The prime minister did not rule out the possibility of holding early elections, although she felt that it was necessary to postpone polls in order to “put the economy on a stable basis.
The ringing of Christmas church bells mixed with the rattle of machinegun fire as Christian and Muslim gunmen fought on in Lebanon’s civil war.
“If 125 crore Indians with the mantra of unity, peace and harmony walk one step together shoulder to shoulder, then the country will move 125 crore steps in one go,” said PM Modi.
Armed leftists broke into a building housing the Indian embassy in Beirut.
Gandhi said the danger posed by some opposition parties, which prompted the state of emergency, had not passed.
Seventeen people were killed in a cyclone that lashed the Saurashtra coast.
Reagan administration’s fears were based on a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analysis about an Indian reaction to Pakistan’s nuclear programme.
While denying the allegation that the Soviets intended to launch “a surprise attack” against China, the Pravda said Maoists needed the idea to cover up their “great power designs in respect of national minorities.
In Belchhi near Patna, 14 Dalit labourers were killed in 1977 and Indira Gandhi reached the site riding an elephant and braving floodwaters. That trip marked the beginning of her political comeback after the post-Emergency defeat.
An RTI query by The Indian Express revealed that two stamps featuring Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, launched by the Department of Posts in December 2008, have been discontinued.
I believe the Emergency is a passing phase but the era of permissive politics and national degeneration is over and we will never allow that phase to be repeated again, President Fakhruddin Ali said.
As many as 14 presses used to print the objectionable material were confiscated by state governments.
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.
A look at the front page of Indian Express on August 22, published forty years ago.
The event was to mark the 71st birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi on Thursday. These are the only statues of Indira and Rajiv in the city.