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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an Indian statesman, who served as the tenth Prime Minister of India thrice- including brief first term in 1996 and two terms from 1998 to 2004. After a brief stint as Prime Minister in 1996, Vajpayee headed a coalition government from 19 March 1998 until 19 May 2004. A veteran Parliamentarian whose career stretches over four decades, Shri Vajpayee has been elected to the Lok Sabha (House of the People) nine times and to the Rajya Sabha (House of the States) twice, a record by itself. He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from Lucknow until 2009, and has since retired from active politics, possibly due to ill-health. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Lucky Sunday for Ajit Singh
2011-12-18
The RLD chief had joined the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee''s cabinet as Agriculture Minister on the eve of the Monsoon Session of Parliament soon after Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress had parted ways with the NDA. ...
(MSN India)
  1. Ajit Singh: An instinctive deal-maker
  2. RLD leader Ajit Singh sworn-in as Civil Aviation Minister
  3. India Singh Expands Cabinet to Include Ally as Aviation Minister

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Nawaz Sharif condoles Dev Anand''s death
2011-12-05
Sharif recalled that the actor had come to Lahore with then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999. Noting that Dev Anand had studied at the Government College in Lahore, Sharif said this was a factor for their friendship. ...
(MSN India)
  1. Dev Anand, The Star who became the Sun
  2. Dev Anand
  3. Sharif mourns Dev Anand's death: 'I have lost a friend'

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State all set to get first Hindi varsity
2011-12-03
BHOPAL: Inspired by former prime minister's address in Hindi language at the UN general assembly, the State assembly on Friday passed an important bill tagged as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University Bill-2011, clearing way for setting up MP's first ...
(Times of India)
  1. MP assembly passes Hindi University bill
  2. MP to establish a Varsity in Vajpayee's name
  3. BJP to encash on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's image in poll-bound states

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NDA had mooted 100% FDI in retail
2011-11-29
The emerged from a decision of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government to review FDI caps for all sectors. Although the matter did not go beyond the GoM level, the NDA Vision document for the 2004 elections, hosted on the BJP website, had also made a case ...
(Times of India)
  1. Poll compulsion makes BJP voice shriller

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Did Vajpayee government sleep for a year over intelligence alert on Kargil?
2011-11-28
NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had knowledge about infiltration from the neighbouring country in 1998, but his government did not pay attention to intelligence reports on the Pakistan Army's intrusions in Kargil in 1999, ...
(Economic Times)
  1. IB alerted PM on Pak build-up a yr before Kargil

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UPA scandals, scams a national shame – Advani
2011-11-16
Recalling the Atal Bihari Vajpayee led NDA governments ambitious program of interlinking 130 rivers of the country, he said that it was estimated to cost about Rs 10 lakh crore and could easily be met out of the unaccounted money lying deposited in ...
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    Nehru society 'annual' meet held after 9 yrs
    2011-10-28
    The last such meeting took place in 2002 – during the NDA regime, which the then chairman, and PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not able to attend. The meet comes in the backdrop of a tug of war between historians and allegations of mismanagement at the ...
    (Hindustan Times)
    1. Nehru Memorial society meets finally with PM, Sonia in attendance

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    Sushma to meet former BJP MPs in Tihar
    2011-10-25
    Swaraj will be meeting two former BJP MPs Faggan Singh Kulaste, Mahavir Bhagora as well as Sudheendra Kulkarni, media advisor to Atal Bihari Vajpayee when he was the Prime Minister. “Going to meet Faggan Singh Kulaste, Mahavir Bhagora and Sudheendra ...
    (The Asian Age)
    1. Sushma to Meet Former BJP MPs in Tihar
    2. Sushma to meet former BJP MPs in Tihar

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    Jana Sangh old boys to meet Advani
    2011-10-20
    For instance, 95-year-old Ganpatlal Sahu of Gumla, former associate of BJP patriarch Atal Bihari Vajpayee, is expected to arrive. During 1967, Vajpayee, Vijayraje Scindia and others used to stay at his residence during party programmes. ...
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      War of words between Omar and Mehbooba over Sushma remark
      2011-09-20
      Omar Abdullah was minister of state for external affairs in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government when the riots took place. Immediately after Mufti's statement came in a section of media Abdullah tweeted. "Have never denied being a part of the NDA Ms ...
      (Hindustan Times)
      1. Sushma, Omar tweet about Mehbooba's alleged praise for Modi

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      Modi makes a pitch for Delhi
      2011-09-18
      LK Advani in his autobiography 'My Country My Life' famously recounted how the hype around the race between Atal Bihari Vajpayee and him for prime ministership was finally resolved. At the BJP's 'Maha Adhiveshan' in Mumbai in November 1995, ...
      (Zee News)
      1. Modi, Advani can never become PM: Ramvilas
      2. Narendra Modi has failed to follow Rajdharma in Guj: JD(U)

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      2G scam: BJP slams CBI for selectively 'picking evidence'
      2011-09-01
      BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said the party is not opposed to a probe that goes back to the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, but charged the CBI with "picking its evidence". He said the decision to examine the past must go hand in hand with a ...
      (Times of India)
      1. Jaswant falls in 2G net; clean chit to Maran?
      2. Maran may be reinstated as CBI gives clean chit
      3. 2G: CBI gives clean chit to Dayanidhi Maran

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      Change from VIP culture
      2011-08-07
      Similarly, when Murasoli Maran, the DMK minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government, was taken to Texas in November 2002 to be cared for at the Methodist Hospital System, the Indian consulate-general in Houston had a difficult time meeting his ...
      (Calcutta Telegraph)
      1. BJP targets Sonia Gandhi for opting for surgery abroad
      2. Secrecy continues to shroud Sonia's illness
      3. Congress leaders, workers pray for Sonia

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      Himachal seeks enhancement of import duty on apples
      2011-08-03
      Bragta said that the NDA Government had increased the import duty on apples to the level of 50 percent in the year 2000-2001 on personal intervention of the then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on the request of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister ...
      (Newstrack India)
      1. Himachal wants import duty on apples hiked

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      Former telecom secy drags Vajpayee into 2G mess
      2011-08-02
      The name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was today dragged into the 2G Spectrum allocation scam as a former Telecom Secretary during the NDA regime told the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) that the BJP statesman was holding the charge ...
      (Chandigarh Tribune)
      1. 'Telecom migration policy cleared under Vajpayee'
      2. 'NDA Cleared Migration Policy for Telecom Operators'

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      Almost no relationship with BJP: Shourie
      2011-07-21
      PTI BJP leader and former Union minister Arun Shourie on Thursday said he had almost no relationship with his party and since the illness of senior leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee he had withdrawn himself from party activity. ...
      (Hindustan Times)
      1. Almost no relationship with BJP, says Shourie

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      The paralysis of the conscience keepers
      2011-07-16
      It has been paralysed for years; Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government wanted to act after the Parliament was attacked, but our generals could not muster the speed to strike fast, and at will. By the time the 26/11 attacks happened, the political will to ...
      (Express Buzz)
      1. Mumbai sees return of a familiar fear

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      City AIIMS to be ready by Sept 2012, says govt
      2011-07-01
      Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had laid the foundation stone for the super-speciality hospital in 2003. The state AIIMS was then estimated to cost about Rs 820.49 crore. Meanwhile, speculations are rife over who would head the institute. ...
      (Times of India)
      1. Orissa AIIMS to be operational by 2013

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      Contracts like Reliance's KG-D6 are designed to benefit private players ...
      2011-06-21
      ... saying the New Exploration Licencing Policy under which Reliance bagged the KG-D6 block was designed by the BJP-led NDA government in 1999 and the terms being deplored now are ones vetted and signed by the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee government . ...
      (Economic Times)
      1. Government panel flays PSC with Reliance for KG-D6 block news

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      Advani says he misses Vajpayee''s presence
      2011-06-08
      PTI | 11:06 PM,Jun 08,2011 New Delhi, Jun 8 (PTI) Senior BJP leader LK Advani tonight said he feels "awkward" attending functions where he feels his long-time associate and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee should have been present. ...
      (IBNLive.com)
      1. I miss Vajpayee's presence, says Advani
      2. Kalam launches compilation of Vajpayee's works

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      UP: BJP plays Atal, temple card
      2011-06-04
      The BJP on Friday made a desperate attempt to recover its toe hold in Uttar Pradesh by resurrecting Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Ram Janmabhoomi to woo the upper castes. In a fiercely competitive electoral battle already raging between the ever-innovative ...
      (India Today)
      1. Feud-hit BJP invokes Atal 'without adversary'
      2. BJP plays the Vajpayee card, vows to build Ram temple at Ayodhya
      3. On Lucknow stage, BJP invokes Ram