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My book shouldn’t be seen as attacking Mrs Gandhi: Margaret Alva

After over four decades of an active political career and lately having been a governor, Margaret Alva in her autobiography — Courage & Commitment — sheds light on key events of India’s post-Independence history, from the imposition of Emergency and rise of Sanjay Gandhi to lack of trust between former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. In an interview to Manish Anand, Ms Alva recalls the working style of Sanjay Gandhi that harmed the Congress, and says that outside interference led to the undoing of the UPA-2 government led by Dr Manmohan Singh.

19 Jul 2016 6:20 AM

‘SP, BSP stand exposed... We will form the government in Uttar Pradesh’

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, minority affairs minister, was recently promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who gave him independent charge of the ministry.

17 Jul 2016 1:35 AM

Charms of a serial poll winner

BIRTHDAY IN ABSENTIA

11 Jul 2016 5:35 AM

Bangladesh is caught between Bengali and Muslim identities: Veena Sikri

Veena Sikri, a former Indian high commissioner in Dhaka well-known for her expertise and body of work on Bangladeshi affairs, is shocked at the Dhaka carnage. She spoke to Sanjib KR Baruah on the recent terrorist attacks in Bangladesh.

10 Jul 2016 1:34 AM

‘Salman’s rape remark is condemnable, callous’

Lalitha Kumaramangalam, chairperson of the National Commission for Women, spoke exclusively with Teena Thacker, clearing the air on the NCW's notice to Salman Khan fo

05 Jul 2016 2:57 AM

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‘Tejas’ is the best example of the catchphrase ‘Made in India’

Dr S. Christopher, secretary, department of defence R&D, MoD, New Delhi, says that homegrown fighter jet “Tejas” is not only combat-ready, but future-ready.

03 Jul 2016 6:56 AM

‘I don’t see any serious threat to Indian currency from Brexit’

In an interview to Pawan S.

26 Jun 2016 4:32 AM

India’s economy unlikely to be hit by Brexit

How will Brexit impact the Indian economy

25 Jun 2016 6:06 AM

Maoist violence ebbing, vikas reaching villages

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das has warned all those involved in the religious conversion of tribals that the state will take strong action against such activities and, if need be, a strong law will be put in place. While 22 out of 24 districts in Jharkhand are declared affected by Left-wing extremism, Mr Das, in an interview to Manish Anand, claimed that Maoists have mostly been tamed and only goons are now engaged in extortion.

24 Jun 2016 7:06 AM

CPI(M)’s loss

Expelling Jagmati Sangwan after she resigned from the CPI(M) is unacceptable.

23 Jun 2016 12:01 AM

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‘Indian cinema notorious for the way it often mocks disability of different kinds’

In an interview to Saibal Chatterjee, Shyam Benegal, director and screenwriter, says he wholeheartedly welcomes the Bombay high court judgment on Udta Punjab and that

18 Jun 2016 11:07 PM

How 29th state was born. And the what-ifs...

Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh, author of Old History, New Geography: Bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, claims if TDP supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu had made TRS chief K.

15 Jun 2016 2:08 AM

‘The Congress can’t keep its own house in order and it blames us’

Ram Madhav, who played a crucial role in BJP’s first government in the north-eastern state of Assam and is a key link between the Centre and the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmi

12 Jun 2016 7:01 AM

‘We strive for an Assam free of corruption, illegal foreigners’

On May 16, 2014, when the BJP won a huge mandate, Narendra Modi told a few of his senior colleagues that the party was at the crest of its popularity.

07 Jun 2016 5:26 AM

‘We will not tolerate the Indianised form of President’s Rule’

Indira Jaising, senior Supreme Court lawyer, activist and former assistant solicitor-general, speaks to Olga Tellis about her NGO, Lawyers’ Collective, which has been barred from receiving foreign funds for six months and has had its licence suspended by the home ministry for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.

05 Jun 2016 10:49 PM

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‘We will look for domination of the BJP in the entire Northeast’

Kiren Rijiju, minister of state for home, is relaxed over a cup of tea at his official residence.

29 May 2016 6:08 AM

‘In the next 3-4 years, all trains will run fast and on time’

Indian Railways is poised to become India’s principal engagement with foreign countries.

22 May 2016 2:00 AM

Congress-Left was an unholy alliance: Firhad Hakim

Firhad Hakim, popularly known as Bobby Hakim, is one of the most important ministers in the outgoing Mamata Banerjee government. He is urban development and municipal affairs minister.

20 May 2016 4:54 AM

‘No one kisses as well as I do’

Images on 70 mm screens embed themselves in our hearts and heads so distinctly that the real men and women behind those images never quite fit. Emraan Hashmi is no different.

08 May 2016 3:30 PM

‘I don’t mind IPL being a punching bag. Sometimes it also helps...’

The Indian Premier League as well as the Board of Control for Cricket in India have been in the news almost from the inception of the high-profile Twenty20 tournament in 2008.

08 May 2016 1:03 AM

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