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TopicP.V. Narasimha Rao

Topic: P.V. Narasimha Rao

8 parts, multilingual, Allu Arjun link — all about web series on Bharat Ratna Narasimha Rao

Biographical web series will have 8 episodes of 45-60 minutes each. Director Prakash Jha, who is helming the project, said former PM Rao 'was victim of politics within his party'.

Sonia ‘welcomes’ Bharat Ratna to Narasimha Rao & Charan Singh but here’s why Gandhis won’t celebrate

While Rao shared an icy equation with Sonia Gandhi that pushed him into political oblivion, Charan Singh quit Congress in 1967, dissolved party’s state govts & got Indira arrested.

Modi announces Bharat Ratna for ex-PMs Narasimha Rao, Charan Singh & scientist MS Swaminathan

Rao, says Modi, was instrumental in making India economically advanced, while Singh dedicated his life to welfare of farmers. Swaminathan, he adds, made modernised Indian agriculture.

Worried about Babri, Narasimha Rao called Mani Shankar Aiyar at 5am. PM was ‘frozen in fright’

When it came to economic reforms, Rao was half a lion, but when it came to Babri Masjid, he was half a man, said Aiyar at the launch of his book The Rajiv I Knew.

‘Gandhis, Kharge believe I’m a dinosaur, loose cannon’— Mani Shankar Aiyar on being kept out of CWC

Aiyar, whose autobiography ‘Memoirs of a Maverick’ was released Monday, says he won’t leave Congress but laments party’s drift from ‘secularism of Gandhi & Nehru kind'.

SC might reconsider judgment protecting MPs/MLAs who take cash for votes. What this could mean

In 1998, SC ruled in 'JMM bribery scandal' that MPs who took bribes in connection with speech or vote in Parliament had immunity from prosecution under Article 105 of Constitution.

Stood up by Rahul Gandhi, Narasimha Rao's son excuses Congress snub, cites ‘security reasons'

Congress leader Rahul in Hyderabad paid homage to his grandmother Indira Gandhi but skipped visiting Narasimha Rao’s statue just a few metres away, kicking up a storm in Hyderabad.

When economics defeated ideology in India and the three men behind it

In 'Reform Nation', ORF vice president Gautam Chikermane calls the 1991 reforms 'economic in expression but political in stance'.

Himachal ‘king-maker’, telecom trailblazer, corruption convict — Sukh Ram leaves complex legacy

Sukh Ram, 94, passed away in Delhi this week. He was elected to the Himachal Pradesh assembly 5 times and thrice to the Lok Sabha, but ‘telecom scam’ of 1996 cast a long shadow.

‘Vishwaguru’ should look in mirror: Why Ram Navami riots & bulldozers won't help India's stature

Can we aspire for moral stature if we respond to criticism with prickliness? The partisan would cheer, but it doesn't mean we lose ability to look within. Or stop listening to friends.

On Camera

State govts are increasingly prioritising women, with 16% of Indian women now getting income support

Research by Axis Bank points out 10 states now have income transfer schemes for women & are spending average of 0.8% of their GSDPs on these schemes, covering 11 crore women.

20 countries, 140+ aircraft — IAF to participate in largest edition of Australia's Exercise Pitch Black

IAF aircraft that will participate in exercise from 12 July to 2 August include the Su-30 MKI multirole fighters, the C-17 Globemaster and the IL-78 Air-to-Air refuelling aircraft.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.