Atal Bihari Vajpayee
India  /  Published 13.11.18

All-weather winner and able organiser is no more

H.N. Ananth Kumar rose through the ranks in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee era, was considered close to L.K. Advani and held his own in the Narendra Modi dispensation. The Union parliamentary affairs minist...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

North East  /  Published 10.02.19

‘Undeclared emergency’ in India: Yashwant

Yashwant Sinha, a former BJP leader and finance and external affairs minister under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government, said India was under an undeclared state of emergency under Prime Minis...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

India  /  Published 26.12.19

Congress challenges government on NPR format

The Congress has emphasised that the UPA government had shelved a pilot project on citizenship determination that the Atal Bihari Vajpayee administration had christened the “National Population Regi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.11.18

Yogi photo-finish for unfinished stadium

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday renamed a cricket stadium and opened the partially completed structure hours before the scheduled start of a T20 international, the hurried inauguration leavi...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 27.08.19

Amit Shah moves into Vajpayee’s last address

BJP president and home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday moved into the 6A Krishna Menon Marg bungalow in Lutyens Delhi, which had been the official residence of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 31.10.19

The Kashmir conflict: Then and Now

***Can Jammu and Kashmir recover from this low? Can a new peace process rise from the old one’s ashes?The lessons we learn from Jammu and Kashmir’s history are several. The past fifteen years thre...
By Radha Kumar in

West Bengal  /  Published 26.03.19

Mamata feels ‘sad’ for Advani

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she felt “very, very bad” and “sad” that BJP patriarch L.K. Advani had been denied a Lok Sabha ticket and it was an “insult” to replac...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 29.01.19

The fractured face of George Fernandes

As minister for Jammu and Kashmir affairs briefly in the V.P. Singh government, George Fernandes flew to Srinagar and vanished. The Valley was smouldering in the grip of a violent insurgency at the ti...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

India  /  Published 27.01.19

Gita Mehta’s stand ‘principled’ but elections a constant feature

Writer Gita Mehta has politely declined the Padma Shri awarded to her in an election year, saying its timing could be “misconstrued”.“I am deeply honoured that the government of India should thi...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.01.19

Hopes leap past party frailties with Priyanka's entry

Congress workers across the country are rapturous over Priyanka Gandhi’s formal entry into politics, with everybody appearing to expect a “decisive impact” on the general election, followed by a...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi


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