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World mourns the death of statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17: The US, Russia and Japan today condoled the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee, one of India's most charismatic leaders, who led the nation through several crises while holding together a tenuous [...]
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Vajpayee instilled Indian values in public life: Bhagwat
Nagpur, Aug 17: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has described former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a universal leader who had instilled Indian values in public life. Vajpayee (93) died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) [...]
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Rajiv Gandhi is the reason I am alive said Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17: Former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, known to take on BJP leaders sharply in Parliament had however made an exception for Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee had once revealed how Rajiv Gandhi was the reason, he was [...]
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How did Vajpayee respond when Indira Gandhi called Jan Sangh ‘a party of baniyas'
New Delhi, Aug 16: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away this evening at 5.05 pm, was known for his oratory. The wit and the finesse with which he answered the criticism of the political opponents was truly remarkable. [...]
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I will miss Atalji, my closest friend for 65 years: Advani’s emotional message
New Delhi, Aug 16: Senior BJP leader today bid a tearful and emotional farewell to former prime minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee. While referring to him as his closest friend for over 65 years. Advani said that [...]
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A thaw that didn't last: When Vajpayee took bus to Lahore and hugged Nawaz Sharif
New Delhi, Aug 16: It was a short-lived thaw in stormy relations between India and Pakistan when Atal Bihari Vajpayee took a bus to Lahore in 1999 and hugged his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif leaving an endearing image that symbolised hope [...]
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Last rites of Vajpayee to be performed at 5 pm tomorrow, govt declares 7 day mourning
New Delhi, Aug 16: The government has announced a 7 day mourning from August 16 to 22 after the passing away of former prime minister and Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The flag will fly at half mast and [...]
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Pranab Mukherjee's condolence letter to Vajpayee's foster daughter
New Delhi, Aug 16: Former President Pranab Mukherjee has written a condolence letter to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's foster daughter Namita Bhattacharya. Pranab Mukherjee writes: " Dear Namita, I am deeply saddened by the passing away of Shri Atal Bihari [...]
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Vajpayee – Pragmatist, orator, statesman who went beyond BJP's nationalist political agenda
New Delhi, Aug 16: Statesman and pragmatist, orator and poet, a man of peace and conviction. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a towering nationalist who softened the often sharp edge of his party's politics with a gentle sophistry of words, earning him the [...]
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PM Modi, Irani visit AIIMS to enquire about Vajpayee’s health
New Delhi, Aug 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Smriti Irani visited AIIMS this evening to enquire about the health condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been undergoing treatment at the premier institute. [...]
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Karnataka rains: Rail, bus services partially cancelled, 5 districts on high alert
Bengaluru, Aug 15: With heavy rains expected in many parts of the state, Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy on Wednesday directed collectors of various districts to be on their toes to combat any untoward situation. Out of 30 districts, as [...]
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SP-BSP tie-up to fulfil dreams of Lohia, Ambedkar: Akhilesh
Lucknow, Aug 15: With an SP-BSP tie-up on the cards for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav today invoked Ram Manohar Lohia and Bhim Rao Ambedkar the icons of the two parties respectively and talked about "fighting [...]
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Congress mocks BJP over video of tricolour falling at party HQ
New Delhi, Aug 15: The Congress on Wednesday took a swipe at the BJP after the tricolour at the saffron party's headquarters fell on the ground when Amit Shah was unfurling it, questioning how they planned to manage the country when [...]
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Madhya Pradesh: Eight swept away in flash flood in Shivpuri
Shivpuri (MP), Aug 15: At least eight merrymakers were swept away while bathing in Sultangarh Waterfall in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh today, police said. Over 40 others are stranded as of tonight, they said. "Eight persons have been [...]
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India gifts 30 ambulance to Nepal on Independence Day
Kathmandu, Aug 15: India gifted 30 ambulances and six buses to Nepalese hospitals, charitable organisations and educational institutions on the occasion of its 72nd Independence Day. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over keys of the vehicles [...]
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Easy to criticise system, but difficult to transform: CJI Dipak Misra
New Delhi, Aug 15: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has called for constructive steps to improve institutions. CJI Dipak Misra was addressing Supreme Court Bar Association on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day in New Delhi. [Read more: [...]
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Chinese transgression in Ladakh: Activity not unusual say sources
New Delhi, Aug 15: A year after the Doklam standoff, there has now been Chinese activity reported in Ladakh. A group of Chinese Army personnel intruded around 300 metres into the Demchok area in eastern Ladakh and pitched four [...]
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Indian reunites with family after spending 36 years in Pakistan prison
Jaipur, Aug 15: An emotional moment for Jaipur-based family as their family member, who was thought to be dead, reunited with them after 36 years. Jaipur resident Gajanand Sharma who had disappeared from his village Fatehram Ka Tibba in 1982 was [...]
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Anandiben Patel takes oath as Governor of Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Aug 15: Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, who has been given the additional charge of Chhattisgarh following the death of governor Balramji Dass Tandon, was sworn in at a ceremony. Chhattisgarh High Court Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi [...]
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Kerala rains: KSRTC suspends services from Bengaluru to Kannanur, Kozhikode and Kasaragod
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15: Torrential rains continued to wreak havoc in many parts of flood-ravaged Kerala on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the operations at Cochin International Airport have been suspended till Saturday 2 pm after flood water submerged the runway. The weather station near [...]
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Govt does not support lynching and hate speeches: Gadkari
New Delhi, Aug 14: Under attack over incidents of lynching, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said the government was not in support of such "despicable" acts or hate speeches by party leaders against minorities as he dismissed suggestions that it [...]
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IT dept wrongly calculated tax liability: Sonia tells Delhi HC
New Delhi, Aug 14: Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi today told the Delhi High Court that the tax department has "wrongly invoked and applied" the formula for calculating her tax liability after reopening her assessment for the year 2011-12. [...]
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Rahul Gandhi playing with faith of thousands of hindus: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 14: The BJP accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi today of "humiliating" the Hindus with his reported comments that he does not believe in any kind of Hindutva. Quoting some media reports on the Congress president's interaction with [...]
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Rupee falls to 70-mark: FinMin allays concern, Congress attacks govt
Mumbai, Aug 14: The rupee today breached the historic low of 70-mark against the US dollar before recovering at close on possible RBI intervention, even as the government put up a brave face saying there should be no concern as the [...]
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BJP may propose polls along with those in US, Russia: Sena
Mumbai, Aug 14: Taking potshots at the BJP on the 'One Nation One Poll' proposal, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said it "may even propose to hold the elections simultaneously with those in the US and Russia." Sena's Rajya Sabha [...]
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Modi’s Independence Day speech: Emphasis on poor to be prime focus
New Delhi, Aug 14: This would be Prime Minister, Narendra Modi's last Independence Day speech before he faces elections in 2019. All eyes would be on the address from Red Fort. Sources tell OneIndia that the speech tomorrow would [...]
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Indian Rupees touches record low of 70.07 versus the US dollar
Mumbai, Aug 14: The Indian Rupee has reached record low an all-time low of 70.1 per dollar on Tuesday in the wake of Turkey's economic woes. This is the biggest single day fall for the rupee in the past five years. [...]
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Modi’s Independence Day speech to be live-streamed on YouTube
New Delhi, Aug 14: Public broadcaster, Prasad Bharti has tied up with Google and video sharing site, YouTube to live stream the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day. The move is aimed at reaching out to the digital [...]
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