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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.

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

June 26, 2019 6:44 am

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.

Multiple narratives exist for why Indira Gandhi lifted the Emergency

February 23, 2019 8:28 am

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.

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

November 17, 2018 12:57 pm

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”.


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

August 17, 2018 6:45 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.