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Jawaharlal Nehru

Pundit Jwaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a leading figure in the indian indepence struggle and the process of political development in the country post independence. Home tutored and then later having finished his education in law from England, Nehru on returning to India had enrolled himself as an advocate at the Allahabad High Court. However, his career in law was shortlived and he soon got extensively involved in the independence movement. As president of the Indian National Congress, Nehru had called for complete independence from the British Raj in 1929. As prime minister of independent India, Nehru had initiated socio-economic policies of the idealistic socialist kind. The Nehruvian model of development came under a lot of criticism from opposition parties in years after his death. During his prime ministerial tenure, Nehru mentored his daughter Indira Gandhi in political affairs. She went on to be elected as the prime minister in 1957. Nehru was also a prolific writer and orator and authored books like 'The Discovery of India' and 'Glimpses of the World History'.


Explained: Did India deal differently with Muslim refugees after Partition?

February 27, 2020 8:42 am

Speaking in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed Jawaharlal Nehru had asked then Chief Minister of Assam Gopinath Bardoloi to differentiate between 'refugee' and a 'Muslim immigrant' when they came to India.

Manmohan: 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' slogan being misused to construct militant idea of India that excludes millions

February 23, 2020 12:20 am

Manmohan Singh also said there were constant efforts to picture Jawaharlal Nehru in a "false light", but history had the capacity to "put everything in perspective".

Misreading history: Partition did not validate the two-nation theory

February 13, 2020 10:44 am

Rajmohan Gandhi writes: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has blamed Partition on Nehru. Assigning sole or main responsibility for that painful event to Nehru lacks any historical basis. It should be recognised, moreover, that if Partition had not occurred, all the residents of today’s Pakistan and Bangladesh would have been free to move to any corner of today’s India.

Cong wants people to read history of Nehru, Gandhi family, says Rupani

January 26, 2020 12:47 am

The CM said that by conducting surgical strike and cross-border air-strike in response to terrorist attacks in Uri and Pulwama, India has given Pakistan “Int ka jawab patthar se (strong retaliation)” and had thereby joined the league of countries like the US and Israel.

Poetry and songs have become the soul of the nation-wide protests against the new citizenship law

January 12, 2020 2:30 pm

With the republic preparing to celebrate its 71st year, citizens of all ages, led by the young, are singing Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s Hum dekhenge, Habib Jalib’s Dastoor and Rahat Indori’s Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai.

55 yrs after death, selected works of India’s first PM completed: ‘Nehru was genuinely global, his nationalism inclusive’

January 05, 2020 9:31 am

It is hoped that the hundred books will be online soon, as there is immense interest in international Libraries. More so, as these are almost the Collected works as very little material has been kept out.

Nehru gave Maharashtra police its flag; honoured to oversee ceremony: CM Thackeray

January 03, 2020 10:27 am

While the Maharashtra Police has celebrated the day in the past as well, this is the first time a parade was held on the occasion.

A film festival is born: Story of IFFI's origins 67 years ago

November 24, 2019 11:06 pm

The first IFFI was organised by Films Division with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's "blessings", at a paltry budget of Rs 1 lakh.

Priyanka Gandhi recalls 'favourite story' about great-grandfather Nehru

November 14, 2019 1:34 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru. "Tributes to our former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary," he tweeted.

For Nehru, spirituality was rooted in Indian tradition and connected to ethics

November 14, 2019 10:06 am

The need to address the “spiritual” was not merely personal for Nehru. Reflecting on the human condition, he noted in a conversation with R K Karanjia in 1960, “the need to find some answer to the spiritual emptiness facing our technological civilisation”.


PM Modi, Congress leaders pay homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary

May 27, 2019 11:38 am

India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.

Jawaharlal Nehru's 128th birth anniversary: Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee offer tributes

November 14, 2017 4:06 pm

India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad in 1889. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and former president Pranab Mukherjee paid their tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary.

Remembering 'Chacha Nehru' on his death anniversary through some rare archive pictures

October 18, 2017 11:16 am

See here rare glimpse of Jawaharlal Nehru from Express archives. From his first speech on India's Independence, light moments at a cricket match to a stroll with Edwina Mountbatten.

Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi pay homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 51st death anniversary

May 27, 2015 4:36 pm

Born on November 14, 1889, Nehru was one of the prominent nationalist leaders of the freedom struggle in the 20th century.


Delhi police is competent to handle JNU unrest: Bassi

February 22, 2016 8:10 am

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Monday said he is confident that his team is competent enough to handle the Jawaharlal Nehru University unrest.He further said that the world is full of opportunities and options when asked whether the police will enter the JNU campus and arrest students.