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India mourns Poet Politician and former Prime Minister

India mourns Poet Politician and former Prime Minister

7 day mourning declared, flag to be flown at half mast

New Delhi, Aug 16: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one of India’s most charismatic leaders who held together a tenuous coalition with his inclusive politics, died here today. He was 93. Vajpayee, a bachelor, is survived by his adopted daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya. His death was announced by the All India Institute of Medical […]

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… when Vajpayee took bus to Lahore and hugged Sharif

… when Vajpayee took bus to Lahore and hugged Sharif

A thaw that didn't last

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 in bilateral ties. Vajpayee, who died today at the age of 93 after a […]

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Kashmir remembers Vajpayee as PM who ‘looked beyond politics’

Kashmir remembers Vajpayee as PM who ‘looked beyond politics’

Srinagar, Aug 16:  With his mantra of ‘Insaniyat, ‘Jamhooriyat’ and ‘Kashmiriyat’, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee endeared himself to the people of Kashmir who finally saw a leader willing to look beyond political calculations in his attempt to solve the vexed problems of the strife-torn Valley. Kashmiris remember Vajpayee as the man, who despite […]

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Pak’s National Assembly meets today to elect PM

Pak’s National Assembly meets today to elect PM

Islamabad, Aug 16:  Pakistan’s newly-elected National Assembly will meet  to elect the prime minister, as cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan’s victory has become almost certain after a rift emerged in the grand opposition alliance over the candidature of PML-N chief Shahbaz Sharif. Khan, 65, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) […]

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Vajpayee — pragmatist, orator and statesman who went beyond BJP’s nationalist political agenda

Vajpayee — pragmatist, orator and 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 sobriquet “ajaat shatru” or the man with no enemies. The first prime minister […]

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President, PM pay tributes to Ajit Wadekar

President, PM pay tributes to Ajit Wadekar

Mumbai, Aug 16:  President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the Indian cricketing fraternity in offering tributes to former captain Ajit Wadekar, who died here today. Wadekar, 77, passed away in Mumbai after prolonged illness. Kovind, in his message, wrote, “Sad at passing of Ajit Wadekar, one of Indian cricket’s finest left-handed batsman […]

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Rahul hits out at Modi govt on Rafale deal, resolve to dislodge it

Rahul hits out at Modi govt on Rafale deal, resolve to dislodge it

New Delhi, Aug 16 :  Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today took on the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at a meet of the united opposition here, hitting out at the dispensation on the contentious Rafale deal and resolved to dislodge it. He claimed while his party viewed the country as pure as Ganga river, where people […]

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Pakistan to elect next president on September 4

Pakistan to elect next president on September 4

Islamabad, Aug 16:  Pakistan will hold presidential elections on September 4 to elect President Mamnoon Hussain’s successor at the end of his five-year-tenure, the election commission announced today. Pakistan’s president is elected indirectly by the members of Parliament and the four provincial assemblies. “Presidential election will be held on September 4,” the Election Commission of […]

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Asia Pacific Group talks tough, asks Pak to enact appropriate laws to curb terror financing

Asia Pacific Group talks tough, asks Pak to enact appropriate laws to curb terror financing

Islamabad, Aug 16:  An international delegation monitoring Pakistan’s commitments to the global financial watchdog FATF has urged Islamabad to make terror financing and money laundering extraditable offences, a media report said today. The Asia Pacific Group (APG) on Money Laundering, which is currently in Pakistan, will submit a report to the Paris-based Financial Action Task […]

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‘Missed out on Olympic medal due to rice porridge and pickle diet’ – PT Usha

‘Missed out on Olympic medal due to rice porridge and pickle diet’ – PT Usha

New Delhi: India’s track superstar PT Usha recalls that during the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984, where she missed a medal by one-hundredth of a second, she was forced to eat just rice porridge with pickle at the Games Village. That food without any nutrition supplement had cost her the bronze, she claims. “That definitely […]

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