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One of Mother India's finest servants
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One of Mother India's finest servants

Naresh Chandra was most certainly among the greatest patriots two generations of Indian strategists have seen, through the tenure of nine PMs, says Shekhar Gupta. The description we use most lazily -- and safely -- in a tribute to a prominent public figure on his passing away is 'patriot'. Lazy, because any fellow Indian must be presumed to be a patriot. And safe, because nobody is likely to question you. We are too polite to speak ill of the dead. The equation changes when the person is ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago
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Uproar in RS over SP leader linking alcohol to Hindu gods

A derogatory remark by senior Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday linking names of Hindu gods with alcohol sparked an uproar forcing two adjournments and triggering demands for his apology. The remark by Agrawal was expunged by the chair even as it came for a strong condemnation from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party members. The BJP members demanded an apology, saying the comment had hurt religious feelings of a majority of ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Uproar in Rajya Sabha after SP MP's comment on god and alcohol  Deccan Herald1 month ago Uproar in RS after SP member makes controversial comment against Hindu Gods  Deccan Herald1 month ago
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He strode officialdom like a Colossus

Naresh Chandra -- distinguished civil servant and diplomat -- passed into the ages on Sunday, July 9.Ambassador T P Sreenivasan salutes a patriot like none other. IMAGE: Naresh Chandra, presents his credentials as India's ambassador to the US, to then US President Bill Clinton, April 30, 1996.   What Cassius said about Julius Caesar, 'Why man, he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus' is true of Ambassador Naresh Chandra, who passed away on July 9, 2017, literally and ...
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Vice President Ansari accorded warm farewell as RS chairman

IMAGE: Outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari being presented a scroll by RS Dy Chairman P J Kurien as Vice President-designate M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan look on, during his farewell function at GMC Balayogi Auditorium at Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. All Photographs: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo On his last day as Rajya Sabha Chairman, Hamid Ansari was on Thursday accorded a warm farewell by leaders from across the political spectrum, ...
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Yechury gets emotional farewell in RS

A teary-eyed Ramgopal Yadav of Samajwadi Party choking for words, Congress Ghulam Nabi Azad wondering why cannot CPI(M) changes its rules, DMKs Tiruchi Siva who cannot see anyone else in seat No 126 and Akali Dals Naresh Gujaral wondering about the Left ...
 Deccan Herald1 week ago
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Yechury warns against creation of 'Hindu Pakistan'

New Delhi: Highlighting the dangers of communalism, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury today warned against creating a "Hindu Pakistan" out of India. He was speaking in the Rajya Sabha while participating in a special discussion to commemorate the 75th anniversary ...
 Mathrubhumi1 week ago 'Hindu Pakistan' shouldn't be created in India: Sitaram Yechury  DNA1 week ago
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Killings in name of cow unacceptable: Centre

Facing attacks over lynching incidents, the Centre on Thursday asserted that killings in the name of cow ‘sentiments’ was unacceptable and said the state governments should take stern action against those indulging in such violence. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was replying to a debate on lynchings in the Rajya Sabha on behalf of ailing Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, made it clear that the central government could not be blamed for violence by ‘some ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Oppn targets govt over lynchings; Cong attacks PM

The Opposition today targeted the government over the lynchings, with the Congress accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "creating such an environment" and indulging in "double speak" on the issue. Congress leader Kapil Sibal, while speaking in the Rajya ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago

'Ease tensions with China diplomatically'

Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley assured Opposition leaders on Saturday that the government would use diplomatic channels to defuse tension with China. The two ministers met leaders of the second set of political parties, including former prime ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago Swaraj assures use of diplomatic channels to defuse Indo-China Tensions  Deccan Herald1 month ago
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