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 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
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
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
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 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
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.
01 Jul 2020
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
08 Sep 2019
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
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.
26 Aug 2019
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.
14 Aug 2019
Vidya Balan reveals why Indira Gandhi's web-series is facing delay
Last year, Vidya Balan was roped in for an upcoming web series, to be produced by Ronnie Screwvala, where she was to portray the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
07 Aug 2019
#RIPSushmaSwaraj: Leaders across the world pay tributes to Sushma Swaraj
The sudden demise of BJP stalwart and former External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, has come as a shock to many leaders not only in India but across the world.
06 Aug 2019
#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record
If elections were held today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could easily break late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's electoral record, feels former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.
04 Aug 2019
Kangana on Jayalalithaa: I admire her for her strength, valor
Kangana Ranaut is all set to essay the role of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her biopic Thalaivi and she can't stop gushing about the late politician.
28 Jul 2019
Lack of clarity at the top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor
Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP, Shashi Tharoor, said that lack of clarity on leadership following Rahul Gandhi's resignation is hurting the party.
26 Jul 2019
'Lal Singh Chaddha' to feature 1984 riots, not Babri Masjid?
Days after it was reported that Aamir Khan's Lal Singh Chaddha will feature the highly-controversial Babri Masjid demolition, it's now said that it would be based on 1984 anti-Sikh riots instead.