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Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

01 Sep 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who breathed his last on Monday at the age of 84, weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was cremated at New Delhi's Lodhi Crematorium with full military honors.

Government announces 7-day state mourning upon ex-President Pranab Mukherjee's death

31 Aug 2020

Government announces 7-day state mourning upon ex-President Pranab Mukherjee's death

The central government on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning to pay respect to former President Pranab Mukherjee, who died earlier today.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

31 Aug 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, several days after he informed that he had contracted coronavirus.

Pranab Mukherjee in 'septic shock after lung infection'; health declines

31 Aug 2020

Pranab Mukherjee in 'septic shock after lung infection'; health declines

There has been a decline in the health of former President Pranab Mukherjee (84), the Delhi hospital where he is undergoing treatment said in a statement on Monday.

Modi pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on death anniversary

16 Aug 2020

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.

As Pranab Mukherjee remains critical, daughter Sharmistha makes a wish

12 Aug 2020

As Pranab Mukherjee remains critical, daughter Sharmistha makes a wish

Congress member Sharmistha Mukherjee, the daughter of former President Pranab Mukherjee, put out a tweet on Wednesday suggesting that she has surrendered in front of Almighty, just as the 84-year-old continues to remain critical.

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, coronavirus positive, on ventilator support after surgery

11 Aug 2020

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, coronavirus positive, on ventilator support after surgery

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who informed on Monday that he tested positive for coronavirus, has been put on ventilator support after brain surgery, multiple reports said.

Taking victory lap was my greatest moment: Sachin Tendulkar

24 Apr 2020

Taking victory lap was my greatest moment: Sachin Tendulkar

Lifting the prestigious silverware at Wankhede was undoubtedly the highest point of Sachin Tendulkar's career.

Sachin's 2011 World Cup lap named best Laureus sporting moment

18 Feb 2020

Sachin's 2011 World Cup lap named best Laureus sporting moment

On April 2, 2011, Indian skipper MS Dhoni comprehensively owned the Wankhede crowd with his historic six which made India World Champions after 28 years.

Delhi Elections: Congress' Alka Lamba slaps AAP worker

08 Feb 2020

Delhi Elections: Congress' Alka Lamba slaps AAP worker

Congress leader Alka Lamba, who is contesting from Chandni Chowk constituency, lost cool on workers of her former party — the Aam Aadmi Party after comments were allegedly passed on her son.

11 business personalities who won Padma awards this year

26 Jan 2020

11 business personalities who won Padma awards this year

The Indian government on Saturday announced the names of this year's recipients of the Padma awards.

Delhi Assembly Elections: Five most controversial candidates fighting polls

26 Jan 2020

Delhi Assembly Elections: Five most controversial candidates fighting polls

Delhi is set to go to polls on February 8, and electioneering has reached its peak.

Shiv Sena says it doesn't oppose 5% reservation for Muslims

15 Nov 2019

Shiv Sena says it doesn't oppose 5% reservation for Muslims

After splitting ways with BJP, Shiv Sena is now working day in and out to form a government with unlikely allies, NCP and Congress in Maharashtra, the state which is currently under President's Rule.

Newly discovered spider species named after Sachin Tendulkar

12 Nov 2019

Newly discovered spider species named after Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar may have retired six years earlier, however, he is constantly in the spotlight for various reasons.

Manmohan Singh says Congress not against Savarkar, only 'Hindutva ideology'

18 Oct 2019

Manmohan Singh says Congress not against Savarkar, only 'Hindutva ideology'

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday criticized the Maharashtra BJP for proposing a Bharat Ratna for Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, famously known as Veer Savarkar.

A look at the career-defining moments of Major Dhyan Chand

17 Oct 2019

A look at the career-defining moments of Major Dhyan Chand

When it comes to Indian hockey, the only player that can come to one's mind at the first glance is none other than Major Dhyan Chand, who played a revolutionary role in the nation's success.

Maharashtra Elections: BJP's manifesto promises Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

15 Oct 2019

Maharashtra Elections: BJP's manifesto promises Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION

04 Oct 2019

Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION

An FIR has been registered against celebrities, including filmmakers Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, and historian Ramachandra Guha, who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising incidents of mob lynching.

Haven't joined Congress, didn't give written resignation either: Alka Lamba

19 Sep 2019

Haven't joined Congress, didn't give written resignation either: Alka Lamba

Earlier this month, rebel AAP MLA Alka Lamba called it quits with the party, putting an end to her six-year-long journey. But, on Wednesday she claimed she hasn't given her "written resignation".

Engineers' Day: The Indian legends making us proud

15 Sep 2019

Engineers' Day: The Indian legends making us proud

Not many people know this, but the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna awardee M Visvesvaraya is commemorated as Engineers' Day.

Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

06 Sep 2019

Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

After a long-standing feud with the top brass of Aam Aadmi Party, Alka Lamba announced on Friday that she is quitting the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

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

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.

Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

09 Aug 2019

Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

Pranab Mukherjee, one of the tallest leaders of Congress, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor on Thursday, by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Rajiv Gandhi remark: Congress asks EC to act against Modi

06 May 2019

Rajiv Gandhi remark: Congress asks EC to act against Modi

The Congress has complained to Election Commission asking the body to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his choice of words against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Why today's RS session is crucial for Triple Talaq bill

13 Feb 2019

Why today's RS session is crucial for Triple Talaq bill

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, commonly known as Triple Talaq bill, will lapse if the Rajya Sabha doesn't give a nod on Wednesday, the last working day of the budget session.

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

12 Feb 2019

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, despite widespread protests in the Northeast.

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

26 Jan 2019

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, refused the Padma Shri award, announced on Friday, saying the timing isn't right.

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika awarded Bharat Ratna

25 Jan 2019

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika awarded Bharat Ratna

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday awarded Bharat Ratna to former President Pranab Mukherjee, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously), and music maestro Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (posthumously).

On teaming-up with AAP, Sheila Dikshit says nothing's final yet

16 Jan 2019

On teaming-up with AAP, Sheila Dikshit says nothing's final yet

Former Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, on Tuesday didn't rule out Congress' alliance with AAP but said nothing is confirmed yet.

#AtalBihariVajpayee: His poems are our guiding light now

25 Dec 2018

#AtalBihariVajpayee: His poems are our guiding light now

Life is a work in progress. Where it ends, death starts. All your life, you step towards death, inch by inch.

AAP-MLA Alka Lamba asked to resign over Rajiv Gandhi resolution-row

22 Dec 2018

AAP-MLA Alka Lamba asked to resign over Rajiv Gandhi resolution-row

On Friday, the AAP-dominated Delhi Assembly passed a resolution suggesting Bharat Ratna should be stripped from former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as he failed to curb 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Why India can't afford Rajiv Gandhi 2.0 (RaGa) as PM

17 Nov 2018

Why India can't afford Rajiv Gandhi 2.0 (RaGa) as PM

Dear reader, humor us for a minute. Tell us - what do you think is common between Rajiv Gandhi and his son Rahul Gandhi?

Padma Awards 2019: Nominations spike; elitism rooted out?

12 Oct 2018

Padma Awards 2019: Nominations spike; elitism rooted out?

On Thursday, the Union government announced that close to 50,000 nominations for the Padma Awards 2019 had been received by the September 15 deadline, marking almost a 40% increase from the number of nominations received in 2017.

#AnEraEnds: Gentle Giant Vajpayee cremated amid teary-eyed admirers

17 Aug 2018

#AnEraEnds: Gentle Giant Vajpayee cremated amid teary-eyed admirers

Three-time Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapyee was cremated on Friday. His death marks the end of a unique political era in India.

The man, the words: Atalji's poems are now our guiding-light

17 Aug 2018

The man, the words: Atalji's poems are now our guiding-light

Life is a work in progress. Where it ends, death starts. All your life, you step towards death, inch by inch. And, only death is permanent.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former PM and BJP-stalwart, passes away

16 Aug 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former PM and BJP-stalwart, passes away

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee died today after being admitted at AIIMS for nearly nine weeks.

Vajpayee recovering well, will be discharged in few days: AIIMS

13 Jun 2018

Vajpayee recovering well, will be discharged in few days: AIIMS

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted to AIIMS-Delhi Monday, has shown significant improvement, the hospital confirmed.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee suffering from UTI, is stable: AIIMS

12 Jun 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee suffering from UTI, is stable: AIIMS

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted to AIIMS-Delhi yesterday, has been "diagnosed with a urinary tract infection," the hospital said in a late night statement.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS for "routine check-up"

11 Jun 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS for "routine check-up"

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was today admitted to AIIMS in Delhi, for what doctors called "routine check-up and investigations."

5 moments of political bonhomie cutting through ideological Lakshman Rekha

31 May 2018

5 moments of political bonhomie cutting through ideological Lakshman Rekha

To say that Indian politics, or rather politics across the world, is at a juncture where ideological slug-fest has overtaken courtesy, would not be an exaggeration.