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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Morarji Desai


Gujarat: Vijay Rupani unveils statue of Morarji Desai in Valsad

March 01, 2020 12:17 am

“Gujarat is lucky to have given two great leaders to the country who also became the prime ministers - Morarji Desai and Narendra Modi,” said Rupani.

Mumbai Police stumbles upon its flag, 66 years after it was presented to force by then CM

January 31, 2020 3:07 am

Senior police officers said what led them to the flag in the first place was a desire to find the origins of Mumbai Police’s emblem — a hand holding a baton, which in turn forms the spine of a balance scale.

Forty years ago, July 18, 1979: Morarji vs Jagjivan

July 18, 2019 12:10 am

July 18, 1979: The party is sharply divided over the question who should be its leader to stake claim for forming the new government.

June 11, 1979, Forty Years Ago: PM Morarji Desai in Tashkent

June 11, 2019 12:43 am

Prime Minister Morarji Desai arrived in Tashkent on the way to Moscow where he will have talks with Soviet leaders on a wide range of subjects important to both India and the Soviet Union.

Forty Years Ago: May 21, 1979

May 21, 2019 2:30 am

Speaking at the chief ministers’ conference in Delhi, Prime Minister Morarji Desai bowed to the states’ plea for a review of the existing rates of additional excise duties levied on textiles, tobacco and sugar in lieu of the sales tax as well as for a review of the grant-in-aid in lieu of the railway passenger tax.

Forty Years Ago: April 3, 1979

April 03, 2019 12:36 am

An all-party delegation including Union Home Minister H M Patel will call on Acharya Vinoba Bhave to persuade him not to go on fast demanding a total ban on cow slaughter throughout the country.

March 23, 1979, Forty Years Ago: JP Battles

March 23, 2019 12:07 am

Jayaprakash Narayan was put on dialysis amidst the unfortunate news of his supposed death.

Forty Years Ago: February 7, 1979

February 07, 2019 12:52 am

Prime Minister Morarji Desai and the External Affairs Minister A B Vajpayee declined to comment on the Pakistan Supreme Court verdict on Mr Bhutto. “It is their internal affair and I do not want to interfere,” Desai said.

October 20, 1978, Forty Years Ago: PM Morarji Desai on China ties

December 19, 2018 3:41 pm

October 20, 1978, Forty Years Ago: PM Morarji Desai pointed out that approaches between China and India had begun at the time when Mrs Gandhi was the prime minister.