Atal Bihari Vajpayee: News

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the senior-most leader and founder of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a three-time former Prime Minister of India, and a Hindi poet par excellence. An RSS Pracharak since youth, Vajpayee joined its political arm, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS), in 1951, entering the Lok Sabha in 1957 from the Balrampur constituency. Vajpayee emerged as an eloquent orator who could convey his thoughts with great force and grace at the same time. He was the President of BJS from 1968 to 1972. Along with other opposition leaders, he too was imprisoned by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during the Emergency (1975-77). Vajpayee became the Foreign Minister of India during the Janata Party government from 1977 to 1979. In 1980, Vajpayee, along with other former BJS colleagues, formed the BJP with him as its first President from 1980 to 1986. Vajpayee became the Prime Minister of India three times: in 1996, 1998-99, and 1999-2004. Highlights of his Prime Ministership include the 1998 Nuclear tests, the 1999 Kargil War victory, the Golden Quadrilateral, and rapid economic growth. He was bestowed with the Bharat Ratna in 2015. Vajpayee passed away in 2018 in Delhi.

25 Dec 2022

Pankaj Tripathi

Pankaj Tripathi's look as Vajpayee from 'Main Atal Hoon' released

Pankaj Tripathi is set to add another gem to his already sparkling oeuvre!

27 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to inaugurate pedestrian-only Atal Bridge over Sabarmati river

The Atal Bridge built over the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, Gujarat is set to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on Saturday evening.

18 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Presidential poll: Yashwant Sinha calls out 'horse-trading' as MLAs crossvote

Polling for the election of India's 15th president is currently underway at the Parliament and state assemblies.

08 Jul 2022

Samajwadi Party

Raj Babbar awarded 2-year sentence in assault case; gets bail

The MP/MLA court in Lucknow awarded a two-year jail term to former Bollywood actor and Congress leader Raj Babbar on Thursday.

28 Dec 2020


Miffed with BJP, Nitish Kumar says 'didn't want CM post'

Less than two months after he was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he was never greedy for the chair and that ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is free to make its own CM.

25 Dec 2020


Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

The Vice-President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar just months before Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

14 Oct 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Law student, who accused ex-minister Chinmayanand of rape, disowns allegations

The Swami Chinmayanand rape case, which garnered headlines, took an unexpected turn on Tuesday, when the accuser, a young law student, took back her allegations during a hearing before a special MP-MLA court.

03 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Strategically important Atal Tunnel in Himachal inaugurated by PM Modi

In what gives a major boost to India's infrastructure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the strategically important Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh.

16 Aug 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Modi pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his second death anniversary.

05 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

10 people who drove the Ram Janmabhoomi movement

Decades after the Ram Janmabhoomi movement gave a new face to Hindu sentiments in India, the groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya happened today, putting an end to bloodshed and a long-drawn legal battle.

29 May 2020

Narendra Modi

Famous astrologer Bejan Daruwala dies at age 88

In a tragic piece of news, famed astrologer Bejan Daruwala has died at the age of 88.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

In its meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday regarding riots in Delhi, a delegation of Congress asked him to use his power to protect Rajdharma.

On sister's plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention, SC issues notice

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued notice to the administration of union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, seeking a response on the detention of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

25 Dec 2019


President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes on Vajpayee's birth anniversary

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to India's former PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on his 95th birth anniversary.

06 Nov 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Chinmayanand case: Evidences prove charges against both politician, law student

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing rape charges against former Union Minister Chinmayanand, on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the case.

04 Nov 2019

Shiv Sena

Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

The BJP and Shiv Sena were supposed to get on with government formation after Diwali, but the festival ended a week ago and the friends-turned-foes still haven't been able to come on the same page.

Rape-accused Chinmayanand isn't a BJP member anymore, claims spokesperson

Weeks after the scandal related to Chinmayanand broke, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has distanced itself from him.

15 Sep 2019


Chinmayanand rape case: UP student claims "evidence removed" from ashram

UP student, who accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape, has claimed that "important evidence has been removed" from his ashram, where the ordeal took place.

Rape-accused BJP leader Chinmayanand questioned by SIT for seven hours

Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a 23-year-old law student, was grilled by Supreme Court-appointed SIT for nearly seven hours on Thursday.

10 Sep 2019

Delhi Police

Chinmayanand Case: SIT searches student's hostel room for five hours

In the Swami Chinmayanand case, the Special Investigation Team (SIT), formed to probe the rape allegations, made some progress on Tuesday.

09 Sep 2019


"Swami Chinmayanand raped me", claims UP student who went missing

BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand was on Monday accused of rape by a young woman who went missing for a week from her home in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. She was later found in Rajasthan.

08 Sep 2019


Witty, courageous, and bold: PM Modi mourns Ram Jethmalani's death

Prominent Supreme Court lawyer and former Union Law Minister, Ram Jethmalani passed away today morning at his Delhi residence, after his health deteriorated, following a prolonged illness. He was 95.

28 Aug 2019

Yogi Adityanath

BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand booked for allegedly kidnapping law student

Picture this: A law student from Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur levels harassment allegations on BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand. A day later, she goes missing. The UP Police refuses to take any action, the case gains media attention. UP CM Yogi Adityanath faces flak. Finally, the 'Swami' gets booked.

27 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Girl accuses BJP leader of harassment. Day later, goes missing

A law student from Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur levels harassment allegations on BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand. A day later, she goes missing. That's Yogi Adityanath's state for you.

Centre withdraws Manmohan Singh's top security (SPG) cover: Here's why

The Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has withdrawn Special Protection Group (SPG) security given to his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh.

25 Aug 2019


In Arun Jaitley, India has lost a legal luminary

Arun Jaitley, 66, donned many hats during his life. Starting off as a student leader and going on to handle key ministries like Finance and Defense in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, Jaitley's journey has been spectacular.

12 Aug 2019


Amid strained Indo-Pak ties, DTC cancels Delhi-Lahore bus service

On Monday, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) canceled service of Delhi-Lahore bus, after Pakistan took a similar decision last week.

07 Aug 2019

Pakistan News

Ansari's homecoming to rescuing people: How Sushma Swaraj touched lives

She opened the doors of external affairs ministry for the common man, she showed how to use social media for solving citizens' woes, and she set an example for all.

01 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

Rajya Sabha passes bill to extend President's rule in J&K

Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a statutory resolution for the extension of President's rule in Jammu & Kashmir for six more months with effect from July 3.

19 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

In a gigantic country like ours, all elections become a big deal whether it is the panchayat, municipal or Lok Sabha polls. This also means that elections happen pretty frequently, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to change that.

08 Jun 2019

Delhi Police

Meet the IAS-officer who will be Amit Shah's private secretary

There have been enough indications to prove Union Home Minister Amit Shah will enjoy the maximum clout in the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

31 May 2019


From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

On Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman took charge as India's new Finance Minister, making her the senior-most woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

30 May 2019


Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

30 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Here's everything you need to know

Narendra Modi, who will take oath as Prime Minister on Thursday evening, started his day by remembering the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

23 May 2019

Narendra Modi

#Verdict2019: BJP asks 20,000 workers to come to Delhi

The counting of votes for Lok Sabha seats began at 8 AM on Thursday. While it is still early to conclude who will win the much-awaited elections, Bharatiya Janata Party is confident of painting the country saffron.

19 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Looking at accuracy of exit polls from 1998 to 2014

The massive seven-phased general elections concluded on Sunday and as soon as voting ended, TV channels started airing exit polls.

09 May 2019

Delhi High Court

Rajiv Gandhi didn't misuse INS Viraat for vacation: Congress

Indian politics has gotten more interesting and nastier than ever.

16 Apr 2019

Yogi Adityanath

Rajnath files nomination from Lucknow, Congress yet to announce candidate

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh filed his nomination from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat on Tuesday, but Congress is yet to come up with a rival.

15 Apr 2019


#NewsBytesSurvey: Youth happy with Modi, 70% think he would win

With general elections officially beginning last week, the eyes of the world are set on India.

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