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Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi, daughter of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, is the only woman who served as the Prime Minister of India. Born in the political family, she was the second longest serving Prime Minister of the country after her father. She was appointed the President of Congress party in 1959 and also served as her father's personal assistant from 1947 till 1964. After Nehru's death in 1964, she served as a Cabinet minister under Lal Bahadur Shastri's leadership but later became Prime Minister of the country in 1966 after Shastri's sudden death. From 1966 to 1977, she was able to retain the position but lost after an emergency was imposed by her in 1975 leading to a national discontent and countrywide protests. She returned to power in 1980 and during this time she ordered storming of Sikh Holy Shrine Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar and was assasinated on October 31, 1984 by her two Sikh bodyguards. Violence erupted in several parts of the country after her death in which Sikhs were killed by angry protesters. She was known for her strong personality and also went to war with Pakistan supporting the Independence Movement in East Pakistan leading to formation of Bangladesh. In 1999, Indira Gandhi was named 'Woman of the Millennium' by a BBC poll.

INDIRA GANDHI NEWS

Rewind & Replay | The rise of Indira Gandhi, and the shrinking of Rajasthan CMs

October 01, 2022 7:33 pm

After state's longest-serving CM Mohan Lal Sukhadia sided with Syndicate in the 1969 President election, the revolving door never closed, till BJP finally ended Cong domination of Rajasthan in 1990

September 30, 1982, Forty Years Ago: India-UK Talks

September 29, 2022 10:42 pm

The Prime Ministers of India and Britain had a wide-ranging exchange of views on international issues including the situation in West Asia and the outcome of their respective visits to the Soviet Union and China.

September 29, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Congress vs Maneka

September 28, 2022 10:34 pm

The Congress (I) is launching a massive drive with a plan to isolate Maneka Gandhi by weaning away the tiny groups of Sanjay Vichar Manch workers spread over several cities.

Forty Years Ago: Indira-Brezhnev talks

September 21, 2022 11:33 pm

China has pledged “continued assistance” to Pakistan in the field of defence, Radio Pakistan said.

September 12, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Abdullah elected CM

September 12, 2022 4:18 am

The National Conference Legislature party formally endorsed the decision o f Governor B K Nehru and elected Farooq Abdullah chief minister of the state.

September 3, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Israel rejects plan

September 02, 2022 10:45 pm

The Israeli Government rejected a new West Asia peace plan proposed by the United States because it was certain to lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

September 2, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Bihar Press Bill

September 01, 2022 10:38 pm

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi broadly hinted at the possibility of making “some amendments” in the controversial Bihar Press Bill but made it clear that consent would not be refused since it had already been given to “much harsher” bills like that of Tamil Nadu.

Kanpur: Anti-Sikh riots accused in jail custody dies after ‘chest pain’

August 29, 2022 3:47 am

Dhirendra Kumar Tiwari was accused in a triple murder case during the violence that followed former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination. The accused had also decamped with valuable items from the house.

August 26, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Assam Talks

August 25, 2022 10:33 pm

Tripartite talks on the foreigners in Assam got off to a hopeful start with the unanimous acceptance of a formula for the detection of foreigners.

August 16, 1982, Forty Years Ago: PM’s I-Day Speech

August 15, 2022 11:18 pm

Speaking after unfurling the national flag at Delhi’s Red Fort to mark the country’s 36th Independence Day, the PM Indira Gandhi said no progress was possible in the absence of unity and hard work.

INDIRA GANDHI PHOTOS

Kangana Ranaut to Suchitra Sen: 9 actresses who have portrayed Indira Gandhi on screen

July 14, 2022 1:22 pm

Ahead of Kangana Ranaut's portrayal of Indira Gandhi in her directorial debut Emergency, here is a look at actresses who have played the Iron Lady on screen.

Rare images of Jawaharlal Nehru on his 57th death anniversary

May 27, 2021 11:59 am

May 27, 2021 marks the 57th year of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru aka Chacha Nehru's demise. Following are some rare archival images commemorating highlights of his lifetime.

On Sonia Gandhi's 73rd birthday, here are some rare photographs that you wouldn’t have seen

December 10, 2019 6:44 am

The Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi turned 73 Monday. She has decided not to celebrate her birthday in the wake of rape incidents across the country and growing concerns over women’s security.

Indira Gandhi's birth anniversary: Rare photos of the 'Iron Lady' from Express archives

November 19, 2019 12:33 pm

Today marks the 102nd birth anniversary of India’s first and only female prime minister Indira Gandhi. Political leaders from across the spectrum paid rich tributes to the ‘Iron Lady of India’.

Indira Gandhi’s birth anniversary: Rare photos of the ‘Iron Lady’

November 20, 2018 7:05 am

Today marks the 101st birth anniversary of India’s first and only female prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Close aide to Indira Gandhi, Congress veteran R K Dhawan passes away

August 07, 2018 9:24 am

Veteran Congress leader Rajinder Kumar Dhawan who was a close aide of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi breathed his last at B L Kapur hospital on Monday.

A look at Time magazine's most iconic covers featuring women

December 08, 2017 4:20 pm

The Time magazine in 2017 chose a bunch of brave women, those who had spoken up against sexual harassment as the Person of the Year. Here's a look at some similar iconic covers of the magazine featuring women.

Indira Gandhi birth centenary: Rahul, Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh pay tribute to former PM

November 19, 2017 12:36 pm

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paid floral tribute to his grandmother and former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her Birth centenary. Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917 and went on to become the only woman Prime Minister India has seen. She was the second longest serving Prime Minister of the country after her father Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Indira Gandhi 100th birth anniversary: Some of the Iron Lady's inspiring quotes

November 19, 2017 1:04 pm

Daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi occupied the central figure in the Indian National Congress and was known for her daunting spirit and grit. Although her tenure as the prime minister of India was riddled with controversy and did have political upheavals, she is popularly considered as one of the dynamic leaders India has seen.

Congress remembers Indira Gandhi on 33rd death anniversary, leaders pay tribute; see photos

October 31, 2017 12:49 pm

Indira Gandhi was appointed the President of Congress party in 1959 and served as the Prime Minister of the country from 1966 to 1977.

INDIRA GANDHI VIDEOS

Priyanka Gandhi takes a political Plunge, appointed Congress in-charge of UP East

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress Wednesday appointed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as general secretary of Uttar Pradesh East. She will take charge in the second week of February.

Rare pictures: Protests at the Boat Club

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Take a look at some of the candid pictures of protests at Boat Club in Delhi . This is part of a weekly photo series where we bring you some unguarded moments captured over the years by The Indian Express photographers’ network.

Congress exposed by its alliance partner: BJP

January 11, 2016 1:00 pm

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Congress after a report published on the Bihar Government's official website said former prime minister Indira Gandhi's regime was worse than the British raj. The Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) National secretary Shrikant Sharma on Monday said the grand old party now stands exposed at the hands of its alliance partner.

Congress exposed by its alliance partner: BJP

January 11, 2016 1:00 pm

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Congress after a report published on the Bihar Government's official website said former prime minister Indira Gandhi's regime was worse than the British raj. The Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) National secretary Shrikant Sharma on Monday said the grand old party now stands exposed at the hands of its alliance partner.

Congress exposed by its alliance partner: BJP

January 11, 2016 1:00 pm

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Congress after a report published on the Bihar Government's official website said former prime minister Indira Gandhi's regime was worse than the British raj. The Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) National secretary Shrikant Sharma on Monday said the grand old party now stands exposed at the hands of its alliance partner.

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