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'India's Soul Was Crushed On June 25, 1975': PM Modi Speaks About Emergency In Lok Sabha

Jun 25, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The prime minister took up the cudgels against the Congress for declaring "Emergency" in the country on June 25, 1975. "Democracy was crushed, the press was muzzled, " he said.

India's Democratic Ethos Prevailed Over Authoritarian Mindset: PM Modi On Emergency

Jun 25, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The Emergency refers to the period from June 25, 1975 to March 21, 1977, when then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had declared a state of Emergency leading to the suspension of election and curbing civil liberties, on the nation.

Protests In Uttar Pradesh After Indira Gandhi's Statue Covered With Burqa

Angry Congress leaders shouted slogans against the district administration and demanded an inquiry into the incident.

In His Maiden Lok Sabha Poll, Ravi Shankar Prasad Defeats Shatrughan Sinha By Over 2.84 Lakh Votes

May 24, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad garnered 6.07 lakh votes, while Shatrughan Sinha, a former Bollywood star who joined Congress earlier this year, managed only 3.22 lakh votes.

Narendra Modi Only PM Set To Come Back To Power With Full Majority After Nehru And Indira Gandhi

Jawaharlal Nehru won around three-fourth of the Lok Sabha seats in the first elections in the country during 1951-52.

18 May, 2019

BJP After My Life, I Will Be Assassinated Like Indira Gandhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

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"The BJP would get me murdered by my own PSO (Personal Security Officer) one day like Indira Gandhi. My own security officers report to BJP," Delhi CM Kejriwal said.

16 May, 2019

We Politicians Are Not Enemies, Politics Should Not Become ‘India Vs Pakistan’ Situation: Sukhbir Badal


Shiromani Akali Dal president, Sukhbir Badal expressed his concerns on personal attacks against leaders, and the quality of leaders in the ongoing Lok Sabha election, now in its last lap.

29 April, 2019

Bikini Babe To A Public Kiss: 5 Dirty Instances When Women Politicians Were Shamed

Outlook Web Bureau

The plight of the Indian women politicians is to be felt to be believed. They may be worshipped as Laxmi, Saraswati and Durga inside the house but the treatment meted out to them while on election campaigns is just atrocious.

30 March, 2019

Royalty? My Grandmother Indira Gandhi Ended Princely Privileges: Priyanka Gandhi

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Priyanka also said that her "emotional dream" was to see an India where no one was questioned over his religion.

25 March, 2019

SC Seeks EC's Reply On Increasing VVPAT Sample Survey Per Assembly Segment

Outlook Web Bureau

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta sought the response of the poll panel and directed it to apprise whether the number of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) samples can be increased for the satisfaction of the electorate.

24 March, 2019

Priyanka's Influence In Congress Is 'Bound To Grow' In Long Term, Says Shashi Tharoor

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed AICC general secretary of Eastern Uttar Pradesh on January 23 this year, marking her formal entry into politics. The party is hoping that the move will boost its prospects in the politically crucial state which sends 80 MPs to Lok Sabha.

07 January, 2019

Indira Gandhi Proved Her Mettle Without Quota: Nitin Gadkari

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The minister said he was against caste and religion-based politics. A person excels on the basis of knowledge and not because of language, caste, religion or region, he said.

06 January, 2019

The Tashkent Files: Another Film To Raise Political Storm After The Accidental Prime Minister

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Ahead of Lok Sabha polls of 2019, a film about the second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri is set to raise a political storm after the much controversial trailer of "The Accidental Prime Minister".

21 December, 2018

US Turned Blind Eye To Pak Nuke Programme In 70s After China's Intervention: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

In addition to the US turning a blind eye to Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme, China also convinced the US to start giving more military and financial aid to Pakistan.

31 October, 2018

India Pays Tribute To Indira Gandhi On Her 34th Death Anniversary

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Indian politicians paid homage to our Nation's third Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to commemorate her 34th death anniversary.

16 September, 2018

‘Emergency, Operation Blue Star; Indira Gandhi’s Two Mistakes’: Natwar Singh

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Singh expresses these views in his new book, 'Treasured Epistles', a collection of letters.

01 July, 2018

Challenges To Honest Journalism Before, During & After Emergency: A Scribe’s Account

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Octogenarian mediaperson P. Raman pens a book sketched by nuggets of self-experienced struggles in the profession, with dashes of humour that colour up his trail down half-a-century of Indian media’s history

26 June, 2018

India Remembers Emergency As A Dark Period: PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

June 25 marks the day when Indira Gandhi had declared a state of Emergency in the country for a 21-month period from 1975 to 1977.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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