June 07, 2020 10:03 am
Socialism in India has never looked after the poorer workers in the private informal sector. They are the overwhelming majority, but they do not count.
February 18, 2020 5:56 pm
Fernandes shunned publicity as regards his private life to the extent that he never bothered to clarify or share with press the true facts of the Tehelkasting, for which he was pilloried.
February 01, 2019 3:33 am
The ashes of Fernandes will be buried at the Christian Cemetery at Prithviraj Road on Friday.
February 01, 2019 12:42 am
Military remembers George Fernandes as an effective and empathetic leader.
January 31, 2019 7:45 pm
George Fernandes died on Tuesday at the age of 88 at his residence after prolonged illness. He was suffering from Alzheimer's disorder that had left him debilitated.
January 31, 2019 12:44 pm
He took on the might of Indira Gandhi during Emergency and galvanised an underground resistance movement against the tyranny. At the height of terrorism in Kashmir he would fearlessly approach terrorists on behalf of the government, without security escorts.
January 30, 2019 6:56 am
In his heyday, Fernandes was a romantic figure and an inspiration for many, particularly during Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, when he called for a violent overthrow of her dictatorial regime.
January 30, 2019 3:39 am
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu described Fernandes as a “fighter” for the working class, “an upright politician, an able administrator, a great parliamentarian and above all a good human being”.
January 30, 2019 7:28 am
When he first contested from the seat in Bihar, a choice of socialist icon Jay Prakash Narayan (JP), in 1977, Fernandes, a crusader against Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, was in jail.
January 30, 2019 3:18 am
Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray and Fernandes were contemporaries, and the latter was perhaps the only leader who addressed the Sena patriarch as 'Bal'.
January 30, 2019 7:07 am
Fernandes was born in Mangalore in Karnataka in 1930. His first stint in politics was with the Janata Party after Emergency.
June 22, 2020 6:04 pm
A nine-time Lok Sabha MP and anti-Emergency crusader, Fernandes passed away at the age of 88 following a prolonged illness