Jawaharlal Nehru

Shashi Tharoor defends 'chai-wala' remark, says spoke on PM Modi's humble background

Shashi Tharoor defends 'chai-wala' remark, says spoke on PM Modi's humble background

Tharoor triggered a controversy after claiming that it is because of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru that a ‘chai wala’ is the PM today.

Nov 16, 2018, 00:03 AM IST
It's because of Nehru that a 'chaiwala' is Prime Minister of India: Shashi Tharoor

It's because of Nehru that a 'chaiwala' is Prime Minister of India: Shashi Tharoor

Former prime minister Nehru created the institutional structures which enabled any Indian to aspire to reach the highest office, said Shashi Tharoor.

Nov 14, 2018, 06:55 AM IST
Nehru's legacy being undermined by those in power, save the democracy: Sonia Gandhi

Nehru's legacy being undermined by those in power, save the democracy: Sonia Gandhi

Gandhi was speaking at an event to relaunch Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's book 'Nehru: The Invention of India'.

Nov 13, 2018, 23:16 PM IST
Nehru statue removed in Allahabad for Kumbh 'beautification drive', Congress furious

Nehru statue removed in Allahabad for Kumbh 'beautification drive', Congress furious

Congress questioned that if Nehru's statue had to be removed for the beautification work, why has the statue of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay, which is on the same road, not been touched. 

Sep 14, 2018, 09:16 AM IST
Pakistan's new President Arif Alvi son of Jawaharlal Nehru's dentist: PTI website

Pakistan's new President Arif Alvi son of Jawaharlal Nehru's dentist: PTI website

Alvi's family migrated to Pakistan from India after partition.

Sep 05, 2018, 06:29 AM IST
Leave Pandit Nehru's memorial undisturbed: Manmohan Singh urges PM Modi

Leave Pandit Nehru's memorial undisturbed: Manmohan Singh urges PM Modi

Manmohan Singh's letter comes amid reports that the NMML be dedicated in the memory of all former prime ministers. 

Aug 27, 2018, 14:46 PM IST
Dalai Lama sorry for 'Mahatma Gandhi wanted MA Jinnah as PM' remark

Dalai Lama sorry for 'Mahatma Gandhi wanted MA Jinnah as PM' remark

The Dalai Lama had recently said that Mahatma Gandhi wanted MA Jinnah and not Nehru to become the PM of India.

Aug 10, 2018, 13:21 PM IST
India, Pakistan would have remained united if Muhammad Ali Jinnah was made PM: Dalai Lama

India, Pakistan would have remained united if Muhammad Ali Jinnah was made PM: Dalai Lama

Addressing an event at the Goa Institute of Management, the 14th Dalai Lama said that Gandhi was 'very much willing' to give the leadership to Jinnah but Nehru's self-centred attitude resulted in the mistake. 

Aug 08, 2018, 18:34 PM IST
Jawaharlal Nehru’s photo replaced with Vinayak Savarkar in Goa’s Class X textbook: NSUI

Jawaharlal Nehru’s photo replaced with Vinayak Savarkar in Goa’s Class X textbook: NSUI

Earlier on the 68th page of this book, there was a portrait, of the year 1935, in which Nehru was with Mahatma Gandhi and Maulana Azad at the Sevagram Ashram in Maharashtra's Vardha. 

Jul 26, 2018, 17:17 PM IST
Jawaharlal Nehru's constitutional amendment curbing free speech may have been unconstitutional: Arun Jaitley

Jawaharlal Nehru's constitutional amendment curbing free speech may have been unconstitutional: Arun Jaitley

The First Amendment may not stand judicial scrutiny under the 'Basic Structure Doctrine', Jaitley speculated.

Jul 06, 2018, 14:48 PM IST
After vandalism spree, Jawaharlal Nehru statue disrespected in Rajasthan's Bundi

After vandalism spree, Jawaharlal Nehru statue disrespected in Rajasthan's Bundi

Several incidents of statue vandalism of famous personalities, including Mahatma Gandhi, Syama Prasad Mukherjee, E V Ramasamy Periyar and Vladimir Lenin, have been reported from various parts of the country over the last few months.

Jun 23, 2018, 07:24 AM IST

Now that he has charmed RSS at Nagpur, Pranab Mukherjee should visit AMU to discuss Nehru and Jinnah

Here's an interesting take on ex-President Pranab Mukherjee's recent visit to the RSS HQ in Nagpur and the bitter controversies related to Nehru and Jinnah at the AMU.

Jun 14, 2018, 09:50 AM IST
British jailed Gandhi, Nehru in same Indian prisons: PM Modi told Theresa May on Vijay Mallya

British jailed Gandhi, Nehru in same Indian prisons: PM Modi told Theresa May on Vijay Mallya

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya is absconding and currently living in the United Kingdom. His assets in India have been seized by the Indian authorities as he faces money laundering charges to the tune of more than Rs 9000 crores.

May 28, 2018, 18:19 PM IST
Google Search shows Narendra Modi as India's first PM: Here's how Twitter reacted

Google Search shows Narendra Modi as India's first PM: Here's how Twitter reacted

When the issue got highlighted, several Twitter users started posting their reactions along with the screenshots. Some of them were quick to blame Google for the "error", some took it with light humour.

Apr 26, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
November 14 can be Uncle Day, not Children's Day: BJP parliamentarians write to PM Modi

November 14 can be Uncle Day, not Children's Day: BJP parliamentarians write to PM Modi

BJP parliamentarians who have written to PM Modi on the matter have said that Children's Day be moved to another date as it should highlight the need for welfare of kids rather than Jawaharlal Nehru's love for them.

Apr 06, 2018, 11:53 AM IST

Jinnah initially did not want a Pakistan for Muslims: Farooq Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah claimed that Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, did not want to “divide” India and create a separate nation for Muslims. The entire partition took place because top political leaders of the time, including Jawaharlal Nehru, Maulana Azad and Sardar Patel, refused to accept minority status for Muslims and Sikhs in the country.

Mar 04, 2018, 13:52 PM IST
Jinnah initially did not want a Pakistan for Muslims: Farooq Abdullah

Jinnah initially did not want a Pakistan for Muslims: Farooq Abdullah

Abdullah went on to allege that the Indian leaders' refusal to accept minority status for Muslims and Sikhs in the country led to Jinnah's demand for Pakistan 

Mar 04, 2018, 06:47 AM IST
Congress accuses BJP of 'saffronising' education, distorting Indian history

Congress accuses BJP of 'saffronising' education, distorting Indian history

The party tweeted a 48-second video claiming that 'children may not know who built the Taj Mahal or who killed Mahatma Gandhi'

Jan 28, 2018, 07:23 AM IST
Jawaharlal Nehru's alien philosophy of secularism didn't succeed: Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy

Jawaharlal Nehru's alien philosophy of secularism didn't succeed: Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy said Nehru "didn`t realize" India`s plurality.

Dec 22, 2017, 18:45 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi officially announced new Congress president, to take charge on December 16

Rahul Gandhi officially announced new Congress president, to take charge on December 16

Rahul Gandhi will be the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi family, the fifth since Independece, to hold the top post in the Congress.

Dec 11, 2017, 15:34 PM IST

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