Jawaharlal Nehru: News

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of independent India and a significant figure in India’s freedom struggle. Born in Allahabad, Nehru was home-schooled until he went abroad and studied law. On his return to India in 1912, Nehru took a keen interest in politics and followed his father, Motilal Nehru, a close aide of Mahatma Gandhi, into the chambers of the Indian National Congress (INC). Nehru was made the President of the party in 1929, and he laid the foundation of India’s goal towards complete freedom in a historic session in Lahore. Nehru, along with Gandhi, was also instrumental in the events leading up to the partition of 1947. It was during his many detentions in jail that Nehru explored his initial interest in socialism, an ideology that became one of the key pillars of his 17-year term as the first Indian Prime Minister. During his tenure, Nehru tried to resolve the Kashmir issue and partially succeeded by initiating the creation of the Line Of Control (LoC), which continues to separate the Indian and Pakistani sides. Post his death in 1964, Nehru was succeeded by Lal Bahadur Shastri as the Prime Minister.

26 Jan 2023

Bollywood Films

Reasons to watch Rajkumar Santoshi's 'Gandhi-Godse: Ek Yudh'

The trailer of celebrated filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi's Gandhi-Godse: Ek Yudh was released on January 11.

14 Nov 2022


Happy Children's Day 2022: History, significance, and more

Here's to children and the kid in all of us!

22 Jul 2022


Best planetariums in India to introduce your kids to astronomy

If you are inclined toward space exploration and astronomy, then planetariums or taramandals are a must-visit for you.

14 Apr 2022

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya dedicated to Indian PMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya—a much-hyped museum dedicated to all the prime ministers of India—adjacent to Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi.

23 Feb 2022

Alia Bhatt

'Gangubai Kathiawadi': The time when real Gangubai 'schooled' Jawaharlal Nehru

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next, Gangubai Kathiawadi is headed for its release this Friday.

06 Feb 2022


When Lata Mangeshkar's 'Aye Mere Watan' left Nehru in tears

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar (92) breathed her last on Sunday after battling with multi-organ failure for several weeks.

11 Jun 2021

Delhi Police

JNU students booked for 'breaking into library, manhandling guards'

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against a group of students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for allegedly breaking into the Central Library and manhandling security guards.

27 May 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Congress pays tribute to Nehru on death anniversary

The Congress on Thursday paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary, saying that he was the architect of modern India who made unforgettable contributions to the country and the world.

India says it never accepted China's 1959 interpretation of LAC

India on Tuesday reacted to China's claim that it abides by the 1959 interpretation of the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

20 Jun 2020


Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?

The showdown in Galwan Valley has angered India, for the sheer brutality with which Indian soldiers were attacked; piqued global interest, as two nuclear-armed neighbors have escalated tensions; and sparked a narrative war.

18 Jun 2020


A committed soldier: Sanjay Jha after being removed as Congress-spokesperson

Congress removed Sanjay Jha, one of its most popular faces on television channels, as a spokesperson on Wednesday, days after he wrote an article criticizing the party.

14 Mar 2020


Indian Super League 6 finale: Preview, Dream11 and more

The sixth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) sees two-time winners ATK and Chennaiyin face each other in a titanic finale clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Goa on Saturday.

30 Jan 2020


Do you know who presented independent India's first Union Budget?

In a couple of days from now (February 1 to be exact), Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget.

18 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

'Dynast' Rahul can't defeat 'self-made' Modi: Ramachandra Guha's sharp remark

Historian Ramachandra Guha has joined the long list of critics of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, going as far as saying that Kerala's Wayanad committed a disaster by electing him.

16 Dec 2019

Shashi Tharoor

Payal Rohatgi sent to jail for 8-days, over Nehru-Gandhi video

Actor and model Payal Rohatgi has been sent to judicial custody for eight days in connection with her controversial remarks on the Nehru-Gandhi family on social media.

15 Dec 2019


Payal Rohatgi arrested by Rajasthan Police for defaming Nehru family

Actress and model Payal Rohatgi has been arrested by Rajasthan Police for allegedly defaming the family of late politicians Motilal Nehru and Jawaharlal Nehru and other prominent Congress party leaders.

01 Dec 2019


People afraid to criticize Modi government, says industrialist Rahul Bajaj

Bajaj Group chairperson Rahul Bajaj on Saturday raised several concerns about the Narendra Modi government at an event.

20 Nov 2019

Indira Gandhi

Jawaharlal Nehru's Prayagraj ancestral home gets Rs. 4.35cr tax notice

The historic Anand Bhawan in Prayagraj, the home where former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was born, has been slapped with a Rs. 4.35 crore tax notice by the city's Municipal Corporation.

31 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi pays tribute to Sardar Patel, talks about J&K, Ladakh

On the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tribute to him at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat. He had inaugurated the statue last year.

05 Sep 2019


Why is Teachers' Day celebrated; when was it first observed

Across the globe, Teachers' Day is celebrated on different dates. Internationally, teachers are commemorated on World Teachers' Day on October 5.

28 Aug 2019

Pakistan News

After Pakistan quotes Gandhi, he calls Kashmir India's 'internal matter'

Congress' ex-President Rahul Gandhi has made his stand "absolutely clear" on the Kashmir issue. He called it India's internal matter and reiterated that there's no room for any other country to "intervene".

05 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Congress chief whip resigns over party's stand on Article 370

In yet another blow to the Indian National Congress, party whip in the Rajya Sabha, Bhubaneswar Kalita, resigned on Monday.

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.

28 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

Article 370 not permanent, says Amit Shah in Parliament

On Friday, Lok Sabha debutant and Union Home Minister Amit Shah reiterated BJP's stand on the contentious Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

19 Jun 2019


Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

Despite being the great-grandson of the longest-serving Prime Minister of India, the grandson of India's first woman PM, and son of the country's youngest state head, Rahul Gandhi isn't having the best of times.

24 May 2019


Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.

14 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Why Congress doesn't need elitism of Sam Pitroda and Aiyar

Politics is all about connecting with people. Voters want to see their reflection in their representatives. If they fail to strike a chord, how will they raise important issues?

27 Apr 2019

Pakistan News

Slip of tongue: Shatrughan Sinha on calling Jinnah Congress' member

A day after actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha took Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah's name in the same breath as Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, and Jawaharlal Nehru, he clarified that it was a slip of tongue and he wanted to take Maulana Azad's name instead.

26 Apr 2019

Rashtriya Janata Dal

Shabana Azmi seeks votes for Kanhaiya Kumar, slams BJP

On Thursday, veteran actress Shabana Azmi campaigned for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai, where she accused BJP of inciting communal tensions.

Mayawati: If Lord Rama's statue accepted, why not mine?

On Tuesday, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati defended her statues, which dot the Uttar Pradesh landscape, in Supreme Court.

27 Mar 2019


Everything you should know about Congress and its revival battle

The 2014 general elections brought Congress to its weakest tally. The party, known for electing Prime Ministers, managed to win only 44 seats in Lok Sabha.

17 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

Pawan Khera likens Modi to Masood Azhar, Osama; sparks row

A massive row erupted after Congress' spokesperson Pawan Khera equated Prime Minister Narendra Modi to terrorists during a program on a news channel on Saturday.

10 Mar 2019


I'm ashamed: Congress leader quits after party demands airstrikes' proof

In what could dampen the spirit of Bihar Congress before crucial Lok Sabha elections, senior leader and spokesman Vinod Sharma resigned on Saturday after being upset that the party demanded proofs of IAF strikes in Balakot, Pakistan.

04 Mar 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Facing ire for wearing military uniform, Manoj Tiwari defends himself

BJP Delhi Chief Manoj Tiwari drew Opposition's ire for addressing a rally wearing military fatigues but he felt there was nothing wrong in it.

24 Feb 2019


What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Center has decided to block water supply to Pakistan from the rivers flowing from India.

22 Feb 2019


#PulwamaAttack: Nitish Kumar doesn't want Article 370 to be scrapped

Bihar Chief Minister on Thursday said he will never support the scrapping of Article 370 which gives Jammu and Kashmir its special status.

21 Feb 2019


Water flowing to Pakistan will be used for Yamuna: Gadkari

While citizens are putting pressure on Centre to act against Pakistan after Pulwama terror attack, Union Minister of Water Resources Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said river water flowing to Pakistan will be used to revive Yamuna.

19 Feb 2019


What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

Following the deadly terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama on 14 February in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred, demands for scrapping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution have intensified.

06 Feb 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi takes office: Here's what happened on first day

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the newly-inducted Congress general secretary for UP East, got into action on Tuesday, a day after she returned from a private visit to the United States.

19 Jan 2019

West Bengal

Here's why Mamata Banerjee chose Brigade Ground for mega rally

Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground is all set to welcome politicians from across the country for Mamata Banerjee's rally.

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