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

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

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.

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Speakeasy: Shape of Things

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

It is unlikely that Emergency will return, but eternal vigilance is the price for freedom

Authoritarianism does not necessarily come about like Indira Gandhi’s Emergency in one fell swoop. Dictatorships sometimes creep in slowly and insidiously without any official declaration. The health of a democracy is judged by several parameters.

How the international Press stood by Indian democracy during Emergency

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.

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

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

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Multiple narratives exist for why Indira Gandhi lifted the Emergency

N K Seshan, Dhar, and my father got the impression that, from about September 1976 onwards, Indira Gandhi was beginning to get disillusioned with the Emergency, and was implementing measures to re-take power away from her younger son, Sanjay Gandhi.

September 22, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Emergency Panels

Having extended the life of the Shah Commission of Inquiry for another three months till the end of the year, the government had suggested that the state authorities should submit their reports within this period directly to the Commission.

If declared now, Emergency will fail because of technology: Arun Jaitley

The worst, he added, that can happen to free speech is “if a doubt in a mind of a reader or a viewer is created with regards to the integrity of the news or the opinion”.

Worse than Emergency

The latest arrests represent a new and extremely dangerous phase in the steady erosion of civil liberties, fundamental rights and indeed democracy in India.

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

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

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

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

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.

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Had Indira Gandhi not listened to Siddhartha Shankar Ray the emergency would not have happened

In this Idea Exchange, R K Dhawan, Congress Politician and aide to former PM Mrs Indira Gandhi, speaks about his major regret during the emergency, on negotiations with Jayaprakash Narayan, influence of Siddhartha Shankar Ray on Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi’s role as the unconstitutional authority. Full report: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/mrs-gandhi-paid-for-emergency-if-bad-things-had-not-happened-she-would-never-have-lost-the-elections/

I hold three people responsible for making Sanjay Gandhi the unconstitutional authority: R K Dhawan

In this Idea Exchange, R K Dhawan, Congress Politician and aide to former PM Mrs Indira Gandhi, speaks about his major regret during the emergency, on negotiations with Jayaprakash Narayan, influence of Siddhartha Shankar Ray on Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi’s role as the unconstitutional authority

EXPLAINED | The Emergency and the significance of June 12

June 12 marks the fourtieth anniversary of the Raj Narain verdict which was the immediate trigger for the declaration of the Emergency 13 days later. The Indian Express consulting editor Coomi Kapoor, whose book on the period is set for release, explains the importance of this day.

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