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Indira Gandhi: First female Prime Minister of India
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was an Indian politician and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. She served as Prime Minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984, making her the second longest-serving Indian Prime Minister, after her father.


Indira, Manmohan's 'Raj dharma' was of equality, harmony; BJP has divisive mindset: Congress

The Congress on Friday slammed the BJP for attacking Sonia Gandhi over the party's 'Rajdharma' reminder, saying its leaders like Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh believed in equality and harmony, while..
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PM Modi did what previous PMs said they would: JP Nadda on CAA

Addressing a rally in Himachal Pradesh's Solan, Nadda called Modi a “world leader”, citing also the praise he got from US President Donald Trump during his recent India visit. Nadda claimed that..
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Women officers in army: Shiv Sena attacks Centre for 'regressive' views, says India won 1971 war under Indira Gandhi

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court on Monday (February 17) directed the central government to grant permanent commission to all women officers in the Indian Army within three months.
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'Like Indira Gandhi...': In attack against Modi-Shah, NCP leader Jitendra Awhad's Emergency reference

Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Jitendra Awhad on Wednesday targeted former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying she had also strangulated democracy but was ultimately defeated.
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Sanjay Raut should not have made comment about Indira Gandhi: Sharad Pawar

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut should have refrained from saying that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi used to meet yesteryear gangster Karim Lala, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said here on Friday.
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Haji Mastan ‘pucca Congressi’, many netas met him, says ‘son’

Wading into the controversy Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut stoked with his comment that former PM Indira Gandhi had met gangster Karim Lala, another mafia don Haji Mastan’s adopted son Sundar Shekhar..
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Such pinpricks will sow division among allies: Mallikarjun Kharge on Sanjay Raut

On Thursday, Kharge said he telephoned Maharashtra Congress chief and state revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat to convey this advice-message to Shiv Sena leadership. As a result, Raut expressed regret..
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Sanjay Raut's comments on Indira Gandhi taken out of context: Aaditya Thackeray

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After Congress attack, Sena's Sanjay Raut retracts statement on Indira Gandhi visiting underworld don Karim Lala

Raut withdrew his remarks on Indira Gandhi, saying that "our friends from Congress need not feel hurt."
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Sanjay Raut withdraws his remark about Indira Gandhi meeting gangster

"If someone feels my statement hurt Indira Gandhi's image, or someone's feelings, I take it back," Raut said. "In the past, I have taken her (Gandhi's) side and argued with people who tried to malign..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indira Gandhi used to visit underworld don Karim Lala: Sanjay Raut

Indira Gandhi used to go and meet Karim Lala. We've seen that underworld, now it's just chillar," Raut said at a function in Mumbai.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Congress asks Sanjay Raut to withdraw remarks against Indira Gandhi

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Rahul Gandhi should drop his surname as it was stolen by his family: Sambit Patra

Addressing a press conference, Patra said former prime minister Indira Gandhi had called Savarkar "son of soil", while her grandson was referring to him in a derogatory note. "They stole the Gandhi..
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Congress purges Indira Gandhi aide who defeated a CM

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Mamata Banerjee pays tributes to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

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Today in History for October 31st

Highlights of this day in history: Martin Luther leads start of Protestant Reformation; President Lyndon B. Johnson halts U.S. bombing of North Vietnam; India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.. - Published

Congress leaders remember Indira Gandhi on death anniversary

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Modi, Sonia Gandhi, others pay homage to former PM Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary

Several Congress leaders including interim president Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, BS Hooda paid tribute to the ex-PM at the Shakti Sthal in Delhi on her death anniversary.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Rahul Gandhi pays tributes to grandmother and former PM Indira Gandhi

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PM Modi pays homage to Indira Gandhi on 'Mann ki Baat'

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BJP: Indira Gandhi called Savarkar 'remarkable son of India'

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Not against Savarkar but the Hindutva ideology he stood for: Manmohan Singh

When asked about Savarkar, Singh said that former prime minister Indira Gandhi had issued a postal stamp commemorating him. "We are not against Savarkar, but the question is we are not in favour of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indira Gandhi never sought votes in name of Army but PM Modi did: Sharad Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday sought to remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi that "unlike him" former premier Indira Gandhi never sought votes in the name of the "valour of the Army" but had given..
IndiaTimes - Published

Don't dare to reduce Guru Nanak to the level of Indira Gandhi : Dal Khalsa to Sikhs close to RSS-BJP camp

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Congress Party likely to attain new headquarters in New Delhi on its Foundation Day in December

The new office, which is coming up at 9, Kotla Road in central Delhi, will be named "Indira Gandhi Bhawan" after late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It will be inaugurated by interim President Sonia..
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Arun Jaitley: A politician and a gentleman

Known for his sharp political insights, Jaitley would point out the Indira Gandhi government’s failure to anticipate that forced co-habitation would foster an unlikely partnership between disparate..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's name was a byword for patriotism'

These were the words, not of any BJP or RSS leader, but of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi spoken on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's death on February 26, 1966.
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When Indira banked on socialism

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Nirmala Sitharaman begins presenting Union Budget

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has started presenting the Union Budget in the Parliament. Union Cabinet approved the budget ahead of its presentation in the Parliament. The first budget of..
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Congress out of power as Nehru, Indira's heirs did not honour yoga: Baba Ramdev

Ramdev will be attending an International Yoga Day event in Maharashtra's Nanded on June 21.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Narendra Modi matches Indira Gandhi’s 1971 win

Party’s strategy of relying on individual states for a massive mandate at the Centre yields results. The formula has turned out to be successful as the saffron party secured more than 50% of votes in..
IndiaTimes - Published

DSGMC President urges PM Modi to appoint sitting Supreme Court Judge to inquire 'Operation Blue Star'

Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to appoint a sitting Judge of the Supreme Court to inquire about the..
DNA - Published

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