Abdul Kalam

  • FTN: Do autobiographies need to be controversial to generate interest? July 12, 2012

    It has become almost a fashion to create a sensation or hype before any book concerning political or historical matters is launched so that maximum sales can be effected. ...
  • The Greatest Indian since Mahatma Gandhi: Ambedkar or Kalam? July 6, 2012

    One of the top two contenders for The Greatest Indian since Mahatma Gandhi are Dr B R Ambedkar and APJ Abdul Kalam. ...
  • Kalam has lost respect for the acclaimed scientist: Sharad July 1, 2012

    APJ Abdul Kalam revealed that he would have made Sonia Gandhi the Prime Minister in 2004, had she staked claim. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 19, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Have political parties embarrassed Kalam in Presidential race? June 18, 2012

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani spoke to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in a bid to convince him to contest the Presidential election. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 18, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Kalam would have contested: Kalam's advisor V Ponraj June 18, 2012

    Since beginning Kalam's view was that the post of President has to be evolved based on majority consensus, V Ponraj said. ...
  • News 360: Kalam opts out of the Presidential elections June 18, 2012

    APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday issued a statement saying he will not contest the Presidential elections. ...
  • Kalam opts out of the race for the Raisina Hill June 18, 2012

    Former president APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday withdrew from the Presidential race, despite attempts of persuasion by BJP leader LK Advani. ...
  • The Last Word: What's the road ahead for the Opposition June 18, 2012

    Former president APJ Abdul Kalam has opted out of the Presidential race despite intense pressure from the BJP and Trinamool Congress. ...
  • 'Backing out of President race a difficult decision for Kalam' June 18, 2012

    Dr Ponraj, Advisor to APJ Kalam, said that APJ Abdul Kalam has decided not to contest President poll. ...
  • Kalam under pressure to contest President poll: sources June 18, 2012

    Sources say APJ Abdul Kalam is under pressure from TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and the BJP. ...
  • President poll: NDA still a divided house June 17, 2012

    A divided opposition NDA has been unable to reach a consensus on a candidate to take on the UPA's choice Pranab Mukherjee. ...
  • Is Pranab Mukherjee the best man for the President's post? June 15, 2012

    The Finance Minister appealed to all political parties to support his candidature for the Presidential poll. ...
  • Kalam won't be contesting against Pranab: Sources June 15, 2012

    Sources said that APJ Abdul Kalam has decided not to contest against UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee for the Presidential post. ...
  • Mamata must go by UPA's choice: Dinesh Trivedi June 15, 2012

    Dinesh Trivedi, the Trinamool Congress MP who was forced to quit Railway Ministry by Mamata Banerjee, now blames her for crossing coalition limits and not going by the UPA's choice of the Presidential nominee. ...
  • FTN: Has the post of President been thoroughly devalued? June 14, 2012

    Mamata Banerjee said that Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has assured her of his support in the President poll. ...
  • Can the Sonia-Manmohan leadership survive the Presidential crisis? June 14, 2012

    Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday dared UPA chief Sonia Gandhi to drop her party from the alliance. ...
  • Have named capable persons for President post: Mamata Banerjee June 15, 2012

    Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said that she and SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav gave out three names because there was no consensus. ...
  • President poll: Will Kalam fight Pranab in a contest? June 15, 2012

    Here's a look at all the number crunching as to where do Pranab Mukherjee and APJ Abdul Kalam stand in the presidential poll. ...
  • FTN: Are Mulayam and Mamata the new power axis in Indian politics? June 14, 2012

    Dramatic day of developments in the race for President. Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday rejected the names proposed by Sonia Gandhi and instead tossed names of Manmohan Singh, Somnath Chatterjee and APJ Abdul Kalam....
  • Presidential poll: What to make of the Mamata-Mulayam joint move June 13, 2012

    Key UPA ally Trinamool Congress and outside supporter Samajwadi Party on Wednesday suggested their own nominees for the post of President - APJ Kalam, PM Manmohan Singh and former speaker Somnath Chatterjee. ...
  • FTN: Would a person outside politics make a better President? May 1, 2012

    Even as the Congress is hoping to build a consensus, cracks are emerging within the NDA over the candidature of Pranab Mukherjee and Hamid Ansari for the President's post. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Somnath Chatterjee April 30, 2012

    The BJP has clearly said that it will not support a Congress candidate for the President's post. ...
  • The Last Word: How should the President of India be chosen? April 30, 2012

    As the Congress tries to build a consensus over the Presidential candidate, the BJP on Monday made its stand clear, ruling out support for any Congress candidate including Pranab Mukherjee and Hamid Ansari. ...
  • Presidential polls: SP doesn't rule out Kalam's name April 24, 2012

    Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said that his party will decide on the presidential candidate when the time is ripe. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 23, 2012

    Watch today's top stories of the day at India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Should the President be a non-political person? April 23, 2012

    With the emphasis on a non-political person as the next President, finding a candidate may not be easy for the Congress. ...
  • Are India's nuclear plants really unsafe? November 7, 2011

    Kudankulam nuclear plant protesters in Tamil Nadu have rejected safety assurances given by former President APJ Abdul Kalam. ...
  • Kalam bats for Kudankulam N-plant November 7, 2011

    Former president APJ Abdul Kalam has said that the Kudankulam nuclear plant is safe, and is of great necessity to the country. ...