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Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary
India

Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary

Gandhi, who was prime minister between 1984-89, was assassinated by the LTTE during an election campaign in May, 1991

Q2 GDP growth at 4.5%: Manmohan Singh says state of economy 'unacceptable,' country's aspiration is to grow at 8-9%
Business

Q2 GDP growth at 4.5%: Manmohan Singh says state of economy 'unacceptable,' country's aspiration is to grow at 8-9%

Manmohan Singh stressed that there was a need to change the 'current climate' in our society from one of fear to one of confidence for our economy to start growing at 8 percent per annum.

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh, wife to get Z+ VIP CRPF security cover with around 45 armed commandos at their Delhi residence
India

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh, wife to get Z+ VIP CRPF security cover with around 45 armed commandos at their Delhi residence

A CRPF 'Z+' VIP security cover has been accorded to former prime minister Manmohan Singh whose SPG protection was recently withdrawn by the government

Manmohan Singh's SPG security withdrawn by MHA in 'routine' review, to be given Z+ cover by CRPF
Politics

Manmohan Singh's SPG security withdrawn by MHA in 'routine' review, to be given Z+ cover by CRPF

The Special Protection Group (SPG) security for Manmohan Singh, who is currently a member of the Rajya Sabha, was withdrawn by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday.

Four Himalayan peaks in Uttarakhand named after Atal Bihar Vajpayee; mountains now called Atal-1, 2, 3, and 4
India

Four Himalayan peaks in Uttarakhand named after Atal Bihar Vajpayee; mountains now called Atal-1, 2, 3, and 4

Four Himalayan peaks near Gangotri glacier have been named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Manmohan Singh accuses BJP government of undermining values of democracy, creating 'environment of insecurity'
India

Manmohan Singh accuses BJP government of undermining values of democracy, creating 'environment of insecurity'

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh Friday accused the Modi government of "slowly but surely" undermining the values that a democratic polity should fiercely protect and called for a meaningful national debate on it as also the failure of ruling dispensation in fulfilling its promises made.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Kanti Mishra responds to cousin Karuna Shukla, says former prime minister 'belongs to nation'
India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Kanti Mishra responds to cousin Karuna Shukla, says former prime minister 'belongs to nation'

Niece of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Kanti Mishra has rebuffed another niece of the late leader, Karuna Shukla, over her statement criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for carrying the veteran leader's ashes to different states for immersion.

Leaders from parties across India hail Atal Bihari Vajpayee at memorial service, say he was 'prime minister for everyone'
India

Leaders from parties across India hail Atal Bihari Vajpayee at memorial service, say he was 'prime minister for everyone'

A prayer meet for BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday saw leaders across the political divide hailing him as the 'prime minister for everyone', with the Opposition stressing on a need to follow his legacy of taking everyone along.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Leaders across party lines react to demise of 'true Indian statesman'
India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Leaders across party lines react to demise of 'true Indian statesman'

Former prime minister of India, and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday, after a prolonged illness. Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Centre declares 7-day mourning period as mark of respect for former prime minister
India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Centre declares 7-day mourning period as mark of respect for former prime minister

A seven-day state mourning was announced by the government as a mark of respect to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Hundreds of people queue outside leader's residence; some travel from other states to pay last respects
India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Hundreds of people queue outside leader's residence; some travel from other states to pay last respects

Hundreds of people queued up outside the residence of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Delhi on Friday morning to pay their last respects to the departed leader.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at 93: From political aide to trusted friend, LK Advani shared a rare bond with ex-PM
India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at 93: From political aide to trusted friend, LK Advani shared a rare bond with ex-PM

Advani, in his autobiography, My Country My Life, talks about his political journey in Delhi which started with Atal Bihari Vajpayee being a Lok Sabha member. "It is during these two decades that I gained advanced experience in political organisation, political strategy and leadership," says Advani.

AIIMS director says Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health is improving, ex-PM will make 'full recovery in next few days'
India

AIIMS director says Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health is improving, ex-PM will make 'full recovery in next few days'

AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health had improved significantly.

AIIMS says Atal Bihari Vajpayee stable and responding well to medication, but will remain hospitalised
India

AIIMS says Atal Bihari Vajpayee stable and responding well to medication, but will remain hospitalised

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition is stable, and sources at AIIMS said he is undergoing treatment for a respiratory tract infection and kidney ailments.

Nawaz Sharif leaves for London to visit ailing wife; Opposition speculates he might be trying to flee Pakistan before likely conviction in graft cases
World

Nawaz Sharif leaves for London to visit ailing wife; Opposition speculates he might be trying to flee Pakistan before likely conviction in graft cases

Pakistan's deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, on Wednesday, left for London along with his daughter to see his ailing wife amid speculations that he might not return because of a likely conviction in three corruption cases against him

Manmohan Singh speaks out against note ban in Parliament, gets trolled on internet
India

Manmohan Singh speaks out against note ban in Parliament, gets trolled on internet

Addressing the members of the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called out Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation, labelling the move as an "organised loot." The internet is, however, surprised that he found his voice.

Mother of man convicted for his role in assassination of Rajiv Gandhi seeks son's release
India

Mother of man convicted for his role in assassination of Rajiv Gandhi seeks son's release

The mother of a man convicted for his role in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has started a public petition campaign in Sri Lanka.

SC rejects Centre's plea against commutation of death penalty for Rajiv Gandhi's killers
India

SC rejects Centre's plea against commutation of death penalty for Rajiv Gandhi's killers

SC dismissed the plea of the Centre filed against the commutation of death penalty into life imprisonment of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

2G case: Ex-TRAI chief alleges Manmohan Singh warned of 'harm' if he didn't co-operate
Business

2G case: Ex-TRAI chief alleges Manmohan Singh warned of 'harm' if he didn't co-operate

Former TRAI chairman Pradip Baijal claimed that Manmohan Singh had threatened him and even warned him of "harm" if he did not co-operate in the 2G case.

Thailand ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra pleads not guilty as her negligence trial begins
World

Thailand ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra pleads not guilty as her negligence trial begins

Ousted Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to dereliction of duty charges as a trial that could jail her for a decade began, in the latest move seen as a bid to keep her powerful family out of politics.