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Tens of thousands of commoners joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah in the final journey to bid adieu to Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the former Prime Minister's body was being taken to Rashtriya Smriti Sthal on the banks of Yamuna river for the last rites.

Dalai Lama condoles Vajpayee's demise, says India lost 'eminent national leader' Aug 17 2018 | 17 mins ago

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has extended his condolences over the sad demise of India's former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the country has lost an "eminent national leader".

Madhya Pradesh: A state central to Vajpayee's political life Aug 17 2018 | 21 mins ago

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's home state Madhya Pradesh played a huge role in shaping his political career as he was elected to the Lok Sabha two times from the state and was also declared the BJP's prime ministerial face for the first time at a rally 22 years ago.

Sensex surges 391 points, Nifty hits new high Aug 17 2018 | 38 mins ago

Benchmark Sensex rebounded by 391 points to close at 37,556.16 today, while the NSE Nifty finished at a fresh lifetime high as investors accumulated the recently-battered banking, auto and realty counters.

Vajpayee played vital role in ensuring Sri Lanka's stability: Lankan leaders Aug 17 2018 | 1 hrs ago

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister have condoled the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the former Indian prime minister played a vital role in ensuring stability of the island nation.

Flags in Mauritius at half mast in Vajpayee's honour Aug 17 2018 | 1 hrs ago

In an unprecedented gesture, the government of Mauritius will fly both the Mauritian and Indian national flags at half mast on Friday in honour of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Bhutan King, British HC pay homage to Vajpayee Aug 17 2018 | 1 hrs ago

Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Friday paid their homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the BJP office.

Positive global cues lift gold futures by 0.09% Aug 17 2018 | 1 hrs ago

Gold for delivery in October edged up by Rs 25, or 0.09 per cent, to Rs 29,355 per ten grams in business turnover of 796 lots.

Over 100 killed in Kerala in just one day as flood crisis worsens Aug 17 2018 | 1 hrs ago

More than 100 people died in rain-related incidents in Kerala in just one day on Thursday, sources in the State Disaster Management Authority said.