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President Kovind, PM Modi pay tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary

The BJP stalwart died at the age of 93 on August 16, 2018, at AIIMS hospital in Delhi following a prolonged illness. Often described as a “right man in the wrong party” for his moderate views, Vajpayee was the first non-Congress Prime Minister to complete a full term in office.

November 7, 1977, Forty Years Ago; J&K Ordinance

The ordinance invests the government with powers to detain any person whose actions are regarded as prejudicial to the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the community.


Forty Years Ago: October 22, 1978

Pakistan’s Chief Martial Law Administrator and President, General Zia-ul-Haq, speaking at a news conference in Peshawar, dismissed a reported suggestion that visa between India and Pakistan be abolished.

Four Himalayan peaks named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Located near Sudarshan and Saifi peaks in Raktvan valley, the peaks have been named Atal-1, 2, 3 and 4.

BJP turns to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's legacy as national executive meet begins today

BJP national executive meeting begins on Saturday: The meeting’s theme is “Sadaiv Atal”. Large hoardings with pictures of Vajpayee have been put up around the venue on Janpath Road.

State govt to build Vajpayee memorial in Mumbai

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “He was a great social reformer and thinker whose politics centred on nation-building. At the age of ten, he penned a poem which depicted his ‘desh bhakti’.”


Shekhar Suman on Atal Bihari Vajpayee: It was fun to portray him because of his mannerisms

Shekhar Suman, who first did an impression of Vajpayee in his popular late night talk-show Movers and Shakers, says even while performing the character he would be in awe of the leader.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes immersed in Ganga at Haridwar

Top party leaders including BJP president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra Singh Rawat, Vajpayee's foster daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya and his other family members were present.

Madhya Pradesh plans Atal memorials, biography in textbooks

Three national awards in poetry, journalism and good governance will be introduced, each of Rs 5 lakh. Besides, Shramodaya Vidyalayas, being constructed for children of labourers.

When Atal Bihari Vajpayee requested Bhupen Hazarika to sing his favourite song

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a poet and so his understanding of good lyrics and music was better than most. He was a big fan of Bhupen Hazarika's "Moi eti jajabor".