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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

Indira Gandhi: Second-longest serving and first woman Prime Minister

May 20, 2022 8:20 pm

Indira Gandhi, the fourth Prime Minister of India, was the country's first – and, till date, only – woman PM.

May 14, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Wheat Crop Damage

May 13, 2022 11:06 pm

Krishi Bhavan experts are still to make a detailed assessment to ascertain the extent of damage to the wheat crop by continuous rains in the northern states.

May 13, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Falkland Battle

May 12, 2022 10:55 pm

Two Argentine military planes were shot while attacking a British ship off the disputed Falkland Islands, the Defence Ministry announced. The ministry spokesperson reporting the action said three planes attacked the ship.

May 12, 1982, Forty Years Ago: British Shelling

May 11, 2022 11:39 pm

A British warship fired on an Argentine surface vessel in Falkland sound, separating the two main islands in the disputed South Atlantic colony and a loud explosion occurred, according to the British Defence Office.

May 9, 1982, Forty Years Ago: PM Attacks CPM

May 08, 2022 11:25 pm

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ended her two-day election tour of West Bengal with an attack on the Marxist idea of “one-party rule” to the exclusion of other non-communist parties.

May 7, 1982, Forty Years Ago: UN Peace Proposal

May 06, 2022 11:12 pm

Britain and Argentina have accepted a six-point proposal United Nations Peace proposal as a framework for renewed negotiations to end the battle for the Falkland Islands.

April 21, 1982, Forty Years Ago: PM In Saudi Arabia

April 20, 2022 11:15 pm

India and Saudi Arabia underlined the importance of maintaining an atmosphere conducive to further negotiations between Islamabad and New Delhi, to attain the objectives of non-aggression and non-use of force.

April 8, 1982, Forty Years Ago: State Polls

April 07, 2022 10:55 pm

Elections will be held on May 19 for the assemblies of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Kerala and the Lok Sabha seat of Garhwal in Uttar Pradesh. The Chief Election Commissioner announced the election programme  said that it would be possible to constitute the assemblies by May 24.

April 7, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Charan Singh Resigns

April 06, 2022 10:55 pm

The 80-year old Lok Dal President Charan Singh dramatically announced his retirement from active politics in a desperate bid to put down a revolt by party colleagues, including Devi Lal and Biju Patnaik, on the question of Opposition unity.

March 31, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Maneka Ousted

March 30, 2022 11:26 pm

Indira Gandhi personally asked Maneka Gandhi to “get out” of 1 Safdarjung Road immediately after Monday’s elections to the Rajya Sabha were over around 2 pm, Sanjay Gandhi’s widow told this newspaper.

INDIRA GANDHI PHOTOS

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.

On Indira Gandhi's birth centenary, here are some rare photographs that you wouldn't have seen

November 19, 2017 10:29 am

On Indira Gandhi's birth centenary, we've dug out some old images from the Indian Express archives in memoriam.

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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