Tag: George Fernandes

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  • Bihar’s ‘Osama bin Laden’ missing from election arena

    Bihar’s ‘Osama bin Laden’ missing from election arena

    Noor, who heads the Awami Insaf Morcha (AIM), was in the news in 2014 when he pledged to contest that Lok Sabha election against BJP's then Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi. But his nomination papers were rejected. He was so much in demand that Paswan and Lalu Prasad would invariably find a seat for him on their campaign helicopters, even if it meant dropping a senior party leader.

    April 28, 2019
  • Singular firebrand

    Singular firebrand

    When he was appointed defence minister there were apprehensions that he would be at constant loggerheads with the strait-laced convention-bound military establishment.

    January 31, 2019
  • George Fernandes to be cremated, ashes buried: Jaya Jaitly

    George Fernandes to be cremated, ashes buried: Jaya Jaitly

    The NDA veteran had earlier expressed his desire to be cremated but later said he wanted to be buried.

    January 29, 2019
  • Ex-defence minister George Fernandes dies at 88 after prolonged illness; PM, President condole death

    Ex-defence minister George Fernandes dies at 88 after prolonged illness; PM, President condole death

    George Fernandes was India’s defence minister in the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

    January 29, 2019
  • Miss George Fernandes’ speeches now: LK Advani

    Miss George Fernandes’ speeches now: LK Advani

    Veteran BJP leader L.K Advani on Sunday said that he missed the speeches of former Union Minister and anti-Emergency crusader George Fernandes in Parliament. Advani’s observation came as he, along with veteran socialist leader Sharad Yadav, launched a website publishing articles and write ups on George Fernandes by his close associates, on the occasion of …

    June 4, 2018
  • Harassing soldiers

    Harassing soldiers

    It is nothing short of a disgrace that the Supreme Court should impose a fine of Rs 100,000 on the Ministry of Defence for indulging in needless litigation ~ that too in a bid to deny a disabled soldier of Hoshiarpur the “compensation (not that money alleviates suffering) awarded to him by the Chandigarh bench …

    April 21, 2018
  • ‘Do it yourself’

    ‘Do it yourself’

    This would be a new “take” on that politicians’ specialty ~ washing dirty linen in public. Except that the linen is actually the clothes worn by them, and they would probably pressure one of their many underlings to do what the washermen’s community (‘dhobi’ would now be deemed a politically incorrect term) in Patna has …

    February 19, 2018