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West read Emergency wrong. India’s democracy mattered little to US, UK, Russia

Archival documents on the Emergency show the incredible ease with which national capitals across the world pivoted to the new realities of India’s constitutional autocracy.
PM Narendra Modi interacting with the doctors and officials of Varanasi through video conferencing in New Delhi, on 21 May 2021 | PTI

Dark days of Emergency can never be forgotten, says PM Modi on its 46th anniversary

We remember all those greats who resisted the Emergency & protected democracy, Modi tweeted, while sharing a link about several draconian measures taken by the then Congress govt.
Indira Gandhi

How Emergency made it to school textbooks during Congress raj

The preface in the NCERT book on political science said it was a “tribute to the maturity of Indian democracy”. I wince as I read that now.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

How Narendra Modi evaded arrest for 19 months by changing his name and look during Emergency

PM Narendra Modi gave a first-hand account of his struggle during the Emergency in his first book 'Sangarshma Gujarat' in Gujarati.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi with Rahul Gandhi during a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in New Delhi | Atul Yadav | PTI File Photo

‘Will Gandhis apologise for Emergency?’ News Nation asks. Mirror Now on Sasikala political exit

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during an election campaign in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu on 27 February | PTI Photo

Emergency was a mistake, my grandmother said as much, says Rahul Gandhi

In a conversation with Kaushik Basu, India's former chief economic advisor, Gandhi also said after 2014 the opposition is fighting the battle for India and not for getting power.

Malaysia declares state of emergency for the first time since 1969

The emergency decree gives Muhyiddin’s administration more power to tackle a surge in Covid cases and may allow the police and military to assist in public health measures.
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Delhi HC seeks Centre’s reply on plea seeking damages to property forfeited during Emergency

The suit has been filed by children of 94-year-old Veera Sarin, who recently approached the SC to declare 1975 Emergency unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint file photo

‘Declare us freedom fighters’ — ‘Victims’ of Indira Gandhi’s Emergency move Supreme Court

Organisation representing those arrested during Emergency urges apex court to extend welfare benefits such as pension, free travel passes & healthcare benefits to all of them.  

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I asked historians what find made them go ‘wait, wut?’ The answers didn’t disappoint

I asked a simple question on Twitter. About 300 historians replied.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow, on 17 September 2021

GST Council levies 5% tax on food delivery apps, extends concessional rates on Covid drugs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the Council decided that it was not the right time to include petroleum products within the GST ambit.


A Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft

IAF signs deal with France to purchase phased out Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft

None of these aircraft would be used for flying and they are being acquired to help improve the serviceability of around 50 Mirage-2000s in the Indian fleet, sources said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.