Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Emergency

I fought corruption, communalism and 17 transfers under 3 Haryana CMs: Ex-IAS officer

I could not compromise the principles of democratic governance. So I took voluntary retirement in 1985 with 15 years of service left, writes MG Devasahayam.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

On Camera


Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.