime ministership turned out to be accurate.

When Lal Bahadur Shastri sent Nehru his resignation & set a gold standard for politicians

As railway and transport minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri sent his resignation twice to Nehru after train accidents. Only once he was persuaded to take it back.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — the President who defended Hinduism against Western criticism

ThePrint remembers Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and his contributions in the field of education and as a political leader.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


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.