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'Indira Gandhi considered military strike on Pakistan nuke sites'

'Indira Gandhi considered military strike on Pakistan nuke sites'

Returning to power in 1980, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had considered a military strike on Pakistan’s nuclear installations to prevent it from acquiring weapons capabilities, a declassified Central Intelligence Agency document has claimed. Such a consideration by the then Indian Prime Minister was being made when the US was in an advanced stage of providing its fighter jets F-16 to Pakistan, says the September 8, 1981, document titled ‘India’s Reaction to Nuclear ..., 1 month ago

Row over Indira, Rajiv stamps: Congress cries foul, govt defends move

A controversy has erupted over the decision to discontinue postage stamps of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi with the government saying only one family can not get this honour, even as the Congress termed the move as "insult to the history" and demanded an apology. Defending the move, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that an advisory committee has suggested replacing Indira’s picture with that of yoga on inland letters, but no final decision has been taken as yet.
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Film on assassination of Operation Bluestar's General Vaidya banned

The Censor Board on Wednesday denied permission to controversial movie ‘The Mastermind Jinda Sukha- real story’, which allegedly portrays glorification of the assassins of former Army Chief Gen A S Vaidya. The Central Board of Film Certification revoked the clearance granted to the movie after it was felt that its content could adversely affect the law and order situation, its chief Pahlaj Nihalani said. The clearance was withdrawn after a review, he said. Security agencies are ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Review: Manjhi The Mountain Man is watchable for Nawaz. And Nawaz alone.

Manjhi The Mountain Man carries much promise but it is flimsily executed, feels Sukanya Verma. There’s a wondrous quality to grand gestures, hyperboles holding true and against-all-odds triumph. With so much to be disappointed about and so little inspiration, any shred of truth in extraordinary achievements and impressive individuals infuses hope.  Such magnificent reality carries much promise on celluloid. At least, director Ketan Mehta seems convinced of its potential considering ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

The people are silent

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.com2 months ago

Maldives President escapes unhurt in speedboat blast

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom had a lucky escape while his wife and two others were injured when an explosion ripped through their speedboat as they returned home after performing Haj in Saudi Arabia on Monday. Yameen, 59, and his wife Fathimath Ibrahim were travelling to Male from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, which is located on the nearby island of Hulhule, when the incident occurred. Maldivian authorities said that the President escaped unhurt while his wife ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Can Modi leverage global eminence to advance India's interests?

'You can see the essential contours of his new Pakistan strategy. Rather than keep engaging with or humouring them, he'd rather work on taking their four biggest supporters -- the US, China, the UAE and later Saudi Arabia -- away from them.' 'In his calculation,' says Shekhar Gupta, 'with the total support of all four of these, Pakistan will be forced to moderate its policies.' A smart quote from a taxi driver is a reporter's oldest ploy and would invite instant derision and sniggers. That is ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

'Modi can learn much from Narasimha Rao'

Jairam Ramesh, a familiar figure in Indian politics, is known for his felicity with both the spoken and written word. After the Manmohan Singh government was voted out in May 2014, Jairam Ramesh, who served in the environment and rural development ministries, quickly wrote two books, Green Signals: Ecology, Growth and Democracy in India and Legislating for Justice: The Making of the 2013 Land Acquisition Law. But it is his latest book, To The Brink and Back -- India's 1991 Story, that has made ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Long live the Queen: 63 years of the longest-reigning monarch

Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, September 9, becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history in more than a thousand years. The 89-year-old royal overtakes her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, with just over 63 years and six months on the throne. (Queen Victoria died in January 1901, when she was 81.)   The queen was just 25 when she was crowned after her father King George VI died in 1952. Here’s a look at some iconic photographs of Her Majesty during her ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

India's First Lady Suvra Mukherjee passes away

President Pranab Mukherjee's wife Suvra Mukherjee, who has been ailing for some time, passed away on Tuesday. She was 74. The First Lady, who remained hospitalised for 11 days, breathed her last at 10.51 am at the Army Research and ReferralHospital in New Delhi. "It is informed with deep sorrow that First Lady Smt Suvra Mukherjee passed away this morning (August 18, 2015). She left for her heavenly abode at 1051 am," Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesman Venu Rajamony said in a statement. Suvra was ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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