Indira Gandhi

  • Snapshot: An old photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi with young Rajiv and Sanjay 17-04-2014 02:11 PM

    This archival image of the one of the first families of India showcases Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with his sister Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. He is also accompanied by his daughter Indira Gandhi and two young grandchildren, Rajiv and Sanjay. (Photo credit: Photodivision.gov.in) ...
  • Priyanka a part of the Gandhi family that embodies secularism: Azad 16-04-2014 11:40 AM

    Reacting on the ongoing controversy of the spat between Priyanka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "She is part and parcel of Gandhi family and she has the blood of Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi and naturally entire family is embodiment of secularism and socialism...
  • Congress using 'garibi hatao' slogan since the time of Indira: BJP 15-04-2014 07:08 PM

    Reminding the people that the 'garibi hatao' slogan used by the Congress since the days of Indira Gandhi was only to get votes, senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday asked the people to get rid of the party's 'misrule' for speedy development. The people should remember that it was...
  • The politics of charisma makes a comeback after 30 years 15-04-2014 04:32 PM

    Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's passing away was supposed to be the end of charismatic politics. Her hold on people was so mesmerizing that she could get people elected regardless of their credentials. With total power over party and cabinet she privileged personal loyalty over allegiance to the Constitution. India's democratic...
  • Vajpayee's tenure better than that of Nehru, Indira: LK Advani 14-04-2014 11:49 PM

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Monday held that Atal Bihari Vajpayee's six years as prime minister were better for India's development than the long rule of Congress' prime ministers Jawaharal Nehru and Indira Gandhi "Vajpayee's tenure as PM was best ever," Advani said addressing election meetings in Bihar's Banka...
  • Allah has punished Rajiv, Sanjay and Indira Gandhi, says Azam Khan 12-04-2014 08:27 AM

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has courted controversy once again with an ugly and personal attack on the Gandhi family. Azam Khan said that Indira, Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi were 'punished by god for their misdeeds'. After his alleged hate speeches, Azam Khan on Friday said Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi...
  • Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad in world top 100 airports, Singapore best 27-03-2014 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: Three airports in India - Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad - have made it to the list of top 100 airports in the world. According to Skytrax World airport awards, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) at Delhi run by the GMR group is at 59th place in the...
  • Varanasi reflects national mood but will it bless Narendra Modi? 24-03-2014 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: Perhaps the biggest battle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would be the battle for Varanasi. The temple town of Varanasi is believed to be the oldest living city in the world and as election frenzy reaches its zenith, the town is geared up to face one of...
  • MP Congress wants Digvijaya Singh to contest LS polls from Vidisha 18-03-2014 02:28 PM

    Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Satyadev Katare on Tuesday said the Congress state unit has requested party high command to nominate senior leader Digvijaya Singh for Lok Sabha polls from Vidisha seat. "Both I and Madhya Pradesh Congress president Arun Yadav agree that Singh must contest from Vidisha...
  • Elections Buzz: BJP hits out at Rahul, says Indira was the real Hitler 12-03-2014 11:26 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reacted sharply to Rahul Gandhi's remarks comparing its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said "Calling Modi Hitler is like abusing him. If anyone in this country has acted like Hitler, it was his...
  • Jaitley hits out at Rahul for comparing Modi to Hitler 12-03-2014 09:25 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for comparing BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to Adolf Hitler. He said that the only Indian politician in post independence India who drew inspiration from Adolf Hitler was Indira Gandhi. The comparison...
  • BJP hits back at Rahul, says his grandmother Indira acted like Hitler 12-03-2014 12:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reacted sharply to Rahul Gandhi's remarks comparing its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that if Hitler had any descendants in India, they would be in the Congress. "Calling Modi Hitler...
  • The striking similarities of Modi and Indira's politics

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Narendra Modi today claims to derive inspiration from Sardar Patel and Swami Vivekananda even if his original icon was the long-serving RSS chief, Guru Golwalkar....

  • Mumbai International Airport Terminal 2 opened for public 12-02-2014 01:28 PM

    The much-awaited Terminal 2 of the Mumbai international airport and the Sahar elevated road corridor was opened for the public on Wednesday. The 2.2 km Sahar elevated road that connects Western Express Highway (WEH) with the new Terminal 2 of the International Airport was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj...
  • Bomb scare at Delhi airport's domestic terminal 11-02-2014 07:13 PM

    Security personnel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Tuesday went into a tizzy after a bomb threat call was received by an airline at its airport office. An anonymous caller rang up the airline Spicejet at around 1730 hours and told the staff that there was...
  • US court rejects Sikh group's request in anti-Sikh riots case 05-02-2014 03:14 PM

    New York: A US court has rejected a request by a Sikh rights group seeking more time to respond to a motion filed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi to dismiss a human rights violation case against her in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots brought by the group. Judge Brian Cogan of...
  • Operation Bluestar: Lieutenant General Brar denies UK claims 05-02-2014 08:01 AM

    New Delhi: In what could turn into a headache for the Congress party, Britain has officially admitted that they had an advisory role in Operation Bluestar. The revelation comes even as Sikh groups are demanding an SIT probe into the 1984 riots. However, Lieutenant General Brar who led Indian troops...
  • Britain admits it advised India on the 1984 Operation Bluestar 04-02-2014 06:48 PM

    London: Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday an official investigation had shown Britain did advise India on planning Operation Bluestar in Amritsar in 1984, but said its advice had limited impact. Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review into the matter last month after newly released official papers suggested...
  • Delhi Cabinet clears Jan Lokpal Bill draft 03-02-2014 06:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet has finally cleared the final draft of the Jan Lokpal Bill on Monday. The government was planning to pass the bill in a special session at the Indira Gandhi stadium on February 16. The AAP has invited the public to attend. Once the bill is...
  • Jan Lokpal bill likely to be cleared today, Delhi Cabinet to meet shortly 03-02-2014 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government may finally clear the Jan Lokpal draft bill on Monday. The bill envisions an effective Lokayukta - the AAP has termed the present Delhi Lokayukta redundant - elected by an independent panel of experts. The Chief Minister will be under the purview...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill: AAP invites Delhi to Indira Gandhi stadium on Feb 16 31-01-2014 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP has announced February 16 as the date when the anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill will be passed by a special Assembly session held at the Indira Gandhi stadium. "February 13, 14 and 15 will be the Assembly session. On the 16th, we want the Delhi citizens to...
  • Sonia Gandhi: From a village girl in Italy to president of India's oldest party 16-01-2014 10:41 PM

    New Delhi: Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi (Edvige Antonia Albina Mino) was born on December 9, 1946 in Lusiana, Italy. In 1965 she met Rajiv Gandhi in England, who was enrolled in Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi got married in 1968 following which...
  • Journey of the Nehru-Gandhi family 16-01-2014 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 and in the following decades the party became the pivot of the Indian Independence Movement. After Independence in 1947, it became the nation's dominant political party. Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India and remained a central...
  • Operation Bluestar: David Cameron promises swift investigation 16-01-2014 11:09 AM

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a swift investigation into claims of Britain's alleged covert involvement in Operation Bluestar. The British government said it will probe claims that a special force officer helped Indira Gandhi's plan the Operation at the Golden Temple in 1984. But Lt General Brar, who...
  • Indira Gandhi 'quick to take offence': UK file on Operation Bluestar 15-01-2014 10:35 PM

    London: The newly-declassified file that has set off a storm over Britain's alleged involvement in planning Operation Bluestar in 1984 speaks about concerns over the attitude of Indira Gandhi who was "quick to take offence at slights". A background briefing document contained in the file PREM 19/1273 and marked 'UK/India...
  • Sikhs fume after new documents surface in UK on Operation Bluestar 15-01-2014 09:46 AM

    Chandigarh: The claims by a Sikh member of the House of Lords in London that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher helped in Operation Bluestar has created furore in Punjab and also within the Sikh community in the United Kingdom. British MP Indarjit Singh had demanded an explanation after recently...
  • Lt General Brar rubbishes UK involvement in planning Operation Bluestar 14-01-2014 11:23 PM

    Lt Gen (Retd) KS Brar, who led the offensive, rubbished charges that British special forces were involved in planning attack on Golden Temple in 1984. He said that Operation Bluestar was planned and executed by Indian military commanders. ...
  • India-UK ties were 'bad during Operation Bluestar', says former BBC bureau chief Mark Tully 14-01-2014 10:10 PM

    Operation Bluestar has come back to haunt the Congress after 30 years. Declassfied British documents reveal that the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked for Britain's help to deal with the raid on the Golden Temple. ...
  • Government should come clean on UK's help during Operation Bluestar: Arun Jaitley 14-01-2014 06:50 PM

    A Sikh member of the House of Lords in London has claimed that recently released top secret documents suggest former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government helped Indira Gandhi plan the storming of the Golden Temple in 1984. ...
  • India to ask UK for details of claims of help during Operation Bluestar 14-01-2014 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: A Sikh member of the House of Lords in London has claimed that recently released top secret documents suggest former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher's government helped her the then Indian counterpart Indira Gandhi plan the storming of the Golden Temple in 1984 to flush out terrorists holed...