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Aug 17, 2018 0622 IST
PM, poet, statesman, gentleman: Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, who led BJP to pathbreaking electoral victories, headed coalitions at the Centre from 1998 to 2004 and became the first non-Congress PM to complete a full term, passed away on Thursday after a prolonged illness.
Live: PM Modi express grief over Vajpayee's death
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on August 16 at 5.05pm. The central government has announced a period of seven-day mourning across the nation as a mark of respect to the departed leader. Stay here for all live updates
Vajpayee: His weapon was the word, not the sword
Death toll rises to 97 in flood-hit Kerala
Heavy rains continued to batter Kerala, claiming the lives of 26 more people on Thursday as floods and landslides ravaged the region in what is being described as the worst disaster to visit the coastal state in living memory. Kochi airport remains under water and has now been closed till August 26.
What to do when there is no governance, asks SC
A day after Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told a gathering of SC judges and senior lawyers that judiciary should maintain restraint in interfering in issues of policy and governance, the Supreme Court on Thursday raised question on what courts should do when there is no governance .
US-China trade war could give India Iran boost
The trade war between the US and China is expected to deflect some of the heat from Washington’s Iran sanctions away from India and provide New Delhi the opening to keep some Iranian oil flowing even after the curbs take effect on November 4.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A gifted orator