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Former Ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj And George Fernandes Given Padma Vibhushan

New Delhi: Eminent personalities, including former union ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes, Olympian boxer Mary Kom, former Mauritius prime minister Anerood Gugnauth have been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan on the Republic Day this year, officials said on Saturday. Former Defence minister Manohar Parrikar, Industrialists Anand Mahindra and Venu Shrinivasan, Olympian badminton […]

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Op-Ed: An Irreparable Loss

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Within the span of a few weeks Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost two of its most articulate and efficient leaders whose appeal cut across party lines. The diminutive Sushma Swaraj, one of the most able and humane external affairs ministers of the country, was the first go. Then came the […]

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PM Modi becomes emotional, condoles his "dear friend" Jaitley's demise

Manama: 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 […]

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Bhutan King Lights Thousand Lamps In Sushma's Memory

Thimphu: Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck offered special prayers and lit a thousand butter lamps at a monastery here in memory of India’s former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who died in New Delhi earlier this week. On the orders of the King, special prayers were performed at the Simtokha Dzong on Thursday. The […]

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Sushma Swaraj's Ashes Immersed In River Ganga

Amroha (Uttar Pradesh): Ashes of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were immersed in river Ganga at Brajghat, Hapur in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday amid chanting of mantras. The rituals were performed by Sushma Swaraj’s daughter Bansuri. The deceased minister’s husband Swaraj Kaushal, Meerut-Hapur MP Rajendra Aggrawal, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sudhanshu Mittal and others […]

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Sushma Put People At Core Of Indian Diplomacy: MEA

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) team mourned the death of Sushma Swaraj saying she left a lasting legacy for “putting people at the core of the Indian diplomacy”. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted: #TeamMEA mourns the sad demise of former External Affairs Minister #sushmaswaraj. Enjoying immense respect within the Ministry and outside, […]

Rajya Sabha defers bills as mark of respect to Sushma

New Delhi: Mourning the demise of BJP leader and former Union Minister Sushma Swaraj, the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday deferred some bills including one that seeks to remove the Congress President as a member of the trust running the Jallianwala Bagh memorial. The House, however, returned the bill seeking to increase the number of judges […]

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Alvida Sushma Swaraj! Odisha will always remember you!

Bhubaneswar: It’s not as an adapted Kannadiga Sushma had endeared the state of Karnataka during here epic fight with the then Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Bellary, BJP’s this fiery orator had been ranked as the most popular leader after Atal-Advani in Odisha, much before the advent of Modi era. Her topping the popularity charts […]

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Sports fraternity condoles untimely demise of Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: The Sports fraternity has come together to condole the demise of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Swaraj, 67, passed away late on Tuesday after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. Her sudden demise led to an outpour of emotions on the social media as various sports personalities expressed shock and grief and recalled […]

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B-Town celebs mourn death of Sushma Swaraj

Mumbai: “A graceful and honest leader, a sensitive and a selfless soul” that is how a string of Bollywood celebrities from Amitabh Bachchan to Lata Mangeshkar, Anil Kapoor and Akshay Kumar remembered former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the news of her sudden demise. Swaraj, 67, passed away late on Tuesday after suffering a […]

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President, PM pay tributes to Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday visited former Union Minister Sushma Swaraj’s residence to pay her their last respect. A visibly upset Modi was seen paying an emotional tribute to Sushma Swaraj. He met her daughters and consoled them, and spend a long time patiently hearing her husband. […]

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Delhi announces state mourning for its 1st woman CM

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday declared a two-day state mourning on the demise of the city’s first woman Chief Minister Sushma Swaraj. Announcing the same, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “Sushmaji was former CM of Delhi. Delhi will pay its respects by observing state mourning for two days.” Kejriwal also said India […]

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Condolences pour in from foreign leaders for Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: Condolences poured in from foreign leaders on the death of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who died at age 67, after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, expressing deep condolences, said: “She (Sushma) was a good friend of Bangladesh. With her death Bangladesh has lost a good friend.” […]

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Sushma Swaraj passes away, leaders condole death

New Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj died at the AIIMS here on Tuesday night following cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 67. The veteran BJP leader was brought to AIIMS in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack but soon passed away, the sources said. “She was brought to AIIMS at […]

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Sushma Swaraj: A fiery leader and a mother figure

New Delhi: Fiery, feisty and indefatigable, former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who died on Tuesday, was a leader who fit many roles in her long political leader. She might be remembered best for giving an all-new dimension to the role of foreign minister by being proactive in reaching out to Indians in distress in […]

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