Never sought debate on 'secular', 'socialist' words: Prasad

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday denied in Lok Sabha that he had ever sought a debate on the words 'secular' and 'socialist' in the Constitution's preamble, an issue which had triggered a controversy.

Nehru's 'Mann ki Baat'

Letters for a Nation: From Jawaharlal Nehru to His Chief Ministers (1947-1963); Author: Edited by Madhav Khosla; Publisher: Allen Lane/Penguin Books; Pages: 334; Price: Rs.599

TMC attacks govt for ignoring Nehru, Gandhi in President's address

Trinamool Congress Tuesday attacked the government for ignoring the name of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru from the President's address to Parliament and said naming of schemes after BJP leaders who do not enjoy national stature was inappropriate.

Haryana Minister in dock over 'objectionable' remarks on Nehru

Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma has landed himself in a soup for allegedly using objectionable language while referring to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Amarinder Singh for declassifying 1962 India-China war report

 Notwithstanding the fact that it apparently indicts late prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru for India's military defeat in the 1962 war with China, Congress MP and former army captain Amarinder Singh has called for the release of the Henderson-Brooks report.

Government names Planning Commission as 'NITI Aayog'

Following up on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day announcement that the Planning Commission would be replaced, the government, Thursday, renamed the plan panel as 'NITI Aayog'.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chair Planning Commission's new avatar 'NITI Aayog'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chair Planning Commission's new avatar 'NITI Aayog'

Following up on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day announcement, the government, Thursday, replaced, the Planning Commission with a new institution named NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).

Nehru and Bose: Tension-fraught and passing friendship

Subhash Chandra Bose, a revolutionary; Jawaharlal Nehru, the quintessential democrat. Could the twain ever meet? Sadly not says a new book by historian and educationist Rudrangshu Mukherjee on the parallel lives of two stalwarts of India's freedom movement.

Top Congress leaders upset over not being invited to conference on Nehru: Reports
Top Congress leaders upset over not being invited to conference on Nehru: Reports

The Congress party, after suffering a rout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, was appeared to be in disarray.

Govt refutes Congress allegations over Nehru anniversary event

The government on Wednesday rejected as "completely baseless and misleading" the allegations made by senior Congress leader Anand Sharma that the party was denied permission for an event at Vigyan Bhavan on Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary (November 14) though it was "not in use".

Secular ideals of Indira Gandhi more relevant today: TMC

Days after party supremo Mamata Banerjee hailed Jawaharlal Nehru's ideals of secularism, TMC leaders on Wednesday lauded Indira Gandhi's nationalist ideology and said her secular ideals are more relevant now.

How can Modi’s 'Clean India Mission' spread ‘poison of hatred’?

This year on Children’s Day, Narendra Modi-led NDA government had come up with a unique idea of ‘Bal Swachhata Abhiyan’ which was jointly carried out by the education and health departments from November 14 to19 in various schools.

Nehru's world view relevant across the globe: Manmohan Singh

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said Jawaharlal Nehru's world view is relevant in every corner of the globe.

Nehru was not enthusiastic about struggle against Communist ministry in Kerala: Iyer

India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appeared to have reservations about the Congress support to the 'liberation struggle' against Kerala's first Communist ministry led by EMS Namboodiripad, which was dismissed in 1959 within two years of coming to power.

Some trying to remove Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy from India: Rahul Gandhi
Some trying to remove Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy from India: Rahul Gandhi

On the second and last day of Nehru International Conference, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said efforts were on to remove Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy from the country and there was a need to thwart such attempts urgently.

NDA Govt has no understanding of Nehru's values: Aiyar

As the battle between Congress and BJP over Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy continues, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday hit out at the NDA Government saying it has no understanding of Nehru's values.

Nehru messed up Kashmir issue: Subramanian Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Monday accused India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru of being "short-sighted" and "contributing immensely" to the Kashmir issue.

Antony, Chidambaram, Shinde missing at international Nehru meet

Several senior Congress leaders including A K Antony, P Chidambaram, Sushilkumar Shinde and Kamal Nath were conspicuous by their absence at the International Conference on Jawaharlal Nehru organised here on Monday.

Mamata meets Advani in Delhi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday called on veteran BJP leader LK Advani at his residence here, setting off a buzz in political circles.

Secularism a compelling necessity for India: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Seeking to reassert Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said secularism is a compelling necessity for a country as diverse as India.