P.M. hit by stone at BhubaneswarThe Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi sustained “a minute crack” on her nasal spine, when a stone hit her at an election rally this evening [Feb. 8]. Doctors who took ... The Hindu, 2 months ago
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The United States government had thought that the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi might order an attack on West Pakistan to capture Pakistan-occupied Kashmir after India’s operation to create Bangladesh got over, recently declassified Central Intelligence Agency documents say. As per CIA reports and minutes of high-level meetings in Washington on Indo-Pak tensions, it was clear that the US government was readying a strategy should India smash military power of West Pakistan. US ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Most folks would recollect that a few years back Dr Manmohan Singh, while addressing a gaggle of industrialists, had bemoaned the fact that India lacked entrepreneurship, and that what it needed was an infusion of the "animal spirit". Well, he must be a happy ...Sify, 1 week ago
It's something to remember as New Delhi welcomes Sheikh Hasina, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina at the airport, April 7, 2017. Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI Photo India is understandably excited at the prospect of welcoming Sheikh Hasina Wazed. But it would be wise not to forget that China has always been the elephant in the room of India-Bangladesh relations, especially where rivers are concerned. I remember the pride with ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'We have to work for our victories.''We have to offer a better alternative governance model.''Not just criticise the current government.''You have to build bridges, learn from what has gone wrong and create a party for all people.' IMAGE: Sachin Pilot, president, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee, at the party's office in Jaipur. Photograph: Archana Masih/Rediff.com Sachin Pilot president, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee, breezes into the party's office in Jaipur, takes off his shoes ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'Where they lose, you never ask why they failed there, like in Bihar and Punjab.''You are stuck on the UP victory, thinking they have the mandate to rule for all times to come.''The BJP has 282 MPs, but can I honestly say that the BJP is the party for everyone?' Sachin Pilot battles for a beleaguered Congress party, takes up for Rahul Gandhi's leadership and tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih that just because the BJP won UP, it doesn't mean it will win every election in every state for all times ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
President Pranab Mukherjee today stressed on the need to guard against "majoritarianism", saying those in power must take the entire nation along at all times. "Consultation and consensus is the best and often the only way forward," he said while lauding the ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
A C Narayanan Nambiar's name will not ring a bell because he operated in the shadows where statecraft and secrecy overlap.An anti-colonial warrior, he was imprisoned in concentration camps and lived an extraordinary life, intricately linked to momentous turns in history.Having lived in Europe for five decades, he was witness to and entangled with what we today -- with the benefit of hindsight -- call recent history.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There are not many people who will tick ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
When the announcement was made that Salman Khan and Karan Johar are joining hands to produce a film starring Akshay Kumar, the name of director Anurag Singh took everyone by surprise. Anurag is a big name in Punjabi cinema. His collaborations with Diljit ...Bollywood Hungama, 2 months ago
After the split in the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, the government was thrown into turmoil. After two weeks of dramatic events, the Governor finally swore in Edapadi Palanisamy from Sasikala’s faction as the Chief Minister. Questions were raised about the ...Sify, 2 months ago
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