JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

  • From meeting Che Guevara to hosting a dinner for the Dalai Lama's family: 20 unseen vintage photos of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi October 8, 2014

    The first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru emerged as a dominant leader during India's struggle for independence. He was among the front-runners during the non-cooperation movement against the British and the home rule movement. Nehru played a leading role in the development of the internationalist outlook of the...
  • Congress steers clear of HR Bharadwaj's claim of Nehru opposing quota September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday steered clear of former Union Minister HR Bharadwaj's claim that Jawaharlal Nehru had opposed quota on caste and communal lines. "I have not read the book and hence will not be able to comment. Moreover, if anything has been written in the book, it could...
  • India's first time-keeper HMT turns into a collector's item September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Time has stopped for India's first timekeeper - the Hindustan Machine Tools or the HMT watches as the company ran into financial crisis. It was in 1962 when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the now-vintage hand-wound wrist watched. But today it has turned into a collector's item. Neemchand, a...
  • Rs 20 crore allocated to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Culture on Friday said Rs 20 crore has been allocated for various projects to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru this year. "The plans are to release postal stamps, renovate Nehru memorial and publish books on Nehru to celebrate the day," Ravindra Singh, secretary,...
  • It's not fair to compare two great leaders, says Rashid Alvi September 18, 2014

    BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said that if Sardar Vallabhai Patel had been entrusted with the task of integrating Jammu and Kashmir with India, instead of Jawaharlal Nehru, there would have been no Kashmir problem. Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said, "It's not fair to compare two great leaders. BJP...
  • Leftbacked AISA sweeps JNUSU elections, wins all four posts September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Leftbacked All India Students Association (AISA) swept Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) elections as won all 4 posts on Sunday. More than 54 per cent students exercised their franchise in the students' union polls of JNU, where women's safety and hostel facilities surfaced as the key issues. While...
  • Meenakshi Lekhi slams government critics as schools prepare for Modi's Teachers' Day speech September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday lashed out at government critics over Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech row. "Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary is celebrated as Children's Day in India. If that is not considered politics, then why is Modi's Teacher's Day speech...
  • Heavy security arrangements ahead of BJP's National Council meet August 9, 2014

    The BJP's first national council met for the first time after its victory in the Lok Sabha elections to ratify the appointment of Amit Shah as party President at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Extremely elaborate arrangements have been made with two huge LED screens on the stage. ...
  • National Cartoon Museum thrown open for visitors August 1, 2014

    Kayamkulam: The National Cartoon Museum and Art Gallery, set up as a tribute to doyen of Indian political cartooning Shankar at his hometown here, has been opened for visitors. The memorial was inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at a function here last evening and was attended, among others, by...
  • Protests outside Israeli Embassy over airstrikes in Gaza Strip July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, mostly students of Jawaharlal Nehru University had gathered outside the Israeli Embassy on Sunday to protest against Israel's air strikes in the Gaza Strip resulting in civilian casualties. "There were around 7080 protesters mostly students from JNU. They reached the Israeli embassy at around 2 PM,...
  • Agricultural institutes should lead next farm revolution: Pranab Mukherjee June 28, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called on "committed, capable and hardworking" professionals of the country's agricultural institutes to lead the next farm revolution. "We require committed, capable and hardworking professionals from our agricultural institutions to spearhead the next farm revolution," Mukherjee said at the golden jubilee convocation of the Jawaharlal Nehru...
  • Agricultural institutes should lead next farm revolution: President June 27, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called on "committed, capable and hardworking" professionals of the country's agricultural institutes to lead the next farm revolution. "We require committed, capable and hardworking professionals from our agricultural institutions to spearhead the next farm revolution," Mukherjee said at the golden jubilee convocation of the Jawaharlal Nehru...
  • Language row at JNU, students say 'forced to fill mess forms in Hindi' June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After the government was hit by it, the language row has now erupted at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Left students leaders claim that all students including those from nonHindi speaking states are being forced to fill mess forms in Hindi. The university says that it is running short...
  • Vasundhara Raje pays surprise visit to Lumbasar village June 23, 2014

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje paid a surprise visit to a village in the Kolayat tehsil of Rajasthan and interacted with the people. During her visit on Sunday night to Lumbasar village, Raje held interaction with the people of the 'Nath' community living in the 21house hamlet, which has been electrified under...
  • 6 IITs, AMU, JNU, Panjab University in top 100 Asia varsities June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Ten institutes from the country have made it to the top 100 in the Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking this year, with Punjab University at the 32nd place. It had only three universities among the top 100 last year, but thanks to the Indian academy's growing engagement with...
  • Bhilai gas tragedy: Casualty unlikely to go up, says SAIL June 13, 2014

    The number of casualties due to the leakage of poisonous gas in SAILs Bhilai Steel Plant is unlikely to go beyond six as all the people who were injured are now safe and out of danger, the company said on Friday. "Out of the persons who were brought to the hospital,...
  • Magisterial probe ordered into Bhilai gas tragedy June 13, 2014

    A magisterial probe has been ordered into the incident of leakage of poisonous gas at SAIL's Bhilai plant in which six people, including two Deputy General Managers, were killed and about 30 others injured. "A magisterial inquiry, headed by the Durg Additional District Magistrate, has been ordered into the incident," Durg...
  • 6 dead, 24 injured as bus overturns in Akabaad June 3, 2014

    Six persons were on Tuesday killed and 24 others injured when a private bus in which they were travelling overturned in Akabaad area in Aligarh, police said. The driver of the illfated bus carrying 60 passengers to a "satsang" from Khurja to Aliganj in Etah district lost control at a sharp...
  • Snapshot: A barechested Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru goes for a swim dressed only in swimming trunks but wearing his topi May 29, 2014

    Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor tweeted this terrific picture of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in a pair of swimming trunks, ready to take a dip in the pool. "Probably the most unusual picture of Nehruji I've seen out for a swim with his topi still on!" Tharoor...
  • Interactive timeline: Prime Ministers of India from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi May 26, 2014

    Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India. This interactive timeline guides you from 1947 to 2014 showing who all occupied the post and for what period of time.Full list of the Prime Ministers of India:FromToNameParty15 August 194727 May 1964Jawaharlal NehruIndian National Congress27 May 196406...
  • Keep majoritarianism, authoritarianism at bay: Sonia Gandhi May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Keeping majoritarianism and and authoritarianism at bay is the best means of managing India's extraordinary diversity and holding the country together, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has said. Quoting Jawaharlal Nehru in her article "Architect of Modern India" on '50 Years After Nehru' in 'The Week' magazine, she said that...
  • Is Mohammad Kaif fighting a losing battle in Phulpur? May 5, 2014

    By all accounts, cricketerturnedCongress candidate Mohammad Kaif is not batting well in Phulpur. Even since he was fielded by the Congress from a seat first nursed by Jawaharlal Nehru, Kaif has had to face the lack of support from old party hands. His hurriedly put together squad also lacks experience. In short,...
  • Mohammad Kaif fighting a losing battle in Phulpur May 5, 2014

    By all accounts, cricketerturnedCongress candidate Mohammad Kaif is not batting well in Phulpur. Even since he was fielded by the Congress from a seat first nursed by Jawaharlal Nehru, Kaif has had to face the lack of support from old party hands. His hurriedly put together squad also lacks experience. In short,...
  • RSS likes Naga queen Gaidinliu to expand into a Christian citadel April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Election season, particularly one as grimly contested and acrimonious as this one, sees old icons taken out of various closets, dusted off and paraded, sometimes reinterpreted. Now the RSS has taken up 'Rani' Gaidinliu, the late Naga freedom fighter and cult leader, who the group wants to be...
  • Nehru one of the architects of Indian democracy: LK Advani April 20, 2014

    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 April 18, 2014

    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 their...
  • Snapshot: An old photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi with young Rajiv and Sanjay April 17, 2014

    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 April 1, 2014

    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 serious...
  • Phulpur heading for engrossing four-cornered contest March 28, 2014

    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 Nehru...
  • Varanasi reflects national mood but will it bless Narendra Modi? March 24, 2014

    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...