Indira Gandhi: News

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.

11 Apr 2024

Bahujan Samaj Party

Son of Indira Gandhi's assassin joins Punjab election race

The son of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassin, Beant Singh, has announced his candidacy for the Punjab parliamentary elections.

01 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Katchatheevu row: Chidambaram, Stalin hit out at PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under fire from former home minister P Chidambaram and Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin over the Katchatheevu island dispute.

01 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Explained: Katchatheevu Island sparks political debate ahead of 2024 elections

As the Lok Sabha elections draw near, the uninhabited Katchatheevu island, located in the waters between India and Sri Lanka, has triggered a political slugfest.

31 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi slams Congress over Katchatheevu Island 'handover' to Sri Lanka 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has criticized the Congress Party for "callously" giving away the Katchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka in 1974.

21 Mar 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress leader Anand Sharma questions party's stand on caste census

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma has written a letter to party president Mallikarjun Kharge, expressing his concerns about the party's active campaign for a "caste census."

21 Feb 2024

Fali Nariman

Eminent jurist Fali S Nariman passes away at 95

Renowned constitutional expert and senior Supreme Court advocate, Fali S Nariman, passed away in New Delhi on Wednesday. He was 95.

17 Feb 2024

Kamal Nath

MP: Speculation rife on Kamal Nath, son joining BJP

Months after being removed as the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee chief, speculations are rife that senior Congress leader Kamal Nath is going to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Can Constitution's Preamble be amended without altering date, SC asks

The Supreme Court on Friday asked if the Preamble of the Constitution could have been amended without changing its adoption date of November 26, 1949.

23 Jan 2024


Kangana Ranaut's 'Emergency' first look unveiled; release date inside

Kangana Ranaut is one of the most talked about personalities in Bollywood. The actor is more often in the limelight for her social media antics than for her work in films.

Indira Gandhi a b*t*h: Recalling Kissinger's remarks on ex-Indian PM

The United States (US) Department of State declassified taped conversations between former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and President Richard Nixon right before the 1971 India-Pakistan conflict in 2005.

10 Nov 2023


Canada increases Air India flight security following Khalistani leader's threat

Canadian authorities have upped security measures and initiated a probe into potential threats against Air India flights operating to and from Canada.

07 Nov 2023


Visitors banned at Delhi, Punjab airports following Pannun's threat

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has reportedly asked airport operators in Delhi and Punjab to stop issuing airport entry passes to visitors.

14 Oct 2023

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

MP: CM Chouhan spars with Priyanka, Nath on welfare schemes

As the election season gains momentum in Madhya Pradesh, a verbal spat erupted between Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Kamal Nath and the state's Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, over the execution of public welfare schemes.

21 Sep 2023


Indian-origin Canadian MP Chandra Arya alleges Khalistani threat to Hindus

Canadian MP Chandra Arya on Thursday said that Hindus in Canada are fearful of attacks from Khalistani extremists after Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) chief Gurpatwant Singh Pannun threatened Hindus to leave the country.

20 Sep 2023

1984 Anti Sikh Riots

1984 riots: Ex-Congress leader Sajjan Kumar acquitted in Sultanpuri case

The Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi on Wednesday acquitted former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and others in a case related to the alleged killing of three Sikhs in Sultanpuri during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

RSS's Krishna Gopal links curbs on women to 'Islamic invasions'

Senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Krishna Gopal on Sunday claimed that restrictions imposed on women in Indian society were due to "Islamic invasions," The Indian Express reported.

15 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Why there was an empty chair at Red Fort today

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Red Fort to address the nation on its 77th Independence Day on Tuesday, an empty chair stood out from the huge gathering.

12 Aug 2023

Diljit Dosanjh

Diljit Dosanjh's 'Punjab '95' removed from Toronto film festival—Here's why

In an unexpected turn of events, Diljit Dosanjh's Punjab '95—which was due to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)—has now reportedly been yanked from the lineup.

12 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Why PM Modi's statement on Katchatheevu Island is raising eyebrows 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi—during the no-confidence motion debate in the Parliament on Thursday—blamed former PM Indira Gandhi for "gifting" the disputed Katchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka.

18 Jul 2023


Ex-Kerala CM, Congress veteran Oommen Chandy passes away at 79

Congress stalwart and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy (79) passed away in Bengaluru in the early hours of Tuesday after a prolonged illness.

08 Jul 2023


India braces for 'Khalistan Freedom rallies' in Canada, US, UK 

The Indian government remained on tenterhooks on Saturday as the rallies under the "Khalistan Freedom movement" are reportedly being organized by Sikh separatist groups across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

08 Jun 2023


Canadian diplomat 'appalled' over Indira Gandhi's assassination celebration in Brampton

Cameron MacKay, the Canadian High Commissioner in India, has condemned the reported celebration of the assassination of late PM Indira Gandhi in Canada's Brampton City.

Operation Bluestar Anniversary: Pro-Khalistan sloganeering at Golden Temple despite security

Supporters of extremist Sikh organizations raised pro-Khalistan slogans at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on the 39th anniversary of Operation Bluestar amid strict security arrangements, ANI reported.

Anti-Sikh riots: Jagdish Tytler to face trial in MP-MLA court

Congress leader and former Union cabinet minister Jagdish Tytler will reportedly be tried in a special MP-MLA court on June 8 in the 1984 Pul Bangash case.

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Congress's Jagdish Tytler named in new chargesheet

On Saturday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a fresh chargesheet in the 39-year-old 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and named Congress leader Jagdish Tytler as an accused, reported NDTV.

12 Apr 2023


California Assembly passes resolution to recognize 1984 riots as genocide

The state Assembly of California, United States (US) on Monday passed a resolution urging the US Congress to recognize the 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India as genocide.

17 Mar 2023

Narendra Modi

Privilege motion against Modi for attacking Gandhis over 'Nehru' surname

Senior Congress leader and MP K C Venugopal has moved a privilege motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha for his alleged derogatory remarks against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, reported Hindustan Times.

15 Mar 2023

Rocket Boys

'Rocket Boys 2': 5 things to expect from Jim-Ishwak starrer

Director Abhay Pannu and his team are set to return with the second season of Rocket Boys, streaming on SonyLIV from Thursday onwards.

07 Jan 2023


Kangana Ranaut says 'Emergency' is 'musical drama' with 'longest-ever song'

Actor Kangana Ranaut has shared new details about her upcoming directorial, Emergency, which will revolve around the life of India's first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the 1975-77 Emergency in the country.

21 Dec 2022


Kangana Ranaut slams fake news regarding 'Emergency'

Actor Kangana Ranaut reacted to reports of her film Emergency being shot inside the Parliament premises.

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.

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


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

Rajiv Gandhi

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.

19 Nov 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

31 Aug 2020

Pranab Mukherjee

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.