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.
New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee contested the 1980 Lok Sabha elections much against the wishes of Indira Gandhi who gave him a "vociferous dressing down" for an "interminable span of time" after his defeat but he made a dramatic entry into the Union Cabinet despite the loss.
President Pranab Mukherjee's book, caught pre-publication in a marketing controversy because its publishers signed an exclusive deal with an online retailer, had a quiet launch Thursday, the president's 79th birthday.
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.
Congress leaders, on the occasion of the 97th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on Wednesday, resented comparison between her and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and vented anger at him for giving a miss to her martyrdom day function on October 31.
India sought to "renew an old relationship" with Fiji and forge closer ties with small South Pacific island nations as Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced steps to boost closer ties with the geo-strategically important region.
Days after party supremo Mamata Banerjee hailed Jawaharlal Nehru's ideals of secularism, TMC leaders on Wednesday lauded Indira Gandhi's nationalist ideology and said her secular ideals are more relevant now.
Indian space agency ISRO will be conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014 in recognition of its contribution in strengthening international cooperation in peaceful use of outer space.