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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'.


India couldn't become Hindu Rashtra due to 'coward' Nehru: BJP MLA

June 12, 2021 10:12 pm

The BJP MLA also said if Sardar Patel had become the prime minister in place of Nehru, India would have become a Hindu Rashtra.

PM Modi flags off Dandi Yatra, names Nehru among ‘guides’ of freedom struggle

March 13, 2021 4:00 am

PM Modi said there were several agitations related to the freedom movement that have not been “presented before the people in the way they should have been”.

Jawaharlal Nehru 'conspired' to get Chandra Shekhar Azad killed, claims Rajasthan BJP MLA

March 01, 2021 11:37 am

Madan Dilawar claimed that the former prime minister had directed Azad to wait at a park when Azad approached Nehru for funds. Dilawar said that Nehru had then tipped the British police, who fired on Azad. Once Azad retaliated and later found himself surrounded, he shot himself, he claimed.

Choice before JNU is not between Nehru and Vivekananda, but between a plurality of thought and the psychology of revenge

January 06, 2021 8:53 am

The university should be an ideal place to encourage students and teachers to engage with this plurality of visions, and even live with philosophic ambivalence.

Forty Years Ago: December 14, 1980

December 13, 2020 11:09 pm

The MIG-25 is capable of flying at 2,900 kilometres per hour. It has achieved a maximum height of 35,000 metres in 4 minutes, 11 seconds. According to the defence ministry, the delivery schedule of the planes is being worked out and the aircraft is expected shortly.

Paintings of Nehru ‘removed’ from Foundation Day exhibition

November 18, 2020 12:42 pm

The exhibition was the idea of former All India Sikh Student leader Harvinder Singh Khalsa, who said he was not aware about the removal of the Nehru's paintings. The three paintings are no longer on display, but have been placed at the back in foldings.

Forty Years Ago: November 17, 1980

November 17, 2020 12:37 am

Jawaharlal Nehru University was closed indefinitely following a continued dharna by the students outside the Vice-Chancellor’s house, demanding revocation of suspension order against a student leader.

When Opposition asked... PM Nehru answered the questions on China in Parliament

November 15, 2020 12:11 pm

A look at the 60-year-old parliamentary proceedings sheds light on the kind of deliberative democracy at work in the early years of the republic. Unlike today, the PM made it a point to put off other official appointments to be present in the House.

Children's Day 2020: History, Importance, and Significance

November 13, 2020 7:51 pm

Children's Day 2020: Originally, Children's Day was celebrated on November 20, observed as Universal Children's Day by the United Nations

Blaming Nehru for complicating Kashmir issue is propaganda to some extent, says Raut

November 02, 2020 10:12 am

Blaming Nehru for complicating Kashmir issue is propaganda to some extent, says Raut also took on the BJP over the recent decision of permitting people from across the country to buy land in the Union Territory of Jammu and 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.