Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on December 25, 1924, in Gwalior. A veteran Indian politician served as the 10th Prime Minister of India. His Prime Ministerial tenure includes three non-consecutive terms – the first for 15 days (from 16 May 1996 to 1 June 1996), the second for a period of 13 months (from 19 March 1998 to 26 April 1999) and the third for five years (from 13 October 1999 till 22 May 2004)

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Famous astrologer Bejan Daruwala dies due to COVID-19: Report

29 May 2020

Famous astrologer Bejan Daruwala dies due to COVID-19: Report

Famed astrologer Bejan Daruwala has died reportedly after battling the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Daruwala was 88 years old.

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

27 Feb 2020

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

14 Feb 2020

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).

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

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

06 Nov 2019

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.

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

04 Nov 2019

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

25 Sep 2019

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.

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

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

13 Sep 2019

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.

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

10 Sep 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.

BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand booked for allegedly kidnapping law student

28 Aug 2019

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.

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

27 Aug 2019

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

26 Aug 2019

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.

In Arun Jaitley, India has lost a legal luminary

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.

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

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.

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

07 Aug 2019

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.

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

01 Jul 2019

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.

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

19 Jun 2019

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.

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

08 Jun 2019

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.

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

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.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

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.

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

23 May 2019

#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.

Looking at accuracy of exit polls from 1998 to 2014

19 May 2019

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.

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

09 May 2019

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

Indian politics has gotten more interesting and nastier than ever.

Rajnath files nomination from Lucknow, Congress yet to announce candidate

16 Apr 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Why do big Indian politicians choose safe seats

01 Apr 2019

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.

13 catchy slogans which shaped India's politics over the years

28 Mar 2019

13 catchy slogans which shaped India's politics over the years

As India readies itself for anticipated general elections, parties have turned to the age-old phenomenon of coining slogans to take on their competitors.

Everything you should know about Congress and its revival battle

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.

BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi

26 Mar 2019

BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi

Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday confirmed that the party has asked him to not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

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

26 Mar 2019

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%.

Poll road comes to an end for BJP stalwart Advani

22 Mar 2019

Poll road comes to an end for BJP stalwart Advani

With the release of its first list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP drew curtains on Lal Krishna Advani's poll journey.

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

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.

BJP gets Patna Sahib seat. Will Shatrughan Sinha be dropped?

18 Mar 2019

BJP gets Patna Sahib seat. Will Shatrughan Sinha be dropped?

The Bharatiya Janata Party may drop Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib seat this election season and field Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from the coveted constituency instead, a PTI report claimed.

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood-Azhar issue

14 Mar 2019

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood-Azhar issue

As China again blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief a global terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was "weak" and "scared of" Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Rahul Gandhi addresses Masood Azhar using "Ji", gets slammed

12 Mar 2019

Rahul Gandhi addresses Masood Azhar using "Ji", gets slammed

Congress President Rahul Gandhi landed himself in a totally unavoidable political row on Monday when he used the suffix "ji" for Masood Azhar, prompting senior BJP leaders to take potshots at him.

No body should be cursed with a neighbor like Pakistan

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."