Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihar Vajpayee is the former Prime Minister of India and was elected to the position twice in 1996 and 1999. A member of the Bhartiya Janta Party, Vajpayee is also known for his great oratory skills. Apart from being a politician, he has is also an acclaimed writer who has written various poems. Vajpayee had joined the Quit India Movement in 1942 as a student leader. He was awarded India\'s highest civilian honor Bharat Ratna in 2015 on his

birthday. His birthday, 25 December, was also declared as the Good Governance Day by Narendra Modi government. Vajpayee was also a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and worked as a journalist for a short period before he joined BJP. He was the first non-congress political leader who became the Prime Minister of India. He went to jail during the JP Narayan movement when emergency was declared by Indira Gandhi government.

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Maharashtra: 13 district schools get affiliated to new international education board

To provide international standard education to students in Marathi, their native language, a first-of-its-kind Maharashtra International Education Board came into being on Tuesday.

Vajpayee's memorial 'Sadaiv Atal' inaugurated; Kovind, Modi offer floral tributes

Sadaiv (always) Atal memorial will be managed by a trust headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

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On Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birth anniversary, Nitish, Yogi pledge statue in their state capitals

Vajpayee passed away on August 16 after a prolonged illness. He was cremated with full state honours.

Business as Usual: EP Unny selects his best cartoons of the year, explains why

From the BJP’s win in Tripura to the demise of top veteran leaders like M Karunanidhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, here are some of the best cartoons from 2018.

PM Modi releases Rs 100 commemorative coin in memory of Vajpayee

PM Modi said he would go to Vajpayee's memorial on Tuesday to reiterate his commitment to the ideology and path shown by the statesman.

Debates, poetry, plays: UP govt gears up to mark Vajpayee’s 95th birth anniversary

On December 25, a two-hour play, ‘Rashtra Purush Atal’, will be staged by a 200-strong group from Nagpur. A ‘Rashtriya Kavi Sammelan’ has been scheduled for the next day.

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Central Hall of Parliament to have portrait of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Everybody present at Tuesday’s meeting supported the proposal.

Delhi confidential: Being Quoted

While heading for a media kiosk to field questions on the election results, BJP national spokesperson Bizay Sonkar Shastri was advised by a colleague in jest, “Haar mat maanna (don’t concede defeat)”.

In Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon, BJP & Congress have a common icon: Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla is taking on Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.

Easier for societies to reform themselves than through mandates: Arun Jaitley

When it comes to religious rituals and the management of religion, unless a practice is hostile to human values, using one set of fundamental rights "to extinguish" the other will perhaps create further challenges, the BJP leader said, adding it was his personal opinion.

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A look at Bogibeel bridge, India's longest rail-road link

The inauguration of Bogibeel bridge coincides with the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, under whose government the work for the bridge had started in 2002

Nirav Modi, Priya Varrier, Indu Malhotra, Navjot Singh Sidhu: Newsmakers of 2018

From Urjit Patel's resignation to the demise of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 2018 has been an eventful year. Here is a recap of the year in photographs

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee's charm kept coalition alive, opponents happy

Success didn't come easily for Vajpayee, who was born on December 25 in 1924 in Gwalior into a family of moderate means. His father was a teacher. Vajpayee would later recall his early brush with poverty.

Rare and unseen photos of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Today marks the 94th birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

As Atal Bihari Vajpayee is admitted to AIIMS, leaders from PM Modi to Rahul Gandhi visit

BJP leader L K Advani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, party chief Amit Shah, Health Minister J P Nadda, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were among those who paid a visit to the ailing leader.

Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee's political journey: Rare pictures from Express Archives

One of India’s most charismatic leaders, Vajpayee is lauded as a statesman and has been often described as the moderate face of BJP.

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RSS to ABVP to BJP, Ananth Kumar stayed relevant from Vajpayee’s party to Modi’s cabinet

Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning due to pancreatic cancer. Through the years, he has managed to be one of the men that found a place in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet in NDA-I to NDA-II under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Vajpayee’s detractors said he had the backbone of a jellyfish, but I think that’s an unkind remark: Coomi Kapoor

How and why was Vajpayee able to win allies and the Opposition alike? What was like to work with Vajpayee, the prime minister? What was his dream for the Indian subcontinent? Coomi Kapoor discuss all of this and more.

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How India bid farewell to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

He has been called a master orator, a statesman, a former prime minister. On August 17, 2018 India bid adieu to a leader who led the BJP to power for the first time over. Farewell, Atal Bihari . See more: https://bit.ly/2IM1j4c

Vajpayee was an inclusive leader. He let colleagues do their job and critics speak up: Arun Shourie

As India loses one of its most charismatic prime ministers, former Rajya Sabha MP Arun Shourie talks talks about all that Vajpayee stood for. “When Vajpayee ji made a promise, people believed him. There was a reason for that.”

Modi says Congress' made a mess of Andhra bifurcation, just the way it did during Partition

Looking back into history, Modi said, "three states were created even under former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee but they are functioning smoothly. Congress' handling of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is a mess, just like the Partition of India and Pakistan".

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Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas dedicated to overseas Indians: Swaraj

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): While addressing the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on Saturday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the day is dedicated to overseas Indians. Explaining about the day, Swaraj said in the year 2003, under the leadership of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a decision was taken to celebrate Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on January 9. She further stated that the reason behind selecting January 9 for Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas was that Mahatma Gandhi had returned from South Africa on this day in 1915 and this day is being celebrated across the world.

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