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Compliments, Concessions And Contradictions: HD Deve Gowda Remembers AB Vajpayee

HD Deve Gowda remembered AB Vajpapayee, with whom he differed on many issues, with fondness and recalls a time when Vajpayee offered support to Gowda when the latter was heading a coalition government at the centre.

18 December 2021

When George Fernandes Refused To Attend Office For 3 Days After Being Named Railway Minister

Fernandes died Tuesday at the age of 88 in Delhi. He was suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years and had recently contracted swine flu.


VIDEO: Nitish Kumar Breaks Down While Remembering George Fernandes

A visibly emotional Kumar said, "His leadership and guidance gave us opportunities to learn a lot. His guidance is crucial for all of us."


R-Day: Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, George Fernandes Awarded Padma Vibhushan Posthumously

Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Industrialist Anand Mahindra among those awarded Padma Bhushan.

25 January 2020

Fearless Leader, Did Politics For People: Jaya Jaitly On George Fernandes

Fernandes, a lifelong socialist despite his political adventurism that included Cabinet posts in two ideological opposite governments where he ousted Coca-Cola in 1977 and oversaw the Kargil war in 1999, died Tuesday


Nitish And BJP Owe A Lot To George Fernandes For Making NDA Such A Formidable Force In Bihar

Former Defence Minister George Fernandes, long-time socialist and a trade unionist, who fought the Congress all his life died on Tuesday after prolonged illness. He was 88.

29 January 2019

How Arun Jaitley Played A Key Role In Making Nitish Kumar The Bihar CM

Nitish Kumar owes a lot to Arun Jaitley because it was the departed BJP leader who had played a crucial role in making him the Chief minister of Bihar.

24 August 2019

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Trade Unionist And Socialist, George Fernandes Rose Above Identity Divide To Leave Indelible Mark On Politics

George Fernandes belonged to a rare bunch of political leaders who rose above caste, religious and regional identities to leave an indelible mark on Indian politics.

29 January 2019

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29 January 2019
'If There Is A Rebirth, I Would Like To Be Reborn As A Vietnamese', George Fernandes Once Said

'If There Is A Rebirth, I Would Like To Be Reborn As A Vietnamese', George Fernandes Once Said

Fernandes had described the Vietnamese as "a disciplined, committed and determined lot".


29 January 2019
Leaders Pay Tribute To George Fernandes, Last Rites To Be Held Tomorrow

Leaders Pay Tribute To George Fernandes, Last Rites To Be Held Tomorrow

Leaders of India on Tuesday condoled the demise of former union minister and socialist leader George Fernandes.


29 January 2019
A Visionary Minister Who Made India Safe And Strong: PM Modi On George Fernandes Demise

A Visionary Minister Who Made India Safe And Strong: PM Modi On George Fernandes Demise

In a series of tweets, he said, "George Sahab" represented the best of India's political leadership.


29 January 2019
Former Defence Minister George Fernandes Dies At 88

Former Defence Minister George Fernandes Dies At 88

George Fernandes was the founder of the Samata Party and rose to fame as an anti-Emergency crusader and civil rights activists.


03 February 2022
The Azadi Kashmiris Want

The Azadi Kashmiris Want

Understanding why only certain leaders are respected in the Valley — and why Rahul Gandhi's open and unconditional support to Omar Abdullah will prove...


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03 February 2022
 'Our Friend George'

'Our Friend George'

Statement by longtime friends and wellwishers of the ailing member of Parliament


03 February 2022
'I Visited Kargil 38 Times'

'I Visited Kargil 38 Times'

The Defence Minister ducks questions about the mobilisation cost and talks on the allegations of human rights violations in J&K, NDA's election prospects,...


03 February 2022
'Only Where And When To Attack Has To Be Decided'

'Only Where And When To Attack Has To Be Decided'

In an interview with Outlook Saptahik , the defence minister spoke freely on the post-Iraq scenario vis a vis Pakistan and said, 'it is not as if we have to...


03 February 2022
'I Went Through  Deep Anguish'

'I Went Through Deep Anguish'

George Fernandes, Defence Minister, says that the explosions were mainly a deterrent and that there will not be any more tests and that India would adhere to a...


03 February 2022
'There Is A World Of Difference Between The Views Of The Indian And US Governmet

'There Is A World Of Difference Between The Views Of The Indian And US Governmet

Full text of the Interview on CNN LIVE TODAY Aired January 18, 2002


03 February 2022
'There Is Nothing That We Can Do. It Is For Pakistan To Act'

'There Is Nothing That We Can Do. It Is For Pakistan To Act'

Full text of the interview on CNN's Q&A, January 18, 2002


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03 February 2022
'India And Pakistan Have To Make The Decisions, Not The US'

'India And Pakistan Have To Make The Decisions, Not The US'

Full Text of the Joint Press Conference held by Indian Minister of Defence George Fernandes and U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Jan 17, Washington.


03 February 2022
'We Will Be Pursuing Terrorists' Networks Wherever We Find Them'

'We Will Be Pursuing Terrorists' Networks Wherever We Find Them'

Full text: US Defence Secretary Rumsfeld with Defence Minister George Fernandes


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