Nation pays homage to former president APJ Abdul Kalam, funeral on Thursday in TN

The powerful and the commoners, jostled to offer their last respects to late APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday as President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders cutting across political divide led the nation in paying homage to a leader who rose from humble origins to occupy the top office.

Govt says offices to remain open, as Kalam would have wanted it to be so

Offices of the Government of India will remain open during the seven-day mourning period set out for former president Dr APJAbdul Kalam, who passed away in Shillong, Meghalaya, on Monday evening following a cardiac arrest.

Kalam served India till last breath: Advani

BJP leader L.K. Advani on Monday condoled the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying "he served mother India literally until the last breath".

BJP should follow Advani's example, ask ministers to quit: Sharad Yadav

JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Wednesday asked BJP to follow the example of its senior leader LK Advani, who had resigned as an MP after his name appeared in the Hawala case, and said it should ask its Union minister and chief ministers facing graft charges to quit.

Exchanging terrorists for Mufti's daughter compromised national interest: Farooq

Releasing five terrorists in lieu of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohamed Sayeed in 1989 was a grave mistake, said Farooq Abdullah, former J&K chief minister.

IC-814 hijacking: Honestly speaking, 'Advani was not in favour of releasing terrorists', says Farooq Abdullah

 Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has said he didn't feel that Lal Krishna Advani was in favour of releasing the terrorists during the IC-814 aircraft hijack in 1999, adding it seemed that the then deputy prime minister was being pushed into it.

Farooq still angry over release of militants in 1999 IA hijack

 An angry former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday made it vociferously clear that he was opposed to freeing militants in exchange of passengers of hijacked IC-814 aircraft in 1999 and said the release had shown India as a "weak nation".

PM Narendra Modi consults NDA partners over Land Bill
PM Narendra Modi consults NDA partners over Land Bill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday discussed the Land Bill with NDA cosntituents, sources said.

Arvind Kejriwal accuses Narendra Modi of running Delhi, stalling work
Arvind Kejriwal accuses Narendra Modi of running Delhi, stalling work

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday vented out his anger against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government for interfering in the smooth functioning of the state government.

In Advani remarks, opposition parties see 'hint' to Swaraj, Raje to quit

In light of senior BJP leader LK Advani emphasising the need for probity in public life, opposition parties on Sunday said that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje must "own up responsibility" in the Lalit Modi controversy.

'Tainted' politicians must leave their seats respectfully: JP Agarwal

 Congress leader JP Agarwal on Sunday backed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani`s remark that `political credibility was essential and politicians must live up to the trust placed in them by voters` and said those holding to their positions despite serious allegations must leave their seats respectfully.

Emergency no longer possible: Jaitley

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday said Emergency is no longer possible in the country as media censorship is not possible in the digital era and amendment to the Constitution has ensured that people cannot be detained without a cause.

PM Modi cancelled Advani's invitation to Emergency event after interview, claims Congress

The Congress party on Thursday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelled Lal Krishna Advani's invitation to an event marking the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Emergency after hearing the Bharatiya Janata Party veteran's views on emergency powers.

Highest category Z-plus security cover to Kiren Rijiju

The security cover of Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has been upgraded to Z-plus by the government following a threat from a number of militant groups of the northeast.

Amit Shah attends BJP event on 'Emergency', launches scathing attack on Congress, Advani not invited
Amit Shah attends BJP event on 'Emergency', launches scathing attack on Congress, Advani not invited

In a scathing attack on Congress and Indira Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday described the Emergency, which was imposed 40 years ago, as the worst phase which the nation witnessed and accused the grand old party of harbouring a dictatorial mindset which had led to such a situation.

Congress slams PM Modi for concentrating all powers in his hands

Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on Emergency, Congress today cited statements of party leaders LK Advani, Yashwant Sinha and Varun Gandhi to paint him as a leader who believes in centralising all powers in his hands.

Not possible for Emergency to return in India, says Arun Jaitley
Not possible for Emergency to return in India, says Arun Jaitley

Days after veteran BJP leader LK Advani expressed fears that Emergency could return in future, his junior colleague and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that it was not possible.

Poster controversy: Sanjay Joshi smells conspiracy to create confusion between him, PM Modi
Poster controversy: Sanjay Joshi smells conspiracy to create confusion between him, PM Modi

Reacting to information that his posters criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi were put up on Delhi streets, former BJP general secretary Sanjay Joshi on Tuesday rejected his involvement in this act.

The Emergency: In-depth analysis of the darkest era in Indian history

40 years ago, seizing India's right to free speech and imposing the ruling government's will on every agenda, the then prime minister, Indira Gandhi declared emergency following a loss of faith by the citizens and rising arguments of the opposition parties.

Sanjay Joshi's posters seen in Delhi again, slam PM Modi for wishing Pak, Bangladesh on Ramadan
Sanjay Joshi's posters seen in Delhi again, slam PM Modi for wishing Pak, Bangladesh on Ramadan

Posters featuring former BJP general secretary Sanjay Joshi is which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been criticised openly for wishing Pakistan and Bangladesh on Ramadan have sprung up in Delhi lately, reports claimed on Tuesday.