Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93

Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 93.

 
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Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin...

Former Indian PM Vajpayee in critical condition in hospital

India's top leaders and politicians are visiting the New Delhi hospital where doctors say former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is in critical condition after a prolonged illness.

Indian oil tanker suffers explosion off Oman, 3 crew missing

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Pakistan parliament set to elect speaker in test for Khan

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Death toll from Pakistan coal mine blast climbs to 13

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Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha Speaker, dies at 89

Somnath Chatterjee, who was associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxis

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