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How Sushma Swaraj brought back Geeta and Hamid Ansari from Pakistan

Swaraj had continued to take interest in the search for Geeta's parents even after she was back in India. On the day Hamid Ansari returned, his mother had said of Swaraj, 'My madam is great. She did everything.'

‘Archaic, irrelevant’, Official Secrets Act needs a re-look: Hamid Ansari

Speaking at the B G Verghese Memorial Lecture on ‘Journalism in times of strident nationalism’, he said “strident nationalism has no hesitation in transcending and transgressing individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution."


In Pakistan jail, a few good men, oil skimmed off food for sale fuelled Ansari’s hopes

In November 2012, the IT engineer and MBA graduate had left home saying he was going to Kabul for a job interview. A week later, he had entered Pakistan through Torkham, in the hope of rescuing a 25-year-old Khattak tribal girl he had befriended via Facebook.

'Never fall in love on Facebook' and other lessons from repatriated Hamid Ansari

Hamid Ansari reached his house in Mumbai on Thursday. He had left India in November 2012 to meet a girl he befriended in Pakistan through Facebook after which he was arrested in Pakistan for illegally entering the country through Afghanistan.

Pakistani human rights activist brought him burgers, milk in jail

Speaking to The Indian Express over phone, she said: “When I met him for first time, he didn’t even have spectacles. He could not see properly. He got scared that an old woman was approaching him in jail. Today, when I spoke to him after he reached India, we laughed over that memory.”

After release from Pakistan, Ansari's neighbours set to welcome him

The Mumbai resident Hamid Ansari was lodged in the Peshawar Central Jail after being sentenced by the military court on December 15, 2015. His three-year jail term ended on December 15, 2018 but he was not able to leave for India as his legal documents were not ready.


BJP slams Ansari for ‘controversial statement’, seeks his apology

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said at a hurriedly called press conference that Ansari should apologise. Patra also recalled that despite being V-P for 10 years, Ansari had said he felt insecure being a Muslim.

Panel to look into film costs, Rajya Sabha TV operations from start

Produced by former CEO and editor-in-chief of RSTV Gurdeep Sappal, Raag Desh, directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, had raised eyebrows when it was released last year.

Shujaat Bukhari killing: Must think why a thinking citizen was snatched away, says Hamid Ansari

Speaking at the meeting, former Vice President Hamid Ansari said, “A thinking citizen snatched away so brutally. And we all have to think why?

Each community has right to practice its own personal law: Hamid Ansari on Sharia courts

Former Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday backed the proposal of opening Sharia courts in the country and said that "each community has a right to practice its own personal law".

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Parliament bids farewell to Vice-President Hamid Ansari

Outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari completed two full terms in office on Thursday, August 10. He is being succeeded by BJP candidate Venkaiah Naidu. He has spent a large part of his watching over the Rajya Sabha, which was many times in uproar.

It's Venkaiah Naidu versus Gopalkrishna Gandhi in the vice-presidential election

NDA Vice-Presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu will take on Gopal Krishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and the Opposition’s candidate, in the election on August 5 in which the BJP and its allies have a clear edge.


President Mukherjee, PM Modi, Sonia remember Mahatma Gandhi on his 68th death anniversary

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Congress President Sonia Gandhi remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 68th death anniversary and paid homage to the Father of the Nation.

Sonia Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, L K Advani pay homage to Lal Bahadur Shastri

Sonia Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, L K Advani among other leaders remembered former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 111th birth anniversary who gave the slogan 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan', at his memorial at Vijay Ghat.

Gandhi Jayanti: Modi, Sonia, Pranab pay homage at Rajghat

The nation today remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 146th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and other leaders paying floral tributes to him at his memorial in New Delhi.

2014: The year of PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the top news and newsmaker in 2014. He led BJP to a historic election victory and formed a stable government at the Centre.


Today in pics: At least 15 killed in blast at GAIL site in Andhra Pradesh

A top official of the state-run Gas Authority of India Ltd, said more than a dozen people died in the fire following the explosion in the pipeline.

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After 6 years in Pakistan jail, Mumbai resident Hamid Ansari returns home

It’s been six years since Hamid Nehal Ansari crossed the border into Pakistan and was arrested. On Thursday, he returned to his home in Mumbai days after being released from a Pakistan jail.

BJP Slams Hamid Ansari

The Prime Minister’s remarks in Rajya Sabha come four days after Ansari, speaking at the annual convocation of the National Law School of India University in Bengaluru, expressed concern over “enhanced apprehensions of insecurity amongst segments of our citizen body, particularly Dalits, Muslims and Christians”. To know more about the story watch out the video.


Hamid Ansari: ‘Idea’ Of India Being Challenged With A Certain Frequency Which Makes Me Uncomfortable

On Thursday, Vice-President Hamid Ansari completes exactly two terms in office, the latter part managing a Rajya Sabha that was often in conflict with the government. Ansari has also served as India’s ambassador to several countries, was India’s Permanent Representative to the UN and also vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. As he leaves office, Ansari […]

Hamid Ansari: India Signs 2 MoUs With Morocco

“We appreciate Morocco’s support for India’s candidature to expend it in United Nations. In our presence, discussions on five MoUs covering fields as diverse as water resources, television broadcasting, institutional cooperation and cultural and educational exchanges were also concluded between the two countries”, said Vice President Hamid Ansari who is leading a delegation to Morocco […]

Vice President Hamid Ansari On India's Ties With North Africa

As he embarked on a five-day visit to Morocco and Tunisia, Vice-President Hamid Ansari Monday stressed on India’s desire to strengthen trade ties with African countries and described the recent attacks on African nationals in India as “despicable”. About the attacks, Ansari said, “An incident is an incident and it needs to be condemned. It […]


President Pranab Mukherjee hosts 'At Home' reception

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee played host to a traditional and annual Republic Day 'At Home' reception for dignitaries and the general public on the lawns of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were French President Francois Hollande, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Union Cabinet Ministers. Former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung were also among those who turned up for the function. French President Hollande was welcomed by Prime Minister Modi and other Indian dignitaries. The President's Bodyguards escorted President Mukherjee to the dais following which the national anthem was played. Thereafter, he mingled with President Hollande, the chief guest for the Republic Day parade, and others.