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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'.


BJP questions Nehru ‘folly’ on J&K, Congress counters

November 15, 2022 8:13 am

The Congress paid rich tributes to Nehru on his 133rd birth anniversary, as party leaders said there are "motivated attempts" to malign him and that Union ministers are "abusing Pandit-ji every day."

#Politics | Nehru's birth anniversary: Modi pays tribute, even as other BJP leaders stir J&K accession row

November 14, 2022 4:12 pm

* Kiren Rijiju again questions former PM's role in matter, Cong distributes copies of Nehru book at Yatra, ex-Vajpayee aide Sudheendra Kulkarni calls Nehru “the best PM India has had”

On Nehru's birth anniversary, remembering his audacious proposal for common citizenship of the Commonwealth

November 14, 2022 3:30 pm

His suggestion envisioned a radically reimagined template for the postcolonial world. Today, as Britain and India negotiate a Free Trade Agreement, consider how Nehru may have been ahead of the curve

'Maker of modern India': PM Modi, Congress president pay tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on birth anniversary

November 14, 2022 10:21 am

Several party leaders paid glowing tributes on social media to the Congress stalwart.

Savarkar vs Nehru and Gandhi: Different versions of nationalism

November 19, 2022 9:10 am

Savarkar's view of the nation was ethno-religious and his focus was on defending Hindus against Muslims, for which he collaborated with the British. In contrast, Gandhi-Nehru fought for a free, multicultural and secular India where all communities would live on an equal footing

November 2, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Indo-Pak Meet

November 02, 2022 4:11 am

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and President Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan met for an hour and concluded that the two countries should continue their search for durable peace on the sub-continent and better relations between them.

Prime Ministers’ Museum readies gallery on Modi, to open for public in January

October 28, 2022 6:34 am

Inaugurated by PM Modi in April this year, the museum at Delhi’s Teen Murti Murg displays the life and contribution of the country’s 14 Prime Ministers — from Jawaharlal Nehru to Manmohan Singh.

75th anniversary of J&K’s accession: BJP blames Nehru for Kashmir ‘blunders’, Congress hits back

October 28, 2022 1:25 am

BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia also claimed that the country’s first PM committed blunders regarding Kashmir. He hit out at the Congress, saying that if timely action was taken, a part of Jammu and Kashmir would not have been under Pakistan's occupation.

An Expert Explains: Missed chances on India-China border

October 26, 2022 7:37 pm

The boundary dispute that led to the 1962 war with China remains unresolved 60 years on. Nehru made a series of mistakes that governments after him continued to repeat. A historian of India-China relations takes stock.

In poll-bound Gujarat, PM Modi targets Nehru over Kashmir, says he walks in footsteps of Sardar Patel

October 10, 2022 4:08 pm

Without naming India's first prime minister, PM Modi said: “Sardar saheb persuaded all the princely states to merge with India. But another person handled this one issue of Kashmir.”


Rare images of Jawaharlal Nehru on his 57th death anniversary

May 27, 2021 11:59 am

May 27, 2021 marks the 57th year of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru aka Chacha Nehru's demise. Following are some rare archival images commemorating highlights of his lifetime.

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.