Day: August 16, 2018

Creamy layer cannot be applied to deny benefits of quota in promotions: Centre to SC

open view web desk New Delhi, Aug 16: The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the creamy layer concept cannot be applied to deny benefits of quota in promotions to government employees of SC/ST community as the stigma of caste and backwardness is still attached to them. Attorney […]

Vajpayee – pragmatist, orator and statesman who went beyond BJP’s nationalist political agenda

open view web desk New Delhi, Aug 16: Statesman and pragmatist, orator and poet, a man of peace and conviction. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a towering nationalist who softened the often sharp edge of his party’s politics with a gentle sophistry of words, earning him the sobriquet “ajaat shatru” […]

Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93

open view web desk NEW DELHI — Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was […]

India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies aged 93

open view web desk Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died, current leader Narendra Modi said Thursday of the ailing 93-year-old who had been hospitalised. “Atal Ji’s passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me,” Modi said in a tweet Thursday, using a Hindi-language […]

India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dead at 93

open view web desk Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died Thursday, sparking tributes from across the political spectrum as current leader Narendra Modi mourned the “irreplaceable loss” of the respected statesman. The 93-year-old had battled poor health for years but his condition deteriorated sharply in recent […]

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