Articles about Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi, born on November 19, 1917, was the first female Prime Minister of India who served four non-consecutive terms. Daughter of the eminent freedom fighter and the first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi joined the Indian National Congress (INC) in 1938. Post Nehru's appointment as Prime Minister, she was chosen to be part of the working committee of the party in 1955. She became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1964 and was soon appointed the Minister for Information and Broadcasting by the then Lal Bahadur Shastri-led government the same year. Post Shastri's death in 1966, she was chosen by the party to succeed him and was sworn in as Prime Minister for the first time that year. She retained the position until 1977, albeit with a few differences with the party members. In 1969, after being expelled from Congress, she formed the New Congress party and led it to victory. Notably, in 1971, Gandhi's government enabled Bangladesh's victory against then-West Pakistan and helped them form an independent state. She declared an emergency for two years in 1975 when her position as Prime Minister was threatened by her criminal charges. Gandhi was assassinated in her garden by her guard in 1984.

23 Nov 2022

Rahul Gandhi
'Looks like Saddam Hussein': Assam CM Sarma mocks Rahul Gandhi

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has mocked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his bearded Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) look.

15 Aug 2022

How has Indian Rupee performed against US Dollar since Independence?

India is celebrating 75th year of its Independence and stands at a crossroads of pushing resilient economic growth over the next 25 years.

22 Jul 2022

Kangana Ranaut
'Emergency': Anupam Kher's first look as Jayaprakash Narayan revealed!

Veteran actor Anupam Kher is no stranger when it comes to political flicks.

14 Jul 2022

'Emergency': Seen Kangana Ranaut's first look as Indira Gandhi yet?

As promised, Bollywood actor-director Kangana Ranaut dropped the first look teaser of her upcoming period directorial Emergency on Thursday.

12 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh
Top 5 places to visit in Allahabad

Located in Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad is a sacred city that is a must-visit place if you want to spend your vacation in peace and tranquility while seeking some spiritual enlightenment.

30 Jun 2022

Devendra Fadnavis: Lesser-known facts about Maharashtra's potential CM

As the Uddhay Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government finally toppled in Maharashtra, celebrations erupted in the Bharatiya Janata Party camp.

23 Aug 2021

Amarinder Singh warns Sidhu's advisors after controversial Indira Gandhi sketch

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday summoned his advisors Malvinder Singh Mali and Pyare Lal Garg to his Patiala residence amid a controversy over their recent remarks.

07 Apr 2021

Bollywood News
Ekta Kapoor's next web-series to focus on Indira Gandhi, emergency

Noted producer Ekta Kapoor has announced a new web-series for her company Balaji Telefilms' streaming platform, ALTBalaji.

03 Mar 2021

Rahul Gandhi
It was a mistake: Rahul Gandhi on Indira-imposed Emergency

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the Emergency imposed by his grandmother and late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was a mistake.

29 Jan 2021

Kangana Ranaut set to play former PM Indira Gandhi

Actor Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in an upcoming political drama to be directed by Sai Kabir.

11 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi
No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report

India will reportedly not have a chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations this year.

19 Nov 2020

Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered late PM Indira Gandhi on her 103rd birth anniversary today. He also remembered freedom fighter Rani Lakshmibai on her 192nd birth anniversary.

04 Nov 2020

Delhi Police
Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

Security has been increased at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport after the banned outfit 'Sikhs for Justice' (SFJ) called for the obstruction of two Air India flights.

01 Sep 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who breathed his last on Monday at the age of 84, weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was cremated at New Delhi's Lodhi Crematorium with full military honors.

31 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, several days after he informed that he had contracted coronavirus.

Priyanka Gandhi asked to vacate government bungalow by August 1

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday asked to vacate her government-allocated Lodhi Estate house in New Delhi by August 1.

06 Mar 2020

JK Rowling
Indira Gandhi, Amrit Kaur named TIME's 'Women of the Year'

To make reparations for a century of mostly men on its covers, the TIME magazine named 100 'Women of the Year' for each year starting 1920.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police
Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

At a time when politicians should stay away from passing remarks that might amplify violence in New Delhi, a minister in Manohar Lal Khattar's government has shown that's perhaps too much to ask.

26 Feb 2020

Delhi Police
Delhi HC asks police to consider FIRs against BJP leaders

Expressing concern over the recent incidents of violence in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that they cannot allow a repeat of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

03 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi
Parvesh Verma calls Rajiv Gandhi 'Rajiv Feroze Khan' in Parliament

Mere days after he made controversial remarks about Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protests, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Parvesh Verma referred to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as "Rajiv Feroze Khan."

19 Jan 2020

Jammu And Kashmir
Internet used for watching dirty films in J&K: VK Saraswat

NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat justified the suspension of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir by saying that it was only used for "watching dirty films."

16 Jan 2020

Sanjay Raut withdraws controversial statement on Indira Gandhi's underworld connection

After his remarks on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and underworld don Karim Lala sparked controversy, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Thursday withdrew his statement.

12 Jan 2020

Uttar Pradesh
Meet Pawan Jallad, the man who will execute Nirbhaya convicts

Anyone who commits heinous crimes like the Nirbhaya case deserves to be hanged, says Pawan Jallad, an executioner from Meerut.

26 Dec 2019

Delhi Police
Tukde-tukde gang should be taught a lesson, says Amit Shah

Last Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sounded the bugle for BJP's campaign for Delhi elections with his speech at Ramlila ground. And today Union Home Minister Amit Shah hopped on the bandwagon.

19 Dec 2019

Delhi Police
CAA: Section-144 imposed at Delhi's Red Fort, across UP, Bengaluru

As nationwide agitation over the Citizenship Amendment Act continues to grow, authorities moved to foil protests planned for Thursday.

16 Dec 2019

Shashi Tharoor
Payal Rohatgi sent to jail for 8-days, over Nehru-Gandhi video

Actor and model Payal Rohatgi has been sent to judicial custody for eight days in connection with her controversial remarks on the Nehru-Gandhi family on social media.

15 Dec 2019

Payal Rohatgi arrested by Rajasthan Police for defaming Nehru family

Actress and model Payal Rohatgi has been arrested by Rajasthan Police for allegedly defaming the family of late politicians Motilal Nehru and Jawaharlal Nehru and other prominent Congress party leaders.

09 Dec 2019

Pakistan News
Amit Shah defends Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, slams Congress' past

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to correct Congress' mistakes, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday as he defended his government's decision to give Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslims from neighboring countries.

05 Dec 2019

Manmohan Singh: 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if…

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the ghastly 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if the advice of his predecessor Inder Kumar Gujral had been heeded.

03 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi
Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."

02 Dec 2019

Delhi Police
Weeks after losing SPG cover, Priyanka Gandhi suffered security breach

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra suffered a minor security breach at her residence in Delhi's Lodhi Estate, last week.

28 Nov 2019

PM Modi avoids hotels, stays at airports during transit: Shah

On Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing the Lok Sabha, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not stay at luxury hotels while halting in night for technical reasons or aircraft refuelling, during his foreign visits. He opts to rest and take a bath at airport terminals, instead.

27 Nov 2019

Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill.

27 Nov 2019

Some interesting facts and figures about our Automobile history

The mid-17th century saw the arrival of the first steam engine automobiles while in 1807, Francois Rivaz gave us the first car to run on fuel gas.

20 Nov 2019

Jawaharlal Nehru's Prayagraj ancestral home gets Rs. 4.35cr tax notice

The historic Anand Bhawan in Prayagraj, the home where former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was born, has been slapped with a Rs. 4.35 crore tax notice by the city's Municipal Corporation.

18 Oct 2019

Manmohan Singh says Congress not against Savarkar, only 'Hindutva ideology'

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday criticized the Maharashtra BJP for proposing a Bharat Ratna for Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, famously known as Veer Savarkar.

Ram Jethmalani: A look at his most famous cases

Ram Jethmalani, widely regarded as the doyen of criminal law, passed away on Sunday at his Delhi residence. He was 95.

05 Sep 2019

Madhya Pradesh
Cracks out in open, Scindia has message for Kamal Nath

Congress returned to power in Madhya Pradesh after a long wait of 15 years. The government, run by Kamal Nath, isn't even a year old, but its problems are rising with every passing day.

Centre withdraws Manmohan Singh's top security (SPG) cover: Here's why

The Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has withdrawn Special Protection Group (SPG) security given to his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh.

24 Aug 2019

Vidya reveals why she agreed to do Shakuntala Devi's biopic

Vidya Balan, who is riding high on the success of her recent release Mission Mangal, has begun preparing for her next, a biopic on maths wizard Shakuntala Devi.

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