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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'.


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.

Blaming Nehru for complicating Kashmir issue is propaganda to some extent: Sanjay Raut

November 01, 2020 10:09 pm

Raut, in his column Rokhthok in party mouthpiece Saamana, wrote that Nehru did his best to resolve the Kashmir issue and maintain peace.

Explained: How Atal Bihari Vajpayee took on the Jawaharlal Nehru govt over the 1962 Chinese aggression

October 03, 2020 7:01 am

From Rajya Sabha’s debates archives, excerpts from some selected instances when Vajpayee asked very pointed questions on the Chinese aggression, and the manner in which the government of the day responded.

‘Hindu revivalism?’: Why Jawaharlal Nehru disapproved Rajendra Prasad’s presence at Somnath temple inauguration

August 05, 2020 11:45 am

While the President disregarded the advice of the prime minister and went ahead with the inauguration ceremony, he was sure to emphasise on the Gandhian ideal of inter-faith harmony in his speech at Somnath

Modi can learn from Nehru what not to do

July 12, 2020 9:47 am

Nehru was prime minister already before the 1952 election. His record of 17 years at the top is unlikely to be equalled by anyone. Not that Modi could not win a fourth election but Modi abides by Sangh Parivar discipline and will retire when he is 75 in 2025.

Nehru sent police into Golden Temple: Ex-Akal Takht jathedar

July 05, 2020 11:03 pm

Former Akal Takht jathedar Jasbir Singh Rode, nephew of Sikh militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and closely associated with Damdami Taksal, not only took on the then Central government but also criticised the Shiromani Akali Dal without naming the party.


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.