Former Prime Minister

  • Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The country on Wednesday fondly remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader. Mukherjee, Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi,...
  • Berlusconi calls divorce settlement judges 'feminist' January 9, 2013

    Rome: Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday hit out at a panel of three "feminist and communist" female judges for ruling that he owed his estranged wife 200,000 euros per day as part of a divorce settlement. On December 28, the newspaper Corriere della Sera said the divorce...
  • 'My father alone can't be blamed for Anderson's exit' August 13, 2010

    The late PM Narasimha Rao's son has said the decision to grant a safe passage to Anderson was a joint one and it is unfair to target leaders who are not there to defend themselves. ...
  • Chandra Shekhar's rise and fall | End of an era July 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar passed away Sunday morning after a prolonged battle with cancer. The Samajwadi Janata Party leader died at 08:30 hours IST at Delhi’s Apollo Hospital where he was being treated for the past three-months. “First he went to US for treatment. He then came...
  • Politicians condole Chandra Shekhar's death July 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Sudnay expressed deep sorrow at the demise of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar. Chatterjee was quoted by news agency PTI as saying, “Chandra Shekhar was a very respective friend, a long time colleague in Parliament and a great leader." The former PM died on...
  • Former PM Chandra Shekhar dies of cancer July 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Former prime Minister Chandra Shekhar died of cancer in Delhi on Sunday morning. He was 80. Shekhar died at 0845 hours IST, said a doctor of the Apollo Hospital where the former PM was admitted three months ago. "He was suffering from multiple myloma," Dr Rakesh Chopra, senior consultant, oncology...