PM’s emotional tribute to ‘dear friend’ Jaitley during address in Bahrain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday recalled his longtime association with former Cabinet colleague Arun Jaitley and said he cannot imagine that he was so far in Bahrain while his dear friend has gone away forever. Jaitley died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Saturday afternoon after battling multiple health issues for the last several months. He was 66. He was admitted there on August 9.

Rahul-led oppn team sent back from Srinagar

A delegation of parties including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was on Saturday not allowed to go out of Srinagar airport and was sent back to Delhi. The delegation came back to Delhi this evening. Before leaving from Delhi airport, the leaders insisted that they were only going to assess the ground realities and not for creating any disturbance.

‘First satyagrahi’ against Emergency: When Jaitley recalled his time in jail

On June 26, 1975, the morning after the Emergency was proclaimed, Arun Jaitley gathered a group of people and burnt an effigy of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, making him, in his own words, the “first satyagrahi” against the Emergency. He was later arrested under preventive detention and was in custody for a period of 19 months from 1975 to 1977.

Sindhu enters 3rd consecutive World C’ships final

For the third consecutive year, the ace Indian shuttler now stands just one win away from clinching the gold that has eluded her in the last two editions of the tournament. She defeated world No. 3 Chen Yu Fei of China 21-7, 21-14 to storm into the women’s singles final.

Jaitley: Articulate, knowledgeable and versatile

A four-time member of Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley was among the BJP leaders who sensed early that Narendra Modi had the potential to challenge the Congress’ domination of national politics and backed him within the party and outside.