October 15, 2020 11:01 am
To honour his efforts, in 2010, the United Nations Organisation (UNO) declared October 15 as World Students’ Day
December 24, 2018 7:08 pm
The controversy over A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s memorial does his legacy a disservice
July 31, 2017 10:46 am
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.
July 04, 2017 12:05 am
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”.
January 19, 2017 8:36 am
Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, the current occupant, confirmed that he has been asked to vacate the duplex bungalow.
December 25, 2015 11:18 pm
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".
September 07, 2015 12:15 am
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”.
August 02, 2015 9:07 pm
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard, according to a release issued by his office.
July 31, 2015 2:23 pm
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.
July 31, 2015 3:42 am
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'.
July 30, 2015 4:36 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will be among those attending the last rites.