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Jawaharlal Nehru

About Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru (aka Chacha Nehru) is India's first Prime Minister post its Independence. He is the first Prime Minister to be re-elected to the Parliament after completing a 5-year term. India's first Women Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi is his daughter.

Personal Biography

Relationship with Lady Edwina Mountbatten

Nehru moved close with Lady Edwina Mountbatten which a section of historians speculate the two had a love affair. For more information on their relationship, read Jawaharlal Nehru & Lady Edwina Mountbatten.


Shanti Van is the memorial dedicated to Nehru.

Post-Death Updates

On May 27, 2010, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and others paid tributes to Nehru on the 46th death anniversary.

Other Information

  • As winter sets in north India, school kids in Noida city of Uttar Pradesh donated warm clothes to poor children on the occasion of Childrens Day. President Pratibha Patil met children at her official residence in New Delhi on the occasion of the 120th birth anniversary of Indias first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • Indian Government named its solar energy mission on the name of Nehru as Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Other Government programs on the name of Jawaharlal Nehru are Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission.

Jawaharlal Nehru in News

Morocco's Role in Third India-Africa Forum Summit Signals Country's Geopolitical Leadership
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - October 29, 2015) - In a strong show of Morocco's leadership in Africa, King Mohammed VI led a delegation of more than 300 government officials and business leaders to the third India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi this week (October 26-29), making the case for south-south cooperation between Africa and India -- two of the world's fastest-growing regions.

Real Intent Expands Executive Staff
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - January 14, 2015) - Real Intent, Inc., whose advanced verification solutions accelerate digital design sign-off, eliminate complex failures in SoCs, and lead the market in performance, capacity, accuracy and completeness, today announced it has expanded its executive staff to prepare for its next level of business growth

Mafatlal Industries Limited's Prestigious 111TH Mafatlal Family Shop Opened in Puducherry & 112TH in Nadiad
Business Wire IndiaMafatlal Industries Limited (MIL) opened its 111th ‘Mafatlal Family Shop’ at 234, Jawaharlal Nehru Street, Puducherry on October 22, 2015. The shop was inaugurated by Mr. M.B. Raghunath –President (Sales & Marketing) of Mafatlal Industries Ltd on this auspicious day of Dussehra

APM Terminals Mumbai Wins 'Container Terminal of the Year' Award at All India Maritime & Logistics Awards 2015
Business Wire India  Gateway Terminals India facility at JNP sets an Indian National Maritime Record for containers handled in FY2014-15

Andhra Pradesh News on October 4, 2015
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on October 4, 2015

Andhra Pradesh News on June 28, 2015
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on June 28, 2015

‘Magic of Krackerjack Karnival’ Mesmerizes the Capital Once Again with its Spectacular Family Experience

This December, Get Ready to Be Enchanted By The ‘Magic of Krackerjack’ at India’s Biggest Kids Festival
The wait is finally over! The 4th Krackerjack Karnival is set to spread its magic in the capital this December. India’s largest event dedicated to kids and families returns with its pre-Christmas extravaganza – bringing two days of non-stop excitement and razzmatazz on the 13-14th of December, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JLN), New Delhi.   The theme of the event – Shop

125th Birth Centenary Celebrations of Jamnalal Bajaj being Commemorated on 4th November 2014
4th November 2014 is being celebrated as the 125th birth anniversary of Jamnalal Bajaj - a stalwart of India’s freedom struggle, who will be greatly remembered for his single minded commitment, depth and breadth of contribution towards nation building and India’s independence as well as transforming words into deeds

Krackerjack Karnival: India’s Largest Family Festival is back, with Loads of Excitement, Fresh Offerings and Crazy Surprises
The Krackerjack Karnival, India’s largest event dedicated to kids and families, is back in the Capital. In keeping with the theme of the event – Shop. Play. Learn. – the Krackerjack Karnival will bring you two days of non-stop excitement. The fourth edition of this family fiesta will be held on the 13-14th of December 2014, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JLN), New Delhi

CG Announces the Appointment of Sanjay Singh as Global Head of HR
Avantha Group Company CG today announced the appointment of Sanjay Singh as Executive Vice President and Global Head – Human Resources. Singh will be a member of the Executive Committee and will report to CEO & Managing Director, Laurent Demortier.  He will be based in CG Headquarters in Mumbai

Enrich Energy to Set up 60MW Solar Power Project in Telangana
Enrich Energy Private Limited, Pune based Renewable Energy Company, has got the approval for setting up 60 MW Solar Power Project under ‘Solar Park Concept’ in the newly formed state of Telangana. This would be the first renewable energy initiative by the newly formed state

Special Olympics Bharat Partners with WWE and NDMC for National Athletics Championship 2014
Special Olympics Bharat in partnership with WWE and NDMC organized the National Athletics Championship from March 12-15, 2014 at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Participating were around 650 Athletes, 150 Coaches and 150 Volunteers from 26 States. The Opening Ceremony took place at the Nehru stadium on March 13th at 11:30 AM with the Chief Guest Mr. Jalaj Srivastava, Chairman, NDMC

Finnish Energy Company Fortum Empowerseducation for Hundreds of Students in Rajasthan
Three schools in Rajasthan will be equipped with solar powered infrastructure by Finnish energy company Fortum. It is part of Fortum's corporate social responsibility initiative accompanying the company's first investment in 5 MW solar plant in Bhilwara

Equa-thon – Let’s Run Together-Intent to Include Disability – It’s Time to Walk the Talk
Activists and advocates of the disability movement in India came together on Thursday to take stock of the collective will to bring disability to the centre of social and economic development, employment, governance and human rights

Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan will not contest 2014 elections
Pawan Kalyan said that his party has decided not to contest the elections next month as he would not like the votes against Congress to be split

Andhra Pradesh News on March 27, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on March 27, 2014

Humara Bachpan, a National Campaign on Safe Living of Young Children Vows for a Policy Change in Urban Development
The Government is slow in recognizing children as discrete group with exclusive needs and rights. Despite some key legislation on protection of children rights, still a lot needs to be done for special treatment of children who live in difficult circumstances says Humara Bachpan, a national campaign on living condition for young children living in urban poverty. In India we have 7

Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award, 2013 was Presented Jointly to Team of Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai and to NSS Team of IIT Delhi
The 6th Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award 2013, was presented jointly to NSS team of IIT Delhi represented by Mr. Siddharth Garg and to the Desalination Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai, to the team of Dr. P. K. Tewari, Dr. R. C. Bindal, Mr. D. Goswami, Mr. K. P. Bhattacharyya, Dr. A. K. Ghosh, Mr. S. Shivayyanamath, Mr. S. A. Tiwari, and Ms. Sangita Pal

Beyond Pipes and Dreams - by Mrs. Leena Gandhi Tewari, an Inspirational Worth Reading Life Story of Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi
Beyond Pipes and Dreams by Mrs. Leena Gandhi Tewari - Many years ago (seven to be precise) I embarked on a journey to discover my roots and to pen down what I thought is the most significant ‘chapter’ in the history of my family

Godawari CSP Project First to Deliver Power in India
Lauren India recently achieved a significant milestone when the Godawari Green Energy Limited (GGEL) project produced power to the grid for the first time. The GGEL project, on which Lauren serves as the EPC contractor, produced power on June 5, 2013, making history as the first utility-scale solar thermal project in India to do so

Sathguru and The University of Sheffield Sign MoU
Leading home-grown multifaceted advisory firm, Sathguru Management Consultants has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The University of Sheffield, UK. The MoU seeks to facilitate cooperation in areas of mutual interest and benefit to both institutions

Frost & Sullivan: Government Impetus to Energize Indian Market for Chemicals and Materials Used in Photovoltaics
The implementation of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) by the Government of India (GoI) is driving growth in the solar industry, specifically, the manufacturing of cells and modules. This will drive growth in related upstream chemicals and materials markets. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( http://www.chemicals.frost

Lanco Solar Wins Most Innovative Product Award 2012 from IESA Technovation
Lanco Infratech Limited (LITL), the leading integrated infrastructure conglomerate with global footprints having business verticals viz. EPC, Power, Solar, Natural Resources and Infrastructure today announced that Lanco Solar Energy Pvt Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Lanco Infratech Limited won prestigious IESA Technovation Award for Most Innovative Product Award 2012

Symbiosis Hosting An International Conference on Issues and Challenges in Retail Sector and FDI in India and Across the World
With the advent of foreign Direct Investment, India has become a focused playground for foreign players

Clean Enviro Tech (OTCBB: CETC / Berlin: A1KB22, ISIN: US18452C1080, SYMBOL: SO3A) Comments on Lawsuit Filed by Private Investor
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Kanna Lakshminarayana denies involvment in issuance of controversial GOs
Minister participates in a meet to mark the 49th death anniversary of Nehru

PM's Speech in the Conference on Economic Growth in Asia and Changes of Corporate Environment
Full text of Prime Minister's speech

Prime Minister's speech on 66th Independence Day
Prime Minister's Red Fort speech on Independence Day

President's Address to the nation on the eve of India’s 66th Independence Day
President's address to the nation

PM on a two-day visit to Puducherry
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will undertake a two-day visit of Puducherry from this evening.

Has parliamentary democracy failed in India?
It is not a question that can be answered straight away. The fact is that our founding fathers spent a lot of time studying what would be best democratic governance system for India. That they finally opted for British parliamentary democracy was perhaps also influenced by the fact that most of them had admiration for the manner in which the system had emerged in the United Kingdom.

Eminent poets read poems in Delhi's Lodi Gardens
The rising sun, cool breeze on a summer morning, birds chirping and poetry - what better way to start a Poetry at the Monument movement.

Team Anna's 'graft allegations' to slur PM Manmohan Singh's image? Experts deny
Experts have denied that Team Anna's graft allegations would tarnish Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's reputation.

Akhilesh pays floral tributes to Charan Singh on his 26th death anniversary
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who paid homage to former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh on his 26th death anniversary here on Tuesday, recalled him as a dynamic icon devoted to empower and strengthen farmers' across India.

Nation pays homage to Nehru on his 48th death anniversary
The nation on Sunday paid homage to India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru on his 48th death anniversary

Arunachal is integral part of India, says Bihar lawmaker
The chairman of Bihar Assembly Zila Parishad and Panchayat Committee, Amarendra Pratap Singh, has said that 'the way people from all over the country are harmoniously living in Arunachal Pradesh is proof that the land is an integral part of India and belongs to us Indians'.

UPA allies to support presidential candidate selected by Congress: Farooq
While the race for India's next President gathers pace, Renewable and Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said all the party leaders are being taken into wide consultation over the issue and would support whosoever will be selected by the Congress

Northeast films shine at the 59th national film awards
The recent praise for movies from northeast India, has reinforced the cinematic talent of the region.

60 years is a good time to assess working of India's Parliament: Ansari
Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Sunday said that sixty years was a good time to assess the working of Parliament in two critical areas of its functioning-ensuring accountability and oversight of the executive, and deliberation and law making.

BJP condemns Ambedkar cartoon in NCERT textbook
Charging the ruling Congress Party of committing mistakes and then apologizing for it, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday condemned the cartoon of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar being published in NCERT textbook, saying there is no forgiveness for some heinous crimes.

Sibal apologises over Ambedkar cartoon, assures its removal from textbooks
Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday assured that Ambedkar cartoon will be removed from the NCERT textbooks, and apologized to the nation.

Paswan takes on RSS, BJP over Ambedkar cartoon row
Amid the ongoing row over the publication of a derogatory cartoon of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in NCERT textbooks, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said this reflected a particular mindset.

Lauren-Jyoti Awards $1.9M Process Order to Rockwell Automation for New Utility-Scale, Solar Thermal Power Plant in India
Lauren-Jyoti, a joint venture between Lauren Engineers & Constructors, a U.S. engineering, procurement and construction company, and Jyoti Power Structures, an Indian counterpart, has awarded a $1.9M order to Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) and its Global Solutions team

India, Myanmar share age-old cultural and civilizational ties: PM
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said ndia and Myanmar share age-old cultural and civilizational ties, and added that merchants, monks and maritime traders carried influences and traditions from one to the other.

Manmohan Singh meets Aung San Suu Kyi, invites her to visit India
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, who held talks with Myanmar democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi here on Tuesday, handed over to her an invitation from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to visit India.

Advanced Energy and Bergen Group of Companies Partner to Deliver Reliable, Scalable Solar Systems to the Fast-Growing Indian PV Market
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS), has announced a sales and service partnership with Bergen Group that will help both companies better service the high-growth Indian photovoltaic (PV) market

UPA Govt. has taken decisive steps on corruption: PM (Update)
A confident Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre has taken decisive on corruption like none before.

Tribal MPs, minister demand reservation in Delhi Government jobs
Cutting across party lines tribal Members of Parliament joined hands to demand reservation for their community in Delhi Government jobs, and urged the Union Government to undertake a speedy redressal of their problems.

Government mulls setting up credit risk guarantee fund
To encourage banks to lend in significant volumes to the economically weaker sections and low income groups, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that we are considering the establishment of a Credit Risk Guarantee Fund with a corpus of Rs. 1000 crore, to start with, in the current year.

Eminent sociologists criticise Team Anna's methods to get strong Lokpal Bill
While deliberating on the crisis of governance in the 37th All India Sociological Conference held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, eminent sociologists Professor Andre Beteille, Professor K L Sharma and Professor K Choudhari expressed their opposition to the methods used by Team Anna to secure passage in parliament of a strong Lokpal Bill.

Vilasrao Deshmukh, prominent lawmakers call for UN Parliamentary Assembly
Nearly 40 sitting members of parliament from India, cutting across party lines, support an appeal addressed to the UN and the governments of its member states "to establish a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations."

India signs 60 million dollars credit agreement with World Bank
India today signed a 60 million dollars credit agreement with the World Bank for building the capacity of select Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).

Sociologists to discuss crisis of social transformation at Delhi moot
In a first ever such congregation of large number of sociologists, over 2000 teachers of sociology from across the globe including USA, Germany, Sweden, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bhutan and Bangladesh are converging in city starting Sunday to discuss a host of issues including challenges of social transformation.

Need to revise Nehru- Liaqat Pact: PETPB chief
Pakistan Evacuee Trust Property Board (PETPB) chairman Syed Asif Hashmi has said that it is high time that both India and Pakistan jointly review the pact inked between former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Liaqat Ali Khan.

Manmohan Singh returns after visits to Bali, Singapore
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, arrived here on Sunday night after winding up his four-day visit to Bali and Singapore.

Manmohan Singh unveils Jawaharlal Nehru's bust and marker in Singapore
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today unveiled a bust and marker of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in Singapore.

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