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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Morarji Desai


Remembering Hasmukh Shah, a man for all seasons

December 07, 2021 7:41 am

🔴 Shreekant Sambrani writes: He left his mark on policy and finance, as well as the arts, heritage and ecology

‘India had democracy before others dreamt of it’: On Morarji Desai birth anniversary, great-grandson shares video

February 28, 2021 7:38 pm

In the interview clip, Morarji Desai can be heard saying that democracy has been mentioned in the Vedas, ‘described so fully and firmly’.

February 16, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Atal wanted talks

February 15, 2021 11:25 pm

Both Morarji Desai and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, when in power, had told Pakistan that they were willing to hold discussions on Kashmir “whenever you want, wherever you want” according to Agha Shahi, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister.

February 11, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Govt Seeks Out Desai

February 11, 2021 12:10 am

Morarji Desai is likely to make an effort to bring the leaders of the Assam movement back to the negotiating table to discuss the issue of the foreign nationals in the state with the central government.

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.