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“Today is a day to rededicate ourselves towards fulfilling their vision for our nation,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Jayaprakash Narayan and Nanaji Deshmukh’s birth anniversary.(PTI photo)

‘Work to fulfil their vision’: PM Modi tweets on JP, Nanaji Deshmukh’s birth anniversary

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 09:48 AM IST
For Jayaprakash Narayan, nothing mattered more than people’s welfare and national interest as he fought valiantly for the country’s freedom, PM Modi said.
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As the wave of obituaries and condolence messages from across the political spectrum indicates, he spoke for the marginalised — and within his limited power, often pushed for changes in laws and policies and sought to deliver benefits to his social group(Pradeep Singh/ HT Archive)
As the wave of obituaries and condolence messages from across the political spectrum indicates, he spoke for the marginalised — and within his limited power, often pushed for changes in laws and policies and sought to deliver benefits to his social group(Pradeep Singh/ HT Archive)

Farewell, Ram Vilas Paswan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 06:10 AM IST
The dichotomy between the politics of power and justice defined his political life
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President of India Ram Nath Kovind is congratulated by Union ministers Ram Vilas Paswan on being elected as the 14th President of India, in New Delhi.(PTI)
President of India Ram Nath Kovind is congratulated by Union ministers Ram Vilas Paswan on being elected as the 14th President of India, in New Delhi.(PTI)

‘Strove for welfare of the masses’: President Kovind remembers Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 10:33 PM IST
The President also said that Paswan was among the most active and longest-serving members of Parliament.
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Schoolchildren pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, Chennai, October 2, 2019(PTI)
Schoolchildren pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, Chennai, October 2, 2019(PTI)

What religion meant to the Mahatma

By Rajmohan Gandhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2019 05:55 PM IST
For him, religion was not nationality. All citizens, irrespective of their beliefs, had a right to India
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The water level of Ganga river reaches at the warning point in Kanpur on Friday.(ANI photo)
The water level of Ganga river reaches at the warning point in Kanpur on Friday.(ANI photo)

Ganga overtops red mark in Patna, low-lying areas face submergence

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 08:35 PM IST
Fresh threat of flooding has come to haunt Bihar again with river Ganga rising menacingly at various places across the state—from Buxar to Bhagalpur.
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Unlike Pakistan, independent India rejected the two-nation theory and, thus, ‘cultural homogeneity’(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Unlike Pakistan, independent India rejected the two-nation theory and, thus, ‘cultural homogeneity’(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Our freedom fighters did not fight for a parochial view of nationalism

By Prabhash Ranjan
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 07:51 PM IST
They chose civic nationalism as against ethnic and belligerent nationalism. Indians must strive to protect it
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Then Union minister Sushma Swaraj with former Delhi CM Sheila Dixit during an event on March 5, 2016.(Sonu Mehta/ht archive)
Then Union minister Sushma Swaraj with former Delhi CM Sheila Dixit during an event on March 5, 2016.(Sonu Mehta/ht archive)

Sushma Swaraj’s politics was of grace and gumption

By Vinod Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 12:14 AM IST
Sushma Swaraj battled the Congress tooth and nail in Parliament and on the streets. But her equation with its leaders was a study in conviviality.
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The Centre-state pattern in the political landscape is hard to miss. The numerically formidable BJP-ruled Delhi is balanced by strongly mandated non-BJP regimes in Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Chattisgarh.(HT Photo)
The Centre-state pattern in the political landscape is hard to miss. The numerically formidable BJP-ruled Delhi is balanced by strongly mandated non-BJP regimes in Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Chattisgarh.(HT Photo)

The challenges Congress faces in its future without a Gandhi at the helm

By Vinod Sharma | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 08:33 AM IST
The leaders crowding the anti-BJP space lack the conviction or the political heft to fight the saffron surge. The communists, the socialists, the syndicate which fought Indira Gandhi, have passed into history or are in disarray.
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VV Lakshminarayana made it to the headlines while investigating several high profile cases, including the infamous Satyam Computers accounting fraud involving its chairman B Ramalinga Raju, Obulapuram iron ore mining scam involving former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy.(AP FILE PHOTO)
VV Lakshminarayana made it to the headlines while investigating several high profile cases, including the infamous Satyam Computers accounting fraud involving its chairman B Ramalinga Raju, Obulapuram iron ore mining scam involving former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy.(AP FILE PHOTO)

Former CBI official, who probed Satyam, Jaganmohan Reddy, joins politics in Andhra Pradesh

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2018 05:19 PM IST
The 53-year old Andhra IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre joined Lok Satta, a political party founded by retired IAS officer and former legislator Dr Jayaprakash Narayan.
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Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha speaks at an event in Patna on Saturday.(AP Dube/HT Photo)
Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha speaks at an event in Patna on Saturday.(AP Dube/HT Photo)

Yashwant Sinha severs ties with BJP, says Indian democracy is in danger

By Anil Kumar | Patna, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 11:51 PM IST
Yashwant Sinha said he is not an aspirant for any top post but will work towards “saving democracy in the country”.
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Justice Rajinder Sachar is swearing by Lt Governor MMK Wali as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court -(HT File Photo)
Justice Rajinder Sachar is swearing by Lt Governor MMK Wali as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court -(HT File Photo)

Justice Rajinder Sachar: A prominent champion of minorities and human rights

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 11:38 PM IST
The Sachar Report provi-ded exhaustive evidence on Muslim socio-economic conditions: although rural Muslims were less poor than tho- se in urban areas, their poverty rate of 38% in the countryside was even higher than that of the Scheduled Castes.
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