Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Nehru one of the architects of Indian democracy: LK Advani 20-04-2014 03:27 PM

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani has praised former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in an election speech in Madhya Pradesh. He called Nehru one of the architects of Indian democracy. "Democracy has increasingly become strong and more efforts are being made towards the poor and the underprivileged people. Those who are...
  • Three JNU students killed in motorcycle accident 18-04-2014 09:18 PM

    Three students of Jawaharlal Nehru University were killed when their motorcycle hit a divider and then rammed in a tree on the campus, police said on Friday. The deceased, all in their mid-twenties, have been identified as Ravi Singh Chaudhary and Ravi Shankar Gupta, both residents of Gaya, Bihar while...
  • Snapshot: An old photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi with young Rajiv and Sanjay 17-04-2014 02:11 PM

    This archival image of the one of the first families of India showcases Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with his sister Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. He is also accompanied by his daughter Indira Gandhi and two young grandchildren, Rajiv and Sanjay. (Photo credit: Photodivision.gov.in) ...
  • Report on 1962 war released to rid India's induced delusion: Maxwell 01-04-2014 06:40 PM

    Beijing: Veteran Australian journalist Neville Maxwell has said he decided to release a classified 1962 Sino-Indian war report to rid Indian opinion of the "induced delusion" that India was the "victim of an unprovoked surprise Chinese aggression". Parts of the still-classified Henderson Brooks Report (HBR), accessed by Maxwell, have found...
  • Phulpur heading for engrossing four-cornered contest 28-03-2014 11:42 AM

    An engrossing four-cornered contest appears to be on the cards in Phulpur Lok Sabha constituency, which Congress seeks to reclaim after 25 years, BJP hopes to win for the first time, BSP wants to retain and Samajwadi Party aims at wresting back. From nationwide fame earned on account of Jawaharlal...
  • Varanasi reflects national mood but will it bless Narendra Modi? 24-03-2014 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: Perhaps the biggest battle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would be the battle for Varanasi. The temple town of Varanasi is believed to be the oldest living city in the world and as election frenzy reaches its zenith, the town is geared up to face one of...
  • 1962 war report irrelevant, says Congress after row over Nehru's role 18-03-2014 01:49 PM

    A large section of the still classified Henderson Brooks Report which indicts former Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and top government officials for India's failure in the 1962-Sino Indian war has been made public. ...
  • 1962 Sino-Indian war: My Henderson Brooks Albatross 18-03-2014 11:27 AM

    Those who gave me access to the Henderson Brooks Report when I was researching my study of the Sino-Indian border dispute laid down no conditions as to how I should use it. That they would remain anonymous went without saying, an implicit condition I will always observe, otherwise how the...
  • Report blaming Nehru for India's defeat in 1962 war made public 18-03-2014 08:32 AM

    New Delhi: A large section of the still classified Henderson Brooks Report which indicts former Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and top government officials for India's failure in the 1962-Sino Indian war has been made public. The report on the 1962 Sino-Indian War has been uploaded on the internet by...
  • FIFA team meets sports ministry, starts inspection of venues 21-02-2014 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: Taking the first step towards ensuring smooth conduct of the 2017 Under-17 football World Cup in India, a three-member FIFA team has met officials of the Sports Ministry before leaving to inspect probable venues for the showpiece event. "FIFA officials are already in India and they also had...
  • JNU and BHU keen to open centres in Bihar, says PK Shahi 19-02-2014 06:49 PM

    Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are keen to open their centres in Bihar, state Education Minister PK Shahi on Wednesday said. "JNU's official has informed us that they will open a centre in Bihar after permission from the union human resource ministry," Shahi said. Shahi...
  • Journey of the Nehru-Gandhi family 16-01-2014 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 and in the following decades the party became the pivot of the Indian Independence Movement. After Independence in 1947, it became the nation's dominant political party. Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India and remained a central...
  • Congress calls Ramdev mentally bankrupt for comparing Modi with Nehru 05-01-2014 10:57 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Harish Rawat slammed yoga guru Ramdev and called him mentally bankrupt as he compared former prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He said, "Jawaharlal Nehru was one of the founders of the Indian nation. Ramdev is a fool to compare...
  • Ramdev hits out at Congress, calls Nehru 'maut ka maha saudagar' 05-01-2014 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday hit out at the Congress for targeting BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and calling him 'maut ka saudagar'. Ramdev said if Modi is branded 'maut ka saudagar', then Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was a bigger mass murderer. He said,...
  • FIR lodged against contractors for non-maintenance of roads 04-01-2014 07:31 PM

    An FIR was lodged on Saturday against contractors of UP Jal Nigam, L~~amp;amp;T and Megha Engineering and Infrastructure for the alleged ignoring of maintenance of developmental projects here. BJP MLA Ravindra Jaiswal and others lodged the FIR under sections 406, 419 and 420 of IPC for fraud and laxity in...
  • Footfalls in government-run primary health centres have skyrocketed: Nitish Kumar 05-12-2013 09:41 AM

    Footfalls in government-run primary health centres in Bihar have skyrocketed to 8,000 per month from a paltry 39 when he assumed power in 2005, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday while announcing a slew of measures to augment medical services to the people. "As a result of improvement in...
  • Sardar Patel belongs to the nation, not one party, says BJP 24-11-2013 05:51 PM

    Asserting that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel belongs to the whole country, BJP, on Sunday, said it is not trying to claim the legacy of the nation's first Deputy Prime Minister by installing his huge statue in Gujarat. "(Sardar) Patel belongs to the entire country. He does not belong to one party....
  • ISRO seeking Lord Balaji's blessings is superstition: CNR Rao 24-11-2013 12:19 AM

    Bharat Ratna-designate Prof. CNR Rao terms ISRO's long-time practice of seeking the divine blessings in Tirupathi before its space missions an act of superstition he does not believe in. "Yes," he replied when a reporter asked if he thought the space agency placing a miniature replica of soon-to-be-lofted satellite at...
  • 4 generations of Nehru-Gandhis only talked about poverty: Modi 23-11-2013 08:46 AM

    Continuing to target the Nehru-Gandhi family, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Indore on Friday said poverty remained the theme of the speeches through its four generations starting from Jawaharlal Nehru but "nothing changed" on the ground. "I request the political pundits to get the speeches of first Prime...
  • Virat Kohli equals Viv Richards, fastest to reach 5000 ODI runs 21-11-2013 08:27 PM

    Kochi: Virat Kohli continues to scale new peaks, with his 86 in the first ODI against West Indies here on Thursday putting him level with batting legend Vivian Richards as quickest to 5000 ODI runs. Both have done it in 114 innings. Kohli, needing 82 to enjoy the company of...
  • Nehru's criticism based on falsehood, says Sonia 16-11-2013 10:16 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi hit out at the BJP for its attack on Pandit Nehru saying those who reject him also reject his idea of parliamentary democracy. Gandhi said that criticism of the first prime minister by some forces was based on "innuendo, insinuation and falsehood aimed at character assassination"....
  • Prince Charles invokes Nehru to highlight Commonwealth's spirit 15-11-2013 07:29 PM

    Invoking India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Prince Charles, on Friday, asked Commonwealth nations to bring a "touch of healing" to manage problems facing the world. Inaugurating the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, Charles said, "Each one of us is here because of the hope and trust we...
  • The Last Word: Is Jawaharlal Nehru misunderstood by his critics? 14-11-2013 09:55 PM

    Today India marks Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary amidst some controversy about his relationship with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and his place in history. ...
  • Manmohan Singh pays tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru 14-11-2013 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday paid a tribute to India's first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary. The Prime Minister paid a floral tribute to Nehru at Shantivan, a memorial dedicated to Pandit Nehru on the bank of Yamuna river here. Shantivan means...
  • Chidambaram quotes Maulana, says Patel agreed to partition before Nehru, Gandhi 11-11-2013 10:21 PM

    Joining debate with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over partition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on MOnday, quoted excerpts from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's book to say that Sardar Patel had agreed to the idea of division of the country before Nehru and Gandhi. "Lord Mountbatten was extremely intelligent and...
  • Kochi's Nehru Stadium to have a Sachin Pavilion 11-11-2013 06:07 PM

    Kochi: The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) on Monday decided to honour Sachin Tendulkar by announcing that a pavilion will be named after the master blaster at the state's only cricket stadium here. Speaking to IANS, KCA president TC Mathew said the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium owned by the Greater Cochin Development...
  • Advani refers to a book to suggest Nehru opposed Patel's policies 11-11-2013 01:09 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani has once again chimed in his views on the relationship between Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. In his recent blog the BJP patriarch has quoted several articles that suggest that the duo disagreed with each other on multiple issues. Earlier in...
  • Congress will win Karnataka LS constituencies in 2014, claims Siddaramaiah 09-11-2013 11:47 PM

    The Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, on Saturday, claimed that the Congress will all the Lok Sabha constituencies in the state in the coming elections. He was participating in a felicitation function, organised by people belonging to Vokkaliga Gowda and Kurba Gowda community people. He said the community people should develop...
  • Hyderabad would not become Union Territory: Jaipal Reddy 09-11-2013 10:41 PM

    Union Minister for Science and Technology S Jaipal Reddy, on Saturday, asserted that Hyderabad would not become a Union Territory following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh while Congress leaders from Telangana too said that there would not be any compromise on the city. "Some forces in Seemaandhra are desperately trying...
  • Nehru was reluctant to send troops to Kashmir in 1947, says LK Advani 08-11-2013 01:24 PM

    BJP senior leader LK Advani has once again strike controversy in his blog claiming that the then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru was reluctant of sending troops to Kashmir in 1947, even when Pakistani troops had approached. Earlier, Advani hit controversy after claiming that Jawaharlal Nehru had called Sardar Patel...