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Jacinda Arden accompanied by her companion had walked into their local cafe for some brunch. However, due to the strict lockdown laws imposed by her own government, the cafe management refused her entry — until a spot cleared(AP)

New Zealand – India: People’s politicians in one, protected politicians in the other

By Ajay Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 05:13 PM IST
Political and social protocols in both countries differ. Here is how
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George made mistakes, but he had both courage and empathy(PTI)
George made mistakes, but he had both courage and empathy(PTI)

Why India today needs a George Fernandes

UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 01:59 PM IST
George made his mistakes — I would never deny that — but there was a lot he said and did that was right. He had the courage to be different and stand by his opinions. We could do with a man like that today
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This is the first time the JD (U) president spoke on the purported turmoil in the NDA that was being fed by a few alliance partner leaders and also by the opposition RJD which extended an invite to Nitish Kumar to re-join the Grand Alliance.(HT image)
This is the first time the JD (U) president spoke on the purported turmoil in the NDA that was being fed by a few alliance partner leaders and also by the opposition RJD which extended an invite to Nitish Kumar to re-join the Grand Alliance.(HT image)

Nitish Kumar denies rumours of rift in alliance, predicts 200 seats for NDA next year

By Anil Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 06:08 PM IST
Trying to instill confidence, he asserted, “All is well. Let me assure you that the NDA is on course to cross the 200 seat mark next year. Only those banking on turmoil in the alliance are again heading for trouble and a shock of their lifetime.”
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As defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman undertook a sortie in Sukhoi-30 MKI in the western sector of Rajasthan on January 17, 2018(File Photo)
As defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman undertook a sortie in Sukhoi-30 MKI in the western sector of Rajasthan on January 17, 2018(File Photo)

George Fernandes to Rajnath Singh, political leaders who flew IAF combat planes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 06:13 AM IST
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday flew the Tejas from the HAL airport in Bengaluru, becoming the first-ever defence minister to have flown an indigineous fighter jet.
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RCP Singh also advised party leaders to speak on the issue with care and seriousness, without crossing the party line. (Photo @RCP_Singh)
RCP Singh also advised party leaders to speak on the issue with care and seriousness, without crossing the party line. (Photo @RCP_Singh)

Back Centre on Article 370, says JD(U) leader. Then explains party’s dilemma

By Vijay Swaroop | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 12:17 PM IST
Singh said the JD(U) had not backed the government in Parliament out of respect for their late leader George Fernandes.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.(Santosh Kumar / HT File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.(Santosh Kumar / HT File)

‘JD(U)’s view on Article 370 won’t have impact on government in Bihar’: KC Tyagi

By Anil Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna, Patna
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2019 02:22 PM IST
Speculation over growing unease in the alliance has been stoked by BJP’s determined bid to push back-to-back legislations on two issues, Triple Talaq and now Article 370, which the Nitish Kumar-led party had described as “contentious”.
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The Malad police on Sunday arrested two people for allegedly impersonating police officers and extorting money from couples visiting local hotels.(File Photo)
The Malad police on Sunday arrested two people for allegedly impersonating police officers and extorting money from couples visiting local hotels.(File Photo)

3 pose as cops to extort money from couples in Mumbai; two held

By Jayprakash S Naidu | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2019 07:24 AM IST
The case came to light after the three accused extorted money from the complainant, a shopkeeper, who had been to a hotel in Malad with his partner on March 24. When the couple left the hotel, the accused stopped them and told them they were police officers.
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Elections Results 2019: Muzaffarpur constituency in Bihar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 05:23 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Muzaffarpur constituency in Bihar
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The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) was set up after the bill to grant it constitutional status secured Parliament’s approval in 2018.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images / Representative Photo)
The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) was set up after the bill to grant it constitutional status secured Parliament’s approval in 2018.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images / Representative Photo)

Bhagwan Lal Sahni, who contested LS polls against George Fernandes, may head NCBC

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 01:10 PM IST
A Nishad community leader, Bhagwan Lal Sahni, had fought against Fernandes on an Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ticket in 2004 and has links with the RSS.
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George Fernandes (June 3, 1930 – January 29, 2019) was one of the most charismatic socialist leaders and his passing away after prolonged illness marks the end of the chapter of socialist politics of non-Congressism.(HT Photo by SN Sinha)
George Fernandes (June 3, 1930 – January 29, 2019) was one of the most charismatic socialist leaders and his passing away after prolonged illness marks the end of the chapter of socialist politics of non-Congressism.(HT Photo by SN Sinha)

George Fernandes: India loses a socialist icon

By Anand Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 11:53 PM IST
George Fernandes (June 3, 1930 – January 29, 2019) was one of the most charismatic socialist leaders and his passing away after prolonged illness marks the end of the chapter of socialist politics of non-Congressism.
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Fernandes’ underground crusade against the Emergency catapulted him among the leading opposition figures.(AP Photo)
Fernandes’ underground crusade against the Emergency catapulted him among the leading opposition figures.(AP Photo)

George Fernandes rose above identity divide to leave an indelible mark on national politics

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 03:58 PM IST
A firebrand trade unionist and socialist, George Fernandes belonged to a rare bunch of political leaders who rose above caste, religious and regional identities to leave an indelible mark on Indian politics.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said the guidance of George Fernandes was crucial for his political learning. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)(HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said the guidance of George Fernandes was crucial for his political learning. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)(HT Photo)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar breaks down while paying tribute to George Fernandes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 02:24 PM IST
George Fernandes and Nitish Kumar were party and cabinet colleagues for several years.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced a question on online game addiction from a parent at his ‘Pariksha pe Charcha’ on Tuesday and his reply had the audience in splits.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced a question on online game addiction from a parent at his ‘Pariksha pe Charcha’ on Tuesday and his reply had the audience in splits.(ANI Photo)

‘PUBG wala hai kya’: When Modi tackled a question on online games at ‘Pariksha pe Charcha’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 02:31 PM IST
PM Modi said technology is a boon and a curse as well and everything depends on how the child is using it.
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In this May 20, 1998 file photo, George Fernandes during a visit to the Shakti 1 test site, where India tested nuclear devices a week earlier, in Pokhran, India.(AP file photo)
In this May 20, 1998 file photo, George Fernandes during a visit to the Shakti 1 test site, where India tested nuclear devices a week earlier, in Pokhran, India.(AP file photo)

Jobless George Fernandes slept on footpaths in his ‘karmabhoomi’ Mumbai

By Indo Asian News Service | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 02:27 PM IST
Like lakhs of hopefuls, George Fernandes had come to Bombay (now, Mumbai) aged barely 19 looking for a job and spent many a nights on the mean streets, fighting roaches and rodents, but never complaining, old-timers reminisced.
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George Fernandes passed away Tuesday after a prolonged illness.(HT file photo)
George Fernandes passed away Tuesday after a prolonged illness.(HT file photo)

Why George Fernandes wanted to be reborn as a Vietnamese

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 12:19 PM IST
“If there is a rebirth, I would like to be reborn as a Vietnamese,” George Fernandes had once said.
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Former defence minister George Fernandes rose to prominence during 1970s as a formidable trade union leader. (Photo by Sunil Saxena)(HT Photo)
Former defence minister George Fernandes rose to prominence during 1970s as a formidable trade union leader. (Photo by Sunil Saxena)(HT Photo)

‘Champion of democracy’: Leaders condole death of George Fernandes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 11:23 AM IST
Former defence minister George Fernandes passed away following prolonged illness in New Delhi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday condoled the demise of former union minister and socialist leader George Fernandes, saying he was frank and fearless and never deviated from his ideology.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday condoled the demise of former union minister and socialist leader George Fernandes, saying he was frank and fearless and never deviated from his ideology.(PTI)

‘He was frank and fearless’: PM Modi condoles demise of George Fernandes

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 10:26 AM IST
88-year-old former defence minister George Fernandes died here after suffering from a prolonged illness.
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Former defence minister George Fernandes died on Tuesday morning in Delhi. He had been ailing for the past few years.(Sunil Saxena/HT Photo)
Former defence minister George Fernandes died on Tuesday morning in Delhi. He had been ailing for the past few years.(Sunil Saxena/HT Photo)

Trade unionist, politician, ex-defence minister Fernandes dies at 88

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 12:00 PM IST
Former defence minister George Fernandes dies at 88.
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The Pakistan Trip: LK Advani, the then BJP president and leader of the opposition, at the Katas Raj temple near Lahore in 2005. Pakistani foreign minister, Khurshid Kasuri, had extended an invitation to Advani to visit his country.(PTI)
The Pakistan Trip: LK Advani, the then BJP president and leader of the opposition, at the Katas Raj temple near Lahore in 2005. Pakistani foreign minister, Khurshid Kasuri, had extended an invitation to Advani to visit his country.(PTI)

How LK Advani’s secret meeting paved way for Agra summit: Excerpt from Karan Thapar’s book

By Karan Thapar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Karan Thapar’s new book reveals how LK Advani’s secret meetings in 2000-2001 with the then Pakistani high commissioner paved the way for the Agra Summit and for the BJP leader’s changed attitude to Pakistan. An exclusive extract
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Inside the Parliament on August 18, 2003.(Arvind Yadav/HT Archive)
Inside the Parliament on August 18, 2003.(Arvind Yadav/HT Archive)

Here is what happened when Congress moved no-confidence motion against Vajpayee-led govt in 2003

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2018 04:58 PM IST
The Congress, with the help of other Opposition parties, decided to bring a no-confidence motion against the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government in August 2003.
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