Nehru

  • 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 70-80 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 hard-working" 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 hard-working" 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 non-Hindi 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 21-house 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 SAIL’s 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 ill-fated bus carrying 60 passengers to a "satsang" from Khurja to Aliganj in Etah district lost control at a sharp...
  • Indian-origin professor awarded Fulbright-Nehru fellowship May 31, 2014

    An Indian-origin professor has been awarded the Fulbright-Nehru fellowship for Academic and Professional Experience to teach immunonutrition and functional foods in medical institutions across India, a press statement said. Anil Kulkarni, a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School in Texas, will work as...
  • Snapshot: A bare-chested 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...
  • Harish Rawat pays tribute to Jawahar Lal Nehru, urges people to follow his ideals May 27, 2014

    Describing Jawahar Lal Nehru as an apostle of world peace, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said his contributions in the making of modern India cannot be forgotten. "Pandit Nehru was a remarkable leader who gave the country's socialist movement a new direction," Rawat said garlanding the statue of India's...
  • PM Modi calls upon Dr Manmohan Singh at his residence June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office, he called upon his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh at his residence on Tuesday evening. Modi, who was sworn-in on Monday drove to 3, Motilal Nehru Place, the new abode of Singh, to meet him this evening. He was received by...
  • There can be only one Nehru - the second most important man after Mahatma Gandhi - for his generation May 27, 2014

    In an article eminent modern historian Ramachandra Guha rightly said that Pandit Nehru was a hero of his generation. I wholly agree with him. I was fortunate to grow up during Jawahar Lal Nehru's tenure of Prime Ministership. I had met him on several occasions over two decades. My father...
  • 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...
  • Bats, birds to greet Manmohan Singh at new address May 25, 2014

    When Manmohan Singh takes up residence at his new Motilal Nehru Place address on Monday, he will be greeted by hundreds of bats and several other species of birds and mammals who are the old inhabitants of the property. Situated on a sprawling three-acre plot in the heart of Lutyens Zone,...
  • Narendra Modi, first PM to move to official bungalow without family May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi will be the first Prime Minister who will move into the official residence of the Prime Minister of India without his family. Till now all the other 14 Prime Ministers have had a family or at least have had some family members who moved in with...
  • Photos: Outside '3, Motilal Nehru Marg' - this is where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will stay after the new PM is sworn in May 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was given a standing ovation by his staff during a farewell hosted for him on Tuesday, his last working day at his South Block office. Singh will submit his resignation and that of the cabinet to President Pranab Mukherjee May 17, a day after the Lok...
  • 7 RCR prepares to bid farewell to PM, 3 Motilal ready to host May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: There is a flurry of activity at two of the VIP bungalows in the Lutyen's Zone of the national capital, with one preparing to bid farewell to its special guest of 10 years while the other is being decked up to welcome its new resident. A sprawling bungalow at...
  • 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...
  • Mohammad Kaif fighting a losing battle in Phulpur May 5, 2014

    By all accounts, cricketer-turned-Congress 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,...
  • Is Mohammad Kaif fighting a losing battle in Phulpur? May 5, 2014

    By all accounts, cricketer-turned-Congress 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) ...
  • Uttarakhand government gives final touches to Char Dham yatra preparations April 15, 2014

    With just a fortnight to go for the start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage, Uttarakhand government is giving final touches to preparations for the yatra route to ensure a smooth and trouble-free journey for the devotees en route to the four Himalayan shrines. "Almost all major roads on the Char...
  • Vajpayee's tenure better than that of Nehru, Indira: LK Advani April 15, 2014

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Monday held that Atal Bihari Vajpayee's six years as prime minister were better for India's development than the long rule of Congress' prime ministers Jawaharal Nehru and Indira Gandhi "Vajpayee's tenure as PM was best ever," Advani said addressing election meetings in Bihar's Banka and...
  • Driver killed, 2 policemen injured after their jeep rams into a truck April 10, 2014

    The driver of a mobile police jeep was killed and two policemen were seriously injured in a mishap near Makanpur chowk in Bihar's Navgachhia district, a police officer said. Superintendent of Police (SP) Shekhar Kumar said that a mobile police jeep with three cops rammed into a stationary tractor after the...