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.

11 May 2024

SonyLIV

SonyLIV's 'Freedom at Midnight' finds Ali Jinnah in Arif Zakaria

After adding a pool of British talent like Cordelia Bugeja and Richard Teverson to the upcoming series Freedom at Midnight, SonyLIV has expanded its ensemble even further.

04 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'During Sonia's rule...': PM Modi targets opposition over Godhra incident 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav of trying to protect those involved in the 2002 Godhra train incident "during the rule of Sonia madam."

02 May 2024

Emmay Entertainment

SonyLIV announces cast for new series 'Freedom at Midnight'

After tasting enormous success through shows such as Scam 1992, Maharani, Tabbar, and Gullak, SonyLIV is now gearing up for the period drama series Freedom at Midnight.

23 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

'New Putin in making...': Pawar criticizes Modi, Fadnavis responds

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, National Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

18 Apr 2024

BR Ambedkar

How India held its 1st Lok Sabha election

On October 25, 1951, hundreds of people carrying ballot papers queued up in the small town of Chini, Himachal Pradesh, to cast their first-ever votes in independent India.

01 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Explained: Katchatheevu Island sparks political debate ahead of 2024 elections

As the Lok Sabha elections draw near, the uninhabited Katchatheevu island, located in the waters between India and Sri Lanka, has triggered a political slugfest.

01 Apr 2024

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar criticizes Congress, DMK over Katchatheevu issue

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has hit out at the Congress and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for their handling of the contentious Katchatheevu island issue.

25 Jan 2024

Delhi

Who invented butter chicken? Delhi High Court to decide 

A culinary controversy has emerged in Delhi as two restaurants claim to be the birthplace of the beloved butter chicken.

19 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Historic Lok Sabha session begins in new Parliament building

The proceedings of the Lok Sabha formally commenced in the new Parliament building on Tuesday.

RSS's Krishna Gopal links curbs on women to 'Islamic invasions'

Senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Krishna Gopal on Sunday claimed that restrictions imposed on women in Indian society were due to "Islamic invasions," The Indian Express reported.

16 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Come and see: PMs museum vice chairman amid renaming row

A controversy is raging after the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) in Delhi was renamed the Prime Ministers Museum and Library (PMML) on Monday.

25 Jul 2023

Christopher Nolan

Jawaharlal Nehru once offered Indian citizenship to Oppenheimer: Here's why

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer has marvelously brought the life of American physicist J Robert Oppenheimer into the spotlight.

24 Jun 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP syllabus: Savarkar added, Nehru excluded from 'great leaders' list

From the upcoming academic session in July, the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) will teach students about the life and times of India's 50 great personalities.

21 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

International Yoga Day: BJP, Congress trade jabs; Tharoor lauds PM

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic event at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters on International Yoga Day, the Congress mocked him, crediting India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru for popularizing yoga.

16 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi faces backlash after Nehru's name dropped from historic museum

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, saying, "Legacies don't get erased by renaming buildings."

24 May 2023

Narendra Modi

What is 'Sengol,' scepter to be installed in new Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to install the historic scepter "Sengol" inside the new Parliament building on the occasion of its inaugural ceremony on Sunday.

17 Mar 2023

Narendra Modi

Privilege motion against Modi for attacking Gandhis over 'Nehru' surname

Senior Congress leader and MP K C Venugopal has moved a privilege motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha for his alleged derogatory remarks against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, reported Hindustan Times.

15 Mar 2023

Rocket Boys

'Rocket Boys 2': 5 things to expect from Jim-Ishwak starrer

Director Abhay Pannu and his team are set to return with the second season of Rocket Boys, streaming on SonyLIV from Thursday onwards.

11 Feb 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi's 'Nehru surname' jibe: Priyanka Gandhi's son dragged into row

While the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark on the Gandhi family's surname continues, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dragged Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's son, Rehan, into it.

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

Children

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

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

22 Jul 2022

India

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

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

'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

India

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.

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

Rajasthan

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.

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.

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

Samajwadi Party

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

Jammu And Kashmir

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

India

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.

26 Nov 2018

Madhya Pradesh

#RoadTo2019: Politicians' words are getting filthier. We have compiled few

The results of polls in five states, namely Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, and Telangana, will be announced on December 11.

19 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Tributes paid to Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth anniversary

PM Narendra Modi and several other political leaders paid tribute to former PM Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth-anniversary today.

16 Nov 2018

Shashi Tharoor

Let non-Gandhi become Congress' President: PM Modi replies to Tharoor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, said he would appreciate the Nehruvian legacy if Congress made anyone who isn't part of the Gandhi family, its President for five years.

14 Nov 2018

India

PM Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru's birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi today paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary.

14 Nov 2018

India

Humanity exists because of Nehru: BJP's sarcastic reply to Tharoor

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday took a dig at Congress MP Shashi Tharoor saying humanity existed only because of India's First Prime Minister.

14 Nov 2018

West Bengal

#ChildrensDay: Take care of children, they're the future, says Mamata

On Children's Day, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said children should be taken care of as they are the future of society.

03 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi govt chooses Arnab Goswami as new trustee of NMML

The Modi government has appointed journalist Arnab Goswami and three others as trustees of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), replacing four trustees who have been critical of the government's plans to set up a museum for all prime ministers at the Teen Murti complex in Delhi.

31 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#StatueOfUnity: Sardar Patel's proud family blames Congress for ignoring him

The unveiling of the world's tallest statue in Gujarat was attended by at least 10 members of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's family, who couldn't help but feel proud.

21 Oct 2018

India

BJP desperate to rewrite history; uses auspicious-occasion as political-tool: Congress

Accusing BJP-led Center of using every "auspicious" occasion as "political tool," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said BJP was "desperate to rewrite history."

16 Sep 2018

India

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invokes Nehru while addressing Serbian Parliament

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invoked India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his address to the Serbian Parliament as he underlined the need to strengthen democratic policies by internalizing the concepts of freedom, dialogue, inclusion and the rule of law.

15 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Congress workers protest in Allahabad after removal of Nehru statue

A statue of former PM Jawaharlal Nehru was removed from an intersection in Allahabad as part of a road-widening project, triggering protests by the Congress.

Pakistan's new President is connected to Jawaharlal Nehru. Read how!

Pakistan's newly-elected President Dr. Arif Alvi shares an interesting connection with India as his father was a dentist to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, according to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.

28 Aug 2018

India

India, Pakistan to resume talks on Indus Waters Treaty

India and Pakistan will resume their talks on various aspects of the crucial Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore on Wednesday, the first bilateral engagement since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office.

27 Aug 2018

India

Manmohan Singh advises Modi against wiping out Nehru's legacy

Amid reports that BJP-led Centre plans to set up a museum for all Prime Ministers in the Teen Murti Complex, former PM Dr Mamohan Singh has written a strong worded letter to his successor Narendra Modi asking him to not wipe away Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy.

17 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

#AtalJiForever: 5L to attend his funeral, last rites' details here

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday at 5 PM after getting treatment at AIIMS for around nine weeks.

15 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi resumes trend of long Independence Day speeches

In his last Independence Day address from the Red Fort ahead of the next Lok Sabha election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the nation for over 80 minutes today.

11 Aug 2018

Rajasthan

Nehru not pandit as he ate beef, pork: BJP MLA

Once again proving that Bharatiya Janata Party is obsessed with Jawahar Lal Nehru, its MLA from Rajasthan, Gyan Dev Ahuja has now said that India's first PM wasn't a pandit since he ate beef and pork.

20 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi

No-confidence motion against Modi is 27th in Lok Sabha history

The no-confidence motion moved against the Narendra Modi-led government, taken up in the Lok Sabha today, is the 27th in the history of the House and the first in 15 years.

16 Jul 2018

West Bengal

TMC MP Anupam Hazra deletes Facebook account after controversies

TMC MP Anupam Hazra, who earned the ire of his party on several occasions for controversial Facebook posts, has deleted his account.

22 Jun 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Congress leader says Kashmiris would prefer independence, sparks row

Congress leader Saifuddin Soz's book has sparked a controversy of sorts in which he backed former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf's views that Kashmiris would prefer independence, if given a chance.

12 May 2018

Rajasthan

According to Rajasthan-book, Bal Gangadhar Tilak is 'Father of Terrorism'

A class 8 reference book in Rajasthan describes revolutionary freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak as 'father of terrorism'.

BJP MP questions Jinnah's portrait at Aligarh Muslim University

A BJP MP has asked Aligarh Muslim University to explain why it displays a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, triggering a row days after a student sought permission to hold an RSS Shakha on its premises.

22 Apr 2018

India

Netaji's grandnephew compares Nehru to Hitler: "Hitler never betrayed nation"

In a series of tweets, Subhash Chandra Bose's grand nephew and BJP Bengal leader Chandra Kumar Bose compared India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to German dictator Adolf Hitler.

09 Apr 2018

Delhi High Court

Nehru's wedding venue, Haksar Haveli, is now a garbage dump

All the Nehru-Gandhi family homes are well-known: 1, Safdarjung Road, Teen Murti House (Nehru Museum) and even Anand Bhawan (Allahabad).

09 Apr 2018

Karnataka

Karnataka polls: 'Common-Man' Rahul Gandhi takes the Bengaluru-metro, eats kulfi

Pulling out all stops to make his presence felt ahead of the Karnataka elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday went from hopping into a crowded metro in Bengaluru to obliging commuters with selfies to having kulfi at a roadside ice-cream vendor after a restaurant lunch.

29 Nov 2017

India

PM Modi: Pandit Nehru was against building Somnath temple

With Gujarat elections approaching, PM Modi is on a roll; he addressed back-to-back rallies at Morbi, Prachi, Palitana and Navsari.

14 Nov 2017

India

Jawaharlal Nehru: Visionary, charismatic statesman with his own quirks

Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first PM, was a man of contradictions. Though democratic in approach, he had an authoritarian hold over his government.

26 Sep 2017

India

Former PM Manmohan Singh turns 85 today!

Manmohan Singh, who had the longest serving contiguous term as PM after Jawaharlal Nehru, has often been described as the hero of India's 1991 liberalization, the "accidental PM" in 2004, and the "mute PM" in 2011.

07 Jul 2017

India

Sikkim stand-off: Know all about Panchsheel pact

Demanding immediate withdrawal of Indian troops from Doklam, China recently accused India of trampling on the Panchsheel pact.

04 Jul 2017

India

India-China relations: A tale of clashing and co-operation

India and China are undoubtedly, two important power centres in today's international arena.

12 May 2017

Sonia Gandhi

Arnab's Republic TV reveals web of illicit transactions by Gandhis

According to documents produced by Republic TV, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi were the main benefactors of all transactions Young Indian was involved in.

12 May 2017

Sonia Gandhi

Delhi HC says I-T Dept to investigate National Herald case

In a minor victory for Subramanian Swamy and a huge set back for Congress leaders Rahul and Sonia Gandhi, the Delhi HC has cleared the way for an Income Tax investigation into the National Herald case.

03 Apr 2017

India

PMO yet to approve NITI Aayog's three year action plan

National Institution on Transforming India (NITI) Aayog which had scheduled to release its three year action plan has been unable to meet its April 1st deadline pending PMO's approval.

08 Nov 2016

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Kanu Gandhi passes away

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson- Kanu Ramdas Gandhi passed away at the age of 87.

15 Aug 2016

India

India's economic scenario: 2007 - 2016

The start of the decade saw a lacklustre economy because of the global financial crisis.