Sanjay Gandhi

  • Emergency led to an atmosphere of fear, says Manmohan Singh August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Emergency came as a surprise to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who saw an atmosphere of fear in the country during which there were many "arbitrary arrests and detentions", says a new book on him by his daughter. "Well, it was a surprise. There had been unrest, but...
  • Maharashtra: MPCC delegation meets CM, seeks 24-hour power for agriculture purpose June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) members on Monday asked Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to make a provision to ensure the 24-hour electricity supply for agriculture purpose in the state. The MPCC office-bearers under its president Manikrao Thakre also demanded that seeds, fertilisers, medicines etc. be made available to farmers...
  • Five kin of ex-MP minister Dashrath Singh Lodhi killed in road accident May 2, 2014

    Five relatives of former MP minister Dashrath Singh Lodhi were killed when their jeep collided with a stationary truck on Jabera-Sagar road in Sagar, police said today. The deceased persons were going to take part in a pre-marriage function when the mishap occurred last night, they said. The jeep rammed into...
  • Snapshot: An old photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi with young Rajiv and Sanjay April 17, 2014

    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) ...
  • Allah has punished Rajiv, Sanjay and Indira Gandhi, says Azam Khan April 12, 2014

    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...
  • Varun Gandhi turns emotional, recalls father's association March 15, 2014

    Seeking to strike an emotional chord with the people, BJP leader Varun Gandhi on Saturday recalled his father late Sanjay Gandhi's long association with the area and said he had come to establish a new relation of trust with them and not just for votes. Varun, an MP from Pilibhit, asked...
  • Delhi woman suffers burn injuries after acid attack March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: A 26-year-old woman suffered burn injuries after two bike-borne men threw acid on her in Nangloi area of west Delhi on Sunday. The victim, who is married, was on her way to the market in Nangloi where the two men followed her on bike and the pillion rider...
  • Varun Gandhi kickstarts election campaign from Sultanpur, remembers father February 11, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Varun Gandhi on Tuesday struck an emotional chord with the people of Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh and said he had come to the district to complete the unfinished tasks of his late father Sanjay Gandhi. Addressing an impressive gathering in Sultanpur, the BJP leader who...
  • 28-year-old woman delivers 10 stillborn babies on the way to hospital December 17, 2013

    In an extremely rare case, a 28-year-old woman in Madhya Pradesh delivered 10 babies - but all stillborn, a doctor said on Monday. Anju Kushwaha from Koti village in Satna district was being taken to the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial hospital, 125 km away in neighbouring Rewa district, after she went into...
  • BSP leader's son arrested for raping 35-year-old woman on pretext of marriage November 28, 2013

    The son of a BSP leader was on Wednesday booked and arrested for allegedly raping a 35-year-old woman on pretext of marriage. The woman, who also claims of having a two-year-old child from the accused, said in her complaint that during 2010 she used to work in a factory owned...
  • 2 arrested for making fake birth certificates, licences June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Two persons were arrested on Sunday for allegedly making fake driving licenses and birth certificates in north-west Delhi. Additional Commissioner of Police (crime) Ravindra Yadav said Babu Ram, 29, and Ram Singh, 37 were arrested on a tip-off that they along with others were indulged in selling fake...
  • UP: Varun Gandhi stakes claim to his father's legacy in Sultanpur May 17, 2013

    Sultanpur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi is staking claim to his father's legacy. Addressing a rally in Sultanpur, a Congress bastion, on Thursday, the BJP General Secretary made an emotional appeal to voters. This came even as the UP government is facing flak for allegedly letting him off...
  • 3 assassination bids were made on Sanjay Gandhi: WikiLeaks April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The US Embassy cables accessed by WikiLeaks have claimed that there were three assassination attempts on late former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's second son Sanjay Gandhi. A 1976 dispatch says Sanjay was the target of an unknown assailant in a "well planned assassination attempt" during the Emergency. It...
  • Indira Gandhi offered nuke technology to Pak: WikiLeaks April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks say that late former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had written to the then Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1974 offering to share nuclear technology but only if proper conditions for trust were created. The offer was rejected by Bhutto. The...
  • WikiLeaks: AK Antony 'flatly criticised' Sanjay Gandhi April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: AK Antony was "one of the only" leaders apart from Priyaranjan Dasmunsi who "flatly criticised" Sanjay Gandhi during 1976 AICC session in Guwahati during Emergency when the latter's political graph was on the rise, US diplomatic cables have claimed. The cables, made public by Wikileaks, also said the...
  • MCD North Delhi orders inquiry into school rape case March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The North Delhi MCD on Friday evening ordered an internal inquiry into the rape of a minor girl student at its Mangolpuri school. The inquiry committee consists of four members and it has been asked to submit a report at the earliest. The Delhi Police is on the...
  • News 360: Unidentified man rapes minor girl inside MCD school March 1, 2013

    A seven-year-old girl student of a municipal school in Mongolpuri in northwest Delhi was raped by an unidentified man on Thursday. The incident triggered protests. ...
  • MCD school student rape: Protesters damage vehicles, pelt stones March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: An angry crowd damaged buses and pelted stones at the police after a minor girl was raped inside a municipal school in the national capital on Friday. In the chaos, two policemen were injured. While the girl was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi hospital, the police detained a guard...
  • Lodge FIR against Maneka Gandhi-run hospital: Court May 24, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has directed the police to register an FIR against BJP MP Maneka Gandhi-run animal care and veterinary hospital where 36 animals died due to their alleged failure in performing the duties. The court also pulled up the investigating officer (IO) for taking up the matter "casually"...
  • Leopard 'evicted' from Mumbai school after 20 hrs April 22, 2012

    Mumbai: A leopard, which had sneaked into a private school two days ago was trapped and evicted early Sunday after a 20-hour operation by the forest department and police, an official said. The full-grown cat, estimated to be five-years-old, had sneaked into the NES School in Mulund, north-east Mumbai, from the...
  • Leopard strays into Mumbai school April 21, 2012

    Mumbai: A leopard sauntered into a school in a Mumbai suburb this morning, leaving the authorities and forest officials in a tizzy. The leopard strayed into the NES international school in Mulund, apparently from the adjacent Sanjay Gandhi National Park, forest department sources said. Efforts are on to tranquilise the leopard, which...
  • Dev Anand's brief fling with politics December 4, 2011

    Mumbai: Dev Anand, who passed away at 88 in London early Sunday, was perhaps the first Bollywood star who formally tried his luck in politics. He had a short but not sweet stint, but certainly started a trend of celebs entering the corridors of power. Way back in 1977, after the...
  • Govt to foot cancer patient's medical bills October 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday decided to fund the cancer treatment of terminally ill patient Alka Tiwari. An ambulance was dispatched to bring her from Lucknow to Delhi's AIIMS hospital. On Tuesday a local court issued a notice to the State Government and the Centre. The 21-year old had...
  • Book by Congress vindicates our stand: Badal June 12, 2011

    Patiala: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that the recent book published by Congress party vindicated Akali Dal's stand that leaders of the ruling party at the Centre was responsible for the 1980s crisis in the state. He, however, refused to comment on the allegation that militant...
  • Sad story of aircraft crashes and politicians May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu's death in a helicopter crash adds another sad chapter to the story of politicians who have died in chopper and airplane accidents in the country over the past several decades. The tragedy is a grim reminder of the deaths in aerial crashes involving...
  • Cong in damage control mode over Sanjay Gandhi December 30, 2010

    New Delhi: Battling corruption and the Telengana agitation in Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi, another issue has cropped up where the Congress party's dilemma is becoming obvious. The party was forced to defend Sanjay Gandhi after it called him autocratic person in a book commemorating its 125 years. It now...
  • Cong blames Sanjay for Emergency excesses December 29, 2010

    New Delhi: The Congress has severely criticised Sanjay Gandhi's coercive family planning experiment during the Emergency - calling it arbitrary and authoritarian. The party has made it's view official by putting it down in a book to mark it's 125th anniversary. For decades, Congress has preferred caution while discussing its Sanjay Gandhi...
  • Emergency India's darkest hour: daredevil journo June 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Calling the Emergency a "sad period in India's history when we nearly lost independence", noted journalist and civil rights activist Kuldip Nayar says "the Emergency still exists informally in the country in different forms as the rulers, with the full support of the bureaucracy, police and other sections,...
  • Lioness mauls guard at Mumbai park April 21, 2010

    Mumbai: A lioness at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai mauled a guard to death on Tuesday evening. The victim, identified as Harish Chandra Gimbal, was guarding a gate leading to the safari area. The lioness leapt on him when he opened the gate to let a vehicle pass. Forest...
  • BJP fumes over Varun's sterilisation call May 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi is once again at the center of a controversy. After the alleged hate speech drama, Varun Gandhi has talked about reviving forced sterilisations that was a controversial practice during his father Sanjay Gandhi's time. During Sanjay Gandhi's time sterilisations...