BJP was 'distrustful' of Mufti in 2002: Dulat

BJP and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's PDP may be partners in the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, but during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure as Prime Minister the saffron party was "distrustful" of Mufti, according to former RAW Chief A S Dulat.

Dulat's claim of "goof up" by Vajpayee govt in Kandahar fuels controversy

Former RAW chief AS Dulat's claim of a "goof up" in Kandahar hijack response by the Vajpayee government in 1999 triggered a controversy on Friday with BJP outrightly rejecting it while Congress alleged that its "soft" approach laid the "foundation of terrorism".

Vajpayee govt consulted every party on IC-814 hijacking, says BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said that the NDA government under former prime minister Atal bihari Vajpayee had consulted every political party before taking a decision on how to proceed when the Air India Flight IC-814 was hijacked.

Congress demands apology from PM Narendra Modi over Gujarat riots

Congress on Friday raked up the post- Godhra riots issue against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, latching onto the claims by former RAW chief AS Dulat to demand that Modi apologise for the communal violence in 2002 when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Did Vajpayee govt pay ransom for passengers of IC-814, asks Congress

The Congress party on Friday questioned whether the NDA government under former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had paid a ransom to the Taliban for the release of the passengers on Indian Airlines Flight 814, which had been hijacked and flown to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Vajpayee called Gujarat riots a "mistake": Ex-RAW chief Dulat

 Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had expressed his discontent over the 2002 Gujarat riots and called it "our mistake", according to former RAW Chief AS Dulat.

Omar Abdullah attacks Sajad Lone for supporting RSS
Omar Abdullah attacks Sajad Lone for supporting RSS

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday attacked Sajad Gani Lone after the separatist-turned-minister in PDP-BJP government stated that he was close to BJP since the times of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

I am opposed to 'one-man shows' in political parties: LK Advani

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani, who created a flutter yesterday with his apprehensions of Emergency again in India, on Friday clarified that it was not aimed at any individual but said he was against "one-man shows" in political parties and asked leaders to be modest like Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

PM Modi meets Vajpayee to hand over 'Bangladesh Liberation War Honour' award
PM Modi meets Vajpayee to hand over 'Bangladesh Liberation War Honour' award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Thursday to hand over the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour.

Modi in Dhaka: Bangladesh confers Award of Liberation War Honour on Vajpayee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday received on behalf of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bangladesh's prestigious Liberation War Honour for his "active role" in the country's freedom struggle, saying the BJP veteran was an "inspiration" to him and other political workers.

PM Modi receives Award of Liberation War Honour on behalf of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday received the Award of Liberation War Honour on behalf of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his "active role" in the country's independence struggle.

PM Modi visits new chancery complex in Dhaka
PM Modi visits new chancery complex in Dhaka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the new chancery complex of the High Commission of India in Dhaka.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be honoured by Bangladesh

Bangladesh is set to honour former premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his outstanding support for the country's independence from Pakistan in 1971 when he was a Lok Sabha member.

Congress backs Prez, says 'Bofors was mind-numbing exercise'

 Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday backed President Pranab Mukherjee's observation on the Bofors scandal and alleged that many people in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attempted to build their political career following this case.

Sushma Swaraj: From fierce tigress to a quiet achiever

The ‘Sushmaism’ from the political hullabaloo is being missed by many these days. Mainly those who have in the past seen 'fiery' Sushma Swaraj taking on opponents with her powerful oratory.

Pak Army 'caught India by throat' during Kargil war: Musharraf

Recalling the Kargil conflict of 1999 between India and Pakistan, former military strongman Pervez Musharraf on Sunday said New Delhi would never be able to forget the three-month-long battle when his armed forces "grabbed India by the throat".

On Pokhran N-test anniversary, PM Modi hails Vajpayee's courage

On the 17th anniversary of Pokhran nuclear tests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the country's scientists as well as "tremendous courage" of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying it demonstrated the importance of a strong leadership.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee conferred D Litt by MP Bhoj Open University

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Wednesday conferred with honorary Doctor of Letters (D Litt) degree by Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University here.

Varsity in MP to confer DLitt on Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Bharat Ratna and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be conferred a honorary D Litt degree by Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University for his contribution in the fields of politics, education, literature and social life among others.

Asaduddin Owaisi questions Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, BJP hits back at AIMIM chief
Asaduddin Owaisi questions Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, BJP hits back at AIMIM chief

In a statement which could generate controversy, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has questioned the conferring of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, to former PM and one of BJP's tallest leaders, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.