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Trade unionist and politician George Fernandes (1930-2019) led an eventful life marked by struggles, victories and scandals. Rahul Ramagundam’s book The Life and Times of George Fernandes, based on 12 years of research, offers a deep dive into who he was.
Book excerpt: In The Tejas Story, a retired air marshal chronicles his experiences of test flying the LCA jets
The story that comes to life through his book is that of his team of pilots and of the LCA programme itself, how it was commissioned, the challenges in the development phase and the pressure of realising the dream of domestically developing a fighter plane.
Delhi HC stays 4-year jail term for ex-Samata Party chief Jaya Jaitley, two others in 2001 defence corruption case
The three accused were held guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in the purported purchase of hand-held thermal imagers. The case stemmed from 'Operation Westend' sting aired by news portal Tehelka in January 2001
Padma Awards 2020: Jaitley, Sushma conferred Padma Vibhushan; Anand Mahindra, Manohar Parrikar get Padma Bhushan; Karan Johar gets Padma Shri
Padma Awards: The Padma Vibhushan for this year has been awarded to a total of seven prominent personalities, while 16 have been given the Padma Bhushan and 118 have been given the Padma Shri
Shoojit Sircar likely to direct biopic on former George Fernandes; film will be produced by Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena leader and MP-turned-filmmaker will produce the biopic on George Fernandes, after bankrolling a biopic on Bal Thackeray.
Daily Bulletin: Modi to inaugurate Satyagraha Memorial in Dandi; fuel prices decline; Apple disables Group FaceTime; day's top stories
Today's top stories: Narendra Modi to inaugurate Salt Satyagraha Memorial at Dandi today; Venezuela targets Juan Guaido with probe, travel ban; Apple temporarily disables Group FaceTime; and more.
George Fernandes dead at 88: Officials recall how he sent two defence ministry bureaucrats to Siachen over procurement delay
George Fernandes, as defense minister, sent two bureaucrats to Siachen when he came to know that they had held back a file on purchase of snow bikes
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George Fernandes transcended the boundaries of region, religion and caste.
George Fernandes dead at 88: Ex-defence minister's tenure defined by attention to detail, fierce commitment
This piece recalls George Fernandes' tenure as defence minister of National Democratic Alliance-I
There is no doubt that Fernandes belonged to a genre of socialist leaders who were exceptionally deft at defending the indefensible
George Fernandes was 'giant killer' who defeated 'Bombay's uncrowned king' SK Patil in 1967: Prakash Reddy
George Fernandes had also shared a close relationship with Shiv Sena supremo late Bal Thackeray. He was also among the very few to refer the Sena patriarch as 'Bal', city-based senior journalist Yogesh Trivedi remembered
Last rites of George Fernandes to take place on Wednesday; ex-defence minister had been suffering from Alzheimer's
The last rites of former defence minister George Fernandes, who passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 88, will be performed on Wednesday, said social activist and former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitly. Jaitly is currently at Fernandes' residence.
At Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0, Narendra Modi says parents should not expect children to fulfil their own unfulfilled dreams
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked parents not to expect their children to fulfil their unfulfilled dreams as he interacted with a number of students, teachers and parents in the second edition of the Pariksha Pe Charcha event at New Delhi's Talkatora Stadium.
George Fernandes had many strategies for waging war against ‘that woman’, as he referred to Indira Gandhi. He felt the primary objective was to remove fear from the minds of the people.
A true socialist: George Fernandes was one of the few leaders who rose above caste, religious identity divides in India
A firebrand trade unionist and socialist, George Fernandes belonged to a rare bunch of political leaders who rose above caste, religious and regional identities to leave an indelible mark on Indian politics.
Modi, Rahul mourn George Fernandes' passing: BJP harps on his anti-Emergency image, Congress skirts anti-Indira stance
While Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, praised George Fernandes for his role during the Emergency, Congress leaders stayed clear of any mention of the 'E' word or the former Union minister's anti-Indira Gandhi stance.
George Fernandes wanted to be reborn in Vietnam; called its people 'a disciplined, committed and determined lot'
George Fernandes, when he was defence minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cabinet, called the people of Vietnam "a disciplined, committed, determined lot"
'Anything is justified to save democracy': Firebrand trade unionist George Fernandes, who locked horns with Indira Gandhi, dead
Known best for his role as the anti-Emergency crusader and a firebrand socialist leader of Independent India, former defence minister George Fernandes passed away in his Delhi residence on Tuesday
George Fernandes passes away at 88: Family awaits son's arrival from US; ex-defence minister's funeral to be held in New Delhi
George Fernandes served as the defence minister in the NDA government between 1998 and 2004. He was out of the public glare after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
'Indira Gandhi's personal and political vendetta led her to declare Emergency', says Odisha governor Ganeshi Lal
"Mrs Indira Gandhi misguided the country with fake democracy and it was personal and political vendetta that led her to take such a decision," Lal said.