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Rear View: When India did not shine

The BJP — and the Congress — were caught off-guard by Vajpayee’s defeat in 2004.

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Rear View: To the brink and back

Vajpayee tirelessly sought to improve relations with Pakistan, despite setbacks.

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How Atal Bihari Vajpayee won Naga hearts

Vajpayee not only recognised the “unique history” of the Nagas, but also admitted that mistakes had been committed, and lamented the unnecessary spilling of blood in the state.

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Express Economic History Series: Spring of 1999 — recalling the success story of Indian telecom

The recommendation came when many telecom players were bleeding from having paid steep licence fees in the four metros and a few other circles.

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Spymaster’s tale — four key takeaways, and their backstories

Several events from India’s recent history have been recalled in reports on the contents of former RAW chief A S Dulat’s forthcoming book, Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years. The backstories to four of the more significant assertions that Dulat makes.

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Rear View: And she didn’t have 272

Sonia was unable to attract allies, cobble together the numbers to form government. Vajpayee’s stint as caretaker prime minister sealed the outcome of the next election.

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Dhaka diary

Mishti Doi (sweet curd), sandesh and other sweets were served at the lunch hosted by Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid for Modi.

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Bangladesh confers Award of Liberation War Honour on Atal Bihari Vajpayee

President Abdul Hamid handed over the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour to PM Modi at a glittering ceremony at the President’s house, which was attended by Premier Sheikh Hasina and top officials.

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Bangladesh honour: Narendra Modi to receive award on behalf of Vajpayee

Bangladesh will hand over Vajpayee’s “Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be conferred ‘Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award’

A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Bangladesh will hand over Vajpayee’s “Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit .

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May 28, Forty Years Ago: Solution in Laos

Laos was signed by the US charge d’affaires, Christian Chapman, Laos’s economy minister, Soth Phetrasy, and three demonstrators.

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Vajpayee gets invite for Mathura event with Modi, not Advani

Advani has not been invited as he was not a Deendayal Upadhyay Janmabhoomi Smarak Samiti member.

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Rear View: Vajpayee makes a big bang

But the euphoria after Pokhran II lasted only a short while.

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Rear View: Year of Atal and Sonia

In 1998, India began watching a new prime minister and a new Congress president.

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Test of a prime minister

Last week, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the Bharat Ratna. Here, his former media advisor, Ashok Tandon, recalls the story of one of the Vajpayee regime’s biggest challenges — and achievements