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Narendra Modi: Hinduvta poster boy catapults to national scene


New Delhi: Narendra Modi's anointment as BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee catapults to the national scene the Hindutva poster boy who is seen by his critics as a 'polarising' and 'divisive' figure aft

Ready to return Bharat Ratna if Vajpayee asks: Amartya Sen

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New Delhi: A major slugfest erupted on Thursday over BJP MP Chandan Mitra's demand for stripping nobel laureate Amartya Sen of the Bharat Ratna award and the economist offering to return it if Atal B

Ready to return Bharat Ratna if Vajpayee asks: Amartya

A major slugfest erupted Thursday over BJP MP Chandan Mitra’s demand for stripping Nobel laureate Amartya Sen of the Bharat Ratna award and the economist offering to return it if Atal Bihari Vajpayee asks him to do so.

Modi is like Vajpayee minus secular credentials: Sangma


Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma today drew comparisons between Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying that the BJP strongman is a good administrator but lacks secular credentials unlike the erstwhile Prime Minister.

DC Special: Will NaMonia spread


A week is a long time in politics, more so if it happens to be Indian politics. Who would have thought last week that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, (NaMo to party faithfuls) thanks to relentl

Jaswant Singh to challenge Hamid Ansari for vice-prez post

NDA could not have got a candidate for vice-presidential poll with more gravitas than Jaswant Singh, a former army officer who has headed finance, defence and external affairs ministries, authored books and even served as Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.

2G scam: Chacko rules out calling Vajpayee, to trim down list


With the JPC on 2G scam racing against time to complete its report by December, panel chief P.C. Chacko has started meeting members to trim down the list of witnesses even as he asserted that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will not be called despite suggestions.

Vajpayee wanted to induct Kalam as minister in NDA govt: Book


Former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee wanted to induct A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as a minister in the NDA government in 1998, an offer Kalam declined, four years before he became the President in 2002.

Vajpayee, PC in witnesses list before JPC probing 2G scam

An 'exhaustive' list of witnesses, which includes former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, was on Tuesday placed before the JPC probing the 2G spectrum al

2nd generation will fill Atal Behari Vajpayee void, says Gadkari


At a time when the BJP is missing its patriarch and former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee whose charisma and mass appeal were considered great votecatchers, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari is hopeful tha

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