Atal Bihari Vajpayee

  • Modi replaces Vajpayee as longest-serving non-Cong PM ever
    New Delhi, August 13 (IANS): Narendra Modi has yet another milestone to his credit - becoming the longest serving non-Congress Prime Minister of India. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who held that distinction so far had three runs at India's top post - first for 13 days from May 16, 1996 till May 28, 1996, followed by his 408 day second tenure from March 19, 1998 till April 17, 1999 and finally his third tenure of 1,847 days from October 13, 1999 till May 22, 2004 bringing the total to 2
  • China wanted Tibet to settle border dispute with India in 2001, says new book
    New Delhi/Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China had sought to settle the border dispute with India by finalising its boundary in Tibet in 2001, but the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee government failed to respond, as per a recent book published by HarperCollins.   Sarosh Zaiwalla, the Indian-origin founder of and senior partner at Zaiwalla & Co., a prominent law firm in London, in his recent memoir, "Honour Bound -- Adventures of an Indian Lawyer in the English Courts", has