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.

Jawaharlal Nehru sought horoscope for Rajiv Gandhi?

BJP on Wednesday released a letter by Jawaharlal Nehru seeking a horoscope by a competent astrologer for Rajiv Gandhi soon after the birth of his grandson.

Rs 5 lakh relief each to kin of 1984 riot victims: Govt

An additional relief of Rs five lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has been approved by the government, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Presidents and VPs should be political persons: Pranab Mukherjee

 The offices of President and Vice-President should not be held by people other than politicians, feels incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee.

When Pranab got a "dressing down" from Indira Gandhi

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's book 'The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years' has quiet online launch

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.

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.

PM Modi has not executed his power forcefully: Expert

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not executed his power forcefully despite being voted to power with an outright majority, a top American scholar said on Tuesday.

Threat to freedom of expression a threat to media: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the media to accept the challenges of threat to freedom of expression posed by certain quarters.

President Pranab Mukherjee pens book on Indira years

A book by President Pranab Mukherjee is set to hit stands this December, publishers said today.

DNA: Self-styled godman Rampal arrested from his Satlok ashram

Self-styled 'godman' Rampal, arrested from his Satlok ashram in Barwala, Haryana will be produced in Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday.

Congress leaders resent comparison between Indira and Modi

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.

Indira Gandhi's statue unveiled at MPCC office

 A statue of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was on Wednesday unveiled in front of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) office here on the occasion of her 97th birth anniversary.

Cong factionalism comes to fore at Indira anniversary function

 Factionalism within the Bihar Congress on Wednesday came to the fore at a function to mark the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi with warring groups organising separate shows here on the occasion.

India seeks closer ties with Fiji, South Pacific Islands
India seeks closer ties with Fiji, South Pacific Islands

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.

Secular ideals of Indira Gandhi more relevant today: TMC

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.

ISRO chosen for Indira Gandhi prize for peace, disarmament

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.

PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to Indira Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday paid tributes to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary.

Zee Media Exclusive: Indians in Australia praise PM Modi

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to arrive in Sydney on Friday evening in a first trip to the country by an Indian PM in 28 years, Indians living in Australia heap praises on the PM.

Bhardwaj pitches for bigger role for Priyanka in Congress

Congress leader H R Bhardwaj, a known Gandhi family loyalist, on Tuesday pitched for leadership role for Priyanka Gandhi and said Rahul Gandhi is not capable of attracting crowds.