New Delhi, Aug 17: Atal Bihari Vajpayee was cremated on Friday with full state honours. Thousands of people including several foreign dignitaries, including political leaders paid tributes to the departed leader, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
New Delhi, Aug 17: Days after P V Narasimha Rao passed away in 2004, Atal Bihari Vajpayee said, ” Rao told me that the bomb was ready, I only exploded it.” Rao’s words were, ” Saamagri tayar hai.”
New Delhi, Aug 17: During his tenure as Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee has faced several challenges and despite his peace moves, it was Pakistan which troubled him the most.
New Delhi, Aug 17: Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last on August 16 at 5.05 pm in New Delhi. As the nation mourns the death of their beloved leader, several officers who have worked with him recall the kind of person he was and how he handled several issues.
New Delhi, Aug 16: The Delhi-Lahore bus on which Atal Bihari Vajpayee travelled was an iconic and historic moment in Indian history. This move was aimed at fostering better ties with Pakistan.
New Delhi, Aug 17: In honour of Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the government has decided to construct a separate samadhi cum memorial on the banks of Yamuna near Rajghat in New Delhi.
New Delhi, Aug 17: The Supreme Court has directed the national crisis management committee and sub-committee constituted by Union Cabinet secretary for Kerala flood crisis to coordinate with the committee on Mullaperiyar dam to explore possibility of bringing down water level from 141 ft at present to 139 feet.
New Delhi, Aug 16: Senior BJP leader today bid a tearful and emotional farewell to former prime minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
New Delhi, Aug 17: Former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, known to take on BJP leaders sharply in Parliament had however made an exception for Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
New Delhi, Aug 16: It is a well known fact that Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former prime minister of India was a prolific poet apart from being an excellent orator. While he had penned down many poems, the one in 2002 was converted into a song by Ghazal maestro Jagit Singh.