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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'.


National Herald Case: Sanjay Raut targets BJP over ED notice to Sonia, Rahul Gandhi

June 06, 2022 7:23 am

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday targeted the BJP-led government at the Centre saying that some people’s souls won’t be gratified till Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru gets notices from the ED and the CBI.

Explained: What Tilak, Gandhi and Nehru said about IPC Section 124A, the law on sedition

May 13, 2022 6:25 am

As the debate over the Sedition Law rages, we take a look at the sedition cases filed against the nationalist leaders and what they said about it

From Demosthenes to Nehru… why free speech remains stuck in debate

May 14, 2022 1:58 pm

The concept of free speech has evolved since its first version in ancient Athens and Rome to be fiercely contested over the many centuries even though it has made its way into the constitutions of US and India.

Who would you blame now - Nehru, states or people: Rahul's dig at PM Modi over power crisis

April 30, 2022 5:55 pm

Rahul Gandhi also tagged a video showing past speeches of Prime Minister Modi promising in 2015 to make electricity available 24 hours across the country and claiming in 2017 that one no longer heard headlines of power crisis or coal crisis.

Tibet issue: Nehru did what he thought was best for India, says Penpa Tsering

April 29, 2022 10:52 am

"I think India has changed his policy by not repeating that Tibet is part of PRC (People's Republic of China) because India's position is that India has to abide by the one China policy, then China also has to abide by one India policy regarding Kashmir," said Tsering.

Recall: When Nehru took Pakistan to UN over Kashmir in 1947, and what happened thereafter

April 07, 2022 9:58 am

There has been some debate on whether India chose the wrong path to approach the UN. In 2019, Home Minister Amit Shah said that had Nehru taken the matter to the UN under Article 51 of the UN Charter, instead of Article 35, the outcome could have been different.

Nehru should not have taken Kashmir issue to the UN, says Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha

March 24, 2022 2:17 pm

In response, Congress MP Anand Sharma said: “I would like to set the record straight. If the matter was taken to the UN Security Council, the issue was whether there would be a cessation of the military conflict or not. India did not accept the plebiscite.”

Young Sharmila Tagore pins a rose on Jawaharlal Nehru's jacket in Saba Pataudi's latest video. Watch here

March 16, 2022 5:43 pm

Saba Pataudi on Wednesday treated fans to a video that gives a glimpse of her mother Sharmila Tagore's childhood. The video features the legendary actor's old photos.

Who failed the people of UP?

February 27, 2022 5:32 pm

P Chidambaram writes: It seems the UP election is a bi-polar fight between BJP and SP. The kind words exchanged between Mr Amit Shah and Ms Mayawati reveal the hidden plan. The Congress has pitched its flag and symbol in all 403 constituencies.

Delhi Rewind: How Sahitya Akademi found its name, purpose, and Nehru as first president

March 08, 2022 12:47 pm

“Sahitya Akademi held a place of pride in the world of Indian literature. There was no comparable institution at that time,” said Satchidanandan. “Every Indian writer wanted to be connected to it in some way or the other.”


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.