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Once upon a time: When just 40,000 was enough for Atal Bihari Vajpayee to win Lok Sabha polls

Way back then, the political landscape was entirely dominated by the Congress and the rival Bharatiya Jana Sangh was struggling to find space

Atal Bihari Vajpayee addressing a rally at India Gate lawns demanding recognition of Bangladesh and release of Mujibur Rahman in 1971. (HT ARCHIVES)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, Lucknow I

Guest Column| Dr Manmohan Singh: History will be kinder to gentle PM

When historians look back with the benefit of objectivity which only distances in time facilitate, the role played by this gentle and suave leveller, who retired from the Rajya Sabha this week after a 33-year tenure, will receive the attention and the credit that he fully deserves.

Manmohan Singh, 91, served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004-14. A noted economist, academician and bureaucrat, the Congress leader retired from the Rajya Sabha this week after a 33-year tenure. (HT file photo)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 01:59 PM IST
ByHarcharan Bains

Developing Chhattisgarh, doubling GSDP in 5 years

The power of democracy defeated the negative forces and ensured Chhattisgarh’s contribution to the development journey of India.

Chhattisgarh government had promised to distribute a two-year pending bonus for paddy procurement to farmers across the state.. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)(AP)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 10:11 PM IST

With general elections inching closer, political thrillers grip nation’s psyche

Several political thrillers, including Article 370, Emergency, Bastar: The Naxal Files, Section 108, Sabarmati Report, and The Delhi Files will release in 2024.

Yami Gautam and Kangana Ranaut are set to lead upcoming films Article 370 and Emergency respectively.
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 04:46 PM IST
ByMimansa Shekhar

Main Atal Hoon box office collection day 2: Pankaj's film mints nearly 2 crore

Main Atal Hoon box office collection day 2: The film minted over ₹3 crore in India within two days of its release. The film hit theatres on January 19.

Pankaj Tripathi in a still from Main Atal Hoon.
Published on Jan 21, 2024 09:11 AM IST

Main Atal Hoon box office collection day 1: Pankaj Tripathi film opens at 1 cr

Main Atal Hoon is written by Rishi Virmani and Ravi Jadhav. The film hit theatres on January 19.

Pankaj Tripathi in a still from Main Atal Hoon.
Published on Jan 20, 2024 07:20 AM IST

Main Atal Hoon review: Pankaj Tripathi is terrific as Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Main Atal Hoon review: This is an earnest effort to showcase the former prime minister's journey, but it's Pankaj Tripathi's stellar act that takes the cake.

Pankaj Tripathi as Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Main Atal Hoon
Published on Jan 19, 2024 12:37 PM IST

Main Atal Hoon trailer: Pankaj Tripathi film touches upon Pokhran nuclear test

Pankaj Tripathi shows Atal Bihari Vajpayee's unique speech-delivering style and grit and determination in the new Main Atal Hoon trailer.

A still from Main Atal Hoon 2nd trailer.
Published on Jan 16, 2024 05:24 PM IST

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's personality cannot be compared to present-day politicians: Pankaj Tripathi

Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who is upbeat with his forthcoming movie on late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee highlighted his poetic side and said that he cannot be compared with present-day politicians.

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Updated on Jan 16, 2024 09:24 AM IST
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee's personality cannot be compared to present-day politicians: Pankaj Tripathi

Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who is upbeat with his forthcoming movie on the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, highlighted his poetic side and said that he cannot be compared with present-day politicians.

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Updated on Jan 16, 2024 09:18 AM IST
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Atal Setu: All you need to know about India's longest sea bridge

The bridge has shortened the distance between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to just 20 minutes which earlier took 2 hours.

Aerial view of Sewri Nhava Sheva Atal Setu (Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Road) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 11:42 AM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Pankaj Tripathi steps down as EC National Icon over 'Main Atal Hoon'

The Election Commission had roped him as the National Icon in October 2022.

Director Ravi Jadhav with actor Pankaj Tripathi and producers Vinod Bhanushali and Sandeep Singh during a song launch of their upcoming film 'Main Atal Hoon', in Lucknow,(PTI)
Updated on Jan 11, 2024 10:34 PM IST

Remembering Vajpayee, warrior with will to win

We were at the helipad when Pakistan army started shelling Kargil. I told the Prime Minister that the helipad was in the artillery guns trajectory shadow so nothing would happen here. While some people in his party panicked, Vajpayee watched the shelling and kept chatting calmly.

On Christmas, India remembered former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the beginning of his centenary year. (HT File)
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 05:50 AM IST
ByGeneral VP Malik (retd)

Yogi visits Bateshwar, launches projects worth 148 crore

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath lauds ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee for giving a stable govt at Centre

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at an event held at former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s native village Bateshwar. (HT photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2023 07:30 PM IST

Vajpayee's birth anniversary: PM Modi, President Murmu, others pay floral tribute at 'Sadaiv Atal' memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with other BJP leaders, visited the 'Sadaiv Atal' memorial in New Delhi on Monday to offer floral tributes on the 99th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Updated on Dec 25, 2023 10:39 AM IST
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Beyond politics: Lucknow’s Atal connection lives on

Back in 2004, when Vajpayee contested his last election from Lucknow, prominent poets of the country, including Bashir Badr, came to Lucknow to associate with Atal Fan Club and campaign for him.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a Lucknow MP for the five consecutive terms. (File photo)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 09:09 AM IST

Main Atal Hoon trailer: Pankaj transforms into Atal Bihari Vajpayee in biopic

Main Atal Hoon, starring Pankaj Tripathi as the former Indian Prime Minister, has been directed by Ravi Jadhav. The film is written by Ravi Rishi Virmani.

Pankaj Tripathi in a still from Main Atal Hoon trailer.
Published on Dec 20, 2023 08:08 PM IST

Main Atal Hoon Teaser: Pankaj Tripathi as Atal Bihari Vajpayee is inspirational

Main ATAL Hoon stars Pankaj Tripathi as Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It is directed by Ravi Jadhav and will release next year.

Main ATAL Hoon Teaser: Pankaj Tripathi as Atal Bihari Vajpayee in a still.
Published on Dec 19, 2023 05:19 PM IST

PM Modi greets LK Advani on 96th birthday: ‘Beacon of integrity, dedication’

Union home minister Amit Shah also wished Lal Krishna Advani and said he is an eternal source of inspiration for all BJP workers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP veteran LK Advani. (HT file)
Published on Nov 08, 2023 09:21 AM IST

Just Like That | Poet and statesman, unstained by politics

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was, indeed, a statesman who was also a great human being, far above the coarseness of politics.

Atalji’s sense of humour was legendary
Published on Sep 27, 2023 01:11 AM IST

Conceived in 1996, bill comes to life

The 128th Constitution amendment bill to reserve seats for women in Indian legislatures is likely to succeed after several major parties voiced their support.

BJP Mahila Morcha activists celebrate after the introduction of the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament, in Patna.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 08:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

KTR hits out at PM Modi for his comments on Telangana formation

Telangana industries minister KT Rama Rao has criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments on the formation of Telangana. Modi had claimed that the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh to create Telangana had led to bitterness and bloodshed. Rao called Modi's remarks "disparaging" and "ignorant", and defended the celebrations that took place in Telangana after its formation. The Bharatiya Janata Party defended Modi's comments, stating that he was criticizing the handling of the situation by the Congress party rather than opposing Telangana's formation.

KT Rama Rao (File)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Modi cites iconic speeches of Nehru, Vajpayee, says they remain inspiring

Modi said the old Parliament building has witnessed history in the making and that it has the soul of India and democracy in it as he recalled the iconic speeches of Nehru and Vajpayee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 01:13 PM IST
BySaptarshi Das

Not fit for PM to ask ministers to give befitting reply: Karnataka CM on Sanatana Dharma row

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for restraint on the India versus Bharat debate, he reportedly directed ministers to respond strongly to the Sanatana row

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah (ANI)
Updated on Sep 08, 2023 12:54 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Chandrayaan 3: How Vajpayee changed India's lunar mission name from Somayaan

Chandrayaan 3 landing news: India's upcoming lunar mission, got its name from former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee as India's prime minister approved Chandrayaan mission
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 06:01 AM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Tej Pratap Yadav pauses plan to rename Patna park after Bihar BJP’s sharp pitch

The Bihar government postponed the inauguration of a park in Patna after BJP leaders claimed it was already named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Bihar environment, forest and climate change secretary Bandana Preyashi said they have asked Patna Municipal Corporation to confirm if the park was notified as Atal Park (HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 09:21 PM IST

Prez, Modi lead nation in paying tributes on Vajpayee’s death anniv

Tributes pour in for former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his fifth death anniversary, with leaders praising his leadership and contributions.

President Droupadi Murmu pays tribute at Sadaiv Atal, samadhi of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on his death anniversary, in Delhi (ANI)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 12:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Yogi pays tribute to Atal, calls him a ‘towering personality’

The country is benefited by the digital revolution started by him; Today, mobile phones have reached every hand in India - its credit goes to Atalji, says CM

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath pays floral tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his death anniversary, at Lok Bhawan in Lucknow Wednesday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 11:36 PM IST

Amit Shah pays homage to former PM Vajpayee on 5th death anniversary

Earlier today President Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, PM Modi and other leaders paid floral tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Saidav Atal memorial.

Union minister Amit Shah at Saidav Atal Memorial in New Delhi on Wednesday.(X/@AmitShah)
Published on Aug 16, 2023 12:14 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

India greatly benefitted from Atal Bihari Vajpayee's leadership: PM Modi

In tributes to former prime minister, Modi said he played a pivotal role in boosting India’s progress and taking it to 21st century in wide range of sectors.

The first-ever prime minister from the BJP, Vajpayee is credited with popularising the party beyond its base and running a coalition government successfully for six years. (File)
Published on Aug 16, 2023 08:02 AM IST
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