Pranab’s ‘The Dramatic Decade – The Indira Gandhi Years’: Revealing but not explosive

The President, Pranab Mukherjee, has just inaugurated the first book in the intended trilogy of his political career on his 79th birthday. ‘The Dramatic Decade – The Indira Gandhi Years’ is a page turner published by Rupa and predictably throws some light on the controversial Emergency years.

Indira was not aware of Emergency provisions: Pranab

New Delhi: The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was not aware of the Constitutional provisions allowing for declaration of Emergency that was imposed in 1975 and it was Siddartha Shankar Ray who led her into the decision, says President Pranab Mukherjee.

Facebook can help tackle campus emergency
Facebook can help tackle campus emergency

Social networking sites like Facebook may be used when an emergency situation arises to help students as well as keeping those not directly involved in the situation informed about the incident, a study said.

President Pranab Mukherjee chronicles decade of '70s in a book

 Drawing from personal diary extracts, conversations with key personalities and vital secondary literature, President Pranab Mukherjee has chronicled the fascinating decade of the 70's, including the crucial Emergency period, in a book that will be released in December, the publishers said Tuesday.

Black teenager killing case: US declares emergency in Missouri

Washington: Emergency has been declared in the American State of Missouri ahead of grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a white police officer.

Paul Gascoigne in new health scare: Report
Paul Gascoigne in new health scare: Report

Paul Gascoigne has been placed on an emergency three-day detox programme after a drinking binge which led to the troubled former England star being rushed to hospital, reports said Saturday.

Emergency declared in two California counties hit by wildfires

A state of emergency has been declared by the Governor of California in El Dorado and Siskiyou counties where wildfires have burned tens of thousands of acres, as per reports in foreign dailies.

Liberian president declares emergency over Ebola outbreak

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared a state of emergency in the West African country Wednesday over an outbreak of Ebola.

Somali capital one step short of famine: UN

War-torn Somalia is sliding back into an acute hunger crisis with parts of the capital facing emergency levels just short of famine, the United Nations warned Monday.

Narendra Modi govt undermining parliamentary, democratic practices: Yechury

CPI(M) on Thursday drew a parallel between the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi and the "authoritarian tendencies" of the Narendra Modi government which, it said, was "undermining" parliamentary and democratic practices.

Emergency is still nightmare for me: Sushil Kumar Modi

Bihar BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of the state, Sushil Kumar Modi said on Thursday that Emergency was still a nightmare for him.

Arun Jaitley to felicitate activists jailed during Emergency

Union Minister Arun Jaitley will felicitate activists who were jailed during the Emergency era at a function here on June 28.

Emergency taught me some compromises are not possible: Jaitley

Terming the Emergency as the worst post-independence chapter of Indian democracy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said it gave him the best political education of his life as it taught him that some compromises are "just not possible".

Cruise ship carrying nearly 200 people evacuated in Netherlands

A cruise ship carrying 154 passengers and 40 crew was evacuated after it sprang a leak on a river in the eastern Netherlands early on Sunday morning, emergency services said.

Media freedom curtailed during UPA regime: Javadekar

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said "emergency mindset" continued during the UPA regime which curtailed media freedom in the country.

Ukraine declares emergency in energy sector

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk Monday declared a state of emergency in the energy sector after Russia suspended its natural gas supplies to the country.

Militants overrun parts of key Iraqi city of Mosul

Islamic militants overran parts of Iraq`s second-largest city of Mosul today, driving security forces from their posts and seizing the provincial government headquarters, security bases and other key buildings.

Iraq`s Prime Minister calls for state of emergency

Iraq`s Prime Minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency over a militant attack in Mosul.

Exclusive: Corrupt System and Media

Since Independence, perception about media has undergone a transformation. Despite being a business, media still plays a vital role as fourth pillar of democracy. When Essel group Chairman Subhash Chandra took up cudgels against corruption in the country, he came under attack.

China confirms `emergency` near Tiananmen Square: State media

Chinese police dealt with an "emergency" near Beijing`s Tiananmen Square during a top government meeting last week, state media reported Monday, after onlookers said they saw smoke in the area.