On the 40th anniversary of Emergency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at the Indira Gandhi government, saying that the nation was bound with chains and turned into a jail then due to ‘lust for power’. A day after Union Cabinet chaired by him decided to set up a national memorial for socialist icon Jai Prakash Narayan in his birthplace in Bihar, the prime minister said that the memorial will always be an inspiration to democracy-loving citizens of the country. Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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‘I do not think Rajiv Gandhi at that stage had any influence on his mother. Indira Gandhi relied totally on Sanjay and she looked upon him as a dependable son’ ‘What really affected people and eventually Indira Gandhi was the sterilisation drive. She lost so badly in north India because of these drives’ ‘She is the one who has given this aura of ‘the family’ to the Gandhis’ The second and final part of veteran journalist Coomi Kapoor's, whose book ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘Overall responsibility must be taken by Indira because she was the one who gave the order’ ‘Indira was a strong and ruthless leader and Indians admire strong leaders’ ‘I do not think that many young people really know what happened’ Veteran journalist Coomi Kapoor, whose book The Emergency: A Personal Account was published recently, speaks to Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com about Independent India’s darkest phase. An archival image of former prime minister ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘To see editors calling themselves great intellectuals saying what Rahul Gandhi says, speaks of their credibility’ ‘You take any measure by Narendra Modi; it is not intended for today’s results; the result will be permanent’ ‘What Modi has achieved in 365 days in terms of India’s strategic relationship and economic benefits from abroad is unbelievable’ Swadeshi economist, columnist and chartered accountant S Gurumurthy speaks to Shobha Warrier ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
We’re behaving like frogs in warm water. We swim around untroubled, cooled by our faith in Indian liberal democracy. We are blind to the bubbles popping around us, the bubbles warning of fundamental changes, says Mihir S Sharma. India’s decades of liberal democracy have rightly been described as a “miracle”. In a country so complex, so divided, the odds were always against the success of liberal democratic institutions. And the success of democratisation has been about ...Rediff.com, 19 hours ago
London: Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher wanted to take legal action against a UK-based Sikh separatist leader accused of inciting Indira Gandhi’s assassination but failed to comply with India’s request to deport him due to British law ...IndiaTV News, 1 week ago
India's rural employment guarantee programme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act has been ranked as the world's largest public works programme, providing social security net to almost 15 per cent of the country's population, the World Bank has said. India is among the five middle-income countries running the world's largest social safety net programmes, said a World Bank Group's report 'The State of Social Safety Nets 2015'. "The world's five largest social safety net ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
New Delhi: In one more death related to the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam Scam, the dean of Jabalpur’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Dr Arun Sharma, was found dead at a Delhi hotel on Sunday morning.Sharma's body was found in the Uppal Hotel near ...IndiaTV News, 3 weeks ago
Rahul Gandhi has taken the fight to the Modi government, feels Milan Vaishnav. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from Washington, DC. Image: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visits a farmer's family during a recent padyatra. Photograph: The Office of Rahul Gandhi/Twitter. Milan Vaishnav, one of the most astute observers of the political scene in India -- with all of its intricacies and nuances -- believes the Congress party is back -- sort of. Speaking at a conference hosted by the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Congress at perplexity Jagran Post, 1 month ago Attack me, but spare the farmers: Rahul fires fresh salvo against Modi Rediff.com, 2 months ago Can a re-energised Rahul revive the Congress? Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Sunday credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Indian Army’s successful operation in Myanmar and said that a nation emerges tough if its leader is strong-willed. Rejecting criticism of the cross-border strike conducted last week in the wake of the Manipur ambush, he said, “Experts who discussed and made objections to it did not know the difference between overt and covert operation. It was purely a special operation of army in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Indian PMs who made it to the Time cover Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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