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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

10th Prime Minister of India

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: 10th Prime Minister of India
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was an Indian statesman who served three terms as the Prime Minister of India, first for a term of 13 days in 1996, then for a period of 13 months from 1998 to 1999, followed by a full term from 1999 to 2004. A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was the first Indian prime minister not of the Indian National Congress to serve a full term in office. He was also noted as a poet and a writer.

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PM Modi to inaugurate strategic Atal Tunnel tomorrow: All you need to know [Video]

PM Modi to inaugurate strategic Atal Tunnel tomorrow: All you need to know

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed preparedness at the Atal Tunnel which is scheduled to be inaugurated on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the tunnel in Rohtang. PM Modi..

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PM Modi likely to inaugurate Atal Tunnel in Manali on Oct 03: CM Jairam Thakur [Video]

PM Modi likely to inaugurate Atal Tunnel in Manali on Oct 03: CM Jairam Thakur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate Atal Tunnel on 3rd October. While talking to media persons in Shimla, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jairam Thakur said, "Prime Minister is..

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Atal tunnel in Himalayas ready for formal opening [Video]

Atal tunnel in Himalayas ready for formal opening

Atal tunnel in Himalayas is ready to open soon. "With this tunnel 46 kilometer is reduced and the saving of time is four hours. Lahaul and Spiti is getting all weather connectivity," said Colonel..

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NDA ex-minister Dilip Ray gets 3-years jail term for coal scam

The ex-junior coal minister in the Vajpayee government had been convicted of criminal conspiracy, cheating, corruption and breach of trust on October 6 along with two former coal ministry officials —..
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Rohtang tunnel stone laid by Sonia Gandhi removed before opening by PM Modi: Congress

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, after whom the tunnel has been named, had announced the project during a public meeting at Lahaul-Spiti's Keylong in June, 2000. He had laid the foundation..
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Coal scam: Court convicts ex-Minister Dilip Ray, others

Special Judge Bharat Parashar convicted former union minister Dilip Ray, former minister of state (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, for criminal conspiracy and other offences. The court..
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Jaswant Singh had a sense of India’s grandeur and destiny

With the passing of Jaswant Singh, one more light has been switched off at the Camelot that revolutionised India’s engagement with the world at the turn of the millennium. The reference is to the..
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Jaswant Singh, top minister of Atal-era BJP, dies at 82

Former Union minister and BJP veteran Jaswant Singh, who held key portfolios in the Vajpayee government, passed away after a long illness which rendered him comatose, leaving behind a varied, eventful..
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Jaswant, an upright politician and trusted associate of Vajpayee

An army officer-turned-politician, Jaswant Singh, a founding member of the BJP, was a trusted associate of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and established a reputation of being his own man with moderate political..
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Outstanding parliamentarian, great administrator & patriot: L K Advani on Jaswant Singh

In a statement, Advani said as a member of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government, Singh singularly and deftly handled the three most important portfolios of external affairs, defence and finance.
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Jaswant Singh: An astute politician and Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 'Man Friday'

Jaswant Singh was admitted on 25 June and was being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome. He had a cardiac arrest this morning.
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Jaswant Singh: A soft-spoken former Army officer, astute politician

Even though he was from an Army background, he not only handled the porfolios of defence, but also finance and external affairs in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee governments. He was one of the key Ministers..
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PM Modi, Rajnath condole demise of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh

The Prime Minister remembered the role played by Singh, which included his stints as the External Affairs and Finance Minister during the tenure of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee led..
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Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh passes away

Former Union minister Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday morning. He was 82. Jaswant Singh was a retired officer of the Indian Army and was one of the founding members of the Bhartiya Janata Party. He..
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Statue of Unity's sculptor to work on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's statue in Shimla

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday decided to hire the sculptor behind the Statue of Unity for installing the statue of BJP stalwart and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the historic..
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'For development, peace is essential': 9 most striking quotes by Atal Bihari Vajpayee

As today marks the second death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to him for his outstanding service and efforts towards the country...
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Atalji remembered for liberal thinking, democratic ideals: President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday unveiled a portrait of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) headquarters at Azad Bhavan, ITO in New Delhi..
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President Kovind unveils portrait of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at ICCR headquarters

The President called Vajypayee a great hero who added many glorious chapters in the politics of India.
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PM Modi pays tributes to former PM Vajpayee on second death anniversary

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among several dignitaries who paid tributes to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his second death..
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PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh remember Atal Bihari Vajpayee on second death anniversary

Born on December 25, 1924, in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior, Vajpayee was the first-ever person from the BJP to become the Prime Minister.
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Modi goes past Vajpayee, is longest serving non-Cong PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the longest serving PM of non-Congress political stock, surpassing the 2,268 days that his BJP senior Atal Bihari Vajpayee had clocked in his three terms..
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Modi surpasses Vajpayee to become India's longest-serving PM from non-Congress party

Narendra Modi took oath as the 14th Prime Minister of the country on May 26, 2014. He started his second term on May 30, 2019 after the BJP scored a thumping victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
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Prakash Javadekar, artistes laud Sushma Swaraj's contribution as I&B minister

The BJP lost prominent leaders last year like former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Ananth Kumar, he said at the webinar titled 'Sushmanjali', organised by Nation First..
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20 years on, Jaya Jaitly, retired General get 4 years jail for graft

Gopal Pacherwal, a political colleague of Jaya Jaitly, was also given a four-year jail term in what is known as the Tehelka sting case of 2001, which forced Fernandes to quit as defence minister and..
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'Even leaders like Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee lost': Sharad Pawar takes a dig at BJP

The piece, published in 'Saamana' today, was the first of a three-part interview series with the veteran politicians.
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Let new generations draw right lessons from Emergency: Ravi Shankar Prasad

He recalled that after the Emergency was imposed by then prime minister Indira Gandhi, major opposition leaders including Jai Prakash Narayan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L K Advani, Chandrashekhar, along..
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Desecration of Gandhi statue 'crime against humanity': Indian Ambassador to US

"Gandhi's statue is an iconic monument here. This is a federal piece of land, and this particular Park is controlled by the National Park Police. This was in fact, inaugurated in September 2000 by the..
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Gandhi Nagar Result 2020: BJP's Anil Bajpai, who won 2015 election on AAP ticket, wins by 6079 votes

While Lovely was vying to win back the seat he lost five years ago, Vajpayee was trying to retain the seat on a different party platform.
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Gandhi Nagar Assembly Constituency: List of candidates for 2020 Delhi polls, past results, all updates

While Lovely is vying to win back his seat he lost five years ago, Vajpayee is trying to retain the seat on a different party platform.
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Akali Dal opposes all-India NRC, seeks better NDA coordination

BJP's oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday opposed the roll out of the National Register of Citizens across the country, claiming the proposed exercise has created insecurity among Muslims...
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West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hurt as state government stays away from unveiling of Vajpayee's portrait

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday said he is "hurt" as no senior state government representative attended the unveiling of a portrait of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on..
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Atal Jal Yojana: Strategic tunnel to change fortunes of region and help promote tourism, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the Centre’s ambitious groundwater conservation scheme - called Atal Bhujal Yojana (Atal Jal) - and named the strategic tunnel under Rohtang Pass as..
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PM launches Atal Jal Yojana, urges farmers to grow low water-intensive crops

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the Centre’s ambitious groundwater conservation scheme - called Atal Bhujal Yojana (Atal Jal) - and named the strategic tunnel under Rohtang Pass as..
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PM Modi unveils statue of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Lucknow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled a statue of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Lok Bhawan in Lucknow. He also laid the foundation stone for the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical..
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PM Modi unveils Ex-PM Vajpayee's statue, launches Atal Bhujal Yojna scheme

Today is the 95th birth anniversary of former prime minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
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Strategic tunnel under Rohtang Pass named after Vajpayee


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New India should come forward to tackle water issues: PM Modi

"New India should come to work together to deal with every situation of the water crisis. For this, we are working together on five levels," he said after inaugurating the Atal Bhujal Yojana here to..
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PM Modi launches Atal Bhujal Scheme for better management of groundwater

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the Atal Bhujal Scheme for better management of groundwater, stressing on the need to use technology which helps prevent wastage of water in various..
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President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes to Ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on birth anniversary

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Vajpayee govt created Jharkhand; Modi developed state, wiped out Naxalism: Amit Shah

Addressing a poll meeting here, he said it was the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led BJP government that created Jharkhand, and the Narendra Modi dispensation worked for its development after burying Naxalism..
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Amit Shah kicks off Jharkhand poll campaign, promises development

He lauded the Raghubar Das government for "freeing" the state of the Naxal menace in the last five years. "Atal ji (Atal Bihari Vajpayee) created Jharkhand and Narendra Modi will embellish and spruce..
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If Congress supports Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, they should do it for 5 years, says Deve Gowda

"Bal Thackeray gave place to the BJP in Maharashtra, LK Advani and former PM Vajpayee went to Balasaheb's residence and requested him for seats in the state. Today the BJP overrode that and that is why..
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PM Modi gets nostalgic during 20th India-Russia summit

"Memories and moments, from 2001 and 2019! While participating in the 20th India-Russia Summit today, my mind also went back to the India-Russia Summit of November 2001 when Atal Ji was PM. That time,..
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Amit Shah shifts to late Prime Minister Vajpayee's residence

Amit Shah was earlier staying at 11, Akbar Road residence. The home minister was allotted Vajpayee's bungalow after the BJP stormed back into power for a second successive time in the Lok Sabha..
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Lucknow's iconic Hazratganj Chauraha becomes Atal Chowk

One of the founder members of BJP, Vajpayee died last year on August 16 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after a prolonged illness
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Digvijaya differs with Chidambaram, says Kashmir not Hindu-Muslim issue

“Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee had said that the path for resolving Kashmir issue would come from jambooriat, Kashmiriyat and insaniyat (democracy, Kashmiri culture and humanity)...
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Sharad Pawar shares stage with Devendra Fadnavis, praises his speeches

The occasion was release of "Vidhan Gatha", a book penned by Congress leader Harshvardhan Patil on his experiences as the state parliamentary affairs minister in the previous Congress-NCP regime. "I..
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Pranab Mukherjee releases Yashwant Sinha's autobiography

Yashwant Sinha also served as finance minister from March 1998 to July 2002 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
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