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Reason, not religion

The controversy over A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s memorial does his legacy a disservice

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What is the Abdul Kalam memorial row?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the Rs 15 crore memorial and also unveiled the statue of Kalam playing the musical instrument ‘veena’ at Peikarambu in Rameswaram. The former president was adept at playing the musical instrument. 

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Deadline close, 300 hands work on A P J Abdul Kalam memorial

A handful of tourists do come to the ground even now, some to look at the structure, others having visited Kalam’s home at Rameswaram and now stopping over to complete what they count as a “pilgrimage”.

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After Abdul Kalam, 10 Rajaji Marg to house Pranab Mukherjee

Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, the current occupant, confirmed that he has been asked to vacate the duplex bungalow.

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AAP raps Centre for allotting Kalam’s bungalow to minister Mahesh Sharma

Incidentally, Sharma was also in the eye of a storm last month for his remarks that Kalam was a great nationalist “despite being a Muslim”.

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Supporters of the decision point to the popular perception of Aurangzeb as “a cruel, dictatorial and despotic ruler”, and to “the need for correcting mistakes of our past”.

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Telangana requests Centre to name DRDO after APJ Abdul Kalam

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard, according to a release issued by his office.

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APJ Abdul Kalam’s parting gift: A sequel to ‘Ignited Minds’

Puffin Books will publish “My India: Ideas for the Future”, billed as a sequel to “Ignited Minds”. It will be a collection of insightful and thought-provoking speeches from Kalam’s post presidency years.

Rameswaram is a nation bidding Kalam a farewell

APJ Abdul Kalam’s mortal remains were flown to his hometown on Wednesday in a special IAF helicopter as the nation bid an emotional adieu to the country’s ‘missile man’.

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Telescope: Playing catch up

This week, TV was overtaken by news.

PM Modi, Rahul to attend Abdul Kalam’s funeral

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Congress’s leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge will also attend the funeral.

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APJ Abdul Kalam played key role in changing SP mind on n-deal: Manmohan Singh

In July 2008, the Samajwadi Party (SP) famously changed its stand on the Indo-US nuclear deal — easing pressure on the then Manmohan Singh government — after a meeting with former President A P J Abdul Kalam. The SP justified the change of heart, saying Kalam had told them that the deal was in India’s interest. […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend Abdul Kalam’s last rites in Rameswaram

Dr AJP Abdul Kalam was “equally at ease before an audience of suave, globe-trotting ministers and a class of young students”, PM Modi said.

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Jayalalithaa to skip APJ Abdul Kalam’s funeral, deputes 7 colleagues

“I have great love and respect for Mr A P J Abdul Kalam. It is my desire to attend his funeral and pay respects to him. However, due to my health condition I am unable to undertake a journey,” said Jayalalithaa.

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Remembering APJ Abdul Kalam, the problem-solver

As scientist and as president, Kalam asked the questions that pointed us in the right direction.