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Jawaharlal Nehru

Pundit Jwaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a leading figure in the indian indepence struggle and the process of political development in the country post independence. Home tutored and then later having finished his education in law from England, Nehru on returning to India had enrolled himself as an advocate at the Allahabad High Court. However, his career in law was shortlived and he soon got extensively involved in the independence movement. As president of the Indian National Congress, Nehru had called for complete independence from the British Raj in 1929. As prime minister of independent India, Nehru had initiated socio-economic policies of the idealistic socialist kind. The Nehruvian model of development came under a lot of criticism from opposition parties in years after his death. During his prime ministerial tenure, Nehru mentored his daughter Indira Gandhi in political affairs. She went on to be elected as the prime minister in 1957. Nehru was also a prolific writer and orator and authored books like 'The Discovery of India' and 'Glimpses of the World History'.
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Jawaharlal Nehru, the historian who wrote about the past for the love of his daughter’s future

Nehru as a historian was at one level the curious philosopher trying to seek answers of the human present and future, and at another level, he was also the loving father who wished to present his daughter more than just good wishes on her thirteenth birthday.

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Broken vows, court wars on ‘special status’

A petition of enormous significance to Jammu & Kashmir and its relationship with the Indian Union is currently before the Supreme Court. Under what terms and conditions did the former princely state accede to India? How was that agreement overridden? A look at the past and present of a fraught relationship.

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At Nehru Memorial, Jawaharlal Nehru will share space with all PMs

The NMML has drafted “an Expression of Interest for selection of a professional advisor”, who will “assist in conducting the global competition” for selecting an “architect and design specialist” for the new museum.

Jawaharlal Nehru, tryst with destiny

Independence Day 2017: Jawaharlal Nehru’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech was delivered this day, 70 years ago

Delivered to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, just before midnight on August 15, 1947, the speech has been referenced over the years to show how the idea of India was an experiment in many ways

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One Litre of Kerosene

What has freedom meant to the residents of a village in Phulpur, the constituency Nehru fought from in independent India’s first election?

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Out of my Mind: The house Nehru built

The old order has collapsed. A new dispensation is in power. Raising the threat of communalism no longer has the bite Congress expects it to have. It is corruption which is the big worry of the new generation. It was this shift that propelled Nitish Kumar back to his old friends in the BJP/NDA.

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Flags of our fathers

Does Modi want the Indian people’s voluntary love and respect? Does he want the world’s approval? The future’s appreciation? Or does he merely want to rule for a long time, allowing persons in his large parivaar and supportive vigilantes to enforce obedience?

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Objectives of military conflict: Nehru, through his spymaster

Six years on, India would find itself fighting an ultimately disastrous war with China in which no clear objective was served, but which continues to cast a long shadow over bilateral relations.

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Second Nature

Indira Gandhi’s love for the outdoors set the tone of India’s environmental policies

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Modi comes out of the closet with Israel

As the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel, Modi shows he is ready to break with the past and de-hyphenate the relationship with Palestine

‘Nehru was the most determined fighter against creation of Hindu Rashtra’

Harish Puri, a professor at Punjabi University, said Nehru’s handling of the post-Partition situation prevented the spread of communal sentiments among Hindu refugees from Pakistan.

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Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s death anniversary today, PM Modi pays tributes

Pandit Nehru remains the longest-serving prime minister of India as he remained in power for 17 years from August 15, 1947 until his death on May 27, 1964.

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Had Nehru accepted US offer, India need not have to seek NSG membership: Former Foreign Secretary

US President John F Kennedy had offered of helping the country detonate a nuclear device much before China did in 1964, according to former Foreign Secretary Maharajakrishna Rasgotra.

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IGNCA chief says Nehru didn’t want Ambedkar in Constituent Assembly

Rai added that he believed in “what Ambedkar had himself said during his Constituent Assembly address in November 1949”. “

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Nehru’s idea of nation building was replacing old traditions with ‘imported ideas’: Amit Shah

The BJP president was speaking at a function to release Jana Sangha leader Deendayal Upadhyaya’s biography ‘Rashtradrashta’.