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Vajpayee only leader after Nehru…: Raut praises BJP leader on birth anniversary

Vajpayee, who led the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government from 1998-2004, was the first-ever leader from the BJP to have become India’s prime minister.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on December 25, 1924, in Gwalior. (HT File Photo)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on December 25, 1924, in Gwalior. (HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 12:13 PM IST
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‘Inspired by his rich service…’: PM Modi pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Today is the 97th birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The former PM, a recipient of Bharat Ratna, was born on December 25, 1924.
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee (File Photo/PTI)
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee (File Photo/PTI)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 08:18 AM IST
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former PM's 97th birth anniversary today

Since 2014, the occasion has been celebrated annually as Good Governance Day.
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee (File Photo)(File photo)
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee (File Photo)(File photo)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 07:23 AM IST
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Vajpayee a symbol of peace, development and equality

Atal Behari Vajpayee was a quintessential personification of a modern-day democrat, who practised what he championed.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(File Photo)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(File Photo)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 07:22 AM IST
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Centre to celebrate ‘Good Governance Week’ on Monday to redress public grievance

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Tuesday held a meeting with chief ministers of BJP-ruled states to discuss good governance initiatives taken by them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 09:04 AM IST
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'Gandhi or Godse's India?' Mufti says no lawyer to defend Kashmiri students

  • Speaking about the arrest of three Kashmiri students in October for allegedly cheering for Pakistan during a T20 World Cup match, Mehbooba Mufti said there was a time in former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's regime when Indians cheered for Pakistan and vice-versa during such games.
In October, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging for his intervention in the arrest of the three Kashmiri students in Agra. (PTI)
In October, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging for his intervention in the arrest of the three Kashmiri students in Agra. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 06:40 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Modi to visit UP on Friday, inaugurate projects worth over 6,250 crore

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Atal Ekta Park, which has been named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The park will also house a library, as well as a statue of Vajpayee's, built by the renowned sculptor Ram Sutar, also the man behind the Statue of Unity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo / AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo / AFP)
Published on Nov 17, 2021 03:11 PM IST
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Lapse in Yogi's security: Man enters auditorium with revolver, 4 cops suspended

Uttar Pradesh: The man was later taken out of the auditorium and had his identity ascertained. Given that the gunman managed to enter the auditorium where a high-profile event was being held, the role of a number of policemen soon came under the lens.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 07:16 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

For the BJP, it has been a productive year

It has treated every election, including local body and panchayat polls, as equally important, even those outside its traditional areas of influence.
It is to the credit of Narendra Modi that he imbibed the lessons of the 1998-2004 experience and sought to inject the party with a new sense of purpose even while wielding power at the Centre.(ANI)
It is to the credit of Narendra Modi that he imbibed the lessons of the 1998-2004 experience and sought to inject the party with a new sense of purpose even while wielding power at the Centre.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 05:05 PM IST
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Govt expedited reforms by Narasimha, says vice-president Naidu

Rao and then-finance minister Manmohan Singh in the early 1990s initiated the reforms that dismantled the so-called License Raj of approvals and red tape that stifled businesses for much of the first four decades of independence, and opened India up to foreign investment.
Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 06:12 AM IST
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New farm laws aimed to continue reforms Vajpayee govt initiated, says defence minister Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was addressing a virtual event to celebrate the completion of three years of Jai Ram Thakur government in Himachal Pradesh.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses during the 3-year completion of Himachal Pradesh government program via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses during the 3-year completion of Himachal Pradesh government program via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 04:37 PM IST
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PMC awaits state government nod for medical college recruitment

As the college will function with funds from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), all resources will be provided by the civic body
With no financial dependency on the state, Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol was of the view that the civic body did not require state government’s permission for recruiting staff.(Hindustan Times)
With no financial dependency on the state, Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol was of the view that the civic body did not require state government’s permission for recruiting staff.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 04:05 PM IST
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No corporation can snatch your land: Amit Shah to farmers

Addressing a gathering in Delhi’s Mehrauli on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary, Shah promised that the government will continue to provide assured prices for crops and support state-regulated agricultural markets, or mandis.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks at a public listening event of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address on the new farm laws, at Gaushala Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks at a public listening event of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address on the new farm laws, at Gaushala Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 02:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

‘Don’t get misled’: Modi leads govt’s mega farmer outreach

On the occasion of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary, the Prime Minister released the year’s last tranche of PM-KISAN, the direct income-transfer scheme started by his government for farmers, making payments worth 18,000 crore to 90 million cultivators.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi staunchly defended his farm-reform agenda, which he said was needed to “modernise” the agrarian sector.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi staunchly defended his farm-reform agenda, which he said was needed to “modernise” the agrarian sector.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 04:56 AM IST
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Kejriwal says BJP endorsing new farm laws

Earlier on Friday, four MPs of the AAP had protested against the law in the central hall of the Parliament after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was done paying tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 96th birth anniversary.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference at his residence in New Delhi, India. (HT Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference at his residence in New Delhi, India. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 01:59 AM IST
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‘Will bury you 10-feet deep’: Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan warns mafia

Chouhan was speaking at a Good Governance Day event, organised to mark the birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan warned anti-social elements in Madhya Pradesh and asked them to not cause trouble.(ANI)
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan warned anti-social elements in Madhya Pradesh and asked them to not cause trouble.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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Union ministers say govt is committed to farmers’ welfare amid protests against farm laws

Addressing a gathering in New Delhi to mark late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary, Amit Shah accused the opposition of spreading lies about the three farm laws
Union home minister Amit Shah.(ANI)
Union home minister Amit Shah.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 06:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) activists resort to vandalism at BJP function on Vajpayee anniversary in Bathinda

Farm activists said they disrupted the function where arrangements were made for the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to farmers as they were opposed to the Centre’s farm laws.
BJP members arguing with police personnel when they asked them to leave the venue after farm activists disrupted their function to celebrate the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Bathinda on Friday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
BJP members arguing with police personnel when they asked them to leave the venue after farm activists disrupted their function to celebrate the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Bathinda on Friday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 02:41 PM IST
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Vajpayee played transformational role in shaping India’s foreign policy: Jaishankar

In his opening remarks at the maiden Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Lecture, Jaishankar said the late premier “introduced corrections, some bold and others more nuanced”
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(PTI File)
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(PTI File)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 01:43 PM IST
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Yogi Adityanath pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on birth anniversary

Adityanath said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is following Vajpayee’s tradition and is engaged in the betterment of the country and its people
“The dreams of Atalji are now being realised,” Adityanath said at a poetry event organised by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Foundation in Lucknow.(Sourced)
“The dreams of Atalji are now being realised,” Adityanath said at a poetry event organised by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Foundation in Lucknow.(Sourced)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 09:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer

President, PM Modi, ministers pay tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 96th birth anniversary

Prime minister Narendra Modi will also be releasing a book titled ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Parliament: A Commemorative Volume’ in the Parliament on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute at the memorial to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary, at Sadaiv Atal, near Rajghat on December 25, 2020 in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute at the memorial to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary, at Sadaiv Atal, near Rajghat on December 25, 2020 in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 11:20 AM IST
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‘Unprecedented heights of development’: PM Modi remembers Vajpayee on birth anniversary

PM Modi also paid his tributes to Madan Mohan Malviya whose birth anniversary too falls on December 25.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and remembered Vajpayee, Madan Mohan Malviya on their birth anniversaries.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and remembered Vajpayee, Madan Mohan Malviya on their birth anniversaries.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 09:00 AM IST
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Karnataka to mark Vajpayee’s birth anniversary with event on technology, innovation, higher education

The Departments of Electronics Information Technology Biotechnology and Science & Technology, and Skill Development will hold a five-panel discussion of 45 minutes each on five different topics.
The event will be a part of “Good Governance Day”, which will be observed on the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee on December 25.(PTI file photo)
The event will be a part of “Good Governance Day”, which will be observed on the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee on December 25.(PTI file photo)
Published on Dec 25, 2020 08:38 AM IST
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PM Modi to address farmers today as BJP plans to scale up outreach

The PM’s session with farmers is a part of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s nationwide outreach to the farmers on December 25, the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
While one crore farmers will directly participate, over five crore of them will hear Modi’s speech, an official said.(PTI)
While one crore farmers will directly participate, over five crore of them will hear Modi’s speech, an official said.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 10:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

Filming of centrally-protected monuments will be free from Dec 25 to Aug 15

The order issued on Thursday states that the ministry “exempts the payment of fees/charges under rule 44(1) of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Rules, 1959 for the filming of centrally protected monuments and sites from December 25, 2000 to August 15, 2021”.
The ASI has 3,692 centrally-protected monuments under it and the fee for filming at the these locations is Rs 50,000 per day per site, which is non-refundable, and Rs 10,000 as security deposit, which is refundable.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo. Representative image)
The ASI has 3,692 centrally-protected monuments under it and the fee for filming at the these locations is Rs 50,000 per day per site, which is non-refundable, and Rs 10,000 as security deposit, which is refundable.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo. Representative image)
Published on Dec 25, 2020 12:00 AM IST
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Remembering Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 96th birth anniversary

In 2015, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was bestowed with India’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first BJP leader to successfully complete a five-year term as the country’s prime minister.(PTI)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first BJP leader to successfully complete a five-year term as the country’s prime minister.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 05:48 AM IST
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 96th birth anniversary: Iconic poems penned by late former prime minister

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart, who passed away in August 2018, was a skilled orator and poet.
Lucknow, India – December 24, 2020: A physically impaired student from Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University works on a painting of Atal Bihari Vajpayee during a three-day programme on Vajpayee’s 97th birth anniversary, at Sangeet Natak Academy in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on Thursday December 24, 2020. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Lucknow, India – December 24, 2020: A physically impaired student from Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University works on a painting of Atal Bihari Vajpayee during a three-day programme on Vajpayee’s 97th birth anniversary, at Sangeet Natak Academy in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on Thursday December 24, 2020. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 09:47 PM IST
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PM Modi to address farmers, release Rs 18,000 crore under PM-Kisan scheme on Friday

Many Union ministers, MPs, MLAs and BJP office bearers are expected to be present in various parts of the country to listen to the Prime Minister’s address with the people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the centenary celebrations of Visva Bharati University, in West Bengal’s Shantiniketan on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the centenary celebrations of Visva Bharati University, in West Bengal’s Shantiniketan on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 10:44 PM IST
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The world of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The former PM was committed to Hindu traditions, opposed caste, sought economic freedom and was prescient about China
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a complex political figure — but there is little doubt that his complex worldview, which defies easy categorisations, helped shape the India of today.(File photo)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a complex political figure — but there is little doubt that his complex worldview, which defies easy categorisations, helped shape the India of today.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 06:02 AM IST
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BJP may hold events for farmers across the country on Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary

Special leaflets prepared for awareness about the government’s “pro-farmer initiatives” will also be distributed
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(PTI File)
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(PTI File)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 11:11 AM IST
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