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

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.

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

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.

Delhi HC asks police to consider FIRs against BJP leaders

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.

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

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."

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

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."

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

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.

Meet Pawan Jallad, the man who will execute Nirbhaya convicts

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Payal Rohatgi arrested by Rajasthan Police for defaming Nehru family

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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."

Weeks after losing SPG cover, Priyanka Gandhi suffered security breach

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Some interesting facts and figures about our Automobile history

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Cracks out in open, Scindia has message for Kamal Nath

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Vidya Balan reveals why Indira Gandhi's web-series is facing delay

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.

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: Leaders across the world pay tributes to Sushma Swaraj

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.

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

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.

Kangana on Jayalalithaa: I admire her for her strength, valor

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.

Lack of clarity at the top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor

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.

'Lal Singh Chaddha' to feature 1984 riots, not Babri Masjid?

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.

#RIPSheilaDikshit: Five things to know about the three-time Delhi CM

20 Jul 2019

#RIPSheilaDikshit: Five things to know about the three-time Delhi CM

Three-time Delhi Chief Minister and veteran Congress party leader, Sheila Dikshit, passed away on Saturday at the age of 81 in New Delhi.

Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

19 Jun 2019

Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

Despite being the great-grandson of the longest-serving Prime Minister of India, the grandson of India's first woman PM, and son of the country's youngest state head, Rahul Gandhi isn't having the best of times.

Congress' social media head leaves Twitter for no apparent reason

02 Jun 2019

Congress' social media head leaves Twitter for no apparent reason

In a strange development, Divya Spandana, who heads social media unit of Congress, seems to have left Twitter, for no apparent reason.

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

31 May 2019

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

On Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman took charge as India's new Finance Minister, making her the senior-most woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

Sheila Dikshit plans 'dharna' to stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning

29 May 2019

Sheila Dikshit plans 'dharna' to stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning

After a crushing defeat in the 2019 general elections, Congress is going through a crisis. Party President Rahul Gandhi is adamant to leave his post and the rest of the members are trying hard to convince him.

'Got indication of Rahul's Amethi failure in 2014': Smriti Irani

24 May 2019

'Got indication of Rahul's Amethi failure in 2014': Smriti Irani

Without a shred of doubt, the biggest winner of 2019 Lok Sabha elections is Union Minister Smriti Irani who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

24 May 2019

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.

"Conspiracy to kill me," says Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav

19 May 2019

"Conspiracy to kill me," says Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav

On Sunday, a disturbing video from Patna emerged on social media. The bodyguards of RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav were seen thrashing a video journalist in the Bihar capital.

Why Congress doesn't need elitism of Sam Pitroda and Aiyar

14 May 2019

Why Congress doesn't need elitism of Sam Pitroda and Aiyar

Politics is all about connecting with people. Voters want to see their reflection in their representatives. If they fail to strike a chord, how will they raise important issues?

Sam Pitroda should apologize for 1984-riots comments, says Rahul Gandhi

11 May 2019

Sam Pitroda should apologize for 1984-riots comments, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress found itself in a soup on Thursday after its senior leader Sam Pitroda made insensitive remarks about the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.