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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A timeline

Birth – 25 December 1924 Place– Gwalior Age– 93 years Post-graduate – M.A Political Science, DAV College, Kanpur 1942 – Participated in Quit India Movement 1947: Sangh Pracharak 1951– Associated with Bharatiya Jan Sangh 1957 – Elected to Lok Sabha for first time from Balrampur, U.P 1962 – Member of ... Read More »

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

President Ram Nath Kovind in Tweeted: Extremely sad to hear of the passing of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, our former Prime Minister and a true Indian statesman. His leadership, foresight, maturity and eloquence put him in a league of his own. Atalji, the Gentle Giant, will be missed by one and ... Read More »

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s condition remains critical: AIIMS

His condition worsened on Wednesday. In the evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited AIIMS to see Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Earlier in the evening, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani also visited the hospital to check on him. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi also paid a visit. Later in the ... Read More »

Sensex falls over 200 points on weak macro cues

The 30-share index dropped 207.03 points, or 0.54 per cent, to 37,644.97. The gauge had gained 207.10 points in the previous session on Tuesday. Financial markets were shut yesterday on account of Independence Day. The NSE Nifty fell below the 11,400-mark, shedding 58.15 points, or 0.50 per cent, to 11,376.95. ... Read More »

19 citizens killed in tourist bus crash in Columbia

Fourteen of the deceased Colombian victims have been identified, the country’s foreign ministry said.  The identities of four Venezuelans and two Ecuadorians have also been determined. “Once all the bodies have been identified,” the Colombians will be repatriated, Bogota’s attorney general’s office said in a statement. The crash near Quito, ... Read More »

PM Modi hails India’s rise under his govt

In his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort the prime minister said that India’s stature in the world has risen as it is now viewed with hope and expectation unlike in the past when it was seen with skepticism. Here are 15 key points mentioned in ... Read More »

A proud India celebrates her 72nd Independence Day today

The day is a rememberance of all those who fought valiantly and sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India from colonial powers. After paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi at 7 ... Read More »

Lynching an abhorrent act: PM Modi

All round, inclusive fast paced development, this is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. In an interview to a national daily, Prime Minister said that while the government is doing all it can to meet the expectations and aspirations of the electorate, the opposition is ... Read More »

Kailash Mansarovar pilgrim from Maharashtra dies in Nepal

The incident happened this afternoon while he rushed to board a helicopter and accidentally hit the tail rotor of the chopper. The deceased has been identified as Kartik Nagendrakumar Mehta from Mumbai. His body has been kept in Simikot district hospital. The Embassy of India in Kathmandu coordinating with tour operators and ... Read More »

PM shares vision of women’s empowerment

He said the grand alliance won’t succeed in winning the confidence of the electorate.  Here’s more. The economic turnaround under Modi govt and policies that aim to protect and empower women in India were some of the other focal points of Prime Minister Modi’s interview to the English news daily. ... Read More »

PM Modi shares his vision on foreign policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared the overarching theme and vision of his foreign policy. He said at the heart of his govt’s foreign policy is development of India, well-being of Indians and shared progress and prosperity in the world. He said the mantra of ‘Diplomacy for Development’ has contributed ... Read More »

Govt: Various steps taken to women empowerment

He said that reform process was followed up in govt’s fiscal policies. The fiscal deficit that was 4.4% in 2013-14 has been targeted to be brought down to 3.3% in 2018-19. Inflation rate has been brought down to 3.3% in 2017. PM talked about the legislative actions that the govt ... Read More »

Sensex dives 288 pts; Nifty slips below 11,400 in early trade

A weak trend in Asia coupled with sell-offs on Wall Street last week and a slump in the Turkish lira dampened the sentiment globally. The BSE 30-share barometer tanked 288.16 points, or 0.76 per cent, to 37,581.07. The gauge had lost 155.14 in the previous session. Sectoral indices led by ... Read More »

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89

Kolkata: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was put on ventilator support in a Kolkata-based hospital following a heart attack, died on Monday. Chatterjee, 89, was suffering from a kidney-related ailment. He was moved to the hospital on Tuesday.  A 12-member team of doctors was keeping a constant watch ... Read More »

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passes away

Chatterjee, who was admitted in a private hospital on August 10, breathed his last at 8.15 am today. Doctors said he had a cardiac arrest. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) veteran was suffering from kidney ailment and was put on ventilator support on Saturday. He suffered a hemorrhagic stroke ... Read More »

Israel demands ‘complete cease-fire’ in Gaza: Netanyahu

“We are in the midst of a campaign against terror in Gaza. It entails an exchange of blows,” Netanyahu told his weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, adding that the recent flare-up of violence “will not end in one strike,” media reported. He said that during last week’s massive airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli air force has ... Read More »