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Plea in SC against Emergency: Why is the petitioner seeking relief now?

December 18, 2020 9:54 am

45 years after Emergency, why has 94-year old Veera Sarin moved the Supreme Court seeking relief? What has the apex court said in response to her petition?

Launching vicious campaign against judges in the event of an adverse verdict threatens judiciary’s independence

September 10, 2020 9:56 am

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes: Those who have been defeated repeatedly by the people of India through a popular mandate cannot and should not control the polity and governance through collusive cases from the corridors of the Supreme Court and other courts. This is unacceptable.

'Interests of one family prevailed over national interests': Amit Shah

June 25, 2020 11:50 am

The home minister said due to the efforts of lakhs of people, the Emergency was lifted, democracy was restored in India but it remained absent in the Congress.

Chhattisgarh govt scraps pension scheme for MISA detainees

January 24, 2020 3:24 pm

Under the scheme, people who spent three months in jail under MISA during the Emergency were being given Rs 10,000 per month. Those imprisoned for six months were getting Rs 15,000 per month and those jailed for over six months Rs 25,000, officials said.

Explained: What Fundamental Duties mean

December 04, 2019 7:03 am

Over last few days, the Prime Minister, President, Vice President and Law Minister have been stressing Fundamental Duties. A look at what these duties are, and how they were included in the Constitution.

Air pollution is hazardous for animals too: Here's how to save them from toxic air

November 14, 2019 3:18 pm

Air pollution also increases risk of acute cardiovascular events and development of coronary artery disease.

Rajasthan to withdraw allowances being given to those detained during Emergency

October 14, 2019 10:51 pm

The decision to discontinue pension, medical assistance and other benefits to MISA (Maintenance of Internal Security Act) and Defence of India Rules (DIR) Act detainees in the state will save Rs 40 crore annually, according to a press release issued later.

Speakeasy: Shape of Things

August 25, 2019 6:01 am

Literary magazines and fiction, have been vital chroniclers of the Emergency.

44 years since Emergency: Leaders stress need to be vigilant for democracy

June 26, 2019 4:19 am

PM Modi slams Congress, says Emergency living example of how court is ignored; Yechury calls for stronger resolve than 1975.

How the international Press stood by Indian democracy during Emergency

June 26, 2019 6:39 am

It is clear that the saga of struggle against Emergency would never be complete without recognising the role of foreign press during that era. The country will remain indebted to them for their contribution towards saving Indian democracy.


Remembering Jayaprakash Narayan on 113th birth anniversary, here are some rare photos

October 11, 2015 9:06 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his 113 birth anniversary.


Vajpayee’s detractors said he had the backbone of a jellyfish, but I think that’s an unkind remark: Coomi Kapoor

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

How and why was Vajpayee able to win allies and the Opposition alike? What was like to work with Vajpayee, the prime minister? What was his dream for the Indian subcontinent? Coomi Kapoor discuss all of this and more.

Kanhaiya's arrest similar to emergency situation: JNUTA President

February 14, 2016 3:19 pm

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) on Sunday said the arrest of JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar from the campus is similar to that of emergency. President of JNUTA, Ajay Patnaik said that the university has always opposed every kind of unconstitutional activity inside the campus. He further said that the institution provides space for debate and discussion and does not attend any kind of hooliganism.