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.

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.

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

Narendra Modi

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.

29 May 2020


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Digvijaya Singh

#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.

06 Apr 2019


BJP has become India's preferred party, says PM Modi

On the 39th foundation day of the Bharatiya Janata Party, PM Narendra Modi today expressed confidence that its workers would be working day and night to ensure that the party and its allies are "blessed" by people in the Lok Sabha polls.

01 Apr 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Why do big Indian politicians choose safe seats

On Sunday, Congress announced that Wayanad will be the second seat from where Rahul Gandhi will contest. He also hopes to retain Amethi.

26 Mar 2019

Madhya Pradesh

History, roots, leaders and ideology: Know all about BJP

Nearly 51% of Indians live in states ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party. Before the saffron party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan in December 2018, the aforementioned figure was 71%.

18 Mar 2019


Will Amit Shah contest from LK Advani's constituency, Gandhinagar?

BJP workers want party president Amit Shah to contest from Gujarat's Gandhinagar seat in the upcoming general elections, reports PTI.

02 Mar 2019


No body should be cursed with a neighbor like Pakistan

Amid the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee's words ring loud, "You can change friends, but not neighbors."

01 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Pakistan hasn't created environment for dialogue: Scindia on ongoing tensions

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia gave his opinion on the current Indo-Pak situation on Friday and said Pakistan hasn't created a safe atmosphere for talks.

19 Feb 2019


A slap from an army officer shook Masood Azhar: Interrogator

The deadly attack on CRPF convoy last week has brought Masood Azhar back in the spotlight.

18 Feb 2019


Slammed for comments on Pulwama, Sidhu reminds BJP of Kandahar

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose remarks on Pulwama attack, stoked a controversy upped his ante against BJP on Sunday by reminding the party of the Kandahar episode.