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Hamid Ansari


Hamid Ansari: Debate in House ensures different views… Why not let that happen?... Must allow process of scrutiny

February 08, 2021 9:15 am

His new book, By Many a Happy Accident, talks about his life as a diplomat, as V-C of AMU, and as vice president for a decade (2007-2017). An autobiography, the book also provides a ringside view of politics of the time

Authoritarianism, majoritarianism played role in 2019 polls: Hamid Ansari in new book

January 31, 2021 9:59 am

Former Vice President Hamid Ansari says that for many decades after Independence, a “pluralist view of nationalism and Indianness” characterized India’s thinking, but recently has been supplanted by one that “threatens to rule out dissent”.

People living in difficult times, institutions under 'great threat': Former VP Hamid Ansari

March 17, 2020 10:24 pm

Former vice-president Hamid Ansari highlighted that the situation in the country is being looked upon with a great deal of alarm by its friends abroad, while the country's "enemies are delighted".

Nationalism an ideological poison, says Hamid Ansari

November 08, 2019 2:32 pm

Conference on ‘Guru Nanak’s Philosophy to Spread Peace, Harmony and happiness’

Nationalism an ideological poison, does not hesitate to transcend individual rights: Hamid Ansari

November 07, 2019 7:52 pm

He said many societies the world over have become "victims of two pandemics" — religiosity and strident nationalism — that impact their behaviour patterns.

How Sushma Swaraj brought back Geeta and Hamid Ansari from Pakistan

August 07, 2019 5:27 pm

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

March 10, 2019 7:21 am

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

January 07, 2019 7:48 am

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

December 21, 2018 4:54 am

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

December 21, 2018 12:59 am

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.”


Parliament bids farewell to Vice-President Hamid Ansari

August 10, 2017 3:17 pm

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

August 05, 2017 9:56 am

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

January 30, 2016 2:10 pm

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

October 02, 2015 6:17 pm

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

October 02, 2015 5:08 pm

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

December 31, 2014 8:44 pm

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

June 27, 2014 4:03 pm

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.


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

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:56 pm

President Pranab Mukherjee hosts 'At Home' reception

January 26, 2016 5:36 pm

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.